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Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque: Lyceum Theatre

Erection date: 13/2/2006


The Lyceum
Henry Irving was the first actor to be knighted (1895). From 1878 - 1902 he managed the Lyceum Theatre. Whilst working at the Lyceum as Irving’s acting manager, Bram Stoker wrote Dracula.
This plaque was unveiled by Ian McKellen (KBE 1988) on 13th February 2006 to commemorate the centenary of Irving’s death.
Plaque donated by The Edgar Allan Poe Society

Edgar Allan Poe's maternal grandparents performed as actors at this theatre, which explains the Society's involvement in this plaque.

Site: Lyceum Theatre (1 memorial)

WC2, Wellington Street, 21

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Lyceum Theatre

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Lyceum Theatre

A theatre with this name has been in the locality since 1765. The present sit...

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Count Dracula

Famous vampire created by Stoker as the eponymous hero (?) of his 1897 novel.

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Sir Henry Irving

Actor-manager. Born in Keinton-Mandeville, Somerset. Brought up in near pover...

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Bram Stoker

Novelist and theatre manager.  Born Dublin. Came to London in 1878 with his n...

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Edgar Allan Poe Society of Prague

Established as a non-profit organisation, it was originally set up to promote...

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Sir Ian Mckellen

Born Burnley, Lancashire. Versatile stage and film actor with a repertoire r...

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