James (Jim) Stebbings
General Interest, History, Music, Entertainment & Comedy
- East of England
I have had a life-long interest and participation in the theatre, and in particular the musical theatre.
My talks come with interesting slides and with music where applicable.
I have now developed nine talks which are listed below and detailed on my website.
A big thank you for your wonderful talk. So much knowledge, lovely images and excellent presentation.
Talk Name The Topsy-Turvy World of Gilbert and Sullivan
G&S devised and wrote 14 comic operas during the last 25 years of the 19th Century, becoming known as the Savoy Operas. These are still performed today all over the world.
The story of this great partnership under the guidance of impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte is a story of success, jealousy, sex and drugs! A fascinating and illuminating presentation
My Magnificent Seven – America’s 7 great songwriters.
The Centenarian of Song – The remarkable 101-year life and work of Irving Berlin.
A Very English Dynasty – Four generations of the illustrious D’Oyly Carte family.
Lusitania – A story of Loss, Deception and Conspiracy from WW1
Sentiments of Christmas – Your start to a traditional Christmas
American Cultural Influences of Post-War Britain.
Through The Stage Door – a tour of six iconic West End theatres
‘Oh Yes It Is’ – The history of the English Pantomime