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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.
22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)
22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.
A Theatre fit for a Baron
Get up close and personal with some Thespians if you so wish
Location: 28A Comeragh Road, W14 9RH
Description: The 'Barons Court Theatre' is a pub theatre in West Kensington, and unlike many pub theatres that are located upstairs or in the back room, the Barons Court Theatre is located in the cellar/vaults below the 'Curtains Up Pub'.
The theatre has about 60 seats that surround the stage on three sides. The playing area is an intimate square surrounded by archways on the three sides where the audience sits. Sometimes the directors use the audience space as playing area and so the theatre has a very intimate feel - in fact you can look the actors right in the eye - not sure if that is a good thing or not!
With the Curtains Up Pub literally within spitting distance, it's an enjoyable place to grab an ale or a meal before the show.