Ronald Adam was a man who combined an acting career with an extra-ordinary military career that encompassed being a victim of the Red Baron in World War One to taking his revenge as an RAF fighter controller in the Battle of Britain. Born Ronald George Hinings Adams on the last day of 1896, he was educated at University College...See full bio »
In 1931 he saved the Embassy Theatre from being converted into a cinema and then produced over a hundred plays there. He then let the Embassy Theatre to visiting companies in order to concentrate on the Phoenix Theatre with the aim of establishing a stock company, thereby allowing a cheaper admission price which would appeal to a wider audience of playgoers. (The Times, December 11, 1937).
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