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