The Albery & Strand Theatres to be renamed


The Albery & Strand Theatres to be renamed

It is reported that The Albery & Strand Theatres are to be renamed in honour of Noel Coward and Ivor Novello respectively.

Cameron Mackintosh said his decision was inspired by the duo’s personal connections with the theatres: “As I have put together my group of theatres, I have wanted to give them a sense of identity as well as bring the buildings into the 21st century. “Ivor Novello’s personal connection with the Strand made Novello an obvious choice and I’ve long thought the legendary Noel Coward deserved an honour in the West End, a place he did so much to glamorise.”

The Stage reports that The Albery staged Coward’s debut play, I’ll Leave it to You, in 1920 while Novello spent his final years in a flat at Number 11 Aldwych, situated over the Strand.


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