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TC 16: 6 boxes

The collection also includes a number of posters which are kept in a separate folder. Some theatre reports for 1946-48 can be found in Topic Collection 17/15/I (FILMS)


16/1/A: Funfairs (Amusement Arcades) 1940

Reports/observations (KB, SS, CP) in London-Fulham, Oxford Street, Putney, Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road, Charing Cross Road

16/1/B: Epstein's Adam-Sports Garden, Oxford Street, London

Report (HP) 17.1.40

Press cutting Evening Standard 21.12.39


2 catalogues

16/1/C: Funfairs (Amusement Arcades) 1941 Reports

Reports/observations (DS) November 1941 Fulham, Putney, Hammersmith, Wardour Street, Coventry Street, Edgeware Road, The Strand, Kilburn High Road

16/1/D: Funfairs (Amusement Arcades) 1942-43

Ad for Fete & Funfair, Ealing 3.8.42

Amusement Arcade, Shepherd's Bush report 14.7.43

16/1/E: Oxford Street Funfairs/Exhibitions 1946

"The Crown Jewels of England (replicas)" report & leaflet (GST) May 46

"Battle for Bread" report and exhibition leaflets 1-3

"Epstein & the Mermaid", "Jacob & the Angel" report & leaflet for "Jacob & the Angel"

Oxford Street Fairground report (GST) 3.8.46

Note on Butlin's Windows, Oxford Street (GST) May 46

"Winchester Rifle Range" report (GST) May 46

"The War In Wax" report (GST) May 46

"Crime Does Not Pay" report (GST) May 46

16/1/F: Correspondence/instructions for circus investigation 1944

3 letters undated Margaret Holland to Bob

Instructions for investigation

Plans for layout of report

Letter to Margaret Holland from one of the circus performers

16/1/G: Notes/rough drafts for circus report

Reco's Circus-history, personalities in brief and in more detail, children & education, morality, shopping, slang, jobs, wages

16/1/H: Notes/rough drafts for circus report

Reco's Circus-transport, grumbles & disputes, wagons

Day's Routine Sept 44, Week's Routine 27.8.44-3.9.44

Zoo Market 13.9.44, the animals, advertising

Description of tight rope/lion act, comedy highwire act, comedy riding act, lasso act

Diary dated between 6.9.44 & 21.9.44

Accidents/miscellaneous anecdotes Aug/Sept 44

16/1/I: Programme/typed copies for circus report


Personalities (3 copies) Sept 44

Artistes-Herbert Reco & description of highwire act

More detailed description of artistes-Reco, Reg Robinson (2 copies), Cook (2 copies), Mrs Cook (2 copies), Rene Cook (2 copies), Gordon Cook (2 copies), Stanley Mason, The DeMarnes (part report). Tommy Ross

"Reco: Comedy Riding Act" (4 copies) Sept 44

"Before the Matinee: Speech by De Marne"

"Petty Quarrels, Grumbling, Road Marking, Leading Wagon" 26.8.44

"Zoo Market" 13.9.44

16/1/J: Typed copies for circus report

"Day's Routine (One Day Stand)"

"Week's Routine: week beginning 27.8.44 & ending 3.9.44"

Diary 6.9.44 to 21.9.44

"Miscellaneous, Sept 1944" (3 copies)

"Miscellaneous" (3 copies)

"Miscellaneous Anecdotes" (3 copies)

BOX 2: PANTOMIME 1939-42

16/2/A: General Notes, Pantomime Reports

Report-general tendencies, propaganda, jokes, songs, responses, note on "Cinderella" (2 copies) (LE) 30.1.40

Pantomime Report-shows seen, method used, war references, non-war jokes, songs, general tendencies (2 copies) (LE) 6.3.40

Notes for Pantomime Report 1940-41

War references (KT) 8.3.41

16/2/B: Pantomime Reports and Programmes 1939-40

"Pool Pantomime" report, press cutting (HP) 27.12.39

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" report & programme (HP) 28.12.39

"The Sleeping Beauty" report (HP) 30.12.39

"Who's Taking Liberty?" Report 1 (2 copies) programme (LE) 30.12.39

"Cinderella" Report 2 (2 copies) programme (LE) 2.1.40

"Cinderella" Report 3 (2 copies) programme (LE) 4.1.40

"Aladdin" Report 4 (2 copies) programme (LE) 4.1.40

"Cinderella" Report 5 (2 copies) programme (LE) 19.1.40

16/2/C: Heil Cinderella 1940

Report (2 copies) programme (HP) 3.1.40, press cuttings Daily Express, The Sketch, The Tatler, The Bystander, correspondence over the lyrics, press releases

16/2/D: Pantomime Reports and Programmes 1940

"Mother Goose" Report 1 (2 copies) 2 programmes (LE) 26.12.40

"Cinderella" Report 2 (2 copies) programme (LE) 7.1.41

"Aladdin" Report 3 (2 copies) programme (LE) 8.1.41

"Cinderella" Report 4 (2 copies) programme (KT) 4.3.41

"Aladdin" Report 5 (2 copies) programme (KT) 4.2.41

"Jack The Giant Killer" Report 6 (2 copies) programme (KT) 27.2.41

16/2/E: Pantomime Report and Programme 1942

"Jack and Jill" report & programme HP 19.1.42


16/3/A: Music hall Volunteers

List of music hall volunteers 24.10.38

23 responses from volunteers 1938

16/3/B: Music hall Attendances Survey 1938

Report of survey Nov/Dec 38-tables/questionnaire responses (HB) 6.11.38 & 7.12.38, (LT) 8-9.12.38

16/3/C: Music hall and the War

Notes on Music hall work (propaganda) (LE) 5.2.40

Music hall Report (LE) 4.3.40

Memo on War Reference in Music hall (2 copies) (LE) 4.6.40

Note on the Royal Family in Music hall (LE) 27.6.40

Music hall trade (LE) 31.7.40

Criterion music hall-how coping with the war (LE) 14.9.40

Memo (KT) 10.2.41

Memo on Music hall (2 copies) (KT) 24.2.41

Notes on Music hall Jan-Sept 41 (LE) 15.9.41(Doncaster)

Music hall Report (LE) 27.6.42

Note (LE) 5.3.44

16/3/D: Reynolds and Co-Suppliers of Music hall Material

Cyril Fletcher & His Monologue-"Dreamin' of Thee" ad on a card

"Extracts from Reynolds & Co's Catalogue of Humour" catalogue

"Reynolds & Co's Art Songs" catalogue

"Reynolds & Co's Musical Monologues" catalogue

"Reynolds & Co's The Finest Musical Monologues Published for Years as Broadcast by Nosmo King" catalogue

"Reynolds & Co's Latest Publications" ad

"Songs and Monologues Sung and Broadcast by John Rorke" ad

"Reynolds & Co's Classified List of Character Songs, Monologues etc." catalogue

"Reynolds & Co's Concert Party Albums" catalogue

16/3/E: Music hall Reports/Programmes 1939-40

"The Little Dog Laughed" report & programme (TH) 31.9.39 (5 copies songs from the show)

"Young England" report HP 15.11.39, (LE) 16.11.39 3 programmes

"Young England" letter Beryl Cross to (TH) 16.12.39, includes references to German refugees

"Old Soldiers Never Die" part of report & programme (LE) 27.3.40

"Diversion" report & programme (LE) 4.11.40

Memo Edith Evans in "Diversion" (LE) to TH, 5.11.40

16/3/F: Music hall Reports/Programmes 1940

"Eve on Parade" Report 1 (2 copies) programme (LE) 17.1.40

"Caprice Parisien" Report 2 (2 copies) programme (LE) 22.1.40

"Revudeville 129" Report 3 (2 copies) programme (LE) 24.1.40

"Going Gay" Report 4 programme (LE) 25.1.40

"Haw Haw" Report 5 (LE) 31.1.40

"Splashes" Report 6 programme (LE) 17.5.40

"Turn Up The Lights" Report 6 (2 copies) programme & 4 pages extracts from the show

"Come Out To Play" Report 7 (2 copies) programme (LE) 2.2.40

"Home Service Scandals" Report 8 (2 copies) programme (LE) 13.2.40

"Don't Blush Girls" Report 10 & programme

"Strip Please" report (programme & second copy of report in file on nudity in the theatre, 16/4/H)

"We're In The Army Now" report & programme (LE) 20.8.40

"Black Velvet" report & 2 programmes (LE) 9.8.40

"Thumbs Up, Girls" report & programme (LE) 1.8.40

16/3/G: Reports 1942-43

Variety Show Report, Streatham Hill Theatre (LE) 17.12.41

Variety Show Report, Streatham Hill Theatre & programme (LE) 8.5.42

Report: Evening at the Chelsea Palace GST 30.7.43

"It's Foolish But It's Fun" report GST 31.7.43

"London After Dark" report 25.10.43

16/3/H: Provincial Reports: Shows/Condition of Theatres 1939-42

Letter undated-Glyndebourne

"Mirth & Beauty" report (JC) 5.12.39 Bolton

Letter to TH-the theatre in Oxford 4.2.40

Letter to (TH) From P Farnell-the theatre in Birmingham

Letter to (TH) from P Farnell-the theatre in Birmingham 25.2.40

Report from W White-the theatre in Dublin 25.1.40

"The Passing of the Third Floor Back" report (BA) 29.7.40

Variety Report (GW) 21.10.40 Oxford

N'Gai & Bud Ritchie report (JA) 16-18.7.40 Worcester

"Glad To Meet You" report (LE) 6.4.42 Donnington

"Venus Comes To Town" report & programme (LE) 6.6.41 Wolverhampton

"Fresh Faces" report & programme (DH) 1.12.42 Prestwich

"One For The Road" report & programme (LE) 8.8.42, Northampton

16/3/I: Opera

Note on Choral Union rehearsal of "The Messiah" Bolton 14.11.39 & 16.11.39

"The Barber of Seville" report & programme (JC) 28.2.40

16/3/J: Ballet

Anglo/Polish Ballet report & programme & 2 tickets (DH) 2.12.40

The Ballet Group at The Little Theatre report & part of report (VW) 10.2.41, programme

Invitation from The Ballet Group to attend a reception & private performance of the "New Ballet"

16/3/K: Theatre Reports

"The Devil's Disciple" report & programme (VW) 14.8.40

Report on Shakespeare Season at the Strand Theatre (LE) 15.10.40

"Chu Chin Chow" report (DH) 31.8.40

"While The Sun Shines" (premier) report undated

16/3/L: BBC Music hall 1944

Variety Radio Show Report (LB) 25.11.44

Variety Radio Show Report (GST) 2.12.44


16/4/A: General/Effects of the War

Rough notes/shorthand, card from Herbert (HH) re theatre book

TH to George Black (General Theatre Corporation Ltd) 7.12.38

George Black to (TH) 8.12.38

Notes for treatment of the theatre

Reports of interviews with Cicely Courtneidge, Gordon Harker, John Clements, Barbara Babington, Nancy Price (VB) 1939

General-plays produced since the war (LE) 14.4.40

Note on theatre trade (LE) 7.8.40

Copy of ad outside theatre booking office London (2 copies) (TH) 16.8.40

The Star-cutting "Londoners Walked Home Singing" 27.8.40

Air Raids and the theatre (VW) 14.9.40

Theatre & the blitz (4 copies) (VW) 23.10.40

Theatre Report-the blitz (VW) 24.10.40, 1 copy & part report

List of plays in production since the outbreak of war (VB) 16.1.40

Note on Royal Academy of Dramatic Art-effect of the war (VB) Jan 1940

Excerpts from The Stage , 18.1.40 (VB)

Behind the scenes at the Wyndham Theatre and the Tavistock Theatre (VB) Jan 1940

TH to Theatrical and General Advertising Co 9.1.40

Priscilla (PN) to Betty on theatre material 17.10.40

Memo on Entertainment (LE) 14.2.42

Note from (LE) 11.5.42

Notes on Entertainment (LE) 17.8.42

16/4/B: Extracts From The Press

Daily Express "Askey v Admiral" 31.10.39

The Star "He Had To Sleep With His Boots On" 18.11.39

Evening Standard "Ice Skater Could Not Pay For Boots" 28.11.39

Evening Standard "Elsie & Doris Waters" 28.11.39

Evening Standard "Lady Precious Stream" 29.11.39

The Listener " The Theatre These Days" Lionel Hale 30.11.39

The Listener (cutting) "The Theatre These Days" Lionel Hale 30.11.39

The Stage "West End Stage" 7.12.39

War-time Drama Nov 1939 Ed "War-Time Position of Theatre" (2 copies), "General Statement of War-Time Position of Theatre", "Denial Competition With Pros & Statement of Own Position" (1 copy and part of copy)

War-time Drama Jan 40 "Play Readings" L Millard, "Notes and News"

16/4/C: Scripts

"Winning The War" Arnold Freeman (marked 'Sheffield')

"Swelling The Labour Vote"

Script of a mock trial performed at 10 Hertford St, London W1 in conjunction with a staff party Dec 1941

16/4/D: Employment in the Theatre

National Association of Theatrical & Kine Employees to VB-working conditions for electricians etc 24.1.40

"Terms & Conditions of Employment in W End Theatres"

"Terms & Conditions of Employment for Twice-Nightly Performances in W End Theatres"

16/4/E: Theatre Queues 1940

"Once A Criminal" report on play and queue outside the theatre 20.7.40

Suggestion for study of theatre queues 22.7.40

16/4/F: Theatre Clubs

The Unity Theatre

Letter to members (2 copies) Nov 1939

Ad for "Plant In The Sun" and "Waiting For Lefty" 21.1.40

2 ads for "The Star Turns Red" marked 15.3.40 & 21.3.40

Letter to lapsed members 19.4.40 re "The Star Turns Red"

"The Star Turns Red" programme (NM) 25.5.40

'An Urgent Personal Appeal' re "The Star Turns Red"

Unity Theatre Handbook (LE) May 1940

"Distant Point" 2 programmes marked Aug 1940 & NM 16.7.40

"Gay Nineties Music hall" ad (NM) 16.7.40

London Playgoers Club

Application for membership

Letter to members, ad for "Major Barbara" & "Mandragola" 15.12.39

The Arts Theatre And Ballet Club

Application form

Report on Lunch Ballets (VW) 20.9.40

Forthcoming performances Sept-Oct 1940

Lunch Ballet (Ballet Rambert & London Ballet) Sept 1940

The Neighbourhood

Application card

Membership card, VB Ward, August 1941

Publicity letter undated from the Director of Publicity (2 copies)

The Neighbourhood-report (2 copies) (VW) 20.8.40

Brief report (VW) 24.1.40

Forthcoming performances


16/4/G: "Careless Talk"

Leslie Henson to (TH) 11.7.40

TH to Leslie Henson 12.7.40

Leslie Henson to (TH) 17.7.40

Versions of "Careless Talk"

Note on 'Mass-Observation' joke in "Up & Doing"

16/4/H: Nudity in the Theatre

Letters to the Daily Telegraph April 1940

"Strip Please" report & programme (LE) 24.7.40

"Gaieties De Montmartre" ad for audition & ad for show

16/4/I: Refugee Shows

Invitation from The Free German League of Culture in Great.Britain "English Actors To Their Friends" 18.2.40

"English Actors To Their Friends" programme 18.2.40

2 programmes for The Viennese Theatre Club

16/4/J: ENSA Press Cuttings and Reports

3 press cuttings Jan 1940-shows for the BEF

"ENSA Show On The Steps of St Paul's" report & 4 press cuttings (CM) 25.9.42

ENSA report (LE) 6.2.44

16/4/K: Press Cuttings 1939-40

Selection of press cuttings-reviews, reports, pictures & report on audience reaction to Gracie Fields (LE) 20.8.40

16/4/L: Sunday Opening of Theatres

History (DS)

Quotations from interviews

"God And Public Opinion" 20.1.41

Memo to (TH) 27.3.41

Report on Public Meeting in S Kensington

Note on Sunday Opening Of Theatres, etc in Scotland

Analysis of QQ in News Quota 20.3.41

Analysis Sheets

Questionnaire responses carried out Jan/April 1941 (DH, CF, KT, DS, HH) in London, Oxford and Epsom

Press cuttings about Sunday Opening

Rough notes

16/4/M: Correspondence-Violet Bazalgett

V Bazalgett to (TH) 30.1.40

J Huxley to (TH) 29-30.10.40

16/4/N: Miscellaneous Material

Page from Lilliput

Daily Telegraph 18.9.40

Note paper-unused, rough notes (some in shorthand)

Card to TH from AF Le Play House

The Stage 12.1.50


16/5/A: London Programmes/Advertisements

Streatham Hill Theatre: Programmes

"Desire Under The Elms" (LE) June 40

"Second Helping" (C) Oct 39

"Fair & Warmer" March 40

"French Leave" (LE) April 40

"Funny Side Up" May 40

"Runaway Love" (LE) April 40

"Ladies in Retirement" (LE) Aug 40

"The Body Was Well Nourished" (LE) July 40

"Cottage To Let" (LE) July 40

"The Police Are Anxious" (LE) July 40

"What Say They" (C) Feb 40

"Gilbert & Sullivan" March 40

"St Joan" (C) Sept 39

"The Good Natured Man" (C) Sept 39

"Romeo & Juliet" (C) Sept 39

"Shephard's Pie" (C) Oct 39

Other Theatres

"Under Your Hat" programme (C) Jan 40 Palace Theatre

"Chu Chin Chow" programme (DH) 31.8.40 Palace Theatre

"The Importance of Being Earnest" ad & programme 1940 Globe Theatre

"The Beggars' Opera" ad & 2 programmes 1940 Haymarket Theatre

"French Without Tears" ad Sept 40 New Coliseum Theatre

"White Horse Inn" programme (LE) June 40 The Coliseum

"Me & My Girl" programme Victoria Palace

"New Faces" programme (LE) May 40 Comedy Theatre

"Judgement Day" 2 programmes Phoenix Theatre

"Up & Doing" 2 programmes 1 marked TH, (LE) Aug 40 Saville Theatre

"Shakespeare Season" ad Kingsway Theatre

"While Parents Sleep" programme (CP) May 40 Kingsway Theatre

"Shephard's Pie" programme (CP) May 40 Princes Theatre

"Thunder Rock" programme (RF) The Neighbourhood Theatre

"A House In The Square" programme (NM) May 40 St Martin's Theatre

"All Clear" programme 4.1.40 Queen's Theatre

"Rebecca" programme Queen's Theatre

"Ghosts" programme The Duchess Theatre

"Doctor Faustus" 2 programmes 21.3.40 Rudolf Steiner Hall

"Running Riot" programme Gaiety Theatre

16/5/B: London Programmes/Advertisements

Theatre Guide of London 13-18.5.40

"The Cave of Harmony" ad 10.5.40 The Arts Theatre Club

"Sound Films at Fulham Central Libraries" ad 19.2.40

"Ram Gopal" 2 ads Dec 39 Vaudeville Theatre

"Great Expectations" ad Dec 39 The Actors' Company

"Major Barbara", "Abraham Lincoln", "Desire Under The Elms" 2 ads for each play London Mask Theatre

Keith Prowse-theatre ticket supplier-2 envelopes, ticket, booklet "Keith Prowse Programme"(TH Dorchester Hotel)

"The Playboy of the Western World" ad Mercury Theatre

"A New Comedy of Errors" 2 ads 8.5.40 Mercury Theatre

"Mandragola" ad & programme Mercury Theatre

"Murder In The Cathedral" programme Mercury Theatre

"The Jersey Lily" ad April 40, "Les Parents Terribles" ad May 40, "Boys In Brown" ad

"Searchlights" ad (HP) 27.8.40 Granville

Gilbert & Sullivan ad Golders Green Hippodrome/ Streatham Hill Theatre

"The Yeoman of the Guard" ad 5.2.40

"The Body Was Well Nourished" ad (HP) 28.8.40 Lyric Theatre

"Swinging The Gate" ad (HP) 23.8.40 Ambassadors Theatre

"Full House" ad (CP) 26.7.40 King's Theatre

"Abraham Lincoln" ad May 40 Westminister Theatre

"Eve Sur Parade" programme (LE) May 40 Empress Brixton

"Noah and the Waters" programme June 40 Richmond LBC

1940 ticket & ad for The Old Vic and Sadlers Wells

"King Lear" 4 ads April 40 The Old Vic

"The Tempest" ad (LE) May 40 The Old Vic

1940 The Old Vic & Sadlers Wells 3 ads

"Casey's Court" & pantomimes ad Dec 40 Metropolitan Theatre

The Palladium programme, 1939

"Meet The Girls" ad May 40 South London Palace

"We'll Be There" ad 29.1.40? New South London Palace

"Don't Be Rough Sergeant" ad Sept 40 Feldmans Theatre

Locarno Streatham Variety ad (LE) June 40

"Strip Please" ad (LE) July 40 Empress Brixton

The Palladium programme (LE) June 40

"Une Nuit Excitante" ad (LE) Aug 40 South London Palace

Stoll Empire Hackney ad Aug 40

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" ad Jan 40 Empress Brixton

Holborn Empire Variety programme Aug 40

"Pacific 1860" Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

16/5/C: Provincial Programmes/Advertisements

Leeds: sent by Masson

Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House:
"Gaslight" ad 40
"The Women" programme Nov 39
Vic-Wells Ballet programme Oct 39
"Dear Octopus" programme Feb 40
"In Good King Charles's Golden Days" programme Mar 40
Theatre Royal
"The Importance of Being Earnest" programme April 40

Sheffield: sent by Gardner & Masson

Sheffield Lyceum Theatre:
"Passing Brompton Road" ad Oct 40
Gilbert & Sullivan programme Mar 40

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Theatre Royal:
Shakespeare Season ad Nov 39
"What Say They" programme April 40


New Theatre:
"You, of All People" Nov 39


Festival Theatre ad 39

"Distinguished Gathering" programme Aug 40 Arts Theatre Cambridge

Northampton: sent by O Burbrooke

Northampton Repertory Theatre:
"The Price of Wisdom" programme June 40
"The Man Who Stayed At Home" programme June 40
"Sheppey" programme July 40
"Sixteen" programme July 40
"Murder On The Second Floor" programme Aug 40
"And So To Bed" programme Aug 40
"The Fol-De-Rols" 2 programmes Aug/Sept 40
"Dear Octopus" programme Sept 40
"Musical Chairs" programme Sept 40
"The High Road" programme Oct 40
"Romance" programme Oct 40
New Theatre:
"London Night Life programme June 40?

Southport: sent by Miss Stuckey

Garrick Theatre:
"Springtime For Henry" programme Nov ?
"A Star Comes Home" programme Dec ?
"Shephard's Pie" programme Oct 39
"Song Parade" programme Oct 39
"Design For Living" programme Oct 39
"Saloon Bar" programme Sept, contains an ad for "Robert's Wife"
Variety programme Sept 40
ITMA programme Sept 40
Variety programme July 40
Variety programme Aug 40
Variety programme Aug 40
"Black & Blue" programme Mar 40
Little Theatre:
"To Kill A Cat" programme Oct ?
"Freshfields" programme Oct ?


Ministry of Information notice of special meeting June 40 Spa Theatre

Souvenir Programme 1940 The Spa Bridlington


Tower & Winter Gardens Souvenir Programme

Theatregoer 2.9.40 & week

16/5/D: Provincial Programmes/Advertisements

The Spice of Life ... ad (autobiography of a music hall performer)

Variety Artistes' Federation application form (LE)

Gilbert & Sullivan ad Theatre Royal Newcastle Upon Tyne

Variety ad 23.2.40 (TH) Festival Theatre Cambridge

"Troilus & Cressida" ad Arts Theatre Cambridge

"Suspect" & "French Without Tears" ad Jan 40 Farnham Playhouse

"New Revue" ad April 40 Watford Town Hall

"Swinging The Blues" ad Bede College

"Napoleon Couldn't Do It" programme April 40, Great Hucklow Village Players (Derbyshire)

Special Voucher for Palace Pier Theatre Brighton (TH) 40

Theatrical Garden Party Brighton ad 1940

"The Women" ad Nov 39 Grand Theatre Leeds


Theatre Royal:
Variety ad (JA) 18.7.40
"Novelty Show" ad July 40

Variety programme July 40

Sheffield: sent by Gardner

Lyceum Theatre:
"Once a Crook" ad Nov 40
"Snow Goose" ad Dec 40


Garrick Theatre:
Variety ad July 40
"Old Soldiers Never Die" ad Sept 40?


Royal Court Theatre:
Coming Attractions April/May 40
"The Chocolate Soldier" ad April 40
"No! No! Nanette" May 40 ad
"Desire Under The Elms" May 40 ad
"Peter Pan" ad April 40
New Theatre:
Variety Oct 40
"Me & My Girl" Nov 40
"'Top Hat & Tails" ad May 40
"Folies Superbes" programme & ad April 40
"Gaietes de Montmartre" 2 ads (LE) 24.8.40
The Playhouse:
"Heroes Don't Care "April 40 ad Shakespeare Theatre
"Naughty But Nice" ad May 40 ad for week of 29.4.40
Palace Theatre ad Aug 26.8.40
"Girls of Today" ad Aug 40

16/5/E: Programmes 1942

"Sweeney Todd" programme & 2 tickets 2.11.42, Chelsea Palace


16/6/A: Pre-War Concerts

Bolton Choral Union report (J Wilcock) 17.3.37

Concert, Victoria Hall, Bolton (TH) 20.3.37?

Mime & Dance Display report (Wilcock) 17.4.37?

Bolton Musical Artists Association 42nd Annual Meeting report & programme (TH) 22.5.37

"Madame Butterfly" report, ticket & programme (BB) 22.9.37?

Concert Party report 16.10.37

Accordion Band Concert report (ZB) 18.10.37

16/6/B: Concerts 1939 - early 1940

Wartime concert report & programme 30.11.39

The Musical Times-"The Coming Season" & "As Libitum" Dec 39

Musical Times Dec 39-Feb 40 pencil notes

Tomorrow-"Music Notes" by Havergal Brian 28.10.39

Lunch-Hour Recitals, St Margaret's Church ad, programme & report

National Gallery Concerts

Time and Tide extract on National Gallery Concerts 14.10.39

Report & programme for week ending 6.11.39 (BA) 8.11.39

Daily Express press cutting 7.11.39

Week of 5.11.39 report

Picture Post "Music Among The Masters" 11.11.39

Haydn's Toy Symphony-3 press cuttings, programme 1-5.1.40

Report children's concert (NM) 30.8.40

Music in Richmond

Letter to (TH) 29.1.40

Richmond Sunday Concerts-2 programmes Jan & Feb 1940

Letter to (TH) 6.3.40

Richmond Sunday Concerts-2 programmes Feb & March 1940

Letter from Treasurer for Richmond Sunday Concerts to Mr Lury 1.3.40

Letter to (TH) 15.4.40

Richmond Sunday Concerts-programme 10.3.40

Other concerts and musical material

Report Music in Oxford 21.2.40 (O Lloyd-Price)

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery programme 2.2.40

"Five Spring Concerts" Fulham ad (KB) 17.2.40

Queens Hall Concert report & programme (LE) 17.2.40

Ipswich Library Singers Concert programme sent by P Mills

Felix McGlennon Ltd-song books ad (NM) 21.6.40

"Music in Trafalgar Square" report (SS) 30.8.40

Dawson's Music Dealers report (DS) 6.8.40

Band Concert, Worcester report 15.8.40

Concert by three small girls report (DH) 14.9.40

Manchester Guardian 6.12.39 "Music in Wartime"

Daily Express 23.2.40 "Sing It Today"

Leeds College of Music, application form for the choir 1939-40 Season

16/6/C: Programmes and Advertisements 1936-40

Programmes and advertisement for London & other areas

16/6/D: Programmes and Advertisements 1941

Programmes and advertisements for London & other areas 1941

16/6/E: Concerts 1942-43

Military Band Concert, Trafalgar Square report (EG) 9.7.42

Concert, Wembley Town Hall report (Reber) 6.10.42

Kersley Village Concert, report, programme & poster (Glover) 9.9.42

Concert, Central Hall Coventry report (Reber) 9.12.42

National Gallery Concert, Trafalgar Square 3.9.43

16/6/F: Programmes and Advertisements 1942

Programmes and advertisements for London & other areas

16/6/G: Programmes and Advertisements late 1942 and 1943

Programmes and advertisements for London & other areas

16/6/H: Correspondence and press cuttings

M Hinrichsen (Hinrichsen Edition Ltd) to H Willcock

Prospectus for WEA Summer School July-Aug 42

The London Philharmonic Orchestra to The Bensham Grove Settlement 31.8.42

Daily Mail extract "Rations In Song - And You Do The Choosing"

News Chronicle "Community Song Sheet"

16/6/I: EDAC Concert 1948

Basic tables on EDAC Concert, interviews, written notes (IPS, PV) 15.3.48

Mass-Observation Studies 1937-55

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