Peter Wilson Collection

Scope and Content

This collection contains material relating to Peter Wilson's career as stage manager for the Mobile Theatre Company. He later was one of the co-founders for the Unicorn Theatre. Contains photograph and scrapbooks albums, correspondence, administrative documents, programmes, flyers, press cuttings and scripts.

Administrative / Biographical History

Peter Wilson joined the The Amersham Repertory Players company aged 14 as a general backstage helper and became a stage manager in August 1942. He stayed with the company until its demise in March 1949. He then became stage manager for the Mobile Theatre Company, founded by Caryl Jenner. Later he was one of the co-founders and managers of the Unicorn Theatre, alongside Caryl Jenner.


This collection has been arranged as follows:

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..

Acquisition Information

Gift, 2014.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here: /

Appraisal Information

This collection was appraised in line with collection management policy.

Custodial History

The executors of Peggy Wilson MBE estate, Norma Crowe and Hartley Kent, got in contact with the V&A offering the papers of Peggy’s husband Peter to the V&A.


No further accruals are expected.

Related Material

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

THM/21 - Arts Theatre and Unicorn Theatre Archive

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