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Fortune Theatre - WC2 Fortune Theatre - WC2

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Alan Patient of

Plaque: Fortune Theatre - WC2


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Fortune Theatre. A 'jewel of a theatre' designed in the art deco style, and completed in 1924 on the site of the ancient Albion Tavern, haunt of actors and writers. This Fortune Theatre was named after the original in the Barbican where Shakespeare performed.

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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: Fortune Theatre - WC2 (2 memorials)

WC2, Russell Street

The SWET plaque is towards the left of the building.  The nude lady plaque is over at the right, near the corner. The grand entrance with the wooden doors leads to Crown Court Church of Scotland.

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Fortune Theatre - WC2

Information Subjects commemorated

Albion Tavern

26 Russell Street (previously Great Russel Street).  Pubs History lists licen...

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Fortune Theatre - EC1

Knowledge of London says: "One of the earliest theatres, the Fortune Theatre ...

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Fortune Theatre - WC2

Designed by Ernest Schaufelberg, this was the first London theatre to be buil...

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William Shakespeare

Born and died in Stratford-upon-Avon. His birth date is often given as the 23...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Fortune Theatre - WC2

Information Also at this site

Fortuna figure

Known as Terpsichord/e, Fortune or Fortuna. Searching for information on thi...

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