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re-opens (under the auspices of C.E.M.A.) as the first State Theatre in the United Kingdom
6.30 Laurence Housman talks about the old Theatre from 1766 to 1942, and about the future plans of the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts
6.37 Lance Sieveking makes a brief running commentary from a box
6.41 The Jacques String Orchestra
(conductor, Reginald Jacques) plays a specially arranged overture of eighteenth-century airs
6.46 Dame Sybil Thomdike, D.B.E., before the curtain, speaks Herbert Farjeon's Prologue composed for the occasion
6.50 Curtain up: 'She Stoops to Conquer', by Oliver Goldsmith. Presented by the Old Vic Company, produced by Dorothy Green Cast includes Sybil Thorndike as Mrs. Hardcastle, and O.B. Clarence as Mr. Hardcastle, supported by Stanford Holme, Thea Holme, Kay Bannerman, and others


Talks: Laurence Housman
Unknown: Lance Sieveking
Conductor: Reginald Jacques
Unknown: Dame Sybil Thomdike
Unknown: Herbert Farjeon
Unknown: Oliver Goldsmith.
Unknown: Vic Com
Produced By: Dorothy Green
Unknown: Sybil Thorndike
Unknown: B. Clarence
Unknown: Thea Holme
Unknown: Kay Bannerman

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