Drama at the Palace

Victorian Heyday – The Alexandra Palace Theatre 1873-1901

By Nigel Willmott and Patricia Brearey

This book tells the story of the Victorian theatre which opened on 1 May 1875. In its heyday, some of the leading production companies of the age brought top actors, singers, dancers and entertainers to Alexandra Palace.

Drama at the Palace

The authors describe the range of entertainment put on in the theatre from opera, to variety and hugely popular pantomimes. The wooden stage, with its floor traps, is a rare survival of ingenious Victorian technology.

Book details

Paperback: 134 pages
Publisher: North One Communications
ISBN: 9780993072703
RRP: £8.50 + £2.50 p&p
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About the author

Nigel Willmott and Patricia Brearey are Chair and Secretary respectively of the Friends of Alexandra Palace Theatre.