Theatreland Memorabilia

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Duke Of York's Theatre

Theatre in London's West End. Opened in 1892 as the Trafalgar Square before being renamed in honour of the future King George V in 1895.

DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
10th September 1892 - ?
(Opening show)
The Wedding Eve
1900Miss Hobbs (Author: Jerome K Jermone) & Madame Butterfly (Author: David Belasco)
1902The Admirable Crichton
Author: J M Barrie
1904 (and every Christmas until 1915)Peter Pan
Author: J M Barrie
1908What Every Woman Knows
Author: J M Barrie
February - June 1910Frohman's Repertory Season of 10 Plays inc. Justice (Galsworthy), The Madras House (Granville Barker), Misalliance (Shaw)
~1915Miss Horniman's repertory company, inc. Hindle Wakes (Stanley Houghton)
WW1 eraRomance
WW1 eraDaddy Long Legs
WW1 eraThe Thirteenth Chair
Cast included: Mrs. Patrick Campbell (Rosalie la Grange)
transfer from Aldwych
Author & Director: Bernard Shaw
Cast included: Mrs Patrick Campbell
1920sThe Punch Bowl
1920sLondon Calling
Authors inc. Noel Coward
1926Easy Virtue
Author: Noel Coward
Cast included: Jane Cowl, Joyce Carey, Adrianne Allen
1927Home Chat
Author: Noel Coward
Late 1920sJew Suss
Cast included: Peggy Ashcroft
1931London Wall
Author: John van Druten
Cast included: John Mills
1932Madame Butterfly
Composer: Puccini
Carl Rosa Opera Company
1930sGrand Guignol
1930sNancy Price's People's National Theatre
1930sThe Ballet Rambert
1938The Insect Play
Authors: Brothers Capek. Adaption: Nancy Price
1944 - 1946Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary?
~1946One Two Three
Cast included: Binnie Hale, Sonnie Hale, Bobby Howes
~1946Four Five Six
Cast included: Binnie Hale, Sonnie Hale, Bobby Howes
22nd January 1947 - ?Caste
Author: T. W. Robertson
Cast included: Diana CHurchill, Morland Graham
~April 1947The Anonymous Lover
~May 1947We Produly Present
Author: Ivor Novello
? - February 1949 - ?Breach Of Marriage
1950sThe Happy Marriage
Cast included: John Clements, Kay Hammond
1950sPoint Of Departure
By Anouilh
Cast included: Mai Zetterling, Dirk Bogarde
14th June - 10th July 1954Ruth Draper and her company of characters
1955Moby Dick
Adaptation: Orson Welles
Cast included: Joan Plowright
14th July 1955 - ?Wild Thyme
Book and Lyrics: Philip Guard. Music: Donald Swann
Cast included: Betty Paul, Denis Quilley
11/7 ed.
? - Jan 1956 - ?Lucky Strike
Author: Michael Brett
1956 (over 700 performances)The House By The Lake
Author: Hugh Mills
Cast included: Flora Robson
4th November 1959 (first performance) - ?And Suddenly It's Spring
Author: Jack Popplewell, Director: Charles Hickman
Cast included: Pat Pleasance, Margaret Lockwood and Yolande Donlan
~April 1963
transfer from Mermaid
The Bedsitting Room
Writers, Directors & Designers: John Antrobus and Spike Milligan
Cast included: Spike Milligan, Graham Stark, John Bluthall, Valentine Dyall
1960sOne Over The Eight
Cast included: Kenneth Williams, Sheila Hancock
1960sThe Killing Of Sister George
By Frank Marcus
Cast included: Beryl Reid, Eileen Atkins
1967Relatively Speaking
Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Cast included: Celia Johnson, Michael Hordern, Richard Briers, Jennifer Hilary
12th December 1968 (first performance) - ?The Hotel In Amsterdam
Author: John Osborne
Cast included: Kenneth Haigh, Judy Parfitt and Isabel Dean
1st November 1971 - ?The Douglas Cause
Author: William Douglas Home. Director: Clive Perry
Cast included: Andrew Cruickshank, Fulton Mackay
1970s (2 years)The Man Most Likely To
Late 1970s
(transfer from NT)
Half Life
Cast included: John Gielgud
? - May 1979Clouds
Cast included: Tom Courtenay, Felicity Kendal
May 1979 - 9th February 1980Closed for refurbishment
10th February 1980Re-opening Gala in aid of the Combined Theatrical Charities
28th February - 30th August 1980Rose
Cast included: Glenda Jackson
Tuesday 23rd September 1980 - 5th January 1981 - ?Duet For One
Author: Tom Kempinski. Director: Roger Smith.
Cast included: Frances de la Tour, David de Keyser
1980sAmerican Buffalo
Author: David Mamet
Cast included: Al Pacino
1980sStepping Out
Author: Richard Harris
June 1989 - ? (over two years)Shirley Valentine
Author: Willy Russell
Cast included: Hannah Gordon
March 1992 - ?Death And The Maiden
Author: Ariel Dorfman
Royal Court Theatre production
1st Dec 1992 - 23rd Jan 1993The Witches
Author: Roald Dahl, Adapted and Directed by David Wood
Author: David Mamet
Royal Court Theatre production
Mid 1993
Transfer from Young Vic
The Last Yankee
Author: Arthur Miller. Director: David Thacker. Set: Shelagh Keegan. Costumes: Helen Skillicorn. Lighting: Jim Simmons
Cast included: Helen Burns, Peter Davison, David Healy, Margot Leicester
21st February 1995 - ? (10 weeks)Broken Glass
Author: Arthur Miller
NT production
Summer 1996
(During 21st Birthday tour)
Rocky Horror Show
Author: Richard O'Brien
Late 1997The Leenane Trilogy (The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara, The Lonesome West)
Author: Martin McDonagh
Royal Court production
? - May 2000 (two years)The Weir
Royal Court Theatre production
August 2000 - July 2001 - ? (three years, transfer from Tricycle and new Ambassadors)Stones In His Pocket
Author: Marie Jones
11/00 Cast: Sean Campion, Conleth Hill, 07/01 cast: Sean Sloan, Louis Dempsey
? - July 2003 - ?After Mrs Rochester
Shared Experience production
Cast included: Diana Quick, Madeline Potter
2000sSweet Panic
Author: Stephen Poliakoff
Author: Michael Hastings
2000sThe Holy Terror
Author: Simon Gray
2004Dirty Blonde
Author: Claudia Shear. Co-Conceiver: James Lapine
2000sJourney's End
Director: David Grindley
2000sThe Dresser
Author: Ronald Harwood
Cast included: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Julian Glover
2000sHedda Gabbler
By Richard Eyre
Cast included: Eve Best
2000sTom, Dick & Harry
Author: Ray Cooney
Cast included: Joe Stephem, Mark McGann
2000sI Am My Own Wife
Author: Doug Wright
15th February 2006 - ? (previews)
1st March 2006 - ?
Author: Christopher Hampton. Based on Sándor Márai's book. Director: Michael Blakemore. Designer: Peter J. Davison
Cast included: Jeremy Irons
2000sEh Joe
Cast included: Michael Gambon
? - September 2006 - ?Rock 'n' Roll
Author: Tom Stoppard
Cast included: Brian Cox
12th March 2007 - ?Little Shop Of Horrors
By Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
Cast included: Sheridan Smith, Paul Keating
~Feb 2008 (8 weeks)
Transfer from Young Vic
The Magic Flute
Adaptor and Director: Mark Dornford-May
Impempe Yomlingo
~Late 2008A View From The Bridge
Author: Arthur Miller
Cast included: Ken Stott, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Hayley Atwell
? - May/June 2010Bedroom Farce
25th June 2010 - ?Ghost Stories
Early 2012All New People
Early 2012Posh
Early-Q3 2012Jumpy
? - August 2013 - ?Passion Play
Cast included: Zoe Wanamaker
Mid 2015Farnelli and the King

Early history of theatre taken from articles in the Duet For One 1980 and Little Shop of Horrosrs 2007 programmes.