Theatreland Memorabilia

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Locals often refer to the theatre as The Alex

Alexandra Theatre

Theatre in Birmingham.
Formerly Alexandra Theatre (1902-2006), New Alexandra Theatre (2006-September 2018) before returning to original name.

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Alexandra Theatre (1902-2006)

DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
Monday 19th July 1948 - ?An Inspector Calls
Author: J. B. Priestley
2nd August 1948 - ?No Medals
Author: Esther McCracken
Monday 30th August 1948 - ?The Winslow Boy
Author: Terence Rattigan
Cast included: Ted Butterfield, Eileen Draycott
Monday 8th October 1951 - Wednesday 17th October 1951 - ?The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
22nd October 1951 - ? (2 weeks)The Outsider
Author: Miss Brandon
Rep Company. Cast included: Fenella Scott (Lalage Sturdee), David Dodimead (Ragatzy)
5th November 1951 - ? (prior to London)The Moment of Truth
Author: Peter Ustinov
Cast included: Eric Portman, Charles Goldner
12th November 1951 - ? (prior to London)Colombe
Author: Jean Anouilh. Adaptation: Denis Cannan. Producer: Peter Brook
Cast included: Yvonne Arnaud, Joyce Redman
19th November 1951 - ?Man And Superman
Author: Bernard Shaw
Cast included: John Clements, Kay Hammond, Milton Rosmer, D. A. Clarke-Smith
Monday 26th November 1951 - ? (Prior to The Old Vic)The Clandestine Marriage
Authors: George Colman and David Garrick
The Old Vic Company
3rd December 1951 - ?Ruth Draper (character sketches) with Paul Draper (dances)
10th December 1951 - ?Something In The Cellar
A New farce by Vernon Sylvaine
Cast included: Robertson Hare, Arthur Riscoe, Constance Lorne, Ruth Maitland
~End of 1951/Early 1952The Sleeping Beauty
By Derek Salberg
Cast included: Freddie Forbes, Patricia Greym Tommy Godfrey, Slim Rhyder, Wilson, Keppel & Betty
Monday 19th October 1953 (two weeks)Lady Windermere's Fan
Author: Oscar Wilde. Producer: Peter Powell
Alexandra Repertory Company. Cast included: Tilsa Page, Brian Hayle.
2nd November 1953 - ?Pygmalion
Cast included: Kay Hammon, John Clements, Charles Victor
9th November 1953 - ?No Sign Of The Dove
Author and Director: Peter Ustinov
Cast included: Beatrix Lehman, Raymond Hintley, Miles Malleson, Robin Bailey
16th November 1953 - ?The Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet Co. with Sadler's Wells Theatre Orchestra
23rd November 1953 - ?
"Direct from its 3-year run at the Lyric Theatre"
The Little Hut
Cast included: Hugh Sinclair, Diana Hart, Peter Gray
Monday 16th - Tuesday 17th November 1959Swan Lake 9Act II), The Pas de Quatre, Variations For Four, London Morning
London's Festival Ballet
Wednesday 18th November 1959 (Mat & Eve)Les Sylphides, The Witch Boy, Grand Pas de Deux, Symphony For Fun
London's Festival Ballet
Thursday 19th - Friday 20th November 1959Les Sylphides, Octetto, Vita Eterna, Symphony For Fun
London's Festival Ballet
Saturday 21st November 1959 (5pm & 8pm)Swan Lake (Act II), The Pas De Quatre, Variations For Four, London Morning
London's Festival Ballet
Monday 4th - Tuesday 5th November 1963Les Sylphides, Le Corsair - Grand Pas de Deux, Latin-American Symphonette, Esmeralda - Grand Pas de Deux, Bourree Fantasque
London's Festival Ballet
Wednesday 6th November 1963 (Mat & Eve)Swan Laek (Act II), Don Quixote - Grand Pas de Deux, The Nutcracker (Kingdom of Sweets), Wedding Song - Grand Pas de Deux, Prince Igor
London's Festival Ballet
Thursday 7th - Saturday 9th November 1963Peer Gynt
London's Festival Ballet
Monday 11th September 1972 (for one week)Touch Of Purple
Author: Elleston Trevor. Director: Philip Grout
Cast included: Ray Barrett, Maxine Audley.
Monday 18th September 1972 (for one week)She Was Only An Admiral's Daughter
Authors: Harold Brooke and Kay Bannerman
Cast included: Leslie Crowther, Dilys Watling
Tuesday 26th September 1972 (for two weeks)Gaslight
Author: Patrick Hamilton
Tuesday 10th October 1972 (for two weeks)See How They Run
Author: Philip King
Monday 23rd October 1972 (for one week)There's A Girl In My Soup
Author: Terence Frisby
Cast included: Gerald Flood, Ann Aston
Monday 30th October 1972 (one week)The Little Angels
National Folk Ballet of Korea
Monday 6th November 1972 (one week)King's Rhapsody
Author: Ivor Novello
Cast included: Lyn Kennington, Dermot Walsh, Olive Gilbert
Monday 13th November 1972 (one week)The Secretary Bird
Author: William Douglas Home
Cast included: Hubert Gregg
Monday 20th November 1972 (one week)D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Monday 4th December 1972 (one week)The World Of J. B. Priestley
Cast included: Leslie Sands, Pauline Williams
Saturday 23rd December 1972 - ?Puss In Boots
Cast included: Jack Douglas, Millicent Martin, Ken Roberts, Reg ('Confidentially') Dixon
Monday 22nd Sptember 1975 (for one week)Roger's Last Stand
Author: Dimitri Frenkel Frank. Adaptation: Peter Thwaites
Cast included: Leslie Phillips, Roy Kinnear
Monday 29th September 1975 (for one week)Random Harvest
Cast included: Patricia Phoenix, Alan Browning
Monday 6th October 1975 (for one week)Glamorous Night
By Ivor Novello
Cast included: John Hanson
Monday 13th October 1975 (for one week)Ipi-Tombi
Monday 20th October 1975 (for one week)Habeas Corpus
Cast included: Alfred Marks, Irene Handl
Wednesday 24th December 1975 - ?Cinderella
Presented by Derek Salberg
Cast included: Peter Goodwright, Dai Francis, Lennie The Lion with Terry Hall
Monday 20th - Saturday 25th June 1988Absent Friends
Author: Alan Ayckbourn. Director: James Hazeldine
Cast included: Ralph Bates, Peter Blake
26th June 1988An Evening With Des O'Connor
27th June 1988 - ?
(1 week, prior to West End)
Tommy Boy
Author: Ted Willis. 1988 Malvern Festival Play
Cast included: Peter Howitt, Louise English, George Sewell
3rd July 1988Cab Calloway in Concert
4th July 1988 - ? (1 week)Fur Coat And No Knickers
Author: Mike Harding
11th July 1988 - ? (1 week)In One Bed...And Out The Other
Cast included: Melvyn Hayes, Jillu Johnson
18th July 1988 - ? (2 weeks)Little Shop Of Horrors
Cast included: Lorraine Chase
31st July 1988Mr Birmingham
Body Building Competition
15th August 1988 - ? (3 weeks)The Girlfriend
12th December 1988 - ? (a season)Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

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New Alexandra Theatre (2006-September 2018)

DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th October 2015Priscilla Queen Of The Desert
Tuesday 27th October 2015All Star '60s
Wednesday 28th October 2015Soul Legends
Thursday 29th - Friday 30th October 2015Paddy McGuinness Daddy McGuinness
Saturday 31st October 2015Milton Jones and The Temple of Daft
Sunday 1st November 2015Oliver Samuels: Divorce Papers
Tuesday 10th November 2015Jim Davidson Live
Thursday 12th November 2015Vampires Rock: Ghost Train
Friday 13th - Sunday 15th November 2015Diversity: Up Close & Personal
Tuesday 17th November 2015Sally Morgan Psychic Sally On The Road
Thursday 19th November 2015Pam Ann: Queen Of The Sky
Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd November 2015Peppa Pig's Surprise
Tuesday 24th November -Saturday 5th December 2015 (prior to West End)Guys And Dolls
Cast included: Sophie Thompson (Miss Adelaide), David Haig (Nathan Detroit), Jamie Parker (Sky Masterson), Siubhan Harrison (Sarah Brown)
Monday 7th - Saturday 12th December 2015Gangsta Granny Live On Stage!
By David Walliams
Monday 14th December 2015 - Saturday 2nd January 2016Hairspray
Thursday 14th January 2016The Johnny Cash Roadshow
Monday 25th - Saturday 30th January 2016Rocky Horror Show
Monday 8th - Saturday 13th February 2016Private Lives
Author: Noel Coward
Tuesday 16th - Saturday 20th February 2016 (direct from the West End)Impossible
Monday 7th - Saturday 12th March 2016Thriller Live
Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th March 2016Goodnight Mister Tom
Chichester Festival Theatre production
Tuesday 22nd - Saturday 26th March 2016Horrible Histories - Groovy Greeks, Incredible Invaders
Monday 28th March - Saturday 2nd April 2016Heartbeat
Monday 4th - Saturday 9th April 2016Rehearsal For Murder
Monday 4th - Wednesday 6th April 2016Horrible Histories - Groovy Greeks
Tuesday 5th - Saturday 9th April 2016Horrible Histories - Incredible Invaders
Monday 18th - Saturday 23rd April 2016Breakfast At Tiffany's
Cast included: Pixie Lott
Monday 2nd - Saturday 7th May 2016Bad Jews
Tuesday 10th - Saturday 14th May 2016Green Day's American Idiot
Tuesday 24th - Saturday 28th May 2016Jackie The Musical
Wednesday 1st - Saturday 4th June 2016Tom - A Story Of Tom Jones, The Musical
Tuesday 21st - Saturday 25th June 2016End Of The Rainbow
Tuesday 28th June - Saturday 2nd July 2016
(early adverts have start as Monday 27th)
Gangsta Granny Live On Stage!
David Walliams
Monday 4th - Saturday 9th July 2016Footloose The Musical
Monday 12th - Saturday 17th September 2016Sister Act
Monday 12th - Saturday 31st December 2016Chicago The Musical
Cast included: Hayley Tamaddon, Sophie Carmen-Jones
Friday 6th - Saturday 14th January 2017Gaslight
Author: Patrick Hamilton
Cast included: Kara Tointon, Keith Allen, Rupert Young
Monday 6th - Saturday 11th February 2017Wonderland
Monday 13th - Saturday 18th February 2017Thoroughly Modern Millie
Monday 20th - Saturday 25th February 2017A Judgement In Stone
Author: Ruth Rendell
The Classic Thriller Theatre Company
Saturday 4th March 2017Aida
Monday 6th - Saturday 11th March 2017Shirley Valentine
Author: Willy Russell
Cast included: Jodie Prenger
Monday 13th - Saturday 18th March 2017The Commitments
Tuesday 28th March - Saturday 1st April 2017Buddy
Tuesday 4th - Saturday 8th April 2017All Or Nothing - The Mod Musical
Monday 10th - Saturday 15th April 2017Out Of Order
Author: Ray Cooney
Wednesday 19th April 2017Mr. Bloom's Nursery Live
Tuesday 25th April 2017Al Stewart
Tuesday 2nd - Saturday 6th May 2017Dreamboats And Petticoats
Cast included: Alistair Higgins and Elizabeth Carter
Tuesday 23rd - Saturday 27th May 2017The Wedding Singer
Cast included: Jon Robyns, Cassie Compton, Ray Quinn, Roxanne Pallatt, Ruth Madoc
Monday 29th May - Saturday 3rd June 2017Dirty Dancing
Monday 5th - Saturday 10th June 2017The Crucible
Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th June 2017My Fair Lady
Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th June 2017Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Live One Stage
22nd July 2017Superhero Symphonies Legends
27th July 2017The Gloria Tour
Cast included: Joe McElderry
Wednesday 23rd - Saturday 26th August 2017West Side Story
New Alexandra Theatre Stage Experience
5th September 2017The Simon & Garfunkel Story
12th - 16th September 2017Son Of A Preacher Man
17th September 2017Islands In The Stream
19th - 23rd September 2017Tango Moderno
Cast included: Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace
25th - 30th September 2017Bring It On The Musical
3rd - 7th October 2017Monty Python's Spamalot
10th - 17th October 2017Cilla The Musical
4th - 5th November 2017Peppa Pig
7th - 11th November 2017Deathtrap
Author: Ira Levin
22nd- 26th November 2017Awful Auntie Live On Stage
Author: David Walliams
Monday 4th - Saturday 9th December 2017Flashdance The Musical
16th December 2017 - 6th January 2018Jersey Boys