UK – London – Prince Edward Theatre

Dates: 1930 – present

A Delfont-Mackintosh Theatre

Also known as London Casino, Queensberry All Services Club

Official website: http://www.princeedwardtheatre.co.uk

Selected Past Productions and History

  • Mary Poppins (23 October 2019 – March 2020 // paused for pandemic // 7 August 2021 – ) starring Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp
  • Aladdin (27 May 2016 – 31 August 2019)
  • Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (18 March 2008 – March 15, 2014) (transferred to the Piccadilly Theatre)
  • Mary Poppins (December 2004 – January 2008) ran for over 1000 performances
  • Mamma Mia! (23 March 1999 – 2004) [transferred to the Prince of Wales Theatre]
  • West Side Story (1 October 1998 – January 18 1999) [transferred to the Prince of Wales Theatre]
  • Show Boat (20 April 1998 – 19 September 1998) directed by Harold Prince
  • Martin Guerre (21 June 1996 – 28 February 1998)
  • Crazy For You (3 March 1993 – 24 February 1996)
  • November 1992 – January 1993: 3 months of refurbishment costing £3.3m by Sir Bernard Delfont and Cameron Mackintosh. 1690 new red seats, restored 1930s decorative lighting on the front of the circle tiers. Restoration work by Nick Thompson and Clare Ferraby of Renton Howard Wood Levin.
  • Some Like It Hot (Previews 2 March 1992, Opened 19 March 1992 – ?) starring & directed by Tommy Steele
  • The Hunting of the Snark (Previews from 5 October 1991, Opened 24 October 1991, Closed 14 December 1991)
  • The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (13 May 1991 – 25 May 1991) starring Sarah Brightman (12 performances limited run)
  • Children of Eden (Previews from 18 December 1990, Opened 8 January 1991, Royal Gala Charity Performance: 15 January 1991in the presence of HRH The Princess of Wales, Closed 6 April 1991)
  • Anything Goes (from 10 July 1989) starring Elaine Paige, Bernard Cribbins & John Barrowman. Directed by Jerry Zaks.
  • Chess (Previews 5 May 1986, Opened 14 May 1986, Closed April 8th 1989) starring Elaine Paige
  • Evita (Previews 12 June 1978, Opened 21 June 1978, Closed 8 February 1986) starring Elaine Paige
  • 1978 – Refurbished by RHWL Architects and converted back to a live theatre and renamed the Prince Edward Theatre
  • ?Bought by EMI and converted to a standard cinema (35mm only)
  • 1954 – Converted to a Cinerama Cinema, later 35mm/70mm single projector
  • Post-War – Used as a live theatre
  • Hellzapoppin – The Crazy Gang (1948)

  • 1942 – Reopened as Queensberry All Services Club, for servicemen. Shows were broadcast on the BBC.
  • 1941 – Badly damaged in WWII air raid on 10 May 1941
  • 1935 – Converted to a dance and cabaret hall, renamed the London Casino
  • Rio Rita (1930) musical comedy
  • 1930 – Named The Prince Edward Theatre (named after the then Prince of Wales). Opened 3 April 1930.

Links to information about equipment at Prince Edward Theatre, London over the years

  • MMS (Strand)
  • Documents


    Prince Edward Theatre 
    [External Website]
    From Arthur Lloyd website

    LSI - The Hunting of the Snark (November 1991)
    [4.9Mb PDF]
    From Lighting & Sound International

    LSI: Martin Guerre (August 1996)
    [8.38Mb PDF]
    From Lighting & Sound International

    LSI: Aladdins Audio Genie-us (November 2016)
    [11.93Mb PDF]
    From Lighting & Sound International

    Mentions of Prince Edward Theatre, London in indexed journals

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