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Alan Patient of

Plaque: Apollo Theatre


Apollo Theatre
Originally intended for musicals the Apollo Theatre opened in 1901 with a farce called 'The Belle of Bohemia'. A popular policy of musicals, drama and comedy has continued to the present day. Notable long-runs in recent years include Alan Bennett's 'Forty Years On' with Sir John Gielgud.

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Theatreland - heart of the performing arts in London, a joint venture by the City of Westminster and the Society of West End Theatre.

Site: Apollo Theatre (1 memorial)

W1, Shaftesbury Avenue, 31

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Apollo Theatre

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Apollo Theatre

A Grade II listed building, designed by architect Lewin Sharp. It was the ven...

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Forty Years On

Alan Bennett's first west end play, set in St Albion's public school (the tit...

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Alan Bennett

Playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. Born Leeds.  First popular succes...

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Sir John Gielgud

Actor. Born 7 Gledhow Gardens, South Kensington, great nephew to Ellen Terry....

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Society of West End Theatre/London Theatre

1908 Formed as West End Theatre Managers. 1976 By now it is called Society o...

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Westminster City Council

Created in 1965 from the former area of the Metropolitan Boroughs of St Maryl...

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