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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.

Item Details

Size 4 pages, 130mm x 205mm.
Date The likely date is between 7 May and 16 December 1898.
People ,
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
Ref no N1690 Pr.EH68