A list of frequently asked questions. Have more? Get in touch.

Where do I send fan mail / how do I request an autograph?

Please send your letter to Roger Allam’s agency.
If you would like a reply or an autograph, include a stamped self-addressed envelope using UK postage only. You can buy the stamps online on the website of the Royal Mail.

Attn. Roger Allam
Independent Talent Group Ltd.
40 Whitfield Street
London W1T 2RH
UK

Website: Independent Talent Group Ltd

 

How do I contact All-Allam.com?

Send an email to all.allam.website@gmail.com. You can also tweet us, or leave an ask on Tumblr.

Can I submit fan art?

Yes, of course! We accept fan art in any form and from anyone.  You can email it to us, or let us know through our Tumblr and Twitter. All Allam has a fanwork tag on Tumblr so that we can also reblog art from artists directly.

All artwork remains property of the artists and is posted with their permission. If you want your work removed, please let us know.

How do I check the Theatre and Performance Archives?

Theatre and Performance Archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A’s wonderful archive is available to anyone for free, but you need to book 2 weeks in advance. They also do screenings, so keep an eye out for those!

Plays available
Aladdin
Boeing Boeing
The Cherry Orchard
The Importance of Being Earnest
Democracy (also available at the National Theatre Archive)
Henry IV, part 1 and 2 (also available on Globe Player)

To contact them, e-mail tmenquiries@vam.ac.uk with the name, the year of the play and its code: e.g.: “Video 05/01/A/9000 Aladdin.” Find the codes and the list here.

If you are attending for the first time, you will need to register for a free Reader’s Pass. Don’t forget to take your temporary Reader’s number, personal identification and proof of address the first time you go to the V&A Archives.

Location
Blythe House (Gate B)
23 Blythe Road
London
W14 0QX

How to get there
Tube station: Kensington
Overground: Kensington (Olympia)

How do I check the National Theatre archives?

The National Theatre Archive

The National Theatre Archive is available to anyone for free, but you need to book an appointment. They have a wonderful store of play recordings as well as programmes, reviews and photographs.

In order to see if a play is there to watch, take a look at the Archive Catalogue.

Plays available
Money
The Way of the World
Summerfolk
Troilus and Cressida
Albert Speer
The Cherry Orchard
Democracy
(also available at the Victoria and Albert Museum)
Afterlife
The National Theatre at 50

Recording quality varies, and some productions have multiple recordings, some better than others.

To book to view, contact the archive. The archive itelf is situated by the Old Vic Theatre.

Location
NT Archive
NT Studio
83-101 The Cut
London
SE1 8LL

How to get there
Tube station: Waterloo

How do I check the Sound archives?

The British Library Sound Archive

Also free of charge, The British Library Archive contains a plethora of recordings for anyone with a British Library Reader’s Pass. To register for your pass at the library you will need to bring proof of identity AND address and be ready to have your photograph taken.

To see what recordings are available, browse the Sound Archive Catalogue.

Recordings available
A search for ‘Roger Allam’ produces a list of 65 items across 4 pages, including several live audio recordings of RSC plays as well as radio plays. Some of these are available to listen to on any of the British Library computers through the Sound Server, though some require you to  book a listening appointment (click the link for further instruction on how and when to do this).

Location
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

The archive itself is located in the Rare Books & Music Reading Room on the 1st floor.

How to get there
Tube and Overground: Kings Cross St Pancras