Person    | Male  Born 20/2/1847  Died 16/12/1897

William Terriss

Categories: Theatre

Actor-manager, owner of the Adelphi Theatre.

Born in London as William Charles James Lewin. Terriss was murdered as he entered the theatre at a back door by a disgruntled/deranged former employee/fellow actor, Richard Prince.

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William Terriss

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Terriss

City of Westminster William Terriss, 1847 - 1897, hero of the Adelphi melodr...

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Comic Heritage

Comic Heritage

Merged with the Heritage Foundation.

Group, Cinema, History, Humour, Theatre, TV & Radio

29 memorials
St Martin's Theatre

St Martin's Theatre

Designed by Sprague, this theatre is one of a pair (the other being the Ambassadors next door) commissioned by Richard Verney Lord Willoughby de Broke, an aristocrat and politician with an interest...

Group, Theatre

1 memorial
Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop

Acting group founded by Joan Littlewood at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East. Major productions included 'A Taste of Honey' and 'Oh What a Lovely War' (Our photograph is of the original production)...

Group, Theatre

2 memorials
Billy Smart's Circus

Billy Smart's Circus

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

Group, Theatre

2 memorials
Sir Gerald du Maurier

Sir Gerald du Maurier

Actor-manager. Born at 27 Church Row, the last and fifth child of George du Maurier. As a child he would pose for his father's drawings. A close associate of J M Barrie he was the first actor to pl...

Person, Theatre

1 memorial