Digital Archive:Founder’s Scrapbook (1962) 1 of 2

Leslie Evershed-Martin’s collection of press cuttings, invitations, telegrams and letters

This is the first scrapbook in a series collected by Chichester Festival Theatre’s founder, Leslie Evershed-Martin. He started collecting ephemera in the run up to the Theatre’s opening and continued until his death in 1991. This particular scrapbook is one of two which provide a personal insight into the opening of the Theatre in 1962. They are presented as seen in their physical form.

Highlights include a personal telegram from Vivien Leigh and the Queen.

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Private collection.


Buildings & site, Festival Theatre, Founding of CFT, Press and Publicity, Productions