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  • Place of origin:

    Oxford (printed)

  • Date:

    1865 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Groom, H. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Playbill for the Theatre Royal, Town Hall, Oxford, 14 August 1865, advertising the 'Succession of Novelties for Race Week!, commencing on Monday 14th with the drama Robert Macaire, or, The Road-Side Inn, with Henry Irving as Robert Macaire, followed by the highly successful classical Burlesque extravaganza by F.C. Burnand, Ixion!, with a Grand Ballet Divertisement by the Misses C. and F. Taylor, Miss Fielder and Mrs. Arnott 'incidental to the piece'. The programme to conclude with the farce On and Off, or, a Pic-Nic at Nuneham, by T.J.Williams.

Physical description

Letterpress broadsheet playbill, printed in black ink on very flimsy white paper.

Place of Origin

Oxford (printed)


1865 (printed)


Groom, H. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed paper


Height: 75.5 cm, Width: 25.2 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 The Theatre Royal, Town Hall, Oxford, 14 August 1865, advertising Robert Macaire, with Henry Irving in the title role, followed by Ixion! or, The Man at the Wheel.


Paper; Ink


Letterpress printing


Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Production Type

Mass produced


Theatre and Performance Collection

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