The first international toy theatre festival in the Netherlands
will be May 16, 17 and 18 2007
Vischmarkt International Toy Theatre Festival
The ticket sales start May first.
tickets cost €4,-- . p.p. per show.
A "Quartet", 4 tickets at once, costs €15,--
for all the 11 shows will cost you €37.50
and will only be available through email.
the festival individual tickets will cost
€4,-- for children up to 12 years and €4.50 for adults.
For more information go to
Harry Oudekerk's toy theatre magazine:
H E A T R E M U S E U M , C O
V E N T – G A R D E N
On Friday June 30th
O R O N E N I G H
T O N L Y !
P E A I G H T ’ S J O Y S
R E G E N C Y E N T E R T A I N M E N T
and Affectionately Dedicated to the Memory of
M r. &
M r s. G e o r g
S p e a i g h t
E B A T T L E O F
W A T E R L
O O B R I D G E
LLOYD, Proprietor of a
Dramatic Repository on the Surry Side
WILLIAM WEST, the
Old and Original
Theatrical Print Publisher
T H E M I L L E R A
N D H I S
M E N
by YOUNG BLOOD
and Music, entirely new in 1813, composed by Mr. Bishop
on the pianoforte
by Mr. OLIVER DAVIES
Arranged by Mr. BARRY
by Mr. West and Mrs.
Stokes. Likewise the Dresses
an Old Cottager
a Young Peasant
a Second Robber
a Third Robber
S O N G
S O F T H E C I D
E R C
E L L A R
CHARLTON (The Ratcatcher’s
The Doors to
Open at Half-past Six.
The curtain to rise at Seven o’clock sharp.
V I V A
T R E G I N A .
Heaven Help the Enterprise!
Courtesy of Horatio
Blood <firstname.lastname@example.org> , Print and mail [Booking Form]
P E A I G H T’ S J
O Y S
Royal Paintings Gallery
June, 6.30 for 7pm
life and work of George Speaight, the champion of popular entertainment
passion and enthusiasm kept the toy theatre alive throughout the
century, we proudly announce a special performance of the romantic
Miller and his Men.
first performed at Covent Garden on Trafalgar Day 1813 to unbounded
Such was its success that it was quickly taken up by the toy theatre
and soon established itself as the most popular piece in the entire
drama repertoire. This play was a particular favourite of George’s who
his own with his famous shows of Webb’s version with which he appeared
the public for seventy years until his farewell performance in 2003.
honour of George for one night only the Regency stage in miniature will
recreated with an historic presentation of the earliest surviving
juvenile drama edition published by William West, the original and
theatrical print publisher. Due to its erratic printing history (the
sheets appeared between 1815 and 1833) and the formidable challenge of
procuring the original engravings we believe this is the first time
West’s Miller has been seen on any stage since at least 1854,
year of his
The picturesque Bohemian scenery
and elegantly delineated characters have been specially enlarged for
production and will be enacted upon a theatre (expressly built for the
occasion) incorporating West’s proscenium ornaments of 1829. The
by Isaac Pocock, concerning the dangers of dyed in the wool villainy
masquerading behind an apparently respectable façade, will be
by a live cast of esteemed players and accompanied by Henry Bishop’s
music on the pianoforte.
There are a limited number of seats so
please reply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
proceedings will be
William West himself and the evening will conclude with a selection of
songs. Wine and refreshments will be served.
Booking Form ]
and must be booked in advance by maillng this form using BLOCK CAPITALS
PLEASE. For more information please contact Horatio Blood on 020 7232