Group    From 15/1/1900  To /6/2009

London Hippodrome

Categories: Theatre

From Hippodrome Casino: "Originally opened in 1900 by the renowned theatre architect Frank Matcham as a circus variety theatre, the Hippodrome featured a 100,000 gallon tank in which elephants, polar bears and sea lions would swim. Works in 1909 enlarged the stage and advanced the proscenium arch to suit the theatre for variety rather than circus and, from 1912, revue. In 1957 the Hippodrome was transformed into the legendary Talk of the Town theatre restaurant by Charles Forte, Bernard Delfont and Robert Nesbitt and featured stars including Shirley Bassey, Stevie Wonder and Judy Garland. After various different incarnations, including a nightclub under the management of Peter Stringfellow, in 2008 the venue returned to its roots as a circus venue for burlesque cabaret La Clique, which closed in June 2009. The planning application by The Hippodrome Casino Limited was approved by Westminster City Council in 2006 and a gaming license awarded in late 2008."

See the magnificent Arthur Lloyd for all you need to know.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
London Hippodrome

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Chaplin - Lambeth Walk

The BFI date the Hippodrome performance to Christmas 1900. The quote about a ...

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Frank Matcham - Hippodrome

Plaque unveiled by Roy Hudd.

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Hippodrome - Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce appeared eight times between May 1964 and February 1981 and unveile...

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Hippodrome - Harry Houdini

The plaque refers to the London Daily Mirror newspaper which challenged Houdi...

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Hippodrome - Judy Garland

Judy Garland, 1922 - 1969, "The greatest entertainer who ever lived" performe...

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Hippodrome - Sammy Davis Jr.

Unveiled by Bruce Forsyth.

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Sarah Flower Adams

Sarah Flower Adams

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1 memorial
Alhambra Theatre

Alhambra Theatre

The image shows the old theatre, the Charing Cross Road facade and bottom, the Leicester Square facade, now the Odeon cinema.

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1 memorial
Forty Years On

Forty Years On

Alan Bennett's first west end play, set in St Albion's public school (the title is taken from the school song of Harrow public school). It is an allegory of Britain from the end of World War I.

Event, Theatre

1 memorial
Frederick Park

Frederick Park

Park and Ernest Boulton were 'Fanny and Stella', the celebrated Victorian cross-dressers. Little is available about Park but see Boulton for their joint activities.

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1 memorial
Thomas Middleton

Thomas Middleton

Playwright.  Born London, probably in in a house on the corner of Ironmonger Lane and Cateaton Street (now Gresham Street). Baptized on 18 April 1580 in St Lawrence Jewry. He collaborated with a nu...

Person, Poetry, Theatre

1 memorial