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OLD VIC 1914-1928
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1914-15 OLD VIC SEASON (first) director: Matheson Lang, Ben Greet etc.
Sybil Thorndike (debut: 30 Nov 1914 as Adriana), Nora Nicholson, Ben Greet, Andrew Leigh, Estelle Stead, Hutin Britton, Constance Robertson, Fisher White, William Stack, J.Leslie Frith, John Napper, A.Corney Grain
No programmes available

1914-15: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, HAMLET, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (dir:Matheson Lang/Hutin Britton); THE TEMPEST, KING RENE'S DAUGHTER and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE WINTER'S TALE, OTHELLO, MACBETH (dir:Ben Greet); TWELFTH NIGHT, AS YOU LIKE IT (dir:Andrew Leigh); THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (dir:Andrew Leigh/Estelle Stead); JULIUS CAESAR (dir:J.Fisher White); SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (dir:Lady Benson); THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (dir:Mrs Edward Compton)

1915-16 OLD VIC SEASON director: Ben Greet
Robert Atkins etc.
No programmes available

1916-17 OLD VIC SEASON director: Ben Greet
Russell Thorndike etc.

1916-17: SHAKESPEARE BIRTHDAY FESTIVAL - April 23 1917, 2.30 (Royal Victoria Hall)
Excerpts from Shakespeare performed by Ellen Terry, Matheson Lang, Russell Thorndike, Sybil Thorndike, Lilian Braithwaite, Joyce Carey, Florence Saunders, Hutin Britton, Gertrude Elliott, Ben Webster, and many others. The performance was directed by Ben Greet. Details are given of the "Shakespearean and Classical Plays" produced by him at the theatre "during the last 3 seasons". Note that the theatre was not yet officially known as the ‘Old Vic', and is described as the "Royal Victoria Hall... The people's Opera, Play and Lecture House, Waterloo Road, S.E.; Lessee and Manager LILIAN BAYLIS"; and in 1917, Britain was still at war: "warning of a threatened air raid will be communicated by the Military Authorities to this Theatre"; Full of fascinating information and packed with historic names.
[4pp; 8.25x10.5; excellent condition; see scan above (newsclipping not included); how many of these can be left?] £15

1916-17: Shakespeare Birthday Festival TWELFTH NIGHT - April 23 1917, 7.45 (Royal Victoria Hall)
Sybil Thorndike, Ben Greet, Terence O'Brien, Russell Thorndike, Florence Saunders, dir:B.Greet; with details of the "Shakespearean and Classical Plays" produced by Ben Greet at the theatre "during the last 3 seasons". Note that the theatre was not yet officially known as the ‘Old Vic', and is described as the "Royal Victoria Hall... The people's Opera, Play and Lecture House, Waterloo Road, S.E.; Lessee and Manager LILIAN BAYLIS"; and in 1917, Britain was still at war:"warning of a threatened air raid will be communicated by the Military Authorities to this Theatre." Full of fascinating information and packed with historic names.
[4pp; 8.25x10.5; excellent condition - see scan above; how many of these can be left?] £15

1917-18 OLD VIC SEASON director: Ben Greet
Russell Thorndike, Sybil Thorndike etc.
No programmes available

1918-19 OLD VIC SEASON director: G.R.Foss
Ernest Milton etc.
No programmes available

1919-20 OLD VIC SEASON director: Russell Thorndike etc.
Russell Thorndike, Charles Warburton, Genevieve Ward
No programmes available

1920-21 OLD VIC SEASON director: Robert Atkins
Robert Atkins, Ernest Milton, Rupert Harvey, Jane Bacon, Wilfrid Walter

1920-21: THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL - Sheridan (Old Vic)
Frederick Harker, Ernest Milton, Cyril Sworder, Mary Sumner, Florence Saunders; dir: Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; flimsy, rumpled] £2

1920-21: TWELFTH NIGHT (Old Vic)
Florence Saunders, Ernest Milton, Mary Sumner, Robert Atkins, Andrew Leigh, Frederick Harker, Rupert Harvey, Wilfrid Walter, Ethel Harper; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; flimsy, slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1920-21: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Old Vic)
Mary Sumner, Rupert Harvey, Ernest Milton, Cyril Sworder, Andrew Leigh, Audrie Haynes, J. Smith-Wright, Austin Trevor, Alan Watts, Neil Curtis; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; flimsy, slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1920-21: ROMEO AND JULIET (Old Vic)
Ernest Milton, Mary Sumner, Ethel Harper, Rupert Harvey, David Gill, Wilfrid Walter, Neil Curtis, Austin Trevor, Frederick Harker, Jane Bacon, Doris Hawley; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; flimsy, slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1920-21: THE TEMPEST (Old Vic)
Rupert Harvey, Robert Atkins, Mary Sumner, David Gill, Austin Trevor, Andrew Leigh, Wilfrid Walter, Agnes Carter, Jane Bacon, Nellie Robson, Doris Hawley, Phyllis Fildes; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; flimsy, slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1920-21: KING LEAR (Old Vic)
Robert Atkins, Ernest Milton, Cyril Sworder, Rupert Harvey, Ernest Meads, Andrew Leigh, Florence Saunders, Isabelle Venner, Mary Sumner; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; flimsy, slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1920-21: PERICLES (Old Vic)
Rupert Harvey, Wilfrid Walter, Austin Trevor, Ernest Milton, Neil Curtis, Andrew Leigh, Francis Sullivan, Isabelle Venner, Florence Saunders, Jane Bacon, Mary Sumner, Marjorie Young, Marion Lind, Nellie Robson, Robert Atkins; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; review clipping tipped onto front page; flimsy, slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1920-21: JULIUS CAESAR (Old Vic)
Frederick Harker, Alan Watts, Ernest Milton, Rupert Harvey, Robert Atkins, Neil Curtis, Andrew Leigh, Austin Trevor, Wilfrid Walter, Mary Sumner, Florence Saunders; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; flimsy, slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1920-21: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Old Vic)
Rupert Harvey, Alan Watts, Mary Sumner, Florence Saunders, Ernest Milton, Jane Bacon, Austin Trevor, Frederick Harker, Wilfrid Walter, Maxwell Wray, Isabelle Venner, Andrew Leigh, Agnes Carter, Silva Cloud, Maisie Eckersall, Phyllis Mulvey, Iris Roberts, Mary Hamilton, Stella Friston; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; review clipping tipped onto front page; flimsy, slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1920-21: EVERYMAN (Old Vic)
Frederick Harker, Rupert Harvey, Ernest Milton, Neil Curtis, J. Smith-Wright, Millicent Hyde, Andrew Leigh, Mary Sumner, Florence Saunders, Austin Trevor, Jane Bacon, David Gill, Francis Langley, Doris Hawley, Wilfrid Walter; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; flimsy, slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

1920-21: RICHARD III (Old Vic)
Robert Atkins, Dame Genevieve Ward, Ernest Milton, Neil Curtis, Wilfrid Walter, Rupert Harvey, Florence Saunders, Mary Sumner; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; flimsy, slightly rumpled, minor spine tear, else VG] £2

1921-22 OLD VIC SEASON director: Robert Atkins
Russell Thorndike, Ernest Milton, Robert Atkins, Florence Buckton, Wilfrid Walter

1921-22: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Old Vic)
Rupert Harvey, Florence Buckton, Wilfrid Walter, Ernest Milton, Alan Watts, Andrew Leigh, Francis Sullivan, Edith Lester Jones, Jane Bacon; dir: Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; review clipping tipped onto front page; flimsy, rumpled] £2

1921-22: RICHARD II (Old Vic)
Ernest Milton, Wilfrid Walter, John Garside, Rupert Harvey, Alan Watts, Francis Sullivan, Austin Trevor, Andrew Leigh, Esther Whitehouse, Florence Buckton, Jane Bacon; dir: Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; review clipping tipped onto front page; flimsy, rumpled] £2

1922-23 OLD VIC SEASON director: Robert Atkins
Wilfrid Walter, Esther Whitehouse, Florence Buckton, Robert Atkins, Douglas Burbidge, Ernest Milton, John Laurie, Hilton Edwards, John Garside, D. Hay Petrie, Jane Bacon

1922-23: HENRY VI Part II (pt.2) and HENRY VI Part III (Old Vic)
Rupert Harvey, Robert Glennie, Henry Cohen, Wilfrid Walter, Hubert Hine, D. Hay Petrie, Ralfe Davies, John Garside, Douglas Burbidge, Maxwell Wray, Ernest Meads, Hugh McNeil, Reyner Barton, Robert Atkins, John Laurie, Hilton Edwards, Kingsley Baker, Sidney Scott, Agnes Carter, Evelyn Neilson, Ronald Nicholson, Guy Martineau, Grace Keyte, Florence Buckton, Jane Bacon, Dorothy Druce; dir:Robert Atkins [4pp; 5x7.5] (£3) SOLD

1922-23: ARTHUR - Laurence Binyon (Old Vic) First Public Performance
Wilfrid Walter, Florence Buckton, John Garside, Guy Martineau, John Laurie, Douglas Burbidge, Jane Bacon, Kingsley Baker, Hugh McNeil, M. Francis, Rupert Harvey, Hilton Edwards, Reyner Barton, Maxwell Wray, Sidney Scott, Ernest Meads, Nancy Harker, Ronald Nicholson, Robert Glennie, Rolfe Davies, Henry Cohen, Douglas Mattinson, Eileen Butler, Ethel Harper; dir: Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; "Incidental Music kindly written for the occasion by Sir EDWARD ELGAR, O.M."; w.two newsclippings; flimsy, rumpled] (£4) SOLD

1922-23: EVERYMAN (Old Vic)
Reyner Barton, Wilfrid Walter, John Laurie, Rupert Harvey, John Garside, Henry Cohen, Althea Glasby, D. Hay Petrie, Agnes Carter, Florence Buckton, Hilton Edwards, Jane Bacon, Douglas Burbidge, Ronald Nicholson, Nancy Harker, Molly Francis, Reyner Barton; dir: Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; flimsy, rumpled, spine reinforced with tape] £2

1923-24 OLD VIC SEASON director: Robert Atkins
Wilfrid Walter, Florence Saunders, Ion Swinley, Robert Atkins, Jane Bacon, John Laurie, George Hayes, Hilton Edwards, Henry Cohen, Neil Curtis

1923-24: TITUS ANDRONICUS (Old Vic) First Production in London since 1857
Ion Swinley, Wilfrid Walter, Reyner Barton, John Laurie, George Hayes, Florence Saunders, Jane Bacon; dir: Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; flimsy, rumpled] £3

1923-24: HAMLET short version (Old Vic)
Ion Swinley, Wilfrid Walter, Florence Saunders, Jane Bacon, John Laurie, Henry Cohen, Neil Curtis, George Hayes, Hilton Edwards, D Hay Petrie, Kingsley Baker, Reyner Barton; dir: Robert Atkins [4pp, 5x7.5; VG] £4

1923-24: SHAKESPEARE BIRTHDAY NIGHT - April 23 1924 (Old Vic)
Excerpts from Shakespeare performed by Ben Greet, Ion Swinley, Andrew Leigh, Florence Saunders, John Laurie, Wilfrid Walter, Hay Petrie, Hilton Edwards, George Hayes. An early programme from "The Home of Shakespeare and Opera in English", full of interest, with photos of Greet, Foss, Lang, Britton, Thorndike, Robert Atkins and Lilian Baylis [4pp; 8.75x11.25; rumpled, creased, but uncommon] £8

1924-25 OLD VIC SEASON director: Robert Atkins
Ion Swinley, Marie Ney, John Laurie, George Hayes, Ernest Milton, Robert Atkins, John Garside, Hilton Edwards, Andrew Leigh, Olivia Burleigh

1924-25: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Old Vic)
Neil Porter, Marie Ney, Ronald Nicholson, John Garside, Claude Ricks, Henry Cohen, Francis Drake, Michael Watts, Andrew Leigh, Dorice Fordred [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1924-25: MACBETH (Old Vic)
Robert Atkins, Marie Ney or Olivia Burleigh, Ernest Milton, John Garside, Andrew Leigh [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1924-25: THE WINTER'S TALE (Old Vic)
Ernest Milton, Robert Atkins, Marie Ney, Hilton Edwards, John Laurie, John Garside, Andrew Leigh, Olivia Burleigh [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1924-25: TWELFTH NIGHT (Old Vic)
Marie Ney, Ernest Milton, Robert Atkins, Andrew Leigh, Olivia Burleigh [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1924-25: OTHELLO (Old Vic)
Ion Swinley, George Hayes, Marie Ney, John Laurie, John Garside, Hilton Edwards, Andrew Leigh, Olivia Burleigh [4pp; 5x7.5; clippings not included] £3

1924-25: SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (Old Vic)
Ion Swinley, Marie Ney, John Garside, Andrew Leigh, Hilton Edwards [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1924-25: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Old Vic)
Ion Swinley, John Laurie, Marie Ney, John Garside, George Hayes, Andrew Leigh [4pp; 5x7.5; rumpled] £2

1924-25: EVERYMAN (Old Vic)
Ernest Milton, Marie Ney, Andrew Leigh, Olivia Burleigh [4pp; 5x7.5; split spine repaired] £2

1925-26 OLD VIC SEASON director: Andrew Leigh
Baliol Holloway, Edith Evans, Frank Vosper, Esmond Knight, Duncan Yarrow, Margaret Rutherford, John Garside, Nell Carter, Neil Porter

1925-26: RICHARD III (Old Vic)
Baliol Holloway, Edith Evans, Neil Porter, Duncan Yarrow, Esmond Knight, John Garside, Nell Carter [4pp; 5x7.5] £4

1925-26: MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Old Vic)
Baliol Holloway, Neil Porter, Edith Evans, Esmond Knight, John Wyse, Horace Sequeira, Duncan Yarrow, Margaret Rutherford, John Garside, Nell Carter; dir: Andrew Leigh [4pp; 5x7.5; rumpled; photos not included] (£3) SOLD

1925-26: AS YOU LIKE IT (Old Vic)
Frank Vosper, Edith Evans, Baliol Holloway, Esmond Knight, Duncan Yarrow, John Garside, Nell Carter, Neil Porter [4pp; 5x7.5] £4

1925-26: JULIUS CAESAR (Old Vic)
Frank Vosper, Duncan Yarrow, Baliol Holloway, Edith Evans, Esmond Knight, Margaret Rutherford, John Garside, Neil Porter [4pp; 5x7.5] £4

1925-26: EVERYMAN (Old Vic)
Frank Vosper, Edith Evans, Esmond Knight, Duncan Yarrow, Nell Carter, Neil Porter, Edith Coates [4pp; 5x7.5] £4

1925-26: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Old Vic)
Baliol Holloway, Edith Evans, Esmond Knight, Duncan Yarrow, Margaret Rutherford, John Garside, Nell Carter, Neil Porter, Andrew Leigh [4pp; 5x7.5; with newsclipping - see scan above] (£5) SOLD

1925-26: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Old Vic)
Baliol Holloway, Edith Evans, Esmond Knight, Duncan Yarrow, Margaret Rutherford, John Garside, Nell Carter, Neil Porter, Ralph Truman; dir: Andrew Leigh [4pp, 5x7.5; somwhat tatty, rumpled] £1

1925-26: SHAKESPEARE BIRTHDAY NIGHT - April 23 1926 (Old Vic)
Excerpts from Shakespeare performed by Edith Evans, Ernest Milton, Ben Greet, Robert Atkins, Margaret Rutherford, Ion Swinley, Baliol Holloway, Frank Vosper, Wilfrid Walter, Marie Ney, Lady Benson, Horace Sequeira, Beatrice Wilson, Esmond Knight, Constance Willis. An early programme from "The Home of Shakespeare and Opera in English", full of interest [4pp; 9x11.5; has been lightly folded in four; minor edge damage] (£15) SOLD

1926-27 OLD VIC SEASON director: Andrew Leigh
Baliol Holloway, Dorothy Massingham, Gwynne Whitby, Neil Porter, John Garside, John Wyse, Duncan Yarrow

1926-27: THE WINTER'S TALE (Old Vic)
Duncan Yarrow, Dorothy Massingham, Baliol Holloway [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1926-27: CHESTER NATIVITY PLAY and CHRISTMAS EVE - Fyleman (Old Vic)
Baliol Holloway, Dorothy Massingham, Neil Porter, Duncan Yarrow [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1926-27: HENRY V (Old Vic)
Baliol Holloway, Dorothy Massingham [4pp; 5x7.5; repaired] (£3) SOLD

1926-27: TWELFTH NIGHT (Old Vic)
Dorothy Massingham, Baliol Holloway [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1926-27: COMEDY OF ERRORS and ST.PATRICK'S DAY - Sheridan (Old Vic)
Baliol Holloway, Andrew Leigh, Dorothy Massingham [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1926-27: KING JOHN (Old Vic)
Duncan Yarrow, Baliol Holloway, Dorothy Massingham [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1926-27: RICHARD III (Old Vic)
Baliol Holloway [4pp; 5x7.5] £3

1926-27: OTHELLO (Old Vic)
Baliol Holloway, Neil Porter [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1926-27: HAMLET (Old Vic)
Baliol Holloway, Neil Porter, Dorothy Massingham, Gwynne Whitby [4pp; 5x7.5] £3

1926-27: EVERYMAN (Old Vic)
Baliol Holloway, Neil Porter, Dorothy Massingham [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1926-27: THE OLD VIC MAGAZINE No.4 Vol.8, Dec 1926 (Old Vic)
Across the Footlights, A Reminiscence of Sixty Years Ago by Dame Madge Kendal, A Bouquet of Holly by Father Andrew, poem by Ashley Dukes, various Old Vic announcements, Diary for December 1926 [4pp; 8.25x10.5; creases, tatty edges, some staining - but uncommon!] (£4) SOLD

1926-27: LAST NIGHT OF SHAKESPEARE SEASON - May 6 1927 (Old Vic)
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and REVEL, with Baliol Holloway, Neil Porter, Andrew Leigh, Horace Sequeira, Dorothy Massingham, John Garside, Esmond Knight, dir:Andrew Leigh. A "Souvenir Programme of the Old Vic, prior to alterations"; with engraving of exterior of Old Vic, photograph of interior, and photos of Greet, Andrew Leigh, Foss, Lang, Britton, R.Thorndike, Robert Atkins, and Lilian Baylis.
[4pp; 9x11.5; grubby and a little tatty round the edges; somewhat tatty] £9

1927 OLD VIC SEASON director: Andrew Leigh
Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, John Laurie, Eric Portman, Andrew Leigh, Hay Petrie

1927: HENRY V (Old Vic at Lyric, Hammersmith)
Lewis Casson, Sybil Thorndike, John Laurie, D Hay Petrie, Eric Portman [4pp; 5.25x8.25; spine slightly tatty] (£3) SOLD

1927: THE OLD VIC MAGAZINE No.1 Vol.9, Sep-Oct 1927 (Old Vic)
Manager's Letter by Lilian Baylis, Thoughts on Returning by Sybil Thorndike, The New Season by Andrew Leigh, Here we are again by D Hay Petrie, Some Difficulties and a Discovery by T.A.Crease, Who's Who in the new Old Vic Company (10+ short company biographies), The Old Vic Circle and Old Vic Association Re-union, What Old Friends are Doing, Frederick Hudson's Opera Tour etc. [8pp, 8.25x10.5; rusty staple, else VG] £4

1927: THE OLD VIC MAGAZINE No.2 Vol.9, Nov 1927 (Old Vic)
Old Vic News, Arthur Bourchier by S.R.Littlewood, Incidental Music by Alfred Reynolds, Arthur Bourchier and Oxford by Rev. E.G.Gordon, Sadler's Wells Fund Bazaar etc. [4pp, 8.25x10.5; VG] £4

1927: THE OLD VIC MAGAZINE No.3 Vol.9, Dec 1927 (Old Vic)
Old Vic News, The Spirit of The Vic by Maxwell Wray, Here We Are Again by Father Andrew S.D.C., Students Forward! by Winifred Oughton, Making the Old Vic Wardrobe by Elizabeth Newman, The Old Vic Association etc. [4pp, 8.25x10.5; VG] £4

1928 OLD VIC SEASON director: Andrew Leigh
Ernest Milton, Jean Forbes-Robertson, Eric Portman, Percy Walsh, Barbara Everest, John Garside

1928: HAMLET (Old Vic)
Ernest Milton, Percy Walsh, Barbara Everest, Jean Forbes-Robertson [4pp; 5x7.5; photo not included] (£4) SOLD

1928: SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (Old Vic)
Ernest Milton, John Garside, Jean Forbes-Robertson [4pp; 5x7.5] £2

1928: KING LEAR (Old Vic)
Ernest Milton, John Garside or Andrew Leigh, Jean Forbes-Robertson [4pp; 5x7.5; somewhat tatty] £2

1928: THE OLD VIC MAGAZINE No.7 Vol.9, Apr 1928 (Old Vic)
Old Vic News, Repertory Work by Jean Forbes-Robertson, My Ambitions by Wilma Berkeley (pupil of Nellie Melba), The First English Actress by Ernest Weeks, Annual Meeting of the Old Vic Association, Old Vic Announcements, Old Vic Diary for April 1928 [4pp; 8.25x10.5; VG and uncommon!] (£4) SOLD

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

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