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About Us

The Marylebone Theatre delivers West End quality theatre in an intimate setting at local prices. Since opening in September 2022, it has welcome over 40,000 people through its doors, been awarded the Off West End award for Best Production and received numerous five and four star reviews.

"Only mystery allows us to live, only mystery"
Federico Garcia Lorca

At the Marylebone Theatre, our goal is to produce distinctively visionary theatre, which explores and refreshes the great poetic tradition whilst boldly engaging with the pressing issues of our times. Drawing on the inspiration of theatre visionaries, from Brook and Miller to Steiner and Chekhov, we aim to create performance art, which is daringly innovative and arrestingly beautiful. We place a special emphasis on intercultural creativity and the inspiration that arises from working across cultural barriers. As well as in-house productions, we curate a high-quality programme of music, dance and poetry performances. We also welcome in-coming companies from all over the world. Through our funded community-in-the-arts scheme, we also support numerous local groups with important social missions and run our own youth theatre and arts-based educational programme.

"This small off-West End venue again delivers National Theatre-level production values"                      

 The Guardian on The White Factory

"The nicest, most welcoming front-of-house teams I’ve encountered in London’’ 

West End Evenings 

‘’The new Marylebone Theatre is a delightful addition to the London theatrical landscape which definitely deserves a visit’’ 

London Living large 

‘’The wonderful new Marylebone Theatre’’ 

The Up-Coming 

‘’Houses a lovely, intimate stage’’ 

North West End 

"This theatre, just going for a year and only a short stroll from Baker Street is a great addition to the London scene, and one to watch"

The American

Our Team

Alexander J Gifford
Artistic Director
Adrian Locher
Executive Director
Tim Supple
Associate Director
Peter Oswald
Associate Writer
Eugenia Valloreo
Marketing Assistant
Chris Marsh-Hilfiker
Technical Manager
Stuart Connery
Cafe Manager
Lucy Clark
Youth Theatre Director
Beresford Hodge
In-House Photographer
Make A Noise
Marketing Agency

Our Patrons

Past Productions

The Dream of A Ridiculous Man

adapted and directed by Laurence Boswell

⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Takes us on a cosmic joyride" - Daily Mail

⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Hicks is in complete control of the story, stage and audience. He held the audience completely spellbound" - Theatre & Tonic

⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Greg Hicks' performance is special, from his riveting vocal expressions to his at times almost balletic physical movements" - British Theatre Guide

⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Laurence Boswell’s eloquent, beautifully acted and staged, and sweetly optimistic production - The Arts Desk

⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Hicks’ subtle delivery makes for deceptively comfortable viewing" - London Theatre 1

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Greg Hicks stuns... an indescribably powerful experience" - A Young(ish) Perspective

"Quietly spectacular" - The Spectator

"A theatrical masterclass" - The Morning Star

If there was one man in the whole world who knew how ridiculous I was - it was me.

On an uneventful Wednesday in a drab Borough of East London, an ordinary man has a startling revelation: life is an unhappy accident in a meaningless universe.

He gets himself a gun.

But before he can use it, he dreams of an innocent, alternative earth, where people live in harmony with nature and each other. Elated, he sets out to tell the world about his dream and share his new vision of a happy planet.

Dostoyevsky’s tragic-comic adventure is transported to 21st century London in a one-person tale of wonder with an urgent warning for our world. A funny and serious story of hope, that with love and trust we can build a better world. Maybe.

The Most Precious of Goods

translated and directed by Nicolas Kent

“A heartwarming vision of redemption” Daily Mail

“Moving… First a fable, then a potent reminder of the power of love, then a potent reminder of the power of organised barbarism” Sunday Times

“Profoundly moving” Ham and High

“A tale of persecution, flight, death, love and asylum” The Observer

“I find it’s made me think more deeply than most plays do” Evening Standard

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “A richly engaging performance from Samantha Spiro. A deceptively simple fable with profound depths of heart and humanity” The I

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “The words are gripping, the story is powerful and the message lingers in your head long after you leave the theatre
AllThatDazzles

‍“Quietly powerful…Samantha Spiro is a gripping storyteller” Financial Times

Told with a fairy tale-like lyricism, this gripping story of love and hope, set against the terrible backdrop of the Holocaust, reminds us that humanity can be found in the most inhumane of places.

Winter 1943, a forest in war-torn Eastern Europe: a poor woodcutter’s wife finds a little bundle thrown into the snow from a moving goods train. It contains something for which she has always yearned, but…The Most Precious of Goods is translated from the original best-selling French novella by Nicolas Kent who also directs this British premiere production.  Design by Carly Brownbridge, projected photography by Judy Goldhill and lighting by Matt Eagland.

The White Factory

written by Dmitry Glukhovsky, director Maxim Didenko

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Superb… it is a tribute to performance, writing and production that the play is received in rapt silence underscored by stifled sobbing” The Guardian

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This bleak and magnificent memory play should be required viewing” , “Perfectly staged and played… a cruel, moral, brilliant and necessary play for all times” The Daily Mail

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A fascinating piece of theatre… brave and exciting” What’s on Stage

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A powerful addition to the Holocaust canon” Jewish Chronicle

⭐⭐⭐⭐ "An epic galvanising drama" Financial Times Review

Spanning several decades, The White Factory explores the life of Yosef Kaufman, a Holocaust survivor from Lodz, haunted by his wartime experiences as he tries to build a new future in 1960’s Brooklyn.

This is the world premiere of a daring collaboration between Ukrainian, Russian and British creatives, led by writer Dmitry Glukhovsky, author of the bestselling Metro2033 franchise, and visionary theatre director Maxim Didenko – both of whom are political exiles and vehemently outspoken critics of the war against Ukraine.

This heart-wrenching drama of love, endurance, despair and hope follows one man’s journey from the Lodz ghetto of 1940s Poland to ‘sixties America, where the possibility of a new life is tested to the limit by the remnants of his past.

Dedication

written and performed by Roger Peltzman, directed by Jessi D. Hill

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'Peltzman’s one-hour solo show is put together with such grace, beauty and sorrow that it offers a richly rewarding and thoughtful experience. At key moments during the show, Peltzman takes to the grand piano on stage, and plays like an angel'  Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  'The combination of story, music, history, and heart is incredibly potent and poignant. An extraordinary story… powerful and moving' The Wee Review

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  'A beautiful celebration of a lost talent' UKTW

New York pianist, Roger Peltzman’s one-person show, Dedication, recounts his family’s tragic history fleeing the Nazis in war-torn Europe using drama, humor, powerful images and musical performances of everything from blues to Chopin. Drawn into the story of people he never knew, Peltzman develops a “relationship” with his uncle, Norbert Stern, a brilliant pianist who was murdered in Auschwitz at age 21. Learning that Holocaust trauma can be inherited, Peltzman recounts his coming to terms with second generation survivor trauma and the role of music in helping to manage wounds that will never fully heal. A singular tale from the Holocaust that is at once extraordinary and relatable

The Dry House

written and directed by Eugene O'Hare

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'A very powerful experience' London Theatre 1

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'As bleak and beautiful a work as you might care to imagine' Daily Mail

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ '‘A thoughtful, character-driven piece’ WhatsOnStage

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'Powerful, timely, and beautifully acted' West End Best Friend

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'Mairead McKinley, Kathy Kiera Clarke and Carla Langley breathe life into three, heartbreakingly damaged characters' London Box Office

In the Irish border town of Newry, Chrissy promises her sister Claire that after one final drink she will go to The Dry House to get sober. Does she mean it this time?

Grenfell: System Failure

in association with Nick of Time Productions and the Playground Theatre

edited by Richard Norton-Taylor & Nicolas Kent, directed by Nicolas Kent

Following critically acclaimed production Grenfell: Value Engineering, Grenfell: System Failure asks further vital questions raised at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry in the last eighteen months.

Based entirely on the words of those involved in the final phase of the Inquiry (December 2020 – July 2022), Grenfell: System Failure interrogates why the testing regime failed to warn of the danger of installing inflammable materials, why manufacturers promoted such products with no regard to safety, why government regulations ignored the dangers and were not updated, and why politicians failed to ensure proper oversight. Through the testimonies of bereaved residents, it explores how they were failed by the London Fire Brigade on the night and abandoned by the local authority in the chaos of the fire’s aftermath.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'Essential viewing… This is state-of-the-nation stuff' Daily Telegraph on Grenfell: Value Engineering

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'There's nothing like seeing this evidence live' WhatsOnStage on Grenfell: Value Engineering

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'Mesmerising and informative' The Times on Grenfell: Value Engineering

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ''Vital, galvanising, public witness-bearing' Financial Times on Grenfell: Value Engineering

A Sherlock Carol

By Mark Shanahan

DEM Productions, Fat Goose Productions and Theatre Nerd Productions

This critically acclaimed production has been loved by London audiences, bringing ‘a wonderful festive play to get the entire family in the Christmas spirit’ (Lost in Theatreland) that ‘entertains from start to finish’ (Broadway World).

Three Christmases since the Reichenbach Falls, Sherlock Holmes has little appetite for mince pies or for solving crime. Wandering through Victorian London, he meets a grown-up and not-so-Tiny Tim Cratchit who implores him to investigate the mysterious death of his reformed benefactor, one Ebenezer Scrooge. 

An impossible murder, a threatening letter, and a missing diamond – it’s just enough to intrigue the great detective. But it’s a dark and treacherous Christmas Eve, and once again the night is haunted by the spirits of the past, present, and future. Using his powers of deduction, can Holmes overcome his own ghosts to crack the case?

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Times - “A merry evening with a genial mashup of Dickens and Doyle”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Guardian - ““Delightful …A fresh festive mashup"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Broadway World - “Handsome and intelligent”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lost In Theatreland - “An evening of comedic yet heartfelt redemption”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Love London Love Culture - “a great addition to the festive season”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ London Theatre 1 - “An enjoyable and refreshing treat”

Dmitry

by Peter Oswald after Friedrich Schiller, directed by Tim Supple

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'This is a wonderful, magnificent piece of theatre’ Theatre Reviews 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'A powerfully relevant story that has been spectacularly told’ Theatre Weekly 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 'This bold new play in its bold, new venue has plenty to say’ Broadway World 

’An epic saga’ The Daily Mail 

’It really IS astonishing' FairyPowered Productions 

'A powerful piece’ British Theatre Guide 

A brilliant poetic drama that cuts to the psychological, political, and spiritual heart of the epochal Russian story.