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1930's Glamour and Grime Jones Malcolm Thursday 28 March 2019

The theatre of the 1930s reflected the turbulent, changing society between the wars. While the West End had the wit and escapism of Noel Coward and Ivor Novello and the great public packed Variety Theatres there was also a new theatre movement created by the legacy of WW1. The working class theatre movement in England personified by Unity Theatre in London and Joan Littlewood and Ewan McColl’s Theatre Workshop offered new opportunities for writers and actors and also explored new forms of presenting plays and of writing about subjects that were unlikely to be seen in theatres in the West End.


Jones Malcolm 

Studied at University of London and King’s College, London & RADA. He has worked as an actor, director and teacher and even backstage at the Royal Opera House. He was Workshop and Events Manager at the V&A Theatre Museum in London for 10 years. Since 2009 he has lectured on the V&A Short Course Programme on Theatre and worked on the Art and Expression Programme. He has taught at Rose Bruford College, Mountview Theatre School, The Actors Centre and RADA. He has written material for The National Theatre Education Department and has contributed as a speaker on theatre to many television programmes. He lectures for Road Scholar USA for Theatre groups visiting London and has lectured in America. He also teaches an acting course at New Wimbledon Theatre.