Scrapbook 1

Scope and Content

One scrapbook containing press cuttings of British and international theatre news. Included is: an article about Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontaine from the Sunday Times June 1953; a flyer for the production of Lock Up Your Daughters at the Civic Theatre, Bedford; 3 reviews of Eastward Ho at the Mermaid Theatre, London; a photograph of the interior of the Mermaid Theatre, London; a drawing of the exterior of the (New) St Martin’s Theatre, London; an article about Sara Lane at the Britannia Theatre, London; an article about composers of music hall songs; an article about Marie Lloyd at the Metropole and Crown Theatres, London; reviews of The Way of the World by Harold Hobson and Kenneth Tynan at the Lyric, Hammersmith, London; a photograph of the performance of Comus at Ludlow Castle from The Times June 1953; an article about N. M. Bligh, a collector of prints and photographs of old London theatres; a list of Paris Theatres and performances in French; a report on the re-opening performance of Captain Carvallo at the Grand Theatre, Luton; a report on the re-opening of the Royal Court Theatre, London as a theatre club; three reports on the campaigns to save St James’s Theatre and the Stoll Theatre, London; a report on Charlie Chaplin attending a Dickens Fellowship dinner; three reviews of A Question of Fact performed in December 1953 at the Piccadilly Theatre, London; an article on the re-opening of Kingsway Theatre, London; an article on the history of the Theatre Royal, Margate; two letters to newspapers on the setting up of a Museum of Drama; two reviews of A Question of Fact, one by Harold Hobson at the Piccadilly Theatre, London; a review of Julius Caesar with John Gielgud at the Theatre Royal, Stratford-upon-Avon; an obituary of Frederick Lonsdale by Gladys Cooper; two photographs of the interior and a report on the re-opening of the Burgtheater, Vienna; a review of Teahouse of the August Moon at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London; a review of Waiting for Gillian at St James’s Theatre, London; a report on closure plans of St James’s Theatre, London; a report on Paris theatres by Harold Hobson; a review of My Three Angels at the Lyric Theatre, London; reviews of The Lark performed in May 1955 at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London; a review of the Cherry Orchard at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London; a review of the Night of the Ball at New Theatre, London; an article about French life; two reviews and a photograph of Separate Tables at St James’s Theatre, London; a review of Salad Days at the Vaudeville Theatre, London; a report on the closure of the Theatre Royal, Bristol; an obituary of Sir Seymour Hicks; two reviews of Tiger at the Gates at the Apollo Theatre, London; an article about Charlie Chaplin’s films; letters about the closure of St James’s Theatre and Stoll Theatre, London; drawing of the original exterior and photographs of actors who appeared at St James’s Theatre, London from The Times January 1955; a photograph of the interior of the Theatre Royal, Bristol from The Times May 1966; a review of Tristram Shandy at the Playhouse, Oxford and a report on the closure of the Theâtre de l’Ambigue, Paris from The Times November 1965.