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Papers of the Fifth Estate Theatre Company.

Identifier: Acc.11443/1-131

Scope and Contents

Includes prompt scripts, scripts of unperformed plays, production photography and press cuttings.


  • Creation: 1965, 1981-1997 and undated.

Language of Materials

Mostly in English . Other languages may also be present.

Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Fifth Estate were an influential Edinburgh company based at the Netherbow Theatre between ca.1990-96. It was established by Allan Sharpe and Sandy Neilson, whose combined experience of all aspects of theatre work and commitment to staging new Scottish plays of high literary merit, brought success even on a small budget. The Company won several awards and much critical and popular acclaim during its seven year existence.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1997, by Fifth Estate Theatre Company, Edinburgh.

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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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