In 1986, DLT Entertainment broadened its entertainment base into the world of live theatre by becoming a substantial shareholder in the West End’s Theatre of Comedy—a unique theatrical production entity that also owns its own West End theatre, The Shaftesbury Theatre, a 1400 seat, beautifully restored turn-of-the-century theatre..
The Theatre of Comedy was founded by Ray Cooney, one of the world’s top creator/writers of Farce—a theatrical tradition in which the British excel. Cooney assembled a company of 35 of the foremost comedy performers and writers to create an entity that would specialize in the creation and production of comedy entertainment on the West End, and that would also help develop and continue the U.K.’s rich tradition through bringing forward new plays and new talent.
In its U.K. television production activities (its newest endeavor), The Theatre of Comedy has produced for the BBC As Time Goes By, starring Theatre of Comedy Founder Members Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer.
In the U.S., Taffner’s New York live theatre productions or co-productions include Run For Your Wife (Virginia Theatre), Stand Up Tragedy (Criterion Theatre), and Return To The Forbidden Planet (Variety Arts Theatre).
Today, DLT Entertainment is the sole owner of The Theatre of Comedy and Shaftesbury Theatre and has invested into a flytower extension nd master plan.
More information is available at www.ShaftesburyTheatre.com.
Hello Harry! | A Celebration of 40 Years at Stage Door
Harry Gabriel is a West End legend. He was awarded an inaugural Olivier Be Inspired Award, having been nominated by friends and family for his commitment to inspiring others through his love of theatre in his personal and professional life. He is currently the night Stage Door Keeper and is the first face seen by every performer and staff member coming into the building.
Harry has worked at the Shaftesbury Theatre for 40 years this year, and performers from across the West End and beyond are coming together to celebrate his incredible career. The concert looks back to the first show of 1980, Hello Dolly! and all the way to & Juliet in the present day. Watch here
& Juliet Receives Record Breaking 13 WHAT'S ON STAGE Award Nominations
What if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? Join Juliet on this sensational journey of self discovery and second chances, told through some of the most glittering pop anthems of the last three decades from legendary songwriter Max Martin, including …Baby One More Time, Since U Been Gone, Roar, Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), Love Me Like You Do and Can’t Feel My Face. Buy tickets here.