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Playbill

  • Place of origin:

    Manchester (printed)

  • Date:

    1864 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    The 'Guardian' Steam Printing Offices (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

  • Museum number:

    S.314-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Letterpress playbill for a Benefit performance at The Theatre Royal Manchester, 21 June 1864, featuring Henry Irving as Captain Maidenblush in The Little Treasure, and as Mr. Crummy in Betsy Baker!

Physical description

Letterpress playbill, printed in black ink on flimsy white paper, with woodcut heraldic image of lion and unicorn, top centre.

Place of Origin

Manchester (printed)

Date

1864 (printed)

Artist/maker

The 'Guardian' Steam Printing Offices (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed paper

Dimensions

Height: 50.8 cm, Width: 24.2 cm

Object history note

Part of the Henry Irving Archive, given to the British Theatre Museum Association in January 1959.

Descriptive line

Letterpress playbill for a Benefit performance at The Theatre Royal Manchester, 21 June 1864, featuring Henry Irving as Captain Maidenblush in The Little Treasure, and as Mr. Crummy in Betsy Baker!

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Letterpress printing

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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