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Theatre

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 67 Collections and/or Records:

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Photograph album of productions at the National Theatre, 1988-95, 1995-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 6/1/31
Scope and Contents

Black-and-white photographs, presented to MS to mark her retirement at Chairman of the Royal National Theatre Board. Includes a covering letter from Richard Eyre, Artistic Director.

Dates: 1995-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Sub-Series

Plays, 1909 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW IV 1
Scope and Contents

Scripts of plays written by Lady Randolph, together with related correspondence and financial papers.

Dates: 1909 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-G., Mar 1948 - May 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/49
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Lena Prescott, Private Secretary, Ministry of Health (4); [David] Nenk, Ministry of Education; J T Williams, Private Secretary, War Damage Commission (5); Frederick Mummery, Honorary Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative Association (7); [Patrick] Kinna, Foreign Office (2); ?[Humphrey] Penderell Bright; Percy Cohen [Joint Director] and Iain MacLeod of the Conservative Research Department; Leah Manning; J P C Seale, Private Secretary, Air Ministry (3); Tom Driberg...
Dates: Mar 1948 - May 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open (folios 250-8 opened in 2022).
 File

Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, F - H., 19 Feb 1951 - 18 Oct 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/93A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative Association (9); Gordon Wilson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War (2); Robert Armstrong, [later Lord Armstrong of Ilminster], Private Secretary [to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Gordon Downey [Assistant Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (3); W E Forsyth, constituent (4); Robert Pittam, Private Secretary to the Home Secretary; Maurice Dean,...
Dates: 19 Feb 1951 - 18 Oct 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 File

Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, T - Z., 06 Feb 1952 - 04 Dec 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/97A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association, including John Harvey [Chairman, and MP for Walthamstow East, Essex] (2) and W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent (11); Gerald Nabarro [MP for Kidderminster, Worcestershire]; Hugh Ellis-Rees, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War; Josiah Beale [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation]; Raymond Gedling [Assistant Private Secretary to the...
Dates: 06 Feb 1952 - 04 Dec 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 483 - 489, closed for 75 years until 2028 on data protection grounds due to the presence of sensitive and personal information on a potentially living individual.
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Press cutting album on Lady Diana Cooper’s performance in "The Miracle", 1924-02 - 1926-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 5/5
Scope and Contents

Includes some photographs.

Dates: 1924-02 - 1926-01
Conditions Governing Access: Unfit for production but digital surrogate is available.
 File

Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, C-D., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/441
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Edward Campbell on the death of his son; Malcolm MacDonald, British High Commissioner in Canada, passing on a request for WSC's autograph; "Porchy", [6th] Lord Carnarvon [earlier Lord Porchester] (2), Sir Philip Chetwode, and Sir Stafford Cripps sending birthday greetings; Victor Cazalet; "R C" [1st Lord] Cecil [of Chelwood, earlier Lord Robert Cecil] on WSC's "two Archbishops"; [Rodney] Gallop (Foreign Office); "Bobbety", Lord Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, C-D., Jan 1943 - Jun 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/464
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "E R" [Eleanor Roosevelt] and John Russell [2nd Secretary] (British Embassy, Washington [United States]) (2) on communications with a US sculptor Stirling Calder and his bust of WSC; [1st] Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry], High Commissioner for Canada [in the United Kingdom] Vincent Massey, Chilean Ambassador [to Great Britain] Manuel Bianchi, and Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia Jan Sramek, on WSC's health problems; Sir Newman Flower, Director of Cassell and...
Dates: Jan 1943 - Jun 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, E-G., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/442
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Charles Eade [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch (3) and Lovat Dickson [Director] of MacMillan and Company (2) on subjects including Eade going to Egypt and WSC binding copies of his works for him; Sir Crisp English on WSC's acute appendicitis in 1922; Michael Foot, [Acting] Editor, Evening Standard, on Low's cartoon "Winterton's Nightmare"; [Sir Alexander] Erskine-Hill congratulating WSC on his speech of 23 April; Wilfred Fish [WSC's dentist]; [Alan] Hodge [Assistant...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, E-G., Jan 1943 - Jan 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/465
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Charles Eade [editor] of the Sunday Dispatch and Leslie Graham-Dixon thanking WSC for gifts of his books; Admiral Sir Edward Evans [later 1st Lord Mountevans] sending a book for WSC; General Dwight Eisenhower (2) on receiving a picture of WSC and WSC's illness; James Forrestal [Under Secretary of the United States Navy] on WSC's recovery; "B B" [Brendan Bracken] on "Lee's Lieutenants" by Douglas Freeman; Arthur Grenfell on early flying experiences with WSC; Sir Edward...
Dates: Jan 1943 - Jan 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, T-Z., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/447
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Mavis Tate and Sir Reginald Wingate supporting WSC's leadership; Cecil Thomas, editor of the Daily Mirror, on his brother, [Sir] Shenton Thomas [Governor of Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for the Malay States] and Singapore; "Bendor", [2nd] Duke of Westminster, (4) on subjects including the landings in North West Africa, meeting WSC, and reminisces; Sir Courtauld Thomson on gifts of a desk once owned by Lord Beaconsfield and a Russian gold medal and on...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Fonds

Records of the Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society, 1981 - 2005

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.83
Scope and Contents

The files relate to the administration of the society and the mounting of productions, usually the responsibility of a sub-committee and/or production team. There are no photographs.

Dates: 1981 - 2005
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Records of the Committee of Management of the ADC Theatre, 1950 - 1983

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.VII.141
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - Corporate management records - embraces records of the central decision-making bodies, University officers such as the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrary, and their administrative support. It includes constitutional records.

Dates: 1950 - 1983
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Management Group: The minutes of some Committees are closed to scholars for periods of years either under data protection legislation or as a condition of transfer; see each catalogue entry for further detail.
 Fonds

Records of the Garrick Club, 1833 - 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.48
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - Student administration and support records - comprises records relating to student admissions at all levels, graduate students, visiting senior scholars, student careers advice and welfare, together with the records of clubs and societies.

Dates: 1833 - 1847
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Records of the Marlowe Dramatic Society, 1907 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.78
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - Student administration and support records - comprises records relating to student admissions at all levels, graduate students, visiting senior scholars, student careers advice and welfare, together with the records of clubs and societies.

Dates: 1907 - 1954
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Rupert Chawner Brooke: Draft of John Webster and the Elizabethan drama (London, 1916).

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6202-6203
Scope and Contents

Includes an appendix and a typescript of chapters from the same work.

Dates: 1911-1912
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Scarborough Play Bills

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4020
Scope and Contents

Series of drafts or copies of bills for plays performed in the summer season in Scarborough, Yorkshire. Inside the front cover: '175' (in circle, pencilled), with the bookplate of Hymen Packer.

Dates: 1754
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Shakespeare, 1945 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RBTN 5/23
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence on MAR’s interest in the theatre, mainly relating to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 1946. Correspondents including: Donald Wolfit on the refusal of the British Council to support his Canadian tour and developing theatre at Stratford (2); Dame [Agnes] Sybil Thorndike on MAR's Shakespeare Festival oration and the development of Stratford (3); Sir Barry Jackson, Director of the Stratford-upon-Avon Festival Company, on the development of Stratford (2); 3rd Lord...
Dates: 1945 - 1947
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1926-06 - 1942-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 7/12
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence from McKenna's work on the Advisory Committee of the new memorial theatre at Stratford-on-Avon [Warwickshire), with correspondents including: Sir Archibald Flower, Chairman of the Board of Governors (22); Edward Grenfell [later 1st Lord St Just] (6); John Davis; William Bridges-Adams [Director of the Shakespeare Festival]; [Frank] Dudley Docker (2); Guy Dawber [President of the Royal Institute of British Architects] on the competition to find an architect for the...
Dates: 1926-06 - 1942-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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South Africa, 1993-05 - 1994-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 8/12
Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence on MS's visit to the Market Theatre, Johannesburg, with a group from the National Theatre Studio, Sept-Oct 1994.

Dates: 1993-05 - 1994-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

Theatre Programme Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8544
Scope and Contents Theatre programmes, playbills, postcards of cast members, photographs, newspaper cuttings, magazines, letters, and personal record books, with accompanying explanatory notes, collected by Charles Woods, and including programmes and posters from his own shows as Horace Watson. The programmes are grouped into sets: New Theatre and Theatre Cinema (over 1,000 items), Festival Theatre (c. 100), Arts Theatre (over 2,000), London Theatres (c. 300), and Horace Watson items (c. 50). There is also a...
Dates: 1906-1981
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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(Untitled), 27 Feb 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/3/1
Scope and Contents

Letter from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough, [WSC's grandmother], 50 Grosvenor Square, to WSC, family news, visit to the Gaiety Theatre to see Ruy Blas by A C Torr, picture of Lord Randolph Churchill in "Punch", and Lord Randolph's Temperance Bill.

Dates: 27 Feb 1890
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Item

(Untitled), 28 Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21B/177
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Harry Crookshank [Financial Secretary to the Treasury] expressing displeasure at his non-co-operation on the easement of the Sunday opening of theatres.

Dates: 28 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Apr 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/53C/208
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Noel Coward thanking him for the copy of "Blithe Spirit".

Dates: 24 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Mar 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/81/27-28
Scope and Contents

Letter from Lillah Granville Barker (The Kingsway Theatre, Great Queen Street [London]) to Mrs Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she asks her not to remove her signature in support of the abolition of censorship, discusses the implication of censorship on drama and invites her to tea. Signed typescript.

Dates: 23 Mar 1912
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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