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Silk programme

Silk programme

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, printed)

  • Date:

    1900 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed silk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Silk programme on cream silk in blue typography with cream fringe applied all round. Listing the proprietors, the directors, the architect, the conductor, the stage manager and the managers, noting that the performances were twice-daily at 2pm and 8pm, and listing all the acts, the ticket prices and box office details.

Place of Origin

London (probably, printed)


1900 (printed)



Materials and Techniques

Printed silk


Height: 38.5 cm, Width: 31.5 cm

Object history note

The London Hippodrome, designed by the architect Frank Matcham was a Moss Empires Theatre. This silk programme was produced for the opening night of the theatre, 15th
January 1900, when the acts included a wire act by James and Amelia Jee, haute ecole by Miss Godlewski, the clowns the Brothers Weldermann, Mlle Arnotis 'the Queen of Athletes', Little Tony, a boy vaulting act, Lavater, Lee and his Bucking Mule, Herr Julius Seeth with his forest bred lions, the Jackson Family, instrumentalists, Bros. Permané, Miss Lea, equestrienne, Charles Jee, juggler, Mlle. Amalia, equestrienne, Auguste, Lavater Lee and Oscar Lee, clowns, and an amphibious buretta entitled Giddy Ostend. The costumes were credited as by Moris Angel & Sons from designs by Herbert Norris. The equestrian director was Mr. Hugo Herzog, the Ring Master Mr. Otho Twig, and the orchestra , performers and chorus were directed by Mr. Georges Jacobi.

Descriptive line

Silk programme produced for the variety programme for the Grand Opening Night of the London Hippodrome, 15 January 1900.


Silk; Printing ink; Silk (textile); Ink




Entertainment & Leisure; Variety


Theatre and Performance Collection

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