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The Rose Theatre Trust
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 155. Wednesday, 1 July 1992.
 
 
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	Date: 	Wednesday,  July 1, 1992, 11:38:56 GMT
	Subj: 	Rose Theatre Trust
 
(2)	From: 	Philip Ormond <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, June 30, 1992, 20:42:12 -0400
	Subj: 	Rose Theatre, Southwark
 
 
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From: 		Simon Rae <
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Date: 		Wednesday,  July 1, 1992, 11:38:56 GMT
Subject: 	Rose Theatre Trust
 
Spurred on by the message from STEPHEN MILLER, King's College London
(interesting but sad - very sad) I dredged up an address etc for The Rose
Theatre Trust (who I guess would know most about what's going on).
 
The Trust's patrons include Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Sir Peter Hall, James Fox,
Professor Stanley Wells and Simon Hughes MP.
 
     The address of the Trust is:
 
	P.O.Box 1587
	LONDON
	SE15 4PW
	United Kingdom
 
	Phone: 071 732 4067
	Fax: 071 732 5573
	Contact: Jennifer Jones
 
Cheers,
 
Simon Rae, User Services Officer,        |   
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Academic Computing Service,		 |   
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Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, United Kingdom.  |	      fax: (0908) 653744
 
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From: 		Philip Ormond <
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Date: 		Tuesday, June 30, 1992, 20:42:12 -0400
Subject: 	Rose Theatre, Southwark
 
[SHAKSPER is fortunate to have as a new member Philip Ormond, a member of
the board of The Rose Theatre Trust, who will post news releases from the
Trust.  --editor]
 
 
*ROSE THEATRE, SOUTHWARK*  JUNE 1992
 
 
THE ROSE SCHEDULED - A BATTLE WON
 
On Friday 28 February 1992, after almost three years of concerted lobbying by
the Rose Theatre Trust, Michael Heseltine, then Secretary of State for the
Environment, included the Rose Theatre site on his Department's Schedule of
Ancient Monuments.
 
On 5 March, The Times published a letter from the Trust which expressed
happiness at the scheduling of the Rose, but said that we would be writing to
the Prime Minister suggesting that the money donated so freely by the public
which was exhausted by the Treasury in legal costs fighting the decision not to
schedule the Rose, should now be returned so that work to enable the remains to
be preserved could be started. This letter to John Major was sent a couple of
days later.
 
Since then other affairs of state have stolen the headlines, but the Trust is
now pressing the new Minister for National Heritage, David Mellor, to support
the work of the Trust.
 
 
DAME PEGGY ASHCROFT
 
It was with a deep sense of loss that the Trust learned of the death of its
heroic patron, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, on 14 June 1991. From the earliest days she
stood at the vanguard of the Trust's campaign and worked tirelessly to lend her
encouragement, advice and support. She will be sorely missed.
 
It is with happy pride, however, that we recall one of her last public
engagements on 25 March 1991 at the Museum of London, when she opened the Rose
Theatre exhibition. The occasion, attended by a number of the Friends, was a
tremendous success, gaining the attention of Thames Television and Channel 4
News and a myriad of newspaper reports. The exhibition itself, a fine display
of artwork, newscuttings and blueprints for the future, caught the eye of all
who entered the Museum.
 
On 3 June 1991, the exhibition re-opened for one week at the House of Commons
to mark the publication of the Trust's Feasibility Study, commissioned from
Heritage Projects. This somewhat quieter event found coverage in 'The Times'
and on Radio 4's 'The World Tonight'.
 
 
JOINING FORCES
 
At the House of Commons event the Trust also announced that it had set up a new
working party. Led by the Trust, the working party comprises representatives
from Imry Merchant Developers, the London Borough of Southwark and the Museum
of London. English Heritage were also represented, although since the Rose was
scheduled they have had to become observers because of their role as advisers
to the Government. The group's brief is to research and recommend the way
forward for the Rose and the best way to preserve the remains and ensure their
display to the public. The Trust is currently seeking sponsorship to allow the
group to achieve its brief.
 
On 4 November 1991 the Rose Theatre Trust held a briefing at the newly
completed Rose Court for local business people. The evening went well, with
contributions from representatives of the working party and questions from the
floor. The Trust felt it was important to encourage local interest and support;
we were also happy to receive coverage from Thames News, the Independent and
the South London Press.
 
 
BEHIND THE SCENES
 
Although it has been a quiet year publicly, you will see that much work has
been done backstage. The Trust now has a fulltime, fully paid Administrator who
single-handedly has raised enough cash to run the Trust office for at least the
next one and a half years.
 
A number of negotiations are in train: for example, the Trust has an
application for a Heritage Grant which is currently being considered by the
European Commission. We are also holding talks with the City Surveyor of the
Corporation of London about land adjacent to the site.
 
We hope, furthermore, to open the (still protected) site of the Rose with an
exhibition and other information, perhaps during summer weekends. Watch this
space!
 
 
Philip Ormond
Rose Theatre Trust
THEATRE DESPATCH
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