About The Knowledge

Acclaimed actress and writer Maureen Lipman is to direct the world stage premiere of Jack Rosenthal’s The Knowledge.

The Knowledge is based on the iconic 1979 TV film comedy. Maureen not only played a leading role in the film, but is also Jack Rosenthal’s widow.

Set against the backdrop of the harsh economic times of 1979, the play follows the hilarious struggles of four Londoners as they attempt to better themselves by attempting the fearsome “Knowledge” - 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.”

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Charing Cross Theatre

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is the theatre?

The Arches, Villiers Street London WC2N 6NL
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176
  • Parking: Trafalgar (10mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Northern
  • Directions:

    (1 min) The theatre is under Charing Cross station; it can be accessed at Cravens Passage just off Villiers Street

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Available facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible