The Pajama Game at Shaftesbury Theatre tickets
The Pajama Game at Shaftesbury Theatre tickets

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About the show

Richard Eyre directs the deliciously funny and romantic The Pajama Game at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre, following a wildly successful run at Chichester Festival Theatre. An unmissable Broadway comedy, The Pajama Game has enjoyed five star reviews from audiences and critics alike, and now comes to the West End for a limited run.

First performed in 1954, The Pajama Game is based on Richard Bissell’s novel 7 ½ Cents, a cutting satire about American labour conditions of the time. Adapted for the stage, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, The Pajama Game is a blissfully romantic comedy, following the handsome Superintendent Sid Sorokin who falls for union rep Babe Williams. But when the workers are denied a pay rise, the two find themselves hilariously at odds. Will Sid and Babe’s love be enough to bridge the gap? Featuring a classic score including “Hey There”, “Once-A-Year Day” and “Hernando’s Hideaway”, The Pajama Game is the joyous musical set to take the West End by storm.

Olivier-nominated actor Michael Xavier stars as Sid Sorokin, opposite Joanna Riding as Babe Williams. Xavier is best-known for his acclaimed performance in Into the Woods, whilst Riding has appeared in countless musicals including Carousel, My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls and A Little Night Music. Further casting includes Peter Polycarpou as Vernon Hines and Colin Stinton as Hasler.

Directed by Richard Eyre (Mary Poppins, Guys and Dolls), The Pajama Game features choreography by Stephen Mear, design by Tim Hatle, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Paul Groothuis and fight direction from Paul Benzing. A commercial and critical success stuffed with slapstick comedy and a breezy score, The Pajama Game received the 1955 Tony Award for Best Musical. Opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre, this beloved musical is playing for a limited time only!

Recommended for

Fans of traditional musicals will love this revival of a 1950’s production, which includes some classic songs.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 12+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Opened: 02 May 2014
Press night: 13 May 2014
Booking from: 18 Aug 2014
Booking until: 13 Sep 2014

Location and map

Shaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, WC2H 8DP

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You can't beat a Chichester Festival musical! This charming production used very clever use of the set to move scenery on/off stage... More

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