Ref no39041
TitleRecords of the Rapier Players Ltd
Date1930s-1960s
DescriptionRecords of the Rapier Players Ltd, during their tenure of the Bristol Little Theatre, including programmes, playbills, phototgraphs and miscellaneous documents
LevelCollection
Extent3 boxes
Administrative historyThe Rapier Players was formed by Ronald Russell who married leading lady Peggy Ann Wood in 1937 and together ran the group. The Rapier Players managed the Little Theatre at the Colston Hall for 28 years from 1935 until 1963 when the theatre was taken over by the Bristol Old Vic and the group was wound up. The leftover money was used to set up a scholarship for the benefit of University of Bristol drama students. Ronald Russell died in 1994 and Peggy Ann Wood in 1998.
Subjectplays & playbills
Related materialSee also 31645
Custodial historyUnfortunately there is no formal accession paperwork for this deposit, it was identified in the strongroom and listed in 1985

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CodePersonNameDates
NA1751Theatre; Rapier Players Limited
NA1752; Bristol Little Theatre
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