This excerpt from a reader’s letter:
I too love His Majesty’s Theatre. I lived in Perth for 4 years in my teens and the first time I went to The Maj was to see Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier with The Old Vic. It was as your book says the first “big time” theatre for years. I was boarding with some people then and the lady decided we were going. But I said I had nothing to wear – it was formal dress. So she made me my first long dress! Of course I loved the theatre. A wonderful memory.