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Lilian Baylis lived here



Lilian Baylis lived here

This is where theatre legend Lilian Baylis lived.

Location: 27 Stockwell Park Road, Stockwell, SW9 0AP

Description: Lilian Baylis (18741937) was a legendary theatrical producer and manager, managing both the historic Old Vic and Sadler's Wells theatres in London.

Baylis was born in 1874, spending her late teens in South Africa, when her parents emigrated in 1890. She returned to London in 1898 to help her aunt Emma Cons run the Royal Victoria Hall. When her aunt died in 1912 Lilian managed the Royal Victoria Hall, re-naming it The Old Vic.

She also ran the original opera company that was to become the English National Opera which evolved into the English National Theatre.

She also operated a ballet company, that eventually became The Royal Ballet.




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