Wilton's Music Hall Opens Doors for 150th Anniversary; Eliot's Waste Land in Wings

News   Wilton's Music Hall Opens Doors for 150th Anniversary; Eliot's Waste Land in Wings Wilton's Music Hall, the oldest surviving music hall that was built by Joyhn Wilton — behind his public house The Prince of Denmark in 1858 in Graces Alley, London, near Tower Bridge — is to celebrate its 150th anniversary on March 29 with a free open day.

The noon-6 PM open house will include opportunities to buy memorabilia, specially made for the event, and to buy drinks in the Mahogany Bar. Volunteers will be on hand with history sheets to tell of the history of the building. Future theatrical attractions due to be presented at the venue include Out of Joint Theatre company presenting Robin Soans' Mixed Up North, a new play based on a true story of a drama group called Breaking Down Barriers in Burnely. It will launch a national tour in Bolton on Sept. 17, prior to coming to Wilton's for a Nov. 9-Dec. 5 run.

In December, on dates to be announced, Fiona Shaw will reprise her performance of TS Eliot's poem The Waste Land that she previously gave at Wilton's in December 1997, under the direction of Deborah Warner. She also performed it at New York's Liberty Theatre on West 42nd Street in November 1996.

For further details, contact the box office on 020 7702 2789, or visit www.wiltons.org.uk.

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