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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

When the original Globe Theatre was built in 1599, it was considered one of the most technologically advanced buildings of its time. It soon became one of the most famous playhouses in England. The theatre was home to many of Shakespeare's greatest plays, including "Hamlet," "King Lear," and "Macbeth."
April 17, 2022
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British Composers in Short Supply

The number of classical composers the UK produced dipped in the 18th to early 19th century, despite the huge rise in interest in classical music from the public. This resulted in some famous composers visiting and even settling here, such as Handel. We made up somewhat in the late 19th and 20th centuries!
April 13, 2022
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Anna Pavlova in London

When thinking of big names from London's ballet world there is no name bigger than Anna Pavlova; a name celebrated in the form of the pavlova cake and the Pavlova by Payot perfume. Anna Pavlova, one of the most celebrated ballet dancers of her time and enthralled London audiences with her performances in the early 20th century.
March 18, 2022
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Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close

Glenn Close reprises her Tong Award-winning role as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Sunset Boulevard at the London Coliseum.
January 20, 2022
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Nell Gwynn at Apollo Theatre

The story of Nell Gwynn is surrounded with intrigue. A woman who rose up the ranks quickly due to the favour of Charles II and then disappears from the history books.
January 18, 2022
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Wind in the Willows Musical at the Palladium

The Wind In The Willows has finally arrived at London's Palladium Theatre.
January 14, 2022
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Guided Theatre: 2020

Welcome to this new addition of London Guided Walks blog, GUIDED THEATRE by Sarah at Thrifty Theatre. Your hub for all things theatre.
January 12, 2022
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Guided Theatre: February 2020

Hello and welcome to your February addition of GUIDED THEATRE, the hub for all thing’s theatre, including news, the hottest shows and where to get your tickets.
January 11, 2022
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Guided Theatre: March 2020

Hello and welcome to your March addition of GUIDED THEATRE, the hub for all things theatre, news, shows and where to get your tickets.
January 10, 2022
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Virtual Events for Your Enjoyment

January 10, 2022
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Your Theatre Fix (digitally)

This lockdown has enabled several artists, art organisations and exhibitions to open up their digital archives. 
January 7, 2022
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We'll Meet Again for VE Day 75

For the first time in our 150 year history, the Royal Albert Hall will play host to a unique concert.
January 7, 2022
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The Mousetrap and Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opened in London at the Ambassadors Theatre and has played at the St Martin's Theatre since 1973.
January 5, 2022
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Why did the Globe Theatre close?

The beginning of the Globe doesn't start in Southwark. It starts in Shoreditch.
January 3, 2022
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London's First Theatre

Learn more about London's first two theatres that were built in Shoreditch.
January 3, 2022
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The Bard's Birthday

On the Bard's birthday, this blog explores his link to Bankside, including the tomb he ordered.
January 3, 2022
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Victorian Actor William Terriss

“I did it for revenge. He had kept me out of employment for 10 years and I had either to die in the street or kill him", said ''Mad Archer” after murdering his colleague William Terriss, Victorian London’s most famous actor. But why did he kill him?
December 23, 2021
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