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Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Separate Maintenance

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

Afterpiece Title: Comus

Performance Comment: Comus-Palmer; Spirit-R. Palmer; Brothers-Wood, Riley; Principal Bacchanals-Bannis-ter, Brett; The Lady (with Sweet Echo, accompanied on the hautboy by Foster)-Mrs Bannister; Sabrina and Pastoral Nymph-Miss Morris; Bacchants-Miss Hooke, &c; Euphrosyne and 1st Bacchant-Miss George .
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Related Work: Comus Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Song: As17830613

Event Comment: Benefit for Miss George

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Artaxerxes

Cast
Role: Arbaces Actor: Sga Sestini
Role: Artaxerxes Actor: Brett
Role: Rimenes Actor: Wood
Role: Artabanes Actor: Bannister
Role: Semira Actor: Miss Morris
Role: Mandane Actor: Miss George

Afterpiece Title: Comus

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

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Cast
Role: Young Bevil Actor: Brereton
Role: Myrtle Actor: Farren
Role: Cimberton Actor: Suett
Role: Mr Sealand Actor: Aickin
Role: Sir John Bevil Actor: Packer
Role: Humphrey Actor: Wrighten
Role: Daniel Actor: Burton
Role: Tom Actor: Palmer
Role: Phillis Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Luanda Actor: Miss Wheeler
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Hedges
Role: Mrs Sealand Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Indiana Actor: Miss Farren

Afterpiece Title: Comus

Performance Comment: Comus-Palmer; Principal Bacchanals-Barrymore, Staunton, Williames; 1st Spirit-Aickin; Brothers-Farren, R. Palmer; The Lady-Mrs Brereton; Euphrosyne (with Sweet Echo, accompanied by Parke)-Mrs Wrighten; Pastoral Nymph-Miss Wheeler; Sabrina-Miss Field; Bacchants-Miss M. Stageldoir, Miss Barnes, Miss Simson, &c; Principal Bacchant-Miss George .
Related Works
Related Work: Comus Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Song: In Act II of mainpiece song by Miss Field

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Manager In Distress

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

Afterpiece Title: The Spanish Barber

Cast
Role: : Johnny Atkins Actor: Parsons
Role: Dr Pedant Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Guard Actor: Gardner
Role: Omar Actor: Swords
Role: Selim Actor: R. Palmer
Role: The Mogul Actor: Williamson
Role: Zapphira Actor: Miss Morris
Role: Irene Actor: Mrs Inchbald
Role: Sheba Actor: Mrs Cuyler
Role: Fanny Actor: Mrs Wells.
Related Works
Related Work: The Spanish Barber; or, The Fruitless Precaution Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: Comus

Performance Comment: Comus-Palmer; Spirit-Williamson; Brothers-Swords, Riley; Principal Bacchanals-Bannister, Davies, Brett; The Lady (with Sweet Echo, accompanied on the hautboy by Foster)-Mrs Bannister; Sabrina and the Pastoral Nymph-Miss Morris; Bacchants-Miss Hooke, &c; Euphrosyne and 1st Bacchant-Miss George .
Related Works
Related Work: Comus Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Clandestine Marriage

Cast
Role: Lord Ogleby Actor: King
Role: Sterling Actor: Parsons
Role: Sir John Melvil Actor: Bensley
Role: Lovewell Actor: Brereton
Role: Serjeant Flower Actor: Wrighten
Role: Traverse Actor: Phillimore
Role: Trueman Actor: Fawcett
Role: Canton Actor: Baddeley
Role: Brush Actor: Palmer
Role: Miss Sterling Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Fanny Actor: Mrs Brereton
Role: Chambermaid Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Mrs Heidelberg Actor: Mrs Hopkins

Afterpiece Title: Comus

Performance Comment: Comus-Palmer; Bacchanals-Bannister, Williames; Spirit-Barrymore; Brothers-Bannister Jun., R. Palmer; The Lady-Mrs Brereton; Euphrosyne (with Sweet Echo, accompanied [on the oboe] by Parke)-Mrs Wrighten; Pastoral Nymph-Miss Stageldoir; Sabrina-Miss Field; Bacchants-Miss M. Stageldoir, Miss Barnes, &c; Principal Bacchant-Miss George .
Related Works
Related Work: Comus Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Cast
Role: Ophelia Actor: Mrs Siddons
Role: Hamlet Actor: Kemble
Role: King Actor: Packer
Role: Horatio Actor: Staunton
Role: Polonius Actor: Baddeley
Role: Laertes Actor: Barrymore
Role: Ostrick Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Rosencraus Actor: Phillimore
Role: Guildenstern Actor: Williames
Role: Player King Actor: Chaplin
Role: Marcellus Actor: Wrighten
Role: Lucianus Actor: Waldron
Role: Gravediggers Actor: Parsons, Burton
Role: Ghost Actor: Bensley
Role: Player Queen Actor: M rs Hedges
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Hopkins

Afterpiece Title: Comus

Performance Comment: Comus-Palmer; Bacchanals-Bannister, Williames; Spirit-Barrymore; Brothers-Bannister Jun., R. Palmer; Euphrosyne (with Sweet Echo, accompanied by Parke)-Mrs Wrighten; Pastoral Nymph-Mrs Crouch; Sabrina-Mrs Forster; Principal Bacchant-Miss George; The Lady (for this night only)-Mrs Siddons .
Cast
Role: Comus Actor: Palmer
Role: Bacchanals Actor: Bannister, Williames
Role: Spirit Actor: Barrymore
Role: Brothers Actor: Bannister Jun., R. Palmer
Role: Euphrosyne Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Pastoral Nymph Actor: Mrs Crouch
Role: Sabrina Actor: Mrs Forster
Role: Principal Bacchant Actor: Miss George
Role: The Lady Actor: Mrs Siddons
Related Works
Related Work: Comus Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Young Quaker

Performance Comment: Young Sadboy-Palmer; Clod (1st time)-Barrett; Spatterdash-Bannister Jun.; Captain Ambush-Williamson; Shadrach-Wewitzer; Old Sadboy-Gardner; Chronicle-Parsons; Lady Rounceval-Mrs Webb; Araminta-Miss George; Mrs Millefleur-Mrs Love; Judith-Mrs Edwin; Pink-Mrs Brett; Dinah Primrose-Mrs Riley .
Cast
Role: Young Sadboy Actor: Palmer
Role: Clod Actor: Barrett
Role: Spatterdash Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Captain Ambush Actor: Williamson
Role: Shadrach Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Old Sadboy Actor: Gardner
Role: Chronicle Actor: Parsons
Role: Lady Rounceval Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Araminta Actor: Miss George
Role: Mrs Millefleur Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Judith Actor: Mrs Edwin
Role: Pink Actor: Mrs Brett
Role: Dinah Primrose Actor: Mrs Riley

Afterpiece Title: Comus

Performance Comment: Comus-Palmer; Spirit-R. Palmer; Brothers-Riley, Lyons; Bacchanals-Davies, Brett, &c.; The Lady (with Sweet Echo, accompanied on the hautboy by Foster)-Mrs Bannister; Sabrina-Miss Cranford; Pastoral Nymph-Miss Burnett; Euphrosyne and 1st Bacchant-Miss George .
Cast
Role: Comus Actor: Palmer
Role: Spirit Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Brothers Actor: Riley, Lyons
Role: Bacchanals Actor: Davies, Brett, &c.
Role: The Lady Actor: Mrs Bannister
Role: Sabrina Actor: Miss Cranford
Role: Pastoral Nymph Actor: Miss Burnett
Role: Euphrosyne and 1st Bacchant Actor: Miss George
Related Works
Related Work: Comus Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Song: End of Act II of mainpiece The Tobacco Box by Mr and Miss Brett

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Jealous Wife

Cast
Role: Mrs Oakly Actor: Mrs Brooks
Role: Oakly Actor: Bensley
Role: Major Oakly Actor: Baddeley
Role: Charles Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Russet Actor: Aickin
Role: Sir Harry Beagle Actor: Burton
Role: Captain O'Cutter Actor: Davies
Role: Paris Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Tom Actor: Barret
Role: Lord Trinket Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Lady Freelove Actor: Mrs Whitfield
Role: Harriet Actor: Miss Woollery
Related Works
Related Work: The Jealous Wife Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: Comus

Performance Comment: Comus-Browne; Spirit-R. Palmer; Brothers-Lawrence, Lyons; Bacchanals-Davies, Meadows, Mathews, Chapman; The Lady (with Sweet Echo, accompanied on the hautboy by Forster)-Mrs Bannister; Sabrina-Miss Cranford; Pastoral Nymph-Mrs Forster; Bacchants-Mrs Edwards; Euphrosyne, 1st Bacchant-Miss George.
Cast
Role: Comus Actor: Browne
Role: Spirit Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Brothers Actor: Lawrence, Lyons
Role: Bacchanals Actor: Davies, Meadows, Mathews, Chapman
Role: The Lady Actor: Mrs Bannister
Role: Sabrina Actor: Miss Cranford
Role: Pastoral Nymph Actor: Mrs Forster
Role: Bacchants Actor: Mrs Edwards
Role: 1st Bacchant Actor: Miss George.
Related Works
Related Work: Comus Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Spanish Barber

Cast
Role: Count Almaviva Actor: Iliff
Role: Doctor Bartholo Actor: Moss
Role: Basil Actor: Aickin
Role: Argus Actor: Reeve
Role: Tallboy Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Notary Actor: Burton
Role: Alcade Actor: Chapman
Role: Lazarillo Actor: Edwin
Role: Rosina Actor: Mrs Bannister.
Related Works
Related Work: The Spanish Barber; or, The Fruitless Precaution Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Portrait

Performance Comment: Leander-Davies; Pantaloon-Reeve; Columbine-Mrs Iliff; Isabella-Miss George.
Cast
Role: Leander Actor: Davies
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Reeve
Role: Columbine Actor: Mrs Iliff
Role: Isabella Actor: Miss George.
Related Works
Related Work: The Portrait Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Entertainment: Imitations End: Theatrical Imitations Serious, Comic, Vocal, and Rhetorical,-Rees; Duologue End afterpiece: Hobby@Horses Describing the Statesman's Hobby, the Ladies' Hobby, the Lawyer's Hobby, the Physician's Hobby, the Manager's Hobby, and R. Palmer's own Hobby,-R. Palmer, Iliff

Event Comment: Mainpiece: By Desire. The Farce a Dramatic novel never acted (Winston MS 9). The Farce supposed to be wrote by Mr Colman, indifferently received, partly oweing to the Fright and Confusion of the Performers, who omitted some speeches on which the plot depended (Hopkins MS Notes)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Merope

Cast
Role: Polyphontes Actor: Havard
Role: Narbas Actor: Packer
Role: Dorilas Actor: Holland
Role: Euricles Actor: Blakes
Role: Erox Actor: Burton
Role: High Priest Actor: Bransby
Role: Merope Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Ismene Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: With a Procession and Sacrifice Actor: .
Related Works
Related Work: Merope Author(s): George Jeffreys

Afterpiece Title: Polly Honeycomb

Cast
Role: Actors only: Actor: Yates, King, Bransby, Mrs Kennedy, Mrs Bradshaw, Miss Pope
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor:
Role: Honeycombe Actor: Yates
Role: Scribble Actor: King
Role: Ledger Actor: Bransby
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Mrs Honeycombe Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Related Works
Related Work: Polly Honeycomb Author(s): George Colman, the elder
Event Comment: Characters New Dressed for the mainpiece. The Jealous Wife, wrote by Mr Colman, met with greater applause than anything since the Suspicious Husband (Hopkins MS Notes)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Jealous Wife

Cast
Role: Oakly Actor: Garrick
Role: Major Oakly Actor: Yates
Role: Charles Actor: Palmer
Role: Lord Trinket Actor: O'Brien
Role: Sir Harry Beagle Actor: King
Role: O'Cutter Actor: Moody
Role: Russet Actor: Burton
Role: Paris Actor: Blakes
Role: Mrs Oakly Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Lady Freelove Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Harriot Actor: Miss Pritchard
Role: Lloyd Actor: Garrick
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: William Actor: Ackman
Role: Tom Actor: Clough
Role: John Actor: Castle
Role: Servant Actor: Fox
Role: Toilet Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Chambermaid Actor: Mrs Simson
Related Works
Related Work: The Jealous Wife Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Dance: New Pantomime Dance call'd%The Cuckow-Grimaldi, Miss Baker

Event Comment: Mainpiece: By Beaumont and Fletcher, reviv'd. Afterpiece: Not acted these three years. [See 8 Aug. 1761.] Mr Powell made his first appearance this Night in Philaster. His Reception was very great, he play'd the part amazingly well, & Seems to have Requisites to make a very Capital Performer. N.B. Covent Garden Theater begun to play every Night (Hopkins). Philaster by Mr Powell. Prodigious applause (Cross Diary). This play [Philaster] was wrote by Beaumont and Fletcher, and is now altered by Mr Colman. Mr Powell, a young gentleman clerk to Sir Robert Ladbrook, made his first appearance in the character of Philaster.--A greater reception was never shown to anybody,--he was so very much frightened, he could not speak for some time, and, when he did, the tears ran fast down his cheeks,--but he soon recovered himself, and went through the part with a great deal of nature and feeling,--Continued claps and huzza of bravo! &c. &c. Upon the whole I think him possessed of every requisite necessary to make him an ornament to the stage.--N.B. Mr D. Garrick instructed him in this part--when I see him in another shall be able to judge better of his capabilities.--Miss Pope appeared this Night in the character of Maria in the Citizen,--by endeavoring to be very fine she overdid it,--and it was plain to see she wanted her master. N.B.--Covent Garden began to play of our nights--the first time they ever begin first since Mr Garrick was manager (Hopkins Diary--MacMillan). Receipts: #258 11s. 6d. (MacMillan)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Philaster

Related Works
Related Work: Philaster Author(s): George Colman, the elder
Related Work: The Restoration; or, Right Will Take Place Author(s): George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham

Afterpiece Title: The Citizen

Cast
Role: Old Philpot Actor: Baddeley
Role: the Citizen Actor: King
Role: Jasper Actor: Burton
Role: Wilding Actor: Lee
Role: Dapper Actor: Parsons
Role: Beaufort Actor: Packer
Role: Quildrive Actor: Castle
Role: Corinna Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: Maria Actor: Miss Pope.
Event Comment: MMr Colman's night as author of the Alterations in this Play. Receipts: #172 10s. (MacMillan)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Philaster

Related Works
Related Work: Philaster Author(s): George Colman, the elder
Related Work: The Restoration; or, Right Will Take Place Author(s): George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham

Afterpiece Title: Love at First Sight

Cast
Role: Smatter Actor: King
Role: Young Gilbert Actor: Vernon
Role: Lockworth Actor: Baddeley
Role: Modely Actor: Packer
Role: Sir Ralph Actor: Burton
Role: Celia Actor: Miss Young
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Roger Actor: Clough
Event Comment: Tragedy, never before acted, by Dr T. Franklin. Published at 1s. 6d. [See A Letter from the Rope Dancing Monkey in the Hay-Market to the acting Monkey of Drury Lane on the Earl of Warwick (London, 1767) which damns the play as a flat and insipid plagiarism from de la Harpe's tragedy Le Conte de Warwick, Paris, 1764. Especially severe on Colman's Prologue and Garrick's Epilogue.] Rec'd stopages #4 11s. 6d.; Paid salary list #440 4s. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #165 9s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Earl Of Warwick

Performance Comment: Parts-Holland, Powell, Bensley, Packer, Fawcett, Strange, Fox, Mrs Palmer, Miss Plym, Mrs Yates; With a Prologue and Epilogue. Warwick-Holland; King Edward-Powell; Earl of Pembroke-Bensley; Earl of Suffolk-Packer; Margaret of Anjou-Mrs Yates; Lady Eliz. Gray-Mrs Palmer; Lady Clifford-Miss Plym; Officers, Messenger-Fawcett, Strange, Fox (Genest, V, 119); Prologue-Colman, Bensley; Epilogue-Garrick, Mrs Yates (Winston MS 9).

Afterpiece Title: Polly Honeycombe

Cast
Role: Honeycombe Actor: Yates
Role: Scribble Actor: Dodd, 1st time
Role: Ledger Actor: Bransby
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Mrs Honeycombe Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Pope.
Related Works
Related Work: Polly Honeycomb Author(s): George Colman, the elder
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Never acted there. Mr Colman's Night. Paid for Licensing the True Born Irishman #2 2s. (Account Book). [See The Irish Fine Lady 28 Nov.]. Receipts: #230 6s. 6d. (Account Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Philaster

Cast
Role: Philaster Actor: Powell
Role: King Actor: Clarke
Role: Cleremont Actor: Davis
Role: Thrassaline Actor: R. Smith
Role: Dion Actor: Gibson
Role: Pharamond Actor: Perry
Role: Countryman Actor: Morris
Role: Captain Actor: Dunstall
Role: Woodman Actor: Quick
Role: Arethusa Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Megra Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Bellario Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Galatea Actor: Miss Mills
Role: Lady Actor: Mrs Green.
Related Works
Related Work: Philaster Author(s): George Colman, the elder
Related Work: The Restoration; or, Right Will Take Place Author(s): George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham

Afterpiece Title: The Oxonian in Town

Dance: II: A Serious Dance, as17670916; III: The Sicilian Peasants-Sga Manesiere, Mrs Bulkley. [See17641001.

Event Comment: Benefit for Theatrical Fund, instituted by Persons of this theatre. Mainpiece: Acted there but once. Such of the Nobility, Gentry, etc. who are pleased to favour this undertaking are desire to send for places, Pit or Box tickets, to Mr Sarjant at the stage-door. [Neville attended at half-past four and read the principal parts of the play, as altered by Colman. Noted that Sga Manesiere did The Sicilian Peasant in boy's clothes.] @Receipts #164 19s.@Charges to House #63@Chorus Singers #1 15s.@Candles #1 5s.@Kettle Drum 5s.@Bag Pipes 5s.@#66 10s.@Dr to the Fund #98 9s.-Account Book@

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Philaster

Cast
Role: Philaster Actor: Powell
Role: King Actor: Clarke
Role: Cleremont Actor: Davis
Role: Thrassaline Actor: R. Smith
Role: Dion Actor: Gibson
Role: Pharamond Actor: Perry
Role: Countryman Actor: Morris
Role: Captain Actor: Dunstall
Role: Woodman Actor: Quick
Role: Arethusa Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Megra Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Bellario Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Galatea Actor: Miss Mills
Role: Lady Actor: Mrs Green.
Related Works
Related Work: Philaster Author(s): George Colman, the elder
Related Work: The Restoration; or, Right Will Take Place Author(s): George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham

Afterpiece Title: Midas

Cast
Role: Apollo Actor: Mattocks.
Role: Midas Actor: Shuter
Role: Damaetas Actor: Dibdin
Role: Sileno Actor: Baker
Role: Jupiter Actor: Legg
Role: Pan Actor: Dunstall
Role: Nysa Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Juno Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Daphne Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Mysis Actor: Mrs Thompson.

Dance: II: The Merry Sailors, as17671009; III: The Sicilian Peasants, as17671123

Event Comment: Afterpiece [by Colman and Arnold]: A Pantomime never perform'd before. With New Scenes, Machines, Dresses and Decorations. Nothing under Full Price will be taken. [Full prices throughout the run of the pantomime this season.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: George Barnwell

Performance Comment: As17701001, but George-Wroughton.
Cast
Role: George Actor: Wroughton.
Role: George Barnwell Actor: Bensley, first time
Role: Truman Actor: Perry
Role: Thorowgood Actor: Gibson
Role: Uncle Actor: Hull
Role: Blunt Actor: Cushing
Role: Maria Actor: Miss Ward
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Millwood Actor: Mrs Mattocks, first time
Role: Singing Actor: DuBellamy.
Related Works
Related Work: The Merchant; or, The True History of George Barnwell Author(s): George Lillo

Afterpiece Title: Mother Shipton

Related Works
Related Work: Mother Shipton Author(s): George Colman, the elder
Event Comment: [Maria Macklin in a MS letter to her father this date (See dl 1 Feb. 73) complains that Elfrida alone drew houses at cg this season, and that even that play failed to fill the galleries; that Colman was difficult to see; that Younger carried on all the business of the theatre, everyone kowtowing to him: "Savigny has been discharged from the theatre; Ross has been laid up all the winter with the Gout, and has lately played Lear to a thin house. The Town is big with expectation of Foote's Puppet Show."] Receipts: #166 6s

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Jealous Wife

Cast
Role: Oakly Actor: Smith
Role: Charles Actor: Bensley
Role: Major Oakly Actor: Shuter
Role: Trinket Actor: Lewes
Role: Russet Actor: Dunstall
Role: Sir Harry Actor: Quick
Role: O'Cutter Actor: Fox
Role: Tom Actor: R. Smith
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Lady Freelove Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Mrs Oakly Actor: Miss Barsanti, first time.
Related Works
Related Work: The Jealous Wife Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Sorcerer

Cast
Role: Pluto Actor: Reinhold.
Role: The Witches Actor: _Legg.
Role: Colombine Actor: Miss Willems
Role: a representation of the Pantheon Actor:
Role: Harlequin Actor: Lewes
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Morris
Role: Clown Actor: Cushing
Role: Shepherd Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Shepherdess Actor: Miss Wewitzer
Role: Proserpine Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: The Dances Actor: Fishar, Sga Manesiere, Mas. Blurton, Miss Besford.
Event Comment: Afterpiece: A Comic Opera altered [by Colman] from Gay. The Music entirely new by Dr Arne. Now acted for the first time in 2 Acts. [The 1776 Edition in Bell's British Theatre lists: Achilles-Mattocks; Peripas-$Reinhold; Lycomedes-$DuBellamy; Diphilus-$Dyer; Ajax-$Dunstall; Ulysses-$Owenson; Diomedes-$Fox; Argytes-$Baker; Deidamia-$Mrs Mattocks; Artemona-$Miss Brown; Philoe-$Miss Valois; Thetis-$Miss Catley. [$Miss Pearce may have played Lesbia).] Paid Banks for the Head of a Figure used in The Fair #1 1s.; Paid Mr Gard for performing 5 nights in the Fair and 3 in the Sorcerer #1. Paid Joseph Besford for performing 5 nights in the Fair 12s. 6d. (Account Book). [Afterpiece unfavorably reviewed in the Westminster Magazine.] Receipts: #149 18s. 6d. (Account Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Earl Of Essex

Cast
Role: Queen Elizabeth Actor: Mrs P. Green.
Role: Essex Actor: Smith
Role: Southampton Actor: Wroughton
Role: Burleigh Actor: Hull
Role: Raleigh Actor: Thompson
Role: Lieut. Actor: Fox
Role: Rutland Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Nottingham Actor: Miss Sherman

Afterpiece Title: Achilles in Petticoats

Related Works
Related Work: Achilles in Petticoats Author(s): George Colman, the elder
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 20 years. [See 11 Nov. 1752.] Characters New Dressed in the Habits of the Times. This play is alter'd by Mr Colman and receiv'd with Some Applause, but it don't seem to hit the present Taste a few hisses at the End (Hopkins Diary). [MacMillan's note from Kemble differs slightly.] Paid salary list #630 1s. 6d.; Widow Hunter #2 2s.; King's glass bill #3 17s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book). [Mainpiece reviewed and contrasted with the original in the Westminster Magazine for Jan.: "Upon the whole we cannot esteem this a striking comedy, even with the assistance it has now received,--the fine manner in which it is got up, and the great expence which the managers have been at in habiting the whole dramatis personae in splendid and characteristic Old English dresses. All the actors except Mr King and Mr Parsons performed but indifferently. Bensley is the worst Old Man we ever saw. He presents the countenace of a sickly old woman; and the uniform goggle of his eye, by which he means to express infirmity and distress is the look of a man in anguish from the colic. Mr Palmer, Mr Brereton, and Mr Davis have a bloated vulgarity about them, which should ever deter the manager from assigning them the parts of cavaliers or men of fashion. Baddeley, as usual, overdid his part, and Mr Yates, as usual, was not very perfect in his."] Receipts: #192 11s. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Epicoene; Or, The Silent Woman

Cast
Role: With a New Occasional Prologue Actor: Palmer
Role: Morose Actor: Bensley
Role: Truewit Actor: Palmer
Role: Sir Amorous Actor: King
Role: Otter Actor: Yates
Role: Sir John Daw Actor: Parsons
Role: Cutbeard Actor: Baddeley
Role: Dauphine Actor: Brereton
Role: Clerimont Actor: Davies
Role: Mrs Otter Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Lady Haughty Actor: Miss Sherry
Role: Centaur Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Mavis Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Trusty Actor: Mrs Millidge
Role: Epicoene Actor: Mrs Siddons
Related Works
Related Work: Epicúne; or, The Silent Woman Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Jubilee

Related Works
Related Work: The Constant Couple; or, A Trip to the Jubilee Author(s): George Farquhar
Related Work: Sir Harry Wildair: Being the Sequel of the Trip to the Jubilee Author(s): George Farquhar
Event Comment: Mainpiece: By Particular Desire and advertised as Garrick's last time of performing the character of Lusignan. This Farce of Two Acts was written by Mr Colman -the first Act was receiv'd with great Applause the second Act a little heavy -and not so much Applause as the first (Hopkins Diary). Paid Mr Park 1 chorus 4 nights (Jubilee) #1 10s. (Treasurer's Book). [The Westminster Magazine for March tells the plot of the afterpiece, and concludes: "The wit and dialogue of this piece will hardly keep it long in esteem with the public. They are sometimes lively, but generally pert and affected."] Receipts: #272 18s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Zara

Cast
Role: Chatillion Actor: Wrighten.
Role: Osman Actor: Reddish
Role: Lusignan Actor: Garrick
Role: Melidor Actor: Norris
Role: Nerestan Actor: Brereton
Role: Orasmin Actor: Hurst
Role: Chatilion Actor: Aickin
Role: Zara Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Selima Actor: Miss Sherry.

Afterpiece Title: The Spleen; or, Islington Spa

Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: King
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs King
Role: Rubrick Actor: King
Role: Jack Rubrick Actor: Palmer
Role: Machoof Actor: Moody
Role: Merton Actor: Brereton
Role: Aspin Actor: Baddeley
Role: Merton's Servant Actor: Lamash
Role: Clerk Actor: Whitfield
Role: Folio Actor: Wrighten
Role: D'Oyley Actor: Parsons
Role: Servt? Actor: Everard
Role: Mrs Rubrick Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Eliza Actor: Miss P. Hopkins
Role: Maid Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Mrs Tabitha Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Laetitia Actor: Mrs King
Related Works
Related Work: The Spleen; or, Islington Spa Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Dance: V: The Sailors Revels, as17751220

Event Comment: Benefit for Bannister Jun. 1st piece: Never Acted Here. 2nd piece: Written by G. Colman Esq., with Alterations [from his Occasional Prelude]. 3rd piece: Not acted these 10 years [not acted since 17 May 1763]. Receipts: #207 18s. 6d. (89.5.0; 29.19.0; 1.13.6; tickets: 87.1.0) (charge: #106 13s. 8d.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Chapter Of Accidents

Cast
Role: Principal Characters Actor: Palmer, Bensley, Fearon
Role: Woodville Actor: Palmer
Role: Lord Glenmore Actor: Bensley
Role: Governor Harcourt Actor: Fearon
Role: Grey Actor: Aickin
Role: Captain Harcourt Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Vane Actor: Lamash
Role: Jacob Actor: Dodd
Role: Bridget Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Miss Mortimer Actor: Mrs Cuyler
Role: Warner Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Cecilia Actor: Miss Farren.

Afterpiece Title: The Young Actor

Related Works
Related Work: The Young Actor Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Englishman in Paris

Cast
Role: Buck Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Classic Actor: Packer
Role: Subtle Actor: Waldron
Role: Sir John Buck Actor: Wrighten
Role: Lucinda Actor: Miss Collett.

Dance: End 2nd piece: The Butterfly, as17800921; In 3rd piece: The Minuet de la Cour-Henry, Miss Collett

Event Comment: [MS annotation on playbill in Harvard Theatre Collection: "Mrs Cargill run away this day with Colman Jun. James? Winston?." And see 11 Sept.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Preludio

Cast
Role: Beggar Actor: Usher.
Role: Townly Actor: Staunton
Role: Waiter Actor: Barrett
Role: Carpenter Actor: Kenny
Role: Signior Scrapelli Actor: Delpini
Role: Signior Trebletti Actor: Painter
Role: Signior Vermicelli Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Mons Cabry Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Violon Actor: Dorion
Role: John Bull Actor: Webb
Role: Prompter Actor: Bannister Jun.
Related Works
Related Work: A Preludio Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Cast
Role: Mrs Slammekin Actor: Mr Davis.
Role: Macheath Actor: Mrs Cargill
Role: Peachum Actor: Mrs Lefevre
Role: Lockit Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Mat o' the Mint Actor: Miss Lyon
Role: Ben Budge Actor: Miss Wood
Role: Jemmy Twitcher Actor: Miss Francis
Role: Nimming Ned Actor: Mrs W. Palmer
Role: Crook@finger'd Jack Actor: Miss Painter
Role: Waiter Actor: Miss Hale
Role: Filch Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Lucy Actor: Mr Edwin
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mr Wilson
Role: Jenny Diver Actor: Mr Wood
Role: Mrs Coaxer Actor: Mr Stevens
Role: Sukey Tawdry Actor: Mr Webb
Role: Dolly Trull Actor: Mr R. Palmer
Role: Molly Brazen Actor: Mr Kenny
Role: Mrs Vixen Actor: Mr Massey
Role: Betty Doxy Actor: Mr Painter
Role: Diana Trapes Actor: Mr Wewitzer
Role: Polly Actor: Mr Bannister
Role: Creon Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Prince de la Cour Actor: Master Byrn
Role: Furies Actor: Rossi, Nicolini
Role: Captain of the Guard Actor: Master Edwin
Role: Jason Actor: Delpini
Role: Creusa Actor: Miss Byrn
Role: Nurse Actor: Mr Painter
Role: Children Actor: Miss Painter, Master Clarke
Role: Medea Actor: Mme Dagueville.

Afterpiece Title: Medea and Jason

Cast
Role: Macheath Actor: Mrs Cargill
Role: Peachum Actor: Mrs Lefevre
Role: Lockit Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Mat o' the Mint Actor: Miss Lyon
Role: Ben Budge Actor: Miss Wood
Role: Jemmy Twitcher Actor: Miss Francis
Role: Nimming Ned Actor: Mrs W. Palmer
Role: Crook@finger'd Jack Actor: Miss Painter
Role: Waiter Actor: Miss Hale
Role: Filch Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Lucy Actor: Mr Edwin
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mr Wilson
Role: Jenny Diver Actor: Mr Wood
Role: Mrs Coaxer Actor: Mr Stevens
Role: Mrs Slammekin Actor: Mr Blissett
Role: Sukey Tawdry Actor: Mr Webb
Role: Dolly Trull Actor: Mr R. Palmer
Role: Molly Brazen Actor: Mr Kenny
Role: Mrs Vixen Actor: Mr Massey
Role: Betty Doxy Actor: Mr Painter
Role: Diana Trapes Actor: Mr Wewitzer
Role: Polly Actor: Mr Bannister
Role: Creon Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Prince de la Cour Actor: Master Byrn
Role: Furies Actor: Rossi, Nicolini
Role: Captain of the Guard Actor: Master Edwin
Role: Jason Actor: Delpini
Role: Creusa Actor: Miss Byrn
Role: Nurse Actor: Mr Painter
Role: Children Actor: Miss Painter, Master Clarke
Role: Medea Actor: Mme Dagueville.
Event Comment: Benefit for R. Palmer. 1st, 2nd and 3rd pieces: Never performed there. By Permission of G. Colman, Esq. [owner of the copyrights]. Public Advertiser, 30 Apr.: Tickets to be had of R. Palmer, No. 14, East Place, Lambeth. Receipts: #144 17s. (43.5; 18.13; 0.14; tickets: 82.5) (charge: #105 9s. 8d.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Seeing Is Believing

Cast
Role: Sir Credule Actor: Parsons
Role: Sceptic Actor: Baddeley
Role: Captain Nightshade Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Simon Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Cuyler
Role: Diana Actor: Miss Collins.

Afterpiece Title: Tit for Tat

Cast
Role: Villamour Actor: Palmer
Role: Old Meanwell Actor: Packer
Role: Young Meanwell Actor: Whitfield
Role: Servant Actor: Lyons
Role: Skipwell Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Letty Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Florinda Actor: Miss Farren.
Related Works
Related Work: Tit for Tat Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: Nature Will Prevail

Cast
Role: Current Actor: Palmer
Role: Padlock Actor: Suett
Role: Almandine Actor: Mrs Cuyler
Role: Finette Actor: Mrs Wilson.

Afterpiece Title: The Lyar

Cast
Role: Young Wilding Actor: Palmer
Role: Old Wilding Actor: Aickin
Role: Sir James Elliot Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Papillion Actor: Burton
Role: Miss Godfrey Actor: Miss Barnes
Role: Kitty Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Miss Grantham Actor: Mrs Kemble.
Event Comment: Benefit for Wild. 1st Piece: 1st Time at this Theatre, and with Permission of G. Colman, Esq. [owner of the copyright]; written by Joseph Atkinson, Esq. [i.e. altered from his The Mutual Deception (see hay, 29 Aug. 1786)]. 2nd piece: Not acted these 2 years. 3rd piece: Not acted these 7 years [acted 23 May 1783]. Receipts: #225 0s. 6d. (113.0.6; 5.5.0; tickets: 106.15.0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Tit For Tat

Cast
Role: Villamour Actor: Farren
Role: Old Meanwell Actor: Booth
Role: Young Meanwell Actor: Macready
Role: Skipwell Actor: Ryder
Role: Letty Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Florinda Actor: Mrs Bernard
Related Works
Related Work: Tit for Tat Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Nunnery

Cast
Role: Captain Banner Actor: Johnstone
Role: Forage Actor: Quick
Role: Peter Actor: Edwin
Role: Monks Actor: Rock, Ledger, Helme
Role: Francis Actor: Painter
Role: Lieutenant of Police Actor: Gardner
Role: Ambrose Actor: Fearon
Role: Mrs D'Arcey Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Teresa Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Selima Actor: Mrs Mountain.

Afterpiece Title: The Royal Chace; or, Harlequin Skeleton

Cast
Role: Jupiter Actor: A Gentleman
Role: Pierrot Actor: Blanchard
Role: Hercules Actor: Cranfield
Role: Mezzetin Actor: Ware
Role: Punch Actor: Jackson
Role: Scaramouch Actor: Ratchford
Role: Doctor Actor: King
Role: Anatomist Actor: Rock
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Thompson
Role: Old Woman Actor: Mr Stevens
Role: Columbine Actor: Mrs Watts
Role: Diana Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: a Hunting Song Actor: Mrs Martyr.

Song: End I 1st piece: Oh say Bonny Lass will you carry a Wallet?-Mrs Kennedy, Mrs Martyr

Cast
Role: i> Actor: Mrs Kennedy, Mrs Martyr.

Entertainment: Monologue. End II 1st piece: A Description of the Curiosities in the Tower-Edwin