/ / / / / 1935 – New Theatre – Romeo and Juliet – SIGNED
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1935 – New Theatre – Romeo and Juliet – SIGNED

£75.00

Date: 1935

Theatre: The New Theatre, London

Performance: Romeo & Juliet

Main Actors: John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Alec Guinness, Peggy Ashcroft

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Date: 1935
Theatre: The New Theatre, London
Performance: Romeo & Juliet
Main Actors: John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Alec Guinness, Peggy Ashcroft

 

This special theatre programme is signed John Gielgud  on a full page black and white photo of Mr Gielgud on page 5 (the programme was closed when the ink signature was still wet causing the signature to transfer to page 4).

The programme has full page black and white photos of members of the cast and stage scenes including John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier and Peggy Ashcroft. This truly is a star-studded cast for one of Shakespeare’s best loved tragedies. As well as playing the lead role of Romeo, John Gielgud also produced this production.

The New Theatre on St Martins Lane, London was built in 1903 by Sir Charles Wyndham. Sir Charles Wyndham employed the architect William G.R Sprague (1863 – 1933) to create his theatre. Mr Sprague had a successful career and was known for his work as a theatre architect. During its lifetime, the theatre has been renamed twice. In 1973 it was renamed the Albery Theatre after the manager of the theatre Sir Bronson Albery who ran the theatre for many years. In 2006 the theatre underwent a major refurbishment and was renamed Noel Coward Theatre in honour of the famous playwright

The programme is an off white smooth thick paper printed in black ink; the original black and white seal sticker still remains on the front and back cover.

The programme consists of 28 pages including front and back cover pages. Approx. H21cm x W14cm

 

Ref: 4731930

 

Condition Code: 3: The two staples are slightly rusted, but pages are firmly secured. Evidence of faint vertical fold. Two thin horizontal stains to front cover. Small rust mark to middle left of cover page. 1cm approx. tear to bottom of programmes spine. This programme is in good condition considering it's 80+ years old.