By adrbr @ 2008-03-10 07:48:59
1947 - Laurence Olivier directed Jack Buchanan in Born Yesterday, with Coral Browne in a revival of Frederick Lonsdale's Canaries Sometimes Sing.
1950 - Richard Attenborough and Yolanda Donlan transferred from the Savoy Theatre in To Dorothy a Son.
1955 - The revue La Plume de Ma Tante was an enormous success, during the run of which Jack Buchanan died, in 1957.
1958 - Dora Bryan in Living for Pleasure.
1959 - Margaret Rutherford and Peggy Mount in Farewell Farewell Eugene.
1960 - The Stratford East production of Lionel Bart's Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be began a long run with Miriam Karlin.
1962 - Sheila Hancock in Rattle of a Simple Man.
1967 - Brian Rix presented and appeared in Stand By Your Bedouin, the first in a season of farces, including Uproar in the House and Let Sleeping Wives Lie.
1971 - The last of these farces was Don't Just Lie There Say Something.
1972 - Antony Shaffer's Sleuth transferred.
1973 - Dandy Dick starred Alastair Sim.
1975 - Robert Stigwood presented Aspects of Max Wall for a six-week sell-out season.
1976 - Richard Beckinsdale headlined the risque comedy Funny Peculiar.
1977 - Side By Side By Sondheim transferred and was a continuing success with its third cast.
1978 - Ira Levin's thriller Deathtrap began a long run until 1981.
1982 - No Sex Please, We're British transferred from The Strand Theatre and remained until 1986.
1986 - Judi Dench and Michael Williams in Mr and Mrs Nobody.
1987 - William Gaunt and Susie Blake in When Did You Last See Your Trousers? by Ray Galton and John Antrobus.
1988 - Jane How and Zena Walker transferred from The King's Head, in Islington in Noel Coward's Easy Virtue.
1989 - Rupert Everett and Maria Aitken in another Coward, The Vortex; and Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good transferred from the Royal Court Theatre, in Sloane Square.
1990 - Short seasons of Bent with Ian McKellen and Michael Cashman, Frankie Howerd in Fences with Yaphet Kotto are followed by the first major West End transfer from the newly-managed Almeida Theatre with The Rehearsal by Jean Anouilh.
1991 - Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa transferred from the Phoenix Theatre
1993 - John Godber's On the Piste and Steven Berkoff's One Man.
1994 - Tom Courtenay in Moscow Stations and a festive season with Fascinating Aida.
1995 - The Live Bed Show with Paul Merton and Caroline Quentin, the Abbey Theatre production of Sean O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars and Clarke Peters in Unforgettable - The Nat King Cole Story, precede the arrival of the Royal National Theatre's An Inspector Calls, which began its second prologned season in the West End.
2001 - Feelgood transferred from Hampstead Theatre followed by J B Priestley's Dangerous Corner.
2002 - The hit British premiere production of This is Our Youth plays two seasons either side of a successful run of The Lieutenant of Inishmore.
2003 - The fourth cast of This is Our Youth, followed by Jus' Like That!', Ross Noble and Wait Until Dark.
2004 - The Solid Gold Cadillac, Patricia Routledge.
2004 - Ricky Gervais workshopped his latest stand-up venture, Politics, followed by a revival of David Mamet's Oleanna and The Solid Gold Cadillac, starring Patricia Routledge and Roy Hudd.
2005 - You Never Can Tell, Edward Fox
2005 - On The Ceiling, Ralf Little
2005 - Elmina's Kitchen, Kwame Kwei-Armah)
2005 - The Anniversary, Sheila Hancock
2006 - Jeffrey Barnard is Unwell starring Tom Conti
2006 - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Christian Slater and Alex Kingston
2007 - Young British actress Billie Piper makes her stage debut in a new production of Christopher Hampton's Treats
2007 - Bad Girls: The Musical
2007 - Absurd Person Singular