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Apollo Theatre History

In the heart of Theatreland, Apollo theatre made its debut in the year 1901. The theatre carved its niche as one of the major theatres with some of the greatest selection of light operas and comedies like Kitty Grey and Veronique.

Apollo Theatre is the fourth theatre which is built in the Shaftesbury Avenue and was one of the initial developments in the theatrical heritage of London. Lewin Sharp which was not a big name, was the architect of the theatre.

Apollo Theatre made its presence felt during the era of 20s and 30s, when shows from popular playwrights like Noel Coward and Ivor Novello were hosted on the theatre. The shows went on winning huge public and critical acclamations.

Boeing Boeing and Donít Dress for the Dinner were the most successful productions at the Apollo Theatre as both of them ran for almost 3 years. Some of other popular productions include The Glass Menegerie, Rain Man and Yes, Prime Minister.

Nimax theatre is the current owner of the Apollo Theatre and hosted immensely popular production Jerusalem till 2012. Some other recent productions of Apollo theatre are The Madness of George III, revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night.

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