The collection focuses on the sequence of prompt scripts, production files and photograph and sound recordings of the 394 major theatre productions presented in approx. 10,000 performances in 35 annual seasons over 36 years. The collection comprises:
News-cuttings scrapbooks, 1961-1998; playbills; prompt scripts, 1962-1998; Special Events performance scripts; production documentation; show music manuscripts; academic studies relating to the Theatre Company; Documentary research materials; papers relating to the building of the New Victoria Theatre; outsize volumes of press releases and press cuttings; designs and artefacts - several sets of drawings and designs by Arthur Berry and other artists including designs for productions and studies of rehearsals.
240 A4 files containing production files with callsheets; properties lists; lighting and sound plots; accounts and sales details; audience statistics; Theatre Trust minutes and those of internal staff meetings; correspondence relating to funding; performance returns; performance rights; administration; production budgets; publicity and marketing; casting and staffing; auditions and contracts; internal correspondence.
Photographs relating to productions, 1962-1998; the building of the New Victoria Theatre; events and ceremonies; performers, writers, designers; negatives; slides.
6 standard size archival boxes of spool film and tape; 25 shelves of reel tapes and audio cassette tapes equating to over 1000 hours of audio recordings of actual performances including sound effects, original incidental music and rehearsals and over 2000 hours of research audio recordings; 4 filing cabinets of photographs and slides.