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Travelling theatre company

Travelling theatre company

Date Added: 24 April 2008 Year Range: 1920 - 1930 Institution Name: dnhhl Cat No: | 2003_125 | Picture No: 1009

Copy of photo of the Arts League of Service Travelling Theatre. On back in J Bell's writing "link with Hughie the Singer".

Dimensions: Width 149mm - Height 92mm


Hello, Does anybody know if any of the women shown here is Judith Wogan? She was with the Theatre till the late 1920s. She was my great-aunt, never met - would love to know! Thank you. Comment left on 05 July 2017 at 19:53 by Kit Grindstaff
Hi there - I have a copy of Eleanor Elder's book on the Arts League of Service, and this photo is in the book. Judith Wogan is indeed in the picture - the photo caption reads: "Transport in 1922 - The Lancia - Edward Elder, Eleanor Elder, Reginald Gosse, Agnes Lowson, Charles Thomas, Judith Wogan, Cyril Nash, Hermione Baddeley, Winifred Nicholson, Hugh MacKay." ~ Comment left on 07 March 2019 at 15:18 by N Harvey Many thanks for the identification of people in this image. Administrator
I have been given an archive relating to Archie Harradine, actor, director, singer, artist and calligrapher. He was with the Arts Travelling Theatre back in the 1920s. I have a delightful photo of him and others outside their caravan. Later Archie worked at The Players' Theatre in London where I later worked. Many years after his death, I discovered he had lived with one of my distant relatives. Comment left on 20 March 2021 at 17:08 by Richard Winch Many thanks for your comment. Administrator
My grandfather and his family were a travelling theatre group in 1920’s. He was a ventriloquist with two dolls, Jock and Jess. How can I find out more

Comment left on 24 July 2021 at 10:20 by Sandra Stewart You may find out more at the Highland Archive Centre in Inverness
I am looking for a connection between the writer Winifred M Letts and the A.L.S. - I have seen one reference (only) to her involvement - Court Theatre, June-July 1923. I would be so grateful if anyone could enlighten me. Comment left on 01 December 2022 at 18:30 by Bairbre O'Hogan
This is for Richard Winch.
Are there any photos or documents in Archie's archive relating to his appearance in themusical WILD THYME (by Philip Guard & Donald Swann) in 1955?
Comment left on 13 March 2023 at 10:09 by Leon Berger
Dear Leon Berger.
I’m not sure if there are any photos or documents relating to Wilde Thyme in the archive but I remember seeing a photo of Donald Swann amongst the papers. I’ll have a look through and see if I can find some information. Regards, Richard Winch
Comment left on 17 May 2023 at 15:13 by Richard Winch
Dear Leon Berger,
At last I have once more started working through the Archie Harradine archive. I have so far found a couple of photos taken during his Travelling Theatre days. Unfortunately I don't know how to paste them on this site. As for WILDE THYME, I think there is something here in the archive as I know he was involved with Donald Swann at some point!
Comment left on 25 September 2023 at 11:58 by Richard Winch
For Leon Berger,
Re Archie's Archive and Wild Thyme. I have found something! A menu entitled 'Caprice' - presumably the name of the restaurant - has autographs all addressed to Archie. The problem is, apart from one, there are no surnames! There is also one which seems to be written in the Greek Alphabet (Maybe Donald Swann)? The autograph with both first name and surname is easy to identify. It's Ronald Searle who has also drawn a little cartoon of Archie. Archie has dated the menu 26/08/1955. I hope this is of use! Regards, Richard Winch
Comment left on 03 October 2023 at 00:07 by Richard Winch
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