Theatre: Savoy Theatre, London
Performance: Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’
Main Actors: Mr. R Temple, Mr Durward Lely, Mr. George Grossmith, Mr. Rutland Barrington, Mr. Frederick Bovill, Miss Leonora Braham, Miss Jessie Bond, Miss Sybil Grey, Miss Rosina Bandram.
This rare theatre programme presents Mr. Richard D’Oyly Carte’s first production of Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, The Mikado, which premiered on the 14th March 1885 at the Savoy Theatre. It ran for 672 performances; however, this programme has been dated 19th September 1885 and is performed by Mr. D’Oyly Carte’s original London cast.
Notably, this programme does not include Mr Rudolph Lewis (or his character) who created the role of Go-To, making this programme a first printing.
The Savoy Theatre was built by Richard D’Oyly Carte in 1881 and is situated in the Strand, London. It was the first public building built with electricity and was built to particularly showcase Gilbert and Sullivan operas which also became known as Savoy Operas.
4 pages including front and back covers. Approx. H 23 cms x W14 cms.