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Sadler's Wells Theatre: Quiz


Question 1: His productions (from 1844–62), notably of Macbeth (1844), ________ (1849) and Pericles (1854), were much admired by the time he left Sadler's Wells in 1862.
BBC Television ShakespeareOthelloJulius Caesar (play)Antony and Cleopatra

Question 2: The Sadler's Wells Opera Company moved out of Sadler's Wells Theatre to the Coliseum Theatre in 1968 and was later renamed ________.
Der Ring des NibelungenD'Oyly Carte Opera CompanyEnglish National OperaCharles Mackerras

Question 3: REALLY USEFUL THEATRES Adelphi • Cambridge • Drury Lane • Her Majesty's • ________ • New London • Palace
Apollo Victoria TheatreVictoria Palace TheatrePrince Edward TheatreLondon Palladium

Question 4: In December 1896, patrons were amazed by the moving pictures of the Theatregraph with film of Persimmon winning the ________ and a saucy vignette entitled "The Soldier and His Sweetheart Spooning on a Seat".
St. Leger StakesEpsom Derby2,000 Guineas StakesEpsom Oaks

Question 5: The theatre declined until, by 1875, plans to turn the theatre in a bath house were proposed and, for a while, the new craze of roller skating was catered to, as the theatre was converted into a roller-skating rink and later a ________ arena.
BoxingWorld Boxing CouncilMartial artsKickboxing

Question 6: Briefly in the 1980s, the theatre established the New Sadler's Wells Opera company to play ________ and other light opera.
W. S. GilbertArthur SullivanGilbert and SullivanThe Mikado

Question 7: A stirring spectacle reflecting the ________ won from the previously hostile Public Advertiser newspaper the enthusiastic review that: "...Finer scenes of greater effect have not been produced at any Theatre for many years".
Storming of the BastilleCauses of the French RevolutionThe Legislative Assembly and the fall of the French monarchyFrench Revolution

Question 8: Sadler's Wells Theatre is a major performing arts venue located on on Rosebery Avenue, ________ in the London Borough of Islington.
Holloway, LondonClerkenwellCanonburyBarnsbury

Question 9: Similarly, the opera company toured to return as Sadler's Wells Opera Company, and it reopened the theatre with ________'s Peter Grimes.
Benjamin BrittenPierre BoulezOlivier MessiaenDmitri Shostakovich

Question 10: After re-opening as a theatre in 1879, it became a music hall and featured the legendary performers ________ and Harry Champion among its stars.
Marie LloydHendonShoreditchLondon


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