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Charing Cross Theatre, London4.419 reviews
A story of the hardest exam in the world.

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Set against the backdrop of the harsh economic times of 1979, The Knowledge is based on the iconic 1979 TV film comedy, written by Jack Rosenthal, and follows the hilarious struggles of four Londoners as they attempt to better themselves by attempting the fearsome “Knowledge” and the process of becoming a London black cab taxi driver.

Standing between them and the coveted Green Badge is the eccentric Mr. Burgess, the examiner. Also known as “The Vampire”, he is on an obsessive mission to maintain standards.

Acclaimed actress and writer Maureen Lipman is to direct this world stage premiere. The rest of the creative team is made up by:  Nicolai Hart-Hansen (Set Design), Jonathan Lipman (Costume Design), Andrew Johnson (Sound Design). Casting will be announced shortly.

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Additional Information

Age restriction

Children under 12 will not be admitted.

Running time

2hr 5min (including interval)

Performance dates

Booking until 11 November 2017


Recommended for ages 12 and above.

Venue Information

Charing Cross Theatre(formerly New Players Theatre), The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG

Customer Reviews

19 reviews4.4

Gary Campbell11th November

Loved it loved it loved it just like the film and if you are a London taxi driver will bring back lots of memories

Peter Mould9th November

Very enjoyable, engaging and good fun. Well acted we especially liked the main man. Where we were seated in the side balcony meant we had a slightly restricted view. We didn’t expect because the website when we ordered said unrestricted view. However this did not marr our enjoyment of the performance too much. Thanks for a good time.

Jan Cunnington9th November

Great show. Well set and directed- actors were believable and entertaining.

Sara Brocki9th November

Very entertaining. Super performance by Steven Paxey

Helen Cobain9th November

Utterly absorbing performance!

Tony Genovese8th November

Fantastic.... an amazing cast ...... thank you

Charlie Johnston5th November

It was a really good production with a top quality cast. The venue was intimate and had a great ambience. All in all a very good experience.

Jane Howell5th November

Funny Limited view from balcony No signage for either balcony 1 or 2 and no usher Tickets too expensive

Mr J E Brownlee3rd November

Disappointed. Although the acting was to a high standard the play was slow and dull. Luckily it is quite short. Definitely not worth the money.

Michael Dilley2nd November

Really good performance poignant and funny ,especially the Tester

Patricia2nd November

Absolutely fabulous - each actor performed their roles perfectly - didn’t want it to finish.

Ayer Hassan27th October

It brought so many memories, what a great show.