Command Performances

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Royal Command Performance - Modern British Command Performances
... At the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign in 1837 the command performance was an established part of Britain’s theatrical life ... The first Royal Command Performance as we know it today is generally accepted to have been that staged at Windsor Castle on 28 December 1848 by order of Queen ... From then on, command performances were frequently staged, often calling upon the leading actors from the London theatres and their supporting casts, until the death of ...

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