EMPIRE THEATRE on the right of the photo, in South Sherwood Street (Demolished
(To the left of the Theatre Royal)
The Theatre Royal remains, but the hotel was demolished in 1975.
The whole area is now known as the "Royal Centre."
For some unknown reason, Laurel and
play at the Nottingham Empire on the 1947 Tour,
but did appear there on the two which followed.
In 1952 they opened on the Easter Bank Holiday
Monday. Then in 1953 spent the Christmas/New
Year season there, for four weeks.
On both occasions they stayed at the
nearby County Hotel. And when I say "nearby" I mean "nearby." To gauge just how near it is ,just match
up the six columns of the Theatre Royal which
is sandwiched between the County Hotel on the left,
and the Empire Theatre on the right.
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