Digital Archive:Photograph, Laurence Olivier on the building site (1962)

Arriving for the Topping Out ceremony

Photograph showing Laurence Olivier arriving onsite for the Topping Out ceremony – an event to mark a building project reaching its highest point.

Signed by Olivier and inscribed ‘Darling [illeg.], What are you looking so scared of, dear, Love always, L’

Photographer unknown

CFT archive held at West Sussex Records Office


Buildings & site, Festival Theatre, Founding of CFT