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Maskelyne and Cooke programme for the Egyptian Hall, 24th consecutive year

24th consecutive year, 1896-1897. According to the book on the Egyptian Hall by George Jenness, the Christmas programme started on 22 December 1896, and included ‘Chameleon’ for the first time. The earliest date for this programme is therefore 22 December 1896. This is consistent with the hand written date on page 1 of ‘Monday afternoon, 22 February 1897’. On this programme the person playing Chameleon is Miss A. Hansard. Programme Ref. no. N2068 has identical wording but for the fact that Chameleon is played by Miss Marion Melville.

Item Details

Size 4 pages, 130 x 205mm.
Date 22 February 1897
People , ,
Acts Mr. David Devant; Animated Photographs; Mr. R.A. Roberts; a Christmas fantasy entitled 'Chameleon'; Mechanical and Automatic Orchestra; the sketch 'Will, the Witch and the Watchmen'; musical accompaniments by Mr. F. Cramer on Metzler's Organo Piano.
Ref no N2067 Pr.EH117