10 JANUARY 1931, Page 3

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Sadler's Wells Sadler's Wells served London as a house of entertain- ment for almost two and a half centuries, and was for eighteen years the home of London's Shakespeare. It was therefore fitting that it should have been reopened on Twelfth Night, to work in conjunction with the Old Vic in the production of the classics of our stage at popular prices. London owes this debt to the co-operation of the Carnegie Trustees, several London municipal authorities, and private persons, prominent among whom for his devoted labours has been Mr. R. P. P. Rowe. Many poor people have subscribed, and altogether more than £80,000 has been raised for the rebuilding of the theatre, which was found derelict in 1924 by a band of pioneers, including Miss Lilian Baylis. Sadler's Wells and the Old Vic will present opera and drama alternately, the Old Vic companies going from one to the other. * * *