Leadership

Drury Lane Theatre Burned.

Issue 14 and Volume 43.

Drury Lane Theatre Burned. Early in the morning of March 23 a fire of unknown origin broke out in the historic Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, and for a time the whole building was threatened with total destruction. When the flames were first discovered they were bursting out from the windows, and it looked as if the immense pile were surely doomed. The firemen, however, managed to get the blaze under control, and the caretakers succeeded in lowering the fireproof curtain, and in this way the auditorium was saved from complete destruction: but stage, scenery, and other properties are a mass of ruins, the great glass dome having fallen in. The auditorium is somewhat damaged by smoke. There was no loss of life. The theatre had been closed since the pantomime season ended. It would have been opened on April 18. The theatre is the most historic of all in…

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