Opening in 1928, the Piccadilly Theatre was the first venue to screen films with speech. Shortly after, the Piccadilly became the crowd-pleasing London Casino where an assortment of entertainment was on display; news clips, cartoons, swing music and comedy. The theatre, unlike many others that were built upon old theatres, was built on land with unused stables.
After WWII, the venue reopened as a theatre, with productions including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Streetcar Named Desire. The Piccadilly Theatre is currently home to Pretty Woman: The Musical.
As well as being the star of the first ever production at the Piccadilly, Evelyn Lane is rumoured to haunt the theatre as a poltergeist, and when her photo was taken down in the past, the poltergeist allegedly became violent, throwing objects and slamming doors. Looks like she found a way to be remembered beyond the grave!