Who was Lilian Baylis? Lambeth history

Picture of the feminist icon and inspirational woman Lilian Baylis’s Blue Plaque
Lilian Baylis managed the Old Vic and Sadler’s Wells theatres and laid the foundation for both the National Theatre and the English National Opera. For most of her management career she lived at 27 Stockwell Park Road in Lambeth.

Lilian Baylis’s Blue Plaque is in Lambeth. We think she’s a truly inspirational woman. If you’re in the area and looking for things to do, why not check it out!

Lilian Baylis was a theatrical producer and manager. She managed the Old Vic and provided the starting point for the formation of Britain’s Royal ballet, opera and theatre companies.

Baylis founded the Vic-Wells company which nurtured major stars’ careers such as Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Vivien Leigh, Peggy Ashcroft and Flora Robson.

Today, her legacy remains at the Lilian Baylis Technology School, in London, named in her honour.

Lilian Baylis’s Blue Plaque is in Stockwell, if you’re in the area why not check it out!

 

You can see her plaque for yourself at:

27 Stockwell Park Road, Stockwell, London SW9 0AP, London Borough of Lambeth

By Justine Chalabi

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