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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th January 1928 Born today: Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson)

17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)

17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)

17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London

17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.go to related location

Comedy of Errors 1st Performance



Comedy of Errors 1st Performance

This is where The Comedy of Errors was first performed.

Location: Gray's Inn Hall, South Square, Holborn

Description: This is the fabulous Gray's Inn Hall where it is recorded that the first ever performance of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors took place.

A company of base and common fellows, is mentioned in the Gesta Grayorum (The Deeds of Gray) as having occurred in Gray's Inn Hall on Dec. 28, 1594.

Queen Elizabeth I was a regular visitor, as was Francis Bacon.

The impressive and ancient chestnut screen here is reputed to come from one of the 1588 Spanish Armada ships.

Tagged in this Tour: Elizabethan & Stuart London

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Comedy of Errors 1st Performance

This is where The Comedy of Errors was first performed.


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