Theatre Royal Haymarket

Ghost of John Baldwin Buckstone who likes a good performance

Location: 18 Suffolk Street, SW1Y 4HT

Description: Being such an old theatre and you would hope that there might be some paranormal activity...

And so to 'Patrick Stewart' of 'Star Trek' fame who was said to have sighted a man wearing what looked like a biege coat and twill trousers in the wings as he performed 'Waiting for Godot' with the brilliant Sir Ian McKellen.

This benign aparation it is said only appears if he likes the performance and appears to be the ghost of John Baldwin Buckstone, actor manager of the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the mid-19th Century and a friend of Charles Dickens.

There has been a theatre in this part of the Haymarket since 1720 - the first one being called The Little Theatre In the Haymarket. The theatre was granted a Royal patent in 1766. The present theatre, which was designed by John Nash and opened in 1821, was so designed so that the front Corinthian portico could be seen from St James Square.

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Theatre Royal Haymarket

Ghost of John Baldwin Buckstone who likes a good performance

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