Poster advertising the Middlesex Music Hall 577
Printer: High Holborn
Medium: Print on paper
Even in the late 19th century, living and working conditions for most of the British population were tough, hours were long, and the work was monotonous. It was the theatre that provided them with the escape that they craved. Music halls were full of colour, noise and alcohol; most importantly, they held exciting entertainments. This concert, held on Christmas Eve, was a spectacle of military splendour: there would have been performers, a band and even horses on the stage.