Maskelyne and Cooke programme for the Egyptian Hall, 23rd consecutive year
23rd consecutive year, 1895-1896. According to the book on the Egyptian Hall by George Jenness, the Christmas programme was introduced on 21 December 1895 with ‘Will, the Witch and the Watchmen’, Roberts with his skit Pantomania and Devant with Phoenix and The Birth of Flora. Jenness also said, “as was customary, the Christmas programme continued to attract audiences for practically six months. In so far as magic was concerned there were hardly any changes.” However, Jenness also said that it was announced on 19 March 1896 that Animated Photographs had just been added to the programme. Therefore this programme is probably from the period of 21 December 1895 to March 1896. For a review of this show by ‘The Era’ see Ref. no. N2043.