A few doors down from the Adelphi is the pretty building which houses the Vaudeville Theatre.Built in 1870, Henry Irving acted on this stage for a while, as Ronald Bergan's book The Great Theatres of London tells us.
Carrying on along the north side of the Strand, heading east towards Fleet Street and away from Trafalgar Square, we reach the Adelphi theatre.
Lady Precious Stream is a spoken drama adaptation of a Chinese opera (Wang Baochuan Read more »
Composed by Molly Olguin, winner of the Cosmo Davenport-Hines Poetry Competition, 2011.
You're standing under the Savoy when it starts. Read more »
In Matthew Arnold's essay on 'The French Theatre' (1879) he urges on the movement to found a national theatre and fancifully imagines French comediens departing London and passing 'along the Strand... I see a fugitive vision of delicate features under a shower of hair and a cloud of lace, and hear the voice of Mlle. Sarah Bernhardt saying in its most caressing tones to the Londoners: 'The theatre is irresistible, organize the theatre!' This phrase was for decades to be the call to arms for the movement to found the National. Read more »