Displays

Abergavenny and its Theatres

24th April - 12th September 2004

Poster for Abergavenny and it's Theatres exhibition

This exhibition looked at theatre in medieval times when shows were put on to raise money for St Mary’s Church and the fascinating history of the many amateur groups in the area.  There was also information about the theatre venues that have been in the town as well as those in Chepstow, Monmouth and Newport.

The exhibition was been researched by Markus Arnsten, from Sweden, who was on a five-month placement at the museum.  He worked very closely with Bernard Zavishlock of the Borough Theatre.  There was an array of objects within the exhibition including photographs of the Beatles visit to Abergavenny and costume from productions by Gwent Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.