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Duke Of York's Theatre

  • Original Name: Trafalgar Square Theatre



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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1892/09/10 Walter L Emden Architect Trafalgar Square Theatre opens with "Wedding Eve". Designed by architect Walter Emden, the theatre was built for Frank Wyatt and his wife, Violet Melnotte, who remained the owner until her death in 1935.
1894/03/10 "Go-Bang" with words by Adrian Ross and music by F Osmond Carr, premieres at the Trafalgar Square Theatre. The Musical Farcical Comedy stars Harry Grattan, George Grossmith Jr, Arthur Playfair, Jessie Bond and dancer Letty Lind.
1897/00/00 Charles Frohman Work Charles Frohman assumes management Duke Of York's Theatre and produces a number of very successful shows with American Actors.
1900/00/00 Jerome K Jerome Playwright Produced by Charles Frohman, Jerome K Jerome's "Miss Hobbs", played by Miss Evelyn Millard, is staged at the Duke of York's Theatre.
1900/04/00 Charles Frohman Producer Charles Frohman brings David Belasco's "Madame Butterfly: A Tragedy of Japan" from Broadway in New York City as an 'afterpiece' to "Miss Hobbs".
1900/04/28 David Belasco Playwright David Belasco's "Madame Butterfly", a one act play, opens in London. Evelyn Millard is cast in "Madame Butterfly" while continuing her role in "Miss Hobbs"
1900/05/00 Giacomo Puccini Patron Puccini enjoys David Belasco's "Madame Butterfly: A Tragedy of Japan". After the show, he embraces Belasco enthusiastically and begs to let him use 'Madame Butterfly' as an opera libretto. Madam Butterfly (opera)
1902/11/04 Gerald du Maurier Actor "The Admirable Crichton" by J M Barrie makes its world premiere. Running for 828 performances, the comic play stares H B Irving as Crichton, Irene Vanbrugh as Lady Mary Lasenby and Gerald du Maurier as Ernest.
1902/11/04 J M Barrie Playwright "The Admirable Crichton" by J M Barrie makes its world premiere. Running for 828 performances, the comic play stares H B Irving as Crichton, Irene Vanbrugh as Lady Mary Lasenby and Gerald du Maurier as Ernest.
1904/00/00 William Nicholson Painter William Nicholson paints the portrait of James M Barrie between rehearsals for the first stage production of Peter Pan, Nicholson was working on the costumes, Duke of York's Theatre, London. Sir James Matthew Barrie
1904/00/00 J M Barrie Sitter William Nicholson paints the portrait of James M Barrie between rehearsals for the first stage production of Peter Pan, Nicholson was working on the costumes, Duke of York's Theatre, London. Sir James Matthew Barrie
1904/12/27 J M Barrie Playwright Starring Gerald du Maurier in the dual role of George Darling and Captain Hook, "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" premieres.
1904/12/27 Gerald du Maurier Actor Starring Gerald du Maurier in the dual role of George Darling and Captain Hook, "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" premieres.
1905/12/00 Charles Chaplin Actor Gillette plays Holmes in Charles Frohman's West End production of "Sherlock Holmes" at the Duke of York's Theatre from October to December 1905. Charlie Chaplin plays Billy the pageboy. "It was like tidings from heaven", Chaplin said.
1905/12/00 William H Gillette Actor Gillette plays Holmes in Charles Frohman's West End production of "Sherlock Holmes" at the Duke of York's Theatre from October to December 1905. Charlie Chaplin plays Billy the pageboy. "It was like tidings from heaven", Chaplin said.
1920/06/00 Basil Rathbone plays Alfred de Musset in "Madame Sand" in June 1920 and the Unknown Gentleman in "Tonight or Never" in November 1932.

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