The Palace Theatre, in the City of Westminster, London, built in 1891
Noël Coward Theatre in 2019
Gielgud as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, 1959
The London Palladium in Soho opened in 1910. While the Theatre has a resident show, it also has one-off performances such as concerts. Since 1930 it has hosted the Royal Variety Performance 43 times.
New Theatre, postcard, circa 1905
Centre: Marion, Kate and Ellen Terry and, far right, Fred Terry at Ellen's Silver Jubilee matinée, Drury Lane, 12 June 1906. Everyone shown was a member of the Terry family.
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Opened in May 1663, it is the oldest theatre in London.
Noël Coward and Esmé Wynne in Coward's I'll Leave It to You, 1920
Noël Coward with Lilian Braithwaite, his, and later Gielgud's, co-star in The Vortex
Original interior of Savoy Theatre in 1881, the year it became the first public building in the world to be lit entirely by electricity.
Mrs Patrick Campbell and Edith Evans, 1920s co-stars with Gielgud
The Lyceum Theatre, home to Disney's The Lion King.
The Old Vic (photographed in 2012), where Gielgud honed his skill as a Shakespearean
Queen's Theatre showing Les Misérables, running in London since October 1985
Mabel Terry-Lewis, Gielgud's aunt and co-star in The Importance of Being Earnest
The restored facade of the Dominion Theatre, as seen in 2017
Peggy Ashcroft in 1936
The St Martin's Theatre, home to The Mousetrap, the world's longest-running play.
Gielgud in a publicity photograph for Secret Agent (1936)
The exterior of the Old Vic
Interior of the Queen's Theatre
The Royal Court Theatre. Upstairs is used as an experimental space for new projects—The Rocky Horror Show premiered here in 1973.
Gielgud and Dolly Haas in Crime and Punishment, Broadway, 1947
West End theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue in 2016
Edmond O'Brien (Casca, left) and Gielgud (Cassius) in Julius Caesar (1953)
Gilbert and Sullivan play at the Savoy in 1881
Gielgud, 1953
Victoria Palace Theatre (showing Billy Elliot in 2012) was refurbished in 2017.
Much Ado About Nothing: Gielgud as Benedick and Margaret Leighton as Beatrice, 1959
Gielgud (left) as Joseph Surface, and Ralph Richardson as Sir Peter Teazle, The School for Scandal, 1962
Gielgud in 1973, by Allan Warren

The Noël Coward Theatre, formerly known as the Albery Theatre, is a West End theatre in St. Martin's Lane in the City of Westminster, London.

- Noël Coward Theatre

After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art he worked in repertory theatre and in the West End before establishing himself at the Old Vic as an exponent of Shakespeare in 1929–31.

- John Gielgud

The following year and for most of 1927 the New was home to a dramatisation of Margaret Kennedy's The Constant Nymph, which ran for 587 performances, starring first Coward and then the young John Gielgud as Lewis Dodd.

- Noël Coward Theatre

The theatre was renamed the Noël Coward Theatre in 2006 after the playwright Noël Coward.

- West End theatre

A number of other actors made their West End debut prior to the Second World War, including John Gielgud, Alec Guinness and Vivien Leigh.

- West End theatre

The production broke all box-office records for the play, running at the New Theatre for 189 performances.

- John Gielgud
The Palace Theatre, in the City of Westminster, London, built in 1891

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Olivier in 1972

Laurence Olivier

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Olivier in 1972
The house in Wathen Road, Dorking, Surrey, where Olivier was born in 1907
Interior of All Saints, Margaret Street
Peggy Ashcroft, a contemporary and friend of Olivier's at the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art, photographed in 1936
Olivier, with his first wife Jill Esmond (left), in 1932
The Old Vic (photographed in 2012), where Olivier honed his skill as a Shakespearean
Olivier, with Merle Oberon in the 1939 film Wuthering Heights
Olivier with Joan Fontaine in the 1940 film Rebecca
Overseas newspaper correspondents visit the set of Henry V at Denham Studios in 1943
Co-director and co-star: Ralph Richardson in the 1940s
Olivier with Leigh in Australia, 1948
Olivier and Leigh in 1957
Olivier, with Joan Plowright in The Entertainer on Broadway in 1958
Poster for Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, one of two films in which Olivier appeared in 1960
Laurence Olivier in 1972, during the production of Sleuth
Olivier in 1939

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, was one of a trio of male actors who dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century.

In 1930 he had his first important West End success in Noël Coward's Private Lives, and he appeared in his first film.

In 1935, under Albery's management, John Gielgud staged Romeo and Juliet at the New Theatre, co-starring with Peggy Ashcroft, Edith Evans and Olivier.

Coward in 1972

Noël Coward

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English playwright, composer, director, actor, and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise".

English playwright, composer, director, actor, and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise".

Coward in 1972
Coward (left) with Lydia Bilbrook and Charles Hawtrey, 1911
Coward in his early teens
Coward in The Knight of the Burning Pestle in 1920
Coward with Lilian Braithwaite, his co-star in The Vortex and the mother of his close friend Joyce Carey
Coward, 1925photograph
Ivor Novello, top l., Alfred Lunt, top r., Lynn Fontanne, lower l. and Judy Campbell – stars of Coward premières of the 1920s–1940s
Coward, with Norman Hackforth at the piano, performing for sailors aboard in Ceylon, August 1944
"Dad's Renaissance": Coward's popularity surged in the 1960s; this poster features Al Hirschfeld's drawing of Coward rather than the stars of this 1968 revival.
The Noël Coward Theatre
Coward as Slightly in Peter Pan in 1913
Coward in his home in Switzerland in 1972
The Coward image: with cigarette holder in 1930
Coward in 1963

The former Albery Theatre (originally the New Theatre) in London was renamed the Noël Coward Theatre in his honour in 2006.

Coward played in the piece in 1911 and 1912 at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End.

Relative Values (1951) addresses the culture clash between an aristocratic English family and a Hollywood actress with matrimonial ambitions; South Sea Bubble (1951) is a political comedy set in a British colony; Quadrille (1952) is a drama about Victorian love and elopement; and Nude with Violin (1956, starring John Gielgud in London and Coward in New York) is a satire on modern art and critical pretension.