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Mainpiece Title: The West Indian

Performance Comment: Parts-King, Aickin, Packer, Parsons, J. Aickin, Wheeler, Moody, Cautherly, Baddeley, Wright, Watkins, Mrs Baddeley, Mrs Hopkins, Mrs Egerton, Mrs Love, Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Abington. Prologue-Reddish; Epilogue-Mrs Abington; Stockwell-Aickin; Belcour-King; Capt. Dudley-Packer; Charles Dudley-Cautherly; Major O'Flaherty-Moody; Stukeley-J. Aickin; Palmer-Baddeley; Varland-Parsons; Servant-Wheeler; Lady Rusport-Mrs Hopkins; Charlotte-Mrs Abington; Louisa-Mrs Baddeley; Mrs Fulmer-Mrs Egerton; Lucy-Mrs Love; Housekeeper-Mrs Bradshaw. Epilogue written by David Garrick Esq (Edition of 1771).

Afterpiece Title: Daphne and Amintor

Role: Dances Actor: Miss Tetley, Sga _Giorgi.
Role: Amintor Actor: Davies, first time.
Role: Daphne Actor: Miss Radley
Role: Mindora Actor: Mrs Scott
Event Comment: Garrick put the finish hand to the sale of half the patent &c. to Dr Ford, Linley, Ewart, and Sheridan for #35,000 to be delivered over in June next. Garrick it was said rais'd #12,000 last year by subscription to pay New Ornamentation, which cost #3000, so that the remaining #4500 and #35,000 was no bad interest for the #5,000 he gave in 1747. New property valuation giving him a...(Winston MS 11, from Burney News Cuttings). Paid Mr Palmer, spermacetti candle Bill #186 13s.; Mr Machin, Chorus, 19 times #4 15s. Rec'd Mr Percy's rent 1 year to Mich Last, #10; Stopages #14 5s. Receipts: #167 2s. (Treasurer's Book). From the Morning Chronicle, 19 Jan.: "David Garrick, Esq., has signed and sealed for the sale of his share in the patent and Property of Drury Lane Theatre. The purchasers are Dr Ford, Mr Ewart, Mr Linley, and Mr Richard Sheridan. The purchase money is #35,000. The public may now therefore depend upon it that this will be the last season of Mr Garrick's performing. The new proprietors as an act of their own, have stipulated that Mr Garrick shall continue to keep that box which has of late years been set apart for the accomodation of his family. Mr Garrick intimated last night to the audience his having sold his share in Drury Lane Theatre, by answering in the part of Abel Drugger , on being asked if he had any interest at the theatre, 'I had some, I don't know what I may have.'


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Role: MacDuff Actor: Farren, first time
Role: Lady Macbeth Actor: Mrs King, first time.
Role: Macbeth Actor: Smith
Role: Duncan Actor: Bransby
Role: Ross Actor: Aickin
Role: Macduff Actor: Reddish
Role: Malcolm Actor: Davies
Role: Angus Actor: Whitfield
Role: Captain Actor: Usher
Role: Banquo Actor: Packer
Role: Donalbain Actor: Everard
Role: Hecate Actor: Legg
Role: Lady Macduff Actor: Miss Sherry
Role: Witches Actor: Parsons
Role: Lenox Actor: Fawcett
Role: Seward Actor: Hurst
Role: Doctor Actor: Wright
Role: Fleance Actor: Mas. Pulley
Role: Seton Actor: Griffiths
Role: Vocal Parts Actor: Legg, Kear, Carpenter, Cubitt, Blanchard, Mrs Scott, Mrs Love
Role: a Dance of Furies Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: The Jubilee

Related Works
Related Work: The Jubilee Author(s): David Garrick
Event Comment: Acted there but once. By Authority. Tickets deliver'd out by Miss Barton which could not get in on Thursday last, will be admitted this Night. [An Epistle from Mr Theophilus Cibber, to David Garrick, Esq. London: 1755, dated Nov. 20, 1755: When Th. Cibber returned from Guilford last July, he found a discharge from Covent Garden (p.5) He got a license from the Duke of Grafton to open Little Haymarket (p. 6). He began and acted ten nights in three weeks, with some success, but when Drury Lane opened, Th. Cibber was ordered to stop (p. 7). He then petitioned the Duke of Grafton to have The Haymarket for two or three times weekly for the rest of the season. He hoped that the Little Haymarket might be a nursery for young performers, as well as for new pieces (p. 24). See dl 24 Nov.


Mainpiece Title: The Rehearsal

Role: Bayes Actor: Cibber
Role: Johnson Actor: Parker
Role: Smith Actor: Metteer
Role: Kings of Brentford Actor: Pleaseaway, Turner
Role: Volscius Actor: Mrs Charke
Role: Prettyman Actor: Miss Barton
Role: Drawcansir Actor: Carr
Role: Cordelio Actor: Venables
Role: Tom Actor: Pittard
Role: Fisherman Actor: Pinner
Role: Usher Actor: Quelch
Role: Physician Actor: Blakey
Role: Thunder Actor: Pinner
Role: Lightening Actor: Miss Carey
Role: Armarillis Actor: Miss Cowslade
Role: Clovis Actor: Mrs Quelch
Role: Parthenope Actor: Mrs Chetwood
Role: Pallas Actor: Mrs Midnight
Role: Sun Actor: Mrs Price
Role: Moon Actor: Miss Davies
Role: World Actor: Davies.
Related Works
Related Work: A Peep Behind the Curtain; or, The New Rehearsal Author(s): David Garrick

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Role: Aesop Actor: Pinner
Role: Mercury Actor: Miss Davies
Role: Charon Actor: Carr
Role: Gentleman Actor: Parker
Role: Tatoo Actor: Turner
Role: Drunken Man Actor: Quelch
Role: Old Man Actor: Pittard
Role: Frenchman Actor: Blakey
Role: Taylor Actor: Paget
Role: Servant Actor: May
Role: Mrs Tattoo Actor: Miss Barton
Role: Mrs Rist Actor: Miss Carey
Role: Soldiers Actor: the rest of the Comedians.
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Related Work: Lethe; or, Esop in the Shades Author(s): David Garrick

Dance: PPierrots Dance-Settree, Walker, Sga Fiorentina; Hornpipe-a small jolly Tar, seven years old; La Dance de Village-Settree, Sga Fiorentina

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Altered from Shirley, by David Garrick, Esq. Receipts: #193 0s. 6d. (185.10.0; 7.10.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Gamesters

Role: Principal Characters Actor: King, Quick, Edwin, Farren, Davies, Macready, Egan, C. Powell, Miss Brunton, Mrs Pope. Cast from edition of 1792
Role: Wilding Actor: King
Role: Barnacle Actor: Quick
Role: Nephew Actor: Edwin
Role: Hazard Actor: Farren
Role: Sellaway Actor: Davies
Role: Littlestock Actor: Macready
Role: Acreless Actor: Egan
Role: Dwindle Actor: C. Powell
Role: Page Actor: Simmons
Role: Box@keeper Actor: Rock
Role: Servant Actor: Farley
Role: Drawer Actor: Ledger
Role: Penelope Actor: Miss Brunton
Role: Mrs Wilding Actor: Mrs Pope.
Related Works
Related Work: The Gamesters Author(s): David Garrick

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin's Chaplet

Role: Marquis Actor: Lewis
Role: Sebastian Actor: Ryder
Role: Nicholas Actor: Edwin
Role: General Actor: Quick
Role: Matthias Actor: Powel
Role: Ambrose Actor: Thompson
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Cecily Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Wells.
Role: Bricklayers Actor: Letteney, Thompson
Role: Sportsmen Actor: Egan, Evatt
Role: Gardener Actor: Ledger
Role: Lover's Servant Actor: Platt
Role: Harlequin Actor: Boyce
Role: Clown Actor: Delpini
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Ratchford
Role: Lover Actor: Farley
Role: Barber Actor: Edwin
Role: Farmer Actor: Bannister
Role: Shepherdess Actor: Mrs Martyr, Mrs Mountain
Role: Lawyers Actor: Davies, Reeve, Cubitt
Role: Serjeant Actor: W. Powel
Role: 1st Recruit Actor: C. Powell
Role: 2nd Recruit Actor: Cubitt
Role: Artist Actor: Letteney
Role: Carpenter Actor: Lee
Role: Doctor Actor: Jackson
Role: Woodcutter Actor: Rock
Role: Monkey Actor: Rayner
Role: Peacock Actor: Sloper
Role: Principal Witches Actor: Darley, Duffey, Mrs Mountain, Mrs Martyr
Role: Fishwomen Actor: Mrs Gray, Mrs Lefevre, Mrs Masters, Mrs White
Role: Colombine Actor: Miss L. Simonet.

Dance: As17891231

Event Comment: Mainpiece: In 5 Acts, altered from the Dramatic Romance by David Garrick, Esq. With a new Overture and new additional Musick by Storace [on 2 Jan. 1792 and thereafter, added: Shaw] and other Eminent Masters. Entirely new Scenery by Greenwood, and new Dresses, Decorations and Machinery. To conclude with a Grand Procession of the Hundred Knights of Chivalry, and the Representation of an Ancient Tournament. [These were included in all subsequent performances.] Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Morning Post, 3 Jan. 1792, prints a full description of the Procession of over 100 persons: 1st, Anglo-Saxon Knights and banners; then ancient British knights, Norman knights, Indians, Turks, Scythians, Romans, a dwarf, a giant; at end, "soldiers drawing a superb picture of St. George, knights in chain mail, a cupid leading a knight covered with a silver net, Hymen, piping fauns, bands of cupids drawing an altar--flame burning, cupids hovering over it, and others feeding doves below, a troop of Arcadian shepherds drawing the car of Cymon and Sylvia, characters of the drama, and chorus." "At the conclusion of the procession, a tournament took place of both horse and foot, between several combatants in armour, who fought with lances, swords and battle-axes: three of Hughes' horses [from the Royal Circus] were introduced, and managed with much dexterity; the Prince of Wales' Highlander made one of the procession, and entered the lists as a champion, fighting with an enormous club; against him a small female warrior was opposed, by whom he was subdued. It was by far the grandest spectacle ever seen upon the stage. Many of the characters were taken from Sir Philip Sydney's Arcadia, in which the scene of the piece was laid; and the dresses of the knights, armour, &c. from the drawings and descriptions of the best antiquarians" (Oulton, 1796, II, 215). [This was Edmund Kean's 1st appearance on the stage; he was about four years old. He personated a cupid lying in Cymon and Sylvia's car (Kelly, Reminiscences, II, 21-22).] Account-Book, 13 Jan. 1792: Paid Hughes for his Horses #16 19s. 10d.; 23 Jan.: Paid Gough for his Greyhounds in Cymon #5 19s. 6d. Receipts: #420 6s. (385.0; 35.5; 0.1)


Mainpiece Title: Cymon

Role: Merlin Actor: Bannister
Role: Cymon Actor: Kelly
Role: Dorus Actor: Parsons
Role: Linco Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Damon Actor: Dignum
Role: Dorilas Actor: Cooke
Role: Cupid Actor: Master Gregson
Role: Daemon of Revenge Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Urganda Actor: Mrs Crouch
Role: Sylvia Actor: Miss Hagley
Role: Fatima Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Phebe Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Daphne Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mr Suett
Role: Spirits Actor: Master D'Egville, Miss D'Egville, Miss Gawdry, Miss Edwin
Role: Knights Actor: Duranci
Role: Queen of the Amazons Actor: Miss Blanchet.
Related Works
Related Work: Cymon Author(s): David Garrick

Afterpiece Title: All the World's a Stage

Role: Diggery Actor: Suett.
Role: The Seraskier Actor: Kelly
Role: Cohenberg Actor: Palmer
Role: Ismael Actor: Benson
Role: Yuseph Actor: Suett
Role: Leopold Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Peter Actor: Dignum
Role: Anselm Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Michael Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Katherine Actor: Mrs Crouch
Role: Fatima Actor: Miss Hagley
Role: Lilla Actor: Sga Storace
Role: Ghita Actor: Mrs Edwards.
Role: Sir Gilbert Pumpkin Actor: Waldron
Role: Charles Actor: Barrymore
Role: Harry Actor: R. Palmer
Role: William Actor: Lyons
Role: Hostler Actor: Webb
Role: Waiter Actor: Phillimore
Role: Cymon Actor: Burton
Role: Watt Actor: Maddocks
Role: Miss Bridget Pumpkin Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Kitty Sprightly Actor: Miss Collins.
Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Sims. Mainpiece: As altered from Wycherley by David Garrick, Esq. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30. Tickets to be had of Sims, the Theatrical Register, Wrekin Tavern, Broad-court, Long-acre; at the Blue Post Coffee-house, Charlotte-street, Rathbone-place; the Tun, Goodge-street, Middlesex Hospital; the Green Man, Union-street, Middlesex Hospital; the Wheat Sheaf, Rathbone-place; of Price, at the Coach and Horses, Holborn; at the Duke of Clarence Coffee-house, Haymarket; Spencer's, Two Blue Posts, Southampton-buildings; and of Rice at the Theatre


Mainpiece Title: The Country Girl

Role: Moody Actor: White
Role: Harcourt Actor: Egerton
Role: Belville Actor: Morton
Role: Country Boy Actor: Master Pritchard
Role: William Actor: Sims
Role: Sparkish Actor: Belmont
Role: Alithea Actor: Miss Smith
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Egerton
Role: Miss Peggy Actor: A Young Lady
Related Works
Related Work: The Country Girl Author(s): David Garrick

Afterpiece Title: Who's the Dupe

Role: Doiley Actor: Cox
Role: Gradus Actor: Dobson
Role: Granger Actor: Clinford
Role: Sandford Actor: Ingall
Role: Miss Doiley Actor: Miss Edwards
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Rowson.

Song: End I: song-a Young Lady; End II: song-Incledon; End III: song-a Lady; End IV: song-Johannot

Entertainment: Monologues End: Roxana's Epilogue-; British Loyalty; or, A Squeeze to St. Paul's-Lyon

Role: aul's Actor: Lyon.
Event Comment: Nothing under full price, will be taken during the time of the performance (General Advertiser). [This note appears on succeeding bills which include Miss in Her Teens this season, and will not be recorded further.] Afterpiece: Never acted there before [by David Garrick]. Receipts: #196 3s


Mainpiece Title: The Drummer; Or, The Haunted House

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: Fribble-Garrick; Sir Simon Loveit-Hippisley; Capt Loveit-Havard; Puff-Chapman; Flash-Woodward; Jasper-Arthur; Aunt-Mrs Marten; Miss Biddy-Miss Hippisley; Tag-Mrs Pritchard; Epilogue by the author of the Prologue-Mrs Pritchard [cast from 1747 edition, but listed in the order in which the actors' names appear in General Advertiser].cast from 1747 edition, but listed in the order in which the actors' names appear in General Advertiser].
Role: Fribble Actor: Garrick
Role: Sir Simon Loveit Actor: Hippisley
Role: Capt Loveit Actor: Havard
Role: Puff Actor: Chapman
Role: Flash Actor: Woodward
Role: Jasper Actor: Arthur
Role: Aunt Actor: Mrs Marten
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Miss Hippisley
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Epilogue by the author of the Prologue Actor: Mrs Pritchard
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Related Work: Miss in her Teens Author(s): David Garrick
Event Comment: Letter from John Potter, Proprietor of the New Theatre in the Haymarket, to the author of the General Advertiser: As the resentment of the Town for the disappointment of the performance advertised to be exhibited at my theatre on Monday last, shall fall entirely upon me, I hope I may be allowed to acquaint the public with the nature of my case. [Suggests he should not be to blame for misbehavior of any person who hired his house, that he had some apprehensions in this case, but that the Bottle Conjurer paid the rent in advance and agreed to have a House officer in the box office to return the money if the audience was displeased.] All the caution above mentioned was taken, and the money locked up in the office, guarded by persons of reputation, who would have returned it, and publicly on the stage told them, that if the person did not appear, their money should be return'd. But instead of complying with that offer, my House was pulled down, the Office broken open, the money taken out, and the servants oblig'd to fly to save their lives. I hope therefore this may be deem'd a sufficient justification in my behalf, and all that could be reasonably expected from me; and that those gentlemen who are conscious of having injured me, will be so generous as to make me a reasonable Satisfaction, considering the damage I have suffer'd, which in a moderate computation will amount to upwards of four thousand pounds. This day is Publish'd, at 1s. Lethe, a Dramatic Satire, by David Garrick as it is perform'd at Drury Lane. By Paul Vaillant, facing Southampton Street in the Strand. [A letter from Samuel Foote to the Author of the General Advertiser clears himself from any imputation of confederacy in the Bottle Conjuror fraud. See also my Introduction, note 103.] Receipts: #100 (Cross); #119 2s. 6d. (Powel)


Mainpiece Title: The Double Dealer

Role: Maskwell Actor: Berry
Role: Sir Paul Plyant Actor: Yates
Role: Brisk Actor: Woodward
Role: Lord Froth Actor: Neale
Role: Lady Froth Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Lady Touchwood Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Cynthia Actor: Mrs Willoughby
Role: Careless Actor: Mills
Role: Mellefont Actor: Havard
Role: Touchwood Actor: Winstone
Role: Saygrace Actor: James
Role: Lady Pliant Actor: Miss Pitt.

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Performance Comment: Frenchman-Garrick; Fine Gentleman-Woodward; Drunken Man-Yates; Aesop-Bridges; Miser-Taswell; Tattoo-King; Mercury-Beard; Charon-Winstone; Mrs Tattoo-Mrs Green; Fine Lady-Mrs Clive. Vaughan omitted.
Role: Frenchman Actor: Garrick
Role: Fine Gentleman Actor: Woodward
Role: Drunken Man Actor: Yates
Role: Aesop Actor: Bridges
Role: Miser Actor: Taswell
Role: Tattoo Actor: King
Role: Mercury Actor: Beard
Role: Charon Actor: Winstone
Role: Mrs Tattoo Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Fine Lady Actor: Mrs Clive. Vaughan omitted.
Related Works
Related Work: Lethe; or, Esop in the Shades Author(s): David Garrick

Music: I: A Piece of Music-the Child

Dance: II: New Scotch Dance-Cooke, Ann Auretti

Event Comment: Farce by David Garrick. Paid half year's Land Tax due Michelmas #34 6s., and half year's window tax #8 17s.; Paid oyl bill #50 15s. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #128 12s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Siege Of Damascus

Role: Phocyas Actor: Powell
Role: Eumenes Actor: Havard
Role: Herbis Actor: Hurst
Role: Caled Actor: Bensley
Role: Artamon Actor: Aikin
Role: Abudah Actor: Packer
Role: Daran Actor: Bransby
Role: Sergius Actor: Ackman
Role: Eudocia Actor: Mrs W. Barry
Role: Officers Actor: Fawcett, Fox, Strange, Keen.

Afterpiece Title: Neck or Nothing

Performance Comment: Parts by: Yates, Palmer, Hartry, Parsons, Packer, Mrs Bradshaw, Miss Plym, Miss Pope. Martin-Palmer; Slip-Yates; Stockwell-Hartry; Sir Harry Harlow-Parsons; Belford-Packer; Miss Nancy-Miss Plym; Mrs Stockwell-Mrs Bradshaw; Jenny-Miss Pope (MacMillan). Garrick's first casting (Larpent MS 260) suggests Stockwell-$Parsons; Harlowe-$Castle; Martin-$King. His initial title was A Narrow Escape.
Role: Martin Actor: Palmer
Role: Slip Actor: Yates
Role: Stockwell Actor: Hartry
Role: Sir Harry Harlow Actor: Parsons
Role: Belford Actor: Packer
Role: Miss Nancy Actor: Miss Plym
Role: Mrs Stockwell Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Jenny Actor: Miss Pope
Role: suggests Stockwell Actor: Parsons
Role: Harlowe Actor: Castle
Role: Martin Actor: King. His initial title was A Narrow Escape.
Related Works
Related Work: Neck or Nothing Author(s): David Garrick
Event Comment: A new short Introductory Piece before a play [The Meeting of the Company]. This new Prelude call'd The Meeting of the Company or Bayes' Art of Acting by D. G. Esq--it is full of fine Satyr & an Excellent Lesson to all performers, it was receiv'd with very great Applause (Hopkins Diary). [MacMillan's note from Kemble differs slightly in the wording. The salaries this season were #94 7s. 8d. per day; #566 6s. per week. Kemble's note as to total receipts is short by 8 pence.] Prices: Box 5s. Pit 3s. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. [Unfavorable review of Meeting of the Company in The Westminster Magazine (Sept., p. 472). The actor Aickin referred to this season is J. Aickin. Francis Aickin left dl before the beginning of this season. He was dismissed by Garrick in May. See Booden, Private Correspondence of David Garrick, I, 651-55.] Paid Renters #8; Advanced Mr Watson (box office keeper) #10; Ditto to Mr Mortimer (box office keeper) #15 (Treasurer's Book). [The funds to the box office keepers was operating cash which was returned 29 May 1775. Payment to Renters was same for each acting night until the eighty-eighth night (9 Jan. 1775) when it dropped to #4 nightly, since half of the stock holders (the Old Renters) were paid up by that time. The remaining 100 nights of the season plus 11 Oratorio nights yielded #448 to the Renters. No further mention of this item of expense will be made this season.] Total to Renters #1,152. Receipts: #212 14s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Drummer

Role: Tinsel Actor: Dodd
Role: Sir George Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Vellum Actor: Parsons
Role: Fantom Actor: Packer
Role: Butler Actor: Baddeley
Role: Gardener Actor: Weston
Role: Coachman Actor: Moody
Role: Lady Trueman Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Abingail Actor: Miss Pope.

Afterpiece Title: The Meeting of the Company

Role: Parts Actor: King, Weston, Parsons, Aickin, Hurst, Bransby, Wright, Ackman, Miss Platt. Bayes-King
Role: Bayes Actor: King
Role: Weston Actor: Weston
Role: Parsons Actor: Parsons
Role: Patent Actor: Aickin
Role: Hurst Actor: Hurst
Role: Prompter Actor: Ackman
Role: Phill Actor: Wright
Role: Miss Platt Actor: Miss Platt
Related Works
Related Work: The Meeting of the Company Author(s): David Garrick

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Role: Whittle Actor: Parsons
Role: Kecksey Actor: Dodd
Role: Sir Patrick Actor: Moody
Role: Bates Actor: Baddeley
Role: Newphew Actor: Cautherly
Role: Thomas Actor: Weston
Role: Widow Actor: Mrs Greville.
Related Works
Related Work: The Irish Widow Author(s): David Garrick

Dance: I: The Irish Fair-Atkins, Mrs Sutton

Event Comment: Boxes 5s. Gallery 3s. Pit 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. Doors open at half past five. Play begin at half past six. [Repeated.] Before the Play a new Overture and New Occasional Prelude (Public Advertiser). The House has been quite alter'd since last Season and is now fitted up in the most elegant manner Possible by the Adam's etc. and is the most Compleat of any Theater in Europe. Great applause to the House before the Curtain. The Theatrical Candidates is wrote by D. G. Esq and was received with great Applause (Hopkins Diary). [MacMillan's note from Kemble differs slightly in wording. In Judging the popularity of a play in terms of box receipts for this season one must be aware of the fact that the treasurer's account books here differ from those of the five preceding years in not recording the income from the tickets delivered out for benefit nights. Hence on those nights the stated income reflects only the money taken at the door the night of the performance, and does not indicate the larger amounts which the actors received for their tickets. Deficits to various actors listed on the following pages were all paid up, presumably from the ticket receipts. Each actor doubtless at least broke even on his benefit.] Ceiling rais'd 12 feet. Old side Boxes top and bottom remov'd. New passages to Boxes. Entrance Bridges St. Light pillars to support Boxes inlaid with plate glass on green and crimson ground. Old chandeliers remov'd. Gilt branches with two candles each on pillars. Four new chandeliers in front. No slit i Curtain. Adam architects. 4,000 guineas. Persons not employed in the night's amusement ordered not to come behind the scenes--performers by that means go cross stage (Winston MS 11, from Dr Burney's News Cuttings). Paid Renters #8; Supernumeraries and Drum #1 16s.; taylor's Bill #10 11s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book). [For the 188 acting nights of the season and for 11 Oratorio nights the Renters were paid a total of #1,692. The Supernumeraries were paid an average of #5 per night or #940 for the season. No further account of these items will be made. Full account of the new look given to Drury Lane by the Adam's brothers in the Westminster Magazine for Sept. along with an approving review of the Meeting of the Company.] From Lloyd's Evening Post, 25 Sept., "On the New Front of Drury Lane Theatre": @Garrick asham'd to poke his nose@Too sheepishly beneath the Rose:@And fearing, poor man, what were Worse,@His bashfulness might hurt his purse;@Resolves this year to push a front,@And put a better face upon't.@Not surely meaning to give o'er@His Art, and make no faces more.@Yet, fair as tis, I'd have him know@If tis the last he means to show.@This face will never make amends,@For turning tail upon his friends;@Who own, by general consent,@His face the best Stage ornament.@ (In Folger Library, David Garrick Verses, Prologues and Epilogues, MS, p. 86.) Receipts: #208 11s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Brothers

Role: Sir Benjamin Dove Actor: Dodd
Role: Belfield Jun Actor: Palmer
Role: Sen Actor: Usher
Role: Goodwin Actor: Jefferson
Role: Patterson Actor: Aickin
Role: Philip Actor: Davies
Role: Skiff Actor: Wright
Role: Francis Actor: Wrighten
Role: Jonathan Actor: Griffiths
Role: Ironsides Actor: Moody
Role: Violetta Actor: Mrs Whitfield, first appearance on this stage
Role: Sophia Actor: Miss Hopkins
Role: Lucy Waters Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Fanny Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Millidge
Role: Lady Dove Actor: Mrs Hopkins.

Afterpiece Title: The Theatrical Candidates

Role: Mercury Actor: Vernon
Role: Harlequin Actor: Dodd
Role: Tragedy Actor: Mrs Smith
Role: Comedy Actor: Mrs Wrighten.
Related Works
Related Work: The Theatrical Candidates Author(s): David Garrick

Afterpiece Title: The Miller of Mansfield

Role: King Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Miller Actor: Moody.
Event Comment: Benefit Giffard. At the particular Desire of several Persons of Quality. Mainpiece: Written by Colley Cibber, Esq; Poet-Laureat. Afterpiece: a new Dramatic Satire. [By David Garrick.] Tickets at Giffard's Lodgings [Mr Bolney's) in Great Queen Street


Mainpiece Title: The Careless Husband

Role: Sir Charles Actor: Giffard.
Role: Foppington Actor: Macklin
Role: Lady Betty Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Morelove Actor: Wright
Role: Lady Easy Actor: Mrs Butler
Role: Lady Graveairs Actor: Mrs Roberts
Role: Edging Actor: Mrs Clive.

Afterpiece Title: Lethe; or, Esop in the Shades

Role: In which will be introduced Singing Actor: Mr Beard, Mrs Clive
Role: Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Esop Actor: Taswell
Role: Mercury Actor: Beard
Role: Charon Actor: Marten
Role: Drunken Man Actor: Macklin
Role: Beau Actor: Woodward
Role: Attorney Actor: Turbutt
Role: Thomas Actor: Raftor
Role: Lady Actor: Miss Bennet
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: With a Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
Related Works
Related Work: Lethe; or, Esop in the Shades Author(s): David Garrick

Dance: II: La Matelote-Desnoyer, Mlle Chateauneuf; III: Muilment; V: Le Tambourine-Mlle Chateauneuf

Event Comment: Prelude [1st time: PREL 1, by George Colman elder; incidental music by Thomas Linley Sen. and Nicola Piccinni. Prologue by David Garrick (Poetical Works, II, 327)]. The Words of the Songs in [the] Prelude will be given at the Theatre. The Doors to be opened at 5:3O. To begin at 6:30 [see 11 Nov.]. Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Fosbrook at the Stage Door. No Money to be taken at the Stage Door, nor any Money returned after the Curtain is drawn up. The TR opened this Season under the Management of Messrs Lacy, Sheridan, Ford and Linley. This Summer the Flys has been raised considerably--the Stage widened and heitened--the orchestra enlarged, and Iron ornaments at the Top. New Brooms written by G. Colman Esq. went off with tolerable Applause--is much too long (Hopkins Diary). Public Advertiser, 3 Oct. 1776: This Day at Noon will be published New Brooms! (1s.). [Yates had last acted Malvolio at dl on 6 Jan. 1764 and at cg on 5 May 1772.] Receipts: #269 19s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: New Brooms

Role: Sprightly Actor: King
Role: Phelim Actor: Moody
Role: Catcall Actor: Palmer
Role: Sir Dulcimer Dunder Actor: Parsons
Role: Sailor Actor: Bannister
Role: Mezzetin Actor: Baddeley
Role: Furrow Actor: Wrighten
Role: Dripping Actor: Griffiths
Role: Musician Actor: Wright
Role: Frank Furrow Actor: Burton
Role: Lad Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Crotchet Actor: Dodd
Role: Mrs Dripping Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Mrs Furrow Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Doxy Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Miss Dripping Actor: Miss Stageldoir
Role: Miss Quaver Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: unassigned Actor: Carpenter
Role: not listed on playbill, Actor: King

Afterpiece Title: Twelfth Night

Role: Malvolio Actor: Yates
Role: Sir Andrew Ague@Cheek Actor: Dodd
Role: Sir Toby Belch Actor: Palmer
Role: Orsino Actor: Jefferson
Role: Sebastian Actor: Davies
Role: Fabian Actor: Lamash
Role: Antonio Actor: Wrighten
Role: Captain Actor: Wright
Role: Officer Actor: Carpenter
Role: Priest Actor: Griffiths
Role: Valentine Actor: Norris
Role: Curio Actor: Everard
Role: Clown Actor: Vernon
Role: with the original Epilogue song Actor: Vernon
Role: Olivia Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Maria Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Viola Actor: Miss Younge.

Afterpiece Title: Miss in her Teens

Role: Fribble Actor: Dodd
Role: Captain Flash Actor: Palmer
Role: Captain Loveit Actor: Davies
Role: Puff Actor: Moody
Role: Jasper Actor: Burton
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Miss Jarratt.
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Related Work: Miss in her Teens Author(s): David Garrick
Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Mrs Cuyler. [Kean is identified on HAY playbill of 26 Aug. 1784.] 1st and 2nd pieces: Both written by George Colman, Esq. 3rd piece: Written by the late David Garrick. Not acted these 12 years. Tickets to be had of Mrs Cuyler, No. 7, St. Alban's-street; at the bar of George's Coffee-house; and of Rice, at the Theatre, where places for the boxes may be taken. Tickets delivered for the 15th will be admitted


Mainpiece Title: The Manager In Distress

Afterpiece Title: The English Merchant

Role: Spatter Actor: Williamson
Role: Sir William Douglas Actor: Gardner
Role: La France Actor: Gaudry
Role: Hay Actor:
Role: Lord Falbridge Actor: Smith
Role: Owen Actor: Hunter
Role: Frecport Actor: Calvert
Role: from the Theatre Actor: Royal
Role: Amelia Actor: Mrs Cuyler
Role: Molly Actor: Mrs Lefevre
Role: Lady Alton Actor: Mrs Lloyd
Role: Hay Actor:
Role: Mrs Goodman Actor: Mrs Bolton

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

Role: Sharp Actor: Dutton
Role: Gayless Actor: Smith
Role: Melissa Actor: Mrs Lefevre
Role: Kitty Pry Actor: Mrs Cuyler
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Related Work: The Lying Valet Author(s): David Garrick

Monologue: 1784 03 22 End of 2nd piece Shuter's Post-haste Observations on his Journey to Paris by Dutton

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Clive. Mainpiece: Not acted in seven years [see 7 May 47]. Altered from Dryden by Colley Cibber, Esq. Part of Pit laid into boxes. Amphitheatre on Stage. Receipts: #220 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Comical Lovers

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: Fribble the only time this season-Garrick; Flash-Woodward; Loveit-Palmer; Puff-Yates; Tag-Mrs Clive; Miss Biddy-Miss Minors.
Role: Fribble the only time this season Actor: Garrick
Role: Flash Actor: Woodward
Role: Loveit Actor: Palmer
Role: Puff Actor: Yates
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Miss Minors.
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Related Work: Miss in her Teens Author(s): David Garrick

Song: III: Mattocks

Dance: IV: Mad Auretti

Event Comment: Benefit for Dodd. Mainpiece: Not acted these 11 years. 2nd piece: An Interlude, written by the late D. Garrick, Esq. Receipts: #246 13s. 6d. (110/11/0; 21/16/6; 0/18/0; tickets: 113/8/0) (charge: #105 4s. 11d.)


Mainpiece Title: The Foundling

Role: Young Belmont Actor: Palmer
Role: Sir Roger Belmont Actor: Parsons
Role: Sir Charles Raymond Actor: Aickin
Role: Colonel Raymond Actor: Brereton
Role: Villiard Actor: Wrighten
Role: Faddle Actor: Dodd
Role: Fidelia Actor: Mrs Brereton
Role: Rosetta Actor: Miss Farren

Afterpiece Title: Linco's Travels

Role: Linco Actor: Dodd
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Related Work: Linco's Travels Author(s): David Garrick

Afterpiece Title: The Alchymist

Role: Abel Drugger Actor: Dodd
Role: Subtle Actor: Aickin
Role: Sir Epicure Mammon Actor: Griffiths
Role: Surly Actor: Wrighten
Role: Kastril Actor: Burton
Role: Lovewit Actor: Packer
Role: Face Actor: Palmer
Role: Dame Pliant Actor: Miss Simson
Role: Doll Common Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Clendining. 2nd piece: Not acted these 10 years [acted 25 Apr. 1788]. 3rd piece [1st time; M 1, altered by John Gretton from his Ode performed at the Pantheon, 4 May. Larpent MS 1087; text printed in Morning Chronicle, 2 May 1795, with parts as above]: The Words by John Gretton, Esq. The Music by Spofforth; the Dances by Byrn. Books containing the Words of the Masque will be delivered gratis at the different Doors. Morning Herald, 5 June: Tickets to be had of Mrs Clendining, No. 13, King-street, Covent Garden. Receipts: #204 5s. (72.17; 7.15; tickets: 123.13)


Mainpiece Title: The Follies Of A Day

Role: Antonio Actor: Munden
Role: The Page Actor: Mrs Clendining
Role: Ferdinand Actor: Johnstone
Role: Spado Actor: Quick
Role: Pedrillo Actor: Munden
Role: Don Caesar Actor: Bowden
Role: Philippo Actor: Townsend
Role: Don Scipio Actor: Powel
Role: Rapino Actor: Rock
Role: Sanguino Actor: Thompson
Role: Don Juan Actor: Rees
Role: Vasquez Actor: Farley
Role: Calvette Actor: Ledger
Role: Alphonso Actor: Incledon
Role: Victoria Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Catalina Actor: Mrs Arnold
Role: Isabel Actor: Mrs Platt
Role: Lorenza Actor: Mrs Martyr.

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Performance Comment: Thomas-Munden (1st appearance in that character); Nephew-Macready; Whittle-Powel; Sir Patrick O'Neal-Rock; Bates-Davenport; Servants-Abbot, Blurton, Simmons; Kecksey-Bernard; Widow Brady (for that night only; with Garrick's original Epilogue Song)-Mrs Greville (late of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).
Role: Thomas Actor: Munden
Role: Nephew Actor: Macready
Role: Whittle Actor: Powel
Role: Sir Patrick O'Neal Actor: Rock
Role: Bates Actor: Davenport
Role: Servants Actor: Abbot, Blurton, Simmons
Role: Kecksey Actor: Bernard
Role: Widow Brady Actor: Mrs Greville
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Related Work: The Irish Widow Author(s): David Garrick

Afterpiece Title: A Masque, In Honor of the Nuptials of His Royal Highness [the Prince of Wales with Caroline Princess of Brunswick on 8 April 1795]

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Related Work: Alfred, a Masque Author(s): David Mallet

Afterpiece Title: The Poor Soldier

Role: Dermot Actor: Mrs Clendining
Role: Fitzroy Actor: Incledon.
Role: Patrick Actor: Johnstone
Role: Father Luke Actor: Rock
Role: Bagatelle Actor: Farley
Role: Darby Actor: Munden
Role: Norah Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Kathlane Actor: Mrs Martyr.

Dance: In 3rd piece: a Grand Dance-Byrn, Holland, Mlle St.Amand, Mme Rossi

Song: End I 2nd piece: The Richmond Primrose Girl (Music by Spofforth-Poetry by William Pearce, Esq.) sung in character-Mrs Clendining


Mainpiece Title: The School For Rakes

Role: Willis Actor: Dodd.
Role: Sir William Evans Actor: Holland
Role: Loyd Actor: King
Role: Frampton Actor: Reddish
Role: Lord Eustace Actor: Cautherly
Role: Evans Actor: Palmer
Role: Robert Actor: Baddeley
Role: Mrs Winifred Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Baddeley.

Afterpiece Title: The Jubilee

Performance Comment: Parts-King, Moody, Parsons, Ackman, Hurst, Waldron, Castle, Wheeler, W. Palmer, Wright, Keen, Hartry, Mesink, Clough, Booth, J. Burton, Mas. Cape, Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Lowe. The Vocal Parts-Vernon, Dibdin, Bannister, Champnes, Fawcett, Kear, Miss Radley, Mrs Baddeley; The Dances-Dagueville, Mrs King, Sga Vidini, Miss Rogers; In which will be introduced The Pageant as it was intended for Stratford-Upon-Avon; Ralph-King; Irishman-Moody; Ballad Singer-Vernon; Ostler-Parsons; Country Girls-Mrs Baddeley, Miss Radley; Margery Jervis-Mrs Love; Female Ballad Singer-Dibdin; Prologue-King; Characters in the pageant: Benedict-Garrick; Beatrice-Miss Pope; Touchstone-King; Richard III-Holland; Romeo-Brereton; Hamlet-Cautherly; Falstaff-Love; Lear-Reddish; Antony-Aikin; Portia-Mrs W. Barry; Apollo-Vernon; Tragic Muse-Mrs Barry; Comic Muse-Mrs Abington; Also: Hurst, Wheeler, Castle, Waldron, Wright, Keen, Clough, Hartry, Messink, Booth, J. Burton, Master Cape, Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Love; Dancing-; Singing- New Dresses, Scenes; Music by Dibdin (Genest, V, 256, and Winston MS 10). See Three Plays by David Garrick, Elisabeth P. Stein (New York, 1926). Music by Dibdin (Genest, V, 256, and Winston MS 10). See Three Plays by David Garrick, Elisabeth P. Stein (New York, 1926).
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Related Work: The Jubilee Author(s): David Garrick
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; C 5]: By the celebrated Henry Fielding; and never yet performed or published. With new Scenes, Dresses, &c. [and incidental music by Michael Arne. Prologue by David Garrick. Epilogue by the same (see text)]. Public Advertiser, 12 Dec. 1778: This Day is published The Fathers (1s. 6d.). "This play was written by Mr Henry Fielding, some years before his death. Mr Garrick saw it at that time. Mr Fielding gave the only fair copy he had of it to his friend Sir Charles Williams, of whose judgment he entertained a high opinion. Sir Charles soon after went abroad, and the comedy was mislaid. Mr. Fielding communicated this circumstance to his family on his death-bed; and enquiry was made for it, but without effect. At length Mr Thomas? Johnes, Member for Cardigan, looking over Sir Charles's books, found a comedy in manuscript, which he read, and, approving, had it transcribed and sent to Mr Garrick for his opinion, who, like Archimedes, cried out, 'This is the lost sheep! This is Mr Henry Fielding's play!' Mr Garrick communicating it to Mr Johnes, Mr Johnes immediately sent the original manuscript, which was in Mr Fielding's hand-writing, to the family, with his best wishes for its success, promising to assist it to the utmost of his power" (Gentleman's Magazine, Dec. 1778, p.586). See also, for corroboration of the above and for other details, Wilbur L. Cross, The History of Henry Fielding, 1918, III, 99-104. Receipts: #210 11s. 6d. (186.6.0; 23.19.6; 0.6.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Fathers; Or, The Good Natur'd Man

Role: Sir George Boncour Actor: King
Role: Young Kennel Actor: Dodd
Role: Mr Boncour Actor: Bensley
Role: Old Valence Actor: Parsons
Role: Old Kennel Actor: Baddeley
Role: Young Valence Actor: Whitfield
Role: Young Boncour Actor: Webster
Role: Miss Valence Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Mrs Boncour Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Miss Boncour Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Prologue Actor: King
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Younge.

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Role: Whittle Actor: Parsons
Role: Sir Patrick O'Neale Actor: Moody
Role: Nephew Actor: Davies
Role: Bates Actor: Baddeley
Role: Thomas Actor: Burton
Role: Kecksey Actor: Dodd
Role: Widow Brady Actor: Miss Walpole.
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Related Work: The Irish Widow Author(s): David Garrick

Dance: As17780919

Event Comment: RRev. T. Newton to David Garrick, 18 Jan.: I was almost angry with you, to see your name last week in the bills for Costar Pearmain. I am not fond of your acting such parts as Fondlewife, or even Clodio, nor should be of the Lying Valet, if it was not of your own writing. You who are equal to the greatest parts, strangely demean yourself in acting any thing that is low and little; and not only I, but really all who admire you and Wish you well, that is all who know you, are grieved and wonder at it. If I was an actor surely I would rather wish to be a Raphael than a Hogarth; or if I was a poet, I would choose infinitely rather to be a Milton than Hudibras.--Boaden, Private Correspondence of Garrick, I, 5-6. [Morning Herald 28 June 1787 suggests that Yates was Winifred apShenkin.


Mainpiece Title: The Recruiting Officer

Performance Comment: As17420101, but Costar Pearmain-Garrick, being the first Time of has appearing in that Character.
Role: Costar Pearmain Actor: Garrick, being the first Time of has appearing in that Character.
Role: Ballance Actor: Paget
Role: Worthy Actor: W. Giffard
Role: Bullock Actor: Dunstall
Role: Scale Actor: Dighton
Role: Scruple Actor: Pattenden
Role: Collier Actor: Julian
Role: Appletree Actor: Vaughan
Role: Melinda Actor: Mrs Steele
Role: Rose Actor: Miss Hippisley
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Dunstall.
Role: Plume Actor: Giffard
Role: Brazen Actor: Yates
Role: Kite Actor: Marshall
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Yates.

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

Role: Gayless Actor: Blakes
Role: Melissa Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Justice Gattle Actor: Paget
Role: Trippit Actor: Peterson
Role: Mrs Trippit Actor: Mrs Steele
Role: Mrs Gadabout Actor: Mrs Bambridge
Role: Priscilla Actor: Mrs Dunstall
Role: Patty Actor: Mrs Vallois
Role: Kitty Pry Actor: Miss Hippisley
Role: Dick Actor: Yates
Role: Lying Valet Actor: Garrick
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Related Work: The Lying Valet Author(s): David Garrick

Dance: new comic Dance call'd The Welchman's Triumph or the Death of the Wild Goat-David and Winifred apShenkin, M Granier, Osbeldiston, Mrs Bullock, Mrs Vallois The Character new dressed

Event Comment: RRehearsal deferred by Garrick's illness. London Daily Post and General Advertiser: Whereas it has been industriously reported to my prejudice, that I was at the Masquerade in the Habit of a Madman; this is to assure the Gentlemen or Ladies, who are offended at me, without Cause, I was not at either of the Masquerades this Season, as can be testify'd by several Gentlemen in whose Company I was. If any Person has a Mind to be further satisfy'd, I will fully convince them of the Truth of this Advertisement. David Garrick


Mainpiece Title: The Wonder

Role: Frederick Actor: Dighton
Role: Alguzile Actor: Hemskirk.
Role: Felix Actor: Giffard
Role: Briton Actor: W. Giffard
Role: Lissardo Actor: Yates
Role: Gibby Actor: Blakes
Role: Don Lopez Actor: Julian
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Dunstall
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Dunstall
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Inis Actor: Miss Hippisley
Role: Violante Actor: Mrs Giffard.

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Role: Aesop Actor: W. Giffard
Role: Irishman Actor: Yates
Role: Drunken Man Actor: Giffard
Role: Frenchman Actor: Blakes
Role: Beau Actor: Peterson
Role: Miss Lucy Actor: Miss Hippisley.
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Related Work: Lethe; or, Esop in the Shades Author(s): David Garrick

Dance: WWelchman's Triumph, as17420210

Event Comment: For the Authors. [See "David Garrick and the Clandestine Marriage," by Frederick L. Bergmann, PMLA (March, 1952), pp. 148-62, a study of Garrick's contribution on basis of the Folger Library MS.


Mainpiece Title: The Clandestine Marriage

Role: Lord Ogleby Actor: King
Role: Sterling Actor: Yates
Role: Lovewell Actor: Powell
Role: Sir John Melvil Actor: Holland
Role: Canton Actor: Baddeley
Role: Brush Actor: Palmer
Role: Serjeant Flower Actor: Love
Role: Traverse Actor: Lee
Role: Trueman Actor: Aikin
Role: Mrs Heidelberg Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Miss Sterling Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Fanny Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Chambermaid Actor: Miss Plym
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Trusty Actor: Miss Mills
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Related Work: The Clandestine Marriage Author(s): David Garrick
Event Comment: New Scenes, Dresses, Machinery and other Decorations. Book of the Entertainment to be had at 1s. 6d. at Theatre. A Dramatic Romance by David Garrick, Music composed by Michael Arne. Gave King's Footmen and Chairmen #4 4s.; Queen's ditto; Dukes of York and Gloucester ditto (Treasurer's Book). [A memorandum dated 22 August 1766 (Folger Library, Garrick Album, 520 MS, Cage) explains that Michael Arne was to compose the Music for Cymon, and as compensation shall be intitled to and receive one third part of the profits of the three first nights which the author shall take for his own Benefits." Zachariah Stephens was witness. See 15 Jan. 1767.] Receipts: #196 5s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Cymon

Role: The Dances Actor: Grimaldi, Guidetti, Duquesney, Giorgi, Mrs King, Sga Giorgi, Miss Rogers, Miss Ford, Miss Collet
Role: Cymon Actor: Vernon
Role: Linco Actor: King
Role: Merlin Actor: Bensley
Role: Dorus Actor: Parsons
Role: Damon and Dorilas Actor: Fawcett, Fox
Role: Demon of Revenge Actor: Champness
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Arne
Role: Urganda Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Fatima Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: 1st shepherdess Actor: Miss Reynolds
Role: 2nd Shepherdess Actor: Miss Plym
Role: Cupid Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Parts Actor: Mrs Dorman
Role: Prologue for New Year's Day Actor: King
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Abington
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Related Work: Cymon Author(s): David Garrick
Event Comment: Archer by Mr King. Cherry first time Miss Jarratt pretty well. Sga Pacini danc'd for the first time. She is a small figure, not much Elegance but was very well received (Hopkins Diary). Agreement with Sga Paccini, 20 June 1775: "I do agree for my partner, Mr Willoughby Lacy, and myself, to engage Signora Paccini as first dancer at our Theatre, the ensuing season, which commences the first week in September 1775, and finishes the end of May 1776; for which the said Signora shall receive from us, by weekly or monthly payments as she pleases, the sum of three hundred and twenty-five pounds sterling, and she is likewise to have a benefit in course of salary, and at the best time of the year, for which she is to dance whenever she is called upon, to the best of her power and abilities. This engagement the managers of the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane engage to fulfill on their part, under the penalty of five-hundred pounds sterling. Witness my hand this nineteenth day of June 1775." (Signed.) David Garrick for Willoughby Lacy and himself (Boaden, Private Correspondence of Garrick, II, 63). The Comedy of The School for Lovers oblig'd to be deferr'd. Receipts: #153 19s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Role: Scrub Actor: Weston
Role: Archer Actor: King
Role: Cherry Actor: Miss Jarratt, first time
Role: Aimwell Actor: Packer
Role: Foigard Actor: Moody
Role: Boniface Actor: Usher
Role: Sir Charles Freeman Actor: Brereton
Role: Lady Bountiful Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Sullen Actor: Hurst
Role: Gibbet Actor: Bransby
Role: Dorinda Actor: Miss Sherry
Role: Gipsey Actor: Mrs Davies.

Afterpiece Title: The Theatrical Candidates

Role: Mercury Actor: Vernon
Role: Harlequin Actor: Dodd
Role: Tragedy Actor: Mrs Smith
Role: Comedy Actor: Mrs Wrighten.
Role: King Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Miller Actor: Moody.
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Related Work: The Theatrical Candidates Author(s): David Garrick

Afterpiece Title: The Rival Candidates

Role: Mercury Actor: Vernon
Role: Harlequin Actor: Dodd
Role: Tragedy Actor: Mrs Smith
Role: Comedy Actor: Mrs Wrighten.
Role: King Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Miller Actor: Moody.
Role: Byron Actor: Vernon
Role: Sir Harry Actor: Dodd
Role: Worry Actor: Parsons
Role: Spy Actor: Weston
Role: First Gardner Actor: Bannister
Role: Gardners Actor: Fawcett, Kear
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Narcissa Actor: Mrs Smith, first time.

Dance: II: A Grand New Ballet, call'd The Savage Hunters-Slingsby first appearance this season, Grimaldi, Como, Giorgi, Sga Crespi, Sga Paccini, first appearance on the English Stage

Event Comment: Benefit for a Fund, for the Relief of those who from their Infirmities shall be obliged to retire from the Stage. Prelude [1st time; M. PREL 1, by David Garrick, and others. In a synopsis of the plot the London Chronicle assigns Bannister; it lists the names of the other performers and, separately, their parts. The assignments given above are my own conjecture. Not in Larpent MS; the composer of the vaudeville written by Garrick is unknown]. The Words of the Songs will be given at the Theatre. Ladies and Gentlemen are requested to come early, to prevent Confusion. And to send their Servants by Five o'clock to keep the Places. Receipts: #217 8s. 6d. (100.9.0; 25.14.6; 0.0.0; tickets: 91.5.0) (charge: free)


Mainpiece Title: A Bundle Of Prologues

Role: Mr Tragedy Truncheon Actor: Bannister
Role: Mr Quaver Actor: Davies
Role: Mr Smirk Actor: Parsons
Role: Patrick Boosely Actor: Moody
Role: Mrs Ranter Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Mrs Stately Actor: Mrs Bradshaw.
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Related Work: A Bundle of Prologues Author(s): David Garrick

Afterpiece Title: The Jubilee

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Related Work: The Jubilee Author(s): David Garrick