Theatre: The Imperial Theatre
Performance: Romeo and Juliet
Main Actors: Lewis Waller, Mr H. V. Esmond, Miss Evelyn Millard.
The front cover of this theatre programme is a favoured design of the theatre during this period, namely, a detailed and regal illustration resembling a coat of arms, printed in purple on cream paper. In the centre of the illustration, we are introduced to the current 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 Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare.
The cast list is presented on page 2 and we see that Mr Lewis Waller, successful actor and Lessee and Manager of the theatre is the main male lead character Romeo and Mercutio is played by the extremely popular and accomplished actor of the time Mr H. V Esmond.
Page 4 has interesting advertisements relevant to the decade which are accompanied by some detailed illustrations.
This theatre programme consists of 4 pages including front and back cover; approx. H 20cm x W 14cm