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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st September 1977 Rapper Doc Brown was born in Kilburn.
21st September 1906 Born today: Derrick De Marney, London England, actor (Inheritance)
21st September 1849 Born today: Edmund Gosse, London, translator/critic (Father and Son)
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.