'The Cakewalk' dance in the revue All the Year Round
Royal Alhambra Theatre, London
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The picture shows 'The Cakewalk' dance in the Bank Holiday scene of All the Year Round. Topicality was an important feature of revue. Given the craze for the Cakewalk following its introduction to London in In Dahomey, it was inevitable that it would turn up in the Alhambra revue, All the Year Round at the Alhambra Theatre in 1904. It was introduced into the riverside August Bank Holiday scene.