Theatre: Penge Empire
Performance: The First Kiss
Main Actors: Denier Warren, Ethel Cadman
This large format, 6-sided, theatre programme presents the musical comedy, The First Kiss. Book and Lyrics by Boyle Lawrence from the Spanish of Paso Y Abati, music by Pablo Luna
The Penge Empire opened in 1915 and successfully ran as a music hall style theatre until, in 1928, under new ownership, a projector was installed for cinematic shows as well as continuing with live theatre. Moss Empires took over the theatre in 1946 and continued live theatre but this was short lived as in Essoldo Cinemas took over the building in 1949 showing films until 1960 when it was demolished and joined the ever-increasing list of lost theatres.
6-sided two-fold; approx 25cms x 13cms.