Shaftesbury Theatre

210 Shaftesbury Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP

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Bertie Crewe designed the Shaftesbury Theatre for the brothers Walter and Frederick Melville, and it was opened in 1911. This London theatre was originally known as the New Prince's Theatre and took its current name in 1963.This famed London theatre has staged many successful productions, such as High Society starring Jerry Hall, Daddy Cool: The Musical and Fame: The Musical.

Currently on stage is the multiple award-winning hit musical comedy Hairspray. This comedy, directed by Jack O'Brien, follows the amusing and endearing adventures of Tracy Turnblad - a large girl with big dreams, as she tries to dance herself onto the most popular dance show on TV. Celebrated entertainer Brian Conley plays Edna, Tracy's larger-than-life mother, with credits that include television, film, comedy, musicals and variety performances. This lively production has broken box office records at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Booking is available until 21 December 2010.

The Shaftesbury Theatre has a capacity of 1, 400. It is located at 210 Shaftesbury Avenue in the Borough of Camden, London, WC2H 8DP, and the closest Underground stations are Tottenham Court Road and Holborn. The nearest train station is Charing Cross.