Person    | Male  Born 20/1/1866  Died 9/1/1942

Sir Oswald Stoll

Categories: Theatre

Countries: Australia

Theatre manager impresario. Born Melbourne, Australia. Moved when young to England and helped his mother manage a music hall in Liverpool. Very successful and merged with his competitor to form the Stoll Moss Group, managing an Empire or Coliseum in most large towns. He arranged for his mother to make the first ticket sale in each new box office. Founder of the Royal Variety Performance in 1912. Died at home 33 Putney Hill.

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Sir Oswald Stoll

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Hackney Empire pavement plaque - Sir Oswald Stoll

Sir Oswald Stoll - theatre impresario & philanthropist

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London Coliseum

London Coliseum Home of English National Opera since 1968, The London Colise...

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Victoria Palace Theatre

Victoria Palace Theatre

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Frankie Howerd

Frankie Howerd

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Jenny Agutter

Jenny Agutter

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Astley's Amphitheatre

Astley's Amphitheatre

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Bycullah Athenaeum

Bycullah Athenaeum

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Building, Theatre

1 memorial