Theatreland Memorabilia

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When it was built it was the first theatre built in the City in nearly 300 years.

Mermaid Theatre

Theatre in Puddle Dock, London. Opened on the 28th May 1959.

A Booklet about the building of The Mermaid is available to buy in our eBay Store

DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
28th May 1959 - ? (330 performances)Lock Up Your Daughters
~January 1960Treasure Island
Thuesday 15th December 1960 - ?Emil And The Detectives
Author: Erich Kastner. Adaptation: Julius Gellner and M. L. Sigley
17th May 1962 - ?Lock Up Your Daughters
10th April 1963 - ?Virtue In Danger
Book and Lyrics: Paul Dehn. Music: James Bernard
June 1963Alfie
Author: Bull Naughton
? - July 1966Let's Get A Divorce
Cast included: Fenella Fielding and Hugh Paddick
? - November 1969 - ?Treasure Island
Cast included: Jack Spratt (resident parrot)
Summer 1970Henry IV Parts I & II
Cast included: Hywel Bennett (Prince Hal), Graham Crowden (King), Bernard Miles (Falstaff)
Thursday 18th May 1972 - ?Journey's End
Author: R.C. Sherriff. Director: Eric Thompson
The 69 Theatre production
10th July 1972 - ?Cowardy Custard
Noel Coward
1976For King And Country
Cast included: Paul COpley
? - August 1985 - ?Breaking The Silence
Author: Stephen Poliakoff. Director: Ron Daniels.
RSC production. Cast included: Alan Howard, Gemma Jones, Jenny Agutter
Part of 8th July - 3rd October 1987 seasonThe Fair Maid of the West
Author: Thomas Heywood. Director: Trevor Nunn
Part of 8th July - 3rd October 1987 seasonEvery Man In His Humour
Author: Ben Jonson. Director: John Caird
Season starting 8th July 1987 - 31st October 1987They Shoot Horses, Don't They
Novel: Horace McCoy. Adaptation: Ray Herman. Director: Ron Daniels
RSC production
August - 22nd October 1987The Great White Hope
Author: Howard Sackler. Director: Nicholas Kent
RSC production
? - 5th December 1987Sarcophagus
Author: Vladimir Gubaryev
RSC production
late 1987(season ending 16th January 1988)The Rover
Author: Aphra Behn
RSC production
May 1990Mother Courage
Author: Brecht. Glasgow Citizens' production. Director: Philip Prowse
Cast included: Glenda Jackson (Mother Courage)