Ellen Couchman Crook

Department of Drama and Theatre Arts
Doctoral researcher

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PhD title: Victorian Pantomime in Birmingham and the Black Country
Supervisor: Dr. Caroline Radcliffe
PhD Drama and Theatre Studies

I am studying part-time and in my the fifth year of my PhD. I completed an MA as a part time distance learner in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester in 2009, while working in the Museum Sector for the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail, and an MA in Business with Art and Design at Wolverhampton University in 1998. I am currently working towards returning to the Museum Sector. I am a Member of TaPRA. (Theatre and Performance Research Association) and BAVS (British Association for Victorian Studies), AMA (Arts Marketing Association) and I am a Chartered Marketeer CIM Chartered Institute of Marketing.


My doctoral research investigates the history of pantomime in Birmingham and the Black Country between 1780 and 1911. I am particularly interested in Victorian oriental productions and their relationship to local ceramic, tea and japanning trades.