A signed program for the Old Vic Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's 'Richard III', performed on its Australian and New Zealand Tour in 1948. Vivien LEIGH, Sir Laurence OLIVIER.
A signed program for the Old Vic Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's 'Richard III', performed on its Australian and New Zealand Tour in 1948
A signed program for the Old Vic Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's 'Richard III', performed on its Australian and New Zealand Tour in 1948

A signed program for the Old Vic Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's 'Richard III', performed on its Australian and New Zealand Tour in 1948

Adelaide, Thornquest Press Limited [Printers], 1948.

Quarto, [4] pages (a bifolium) with a two-colour illustration by Loudon Sainthill on the front cover and a genealogical tree of the descendants of Edward III during the 'War of the Roses' on the last page.

Some light creases to the extremities, and a few tiny nicks to the leading edge of the first leaf; a very good copy.

Signed in ink on the front cover by Vivien Leigh (slightly faded) and Sir Laurence Olivier. At that time, they were married; the tour was a great success, but stressful and exhausting, and it put the marriage under considerable pressure. Extra-marital affairs, and Leigh's increasing physical and mental ill-health (tuberculosis and bi-polar disorder) eventually led the couple to divorce in 1960.

Item #117023

Price: $750.00