Building    From 10/10/1881 

Savoy Theatre

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The Savoy Theatre opened in 1881. Despite this date it is a delightful example of Art Deco, explained on the Savoy Theatre website as follows: The theatre closed on 3 June 1929 to be internally completely rebuilt to designs by Frank A Tugwell - the only part of the old theatre to remain were the main walls. The interior designs were by Basil Ionides. The theatre then reopened on 21 October the same year.

The first public building in the world to be lit throughout by electricity.  But see also the Adelphi Theatre.

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Savoy Theatre

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D'Oyly Carte armillary sphere

The memorial is in the form of an equatorial armillary sphere. Although the m...

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Savoy - theatre

This plaque was unveiled by Her Royal Highness, the Princess of Wales to cele...

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Savoy Theatre

Westminster City Council Savoy Theatre Opened in 1881, the Savoy Theatre wa...

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Billy Smart's Circus

Billy Smart's Circus

The first appearance of the Billy Smart Circus was at Southall Park.

Group, Theatre

2 memorials
Ewan MacColl

Ewan MacColl

Folk singer, songwriter, dramatist, Marxist. Born James Miller in Salford, Lancashire. Three wives: theatre director Joan Littlewood, movement teacher Jean Newlove (with whom he had Kirsty MacColl)...

Person, Literature, Music / songs, Politics & Administration, Theatre

1 memorial
Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

Richard D'Oyly Carte intended the theatre to be the home of English grand opera, as a counterpart to the light operas that were produced at the Savoy Theatre, and it opened with Sir Arthur Sullivan...

Building, Theatre

2 memorials
Lillie Langtry

Lillie Langtry

Actress. Born as Emilie Charlotte Le Breton at St Saviour's rectory, Jersey. She married Edward Langtry in 1874 and they moved to England, where they became established in London society. She had a...

Person, Theatre, Monaco, USA

4 memorials
John Heminge

John Heminge

Fellow actor and friend of William Shakespeare and Henry Condell. Heminge and Condell had been co-partners with Shakespeare in the Globe Theatre. On his death the plays existed only in the form of...

Person, Theatre

1 memorial