21st consecutive year in London (1893-94). The bill includes Devant with sleight of hand, and ‘The Artist’s Dream’ sketch. According to Jenness, this sketch was first presented on 4 September 1893. Jenness also says that at Easter 1894 Devant was also billed as presenting electric shadows, which are not on the bill for this programme. The likely programme date is therefore between 4 September 1893 and Easter 1894.

The bill includes Le Cocon which was presented between 2 May and 22 October 1887, according to Jenness. Jenness also says that after 1 August 1887, when the Hall reopened, the bill included Verne and Madam Schultz. Since these two acts are not in this programme, it may be that the programme date is between 2 May 1887 and the date in July 1887 when the Hall closed for a holiday.

The bill includes Le Cocon which was first presented on 2 May 1887, according to Jenness. It was last shown on 22 October 1887 but Jenness also says that after 1 August 1887, when the Hall reopened, the bill included Verne and Madam Schultz. Since these two acts are not in this programme, it may be that the programme date is between 2 May 1887 and the date in July 1887 when the Hall closed for a holiday. This programme is shown courtesy the Paul Kieve Collection.

The bill includes ‘The Bloomsbury Proper-ganders of Spiritualism’ which was first produced on 5 November 1887, according to Jenness. The programme includes ‘Special engagement of Mr. Charles Bertram’. Unlike programme ref. N1570, the Christmas holidays are not mentioned. It is therefore possible that this programme is later in the Christmas season 1888. The date might therefore be the first part of 1889.

8th year in London. The programme says ‘no performance on Mondays’. According to the book by Jenness on the Egyptian Hall, this lasted from 12 January 1880 to end-May 1880. The closure was said to be “because of health reasons of Maskelyne”.

8th year in London. The programme says ‘no performance on Mondays’. According to the book by Jenness on the Egyptian Hall, this lasted from 12 January 1880 to end-May 1880. The closure was said to be “because of health reasons of Maskelyne”.