Scrapbook containing a hundred tickets from twenty-seven London theatres of the 1920s, with illustrations of actors.

R. J. Olive [London theatres of the 1920s; theatrical ephemera]
Publication details: 
London: for performances dating from between 1922 and 1927.
SKU: 8445

On fifty-seven pages, in a notebook of forty leaves (eighty pages). Dimensions: 20 x 16 cm. In red card covers with 'THEATRES' in manuscript on front. Pages aged and ruckled, with a little damp staining at rear (not affecting any of the ephemera) and a small amount of loss to a corner of the rear cover, but in fair condition overall. The first page, signed 'R. J. Olive', with title 'London Theatres'. Many of the tickets looses, but most laid down, and arranged according to the following theatres: Adelphi (4 tickets), Aldwych (2 tickets), Ambassadors (6 tickets), Apollo (2 tickets), Comedy (2 tickets), Royal Court (2 tickets), Criterion (4 tickets), Daly's (2 tickets), Theatre Royal Drury Lane (2 tickets), Empire (6 tickets), Gaiety (1 ticket), Globe (5 tickets), Haymarket (7 tickets), His Majesty's (3 tickets), Little (2 tickets), London Pavilion (5 tickets), New Theatre (12 tickets), Palace (2 tickets), Playhouse (6 tickets), Prince of Wales (7 tickets), Queen's (2 tickets), St James' (3 tickets), St. Martin's (2 tickets), Savoy (4 tickets), Shaftesbury (2 tickets), Vaudeville (2 tickets), Winter Garden (2 tickets), Wyndham's (3 tickets), New Oxford (6 tickets), Tivoli (2 tickets). 1901 ticket of the Royal Comedy Theatre loosely inserted. Beside the tickets, the details of the relevant play, with name of leading actors, are recorded in manuscript. Twenty-one portraits, apparently cut from magazines, have been laid down throughout the notebook. The last few pages, affected by damp, carry further manuscript details of performances in a number of hands, with one note reading 'This was not kept up to date at all well.'