Lyceum Theatre


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Occupation Inez Bensusan
The Play Department of the Actresses' Franchise League , directed by IB , helped to raise suffrage funds with matinees of short plays and sketches at the Kingsway , Royalty and Lyceum theatres in London.
Hirshfield, Claire. “The Woman’s Theatre in England: 1913-1918”. Theatre History Studies, pp. 123 - 37.
Occupation Edith Craig
EC both performed in and made the costumes for Henry Irving 's Lyceum Theatre production of Victorien Sardou 's Robespierre.
Cockin, Katharine. Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives. Cassell, 1998.
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St John, Christopher. “Biographical Note”. Edy: Recollections of Edith Craig, edited by Eleanor Adlard, 1stst ed, Frederick Muller, 1949.
Occupation Jean Rhys
Her aunt Clarice wrote to the Williams parents, and it was presumably her father, before his death in 1910, who gave permission for her to remain in England. Her stage name was Gray, with usually...
Performance of text Joanna Baillie
JB 's The Election, skilfully revised as an opera by Samuel James Arnold, ran at the Lyceum Theatre or English opera house in London, with a further performance on 18 July.
Carhart, Margaret S. The Life and Work of Joanna Baillie. Archon Books, 1970.
Baillie, Joanna. The Collected Letters of Joanna Baillie. Slagle, Judith BaileyEditor , Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999.
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Performance of text Marianne Chambers
MC 's second five-act play, Ourselves, A Comedy, opened at the Lyceum in London with actors from the Theatre Royal .
Mann, David D., Susan Garland-Mann, and Camille Garnier. Women Playwrights in England, Ireland and Scotland, 1660-1823. Indiana University Press, 1996.
Lamb, Charles, and Mary Lamb. The Letters of Charles and Mary Anne Lamb. Marrs, Edwin J.Editor , Cornell University Press, 1975.
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Performance of text Evelyn Glover
The play's vivid characters and snappy dialogue, alongside its minimal staging requirements, made it one of the most popular plays in the AFL's suffrage repertoire.
Holledge, Julie. Innocent Flowers: Women in the Edwardian Theatre. Virago, 1981.
That year, the Connoisseurs theatre group mounted a production...
Performance of text Mary Shelley
In 1823 William Godwin (inspired by a successful dramatisation of his daughter's novel, playing at the Lyceum Theatre in London as Presumption; or, The Fate of Frankenstein) arranged a second edition for MS 's...
Reception John Oliver Hobbes
The Ambassador proved to be JOH 's most successful dramatic work. On opening night, when the delighted audience called for the author, many of them were staggered at the appearance on stage of a young...
Reception John Oliver Hobbes
After the opening of Journeys End in Lovers' Meeting, JOH invited by Gladstone to read it to him while he was recovering from a cataract operation. Ellen Terry purchased the acting rights to the...
Textual Production Edith Craig
EC 's articles on theatre include Producing a Play in Munsey's Magazine (June 1907) and Notes on the Costumes in The Kensington (undated).
Cockin, Katharine. Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives. Cassell, 1998.
An essay entitled Ellen Terry and Henry Irving (28 June 1939)...
Textual Production Christopher St John
It was part of a triple bill with Cicely Hamilton 's Jack and Jill and a Friend and Margaret Wynne Nevinson 's In the Workhouse. Another performance, again directed by Edith Craig, was staged...


9 September 1811
Thomas Moore 's comic operaM. P., or The Blue-Stocking premiered at The Theatre Royal, English Opera House .
6 September 1817
Drury Lane Theatre installed gas lighting in the auditorium and on stage.
15 February 1830
The Lyceum Theatre in London burned to the ground; Mary Cowden Clarke and her husband had left the theatre a few hours earlier after attending a performance.
The Theatre Royal, English Opera House became known as the Royal Lyceum Theatre upon opening in a newly-constructed building.
June 1856
Adelaide Ristori , famous Italian actress, made her British debut in London at the Lyceum Theatre .
15 September 1856
Marie Wilton made her London stage debut at the Lyceum Theatre , aged seventeen.
2 October 1862
Dion Boucicault wrote to The Times pointing out the widely varying rents for West End theatres.
May 1875
Venturing into drama, Alfred Tennyson published a play entitled Queen Mary.
31 August 1878
Henry Irving was annouced as the new manager of the Lyceum Theatre ; Mrs Sidney Frances Cowell Bateman had managed it since the death of her husand, Colonel Hezekiah Bateman , in March 1875.
30 December 1878
Henry Irving and Ellen Terry began their successful stage partnership at the Lyceum Theatre in London by starring opposite one another in Hamlet.
4 October 1884
American musical comedy star Lillian Russell made a hit in London starring as Polly Pluckrose in Polly at the Novelty Theatre .
Henry Irving 's famous production of Faust opened at the Lyceum theatre at a cost of nearly £12,000.
26 May 1897
Bram (Abraham) Stoker , who at the time was acting manager of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in London, published his vampirenovelDracula.
19 May 1908
A campaign to establish a National Theatre began with a mass meeting at the Lyceum Theatre , London.
13 April 1951
The first Miss World contest was held at the Lyceum Theatre in London.