Wyndhams Theatre London
One of the remarkable West End venues, Wyndham’s Theatre is located on Charring Cross Road, in the City of Westminster, London. Revival of acclaimed 1967 production, Relatively Speaking starring Felicity Kendal will make its opening at the venue this May.
Built on a site that was owned by the Marquess of Salisbury, Wyndham’s Theatre London has an interesting past. Salisbury allowed construction of a theatre on his land provided it was for Charles Wyndham, for whom he had great regards and revered him as the greatest actor of his time. But Wyndham didn’t have the required financial power, Mary Moore extended her support and went on to make the required arrangements. She arranged the finances from ten of her well to do friends, no doubt Wyndham went on to marry her!
The Wyndham’s Theatre London was designed by William Sprague; it was the first West End venue to be designed completely by him and went on to design seven of them later that year. A theatrical wonder, Wyndham’s Theatre boasted its lavish decor in Louis XVI style. There was a sign of perfection in every corner of the theatre.
Gerald du Maurier began his association of 15 long years with the theatre in 1910. Daphne Du Maurier who was a young kid those days enjoyed her father presenting some of his remarkable works from the wings. Inspired by her father’s outstanding works, she presented her own play, The Years Between on the same stage three decades later. Some other notable shows to be hosted at the Wyndham’s Theatre include Arthur Miller’s The Ride Down Mt Morgan and Maggie Smith starring Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women.
Wyndham’s Theatre tickets went out for sell out booking for Madonna’s West End debut in 2002 in Up For Grabs. The upcoming show at the theatre is Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Relatively Speaking. A Lindsay Posner directorial, Relatively Speaking London is the story of a young couple whose love story has been moving speedily. After being in relation for a month, Greg decides to propose Ginny for marriage.
On a sunny afternoon he arrives at an address supposedly of Ginny’s parents to ask for her hand. There he has an encounter with Philip and Shelia who are busy enjoying the noon..... and only to make revelations that they aren’t Ginny’s parents. A renowned theatre artist, Kendal has earlier starred in the Star of The Good Life. Jonathan Coy will be co-starring along with her whose last stage credit includes Much Ado About Nothing.
Relatively Speaking Tickets are must to catch the work of award-winning director Posner whose other notable stage credits include long running The 39 Steps, Hello Dolly and Crazy For You. With a capacity to accommodate 759 audiences at a time, Wyndham’s Theatre boasts presence spanning beyond a century.