Feature: Happy 50th birthday to Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre



Fifty years ago this week, Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre, in Boston, played host to the most significant opening night in its history ... its own.
The Spain Lane venue opened its doors to the public for the first time on October 11, 1966, with a performance of A. W. Pinero’s The Magistrate by the Lincoln Theatre Company.
It followed a five-year fundraising drive to convert a decaying, former Dominican Friary into ‘a Little Theatre for Boston’ (as it was billed at the time of the appeal’s launch in September 1961).
The theatre was opened by Nigel Abercrombie, secretary general of the... read more

 
16 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 38
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