Love In Idleness + 2 Course Meal & Glass of Prosecco at Savini at Criterion
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Love In Idleness + 2 Course Meal & Glass of Prosecco at Savini at Criterion

Love In Idleness + 2 Course Meal & Glass of Prosecco at Savini at Criterion

Apollo Theatre, London, W1D 7ES
  • Terence Rattigan's brilliant comedy, Love In Idleness, directed by Trevor Nunn, transfers to the West End following an acclaimed run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

    Starring Olivier Award winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten, Hedda Gabler, Nurse Jackie), Anthony Head (Six Degrees of Separation, MerlinBuffy The Vampire Slayer), and Edward Bluemel (The Halcyon).

    Returning from Canada after a four-year absence during the war, eighteen-year-old Michael is full of youthful ideology and leftist leanings. But he is shocked to find his widowed mother Olivia is now the mistress of cabinet minister Sir John Fletcher, enjoying a comfortable society life. When Michael and John clash, sparks fly and relationships are tested as everyone learns some difficult lessons in love.

    This brand new production marks Trevor Nunn's (A Little Night Music, Aspects of Love) exciting return to Rattigan's work, following the huge success of Flare Path. Terence Rattigan’s (1911–1977) other plays include The Deep Blue Sea, The Browning Version, Separate Tables, French Without Tears and The Winslow Boy.

    At the Apollo Theatre from 11 May to 1 July, book your Love in Idleness tickets today!

    This venue does not supply childrens booster cushions. Please consider this when preparing for your theatre experience with small children at this venue.

  • Package includes a great seat for Love In Idleness, and a pre-theatre meal with a glass of Prosecco from 5pm at Savini At Criterion. Additional drinks are not included. Menu subject to change.



    From the world-famous Savini restaurant in Milan, Savini At Criterion brings fine Italian all-day dining to one of London's most spectacular and historic restaurants in the heart of London's Piccadilly Circus and the West End's Theatreland. The Grade II-listed, The Criterion, built in 1873 and designed by Thomas Verity, the architect of the Royal Albert Hall, with its neo-Byzantine dining room and iconic long bar serving classic Italian Martini's and dazzling gold mosaic ceiling and marble columns and with the impressive chandeliers and candles offers both a stunning and relaxing environment to enjoy the menu of authentic Italian dishes prepared with the finest seasonal ingredients and some of the finest Italian wines. Savini at Criterion has played host to many famous and influential diners past and present.

    Enjoy a two-course pre-theatre dinner with a glass of Prosecco, Monday to Thursday from 5.00pm. Customers must arrive for the pre-theatre dinner by 5.30pm prior to their evening show. 

    Seasonal Sample Menu (subject to change)

    224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP.

    Opening Hours:
    Pre-show dinner Monday to Thursday from 5.00pm. Customer must arrive by 5.30pm.
    *Please note: A discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill.

    Important Information about your Theatre Package

    Important Information About Your Meal at Savini At Criterion

    Tickets and bookings subject to availability at Savini At Criterion. Please note that bookings are for evening PRE-theatre between 5.00pm-5.30pm on the day of your show (please bear this in mind if booking a matinee performance, as the dinner will be POST matinee, and not until 5.00pm).


    *We will automatically make a reservation for you at Savini At Criterion on the day of the show. Please arrive for the pre-theatre dinner by 5.00pm to ensure time to arrive for the evening theatre performance. It is a short walk between the theatre and the restaurant.


    The two course pre-theatre menu is taken from the seasonally changing theatre menu at Savini At Criterion, and is subject to change.

    Please ensure that you present your meal voucher to the reception team upon arrival at Savini At Criterion. Failure to do so could result in you paying again.

    You will be responsible for any additional charges for food or beverages purchased. Please note that a discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill.

    Package does not apply to tickets already purchased. You will receive one meal voucher with every ticket purchased. Alcohol cannot be served to or consumed by people under 18 years old. Terms and conditions on how to redeem your meal voucher will accompany your ticket.

  • Apollo Theatre

    Shaftesbury Avenue,
    W1D 7ES

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