Fortune Theatre: West End debutante makes good
As the first theatre built in London after World War I, Fortune Theatre is a debutante in terms of age at the West End ball, but over time, this debutante has blazed a path, creating its own contributions to the cultural heritage of the British capital and the entire country. Fortune Theatre tickets are ready now to buy or sell via StubHub.
A modern gem among West End royalty
Spectators or other visitors to Fortune Theatre should know it's a modern theatre in comparison to its neighbours and is also rather small. At just over 400 seating capacity, it is the second smallest of the West End theatre group but what it lacks in size is quickly absorbed by its extremely intimate character. The premier production on opening night in 1924 was 'Sinners', however success was difficult in the early years as the theatre struggled to attract an audience. 'The Hollow' by Agatha Christie was the first major triumph for the Fortune in 1951 and that was followed by a string of other hits that included another Christie masterpiece, 'Murder at the Vicarage', which ran there for three years from 1976-1979. Other successful performances at the Fortune Theatre were 'Mr. Cinders' in 1982 and 'Nunsense' in 1987. The success of Fortune Theatre bodes well for other West End theatres established after World War I, like Apollo Victoria Theatre, Prince Edward Theatre and Piccadilly Theatre. Fortune Theatre tickets are ready now to buy or to sell via StubHub.
Set a theatre date with Fortune Theatre
In addition to being one of the smallest theatres in terms of capacity, the Fortune is also the first West End theatre to be built with concrete, one of the benefits of its 20th century origins, and boasts an image of one of the Greek Muses on its upper façade. This muse, 'Terpsichore' has witnessed such luminaries as Sir Dirk Bogarde and Dame Judi Dench appear on stage, welcomed comedy sketches from the likes of 'Flanders and Swann', as well as revues like 'Beyond the Fringe' and has even been used for recording television productions once or twice. Audiences and spectators are guaranteed to be right in the midst of the action, with its intimate setting that makes for great acoustics to complete a truly unique theatrical experience. If you intend to view a performance there, the Fortune is easily accessible from Central London. From Charing Cross, it's about a 10-minute walk along The Strand or you can take the Piccadilly Line underground to Covent Garden and it's a short walk away. Fortune Theatre tickets are ready now to purchase or for sale via StubHub.
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