"Licensed pursuant to Act of Parliament of the Twenty fifth of King George the Second." This is a form of words that we have found at three 19th century places of entertainment, two physically and...
Concept, Food & Drink, Law, Music / songs, Theatre
Actress, hymnwriter and poet. Born Sarah Fuller Flower in Old Harlow, Essex. She wrote the words to the hymn 'Nearer, my God, to Thee'. In 1837 she turned to acting, playing several leading roles, ...
Person, Music / songs, Poetry, Theatre
Founded as the Sans Parail by John Scott, and his daughter Jane, who was an early playwright-actor-manager. 1819 it re-opened as the Adelphi Theatre, named for the Adelphi development opposite. 1...
Actor. Born Jennifer Ann Agutter in Taunton, Somerset. Best remembered for playing the role of 'Bobbie' in the 1970 film version of the Railway Children. She had played the same role in a televisio...
Person, Cinema, Theatre, TV & Radio
Chief Executive of Sadler's Wells when the new theatre opened in October 1998.
Person, Politics & Administration, Theatre
Actor. Born Ira Frederick Aldridge in New York City (his date of birth is approximate). He started his acting career with the African Company in the early 1820s, but faced with racial discriminatio...
Person, Race Issues, Theatre, Poland, USA
Actor-manager. Ran the St James's Theatre from about 1891 until his death in 1918.
The image shows the old theatre, the Charing Cross Road facade and bottom, the Leicester Square facade, now the Odeon cinema.
Also known as Ned Allen. Born London near Bishopsgate and baptised at St Botolphs in 1566. Theatre manager and actor. Founder of Dulwich College, almshouses near the theatre in Bath Street and Alle...
Person, Education, Theatre
Film and theatre director, critic and writer, ‘This sporting Life', ‘If', ‘The Whales of August', awarded the 1955 Oscar for Best Documentary Short. Born India, died France.
Person, Cinema, Theatre, France, India