The "pantomime," not to be confused with the silent gestures of mimes, was a popular theatrical form whose name indicated that the actors “imitate all.” In Dublin, pantomime shows like "Turko the Terrible" and "Sinbad the Sailor" were performed at both the Theatre Royal and the Gaiety Theatre.

The Theatre Royal on Hawkins Street, Dublin. Source:

Illustration of a pantomime being performed on stage, in Blue Beard: A Pantomime Toy Book (ebook). Source:

Program for 1902 performance of Sinbad pantomime at the Theatre Royal in Exeter (not the one in Dublin). Source:

The Valley of Diamonds by Maxfield Parrish, illustration from The Arabian Nights, Sindbad 2nd Voyage (1907). Source: Wikimedia Commons.