If you’ve found a mistake on the site, please do not get in touch – create an account and correct the mistake yourself! Similarly, if you have an observation about a production, or a photograph concerning something on the site, please do add it to the site directly to benefit everyone.
- My local theatre is missing; I’m missing; This famous actor/ play/ theatre/ production is missing!
- Theatricalia is based around productions – if a play has not been and is not going to be performed, or if a theatre has never or is not going to host a production, it does not yet need to be on the site. To add a production, follow the simple interface (you can also follow links from any existing place or play page), and you can add any missing play, place, or people along the way.
- What do I do if there are two entries for the same play/ place/ production company/ person?
- Please use the duplicate link on one entry, and then the button that appears on the duplicate entry, to let me know about the duplicate. I will merge one into the other, hopefully without losing any information.
- I have some theatre programmes, but I don’t have the time to enter all the information. How can I help?
- Please upload programme pictures to our Theatricalia Flickr group. That way, someone else might have the time to add the information. Every little helps.
- I have a database of theatre productions that I would like to put on Theatricalia – is that possible?
- It is indeed, and thank you – please get in touch and we’ll get it on the site without you having to type it all in again!
- How does the search work? I typed Katie Stevens and it knew I meant Katy Stephens.
- It’s magic, in the Arthur C. Clarke sense. Actually, it involves a nifty thing called homophone matching. If you’re interested, the algorithm I use is available on my GitHub.
- The space between the “C” and the “Clarke” in the previous question is smaller than a normal space. You’ve gone a bit overboard typographically, haven’t you?
- No. Websites can try and follow The Elements of Typographic Style; it’s nicer. I am happy every time I see the profile pages using the possessive apostrophe correctly; that dates are all printed prettily; that the only ' and " on this site will be if a play title includes feet and inches (and at that point I’ll have to write some code for that). Please make sure your contributions use correct spelling and grammar. ☺
- You’re missing a country from your list?
- To paraphrase the United Nations list of countries:
“The designations employed and the presentation of country or area names in this list do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of [us] concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.”
- Registering on the site
- If you choose to register in order to contribute (thanks), your provided name, username, biography, and website (if given) are publicly available on your profile page. We will never give or sell any other details to anyone else, unless we are obliged to by law. Any information you provide in the form of production information or observations is public. Please get in touch if you wish to delete your account, or see the information we hold.
- Information in listings
- Information on theatrical productions is of historical and research value. The General Data Protection Regulation gives you the right to object to our processing of your personal information and to ask us to stop processing it. However, it also gives us the right to continue to process it if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms. To exercise your right to object, you can get in touch, giving specific reasons why you are objecting to the processing of your personal data. These reasons should be based upon your particular situation; processing for the purposes of historical research or archiving is allowed unless it is likely to cause substantial damage or substantial distress (Data Protection Act 2018, 19(2)).
- Legal basis for processing
- Data is being processed under the legal basis 6(1)(f) – legitimate interests. We assert that we have a legitimate interest in providing an archive of theatrical productions, for historical research and archival purposes.