Theatre: Daly’s Theatre
Performance: A Gaiety Girl
Main Actors: Mr C. Hayden Coffin, George Grossmith Jnr, Mr Eric Lewis, Letty Lind, Kate Cutler, Marie Studholme, Ethel Sidney, Kate Hodson, Alice Davis, Constance Collier, Kitty Adams, Nina Martino.
With beautiful theatrical art work, this is an exceptionally rare programme in a larger, longer style than usual. The first night is dated October 27th, 1894. On the front is pencil script January ’95, presumably a note from the original purchaser at the show.
The show was popular and long-running with Mr George Edwardes producing this show and many others, popularising musical-comedies. He also created the Gaiety Girls who were quite a departure from the burlesque actresses. These were gentile and stylish, much sort after on and off stage!
This is a Daly’s Theatre programme with George Edwardes managing and producing; an important record in theatre history.
On page 3 there is some interesting editorial including Miss Ada Rehan’s Starring Tour, whilst on page 4 there are some fascinating advertisements.
4 pages including front and back; approx. 26.5cms x 18cms