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Barry Jackson photographic collection

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This material is held at V&A Department of Theatre and Performance
Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179
Dates of Creation 1926-1933
Name of Creator Sir Barry Vincent Jackson
Language of Material English
Physical Description 8 boxes

Scope and Content

Display photographs of plays produced by Barry Jackson at various London theatres between 1930 and 1933. Also albums of photographs of plays produced by Barry Jackson at various London theatres between 1926 and 1928. Some of these plays were new productions, others were transfers from Birmingham. Photographers include Pollard Crowther and Stage Photo Co

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Barry Jackson was the owner and founder of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. He had formed an amateur company called the Pilgrim Players, the success of which led to the creation of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 1913. This was the first purpose built repertory theatre and was home to the Birmingham Repertory Company. Jackson's Birmingham Rep had a wide repertoire, including innovative modern dress Shakespeare, Greek drama, and modern experimental drama. Many of the plays transferred to London or abroad. Jackson had an eye for young talent, and gave valuable experience to many actors, including Laurence Olivier, Peggy Ashcroft, Edith Evans, Ralph Richardson, Julie Christie, and Derek Jacobi. He transferred to the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company at Stratford in 1946, and though he returned to Birmingham Rep in 1948, he retired from running the company. Jackson died in 1961.

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.

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 Barry Jackson as well as 20th century theatre in general may be found in several collections, including the biographical, productions, company and photographs files.

Please ask for details.

Cataloguing Info

Title Barry Jackson photographic collection
Creation Created by intern using the Archives Hub EAD Editor 2014-04-23

Scrapbooks

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/1
Dates of Creation 1926-1928
Physical Description 7 volumes

Scope and Content

Scrapbooks containing production photographs by Barry Jackson.


Scrapbook for The Marvellous History of St Bernard at Kingsway Theatre, 1926

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/1/1
Dates of Creation 1926
Physical Description 1 volume

Scrapbook for Romersholm at Kingsway Theatre, 1926

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/1/2
Dates of Creation 1926
Physical Description 1 volume

Scrapbook for The Blue Comet at Court Theatre, 1927

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/1/3
Dates of Creation 1927
Physical Description 1 volume

Scrapbook for Aren't Women Wonderful at Court theatre, 1928

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/1/4
Dates of Creation 1928
Physical Description 1 volume

Scrapbook for Macbeth at Court Theatre, 1928

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/1/5
Dates of Creation 1928
Physical Description 1 volume

Scrapbook for The Runaways at Garrick Theatre, 1928

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/1/6
Dates of Creation 1928
Physical Description 1 volume

Scrapbook for The Taming of the Shrew at Court Theatre, 1928

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/1/7
Dates of Creation 1928
Physical Description 1 volume

Display photographs

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/2
Dates of Creation 1930-1933
Physical Description 11 files

Dispay photographs for The White Assegai by Allan King at the Playhouse Theatre,1930

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/2/1
Dates of Creation 21 Jan 1930
Physical Description 1 photograph

Scope and Content

Production photograph of

  • Willilam Heilbronn (Machado), Godfrey Tearle (Hardrass Mackenzie)

Display photographs for Devonshire Cream by Eden Phillpotts, 1930

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/2/2
Dates of Creation 13 Feb 1930
Physical Description 4 photographs

Scope and Content

Production photographs of

  • Harry Wilcoxon (Robert Blanchard), Phyllis Shane (Beth Widecombe), Horace Hodtes (William Blee), Sam Livesey (Elias Widecombe), Mary Jerrold (Amy Widecombe)
  • Horace Hodges
  • Horace Hodges
  • Harry Wilcoxon, Horace Hodges, Phyllis Shand

Display photographs for The Barretts of Wimpole Street by Rudolf Besier at the Queen's Theatre, 1930

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/2/3
Dates of Creation 23 Sept 1930
Physical Description 17 photographs

Scope and Content

Production photographs of

  • Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies (Elizabeth Moulton-Barrett), Joan Barry (Bella Hedley), Oliver Johston (Henry Bevan)
  • Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
  • Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Cedric Hardwicke (Edward Moulton-Barrett)
  • Susan Richmond (Arabel Moulton-Barrett), Barry K Barnes (Octavius Moulton-Barrett), Marjorie Mars (Henrietta Moulton-Barrett), Joan Barry, Oliver Johnson
  • Susan Richmond, Marjorie Mars, Joan Barry, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
  • Tuppeny of Ware (Flush), Eileen Beldon (Wilson), Susan Richmond, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
  • Harry Wilcoxon (Captain Surtees Cook), Marjorie Mars
  • Gwen Ffrancgon-Davies, Scott Sunderland (Robert Browning)
  • Joan Barry
  • Cedric Hardwicke
  • Gwen Ffrancgon-Davies, Scott Sunderland
  • Marjorie Mars
  • Gwen Ffrancgon-Davies, Scott Sunderland
  • Gwen Ffrancgon-Davies, Scott Sunderland
  • Cedric Hardwicke, Gwen Ffrancgon-Davies, Marjorie
  • Barry K Barnes, Marjorie Mars
  • Scott Sunderland

Display photographs for The Farmer's Wife by Eden Phillpotts at the Queen's Theatre, 1932

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/2/4
Dates of Creation 4 Jan 1932
Physical Description 8 photographs

Scope and Content

Production photographs of

  • Norman Claridge (George Smerdon), Cedric Hardwicke (Churdles Ash), Gladys Gilbert (Teddy Smerdon), Pat Leveaux (Sophie Smerdon), Amy Geness (Sarah Smerdon), Maud Gill (Thirza Tapper)
  • Melville Cooper (Samuel Sweetland), Margaret Chatwin (Louisa Windeatt)
  • Evelyn Hope (Araminta Dench)
  • Melville Cooper, Isabel Thornton (Mary Hearn)
  • Maud Gill, Melville Cooper
  • Norman Claridge, Eileen Beldon (Petronell Sweetland)
  • Evelyn Hope, Melville Cooper
  • Roger Livesey (Richard Coaker), Eileen Beldon

Display photographs for The Immortal Hour by Rutland Boughton at the Queen's Theatre, 1932

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/2/5
Dates of Creation 9 Feb 1932
Physical Description 12 photographs

Scope and Content

Production photographs of

  • Gwen Ffrancgon-Davies (Etain)
  • Gwen Ffrancgon-Davies, W Johnstone-Douglas (Eochaidh)
  • Gwen Ffrancgon-Davies
  • Gwen Ffrancgon-Davies, W Johnstone-Douglas
  • Gwen Ffrancgon-Davies, W Johnstone-Douglas
  • Gwen Ffrancgon-Davies, Dorothy D'Orsay (Maive), Appleton Moore (Manus)
  • W Johnstone-Douglas, Eric Fort (Old Bard)
  • Bruce Flegg (Midie)
  • Gwen Ffrancgon-Davies, Bruce Flegg
  • Appleton Moore, W Johnstone-Douglas, Dorothy D'Orsay
  • Eric Fort, W Johnstone-Douglas, Bruce Flegg
  • W Johnstone-Douglas

Dislpay photographs for Caravan by Carl Zuckmayer adapted by Cicely Hamilton at the Queens's Theatre, 1932

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/2/6
Dates of Creation 16 Apr 1932
Physical Description 9 photographs

Scope and Content

Production photographs of

  • Richard Caldicot (Ignatz Scheel), Peter Northcote (Mario), Maisie Gay (Bibbo), Eileen Beldon (Katherina Kling), Barrie Livesey (Fritz Kling), Norman Claridge (Lorenz Kling)
  • Maisie Gay, Cedric Hardwicke (Karl Kling)
  • Cedric Hardwicke, Eileen Beldon
  • Eileen Beldon, Cedric Hardwicke, Maisie Gay
  • Cedric Hardwicke
  • O B Clarence (Julius Schmittolini), Maisie Gay
  • Cedric Hardwicke
  • Eileen Beldon, Maisie Gay
  • Eileen Beldon

Display photographs for Heartbreak House by Bernard Shaw at the Queen's Theatre, 1932

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/2/7
Dates of Creation 25 Apr 1932
Physical Description 15 photographs

Scope and Content

Production photographs of

  • Cedric Hardwicke (Captain Shotover), Eileen Beldon (Ellie Dunn)
  • Eileen Beldon, Wilfred Lawson (Mangan)
  • Eileen Beldon, Wilfred Lawson (Mangan)
  • Cedric Hardwicke, Leon Quartermaine (Hector Hushabye)
  • Cedric Hardwicke
  • Cedric Hardwicke, Charles Groves (Burglar)
  • Ballard Berkeley (Randall Utterword), Edith Evans (Lady Utterword), Leon Quartermaine
  • Leon Quartermaine, Edith Evans
  • Margaret Chatwin (Mrs Hushabye), Eileen Beldon
  • Cedric Hardwicke, Eileen Beldon
  • Edith Evans
  • O B Clarence (Mazzini Dunn)
  • Charles Groves
  • Wilfred Lawson
  • Leon Quartermaine

Display photographs for Evensong by Edward Knoblock from Beverley Nichols' novel at the Queen's Theatre, Photographs by Stage Photo Co, 1932

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/2/8
Dates of Creation 30 June 1932
Physical Description 38 photographs

Scope and Content

Production photographs of

  • Joan Harben (Pauline Lacey), Edith Evans (Irela)
  • Noel Hood (Senora de Carranza), Colin Gent (Senor de Carranza), Ethel Glendinning (Baba Letoile), Joan Harben, Edith Evans, Dennis Val-Norton (Pablo Sovino)
  • Harry Wilcoxon (Donald Gage), Joan Harben, Frederick Leister (Archduke Theodore)
  • Violet Vanbrugh (Princess Stephanie Rabnitz), Edith Evans
  • Violet Vanbrugh
  • Joan Harben, Edith Evans
  • Joan Harben, Harry Wilcoxon
  • Beatrix Fielden-Kaye (Tremlowe), Edith Evans
  • Beatrix Fielden-Kaye, Edith Evans
  • Frederick Leister, Joan Harben
  • Reginald Tate (Julius Rosenberg), Deering Wells (Dr Campbell), Edith Evans
  • Reginald Tate, Edith Evans
  • Joan Harben, Edith Evans
  • Molly Shannon (Lady Hope Martineau), Reginald Tate, Joan Harben, Edith Evans, Ethel Glendinning, Dennis Val-Norton
  • Edith Evans
  • Mollie Shannon, Marjorie Chard (Duchess of Rockstone), Joan Harben, Edith Evans, Marie Slade (Rose Belcher), Ethel Glendinning, Dennis Val-Norton
  • Lucy Edwin (Nurse Phillips), Edith Evans
  • Frederick Leister, Edith Evans
  • Harry Wilcoxon, Joan Harben, Edith Evans
  • Joan Harben, Edith Evans, Harry Wilcoxon
  • Lucy Edwin, Edith Evans, Joan Harben
  • Edith Evans, Wilfred Lawson (Arthur Kober)
  • Hary Wilcoxon, Joan Harben
  • Edith Evans, Reginald Tate
  • Edith Evans
  • Harry Wilcoxon, Joan Harben
  • Reginald Tate, Deering Wells, Edith Evans
  • Joan Harben, Edith Evans
  • Full stage
  • Noel Hood, Colin Gent, Dennis Val-Norton, Ethel Glendinning
  • Beatrix Feilden-Kaye, Edith Evans, Joan Harben
  • Molly Shannon, Deering Wells, Marjorie Chard, Joan Harben, Edith Evans, REginald Tate, Marie Slade, Ethel Glendinning, Dennis Val-Norton, Brian Buchel (Hon Percy Bragge), Harry Wilcoxon
  • Wilfred Lawson, Edith Evans
  • Lucy Edwin, Edith Evans, Joan Harben
  • Joan Harben, Edith Evans, Harry Wilcoxon
  • Edith Evans
  • Harry Wilcoxon, Joan Harben, Edith Evans
  • Wilfred Lawson, Edith Evans, Joan Harben

Display photographs for Too True To Be Good by Bernard Shaw at New Theatre, Photographs by Pollard Crowther, 1932

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/2/9
Dates of Creation 13 Sept 1932
Physical Description 21 photographs

Scope and Content

Production photographs of

  • Cedric Hardwicke (The Burglar), H K Ayliff (The Elder), Scott Sunderland (Colonel Tallboys), Walter Hudd (Private Meek), Ralph Richardson (Sergeant Fielding), Margaret Halstan(The Elderly Lady), Ellen Pollock (The Nurse), Leonora Corbett (The Patient)
  • Ellen Pollock, Cedric Hardwicke, Leonora Corbett
  • Leonora Corbett, Ernest Thesiger (The Monster)
  • Leonora Corbett, Ernest Thesiger (The Monster)
  • Scott Sunderland, Leonora Corbett, Ellen Pollock, Walter Hudd
  • Cedric Hardwick, Elonora Corbett, Ellen Pollock
  • Scott Sunderland
  • Scott Sunderland, Walter Hudd
  • H K Ayliff
  • Leonora Corbett
  • Donald Wolfit (The Doctor), Margaret Halstan, Ernest Thesiger, Leonora Corbett
  • Ellen Pollock, Leonora Corbett, Cedric Hardwicke
  • Ellen Pollock, Leonora Corbett, Cedric Hardwicke
  • Donald Wolfit (The Doctor), Margaret Halstan, Ernest Thesiger, Leonora Corbett
  • Cedric Hardwicke, Leonora Corbett
  • Scott Sunderland, Leonora Corbett
  • Ellen Pollock
  • Cedric Hardwicke
  • H K Ayliff, Ellen Pollock, Ralph Richardson
  • Cedric Hardwicke, H K Ayliff, Ralph Richardson, Ellen Pollock
  • Cedric Hardwicke, H K Ayliff, Leonora Corbett, Ralph Richardson, Ellen Pollock

Display photographs for For Services Rendered by Somerset Maugham at the Globe Theatre, 1932

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/2/10
Dates of Creation 1 Nov 1932
Physical Description 16 photographs

Scope and Content

Display photographs of

  • Diana Hamilton (Ethel Bartlett), David Hawthorne (Dr Prentice), Louise Hampton (Charlotte Ardsley), Marjorie Mars (Lois), Marda Vanne (Gwen Cedar), Cedric Hardwicke (Sydney)
  • Flora Robson (Eva), Cedric Hardwick, Marjorie Mars (Lois)
  • W Cronin-Wilson (Howard Bartlett), Marjorie Mars, C V France (Leonard Ardsley), Flora Robson, Diana Hamilton
  • Cedric Hardwicke, Diana Hamilton, Marjorie Mars, Louise Hampton, Flora Robson
  • Flora Robson, Marjorie Mars, Diana Hamilton, W Cronin-Wilson
  • Ralph Richardson (Collie Stratton), Flora Robson (Eva)
  • C V France (Leonard Ardsley), Ralph Richardson
  • Ralph Richardson, Flora Robson
  • Marjorie Mars (Lois), S J Warmington (Wilfred Cedar)
  • Diana Hamilton (Ethel Bartlett), W Cronin-Wilson (Howard Bartlett)
  • Louise Hampton (Charlotte Ardsley), Marda Vanne (Gwen Cedar)
  • Cedric Hardwicke (Sydney), David Hawthorne (Dr Prentice), Louise Hampton
  • Marjorie Mars, W Cronin-Wilson
  • Louise Hampton, Cedric Hardwicke
  • Marjorie Mars, W Cronin-Wilson, Louise Hampton
  • Marjorie Mars, S J Warmington

Display photographs for Head-on-Crash by Laurence Miller at the Queen's Theatre, 1933

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/179/2/11
Dates of Creation 1 Feb 1933
Physical Description 16 photographs

Scope and Content

Production photographs of

  • Flora Robson (Penelope Otto), Cedric Hardwicke (Lord Bretton)
  • Flora Robson, Cedric Hardwicke, S J Warmington (Sir George Clay)
  • Flora Robson, Cedric Hardwicke, W Cronin-Wilson (Guy Mundin)
  • Ralph Richardson, Ernest Thesiger (Hon Nigel Ellworth), Gillian Lind (Jill Mathews)
  • Ralph Richardson, Gillian Lind, Ernest Thesiger, Cedric Hardwicke, W Cronin-Wilson, Flora Robson
  • Ralph Richardson, Gillian Lind, Ernest Thesiger
  • Cedric Hardwicke (Captain Shotover), Eileen Beldon (Ellie Dunn)
  • Eileen Beldon, Wilfred Lawson (Mangan)
  • Eileen Beldon, Wilfred Lawson (Mangan)
  • Cedric Hardwicke, Leon Quartermaine (Hector Hushabye)
  • Cedric Hardwicke
  • Cedric Hardwicke, Charles Groves (Burglar)
  • Ballard Berkeley (Randall Utterword), Edith Evans (Lady Utterword), Leon Quartermaine
  • Leon Quartermaine, Edith Evans
  • Margaret Chatwin (Mrs Hushabye), Eileen Beldon
  • Cedric Hardwicke, Eileen Beldon
  • Edith Evans
  • O B Clarence (Mazzini Dunn)
  • Charles Groves
  • Wilfred Lawson
  • Leon Quartermaine