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Collection Description

Collection Title
Edinburgh Kings Theatre: Box 1 (1907-37)
Unique Identifier
Edinburgh King's Theatre: Box 1 (1907-1937)
Collection of ca. 150 miscellaneous programmes from the Edinburgh King's Theatre (1907-37, but with several large breaks in the run). Programmes from 1907-1910 are mainly variety shows of dance, music and comedy, with ca. 12 different performers in every show. Programmes from 1919 are usually one group or individual per performance, with opera, pantomime, operetta, ballet, musicals, band music, and plays with music. From 1930, the programmes for plays with music list the musical programmes, many directed by A. Douglas Willcox and played by the King's Orchestra (sometimes called the King's Theatre Orchestra) or King's Quartette. There are also a few newspaper cuttings about particular performances and a leaflet with handwritten notes inserted into one programme.
Other organisations and individuals represented:
Sir Thomas Beecham Opera Co.
British National Opera Company
Old Vic Shakespeare Company
Edinburgh Grand Opera Society
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Covent Garden Opera Company
Anna Pavlova Company
Nikita Balieff's Chauve Souris Theatre
Vic-Wells Ballet
Lew Leslie's Blackbirds
Edinburgh Battalion, The Boys' Brigade
Ballets de Monte Carlo
Carl Rosa Opera Company

Performances of variety shows, musicals, plays with music, pantomime,
Date range of collection
1907 - 1937
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Not Specific
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Location Details

National Library of Scotland, Music Collections
George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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Collections Overview
Large reference collection of printed, manuscript and audio-visual music material, including books, scores, periodicals, audio, video and multi-media formats. Legal deposit library.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council