It’s SHOWTIME! again for the entertainment buildings of Camberwell

Camberwell Palace, one of Camberwell’s most significant entertainment buildings

On Monday 5th June there’s a fantastic opportunity to hear about Camberwell’s fascinating entertainment history, taking place in a building which in itself is worthy of a visit.

The Golden Goose is a long-established pub which has recently been repurposed to become a 70-seat theatre. The theatre has generously donated its space for this event.

As part of the Camberwell Festival of Arts, seasoned presenter, historian and enthusiast Richard Norman has been invited to give another entertaining presentation under the festival’s theme of SHOWTIME!.

In Richard’s fascinating talk, you’ll discover Camberwell’s contributions to the world of entertainment during the early days of pioneering film production and music hall, variety theatre, and comedy.

With film clips, songs, and music, this special Camberwell Talk promises to be an memorable evening!

Richard Norman is a local historian specialising in buildings designed for entertainment and has given numerous talks at the Victorian and Albert Museum, Tate Modern and many local history societies.

It takes place on Monday 5th June at 7 pm at the Golden Goose Theatre, 146 Camberwell New Rd, SE5 0RR, which is just 10 mins walk from Oval tube or Camberwell Green. Ticket prices are £10 (£7 concessions) and include a complementary glass of wine.

Tickets can be booked at…/camberwell-talks…

The talk starts at 7pm and runs about an hour. Don’t miss out on the raffle with prizes at the end of the evening, with all proceeds going to SE5 Forum, which aims to improve the area for benefit of all visitors and residents.

See you there!

Your dapper host for the evening, Mr Richard Norman!

Around the World in theatres, anyone?

Where is this? Yes, it’s the Royal Opera House, but it’s not Covent Garden. Got it yet? Maybe not – because this Royal Opera House is in Mumbai!

Enjoy an online afternoon treat coming up on Thursday 25th November at 4pm UK time, as Terry Davis, Archivist of the Frank Matcham Society, gives a free online Zoom talk about his globe-trotting theatre experiences, assisted by technical whiz Richard Norman.

Terry’s theatre travels have, over many years, taken him right around the Globe. His talk with illustrations brings about a dozen examples of differing venues with many surprises, some even hilarious. His photo collection, aided by some movies, certainly shows that going to the theatre in distant countries offers a very different cultural experience to what we are accustomed to in the UK. Returning home, his closing surprise is to show us an opera house discovery situated in the Midlands that is loosely modelled on Glyndebourne.

Book your free tickets to this theatrical treat via TicketSource here