VenueUpstairs at the Gatehouse
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From14th July 2000
To16th July 2000
WhenFri/Sat 20:00, Sun 16:00 and 20:00
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The Secret Arch

Performed at the Lyceum Theatre in 1812, this melodrama with music tells of the feud between the fighting publicans of Highgate and the tunnel diggers of Archway and the forbidden love of a landlord's daughter for a tunnelier.

Archive :: production:T0718207669, play:S1742414514, venue:V1170

Production details

We revive the traditions of our splendid Victorian auditorium in this fantasmagorical extravaganza of mirth and merriment incorporating an evening of 1900 music hall commemorating the rebuilding of Archway Bridge. The melodrama is interspersed with a variety of acts form comedians, singers, magicians and ventriloquists, under the supervision of Master of Ceremonies John Plews.


Company Tenth Planet Productions
Company Ovation
Company Archway Bridge Centenary
Director Alexander Holt
Performer John Plews (Master of Ceremonies)
Performer Bill Patterson
Performer John Lenehan
Performer Julia Glass
Performer Gay Lambert
Performer Maev Alexander
Performer Michael David
Performer Rainer Wiseman
Performer Lucie Barat
Performer Mark Underwood
Performer Regina Kelly
Performer Emma Christer
Performer Robin Edwards
Performer Jemma Bateman

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