Programme for Maskelyne’s show at the Egyptian Hall, 28th consecutive year

28th consecutive year, 1900-1901. The bill includes the sketch ‘The Entranced Fakir’, the first performance of which was on 6 April 1901, according to the book on the Maskelynes at the Hall by George Jenness. The date must therefore be no earlier than this. It was in ‘The Entranced Fakir’ that Maskelyne first showed his latest, world beating, levitation. Valadon was also on the bill and Animated Photographs were shown. On page 3 of the programme Maskelyne has an article making it clear why he is so annoyed by people who try to imitate his illusions, particularly mentioning his Box Trick and Levitation Mystery. [In his page 3 article JN rather exposes the Aga levitation.] On this programme Mr Nevil Maskelyne plays the part of Fraser in ‘The Entranced Fakir’.


Size 4 green pages, 130 x 210mm.
Date 1901, but no earlier than 6 April 1901.
Acts Herr Valadon; Animated Photographs with the Mechanical Orchestra; the sketch 'The Enchanted Fakir'.
Ref no N2110 Pr.EH133