Theatre: The Imperial Theatre
Performance: Miss Elizabeth’s Prisoner
Main Actors: Lewis Waller, Lottie Venne
This theatre programme is a single sheet of cream card with a vertical spinal fold and is printed with purple ink.
Page 4 has interesting advertisements relevant to the decade, these are accompanied by some illustrations. The front cover is a detailed and regal illustration resembling a coat of arms. The centre of the illustration introduces Lessee and Manager of the Imperial Theatre, Mr Lewis Waller, who in his own right is an accomplished actor of his time. Underneath is the title of the play Miss Elizabeth’s Prisoner, a romantic comedy in three acts, written by Robert Neilson Stephens and E. Lyall Swete. The Incidental music was composed by Mr Christopher Wilson.
Underneath is the title of the play, Miss Elizabeth’s Prisoner, a romantic comedy in three acts. Written by Robert Neilson Stephens and E. Lyall Swete. The Incidental music was composed by Mr Christopher Wilson.
The cast list is presented across page 2 and we see that Mr Lewis Waller, successful actor and Lessee and Manager of the theatre, is playing the main male lead of Captain Harry Peyton.
The programme consists of 4 pages including front and back cover. Approx. H 18cm x W 12cm.