Princess Diana glitters in a pearl and diamante encrusted petal pink gown with full pleated skirt by Catherine Walker as she unveils the plaque at the re-opening of the Savoy Theatre on Monday, 19 July 1993.
Henry III gave this site to Peter of Savoy who, in 1346, built the Savoy Palace. In 1903-10 the Savoy Hotel was built by Colcutt and Macmurdo. The magnificent Art Deco Savoy Theatre is in the western section. The short road leading to the entrance to the Savoy Hotel is unusual in London in that the traffic drives on the right. It was the first building in the world to be lit entirely throughout with electric lighting.
The theatre reopened on Monday, 19 July 1993 with a week long production from The English National Ballet. The opening programme, which Diana attended ncluded an especially choreographed piece by her good friend, Wayne Sleep, entitled ‘Savoy Suite’.