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One of two opened by the actor/manager Charles Wyndham (the other is the Criterion Theatre). It was designed c.1898 by W.G.R Sprague, the architect of six other London theatres between then and 1916.
Madonna made her West End debut there in 2002, performing in a sell-out production of Up For Grabs. This was followed by many other dramatic productions including Dinner and the National Theatre’s Democracy during 2004, Holly Hunter in By The Bog Of Cats, American TV star Ruby Wac in a children’s stage version of The Witches which ran during March 2005. In May 2005, the theatre was taken over by Cameron Macintosh’s Delfont-Mackintosh Ltd.
The theatre closed temporarily for refurbishment works before reopening in September 2008 with Kenneth Branagh starring in Michael Grandage’s production of Chekhov’s Ivanov in a new version by Tom Stoppard, the opening play in the Donmar twelve-month season at Wyndham’s, with tickets at Donmar Warehouse prices.