Lilian Baylis

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Lilian Mary Baylis
Theatrical producer and manager
Known for Revived Old Vic and Sadler's Wells. Founded forerunners of English National Opera, National Theatre and Royal Ballet.

Baylis, Lilian:

see Old VicOld 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.
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A native of Burbank, Baylis was the great-niece of Lillian Baylis, who founded England's Old Vic Theatre in London and invited Ninette de Valois to stage opera ballets and dance performances, which ultimately led to the establishment of the Sadler's Wells Ballet.
"We wouldn't have existed if Lillian Baylis hadn't allowed my dance school into Sadlers Wells.
In 1926 the famous interview with Lillian Baylis took place at the Old Vic.