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Sir Alex Ferguson
26th October 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson

Paul Carrack
2nd November 2014

Paul Carrack

Jeff Tweedy
4th November 2014

Jeff Tweedy

Matilda - Children in Need Gala Performance
4th November 2014

Matilda - Children in Need Gala Performance

Damien Rice
7th November 2014

Damien Rice

Sixties Gold
16th November 2014

Sixties Gold

Iron & Wine
16th November 2014

Iron & Wine

Celtic Woman
23rd November 2014

Celtic Woman

Chico and the Gypsies
30th November 2014

Chico and the Gypsies

Ralph McTell
7th December 2014

Ralph McTell

Christmas  with  the  Rat  Pack
28th December 2014

Christmas with the Rat Pack

Matt Goss
25th January 2015

Matt Goss

Collabro with special guest Lucy Kay
8th February 2015

Collabro with special guest Lucy Kay

Texas
2nd May 2015

Texas

Lulu
17th May 2015

Lulu

John Barrowman
24th May 2015

John Barrowman

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1812

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Current Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, designed by Benjamin Dean Wyatt was built.

Current Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, designed by Benjamin Dean Wyatt was built.

1897

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The current Her Majesty's Theatre, designed by C J Phipps, was opened for Herbert Beerbohm Tree.

The current Her Majesty's Theatre, designed by C J Phipps, was opened for Herbert Beerbohm Tree.

1910

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The Palladium opened on Boxing Day. Frank Matcham, the architect, was commissioned by Walter Gibbons to build the grandest, most luxurious, yet intimate music hall.

The Palladium opened on Boxing Day.  Frank Matcham, the architect, was commissioned by Walter Gibbons to build the grandest, most luxurious, yet intimate music hall.

1916

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Oscar Asche produced and starred in Chu Chin Chow which broke records with a run of 2,238 performances.

Oscar Asche produced and starred in Chu Chin Chow which broke records with a run of 2,238 performances.

1930

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The current reconstructed theatre building with internal art deco features opened. The first production was Evergreen starring Jessie Matthews

The current reconstructed theatre building with internal art deco features opened. The first production was Evergreen starring Jessie Matthews

1930

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Opened by Bertie Meyer with André Charlot’s revue Masquerade starring Beatrice Lillie.

Opened by Bertie Meyer with André Charlot’s revue Masquerade starring Beatrice Lillie.

1931

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The first Crazy Week was the beginning of the famous Crazy Gang, and the theatre became their home for 9 years until the second world war.

The first Crazy Week was the beginning of the famous Crazy Gang, and the theatre became their home for 9 years until the second world war.

1939

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During the Second World War Drury Lane was the headquarters of the Entertainment National Services Association (E.N.S.A.).

During the Second World War Drury Lane was the headquarters of the Entertainment National Services Association (E.N.S.A.).

1951

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Judy Garland played her first Palladium season.

Judy Garland played her first Palladium season.

1972

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Bernard Delfont opened the theatre with a television recording of Marlene Dietrich’s one-woman show.

Bernard Delfont opened the theatre with a television recording of Marlene Dietrich’s one-woman show.

1979

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Cameron Mackintosh produced My Fair Lady, directed by Alan Jay Lerner and starring Liz Robertson, Anna Neagle and Tony Britton.

Cameron Mackintosh produced My Fair Lady, directed by Alan Jay Lerner and starring Liz Robertson, Anna Neagle and Tony Britton.

1981

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The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, produced by Cameron Mackintosh, began its record-breaking run of 21 years.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, produced by Cameron Mackintosh, began its record-breaking run of 21 years.

1986

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, produced by Cameron Mackintosh received its world premiere and began its current record breaking run

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, produced by Cameron Mackintosh received its world premiere and began its current record breaking run

1989

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Bob Carlton’s Olivier Award winning musical Return to the Forbidden Planet began a three year run.

Bob Carlton’s Olivier Award winning musical Return to the Forbidden Planet began a three year run.

1989

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Cameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon began a ten year run making it the longest running show in Drury Lane history.

Cameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon began a ten year run making it the longest running show in Drury Lane history.

1997

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The Broadway revival production of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago opened and went on to become the theatre’s longest running production.

The Broadway revival production of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago opened and went on to become the theatre’s longest running production.

2000

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The world premiere of The Beautiful Game by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton.

The world premiere of The Beautiful Game by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton.

2002

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The famous but outdated revolving stage was removed to accommodate the state-of-art technology required to make a car fly in the world premiere of the stage spectacular Chitty Chitty Bang Bang . Chitty still holds the record as the longest-running show ever to play The Palladium with 1,414 performances.

The famous but outdated revolving stage was removed to accommodate the state-of-art technology required to make a car fly in the world premiere of the stage spectacular Chitty Chitty Bang Bang . Chitty still holds the record as the longest-running show ever to play The Palladium with 1,414 performances.

2009

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The current sell-out production of War Horse transferred from the National Theatre.

The current sell-out production of War Horse transferred from the National Theatre.

2012

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The Royal Shakespeare Company’s musical production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda began its current sell-out run.

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s musical production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda began its current sell-out run.

2013

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Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened.

2013

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2013 Beverley Knight and Tristan Gemmell took over the leading roles in The Bodyguard

2013 Beverley Knight and Tristan Gemmell took over the leading roles in The Bodyguard

2014

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I Can’t Sing – The X Factor Musical begins previews in February. Nigel Harman stars as the show’s co-producer Simon Cowell.

I Can’t Sing – The X Factor Musical begins previews in February. Nigel Harman stars as the show’s co-producer Simon Cowell.
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