Posted on 8th August 2016
One of our auctioneers David Elstob will be treading the boards at The Georgian Theatre Royal in nearby Richmond later this month with a talk about Georgian inventions and antiques.
And they are very historic boards at that because this is Britain’s oldest working theatre in its original form – dating from 1788 - and the event is part of a 3-week long summer festival in celebration of the town’s illustrious Georgian heritage.
Taking place on Monday 15 August at 7.30pm, the talk will take a humorous look at what the Georgians did for us. It was a time of great innovation and technological advancement and many of the objects that we take for granted today -– such as wellington boots, accurate clocks, flushing toilets and security locks – stem from that era.
After a short interval, it will be followed by an open ‘roadshow-style’ session in the auditorium where members of the audience are invited to present their own antiques for valuation and discussion. Although it would be fantastic if some of these items were from the Georgian period – objects from any era will be of interest.
Tickets for the talk cost £9 (includes £1 restoration levy) and are available in person at the Theatre’s Box Office, by telephoning 01748 825252 or via the online booking service at: www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk
So, don your wigs, powder your faces and take a seat!
Details of other GeorgeFest16 events can be found at: http://www.richmond.org/georgefest/