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Maskelyne and Cooke, Egyptian Hall, London

1880 is pencilled on the cover, but the date is more likely early 1881. The programme includes the sketch ‘The Temptations of Good St. Anthony’ which, according to Jenness in his Egyptian Hall book, was introduced on 11 November 1880. Jenness also says that on 27 January 1881 Maskelyne announced that there would be no evening performances on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, which is consistent with the details in this programme.

Item Details

Size 8 pages. 185mm x 245mm.
Date Probably early 1881
Acts Mr. Charles Mellon; Zoe; Fanfare and Labial; 'Screvins in Two Pieces' sketch; 'The Temptations of Good St. Anthony' sketch; 'Will, the Witch and the Watch' sketch
Ref no N1509 Pr.EH35