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UK it proved to be a show the public wanted to see.


South Pacific –


The Original Broadway Company.


Credit – Peter Coombs


an occurrence of immense importance for the future of musicals as well as being commercially successful. The London production opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 1 November 1951,


with Mary Martin and Wilbur Evans. It ran there for 792 performances and Mary Martin was succeeded by Julie Wilson. A great personal success was scored by Muriel Smith as Bloody Mary. In spite of mixed reviews in the


A very different revival of a different musical will be “The Boy Friend” at the Bridewell Theatre from July 5th, before the theatre begins its usual “dark” period in August. Areminder that you can book at the Barbican Box Office for one of the City’s best-kept secrets, the world’s oldest surviving Music Hall. Wilton’s was built in 1858 and is one of our most stunning and atmospheric theatres giving a home to an exciting programme. It has recently housed a brilliant production of “Iolanthe” and on 31 May the world premiere of a new play by Jonathan Holmes will open there. “Into Thy Hands” will run until July. This play is about John Donne’s struggle in the seventeenth century with faith and faithlessness. Tickets are available for £18 (Tuesdays £15). Office. Wishing you all a summer of great theatregoing on your doorstep!


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