The magnificent London Westend
Theatre, Aldwych is currently running the enjoyable blockbuster London show Top Hat. The
show is a complete treat for theatre lovers, as it is regarded as one of the
greatest dance musicals of all time with a brilliant and superb team of 70
actors, dancers and musicians. The scintillating show is the winner of three
Olivier awards for best New Musical. The story revolves around the magnetic
Broadway sensation Jerry Travers and his heart touching dancing skills which
woos the society model Dale Tremont.
Aldwych Theatre is positioned in
Westend in Aldwych in the City of Westminster.
On 20 July 1971,
theatre was listed under Grade II. The theatre had been constructed with
Waldorf Theatre now called as Novello Theatre. W G R Sprague designed both the
theatres whereas Seymour Hicks along with impresario Charles Frohman financed
Walter Wallis of Balham
constructed Aldwych Theatre. To beautify the theatre huge efforts had been put
on as the Georgian style had been used for ornate decorations. On 23rd December 1905,
Aldwych Theatre London marked its opening with the Blue Bell show. This was the
new version of Hick’s hugely loved pantomime Bluebell in Fairyland.
Some other popular productions of
Hick’s were in the year 1906 and 1907, The Beauty of Bath and The Gay Gordons
respectively. Interestingly, sequences of twelve farces were ran from 1923 to
1933 penned by Ben Travers. These farces had some regular members such as Ralph Lynn, Tom Walls, Ethel Coleridge, Gordon
James, Mary Brough, Winifred Shotter and Robertson Hare.
James Nederlander is the current
owner of the theatre. Aldwych theatre has the occupancy of 1200. Some of the
popular productions of Aldwych Theatre are Thark, Plunder, A Cup of Kindness, A
Night Like This, The Homecoming, Fame, Dirty Dancing etc.