The iconic modernist De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill hosts a forthcoming Exhibition "In The Frame" in its Studio Gallery on 21st and 22nd July 2012.
The Exhibition is a collaboration between local Sussex University mature student Philipa Coughlan and Morris Newcombe, a professional theatre photographer with over 50 years worth of work on display. It will showcase the Art and History of Theatre photography, the processes and the growing appeal of 'celebrity'status of theatre actors such as Sir Henry Irving and 'local' star Ellen Terry who lived at Smallhythe Place Tenterden.
Newcombe's photographs cover the greats of British theatre. He worked alongside Directors Peter Brook, Peter Hall and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Images cover all from Joan Plowright, Sir John Gielguid and Paul Scofield to later greats such as Dame Judi Dench, Helen Mirren and Kenneth Branagh.
Sponsored by WERUWISE, the national aspect will also sit alongside a local showcase of archive material from BATS (Bexhill Amateur Theatrical Society) who in 2012 celebrate their 40th Anniversary of Open Air Shakespeare performances in the town, and who in the past have been supported by Sam Wanamaker attending their productions as BATS became the first local am dram group to join Wanamaker's GLOBE THEATRE PROJECT. The Exhibition is held on the weekend just prior to BATS next production 'Twelfth Night' directed by Anne Hughes which takes place at the Manor Gardens, Bexhill nightly 7.30pm from Mon 23rd - Sat 28th July. Tickets for the play will be available at the Exhibtion.
The Exhibition is open from 10am - 6pm each day and is free entry.