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1887 September 05th. An audience of more than 800 was present for the opening night of 'Romany Rye' at the Theatre Royal in Exeter. During the fourth Act a fire started on stage and the theatre was on fire very quickly. The death toll was said to be around 150.
1955 Owned by the Exeter Theatre Co and MD is T. C. Gwilliam.