THEATRE
Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Ave
London, WC2N 5DE
Location map
SHOW TIMES
Opened: 20 Dec 2014
Booking from: 11 May 2015
Booking until: 23 May 2015
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes including an interval
3 FAVOURITES
Favourite this show
susannahrosemn - SeatPlan Profile
Charmainf - SeatPlan Profile
shazzy - SeatPlan Profile
6 MEMBER REVIEWS
Add a review >
  • thenewpsies 5"8 female 55 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, 29th April 2015
    Sat in Stalls F12
    Superb seat (often a playhouse premium seat) close but not too close especially for a production with a higher level so no craning your neck.
    F12 Stalls - Playhouse Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls F12
  • elphaba 57 reviews 3 helpful votes
    100% total rating Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, 16th March 2015
    I had an excellent view of the stage and could see everything very clearly. I was comfortable with plenty of legroom.
    D13 Dress Circle - Playhouse Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle D13
  • TheShowMan 178cm male 51 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, 2nd March 2015
    Legroom is good here and the seats are reasonably comfortable. You do have a great view of the stage and there's a good rake too so heads won't get in the way. The front of the stage is slightly cut off so you might miss small parts if action takes place here.
    E13 Dress Circle - Playhouse Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle E13
  • hayleyculverhouse 5"5 female 105 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, 22nd May 2015
    The curve of the auditorium cuts off some of the stage so will have to lean forward in some scenes. But still quite close up!
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN SEATING PLAN
The best seats in the Playhouse Theatre are situated toward the middle of the Stalls, however these are also the priciest. If you opt for cheaper seats in the Upper Circle then be warned: the legroom is not good at all.
Playhouse Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
STORY
Olivier Award-winning actress, Tamsin Grieg stars in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, a show that debuted on Broadway in 2010.

Adapted from the 1988 Spanish film of the same name starring Antonio Banderas, Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a high octane musical comedy about the complicated love lives of women.

Set in 1980s Madrid, the show focuses Pepa, a voice actor who had been dating her colleague, Ivan. Unfortunately Ivan has dropped off the radar, leading Pepa to assume she has been jilted; a realisation she doesn’t handle all too well. Pepa isn’t the only female spiralling out of control in the story, her friend Candela, Ivan’s ex-wife Lucia and his current squeeze Paulina are also on the brink of a breakdown. To make matters worse, Candela is dating a suspected terrorist!

Things go from bad to worse when Pepa discovers that she is pregnant and learns the real reason Ivan left her. On top of that, Candela seems to think jumping out of the window might be the answer to her own problems. Will these women on the verge of a nervous breakdown survive? Watch as they valiantly attempt to, to hilarious effect.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was created by David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane. Lane created the book and Yazbeck wrote the music and lyrics, with stand-out show numbers including ‘Tangled’, ‘Model Behaviour’, ‘On The Verge’ and the incredible ‘Invisible’. Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown runs at the Playhouse Theatre in London from January to May 2015.
SUITABLE FOR
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was written by the same duo as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which is similar in style. Fans of this are highly likely to enjoy Women on the Verge.

Age Recommendations: suitable for ages 12 +