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‘People who talk Edgerton’? James R. Gregson and the Huddersfield Thespians

Mon 21 Dec 2020

Free

‘People who talk Edgerton’? James R. Gregson and the Huddersfield Thespians

Online presentation by Dr. Christine Verguson.

Due to current social distancing restrictions, Huddersfield Local History Society’s 2020/21 season of talks will initially be given online and made available on the Society’s web site.

In 2020 the Huddersfield Thespians celebrated their centenary. In this talk Christine Verguson looks at only one aspect of that long history, their relationship with founder member, actor, playwright and producer James R Gregson, who by 1927 was suggesting publicly that the Thespians had lost their way. Despite Gregson’s sometimes tongue-in-cheek criticisms, the talk – focusing on the early years of the Thespians ending with the Second World War – will suggest that the Huddersfield Thespians did provide Huddersfield’s playgoers with more ambitious and challenging productions than they were likely to experience on the professional stage.

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