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Prince Edward Theatre

Formerly Prince Edward Theatre (1930-1936), London Casino (2nd April 1936-October 1954, Casino Theatre (1974-1978)

Theatre in London's West End. Opened 3rd April 1930

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As Prince Edward Theatre (1930-1936)

DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
3rd April 1930 (first performance)
Ran for 59 performances
Rio Rita
Cast included: Edith Day and Geoffrey Gwyther
1930Nippy
Cast included: Binnie Hale
1933 (4 weeks)Josephine Baker 'The Idol of Europe'

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As London Casino/Casino Theatre (1936-1978)

DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
2nd April 1936 (re-opening performance) - June 1936 - ?Folies Parisiennes
Late 1930sBal Tabarin
Late 1930sLa Revue d'Elegance
Late 1930sFolies de Minuit
1940 - July 1942Theatre dark due to the war
July 1942 - 1945Queensberry All-Services Club broadcasts
October 1946 - ?Pick Up Girl
Producer: Peter Cotes
March 1947 - ?The Dancing Years
? 1947
(Possibly before DY)
Mother Goose
Cast included: Stanley Holloway (Squire Skinflint), Celia Lipton
? 1947International Variety
1948?
Cast included Julie Andrews (Humpty Dumpty)
19th March 1949 - ?Latin Quarter
By Robert Nesbitt. Presented by Tom Arnold and Emile Littler
Cast included: Frances Day, Georges Guetary, Jack Durant, The Charlivals, Bartira, Willie Shore, Andre, Andre & Bonnie, Elsa & Waldo
19501950 Latin Quarter
1951Latin Quarter of 1951
By Robert Nesbitt
Cast included: Nat Jackley and Jean Carson
1952 - 21st February 1953Jack And Jill
Emilie Littler's Twelfth London Pantomime
Cast included: Charlie Chester, Hy Hazell, Michael Bentine.
7th March 1953 - ?Three Cheers
"The Great Coronation Year Show"
Cast included: Vic Oliver, The Wiere Brothers, Jane Morgan
? 1953Over The Moon
By Vivian Ellis
Cast included: Cicely Courtneidge
? 1953Wish You Were Here
October 1954-1974Converted into a cinema (large-screen Cinerama)
Christmas 1974Cinderella
Cast included: Twiggy, Harry H Corbett, Wilfred Brambell
1974-1978Used as a cinema interspersed with stage shows
Thursday 18th December 1975 - January 1976 - ?The Exciting Adventures of Queen Danniella
Cast included: Danny La Rue

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As Prince Edward Theatre (1978-now)

DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
Wednesday 21st June 1978 (re-opening) - 1986(for 8 years)Evita
~1986 (after Evita, 3 years)Chess
4th July 1989 - ? (previews?)
10th July 1989 - ?
Anything Goes
2nd March 1992 - ? (previews)
19th March 1992 - ?
Some Like It Hot
Cast included: Tommy Steele
3rd March 1993 - ?(3 years)Crazy For You
10th July 1996 - February 1998 - ? (ran for 1 year and 7 months)Martin Guerre
Cast included: Iain Glen, Juliette Caton
April - September 1998Show Boat
1998 - ?(tranferred to Prince of Wales)West Side Story
6th April 1999 (world premiere) - June 2004
(transferred to Prince of Wales)
Mamma Mia!
6th December 2004 - ? (previews)
15th December 2004 (London Premiere) - December 2007 - ?
(over 1,000 performances)
Mary Poppins
28th February 2008 - ? (previews)
18th March 2008 - ?
(Transferred to Piccadilly)
Jersey Boys
3rd May 2014 - 27th February 2016Miss Saigon
27th May 2016 - ?Disney's Aladdin
Cast included: Trevor Dion Nicholas (Genie), Jade Ewan (Jasmine)
? - December 2019 - 4th April 2020Mary Poppins
Cast included: Zizi Strallen (Mary), Charlie Stemp (Bert)

History of theatre taken from Miss Saigon Sept 2015 programme