This week marks the anniversary of the seminal classic My Fair Lady opening at Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1959. It therefore seems only fitting that our HMT Artist in Profile for this month is one of the stars of this original production – Stuart Wagstaff.
Opening this week back in 2015, Baz Luhrmann's dazzling production of Strictly Ballroom the Musical ran for 237 sequin filled performances at HMT. They also left us with one of the most spectacular additions to the backstage cast wall.
Introducing one of our absolute favourite people, and an incredibly gifted performer – Jill Perryman! Known for some time as Australia's First Lady of Musical Comedy, Jill has appeared in over 12 shows at Her Majesty’s and countless productions elsewhere.
A favourite of Her Majesty’s Theatre, legendary French actor and mime Marcel Marceau, performed here four times throughout his illustrious career – first in 1965, then 1977, 1981, and finally in 2003.
Early in the morning of 25th October 1929, after rehearsals for a production called Brewster’s Millions, a fire broke out in the main auditorium of Her Majesty’s Theatre, believed to have originated in the “spotlight cabin at the back of the gallery”
On the 1st of October 1886, Her Majesty’s Theatre (then called the Alexandra Theatre) opened with its very first production – a “New and Original Farcical Comedy” entitled “Bad Lads”.