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MALTESE MILITARY MUMMERS

[THEATRE ROYAL, MALTA]. Theatre Royal, Malta. On Wednesday the 4th February. The Officers of the Garrison and other Amateurs, assisted by Miss Lewis, will perform the Comedy of my wife's husband...

[Valetta]. [s.n.], [s.d.]
Dimensions 210 x 310 mm. Single leaf broadside, edges uncut. several horizontal folds, lightly creased, manuscript title to verso.
An apparently unrecorded late Victorian playbill advertising an evening's entertainment, starring members of the British armed forces, held at the lavish Theatre Royal in Malta's capital, Valetta. The venue was constructed in 1866 after designs by Edward Middleton Barry (1830-1880), the architect of Covent Garden Theatre. A mere six years after completion, the building's interior was ravaged by fire forcing closure; performances would not resume until restoration works concluded in 1877. The theatre was destroyed during Luftwaffe bombings in 1942. The ruins today serve as an open-air performing arts venue.
£ 450.00 Antiquates Ref: 21437