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Introducing Savoy Theatre...
The Savoy Theatre opened on 10th October 1881, on the site of the old Savoy Palace in London. The theatre was built by Richard D'Oyly Carte, who wanted to showcase the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan. The theatre became famous when it was opened as the first public building in the world to be lit entirely by Incandescent lights.
The theatre, after suffering demolition in 1929 and being ravaged with a fire in 1990, was reopened and restored on 19th July, 1993.
The reopening was done in the presence of HRH The Princess of Wales with a Royal Gala performed by the English National Ballet and a tribute to Gilbert and Sullivan.
Theatrical performances returned to the Savoy with Noel Coward's Relative Values. Following this performance the theatre has shown opera, Shakespeare, non-musical plays, and musicals including Fiddler on the Roof, Carousel, Of Mice and Men, Peter Pan, and Blithe Spirit. The original London production of Legally Blonde opened at the Savoy Theatre in December 2009 and is currently being shown.