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29 February-5 March 1904

Much Ado About Nothing (etc.)

Location Lyceum, Tudor Street, Sheffield, UK
Plays performed Much Ado About Nothing; The Merchant of Venice; Henry VIII


1. Programme

Date 29 February 1904
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice; Henry VIII; Much Ado About Nothing
Production Date(s) 29 February 1904 to 5 March 1904
Venue Lyceum Theatre
Venue address Tudor St, Sheffield
Producer Edward Gordon Craig
Scene Designer Edward Gordon Craig
Costume Maker Ailsa Craig [Edith Craig]
Music Director C. W. Chambers
Document ID ET-D291 Original record
Held by The British Library
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2. Programme

Date 1904
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice; Much Ado About Nothingq; Henry VIII
Production Date(s) Monday Feb 29th 1904 to Saturday 5th March 1904
Venue The Lyceum Theatre
Venue address Tudor Street, Sheffield
Costume Maker Ailsa Craig
Document ID ET-D291a Original record
Held by The British Library

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