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Event Comment: [Henderson's 1st recorded appearance as Falstaff was at Bath, 6 Mar. 1777. "In the frolicksome, gay, and humourous situations of Falstaff Henderson is superior to every man...His soliloquy in describing his ragamuffin regiment, and his enjoying the misuse of the king's press-money are so truly excellent that they are not inferior to any comic representation of the stage" (Davies, I, 252-53).] Afterpiece: Never performed here. The Musick composed by Dr Arnold


Mainpiece Title: The First Part Of King Henry Iv; With The Humours Of Sir John Falstaff

Performance Comment: Falstaff-Henderson (1st appearance in that character [in London]); Hotspur-Aickin; King-Younger; Westmorland-Egan; Sir W. Blunt-T. Davis; Sir Richard Vernon-Davies; Worcester-Fearon; Poins-R. Palmer; Bardolph-Massey; Peto-Kenny; Gadshill-Besford; Francis-Edwin; Carriers-Jackson, Blissett; Prince of Wales-Palmer; Hostess-Mrs Love; Lady Percy-Mrs Colles.
Role: Falstaff Actor: Henderson
Role: Hotspur Actor: Aickin
Role: King Actor: Younger
Role: Westmorland Actor: Egan
Role: Blunt Actor: T. Davis
Role: Sir Richard Vernon Actor: Davies
Role: Worcester Actor: Fearon
Role: Poins Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Bardolph Actor: Massey
Role: Peto Actor: Kenny
Role: Gadshill Actor: Besford
Role: Francis Actor: Edwin
Role: Carriers Actor: Jackson, Blissett
Role: Prince of Wales Actor: Palmer
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Lady Percy Actor: Mrs Colles.

Afterpiece Title: The Portrait

Role: Leander Actor: Bannister
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Edwin
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Hitchcock
Role: Isabel Actor: Miss Twist.
Event Comment: "Henderson's Iago was perhaps the crown of all his serious achievements. It was all profoundly intellectual like the character. Any thing near this, I have never seen...The most perplexing difficulty in the [character] is to turn the inside of design outward to the spectators, and yet externally seem to be cordial and sincere and interesting among the victims-it demands an instant versatility, that yet must not savour of trick. You must hear his insinuations with curses, and yet confess that you also would have been deceived. Other Iagos were to be seen through at once...Though a studious man, there was no discipline apparent in the art of Henderson; he moved and looked as humour or passion required...[He] cared little about the measure of the line; he would not consider the fame of the versifier while the heart was to be struck' (Boaden, Siddons, II, 28-29, 49). Receipts: #149 18s. (146.9; 3.9)


Mainpiece Title: Othello

Performance Comment: Othello-Wroughton (1st appearance in that character); Roderigo-Lee Lewes; Cassio-Whitfield; Brabantio-Hull; Lodovico-Booth; Montano-Robson; Duke-L'Estrange; Gratiano-Fearon; Iago-Henderson (1st appearance in that character); Emilia (1st time)-Mrs Webb; Desdemona-Miss Younge.
Role: Othello Actor: Wroughton
Role: Roderigo Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Cassio Actor: Whitfield
Role: Brabantio Actor: Hull
Role: Lodovico Actor: Booth
Role: Montano Actor: Robson
Role: Duke Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Gratiano Actor: Fearon
Role: Iago Actor: Henderson
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Desdemona Actor: Miss Younge.

Afterpiece Title: Tom Thumb

Role: Tom Thumb Actor: Master Edwin
Role: Lord Grizzle Actor: Edwin
Role: Ghost Actor: Reinhold
Role: Noodle Actor: Robson
Role: Doodle Actor: Davies
Role: King Actor: Quick
Role: Huncamunca Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Glumdalca Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Queen Dollalolla Actor: Miss Catley.
Event Comment: "[Henderson] appears to have cultivated the gifts of nature, with great industry; he promises better to attain the character of a player of consummate judgment than a great player, properly so called. Edwin, in spite of his thin voice and disgusting articulation, is at least equal to half his London contemporaries; and exhibited proofs that neither his conception, nor style of playing, is limited to a particular cast of parts, or mode of acting" (London Magazine, June 1777, p. 288). [ Miss Barsanti was from the Crow Street Theatre, Dublin.


Mainpiece Title: The Merchant Of Venice

Performance Comment: Shylock-Henderson (from the Theatre Royal, Bath; 1st appearance in London); Antonio-Younger; Bassanio-Davies; Salanio-Egan; Solarino-T. Davis; Lorenzo (with songs)-Du-Bellamy; Old Gobbo-Blissett; Tubal-Massey; Launcelot-Edwin; Duke-Fearon; Gratiano-Palmer; Nerissa-Mrs Hunter; Jessica (with a song)-Mrs Hitchcock; Portia-Miss Barsanti (1st appearance on this stage).
Role: Shylock Actor: Henderson
Role: Antonio Actor: Younger
Role: Bassanio Actor: Davies
Role: Salanio Actor: Egan
Role: Solarino Actor: T. Davis
Role: Lorenzo Actor: Du-Bellamy
Role: Du Actor: Bellamy
Role: Old Gobbo Actor: Blissett
Role: Tubal Actor: Massey
Role: Launcelot Actor: Edwin
Role: Duke Actor: Fearon
Role: Gratiano Actor: Palmer
Role: Nerissa Actor: Mrs Hunter
Role: Jessica Actor: Mrs Hitchcock
Role: Portia Actor: Miss Barsanti

Afterpiece Title: Piety in Pattens

Role: Butler Actor: Edwin
Role: Squire Actor: Fearon
Role: Mrs Caudy Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Polly Pattens Actor: Mrs Jewell.