in Cabaret. The story of Alexandra Palace Theatre is truly unique. The listing description describes the Palace as “a small theatre built in 1912 with ornamented exterior façade and interior which is a good example of its period. (See Palace Theatre Club), To provide a more lasting commemoration Judy Reaves, the theatre’s resident set designer, repainted the 30ft by 20ft safety curtain in splendid style to reflect the theatre’s Edwardian origins. The opportunity was taken to replace them with a two-storey extension, with an enlarged bar and foyer on the ground floor (and an open courtyard, now an enclosed foyer extension) and a 100-seat Studio Theatre cum Rehearsal Room on the first floor. The Royal visitors were then guided to the Dixon Studio, where they spent time with the dignitaries and invited guests. The road outside the Palace was crowded with well-wishers for this glorious occasion, eager to catch a glimpse of the Royal couple during this momentous event in the long history of this wonderful theatre. After installing a Chard & Co. projector at the Shakespeare Theatre, Liverpool, for showing films during the pantomime Babes in the Wood in 1896, Raymond joined Maguire & Baucus, selling Edison projectors. In 1973 Southend Council commissioned Surrey artist Lucette Cartwright to reproduce this in a £3,000 bronzed glass fibre sculpture. If anyone can identify any of the other members of the crew please contact our archivist. The Council accepted her offer, which included the stipulation that it “be held by the Council for any purpose which they might decide for the social benefit of the borough, but the property is not to be sold”. Note “The Call of Duty”, which preceded the show, in this advert from August 1914, Newspaper adverts: Left: April 1915 / Right: November 1916 (Note the reference to War Tax), September 1919: A rail strike led to the cancellation of the play Three Weeks. He missed 20 minutes of the show but fortunately managed to clean himself up. Alexandra Palace is run by a charity for the benefit of everyone. The conveyance of the property to the Council was completed on 31st December 1942. It seated 1,200 patrons, plus 300 standing (compared to 603 all-seated today!) In August, at Southend Borough Petty Sessions, licences were applied for with regards to stage plays and “public dancing, singing and music or other public entertainment”. The Palace in January 1972, showing the shop next door (with the semi-circular roof pediment) that would be demolished in 1981 to make way for the bar/foyer extension and Dixon Studio. It has proved to be an incredibly valuable addition to the theatre’s facilities. In April 2003 the Palace re-opened under joint management with the Cliffs Pavilion as a receiving house in tandem with the Cliffs. However, this atmosphere of ‘business as usual’ only lasted until the weekly run of Hay Fever from Monday 30th October. The seminal event was a public meeting at the Palace at which the Palace Theatre Guild was set up. Dick Whittington was followed by Cinderella and a week of variety before, following a month long closure and the departure of the Regal management, the Palace reopened in February 1940 with the rather more highbrow Les Ballet des Trois Arts, which presented ballet highlights until April . The venues are now collectively known as Southend Theatres, and the Palace can do what it does best: present a wide variety of very popular shows – from serious drama to comedy and musicals as well as a number of successful ‘one nighters’ and amateur shows – to an extremely loyal and appreciative following. His first was The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie in October 1970, and an early coup saw him entice Dame Edith Evans to Westcliff to present her one-woman show Poetry for Pleasure. Dismayed to hear it had closed, he applied for the position of artistic director despite having seven plays in the West End! Never one to shy away from controversy, Chris Dunham jumped at the chance to add this controversial statue to the courtyard at the Palace Theatre. Hearing that the Council was looking for a company take a lease on the Palace, they paid a visit and, like so many others, fell in love with it. An interactive historical timeline showing major events in London Theatre history. By the time he turned his attention to Westcliff, he, and his business partner, Matthew Feakes, had built up a circuit of some 17 theatres, in places including Walthamstow, Hoxton and Harrow Road (in London) and Egremont (Cheshire), Grimsby and Sheffield, most of which (if not all) had facilities for showing moving pictures. Farce specialist Ray Cooney had close family ties to Westcliff (his grandmother lived there and his parents later retired there) so he knew the Palace very well. There were originally five bidders. Westcliff-born actress Anne Stallybrass, a regular performer and member of the theatre appeal committee, cuts the tape to open the Palace Theatre Centre, Artistic Director Christopher Dunham as the M.C. The Green and Lenagan era opened in December 1999 with A Christmas Carol (they were not allowed to put on a pantomime, as it would clash with the Cliffs Pavilion).
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