Theatres in London are currently closed.
In the West End, the closure will continue up to and including 2 August 2020 (announced on 3 June).
The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 28 June 2020 (when theatres might reopen - this is subject to confirmation).
Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we have received.
Closed 27 Jul 2019
Jermyn Street Theatre
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Dennis, about to turn forty, is desperately trying to escape!
Escape a middle-class existence he never imagined for himself.
Escape a housing estate he hates for its uniform blandness.
Escape his neighbours.
At the enforced birthday celebration he never wanted - with presents and guests he despises - he begins to crack and packs a rucksack!
However, his attempts to flee are somewhat hampered by his bumbling parents, a phantom gnome-decapitating vandal and the everlasting love for his vinyl collection.
Will he ever break free?
Filled with Willy Russell's (Blood Brothers, Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine) wonderful one-liners and perceptive characters this play is full of laughs and insight in equal measure.
This is a transfer from the UK's oldest Summer Weekly Rep Theatre - Frinton Summer Theatre.
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Not available
Willy Russell is an English dramatist, lyricist and composer.
His best known works are Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine, Blood Brothers and Our Day Out.
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London SW1Y 6ST
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
DENNIS - Patrick Knowles
JANE - Tanya-Loretta Dee
ROGER - Paul Joseph
PAULINE - Verity Kirk
Author: Willy Russell
Director: Vivienne Garnett
Designer: Sorcha Corchoran
Costume designer: Neil Gordon
Lighting: Pip Thurlow
Production: Clive Brill and Frinton Summer Theatre