Bombastic Rubbish! The Theatres of Frank Matcham

Bombastic Rubbish! The Theatres of Frank Matcham

With no formal training the Victorian architect Frank Matcham designed a staggering number of theatres right across the UK to satisfy the public hunger for the delights of the music hall. Only 24 remain, but these opulent, gilded plaster palaces continue to transport theatregoers of all ages into a hidden world of fantastical glamour, and astonish actors with their unequalled acoustics and perfect sightlines. With contributions from actor Simon Callow and the president of the Frank Matcham Society John Earl, as well as theatre CEOs, technical managers, producers and architects, this colourful, irreverent and playful short film captures the visible and invisible magic of the remarkable spaces designed by Britain's greatest ever theatre architect.

Running Time
7 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, Short, History
Titas Halder, Daniel Nils Roberts
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Bombastic Rubbish! The Theatres of Frank Matcham» (22)

Peter A. avatar
Peter A.

this movie made me feel like hmmm.

Steven avatar

Excellent! Daniel Nils Roberts does it again!!!!! BRAVO! Go see this film, whatever you do, this is the one to see this year!

Albert R. avatar
Albert R.

Entertaining offered a nice evening

Harold Stanley avatar
Harold Stanley

Big, Bold, Exciting - a true triumph! I was absolutely blown away and remember thinking throughout the film - I want more of this - up until the end when I was generally sorry to be leaving the cinema.

Helen avatar

I was entertained. This movie is simply a well structured, interesting and remarkably smart movie.

Dylan avatar

the best movie I've seen this year. I love it.

Linda avatar

Enjoy it for what it is.

Tammy Hart avatar
Tammy Hart

If you've got Daniel Nils Roberts original masterpiece you'll easily be having butterflies in your stomach and zillions of thoughts going through your head. Thanks for this movie Titas Halder.

Jesse Castro avatar
Jesse Castro

Was actually pretty damn good. The film was good.

Anna avatar

good movie to watch on tv but I'm glad i didn't pay movie price.