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Well, friends, the time has come: I’m leaving for London tomorrow to embark on a career as a professional student.  Just kidding, I’m going to graduate school for Film Studies at King’s College London!  I’m so excited for this new chapter in my life; I feel like it’s something I’ve wanted to do or talked about doing for years, but now it feels like it’s finally the right time!  The classes I’ll be taking sound really interesting:

  • Formations in Film Studies
  • Traditions in British Cinema
  • The Heritage Film
  • London Film Cultures
  • British Cinema in WWII
  • and I’m writing my dissertation on British cinema in the 1940s

I love research and learning, so I’m excited (albeit a little nervous) for school but I’m also excited to share my adventures with you!  I’ll be blogging here about anything to do with Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier!  I don’t anticipate having much time to update the main website, but if you’d like to follow along or keep in touch while I’m overseas, I’d recommend following this blog (see widget to the right —->) and also joining the Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier facebook page as it’s easier to post links there.  This blog will be the most updated portion of the site.

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Thanks for all your support of over the years, and I hope you stick around for new adventures 🙂


laurence olivier london theatre

10 Leigh/Olivier Destinations in England — #5

The Noel Coward Theatre
St Martin’s Lane
Nearest tube stops: Leicester Square

The Noel Coward Theatre is one of the most popular theatres in London’s West End.  Prior to being named after the famous playwright, it was called the Albery, and before that, the New Theatre.  It was here that the Old Vic and Sadler’s Wells companies took up home while they waited for their respective theatres to re-open in 1950 due to damage inflicted during the Blitz.  Laurence Olivier became a superstar at the New Theatre when he mesmerized audiences as Richard III, Oedipus, and King Lear in the mid 1940s.  Olivier and Ralph Richardson managed the Old Vic company during this time.

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