Theatre: New Theatre
Performance: The Government Inspector
Performers: The Old Vic Company including Bernard Miles, Alec Guinness, Rosalind Atkinson, Renee Asherson, Kenneth Connor et al.
This New Theatre programme presents The Government Inspector, a controversial satire centred around Russian bureaucracy written by Nikolai V. Gogol in 1836. This 1948 production has a who’s who cast list from the Old Vic Companyand was produced by John Burrell.
The New Theatre in St Martins Lane, London, was built in 1903 by Sir Charles Wyndham, employing architect William G.R Sprague (1863 – 1933). 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 after the famous playwright.
A memory notation on top of front cover, presumably written in pencil by original theatre-goer: Saturday April 10th 1948. Mr, Mrs Dyer & Sylvia
12 pages including front and back covers. approx 18.5 cms x 13cms