Theatre: The Windmill Theatre, London
Performance: Revudeville 29th Year
Main Actors: Iris White, Windmill Girls
The Windmill Theatre (re-named The Windmill International in 1994), was a well-known theatre situated on Great Windmill Street in London, popular for the Revue and Variety theatre performances. It was originally opened as a cinema in 1909 (Palais de Luxe) and was one of the first cinemas to show silent films however due to the growth of larger cinemas in London the cinema was forced to close. It wasn’t until 1930 that the building transformed into the Windmill Theatre. It was well known for its glamorous nudes on stage known as ‘The Windmill Girls’.
In this Revudeville programme: there is a full cover photo of Iris White, one of the legendary Windmill Girls, and later on in the programme is an interesting article of Miss White. Printed at the top of the front cover is the title of ‘Revudeville 29th Year’ at the Windmill theatre and at the bottom of the front cover it is printed that the programme is 317th Edition ’B’ Company. The internal pages are a mix of informative advertisements and photos of windmill girls and entertainers of the performance. The cast list is displayed across the centre pages.
The programme consists of 12 pages including front and back cover. Approx. H 18cm x W 12cm.