The Sherriff Talks - Mr Garrick’s Fireside: A Personal History of The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

The first National Theatre, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane has provided entertainment for every monarch since the Charles II. This talk takes a personal journey through the history of one of the most famous theatres in the world with tales of being the body double for the man who wrote ‘My Fair Lady’ and almost being shot by the Queen Mother’s security detail…all because of Ken Dodd.

Tickets - £3 cash on the door
Combined ticket for The Sherriff Talk (11:30am) and Silver Screen Club Screening (1:30pm) -  £5 cash on the door (reserve your space for the screening here)

Tuesday 11 June 2024 - 11.30am

The Sherriff Talks series - A season of Talks on the subject of theatre, film, music and literature.
Through The Stage Doors: Raising the Curtain on London’s Famous Theatres Is there anything more exciting than the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd? Since the first playhouse opened in 1576, the theatres of London have ruled the theatrical world. This series of Talks enters the stage doors of some of the most famous Theatres in London: The Palladium, The National Theatre, The Old Vic, The Theatre Royal, Haymarket and the greatest theatre in the world, The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

27 February – The Little Theatre in the Hay: The Theatre Royal, Haymarket
26 March – The Home of Variety: The London Palladium  
23 April – A Theatre Peculiar and Almost Awful: The Old Vic  
21 May – A Realised Dream: The Royal National Theatre  
11 June – Mr Garrick’s Fireside: A Personal History of The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane  

For more details about the The Sherriff Talks series or the Silver Screen Club Screening, please contact the R C Sherriff Trust on 01932 229996 or email
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