The Duck House

The political comedy The Duck House came to the Vaudeville Theatre in 2014 and guests on our The Duck House Theatre breaks enjoyed seeing Ben Miller from BBC1’s Death in Paradise and The Armstrong and Millar show play an MP who is just about to get his come-uppance in the middle of the expenses scandal!

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Set in the world of dodgy receipts, deceit and pan-party parliamentary panic, The Duck House puts the spotlight firmly on MP Robert Houston (a man who has claimed for everything he has, and has everything he has claimed for), as the scandal breaks.

It’s Spring 2009 and Gordon Brown’s Labour Government is in meltdown. With the General Election just round the corner, Miller’s character is in a tricky situation: suddenly finding himself and his secretarial staff (otherwise known as his wife Felicity, his student son Seb and Russian housekeeper Ludmilla) in big, big trouble.

If you love Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You and Private Eye, then you are bound to like this new political satire from two writers who’ve been making fun of MPs for years: Dan Patterson and Colin Swash.

Cast members include Nancy Carroll, Debbie Chazen, James Musgrave, Simon Shepherd and Diana Vickers.

The Duck House Performances:

  • Evenings: 19:30
  • Matinees: Thursday and Saturday at 15:00

The Duck House Theatre Breaks

The Duck House is on at the Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand with two favourite Theatre Break hotels very close by: the 3 star Strand Palace Hotel and the lovely 4 star deluxe Guoman Charing Cross. Just round the corner there is also the ultra trendy 5 star ME London hotel with its uniquely named rooms and its cool bars and restaurants.

Of course my favourite has always been the Kingsway Hall on Great Queen Street but you don’t need to stay nearby. Covent Garden and Charing Cross tube stations are nearby to whisk you off to any part of London, or you can take a delightful stroll across the Thames and head for one of the hotels on the south side of the river: a bit cheaper AND you get the benifit of those beautiful views up and down the Thames as you head back after the show!

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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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