Walk and Talks – Manchester’s Theatre History

  • Sunday | 20.05.12
  • 1.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Free Entry

An entertaining talk by Ray Hoerty on the history of Manchester’s Theatreland.

Manchester’s Theatre History

In the 16th Century the Court Leet described theatre people as rogues, vagabonds, beggarmen and vagrants. Things could only get better . . . .

Come along and listen to the fascinating story of Manchester’s Street of Theatres, the birthplace of Repertory Theatre in this country. The world’s stars performed here, including the great Stan Jefferson and Harold Leek. Find out why a member of the Stock Exchange formed one of this country’s most famous dance troupes. Was there ever an army led by Fred Karno ? Discover the secret of Chung Ling Soo, the Chinese Magician Extraordinaire, and hear about the time James Bond met Matt Busby, which left the United Manager shaken, but, not stirred !

Hosted by Ray Hoerty  

Ray is a Blue Badge Guide for Manchester and the North West, who qualified in 1996. He works throughout the North West, guiding both U.K. and international visitors. As a Tour Manager, he leads tours in Europe, particularly through the Battlefields of the two World War’s . His walks/tours include Industrial Heritage and Regeneration, Sporting Manchester, Manchester’s Hidden History, the Manchester Blitz, and Ale Trails. Details and further information can be found at : www.manchestertourguides.com

This talk begins at 2pm followed by Q & A at 2.30pm. The Picturehouse Bar is open from Noon.