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Pantomime Collection

Background imagePantomime Collection: Joseph Grimaldi Clown

Joseph Grimaldi Clown
JOSEPH GRIMALDI 1778 - 1837 As a clown in the pantomime of Mother Goose. " Sir, I ll just trouble you with a line"

Background imagePantomime Collection: No, No Nanette by Frank Mandel

No, No Nanette by Frank Mandel
Promotional postcard for No No Nanette by Frank Mandel, Otto Harbach and Irving Caesar; music Vincent Youmans. (Globe Theatre, New York, 16th September 1925)

Background imagePantomime Collection: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Promotional postcard for Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. First produced in England at His Majestys Theatre, 11th April 1914

Background imagePantomime Collection: Pantomime Characters, Commedia dell Arte

Pantomime Characters, Commedia dell Arte - Clown, Harlequin, Columbine and Pantaloon. 19th century

Background imagePantomime Collection: The Land of Christmas Plays by Pauline Baynes

The Land of Christmas Plays by Pauline Baynes
Charming illustration showing a land populated by all the characters from Christmas plays and pantomimes including Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Robinson Crusoe

Background imagePantomime Collection: Cinderella theatre poster

Cinderella theatre poster
Theatre poster for the pantomime Cinderella, showing Cinders arriving in a glass carriage for the ball, complete with fan and glamorous dress and wig

Background imagePantomime Collection: Waldorf Theatre, London

Waldorf Theatre, London
Promotional postcard for the Waldorf Theatre, London. Designed by the well known theatre architect W. G. R. Sprague it originally opened in 1905 as the Waldorf Theatre

Background imagePantomime Collection: A Scrape of the Pen by Graham Moffatt

A Scrape of the Pen by Graham Moffatt
Promotional postcard for A Scrape of the Pen by Graham Moffatt. First produced at the Athenaeum, Glasgow, 23rd April 1909 and Comedy Theatre, 4th September 1912

Background imagePantomime Collection: La Poupee by Arthur Sturgess

La Poupee by Arthur Sturgess
Promotional postcard for La Poupee, a comic operetta by Arthur Sturgess from the French of Maurice Ordonneau (Theatre de la Gaiete, Paris, 21st October 1896); music Edmond Audran

Background imagePantomime Collection: The Mikado by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

The Mikado by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Promotional postcard for the Mikado by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, first produced Savoy Theatre, 14th March 1885 Date: circa 1885

Background imagePantomime Collection: Florrie Forde music hall singer 1875-1940

Florrie Forde music hall singer 1875-1940
Florrie Forde (Flora Flanagan) born in Australia, music hall singer known for popular chorus songs, pantomime principal boy. Sang ?It?s a long way to Tipperary? in World War I

Background imagePantomime Collection: Marie Loftus music hall dancer and singer 1857-1940

Marie Loftus music hall dancer and singer 1857-1940
Marie Loftus music hall dancer and singer, pantomime star. Reputation for singing risqu songs. Mother of Cissie Loftus, music hall mimic. In costume holding rose

Background imagePantomime Collection: A Pair of Silk Stockings by Cecil Harcourt

A Pair of Silk Stockings by Cecil Harcourt
Promotional postcard for A Pair of Silk Stockings by Cecil Harcourt. First produced at the Criterion Theatre, 23rd February 1914

Background imagePantomime Collection: Mind The Step revue by Charles Baldwin and Harry Richardson

Mind The Step revue by Charles Baldwin and Harry Richardson
Promotional postcard for Mind The Step revue by Charles Baldwin and Harry Richardson. First produced at the Islington Empire, 10th May 1915

Background imagePantomime Collection: Rose Marie by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein

Rose Marie by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein
Promotional postcard for Rose Marie by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein; music Rudolf Friml & Herbert Stothart. First produced in England, at Drury Lane

Background imagePantomime Collection: On and Off by Fred Karno

On and Off by Fred Karno
Promotional postcard for On and Off revue by Fred Karno, circa 1909 Date: circa 1909

Background imagePantomime Collection: Funny Face by Fred Thomson & Paul Gerard Smith

Funny Face by Fred Thomson & Paul Gerard Smith
Promotional postcard for Funny Face by Fred Thomson and Paul Gerard Smith; lyrics Ira Gershwin; music George Gershwin which was first produced in the Princes Theatre on 8th November 1928

Background imagePantomime Collection: Scenery for Aladdin, Pollocks Toy Theatre

Scenery for Aladdin, Pollocks Toy Theatre, with two rounded arches opening onto a seascape. Date: late 19th century

Background imagePantomime Collection: Maskelyne and Cookes 'The Artists Dream'. John Nevil Maskelyne and George Co

Maskelyne and Cookes "The Artists Dream". John Nevil Maskelyne and George Co
Maskelyne and Cookes " The Artists Dream". John Nevil Maskelyne and George Cooke, presented for the first time to a West End audience an entertainment they had been giving for several years

Background imagePantomime Collection: Poster, Aladdin at Grand Theatre, Halifax

Poster, Aladdin at Grand Theatre, Halifax
Pantomime poster, Milton Rays production of Aladdin at the Grand Theatre, Halifax. circa 1900

Background imagePantomime Collection: Dan Leno, music hall comedian, as Sister Anne

Dan Leno, music hall comedian, as Sister Anne
Dan Leno (George Wild Galvin), music hall comedian and musical theatre actor, as Sister Anne in a pantomime entitled Bluebeard, at Drury Lane Theatre, London. Date: circa 1901

Background imagePantomime Collection: The Folly Theatre, Peter Street, Manchester

The Folly Theatre, Peter Street, Manchester
Promotional postcard showing a playbill of the acts playing at the Folly Theatre of Varieties, (known as the Folly) Peter Street, Manchester for the week commencing Monday, 24th March 1889

Background imagePantomime Collection: Dan Leno as Mrs. Twankey 1897

Dan Leno as Mrs. Twankey 1897
Dan Leno (1860 1904), as Mrs.Twankey in Aladdin at Drury Lane Theatre, London. Leading English music hall comedian and musical theatre actor during the late Victorian era. Date: 1897

Background imagePantomime Collection: Aladdin, touring to the Opera House, Northampton

Aladdin, touring to the Opera House, Northampton, 22 February 1909(?) This seems to be a stock poster. The reverse boasts of The Funniest Pantomime ever produced. circa 1909

Background imagePantomime Collection: The White Horse Inn by Harry Graham

The White Horse Inn by Harry Graham
Promotional postcard for The White Horse Inn by Harry Graham from the German of Hans Muller (Im Weissen Roessl, Grosses Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 8th November 1930); music Ralph Benatzky &c

Background imagePantomime Collection: Victoria Palace Theatre playbill

Victoria Palace Theatre playbill
Front and back page of a promotional booklet for the Victoria Palace Theatre, London for the week commencing December 19th, 1927

Background imagePantomime Collection: Rookery Nook by Ben Travers

Rookery Nook by Ben Travers
Promotional postcard for Rookery Nook by Ben Travers. First produced at the Kings Theatre, Southsea, 21st June and the Aldwych Theatre

Background imagePantomime Collection: The O Mara Opera Company

The O Mara Opera Company
Promotional postcard for the O Mara Opera Company. Joseph O Mara (1864-1927) was an Irish opera singer, who ran his own company between 1912 and 1926

Background imagePantomime Collection: The Great Tally Ho Mystery - Charles Morritt

The Great Tally Ho Mystery - Charles Morritt
Promotional postcard for Charles Morritts Great Tally Ho Mystery, in which an " entire fox hunt" : two huntsmen with rifles, a hunting dog

Background imagePantomime Collection: The Merry Widow by Edward Morton

The Merry Widow by Edward Morton
Promotional postcard for The Merry Widow by Edward Morton from the German of Victor Leon and Leo Stein (Theater an der Wien, Vienna, , 30th December 1905); music Franz Lehar

Background imagePantomime Collection: London Coliseum - auditorium

London Coliseum - auditorium
Promotional postcard showing the auditorium at The London Coliseum. The theatre was built by the theatrical architect Frank Matcham who intended it to be one of Londons largest

Background imagePantomime Collection: London Coliseum - the Royal Box

London Coliseum - the Royal Box
Promotional postcard of the Royal Box of the London Coliseum. A Royal party visiting the Coliseum would enter by a private entrance into a richly furnished lounge

Background imagePantomime Collection: The Little Duchess by Robert Courtneidge and Bertram Davis

The Little Duchess by Robert Courtneidge and Bertram Davis
Promotional postcard for The Little Duchess, a musical play by Robert Courtneidge and Bertram Davis, lyrics Bertrand Davis and Percy Greenbank

Background imagePantomime Collection: Life by Maurice Cowan and Fred Rome

Life by Maurice Cowan and Fred Rome
Life revue by Maurice Cowan & Fred Rome; music Frederick Chappelle. First produced Hippodrome, Portsmouth, 3th May and London Palladium 30th August 1926

Background imagePantomime Collection: The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
Promotional postcard for The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde. First produced at the St. Jamess Theatre, on 14th February 1895. For the St. James revival, 25th November 1909

Background imagePantomime Collection: The Headmaster by Wilfrid Coleby and Edward Knoblauch

The Headmaster by Wilfrid Coleby and Edward Knoblauch
Promotional postcard for The Headmaster by Wilfrid T. Coleby and Edward Knoblauch. First produced at the Playhouse theatre, 22nd January 1913

Background imagePantomime Collection: Good Morning, Bill! By P. G. Wodehouse

Good Morning, Bill! By P. G. Wodehouse
Promotional postcard for Good Morning, Bill! By P. G. Wodehouse, based on the Hungarian of Ladislas Fodor. First produced at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Background imagePantomime Collection: Cinderella at the London Hippodrome

Cinderella at the London Hippodrome
Cinderella, the first pantomime at the London Hippodrome, which received rave reviews. Top photographs show Hetty Chattel as the Prince, Ruth Lytton as Dandini and Amy Farrell as Cinderella

Background imagePantomime Collection: Aladdin pantomime design

Aladdin pantomime design, unidentified production. Showing Aladdin in the cave with the lamp, and the genie materialising. Date: circa 1910

Background imagePantomime Collection: Somebodys Sweetheart by Edward H Marris

Somebodys Sweetheart by Edward H Marris
Promotional postcard for Somebodys Sweetheart by Edward H. Marris. First produced West Hartlepool, 17th July 1899 and Theatre Royal, Stratford, 22nd June 1903

Background imagePantomime Collection: Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw

Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw
Promotional postcard for Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw. First produced at the Royal Court Theatre, 21st May 1905

Background imagePantomime Collection: George Leyton

George Leyton
Promotional postcard for George Leyton. George Leyton was a well-known music hall singer, whose speciality was patriotic and military songs

Background imagePantomime Collection: Dan Leno

Dan Leno
Promotional postcard for Dan Leno(1860-1904) " The Kings Jester" One of Alick P. Ritchies series of music hall performers

Background imagePantomime Collection: Keep To The Right by H Chance Newton

Keep To The Right by H Chance Newton
Promotional postcard for Keep To The Right revue by H. Chance Newton; music Herman Darewski. First produced at the Hippodrome, Boscombe, 23rd August and Holborn Empire, 22nd November 1915

Background imagePantomime Collection: Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe
Promotional postcard for Ivanhoe Presented and produced by Walter and Frederick Melville (programme) They also credit themselves with a share of the production

Background imagePantomime Collection: The House that Jack Built

The House that Jack Built
Promotional postcard for The House that Jack Built, Howard and Wyndhams Royal Pantomime, at the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, 14th December 1911

Background imagePantomime Collection: Our Miss Gibbs by Adrian Ross

Our Miss Gibbs by Adrian Ross
Promotional postcard for Our Miss Gibbs by Adrian Ross; music Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton. First produced at the Gaiety Theatre, 23rd January 1909

Background imagePantomime Collection: Miss Hook Of Holland by Paul Rubens & Austin Hurgon

Miss Hook Of Holland by Paul Rubens & Austin Hurgon
Promotional postcard for Miss Hook of Holland by Paul Rubens and Austin Hurgon; music Paul Rubens. First produced at the Prince of Wales Theatre, 31st January 1907. For George Dances Co



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