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Glamour and Grime- The Legacy of the Theatre of the 1930s

Talks - History; Talks - Arts and Culture

Event Description

The theatre of the 1930s reflected the turbulent, changing society between the wars. While the West End had the wit and escapism of Noel Coward and Ivor Novello and the great public packed Variety theatres there was also a new theatre movement created by the legacy of WW1. The working-class theatre movement in England personified by Unity Theatre in London and Joan Littlewood and Ewan McColl’s Theatre Workshop offered new opportunities for writers and actors and explored new forms of presenting plays and writing about subjects that were unlikely to be seen in the West End.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
Malcolm Jones

Meet The Speaker, Malcolm

Malcolm is an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society and lectures on many aspects of theatre.

Since 2009, he has lectured on the Victoria & Albert Museum Short Course and Year Course Programmes, devising and developing a range of courses on Theatre History and Practice. He also lectures on theatre for Road Scholar USA and London Arts Discovery Tours for theatre groups visiting UK from America.

Malcolm was Workshop and Events manager at the V&A Theatre Museum in Covent Garden for 10 years where he was responsible for lectures, Study Days and workshops for adults and interviewed many leading British actors and directors. He has lectured and led workshops at many drama schools including RADA, The Actors Centre and Rose Bruford College. He has chaired panels and post show talks for Ambassadors Theatre Group. While at the Theatre Museum Malcolm contributed to many television and radio programmes

Preparing for the Event

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