6th year in London. The programme date will be soon after 30 March 1878 because it mentions that Messrs. Turquand & Pelham in their Dramatic and Mimetic Recitals are also performing at the Hall. An earlier programme (ref. N1496) tells us that these recitals will be ‘on and after 30 March’. Part of the back page is not readable as a result of the programme being removed from a scrapbook. This may explain why no printer’s date is visible.

Page 3 of the programme mentions that ‘Arcana’ and Le Cocon are in preparation. According to the Jenness book on the Egyptian Hall, ‘Arcana’ was first produced on 5 November 1887. De Kolta appeared at the Hall from 23 December 1886, but he first presented Le Cocon on 2 May 1887. Therefore the likely date of this programme is 23 December 1886 to 2 May 1887. Note that the insurance advertisement on page 4 mentions financial figures for the year ending 25 Mar 1886.

25th consecutive year in London (1897-1898). The programme includes ‘Trapped by Magic’. According to Jenness, this play was first performed on 7 May 1898. Jenness also says when the Christmas season started on 16 December the show contained ‘The Gnome’s Grot’, which is not on this bill. The likely date of this programme is therefore some time between 7 May and 16 December 1898.

The likely date is in the period 11 November 1880 to 27 January 1881. The programme includes ‘The Temptations of Good St. Anthony’ sketch, which Jenness said was introduced on 11 November 1880. In addition, the programme includes the words ‘every evening at eight’, whereas Jenness says that from 27 January 1881 there would be no evening peformances on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. See also the programme ref. no. N1515.

The likely date is in the period 11 November 1880 to 27 January 1881. The programme includes ‘The Temptations of Good St. Anthony’ sketch, which Jenness said was introduced on 11 November 1880. In addition, the programme includes the words ‘every evening at eight’, whereas Jenness says that from 27 January 1881 there would be no evening peformances on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This programme is almost the same as ref. no. N1514. It differs only in that the extra word [GRATIS.] is to be found on pages 3 and 4.

The advertisement on page 4 includes financial figures for year ending 25 March 1889. On 21 October 1889, Holden was at the Hall for about a month, according to Jenness. The date 7 November 1889 has been written on the front of the programme. This date is very probably correct.

The advertisement on page 4 includes financial figures for year ending 25 March 1889. This programme is probably from the Christmas season 1889 which started on 15 December according to Jenness. Morritt was still in the show at the time. So the likely date is between 15 December 1889 and some time in 1890.

The advertisement on page 4 includes financial figures for year ending 25 March 1889. According to Jenness, on 5 August 1889 the Hall reopened with Ganthony and Morritt, who are both on this bill. Later, from 21 October 1889, Holden was at the Hall for about a month. Since Holden is not on this bill, the programme date is probably between 5 August 1889 and 21 October 1889.