ST. GEORGES WAY
STEVENAGE SG1 1XX
OPEN WEDNESDAY- FRIDAY 10AM-4.30PM & SATURDAY 10AM-5PM
When it came to naming Stevenage's new town theatre, his name jumped off the pages of theatre history. One of the most radical and influential forces on the world's stages was born less than a mile away.
Son of actress Ellen Terry, the 'uncrowned queen of England', Edward Gordon Craig grew up on the London stage alongside Henry Irving at the heart of the 19th century's theatrical elite.
But Craig was harbouring a revolutionary reaction to conventional theatre-making; the visionary was already hard at work...
A new theatre for a new century was to be born.
Edward Gordon Craig, born in 1872, was one of the most radical and influential forces on the stages of the world. His productions across Europe, inspirational designs and prolific writings defined him as a leading moderniser of 20th century theatre. Craig's visions have invigorated generations of theatre-makers and continue to resonate and inspire today.