The Gala Week was from 27 March 1933 to 1 April 1933. This poster is in the Paul Kieve Collection. We are grateful for his permission in 2019 to display it on this website.
The theatre is St. George’s Hall and the printer’s date is 29-2-32, ie 29 February 1932.
At this time Noel Maskelyne was the Managing Director of Maskelyne’s Ltd. Noel and Mary Maskelyne were on the bill.
This image can be found, for example, in the Maskelyne’s Mysteries programme for the 1934 summer season at the Little Theatre in London.
These two dragons formed part of the scenery for Chinese themed acts in some Maskelyne shows in the 1930s. One of the dragons can be seen on the right of the stage photograph. The lady on the right of the chest is Mary Maskelyne. The day this photograph was taken, 29 September 1934, she married T.C. Sterndale-Bennett who was an entertainer at the piano. He also performed in some Maskelyne shows.