The Adelphi Theatre opened in 1930. Unlike the majority of London’s big theatres, which are Victorian or Edwardian, the Adelphi is in an Art Deco style.
The Adelphi has had a wide variety of shows, including musicals. American musical Chicago premiered here in 1997 and stayed for nearly nine years.
The theatre is said to be haunted by actor William Terriss who was murdered by a fellow actor when entering the theatre in 1897. There was some outrage amongst the theatrical community when his killer was not given the death sentence, as was the norm at the time for murder. It was felt that the judiciary did not regard an actor’s life as being of much importance. Sir Henry Irving was later quoted as saying that “Terriss was an actor, so his murderer will not be executed.”
The Adelphi Theatre is one of nine haunted West End theatres included in my print of London’s Haunted Theatres.
The print is on fine quality paper and available in A4 or A3 sizes, for which there are many frames available.
There is a white border around the image to allow for the signature.
Some of the photos show how great London’s Haunted Theatres will look framed, but please note that the print is sold unframed and without a mount.
All prints are individually signed by me, the artist, in pencil in the bottom right and include the title of the print.
Your print will be sent by Royal Mail and presented in a cello bag with a cardboard back for protection or onward delivery.
Paper size: A4 (210 x 297mm or 8.3 x 11.7 inches).
Paper size: A3 (297 x 420mm or 11.7 x 16.5 inches).
Please note colours may vary slightly depending on your computer screen calibration. Copyright Fiona Horan.