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Victoria Palace Theatre

Theatre in London's West End. Originally built in 1832 as Moy's Music Hall, became The Royal Standard Music Hall in 1863.
Demolished and rebuilt in 1886 with the creation of Victoria Station, then rebuilt again as Victoria Palace in 1910.

DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
1934
Transferred to Kingsway and Daly's, total run 6 months
Young England
Author: Walter Reynolds
16th December 1938 - 1939
1046 performances
Me and My Girl
1944Me and My Girl
~end 1946 (matinees)Hey Presto! A Season of Magic
Jasper Maskelyne
~end 1946 (eves)Sweetheart Mine
Cast included: Lupino Lane
17th April 1947 - ?Together Again
Jack Hylton, Crazy Gang
Cast included: Bud Flanagan, Jimmie Nervo, Teddy Knox, Charlie Naughton, Jimmy Gold, Ena Dell
1950The Knights of Madness
Costumes and Sets: Erté
1952Ring Out The Bells
Costumes and Sets: Erté
1954The Love Match
Cast included: Arthur Askey, Thora Hird, Anthea Askey, Glenn Melvyn
1954 - 1956 (2nd year) - ?Jokers Wild
Costumes and Sets: Erté. The Crazy Gang
Cast included: Nervo & Knox, Bud Flanagan, Naughton & Gold
1959Crown Jewels
Costumes and Sets: Erté
? - 19th May 1962Young In Heart
Last production by Crazy Gang. Cast included: Nervo & Knox, Bud Flanagan, naughton & Gold, "Monsewer" Eddie Gray
Friday 25th May 1962 - Saturday 24th May 1969
4344 performances (may included MoM below)
The Black And White Minstrel Show
Saturday 12th July 1969 - ?A Summer Spectacular
Cast included The Bachelors, Dick Emery, Freddie (Parrot Face) Davies
November 1969 - November 1972The Magic Of The Minstrels
? - March 1974 - ?Carry On London!
Cast included: Sidney James, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Connor
Bernard Bresslaw, Jack Douglas and Peter Butterworth
1974SwingalongaMax
Cast included: Max Bygraves
? - August 1976 - ?A Bedfull Of Foreigners
Author: Dave Freeman. Director: Roger Redfarn
Cast included: Terry Scott, June Whitfield
November 1976Cilla At The Palace
Cast included: Cilla Black, Jimmy Tarbuck
Thursday 22nd December 1977 - ?Boom! Boom!
Cast include: Basil Brush, Bert Weedon, Bobby Crush
1978 - 1981 (1485 performances)Annie
Cast included: Andrea McArdle and Sheila Hancock
Thursday 11th March 1982 - ?The Little Foxes
Author: Lillian Hellman, Director: Austin Pendleton
Cast included: Elizabeth Taylor, Nicolas Coster
20th July 1982 - ?Windy City
Music: Tony Macaulay. Book & Lyrics: Dick Vosburgh
Cast included: Dennis Waterman, Anton Rodgers
Aug. 1982 ed., Aug. 1982 ed. (damaged)
1980sCall Me Madam
1980sCharlie Girl
Cast included: Cyd Charisse
? - August 1985 - ?Barnum
Cast included: Michael Crawford
1980sHigh Society
1980sWinnie
Cast included: Robert Hardy
1980sBrigadoon
12th October 1989 - 1995
Transferred to Strand
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story
~1995Jolson
Cast included: Brian Conley
Between 1997 and 2000Always
Between 1997 and 2000Fame
Between 1997 and 2000Girls' Night Out
Between 1997 and 2000The Rocky Horror Show
Between 1997 and 2000Soul Train
Between 1997 and 2000The Pajama Game
1998Annie
Cast included: Lesley Joseph and Lily Savage
September 2000 - July 2001 - ? (12 months)Fame
30th September 2001 - ? (previews)
16th October 2001 - ? (1 year)
Kiss Me Kate
? - December 2002 - 6th September 2003 - ?Grease
~2004Tonight's The Night - The Rod Stewart Musical
Book: Ben Elton
? - 23rd January 2005
50 performances, 5 weeks
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Cast included: Paul O'Grady/Lily Savage (Wicked Queen)
31st March 2005 - ? (previews)
12th May 2005 - January 2016 - ?
Billy Elliot The Musical
? - December 2019 - ?Hamilton

History of theatre taken from Billy Elliot 12/15 programme.