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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London
27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)
27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London
27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)
27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens
The Apollo Theatre
The theatre where the ceiling collapsed in 2013.
Location: Shaftesbury Avenue
Description: This is the Shaftesbury Avenue theatre that saw it's ceiling collapse on December 19th 2013 injuring almost 100 attendees.
When it first opened in 1901 it caused a public uproar, with a 100% selected audience for the first performance. The Times allegedly refused to review the private opening, instead waiting until the first public production on the following day.