UK – London – Apollo Theatre

Dates: February 1901 – present

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See The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time page for information about the ceiling collapse


Productions & History

(partly from by Mark Fox with thanks to George Hoare Space)

Travesties (from February 2017)
Peter Pan Goes Wrong (October 21, 2016 – 29 January 2017)
The Go Between (to October 2016) starring Michael Crawford
Horrible Histories – The Best of Barmy Britain (Summer to September 3 2016)
Nell Gwynn () starring Gemma Arterton, transferred from Shakespeare’s Globe
Peter Pan Goes Wrong (?December 2015 to January 31, 2016)
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical () transferred to Lyric Theatre
Dear Lupin (July 30 2015 – September 2015) starring father & son James Fox & Jack Fox
The Audience (April 21 – July 25 2015) starring Kristin Scott Thomas
My Night With Reg (January 17 – April 11 2015)
Urinetown (September 2014 to January 3 2015) Transfer from St James Theatre
Let the Right One In (March 26th 2014 – August 30 2014)
Period of closure due to the ceiling collapse during performance (December 2013 – March 2014)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (March 2013 – December 2013)
The Country Girl ()
All My Sons ()
Jerusalem ()
Richard III () starring Mark Rylance & Stephen Fry
Twelfth Night ()
Long Day’s Journey Into Night () starring David Suchet
Three Days of Rain (2009) starring James McAvoy
Rain Man (2008) starring Josh Hartnett
The Glass Menagerie (2007) starring Jessica Lange
Summer and Smoke (2005) starring Rosamund Pike
2005 – The theatre changed ownership – now owned by Nimax Theatres.
2000 Purchased by Lord Lloyd-Webber’s Really Useful Group and Bridgepoint Capital
Popcorn (1997)
Neville’s Island (1994) starring Tony Slattery
Don’t Dress For Dinner (1991)
Best of Friends (1988) by Hugh Whitemore. One of the last stage appearances of Sir John Gielgud, aged 83
Gerald Moon’s Corpse (1984) in which Keith Baxter played twins opposite Milo O’Shea
Season’s Greetings (1982)
Middle Aged Spread (1980) with Richard Briers and Paul Eddington
Shut Your Eyes and Think of England (1977) starring Donald Sinden
1975 – changed ownership – now part of the Stoll Moss Group

The Norman Conquests (1974)
Why Not Stay for Breakfast (1973)
The Mating Game (1972) starring Terry Scott
Home (1969) starring Sir John Gielgud & Ralph Richardson
Forty Years On (1968) starring Sir John Gielgud
Boeing Boeing
(1962 – 1965)starring Patrick Cargill and David Tomlinson. The play eventually transferred to the Duchess in 1965.
Seagulls Over Sorrento (1950 – ?1953)
Treasure Hunt (1949) directed by John Gielgud, starring Sybil Thorndike and Lewis Casson
The Happiest Days of Your Life (1948) starring Margaret Rutherford
Private Lives (1944 – ?) revival, starring John Clements and Kay Hammond
1944 – Prince Litter took control of the theatre
Flare Path (1942)
Gaslight (1939)
Idiot’s Delight (1938) starring Raymond Massey
Wild Decembers (1932) starring Diana Wynyard as Charlotte Bronte 
There’s Always Juliet (1931)
A Symphony in Two Flats (1929)
The Silver Tassie (1929)
Irish Rose
Trilby (1922) by George Du Maurier
1920 – Actor George Grossmith and Edward Laurillard became managers
Hobson’s Choice (1916)
The Follies (1908 until 1912) by H G Pelissier
Tom Jones (1907)  starring Cicely Courtneidge 
Veronique (1904)
The Belle of Bohemia (1901)

Archive equipment related to Apollo Theatre, London over the years

  • CD / System CD (Strand Lighting)
  • Documents

    Apollo Theatre - Arthur Lloyd 
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