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Tag Archives: The Old Vic

Olivier Awards 2020: the winners in full

After Covid-19 delayed the 2020 Olivier Awards by more than six months, this year’s winners have been revealed. Musicals Dear Evan Hansen and & Juliet and new play Emilia each … Continue reading

10/27/2020

Old Vic Theatre celebrates 200th birthday: 7 fascinating things you never knew | London Evening Standard

‘Dare, always dare,’ reads a sign that shines bright across the Old Vic foyer. These words are inspired by a sign the theatre’s former manager, Lilian Baylis, kept on her … Continue reading

05/20/2018 · 3 Comments

The Old Vic is throwing a free party and parade for its 200th birthday

The extremely venerable Old Vic will be celebrating its double centenary this Saturday (May 12) with a series of free events, kicking off with a jolly good old-fashioned procession featuring special dance, theatre and opera … Continue reading

05/10/2018 · 2 Comments

Archive Review • KING LEAR • The Old Vic • 2003

FROM THE ARCHIVE The ornate Victoriana of The Old Vic auditorium sits in stark contrast to the ultra-modern setting of the English Touring Theatre and Malvern Theatres’ production of Shakespeare’s King … … Continue reading

11/04/2016 · Leave a comment

Quote • LILIAN BAYLISS to QUEEN MARY

1918 Royal Centenary Gala. Baylis to Queen Mary: ‘Your dear husband’s picture isn’t as big as Aunt Emmie’s [Emma Cons], but then he hasn’t done so much for The Old … Continue reading

10/20/2015 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • TIMOTHY WEST • 2003

A Proper Actor What do we mean by ‘a proper actor’? I know what I mean and its quintessence is Timothy West, a truly ensemble strolling player. His love for … Continue reading

05/06/2015 · Leave a comment

Archive Review • GASLIGHT • Old Vic • 2007

“You would have called the gas board a long time before,” said my mother after seeing me as Bella Manningham in Gaslight. It was a piece of miscasting that could only have … Continue reading

10/13/2014 · 2 Comments

Archive Review • KING LEAR • The Old Vic • 2003

The ornate Victoriana of The Old Vic auditorium sits in stark contrast to the ultra-modern setting of the English Touring Theatre and Malvern Theatres‘ production of Shakespeare’s King Lear which opened last … Continue reading

03/01/2014 · 1 Comment