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Maskelyne and Cooke, Egyptian Hall, London

The bill includes 'Arcana' which was first produced on 5 November 1887, according to Jenness, and 'Cleopatra's Needle' which was revived in December 1887. This programme is therefore probably for the Christmas season 1887. The Christmas season often extended well into the following year.

    • Size
    • 4 pages. Size 130mm x 205mm.
    • Theatre
    • Egyptian Hall
    • Town
    • London
    • Date
    • Probably Christmas season 1887, which may have extended well into 1888.
    • Acts
    • Mr. Charles Mellon; 'Arcana, or Original Research' sketch; Mr. H. Verne; Mechanical and Automatic Orchestra; 'Cleopatra's Needle' sketch
    • Category
    • Ref._Number
    • N1538 Pr.EH57 W62

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