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Aldwych Theatre: one half of double bill
In 1905, London's West End district welcomed two additions to its playhouse list: The Waldorf theatre (later Novello theatre) and the Aldwych theatre. The latter has built an enviable resume of hit dramas and musicals delighting audiences for more than one hundred years. Aldwych Theatre tickets are available now for purchase or sale via StubHub.
A short history of Aldwych Theatre
The birth of the Aldwych theatre was the result of a trans-Atlantic collaboration between British playwright Seymour Hicks and American producer Charles Frohman. Designed in the Edwardian Baroque style, it opened in December 1905 with a Hicks' penned pantomime titled "Blue Bell". In their early years, Hicks' works were showcased along with a set of comedies that came to be referred to as the Aldwych Farces which ran for ten years until the early 1930s. This period would come to be known as the venues First Age. The Second Age started after WWII and was highlighted by Laurence Olivier's 1949 production of Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire". This culminated with the Royal Shakespeare Company's twenty-year association with the venue which ended in the mid 1980s after the theatre was sold. Since then it has hosted such productions as Wolf Hall, Dirty Dancing and Private Lives, all critical and commercial successes. Aldwych Theatre tickets are ready now to be bought or sold via StubHub.
How to get there and other facts
The advent of the millennium witnessed a shift away from plays as comedies and musicals gained in popularity. Beautiful: the Carole King Musical enjoyed a two year stint at the Aldwych Theatre before going on tour. Other West End houses like the Neil Coward Theatre and the Lyceum Theatre embraced this new cultural shift. A recent extensive multi-million dollar renovation has increased seating capacity to 1,200 in its three tiered configuration. The Aldwych Theatre lists its address as Aldwych, London WC2. Due to its central location in the city, it is easily accessible by all modes of public transportation. The London Underground provides several options including Covent Garden, Holborn and Charing Cross tube stations. The National Rail also serves the Charing Cross station. A host of Buses are in the offing including RV1, 4, 6, 9, 11 & 13 among others. Timetables and schedules are available online. Due to city congestion laws, vehicular traffic is only allowed after sundown and parking can be found at Q Park Chinatown. Taxis are always at your pleasure and of course you can walk to the venue if you're nearby. Aldwych Theatre tickets are available now for purchase or sale via StubHub.
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