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Old Vic,

London repertory company and theater. The Old Vic theater opened in 1818 as the Coburg, and was renamed the Royal Victoria in 1833, soon familiarized to the Old Vic. In 1914 it became a Shakespearean repertory company organized by Lillian Baylis; by 1923 the entire stage works of Shakespeare had been presented. After Baylis's death in 1937, other directors such as Michel St. Denis and Michael Benthall used the space for productions and actor training. From 1963–76 it was the temporary home of the National Theatre of Great Britain (see Royal National TheatreRoyal National Theatre
a government-funded repertory company based in London. Although the idea for such a company originated in the 19th cent., the National Theatre was not finally established until 1963, with Laurence Olivier appointed as director.
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). Briefly closed due to funding cuts, it reopened in 1983. Again threatened by lack of funds, it was purchased and preserved by a charitable trust in 1998. In 2003 Sir Elton JohnJohn, Elton Hercules,
1947–, English popular singer, pianist, and composer, b. Reginald Kenneth Dwight. By the mid-1970s he had become famous presenting his own and other composers' songs in spectacularly staged productions.
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 became the theater's president, a restoration drive was organized, and the formation a new Old Vic company was announced. Directed by the American actor Kevin Spacey, the group is intended showcase new theatrical talent.
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The musical will premiere there early next year before moving to The Old Vic in London.
In addition to the police complaints, the Old Vic theatre -- where Spacey was creative director from 2004-2013 -- previously revealed they had had more than 20 people come forward to make allegations about the 58-year-old actor during his tenure there.
THE Old Vic theatre has said it "truly apologises" to anyone affected after an internal investigation resulted in 20 people claiming they experienced inappropriate behaviour by former artistic director Kevin Spacey.
Mr Clarry said: "Inappropriate behaviour by anyone working at The Old Vic is completely unacceptable.
Since then several other alleged victims have spoken out against Spacey, who served as the artistic director at the Old Vic theatre in London between 2005 and 2015.
Stage Managing Chaos: A Diary of the Old Vic Production of Fernando Arrabal's The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria
The finest hire-wire psychological play at The Old Vic in years.
Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) (TSE: RY) (RBC) said it has become the principal partner of The Old Vic theatre.
Warchus, who is taking over the Old Vic from Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, said it's ''a show full of intellect, integrity and wit, insight, humor -- and of course romance.
Fellow dame and Prime Suspect star Helen Mirren was playing Egyptian seductress Cleopatra by the time she was 20 in the National Youth Theatre's production of Antony And Cleopatra at the Old Vic.
Oscar-winning actor and artistic director of The Old Vic, Kevin Spacey, will play the title role in Shakespeare's Richard III for two performances at Qatar National Convention Centre, as part of an international tour backed by the Doha Film Institute (DFI).
Another memorial to the stallion near Sunnyhill is the Old Vic gallop at the Curragh, which was donated by Sheikh Mohammed out of the proceeds of the horse's Irish Derby victory.