5. Part of the account for the Actress and Theatre Manager GLADYS COOPER’s 1920 Production of ‘The Sacred Flame’ at London’s Playhouse Theatre, of the account for her Touring version of ‘The Sacred Flame’, of the account for her 1930 Production of ‘The Dishonoured Lady’ at London’s Playhouse Theatre, and of her account for her 1930 Production of ‘Cynara’ also at London’s Playhouse Theatre.
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Despite the fact that many Actors, Actresses, and other Performers have received much recognition over the years Theatrical Scenery - which includes drapes (curtains) and which often plays a major part in an Audience’s enjoyment of a Show or Performance - has, more often than not, been forgotten, or almost forgotten, about. We believe that any true understanding of the history and development of UK Theatre must also include a depth of knowledge of the history and development of other facets of UK Theatre of which Theatrical Scenery is certainly one. Hence, as our humble attempt to at least partly rectify the situation, this website. So, welcome to the world of well in excess of 5,000 Shows for which the Scenery was built by Brunskill and Loveday Limited, arguably one of the most successful of 20th century UK Scenery-building firms. [There are over 25,000 entries in the databases.]
2. Part of the account for the Actor, Playwright, Producer, and Impresario SEYMOUR HICK’s Nos.1 and 3 Touring Shows of his 1907 Production of ‘The Gay Gordons’ at London’s Aldwych Theatre.
4. Part of the account for the Actor, Agent, and Impresario CHARLES BLAKE (CB) COCHRAN’s 1923 Production of ‘Dover Street to Dixie’ at London’s Pavilion Theatre.
For further information about Brunskill and Loveday, about Variety Theatre, Impresarios and so on go to the British Library’s Theatre Archive website at http://sounds.bl.uk and type loveday in the Enter keywords box.
Also, you might find the following article, INSIDE THE STRANGLING OF VARIETY THEATRE, interesting. It was published in the Summer 2012 edition of the British Music Hall Society’s Call Boy magazine.