Drury Lane Theatre Royal Tickets
The Drury Lane Theatre from the boroughs of London is once again bringing the best of the West End for you! The theatre, located in the Convent Garden of Westminster, has been an entertainment destination for masses including all the monarchs after its restoration. The theatre has been a significant part of the British Theatre since its inception in 1663. The Dury Lane theatre, over the centuries, has presented excellent plays including Oliver Twist, Lord of the Rings, My Fair Lady and The Producers.
The Drury lane Royal Theatre has this interesting myth of being one of the most haunted theatres in the history. Legend has it that the show gets super successful if a ghost shows up in it. This theatre has its very own set of famous ghosts. The "Man in Grey" remains the most famous of them all, he shows up dressed like a nobleman from the 18th century. He wears a Tricome hat, a dress jacket and a cloak accompanied with Riding boots and a sword. The theatre has some celebrity ghosts too like ghosts of actor Charles Macklin and comedian Joe Grimaldi.
The Drury Lane Royal theatre initially focused on extravagant Victorian melodramas and pantomimes. The theatric presentations have gradually evolved imitating the global trends towards modern musicals. The evolution of Drury theatric presentations tells a tale spread over centuries. It started out with musicals of the US Rose Marie, The Desert Song and Show Boat. Ivor Novello's romantic operas accounted a new eon of dramatic presentations. His Operettas included Glamorous Night, Careless Rapture, Crest of the Wave and the Dancing Years. His shows had a distinct style that later on became the signature of Drury Lane. Novello's acting and special effects of crashing trains and sinking ships in the shows kept the audiences coming for one after another successful show.
The Post war plays of Hammerstein were the dawn of a new era in theatre with shows like Producers and the Lord of the Rings. These shows were a breath of fresh air at that time bringing out new topics under discussion. In the mid twentieth century Cameron Mackintosh's My Fair Lady was revived with its original Broadway cast. The show starred Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison and Stanley Holloway. The costumes of the show designed by Cecil Beaton were lauded tremendously. The play stole the hearts of the audiences with its lightheartedness and became one of the longest running shows in the history of Drury Lane.
The only show that could ever give any competition to the success of My Fair Lady was Cameron Mackintosh's very own production, Miss Saigon. It is the most successful show in the history of Drury Lane till date. The play was staged 4,263 times with many royalties and dignitaries dropping by to witness it.
The Drury Lane Theatre is one of those archaic theatres which has rejuvenated itself with the changing times but has yet kept its classical feel intact. To have a Theatric experience in royal style, get the Drury Lane Theatre Royal tickets now!