Records of Scottish Theatre Company, touring theatre company, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the administration and productions of the Scottish Theatre Company, including papers relating to administration, productions, finance, sponsorship and publicity, 1980-1987. Includes:

  • Papers relating to administration including correspondence, reports, day files, theatre contracts, correspondence and financial papers relating to the Scottish Arts Council, 1980-1987
  • Papers relating to the Scottish Theatre Trust, 1979-1981, including minutes of board meetings, 1980-1983.
  • Papers relating to financial affairs, including accounts, invoices, vouchers, box office returns, budgets and sponsorship, 1980-1987
  • Papers relating to personnel, including job applications, actors' photographs and curricula vitae, 1981-1987.
  • Papers relating to education, including correspondence, 1980-1986
  • Playwrights' correspondence, 1981-1986
  • Friends and founder members correspondence, 1982-1987
  • Papers relating to the administration of specific productions, including stage management reports, 1981-1986
  • Technical papers including stage plans for theatres in which the company staged plays, c1981-1987, ground plans and working drawings for specific productions, set and lighting design plans
  • Papers relating to performances, including: programmes, posters and leaflets, photographs of productions, 1981-1986
  • Press cuttings, 1982-1987
  • Scripts, 1981-1987
  • Correspondence and other papers relating to Ewan Hooper, 1978-1980
  • Papers relating to theatre and arts organisations, including: the Federation of Scottish Theatres Ltd, 1981-1987, Scottish Arts Lobby (SALVO), 1984-1987, Advisory Council for the Arts in Scotland, 1980-1987

Administrative / Biographical History

The Scottish Theatre Trust Limited was incorporated in 1980  and registered in 1981 . It ran the Scottish Theatre Company, a professional touring theatre. It had its first full season in 1981. The first director was Ewan Hooper. One of the company's main functions was to encourage new Scottish writing. The company did not have its own theatre but presented productions throughout Scotland, including the Edinburgh International Festival, and abroad, including a tour to Poland. In 1983  Tom Fleming (b. 1927), previously of The Gateway Theatre and the Royal Lyceum Theatre, both Edinburgh, Scotland, took control of the company. The company went into liquidation in late 1987 . It was dissolved in 1991 .

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted

Other Finding Aids

Item and series level paper based sheaf binder available at the Scottish Theatre Archive, Glasgow University Library Special Collections Department.

Item level descriptions are available via the online Scottish Theatre Archive catalogue at http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/STA/search/

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jo Peattie, Scottish Archive Network Project

Conversion from MS Access database, formatting and controlled access terms added by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, October 2002

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