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Westfield Stratford City East
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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The London Riots Tour
The London Riots Tour

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)

Matinee With A Difference



Matinee With  A Difference

'Intimate Review' - the shortest West End theatre production.

Location: Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B 5LA

Description: It was at this very theatre in 1930 that a record was set that still stands to this very day.

Indeed the ambitious 'Intimate Review' was to be the shortest run of any West End theatre production.

What was meant to be a succession of witty scenes descended into chaos when the scene changes took up to 20 minutes. In order to get the finale on before midnight, the management decided to scrap seven scenes...it didn't open the following night!

Luckily at that time no Reality/Talent shows were involved...the sponsors would have been going mad!


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Matinee With A Difference

'Intimate Review' - the shortest West End theatre production.


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THE SHADY OLD LADY RECOMMENDS...

Drury Lanes Pantomime FountainDrury Lanes Pantomime Fountain
This is where mr pantomime Augustus Harris is commemorated.
2006-12-06

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