Drury Lane is famous for a number of reasons, but a name that especially comes to mind is that of Colley Cibber (1671-1757). Actor, theatre manager, playwright, and whatsmore Poet Laureate (1730-57), Cibber was both influenced and influential to England's oldest theatre still to be in use. The theatre opened in 1663, and Cibber launched his acting career at Drury Lane in 1690. He then went on to become actor-manager in 1710 at what could be considered as the theatre's most prosperous era, along with Robert Wilks and Thomas Doggett.
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