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A Programme of Variety


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on the occasion of the fiftieth broadcast from
The Empire programmes arc among the most popular of Northern Ireland's Variety shows, and the Theatre has as regular an audience of wireless listeners as it has patrons. One of Belfast's oldest theatres, the Empire has an interesting history.
In its early days it was known as the Buffalo, and the admission charge was sixpence, a charge which entitled patrons to a free bottle of stout.
The most famous music-hall stars of today and yesterday have played and sung on its stage. Among them are George Robey , Sir Harry Lauder , Marie Lloyd , Ella Shields , Hetty King , Florrie Forde , Wal Langtrey , Alexander and Mose, Flanagan and Allen, to mention only a few outstanding names. Of present-day Irish artists perhaps the most popular are Jimmy O'Dea and J. R. Mageean. Tonight's programme will be given by a brilliant company of stage and radio favourites, including Beryl Orde , Pat Hyde and Nosmo King, and the Seven De Guise, Instrumentalists.


Unknown: George Robey
Unknown: Sir Harry Lauder
Unknown: Marie Lloyd
Unknown: Ella Shields
Unknown: Hetty King
Unknown: Florrie Forde
Unknown: Wal Langtrey
Unknown: Jimmy O'Dea
Unknown: J. R. Mageean.
Unknown: Beryl Orde
Unknown: Pat Hyde

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