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Theatre design - Albert Herring
  • Albert Herring
    Pride, Malcolm, born 1930 - died 2003
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Albert Herring

  • Object:

    Theatre design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1970 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pride, Malcolm, born 1930 - died 2003 (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the estate of Malcolm Pride

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Designs by Malcolm Pride to be used for Albert Herring,1970.

Malcolm Pride (1930-2003) trained at the Old Vic School. His first major design commission was Volpone for the 1952 season at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. He went on to design sets and costumes for theatre, ballet and opera productions, and his work was seen in London's West End, at Sadler's Wells and the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, and at the Edinburgh Festival. In 1973 he became Head of the Theatre Design Department at Wimbledon College of Art, a post which he held for 27 years.

Physical description

Designs executed in pencil by Malcolm Pride created for Albert Herring,1970. The design is drawn on the rear part of a sheet of paper that has been folded in half. The front page is labelled 'shoes' and two pairs of boots have been drawn on the inner sides of the paper. The design on the rear of the sheet however shows a pen and pencil line drawing of a room furnished with stools, a sofa, and with a staircase at the rear.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)


1970 (designed)


Pride, Malcolm, born 1930 - died 2003 (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on paper.

Marks and inscriptions

Handwritten annotation in pencil, front side of the paper.


Height: 25.3 cm, Width: 19.1 cm

Descriptive line

Designs by Malcolm Pride to be used for Albert Herring,1970


Paper; Pencil; Pen




Entertainment & Leisure; Designs; Opera


Theatre and Performance Collection

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