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OLD VIC OPERA COMPANY: up to 1931
VIC-WELLS OPERA COMPANY: 1931-34
SADLER'S WELLS OPERA: 1934-39

1920-30 OLD VIC OPERA Seasons
No programmes available

Sadler's Wells Theatre opened on 6th January 1931

1930-33 VIC-WELLS OPERA Season
No programmes available

1933-34 VIC-WELLS OPERA Season

1934 (3+6 Jan): HANSEL & GRETEL - Humperdinck, and The Nursery Suite - Elgar (Old Vic/Sadlers Wells)
H&G: Sumner Austin, Merle Miller, Hilda Rickard (as Hansel), Sybil Hambleton / Olive Dyer (as Gretel), Powell Lloyd (as The Witch), Myfanwy Edwards, Ivy Richards; Nursery Suite: Claude Newman, Joy Newton, Peggy Melliss, Toni Repetto, Freda Bamford, Travis Kemp, Jill Gregory, choreography by Ninette de Valois; both conducted by Geoffrey Corbett [8pp, 6.4x9.7; synopsis, cast lists, credits, forthcoming attractions etc.; minor marks, rumpled, a very battered copy, but intact] £1

1934 (17 Mch, matinee): FAUST (Old Vic)
John Wright, Franklyn Kelsey, John McDonald, Percy Heming, Rose Morris, Winifred Lawson, Violet Southam; c:Warwick Braithwaite [8pp, 6.4x9.7; synopsis, cast, company list; forthcoming arrangements etc.; date written on cover, else VG] (£4) SOLD

1934-36 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season
No programmes available

1936-37 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1937 (3 April, matinee): LA BOHEME (Sadler's Wells)
Tudor Davies, Joan Cross (for Winifred Kennard), Arnold Matters, Ronald Stear, Redvers Llewellyn, Janet Hamilton Smith; c:Warwick Braithwaite, dir:Clive Carey [12pp, 7.25x9.5; synopsis, cast list, synopsis of scenes, "forthcoming arrangements", Vic-Wells information, credits, opera guest artists; cast change inked-in by hand; grubby, rumpled, minor edge damage, else VG] £3

1937 (17 April, matinee): MADAM BUTTERFLY (Sadler's Wells)
Joan Cross, John Wright, Rose Morris, Redvers Llewellyn, Harry Brindle, Molly Mooney; c:Lawrance Collingwood, dir:John B.Gordon [12pp, 7.25x9.5; synopsis, cast list, "forthcoming arrangements", Vic-Wells information, credits; creases, slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1937-38 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season
No programmes available

1938-39 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1939 (4 Feb, evening): THE SNOW MAIDEN (Sadler's Wells)
Olive Dyer, Joan Cross, Edith Coates, Roderick Lloyd, Bruce Dargavel, Rose Morris, Sumner Austin, Morgan Jones, John Greenwood; c:Lawrance Collingwood, dir:Clive Carey [12pp, 7.25x9.5; synopsis, cast list, synopsis of scenes, "forthcoming arrangements", Vic-Wells information, credits; creased, rumpled, else VG] £3

1939 (11 Mch, matinee): FAUST (Sadler's Wells)
Bernard Howson, Roderick Lloyd, Dorothy Kingston, John Hargreaves, Rose Morris, Valetta Jacopi; Ballet: Elizabeth Miller, Frank Staff; c:Geoffrey Corbett, dir:Sumner Austin [12pp, 7.25x9.5; synopsis, cast list, synopsis of scenes, "forthcoming arrangements", Vic-Wells information, credits, opera guest artists; minor edge damage, slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1939 (28 Apr): THE WRECKERS - Ethel Smyth (Sadler's Wells)
Morgan Jones, Rose Morris, Harry Brindle, Roderick Lloyd, John Hargreaves, Nora Gruhn, Edith Coates, John Wright, John Nicholson; c:Warwick Braithwaite, dir:Sumner Austin [12pp, 7.3x9.6; synopsis, cast list, synopsis of scenes, forthcoming arrangements, Vic-Wells information, credits etc.; rumpled, else VG] £2

1939-40 SADLER'S WELLS OPERA Season

1939 (30 Sep, 2pm): FAUST (Sadler's Wells)
Tudor Davies, Roderick Lloyd, Joan Cross, John Hargreaves, Edith Coates, Rose Morris; c:Lawrance Collingwood, dir:Sumner Austin [single 7.5x10.75 sheet; cast list, synopsis of scenes, future performances, further announcements from week to week; horizontal fold, slightly grubby, minor edge damage; most uncommon early wartime programme - Britain had declared war on 3 September] £3

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