Theatre programmes and posters

Scope and Content

These folders contain the following:

Tom Taylor production programmes:

Theatre programmes from London venues for productions of Tom Taylor works. A number of the programmes are annotated on cover. Dated items range from 1875 to 1888.

Command performance programmes:

Collection of programmes for command performances of Tom Taylor works at Windsor Castle, all dated 1860 and 1861. Also included is a letter to Taylor regarding these particular programmes.

Associated programmes and press notices:

One programme for As You Like It listing Tom Taylor as having played Adam, dated 1879. Also included are press notices for the actors Miss Phillippa Hill and Miss Helen Barry, both touring with a production of Taylors' Arkwright's Wife, dated 1874 and 1883.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

One poster is stored separately with outsize items due to its size:

  • Playbill poster for Ticket of Leave Man at Queen's Theatre, Manchester, 1879.