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Theatre Royal, Hay-market, 1848

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PressmarkEvan.527
Heading or VenueTheatre Royal, Haymarket
PlaceLondon, Haymarket
TitleTheatre Royal, Hay-market. Mr. B. Webster, sole lessee and manager, Old Brompton. The wonder of the world! On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, in Passion week! April 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, & 22nd, 1848. M. Herrmann, (of Hanover) premier prestidigitateur of France, and the acknowledged first professor of magic in the world, respectfully announces to the nobility, gentry, and the public in general, that he will give five soirées magique [sic] at this theatre, on the above evenings, being positively the only occasions he can appear in London this season. During the week, M. Herrmann will introduce, for the first time in this country, several new and startling illusions! Which he has recently imported from China & various parts of Europe. Made. Herrmann will also exhibit her extraordinary powers of second sight; or, anti-magnetism, by divining, with closed eyes, any objects that may be submitted to this proof. Programme for this evening, Monday, April 17th, La volage des cartes … Le miroir des dames … Grand new illusions from India, La suspension ethereenne by ether. Le double vue … With various new illusions with cards and magie blanche! And a concert, in imitation of various birds, by M. Herrmann. Stalls & boxes 5s. Pit 3s. Galleries 2s. & 1s. Second price at nine o'clock. Doors open at half-past seven; the performance to commence at eight o'clock. Private boxes to be had at the box-office, & at the libraries … Tickets and places to be had of Mr. J. T. Archer, at the box-office, which is open daily from 11 till 4
Size51 x 47 cm.
Date1848
Imprint[London] : W. S. Johnson, "Nassau Steam Press", 60, St. Martin's Lane
IllustrationsWith an illustration of the act entitled 'Suspension éthéréenne'
NotesCarl (Compars) Herrmann was an older brother of Alexander Herrmann and appeared at the Theatre Royal in the Haymarket, London, in 1848, where he performed the suspension illusion entitled 'Le Suspension Ethéréenne' (or Suspension by Ether)
GenrePoster
SubjectMagic tricks; Clairvoyance; Levitation; Optical illusions
NamesWebster, Benjamin, 1797-1882; Herrmann, Carl; Herrmann, Madame; Archer, J. T.
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