East London Technical College Drama Club

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East London Technical College Drama Club, an amateur dramatic society in East London (circa 1946 - 1962).

Founding, function and history

The East London Technical College Drama Club was established circa 1946. The club was involved in providing local theatre entertainment in the city. The Drama Club performed straight plays, plays by Shakespeare, and presented dance shows.

In the early 1950's, they were joined by the Dramatic Society of East London, East London Schools Music and Drama Association, the Music and Variety Club and The Children’s Theatre to raise funds toward the building of what was to be the Guild Theatre.

The East London Technical College Drama Club amalgamated with the East London Music and Variety Club on 29 June 1962 under a new name, the Arts Theatre Club.

For more information, see Arts Theatre Club.


1946: No Time For Comedy

1947: Hands Across the Sea

1948: Passing Brompton Road

1949: Jupiter Laughs; Mystery at Greenfingers; Murder Out of Time

1950: Alkestis; When Shakespeare's Ladies Meet; Off the Camden Road; Tony Draws a Horse, Drie Jong Dames in ‘n Bui, Shall We Join the Ladies?

1951: Antigone; The Importance of Being Earnest; The Paragon; Sit Down a Minute, Adrian; Ek Onthou vir Mamma

1952: Arsenic and Old Lace; The Whole Town's Talking; Love's a Luxury; A Murder has been Arranged; The Winter's Tale

1953: Much Ado About Nothing; Night Must Fall; Miss Mabel; Mirror to Elizabeth

1954: Larger Than Life; The Happy Prisoner; Richard II

1955: The White Sheep of the Family; Lady Windermere's Fan

1956: Fires of Midsummer Eve; Samson Agonistes, Hamlet

1957: A Lady Mislaid; The Deep Blue Sea; Lilac Time

1958: Julius Caesar; The Living Room

1959: Twelfth Night; Doctor in the House

1961: Spider's Web; The Lady from the Sea


Arts Theatre Club archive held by George Mountjoy.

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