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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Following an award-winning and sell-out run on Broadway, Lanie Robertson’s sparkling musical play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill now arrives at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre.

It’s 1959 and jazz legend Billie Holiday is playing a small bar in Philadelphia. It will be one of her last performances. As she shares stories about her stormy personal life, her battle with addiction and her ground-breaking vocal style, she also, of course, sings.

Making her much-anticipated West End debut, Broadway superstar Audra McDonald will reprise her Tony Award-winning role as Billie Holiday.

Featuring a sensational score, including ‘God Bless The Child’, ‘What a Little Moonlight Can Do’ and ‘Strange Fruit’, a stellar performance and captivating insights into the life of one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is not to be missed.

With performances running from 25 June to 3 September only, book your tickets to Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill today.

‘Audra McDonald is spellbinding as Billie Holiday.
It’s the real deal. Get a ticket.’
The Times

‘Awesome, astonishing and sensational’
Mail on Sunday

‘The most daring and accomplished performance of the year’
Sunday Express

‘A powerhouse performance’
Evening Standard

‘Utterly intoxicating.’
The Telegraph

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after purchase.

Good To Know

Patrons seated on stage and at cabaret seating must check their bags into the free of charge cloakrooms provided. Should you require assistance, please ask a member of staff who will gladly assist.


AUDRA MCDONALD (Billie Holiday)

Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and an actress. Recipient of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award, she was bestowed a 2015 National Medal of Arts by President Obama and also named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people that year.


Lanie Robertson began his career in Philadelphia with The Insanity of Mary Girard, a play which recently toured Ireland. His plays have been performed at many regional theatres throughout the United States and the world.

LONNY PRICE (Director)

In the West End, Lonny Price directed English National Opera productions of Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close, which is currently playing a limited engagement at the Palace Theatre on Broadway, as well as Emma Thomson and Bryn Terfel in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, which transferred to the ENO from Lincoln Center in New York.

When Can I Go

Tuesday - Saturday: 7.45pm

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday: 2.45pm 


32 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0DA


Approximately 90 minutes with no interval.

Where Do I Go

Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA 

How To Get There - 
By Train: Charing Cross (approx. 200m)
By Tube: Leicester Square (next to theatre), Charing Cross (approx. 600m), Holborn (approx. 600m)
By Bus: 24, 29, 176

Parking: Various Q-Parking, there is also parking available at MasterPark at Cambridge Circus (150m) and NCP at Bedfordbury and Upper St Martin's Lane.



How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with your booking reference.

If you choose collect at box office please print this and bring it with you on the day of the show a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time.

If you choose post - tickets are sent to the address provided.

Wyndham's Theatre

32 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0DA

Latest customer reviews

  • Amazing

    17 September 2017

    Loved it!

    Nancy Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Pure magic

    11 September 2017

    Absolutely stunning. So easily, this play might have been one that strayed onto impersonation territory. However, Audra McDonald's formidable talent conjured the essence of the great Billy Holiday, in a performance which felt very much like a channelling of the legendary singer herself. Abuse, drug addiction and unrelenting racism, provided context for understanding something of the tragic figure Holiday would eventually become. But as pivotal as such themes were to the overall narrative, the play triumphed in not reducing her to mere victim. Instead, displayed was a full humanity, which left intact, enough flashes of her notorious steeliness and grit, such that, by the end, there was little doubting the once fierce spirit and courage of a woman who battled for some semblance of a life lived on her own terms, despite monstrous odds. Beautiful, and profoundly moving.

    S Smith Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Brilliant

    11 September 2017

    Best individual performance I've ever seen on the London stage.

    ROGER HOPKINSON Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Immersive performance!

    10 September 2017

    This was a great show. Fantastic performance by Audra McDonald who takes you on a journey as Billie Holiday! We were not expecting for her to capture her vocals so well. Very emotional show, the theatre was electric at points. Great band, great set, great songs. We needed a moment to catch our breaths by the end.

    Tom Confirmed ticket purchaser

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