Play And Pageant Union
Series of photos and documents aiming to display the long history of pageants performed in the Suburb, sometimes celebratory and others more dramatically focussed.
A large number of programmes produced by the Play and Pageant Union for their productions, until their merger with the Speedwell Players in 1966 to create Garden Suburb Theatre.
Photos charting the productions put on by the Play and Pageant Union from the 1930s up until the 1960s when they merged with the Speedwell Players to form Garden Suburb Theatre.
This was a large-scale outdoor pageant about the creation of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Written by an inhabitant of Hampstead Garden Suburb, the play was about the end of winter and the arrival of spring and summer
After WW1, the Pageant Committee and the indoor drama schemes were combined to form the Play and Pageant Union
The Fool's Holiday was put on in aid of Hendon Cottage Hospital
The Queen Mother, then the Duchess of York, attended this performance.
The play was about two writers, Mary Lamb and her brother, Charles.
This was a pageant performed by the Play and Pageants Union
This play by Anton Chekov was put on by the Play and Pageant Union
This play was well-received by audiences and a great success for the Play and Pageant Union.
The 100th show was St Joan of Arc, and had a special souvenir programme
The Play and Pageant Union put on the historical comedy, 1066 and All That, featuring some incredible costumes.
This helps to show the extent of organisation within the union
This was created by two members of the Union and was a huge success
With a cast of 50 members, this show was another big success
This play, written by George S. Kaufmann and Moss Hart, was put on by the Play and Pageant Union
The Shakespeare play was performed in the Pageant Ground, and featured Phyllis Moore.
For the Golden Jubilee of the Suburb, three dramatic societies came together to put on performances.
The play, written by Thornton Wilder, was performed at The Institute
The union out on Henrik Ibsen's play to mixed reviews
The Comedy of Errors was the last play the Union performed before joining with the Speedwell Players to form the Garden Suburb Theatre
The Garden Suburb Theatre put on a number of performances for the Suburb's 100th anniversary