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Queen's Theatre

Theatre in London's West End. Opened on the 8th October 1907. Will be renamed Sondheim on 18th December 2019 in line with the re-opening of Les Misérables.

As Queen's Theatre (1907 - 17th December 2019)
DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
8th October 1907 - ? (opening production)The Sugar Bowl
Presented by Herbert Sleath
Cast included: Edmund Gwenn, Ellis Jeffrey
Transfer from Savoy
The Devil's Disciple
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Cast included: Harley Granville Barker
1908The Dairymaids
Cast included: Phyllis Dare
1908The Belle of Brittany
1909The Persian Princess
Cast included: George Graves, Ruth Vincent
Late 1909The Bells
Author: Henry Irving
Late 1909The Lyons Mail
Author: Henry Irving
Late 1909The House Opposite
1910Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
1913'Tango Teas'
151 performances
Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford
Producer: Arthur Collins
665 performances
Potash and Perlmutter
Cast included: Augustus Yorke, Robert Leonard
1916Potash and Perlmutter In Society
1919The House Of Peril
1919The Cinderella Man
1920sBluebeard's Eighth Wife
1923Stop Flirting
Cast included: Fred and Adele Astaire
1926And So To Bed
Cast included: Edmund Gwenn (Samuel Papys), Yvonne Arnaud
August 1928The Trial Of Mary Dugan
Author: Bayard Veiller
Cast included: Genevieve Tobin and Thomas E. Shea
1929 - 1930The Apple Cart
Barry Jackson's Malvern Festival production
Cast included: Cedric Hardwicke, Edith Evans
Old Vic production
Cast included: John Gielgud
1930The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Cast included: Cedric Hardwicke
1935Short Story
Author: Robert Morley, Director: Tyrone Guthrie
Cast included: Marie Tempest, Sybil Thorndike, Margaret Rutherford, Ursula Jeans, A. E. Matthews, Rex Harrison
1937Gielgud/Ashcroft Season - Richard III, The School for Scandal, The Three Sisters, The Merchant of Venice
Cast included: Michael Redgrave, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quayle, Leon Quatermain, Harcourt Williams, Dennis Price, Angela Baddeley, Athene Seyler, Rachel Kempson
? - September 1938 - ? (12 months, closed at end of year due to war)Dear Octopus
Author: Dodie Smith
End of 1938 - December 1939Closed due to war
December 1939 - ?All Clear
H.M. Tennent's revue
1940 - 24th September 1940 (closed due to bomb damage)Rebecca
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Cast included: Owen NAres, Celia Johnson
24th September 1940 - July 1959Closed due to bomb damage
8th July 1959 - ? (opening production)Ages Of Man
John Gielgud
370 performances
The Aspern Papers
Michael Redgrave
1960The Tiger and the Horse
Author: Robert Bolt
485 performances
Stop The World I Want To Get Off
Author: Leslie Bricusse
Cast included: Anthony Newley (Littlechap)
1962Vanity Fair
? - April 1963 - ?Mary, Mary
Author: Jean Kerr
Cast included: Maggie Smith, Donald Harron, Ron Randell
1964Marlene Dietrich
Wednesday 21st April 1965 - ?Present Laughter
Author: Noel Coward. Director: Nigel Patrick
Cast included: Nigel Patrick, Phyllis Calvert
1966Suite In Three Keys
Author: Noel Coward
Cast included: Noel Coward
1966Black Comedy
Author: Peter Shaffer. NT production
1966The Royal Hunt Of The Sun
Author: Robert Bolt. NT production
1966 - March 1967 - ? (nearly a year)The Odd Couple
Author: Neil Simon
Cast included: Jack Klugman and Victor Spinetti
1967Halfway Up A Tree
Author: Ustinov
1969Conduct Unbecoming
Wednesday 5th March 1969 - ?What The Butler Saw
Author: Joe Orton. Director: Robert Chetwyn
Cast included: Ralph Richardson, Coral Browne
1971Getting On
Author: Alan Bennett
Cast included: Kenneth More
1972Marlene Dietrich
1972Private Lives
Author: Noel Coward
Cast included: Maggie Smith (Amanda)
1973The Card
Cast included: Jim Dale and Millicent Martin
1974Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Author: Franco Zeffirelli
Cast included: Joan Plowright, Frank Finlay
1975 (1,029 performances)Ptherwise Engaged
Cast included: Alan Bates, Nigel Hawthorne
Cast included: Alec Guinness (Dean Swift)
1977/1978The Old Country
Author: Alan Bennett
1979The Who's Tommy
1979Flowers for Algernon
Cast included: Michael Crawford
Transferred from Hampstead
Outside Edge
Author: Richard Harris
1979And A Nightingale Sang
Author: CP Taylor
1980Closed briefly for redecoration
Wednesday 30th April 1980 - January 1981 - ?The Dresser
Author: Ronald Harwood. Director: Michael Elliott
Cast included: Tom Courtenay, Freddie Jones
Cast included: Penelope Keith
1981Quartermaine's Terms
Author: Simon Gray
Cast included: Edward Fox
? - March 1982 - June 1983 - ?Another Country
Author: Julian Mitchell. Director: Stuart Burge
Cast included: Rupert Everett, Kenneth Branagh
1983Hay Fever
Author: Noel Coward
Cast included: Penelope Keith
? - September 1984 - ?40 Years On
Author: Alan Bennett. Director: Patrick Garland
Cast included: Paul Eddington, Phyllida Law, David Horovitch, Doris Hare and Stephen Fry
1985The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
Cast included: Charlton Heston
Author: Ronald Harwood
Cast included: Maggie Smith, Edward Fox
? - August 1985 - ?The Seagull
Author: Anton Chekhov. Director: Charles Sturridge
Cast included: Vanessa Redgrave, Jonathan Pryce
1986Wonderful Town!
Cast included: Maureen Lipman
1987The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui
Author: Bertolt Brecht
Cast included: Griff Rhys Jones
1987 - 1989 (17 months)Beyond Reasonable Doubt
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Original cast included: Frank Finlay, Wendy Craig
Transfer from NT, 6 months
Single Spies
Author: Alan Bennett
23rd October 1989 - March 1990 - ?Shadowlands
Author: William Nicholson. Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Cast included: Nigel Hawthorne, Jane Lapotaire
1990 - Jan 1991 - ?The Three Sisters
Author: Anton Chekhov. Director: Robert Sturua. Design & Lighting: Giorgi Meskhishvili
Cast included: Vanessa, Lynn and Jemma Redgrave, Stuart Wilson, Phoebe Nicholls, Jeremy Northam, Adrian Rawlins, Aden Gillett, Edna Doré, Michael Carter, Ian Bolt, John Gill, Alex Hardy, Graham Crowden
1991Waiting For Godot
Cast included: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson
1992Radio Times
Cast included: Tony Slattery
Cast inclued: Adam Faith
1993Much Ado About Nothing
Director: Thelma Holt
Cast included: Mark Rylance
1994Hot Shoe Shuffle
Late 1994/Early 1995The Clandestine Marriage
By George Coleman, the elder & David Garrick
Cast included: Nigel Hawthorne
1995The Hot Mikado
1995Prisoner Cell Block H
Cast included: Lily Savage
Stephen Sondheim
Cast included: Michael Ball
1996Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Cast included: Gene Wilder
1997Master Class
Author: Terrence McNally
Cast included: Patti Lupone (Maria Callas)
Christmas 1997Bugsy Malone
National Youth Music Theatre
1998Shopping And F***ing
Author: Mark Ravenhill
1998Saucy Jack And The Space Vixens
1998Elton John's Glasses
Cast included: Brian Conley
Late 1998The Pirates of Penzance
1999The Street of Crocodile
Theatre de Complicite
? - March 1999 - ?Macbeth
Director: Thelma Holt
Cast included: Rufus Sewell
Author: Peter Barnes
Manchester Royal Exchange production
Cast included: Eddie Izzard
? - December 1999 - ?The Lady In The Van
Author: Alan Bennett
Cast included: Maggie Smith, Nicholas Farrell and Kevin McNally
9th October 2000 - ?The Seven Year Itch
Author: George Axelrod. Director: Michael Radford
Cast included: Daryl Hannah, Rolf Saxon
? - July 2001 - ?All You Need Is Love!
3rd October 2002 - ? (previews)
23rd October 2002 - ?
Susan Stroman
? - January 2005 (20th year) - 13th July 2019
Les Miserables
14th July - 17th December 2019Closed for renovation

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As Sondheim Theatre (18th December 2019 - now)
DateShowProgramme in our eBay Store?
18th December 2019 - (booking to) April 2020Les Misérables

History of productions taken from articles in Shadowlands 1990 (by George Hoare) and The Seven Year Itch 2000 programmes