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London's Great Theatres This is than a coffee table collection, than a display of beautiful photos, than a history lesson The sublime photography of Derry Moore and the poetic prose of Simon Callow carve a wondrous trail through the intriguing past and artful present that is London theatre, creating a dare I say true page turner. This richly illustrated exploration of the most remarkable London theatres features witty and engaging texts by actor Simon Callow, whose knowledge of the city s dramatic venues is intimate and wide ranging One of the most prominent photographers of the pastyears, Derry Moore, captures the theatres from every angle, whether it s a velvet box seat at the Novello, the view from the Theatre Royal, Haymarket s proscenium, or the grand entrance of the foyer in the Apollo Victoria Exquisite close ups of architectural elements such as flamboyant Rococo Baroque friezes, William Edward Trent s Art Deco mermaids, painted marble pilasters, and elaborately framed mirrors highlight often unnoticed features and present each theatre s unique character From the West End to the South Bank, Westminster to Hackney, the theatres profiled here come to life in ways we rarely see, when the seats are empty and the stages silent i absolutely love this book As well as old favourites, it s also stuffed with gems that i wasn t familiar with and can t wait to go and explore The photographer Derry Moore has perfectly captured the magic of these special buildings. Really great read beautiful photos and details texts A fascinating and lively history of the theatre in London A passionate clarion call for all to enjoy these wonderful institutions. Amazing book what a wonderful way to celebrate out theatre heritage i Lovely Book