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Western Ballet Theatre

Poster
1956 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Poster for a split week at the Theatre Royal, Bristol, in 1956, significant for announcing the first performances by Western Theatre Ballet, the regional touring dance company established in Bristol.

Western Theatre Ballet present Pulcinella and The Elk, both choreographed by Elizabeth West, and Calypso, choreographed by Basil Pattison, at 7pm on Monday and Tuesday, 18 and 19 June, and 2.30pm on Saturday, 23 June. The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School appear in Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness, produced by Duncan Ross, for the remainder of the week.


Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleWestern Ballet Theatre (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Printing ink on paper
Brief description
Poster for the first performances of Western Theatre Ballet, Theatre Royal, Bristol, June 1956
Physical description
Poster, printed in red and black, for the Theatre Royal, King Street, Bristol, advertising Western Theatre Ballet in Pulcinella and The Elk (both choreographed by Elizabeth West) and Calypso (choreographed by Basil Pattison) at 7pm on Monday and Tuesday, 18 and 19 June, and 2.30pm on Saturday, 23 June [1956]. The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School will appear in Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness, produced by Duncan Ross, for the remainder of the week. Also announces George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara for a week from 26 June.
Dimensions
  • Height: 42cm
  • Width: 30cm
Gallery label
Gallery rotation, 2020 POSTER FOR THE THEATRE ROYAL, BRISTOL 1956 This poster for the week of 18 June 1956 advertises the first performances by Western Theatre Ballet, the pioneering touring dance company based in Bristol. The company took innovative, dramatic and sometimes controversial ballets to audiences initially in the south west and then throughout Britain. In 1969 it moved to Glasgow and became Scottish Ballet. Printing ink on paper Given by Clover Roope Museum no. S.212-2019(2020)
Credit line
Given by Clover Roope
Summary
Poster for a split week at the Theatre Royal, Bristol, in 1956, significant for announcing the first performances by Western Theatre Ballet, the regional touring dance company established in Bristol.

Western Theatre Ballet present Pulcinella and The Elk, both choreographed by Elizabeth West, and Calypso, choreographed by Basil Pattison, at 7pm on Monday and Tuesday, 18 and 19 June, and 2.30pm on Saturday, 23 June. The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School appear in Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness, produced by Duncan Ross, for the remainder of the week.
Collection
Accession number
S.212-2019

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Record createdApril 25, 2019
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