Menier Chocolate Factory

Entertainment & Arts

Europe, United Kingdom, London

The Menier Chocolate Factory is an award-winning 180 seat fringe studio theatre, restaurant and gallery. It is located in a former 1870s Menier Chocolate Company factory in Southwark Street, a major street in the London Borough of Southwark, central south London, England. The theatre stages plays and musicals, live music and stand-up comedy. According to the Evening Standard, it is "one of the most dynamic fringe venues in London". The theatre hosted the world premiere of the musical Take Flight. In autumn 2007, Samuel West directed an acclaimed revival of Patrick Marber's Dealer's Choice, which then transferred to the Trafalgar Studios. Stephen Wight, who played the comedy role of Mugsy won the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in November 2007. A London revival of La Cage aux Folles was to have begun in November 2007 but the opening was delayed by illness until 8 January 2008. It then ran at the Menier until 8 March 2008.