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 Post subject: Crisis at London's Theatre Museum
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:30 am 
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Stage greats unite to save Theatre Museum
By Alistair Smith for The Stage

Judi Dench, Peter Hall, Harriet Walter and Corin, Lynn, Jemma and Vanessa Redgrave are among leading figures from the theatre world who have joined the battle to save the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden, which is currently threatened with closure.

In a letter to The Times signed by 18 of Theatreland’s most famous figures, the group called for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s trustees to reject a proposal that could see the organisation’s Covent Garden site closed.

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MPs join fight for Theatre Museum survival
By Nuala Calvi for The Stage

MPs including Jeremy Corbyn, Glenda Jackson and Peter Bottomley are rallying behind Covent Garden’s Theatre Museum and backing an Early Day Motion urging the government to intervene to save the site.

The motion, tabled by Labour MP John McDonnell, voices the “grave concern” of members from across the political parties at reports that the museum’s trustees plan to close the collection. It has so far attracted 21 signatures.

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I hope it's successful, it's a wonderful place to visit.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:50 am 
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Yes, I agree Alex.

And just to be clear, "Theatre" in the title has the wide definition and they regularly have important dance exhibitions. Jane Pritchard, one of the UKs leading dance archivists was recently appointed to that function there.


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