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Royal Victoria Hall, Lambeth. Variety Performance, c. 1888

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Heading or VenueRoyal Victoria Hall
PlaceLondon, Lambeth
TitleRoyal Victoria Hall, Waterloo Bridge Road, S.E. The people's resort. The people's hall, the people's prices, the people's entertainments. Open every evening. Sat., Mon., & Wed., May 26, 28, & 30. The Two McGees. The extraordinary and excruciatingly funny Irish knockabouts … Gus Gauntlett. Vocal comedian, top-boot and champion dance skater of the world. Lillie de Verne. Serio comic and American dance artiste. Last night of musical mystery, entitled, Chickweed and Groundsel written by A. Maynard … W. Hector. Equilibrist … Sisters Dashwood … Charles Coborn … Bros. Tabra … Tuesday, May 29. Penny science lecture. J. E. Marr … "The back bone of England" … Thursday, May 31. Ballad & operatic concert with tableaux illustrating the opera of "Il trovatore" … Friday, June 1. Temperance hour. Old Kent Road Total Abstinence Society will occupoy the platform … To be followed by a variety entertainment chosen from programme and others. Prices 1d. To 1s. Prices: gallery 2d., stalls 3d.; pit 4d., stalls 6d.; balcony 6d., balcony & orchestra stalls 1s., 2s. & 3s. Boxes 6s. 10s. 6d., and £1 1s. Soldiers, sailors and postmen admitted at half-price. Doors open at 7.30. Commence at 8. Early door (stage) at 7, 3d. extra. Hon. Manager, Miss Cons. Director of orchestra, Mr. W. E. Sutch
Size46 x 13 cm.
Imprint[London] : Bowers Brothers, Printers, 89, Blackfriars Road, London, S.E.
NotesAnother copy at Evan.1046. - Royal Victoria Hall is a former name of the 'Old Vic'; Emma Cons managed the theatre from 1880 to 1890 (Howard, D. London Theatres and music halls 1850-1950. London, 1970)
SubjectMusic-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.); Vaudeville
NamesTwo McGees (Variety artistes); Gauntlett, Gus; De Verne, Lillie; Maynard, Ambrose; Hector, W.; Coborn, Charles, 1852-1945; Bros. Tabra; Sisters Dashwood; Cons, Emma, 1838-1912; Sutch, W. E.
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