Poster for the South London Palace 2528
Medium: Print on paper
St Stephen's Day traditionally marked the beginning of the British pantomime and theatre season. In Britain, this day is also known as Boxing Day, in acknowledgement of a tradition among the wealthy of giving boxes of money to their workers, servants and the poor. This was one of the few days that domestic servants, in particular, could entertain themselves as they wished. In most cases, they went to music or variety halls such as the South London Palace.