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Old Drury Custom Dating from 1796
Old Drury Custom Dating from 1796

Old Drury Custom Dating from 1796 1928

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Old Drury Custom Dating from 1796 1928

1 mins United Kingdom

This fun and frivolous newsreel item shows the bright young things of London's 1920s theatre-land perform a 200 year-old Twelfth Night tradition. A knees-up of cake and wine was bequeathed to the company of Drury Lane's Theatre Royal by 18th-century actor Robert Baddeley and is still observed every 6 January. Fresh from the stage, the cast quaff their victuals with typically theatrical flair.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Collection

Christmas Crackers

Released

1928

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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