One of Covent Garden’s smallest venue’s, with just 444 seats, the Ambassadors Theatre opened in 1913. It was, for a brief period after 1999, known as the New Ambassadors.
The world’s longest running play, The Mousetrap, started here in 1952, with Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim in the lead roles, but the production moved around the corner to St Martin’s Theatre in 1974. In recent decades the venue has hosted edgy dramas by the likes of Mark Ravenhill, Neil LaBute and Eve Ensler, as well as more populist fare such as Little Shop of Horrors and Stomp.
CURRENT PRODUCTION: FOXFINDER
The West End premiere of Dawn King’s dystopian thriller Foxfinder stars the Olivier Award-winning Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Misfits).
In Dawn’s unsettling and darkly comic drama, England is in crisis. Due to flooding, food production is slow and fear of the red beast grips the land. Farm owners, Judith and Samuel Covey, have failed to meet their harvest target and the government wants to know why. Foxfinder William Bloor (Rheon) visits the farm to investigate a possible fox infestation. Trained from childhood, he’s fixated on unearthing the foxes that must the reason for the failed crops. But as the investigation goes on, William finds more questions than answers…