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#1 Lynette

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:16 AM

I know we have gone through this topic before and our transatlantic brothers have joined in requesting particular numbers etc but now the moment has come and I have a load of proggies going back to the 70s all alphabetically ordered and we just can't house them any more. SO.....what to do ? I can look for particular copies if you ask me and will send them on but the bulk? Any ideas?

#2 Deal J

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:56 AM

Don't get rid of them before doing something with them though, you might regret that!

I was in a similar (but less numerous) predicament last year and so I started my blog, just to log what I'd seen, who was in it, who directed it etc. Documenting the older entries brought about lots of surprises - productions I didn't remember going to, actors who were unknown at the time, lovely memories. Now I'm hooked and I'm adding in my memories of each new production.

You might not want to go into so much detail, but maybe even scanning the programme covers might be a nice (and less space consuming) record for you.

If you just want to get rid though it might be worth contacting the theatres or any specialist forums in case they're interested?
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#3 Lynette

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:12 PM

Yes, I'm going to go through them carefully just in case there is something special!

#4 Polly1

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:36 PM

Keep them,  Lynette!  There must be other, more boring,  stuff you can get rid of :)

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:15 PM

I would keep them too!! Or at least (I knew someone who did this and she was satisfied) cut off the covers and just keep them, at least as a record!! You probably spent a lot of money on those, I know I have!!

#6 Lynette

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:31 AM

View PostPolly1, on 19 April 2013 - 03:36 PM, said:

Keep them,  Lynette!  There must be other, more boring,  stuff you can get rid of :)
You mean like family members? NOOOO didn't mean that. I'm going to ask theatere archives if they want them. I was told that the Rose theatre in Kingston is starting an archive and of course there is the V&A. Bristol University has an archive but isnt accepting futher donations at the moment. As I just mentioned in play thread, i was looking for my Weir prog from '99 and it wasn't where is should have been. so failure. But basically it is a good collection.

#7 xanderl

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:26 PM

Surely your other half has some possessions you can dispose of to make room for these?
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

#8 Lynette

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:15 PM

Nah, what's mine is mine and what's his is mine.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:47 PM

I have found all sorts of programmes for plays I had forgotten ever seeing until the programme-as-reminder so many years later. Then looking though cast lists and realising I had seen some eventually very well known actors well down the cast as learners. Even if they are stuck away in bags, we keep programmes.




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