Great West End Theatres
“Promises to be the most definitive guide to Theatreland.” The Stage
26 March 2012 news update: The first 10 episodes (out of a total series of 40 episodes) are NOW AVAILABLE as All Region DVDs (should play in all machines throughout the world). For full details of the first 10 theatres released, including a list of the interviewees per episode and where to purchase them, please click here: www.greatwestendtheatres.com.
We will be taken on an exclusive journey through the doors and into the most magnificent and best loved theatres in the world. From Shaftesbury Avenue to St. Martin’s Lane, down Strand and into the Aldwych and along the Haymarket – an unforgettable expedition through the Theatreland of London.
The architectural and cultural splendour of the Great West End Theatres, both in front of and intriguingly, backstage, presented by the leading theatrical knight and celebrated British actor, author, presenter of BBC TV’s ‘Discovering English Churches’ and London theatre expert, SIR DONALD SINDEN CBE D.Litt who shares with us his unique, renowned and entertaining knowledge of the subject, captured here for the first time on DVD.
Throughout his extensive and multi-award winning career, Sir Donald has performed on the stages of most of the Great West End Theatres. He tells us the history and traditions and gossip of each theatre, inviting international theatrical celebrities to join him on his very special expedition around this magical, largely unknown and glamorous world, sharing with us their reminiscences and times spent on the beautiful stages of the Great West End Theatres.
These highly collectible individual DVD’s (which amalgamate to create an enduring box set) will be available for sale in all the London theatres, on the net via a dedicated website (www.greatwestendtheatres.com) and across the world educationally, as well as commercially.
The production team is currently filming the rest of the theatres to the highest technical standard and to broadcast quality, for early release to the international television documentary market. The Buildings, the History, the Stars and the Architectural interest, all available with unique and unrestricted access, will come together to become the definitive guide to the forty Great West End Theatres.
Produced by Jo Gilbert for Real Holywood Productions and Directed & Produced by Marc Sinden.