Before the play begins,

All are gathered in the theatre bar,

Endless drinks, laughter and conversations flow,

The audience gathered from places near and internationally far.

The swish of the crimson curtain dazzles as it opens,

A stage is set alight with intense electrifying performances ever seen 

An understudy is catapulted to overnight stardom,

She captivates all as Elizabeth I - the Virgin Queen.

The Garrick, Duke of York, Fortune and the Shaftesbury,

Theatre has brought us great joy over the years,

Inspiring us, entertaining us,

Encouraging us and helping us to confront our fears.


  • Maxine Smith

    I too love the theatre, a brilliant write.

    • FineB

      Hello Maxine,

      Thanks for reading.

      Glad you enjoyed the poem

      Keep writing FineB.

    • orchidee

      A good write Fine.

      • FineB

        Hello Orchidee,

        Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      • Michael Edwards

        Captures the atmosphere so well - enjoyed!

        • FineB

          Hello Michael,

          Glad that you enjoyed the poem.

          Thanks for reading.

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        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Thanks for sharing FINE ~ Love the MAGIC of the Theatre ! We have excellent Theatres in Essex ~ Large & Small. Also we are close enough to London to ocassionally enjoy the more UNIQUE MAGIC of the WEST END ! Thanks for the MEMORY
          Blessings BRIAN & ANGELA 🧡

        • FineB

          Hi Angela and Brian.

          You're welcome.

          Thanks for reading.

          Keep writing FineB!

        • Poetic Dan

          Brilliant ending, well needed. Thank you

        • FineB

          Hello Poetic Dan,

          You are welcome!

          Thanks for reading.

          Keep writing FineB.

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