Old Vic


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Leisure and Society Pamela Hansford Johnson
While at school, PHJ was a regular attender in the sixpenny gallery of the Old Vic Theatre , then run by Lilian Baylis .
Her memoir, however, makes two mistakes in spelling this famous theatrical...
Occupation Dora Russell
During this period, DR 's energies were centred significantly but not exclusively on her own family. In 1922 she helped her husband with his parliamentary campaign and began her critical work The Religion of the...
Performance of text Clemence Dane
CD 's musical satire on the story of Sleeping Beauty, Adam's Opera, with music by Richard Addinsell , opened at London's Old Vic .
Weintraub, Stanley, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 10. Gale Research, 1982.
10: 133, 137
Performance of text T. S. Eliot
Robert Speaight played the lead role. In November 1935, the play transferred to the public stage (the Mercury Theatre at Notting Hill Gate in London). It was then given at the Old Vic .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Performance of text Louise Page
LP 's Beauty and the Beast (adapted from the traditional fairy story) was staged by the Women's Playhouse Trust at the LiverpoolPlayhouse . It transferred on 27 December to the Old Vic in London...
Performance of text Ethel Smyth
Lilian Baylis produced ES 's opera The Boatswain's Mate at the Old Vic Theatre in London.
St John, Christopher. Ethel Smyth. Longmans, Green, 1959.
Publishing Louise Page
It was issued in print in 1986, collaboratively by the Women's Playhouse Trust and Methuen , inaugurating this innovative joint publishing venture. The edition has the Old Vic programme bound into its centre.
Page, Louise. Beauty and the Beast. Methuen in association with the Women’s Playhouse Trust, 1986.
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Textual Production Cicely Hamilton
CH published The Old Vic, a history of this London theatre which included a chapter by its celebrated manager, Lilian Baylis .
H. S.,. “A Week in Books”. The Guardian, p. Review 5.
TSL Archive 1254 (28 January 1926): 56
Whitelaw, Lis. The Life and Rebellious Times of Cicely Hamilton. Women’s Press, 1990.


11 May 1818
The Royal Coburg Theatre in London (later the Royal Victoria Hall and eventually the Old Vic) opened its doors. In 1821 or 1822 it unveiled its looking-glass curtain, made of 63 mirrors or parts of...
Regular classes began at Morley College in London, a few years after Emma Cons leased the Old Vic Theatre in Waterloo Road, as a venue not just for clean variety shows and concerts but...
Lilian Baylis began her tenure as manager of the Old Vic Theatre in London, which she converted from a music hall into a respected Shakespearian theatre.
Actress Sybil Thorndike joined London's Old Vic Theatre under the management of Lilian Baylis .
Irish dancer and choreographer Ninette de Valois founded her own school, the Academy of Choreographic Art , in London.
The young actor John Gielgud , after success in the West End (dating from his role in the stage version of Margaret Kennedy 's The Constant Nymph in 1926), took a cut in income to...
19 May 1941
The Old Vic Theatre in Waterloo Road, London, was bombed.
14 November 1950
The Old Vic Theatre, Waterloo Road, London, re-opened after wartime bombing with a production of Twelfth Night.
28 February 1976
A charity gala performance, Tribute to the Lady, was staged for the last night of the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic before its move to the South Bank.