How the Other Half Loves


Theatre Breaks to see How the Other Half Loves are no longer available.

A stunning cast line up starring in Alan Aykbourn’s much loved comedy How the Other Half Loves which transfers to the Duke of York’s theatre from 7th July 2016.

Olivier Award nominee Nicholas Le Prevost leads the cast along side Jennie Seagrove, Jason Merrells, Mathew Cottle and Gillian Wright who play three rather dysfunctional couples – there is a secret love affair and two disastrous dinner parties which Ayckbourn has the knack of making hilariously funny.

Couple One : Frank (Le Prevost – Shakespeare in Love, Man and Superman) and his less than faithful wife Fiona (Seagrove from ITV’s Judge John Deeds).

Couple Two : Fiona’s lover, Bob (Merrells – BBC’s Lark Rise To Candleford) and his cheated-upon wife Teresa.

Couple Three : William and Mary played by Matthew Cottle, who first found fame on our TV screens in 1995 comedy series Game On, and ex-EastEnder, Gillian Wright.

How the Other Half Loves Theatre and Hotel Breaks

The Theatre Royal Haymarket is just south of Piccadilly Tube station, which is on the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines, giving easy access to hotels in Bloomsbury, Kings Cross, Mayfair, Kensington, Knightsbridge Marylebone, Fitzrovia and the Southbank.

If a walk is all you want then the Radisson Blu Leicester Square (4 star) and Hampshire (5 star) hotels are closest and are of an excellent standard. Just across the other side of Piccadilly Circus, the Cavendish Hotel in Mayfair offers great 4 star accommodation at a much more affordable price (at the time of writing!) as does the 3 star St Giles hotel just a little further away on Oxford Street.

How the Other Half Loves Theatre Breaks Information File:

Theatre : Duke of Yorks, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4BG
Nearest tube station : Leicester Square on the Piccadilly & Northern lines

Performance times: Monday to Saturday at 19:30; and Wednesday and Saturday at 14:30
Opened: 25th March 2016

Booking to: 1st October 2016

Nearest hotels

When looking for nearby hotels consider the Radisson Blu Edwardian Leicester Square (a five minute walk to the theatre) or the elegant 4 star deluxe Kingsway Hall on the other side of Covent Garden. For a rather swish five star break do check the Waldorf Hilton but if you are watching the pennies then the 3 star St Giles on the north side of Oxford Street or even the centrally located Covent Garden Travelodge may fit the bill. However, do consider the Bedford Hotel in leafy Russell Square too, which has just been done up and looks the bees knees (for a three star) and is a very reasonable price!

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Simon Harding has grown up in and around London's Theatreland and has been working here ever since he left school: promoting its shows to anyone who will listen!

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