Ashley Dukes and Mercury Theatre blue plaque in London

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Here stood the Mercury Theatre 1931-1987 Founded by Author and Playwright Ashley Dukes 1885-1959 as a new stage for Plays by Poets

Ashley Dukes (29 May 1885 – 4 May 1959) was an English playwright, critic, and theatre manager.In 1933, he founded the Mercury Theatre, London and wrote plays that appeared in the West End and on Broadway. The Ashley Dukes Company was an important interwar promoter of serious drama, and a training ground for actors.He was the husband of Marie Rambert, and the older brother of MI6 spy Paul Dukes and pathologist Cuthbert Dukes.

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The Mercury Theatre was a small theatre on Ladbroke Road, Notting Hill Gate, London, notable for the productions of poetic dramas between 1933 and 1956, and as the home of the Ballet Rambert until 1987.

Source: dbpedia

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