UK – London – Wyndham’s Theatre

Dates: 1899 – present

Official website: http://www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk/Theatres/wyndhams_theatre.asp

History & Past Productions

(Mostly from http://www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk/Theatres/wyndhams_theatre.asp)

Don Juan In Soho (17 March 2017 – 10 June 2017) starring David Tennant, Adrian Scarborough, Gawn Grainger
The Kite Runner
(21 December 2016 – 11 March 2017) starring Ben Turner
No Man’s Land (20 September 2016 – 17 December 2016) starring Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart
The Truth (22 June 2016 – 3 September 2016) starring Tanya Franks & Alexander Hanson
People, Places and Things (15 Mar 2016 – 18 Jun 2016) starring Denise Gough
Hangmen (1 Dec 2015 – 5 Mar 2016) starring David Morrissey
The Father (30 Sep 2015 – 21 Nov 2015) starring Kenneth Cranham & Claire Skinner
The Mentalists (3 Jul 2015 – 29 Aug 2015) starring Stephen Merchant, Steffan Rhodri
American Buffalo (16 Apr 2015 – 27 Jun 2015) starring Damian Lewis, John Goodman, Tom Sturridge
A View from the Bridge (10 Feb 2015 – 11 Apr 2015) starring Mark Strong, Nicola Walker and Phoebe Fox
King Charles III (2 Sep 2014 – 31 Jan 2015)
Skylight (6 Jun 2014 – 23 Aug 2014) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan
Uncle Vanya & Three Sisters (24 Apr 2014 – 3 May 2014) performed in Russian with a Russian cast
The Weir (16 Jan 2014 – 19 Apr 2014) starring Brian Cox, Ardal O’Hanlon & Dervla Kirwan
Barking In Essex (6 Sep 2013 – 4 Jan 2014) starring Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock
Relatively Speaking (14 May 2013 – 31 Aug 2013) starring Felicity Kendal & Kara Tointon
Quartermaine’s Terms (23 Jan 2013 – 13 Apr 2013) starring Rowan Atkinson
Dreamboats and Petticoats (16 Oct 2012 – 19 Jan 2013) limited run following closure at the Playhouse Theatre
Abigail’s Party (15 May 2012 – 1 September 2012) starring Jill Halfpenny
The King’s Speech (22 Mar 2012 – 12 May 2012)
Jackie Mason – Fearless (13 February 2012 – 17 March 2012)
The Rat Pack: Live from Las Vegas (9 January 2012 – 21 January 2012)
Christmas with the Rat Pack (20 December 2011 – 7 January 2012)
Driving Miss Daisy (26 Sep 2011 – 17 Dec 2011) starring Vanessa Redgraveand James Earl Jones.
Much Ado About Nothing (16 May 2011 – 3 September 2011) starring David Tennant & Catherine Tate
Clybourne Park (8 February 2011 – 7 May 2011) transferred from the Royal Court Theatre
Bill Bailey: Dandelion Mind (2 November 2010 – 8 January 2011)
Avenue Q (19 March 2010 – 30 October 2010) following closure at the Gielgud Theatre
An Inspector Calls (3 December 2009 – 6 March 2010)
The Shawshank Redemption (14 September 2009 – 29 November 2009)
Twelfth Night (5 December 2008 – 7 March 2009)
Wyndham’s re-opened on 17 September 2008 following a major four-month refurbishment programme with a highly acclaimed year-long season presented by the Donmar Warehouse. The season included Ivanov, Twelfth Night, Madame de Sade and Hamlet starring Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Judi Dench and Jude Law.
The History Boys (20 December 2007 – 26 April 2008) starring Desmond Barrit
Shadowlands
(3 October 2007 – 17 December 2007) starring Charles Dance and Janie Dee (transferred to the Novello Theatre)
The Letter (1 May 2007 – 11 Aug 2007) starring Jenny Seagrove and Anthony Andrews
The History Boys (21 December 2006 – 14 April 2007)
A Voyage Round My Father (21 September 2006 – 18 November 2006) starring Derek Jacobi
Sunday in the Park with George (23 May – 2 September 2006) Transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory and swept the board at the 2007 Olivier Awards where it won in five different categories. Starring Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell.
Honour (14 February 2006 – 6 May 2006) starring Diana Rigg and Martin Jarvis
Heroes (18 October 2005 – 14 January 2006) starring Richard Griffiths, John Hurt & Ken Stott
On 19 September 2005 the long lease on the theatre reverted from the Ambassador Theatre Group to Delfont Mackintosh Theatres.
As You Like It (21 June  – 17 September 2005) starring Sienna Miller & Clive Rowe
The Vagina Monologues (7 April 2005 – 14 May 2005)
The Witches (9 March 2005 – 2 April 2005)
By the Bog of Cats (1 December 2004 – 26 February 2005) starring Holly Hunter
Dylan Moran: Monster II (1 – 13 November 2004)
Democracy (20 April 2004 – 9 October 2004)
Dinner (9 Dec 2003 – 3 April 2004)
The Play What I Wrote (2001)
Art (October 1996 – October 2001) transfer to the Whitehall Theatre after over 2000 performances
Three Tall Women (1994) starring Maggie Smith
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991) starring Tom Conti, Gemma Jones, Clare Higgins
Serious Money (1987)
Ghosts (1986) starring Vanessa Redgrave & Tom Wilkinson
Crystal Clear (1983)
Side by Side by Sondheim (1976) produced by Cameron Mackintosh
No Man’s Land (1975) directed by Peter Hall, starring John Gielgud & Ralph Richardson
Godspell (1972 – 1975) transferred from the Roundhouse and ran for almost three years. The cast included Julie Covington, David Essex, Marti Webb and Jeremy Irons.
The Boys in the Band (1969)
The Cocktail Party (1968) directed by & starring Alec Guinness
Inadmissable Evidence (1964)
Oh What A Lovely War (1963) produced by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop
Sparrers Can’t Sing (1961)
The Hostage (?1960) produced by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop
A Taste of Honey (1959?) produced by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop
The Boy Friend (14 January 1954) – 2078 performances
The Living Room (16 April 1953 – ?) Graham Greene’s first stage play, starred Dorothy Tutin and Eric Portman

1945 Daphne du Maurier, Gerald’s daughter, continued the family association with Wyndham’s when her play The Years Between opened on 10 January.
1930 The bestselling author Edgar Wallace took the lease on the theatre and presented a series of crime plays including The Ringer, The Calendar and On the Spot.
1923 Tallulah Bankhead was the talk of London when she made her debut in The Dancers written by Gerald du Maurier and Viola Tree. Her most famous scene was one in which she performed an Indian dance costumed in feathers and jewels.
London Pride (1916)
1916 The original theatre plans included a winter garden on the roof. The Council refused permission for this, but it was used once for a rehearsal of a charity performance of J M Barrie’s The Admirable Crichton at which G B Shaw was also present.
1910 Gerald du Maurier became actor-manager of Wyndham’s for more than a decade. Some of his most famous roles were in Raffles and Bull-Dog Drummond.
1899 Wyndham’s opened on 16 November with a revival of David Garrick by T W Robertson in which the theatre’s owner Charles Wyndham and his future wife, Mary Moore, both appeared. The theatre was designed by the architect W G R Sprague in the Louis XVI style.

Archive equipment related to Wyndhams Theatre over the years

  • CD / System CD (Strand Lighting)
  • Grand Master Board (Strand Lighting)
  • Documents


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