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The Princess Diana Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

14th August 1967 Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland

14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.

14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London

14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)

14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.

14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.

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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