Friends of Lewes Lecture – Thursday 29 October 2015, 7:45pm

Paul Myles: The Genesis of Lewes Little Theatre

A lively story told from the archives of Lewes Little Theatre, a triumph of endeavour over adversity.

Based on a recent discovery of an exchange of letters between John Maynard Keynes and the Reverend Kenneth Rawlings from 1936 to 1944, Paul shows how Keynes assisted Rawlings, despite much opposition, in the establishment of permanent amateur theatre premises in Lewes.

Lewes Little Theatre was established in the Old Chapel in Lancaster Street in 1939, and became central to the war effort in Sussex.

Paul Myles‘ article titled ‘Maynard Keynes and the Reverend Kenneth Rawlings: The Genesis of a Theatre’ has been published in The History of European Ideas.
History of Lewes Little Theatre


Paul Myles with letter from Sir John Maynard Keynes.
Photo at Sussex Express
, copyright Johnston Press plc
Courtesy of Sussex Express

7.45pm Lecture Room, Lewes Town Hall.

Open to all – admission free to Friends of Lewes members, £3 for non-members. Wine can be purchased in the interval.

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