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Gillian Lynne Theatre

Started off as a music hall style venue before being rebuilt in 1911 as the New Middlesex Theatre of Varieties, becoming the Winter Garden Theatre in 1919.
On 2nd January 1973 it officially opened as the New London Theatre, a name it kept until 2018 when it was changed to the Gillian Lynne Theatre.

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As Winter Garden (1919-1972)

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1921Sally
Jerome Kern
1922The Cabaret Girl
Jerome Kern
1923The Beauty Prize
Jerome Kern
1927The Vagabond King
1929Funny Face
Cast included: Fred and Adele Astaire
1930Follow A Star
By Vivian Ellis
Cast included: Sophie Tucker
1932Walk This Way
Cast included: Gracie Fields
1933On The Rocks
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Cast included: Lewis Casson
1935Love On The Dole
Cast included: Wendy Hiller
1945Donald Wolfit Season
~1945/1946No Room At The Inn
Author: Joan Temple
Cast included: Freda Jackson
1953Witness For The Prosecution
Author: Agatha Christie
1956The Water Gypsies
Authors: Vivian Ellis and A.P. Herbert
1956Hotel Paradiso
Cast included: Alec Guinness, Douglas Byng, Irene Worth and Billie Whitelaw
1956The Devil's Disciple
Author: Shaw
Cast included: Tyrone Power
1958The Iceman Cometh
1959Closed until redeveloped in 1970s

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As New London Theatre (1973-2018)

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2nd January 1973 - ?The Unknown Solider And His Wife
Author: Peter Ustinov
Cast included: Peter Ustinov, Tamara Ustinov, Brian Bedford
1973Grease
Cast included: Richard Gere (Danny Zuko)
1974Deja Revue
Director: Victor Spinetti
Cast included: Sheila Hancock, George Cole
1975Bruce Forsyth one man show
1975Kwazulu
1975Africa's Musical Explosion
1975Glamorous Night
Author: Ivor Novello
Cast included: John Hanson
1976Leave Him To Heaven
Cast included: Brian Protheroe, Steven Pacey, Anita Dobson
1976Treasure Island
Mermaid Theatre production
Cast included: Bernard Miles
1977Lionel
Cast included: Avis Bunnage, Marion Montgomery, Clarke Peters, Todd Carty
Thursday 10th November 1977 - ?Metamorphosis
Author: Franz Kafka. Director: Steven Berkoff
Cast included: Steven Berkoff, Maggie Jordan
1978East
Author: Berkoff
1978The Fall Of The House Of Usher
1978-1980Used as a TV studio
11th May 1981 - 11th May 2002Cats
2002Umoja - The Spirit Of Togetherness
2003Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Bill Kenwright
Cast included: Stephen Gately
2005 - January 2007 - ?Blue Man Group
2007King Lear
RSC production
Cast included: Ian McKellen
2007The Seagull
RSC production
Cast included: Ian McKellen
2008Gone With The Wind (musical version)
2008Imagine This
28th March 2009 - 12th March 2016 (2,904 performances)War Horse
Based on novel by Michael Morpurgo. Adaptation: Nick Stafford
NT production
November 2009 [7] edition,
January 2016 [53] edition
2014 (daytime)Elephantom
? - July 2016 - ?Show Boat
24th October 2016 - ?School Of Rock The Musical

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As Gillian Lynne Theatre (2018-)

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History of the theatre taken from Mark Fox article in the War Horse November 2009 programme