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Broekman's Circus and Great Monkey Theatre, High Holborn, 1876

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Heading or VenueDuke's Theatre
PlaceLondon, Holborn
TitleBroekman's Monkey Theatre, the "Duke's," High Holborn. Grand Christmas pantomimic steeplechase executed by ponies, monkeys, bears, stags, elephant, goat, dogs and poodles. Never before witnessed in London. Eighty four-legged artistes will take part in the performance. Every day at 2 & 7. General repertoire for winter season: Comic dinner. Party of eight monkeys, and the waiter "Joe." The wonderful monkey acrobat on the slack rope. The extraordinary monkey "Lena," on the tight rope, a la Blondin … The wonderful thoroughbred and best trained ponies in the world, Aly and Emir, in their extraordinary leaps over objects six feet high. Grand pad act, by the wonderful equestrian monkey, Jaco. Leddy, the most highly trained and only musical pony in the world … Prices:- private boxes from 10s. to £2 2s. Orchestra stalls, 4s. Dress circle, 3s. Boxes, 2s. Dress circle, 3s. Boxes, 2s. Pit, 1s. Gallery, 6d. Children half-price (gallery excepted). Schools and large parties liberally treated with.
Size38 x 26 cm.
Imprint[London] : Walter Smith, "Bloomsbury Steam Printing Works," 61 & 62, High Street, W.C.
NotesDated in MS.: 1876.7. - The Duke's Theatre re-opened in September 1876 as a circus under the direction of Mr. Broekman ('The Graphic' 9th September, 1876). In December 1876 Broekman's Monkey Theatre and Miniature Circus gave two performances daily, at 2 and 7 o'clock ('The Era', Monday, 25th December, 1876); the Company then appeared at the Theatre Royal, Bradford, in February and March 1877 and from April to around July 1877 performed at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London.
SubjectAnimals, Training of; Monkeys; Ponies; Circus animals
NamesBroekman's Circus and Great Monkey Theatre; Broekman, Louis, 1816-1884
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