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King Henry Fifth
1909 – Lyric – King Henry Fifth

£75.00

Date: 1909

Theatre: Lyric Theatre

Performance: King Henry Fifth

Main Actors: Mr Lewis Waller, Mr William Devereu

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Date: 1909
Theatre: Lyric Theatre
Performance: King Henry Fifth
Main Actors: Mr Lewis Waller, Mr William Devereux

 

The programme is for the 1909 production of King Henry Fifth, a Shakespeare play in four acts. It stars the popular actor Lewis Waller as King Henry Fifth. Lewis Waller born William Waller Lewis, 3/11/1860 – 1/11/1915, was a popular English stage actor in London Theatre and was also a successful stage manager.

The pages hold informative advertisements relative to the times, accompanied illustrations. The cast list is presented on page 6 of the programme.

The Lyric Theatre was the second theatre to be built on Shaftesbury Avenue in Westminster, London and is now the oldest theatre on the street and is a grade II listed building. It was designed by C. J. Phipps and built in December 1888 by the famous producer Henry Leslie. The Theatre originally held comic operas and later went on to show light comedies to musicals. Interestingly, the Lyric Theatre still uses an electric pump and to this day still uses water to operate its stage curtain which originally pumped water from the River Thames.

The programme is made up of a matt cream card for front and back cover printed with blue ink and the internal pages are a smooth cream paper printed with blue ink. The programme still has the original seal sticker on front and back cover pages.

12 pages including front and back cover; approx. H 18cm x W 12cm.

Advertisement insert attached at spine on page 7 approx. H 6 cm x W 12 cm printed in red ink advertising a play ‘The Chief of Staff’ by Ronald Macdonald.

 

 

Condition Code: 4: Two staples rusted but pages firmly secure. Evidence of fold to top corner of pages 9&10. The programme is in really good condition especially considering its age.