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The history of the theatres of London

Walley Chamberlain Oulton

The history of the theatres of London

containing an annual register of all the new and revived tragedies, comedies, operas, farces, pantomimes, &c. that have been performed at the Theatres-Royal, in London, from the year 1771 to 1795. With occasional notes and anecdotes. In two volumes. ...

by Walley Chamberlain Oulton

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Published by printed for and sold by Martin and Bain; sold also by T. Egerton; W. Miller; J. Bell; and T. Boosey in London .
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Not until the early twentieth century did theatres find their way to Times Square. The first “long-run” musical on Broadway was The Elves, which was presented in and ran for fifty shows. Musical runs in New York noticeably lagged behind musicals in London’s West End. London has a show for everyone. Book the best London theatre tickets through the ultimate guide to the West End, Official London Theatre. Coronavirus Information Theatre Tokens News Family London Theatre Tickets London Musicals Plays In London London Comedies London Theatres London Opera Plan Your Visit London Shows Archive News Archive. , Theatres; an illustrated history, [by] Simon Tidworth Pall Mall Press London Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. In the days before railways made London accessible, Wilkins employed a small company of players to undertake an annual tour of six local theatres, of which Bury St Edmunds was one. Each theatre would open for one or sometimes two short seasons a year but, like so many British theatres, they struggled to find a role in the 20th century.


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