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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."

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

Commemorated atInformation

Chaplin - Lambeth Walk

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

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
London Hippodrome

Creations Information

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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Mrs Dallas-Glyn

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