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Vaudeville Theatre, 404, Strand. – One of the most successful little theatres in London. Almost every piece produced since the first opening of the theatre in 1870 has secured a run of abnormal length, the average run so far having been as nearly as possible 300 nights. When a single piece, such as “Our Boys”, has occupied the stage for nearly five years, any “specialty” becomes rather difficult to define. Perhaps the nearest approach that can well be made is to say that the Vaudeville has a specialty for phenomenal runs. NEAREST Railway Stations, Charing-cross (Dist. & S.E.); Omnibus Routes, Strand and St. Martin’s-lane.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879