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Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; CO 3, by James Cobb. Text: T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800. Miss Waters is identified in the Songs]: The Scenes, Music, Machinery, Dresses, and Decorations are all entirely new. The Music composed by Mazzinghi and Reeve. The Scenery painted by Richards, Phillips, Lupino, Hollogan, Backmore, &c. [based on drawings of Indian scenery by Thomas Daniell]. The Machinery and Decorations by Cresswell, Sloper, Goostree, &c. The Dresses by Dick and Mrs Egan. Books of the Songs, also describing the Scenes and Spectacle of the Return from the Tiger Hunt, to be had at the Theatre, price six pence. "The whole [forms] an exhibition of the utmost grandeur...The expense attending the decoration must have been immense...The dailogue is certainly not of the first description of writing, but it forms, on the whole, a very safe vehicle for some of the best music the English stage has for some time been able to boast"(Morning Herald, 13 Nov.). Account-Book, 27 Dec.: Paid Cuthbert for Wheels, &c. for the Elephants #13 18s. Receipts: #364 7s. 6d. (363.19.6; 0.8.0)

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Afterpiece Title: The Ghost

Entertainment: Procession. End II: A Return from a Tiger Hunt- [, to the Rajah's Palace, representing the Rajah on an Elephant, returning from Hunting the Tiger, preceded by his Hircarrahs, or military Messengers, and his State Palanquin-the Vizier on another Elephant-the Princess in a Gaurie, drawn by Buffaloes-the Rajah is attended by his Fakeer, or Soothsayer, his Officers of State, and by an Ambassador from Tippoo Sultaun in a Palanquin; also by Nairs (or Soldiers from the South of India), Poligars (or Inhabitants of the Hilly Districts), with their Hunting-dogs, other Indians carrying a dead Tiger, and young Tigers in a Cage; a number of Seapoys-Musicians on Camels and on Foot-Dancing Girls. [This was included in all subsequent performances.