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Mainpiece Title: The Orphan

Performance Comment: Castalio-Egerton, who perform'd it some time ago at the Haymarket; Polydor-Butler, his first Appearance on the Stage .

Afterpiece Title: The Mock Doctor

Dance: III: By Mr Delawn

Song: II: Wasever Nymphlike Rosamondby Miss Hill. V: A Song by a Gentleman


Mainpiece Title: The Wives Revenged

Afterpiece Title: Man and Wife

Performance Comment: Marcourt-Whitfield; Kitchen-Thompson; Frankly-Davies; Cross-Fearon; Charlotte-Mrs Whitfield; Sally-A Very Young Lady, the same that performed it in the Haymarket [on 18 June 1783] (1st appearance on this stage [Miss Logan]); Landlady-Mrs Davenett; Lettice-Mrs Morton; Mrs Cross-Mrs Webb .

Afterpiece Title: Poor Vulcan

Dance: End of 2nd piece The Poney Races, as17840504

Song: Procession to conclude with a new Theatrical Glee, composed by Shield, by Reinhold, Brett, Johnstone


Mainpiece Title: Miss In Her Teens

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Fortune Teller

Entertainment: Italian Fireworks-as perform'd in the Opera House in the Haymarket


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Song: Particularly by Desire Women and Wine-Miss Karver who sang some years ago at the Theatre-Royal in Drury Lane; since at Mr Foote's Theatre in the Haymarket


Mainpiece Title: The Prophetess

Afterpiece Title: A Jubilee in Commemoration of Handel and Shakespeare

Afterpiece Title: The Election


Mainpiece Title: The Chances

Afterpiece Title: Poor Vulcan

Dance: As17840525

Event Comment: A Musical Drama, in Two Parts...with Dances and other Decorations Entirely new. Pit and Boxes to be put together, and no Persons to be admitted without Tickets, which will be delivered this Day, at the Opera Office in the Haymarket, at Half a Guinea each. Gallery 5s. By His Majesty's Command, No Persons whatsoever to be admitted behind the Scenes. The Gallery to be open'd at Four o'Clock. Pit and Boxes at Five. To begin at Six o'clock. A New Opera [composed by Gluck; text by F. Vanneschi]. The Subscribers to the Opera are desired to make the last Payment of their Subscription Money to the Treasurer, at the Opera Office in the Haymarket, where Attendance will be given this and every Day, from Ten till Two, to receive the same, and deliver out the Silver Tickets. [Repeated until 28 Jan.] The new Musical Italian Drama; entitled La Caduta de Giganti, or the Fall of the Giants, writ on Occasion of the expulsion of the Rebels, was perform'd last Night at King's Theatre in the Haymarket. The performance was received and carried on with great Attention, Tranquility, and Applause: and not a little enliven'd by the Presence of his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland.--Daily Advertiser, 8 Jan


Mainpiece Title: La Caduta De Giganti; Or, The Fall Of The Giants

Event Comment: LLondon Post: We hear that the French Players will (barring Accidents) open at the Little theatre in the Haymarket next Saturday. 'Tis added that the Italian Company of Comic Strolers will exhibit the Week after next; but as they have lost three of their ablest performers, the Connoisseurs are in great Pain about those who are to supply their Places. Possibly some Foreigners may think, that the worst Dramatic Offals are good enough for the vitiated Palates of the E-sh No-y and Gen-ry. 'Tis further expected, that the Company of Gallo-English Players, who made the Town laugh so heartily last Winter, are preparing to entertain them this. Why all these unnatural Fooleries?...and for what Y-ke are we preparing? [Schedule of Nights on which the Turkish Dancer Caratha rented the Haymarket in the fall of 1749: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 13, 16, 22, 23, November; 3 December. See Winston MS Calendar of the Haymarket, Harvard Theatre Collection.


Mainpiece Title: None

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


Mainpiece Title: The Rehearsal

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

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

Event Comment: The King's Opera House in the Haymarket. A new Opera...Dances and other Decorations entirely New. Pit and Boxes to be put together, and no Persons to be admitted without Tickets, which will be deliver'd this Day, at the Office in the Haymarket, at Half a Guinea each. Gallery 5s. By His Majesty's Command, no Persons Whatever to be admitted behind the Scenes. The Gallery will be open'd at Four o'Clock. Pit and Boxes at Five. To begin at Six o'clock. This Day Attendance will be given at the Opera-Office from Nine to One in order to deliver the Silver Tickets to the Subscribers. Each Subscriber is desir'd to send his printed Receipt, it being necessary for the Delivery of the Tickets [customary notice on the bills throughout the season]. BBurney, History of Music, IV, 445: A pasticcio, music mainly composed by Galuppi, now the resident composer for the Opera House. Edition lists libretto by Francesco Vanneschi


Mainpiece Title: Alexander In Persia

Event Comment: The Company in the Haymarket being busily employ'd in reviving several pieces, are oblig'd to defer playing till further notice (General Advertiser). [T. Cibber stated that when his troupe had a successful run of Romeo and Juliet, and when Mrs Clive arranged for a benefit performance there, the Patentees applied to the Lord Chamberlain and, in consequence, the Lord Chamberlain's Office legally stopped the performances at the Haymarket. Cibber's next move was the Academy device of 1 Nov.--Cibber, A Serio-Comic Apology, p. 10.


Event Comment: Benefit Gluck, composer of the operas at the King's Opera House in the Haymarket. Pit and Boxes together Half a guinea, Gallery 5s. 6:30 p.m. Tickets at Prince of Orange Coffee House in Haymarket


Mainpiece Title: A Concert

Event Comment: We hear that some Gentlemen and Ladies who intended to act a private play for their own amusement, at the Little Theatre in the Haymarket; but having been much importuned by their friends and acquaintances for tickets, they found a larger house would be necessary. They applied therefore to the Author of the Masque now performing at Drury Lane, who, without hesitation, agreed that the run of Alfred should be interrupted for one night to oblige them. The tragedy of Othello, we are told is the play the Gentlemen have pitched on. The theatre being engaged to some Gentlemen and ladies for a private play tomorrow, the Masque of Alfred is oblig'd to be deferr'd till Saturday next. Some Persons, it seems, continue still under a Mistake that this Masque [Alfred] is the same with the first draught of one formerly written under the same title: they need only, to be undeceived, look into the advertisement prefixed to that performance just now printed for A. Miller, in the Strand. The Ladies and Gentlemen who distributed Tickets for the Play Othello which was to have been acted in the Haymarket, intend to perform it tomorrow at Drury Lane: No person will be admitted without a ticket, and no tickets will be taken at the stage door (General Advertiser)


Mainpiece Title: None

Event Comment: MMr Barbaut's Second Subscription Oratorio, taken from the First Book of Milton's Paradise Regained and set to music by Mr Charles Barbant in two parts with a solo upon the Violin by Signor Marella; a solo upon the German Flute by Mr Tacet; a Concerto on the Lute by Mr Servi?; a Hautboy concert by Mr Barbant; and an organ concerto ditto; and a Great Concerto with Clarinets, French Horns and Kettle-Drums, composed by Mr Barbant. Boxes and Pit put together at Half a Guinea each, Gallery 3s. Tickets to be had at Mr Barbant's, at Mr White's in Marshall St., Carnaby-Market; and at Mr Browne's Stationer [sic], facing the Opera House, Haymarket. To begin at half an Hour after six. N.B. the Books of the Oratorios stitched in Blue Paper at 1s. each are sold at Mrs Browne's [sic] in the Haymarket, and at the House on the night of the performance


Mainpiece Title: Oratorio From First Book Of Paradise Regained

Event Comment: By His Majesty's Company. At the Theatre Royal in the Haymarket [repeated in all bills] will be performed, by particular Desire, a Comedy...Places to be taken of Mr Jewel, at the Theatre. 7 p.m. [Repeated in the bills.] The house has been altered, as there was formerly but one gallery. [Miss Ogilvie was the young gentlewoman.] Went at 5:30 (before ye doors were open) to Foote's new Theatre in ye Haymarket which was open for ye first time tonight, and is very neatly fitted up. Got a good place in ye Pit...a very humorous Prologue in Prose by J. Palmer as Snarl a writer of Political Letters for the newspapers. Weston as Laconic a newspaper poet--Foote as Manager and Scaffold ye Builder (ye real one of ye house as some said) Smirk (Foote) took off Langford to a hair, not forgetting his son's affair with Dr Chauncey. Shift and ye Epilogue as Dr Squintum by Bannister, who took off Holland, Dodd, Moody, and Champneys surprisingly well...The house pretty full. York there awhile (Neville MS Diary)


Mainpiece Title: The Minor

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Event Comment: A Tragedy for Warm Weather. Written after the manner of the Worst, as well as the Best of the English Poets, containing amongst a Variety of Particulars, curious, entertaining, and pathetic, the Rebellion of the Journeymen Taylors on the Score of Wages, etc. Neville MS Diary: Half past Six went to ye Haymarket Theatre but could not get into ye Pit or first Gallery, so stood on ye last row of the shilling Gallery, tho' I could see little, to see how ye Taylors, a new tragedy for warm weather, would go off, being the first night of its performance. 3rd Act hiss'd-ye Gods in ye shilling Gallery called for ye Builder's Prologue-hissed off ye part of ye Old Maid twice and Davies who came to make an excuse. The Gentlemen, many of whom were there, cried No Prologue" but to no purpose. At last Foote said if he knew their demands he would be ready to comply with them. The noise ceasing, after some time he was told the Builder's Prologue was desired. He said he had done all in his power to get the performers, having seen them. After some time he came and informed them he had got the performers together, and if the House would be pleased to accept of ye Prologue in our dresses as we are you shall have it." This was followed by great clapping which shows the Genius of our English mobility ever generous after victory. Left ye House after ye Farce began. [Flints were journeymen tailors who refused to comply with the masters' terms and the regulations of the magistrate, in contradistinction to those who submitted and were in derision stiled Dungs. The term dates from 1764-OED. An extract from the Occasional Prologue (the Builder's Prologue) in prose on the opening of the Theatre Royal in the Haymarket, by Foote published in the London Magazine July 1767, p. 351. Foote, Scaffold, and Prompter are the three participants. Foote tells Scaffold he will be paid by the audience. Scaffold notes that the audience must in that case be pleased at all times. Foote promises no long processions [will] crowd my narrow scenes." He assumes that any of the reforms he plans will but echo the public voice. The Prompter then calls the actors on.


Mainpiece Title: The Taylors

Afterpiece Title: The Old Maid

Event Comment: A new Serious Opera. The Music by several eminent Masters; under the Direction of Giardini [who also composed the overture (see 14 Dec.)]. With magnificent new Scenes, Dresses and Decorations, both for the Opera and Dances. Tickets will be delivered at the Office in Union-court, Haymarket, at Half a Guinea each. 1st Gallery 5s. 2nd Gallery 3s. By Their Majesties' Command, No Person can be admitted behind the Scenes. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin exactly at 7:00 [same throughout season]. Care will be taken that no Inconvenience shall arise from the Pavement not being compleated in the Haymarket, the Commisioners having promised to leave the Way safe for Carriages. The Nobility and Gentry will be so obliging to give Orders to take up and set down with their Horses Heads towards Pall-mall. The Door in Market Lane for Chairs only. Public Advertiser, 21 Sept.: Subscriptions are received by Messrs Hoare, in Fleet-street, and by Johnson at the Office in Union-court, Hay-market


Mainpiece Title: Astarto

Dance: New Dances composed by Simonet and Vallouy.End I: a Grand Serious Ballet-Mons Simonet, Mme Simonet (their 1st appearance in England), Sg Zuchelli, Sga Zuchelli; End II: a new Pastoral Ballet Les Amans Heureux; ou, L'Aimable Vieillesse-Mons Vallouy, Mme Vallouy, Sg and Sga Zuchelli, Vallouy@le@cadet; End Opera: a new Ballet Demi-caracteres Les Amusemens Champetres-Mons and Mme Simonet, Sg and Sga Zuchelli

Event Comment: [This is the only occasion in the 18th century when a play was acted in London on this date. "The performance at the Haymarket on the 30th of January has been noticed by his Majesty in a manner which is still a topic of conversation in the higher circles...There will be no more theatrical performances on the 30th of January" (London Chronicle, 28 Feb.). On 3 Feb. the Lord Chamberlain wrote to Sheridan as follows: "Sir--Information has been received at this Office that Theatrical Entertainments were exhibited at the Theatre, under your direction, in St. James's Haymarket on the 30th of Last Month, contrary to all precedent, and repugnant to Decency, being the Anniversary of the Martyrdom of King Charles the First. I do not know by what Authority such a Step was taken but, as Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household, think it my Duty to desire that you will be pleased to Cause the Practice to be discontinued in future. I am, Sir, Your Obedient, Humble Servant, Salisbury" (MS Letters to Sheridan from Various Correspondents,II, 64, in Harvard Theatre Collection). The Morning Chronicle on 31 Jan. offered another opinion: "It gave us infinite pleasure that last night we happily broke through one of the most absurd fasts in the calendar. The Managers of Drury Lane, with proper regard to the public, rescued them from the common dullness of a 30th of January." But the absurd fast remained in force until 1843.] Receipts: #339 18s. (291.4; 40.0; 8.11; ticket not come in: 0.3)


Mainpiece Title: Cymon

Afterpiece Title: The Englishman in Paris

Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Mrs Wilson, widow of Richard Wilson, lately of the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden and Haymarket [whose 1st appearance on the stage was at Manchester, 26 Feb. 1796]. Tickets to be had of Mrs Wilson, No. 239, Piccadilly, near the Haymarket


Mainpiece Title: The Rivals

Afterpiece Title: The Miser

Entertainment: Monologue Mainpiece: The Original Epilogue [by Richard Brinsley Sheridan]-Mrs Wilson

Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of this revival is not certain, but Luttrell's copy (Huntington Library) bears his date of 27 Oct. 1696 for his acquisition of a copy; hence, the revival must have occurred not later than October 1696. When this play was revived at the Queen's Theatre in the Haymarket, 8 June 1705, the bill bore the heading: Not Acted by that Company these Nine Years


Mainpiece Title: Rule A Wife And Have A Wife

Event Comment: [Librettist unknown. Premiere. For the identification of this opera, see Loewenberg, pp. 58-59. Downes (p. 48) says that the opera lasted five days; Cibber (I, 325) states that it was given only three days, and those not crowded. This day marked the opening of the Queen's Theater in the Haymarket, the first new theatrical construction of the century. For a discussion of it, see Cibber, I, 319-22.


Mainpiece Title: The Loves Of Ergasto

Event Comment: The Long Room in the Haymarket is next to the King's Theater and was formerly Boman's Chocolate Room


Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: A new Concerto grosso-; a new Cantata-; violin solo-; a new concerto for Little Flute-; solo for Hautboys-; Cantata Flute solo-; piece with two harpsichords-; concerto-; solo for German Flute-; solo for Harp-; cantata-

Event Comment: By the Company of French Comedians. Pit and Boxes together by Tickets only at 5s. Gallery 2s. At 6 p.m. [This is the opening night of the New Theatre in the Haymarket.


Mainpiece Title: La Fille A La Mode; Ou, Le Badeaut De Paris



Mainpiece Title: The Rum Duke And The Queer Duke; Or, A Medley Of Mirth And Sorrow

Performance Comment: Rum Duke-Mullart; Queer Duke-Rosco; other parts-Jones, Stoppelaer, Dove, Mrs Mullart, Mrs Forrester, Mrs Britton, others from the Haymarket.

Afterpiece Title: Punch's Oratory; or, The Pleasures of the Town: Containing several diverting Passages,

Dance: St.Luce

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Talbot and Mrs Martin. Daily Advertiser, 22 Feb.: A Publick Rehearsal of the Opera of Dione [Wednesday 21], at the New Theatre in the Haymarket. Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. Gallery 2s. 6 p.m


Mainpiece Title: The Recruiting Officer