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The East Ham Palace Theatre, High Street North, East Ham, London

The East Ham Palace Theatre and Station - From a Postcard.

Above - The East Ham Palace Theatre and Station - From a Postcard.

 

Variety Programme for the East Ham Palace on August the 28th 1950. The Palace Theatre in East Ham's High Street North, was designed by the Theatre Architects Wylson & Long, who also designed the Chelsea Palace Theatre, The Euston Palace of Varieties, The Tottenham Palace of Varieties, The Alhambra Theatre, Blackpool, and The Empire Theatre, Bristol

The East Ham Place opened in 1906 and later became part of the VTC Circuit (Variety Consolidated Theatres)

The Theatre was demolished in 1958.

Right - Variety Programme for the East Ham Palace on August the 28th 1950.

Alan Chudley writes: 'Some years ago, a new pair of Tormentors were required by the East Ham Palace theatre, and were made in the scenic dock of the Chelsea Palace theatre. When the carpenter had built these, he arranged for them to be transported to East Ham and telephoned the East Ham Palace to request that staff be available at 10.30 the next morning to receive the said Tormentors. On arrival at East Ham the carpenter was amazed to find the theatre ship shape and Bristol fashion - unusual for the East Ham Palace -and the staff in their Sunday best Togs; "A bloody fine time to bring those," ranted the stage manager; "We are expecting the VTC ( Variety consolidated Theatres) directors at any moment. What had happened is that the girl in the box office had taken the telephone call about the arrival of the Tormentors and informed the staff that the theatre's directors were coming to inspect the theatre at 10.30 the next morning.'

Above text in quotes from an article written for this site by Alan Chudley on the Theatre Royal, Guildford.

 

Variety Programme for the East Ham Palace on August the 28th 1950.

Above - Variety Programme for the East Ham Palace on August the 28th 1950. On the Bill were The Windsorettes, Syd Jackson, The Harmaniacs, Fayne & Evans, Dorothy Ward, Percy Rich & Eva, Grace Mars, Harry Secombe, and The Krazy Komedy Kirks.

 

A Variety programme for the East Ham Palace dated October 14th 1946 - Courtesy Malcolm Chapman

A Variety programme for the East Ham Palace dated October 14th 1946 - Courtesy Malcolm Chapman

Above - A Variety programme for the East Ham Palace dated October 14th 1946 - Courtesy Malcolm Chapman - On the Bill were Gale & Pat Ross, Bijou & Freda, Jack Anton, Erikson, Peter Waring, Walton's Marionettes, Don Carlos, Hatton & Manners, and Ravel.

 

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