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Mainpiece Title: The Way Of The World

Afterpiece Title: Betty

Performance Comment: Betty-Miss Raftor; Jerry-Stoppelaer; Richard-Berry; Gizzard-Shepard; Wrangle-Mullart; Goody Stubble-Mrs Mullart; Goody Grover-Miss Mann; Huntsman, Countrymen and Lasses-E. Roberts, Jones, Tench, Wright, Miss Mears, Miss Atherton.
Role: Betty Actor: Miss Raftor
Event Comment: Mainpiece: A tragedy by Hall Hartson, never performed here before. [According to The Theatrical Monitor, No IX (19 Dec. 1767), the mainpiece was at that time in rehearsal. The Monitor requested that every expense possible be laid ott upon it, and puffed the abilities of Barry and Mrs Dancer highly.


Mainpiece Title: The Countess Of Salisbury

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Related Work: The Countess of Salisbury Author(s): Hall Hartson

Afterpiece Title: The Elopement


Mainpiece Title: Speed The Plough

Afterpiece Title: Oscar and Malvina; or, The Hall of Fingal

Performance Comment: The Hall of Fingalv Oscar (the Descendant of Fingal)-Bologna Jun.; Fingal-Bologna; Male Domestics-Blurton, Platt, Wilde, Powers, L. Bologna, T. Cranfield, Lewiss; Female Domestics-Ms Watts, Ms Follett, Mrs? Bologna, Ms Burnett, Ms Cox, Miss? Bologna, Ms Dibdin; Malvina (Daughter to Toscar)-Mrs Parker; View of a Cataractv, with the Descent of the Irish from the Mountains of Ben Lomond Carrol (, the Irish Chieftain) (1st time)-Farley; Morven (his Lieutenant) (1st time)-King; Draco (his Captain)-Klanert; Standard Bearers-Lee, Abbot; Principal Vocal Characters-Hill, Denman, Street, Thomas, Little, Miss Waters.

Song: In afterpiece: I am a jolly gay Pedlar-Townsend; Come every jovial fellow-Miss Sims, Mrs Castelle, Miss Wheatley; O ever in my bosom live-Mrs Chapman, Mrs Atkins


Mainpiece Title: Jane Shore

Afterpiece Title: Oscar and Malvina; or, The Hall of Fingal

Performance Comment: The Hall of Fingalv. Oscar (the Descendant of Fingal)-Bologna Jun.; Fingal-Bologna; Male Domestics-Blurton, Platt, Wilde, Dyke, T. Cranfield, Gourion, Pitman, Parsloe; Male Bards-Linton, Street, Sawyer, Smith; Malvina-Mrs Parker; Female Domestics-Mrs Watts, Mrs Follett, Mrs Bologna, Miss Cranfield, Miss Burnett, Miss Cox, Miss Crow, Miss Davenett; Female Bards-Mrs Castelle, Mrs Henley, Miss Wheatley, Miss Gray; A View of a Cataractv, with the Descent of the Irish from the Mountains of Ben Lomond. Carrol (the Irish Chieftain)-Follett; Draco (his Captain)-Simpson; Officers-Lee, Abbot, Barnes; Morven (his lieutenant)-Farley; Vocal Charactersv. Scotch Lad-Mrs Martyr; Scotch Pedlar (with I'm a jolly gay Pedlar)-Simmons; Farmer-Gray; Scotch Lassie-Mrs Mountain.

Song: In afterpiece: Come every jovial Fellow-Mrs Martyr, Gray, Mrs Mountain; O ever in my Bosom live-Mrs Martyr, Mrs Mountain


Mainpiece Title: Lover's Vows

Afterpiece Title: Oscar and Malvina; or, The Hall of Fingal

Performance Comment: The Hall of Fingal. Oscar (the Descendant of Fingal)-Bologna Jun.; Fingal-Bologna; Male Domesticks-Blurton, Platt, Wilde, Duke, Jackson, Powers, L. Bologna, T. Cranfield; Male Bards-Hill, Linton, Street, Thomas, Smith, Little; Female Domesticks-Ms Watts, Ms Follett, Mrs Bologna, Ms Burnett, Ms Cox, Miss Bologna, Ms Crow, Ms Dibdin; Female Bards-Ms Waters, Miss Mitchell, Miss Wheatley, Ms Castelle, Mrs Iliff, Miss Gray, Ms Leserve, Ms Walcup; Malvina (Daughter to Toscar)-Mrs H. Johnston (1st appearance in that character); A View of a Cataractv, with the Descent of the Irish from the Mountains of Ben Lomond. Carrol (the Irish Chieftain)-H. Johnston (1st appearance in that character); Draco (his Captain)-Simpson; Standard Bearers-Lee, Abbot; Morvan (his Lieutenant)-Farley; Vocal Characters. Scotch Lad-Mrs Chapman; Scotch Pedlar (with I am a jolly gay Pedlar)-Townsend; Farmer-Gray; Scotch Lassie-Mrs Atkins.

Song: In afterpiece: Come every jovial fellow-Mrs Chapman, Gray, Mrs Atkins; O ever in my bosom live-Mrs Chapman, Mrs Atkins

Event Comment: [The play was not allowed to conclude, nor was the afterpiece, All the World's a Stage, performed. "Yesterday evening, during the representation of...A Bold Stroke for a Wife, at China Hall, Rotherhithe, a party of the inhabitants, who had laid an information against the performers, rushed into the theatre, behind the scenes, and seized Mr Russell (who played the character of Colonel Feignwell), and carried him, in his stage dress, before Justice Smith, at the Rotation-Office, St Bennet's-hill, who committed him to the House of Correction, for further examination this morning" (Morning Chronicle, 24 July). What happened to Russell is not known, but because of this occurrence the theatre did not re-open until the following season, on 25 May 1778. See my article on the history of this unlucky playhouse, Theatre Notebook, VIII, 76-80.


Mainpiece Title: A Bold Stroke For A Wife

Performance Comment: Colonel Feignwell-Russell; Freeman-G. Graham; Perriwinkle-Graham; Tradelove-Vowell; Sackbut-Newton; Obadiah Prim-Walters; Sir Philip Modelove-Trotter; Boy-Master Russell; Mrs Prim-Mrs Russell; Betty-Mrs Trotter; Mask'd Lady-Miss Powell; Ann Lovely-Miss Essex.
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Trotter
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Pepys, Diary: With my wife's knowledge and leave did by coach go see the silly play of my Lady Newcastle's, called The Humourous Lovers; the most silly thing tiat ever come upon a stage. I was sick to see it, but yet would would not but have seen it, that I might the better understand her. Here I spied Knipp and Betty Hall?, of the King's house, and sent Knipp oranges


Mainpiece Title: The Humourous Lovers

Event Comment: The King's Company. Pepys, Diary: To the King's playhouse, and there, the pit being full, sat in a box above, and saw Catiline's Conspiracy, yesterday being the first day: a play of much good sense and words to read, but that do appear the worst upon the stage, I mean, the least diverting, that ever I saw any, though most fine in clothes; and a fine scene of the Senate, and of a fight, that ever I saw in my life. But the play is only to be read, and therefore home, with no pleasure at all, but only in sitting next to Betty Hall, that did belong to this house, and was Sir Philip Howard's mistress, a mighty pretty wench. Evelyn, Diary: I went to see the old play Cataline acted, having ben now forgotten 40 years almost


Mainpiece Title: Catiline

Event Comment: Benefit Leigh and Hall. Mainpiece: Written by Shakespear. Afterpiece: a new Farce, (never Acted before). At their Leigh-Hall? Great Booth in Bird-Cage Alley


Mainpiece Title: Henry The Fourth, Part I

Performance Comment: Falstaff-Hall; Bardolph-Harper.
Role: Falstaff Actor: Hall

Afterpiece Title: The Broken Stock-Jobbers; or, Work for the Bailiffs

Dance: Comical Drunken Man-Harper; Also the surprizing and diverting Entertainment of The Italian Shadows which gave such universal Satisfaction last season in the New Theatre-

Event Comment: Benefit Hall. At the Desire of several Ladies of Quality. Receipts: #64 10s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: King Henry The Ivth, Part I

Performance Comment: Falstaff-Hall.
Role: Falstaff Actor: Hall.

Song: Leveridge; A Dialogue-Pack, Cook; A Three/Part Song-Rawlins, Cook, Jones

Music: A Flute Piece-Mr John Bastion, of his own Composition

Dance: duPre, delaGarde, Moreau, Bovil, Miss Russell, Miss Schoolding

Event Comment: Benefit Hall. Receipts: money #23 0s. 3d.; tickets #44 3s


Mainpiece Title: Love For Love

Performance Comment: Sir Sampson-Hall; Ben-Spiller who never perform'd it before.
Role: Sir Sampson Actor: Hall

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Executed

Song: As17170204

Dance: Moreau, Thurmond Jr, Mrs Schoolding, Miss Smith

Event Comment: At Pack-Spiller-Hall Booth in Angel Court. The whole Droll intirely new Writ. Advertised 5, 8, 10, 13 Sept


Mainpiece Title: The True And Ancient History Of Sir Richard Whittington, Thrice Lord Mayor Of London, And The Diverting Humours Of Madge The Cook-maid And Her Sweetheart John The Butler

Performance Comment: Whittington-Pack; Madge-Hall; John-Spiller; Fitzwarren-Schoolding; Supercargo-Giffard; Alicia-Mrs Spiller; Lucy-Mrs Giffard; Truelove-J. Leigh.
Role: Madge Actor: Hall



Event Comment: Benefit Pack, Spiller, Hall. At 6 p.m


Mainpiece Title: The Recruiting Officer

Performance Comment: Kite-Hall; Ballance-Schoolding; Brazen-Giffard; Bullock, Costar Pearmain-Spiller; Appletree-Pack; Silvia-Mrs Spiller; Lucy-Mrs Giffard.
Role: Kite Actor: Hall

Dance: Ladder dance-Thomazio Alegro delCampo, lately arrived from Italy, with Vaulting on the manag'd Horse; The Union-a Scots Man and Woman; A Peasant and his Wife-; Italian Mimic Night Scene between Harlequin and a Clown-

Event Comment: At John Leigh-Hall Great Theatrical Booth, which was formerly Mr Penkethman's. Mainpiece: A Dramatick Opera


Mainpiece Title: The History Of The Famous Fryer Bacon; With The Comical Humours Of Justice Want-brains, Hopper The Miller, And His Son Ralph

Performance Comment: Parts-Leigh, Hall, Boheme, Williams, Oates, Egleton, Schoolding, Knapp, Mrs Giffard, Mrs Ratcliffe.

Song: Mrs Boman

Dance: Italian Shadows-

Event Comment: At Hall-Leigh Great Theatrical Booth in Bird-Cage Alley. Mainpiece. an excellent Droll


Mainpiece Title: The True, Famous And Ancient History Of King Saul, And The Witch Of Endor; Containing The Death Of Gyant Goliath, The Friendship Of David And Jonathan, And The Defeat Of King Saul And His Host, By The Philistine Army; With The Comical Humours Of Dame Double-dabber, Weezel Her Son, And Corporal Bowling-pin

Performance Comment: Parts-Leigh, Hall, Williams, Oates, Hewlet, Mrs Willis, Mrs Cook.

Song: Ray, Mrs Bowman

Dance: The best Masters

Event Comment: Benefit Hall and Prompter (Steed). Receipts: money #41 11s.; tickets #92 7s


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark

Performance Comment: As17241126, but Queen-Mrs Egleton; Gravediggers-Hall, Spiller.
Role: Gravediggers Actor: Hall, Spiller.

Dance: PPolonese-Lally, Mrs Wall; Running Footman-Nivelon, Mrs Laguerre; Irish Dance-Newhouse, Mrs Ogden

Song: As17250423

Event Comment: Benefit Hall and the Prompter [Steed]. Receipts: money #13 1s. 6d.; tickets #79 7s


Mainpiece Title: The Pilgrim

Performance Comment: Pilgrim-Ryan; Roderigo-Quin; Alphonso-Hall; Mad Englishman-Spiller; Mad Scholar-Boheme; Mad Welshman-Hippisley; Mad Priest-Egleton; Alinda-Mrs Bullock; Juletta-Mrs Younger.
Role: Alphonso Actor: Hall

Afterpiece Title: The Humours of Bedlam

Dance: PPastoral-LeSac, Miss LaTour; Fingalian-Newhouse, Mrs Ogden; Scotish Dance-Mrs Bullock; Shepherd and Shepherdess-Salle, Mlle Salle

Event Comment: Benefit Hall and Milward. Receipts: money #8 0s. 6d.; tickets #115 14s. Probable attendance: boxes, 5 by money and 102 by tickets; pit, 18 by money and 426 by tickets; first gallery, 13 by money and 263 by tickets; second gallery, 17 by money


Mainpiece Title: Tunbridge Walks; Or, The Yeoman Of Kent

Performance Comment: Reynard-Milward; Loveworth-Walker; Woodcock-Hall; Squib-Spiller; Maiden-W. Bullock; Hillaria-Mrs Morgan; Belinda-Mrs Vincent; Mrs Goodfellow-Mrs Cook; Penelope-Mrs Rice; Lucy-Miss Fenton.
Role: Woodcock Actor: Hall

Song: DDe mi Cara-Mrs Warren

Dance: WWooden Shoe Dance-Nivelon; Fingalian-Newhouse, Mrs Ogden; Scottish Dance-Mrs Bullock; Shepherd and Shepherdess-Salle, Mlle Salle

Event Comment: At Miller-Hall-Milward Great Theatrical Booth, at Hosier Lane End


Mainpiece Title: Jane Shore: Containing The Death Of King Edward Iv, The Penance Of Jane Shore, And Her Miserable Fall Under Richard The Protector

Afterpiece Title: With The Comical Humours of Anthony Noodle, His Man Weazle, and Captain Blunderbuss

Performance Comment: Squire Noodle-Miller; Weazel-Ray; Captain Blunderbuss-Hall.
Role: Captain Blunderbuss Actor: Hall.

Afterpiece Title: The Wheel of Life; or, Harlequin's Death

Event Comment: Benefit Hall and Mrs Egleton. Receipts: money #28 8s.; tickets #138 11s. Probable attendance: boxes, 47 by money and 215 by tickets; pit, 15 by money and 408 by tickets; slips, 5 by money; first gallery, 57 by money and 236 by tickets; second gallery, 73 by money


Mainpiece Title: Don Quixote, Part Ii

Performance Comment: Quixote-Boheme; Panza-Hall; Marcella-Miss Fenton; , with the song of I burn-Miss Fenton; Moll-Mrs Egleton; Gardener-Hippisley; Taylor-Morgan; Duke-Milward; Ambrosio-Walker; Cardenio-Chapman; Chaplain-Bullock; Page-Houghton; Manuel-H. Bullock; Dutchess-Mrs Berriman; Teresia-Mrs Cook; 1st Country Girl-Miss Holliday; 2d Country Girl-Mrs Rice; Lucinda-Mrs Palin; Rodriguez-Mrs Morgan.
Role: Panza Actor: Hall

Song: NNo Kissing At All-Leveridge, Salway; Si Caro, In the Merry Month of May-Miss Warren

Dance: TTwo Pierrots-Nivelon, Poitier; Scottish Dance-Mrs Bullock; Fingalian-Newhouse, Mrs Ogden

Event Comment: At Hall-Miller Booth


Mainpiece Title: Bateman; Or, The Unhappy Marriage: With The Comical Humours Of Sparrow And His Man Pumpkin

Performance Comment: Bateman-Oates; Sparrow-Miller; Old Sparrow-Hall; Earl of Essex-Boucher; D. Ambassador-Pitt; Old Bootn-Giffard; Old German-Wetherhill; Pumpkin-Young Smith; Captain Slicer-Clarke; Queen Elizabeth-Mrs Chantrill; Anne-Mrs Buchanan; Ursula-Mrs Sherburn; Gossip Prattle-Mrs Wetherhill; Gossip Magpye-Mrs Morgan; Gossip Longtongue-Mrs Man.
Role: Old Sparrow Actor: Hall
Event Comment: Benefit Hall and Chapman. Mainpiece: Written by the late Sir John Vanbrugh. Receipts: #32 5s. 3d.; tickets #109 4s


Mainpiece Title: The Confederacy

Performance Comment: Gripe-Hall; Moneytrap-Hippisley; Dick-Walker; Brass-Chapman; Clarissa-Mrs Bullock; Araminta-Mrs Vincent; Corlinna-Mrs Legar; Mrs Amlet-Mrs Egleton; Flippanta-Mrs Younger.
Role: Gripe Actor: Hall

Afterpiece Title: The Cobler's Opera

Role: Melton Actor: Hall

Dance: TTwo Pierrots-Salle, Pelling; Fingalian-Newhouse, Mrs Ogden; Scottish Dance-Mrs Bullock

Event Comment: At Hall's and Oates's Booth


Mainpiece Title: Maudlin, The Merchant's Daughter Of Bristol: With The Comical Humours Of Roger, Antonio's Man

Performance Comment: Antonio-Oates; Great Turk-Giffard; Merchant-Burnet; Captain-Hall; Boatswain-Downes; Sailor-Clark; Merchant's Wife-Mrs Willis; Maudlin-Mrs Templer; Roger-Penkethman.
Role: Captain Actor: Hall

Afterpiece Title: The Country Wedding

Performance Comment: Roger-Hall; Joan-Mrs Willis; Shepherd-Mrs Cantrell.
Role: Roger Actor: Hall
Event Comment: Benefit Hall, Penkethman, Surrell. Receipts: money #9 11s.; tickets #102 12s


Mainpiece Title: Love's Last Shift

Performance Comment: Loveless-Ryan; Snap-Penkethman; Elder Worthy-Milward; Younger Worthy-Walker; Sir William-Hall; Sly-Bullock; Amanda-Mrs Berriman; Narcissa-Mrs Bullock; Hillaria-Mrs Buchanan; Flareit-Mrs Egleton; Sir Novelty-Chapman.
Role: Sir William Actor: Hall

Afterpiece Title: The Cheats; or, The Tavern Bilkers

Dance: CCordelier-Salway; Fingalian-Newhouse, Mrs Ogden; Saraband-Glover, Miss LaTour

Event Comment: At Fielding-Hippisley-Hall Booth. A new Dramatick Opera. At 1 p.m. daily


Mainpiece Title: The Emperor Of China, Grand Volgi; Or, The Constant Couple And Virtue Rewarded

Performance Comment: Emperor-Roberts; Shallow-Hippisley, the first Time of his appearing at the Fair; Carlos-Huddy; Hali-Rosco; Eugenio-Cross; Fidelia-Mrs Templer; Isabella-Mrs Grace; Robin Booby-Hall; Sir Arthur Addleplot-Penkethman; Freelove-Berry; Sly-Rainton Sr; Smart-Excell; Loveit-Mrs Egleton.

Song: Master Fisher Tench, Miss Brett; A new Dialogue of Chimes of the Times-Excell, Mrs Egleton

Dance: Master Fisher Tench, Miss Brett; A new Dialogue of Chimes of the Times-Excell, Mrs Egleton

Music: Grand Chorus from Porus, accompany'd with Hautboys Trumpets and Kettle Drums-