Theatre: Lyric Theatre
Performance: Robin Hood
Main Actors: Mr Lewis Waller, Mr William Devereux
This theatre programme is for the 1906 production of Robin Hood, a romance in four acts by Henry Hamilton and William Devereux. It stars the popular actor Lewis Waller as Robin Hood. Lewis Waller born William Waller Lewis, 3/11/1860 – 1/11/1915, was a popular English stage actor in London Theatre and was also a successful stage manager.
The pages hold informative advertisements relative to the times with detailed illustrations. The cast list is presented on page 6 of the programme.
Lyric Theatre was the second theatre to be built on Shaftesbury Avenue in Westminster London and is now the oldest theatre on the street and is a grade II listed building. It was designed by C. J. Phipps and was built in December 1888 by the famous producer Henry Leslie.
Lyric Theatre originally held comic operas and then later went on to show light comedies to musicals.
Interestingly, the Lyric Theatre still uses an electric pump and to this day still uses water to operate its stage curtain which originally pumped water from the River Thames.
The programme is made up of cream paper printed with blue ink and consists of 12 pages including front and back cover. Approx. H 19cm x W 12cm.