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A Theatre Royal Heritage Talk & Memory Afternoon
The Golden Age of Pantomime
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The Golden Age of Pantomime

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Unfortunately due to the weather conditions Jeffrey Richards is unable to join us today. In place of this event David Longford, Creative Learning Manager at the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall will give a general history talk on the Theatre Royal which includes the history of pantomimes at the Theatre Royal. The memory afternoon is going ahead as planned.

We will be re-scheduling this event for early 2018. 


Jeffrey Richards, Professor of Cultural History at the University at Lancaster will present this informative and fascinating talk based on his book The Golden Age of Pantomime – Slapstick, Spectacle and Subversion in Victorian England.  Professor Richards’ other work include Sir Henry Irving: A Victorian Actor and His World, John Ruskin and the Victorian Theatre and The Ancient World on the Victorian and Edwardian Stage.

This talk is part of an ongoing series of public events that forms part of Our Theatre Royal Nottingham: Its Stories, People & Heritage,  a two year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, that will explore many aspects of our past.

The project, run in partnership with the University of Nottingham, will now enable us to do further research into past shows, work with other theatre archives, conduct oral history interviews with performers, staff and audiences; begin work on itemising and cataloguing our own archive and host free talks and heritage days. All of this will culminate in a brand new digital archive for the venue, created by Horizon Digital Economy Research based at the University.

Immediately following this talk we will be hosting a memory afternoon where you will be able to see items from the Theatre Royal’s archive, as well as an opportunity to share your memories and donate items as part of our ongoing Our Theatre Royal heritage work.

This FREE event will take place on the Theatre Royal Dress Circle foyer at 1pm.  Doors and bar will be open from 12.15pm.

If you have queries regarding this talk or about our heritage work in general then please email David Longford, or call 0115 9895531

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