Beryl Hoare photograph album collection

Scope and Content

This collection consists of three hardbound photograph albums collected by Beryl Hoare. They contain production photographs for several London productions dating from 1914 to 1923. Also included are photographic portraits of various performers, some of which are autographed.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sheila O'Bryen, who adopted the stage name Beryl Hoare is known to have appeared as Alice in an RSC production of Henry V at the Stratford Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in 1914 as well as having appeared as a fairy in Harley Granville-Barker's 1914 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at London's Savoy Theatre.

Access Information

This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only. Full details of access arrangements may be found here:

Access to some of the material may be restricted. These are noted in the catalogue where relevant.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here:

Appraisal Information

This collection was appraised in line with the collection management policy.


No further accruals are expected.

Related Material

See also the core collections of the V&A Theatre and Performance Department. Material relating to the productions mentioned in this catalogue may be found in several collections, including the productions, photographs and biographical files.

Please ask for details.

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