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Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; co 3, by George Colman, the younger. Prologue by George Colman, the elder (Colman, Prose, III, 252)]: The new Airs, and a New Overture by Dr Arnold. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. [One of the songs, beginning "Adzooks, old Crusty," sung by Edwin, is set to the tune of Yankee Doodle, and in the musical score (Harrison, 1784) it is so entitled. This is believed to be the first time this song, as it is now sung, appeared in print.]

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Two To One

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Palmer, Bannister, Wilson, Bannister Jun., Barrett, Swords, Baddeley, Davies, Edwin; Miss George, Mrs Bannister. [Cast from text (T. Cadell, 1784): Young Townly-Palmer; Captain Dupely-Bannister; Dupely-Wilson; Beaufort-Bannister Jun.; Postboy-Barrett; Waiter-Swords; Sir ThomasTownly-Baddeley; Crape-Davies; Dicky Ditto-Edwin; Servant-Ledger; Tippet-Miss George; Charlotte-Mrs Bannister.] New Prologue spoken by Palmer. [This was spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances, except on 25 Aug.] hathi. New Prologue spoken by Palmer. [This was spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances, except on 25 Aug.] hathi.
Cast
Role: : Young Townly Actor: Palmer
Role: Captain Dupely Actor: Bannister
Role: Dupely Actor: Wilson
Role: Beaufort Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Postboy Actor: Barrett
Role: Waiter Actor: Swords
Role: Sir ThomasTownly Actor: Baddeley
Role: Crape Actor: Davies
Role: Dicky Ditto Actor: Edwin
Role: Servant Actor: Ledger
Role: Tippet Actor: Miss George
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Bannister.
Related Works
Related Work: Two to One Author(s): George Colman, the younger
Related Work: Poor Old Haymarket; or, Two Sides of the Gutter!!! Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: The Tobacconist

Cast
Role: Freeport Actor: Aickin
Role: Sir William Douglas Actor: Bensley
Role: Lord Falbridge Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Owen Actor: Usher
Role: La France Actor: Baddeley
Role: Spatter Actor: Palmer
Role: Lady Alton Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Molly Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Mrs Goodman Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Amelia Actor: Miss Farren
Role: : Rory Actor: Wilson
Role: Crack Actor: Swords
Role: Tipperary Actor: Egan
Role: Landlord Actor: Ledger
Role: Anvil Actor: Painter
Role: Gorget Actor: Bannister
Role: Signora Figurante Actor: Sga Sestini
Role: Lady Pedigree Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Miss Plumb Actor: Miss Morris
Role: Maria Actor: Mrs Bannister. Gaudry, Barrett are unassigned.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; CO 3, by George Colman, the younger. MS: Larpent 704; not published; synopsis of plot in Universal Magazine, July 1785, p. 38. Prologue by the author; Epilogue by Edward Topham (European Magazine, July 1785, pp. 70-71)]: The Overture and New Airs compos'd by Dr Arnold. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Turk, And No Turk

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Edwin, Bannister, Bannister Jun., Williamson, Burton, Parsons; Mrs Bannister, Mrs Webb, Miss George. [Cast from Songs (T. Cadell, 1785): Presto-Edwin; Sir Roger Ramble-Bannister; Matt Moneo-Bannister Jun.; Young Ramble-Williamson; Waiter-Burton; Sir Simon Simple-Parsons; Emily-Mrs Bannister; Lady Simple-Mrs Webb; Fib-Miss George.] Prologue spoken by Bannister Jun. Epilogue spoken by Mrs Wells (in the Character of Cowslip [in The Agreeable Surprise]). [These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances, except on 25 Aug.] hathi. Prologue spoken by Bannister Jun. Epilogue spoken by Mrs Wells (in the Character of Cowslip [in The Agreeable Surprise]). [These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances, except on 25 Aug.] hathi.
Cast
Role: : Presto Actor: Edwin
Role: Sir Roger Ramble Actor: Bannister
Role: Matt Moneo Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Young Ramble Actor: Williamson
Role: Waiter Actor: Burton
Role: Sir Simon Simple Actor: Parsons
Role: Emily Actor: Mrs Bannister
Role: Lady Simple Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Fib Actor: Miss George.
Related Works
Related Work: Turk, and No Turk Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: Nature Will Prevail

Cast
Role: : Current Actor: Palmer
Role: Padlock Actor: Gardner
Role: Finette Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Almadine Actor: Mrs Cuyler.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; CO 3, by George Colman ynger]: With new Scenes, Dresses, and Decorations. The Overture, new Airs, and Accompaniments by Dr Arnold [partly adapted from Paisiello]. The Scenes painted by Rooker. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Public Advertiser, 5 Sept. 1787: This Day is published Inkle and Yarico (1s. 6d.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Inkle And Yarico

Performance Comment: [Principal Characters by Edwin, Bannister Jun., Usher, Gardner, Burton, Johnson, Baddeley, Davies, Swords, Painter, Meadows, Lyons, Ledger, Farley, Parsons, Miss George, Mrs Kemble, Mrs Forster, Mrs Bannister. Cast from text (G. G. J. and J. Robinson [1787], and playbill of 23 June 1788: Trudge-Edwin; Inkle-Bannister Jun.; Planters-Usher, Gardner, Johnson; Medium-Baddeley; Campley-Davies; Sailors-Painter, Ledger; Mate-Meadows; Waiter-Farley; Sir Christopher Curry-Parsons; Wowski-Miss George; Yarico-Mrs Kemble; Patty-Mrs Forster; Narcissa-Mrs Bannister; unassigned-Burton, Swords, Lyons.
Cast
Role: Trudge Actor: Edwin
Role: Inkle Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Planters Actor: Usher, Gardner, Johnson
Role: Medium Actor: Baddeley
Role: Campley Actor: Davies
Role: Sailors Actor: Painter, Ledger
Role: Mate Actor: Meadows
Role: Waiter Actor: Farley
Role: Sir Christopher Curry Actor: Parsons
Role: Wowski Actor: Miss George
Role: Yarico Actor: Mrs Kemble
Role: Patty Actor: Mrs Forster
Role: Narcissa Actor: Mrs Bannister
Role: unassigned Actor: Burton, Swords, Lyons.
Related Works
Related Work: Inkle and Yarico Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: The Guardian

Cast
Role: Heartly Actor: Williamson
Role: Clackit Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Old Clackit Actor: Moss
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Cuyler
Role: Harriet Actor: Miss Woollery.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; MD 3, by George Colman ynger]: With new Musick, Scenery, Dresses, and Decorations. The Musick with a new Overture by Dr Arnold. The Scenery by Rooker. Books of the Songs, Chorusses, &c., to be had at the Theatre

Performances

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

Performance Comment: Principal Characters-Edwin, Bannister, Aickin, Williamson, Baddeley, R. Palmer, Davies, Moss, Iliff, Gardner, Barrett, Burton, Chapman, Usher, Johnson, Milbourn, Painter, Ledger, Bannister Jun., Mrs Goodall, Mrs Kemble; Other Vocal Parts-Reeve, Chambers, Lyons, Abbott, Hobler, Mathews, Guishard, Vincent, Aylmer, Shaw, Linton, Dorion, Miss George, Mrs Iliff, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Plomer, Mrs Edwards, Miss Francis, Mrs Powell, Mrs Gaudry, Miss Cranford, Mrs Bannister. [Cast from text (Longman et al], 1808), and playbill of 15 June 1790: Gregory Gubbins-Edwin; +Robbers-Bannister, Davies, Chapman, Rees, Mathews, Chambers, Lyons, Abbott; +Barton-Aickin; +La Varenne-Williamson; +Corporal-Baddeley; +Fool-R. Palmer; +Drummer-Moss; +Nobleman-Iliff; +Marquis of Montague-Gardner; +Fifer-Barrett; +Male Villagers-Burton, Painter; +Soldiers-Usher, Milbourn, Ledger; +Duke of Somerset-Johnson; +Gondibert-Bannister Jun.; +Prince of Wales-Miss Gaudry [see17890813]; +Adeline-Mrs Goodall; +Margaret-Mrs Kemble; +Female Singing Villagers-Mrs Iliff, Mrs Bannister.

Afterpiece Title: A Quarter of an Hour before Dinner

Cast
Role: Villamour Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Old Meanwell Actor: Kemble
Role: Young Meanwell Actor: Iliff
Role: Skipwell Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Letty Actor: Mrs Barresford
Role: Florinda Actor: Mrs Brooks.
Role: Watty Cockney Actor: Moss
Role: Captain Sightly Actor: Johnson
Role: Old Cockney Actor: Barrett
Role: Barnacle Actor: Chapman
Role: Penelope Actor: Mrs Plomer
Role: La Blonde Actor: Miss Heard
Role: The Romp Actor: Miss George.
Role: Principal Characters Actor: Chambers, Reeve, Mathews, Chapman, Miss George, Mrs Iliff, Mrs Plomer, Mrs Powell, Mrs Bannister
Role: Lord Megrim Actor: Iliff
Role: Fidget Actor: Powell
Role: Sparkle Actor: Barrett
Role: Winworth Actor: Williamson
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Celia Actor: Miss Heard.
Role: Mr Sturdy Actor: Kemble
Role: Captain Berry Actor: Iliff
Role: Frank Actor: Johnson
Role: Mr Bentley Actor: Williamson
Role: Miss Tabitha Actor: Mrs Barresford
Role: Mrs Sturdy Actor: Mrs Edwin
Role: Miss Elizabeth Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Nanny Actor: Miss Prideaux
Role: Miss Sukey Actor: Mrs Taylor.
Role: Castruccino Actor: Chambers
Role: Knife Grinder Actor: Reeve
Role: Young Quaver Actor: Mrs Iliff
Role: Cries Actor: Chapman, Abbott, Johnson, Mathews
Role: Castrucchina Actor: Mrs Bannister
Role: Piccolini Actor: Mrs Plomer
Role: Milk Girl Actor: Miss George
Role: Cries Actor: Mrs Lefevre, Mrs Powell.
Event Comment: 1st piece [1st time; PREL I, by George Colman elder; also ascribed to George Keate. Larpent MS 565; not published]: In Three Scenes of Dialogue. 2nd piece: The Music compiled by Dr Pepusch. 3rd piece [1st time; B. BALL I (see king's, 29 Mar.)]: Ballet Tragi-Comique by Signior Novestris [i.e. George Colman, the elder]. The Music by Signior Gluck. With New Scenes, Dresses and Decorations. Machinist and Painter-Signior Rookereschi. Tailor-Signior Walkerino. Morning Chronicle, 9 Aug.: Bannister with great good sense played chastely, and suffered the burlesque to arise out of his serious performance of Polly, not attempting to render the character ridiculous by making it more outre than it was rendered by his voice and figure

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Preludio

Cast
Role: Townly Actor: Staunton
Role: Beggar Actor: Blissett
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: 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

Afterpiece Title: Medea and Jason

Cast
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.

Dance: III 2nd piece: a Hornpipe-Master Byrn, in girl's clothes (London Chronicle, 9 Aug., and see17810810) This was danced, as here assigned, in all subsequent performances

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; T 3, as altered by George Colman, the elder]: Written by Lillo, Author of George Barnwell. Not acted these 50 years [acted 4 Sept. 1755. Prologue by the alterer (Colman, Prose, III, 233)]. The Words of the Song in the Tragedy will be given at the Doors of the Theatre. Public Advertiser, 28 June 1783: This Afternoon will be published Fatal Curiosity (1s)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Fatal Curiosity

Cast
Role: : Young W'ilmot Actor: Palmer
Role: Randal Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Eustace Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Old Wilmot Actor: Bensley
Role: Agnes Actor: Miss Sherry
Role: Maria Actor: Miss Hooke
Role: Chariot Actor: Mrs Bulkley.
Related Works
Related Work: Fatal Curiosity Author(s): George LilloGeorge Colman, the elder
Related Work: Guilt Its Own Punishment; or, Fatal Curiosity Author(s): George Lillo
Related Work: The Shipwreck Author(s): George Lillo

Afterpiece Title: The Agreeable Surprise

Cast
Role: : Compton Actor: Bannister
Role: Sir Felix Friendly Actor: Wilson
Role: Eugene Actor: Wood
Role: Chicane Actor: Webb
Role: John Actor: Egan
Role: Thomas Actor: Stevens
Role: Stump Actor: Painter
Role: Cudden Actor: Kenny
Role: Lingo Actor: Edwin
Role: Mrs Cheshire Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Fringe Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Cowslip Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Laura Actor: Miss Harper.

Song: In Act I of mainpiece a song in character by Miss Hooke. [This was sung, as here assigned, in all subsequent performances.]

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Written by Lillo, Author of George Barnwell. [Prologue by George Colman, the elder (Colman, Prose, in, 233). Mrs Bates was from CG.]

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Seeing Is Believing

Cast
Role: : Sir Credule Actor: Parsons
Role: Sceptic Actor: Baddeley
Role: Nightshade Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Simon Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Lloyd
Role: Miss Di Actor: Miss Morris

Afterpiece Title: Fatal Curiosity

Cast
Role: : Young Wilmot Actor: Palmer
Role: Randal Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Eustace Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Old Wilmot Actor: Bensley
Role: Agnes Actor: Mrs Bates
Role: Maria Actor: Miss Hooke
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Bulkley.
Related Works
Related Work: Fatal Curiosity Author(s): George LilloGeorge Colman, the elder
Related Work: Guilt Its Own Punishment; or, Fatal Curiosity Author(s): George Lillo
Related Work: The Shipwreck Author(s): George Lillo

Afterpiece Title: Gretna Green

Cast
Role: : Rory Actor: Wilson
Role: Crack Actor: Swords
Role: Tipperary Actor: Egan
Role: Landlord Actor: Ledger
Role: Anvil Actor: Painter
Role: Gorget Actor: Bannister
Role: Signora Figurante Actor: Sga Sestini
Role: Lady Pedigree Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Miss Plumb Actor: Miss Morris
Role: Maria Actor: Mrs Bannister. Gaudry, Barrett are unassigned.

Song: In Act I of mainpiece a song in character by Miss Hooke

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

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

Afterpiece Title: The Minor

Cast
Role: Sir William Wealthy Wealthy Actor: Baddeley
Role: Mr Wealthy Actor: Maddocks
Role: The Minor Actor: Whitfield
Role: Smirk Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Loader Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Dick Actor: Benson
Role: Mrs Cole Actor: Mr H. Angelo
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Collins.

Entertainment: Monologue. Occasional Prologue-Bannister Jun

Event Comment: [Prologue by George Colman, the elder (Colman, Prose, 10,239).] Afterpiece: Written by the Author of The Son-in-Law [John O'Keeffe]. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Rice at the Theatre. [No playbill this season lists the various prices of admission; they were probably, as usual: 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]. On 24 May Colman inserted the following in Public Advertiser: The Theatre Royal in the Haymarket will open next Saturday. In order to avoid unnecessary' Repetitions during the Season, the Public are desired, once for all, to take Notice that every Performance at this Theatre will be exhibited to most brilliant, crouded and OVERFLOWING audiences; and received with loud and universal Bursts of most UNBOUNDED and UNCOMMON Applause

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Suicide

Cast
Role: : Tobine Actor: Palmer
Role: Wingrave Actor: Edwin
Role: Tabby Actor: Aickin
Role: Catchpenny Actor: Baddeley
Role: Squib Actor: R. Palmer
Role: John Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Bounce Actor: Gardner
Role: Dr Truby Actor: Usher
Role: Juggins Actor: Massey
Role: Ranter Actor: Bannister
Role: Mrs Grogram Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Peggy Actor: Miss Hale
Role: Nancy Lovel Actor: Mrs Bulkley.
Related Works
Related Work: The Suicide Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Agreeable Surprise

Cast
Role: : Compton Actor: Bannister
Role: Sir Felix Friendly Actor: Gaudrey
Role: Eugene Actor: Wood
Role: Chicane Actor: Massey
Role: John Actor: Egan
Role: Thomas Actor: Stevens
Role: Stump Actor: Painter
Role: Cuddcn Actor: Ledger
Role: Lingo Actor: Edwin
Role: Mrs Cheshire Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Cowslip Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Fringe Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Laura Actor: Mrs Bannister.

Dance: End of Act III of mainpiece Dance by Mr and Miss Byrn

Song: In Act III of mainpiece [Sing] Old Rose and burn the Bellows, and 'Twas you Sir, 'Twas you Sir, both by Bannister, Wood, Burton, Brett, &c

Related Works
Related Work: Ignoramus; or, The Academical Lawyer Author(s): George Ruggle
Related Work: Ignoramus. Comoedia coram Regia Maiestate Iacobi Regis Anglić, &c Author(s): George Ruggle
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

Cast
Role: Sir Edward Mortimer Actor: Kemble
Role: Fitzharding Actor: Wroughton
Role: Wilford Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Adam Winterton Actor: Dodd
Role: Rawbold Actor: Barrymore
Role: Samson Actor: Suett
Role: Boy Actor: Master Welsh
Role: Armstrong Actor: Kelly
Role: Orson Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Robbers Actor: Dignum, Sedgwick, Phillimore, Bannister
Role: Robber's Boy Actor: Master Webb
Role: Peter Actor: Banks
Role: Cook Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Gregory Actor: Trueman
Role: Simon Actor: Webb
Role: Walter Actor: Maddocks
Role: Helen Actor: Miss Farren
Role: Blanch Actor: Mrs Gibbs
Role: Dame Rawbold Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Barbara Actor: Sga Storace
Role: Girl Actor: Miss Granger
Role: Judith Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: unassigned Actor: Keys, Whitmell.
Related Works
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: Afterpiece: An Original, Whimsical, Operatical, Pantomimical, Farcical, Electrical, Naval, Military, Temporary, Local Extravaganza. 12th time [i.e. in continuation of the reckoning for the previous season]. The views of the Temple of Health, and the Camp in St. James's Park designed and executed by Rooker. [Prologue by George Colman elder (Colman, Prose, III, 229). Miss Lyon is identified in playbill of 11 June. Delpini was from dl.] The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00 [same throughout season]. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Rice at the Theatre

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Spanish Barber; Or, The Fruitless Precaution

Cast
Role: Principal Parts Actor: Palmer, Wilson, Massey, Wewitzer, R. Palmer, Edwin, Miss Farren
Role: Count Almaviva Actor: Palmer
Role: Dr Bartholo Actor: Wilson
Role: Basil Actor: Massey
Role: Argus Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Tall@Boy Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Lazarillo Actor: Edwin
Role: Alcade Actor: Egan
Role: Notary Actor: Stevens
Role: Rosina Actor: Miss Farren.
Role: new Occasional Prologue Actor: Palmer.
Related Works
Related Work: The Spanish Barber; or, The Fruitless Precaution Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Genius of Nonsense

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

Dance: afterpiece: Master Byrn, Miss Byrn. [Danced, as here assigned, in all subsequent performances.

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

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

Afterpiece Title: The Female Dramatist

Cast
Role: : Medley Actor: Edwin
Role: Nego Actor: Baddeley
Role: Beverley Actor: Staunton
Role: Crape Actor: Wood
Role: Vapour Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Timothy Dash Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Slipshod Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Harriet Actor: Miss Morris
Role: Mrs Metaphor Actor: Mrs Gardner. Massey, Painter, Swords are unassigned.
Related Works
Related Work: The Female Dramatist Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Dance: As17820613

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; MF 2, by John O'Keeffe, based on Le Rival Suppose, by Germain Francois Poulain de Saint-Foix. It was written in honor of the 21st birthday, 12 Aug., of the Prince of Wales. Prologue by George Colman, the elder (Colman, Prose, m, 248)]: The Overture by Dr Arnold. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Public Advertiser, 2 Oct. 1783: This Day is published The Birth Day (1s.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Separate Maintenance

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

Afterpiece Title: The Birth Day; or, The Prince of Arragon

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Palmer, Williamson, Wilson; Miss George, Mrs Bannister. [Cast from text (T. Cadell, 1783): Prince of Arragon-Palmer; Don Frederick-Williamson; Don Leopold-Wilson; Fiorina-Miss George; Seraphina-Mrs Bannister.] New Prologue spoken by Palmer. [This was spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.] hathi. New Prologue spoken by Palmer. [This was spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.] hathi.
Cast
Role: : Prince of Arragon Actor: Palmer
Role: Don Frederick Actor: Williamson
Role: Don Leopold Actor: Wilson
Role: Fiorina Actor: Miss George
Role: Seraphina Actor: Mrs Bannister.

Dance: Afterpiece to conclude with a Grand Chorus and Dance (performers not listed)

Song: As17830613

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

Cast
Role: Mr Sturdy Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Bentley Actor: Evatt
Role: Captain Berry Actor: Palmer Jun.
Role: Frank Actor: Bland
Role: Miss Tabitha Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Mrs Sturdy Actor: Mrs Edwin
Role: Miss Eliza Sturdy Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Nanny Actor: Mrs Whitfield
Role: Miss Sukey Actor: Miss DeCamp.

Afterpiece Title: The Mountaineers

Cast
Role: Characters Actor: Kemble
Role: Octavian Actor: Kemble
Role: Virolet Actor: Barrymore
Role: Kilmallock Actor: Johnstone
Role: Roque Actor: Aickin
Role: Muleteers Actor: Bannister, Davies, Bland, Benson
Role: Lope Tocho Actor: Parsons
Role: Goatherds Actor: Palmer Jun., Barrett, Ledger, Waldron Jun., Burton
Role: Perequillo Actor: Comerford
Role: Bulcazin Muley Actor: Bensley
Role: Ganem Actor: Evatt
Role: Pacha Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Ali Beg Actor: Abbott
Role: Moors Actor: Usher, Cooke
Role: Sadi Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Zorayda Actor: Mrs Kemble
Role: Floranthe Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Agnes Actor: Mrs Bland.
Related Works
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

Cast
Role: Moody Actor: Wroughton
Role: Harcourt Actor: Palmer
Role: Sparkish Actor: Russell
Role: Belville Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Countryman Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: William Actor: Maddocks
Role: Servants Actor: Webb, Evans
Role: Alithea Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Miss Peggy Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Heard.

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

Cast
Role: Megrim Actor: Fawcett
Role: Demisou Actor: Palmer
Role: James Actor: Wathen
Role: Annette Actor: Mrs Gibbs.

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: Mainpiece: Written by Lillo, Author of George Barnwell. [Prologue, which is by George Colman, the elder, is the Prologue introductory to the play, not the Prologue spoken on 31 May, &c] Afterpiece: The Music by Dr Arnold. The Scenes by Rooker. Books of the Tragedy and of the Songs in the Pantomime to be had in the Theatre

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Fatal Curiosity

Cast
Role: : Young Wilmot Actor: Palmer
Role: Randal Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Eustace Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Old Wilmot Actor: Bensley
Role: Agnes Actor: Mrs Wheatley
Role: Maria Actor: Miss Hooke
Role: Chariot Actor: Mrs Bulkley.
Related Works
Related Work: Fatal Curiosity Author(s): George LilloGeorge Colman, the elder
Related Work: Guilt Its Own Punishment; or, Fatal Curiosity Author(s): George Lillo
Related Work: The Shipwreck Author(s): George Lillo

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 Dagueville and others. [This was danced, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]

Song: In Act I of mainpiece a song in character by Miss Hooke

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

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

Afterpiece Title: The English Merchant

Cast
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

Cast
Role: Sharp Actor: Dutton
Role: Gayless Actor: Smith
Role: Melissa Actor: Mrs Lefevre
Role: Kitty Pry Actor: Mrs Cuyler

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

Cast
Role: Castalio Actor: Ross
Role: Chamont Actor: Smith
Role: Polydore Actor: Bensley
Role: Aaasto Actor: Gibson
Role: Chaplain Actor: Hull
Role: Page Actor: Miss Cockayne
Role: Serina Actor: Miss Pearce
Role: Florella Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Monimia Actor: Miss Miller.

Afterpiece Title: The Portrait

Related Works
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

Cast
Role: Hastings Actor: Smith
Role: Shore Actor: Bensley
Role: Ratcliff Actor: Davis
Role: Belmour Actor: Hull
Role: Catesby Actor: Perry
Role: Gloster Actor: Clarke
Role: Derby Actor: Wignell
Role: Alicia Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Jane Shore Actor: Mrs Hartley, first appearance this stage.

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

Cast
Role: Tropic Actor: Woodward
Role: Golding Actor: Shuter
Role: Beverly Actor: Lewis
Role: Capias Actor: Kniveton
Role: Lord Riot Actor: Davis
Role: Rakish Actor: Owenson
Role: Sir Helter Skelter Actor: Fox
Role: Fable Actor: Bensley
Role: Denier Actor: Lewes
Role: Handy Actor: Dyer
Role: Check Actor: Quick
Role: Hazard Actor: Cushing
Role: Scanty Actor: Gardner
Role: Snap Actor: Thompson
Role: Cash Actor: Hamilton
Role: Lydia Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Mrs Carlton Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Mrs Flounce Actor: Mrs Helme
Role: Mrs Golding Actor: Mrs Green
Role: With a Prologue Actor: Woodward
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Related Works
Related Work: The Man of Business Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Chaplet

Cast
Role: Damon Actor: Mattocks
Role: Palaemon Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Pastora Actor: Mrs Thompson
Role: Laura Actor: Mrs Mattocks.
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

Cast
Role: Osmyn Actor: Smith
Role: King Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Garcia Actor: Cautherly
Role: Alonzo Actor: Wrighten
Role: Almeria Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Zara Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Gonzales Actor: Packer
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Heli Actor: Hurst
Role: Selim Actor: Fawcett
Role: Perez Actor: Keen.

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: Mainpiece [1st time; BO 3]: Being the Sequel to The Beggar's Opera, Written by Gay, with Alterations [by George Colman elder; the overture (a compilation of airs from The Beggar's Opera) and 6 new airs by Samuel Arnold]. Books of the Opera to be had at the Theatre. [Mrs Colles is identified on playbill of 9 July.] Public Advertiser, 20 June: This Day is published Polly (1s.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Polly

Cast
Role: Principal Parts by Du Actor: Bellamy, Parsons, Davies, Massey, Fearon, Egan, Griffiths, Kenny, Bannister, Mrs Hitchcock, Mrs Davies, Mrs Love, Miss Hale, Miss Platt, A Young Gentlewoman
Role: Cawwawkee Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Ducat Actor: Parsons
Role: Culverin Actor: Davies
Role: Vanderbluff Actor: Massey
Role: Pohetohee Actor: Fearon
Role: Hacker Actor: Egan
Role: Capstern Actor: Griffiths
Role: Laguerre Actor: Kenny
Role: Morano Actor: Bannister
Role: Jenny Diver Actor: Mrs Hitchcock
Role: Trapes Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Mrs Ducat Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Damaris Actor: Miss Hale
Role: Flimzy Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Polly Actor: A Gentlewoman
Role: Poet Actor: Davies
Role: Players Actor: Fearon, T. Davis
Role: Signora Crotchetta Actor: Miss Platt.
Related Works
Related Work: Polly Honeycomb Author(s): George Colman, the elder
Related Work: Polly Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: Polly Honeycombe

Cast
Role: Mr Honeycombe Actor: Parsons
Role: Scribble Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Ledger Actor: Griffiths
Role: Mrs Honeycombe Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Polly Honeycombe Actor: Mrs Hitchcock.
Related Works
Related Work: Polly Honeycomb Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Dance: End I: a Dance of Pirates-(see17770611; III: Dance of Indians- (see17770611. [These were danced in all subsequent performance.

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; PAST 3]: Taken from [The Winter's Tale, by] Shakespeare [altered by George Colman elder]. Afterpiece: Likewise taken from [A Midsummer-Night's Dream, by] Shakespeare. Books of both pieces to be had at the Theatre. The Musick of both pieces by the most eminent Composers [i.e. Michael Arne, Dibdin, Dr Burney, Hook, Theodore Smith, Dr Arnold]. The Characters new dressed

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Sheep-shearing

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Related Work: The Sheep-Shearing Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Fairy Tale

Cast
Role: Bottom Actor: Parsons
Role: Quince Actor: Edwin
Role: Snout Actor: Kenny
Role: Starveling Actor: Peirce
Role: Snug Actor: Bannister
Role: Puck Actor: The Admiral of Lilliput
Role: Fairies Actor: The rest of the Lilliputians see17770515
Role: Flute Actor: Blissett
Role: Oberon Actor: Miss Morris
Role: Fairies Actor: Master Harrison, Miss Twist
Role: Titania Actor: Miss P. Farren
Role: With a Fairy Epilogue Actor: .
Related Works
Related Work: The Fairy Tale Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Dance: With aPastoral Dance (incident to the [main]piece)-; End: As17770707

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; CO 3, by George Colman elder, based on Le Barbier de Seville; ou, La Precaution Inutile, by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; music by Samuel Arnold and, by attribution, Pierre Alexandre Monsigny. Prologue by the author (Collection...of English Prologues and Epilogues, II, 209). Epilogue by David Garrick (Garrick's Poetical Works, II, 340). Larpent MS 436; not published; synopsis of plot in London Magazine, Sept. 1777, pp. 467-69]: With New Dresses and Scenes

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Spanish Barber; Or, The Fruitless Precaution

Cast
Role: Count Almaviva Actor: Palmer
Role: Dr Bartholo Actor: Parsons
Role: Basil Actor: Blissett
Role: Argus Actor: Jackson
Role: Pall@Boy Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Alcade Actor: Egan
Role: Notary Actor: Stevens
Role: Lazarillo Actor: Edwin
Role: Rosina Actor: Miss Farren
Role: Prologue Actor: Parsons
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Farren.
Related Works
Related Work: The Spanish Barber; or, The Fruitless Precaution Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Cast
Role: Thomas Actor: Bannister
Role: The Squire Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Sally Actor: Mrs Jewell.

Dance: End: Dance-. [This was included in all subsequent performances.