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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th August 1967 The Beatles met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at The Park Lane Hilton.
24th August 1961 Born today: Mark Bedders Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness)
24th August 1961 Mad Men actor Jared Harris was born in London.
24th August 1957 Comedian Stephen Fry born in Hampstead, London.
24th August 1954 William Heatherton's Reluctant Debutante, premieres in London
24th August 1940 Luftwaffe bombs London
24th August 1591 Bachelor Poet Robert Herrick was born in Cheapside, London.
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.