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London’s oldest theatre discovered in East End excavation | The Independent

Archaeologists have discovered London’s oldest theatre – an Elizabethan playhouse constructed in the mid-16th century. Known as the Red Lion, it represents a major “missing link” in the history of … Continue reading


Bernard Kops, Poet, Novelist & Playwright | Spitalfields Life

“It’s amazing I have lived so long, after all the drugs that I have taken in my life!” declared Bernard Kops with a certain genial alacrity – speaking now as a … Continue reading

10/04/2017 · 2 Comments

At The Royalty Theatre, Wellclose Sq | Spitalfields Life

In the eighteenth century, vested interests and heavy-handed licensing laws restricted the production of drama outside the Drury Lane, Covent Garden and Haymarket Theatres. These ‘Patent Theatres’ were aggressive in … Continue reading

11/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Lost Theatre in the East End

‘A vanished theatre on the borders of Hoxton, just before demolition, photographed by William Whiffin. In 1838, a tea garden by the name of ‘the Eagle Tavern’ was put up … Continue reading

01/20/2016 · Leave a comment

East End Entertainers Of 1922 | Spitalfields Life

[…] I consulted the Concert Artistes Directory of 1922 in the Bishopsgate Institute to see what local talent was on offer. Source: East End Entertainers Of 1922 | Spitalfields Life.

11/28/2015 · Leave a comment