The Royal Queen's Theatre...last three nights [Thursday 26 May, Friday 27 May and Saturday 28 May, 1870] of the sisters Fanchette in the celebrated Parisian dance, entitled the can-can nigthly received by crowded houses with unbounded enthusiam. Re-appearance of Mr. & Mrs. George Owen. On Thursday evening, May 26th, 1870, the entertainments will commence with the celebrated drama, entitled 'Aurora Floyd!' for this night only...on Friday evening, May 27, 1870, benefit of the sisters Fanchette when the entertainments will commence with the popular drama of 'Lady's Audley's Secret!'...on Saturday evening, May 28, 1870, the entertainments will commence with the celebrated Irish drama entitled 'Thacken Dhu' [the playbill features an illustration of Norah, the Thackeen Dhu, holding onto the branch of a tree while she hangs over over a ravine trying to excape from Barney the Sot, who is trying shown chopping on the branch of the tree she is holding onto with an axe; these characters played by Mrs. George Owen and Mr. George Owen respectively].
|Main Creator:||Royal Queen's Theatre (Great Brunswick St., Dublin)|
Broadside playbill for productions to be held in the Royal Queen's Theatre, Great Brunswick Street [now Pearse Street], Dublin for the period from Thursday 26 May to Saturday 28 May, 1870 featuring performances by the Sisters Fanchette, also known as the Sisters Fanchette Dancing Troupe - Ellen [known as Nellie], Rosina [also known as Rose], Katty [also known as Kate] and Amy - their real surname was 'Vaile', performing the Can-Can and Mr. & Mrs. George Owen [at top right of playbill is printed "Mr. George Owen, Lessee"; at top left "Mr. J.C. Joseph, Patentee"]. Lower left half of broadside has small ticks in black ink beside the names of some of the performers performing in 'Lady Audley's Secret'.
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Dublin : Alley & Co., Printers, 9 Ryder's Row, Steam Works, Loftus Lane, 1870.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 broadside playbill ; 39.6 x 50.1 cm.
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