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Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; P I, by George Colman, the elder. His authorship has hitherto been questioned, but for its authentication see Peake, II, 54. Larpent MS 532; not published]: An Original, Whimsical, Operatical, Pantomimical, Farcical, Electrical, Naval, Military, Temporary, Local Extravaganza.The Overture and new Musick by Dr Arnold. With new Scenes [by Canter (Public Advertiser, 5 Sept.)], Dresses and Decorations. The Views of the Temple of Health and the Camp in St. James's Park designed and executed by Rooker. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Widow And No Widow

Afterpiece Title: The Genius of Nonsense

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Related Work: The Genius of Nonsense Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Dance: In afterpiece: Master and Miss Byrne.[This dance was included in all subsequent performances.

Event Comment: 1st piece: In 3 Scenes of Dialogue. 2nd piece: The Music compiled by Pepusch. [The playbill assigns Filch to Mrs Wilson and Mat o' th' Mint to Miss Morris, but "Miss Morris was merely a temporary substitute for Mrs Wilson who, it seems, is too far advanced in her pregnancy to dress en bomme" (Miming Chronicle, 4 June). But beginning with 7 June Mrs Wilson acted regularly until 3 Aug. Who acted Mat o' th' Mint on this present night has not come to light; the part was perhaps omitted.] 3rd piece: Ballet Tragi-comique. Composed by Signior Novestris [i.e. George Colman, the elder]. The Music by Gluck. With new Scenes, Dresses and Decorations. Machinist and Painter-Sg Rookereschi. Tailor-Sg Walkerino. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Rice at the Theatre. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00 [same throughout season]. Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Preludio

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Related Work: A Preludio Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Afterpiece Title: Medea and Jason

Dance: In Act III of mainpiece a Hornpipe by Master Byrn. [This was danced, as here assigned, in all subsequent performances.]

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; P 1, by John O'Keeffe and George Colman, the elder. Synopsis of action in Public Advertiser, 20 Aug.]: The Music by Dr Arnold. The Scenes by Rooker. Books of the Songs [T. Cadell] to be had at the Theatre

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The East Indian

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Teague; or, The Giant's Causeway

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Related Work: Harlequin Teague; or, The Giant's Causeway Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Dance: Afterpiece to conclude with a Grand Ballet, in Spanish Characters, by Giorgi, Byrn, Miss Byrn, Sga Vidini, and others

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; MF 2, by Charles Stuart and John O'Keene. Text 1st published, unauthorized, Dublin: For the Booksellers [1783]. Prologue by George Colman, the elder (O'Keeffe, I, 140)]: With a new Overture by Dr Arnold. With Italian, French, Irish, Scotch, Welsh and English

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Separate Maintenance

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Related Work: The Separate Maintenance Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: GRETNA GREEN

Music: Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre

Song: As17830613

Event Comment: Benefit for Bannister. [Kean's 1st appearance was at this theatre, 22 Mar.] 2nd piece: The Music compiled by Dr Pepusch. 4th piece: A Ballet Tragi-Comique, composed by Signor Novestris [i.e. George Colman, the elder]. Gazetteer, 23 Aug.: Tickets to be had of Bannister, No. 7, Suffolk-street, Charing-cross

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Manager In Distress

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Related Work: The Manager in Distress Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Afterpiece Title: Foote, Weston, and Shuter in the Shades

Cast
Role: Susan Actor: Miss George

Afterpiece Title: Medea and Jason

Dance: In Act III of 2nd piece Hornpipe by Byrne

Monologue: 1784 08 26 As 10 Aug

Event Comment: Benefit for Palmer. Mainpiece [1st time; C 3, by William Hayley. Text in his Plays . . . for a Private Theatre (T. Cadell, 1784). Prologue by George Colman, the elder. Epilogue by Edward Topham (Gazetteer, 13 Sept., which also gives the names of the speakers). The parts are assigned (see 18 Aug.)]: A new Comedy, in Rhyme

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Two Connoisseurs

Afterpiece Title: Foote, Weston, and Shuter in the Shades

Cast
Role: Susan Actor: Miss George

Afterpiece Title: The Genius of Nonsense

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Related Work: The Genius of Nonsense Author(s): George Colman, the elder
Event Comment: Benefit for Palmer. Mainpiece [1st time; C 3, by George Colman, the elder, altered from The Mutual Deception, by Joseph Atkinson, which was based on Le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard, by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux, and 1st acted at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, 2 Mar. 1785. Prologue by the author (.European Magazine, Sept. 1786, p. 166). Author of Epilogue unknown]. Afterpiece: Never acted at this Theatre. [Prologue and Epilogue by David Garrick.] "This play, originally French, was translated by an Officer (the plot of which may be found in The Man's the Master, as well as in many other English plays and farces) who, with some few additions, changed it into five acts, and called it The Mutual Deception (which is now in print), but was represented in Ireland with little or no success. This Comedy, however, has undergone many very masterly alterations, and received many additions by the able hand of the attentive Manager of this Theatre" (Public Advertiser, 30 Aug.). Public Advertiser, 6 May 1788: To be published May 7, Tit for Tat (1s.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Tit For Tat

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Related Work: Tit for Tat Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: A Peep behind the Curtain; or, The New Rehearsal

Performance Comment: Glib (with the original Prologue and Epilogue)-Palmer; Sir Toby Fuz-Usher; Sir Macaroni Virtu-R. Palmer; Carpenter-Booth; Mervin-Williamson; Patent-Gardner; Prompter-Burton; Wilson-Bannister Jun.; Lady Fuz-Mrs Webb; Miss Fuz-Miss Woollery. In which the Burletta of Orpheus. Orpheus-Davies; Old Shepherd-Edwin; Rhodope-Miss George .
Cast
Role: Rhodope Actor: Miss George

Dance: As17860706

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

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Manager In Distress

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Related Work: The Manager in Distress Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The English Merchant

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

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

Event Comment: Afterpiec : A New Burletta [by George Colman]. The Characters New Dress'd. The Music entirely New composed by Mr Arnold. Books of the Burletta to be had at the Theatre. [Books sold at each subsequent performance this season. See Town and Country Magazine (from Theatre No. XII, p. 593) for comment on the afterpiece.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Orphan

Afterpiece Title: The Portrait

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Related Work: The Portrait Author(s): George Colman, the elder
Event Comment: Afterpiece: Altered from Milton [by George Colman]. Books of the Entertainment to be had at the Theatre. Receipts: #181 4s. 6d

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Jane Shore

Afterpiece Title: Comus

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Related Work: Comus Author(s): George Colman, the elder
Event Comment: Mainpiece: A New Comedy (never performed) [by George Colman]. Paid Miller for performing 11 nights in The Sylphs #2 15s. Paid Mr Anderson for 2 suits of women's cloaths #21 (Account Book). [The mainpiece received a scourging review in the Westminster Magazine for Feb. 1774. Gibbon attended, "We dined at the Shakespeare and went in a body to support it....Though we got a verdict for our client his cause was but a bad one. It is a very confused miscellany of several plays and tales" (John Hampden@Journal, p. 18).] Receipts: #258 3s. (Account Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Business

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Related Work: The Man of Business Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Chaplet

Event Comment: Mrs Baddeley who play'd the Lady in Comus got out of the Enchanted Seat before her time & made a great Laugh the Farce was much hiss'd at the End (Hopkins Diary). [The Masque (never performed there) is the version reduced to two Acts by George Colman.] Benefit for Cautherly. Paid Mr J. Aickin in part of #60 in lieu of Benefit (remiting #10 to his credit) #50. Receipts: #197 11s. 6d. Charges: #68 17s. Profits to Cautherly: #128 15s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Mourning Bride

Afterpiece Title: Comus

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Related Work: Comus Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Dance: I: The Grand Provencalle Dance, as17750202

Event Comment: Benefit for Edwin. Public Advertiser, 9 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Edwin, No. 19, Piazza, Covent Garden. Mainpiece: Written by Ben Jonson, and altered by George Colman, Esq. Receipts: #349 15s. 6d. (250/15/6; tickets: 99/0/0) (charge: #105)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Epicoene; Or, The Silent Woman

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Related Work: Epicúne; or, The Silent Woman Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: M id as

Song: End of Act II of mainpiece A Description of the Curiosities of the Tower of London; End of mainpiece Four and Twenty Fiddlers all on a Row, both by Edwin

Event Comment: [1st piece in place of Summer Amusement, advertised on playbill of 10 July.] 3rd piece [1st time; F 2, ascribed by Town and Country Magazine, July 1789, p. 327, to George Colman ynger. Prologue by the author (see text)]. Public Advertiser, 19 Aug. 1789: This Day is published The Family Party (1s.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Manager In Distress

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Related Work: The Manager in Distress Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Flitch of Bacon

Afterpiece Title: The Family Party

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Related Work: The Family Party Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Dance: As17890708

Event Comment: Benefit for Bannister Jun. Mainpiece: By Permission of George Colman Jun., Esq. [Prologue by George Colman Jun. (Kemble Mem.), printed in Henry Angelo,@Reminiscences, 1828, I, 331-32.] Morning Herald, 29 Mar.: Tickets to be had of Bannister Jun., No. 2, Frith-street, Soho. Receipts: #538 18s. 6d. (251.19.6; 32.18.0; 3.0.0; tickets: 251.1.0) (charge: #163 9s. 2d.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Surrender Of Calais

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Related Work: The Surrender of Calais Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: The Minor

Entertainment: Monologue. Occasional Prologue-Bannister Jun

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; MD 3, by George Colman, ynger]: The Scenery and Dresses are entirely new. The Musick composed by Storace.The Scenes designed and executed by Greenwood and Capon [the Gothic library was painted by Capon (Oracle, 21 Mar. 1796)]. The Dresses by Johnston, Gay and Miss Rein. Books of the Songs to be had in the Theatre. [When Colman published his play he prefaced it with an acrimonious attack on Kemble, in which he accused him of deliberately trying to make the play a failure. But almost without exception the contemporary reviews excused Kemble's performance on the grounds of his obvious indisposition, and agreed that the play itself was unsatisfactory. "The play failed, and we are sorry to say did not merit to succeed...Kemble, who was tormented With an incessant cough, said he could not but be sensible that much of the displeasure of the house proceeded from his deficiency in a principal character...The whole audience with one voice cried out, 'No, no, Kemble-it is not your fault'" (Oracle, 14 Mar.). "The dialogue is extremely heavy, and there is little or no incident to relieve the tedium of more than four hours representation...Sir Edward Mortimer is a being distracted, with no adequate cause; a prey to remorse, which he of all men was the last to feel from the principles that make up his being. This therefore is the radical moral defect of the piece. But there is another which, though not equally strong, is equally fatal: there is no progression of interest, there is no involution of plot, there is no development of character" (Star, 14 Mar.). Other notices of the opening night were much in the same vein. Subsequently Colman revised the play, and it held the stage for many years. "The curtailments which have been made shorten the representation near an hour and a half, and the alterations are many and judicious" (Morning Herald, 21 Mar. 1796). Morning Herald, 23 July 1796: This Day is published The Iron Chest (2s.). Receipts: #471 9s. (468.13; 2.16)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Iron Chest

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Related Work: The Iron Chest Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Captive

Song: Mainpiece: The General Chorus-Cooke, Danby, Evans, Welsh, Wentworth, J. Fisher, Master DeCamp, Master Gregson, Atkins, Brown, Denman, Fisher, Tett, Aylmer, Caulfield Jun., Dibble, Gallot, Willoughby, Annereau, Bardoleau, Cook, Miss Arne, Mrs Boimaison, Mrs Bramwell, Mrs Butler, Miss Mellon, Miss Wentworth, Mrs Maddocks, Miss Chatterley, Miss Menage, Miss Stuart, Miss Jackson

Event Comment: Benefit for Jewell, treasurer. Afterpiece [1st time; MF 2, by George Colman, the younger. It has also been ascribed to Sarah Gardner, but for Colman's authorship see Peake, 11, 99. Composer of music unknown. MS: Larpent 589; not published]: The Words of the Songs are inserted in the Public Papers of this Day. Public Advertiser, 12 Aug.: Tickets to be had of Jewell, in Suffolk Street

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Spanish Barber

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Related Work: The Spanish Barber; or, The Fruitless Precaution Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Female Dramatist

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Related Work: The Female Dramatist Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Dance: As17820613

Event Comment: 2nd piece [1st time; MD 3, by George Colman, ynger]: The Overture, Choruses, and new Musick by Dr Arnold. The Scenery by Rooker. The Dresses entirely new. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Salary List (Enthoven Collection): Paid Colman for Mountaineers #290 10s. Morning Chronicle, 26 Feb. 1795: This Day is published The Mountaineers (2s.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Half An Hour After Supper

Afterpiece Title: The Mountaineers

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Related Work: The Mountaineers Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Song: 2nd piece: Vocal Parts-Kenrick, Walker, Linton, Dorion Jun., Little, Brown, Hobler, Horsfall, Saunders, Dibble, Lyons, Miss Fontenelle, Miss DeCamp, Miss Dall, Miss Menage, Mrs Powell, Mrs Hatton, Mrs Masters, Mrs Bramwell, Mrs Edwin, Mrs Gaudry

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; MD 2, by George Colman, ynger, based on Raoul Barbe Bleue, by Michel Jean Sedaine (although, in the 1st edition of the play, this denied by Colman). Text (Cadell and Davies, 1798)]: The Scenery, Machinery, Dresses, and Decorations entirely new. The Musick composed and selected [from Paisiello] by Kelly. The Scenes designed and executed by Greenwood? Jun, Chalmers, and others. The Machinery, Decorations, and Dresses designed and under the direction of Johnston, and executed by him, Underwood, Gay, and Miss Rein. Books of the Songs to be had in the Theatre. Times, 8 Feb. 1798: This Day is published Blue Beard (1s. 6d.). "In the course of the representation, many blunders in working the scenery, which are unavoidable in a first representation of this nature, occurred, and the delays which took place were frequently very great...It was twelve o'-clock before the curtain dropped...The Expense of getting it up is said to be not less than #2,000" (London Chronicle, 18 Jan.). Proud swells the tide, with loads of capering heels, And vacant Folly shouts applause in peals; Hoards, even beyond th miser's wish, are thrown, To deck some sham farago for the town...Money for dresses, money for new scenes, New music, decorations, and machines; The cost of these, including every freak, Would pay ten decent players four pounds a week. Anthony Pasquin (pseud. for John Williams), "Innovation," in The Devil [1787], II, no. 2, 46. Receipts: #319 14s. 6d. (216.17.6; 102.2.0; 0.15.0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Country Girl

Afterpiece Title: Blue-Beard; or, Female Curiosity

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Related Work: Blue-Beard; or, Female Curiosity! Author(s): George Colman, the younger
Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; MF 2, by the younger George Colman]: To conclude with a View of the Camp near Windsorv. A Military Overture, and the New Musick composed by Dr Arnold. The Scenery painted by S. Whitmore. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. [For Colman's borrowing of the character of Caleb Quotem, see 6 July 1798.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Point Of Honour

Afterpiece Title: The Review; or, The Wags of Windsor

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Related Work: The Review; or, The Wags of Windsor Author(s): George Colman, the younger
Event Comment: Benefit for Edwin. Mainpiece: By Permission of George Colman, Esq. [the holder of the copyright]. Public Advertiser, 24 Mar.: Tickets to be had of Edwin, No. 19, Piazza, Covent-garden. Receipts: #386 7s., as follows: money taken at the doors was #256.0.6, on which he paid charge of #100.11.6, leaving a balance due him of #155.9.0, which he was paid on 7 Apr.; after money, #4.8.6, was retained by the theatre; he sold 411 box tickets, 83 pit tickets, 107 gallery tickets for #125.18.0, free of charge; his total profit therefore was #281.7.0

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Inkle And Yarico

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Related Work: Inkle and Yarico Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: The Apprentice

Song: II: a new comic song (1st time), Four@and@twenty Periwigs all on a Row-Edwin

Entertainment: Monologue. End: The Kensington Stage; or, The Fatigues of a Long Journey (a Comical, Poetical Description)-Edwin

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; C 3, by George Colman, ynger. Prologue by the Hon. Francis North. Epilogue by the author (see text)]: With new Scenes, Dresses, and Decorations. Public Advertiser, 2 Sept. 1788: This Day is published Ways and Means (1s. 6d.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Ways And Means; Or, A Trip To Dover

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Related Work: Ways and Means; or, A Trip to Dover Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: The Padlock

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; MD 3, by George Colman, ynger]: The new Musick (with a Martial Overture) by Dr Arnold. The Scenery by Rooker. The Characters will be dressed [playbill of 6 Aug.: The Dresses by Whitfield] in the Habits of the Times. Books of the Songs [T. Cadell, 1791] to be had at the Theatre

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Half An Hour After Supper

Afterpiece Title: The Surrender of Calais

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Related Work: The Surrender of Calais Author(s): George Colman, the younger
Event Comment: Benefit for Fawcett. 1st piece: Never [previously] acted here (by Permission of George Colman, Esq., for that night only). 2nd piece [1st time; M. INT 1]. Morning Chronicle, 30 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Fawcett at his house, No. 9, Tottenham-court-road. Receipts: #447 14s. (158.4.6; 10.10.0; tickets: 278.19.6)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Battle Of Hexham; Or, Days Of Old

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Related Work: The Battle of Hexham; or, Days of Old Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: A Gallimaufry

Afterpiece Title: Crotchet Lodge

Entertainment: Monologue.End: Monsieur Tonson (founded on fact, and recited at Freemason's Hall)-Fawcett

Event Comment: 2nd piece [1st time; PREL 1, by George Colman, ynger. In 1796 the 1st scene was acted as Sylvester Daggerwood]. Morning Chronicle, 3 July 1795: This Day is published New Hay at the Old Market (1s.). Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. 2nd Gallery 1s. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00 [same throughout season]. Places for the Boxes to be had of Rice at the Theatre

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Mayor Of Garratt

Afterpiece Title: New Hay at the Old Market

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Related Work: New Hay at the Old Market Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: The Battle of Hexham; or, Days of Old

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Related Work: The Battle of Hexham; or, Days of Old Author(s): George Colman, the younger