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My name is Jezza, aka Jeremy McNeill, a Bristol based actor, writer, boatman and web site builder. Please contact me by e-mail at, with comments, corrections, broken links, additions or suggestions.

If you are a local theatre company, venue or supplier and I have missed you out, please let me know. If you need a web presence then maybe I can help you, by providing a simple page linked to this site or your own web site and domain. My charges are very reasonable. Amongst the other sites I have built are those for the Bristol Packet, The Hotwell Press & Jezza's Guide to Bristol
If you are interested in using the internet for marketing your company or venue you should read Marketing the Arts on the Internet.

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Amongst the sources I have used for the History section of this site are:

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School - the first 50 years
Shirley Brown
ISBN 1854593951, BOVTS Productions Ltd, 1996

Bristol's Lost Empires, Early Music Hall in Bristol, Entertainment in the Nineties and Theatre Royal
Kathleen Barker
Historical Association pamphlets, Bristol Branch

Bristol's Forgotten Empire: the History of the Empire Theatre, Bristol
Terry Hallett
ISBN: 095260762X, Badger Press, Westbury, 2000

The Bristol Old Vic - The first ten years
Audrey Williamson & Charles Landstone
J Garnet Miller Ltd, London, 1957

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

and many of the web site links on these pages, including the Bristol Times section of the Evening Post.

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