Covent Garden & Theatreland – The Roar of The Greasepaint
Covent Garden is a rumbustious area where tumblers and jugglers rub shoulders with Prima Donna’s and masters of stage and screen. A place of smart boutiques, pavement cafes and craftsmen’s stalls. It also sits at the heart of London’s Theatreland and thus it is that this walk is very much imbued with the smell of greasepaint.
Among the glories uncovered will be the actors church in the portico of which Eliza Doolittle met Professor Higgins. You will gaze upon Europe’s oldest and most haunted theatre and stand on the spot where a 19th century matinee idol was murdered in cold blood by a jealous rival. We will show you the house where one of the greatest English actors of all time lived, and the place where Oscar Wilde spent the happiest years of his life.
With a born raconteur as your guide and a plot that is rife with humour and tragedy, you are guaranteed a spellbinding journey through the magical world of theatreland past and present.