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Archive Reference / Library Class No.D889
TitleGreat Hucklow Village Players
DescriptionProgrammes, tickets, newscuttings and other
Extent1 file
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 HistoryThese items were given to the Record Office via the Library Department of the County Council in December 1970. Two further items were donated by a different member of the public in February 2022.
Organisation Sub-TypeTheatrical, musical and groups
TermAmateur theatre
Theatre programmes
Archivist NoteCatalogued (revised?) August 1997, HOC.
Updated 24 March 2022, BS.

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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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