Her Majesty's Theatre

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As part of the theatres regular upkeep areas of the theatre are redecorated on a rota, during 2014 Her Majesty’s theatre’s grand front of house area received a full revamped. The elegant staircases which leads up to the Royal Circle bar were refurbished and repainted, and the lighting on the staircases was improved to help light the many art works featured on the walls.

The paintings themselves had to be removed out of hours to avoid disruption to the Phantom of the Opera performances and audiences. After being sent to Simon G Studios to be cleaned, the frames and canvases were returned and rehung; frames freshly painted and layers of road pollution from Haymarket and cigar smoke from the days of indoor smoking removed from the paintings.

Within the same year the theatres Stall bars received the same treatment with replacement of the gold leaf and artworks restored. 

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1897

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The current Her Majesty's Theatre, designed by C J Phipps, was opened for Herbert Beerbohm Tree.

The current Her Majesty's Theatre, designed by C J Phipps, was opened for Herbert Beerbohm Tree.

1916

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Oscar Asche produced and starred in Chu Chin Chow which broke records with a run of 2,238 performances.

Oscar Asche produced and starred in Chu Chin Chow which broke records with a run of 2,238 performances.

1931

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John Gielgud starred as Inigo Jollifant in J B Priestley’s The Good Companions.

John Gielgud starred as Inigo Jollifant in J B Priestley’s The Good Companions.

1949

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Lerner and Leowe’s Brigadoon opened with Noele Gordon.

Lerner and Leowe’s Brigadoon opened with Noele Gordon.

1958

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The original London production of West Side Story featured George Chakiris as Riff.

The original London production of West Side Story featured George Chakiris as Riff.

1967

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Fiddler on the Roof opened with Topol playing Tevye opposite Miriam Karlin as Golde.

Fiddler on the Roof opened with Topol playing Tevye opposite Miriam Karlin as Golde.

1972

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Lauren Bacall led the cast of the musical Applause.

Lauren Bacall led the cast of the musical Applause.

1981

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Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus transferred from The National Theatre starring Frank Finlay.

Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus transferred from The National Theatre starring Frank Finlay.

1986

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, produced by Cameron Mackintosh received its world premiere and began its current record breaking run

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, produced by Cameron Mackintosh received its world premiere and began its current record breaking run

1994

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A major building refurbishment, including a new roof, was completed without losing a single performance of The Phantom of the Opera

A major building refurbishment, including a new roof, was completed without losing a single performance of The Phantom of the Opera
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