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OLD VIC 1928-1934
Programmes etc.


1928-29 OLD VIC SEASON director: Andrew Leigh
John Laurie, Esme Church, Adele Dixon, Wilfred Babbage, Eric Spear, Reyner Barton, Percy Walsh

1928-29: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST(Old Vic)
John Laurie, Esme Church [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1928-29: CASTE- T.W.Robertson (Old Vic)
John Laurie, Adele Dixon, Esme Church [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1928-29: MACBETH (Old Vic)
John Laurie, Esme Church [4pp; 5x7.5; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1928-29: TWELFTH NIGHT (Old Vic)
Esme Church, Adele Dixon, John Laurie [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1928-29: AS YOU LIKE IT (Old Vic)
Wilfred Babbage, Esme Church, Percy Walsh, John Laurie, Eric Spear [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1928-29: THE VIKINGS AT HELGELAND - Ibsen (Old Vic)
John Laurie, Esme Church [4pp; 5x7.5; photo not included; minor creases] £3

1928-29: HENRY VIII (Old Vic)
Percy Walsh, Esme Church, Reyner Barton, John Laurie, Andrew Leigh [4pp; 5x7.5] £2


1928-29: HAMLET

John Laurie
in the title role
1928-29: HAMLET (Old Vic)
John Laurie, Percy Walsh, Esme Church [4pp; 5x7.5; photo not included; small tear and pencil marks] £2

1928-29: MARY MAGDALENE - Maeterlinck (Old Vic)
Esme Church, John Laurie [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1928-29: THE RIVALS (Old Vic)
Esme Church, Adele Dixon, Andrew Leigh [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1928-29: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Old Vic)
Percy Walsh, Esme Church, Adele Dixon, John Laurie [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1929-30 OLD VIC SEASON director: Harcourt Williams
John Gielgud, Martita Hunt, Donald Wolfit, Adele Dixon, Gyles Isham, Brember Wills

1929-30: THE DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS and ANDROCLES AND THE LION (Old Vic)
Henry Wolston, Harcourt Williams (as William Shakespeare), Martita Hunt (as Queen Elizabeth; Lavinia), Adele Dixon (as Mary Fitton), Richard Riddle, Margaret Webster, Brember Wills, John Wyse, Francis James, Eric Phillips, Donald Wolfit (as Ferrovius), John Killner, Peter Taylor-Smith, Leslie Young, Eric Adeney, Owen P Smyth, Edward Craven, John Gielgud (as The Emperor); produced by Harcourt Williams [4pp, 5.75x9; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, forthcoming arrangements etc.; uncommon; VG] £6

1929-30: HAMLET
John Gielgud
in the title role
1929-30: HAMLET (Old Vic)
John Gielgud, Donald Wolfit, Martita Hunt, Adele Dixon, Gyles Isham

1930: HAMLET (Queen's Theatre)
Old Vic Company: John Killner, Powell Lloyd, Gyles Isham , Peter Taylor-Smith, John Wyse, Donald Wolfit (as Claudius), Martita Hunt (as Gertrude), Francis James (as Laertes), Brember Wills (as Polonius), John Gielgud (as Hamlet), Adele Dixon (as Ophelia), Francis Curtler, Esmond Knight, Eric Adeney, Margaret Webster, Richard Riddle, Doreen Purdy, Henry Wolston, Leslie Young, Michael Watts, Monica Brett, Kay Jones, Nell Pantin, Margot Macalaster, Elisabth Hall, Henrietta Trend, Betty Summer, Ellen Gordon, Victor Peduzzi, Leonard Bennett, Harold Chapin, L Warwick-James, Daphne Newton, Mary Dumphreys, James Lytton; produced by Harcourt Williams [12pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, prices of admission, credits, Appreciation of Paul Robeson who is playing Othello at the Savoy Theatre (w.photo), details of other Maurice Brown productions etc.; uncommon; re-stapled, slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1930-31 OLD VIC SEASON director: Harcourt Williams
John Gielgud, Dorothy Green, Ralph Richardson

1930-31: HENRY IV PART I (Old Vic)
John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Dorothy Green, George Howe [4pp; 5.75x9; faint horizontal crease, else VG] £8

16 January, 1931: Sadler's Wells Theatre reopened

1930-31: KING LEAR (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Ralph Richardson (as Kent), George Howe (as Gloucester), Robert Speaight (as Edmund), John Gielgud (as King Lear), Dorothy Green (as Goneril), Elsa Palmer, Patricia MacNabb, Henry Wolston, Alfred Sangster, Wilfrid Grantham, Anthony Hawtrey, Eric Portman (as Edgar), Eric Phillips, Leslie French (as Fool), Gordon Richardson, Valentine Dyall, Peter Taylor-Smith, Wilfrid Grantham, Richard Riddle, Farquharson Small, Harold Chapin, James Lytton, David Balfour, Phillip Fothergill, Clephan Bell, Lyon Brown, Frances Brady, Doreen Purdy, Pamela Henry-May, Doreen Barrington, Mary Dumphreys, Ethel Glendinning, Phyllis Homfray, Prudence Magor, Ursula Martindale, Christian Malvery [4pp, 6x10; cast list, credits, Final Arrangements, Theatre information etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £8


1931-32 OLD VIC SEASON director: Harcourt Williams
Ralph Richardson, Edith Evans, Robert Speaight, Robert Harris, Alastair Sim, Phyllis Thomas, George Zucco

1931-32: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells) 13 Oct 1931
Ralph Richardson, Phyllis Thomas, George Zucco, Robert Harris [4pp; 6x10] £6

1931-32: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells) 2 Nov 1931
George Zucco (as Theseus), Mary Russell, Robin Craven, Stuart Bull, Ethel Glendinning, Robert Speaight, Richard Riddle, Alice Darch, Douglas Jefferies, Ralph Richardson (as Bottom), Harold Chapin, Philip Fothergill, Ralph Michael, Peter Taylor-Smith, Leslie French (as Puck), Patricia Pellowe, Robert Harris (as Oberon), Phyllis Thomas, Eileen Winter, Dorothy Smith, Lois Gray, Molly Brown, Cecil Winterbottom, Reginald Gibson, Mardale Own, James Lytton, Lyon Brown, Robin Anderson, Judith Furse, Elspeth Holland, Susanne Dunsterville, Valerie Tudor, Joy Robins, Violet Johnstone, Evelyn Aleen, Hortense Te Water Pohl; dir:Harcourt Williams [4pp, 6x10; tatty - a reading copy only] £1

1931-32: THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells) 4 Jan 1932
Ralph Richardson, Sybil Thorndike, George Zucco, Robert Harris, Robert Speaight [4pp; 6x10] £6

1931-32: JULIUS CAESAR (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells) 25 Jan 1932
Harcourt Williams, Robert Harris, Ralph Richardson, Robert Speaight, Alastair Sim, Phyllis Thomas, Marius Goring, Valerie Tudor [4pp; 6x10] £6

1931-32: OTHELLO (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells) 7 Mar 1932
Wilfrid Walter, Ralph Richardson, Robert Harris, Edith Evans, Alastair Sim, Phyllis Thomas [4pp; 6x10] £5

1931-32: HAMLET
Ralph Michael as Horatio, Robert Harris as Hamlet, and Ralph Richardson as the First Gravedigger
1931-32: HAMLET (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells) 18 Apr 1932
Robert Harris, Alastair Sim, Martita Hunt, Phyllis Thomas, Ralph Richardson

1931-32 (9 May 1932): TWELFTH NIGHT (Old Vic)
Last Night of Vic Season: Ethel Glendinning, Ralph Richardson, Robert Speaight, Harold Chapin, Robert Harris, Alastair Sim, Ralph Michael [4pp; 6x10] £6

1931-32: GREEN REPERTOIRE SHEET Sep-Dec 1931 (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Details of performances at The Vic and The Wells [single green sheet, printed both sides; c7xc11.5; a bit creased and faded, minor marks but intact - see scan above; most uncommon and fascinating] £3

1931-32: GREEN REPERTOIRE SHEET Nov-Jan 1931-32 (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Details of performances at The Vic and The Wells [single green sheet, printed both sides; c7xc11.5; a bit creased and faded, but intact; most uncommon and fascinating] £3

1931-32: GREEN REPERTOIRE SHEET Jan-Mch 1932 (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Details of performances at The Vic and The Wells [single green sheet, printed both sides; c7xc11.5; a bit creased and faded, but intact; most uncommon and fascinating] £3

1931-32: GREEN REPERTOIRE SHEET Feb-May 1932 (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Details of performances at The Vic and The Wells [single green sheet, printed both sides; c7xc11.5; a bit creased and faded, but intact; most uncommon and fascinating] £3

1931-32: THE OLD VIC AND SADLER'S WELLS MAGAZINE No.3 Vol.2, March 1932 (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
News of the Month, Sir Edward Elgar and the Ballet by Dr.Nicholas Gatty, Some American Notes by Wilfrid Walter, Circle and Association and Other Notes [4pp; 8.25x10.5; light creases] £4

1932-33 OLD VIC SEASON director: Harcourt Williams
Peggy Ashcroft, Malcolm Keen, Anthony Quayle, Alistair Sim, Veronica Turleigh, George Devine, Marius Goring, Roger Livesey, Clare Harris, Caroline Keith

1932-33: CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Malcolm Keen, Peggy Ashcroft, Alastair Sim, Anthony Quayle, George Devine, Marius Goring, Roger Livesey, Caroline Keith [12pp; 7.5x10; red] £5

1932-33: THE WINTER'S TALE (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Malcolm Keen, Peggy Ashcroft, Alastair Sim, Anthony Quayle, Turleigh, George Devine, Clare Harris, Marius Goring, Roger Livesey, Nigel Stock (Mamillius) [12pp; 7.5x10; red] £5

1932-33: THE TEMPEST (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Harcourt Williams, Peggy Ashcroft, Anthony Quayle, Leslie French, Malcolm Keen, Alastair Sim, George Devine, Marius Goring, Roger Livesey [12pp; 7.5x10; red] £5

1932-33: AS YOU LIKE IT (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
William Fox, Peggy Ashcroft, Malcolm Keen, Alastair Sim, Anthony Quayle, George Devine, Marius Goring, Roger Livesey, Caroline Keith [12pp; 7.5x10; red] £5

1932-33: CYMBELINE (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Alastair Sim, Peggy Ashcroft, George Devine, Malcolm Keen, Roger Livesey, Anthony Quayle, Marius Goring, Caroline Keith [12pp; 7.5x10; red; photo not included] £5

1932-33: THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Roger Livesey, Peggy Ashcroft, Malcolm Keen, Alastair Sim, Anthony Quayle, Veronica Turleigh, George Devine, Marius Goring [12pp; 7.5x10; red; VG] £5

1933: Malcolm Keen and Peggy Ashcroft in THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (Old Vic) Postcard
Old Vic; photo by J W Debenham [6"x4" Theatre Museum postcard; VG] £1

1932-33: ROMEO AND JULIET (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Marius Goring, Peggy Ashcroft, Malcolm Keen, Alastair Sim, Anthony Quayle, George Devine, Clare Harris, Roger Livesey [12pp; 7.5x10; red; light horizontal bend, else VG] £6

1932-33: SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Malcolm Keen, Peggy Ashcroft, Roger Livesey, Anthony Quayle, Clare Harris, Marius Goring [12pp; 7.5x10; red] £5

1933-34 OLD VIC SEASON director: Tyrone Guthrie
Charles Laughton, Flora Robson, Ursula Jeans, Roger Livesey, James Mason, Athene Seyler, Elsa Lanchester, Marius Goring, Leon Quartermaine

1933 (18 Sep): TWELFTH NIGHT (Old Vic)
Opening Night of Season; Ursula Jeans, Roger Livesey, James Mason, Athene Seyler, Leon Quartermaine, Marius Goring [4pp; 6.25x10] £5

1933: THE CHERRY ORCHARD
produced by Tyrone Guthrie

Charlotta Ivanovna (Elsa Lanchester), with gun
Epihodov (Marius Goring), with guitar
Dunyasha (Barbara Wilcox)
and Yasha (James Mason), seated
1933 (20 Oct): THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Old Vic)
Athene Seyler, Charles Laughton, Ursula Jeans, Flora Robson, Roger Livesey, James Mason, Marius Goring, Leon Quartermaine, Elsa Lanchester [4pp; 6.25x10; photo not included; slight edge damage, and minor marks, but uncommon] £5

1934 (19 Jan): HENRY VIII (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Charles Laughton, Flora Robson, Robert Farquharson, Nicholas Hannen, Jeans, Roger Livesey, James Mason, Athene Seyler, Elsa Lanchester, Marius Goring [4pp; 6.25x10; photo not included; date on cover, else VG] £7

1933: Flora Robson, Charles Laughton and Robert Farquharson in HENRY VIII (Sadler's Wells) Postcard
Old Vic; photo by J W Debenham [6"x4" Theatre Museum postcard; VG] £1

1934 (24 Feb): THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Athene Seyler, Roger Livesey, Flora Robson, Elsa Lanchester, Ursula Jeans, Charles Laughton, James Mason [4pp, 6.25x10; date on cover, else VG] £10

1934 (27 Apr): MACBETH (Old Vic)
Charles Laughton, Flora Robson, Roger Livesey, James Mason, Athene Seyler, Marius Goring, Nigel Stock (Boy) [4pp, 6.25x10; date on cover, else VG] £8

1933-34: THE TEMPEST
produced by Tyrone Guthrie
Alonso (Marius Goring), Francisco (James Mason); Ariel (Elsa Lanchester); Gonzalo (Evan John), Adrian (Desmond Walter-Ellis); Antonio (Dennis Arundell) and Sebastian (Ernest Hare), with drawn swords

1933-34: THE TEMPEST (Old Vic/Sadler's Wells)
Charles Laughton, Ursula Jeans, Roger Livesey, Marius Goring, Dennis Arundell, Elsa Lanchester, James Mason, Flora Robson, Peter Copley, Thorley Walters

1934 (24 Apr): OLD VIC DRAMATIC STUDENTS in scenes from The Rose Without a Thorn - Clifford Bax, The School For Scandal - R. B. Sheridan, and The Kingdom of God - trans. Granville Barker (Old Vic)
Valentine Richmond, Russell Waters, Anne Wood, Desmond Walter-Ellis, Cecil Scott-Paton, Mary Leahy, Raymond Johnson, John Allen, Alan Foss, Lindesay Baxter, Thorley Walters, Rose Temple, Stella Dallimore, Peter Copley, Margaret Appleyard, Rosemary Dale, Stefan Schnabel, Phyllis Hatch, Freda Silcock, Joy Hervey, Joan Leister, Betty Scott, Anna Brunton, Maureen Robinson, Philippa Weigall, Elspeth Currie, Patrick Ross, Caroline Bayly, Rosemary Read, Henrietta Edwards, Eileen Winter, Henry Rayner, Evelyn Allen, Alta Hershey, dir:Norman V. Norman, Beatrice Wilson, Betty Hardy, Murray Macdonald [4pp, 6.25x9.9; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1933-34: THE VOYSEY INHERITANCE - Harley Granville-Barker (Sadler's Wells)
Felix Aylmer, May Whitty, Harcourt Williams, Maurice Evans, Marius Goring, Hermione Hannen, O.B.Clarence, George Devine, dir:Granville-Barker & H.Williams [4pp; 6.25x10] £4

OLD VIC 1914-28 1928-341934-49 1949-56 1956-63

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