This beautifully illustrated book covers 53 of the best-known and most historic theatres within Central London. Over 200 exquisite cameos capture the theatres as they are now, at the beginning of the new millennium, while the fascinating text brings to life each theatre's colourful and varied past. With a wealth of information for both casual visitors and more serious enthusiasts, London's Theatres is the ultimate reference guide to the capital's magnificent cultural history. Mike Kilburn's lively and authoritative text explores the remarkable evolution of London's theatres within a city which, itself, never ceases to grow and change. He reveals the Adelphi Theatre's origins in the back rooms of a 19th-century, magic-lantern salesman's shop -- and shares the extraordinary story of legendary performers Margot Fonteyn and Donald Albury's conversion of a beer and bananas warehouse into the premier fringe theatre, the Donmar Warehouse.OF SPECIAL INTEREST ac The high-quality restoration of a theatre which had, over a protracted period, suffered many ... starring in both Evita (1978) and Chess (1986), followed in 1 989 by Cole Portera#39;s Anything Goes and Mama Mia in 1 999 .
|Author||:||Michael Kilburn, Mike Kilburn|
|Publisher||:||New Holland Publishers - 2002|