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Archive Reference / Library Class No.D1924
TitleGreat Hucklow Village Players
Descriptionprogrammes and other records
Extent68 items
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
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Archive CreatorGreat Hucklow Village Players
Administrative HistoryThe Great Hucklow Village Players were founded around 1927, with their first performance ('The Merchant of Venice') staged in a Holiday Home. Dr. L du Garde Peach a Sheffield journalist, author and playwright was a founding member and continued to play an important role in this venture with many of his plays being staged at Great Hucklow.

The Players were an innovative and very successful rural theatre group. Later renamed 'The Full Moon Players' because performances were scheduled for moonlit evenings to facilitate travel on foot, the group established its own 270-seat theatre. Performances continued until 1971.
Custodial HistoryAcquired by Derbyshire Record Office in 1978
Organisation Sub-TypeTheatrical, musical and groups

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Great Hucklow Village Players; 1927-1974; Drama group founded by the playwright L du Garde Peach
Peach; Lawrence du Garde (1890-1974); playwright and children's author
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Great Hucklow 
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