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Maskelyne and Cooke Egyptian Hall programme, 1887

The programme date is probably somewhere in the November to December 1887 period. At the bottom of page 3 it says that the magical sketch Cleopatra's Needle will be revived shortly. It was actually revived in December 1887, according to the book by George Jenness on the Egyptian Hall. The bill also includes Arcana, which was first produced on 5 November 1887, again according to Jenness. So the date of the programme must be around November to December 1887.

    • Size
    • 4 pages, 220mm x 260mm
    • Theatre
    • Egyptian Hall
    • Town
    • London
    • Date
    • November to December 1887 period
    • Acts
    • Mr. Charles Mellon; Mr. Maskelyne's Plate Dancing; Madame Schulz; Mechanical and Automatic Orchestra; 'Arcana, or Original Research'
    • Category
    • Ref._Number
    • N1460 Pr.EH2 W3

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