BA English Literature, University of Sheffield, 2003, MA English Literature, University of Sheffield, 2004
Bill McDonnell, Steve Nicholson
Theatre history, theatre historiography, regional theatre, documentary theatre
A study of Peter Cheeseman's work at the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent from 1962-1971. Based predominantly on the Victoria Theatre archive and oral history interviews, the study will encompass the origins of theatre-in-the-round in the UK and examine the influence of Cheeseman's seminal work in the region of North Staffordshire and beyond.
Conference papers'‘Gesticulating Peanuts’: the introduction of theatre-in-the-round to 1950s British Theatre', WRoCAH Journal, (Issue 3, July 2017)
'Avoiding ‘Cake-Mix’ theatre: siting a theatre-in-the-round outside of London in 1962', (TaPRA Conference, August 2017)
'A Grimy No-Man’s land: Stoke-on-Trent’s theatre in the 1960s', (University of Sheffield 'Mobile University', September 2017).