By the 1950s, the Palace Theatre was the only theatre left in Reading. Despite heated protests it was demolished a decade later and replaced by a new theatre. With one stroke of the architect’s pen, pantomime as we knew it died. The new theatre had a round stage, which did not lend itself to pantomime. […]
I found myself alone in a crowd. It was late November, 1943. I don’t remember the exact date but will never be able to forget the experience. I was making my first ever visit to war-time London. It was cold and misty and I was feeling very apprehensive. Everything was in sharp contrast. I had […]
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