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100 years ago: Appeal from Lilian Baylis

19 November 2021

November 18th, 1921.

READERS of The Church Times do not need to be told of the altogether admirable activities of the “Old Vic”. For some years now Miss Baylis and her colleagues have maintained practically continuous seasons of Shakespeare and opera. The artistic standard attained is comparable with anything of the sort elsewhere, and yet the theatre is supported by admission charges so low that scarcely any section of the community can be held excluded on the ground of expense. The “Old Vic” has now come to a crisis. The building is an old one, and the London County Council, which has been very forbearing, requires certain structural alterations which will involve great expense. Unfortunately the requirements involve the disturbing of the Morley College adjoining, and to settle it in a new building and to do the necessary work to the “Old Vic” some thirty thousand pounds are needed. Of these, ten thousand pounds are in view, and for the remainder appeal is made to all who care for the moral and spiritual and artistic work of the “Old Vic”. Contributions may be sent to the Secretary of the Appeal Fund, Royal Victoria Hall, Waterloo-road, S.E. 1.

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Thu 30 Jun @ 18:40
Read Richard Lamey's Book Club essay about the book here: https://t.co/lBlMK8rfo1

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