Greenwich Theatre is an important part of the London theatre scene and a much loved local cultural institution for the people of Greenwich. It has a long and interesting history, having originally been opened over 150 years ago. It has gone through various incarnations such as Crowders Music Hall, the Temple of Varieties and then finally becoming, simply, Greenwich Theatre in 1969. The council had purchased the site with a view to demolishing it, but local support and pressure gave the theatre a new lease of life.
From 1969, the theatre became a showcase for many new dramatic works. Early plays included Chekhov’s Three Sisters and Jean Genet’s The Maids, featuring Glenda Jackson, Susannah York and Vivien Merchant, with many of the Greenwich cast featured in the subsequent film version. Greenwich Theatre also saw the première of John Mortimer’s A Voyage Round My Father and, in 1981, Rupert Everett appeared in the 1981 première of Another Country – another play which successfully transferred to celluloid, having also won accolades in the West End.
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Dr. Richard Chamberlain, Lecturer in English, University of Northampton
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