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Picturing the Past and the Present
11th October 2023 @ 8:00 pm
The Victorian theatre at Alexandra Palace
Speaker: Roger Hancock
In this talk, Roger will review some of the developments since 1873 that have shaped the theatre’s interior and its performances. It has had a checkered, but nevertheless, engaging history. This includes showing early pantomimes, ‘spectacles’ and operas through to cinematograph projection, and being a liminal storage space for the BBC and The Open University. More recently, it has undergone an imaginative restoration that respects a long history of some 150 years. This refurbishment offers a modernist performance venue that makes creative use of the stage and a notably spacious auditorium.
About the speaker
Our speaker: Roger Hancock is a volunteer researcher at Alexandra Palace and an honorary lecturer at The Open University. He is also a long-term member of the HHS Publications Committee.
This is an on-line talk via Zoom. Members will be receiving their Zoom link via email.
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust.