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Theatre, Theatre Street, Warwick

The road Theatre Street gets its name from a theatre that once stood on it.

It was open until the early 1850s[1] on race days and during the assizes, after which plays were staged at Shire Hall and the nearby Corn Exchange in Market Place.[2]

The theatre was linked from Market Place via an iron bridge (in the location of Barrack Street) across The Holloway.

Once closed the building was demolished and a slaughter house built on the site.[3]

Plays

On Wednesday, 27th August 1806 "The Busy Body" was played, along with "The Spoiled Child". On Thursday was "She Stoops to Conquer" and "The Irishman in London". On Friday was "The Will" and "The Weathercock". On 8th September a tight rope performance was staged after "The Heir-at-Law" and in December a pantomime; Harlequin, by a gentleman on Warwick.[4]

In 1807 Kemble played Falstaff. In 1829 Macready played Othello and Kean appeared as Richard III and Shylock.[5]


References

1: A History of Warwick and its People by Thomas Kemp. Published 1905 by Henry T. Cooke & Son. Page 76
2: 'The borough of Warwick: Warwick from 1835', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 8: The City of Coventry and Borough of Warwick (1969), pp. 515-521. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16056 Date accessed: 08 July 2009.
3: A History of Warwick and its People by Thomas Kemp. Published 1905 by Henry T. Cooke & Son. Page 76
4: A History of Warwick and its People by Thomas Kemp. Published 1905 by Henry T. Cooke & Son. Page 76
5: A History of Warwick and its People by Thomas Kemp. Published 1905 by Henry T. Cooke & Son. Page 75

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