Sadler's Wells


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Sadler's Wells

(ˈsædləz wɛlz)
n
(Placename) (functioning as singular) a theatre in London. It was renovated in 1931 by Lilian Bayliss and became the home of the Sadler's Wells Opera Company and the Sadler's Wells Ballet (now the Royal Ballet)
[named after the medicinal wells on the site and its owner Thomas Sadler, who founded the original theatre on the site]
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John's Road; struck down the small street which terminates at Sadler's Wells Theatre; through Exmouth Street and Coppice Row; down the little court by the side of the workhouse; across the classic ground which once bore the name of Hockley-in-the-Hole; thence into Little Saffron Hill; and so into Saffron Hill the Great: along which the Dodger scudded at a rapid pace, directing Oliver to follow close at his heels.
In the company of this gentleman they visited all the principal theatres of the metropolis; knew the names of all the actors from Drury Lane to Sadler's Wells; and performed, indeed, many of the plays to the Todd family and their youthful friends, with West's famous characters, on their pasteboard theatre.
Both were building on considerable goodwill--the San Franciscans on an earlier, highly successful London season at the Sadler's Wells Theatre, and City Ballet following up their Edinburgh Festival triumph of last year, when they brought to the Scottish capital a repertoire made up exclusively of works by Balanchine and Robbins.
THE impact of Sadler's Wells as a stallion goes well beyond the supremacy of his progeny on the racetrack, as without him it is arguable that Coolmore Stud would not have become the breeding behemoth it is today, writes Richard Griffiths.
LONDON FETES ELDEST COMPANY RAMBERT DANCE COMPANY SADLER'S WELLS THEATRE LONDON, ENGLAND JUNE 20, 2001
While My Kingdom Of Fife is the first stakes winner by Kingmambo out of a mare by Fairy King, the cross of Kingmambo and his sons over Fairy King's brother Sadler's Wells has produced ten Group 1 winners topped by Henrythenavigator and Workforce.
At more or less the same time, she met Lilian Baylis, who was running with benevolent despotism the Old Vic Theatre and, later, the newly built Sadler's Wells Theatre.
Sadler's Wells, in addition to his class, impressed for his physique, his toughness, his honesty, his temperament and his soundness.
SADLER'S WELLS THEATER LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM MAY 31-JUNE 10, 2000
BEN SANGSTER led the tributes to Sadler's Wells, describing the stallion's death yesterday afternoon at Coolmore as the "end of an era".
The sixty-three-year-old Stevenson began his career on London vaudeville stages and with the old Sadler's Wells and London Festival Ballets.