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Programme - The Broken Heart - 1962 - 1 of 8
Programme, Uncle Vanya (1962)

Listing cast and production team and show dates

Speaker
Oral history clips, Uncle Vanya (2013 – 2015)

A series of clips remembering the 1962 production of Uncle Vanya

Photograph Exterior Aerial View - Photographer Reg Wilson - Date unknown - Box 71 CFT WSRO - H21.8xW23.8cm - 1 of 2
Photograph, Aerial view of Chichester Festival Theatre (c.1962)

Showing ramps needed to move scenery in and out of the auditorium

Speaker
Oral history clips, The building in the 60s (2013-2015)

A series of clips describing the building in the sixties

1960s Festival Theatre
Photograph, exterior of Festival Theatre (1962)

Showing Chichester Festival Theatre in its Oaklands Park setting

Photograph Interior Auditorium - Photographer unknown - Date unknown - Box 71 CFT WSRO - H20xW20cm
Photograph, Interior auditorium (1962)

Showing a vomitorium and a glimps of the control room

Production photograph - The Chances - John Neville, Rosemary Harris - Photographer Angus McBean - printed on board - H33 W35
Production photograph, The Chances (1962)

Featuring John Neville as Don Federick and Rosemary Harris as Constantia

Box 71 Blue Print of Auditorium stage lower tiers H108xW150cm web
Blueprints, Festival Theatre auditorium (1962)

Plans for the Festival Theatre auditorium

Artist Impression of The Chances - 07 July 1962 - H36.6xW25.7cm - 3 of 3
Press cutting, Aspects of the New Chichester Theatre (1962)

Aspects of the new theatre in Chichester which is the first of its kind in Britain

Photograph Interior Foyer construction with visitors - Photographer unknown - Date unknown - Box 71 CFT WSRO H24xW19cm
Photograph, construction of foyer (1962)

Showing a visit to the foyer during construction

Letter about ballot for opening night seats - Theatre Society - 1962 - Gibbons Collection
Letter, Chichester Festival Theatre Society (1962)

Letter to all members about opening night tickets

CFT 1962 First Season Poster
Season Poster (1962)

Poster detailing shows produced by Chichester Festival Theatre in 1962.