Theatreland Memorabilia

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Fortune Theatre

Theatre in London's West End. First opened 8th November 1924. Was briefly known as the Fortune Thriller Theatre, circa 1982.

DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
8th November 1924 (for two weeks)Sinners
Author: Laurence Cowen
1939-1945E.N.S.A. productions for Forces
~end 1946Fools Rush In
Cat included: Derek Farr, Hlynis Johns
~May 1947
Transfer from New Lindsey
Power Without Glory
Author: Michael Hutton
Cast included: Dirk Bogarde (Cliff), Maureen Pook (Anna), Beatrice Varley (Mother), Trevor Watson (Mother), Mary Horn (Flo)
? - 26th July 1948 - ?The Paragon
Authors: ROland and Michael Pertwee
Cast included: Walter Fitzgerald, Hugh Burden, Rachael Kempson and Arthur Wontner
Friday 25th February - Saturday 26th February 1949MIme Parade 1949
Institute Of Mime
1956To My Love (El Baile)
Cast included: Conchita Montes, Dennis Price, Hugh Latimer
1957 - ? (733 performance)At The Drop Of A Hat
Cast included: Michael Flanders and Donald Swann
6th October 1960 (first performance) - ?And Another Thing...
Authors: Ted Dicks and Myles Rudge
Cast included: Bernard Cribbins, Anna Quayle, Lionel Blair and Joyce Blair
1961Beyond The Fringe
Cast included: Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller
? - May 1965 (2nd year) - ?Wait a Minim
Previews: 7th - 10th May 1969
12th May - 7th June 1969
Honour & Offer
Author: Henrry Livings, Director: John Neville, Designer: John Bury
Park Theatre Company. Cast included: Ray Mort, John Sharp, Ursula Smith and Ken Wynne
Previews: 11th - 14th June 1969
16th June - 12th July 1969
Sometime Never
Author: Roy Minton, Director: Barry Davis
Park Theatre Company
Previews: 16th - 19th July 1969
21st July - 16th August 1969
As Dorothy Parker Once Said
Music: Sandy Wilson, Lyrics: Dorothy Parker, Director: Bill Hays
Park Theatre Company
Previews: 20th - 23rd August 1969
25th August - 20th September 1969
Author: Brian Friel, Director: Hilton Edwards
Park Theatre COmpany
1979Murder At The Vicarage
1982Ladies In Retirement
~1982 - ~1984 (over 500 performances - nearly 2 years)Mr Cinders
Cast included: Denis Lawson, Christina Matthews and John Atterbury
Cast included: John Nettle
?Annie Wobbler
Author: Arnold Wesker. Producer: Peter Wilson
Cast included: Nichola McAufliffe
1984Toad Of Toad Hall
1984 (500 performances)Up 'N' (and) Under
Author: John Godber
Hull Truck Company
~1985 (over 200 performances)Double Double
Producer: Paul Gane
Cast included: Roger Rees and Jane Lapotaire
Second half of 1980s (first West End production)The Hobbit
Thursday 12th June 1986 - ?Double Double
Authors: Eric Elice & Roger Rees. Director: Leon Rubin
Cast included: Rula Lenska, Keith Drinkel
Early 1987Lillian
Cast included: Frances De La Tour
1987 (350 performances - 1 year)Nunsense
Cast included: Honor Blackman, Bronwen Stanway, Pip Hinton, Louise Gold and Anna Sharkey
?Forbidden Broadway
Cast included: Michael Fenton-Stevens and Jenny Michelmore
January 1988 - 20th July 1988 - ?Dangerous Obsession
Author: N.J. Crisp
Cast included: Sam Kelly, Dinsdale Landen
Cast included: Maureen Lipman
7th June 1989 (first performance)
5000th performance in July 2001
The Woman In Black
Novel: Susan Hill, Adaptation: Stephen Mallatratt