Date refers to date of recording. Appears to be professionally filmed. Video of the preview opening of Sadler's Wells with local community on the afternoon of Saturday 10 October 1998. 00:00:12 scenes inside and outside unfinished theatre. 00:01:40 local community member talks about her connection with Sadler’s. 00:02:00 R.D.C. dancers pose on a red bus and have their photos take. 00:02:50 excerpt of Darcey Bussell’s ‘Birthday offering’ performed live onstage. 00:04:00 outside venue Morris dancers followed by unveiling of plaque in front of Lillian Bayliss tree by Major of Islington. 00:07:33 Scenes inside auditorium prior to technical rehearsal of Four Scenes followed by photo call. 00:09:50 interview with Christopher Bruce. 00:10:20 excerpt of live performance of Four Scenes. 00:11:40 scenes inside atrium. 00:13:00 excerpt live performance of Four Scenes. 00:13:30 interview with unidentified male. 00:15:10 interview with Ian Albery, then Sadler’s Wells Chief Executive. 00:15:30 ribbon cutting ceremony with Major of London. 00:17:20 interview with Ian Albery, then Sadler’s Wells Chief Executive. Scenes outside Sadler’s Wells late afternoon/ early evening.
VHS duration section: 00:00:12 - 00:19:10