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Conversion of the London Hippodrome into 'The Talk Of The Town'

1958 Opening Programme Feature


Click to begin the FeatureHello and welcome to February 2004's Special Feature.

This month the feature is about the conversion of the London Hippodrome into 'The Talk Of The Town' in 1958.

The feature consists of articles and images from the programme shown on the right and is packed full of details and images on the conversion and the people and companies involved.

The London Hippodrome was built in 1900 by Frank Matcham as a Circus Variety Theatre but since the conversion in 1958 to 'The Talk Of The Town' and subsequent closure and conversion into a night club venue the original internal architecture has suffered serious damage. Parts of the original building do exist above the present Night Club ceiling however and it is hoped that in the not too distant future this fine Theatre may be restored to its former grandeur.

(Update: The Hippodrome was indeed refurbished eventually and in July 2012 opened as a Casino, details here.)

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Line drawings on this programme were created by Tod Kingman.

There are many other articles and features on The London Hippodrome on this site. An Index to all of them can be found here.

Index to other Theatres and Cinemas in London's Leicester Square

A list of all the stars to have performed at the Talk of the Town can be found on This Website.


You may find the following pages from this site of interest: