This is an unframed poster that dates to the late 1950s or early 1960s.
The Shaftesbury Theatre was originally called the New Prince’s Theatre, becoming the Princes Theatre in 1914. It renamed the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1963 after being bought by EMI in 1962. So this helps you to date this poster (ie to being made between 1953 and 1962).
It is a rare survivor and these vintage ballet posters are now highly collectable.
This is a GENUINE printed vintage original poster and not a reproduction.
It is being sold unframed - and is in very good vintage condition - there is a very slight ring-shaped mark near the centre. It is very slight and I have photographed this for your attention and inspection. There are no tears to the sheet or nasty discolouration. It has never been folded and it will be sent to you in a sturdy tube.
Interestingly it does not have dates of the show - so I am suspecting that these might have been on display in the poster boxes outside of the Princes Theatre in a glazed poster box near the foyer.
The poster advertised a show featuring Walter Gore (1910 - 1979). He is shown as the comical little dancing figure in the middle of the poster.
Gore was a British Baller dancer. It was born at Waterside in Scotland. He danced with the Ballet Rambert from 1930 - 1935, and founded his own ballet: the Walter Gore Ballet in 1953,
He was also a founder of the Australian Theatre Ballet in Melbourne, Australia.
Dimensions: (sheet size; unframed): 50.5 x 35.5 cm
This stylish poster will look fabulous with a mount and simple black frame.