The Old Vic Theatre Company Tour of Australia and New Zealand 1948 - This is a rare souvenir program from the 1948 Tour of Australia and New Zealand by London's famed OLD VIC THEATRE COMPANY ..... The six-month engagement included performances of William Shakespeare's "RICHARD III", Sheridan's "SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL" and Thornton Wilder's "THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH" ..... The company was headed by LAURENCE OLIVIER and VIVIEN LEIGH and included GEORGE RELPH, EILEEN BELDEN, MERCIA SWINBURNE, TERENCE MORGAN, PETER CUSHING, DAN CUNNINGHAM, BERNARD MEREFIELD, HUGH STEWART, ROBERT BEAUMONT, JAMES BAILEY, THOMAS HEATHCOTE, PEGGY SIMPSON, MEG MAXWELL, GEORGINA JUMEL, ANNE McGRATH, HELEN BECK, JOHN BARNARD, GEORGE COOPER, OLIVER HUNTER, ANTHONY GAVIN, DENIS LEHRER, DERRICK PENLEY, MICHAEL REDINGTON and JANE SHIRLEY ..... CREDITS: Sets designed by MORRIS KESTELMAN, CECIL BEATON, ROGER RAMSDELL and ROGER FURSE; Costumes designed by DORIS KINKEISEN and SOPHIE HARRIS; Productions Directed by LAURENCE OLIVIER and JOHN BURRELL; Produced by THE BRITISH COUNCIL in association with D. D. O'CONNOR ..... DETAILS: The thick, oversized 62 page program measures 9" X 12" inches and includes full production credits, cast lists, bios of LAURENCE OLIVIER and VIVIEN LEIGH, extensive promotional and historical text on the theatre company and each of the productions, full page color reproductions of the LOUDON SAINTHILL program cover designs and many pages of production photos ..... CONDITION: With the exception of slight discoloration inside the front cover and moderate edge wear, this rare program is in excellent condition and will make a wonderful addition to the collection of any theatre aficionado or historian.
The condition is Used: Good with a little spine wear to the bottom and a torn edge. The front and back covers are all in tact with no serious marks or blemishes. Slight fading due to age. Inside all the pages are in good condition with no marks or blemishes and all in tact.