Erection date: 13/2/2006
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
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk