Adelphi Theatre

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About

Although there have been various earlier entertainment buildings on the site the reconstructed Adelphi Theatre, with its art deco interiors, opened to the public in December 1930 with Jessie Matthews starring in Evergreen.

The front-of-house areas of the Adelphi Theatre were restored to their original lustre and extravagance in 1993 when Andrew Lloyd Webber became co-owner and opened his musical production of Sunset Boulevard. Other famous productions at the Adelphi Theatre include Gertrude Lawrence in Cole Porter’s Nymph Errant, Ivor Novello’s The Dancing Years, Bless the Bride, Beatrice Lillie as Auntie Mame, Van Johnson in The Music Man, Lionel Bart’s Blitz! and Maggie May, Charlie Girl with Anna Neagle, a revival of Me and My Girl originally starring Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson and in the Adelphi Theatre’s longest run (over nine years), the new Broadway production of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago.

Revivals of Evita and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat have proved enormously popular. More recently, the theatre played host to the worldwide premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Love Never Diesthe National Theatre’s record breaking One Man Two Guvnors, Chichester’s Sweeney Todd starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton and the successful stage production of The Bodyguard. The theatre is currently playing host to the Olivier Award-winning musical Kinky Boots

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Phone Number

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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

1947

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Bless the Bride, written specifically by A P Herbert and Vivian Ellis to meet the talents of ‘Champagne Soprano’ Lizbeth Webb, was produced by CB Cochrane.

Bless the Bride, written specifically by A P Herbert and Vivian Ellis to meet the talents of ‘Champagne Soprano’ Lizbeth Webb, was produced by CB Cochrane.

1958

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The title role of the play Auntie Mame perfectly suited the comedic talents of Beatrice Lillie.

The title role of the play Auntie Mame perfectly suited the comedic talents of Beatrice Lillie.

1965

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Harold Fielding’s production of the musical Charlie Girl starred Anna Neagle and Derek Nimmo and ran for over five years.

Harold Fielding’s production of the musical Charlie Girl starred Anna Neagle and Derek Nimmo and ran for over five years.

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.

1985

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Me and My Girl, originally with Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson, transferred from the Leicester Haymarket and began an eight year run.

Me and My Girl, originally with Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson, transferred from the Leicester Haymarket and began an eight year run.

1993

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The theatre was completely refurbished prior to the opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard.

The theatre was completely refurbished prior to the opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard.

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.

2011

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The record-breaking production of One Man Two Guvnors, with James Corden, transferred from the National Theatre.

The record-breaking production of One Man Two Guvnors, with James Corden, transferred from the National Theatre.

2013

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

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

2016

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Kinky Boots wins Olivier Award as Best New Musical

Kinky Boots wins Olivier Award as Best New Musical
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