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Number 30 National Life Stories: An Oral History Of British Theatre Design



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Number 30 National Life Stories: An Oral History Of British Theatre Design

List of Recordings

I have indicated the recordings which are at present closed but others may also be subject to access restrictions when they are made available later this year – full details including interview durations and content summaries will be provided on the British Library Sound Archive catalogue at that time.




Existing Recordings – tape

Margaret ‘Percy’ Harris

Jocelyn Herbert

Ralph Koltai

Tanya Moiseiwitsch (closed)

Timothy O’Brien (closed)

Philip Prowse (closed)

New Recordings - digital

Belinda Ackermann (closed)

Hildegard Bechtler

Marie Blunck

Lez Brotherston

Kate Burnett

Alison Chitty

Patrick Connellan

William Dudley

Lis Evans

Hayden Griffin

John Gunter

Pamela Howard

Richard Hudson

Sally Jacobs (closed)

Martin Johns

Stefanos Lazaridis

Billy Meall

Andrea Montag

Roma Patel

Michael Pavelka

Rae Smith

Yolanda Sonnabend

Anthony Ward


Number 31 North West Sound Archive
Detailed listing (53 pages) of general recordings mentioning theatre available from Susan Croft. Those interviews which were clearly part of a specific theatre-focused project (Bolton little Theatre and It’s Queer up North) are listed separately
Number 32 Bolton Little Theatre
ERIC DAWSON B 1950 BOLTON 2007.0070 INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE AND HIS WORK SET DESIGNING FOR VARIOUS PRODUCTIONS 23MINS 40 SECS

BRIAN ALDRED B 1934 BOLTON 2007.0071 INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE INCLUDING HIS WORK AS STAGE MANAGER AND WORK ON VARIOUS PRODUCTIONS.

23 MINS 08 SECS LEILA ASHWORTH B 1935 BOLTON 2007.0072 INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE AND HER WORK ON PROPS FOR VARIOUS PRODUCTIONS. 19MINS 39 SECS

SHEILA COATES B.1924 BOLTON 2007.0073 INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE AS AN ACTRESS IN VARIOUS PRODUCTIONS AND HER TIME IN THE PRODUCTIONS COMMITTEE. 32 MINS 49SECS

PETER WARD B. 1933 BOLTON 2007.0074 INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE YOUTH GROUP, BEING A BAR MANAGER, CHAIRMAN OF THE THEATRE AND VARIOUS PRODUCTIONS. 19 MIN 17 SECS

OLIVE BOWLING 2007.0075 INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE AS PRODUCTION SECRETARY 17MINS 09 SECS

KAYLEIGH LUNT B 10 AUG. 1996 FARNWORTH 2007.0076 INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE YOUTH PRODUCTIONS AS AN ACTRESS 4 MINS 35 SECS

SIR IAN MCKELLEN B 25 MAY, 1939 BURNLEY 2007.0077 INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE AND VARIOUS PRODUCTIONS HE APPEARED IN. 17MINS 57 SECS

CATH BLOWER B.1934 FARNWORTH 2007.0078 INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE JUNIOR GROUP AND VARIOUS PRODUCTIONS WHEN OLDER 37 MINS 30 SECS

OLIVER HOLT B.1930 HALE 2007.0079 INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE AS A WRITER OF REVIEWS, AS HOUSE MANAGER. 20 MINS 25SECS

VAL HOLT B. 1936 BOLTON 2007.0080 INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE AS SET DRESSER AND ACTRESS 8MINS 0 SECS

ALAN HOUGH B. 1929 RAMSBOTTOM 2007.0081 INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE AS ACTOR AND DIRECTOR 21 MINS 25 SECS

ANNE PARRY B. 1933 DONCASTER 2007.0082 INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE IN THE BOX OFFICE AND AS A MEMEBER OF THE COMMITTEE 17 MINS 20 SECS

FRANCES CLEMMITT B.1950 BROMLEY CROSS 2007.0083 INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE AS A SCENERY PAINTER AND SOUND ENGINEER 24 MINS 58 SECS

THE OLD VIC IN BURNLEY 2007.0092 EDITH CORNER, JIM FRANCIS, OLWYN DOWNS, JEAN LEVER & PHIL ROWEN RECALL THE OLD VIC IN BURNLEY DURING WW2.MEMORIES OF THE VARIOUS ACTORS AND ACTRESSES, THE THEATRE AND PERFORMANCES. 41MINS 44 SECS

VIVIAN BLOOMFIELD B 1944 NOTTINGHAM 2007.0135 TALKS ABOUT HER WORK IN THE PROPERTIES DEPARTMENT FOR BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE. VARIOUS PLAYS AND PRODUCTIONS INVOLVED IN AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE THEATRE.MAKING VARIOUS PROPS AND PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED

MARK LEIGH B. BOLTON 2007.0136 DESC HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH THE BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE INCLUDING ACTING,CATERING,HOUSE MANAGER,BAR. TALKS OF NUMEROUS PLAYS INVOLVED IN, BOTH SERIOUS AND COMEDY, AND THE DIRECTORS AND OTHER ACTORS 31MINS 48SECS

MARK BLOOMFIELD B. 1951 WEMBLEY 2007.0137 TALKS ABOUT HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE. WORKED IN A NUMBER OF ROLES INCLUDING ACTING, BAR WORK AND SOUND. TALKED ABOUT A NUMBER OF PLAYS INVOLVED IN AND DIRECTORS AND OTHER ACTORS. 16MINS 15SECS

KATH CHEETHAM B 1946 ROCHDALE 2007.0138 TALKS ABOUT HER INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE. WORKED IN THE PROPERTIES DEPARTMENT AND DESC MAKING OR FINDING PROPS AND CREATING STAGES FOR A NUMBER OF PLAYS INCLUDING TOUR IN GERMANY. RECEIVED MBE FOR HER WORK 24MINS 32SECS

JUNE GRICE B. PRESTON 2007.0139 TALKS ABOUT HER INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE. STARTED AS ACTRESS IN 1976 AND ACTED IN NUMEROUS PLAYS. TALKS OF THE SOCIAL ASPECT OF THE THEATRE AND HER INVOLVEMENT WITH THE COMMITTEE AND HER TIME AS CHAIRMAN. 20MINS 55SECS

JEFF LUNT B 1964 BOLTON 2007.0140 TALKS ABOUT HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE. HAS CARRIED OUT NUMEROUS ROLES INCLUDING SOUND, LIGHTING, STAGE BUILDING, STAGE MANAGING AND ACTING. DESC A NUMBER OF PLAYS INVOLVED IN AND ACTORS INC. IAN MCKELLEN

ANDREW CLOSE B 1953 FARNWORTH 2007.0141 TALKS ABOUT HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE, INITIALLY AS AN ACTOR AND THEN AS DIRECTOR.TALKS ABOUT NUMEROUS PLAYS INVOLVED AND OTHER MEMBERS AND ACTORS AND TOURS INC TRIP TO AMERICA. 34MINS 28SECS

ELIZABETH TATMAN B 1933 BURY 2007.0151 TALKS ABOUT HER INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE, HER EARLY DAYS HAVING MINOR ACTING ROLES, PROGRESSING TO HOUSE MANAGER AND THEN CHAIRMAN. TALKS OF MAJOR ISSUES FACED, ACHIEVEMENTS AND INFLUENTIAL FIGURES AND PERFORMING ABROAD

MICHAEL HAWORTH B 1944 BOLTON 2007.0152 TALKS ABOUT HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITLE THEATRE, ACTING, DIRECTING AND AS HOUSE MANAGER. DESCRIBES NUMEROUS PLAYS INVOLVED IN AND OTHER ACTORS. 15MINS 10SECS

JIM AITKEN B 1921 MANCHESTER 2007.0153 TALKS ABOUT HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE AS AN ACTOR. DESCRIBES A NUMBER OF PLAYS INVOLVED IN AND OTHER ACTORS AND DIRECTORS.

PAULINE DERBYSHIRE-WHITEHEAD B WEMBLEY 2007.0154 TALKS ABOUT HER INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE AS AN ACTRESS. TALKS ABOUT A NUMBER OF PLAYS SHE APPEARED IN WITH VARIOUS ACTORS AND THE DIRECTORS INVOLVED. 16MINS 45 SECS

JULIE COLLIER B 4 APRIL,1935 KINGSTON-UPON-HULL 2007.0155 STARTED ACTING AT WIGAN LITTLE THEATRE, MET AND MARRIED DIRECTOR DEREK COLLIER,AND MOVED TO BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE.TALKS ABOUT PLAYS APPEARED IN AND OTHER ACTORS INVOLVED. TALKS OF THE WORK OF HER HUSBAND AS DIRECTOR AND TOURING.

HAROLD SMITH B 1929 BURY 2007.0156 TALKS ABOUT HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE. TALKS OF A NUMBER OF PLAYS APPEARED IN AS AN ACTOR AND OTHER ACTORS INVOLVED. TURNED TO DIRECTING AND TALKS OF THE CHANGES TO THE THEATRE.

AUDREY LIAS B 1946 DIDSBURY 2007.0157 TALKS ABOUT HER INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE. APPEARED IN A NUMBER OF PLAYS AS AN ACTRESS AND THEN BECAME INVOLVED IN DIRECTING. WENT ON TOUR WITH THE THEATRE INCLUDING A TRIP TO AMERICA. 17 MINS 40 SECS

MURIEL CLARK B.1928 RAMSBOTTOM 2008.0025 DESC CHILDHOOD IN RAMSBOTTOM, DESC BUILDINGS, PORRITTS MILL IN STUBBINS, WALKED TO TOWER ON HOLCOMBE HILL ON GOOD FRIDAY, RECALLS CHURCHES IN TOWN, WHIT WALKS, BONFIRE NIGHT, ROYAL THEATRE & EMPIRE THEATRE, GRANTS TOWER WHICH FELL DOWN 34MINS 14SECS

SUSAN GILL B.20 APR 1947 SKIPTON 2008.0051 TALKS ABOUT HER INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE.STARTED IN PROPS AND COFFEE BAR THEN STARTED ACTING. DESC ROLES AND PLAYS INVOLVED IN, REHEARSALS, DIRECTORS AND CHANGES TO THEATRE

NEVILLE COATES B.1927 BOLTON 2008.0052 TALKS ABOUT HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE. WENT TO BLT AS CHILD AND LATER VOLUNTEERED TO RUN THE BAR. DESC WORK INVOLVED, SLATES, PEOPLE HE WORKED WITH, THE BAR AREA, AND ANECDOTES OF HIS TENURE

MICHAEL SHIPLEY B.1936 BOLTON 2008.0053 TALKS OF HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE. ACTED THERE AS A CHILD & THEN BECAME INVOLVED IN PRODUCTION. TALKS OF ACTORS, PLAYSOTHER SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE IN THEATRE, THE COMMITTEE, CHANGES TO THE THEATRE, SMITHILLS SUMMER PRODUCTIONS.

SANDRA SIMPSON B.1943 PRESTON 2008.0054 TALKS ABOUT HER INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE. STARTED ACTING WITH WOMENS INSTITUTE & JOINED BLT WHEN MOVED TO BOLTON. TALKS ABOUT DIRECTING A NUMBER OF PLAYS, VARIOUS ACTORS INVOLVED,TECHNICAL ASPECTS, CHANGES TO THEATRE

MICHAEL TATMAN B.1933 DERBY 2008.0055 TALKS ABOUT HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE. TALKS ABOUT ACTING ROLES, PLAYING IN FRANCE, VARIOUS INCIDENTS ON STAGE, CHANGES TO THE THEATRE, DESIGNING AND MAKING SETS.

HILDA MAKIN B.1925 BOLTON 2008.0056 TALKS ABOUT INVOLVEMENT WITH BOLTON LITTLE THEATRE. WORKED IN PROPS DEPT WITH BETSY WALKER. DESC DIFFERENT PROPS SHE MADE, WARDROBE, VARIOUS PLAYS INVOLVED WITH, MOSS BANK PARK OUTDOOR THEATRE.




Number 35 Jewish Mothers and Daughters: a Film Archive
Norma COHEN Writer & Performer

Renee GODDARD TV Script Executive

Pamela HOWARD Designer & Director

Miriam KARLIN OBE Actor

Susannah KRAFT Theatre Manager

Maureen LIPMAN CBE Actor

Nancy MECKLER Theatre Director

Abigail MORRIS Director

Julia PASCAL Playwright & Director

Ruth POSNER Dancer & Actor

Janet SUZMAN Actor

Liselle TERRET Director & Performer

Faynia WILLIAMS Prod.,Director & Actor

(all in V&A Theatre Collections)


Also of relevance:

Rebecca MILLS, deviser/ performer

Carole WODDIS, journalist and theatre critic

Anne KARPF, journalist and critic



Number 36
CINDY OSWIN - ON THE FRINGE INTERVIEWS
2004

1. The Jeff Nuttall Memorial Service Waterloo Church 01/05/04


2. Neil Hornick His flat Golders Green 09/06/04
3. David Gale (1&2) His house and garden, Archway 14/06/04
4. Laura Gilbert Her allotment outside Oxford 18/06/04
5. Brian Lipson His Mother’s flat, Highgate 25/06/04
6. Geraldine Pilgrim Her flat, Holloway 14/07/04
7. Chris Jordan His flat, Maida Vale 23/07/04
8. Sheila Burnett Her flat, Maida Vale 23/07/04
9. Derek Cunningham His garden, Pitcombe, Somerset 29/07/04
10. Tim & Chris Britten Their studio, Devon 30/07/04
11. Penny Saunders Her studio, Devon 30/07/04
12. Trevor Stewart His flat, Dalston 04/08/04
13. Alex Mavro His flat, Highgate 09/10/04
14. Lois Weaver Queen Mary College 14/10/04
15 Mine Kaylan Her flat, Brighton 23/10/04
16. David Thompson (Bonnar) Friend’s flat w. London 26/10/04

17. John Joyce Cindy Oswin’s flat, Holloway 02/11/04


18. Emil Wolk His house, Manchester 03/11/04
19. John Ashford London Contemporary Dance, The Place 10/11/04
20. Chris Bowler Hoxton Hall 11/11/04

CINDY OSWIN - ON THE FRINGE INTERVIEWS


2005

21. Mark Long Bush Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush 22/07/05


22. Jim Haynes Friend’s Flat, Edinburgh 23/08/05
23. Paul Binnerts His flat, Amsterdam 31/08/05
24. Nancy Gabor Her flat, Amsterdam 31/08/05
25. Ritsaert ten Cate His studio, Amsterdam 31/08/05
26. Ruud Engelander His flat, Amsterdam 31/08/05
27. Hilary Westlake Friend’s house and garden, Kentish Town 13/09/05

Cindy Oswin – On the Fringe

Interviewees 2008


Date

Name

Place

Length

Description

June 4 2008

Mitch Mitchelson

Toynbee Studios

40 mins

Theatre performer and director

April 11 2008

Alfie Pritchard

Toynbee Studios

40 mins

Former director Oval House Theatre

September 9 2008

Anna Birch

Toynbee Studios

80 mins

Theatre Director

September 26 2008

George Khan and Chahine Yavroyan

Toynbee studios

40 mins

Performers and Members of the People Show

March 30 2008

Phantom Captain re-union party

Jude Allen’s house in London

80 mins

Among those present - Neil Hornick, Jude Allen, Ian Johnson, Jenny Topper, Chahine Yavroyan
















Cindy Oswin – On the Edinburgh Fringe 2008


Date

Name

Place

Length

Description


August 9 2008



Pip Utton

Baby Belly

Cowgate, Edinburgh



40mins

Solo theatre performer and writer

August 13 2008

William Burdett Coutts

Assembly Rooms Edinburgh

25mins

Director Assembly Rooms

August 18 2008

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden

Attic Bar at the Guilded Balloon

40 mins

Comedians

August 10 2008



Mark Haggard

23 Grove St

Edinburgh (my flat)



40 mins

Edinburgh Resident and Fringe audience member

August 14 2008

Ian Ritchie

23 Grove St

Edinburgh



40 mins

Edinburgh resident and Fringe audience member

August 8 2008

Jeremy James Taylor

Brookes bar at Pleasance Dome Edinburgh

40mins

Director National Youth Music Theatre

August 7 2008

Robert Pickles

23 Grove St

40 mins

Former Student performer now Edinburgh resident

August 11 2008

Peter Jones and the Rennaissance Band

23 Queen’s Crescent Edinburgh

40 mins

Early music band playing in the festival since the seventies

August 14 2008

Lyn Ruth Miller

Argyll Bar, Argyll St, Edinburgh

40 mins

Solo performer aged 78 and former audience member

August 18 2008

Simon Fanshawe

Hotel Lounge

40 mins

Festival Fringe Board member and broadcaster.



Number 38 Norman Tozer projects
STR Lecture recordings include:

  1. Jack Reading on THE READING AMENDMENT

  2. Oku Experion [and others] on IRA ALDRIDGE

  3. Peg Katritsky on MEDIAEVAL STAGES

  4. Brian Singleton on OSCAR ASCHE

  5. Michael Billington on THE STATE OF THE NATION

  6. Jonathan Croall [and Donald Sinden] on SIBYL THORNDIKE

  7. 60 YEARS OF COLLECTORS AMD COLLECTING, Claire Hudson, Richard Mangan and Eileen Cottis.

  8. 60 YEARS OF UNIVERSITY DRAMA DEPTS., Chair: Peter Thomson

  9. THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE 21 JUNE ‘08 CONFERENCE on Actor Training, Fringe Theatre and New Directions. Recorded in the National Theatre Archive Building.

Also a video I recorded of Nic Hytner talking at the CG Theatre Museum in 1999

NT Recordings [4 to 12 minutes] include:

  • Edith Evans at 80,

  • Marie Rambert at 80,

  • Peter Ustinov,

  • Cicely Courtnege.

  • Hazel Vincent Wallace and Frank Dunlop on THE OPEN STAGE [1969],

  • Jack and Yvonne Mitchley on Nugent Monck, Wm Poel and productions of EVERYMAN [One hour aprox,2002]

  • NOEL COWARD AND OTHERS, the complete show given by Dick Vosburgh and Others at the Covent Gdn Theatre Museum, [16 Nov 03].

Cut Recordings from 1968-71

  • Hal Prince on ?MUSICALS,

  • Benny Green on his musical, BOOTS WITH STRAWBERRY JAM

  • Robin Pemberton-Billing on the OCTAGON THEATRE< BOLTON

  • Giles Havergall and Mick Jones at WATFORD THEATRE

  • Tony Church on NORTHCOTE THEATRE, EXETER

  • Charleton Heston on playing Shakespeare [film: Anthony and Cleopatra]

  • Excerpts from the first World Theatre Season Prod of UMABATHA, THE ZULU MACBETH

  • Peter Daubeny.


40 National Theatre Oral History Project

Full list not to hand, will send on:


Kenneth Mackintosh (Actor, Staff Director)

Rosemary Beattie (Stage Manager, Company Manager)

Ernie Hall (Stage Manager)

Angela Bissett (Stage Manager)

Rob Barnard (Sound, Head of Stages)

Judith Coke (Actor)

Sarah Kestleman (Actor)

Rosalind Knight (Actor)

Stephen Greif (Actor)

Richard Managan (Stage Manager, Curator)

Anna Cartaret (Actress)

Kevin Leeman (Head of Music)










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