Theatreland Memorabilia

Did you know....

There are surviving Greek plays that date back to the 5th century BC.

There is written evidence that Ancient Egyptians held theatrical style events over four thousand years ago.

A-Z of Shows

All the shows so far added to the site.



1066 And All That

2 Pianos 4 Hands by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt

The 39 Steps

42nd Street

9 to 5 by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick


A Bedfull Of Foreigners by Dave Freeman

A Chorus Line

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

A Fool And His Money

A Girl In My Soup

A Heritage - and its history by Julian Mitchell

A Life In The Theatre by David Mamet

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream, opera by Benjamin Britten

A Passage To India

A Passionate Woman by Kay Mellor

A Patriot For Me by John Osborne

A Penny For A Song by John Whiting

A Question Of Fact by Wynyard Browne

A Shred Of Evidence by R. C. Sherriff

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

A Touch Of Spring by Samuel Taylor

A View From The Bridge by Athur Miller

ABBA Mania

Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn

Absurd Person Singular by ALan Ayckbourn

The Addams Family

Affairs Of State by Louis Verneuil

Aida, opera by Verdi

Aladdin, London Palladium 1979 production

Aladdin, Watford Palace 1970s production

All My Sons by Arthur Miller

All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare

'Allo 'Allo

Amadeus by Peter Shaffer

Amy's View by David Hare

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley

Anastasia by Marcelle Maurette

Anastasia, ballet

And Another Thing..., revue

And Did Those Feet by Les Smith and Martin Thomasson

And So To Bed by J. B. Fagin

And Suddenly It's Spring by Jack Popplewell

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Ann Veronica by Ronald Gow

Anna Karenina by Tolstoy


Annie Get Your Gun

Another Country by Julian Mitchell

Anything Goes

Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Alan Bleasdale

Ariadne auf Naxos, opera by Strauss

Arianna, opera

Ashes by David Rudkin

Arsenic And Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Aspects Of Love

The Au Pair Man by Hugh Leonard

Avenue Q


Back To Camp

Banana Ridge by Ben Travers

The Barber of Seville, opera by Rossini


The Bartered Bride, opera by Smetana

Bashville by Denis King and Benny Green

The Bear by Tchekhov

Beautiful The Carole King Musical

The Beautiful Game

Beauty And The Beast, Disney

Beauty And The Beast, Birmingham Royal Ballet

Beauty And The Beast, Players' Theatre 1983

Beyond A Joke by Roger Milner

Big Top, revue by Herbert Farjeon

Billy Elliot The Musical

Birds Of A Feather

The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter

The Black & White Minstrel Show

Black Velvet, George Black's Intimate Rag

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

Blood And Ice by Liz Lochhead

Blood Brothers by Willy Russell

Bluebeard's Castle, opera


Bomarzo, opera by Alberto Ginastera

Boris Godunov, opera

Bournonville Divertiseement, ballet

The Boy Friend by Sandy Wilson

The Broken Heart by John Ford

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

Bugsy Malone On Stage

Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers and M. St. Clare Byrne

Butley by Simon Gray



Cage Me A Peacock by Noel Langley

Camelot by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe

Carmen, opera by Bizet

Castle In The Air by Alan Melville

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams


Cavalcade by Noel Coward

Cavalleria Rusticana, opera by Mascagni

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Chase Me Comrade! by Ray Cooney

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

Chicago the Musical

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Cilla At The Palace

Cinderella, S. H. Newsome's 1950's production

Cinderella, Clarkson Rose's 1950's production

Cinderella, Lionel Blair's 1992 production

Cinderella, Grand Opera House Belfast's 2002-3 production

Cinderella, London Palladium's 2016-17 production

Cinderella (La Cenerentola), opera by Rossini

Cirkopolis by Cirque Eloize

The Clandestine Marriage by George Colman and David Garrick

The Coast Of Utopia - Voyage, Shipwreck, Salvage by Tom Stoppard

The Cocktail Party by T. S. Eliot

Come Spy With Me by Bryan Blackburn

The Comedy Of Errors by William Shakespeare


Copenhagen by Michael Frayn

Coppelia, ballet

Coriolanus by William Shakespeare

Count Dracula by Ted Tiller

The Country by Martin Crimp

The Country Wife by William Wycherley

The Cow Play by Ed Harris

Cromwell by David Storey

The Cunning Little Vixen, opera

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

Czernyana, Jardin aux Lilas, Carnival of Animals, Flamenco, Facade, Ballet Rambert


The Damnation of Faust, opera

The Dance Of Death by August Strindberg

Dances From "Lac Des Cygnes", Lady Into Fox, Bar Aux Folies-Bergere, Ballet Rambert

Dangerous Obsession by N.J. Crisp

Danny La Rue At The Palace

Daphnis And Chloe, ballet

The Darker Face Of The Earth by Rita Dove

Dear Delinquent by Jack Popplewell

Dear Octopus by Dodie Smith

Death In Venice, opera by Britten

The Debbie Reynolds Show

The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Rattigan

Der Rosenkavalier, opera

Design For Living by Noel Coward

Destiny by David Edgar

The Diary Of One Who Disappeared, opera

Dick Trumpington And His Cat

Die Fledermaus, opera by Johann Strauss

Die Zauberflöte, opera

Dirty Dancing by Eleanor Bergstein

Diversion No. 2

Doctor Dolittle, musical by Leslie Bricusse

Don Pasquale, opera by Gaetano Donizetti

Don't Dress For Dinner by Marc Camoletti

Double Double by Eric Elice & Roger Rees

The Douglas Cause by William Douglas Home

Dreamboats And Petticoats

The Dresser by Ronald Harwood

Dry Rot by John Chapman

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

Duet For One by Tom Kempinski

Duke Bluebeard's Castle, opera


Eastward Ho! by Ben Jonson, John Marston and Georgre Chapman

Edward III by William Shakespeare

Edward Scissorhands by Matthew Bourne


Electra by Sophocles

Emil And The Detectives by Erich Kastner

End Of Conflict by Barry England

The Entertainer by John Osborne

Epitaph For George Dillon by John Osborne and Anthony Creighton

Eugene Onegin, opera by Tchaikowsky


The Exciting Adventures of Queen Danniella


Falstaff, opera by Verdi

Fame The Musical

The Fantasticks

Faust, opera

Fences by August Wilson

Fidelio, opera by Beethoven

Five Finger Exercise by Peter Shaffer

Flower Drum Song by Rodgers and Hammerstein

Follow The Girls

Follow The Sun

Forbidden Broadway

The Force of Destiny, opera by Verdi

Freddie Starr

From A Jack To A King by Bob Carlton

The Front Page by Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur

The Full Monty


Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton

The Gay Dog by Joseph Colton

Getting Married by George Bernard Shaw

Ghost The Musical

Gianni Schicchi, opera by Puccini

Giselle, ballet

Give A Dog A Bone

Glamorous Night by Ivor Novello

Gloriana, opera by Britten

Goldilocks And The Three Bears, Unity Players' 1983 production

Gone With The Wind

Good by CP Taylor

Grab Me A Gondola

Grayson's Scandals

Grupo Corpo, presented by Dance Consortium



Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hans Andersen

Hans, The Witch And The Goblin by Alan Cullen

Happy Deathday by Peter Howard

Happy The Bride by Peter Blackmore

Hated Nightfall by Howard Barker

Hello, Dolly!

Henry V by William Shakespeare

Henry VI: The Battle For The Throne by William Shakespeare

Hidden Laughter by Simon Gray

H.M.S. Pinafore, opera by Gilbert and Sullivan

The Homecoming by Harold Pinter

The Hotel In Amsterdam by John Osborne

Humpty Dumpty On Ice


I Have Been Here Before by J. B. Priestley

I Pagliacci, opera by Leoncavallo

Il Trovatore, opera by Verdi

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Inadmissible Evidence by John Osborne

Inconceivable by Ben Elton

The Insect Play by the Brothers Capek

International Variety

Into The Woods

Iolanthe, opera by Gilbert and Sullivan

The Island Princess by John Fletcher

It's The Geography That Counts by Raymond Bowers

It's Time To Dance


Jack And Jill, Emilie Littler's 1952 production

Jack And The Beanstalk, Albert J. Knight's 1974 production

Jack And The Beanstalk, Birmingham Hippodrome's 2014 production

Jack And The Beanstalk, New Theatre, Northampton 1940s/50s pantomime

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus, My Boy by John Dowier

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Journey's End by R. C. Sherriff

Julius Caesar, opera by Handel

Justice by John Galsworthy


King by Keith Dennis and Martin Bates

The King And I by Rodgers and Hammerstein

King Lear by William Shakespeare

King Richard 2nd/II by William Shakespeare

King Richard 3rd/III by William Shakespeare

King's Rhapsody by Ivor Novello


Kiss Me Kate


La Belle Helene, opera by Offenbach

La Boheme, opera by Puccini

La Cenerentola (Cinderella), opera by Rossini

La fanciulla del West, opera by Puccini

La Fille Mal Gardee, ballet

La Fin du jour, ballet

La Luna, ballet

La Sylphide, ballet

La Tosca, opera by Puccini

La Traviata, opera by Verdi

La Valse, ballet

La Vie Parisienne, operetta by Offenbach

La Ville Dont Le Prince Est Un Enfant by Henry de Montherlant

Lady Barker's Last Appearance by Hans Keuls

The Lady In The Van by Alan Bennett

The Lady Of La Paz

Lady Precious Stream by S. I. Hsiung

Lady Winderemere's Fan by Oscar Wilde

The Last Confession by Roger Crane

The Last Of Mrs Cheyney by Frederick Lonsdale

The Late Middle Classes by Simon Gray

Latin Quarter of 1951

Le Lac des Cygnes, ballet

Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig

Les Ballets Africains de Ketia Fodéba

Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton

Les Miserables

Les Patineurs, ballet

Les Sylphides, ballet

Let Sleeping Wives Lie by Harold Brooke and Kay Bannerman

Let's Get A Divorce

The Libertine by Stephen Jeffreys

The Life Of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht

Lilac Time by Franz Schubert

The Lion In Winter by James Goldman

The Lion King, Disney

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman

Little Old King Cole, Robert Nesbitt's production

Little Shop Of Horrors

Lock Up Your Daughters

Look On Tempests

Loot by Joe Orton

Lord of the Dance by Michael Flatley

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games by Michael Flatley

Lost In Yonkers by Neil Simon

Love For Love by William Congreve

Love From Judy, Emilie Littler

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney

Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare

Lucia di Lammermoor, opera

Luv by Murray Schisgal


M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Madam Butterfly, opera by Puccini

Madame Louise by Vernon Sylvaine

Made In Dagenham

Maiden Ladies by Guy Paxton and Edward V. Hoile

The Making Of The Representative For Planet 8, opera

The Malcontent by John Marston

Mam'zelle Angot, ballet

Mamma Mia!, based on the songs of ABBA

The Man by Mel Dinelli

The Man Of Mode by George Etherege

Manon, ballet

Marilyn! The Musical

Marriage by Gogol

Martin Guerre

Mary Poppins

Mary, Queen of Scots, opera by Musgrave

The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen

The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, opera by Richard Wagner

Me And My Girl

Measure For Measure by William Shakespeare

Medea by Euripides

Medea, opera by Charpentier

The Merry Wives Of Windsor by William Shakespeare

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Mikado, opera by Gilbert and Sullivan

Miracle at Verdun by Hans Chlumberg

The Miser by Moliere

Miss Julie by August Strindberg

Miss Saigon

Moonlight by Harold Pinter

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

Mrs. Gibbons' Boys

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Mutiny! by David Essex and Richard Crane

My Fair Lady

The Mystery of Charles Dickens by Peter Ackroyd


The National Health or Nurse Norton's Affair by Peter Nichols

Never Say Die by W. H. Post

The Nightingale, opera by Igor Stravinsky

"Nine" The Musical

No Man's Land by Harold Pinter

No No Nanette

Notre-Dame de Paris

The Nutcracker, ballet

The Nutcracker, Birmingham Royal Ballet


Oedipus Rex, opera by Igor Stravinsky

Oh! Calcutta!

Oklahoma! by Rodgers and Hammerstein

The Old Masters by Simon Gray

Old Times by Harold Pinter

Oliver! by Lionel Bart

On Approval by Frederick Lonsdale

One For The Pot by Ray Cooney and Tony Hilton

One Over The Eight

One Wild Oat by Vernon Sylvaine

One Woman Plays (Waking Up, The Same Old Story, A Woman Alone) by Dario Fo and Franca Rame

Orphée et Eurydice, opera

Orpheus In The Underworld, opera by Offenbach

Osud, opera

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Out Of order by Ray Cooney


Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte, ballet

Pavilion Showtime

Pay The Piper, Laurier Lister's revue

Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen

Peer Gynt, ballet

Peggy Sue Got Married

Perchance to Dream by Ivor Novello

Pericles, Prince Of Tyre by William Shakespeare

Peter Grimes, opera

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan The Musical, 1980s

The Phantom Of The Opera

Plain And Fancy

Present Laughter by Noël Coward

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert the musical

The Prisoner of Second Avenue by Neil Simon

Privates On Parade by Peter Nichols

The Producers by Mel Brooks

Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw


The Quare Fellow by Brendan Behan


The Rake's Progress, ballet

Rattle Of A Simple Man by Charles Dyer

Red Riding Hood, Covent Garden Opera House 1938-9 pantomime

Red Riding Hood, pantomime by Harry Bright

The Red Shoes, Matthew Bourne's ballet

The Rehearsal by Jean Anouilh

The Relapse or Virtue In Danger by Sir John Vanbrugh

The Reluctant Debutante by William Douglas Home

Reluctant Heroes by Colin Morris

The Return Of Ulysses, opera

Return To The Forbidden Planet by Bob Carlton

Richard II/2nd by William Shakespeare

Richard III/3rd by William Shakespeare

Rigoletto, opera by Verdi

The Rite Of Spring, ballet

Roar Like A Dove by Lesley Storm

Robert And Elizabeth

Robin Hood or The Forester's Fate, Players' Theatre 1981

The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O'Brien

Roger's Last Stand by Dimitri Frenkel Frank

The Roman Actor by Philip Massinger

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet, ballet


The Rules Of The Game by Luigi Pirandello


Salad Days

Salome, opera by Strauss

Santa Claus And The Return Of Jack Frost

Saturday Night Fever

Scenes From An Execution by Howard Barker

Scrooge by Leslie Bricusse

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Seagulls Over Sorrento by Hugh Hastings

Sejanus: His Fall by Ben Jonson

The Seven Year Itch by George Axelrod

Shadows Of War, Birmingham Royal Ballet

Share My Lettuce by Bamber Gascoigne

Shadowlands by William Nicholson

She's Done It Again! by Michael Pertwee

Sherlock Holmes The Musical by Leslie Bricusse

Show Boat

Show Business

Simple Spymen by John Chapman

Singin' In The Rain

The Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovsky ballet

Sleeeping Beauty - A Gothic Romance, Matthew Bourne's ballet

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, Birmingham Hippodrome's 2013 pantomime

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, New Wimbledon Theatre pantomime

The Snowman

Something Doing

The Sound Of Music by Rogers and Hammerstein

Spamalot by Monty Python

Speed-The-Plow by David Mamet

Spend Spend Spend, The Legend of Viv Nicholson musical

Spider's Web by Agatha Christie

Stand By Your Bedouin! by Ray Cooney and Tony Hilton

Stand Up And Sing

Starlight Express

The Storm by Peter Oswald

The Suicide by Nikolai Erdman

The Summer Show Of 1961, Brighton Hippodrome

Summer Song

Sunny River by Hammerstein and Romberg

Sunset Boulevard

Swan Lake, ballet

Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


Tales of Hoffmann, opera by Offenbach

The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare

Tchaikovsky pas de deux, ballet


Tea And Sympathy

Teechers by John Godber

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Thaïs pas de deux, ballet

The Thieving Magpie, opera by Gioacchino Rossini

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Three Cheers "The Great Coronation Year Show"

Three's A Family by Phoebe and Henry Ephron

Timon Of Athens, opera by Stephen Oliver

The Tinker

Toad Of Toad Hall

Top Hat

Torvill & Dean: Face The Music World Tour

Tosca, opera by Puccini

Touch Of Purple by Elleston Trevor

The Tragedy of King Richard III/3rd by William Shakespeare

Translations by Brian Friel

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Trial By Jury, opera by Gilbert and Sullivan

The Trial Of Mary Dugan by Bayard Veiller

Tristan And Isolde, opera by Wagner

Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare

Turandot, opera by Puccini

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare


Un Ballo In Maschera, opera by Verdi

Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

Uproar In The House by Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foor


Variation On A Theme by Terence Rattigan

Variety at the London Palladium

Virtue Besieged

Virtue In Danger by Paul Dehn and James Bernard

Voluntaries, ballet


Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett

War And Peace, opera by Sergei Prokofiev

War Horse

Warn That Man by Vernon Sylvaine

Waters Of The Moon by N. C. Hunter

The Way Of The World by William Congreve

Werther, opera

The West End Men In Concert

West Of Suez by John Osborne

West Side Story

What The Butler Saw by Joe Orton

Whistle Down The Wind


The Wife Tamer by J. Sackville Martin

William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged), Reduced Shakespeare Company

Winter Dreams, ballet

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

The Witches Of Eastwick

The Wives' Excuse by Thomas Southerne

The Woman In Black

The Woman In White


Wozzeck, opera by Alban Berg



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