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Theatre in London's West End. Opened on the 27th April 1928.

DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
27th April 1928 - ? (opening production, transfered to Daly's, total for both: 276 performances)Blue Eyes
Author: Jerome Kern
Cast included: Evelyn Laye (George Ann Bellamy)
~1928/9The Singing Fool and other talking pictures
November 1929 - ?The Student Prince
1930sFolly To Be Wise
Revue by Don Titheradge and Vivian Ellis
1930sA Sleeping Clergyman
By: James Birdie
Cast included: Ernest Thesiger, Robert Donat
1930sCounsellor At Law
By: Emma Rice
1930sQueer Cargo
By: Noel Langley
1930sUsed by the Windmill Theatre (home of Revuedeville)
December 1937 - ?Choose Your Time
Presented by Firth Shepherd
December 1937 - ? (part of CYT)Talk Of The Devil
Author: Anthony Pellisier
Cast included: Yvonne Arnaud and John Mills
? (transfer from Wyndham's Theatre) - End of June 1939Quiet Wedding
Cast included: Elizabeth Allan, Frank Lawton, Marie Lohr, Marjorie Fielding & full supporting company from Wyndham's
Monday 3rd July 1939 (first performance, for five weeks, previous played over 320 performances at Ambassadors Theatre)Spring Meeting
Authors: M. J. Farrell and John Perry
Same company as at Ambassadors Theatre including: Zena Dare, Edmond Breon, Arthur Sinclair and Margaret Rutherford.
1939 - July 1941Closed due to war
July 1941 - ? (London premiere)Blithe Spirit
Author and Director: Noel Coward
Cast included: Noel Coward and Margaret Rutherford (Madame Arcati)
1942Macbeth
Cast included: John Gielgud (Macbeth)
? - Wednesday 1st September 1943 - ?Sunny River
Early 1940sPanama Hattie
~1945Damaged by bomb and closed for a number of months
1945 (re-opening production)Appointment With Death
Author: Agatha Christie
Late 1940sSigh No More
Revue by Noel Coward
Late 1940sA Man About The House
~end 1946Antony And Cleopatra
Cast included: Edith Evans and Godfrey Tearle
26th March 1947 - ?Othello
Peter Powell
Cast included: Jack Hawkins (Othello), Anthony Quayle (Iago), Fay Compton (Emilia), Elizabeth Kentish (Desdemona)
27th March 1947 - ?Candida
Author: Shaw. Setting and Costumes: Maisie Meiklejohn
Cast included: Fay Compton (Candida), Jack Hawkins (Mavor-Morell), Geoffrey Keen (Marchbanks), Morland Graham (Mr. Burgess), Joan MacArtur (Prossie), Raymond Westweel (Curate)
Late 1940sThe Voice Of The Turtle
May 1949Ann Veronica
Author: Ronald Gow. Based on H. G. Wells novel
Cast included: Wendy Hiller, Cyril Ritchard
1950 (2nd year)Harvey
Author: Mary Chase
Cast included: Leslie Henson, Athene Seyler
Wednesday 11th June 1952 - ?The Gay Dog
Author: Joseph Colton
Cast included: Wilfred Pickles
? - June 1954 - ?A Question Of Fact
Author: Wynyard Browne
Cast included: Paul Scofield, Pamela Brown, Gladys Cooper
Early 1956A Girl Called Jo
. Book and Lyrics: Peter Myers, Alec Grahame, David Climie. Music: John Pritchett. Producer: Denis Carey
1950sRomanoff and Juliet
Author: Peter Ustinov
? - 24th June 1957 - 4th July 1957 - ?A Dead Secret
Author: Rodney Ackland. Director: Frith Banbury
Cast included: Paul Scofield and Megs Jenkins
Late 1950sThe Rape of The Belt
Cast included: John Clements, Kay Hammond, Richard Attenborough, Constance Cummings
Late 1950sHook, Line And Sinker
Cast included: Robert Morley and Joan Plowright
1960s (transfer from Saville Theatre)The Amorous Prawn
Cast included: Evelyn Laye
1960sFiorello
1960sThe Masters
Author: C. P. Snow
1960sWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
1960sInstant Marriage
1960sRide A Cock Horse
Cast included: Peter O'Toole
1960sOliver!
1960sMan Of La Mancha
1960sThe Ruling Class
1970Richard II
Cast included: Ian McKellen
1970Edward II
Cast included: Ian McKellen
1970Who Killed Santa Claus
Cast included: honor Blackman
October 1970 - ? (transfer from Chichester, ran for over a year)Vivat! Vivat Regina!
Author: Robert Bolt
Early 1970s (transfer from Chichester)Dear Antoine
Author: Jean Anouilh
Early 1970s (transfer from Chichester)Reunion In Vienna
Cast included: Margaret Leighton and Nigel Patrick
Early 1970sI And Albert
May 1973 - ?Gypsy
Cast included: Angela Lansbury then Dolores Gray
? - May 1974 - ?A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Tennessee Williams. Director: Edwin Sherin
Cast included: Claire Bloom, Joss Ackland, Martin Shaw, Morag Hood
Summer 1975Clarence Darrow
Solo play with Henry Fonda
Late 1970sKwa Zulu
Late 1970sVery Good Eddie!
? - May 1977 - ?Wild Oats
Author: John O'Keeffe. RSC
2nd February 1978 - ?Privates On Parade
Author: Peter Nichols. Director: Michael Blakemore
Late 1970sVieux Carré
Author: Tennessee Williams
Late 1970sA Night With Dame Edna
Cast included: Barrie Humphries
~Late 70s/Early 80sCan You Hear Me At The Back
~Late 70s/Early 80sOnce In A Lifetime
RSC
~Early 1980sPiaf
RSC
? - March 1982 - ?Educating Rita
Author: Willy Russell
RSC
~1982Hamlet
Monday 27th June 1983 - December 1983 - ?Y: A Musical Cabaret/Spectacular
~1984Pump Boys and Dinettes
18th July 1985 - ?Mutiny!
Music: David Essex. Book: Richard Crane
? - December 1989 - ?A Little Night Music
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim. Book: Hugh Wheeler. Director: Ian Judge. Designer: Mark Thompson. Executive Producer: John Gale
Chichester Festival Theatre Production. Cast included: Dorothy Tutin, Peter McEnery, Susan Hampshire, Eric Flynn, Lila Kedrova.
? - October 1990 - ?The Rocky Horror Show
? - December 1991 - ? (limited season)A Little Night Music
Director: Ian Judge. Designer: Mark Thompson.
Chichester Festival Theatre production. Cast included: Dorothy Tutin, Peter McEnery, Susan Hampshire, Eric Flynn, Lila Kedrova
6th October 1992 - ? (previews)
22nd October 1992 - ?
Which Witch "The Operamusical"
8th December 1993 - ? (previews)
? - February 1994 - ?
Piaf
Cast included: Elaine Paige
? - December 1996 - 11th January 1997Swan Lake
Adventures In Motion Pictures
? - December 1997 - ?Cinderella
? - November 1998 - ?
in rep
Filumena
The Peter Hall Company
? - November 1998 - ?
in rep
Kafka's Dick
The Peter Hall Company
? - 10th April 1999Slava's Snowshow
5th October 1999 - ? (previews)
12th October 1999 - ?
Spend Spend Spend
The Legend of Viv Nicholson
Book and Lyrics: Steve Brown and Justin Greene
? - November 2000 - ?La Cava
Cast included: Oliver Tobias, Julie-Alanah Brighten
2000sShockheaded Peter
? - July 2001 - ?Noises Off
Author: Michael Frayn
2000sMy One And Only
Gershwin
2000sRomeo & Juliet - The Musical
2000sRagtime
November 2003 - ?Jumpers
NT production
2004Jailhouse Rock
2005 - Early 2007 - ?Guys And Dolls
Cast included: Don Johnson, Samantha Janus, Norman Bowman, Lisa Stokke
24th June 2011 - Q3.2012 - ?Ghost The Musical
27th November - ?Viva Forever!
Book: Jennifer Saunders. Producer: Judy Craymer
? - Mid 2015 - January 2016 - ?Jersey Boys - The Story Of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
13th February 2020 - ?Pretty Woman The Musical

History of productions taken from an article in the Y December 1983 programme