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1944 Royal Opera House, Cairo, The Mikado
1944 – Royal Opera House, Cairo – The Mikado

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Date:  1944

Theatre: The Royal Opera House – Cairo

Performance: The Mikado

Main Actors: The Cairo Amateur Dramatic & Musical Society

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Date:  1944
Theatre: Royal Opera House – Cairo
Performance: The Mikado
Main Actors: The Cairo Amateur Dramatic & Musical Society

 

This fascinating theatre programme is for the performance of The Mikado performed by the Cairo Amateur Dramatic & Musical Society in 1944 -1945 at the Royal Opera House in Cairo, Egypt. The programme has interesting Egyptian advertisements including: Oil burner central heating J. Buhagiar & Co; a skating rink; Shell Oil. Some of the advertisements are companied by illustrations. The cast list is presented across pages numbered 12 and 13.

There is a red ribbon book mark attached to the programme with a shield-shaped card at the end, illustrated with a horse with wings and the words Socony-Vacuum printed beneath the illustration; on the reverse, there is an illustration of an oil can with Egyptian text.

The Mikado is a popular comic opera and was written by Gilbert & Sullivan and was first performed in London in 1885. Gilbert & Sullivan were a prolific and successful two-man team who created fourteen comic operas together (The Mikado being their 9th) over a period of around 25 years. William S. Gilbert, born in London, (1836-1911) was a successful lyricist, poet and illustrator. Arthur S. Sullivan was the composer, also born in London, (1842-1900), the son of a military band master.

The programme consists of numbered pages from 1-24 not including the cover pages, however in total the programme has 28 pages including front and back cover pages; approx. H24cm x W18cm.

 

Condition Code: 2-3: The original staples remain, slightly rusted but pages firmly secure. The cover pages have protected the internal pages well, thus the cover pages are a little tatty mainly down the spine edge with some splits and There is an approx. 6cm tear down the centre of the programmes cover pages’ spine. Approx. 1 cm tear to the bottom of the cover page’s spine and a 2cm tear to the top of the cover page’s spine. The corners have wear and slight curling/folding throughout. The programme has no evidence of foxing. Evidence of vertical and horizontal folds. Overall the condition of the programme is good for its age.