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London Theatres and their Musical
Successes
2-Drury Lane Drury Lane opened on May 7, 1663.
It was built at the instigation of Charles II. Many celebrated actors and actresses have been associated with the ' Lane '. Nell Gwynn , Peg Wof fington, David Garrick , John Kemble , Mrs. Siddons and Henry Irving are only a few of the famous names associated with the history of the theatre.
Rose Marie , which was produced in March, 1925, was the first musical comedy to be mounted there. Before this, the regular programme consisted of two dramas and a Christmas pantomime a year. Rose Marie was a great success and proved to be the forerunner of many spectacular and successful shows.
Tonight you will hear records by artists in the rôles they originally played, including excerpts from Rose Marie , Show Boat, and The Land of Smiles.

Contributors

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Nell Gwynn
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Peg Wof
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David Garrick
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John Kemble
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Henry Irving
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Rose Marie
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Rose Marie
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Rose Marie

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

About Regional Programme

Regional Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More