Flyer advertising all the current and upcoming performances for June 1855 at the Olympic Theatre, Wych Street, Strand, London (UK).
At this time Alfred Wigan was the Stage Manager.
Folded sheet, inside blank.
Large discoloration on one side. Small creases and tears.
22 x 14,50 cm
The exterior of the Second Olympic Theatre - From 'London's lost theatres of the 19th century' by Errol Sherson.
The Olympic Theatre, sometimes known as the Royal Olympic Theatre, was a 19th century London theatre, opened in 1806 and located at the junction of Drury Lane, Wych Street and Newcastle Street. The theatre specialised in comedies throughout much of its existence. Along with three other Victorian theatres (Opera Comique, Globe and Gaiety), the Olympic was eventually demolished in 1904 to make way for the development of the Aldwych. Newcastle and Wych streets also vanished.
Alfred Sydney Wigan (1814 – 1878) was an actor-manager who took part in the first Royal Command Performance before Queen Victoria on 28 December 1848. From 1853 to 1857 he was the actor-manager of the Olympic Theatre, retiring due to ill health in the latter year.
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