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Pollock's Neptune Theatre
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Pollock's Neptune Theatre

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Pollock's Neptune Theatre
with hand-stencilled varnished proscenium arch, blue cotton curtain, four slots for scenery, original tinplate candle holders and figure stands dressed for "The Blue Jackets, or Her Majesty's Service" --16in. (41cm.) wide; a spare proscenium and orchestra uncut, circa 1880; figures and scenes mounted and cut; twelve complete plays including Pollock's 'Oliver Twist', 'The Mayor's Fool' and 'The Silver Palace'and Reddington's 'Timour the Tartar'; a large quantity of additional plates of miscellaneous scenes, characters, fairies, ships, soldiers, brigands and clowns; forty-two hand-coloured engravings of actors; two rare Puffin cut-out books 'A theatre you can make' and 'The High Toby'; Pollock's toy theatre club magazines and correspondence to Frank Stone from Marguerite Fawdrey dated 1957

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The theatre was probably cut-out and mounted by Mr. Pollock or one of his daughters circa 1900. Many of the plays are still in their original wrappings. The collection was probably bought in the late 1930s or 1940s, although some pieces are from the 1950s. Mrs. Fawdry purchased Pollock's in 1955/56.
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