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Criterion Theatre in London

The Criterion Theatre in London, very popular for excellent theatre shows is currently showing John Buchan's The 39 Steps, Britain's most spell-binding thriller.

The London Criterion theatre opened with the production of An American Lady written and performed by Henry Byron in 1870s. Charles Wyndham took control over the Criterion in 1875 and managed to turn the theatre into the leading light comedy house in London. During the World War II, the Criterion theatre was demanded by the light entertainment programmes and the BBC were together recorded and broadcasted live. After the war, the Criterion repertoire incorporated ultra-modern works like Jean Anouilh's Waltz of the Toreadors and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

The Reduced Shakespeare Company made the Criterion Theatre in London their house for 9 years finishing in April 2005. Ever since then new shows have included: What the Butler Saw; Otherwise Engaged, The Gruffalo; and Mack & Mabel. The current production of The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow, opened on Sept 20th 2006. Being praised as hilarious and spectacular, The 39 Steps is one of the most popular London musicals as well as the Best New Comedy winner in both the Olivier Awards and in whatsonstage.com Awards.

For more information on the Criterion Theatre shows in London, please phone 0207 839 8811

Visiting London Criterion Theatre:

Address: 2 Jermyn Street, Westminster, London, SW1Y 4XA

Telephone: 0207 839 8811

Nearest Underground Stations:
Piccadilly Circus Tube (0 minutes)
Leicester Square Tube (6 minutes)

For more information on the Criterion Theatre in London visit : www.criterion-theatre.co.uk

What's on at Criterion Theatre:
Peppa Pig's Big Splash
Peppa Pig's Big Splash
2nd Dec '14 - 4th Jan '15
Peppa Pig's Big Splash in London Criterion Theatre will be great for the kids. Bring the whole family along to Peppa Pig's Big Splash in London Criterion Theatre. Meet all your favourite characters from the TV show at Peppa Pig's Big Splash in London Criterion Theatre...
The 39 Steps at Criterion Theatre
The 39 Steps at Criterion Theatre
Hitchcock meets hilarious in this madcap stage adaptation of the classic movie by the Master of Suspense. John Buchan's gripping whodunnit - memorably filmed by Hitchcock in 1935 - has at last been thrillingly adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow. This astonishing theatrical tour-de-force is performed ...
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Get thrilled by watching The 39 Steps, an outstanding thriller at the London Criterion theatre!