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Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: Macheath-DuBellamy; Peachum-Follet; Lockit-Lewis; Mat-Chaplin; Filch-Jacobs; Lucy-Young Gentlewoman, first time on any stage; Mrs Peachum-Mrs Love; Diana Trapes-Mrs Johnston; Polly-Mrs Weller; in Act III a Hornpipe-Everard; the Freemason's Prologue-brother L'Estrange.
Cast
Role: Macheath Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Peachum Actor: Follet
Role: Lockit Actor: Lewis
Role: Mat Actor: Chaplin
Role: Filch Actor: Jacobs
Role: Lucy Actor: Young Gentlewoman, first time on any stage
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Diana Trapes Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Polly Actor: Mrs Weller
Role: in Act III a Hornpipe Actor: Everard
Role: the Freemason's Prologue Actor: brother L'Estrange.

Afterpiece Title: The Tobacconist

Performance Comment: Abel Drugger-Weston; Subtle-Griffith; Face-L'Estrange; Mammon-Lloyd; Headlong-Jacobs; Knowlife-Chaplin; Mrs Rantipole-Mrs Whitefield; Doll-Mrs Gardner; Between the Acts of the Farce a Mason's Song-. By Permission. By particular desire of the Antient and Hon. Society of Free and Accepted Masons.

Monologue: Interlude: Scene from The Register Office. Gulwell-Lloyd; Little Girl-Miss Frances; New Character-Mrs Gardner

Cast
Role: Gulwell Actor: Lloyd
Role: Little Girl Actor: Miss Frances
Role: New Character Actor: Mrs Gardner.

Entertainment: Imitations Vocal and Rhetorical-Bannister

Event Comment: For the Entertainment of the Grand Master of the Antient and Hon. Society of Free and Accepted Masons. Alter'd from Shakespear by Mr Betterton

Performances

Mainpiece Title: King Henry The Fourth, Part Ii

Performance Comment: As17290923, but Pistol-Norris; With a new Prologue, Epilogue- for the Entertainment of the (Masons).
Cast
Role: Pistol Actor: Norris
Role: Epilogue Actor: for the Entertainment of the
Role: King Actor: Mills
Role: Prince of Wales Actor: Williams
Role: Lancaster Actor: Wm. Mills
Role: Westmoreland Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Justice Actor: Boman
Role: Archbishop of York Actor: Roberts
Role: Archbishop of Canterbury Actor: Corey
Role: Hastings Actor: Watson
Role: Falstaff Actor: Harper
Role: Shallow Actor: Cibber
Role: Poins Actor: Oates
Role: Bardolph Actor: Shepard
Role: Feeble Actor: Griffin
Role: Hostess Quickly Actor: Mrs Wetherilt
Role: Doll Tearsheet Actor: Mrs Shireburn
Role: Falstaff's Boy Actor: Miss Robinson
Role: Ancient Pistol Actor: Cibber Jr
Role: Justice Silence Actor: Miller.
Event Comment: Benefit Mills. For the Entertainment of the Grand Master, and the rest of the Fraternity of the Antient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons. Three rows of the Pit will be rail'd in for Masons only. Those brethren who intend to accompany the Grand Master to the play, are desir'd to meet his Lordship cloath'd at the Rose Tavern the corner of Bridges street, Covent Garden

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Merchant Of Venice

Performance Comment: As17470209, but Prologue to the Masons-Mills; Epilogue (as a Mason's Wife)-Mrs Mills.
Cast
Role: Prologue to the Masons Actor: Mills
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Mills.
Role: Lorenzo Actor: Lowe.
Role: Shylock Actor: Macklin
Role: Antonio Actor: Delane
Role: Bassanio Actor: Mills
Role: Gratiano Actor: Sparks
Role: Launcelot Actor: Neale
Role: Duke Actor: Winstone
Role: Morochius Actor: Bridges
Role: Salanio Actor: Berry
Role: Solarino Actor: Blakes
Role: Gobbo Actor: Ray
Role: Tubal Actor: Taswell
Role: Balthazar Actor: Simpson
Role: Jessica Actor: Mrs Ridout
Role: Nerissa Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Portia Actor: Mrs Clive.

Afterpiece Title: The Double Disappointment

Song: I: On on my dear Brethren-Lowe; III: Come let us prepare-; IV: (At the particular desire of the Grand Master,) Song upon the account of Free Masonry-Mr Coustos (who was long confin'd in the Inquisition in Portugal; and with the greatest resolution underwent torture Nine Times without either renouncing his Religion, or having the secret of Free Masonry extorted from him; Daily Advertiser); V: a Duette-Mrs Clive, Mrs Mozeen

Dance: II: A Wooden Shoe Dance-Leviez, Villette

Event Comment: For the Entertainment of the Antient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons. For the Benefit of an unfortunate Brother Mason. [This program, which was given in the Old Tennis Court, included a concert; and tickets for 27 April, when the performance was intended but prevented, are received this day.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Cato

Afterpiece Title: The Cobler of Preston

Performance Comment: Both which will be performed by Masons for their Diversion.
Event Comment: Benefit Shepard. For the Entertainment of the Grand Master and the rest of the Fraternity of the Ancient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons. None to be admitted into the Boxes, or behind the Scenes, but by Box tickets, which are to be had of Shepherd at his house on Mill Bank, and of Hobson at the stage door. Those Brethren who intend to honour the Grand Master to the Play, are desir'd to meet his Lordship, cloth'd, at the Rose Tavern, the Corner of Bridges St. at five o'clock

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Merchant Of Venice

Performance Comment: Shylock-Shepard; Lorenzo-Cross; Launcelot-Neale; Portia-Mrs Woffington, 1st time; Merchant-Delane; Bassanio-Havard; Gratiano-Mills; Gobbo-Ray; Marochius-Woodburn; Nerissa-Mrs Bennet; Jessica-Mrs Ridout; Prologue to the Masons-Mills; Epilogue-Mrs Woffington.
Cast
Role: Shylock Actor: Shepard
Role: Lorenzo Actor: Cross
Role: Launcelot Actor: Neale
Role: Portia Actor: Mrs Woffington, 1st time
Role: Merchant Actor: Delane
Role: Bassanio Actor: Havard
Role: Gratiano Actor: Mills
Role: Gobbo Actor: Ray
Role: Marochius Actor: Woodburn
Role: Nerissa Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Jessica Actor: Mrs Ridout
Role: Prologue to the Masons Actor: Mills
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Woffington.

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Cast
Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Dunstall
Role: Lettice Actor: Miss Cole
Role: Butler Actor: Collins.
Role: Jobson Actor: Turbutt
Role: Sir John Loverule Actor: Morland
Role: Lady Loverule Actor: Mrs Bennet.

Song: The Usual Masons' Songs-

Event Comment: Benefit Milward. For the Entertainment of the Grand Master and the Antient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons. At the Desire of the Brethren, four Rows of the Pit will be railed, at the Price of the Boxes, and kept for Masons only. Those Brethren who design to attend the Grand Master, are desired to meet by 5 o'clock, at farthest, at the Bear and Harrow in the Butcher-Row, and to come Cloath'd. Receipts: money #39 3s. 6d.; tickets #95 19s. [The Epilogue (spoken by Mrs Younger) is in Daily Post, 29 April.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Recruiting Officer

Cast
Role: Balance Actor: Quin
Role: Silvia Actor: Mrs Younger
Role: Worthy Actor: Walker
Role: Plume Actor: Ryan
Role: Brazen Actor: Chapman
Role: Kite Actor: Hall
Role: Bullock Actor: Bullock
Role: Recruits Actor: Hippisley, Smith
Role: Melinda Actor: Mrs Bullock
Role: Rose Actor: Miss Holliday
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Egleton
Role: Collier Actor: Hippisley
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: .

Dance: I: Two Pierrots-Salle, Pelling; III: Hornpipe-Jones, Mrs Ogden; V: The Baulk-

Song: II: Laguerre; IV: Salway

Event Comment: For the Entertainment of the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the Grand Wardens, and the Rest of the Brethren of the Antient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons. Written by Shakespear

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Performance Comment: As17300317 but Sir Hugh-Eaton. With a new Prologue and Epilogue suitable to the occasion.
Cast
Role: Sir Hugh Actor: Eaton. With a new Prologue and Epilogue suitable to the occasion.
Role: Falstaff Actor: W. Giffard
Role: Ford Actor: Giffard
Role: Shallow Actor: Collet
Role: Page Actor: Huddy
Role: Caius Actor: Bardin
Role: Fenton Actor: Lacy
Role: Host Actor: R. Williams
Role: Pistol Actor: Pearce
Role: Bardolfe Actor: Machen
Role: Slender Actor: Bullock
Role: Mrs Ford Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Mrs Page Actor: Mrs Haughton
Role: Ann Page Actor: Mrs Mountfort
Role: Mrs Quickly Actor: Mrs Kirk.

Song: Miss Thornowets

Dance: SShepherd's Holiday-Burney, Sandham, Eaton, Mrs Haughton, Mrs Mountfort, Miss Sandham

Event Comment: Benefit Oates. For the Entertainment of the Grand Master, and the rest of the Brethren belonging to the Ancient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons. Written by Shakespear

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Performance Comment: Falstaff-Quin, but see17350213 With a Prologue and Epilogue, addressed to the Free Masons; the Prologue spoken by Cibber, and the Epilogue by Miss Oates . the Prologue spoken by Cibber, and the Epilogue by Miss Oates .

Music: II: A Concerto of Vivaldi's called The Cuckow, attempted on the Violin by Master Oates

Dance: III: A new Peasant Dance by Master Oates and Miss Oates Jr. IV: English Maggot by Villeneuve and Mrs Walter. V: Amorous Swain, as17350327

Performance Comment: IV: English Maggot by Villeneuve and Mrs Walter. V: Amorous Swain, as17350327.

Song: The Songs in Masonry as usual. I: Come let us prepare. III: on, on, my Dear Brethren. IV: Let Masonry be now my Theme

Event Comment: By Permission. By Particular Desire of the Antient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons. Benefit for L'Estrange, and Fearon

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: As17760916, but Mat-Chaplin; Ben Budge-Griffith; Robin-Stevens; Wat Dreary-Francis; Paddington-R. Palmer; Ned-Walters; Mrs Peachum, Diana Trapes-Mrs Love; Jenny Diver-Mrs Watson; Sukey-Miss Platt; Mrs Coaxer-Miss Essex; Molly-Mrs Harrison; Mrs Vixen-Miss Stewart; Lucy-Miss Davies; Prologue in Character of a free Mason -L'Estrange; In II, Hornpipe-.
Cast
Role: Mat Actor: Chaplin
Role: Ben Budge Actor: Griffith
Role: Robin Actor: Stevens
Role: Wat Dreary Actor: Francis
Role: Paddington Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Ned Actor: Walters
Role: Diana Trapes Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Jenny Diver Actor: Mrs Watson
Role: Sukey Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Mrs Coaxer Actor: Miss Essex
Role: Molly Actor: Mrs Harrison
Role: Mrs Vixen Actor: Miss Stewart
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Davies
Role: Prologue in Character of a free Mason Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Hornpipe Actor: .
Role: Macheath Actor: Bannister
Role: Peachum Actor: Shuter
Role: Filch Actor: Parsons
Role: Lockit Actor: Lloyd
Role: Mrs Slammekin Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Polly Actor: Mrs Jewell.

Afterpiece Title: A Duke and no Duke

Cast
Role: Trappolin Actor: Palmer
Role: Lavinio Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Mago Actor: Fearon
Role: Brunetto Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Alberto Actor: Chaplin
Role: Barberino Actor: Griffith
Role: Officer Actor: Stevens
Role: Puritan Actor: Parsons
Role: Duchess Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Prudentia Actor: Miss Essex
Role: Flammetta Actor: Mrs Gardner.

Entertainment: End Opera: The Cries of London-Shuter

Event Comment: Benefit for Lowe. Music by Handel. Tickets 3s. By Particular Desire of the Right Hon. Earl of Ferrars, Grand Master of the Antient and Hon. Society of Free Masons. Mr Lowe's constant attendance at Marybone Gardens renders it impossible for him to wait on all his friends in person, he therefore hopes they will take tickets, in order to prevent mistakes at changing money at the doors

Performances

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Written by Sir John VanBrugh. For the Entertainment of the Grand Master, and the brethren of the Honourable and Antient Society of Free and Accepted Masons, for the Benefit of a Brother, who has had great misfortunes. None to be admitted Without printed Tickets (Daily Advertiser). The Brethren are desired to meet the Right Honourable the Grand Master, at Mr Filkes, at the Bedford Arms in the Piazza in Covent Garden, at Four o'clock in the afternoon, in order to accompany him to the play. Stage form'd into an amphitheatre. Servants allowed to keep places

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Aesop

Cast
Role: Aesop Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Learchus Actor: Hippisley
Role: Beau Actor: Chapman
Role: Hogstye Actor: Woodward
Role: Hortensia Actor: Mrs Horton
Role: Oronces Actor: Hale
Role: Roger Actor: Marten
Role: Quaint Actor: James
Role: Fruitful Actor: Vaughan
Role: Tradesmen Actor: Stoppelaer, Smith
Role: Euphronia Actor: Mrs Hale
Role: Mrs Fruitful Actor: Mrs Martin
Role: Dorio Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: With a Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor:
Role: Songs proper to the Occasion Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: The Honest Yorkshireman

Cast
Role: Muckworm Actor: Hippisley
Role: Gaylove Actor: Salway
Role: Sapskul Actor: Woodward
Role: Slango Actor: Bencraft
Role: Blunder Actor: Marten
Role: Arabella Actor: Miss Hillyard
Role: Combursh Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Song: Songs in Masonry-Salway, Bencraft; Arra my Judy (by desire)-Stoppelaer

Entertainment: CCries of London-Salway

Dance: PPantaloon and Enamorata, as17420420

Event Comment: Benefit Milward. Written by Dryden and Lee. Receipts: money #39; tickets #98 2s

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Oedipus, King Of Thebes

Cast
Role: Oedipus Actor: Milward
Role: Haemon Actor: Chapman
Role: Citizens Actor: _Ray.
Role: Adrastus Actor: Walker
Role: Creon Actor: Quin
Role: Tiresias Actor: Ogden
Role: Phorbas Actor: Ryan
Role: Aegeon Actor: Hulett
Role: Ghost of Laius Actor: Chapman
Role: Jocasta Actor: Mrs Berriman
Role: Eurydice Actor: Mrs Bullock

Dance: I: Two Pierrots-Nivelon, Poitier; III: Pastoral-Salle, Mlle Salle

Music: t the Request of the Free and Accepted Masons a Piece of Vocal and Instrumental Musick (never perform'd in publick), Words by Charles De la Faye, Esq; and set to Musick by Mr Francisco-; Vocal Parts-Leveridge, Laguerre, Salway, Hall, Papillion, Thompson

Related Works
Related Work: Gander Hall Author(s): Andrew Franklin
Related Work: The Stranger Author(s): August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue
Event Comment: At the Desire of the Ancient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Spanish Fryar

Performance Comment: Torrismond-Milward; Bertran-Houghton; Raymond-Ogden; Lorenzo-Chapman; Pedro-Morgan; Alphonso-Salway; Gomez-Smith; Queen-Mrs Templer; Elvira-Mrs Grace; Teresa-Mrs Rice; Fryar-Bullock; Prologue, Epilogue- suitable to the Occasion.
Cast
Role: Torrismond Actor: Milward
Role: Bertran Actor: Houghton
Role: Raymond Actor: Ogden
Role: Lorenzo Actor: Chapman
Role: Pedro Actor: Morgan
Role: Alphonso Actor: Salway
Role: Gomez Actor: Smith
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Templer
Role: Elvira Actor: Mrs Grace
Role: Teresa Actor: Mrs Rice
Role: Fryar Actor: Bullock
Role: Epilogue Actor: suitable to the Occasion.
Event Comment: For the Entertainment of several Gentlemen of the Ancient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Constant Couple

Cast
Role: Parly Actor: Mrs Haughton
Role: Epilogue on the Occasion Actor: .
Role: Angelica Actor: Mrs Purden
Role: Clincher Sr Actor: Morgan
Role: Dicky Actor: Norris, whose Father perform'd it originally.
Role: Sir Harry Actor: Giffard
Role: Lady Lurewell Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Standard Actor: Rosco
Role: Smugler Actor: Collett
Role: Clincher Jr Actor: Bullock
Role: Vizard Actor: Havard
Role: Tom Actor: Williams
Role: Lady Darling Actor: Mrs Palmer

Afterpiece Title: The Lovers Opera

Cast
Role: Dalton Actor: Huddy
Role: Edgar Actor: Jenkins
Role: Moody Actor: Excell
Role: Varole Actor: Bardin
Role: Prim Actor: Morgan
Role: Clodpole Actor: Rosco
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Roberts
Role: Flora Actor: Miss Tollet
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Palmer.

Song: With the usual Songs-

Dance: Burney, Miss Wherrit

Event Comment: Benefit Hallam. By Desire of several of the Brethren of the Ancient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Jane Shore

Event Comment: Benefit Salway. For the Entertainment of the Grand Master and the Rest of the Brethren of the Ancient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons. Afterpiece: With several Additions by the Author

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: Macheath-Salway; Polly-Mrs Vincent; Lucy-Mrs James; Peachum-Hippisley; Lockit-Mullart; Mrs Peachum-Mrs Mullart; Player-Anderson; Beggar-Gibson; Filch-Clarke; Mat-Stoppelaer; Mrs Coaxer-Miss Horsington; Jenny-Mrs Mullart; Sukey-Mrs Cross; Mrs Slammekin-Mrs Kilby; With a Prologue proper to the Occasion-Hallam; Epilogue-Mrs Horton.
Cast
Role: Macheath Actor: Salway
Role: Polly Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs James
Role: Peachum Actor: Hippisley
Role: Lockit Actor: Mullart
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Mullart
Role: Player Actor: Anderson
Role: Beggar Actor: Gibson
Role: Filch Actor: Clarke
Role: Mat Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Mrs Coaxer Actor: Miss Horsington
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Mullart
Role: Sukey Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Mrs Slammekin Actor: Mrs Kilby
Role: With a Prologue proper to the Occasion Actor: Hallam
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Horton.

Afterpiece Title: The Parting Lovers

Cast
Role: Nancy's Father Actor: Leveridge
Role: Tom Trueblue Actor: Salway
Role: Dreadnaught Actor: Laguerre
Role: Coxen Actor: Ladd
Role: Nancy Actor: Mrs Lampe.

Dance: I: Peasants-French Boy and Girl; II: Comic Ballet-Villeneuve, Miss Oates; End Afterpiece: Grand Ballet-Glover, Mlle Roland

Song: The Songs in Masonry as usual-

Event Comment: [For a performance of a pantomime this day at New Wells, Lemon St., gf]: At the Desire of the Society of Free and Accepted Masons, 10 rows in the Pit will be rail'd in for them.--Daily Advertiser

Performances

Event Comment: Benefit Stoppelaer, for the Entertainment of the Grand Master, and the rest of the Brethren of the Ancient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons. The Brethren are desired to meet at the Shakespeare's Head Tavern next the theatre, at Five o'clock, in order to attend the Grand Master

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Old Batchelor

Performance Comment: As17450111, but add Betty-Mrs Vaughan; Lucy-Mrs Bland; with the usual Prologue proper to the occasion-Hale; Epilogue-Mrs Clive.
Cast
Role: add Betty Actor: Mrs Vaughan
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: with the usual Prologue proper to the occas Actor: Hale
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Clive.
Role: Araminta Actor: Mrs Hale
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Bland.
Role: Heartwell Actor: Quin
Role: Bellmour Actor: Ryan
Role: Sir Joseph Actor: Woodward
Role: Setter Actor: Chapman
Role: Sharper Actor: Hale
Role: Vainlove Actor: Gibson
Role: Noll Bluff Actor: Rosco
Role: Barnaby Actor: Vaughan
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Fondlewife Actor: Hippisley
Role: Laetitia Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Afterpiece Title: Damon and Phillida

Song: The Songs in Masonry-Leveridge, Stoppelaer, Bencraft

Dance: Cooke, Sga Campioni

Event Comment: Benefit Oates. For the Entertainment of the Grand Master, and the Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Double Gallant

Performance Comment: See17330315 but Atall-Cibber Jr; Sir Solomon-Johnson; Lady Dainty-Mrs Horton; Lady Sadlife-Mrs Heron; Sylvia-Miss Holliday; Careless-A. Hallam; Clerimont-Roberts; Old Wilful-Miller; Sir Harry-Shepard; Strut-Oates; Footman-Mullart; Clarinda-Mrs Charke; Wishwell-Mrs Grace; With a Prologue, Epilogue addressed to the Free-Masons-.
Cast
Role: 7330315 but Atall Actor: Cibber Jr
Role: Sir Solomon Actor: Johnson
Role: Lady Dainty Actor: Mrs Horton
Role: Lady Sadlife Actor: Mrs Heron
Role: Sylvia Actor: Miss Holliday
Role: Careless Actor: A. Hallam
Role: Clerimont Actor: Roberts
Role: Old Wilful Actor: Miller
Role: Sir Harry Actor: Shepard
Role: Strut Actor: Oates
Role: Footman Actor: Mullart
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Charke
Role: Wishwell Actor: Mrs Grace
Role: Epilogue addressed to the Free Actor: Masons-.
Role: Masons Actor: .

Song: All the Songs usual on the Occasion-

Dance: Essex, Haughton, LeBrun, Mrs Walter, Miss Robinson

Event Comment: Benefit Berry. For the Entertainment of the Grand Master, and the rest of the Brethren...of Free and Accepted Masons. By Desire, two Rows of the Pit will be rail'd into the Boxes for Masons only, who are desir'd to attend the Grand Master at the Shakespear's Head, Covent-Garden, exactly at Five o'clock, in order to proceed to the Play. Tickets to be had of Berry, in Crown-Court, Russell Street

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Distrest Mother

Performance Comment: As17370416 but Andromache-Miss Holyday; Pyrrhus-Mills; Orestes-Milward; Pylades-Cibber; Phoenix-Boman; With the Original Epilogue; The Prologue to the Masons-Mills; Original Epilogue-Mrs Clive.
Cast
Role: Andromache Actor: Miss Holyday
Role: Pyrrhus Actor: Mills
Role: Orestes Actor: Milward
Role: Pylades Actor: Cibber
Role: Phoenix Actor: Boman
Role: The Prologue to the Masons Actor: Mills
Role: Original Epilogue Actor: Mrs Clive.
Role: Hermione Actor: Mrs Butler

Afterpiece Title: The Virgin Unmask'd

Cast
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Clive.

Song: The Songs in Masonry, as usual: Brother Berry, Brother OatesI: Come let us prepare-Brother Berry, Brother Oates; III: On on my dear Brethren-Brother Berry, Brother Oates; V: Let Masonry be now my Theme-Brother Berry, Brother Oates

Dance: II: English Maggot-Villeneuve, Mrs Walter; IV: Wooden Shoe Dance-Livier, Villeneuve

Event Comment: To the Wonderful Brethren of the Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons. For the Benefit of a Brother indisposed. At the New Theatre, James St. The House is newly painted. A Concert, etc. (Daily Advertiser)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Othello, Moor Of Venice

Cast
Role: Occasional Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: a Mason's Wife.

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Song: Six Brothers, cloathed

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; P 2 (?), by Charles Dibdin and James Messink; synopsis of plot in London Chronicle, 30 Dec.]: To conclude with a Procession of the principal Grand Masters, from the Creation to the present Century, dressed in the Habits of their respective Ages and Countries. With new Music [by Charles Dibdin], Scenes, Dresses, Pageants, and Decorations. The paintings executed by Richards, Carver, Hodgins, and assistants. Books of the Songs, with an Explanation of the Pageants, to be had at the Theatre. Nothing under full Price will be taken. "To give magnificence a meaning, and unite antiquarian knowledge with polite entertainment, was a task hitherto unattempted by the contrivers of our Pantomime exhibitions. Such praise, however, the acting manager of Covent Garden theatre may justly claim, on the score of Harlequin Free-Mason, which is now representing before greater crowds than perhaps were ever attracted by Perseus and Andromeda [in 1730], the Rape of Proserpine [in 1727], or the celebrated Sorcerer [i.e. The Magician, in 1721]. The beauty of the first scene, in which a setting sun is admirably contrived, the Dutch winter piece, with numberless skate[r]s moving in the most natural attitudes, and, above all, the imperfect building, finished in a moment at the command of Harlequin, can be exceeded only by the pomp of the historic procession which closes the whole, and offers the richest and most intelligent spectacle that ever yet appeared on an English stage" (Gentleman's Magazine, Feb. 1781, pp. 58-59, which also prints a detailed description of the pageant). Account-Book, 1 Feb.: Paid Dibdin for music of Harlequin Free-Mason #70. Receipts: #236 2s. (230.3; 5.19)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Suspicious Husband

Performance Comment: As17801006, but Strictland (1st time)-Thompson; Tester-Wewitzer; Jacintha-Mrs Lewis; Buckle-_; Simon-_.
Cast
Role: Strictland Actor: Thompson
Role: Tester Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Jacintha Actor: Mrs Lewis
Role: Ranger Actor: Lewis
Role: Jack Meggot Actor: Booth
Role: Bellamy Actor: Whitfield
Role: Buckle Actor: Cushing
Role: Simon Actor: Smith
Role: Frankly Actor: Wroughton
Role: Mrs Strictland Actor: Mrs Inchbald
Role: Milliner Actor: Miss Stewart
Role: Lucetta Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Mattocks.

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Free-Mason

Performance Comment: Larpent MS 541, and Universal Magazine, Supp. 1780, pp. 367-68 list the parts: Hiram Abbif-; Master Mason-; Bacchanal-; Skaters-; Masons-; Lawyers-; Harlequin-; Jew-; Colombine-; Fish Women-; Virgins-; Songs (G. Kearsley, 1781) lists no parts. Morning Herald, 30 Dec. assigns Dutch Lover-Wewitzer; but no others. For Reinhold see17810101. but no others. For Reinhold see17810101.
Cast
Role: Hiram Abbif Actor:
Role: Master Mason Actor:
Role: Bacchanal Actor:
Role: Skaters Actor:
Role: Masons Actor:
Role: Lawyers Actor:
Role: Harlequin Actor:
Role: Jew Actor:
Role: Colombine Actor:
Role: Fish Women Actor:
Role: Virgins Actor:
Role: assigns Dutch Lover Actor: Wewitzer

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Drummer

Performance Comment: Sir George-Freeman; Fantome-Stone; Tinsel-Turner; Vellum-Clarke; Butler-Harris; Gardener-Jones; Lady Trueman-Mrs Miller; Abigail-Mrs Clarke. With a Prologue, Written and Spoken by Mr Perkins, principally addressed to the Antient and Honourable Society of Free-Masons .

Song: The Apprentices, Wardens, and Masters Songs, to be sung by a worthy Brother

Event Comment: For the Benefit of the Editor of Shakespear. For the Entertainment of the Grand Master, and the Antient and Honourable Society of the Free and Accepted Masons. N.B. By Appointment of the Grand Master, the Brethren are desir'd to meet at the Castle Tavern, Drury-Lane, cloath'd; thence to go in Procession, as usual, to the Play

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Henry Iv, Part Ii

Performance Comment: As17340418 but Humphrey and Justice omitted. Prologue by Cibber. Epilogue by Mrs Horton .
Cast
Role: King Actor: Mills
Role: Prince Actor: W. Mills
Role: Shallow Actor: Johnson
Role: Silence Actor: Miller
Role: Feeble Actor: Griffin
Role: Falstaff Actor: Harper
Role: Pistol Actor: Cibber
Role: Lancaster Actor: A. Hallam
Role: Gloster Actor: Cross
Role: York Actor: Mil ward
Role: Justice Actor: Boman
Role: Poins Actor: Oates
Role: Bardolph Actor: Shepard
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Shireburn
Role: Doll Actor: Miss Mann. A new Prologue upon the Company's Return to the Theatre Royal, spoken by Mills

Dance: I: Irish Trot by Young Master Oates. II: A new Comic Dance by Master Oates and Miss Oates Jr. V: Grand Dance of Momus, as17340426

Performance Comment: II: A new Comic Dance by Master Oates and Miss Oates Jr. V: Grand Dance of Momus, as17340426.
Cast
Role: : Sailor Actor: Nivelon
Role: Lively Lass Actor: Miss Man

Song: The usual Songs, adapted to the Subject of Masonry. II: The Enter'd Prentice's Song. IV: On, On, my dear Brethren. V: Let Matrimony be now my Theme

Event Comment: Benefit of Two Brother Masons, Mr Fullwood and Mr Lee, Box-Keepers. The BrotherS are desir'd to come cloath'd

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Mock Doctor

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Afterpiece Title: Love Runs All Dangers

Performance Comment: See17330326 but A new Prologue, Epilogue addressed to the Honourable Society of Free Masons-.
Cast
Role: Society of Free Masons Actor: .

Dance: End Second Piece: Hornpipe-Jones; End Third Piece: Dutch Skippers-Jones Sr, Jones Jr

Music: End Third Piece: Mr Handel's Water Musick-; Accompany'd by Kettle Drums and Trumpets-