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The Aldwych Theatre

The Aldwych Theatre, the 23 December 1905 opened with a showing of "Blue Bell", by Walter Wallis, by WGR Sprague designed, built and financed by Seymour Hicks, along with Charles Frohman. It was set in an ornate Georgian style, designed as part of the new building of London's Aldwych, to which the theater is almost identical to the theater opened the Waldorf Theatre (now known as Novello). The two theaters surround the Hotel Waldorf. The Aldwych is a classII, West End Theatre in Aldwych, WC2B 4DF, in Westminster.

After "Blue Bell", the theater showed "The Beauty of Bath 'in 1906," The Gay Gordons "in 1907, and the town as a place for" Le Sacre du Printemps, "a controversial game that uses its world premiere in Paris later this year. In 1920, Unknown "has been carried out the 'and from 1925 to 1933, it was the center for the performing farces by Ben Travers, Norma Varden with, Winifred Shotter, Robertson Hare, comedian TomWalls and Yvonne Arnauld, a popular singer of that time. These services, which played exclusively at this theater was known as' The Aldwych farces. " In 1933, a new version of "The Dreimäderlhaus" was in theaters under the title "Lilac Time". "A Streetcar Named Desire" was shown in 1949, and the Oscar-winning actress Vivien Leigh, who won the award for the film adaptation of the play performed. The show was directed by Laurence Olivier, Leigh's husband.

InDecember 1960, the theater management announced that the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon was intended, their productions in London theater basis for the next three years. In fact, the group remained in theater for more than 20 years, moving to the Barbican Arts Center in 1982. While the company's time in the theater, they produced many popular shows like "The Greek", "Nicholas Nickleby" and several Shakespeare shows.

From 1990 to 1991, "PrivateLives with Joan Collins was shown at the Aldwych Other productions include ". An Inspector Calls ", shown from 1993 to 1995," ink "is running from 1995 to 1996," Tolstoy ", shown from April to May 1996, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman's" Whistle Down the Wind ", which from 1998 2001 was, "Thunderbirds FAB ', running from 2001 to 2002," Fame – The Musical, "which had an impressive series of spanning 6 September 2002, by 22 April 2006, and" Dirty Dancing – the classic story ofStage ", the 28 September was first performed in 2006, and continues to play to date.

The theater has a capacity of 1176 potential sponsors, but are rarely used than the standing, it effectively has 1092 seats. The stands of the theater, two passages that run from the back of the theater to HH line. The seats in the front walkway and are not in a central block. The Dress Circle offers great views of the stage, sans Series M, which is affected by the Upper Circle overhang. There arecan also have a few front row seats, the views blocked by a handrail.


December 10, 2010 - Posted by | Mary Travers Articles | ,

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