A Chinese Honeymoon - Program from May 14th 1904.
Royal Strand Theatre.
Proprietor and Manager - Mr Frank Curzon.
Programme price Twopence. [2d]
Orchestra Stalls, 10s 6d [53p. The best seats in the house for less than $1US!]. Grand Circle, 7s 6d. Dress Circle, 6s. Upper Circle, 4s. Pit, 2s 6d. Gallery 1s [5p].
Doors open at 7.30. Commence at 8 precisely. Carriages at 11.
At 8.11, "A Paper Fan"
8.47, "The Maid of Pekin", with Chorus.
9.57, "Egypt", with Chorus.
Costumes by NATHAN from designs by COMELLI. Modern dresses by VIOLA, 47, Albemarle Street, W. Hats by Mme. VIOLETTE, 4, Lower Seymore Street. Wigs by GUSTAVE.
Advert in theatre program from Daly's Theatre.
On this occasion a Photographic Souvenir will be presented to each Member of the Audience, and a Photograph of the Auditorium will be taken during the Entre'Acte [interval]. For this purpose the audience are requested to retain their seats for a few minutes immediately on the fall of the curtain on the 1st Act. The Photograph is taken by a new process, unaccompanied by flash nor smell, and copies of the picture will be afterwards on sale in the Theatre.
The following pictures are taken from that souvenir printed to celebrate the second anniversary of this show at the Strand Theatre, October 5th 1903. Each member of the company contributed a short text and photograph. Photos by Lizzie Caswall Smith. Here is Elsie's text;
We say it for an hour, perhaps for years;
We have no dearer word for our heart's friend,
Alike to those we love and those we hate,
The programme. Price sixpence.
Note the 'De Reszke', cigarette advert, listing some 'famous smokers', including Sir Henry Irving. 'Supplied to the House of Commons'. 'Smoked by Royalty'.