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OLD THEATRES magazine—Spring 2015 Edition (No.20)
The Spring 2015 Edition (No.20) of Britain’s cherished OLD THEATRES magazine of
theatre nostalgia (No. 20), which is being distributed from March 1st, includes an article on
the very successful Grade II listed Nottingham Theatre Royal with interior photographs
dating back to 1984 showing how it used to be.
We also visit Weymouth Pavilion theatre to witness its return after a long and interesting
history. The building could have been demolished, but now audiences are returning to the
venue which under new management is going from strength to strength.
Our award winning Chief Photographer, Ian Grundy, has been out and about to bring
you some magnificent interior photographs of Sunderland Empire which is one of Britain’s
finest theatres. It’s one of the largest venues in the north east and the auditorium is one of
the few remaining in the UK to have four tiers—the Orchestra Stalls, the Dress Circle, the
Upper Gallery and the Gallery. Pictures of theatres from the Scarborough and Bridlington
areas, together with new pictures of Wiltons Music Hall in London are also featured.
There is a special report on Colchester Hippodrome, where Editor Ted Bottle reports on
its ‘lost’ theatre days. The building is still in use, having escaped demolition, so its darkest
days are over. Not so though, for Exeter Theatre Royal which was the scene of one of
Britain’s greatest theatre tragedies when fire swept through the building with heavy loss of
Editor Ted also reports and includes photographs on New Mills Art Theatre in Derbyshire
where its ‘Friends’ have provided up to date sound and lighting systems. He comments:
“The theatre is a gem and exceedingly well maintained. It is not ‘listed’, but should be”.
In another special feature look at ‘Deteriorating Theatres’, thanks to our roving reporters
This Edition which preludes our 21st Edition next Summer (an important milestone for
OLD THEATRES magazine) certainly provides a wonderful read covering Restorations,
Histories, Memories, and Artistes Experiences. The latter includes an interview by our
Chief Reporters, David and Sue Aspinall, with the grand daughter of northern comedian
Albert Modley, a great Ambassador for Variety.
Produced voluntarily by retired journalists, authors and historians, together with editorial
help from its readers, this truly unique publication of theatre nostalgia continues to publicise
our halls of entertainment so our theatre stock can be saved for future generations to enjoy.
The magazine is packed with articles, features and memories within its 52 pages—each
edition becoming part of our history and a handy reference source.
To purchase a copy of this latest edition (No.20) please send a cheque for £8
(payable to T.G. Kirtland) to us at 20, Rife Way, Felpham, Bognor Regis, West Sussex,
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