Collector of Theatre Programmes for Ramsgate, Kent U.K.
(Palace Theatre, Royal Victoria Pavilion and Granville Theatre)
& established ‘Ramsgate Historical Society’ in 2007.
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- Joined 1st November 2019.
- Last logged in on 21st April 2020.
Last five observations
- To production of The Bat, by Mary Roberts Rinehart, St James's Theatre, London, started 1922: “Note – The authors and management request the audience not to divulge the solution of the mystery. The pleasure of future patrons will be enhanced if they, like yourselves, are kept in suspense until the final curtain. 250th Performance Wednesday 30th August 1922”
- To production of Charley's Aunt, by Brandon Thomas, Prince of Wales Theatre, London, started 18th January 1926: “About 350 years ago, when the first London Theatre was being built, there was a strong prejudice amongst the City authorities that a number of people gathered together in one building were likely to spread disease. As a consequence the Theatre was built outside the City boundaries. James Burbage, who held a licence from Queen Elizabeth, discovered a suitable piece of ground in Shoreditch, which was beyond the City boundaries. he paid £14 a year ground rent, and spent £700 on the building. When, however, it was finished, a number of disputes arose in connection with the lease, and in a few years it was pulled down. Stage Anecdote – Edited by Arthur Bourchier M.A. (Oxen) 1926 programme ‘Charley’s Aunt’ Prince of Wales Theatre.”
- To production of What Every Woman Knows, by James Barrie, Apollo Theatre (Shaftesbury Avenue), London, started 1923: ““I Remeber – ” Mr. Henry Vibart. I like golf, and I have played for many years. But no one has yet called me a good golfer. For all that, I recall with pride an event of almost 12 years ago. I won a cup in a tournament…… It was the Stage Golfing Society’s Cup that I won ! The tournament took place on a very rainy day, and, on my way to the course, I felt that my chances were even worse than usual. However, only five of us turned up – and we played ! What a game ! I won the Cup ! and it happened this way. Three of the players did so badly – nearly as badly as I did – and did not trouble to send in their cards. The fourth man – he was – would you believe it – disqualified ! Taken from the programme “What Every Woman Knows” The Apollo Theatre, London 1923”
- To production of The Beggar's Opera, by John Gay, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, 5th March - ? 1940: “Producer’s Note. In preparing the present production, on an invitation by Glyndebourne. I should like to pay tribute to the late Sir Nigel Playfair, whose name is linked inextricably with that of “The Beggar’s Opera.” His famous revival of 1920, with the musical arrangement of Frederic Austin and the exquisite scenery and dresses of the late Claud Lovat Fraser, created upon me, as well as upon thousands of others privileged to see it, both in England and America, an unforgettable impression. John Gielgud”
Last ten changes
- Pauline Vilda
- Mollie Shannon
- Christine Lindsay
- Frederick Leister
- Wilfrid Lawson
- Cicely Jonas
- Noel Hood
- Joan Harben
- Colin Gent
- Beatrix Feilden-Kaye
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