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Savoy Theatre

Theatre in London's West End. Opened on the 10th October 1881. Auditorium was rebuilt between 3rd June and 21st October 1929.
There was a fire in the auditorium on 12th February 1990, re-opening on 19th July 1993.

DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
10th October 1881 - ? (opening show)
Transfer from Opera Comique
Patience
Gilbert and Sullivan
25th November 1882 - ?Iolanthe
Gilbert and Sullivan
5th January 1884 - ?Princess Ida
14th March 1885 - ?The Mikado
22nd January 1887 - ?Ruddigore
3rd October 1888 - ?The Yeomen of the Guard
7th December 1889 - ?The Gondoliers
7th October 1893 - ?Utopia Limited
9th March 1896 - ?The Grand Duke
21st January 1929 - ? Journey's End
Author: R. C. Sherriff
3rd June - 20th October 1929Closed for rebuild
21st October 1929 - ?The Gondoliers
Gilbert and Sullivan
Designer: Charles Ricketts. Conductor: Dr Malcolm Sargent
~1935Lady Precious Stream
Author: S. I. Hsiung
? - 1938 - June 1939 - ?Design For Living
Author: Noel Coward. Director: Harold French
Cast included: Diana Wynyard and Rex Harrison
~end 1946Lady Frederick
Cast included: Carol Browne, Edwin Styles
9th April 1947 - ?
1947 Donald Wolfit season
Volpone
Author: Ben Jonson
Cast included: Donald Wolfit (Volpone), John Wynyard, Rosalind Iden (Celia)
1947 Donald Wolfit seasonThe Merchant of Venice
Cast included: Donald Wolfit (Shylock)
1947 Donald Wolfit seasonHamlet
Cast included: Donald Wolfit (Hamlet)
1947 Donal Wolfit seasonLear
Cast included: Donald Wolfit (Lear)
1947 Donald Wolfit seasonOthello
Cast included: Donald Wolfit (Iago), Frederick Valk (Othello)
5th June 1947 - ?My Life With Father
Production: Firth Shephard
Cast included: Leslie Banks, Sophie Stewart
11th February 1949 - March 1949 - ?The Human Touch
Authors: J. Lee-Thompson and Dudley Leslie. Director: Peter Ashmore
Cast included: Alec Guinnes, P. Kynastin Reeves, Sophie Stewart, John Laurie and Milton Rosmer
29th May 1950 - ?
Transfer from Adelphi
Castle In The Air
Author: Alan Melville. Director: Roy Rich.
Cast included: Jack Buchanan, Irene Manning, Coral Browne
1951 - September 1952 - ?Relative Values
Author: Nöel Coward
Cast included: Gladys Cooper, Judy Campbell, Angela Baddeley
Monday 11th - Wednesday 13th December 1961Trial By Jury and H.M.S. Pinafore
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Thursday 14th - Saturday 16th December 1961Cox And Box and The Pirates Of Penzance
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Monday 18th - Wednesday 20th December 1961Patience
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd December 1961Iolanthe
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Tuesday 26th - Saturday 30th December 1961Princess Ida
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Monday 1st - Saturday 6th January 1962The Mikado
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Monday 8th - Wednesday 10th January 1962Ruddigore
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Thursday 1tth - Saturday 13th January 1962The Yeoman Of The Guard
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Monday 15th January 1962 (for one week)The Gondoliers
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Monday 22nd - Wednesday 24th January 1962 (75th Anniversary)Ruddigore
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Thursday 25th - Saturday 27th January 1962Iolanthe
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
29th January 1962 (for one week)The Mikado
Gilbert and Sullivan
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Yes
Monday 5th - Wednesday 7th February 1962Cox And Box and The Pirates Of Penzance
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Thursday 8th - Saturday 10th February 1962Patience
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
12th February 1962 (for one week)The Gondoliers
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Monday 19th - Wednesday 21st February 1962Iolanthe
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Thursday 22nd - Saturday 24th February 1962The Mikado
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Monday 26th - Wednesday 28th February 1962The Yeomen Of The Guard
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Thursday 1st - Saturday 3rd March 1962Trial By Jury and H.M.S. Pinafore
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Monday 5th - Wednesday 7th March 1962Patience
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Thursday 8th - Saturday 10th March 1962Cox And Box and The Pirates Of Penzance
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Monday 12th - Wednesday 14th March 1962The Mikado
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Thursday 15th - Saturday 17th March 1962The Yeomen Of The Guard
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
19th March 1962 (one week to Sat. Mat.)The Gondoliers
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Saturday 24th March 1962 (eve)?
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
March 1974At The End Of The Day
Author: William Douglas Home
Cast included: John Mills, Dulcie Gray, Michael Denison
1982-1987
Transfer from Lyric Hammersmith
Noises Off
Author: Michael Frayn. Director: Michael Blakemore
? - Janaury 1987 - ? (short-run)The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (musical version, audience voted on murderer)
Cast included: Ernie Wise (Master of Ceremonies), Lulu
12th February 1990 - 18th July 1993Closed due to fire
19th July 1993 (re-opening)Royal Gala
~1993Relative Values
Author: Noel Coward
24th March 1994 - ?Travesties
Author: Tom Stoppard. Director: Adrian Noble
RSC. Cast included: Anthony Sher
1994She Loves Me
Cast included: Ruthie Henshall, John Gordon Sinclair
~1994Dead Funny
Author: Terry Johnson
Mid 1990sCommunicating Doors
Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Cast included: Angela Thorne
Mid 1990sWhen We Are Married
Author: J B Priestley
Cast included: Dawn French, Alison Steadman, Leo McKern
Mid 1990sPlunder
Author: Ben Travers
Cast included: Griff Rhys Jones, Kevin McNally
~1997The Importance of Being Oscar
Cast included: Simon Callow
Late 1990sPet Shop Boys in Concert
Late 1990sThe Magistrate
Cast included: Ian Richardson
Late 1990sA Letter of Resignation
Cast included: Edward Fox
18th January 1999 - ? (limited season)Richard III
Author: William Shakespeare. Director: Elijah Moshinsky
RSC
1999Hay Fever
Author: Noel Coward
Cast included: Geraldine McEwan
2000HMS Pinafore
D'Oyly Carte Company
Summer 2000Engimatic Variations
Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. Translation: Roeg Sutherland. Director: Anthony Page.
Cast included: Donald Sutherland, John Rubinstein
~2001The Pirates of Penzance
D'Oyly Carte
~2001Antarctica
Author: David Young
2nd - 14th July 2001Naughty Baby
Cast included: Ute Lemper
2002Return To The Forbidden Planet
2002Iolanthe, The Yeoman of the Guard, The Mikado
D'Oyly Carte
2002Life x 3
Author: Yasmina Reza
2003HMS Pinafore
D'Oyly Carte
2003Bea Arthur at the Savoy
2003Of Mice And Men
Author: John Steinbeck
Cast included: Matthew Kelly
~2003Peter Pan
~2003/4The Pirates of Penzance
Mid 2004The Marriage of Figaro
Savoy Opera Company
Mid 2004The Barber of Seville
Savoy Opera Company
Mid 2004Songs My Mother Taught Me
Cast included: Lorna Luft
2004Murderous Instincts
November 2004 - May 2005Blithe Spirit
Author: Noel Coward
Cast included: Penelope Keith (Madame Arcati), Joanna Riding (Ruth Condomine)
2005The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas
? - February 2007 - Ocotober 2007 - ?Porgy And Bess
Production: Trevor Nunn
Cast included: Clarke Peters (Porgy), Nicola Hughes (Bess)
Late 2000sFiddler On The Roos
Cast included: Henry Goodman
Late 2000sLegal Fictions
Author: Sir John Mortimer
Cast included: Edward Fox
Late 2000sNever Forget
Late 2000sCarousel
Cast included: Lesley Garrett
Late 2000sDreamboats and Petticoats
January 2010 - May 2010 - ?Legally Blonde
Early 2012The Sunshine Boys
Author: Neil Simon
Cast included: Danny DeVito, Richard Griffiths
Q3.2012Soul Sister
~Q3.2012Cabaret
Cast included: Will Young, Michelle Ryan
Early 2010sLet It Be
Early 2010sDirty Rotten Scoundrels
Cast included Robert Lindsay, Katherine Kingsley
? April 2015 - June 2015 - ?Gypsy
Chichester Festival Theatre production
Cast included: Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver, Peter Davison
10th December 2015 - ?Guys and Dolls
Chichester Festival Theatre production
? - December 2019 - (booking to) 23rd May 20209 to 5: The Musical

History of theatre from article in the Gypsy 2015 programme