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958, LO/313/264
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Rubinstein, Zelda, 1933 - , Interviewee, Female, Teacher;
Speaker: Lee, Liza, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls theatre in Leicester in the 1950s. Describes how she became interested in theatre and first job as an usherette at the Theatre Royal in Leicester. Recalls various productions and actors. Describes the interior of the Theatre Royal and ticket prices. Mentions interest in design and work on amateur productions. Describes rehearsals and mentions various actors who played at the Theatre royal and went on to become famous. Describes duties as an usherette. Recalls the Theatre Royal barmaids and play reviews. Recalls ballet lessons. Talks about her name being Russian, how her family came from Russia and where her family came from. Mentions her father became ship's Surgeon.
Place of birth: Birmingham
Education: Wyggeston Collegate
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Father's Occupation: Doctor
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s 1970s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 27/9/2002
Playing time: 50 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: CH/018/0135; EM/100

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