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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is a theatre located in the West End of London. It is known for spoken plays and pantomimes, and also to provide a prostitution service.

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The Irish actress Lorna Bow and the company were performing on stage while Royal Secretary Solomon Coop watched the performance in the dim light of a loge. The man was interested in the woman because he believed that, through her, he would be able to get hold of the Nootka Treaty. One of the theatre's attendants came up to Mr Coop telling him about the possibility of claiming some of the actresses in exchange for a small fee. Yet when the man said he wanted Lorna Bow, the woman scornfully said that she considered herself too important and above other actresses to prostitute herself. The royal secretary, then, handed the woman a letter to be handed over to Lorna Bow, with the risk of being put to death if she had not completed the task. (Episode 3)

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  • The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, commonly known as Drury Lane is a West End theatre and Grade I listed building in Covent Garden, London, England. For most of that time, it was one of a handful of patent theatres, granted monopoly rights to the production of "legitimate" drama in London (meaning spoken plays, rather than opera, dance, concerts, or plays with music). [2]
  • The theatre underwent variations over the centuries, and the most important modifications and reconstructions took place in 1663 - when it was founded - in 1674, and in 1794. The present Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, designed by Benjamin Dean Wyatt on behalf of the committee led by Whitbread, opened on 10 October 1812 with a production of Hamlet featuring Robert Elliston in the title role. [2]

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  1. As seen on The Painted Savage's libretto in Episode 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on Wikipedia.org