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The Late Christopher Bean…

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For their 1939 production of “The Late Christopher Bean”, The North Eastern Players are shown here (right) rehearsing at Jesmond’s Little Theatre, in a very short article published in the local newspaper, the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. The picture is taken on 9 March 1939, which is also the opening night for the production. The next day, the newspaper publishes a further short piece by way of a review of the first night’s performance, and does not hold back on praise for three of the nine actors.

Images © Trinity Mirror Image created courtesy of

THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. Image reproduced with

kind permission of The British Newspaper Archive

www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

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1939 The Late Christopher Bean Rehearsal - MBA 2

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It is wonderful to be able to trace these precious reminders of the work of the North Eastern Players, and original programmes and tickets for these productions do still occasionally appear for sale on internet auction sites. We have been fortunate enough to have acquired a number of them for the Archive, enabling more “gaps” to be filled in the social history of the Bank’s Staff, and their strong desire to “put on a show”…

 

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