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New Regency Theatre

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The New Regency Theatre was a London theatre, active during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Henry Gordon Jago acquired the New Regency Theatre in the 1890s (AUDIO: The Theatre of Dreams), having sold the Palace Theatre as a result of the scandal following the Weng-Chiang incident in 1889 (PROSE: The Shadow of Weng-Chiang).

Queen Victoria once attended a play at the theatre, which was a source of great pride to Jago. (AUDIO: The Theatre of Dreams)

In the 1890s, the theatre was refurbished and renovated. (AUDIO: Higson & Quick)

Jago made phonograph recordings of certain performances at the theatre. (AUDIO: Changing of the Guard)

Jago owned the theatre until his death. Sometime later, the ballet Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was first performed at the New Regency Theatre. It was a huge success, selling out the theatre for months. (AUDIO: Swan Song)

At 8:47 p.m. on 12 October 1940, the theatre was destroyed in the Blitz during World War II, as was the hotel next to it. (AUDIO: Swan Song, Chronoclasm)

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