Theatre: The Empire Theatre, Leicester Square.
Main Actors: Phyllis Bedells, Jack Buchanan, Fred Farren, Ida Crispi
A stunning, rare, souvenir theatre programme has a stiff card cover, elaborately decorated with purple, gold and embossed white, which proudly announces 1887 – 1914. The theatre was actually built in 1884, but in 1887 became a music hall and became known as The Empire Theatre of Varieties. In 1898 the theatre returned to its previous name, The Empire Theatre, and thus remained until it closed and was demolished in 1927. It was rebuilt and opened at the end of 1928 with the latest trend: a silent movie.
This theatre programme presents well known and popular performers of the day, including a young Jack Buchanan, in a wide ranging variety plus the main act…. ’A Mixed Grill’, A Bur-revu-lesque in six scenes.
There are advertisements with beautiful illustrations throughout, all adding to the stories that this historical programme tells.
24 pages not including cover; approx. 24cms x 20.5cms