Theatre Royal, Haymarket


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Family and Intimate relationships Viola Tree
Throughout her life, VT took direction from her father, the actor-manager Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree , who had abandoned his job in the family corn-trading business to pursue a career on stage, and had changed...
Friends, Associates Evelyn Glover
Though not known to the eminent residents of the nearby square, EG enjoyed a cordial acquaintance with many of their cooks and butlers, based on a shared love of cats. She mentions some theatrical friends:...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Charlton
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography notes that Thomas Dibdin used a translation from La Fontaine by MC as the basis of a comedy, Guilty or Not Guilty, which opened at the Haymarket in...
Occupation Mary Cowden Clarke
A production of The Merry Wives of Windsor by Charles Dickens 's Amateur Company opened at the Haymarket Theatre , with MCC as Mistress Quickly, wearing Elizabethan costume she had made herself.
Clarke, Mary Cowden. My Long Life. Dodd, Mead.
Occupation Elizabeth Sarah Gooch
ESG , as Mrs William Gooch, acted during the off-season at the Haymarket Theatre in London.
Highfill, Philip H. et al. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press.
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Performance of text Bryony Lavery
In spring 2018 Frozen was revived at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket .
Billington, Michael. “A Criminal Coldness”. Country Life, pp. 94-5.
Performance of text George Paston
The play was performed alongside Cicely Hamilton 's Pageant of Great Women as part of a fundraising event organised by Inez Bensusan on behalf of the Actresses' Franchise League and the Women Writers' Suffrage League
Performance of text Elizabeth von Arnim
EA 's stage adaptation of her earlier novel Princess Priscilla's Fortnight (1905) premiered at the Haymarket Theatre as Priscilla Runs Away.
Usborne, Karen. "Elizabeth": The Author of Elizabeth and Her German Garden. Bodley Head.
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Performance of text George Paston
GP also translated a German one-act play by Ludwig Huna , The Kiss, first performed at the Haymarket Theatre on 24 November 1910, and a full-length Russian play by Nikolai Evreinov and Fernand Nozière
Performance of text Enid Bagnold
Following its success on Broadway, EB 's play The Chalk Garden, began its impressive twenty-three-month run at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket , directed by John Gielgud and starring Peggy Ashcroft and Edith Evans .
Billington, Michael. Peggy Ashcroft, 1907-1991. Mandarin.
Sebba, Anne. Enid Bagnold: The Authorized Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Performance of text Emma Robinson
The play's cover (still purporting to be by a young Oxonian) bore the words: The Prohibited Comedy. Its title continued: an historical comedy in five acts:
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
far from reducing the number of...
Performance of text George Bernard Shaw
Vedrenne and Barker first presented Getting Married, GBS 's discussion play critiquing Britain's marriage laws, at the Haymarket Theatre in London.
Innes, Christopher, editor. The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw. Cambridge University Press.
Weintraub, Stanley, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 10. Gale Research.
Performance of text Catherine Crowe
A later romantic drama in five acts by CC , The Cruel Kindness (dating from 1853), was performed at the Haymarket Theatre in London.
Shattock, Joanne. The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers. Oxford University Press.
Other works by her were adapted for the stage, including...
Performance of text Dodie Smith
DS 's critically acclaimed play Touch Wood—the first to be produced under her real name—opened at the Haymarket Theatre in London.
Gale, Maggie B. West End Women: Women and the London Stage, 1918-1962. Routledge.
Grove, Valerie. Dear Dodie: The Life of Dodie Smith. Chatto and Windus.
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Performance of text Catherine Gore
CG 's first comedy, The School for Coquettes, opened a long run (thirty-seven performances) at the recently opened Haymarket Theatre .
Gore, Catherine. “Introduction”. Gore on Stage: The Plays of Catherine Gore, edited by John Franceschina, Garland, pp. 1-34.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
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9 April 1705: Vanbrugh's new Haymarket Theatre (at this...

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9 April 1705

Vanbrugh 's new Haymarket Theatre (at this date also known as both the Queen's Theatre and as the Opera House) opened with an anonymous Italian opera.

29 December 1720: A new playhouse, the New Theatre in the Haymarket,...

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29 December 1720

A new playhouse, the New Theatre in the Haymarket , opened with a company of French comedians providing the entertainment.

25 February 1729: The Haymarket Theatre, hitherto occupied...

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25 February 1729

The Haymarket Theatre , hitherto occupied by temporary foreign troupes, opened as a mainstream theatre.

23 September 1782: Covent Garden Theatre re-opened after a three-month...

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23 September 1782

Covent Garden Theatre re-opened after a three-month reconstruction, enlargement, and renovation.

4 July 1821: The second Haymarket Theatre (that is not...

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4 July 1821

The second Haymarket Theatre (that is not the New Theatre, Haymarket, or the King's Theatre, now Her Majesty's, but the present Theatre Royal) was opened, somewhat to the south of the former New Theatre.

2 September 1829: Fatality, a play written by Caroline Boaden,...

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2 September 1829

Fatality, a play written by Caroline Boaden , premiered at the Theatre Royal .

12 November 1833: Julia Glover caused a sensation when she...

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12 November 1833

Julia Glover caused a sensation when she appeared as Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Haymarket .

June 1837: Elizabeth Planché's drama The Ransom opened...

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June 1837

Elizabeth Planché 's dramaThe Ransom opened at the Haymarket .

November 1842: Elizabeth Planché's comedy The Welsh Girl...

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November 1842

Elizabeth Planché 's comedy The Welsh Girl premiered at the Haymarket .

June 1843: Ben Webster, manager of the Haymarket, announced...

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June 1843

Ben Webster , manager of the Haymarket , announced a play-writing contest.

August 1843: Lady Emmeline Wortley's play Moonshine was...

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August 1843

Lady Emmeline Wortley 's play Moonshine was condemned by the critics when it opened at the Haymarket .

1855: The Haymarket Theatre became known as the...

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The Haymarket Theatre became known as the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

29 July 1862: Madge Robertson made her London stage debut...

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29 July 1862

Madge Robertson made her London stage debut at the Haymarket Theatre , aged fourteen.

2 October 1862: Dion Boucicault wrote to The Times pointing...

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2 October 1862

Dion Boucicault wrote to The Times pointing out the widely varying rents for West End theatres.

By 24 December 1881: Lillie Langtry became the first English society...

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By 24 December 1881

Lillie Langtry became the first English society woman to appear professionally on the stage when she played Kate Hardcastle in Goldsmith 's She Stoops to Conquer at the Haymarket Theatre , London.


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