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The London Riots Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th August 1950 Born today: Dennis Elliot, London, rock drummer (Foreigner)

18th August 1937 Comic, actor, and cartoonist Willie Rushton, was born.go to related location

18th August 1896 Born today: Alan Mowbray, London England, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack)

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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