Wyndham's Theatre


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Family and Intimate relationships Iris Tree
IT 's mother, Maud (Holt) Tree , taught classics at Queen's College , Harley Street and harboured the ambition of becoming an academic at Girton College .
Queen's College was founded for the training of...
Occupation Irene Handl
The stage part, at Wyndham's Theatre , was a housemaid in George and Margaret by Gerald Savory (which ran for two years); the film part was a chambermaid in Missing, Believed Married. She continued...
Performance of text George Paston
Nobody's Daughter: A Play in Four Acts, a comedy by GP about the coming-of-age of an illegitimate child, opened at Wyndham's Theatre , where it ran for 185 performances.
Filius nullius, Latin for the...
Performance of text George Paston
The Naked Truth: A Farcical Comedy in Three Acts, collaboratively written by GP and W. B. Maxwell , was performed at Wyndham's Theatre .
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press.
Performance of text George Paston
This popular play saw two West End revivals the following year. First it had thirty-nine performances at His Majesty's Theatre alongside Bernard Shaw 's The Admirable Bashville, and this was followed by ninety-eight performances...
Performance of text George Paston
The production transferred to Wyndham's in February to complete its run of 135 performances. It was published the same year by Samuel French .
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press.
Wearing, J. P. The London Stage 1910-1919. Scarecrow Press.
Performance of text Dodie Smith
DS 's play Service, about a large furniture shop fighting for survival in a depressed economy, opened at Wyndham's Theatre .
Gale, Maggie B. West End Women: Women and the London Stage, 1918-1962. Routledge.
Performance of text Viola Tree
The Dancers, a play written collaboratively by VT (as Hubert Parsons) and actor-manager Gerald du Maurier , opened at Wyndham's Theatre , starring Tallulah Bankhead in her London debut.
Fielding, Daphne. The Rainbow Picnic. Eyre Methuen.
Performance of text Sir J. M. Barrie
Dear Brutus, another fantasy play by SJMB , opened at Wyndham's Theatre . Its title quotation, from Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar, says that men themselves, not fate, are to blame for their shortcomings.
“Peter Pan: a selling exhibition of memorabilia”. C20th.com.
Performance of text Caryl Churchill
This was the first of Churchill's works to play in the West End: on 6 July it transferred from the Royal Court to Wyndham's Theatre .
Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press.
It also played in New York, first...
Performance of text Shelagh Delaney
The Apex Jazz Trio provided musical accompaniment. Following the success of that production, which ran for a month, commercial theatres picked up the play. It opened at Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End on 10...
Performance of text May Edginton
ME collaborated with Rudolph Besier on the first of their several plays and other pieces,The Prude's Fall, which opened this month at Wyndham's Theatre in London, but remained unpublished.
“Miss May Edginton”. Times, p. 16.


November 1899: Architect W. G. R. Sprague completed building...

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November 1899

Architect W. G. R. Sprague completed building for Sir Charles Wyndham the London West End theatre Wyndham's , still open today.

12 March 1903: London's New Theatre (re-named in 1973 the...

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12 March 1903

London's New Theatre (re-named in 1973 the Albery and from June 2006 renamed again the Noel Coward Theatre), built by architect W. G. R. Sprague back to back to Wyndham's Theatre , first opened its doors.

March 1963: The musical Oh What a Lovely War opened at...

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March 1963

The musicalOh What a Lovely War opened at Joan Littlewood 's Theatre Royal, Stratford East . It transferred to Wyndham's in the West End on 29 June, and went on to become a landmark hit.


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