Collection MS 378 - Kydd's Dundee Repertory Theatre programmes

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MS 378


Kydd's Dundee Repertory Theatre programmes


  • 1955-1991 (Creation)

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21 programmes/1 folder

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Dundee Repertory Theatre was founded in 1939 out of a collaboration between Robert Thornely who had managed the last touring company to perform at Dundee and who was looking for a home for his professional company and the amateur company the Dundee Dramatic Company. The first theatre was housed in a disused jute mill. After the premises were destroyed by a fire in 1963 the company moved to a church building on Lochee Road. This served as the theatre's home until the new Dundee Rep Theatre was opened at Tay Square in 1982.

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/1 The Seven Year Itch, 1955 /2 Look Back in Anger,1958 /3 Dead on Nine,1958 /4 Sailor, Beware!, 1958 /5 The Dock Brief and What Shall We Tell Caroline?, 1958 /6 East Lynne, 1959 /7 A Clean Kill, 1960 /8 The Root of Love, 1962 /9 Payment Deferred, 1962 /10 The Amorous Prawn, 1962 /11 The Rain Maker, 1963 /12 Doctor in the House, 1963 /13 Masquerade, 1963 /14 'Arms and the Man', 1964 /15 Charley's Aunt, 1964 /16 Let's Make An Opera, 1965 /17 Clutterbuck, 1965 /18 So Many Children, 1965 /19 Educating Rita, 1988 /20 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, 1990 /21 Stepping Out, 1991


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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 316 Dundee Repertory Theatre; MS 375 Herschell's Dundee Rep Theatre Programmes; MS 376 Baxter Dundee Rep Theatre Programmes; MS 377 The Stewart Dundee Rep Theatre Collection

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MS 378

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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