Despite being descended from a grand theatrical lineage, the chief executive of Sadler's Wells has worked hard on his career, writes Jeremy Austin in The Stage.
Where does one start when writing about Ian Albery? The out-going chief executive of Sadler's Wells has not only lived a life filled with so many theatrical anecdotes that it probably makes Ned Sherrin salivate, he has also achieved an awful lot.
But then he comes from a family that has achieved an awful lot too. He is possibly one of last major figures in a London theatrical dynasty that stretches over three centuries and has contributed to the construction and operation of some of the capital's best-loved venues.
His great-grandfather was Charles Moore, promoter for the Royal Victoria Hall and father of Mary Moore, who married Charles Wyndham and raised the money to build the Wyndham's and New Theatres. click for more
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