Friday, February 01, 2008

A Very Special Performance


...and speaking of Horatio Blood, here he is with Barry Clarke performing at full tilt during a December 14, 2006 event for the Society for Theatre Research.

From the Society's newsletter, it says this about that event:
A packed-to-capacity audience at the Art Workers Guild Hall in London's Queen Anne Square witnessed a full supporting cast of singers, led by MD., Oliver Davies, perform a reconstruction for toy theatre of one of the earliest British full-scale pantomimes, the 200 year-old Covent Garden production 'Harlequin and Mother Goose'.

This was the Society's first Maggie Collins Lecture and was dedicated to George Speaight, a Society Vice-President and toy theatre enthusiast who died earlier in the year.
Can anyone tell me why they are wearing those square paper hats?