The Criterion Theatre
Bourne Capital acquired The Criterion Theatre, establishing The Criterion Theatre Trust in 1992. After an extensive restoration, this important Matcham theatre was reopened to great applause under the direction of Sally Greene. A new backstage area with dressing rooms, offices, and workshops was created and two new bars (Greene and Stalls) were all designed. The auditorium went through a careful restoration process to protect the historic value of the building before being fitted with state of the art sound and lighting equipment. Since its reopening in 1992 The Criterion Theatre has risen to become the leading West End theatre that it once was, attracting a host of important productions and companies.
Important productions at the Criterion have included: Kevin Elyot's comedy "My Night With Reg", which won Best Comedy, Evening Standard Awards 1994; Otherwise Engaged by Simon Gray, staring Richard E. Grant & Anthony Stewart Head; The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged); The Complete History of America (abridged); The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged); and The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maria Aitken.