Geoffrey Whitworth Memorial

Scope and Content

Correspondence about the Geoffrey Whitworth Memorial Fund; the file also includes correspondence about the possiblity of naming the smaller auditorium within the National Theatre after Geoffrey Whitworth (1951); the purchase of copies of Whitworth's book 'The Making of a National Theatre', from Faber & Faber (1955); correspondence between Kenneth Rae and Howard Roberts of the London County Council about location of bust of Bernard Shaw, in the custody of the LCC pending the erection of the National Theatre (1952).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Geoffrey Whitworth Memorial Fund was opened by the British Drama League around May 1952. The aim of the fund was to organise a 'rest room' for members in the League headquarters, and to purchase a bust of Whitworth made by the artist [Oscar] Nemon to be displayed in such room; the bust to be donated to the National Theatre in due course.

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Related Material

- The bust of Whitworth by [Oscar] Nemon is in the collection of the National Theatre Archive.