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1885 – Theatre Royal Haymarket – Masks and Faces

£125.00

Date: 1885

Theatre: Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Performance: Masks and Faces

Main Actors: Mr Forbes Robertson, Mr Barrymore, Mr Bancroft, Miss Kate Gratton, Mrs Bancroft

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Date: 1885

Theatre: Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Performance: Masks and Faces

Main Actors: Mr Forbes Robertson, Mr Barrymore, Mr Bancroft, Miss Kate Gratton, Mrs Bancroft

 

The Bancroft’s had a significant influence on theatre in the late 1800s. Squire Bancroft married Marie Effie Wilton in 1967 and they became joint managers of the Prince of Wales Theatre. Success in this venture enabled them to move to the larger Theatre Royal, Haymarket and after some rebuilding, opened in 1879, purported to be the first theatre to use electricity. Their careers continued to be successful both artistically and financially.
This  theatre programme, dated to 28th February 1885, presents the Farewell Season of Mr and Mrs Bancroft due to their imminent retirement.

4 pages including front and back; approx H21.5cms x W17cms.

Condition Code: 4-5. Faint evidence of two horizontal folds across the pages but otherwise excellent condition.