Swansea’s Grand stands proudly as the first definitive history of the city’s only surviving theatre. Author Ian Parsons has delved deep in his quest to record the venue’s life and times. He charts its fortunes and revives everything from business battles to panto power; star performers to ghostly goings-on. Alongside this, Swansea’s Grand is a compelling compendium of all things theatrical, professional and amateur, around Swansea Bay including a rich vein of reference lists. It is not simply a book for theatre-lovers or historians, but a valuable asset to any bookshelf.
Also in Swansea’s Grand
• How the curtain went up on theatre in Swansea and the rival venues which battled for audiences and survival.• Countless photographs of personalities, performers, forgotten venues, productions and memorable moments.• A salute to the many Welsh performers, with boundless talent, for whom the Grand has provided a showcase.• A miscellany of memories plus a list of every production staged at a theatre Grand by name and grand by nature.