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The history of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane is the theatrical history of England

The newly renovated Theatre Royal Drury Lane has seen it all and staged it all, says Robert Gore-Langton

7 August 2021

9:00 AM

7 August 2021

9:00 AM

Andrew Lloyd Webber has not been in the best of moods lately, largely thanks to all the Covid delays to his new musical Cinderella, now finally about to open — for the umpteenth announced time — at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The bigger news, however, is that his theatre at the other end of Drury Lane, the grand old Theatre Royal, is finally finished after massive renovations.

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