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Captain Swift

Playbill
1922 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Gosport Theatre was built initially as Wesleyan Chapel, but was taken over by Gosport Bioscope Company Ltd and converted into a theatre in 1910. In 1931 it was refurbished as a cinema which closed in 1938.

J. Grant Anderson was a Scottish actor, writer and theatre director. Anderson started a repertory company in Gosport in the 1920s, and toured with it from 1929-1939 through India, Burma, Ceylon, China, Japan, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Java and Sumatra.


Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleCaptain Swift (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Ink printed paper
Brief description
Playbill for Captain Swift, Gosport Theatre, 1922
Physical description
Brown paper playbill printed with black typography for Mr. J. Grant Anderson's stock season at Gosport Theatre, High Street. The season commenced on 9th April 1922 with the opening play Captain Swift by Haddon Chambers and produced by Beric Hammersleigh.
Dimensions
  • Height: 191mm
  • Width: 123mm
Credit line
Bequeathed by John Pearce
Summary
Gosport Theatre was built initially as Wesleyan Chapel, but was taken over by Gosport Bioscope Company Ltd and converted into a theatre in 1910. In 1931 it was refurbished as a cinema which closed in 1938.

J. Grant Anderson was a Scottish actor, writer and theatre director. Anderson started a repertory company in Gosport in the 1920s, and toured with it from 1929-1939 through India, Burma, Ceylon, China, Japan, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Java and Sumatra.
Collection
Accession number
S.644-2016

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Record createdOctober 18, 2016
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