The Stevenage Lytton Players were the first ever theatre group to perform within “Ray’s Orange Box” – the nickname given to The Gordon Craig Theatre when it opened. Its architect, Ray Gorbing, had chosen to clad the building in bright orange panels. Within the theatre’s walls, performances by The Lytton Players continue to entertain audiences to this day. In this video we hear stories from some of those who trod the boards of the theatre in the very early days of its existence.
Our thanks to: Sheila Soothill, Bob Sage, Christine Vincent and Enid Newman
Visit The Gordon Craig Theatre Archive at www.thegordoncraigtheatrearchive.org.uk
Videography by Craig Maret of Rewind Media.
This video was made in 2019 as part of the Stories from The Gordon Craig Project, led by Stevenage Arts Guild, in partnership with Stevenage Museum and The Gordon Craig Theatre, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.