Savoy Theatre

The Savoy Theatre is a West End theatre located in the Strand in the City of Westminster, London, England. The theatre opened on 10 October 1881 and was built by Richard D'Oyly Carte on the site of the old Savoy Palace as a showcase for the popular series of comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, which became known as the Savoy Operas as a result.

The theatre was the first theatre, and the first public building in the world, to be lit entirely by electricity. In 1889, Richard D'Oyly Carte built the Savoy Hotel next to the theatre. For many years, the Savoy was the home of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, and it was run by the Carte family for over a century. Richard's son Rupert D'Oyly Carte rebuilt and modernised the theatre in 1929, and it was rebuilt again in 1993 following a fire. It is a Grade II* listed building.

Apart from The Mikado and other famous Gilbert and Sullivan premières, the theatre has hosted such notable premières as Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit in 1941. In recent years it has presented opera, Shakespeare and other non-musical plays, as well as musicals, including revivals of Fiddler on the Roof and Carousel, and new shows like Never Forget. The original London production of Legally Blonde played from December 2009 to April 2012.

Read more about Savoy Theatre:  History of The Site, Richard D'Oyly Carte's Theatre, Rupert D'Oyly Carte's Theatre, 1990 Fire and Restored Theatre, Recent Notable Productions, Nearby Tube Stations

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Wallace Brownlow - D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
... He first appeared at the Savoy Theatre in London in the chorus in the original 1887 production of Ruddygore ... Brownlow continued in the chorus at the Savoy Theatre during the first London revivals of H.M.S ... the role of Sir Richard Cholmondeley, the Lieutenant of the Tower of London in the next Savoy opera, The Yeomen of the Guard, in 1888 at the Savoy Theatre ...
The Gondoliers - Productions
... It earned more money than any other Savoy opera in its original run ... It opened at the New Park Theatre on 7 January 1890 and was immediately panned ... for most of the cast, and remounted the production at Palmer's Theatre on 18 February ...
R. Scott Fishe - Savoy Theatre
... In the spring of 1893, Fishe returned to the Savoy Theatre to create roles in several more Savoy Operas...it shortly became time to go to the theatre, and though we eventually aroused Kenningham, nothing we could do would waken Scott Fishe ... Fishe returned to the Savoy Theatre in November to play the title role in the revival of The Mikado ...
Charles Kenningham - D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
... He replaced Courtice Pounds as Indru at the Savoy Theatre in October 1891 before returning to the Royal English Opera House to play Jeban D'Eveille in La Basoche by Andr ... Returning to the Savoy Theatre in September 1892, he created the parts of Oswald in Haddon Hall, Tom in Jane Annie, and Captain Fitzbattleaxe in Gilbert and Sullivan's penultimate opera ... When Courtice Pounds returned to the Savoy Theatre in July 1894 to take the tenor lead in Mirette, Kenningham rejoined the D'Oyly Carte touring company ...

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