Memories of the fire at the Little Theatre, Leicester

Title

Memories of the fire at the Little Theatre, Leicester

Subject

Leisure

Description

John Graham talks about the fire at the Little Theatre, Leicester

Creator

East Midlands Oral History Archive

Source

EMOHA ref 948, Lo/303/254

Publisher

East Midlands Oral History Archive

Date

1940s-1960s

Rights

You may use this item in accordance with the licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/

Format

.mp3

Language

English

Type

Oral history

Interviewer

L Lee

Interviewee

John Graham

Location

Leicester

Transcription

John Graham: It was April in 1955, and during the evening the gentlemen were responsible for starting the fire had secretly (15s)… in the theatre where he stayed until it been locked up. Then …(30s).. He got himself at very great difficulty … the factory next door where he was seen …46s
My wife and I got telephone call the next morning because we were … members and … 1:08s….
And we went down the locals we are poor as everybody else…1:08s…This was the end of the theatre. As it happened, … a new beginning fortunately… nowadays you can’t compare these.. some money. And it turned out that we had to have a new completely new stage and fly ….. the dressing room was rebuilt. Many repairs to the dance … part. And this came to about 40000 pounds and of course it terms like where everybody is around, the music society …2.17s local business all kinds of people and the members responded very generously. And I think we raise the extra 10000 that was needed to build an even better theatre than we had before

Original Format

Audio

Duration

02:29

Bit Rate/Frequency

156kbps

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