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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th April 1966 Spin-bowling Cricketer Phil Tufnell was born in Barnet, London.
29th April 1943 Noel Coward's Present Laughter, premieres in London
29th April 1923 Born today: Maxine Audley, London, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards)
29th April 1879 Born today: Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
Theatre manager haunts his own.
Former manager Fred Frederick's haunts the theatre he built.
Location: Theatre Royal, Stratford
Description: The builder of the theatre, Freddy Fredericks now looks after the building. He is said to walk around at midnight, a small, tubby man dressed in brown, radiating friendliness, and has been caught on camera at least once. His initials are painted on an archway, and if removed it is said the theatre will fall.