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THM/23 - Ann Jellicoe Collection

Ann Jellicoe Collection

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This material is held atV&A Department of Theatre and Performance
Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23
Dates of Creation1926-1990
Name of CreatorAnn Jellicoe
Language of Material English Danish
Physical Description 8 Boxes

Scope and Content

The Ann Jellicoe Collection focuses on Jellicoe's work with Community Plays, particularly her collaborations with Colway Theatre Trust. The items cover 1926, 1938-1948 and 1970-1990. (Items within files are listed by date unless otherwise stated)

Administrative / Biographical History

Ann Jellicoe was born in Middlesborough in 1927. She studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama before working with fringe theatres. She acted and directed, but is best known for her work as a playwright. In 1962 she wrote 'The Knack' which was performed at the Royal Court and later adapted into a film. In the 1980s and 1990s she worked on Community Plays in several regions of Great Britain.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for consultation in the V&A Department of Theatre and Performance's Reading Room, which is located at Blythe House, 23 Blythe Rd, Olympia, London, W14 0QX. The Reading Room is open Tuesday to Friday between 10.15 am and 4.30 pm. Access to it is by appointment only. To request an appointment please email tmenquiries@vam.ac.uk or telephone 020 7942 2698.

Access to some of these files may be restricted. These are identified at file level.

Conditions Governing Use

Archival material may not be photocopied. Arrangements can be made to photograph material in the reading room using non-flash photography.

Appraisal Information

This collection was appraised in line with the collection management policy. Photocopies have been kept only when the originals have not been found.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Related Material

See also the core collections of the V&A Department of Theatre and Performance. Material relating to Ann Jellicoe, as well as Community Plays in general may be found in several collections, including the biographical, productions, company and photographs files.

Please ask for details.

Subjects

Community plays
Community theater

Personal Names

Jellicoe,  Ann
Oram,  Jon
Cregan,  David
Edgar,  David
Weldon,  Fay
Yeger,  Shelia
Drake,  Nick

Cataloguing Info

TitleAnn Jellicoe Collection
CreationCreated by intern using the Archives Hub EAD Editor 2013-04-12
Revisions

Aunsøe Kirke, Øresøvej, Svebølle (Aunsøe Church), 'Bonde på Aunsøegård (et spil om stavnsbåndet)'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/1
Dates of CreationUndated
Language of Material Danish
Physical Description 2 items

Scope and Content

This series contains documents relating to Aunsøe Kirke, Øresøvej, Svebølle (Aunsøe Church) production of 'Bonde på Aunsøegård (et spil om stavnsbåndet)' in Denmark.


Leaflet for 'Friluftsspil' and 'Bonde på Aunsøegård'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/1/1
Dates of CreationUndated
Physical Description 2 items

Paper programme for 'Bonde på Aunsøegård'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/1/2
Dates of CreationUndated
Physical Description 1 item

Axe Vale, Axminster

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2
Dates of Creation1980-1983
Physical Description 44 items

Scope and Content

This series contains correspondence, promotional and production material, press material and financial documentation relating to Axe Vale Community Play 'The Tide' by Ann Jellicoe and Axminster Drama Club production 'Midsummer Music Hall.'


Axe Vale Community Play, 'The Tide'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1
Dates of Creation1980s
Physical Description 43 items

Scope and Content

This file contains material relating to Axe Vale Community Play, 'The Tide,' including and listed by correspondence, press material, financial documentation and promotional and production material.


Letter about bus travel costs for the children involved in 'The Tide' after evening rehearsals

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/1
Dates of Creation08 May 1980
Physical Description 1 item

Document about poor rehearsal attendance from Ann Jellicoe and Joan Mills

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/2
Dates of Creation27 May 1980
Physical Description 1 item

Letter sent to Ann Jellicoe from Simon Blacksell, deputy headmaster at Axminster Secondary School regarding a performance of 'The Tide'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/3
Dates of Creation28 July 1980
Physical Description 1 item

Letter from Brian Steane and Ernest Fox, headmasters at Axminster Secondary and Colyton Grammar School, regarding their involvement in the large Community Play for Axe Vale

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/4
Dates of CreationUndated
Physical Description 1 item

Letter from Simon Blacksell regarding setting up a Community Play in Axe Vale

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/5
Dates of CreationUndated
Physical Description 1 item

Article about 'The Tide' written by Ann Jellicoe

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/6
Dates of Creation1980
Physical Description 1 item

Various photocopies of press cuttings

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/7
Dates of Creationca. 1980

Press release, 'World Premiere Bringing Together Amateurs, Professionals and School Children'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/8
Dates of CreationUndated
Physical Description 1 item

Budget for 'The Tide'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/9
Dates of Creation28 March 1980
Physical Description 1 item

Documents with details of financial transactions relating to 'The Tide,' with attached financial contributions from local businesses

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/10
Dates of CreationUndated
Physical Description 2 items

Stationary for 'The Tide'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/11
Dates of Creationca. 1980
Physical Description 1 item

Document with information for the booking offices from D.W. Tinkler

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/12
Dates of CreationJune 1980
Physical Description 1 item

Photographs by Roger Mayne of 'The Tide,' public meeting and the fair

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/13
Dates of CreationJuly 1980
Physical Description 18 items

Poster for 'The Tide'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/14
Dates of CreationJuly 1980
Physical Description 1 item

Neon window sticker for 'The Tide'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/15
Dates of CreationJuly 1980
Physical Description 1 item

Blank questionnaire about 'The Tide'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/16
Dates of CreationJuly 1980
Physical Description 1 item

Paper programme for 'The Tide'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/17
Dates of CreationJuly 1980
Physical Description 1 item

Promotional flyer for 'The Tide'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/18
Dates of CreationJuly 1980
Physical Description 1 item

Completed questionnaire about 'The Tide'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/19
Dates of CreationJuly 1980
Physical Description 1 item

Conditions Governing Access

Closed under the Data Protection Act until 2061


Document about 'The Tide' and requests for help with costumes, properties, transport, accommodation and publicity

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/20
Dates of CreationUndated
Physical Description 1 item

Cast list for 'The Tide'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/21
Dates of CreationUndated
Physical Description 1 item

Documents with information about the Rehearsal Schedule, prop list and costume fitting

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/22
Dates of CreationUndated

Document written by Ann Jellicoe with information about previous plays, 'The Tide' production and ticket costs

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/23
Dates of CreationUndated
Physical Description 1 item

Invitation to Grand Tea Party for cast of the play and guests, guest of honour Edward Fox

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/24
Dates of CreationUndated
Physical Description 1 item

Flyer about Drama workshops led by Keith Palmer

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/25
Dates of CreationUndated
Physical Description 1 item

Photograph albums for 'The Tide'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/1/26
Dates of CreationUndated
Physical Description 2 items

Axminster Drama Club, Newspaper advertisement for 'Midsummer Music Hall' Lyme Regis and Bridport News

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/2/2
Dates of Creation10 June 1983
Physical Description 1 item

Basildon Community Play, 'Beorhtel's Hill'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/3
Dates of Creationca. 1989
Physical Description 7 items

Scope and Content

This series contains photographs, programme, and documents relating to Basildon Community Play 'Beorhtel's Hill,' by Arnold Wesker.


3 colour photographs of preparation for Basildon Community Play, 'Beorhtel's Hill,' by Arnold Wesker

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/3/1
Dates of Creationca. 1989
Physical Description 3 items

Programme for 'Beorhtel's Hill,' with separate additional cast members list

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/3/2
Dates of CreationJune 1989
Physical Description 2 items

Documents relating to Basildon Community Play, with dates of events, rehearsal schedules and workshops

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/3/3
Dates of CreationUndated

Income and expenditure document

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/3/4
Dates of CreationUndated
Physical Description 1 item

Bassetlaw Community Play, 'Everyday Heroes'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/4
Dates of CreationJuly 1991
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

This series contains a promotional flyer for Bassetlaw Community Play, 'Everyday Heroes.'


Promotional flyer for 'Everyday Heroes'

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/4/1
Dates of CreationJuly 1991
Physical Description 1 item

Beaminster Community Play

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/23/5
Dates of Creation1986-1989
Physical Description 20 items

Scope and Content

This series contains correspondence, newsletters, magazines, promotional and production material and financial documentation relating to Beaminster Community Plays 'Ad Hoc Around the Clock,' 'Crackling Angels,' and 'The Journeymen.'