Contents of the book

Foreword by Steven Berkoff

CHAPTER

George III and Piggy Ninny Theatre in Cheltenham prior to the Opera House

CHAPTER 2

Vestibules and Sloat Sliders   Cheltenham has a brand new theatre.

CHAPTER 3 

Jersey Lily and Lillah on a chair The best show in town as the new theatre opens

CHAPTER 4

The future looks bright   The early years 1900-1918

CHAPTER 5

A Mauve Dress and the Northwest Frontier   The theatre between the wars

CHAPTER 6

Twinkle and A Naughty Cat   The Opera House at war 1939-1945

CHAPTER 7   

Pantos and Panties   The end of the Opera House 1946-1959

CHAPTER 8

Everyman for himself  A new era in Regent Street 1959-1961

CHAPTER 9

YEG, ETA, CODS & GCHQ  Lots of initial support

CHAPTER 10

Hay Days and Salad Days  The future’s bright, the future’s yellow   1961-1971

CHAPTER 11

Purple Haze  The Malcolm Farquhar years 1971-1983

CHAPTER 12

Things that go bump in the night… Spooky things and strange phenomena

CHAPTER 13

Out, out brief candle The Everyman is re-built 1983-1986

CHAPTER 14

The Winds of Change  The final years of the rep 1986-1995

CHAPTER 15 

For what we are about to receive  The Everyman as a receiving theatre

CHAPTER 16

The cherubs smile again  The Everyman is restored to its former glory

Acknowledgements
Glossary of theatre terms and slang
Old map of Cheltenham showing locations mentioned in text
Index

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