Latest news from Berwick Educational Association
There was a lot more to the Victorian and Edwardian stage than just Music Hall, Gilbert and Sullivan, Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde.
It was also a time that produced some of our greatest actors and actresses, such as Ellen Terry and Henry Irving, who presided over a period which saw a great revival of the work of earlier masters, such as William Shakespeare.
There was therefore a great variety of entertainment on offer, with popular melodrama rubbing shoulders with light opera, often on the same bill, and variety shows and music hall programmes didn’t have to cost a working man and his wife a week’s wages.
On Saturday, March 5, Dr Richard Moore, visiting lecturer in English Literature at Newcastle University, will host a one-day study day entitled An Introduction to the Victorian and Edwardian Stage. This will include a selection of music and songs from the music halls of the era.
Sign up to our daily newsletter
The i newsletter cut through the noise
This study day will take place at Berwick Voluntary Centre in Tweed Street, from 10am to 3pm. The fee of £17 includes refreshments.
Full details of the course and application forms are available from the BEA website at www.berwickea.co.uk/programme or by contacting bookings secretary Alison Tymon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, call 01289 305842.