Fortune Theatre, London
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Eel Marsh House stands tall, gaunt and isolated, surveying the endless flat saltmarshes beyond the Nine Lives Causeway, somewhere on England's bleak East Coast. Here Mrs Alice Drablow lived - and died - alone.
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The grand and imposing Fortune Theatre opened its doors in late 1924 on the site of the old Albion Tavern. It was the first post-WW1 theatre to be built and had a relatively rocky start, showing amateur plays in the 1930s. During World War II the venue was adopted by ENSA, the forces’ concert party corps, and it has seen a wealth of superb actors on stage since then, including Dame Judi Dench, Dirk Bogarde and Maureen Lipman. It was home to the revolutionary Cambridge, Beyond The Fringe with comedy luminaries like Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller. Plus a host of successes including Mr Cinders, Nunsense and Dangerous Obsession. But the venue is best known for The Woman in Black, a runaway hit and theatreland legend which took the stage in early 1989. The Fortune was privately owned for most of its life but was taken over by the Ambassador Theatre Group in 2001, giving it a new lease of life. Walk this way for an excellent choice of Fortune Theatre tickets!