Helga Burgess; British Drama League. April 1937

Helga Burgess; British Drama League

Theatre World, London.  The Amateur State supplement.  April 1937

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In 1937, the British Drama League held the eleventh London Easter Drama School.

One of the people conducting classes was Miss Helga Burgess, of the Institute of Mime.

Helga’s classes were in Mime and Stage Movement and her troupe of performers were called the Panache Players and they were due to give the entertainment on the opening day of the school.

The day was opened by Miss Lilian Braithwaite at the Kings College of Household and Social Science, Campden Hill Road, London. The event lasted a full eight days, so was presumably quite large.

Overseeing the event was Mr Michael MacOwan of the Westminster Theatre. Also lecturing was Mr Norman Marshall, of the Gate Theatre, plus Mr Stephen Jack who talked about the use of make-up.

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Author: Janet Fizz Curtis

Janet Fizz Curtis is trained in the Irene Mawer Method of Mime and Movement and is now writing a book about the life of Irene Mawer.

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