WEDNESDAY 10TH MAY 2017 19:30PM
MIDDLESBROUGH'S THEATRICAL HISTORY
Come and explore the history of theatre in Middlesbrough and of Middlesbrough Theatre, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
At the height of their popularity there were some twenty theatres and music halls in Middlesbrough, but the closure of the last “legitimate” theatre – the Opera House – in the 1920s led to representatives of over forty local amateur dramatic societies to consider forming a company to keep theatre alive in the Boro. From that meeting was born the Little Theatre – renamed Middlesbrough Theatre twenty years ago.
Popular speaker Martin Peagam will outline the history of theatres in the Town, from the first regular theatre nearly 160 years go up to the creation of the Little Theatre and Ray Burton, Chair of Middlesbrough Little Theatre Ltd - the amateur dramatic society who built the Little Theatre and ran it until the mid-1970s - will talk about the theatre’s history from its inception to the present day.
Join us for an informative and entertaining evening of dramatic history!
To book, call Box Office on 01642 81 51 81.