Theatre Royal celebrates its 150th birthday today, an extraordinary milestone that will be honoured over the next few months with a range of events!
Theatre Royal’s celebratory year will be marked with a special Gala performance of La Traviata on Tuesday 28 November; the premiere of Scottish Opera’s Lauder; a digital memory sharing campaign; a series of specially themed tours – all while the venue continues to showcase a diverse range of high-end touring productions and educational opportunities.
LA TRAVIATA GALA PERFORMANCE
A special Gala performance of Scottish Opera’s La Traviata on Tuesday 28 November will mark the birthday of Theatre Royal. The HRH the Duchess of Gloucester, who has been the patron of Scottish Opera for over 30 years, will attend.
SCOTTISH OPERA’S LAUDER
Scottish Opera’s production of Lauder starring Jamie Dougall will premiere on Wednesday 29 November. This new production will explore the figure of Sir Harry Lauder, the legendary Scottish entertainer who has a rich history at the Theatre Royal.
Sir Harry debuted his classic song ‘I Love a Lassie’ onstage at Theatre Royal in 1905 when he appeared in his first pantomime, Aladdin, and in Red Riding Hood in 1910 he performed 'Roamin’ in the gloamin'’, making Lauder a fitting celebration of the theatre’s 150th year.
Lauder will be performed in the Upper Circle Foyer alongside the run of Scottish Opera’s La Traviata w/c 27 November.
THEMED THEATRE TOURS
Everyone who would love to hear the theatre’s thrilling stories can join one of the special birthday tours that are planned at the theatre. A 150th Anniversary tour will involve audiences in all aspects of the theatre, families are welcome at the explorative Family-Friendly Tours, and thrill seekers can come along at the After Dark Tours taking place after performances.
DIGITAL MEMORY SHARING CAMPAIGN
Audiences, employees and performers are encouraged to share their memories of Theatre Royal in the form of stories and pictures of the theatre. An online campaign will run throughout the celebratory year to give everyone a chance to contribute to and enjoy the stories at the theatre.
James Haworth, theatre director at Theatre Royal, said: “Over the last 150 years, Theatre Royal has become strongly rooted in the city of Glasgow and plays an important role in its culture.
“We are proud to host the high quality productions that tour with us as well as the vast range of community and educational activities that are held at the theatre.
“I look forward to celebrating this milestone together with our audiences over the course of the anniversary year”
Last Updated: 28 November 2017 12:57