The venue is the Egyptian Large Hall. The cover announces a change of programme to include Japanese and Chinese Marvels. The probable date for the programme is 1874, because the first of the press opinions on page 4 is from The Times of 12 August, which the newspaper archive confirms is 1874.
Mr. Alfred Burnett occupied the room when Maskelyne and Cooke closed in September 1874.
One side of this sheet from the Illustrated London News is an illustration of Mr F. Maccabe’s entertainment “Begone, Dull Care”. The reverse side has an article on Maccabe, along with a second article about him that has been pasted onto the sheet. Maccabe was a very popular protean artiste and ventriloquist in the 1860s and 1870s. There is also an article about Mr. Alfred Burnett, the American Humorist who, with the assistance of Miss Nash, took over at the Egyptian Hall in London when Maskelyne and Cooke had a break in September 1874. A programme for their performance can be found under Ref. no. N1468.
This illustration is from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 13 June 1874, page 368.
This illustration is from The Entr’acte, 13 June 1874. George Cooke’s name is incorrectly given as ‘Cook’.
At this time these rival shows were both at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, London.