Dates: ? to 9 January 2020
Brian was apprenticed to Strand Electric in 1950 and described his life’s work there as Support Engineer and technical author. In retirement he was a highly-regarded and profoundly knowledgeable theatre archaeologist.
Brian first worked on A Streetcar Named Desire (Aldwych Theatre, opened October 12 1949, directed by Laurence Olivier).
He recalls installing the last Light Console, and the 1st System CD (Palace Theatre) at the same time.
Brian passed away on 9th January 2020 aged 87 from a brain haemorrhage.
Photo: Studio 3/4 Wembley ATV Studios featuring Brian Legge (1954)
Click on thumbnail to enlarge
From John Gray Photo Collection
Technology of the Light Console by Brian Legge (February 1996)
From Strand Archive
Brian Legge Interview (January 2007)
From British Library Theatre Archive Project