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The majority are for variety shows which include a magician. Most are from the UK covering the 1870s to the present day.

Maskelyne and Cooke, Egyptian Hall, London

25th consecutive year in London (1897-1898). The programme includes 'Trapped by Magic'. According to Jenness, this play was first performed on 7 May 1898. Jenness also says when the Christmas season started on 16 December the show contained 'The Gnome's Grot', which is not on this bill. The likely date of this programme is therefore some time between 7 May and 16 December 1898.

    • Size
    • 4 pages, 130mm x 205mm.
    • Theatre
    • Egyptian Hall
    • Town
    • London
    • Date
    • The likely date is between 7 May and 16 December 1898.
    • Acts
    • Mr. David Devant with magic and hand shadows; Animated Photographs introduced by Mr. Nevil Maskelyne; Mr. F. Cramer with the Mechanical and Automatic Orchestra; Mr. Mel. B. Spurr; 'Trapped by Magic' sketch
    • Category
    • Ref._Number
    • N1690 Pr.EH68 W73

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