File of correspondence and papers concerning John Piper's involvement with the Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames and his other theatrical work

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 200410/2/5/6
  • Dates of Creation
      2 Dec 1951-29 Nov 1953
  • Physical Description
      3 folders

Scope and Content

Mainly contains correspondence relating to John Piper's involvement with the management of the Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames. Includes a desk diary for 1949 re-used for a mailing list, further lists of names, a publicity leaflet, an excise license for the Kenton Theatre, a copy letter from Basil Douglas to Eric Walter White regarding the English Opera Group and papers relating to the Reading Education Committee. One letter encloses photographs. Also includes examples of Kenton Theatre Company paper and a report on the electrical wiring of the theatre.

Also contains some papers relating to:

Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust

Central School of Speech and Drama

English Opera Group

Mermaid Theatre, London

Royal Court Theatre

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London


Arranged chronologically. Some general correspondence and some letters and papers regarding Frances Hodgkins have been removed.