Programmes & Handbills

Programmes & Handbills

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

Although the cover says FROM the Egyptian Hall, implying that this is a touring programme, it is in fact an Egyptian Hall programme. No doubt there were some of these programmes, which had pre-printed full colour covers, left over from the October to December 1886 tour and Maskelyne decided to use them up by printing the Egyptian Hall programme on pages 2 and 3. 10 January 1887 is written on the cover. This is probably correct as the bill is consistent with the 1886 Christmas season.

    • Size
    • 4 pages on card, 205mm x 260mm
    • Theatre
    • Egyptian Hall
    • Town
    • London
    • Date
    • 10 January 1887
    • Acts
    • Mr. Charles Mellon; Juggling by Mr. Maskelyne; 'Elixir Vitæ' sketch; Mechanical and Automatic Orchestra; 'Will, the Witch and the Watchmen' sketch; Buatier de Kolta
    • Category
    • Ref._Number
    • N1742 Pr.EH73 W78

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