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About Us

Theatre Royal Drury Lane is arguably the most famous Theatre in the world and the oldest working playhouse in London. In 1747, David Garrick and James Lacy shared the patent which had been granted by King Charles II to Thomas Killigrew in 1662. This meant that their Drury Lane company was allowed to perform 'legitimate' drama, a privilege shared only by Covent Garden, and later, the Haymarket, until there was a change in the law in 1843.

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Latest News

 

A BRILLIANT TWELFTH NIGHT AT DRURY LANE FOR THE BADDELEY CAKE CEREMONY.

A huge thank you to the cast of Frozen and Disney inc for enabling us to carry on the tradition with  the cutting of the cake, beautifully made by Christina Georgiou.

The cast were on stage and guests socially distanced in the stalls to listen to the Master's speech and drink the health of Robert Baddeley.

Thank you to LW Theatres and to Jeremy Roberts and his team for a truly punchy punch. 

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WONDERFUL WEST END WENDY'S

What a wizzy time we all had at our fabulous West End Wendy's reunion. Thank you all for contributing to our Fund to the tune of £300. So kind and typical of our profession, which has to have the most generous Guys and Dolls.

Thank you from all of us to all of you.

and thank you dear Scott St Martyn for organising our yearly bash...it was a smash!

 

THE LATE JILL HUDSON

 

Huge thank you to all the friends of the late great Jill Hudson, stage door keeper of the Drury Lane Theatre, who gave so generously to the Fund. A magnificent £3,400 will be especially put aside for back stage staff who are in need and will be given in her memory.

We are erecting a plaque in  the crew room where she will be always  remembered. 

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STOP PRESS!

Acting for Others are holding a West End Flea Market on Saturday May 21st at St Paul's Churchyard, Covent Garden from 10-1.
Admission £1 to meet the stars and buy souvenirs from the q 18 shows represented.
 

Nick Bromley, Master of the Fund, has his new book Stage Ghosts and Haunted Theatres on general sale from May 3rd.

 

Introduced by Richard O'Brien, the creator of the legendary The Rocky Horror Picture Show, it takes the reader on a selected tour of some fifty of the British Isles' phantom filled venues.

 

'Absorbing, intriguing, spooktacular- this is my kind of theatre book'. Gyles Brandreth.

 

By sending a message when purchasing to say you saw it on our site, a portion of each sale will benefit the Fund.

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