Maskelyne and Cooke Egyptian Hall programme, 30th consecutive year
30th consecutive year in London, 1902-1903. The programme date is probably 1903. The book by George Jenness on the Egyptian Hall says that the sketch ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’ was first performed at the start of the 30th Christmas programme on 20 December 1902. The programme date is therefore likely to be 1903. In addition to ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’, the bill includes two spots for Herr Valadon and Animated Photographs introduced by Mr. Nevil Maskelyne accompanied by Mr. Cramer on the Mechanical Orchestra. This is the same bill as on programme Ref. no. N2117. However there is a misprint on this programme in that the first immortal character in the sketch is called Ali Ben Lobȗr rather than Ali Ben Slobȗr.