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Event Comment: MMr Reddish played Lord Townly, being his first appearance in London, --was well received and met with Applause, --but an indifferent figure, --will be useful (Hopkins MS Notes)


Mainpiece Title: The Provoked Husband

Performance Comment: Lord Townly-Reddish, 1st appearance there; Manly-Jefferson; Count Basset-Dodd; Sir Francis Wronghead-Love; John Moddy-Burton; Squire Richard-a young gentleman, [1st appearance [Mr Wingfield]; Lady Grace-Mrs Barry; Mrs Motherly-Mrs Cross; Lady Wronghead-Mrs Hopkins; Myrtilla-Mrs Lee; Miss Jenny-Miss Pope; Mrs Trusty-Mrs Johnston; Lady Townly-Mrs Abington[, 1st time., 1st time.

Afterpiece Title: Daphne and Amintor

Event Comment: MMr Barry's 1st appearance this season.--A quarrel in the Green Room between Mrs Barry and Mr Aickin (Hopkins Diary)


Mainpiece Title: The Countess Of Salisbury

Performance Comment: Alwin-Barry; Raymond-Packer; Grey-Aickin; Morton-Palmer; Sir Ardolf-Hurst; Laroches-Strange; Lord William-Miss Collett; Peasant-Ackman; Knights-Keen, Fawcett, Fox; Eleanor-Mrs Reddish; Countess of Salisbury-Mrs Barry.
Role: Alwin Actor: Barry
Role: Raymond Actor: Packer
Role: Grey Actor: Aickin
Role: Morton Actor: Palmer
Role: Sir Ardolf Actor: Hurst
Role: Laroches Actor: Strange
Role: Lord William Actor: Miss Collett
Role: Peasant Actor: Ackman
Role: Knights Actor: Keen, Fawcett, Fox
Role: Eleanor Actor: Mrs Reddish
Role: Countess of Salisbury Actor: Mrs Barry.

Afterpiece Title: The Elopement

Role: with Milliner Actor: Mrs Smith.
Role: Harlequin Actor: Rooker
Role: Doctor Actor: Grimaldi
Role: Doctor's Man Actor: Ackman
Role: Drunken Servant Actor: Moody
Role: Squire Actor: Messink
Role: Scaramouch Actor: Keen
Role: Orange Woman Actor: Walker
Role: Watchman Actor: Hartry
Role: Milk Woman Actor: T. Hurst
Role: Servants Actor: Strange, J. Burton, Watkins
Role: Milliners Actor: Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Millidge
Role: Bride Maids Actor: Miss Young, Mrs Dorman
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs King
Role: with Proper Dances Actor: .
Event Comment: MMr Waldron from Edinburgh made his first appearance upon this Stage in Scrub he is a mean figure a small Impediment in his speaking and wants power he met with some applause (Hopkins Diary)


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Performance Comment: Archer-King; Aimwell-Packer; Boniface-Love; Foigard-Moody; Sullen-Burton; Gibbett-Bransby; Sir Charles Freeman-J. Aickin; Scrub-Waldron, first appearance; Dorinda-Mrs Reddish; Lady Bountiful-Mrs Cross; Cherry-Miss Pope; Mrs Sullen-Mrs Abington; Aipsey-Mrs Simpson.
Role: Archer Actor: King
Role: Aimwell Actor: Packer
Role: Boniface Actor: Love
Role: Foigard Actor: Moody
Role: Sullen Actor: Burton
Role: Gibbett Actor: Bransby
Role: Sir Charles Freeman Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Scrub Actor: Waldron, first appearance
Role: Dorinda Actor: Mrs Reddish
Role: Lady Bountiful Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Cherry Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Aipsey Actor: Mrs Simpson.

Afterpiece Title: The Ode

Dance: IV: The Wake-Giorgi, Mrs King

Event Comment: Reddish spoiled last scene by being imperfect (Potter, Theatrical Review). Paid three days salary at #81 8s. 11d. per diem--#244 6s.; Paid Mrs W. Barry's half salary 17s. 6d.; Paid Messrs. Reddish, J. Palmer, and Waldron short paid last week #1 (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #229 6s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Gamester

Performance Comment: Beverley-Reddish; Stukely-Palmer; Jarvis-Aickin; Lewson-Cautherly; Bates-Packer; Dawson-J. Aickin; Waiter-Wheeler; Charlotte-Mrs Morland; Lucy-Miss Platt; Mrs Beverley-Mrs Barry.
Role: Beverley Actor: Reddish
Role: Stukely Actor: Palmer
Role: Jarvis Actor: Aickin
Role: Lewson Actor: Cautherly
Role: Bates Actor: Packer
Role: Dawson Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Waiter Actor: Wheeler
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Morland
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Mrs Beverley Actor: Mrs Barry.

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin's Invasion

Role: Harlequin Actor: Wright
Role: Mercury Actor: Dodd
Role: Snip Actor: Parsons
Role: Abram Actor: Weston
Role: Gasconade Actor: Baddeley
Role: Corporal Bounce Actor: Bransby
Role: Simon Actor: Moody
Role: Justice Actor: Hartry
Role: Joseph Harrow Actor: Ackman
Role: Bogg Actor: Messink
Role: Welchman Actor: Waldron
Role: Forge Actor: Burton
Role: Crib Actor: Castle
Role: Mrs Snip Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Sukey Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Dolly Snip Actor: Miss Pope.
Event Comment: [Reddish was from dl.


Mainpiece Title: Annette And Lubin

Role: Lubin Actor: Mrs Farrell
Role: Bailiff Actor: Wilson
Role: Lord of the Manor Actor: Fearon
Role: Annette Actor: Miss Brown.

Afterpiece Title: Hamlet

Performance Comment: Hamlet-Reddish (1st appearance on this stage); King-Clarke; Ghost-Aickin; Horatio-Hull; Laertes-Whitfield; Ostrick-Lee Lewes; Polonius-Quick; Grave@Diggers-Dunstall, Jones; Queen-Mrs Jackson; Ophelia-Mrs Mattocks.
Role: Hamlet Actor: Reddish
Role: King Actor: Clarke
Role: Ghost Actor: Aickin
Role: Horatio Actor: Hull
Role: Laertes Actor: Whitfield
Role: Ostrick Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Polonius Actor: Quick
Role: Grave@Diggers Actor: Dunstall, Jones
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Jackson
Role: Ophelia Actor: Mrs Mattocks.

Afterpiece Title: The Wives Revenged

Role: Don Manuel Actor: Dunstall
Role: Don Philip Actor: Wroughton
Role: Don Octavio Actor: Whitfield
Role: Don Louis Actor: Booth
Role: Trappanti Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Lessingham
Role: Rosara Actor: Miss Leeson
Role: Viletta Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Hyppolita Actor: Mrs Bulkley.
Role: Mr Vermilion Actor: Mattocks
Role: Alderman Tokay Actor: Wilson
Role: Deputy Dimity Actor: Quick
Role: Mrs Dimity Actor: Miss Weller
Role: Mrs Tokay Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Mrs Vermilion Actor: Mrs Mattocks.
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not played for 20 years. Afterpiece: By Desire. The Play very dull Little Applause (Hopkins Diary). Benefit for Reddish. Theatrical Review, 28 March: The plot of this piece is taken from a well known passage in history, which, however, is too barren of incidents for the support of a piece of 5 acts, on which account it is rather languid and tedious, notwithstanding the language in general is tolerable poetical. What could induce Mr Reddish to revive so dull a performance, after it had been neglected for 20 years, we cannot conceive, unless it was with a view of having an opportunity to rant a few speeches in favor of liberty; but (as the piece was miserably represented except in the characters of Timoleon and Eunesia) we think Mr Reddish extended his liberty a little too far with the public; for which neither his Occasional Prologue, the Solemn Sacrifice, nor the Epilogue spoken by Miss Younge, made sufficient atonement. Paid 4 days salary #333 19s.; Mrs Abington's Cloaths Acct #1; Mr S. French 6 days #1 10s. (Treasurer'sBook). Receipts: #205 16s.; Charges: #67 6s. 6d.; Profit to Reddish: #138 10s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Timoleon; Or, Liberty Restored

Performance Comment: Timolean-Reddish; Dinarchus-Aickin; Timophanes-Palmer; Olinthus-Cautherly; Lycander-Wright; Ghost-Hurst; Orthagoras-Davies; Eschylus-Inchbald; Pheron-Wheeler; Egon-[?]; Senators-Wrighten, Follet; Cleone-Miss Hayward; Eunesia-Miss Younge; In V a Solemn Sacrifice-; the Vocal Parts-Champnes, Fawcett, Davies, Mrs Scott, Mrs Wrighten; [With a New Occasional Prologue-Reddish; Epilogue-Miss Younge.
Role: Timolean Actor: Reddish
Role: Dinarchus Actor: Aickin
Role: Timophanes Actor: Palmer
Role: Olinthus Actor: Cautherly
Role: Lycander Actor: Wright
Role: Ghost Actor: Hurst
Role: Orthagoras Actor: Davies
Role: Eschylus Actor: Inchbald
Role: Pheron Actor: Wheeler
Role: Egon Actor:
Role: Senators Actor: Wrighten, Follet
Role: Cleone Actor: Miss Hayward
Role: Eunesia Actor: Miss Younge
Role: In V a Solemn Sacrifice Actor:
Role: the Vocal Parts Actor: Champnes, Fawcett, Davies, Mrs Scott, Mrs Wrighten
Role: With a New Occasional Prologue Actor: Reddish
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Younge.

Afterpiece Title: The Author

Role: Vamp Actor: Weston, 1st time
Role: Young Cape Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Arabella Actor: Miss Ambrose
Role: Cadwallader Actor: King
Role: Mrs Cadwallader Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Governor Cape Actor: Bransby
Role: Sprightly Actor: Packer
Role: Poet Actor: Waldron
Role: Robert Actor: Keen
Role: Printer's Devil Actor: J. Burton.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; T 5, by George Edward Ayscough, based on Semiramis, by Voltaire. Prologue by the author. Epilogue by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (see text)]: With New Scenes and Dresses. This Tragedy is a translation from Voltaire by Captain Ayscough. Mrs Yates played finely, and met with the Applause she deserved. Mrs Reddish, alias Mrs Canning, who played the part of Azema, was hissed all through, and must never perform again. Indeed she was very bad. The Play was greatly applauded (Hopkins Diary). Public Advertiser, 24 Dec. 1776: This Day is published Semiramis (1s. 6d.). Receipts: #226 3s. 6d. (224.16.6; 0.0.0; 1.7.0)


Mainpiece Title: Semiramis

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Smith, Bensley, Grist, Farren, Hurst, Chaplin, R. Palmer, Reddish, Mrs Reddish, Mrs Yates. [Cast from text (J. Dodsley, 1776), and Town and Country Magazine, Dec. 1776, p. 659: Ninias (known first as Arzaces)-Smith; Assures-Bensley; Mithranes-Grist; Otanes-Farren; Ghost of Ninus-Hurst; Cedarus-Chaplin; Oroes-Reddish; Azema-Mrs Reddish (in text: Miss Hopkins [see17761216]); Semiramis-Mrs Yates; R. Palmer [is unassigned; Prologue-Reddish; Epilogue-Mrs Yates. [These were spoken, as here assigned, at the first 9 performances only (see17770201.)]These were spoken, as here assigned, at the first 9 performances only (see17770201.)]
Role: Ninias Actor: Smith
Role: Assures Actor: Bensley
Role: Mithranes Actor: Grist
Role: Otanes Actor: Farren
Role: Ghost of Ninus Actor: Hurst
Role: Cedarus Actor: Chaplin
Role: Oroes Actor: Reddish
Role: Azema Actor: Mrs Reddish
Role: Semiramis Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Prologue Actor: Reddish
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Yates.

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Role: Whittle Actor: Parsons
Role: Kecksey Actor: Dodd
Role: Sir Patrick O'Neale Actor: Moody
Role: Bates Actor: Baddeley
Role: Nephew Actor: Davies
Role: Thomas Actor: Burton
Role: Widow Brady Actor: Mrs Greville.

Dance: End I afterpiece: The Irish Fair, as17761031

Event Comment: great applause to the Play (Hopkins Diary). Mainpiece: A tragedy never before acted [by Mrs Celisia]. Prologue (by Whitehead)-Reddish; Epilogue (by Garrick)-Mrs Barry. New Scenes, Dresses and Decorations (Winston MS 10). [The Gentleman's Magazine for Feb. reviewed the mainpiece in great detail, concluding: "A combat between two knights in the days of chivalry and honour, not to determine whether a person accused is innocent or guilty, but whether a person under the infamy of acknowledged guilt shall suffer, is, as the Scotch peasant says emphatically of his pupil, a phenomenon. It is, however, but justice to Mrs Barry, to say, that in performing the part allotted her in this piece, she rises like perfection out of chaos, and therefore those who have not yet seen it represented should by no means be deterred by these strictures on the composition, supposing them to be just."


Mainpiece Title: Almida

Performance Comment: Parts-Barry, Reddish, Aickin, Palmer, J. Aickin, Inchbald, Mrs W. Barry, Mrs Barry. Prologue-Reddish; Epilogue-Mrs Barry; Tancred-Barry; Arnolph-Reddish; Orbassan-Aickin; Catanio-Palmer; Loredan-J. Aickin; Aldamon-Inchbald; Sophia-Mrs W. Barry; Almida-Mrs Barry (Genest, V, 205).
Role: Parts Actor: Barry, Reddish, Aickin, Palmer, J. Aickin, Inchbald, Mrs W. Barry, Mrs Barry. Prologue-Reddish
Role: Prologue Actor: Reddish
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Tancred Actor: Barry
Role: Arnolph Actor: Reddish
Role: Orbassan Actor: Aickin
Role: Catanio Actor: Palmer
Role: Loredan Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Aldamon Actor: Inchbald
Role: Sophia Actor: Mrs W. Barry
Role: Almida Actor: Mrs Barry

Afterpiece Title: The Lyar

Role: Papillion Actor: Parsons
Role: Young Wilding Actor: Palmer
Role: Old Wilding Actor: Bannister
Role: Elliot Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Miss Godfrey Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Millidge
Role: Miss Grantham Actor: Mrs Jeffries.
Event Comment: Benefit for Reddish. Music for Mainpiece composed by an eminent Master. Authorship Henry Jones, Reddish, and Dr Hiffernan (Biographia Dramatica). Rec'd Stopages #2 12s. 6d. Paid 4 days salary list #348 14s. 8d.; Mr King's extra salary #2; Mr Garrick on Acct #50; Mr Costain on note #2 2s. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #247 1s. 6d. Charges: #72 10s. Profit: #174 10s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Heroine Of The Cave

Performance Comment: Principal parts by: Reddish, Palmer, Cautherly, Jefferson, J. Aickin, Dimond, Packer, Davies, Hurst, Wheeler, Wright, Fawcett, Keen, Griffith, Miss Platt, Miss Younge. In V, an Ode-; Procession-; the vocal parts-Bannister, Champnes, Kear, Fawcett, Mrs Scott, Mrs Wrighten, Mrs Hunt; Prologue-Reddish; Epilogue-Miss Young; Alberti-Reddish; Colredo-Palmer; Everard-Packer; Clermont-Cautherly; Emperor of Germany-Jefferson; Rodolpho-J. Aickin; Mentzel-Davies; Lorenzo-Diamond; Seyfert-Hurst; Col. of Guards-Wheeler; Faulkner-Fawcett; Officers-Griffith, Wright, Keen; Laura-Miss Platt; Constantia-Miss Younge (Genest, V, 405).
Role: an Ode Actor:
Role: Procession Actor:
Role: the vocal parts Actor: Bannister, Champnes, Kear, Fawcett, Mrs Scott, Mrs Wrighten, Mrs Hunt
Role: Prologue Actor: Reddish
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Young
Role: Alberti Actor: Reddish
Role: Colredo Actor: Palmer
Role: Everard Actor: Packer
Role: Clermont Actor: Cautherly
Role: Emperor of Germany Actor: Jefferson
Role: Rodolpho Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Mentzel Actor: Davies
Role: Lorenzo Actor: Diamond
Role: Seyfert Actor: Hurst
Role: of Guards Actor: Wheeler
Role: Faulkner Actor: Fawcett
Role: Officers Actor: Griffith, Wright, Keen
Role: Laura Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Constantia Actor: Miss Younge

Afterpiece Title: The Padlock

Role: Mungo Actor: Fawcett.
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Smith
Role: Leander Actor: Vernon
Role: Ursula Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Diego Actor: Bannister

Music: II: A Solemn Hymn-

Dance: IV: The Sailors Revels, as17730918

Event Comment: Benefit for Reddish [and his last appearance on the stage]. Tickets sold at the Doors will not be admitted. Public Advertiser, 1 May: Tickets to be had of Reddish, No. 14, near the Turnpike, Tottenham Court Road. "Poor Reddish, on the 5th of May, had a benefit, and it was resolved to try whether he could not go through the character of Posthumus. He was now infirm; in common occurrences imbecile, but to be exited by his former profession, or nothing. The late John Ireland gave an affecting detail of this attempt. He met his friend an hour before the performance began. Reddish entered the room with the step of an idiot, his eye wandering, and his whole countenance vacant. Mr Ireland congratulated him, that he was sufficiently recovered to perform his favourite Posthumus. 'Yes', said he, 'and in the garden scene I shall astonish you.' 'The garden scene! I thought you were to play Posthumus?' 'No, Sir, I play Romeo.' His friend assured him that Posthumus was the part he was to act--and he walked to the theatre, reciting Romeo all the way. When dressed for Posthumus, and in the green-room, it was still hard to undeceive him--at length he was pushed upon the stage....The instant he came in sight of the audience his recollection seemed to return; his countenance resumed meaning, his eye became lighted up, he made the modest bow of respect, and played the scene as well as he had ever done. But Romeo again met him in the green-room, and it was only the stage cue that had the power to unsettle this delusion; and that never failed to do it through the whole play. Mr Ireland thought him, on this occasion, less assuming and more natural than he had seemed in the full enjoyment of his reason" (Boaden, Kemble, I, XVI-XVII; Ireland, 58-60)


Mainpiece Title: Cymbeline

Performance Comment: As17781024, but Posthumus-Reddish; Imogen-Mrs Bulkley.
Role: Posthumus Actor: Reddish
Role: Imogen Actor: Mrs Bulkley.
Role: Colin Actor: Mrs Farrell
Role: Gregory Actor: Reinhold
Role: Higgins Actor: Baker
Role: Goody Fidget Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Rose Actor: Miss Brown.

Afterpiece Title: Three Weeks after Marriage

Role: Nancy Actor: Mrs Whitfield.
Role: Sir Charles Racket Actor: Lewis
Role: Lovelace Actor: Booth
Role: Drugget Actor: Quick
Role: Woodley Actor: Thompson
Role: Dimity Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Mrs Drugget Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Lady Racket Actor: Mrs Mattocks.

Dance: As17781024

Song: As17781024

Event Comment: Benefit for Reddish. Afterpiece (musical): Taken from Dryden's Don Sebastian by Bickerstaffe. Part of the Pit paid into the Boxes. Ladies send servants at 4 o'clock. Mainpiece [by Edward Moore]: Not acted in 15 years. [See 5 April 1753.


Mainpiece Title: The Gamester

Performance Comment: Beverly-Reddish; Stukely-Palmer; Jarvis-Aickin; Bates-Packer; Dawson-J. Aickin; Lewson-Cautherly; Charlotte-Mrs Reddish; Lucy-Miss Platt; Mrs Beverley-Mrs Baddeley; With a New Occasional Address to the Town by way of a Prologue-Reddish; The Original Epilogue-Mrs Abington. By Particular Desire.

Afterpiece Title: The Captive

Dance: I: Cunning Love, as17710204

Event Comment: Benefit Reddish. Mainpiece was originally written by Mr Jones, Author of the Earl of Essex, but not quite finish'd it is now altered by Dr Hiffernan--very bad (Hopkins Diary). Paid Salary List 4 days #378 10s. 8d.; J. French on Acct #5 5s. Receipts: #219, 4s. 6d. Charges: #70 11s. 6d. Profit to Reddish: #148 13s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Heroine Of The Cave

Performance Comment: The Principal characters-Reddish, Cautherly, Palmer, Aickin, Brereton, Hurst, Packer, Davies, Fawcett, Wheeler, Griffiths, Keen, Everard, Jefferson, Miss Platt, Miss Younge; Prologue-Reddish; Epilogue-Miss Younge; In Act II, a Solemn Hymn-; Chorus-; [In Act V, an Olde and Grand Procession-; Music-Barthelemon. [See17740319.]See17740319.]

Afterpiece Title: The Guardian

Role: Harriet Actor: a Young Lady, first appearance this season.
Role: Guardian Actor: Reddish
Role: Sir Charles Actor: Parsons
Role: Young Clackit Actor: Dodd
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Pope.

Dance: The Grand Provencalle Dance, as17750202

Event Comment: Benefit for Reddish. Mainpiece: Not acted in 4 years. [See 22 Dec. 1772.] Monimia by Mrs Canning very So, so. The Farce much hiss'd it was badly performed (Hopkins Diary). Rec'd Mrs Groath's one years rent to Xmas last #3. Paid Salary list #416 4s. 4d.; Johnston's Music Bills #24 2s. (Treasurer's Book). [The Westminster Magazine concluded with respect to the afterpiece: "This little drama met with rather an unfavourable reception. It would be breaking a butterfly on the wheel, were we to enter into strict examination of it; and as it was a mere benefit-night performance, it would be going out of our way to dwell much on its defects; suffice it therefore that although we so far join with the audience in condemnation of it, that we allow it wanted terseness of dialogue, brilliancy of wit, and strength of fable, yet we protest we have seen worse singing pieces received with applause. Jerry Jingle had same humor, and the music had great prettiness about it."] Receipts: #140. Charges: #67 14s. Profits to Reddish: #72 6s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Orphan; Or, The Unhappy Marriage

Performance Comment: Castalio-Reddish; Chamont-Smith; Polydore-Brereton; Chaplain-Usher; Page-Mas. Pulley; Servt-Everard; Acasto-Packer; Monimia-A Lady [Mrs Canning] first appearance this season; Ernesto-Wrighten; Serina-Miss Platt; Florella-Mrs Johnston; before the play A New Occasional Address to the Public-Reddish.
Role: Castalio Actor: Reddish
Role: Chamont Actor: Smith
Role: Polydore Actor: Brereton
Role: Chaplain Actor: Usher
Role: Page Actor: Mas. Pulley
Role: Servt Actor: Everard
Role: Acasto Actor: Packer
Role: Monimia Actor: A Lady
Role: Ernesto Actor: Wrighten
Role: Serina Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Florella Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: before the play A New Occasional Address to the Actor: Reddish.

Afterpiece Title: Valentine's Day

Role: Frederick Actor: A Young Gentleman
Role: Sir Veritas Vision Actor: Waldron
Role: Sir Anthony Ash Actor: Baddeley
Role: Jeremy Jingle Actor: Burton
Role: Florella Actor: Miss Sharpe
Role: Pinner Actor: Mrs Wrighten

Dance: II: The Grand Garland Dance, as17760311

Event Comment: Benefit for Reddish. Mainpiece: By Desire. Farce (adapted by Thomas Ryder from Vanbrugh's Mistake) never acted there


Mainpiece Title: King Richard Iii

Performance Comment: As17670917, but Richard-Reddish, 1st time; King Henry-Burton; Buckingham-Aickin; Norfolk-Hurst; Lady Anne-Mrs Reddish.
Role: Richard Actor: Reddish, 1st time
Role: King Henry Actor: Burton
Role: Buckingham Actor: Aickin
Role: Norfolk Actor: Hurst
Role: Lady Anne Actor: Mrs Reddish.
Role: Richmond Actor: Palmer
Role: Tressel Actor: Cautherley
Role: Stanley Actor: Bransby
Role: Lord Mayor Actor: Baddeley
Role: Catesby Actor: Packer
Role: Ratcliff Actor: Strange
Role: Lieutenant Actor: Moody
Role: Prince Edward Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Duke of York Actor: Miss Collett
Role: Duchess of York Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Afterpiece Title: Like Master Like Man

Dance: End: The Wake, as17680220

Event Comment: AAlexander by Mr Reddish-Very Bad (Hopkins Diary)


Mainpiece Title: The Rival Queens; Or, The Death Of Alexander The Great

Performance Comment: Alexander-Reddish, 1st time; Clytus-Jefferson, 1st time; Perdiccas-Ackman; Thessalus-Aickin; Cassander-Palmer; Polyperchon-Bransby; Eumenes-Keen; Hephestion-Packer; Lysimachus-Hurst; Roxana-Mrs Hopkins; Parisatis-Mrs Reddish; Sysigambis-Mrs Johnston; Statira-Mrs W. Barry; With the Triumphal Entry-.
Role: Alexander Actor: Reddish, 1st time
Role: Clytus Actor: Jefferson, 1st time
Role: Perdiccas Actor: Ackman
Role: Thessalus Actor: Aickin
Role: Cassander Actor: Palmer
Role: Polyperchon Actor: Bransby
Role: Eumenes Actor: Keen
Role: Hephestion Actor: Packer
Role: Lysimachus Actor: Hurst
Role: Roxana Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Parisatis Actor: Mrs Reddish
Role: Sysigambis Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Statira Actor: Mrs W. Barry
Role: With the Triumphal Entry Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: A Peep behind the Curtain

Role: Glib Actor: King
Role: Sir Toby Fuz Actor: Love
Role: Patent Actor: Packer
Role: Mervin Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Carpenter Actor: Moody
Role: Sir Macaroni Virtue Actor: Dodd
Role: Wilson Actor: Palmer
Role: Prompter Actor: Bannister
Role: Housekeeper Actor: Johnston
Role: Shepherds Actor: Dodd, Parsons, Hartry, Fawcett, Kear, Messink
Role: Orpheus Actor: Vernon
Role: Rhodope Actor: Mrs Arne
Role: Sweepers Actor: Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Love
Role: Miss Fuz Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Lady Fuz Actor: Mrs Clive.
Event Comment: Benefit for Reddish. Neville MS Diary: Went to see the Maid of the Mill played for the first time at Drury Lane. Bannister is the best Giles I have seen since Beard left the stage. The farce was No Wit like a Woman's, played but once before. Assisted in hissing it as both foolish and immoral


Mainpiece Title: The Maid Of The Mill

Performance Comment: Lord Aimworth-Reddish (that night only); Sir Harry Sycamore-Parsons; Giles-Bannister; Ralph-Dibdin; Fairfield-Jefferson; Mervin-Fawcett; Patty-Mrs Baddeley; Fanny-Miss Pope; Theodosia-Miss Radley; Lady Sycamore-Mrs Bradshaw; With a New Occasional Prologue-Reddish.
Role: Lord Aimworth Actor: Reddish
Role: Sir Harry Sycamore Actor: Parsons
Role: Giles Actor: Bannister
Role: Ralph Actor: Dibdin
Role: Fairfield Actor: Jefferson
Role: Mervin Actor: Fawcett
Role: Patty Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Fanny Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Theodosia Actor: Miss Radley
Role: Lady Sycamore Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: With a New Occasional Prologue Actor: Reddish.

Afterpiece Title: No Wit Like a Woman's

Dance: I: New Comic Dance, as17681210; End of Opera: The Wake, as17680929

Event Comment: Benefit for Reddish. Mainpiece: Not acted in 40 years


Mainpiece Title: The Double Falsehood

Performance Comment: Julio-Reddish; Henriquez-Aickin; Roderick-Palmer; Duke Angelo-Bransby; Master of the Flocks-Moody; Camilo-Hurst; Don Bernard-Parsons; Shepherds-Hartry, Booth; Violante-Mrs Jeffries; Leonora-Miss Younge; Prologue-Reddish; Epilogue-Miss Younge; In IV: the Original Song (New composed by Mr Hook)-Miss Radley.
Role: Julio Actor: Reddish
Role: Henriquez Actor: Aickin
Role: Roderick Actor: Palmer
Role: Duke Angelo Actor: Bransby
Role: Master of the Flocks Actor: Moody
Role: Camilo Actor: Hurst
Role: Don Bernard Actor: Parsons
Role: Shepherds Actor: Hartry, Booth
Role: Violante Actor: Mrs Jeffries
Role: Leonora Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Prologue Actor: Reddish
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Younge
Role: the Original Song Actor: Miss Radley.

Afterpiece Title: The Padlock

Role: Leander Actor: Vernon
Role: Don Diego Actor: Bannister
Role: Mungo Actor: Dibdin
Role: Ursula Actor: Mrs Dorman
Role: Leonora Actor: Miss Radley.

Dance: III: Hearts of Oak-Giorgi, Mrs King

Event Comment: Benefit for Mr Reddish. Receipts: #162 19s. 6d. Charges: #67 18s. Profits to Reddish: #95 1s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserv'd

Performance Comment: As17730121, but Jaffer-Reddish, first time.
Role: Jaffer Actor: Reddish, first time.
Role: Priuli Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Renault Actor: Jefferson
Role: Pierre Actor: Aickin
Role: Jaffier Actor: Barry
Role: Duke Actor: Bransby
Role: Bedamour Actor: Packer
Role: Spinoza Actor: Wright
Role: Elliot Actor: Keen
Role: Officer Actor: Ackman
Role: Belvidera Actor: Mrs Barry.

Afterpiece Title: A Peep behind the Curtain

Role: Lady Fuz Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Glib Actor: King
Role: Macaroni Actor: Dodd
Role: Sir Toby Actor: Bransby
Role: Orpheus Actor: Vernon
Role: Rhodope Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Miss Fuz Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Others Actor: Packer, Palmer, Moody, J. Aickin, Wright, Johnston, Mrs Love, Mrs Bradshaw.

Dance: V: Comic Dance-Daigville, Mas. Holland, Miss Armstrong, his scholars

Entertainment: End Dance: , for second time, and by way of Epilogue will deliver The Wishing Cap-King. [See17730323]

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 16 years [not acted since 27 Oct. 1758]. With Alterations [by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Prologue by David Garrick]. The Characters new dressed. This Play is revived with Alterations (by R. B. Sheridan Esq) and a new occasional Prologue written by Mr Garrick? and spoken by Dodd, both well received. Miss Essex made her first Appearance upon this stage in Silvia, a small mean Figure and shocking Actress, so bad that she is to do the Part no more. Reddish was very imperfect in Vainlove from the Beginning, but was so very much so in the last Act, that the Audience hissed very much, and cryed out, 'Off, Reddish, Off!" He went forward, and addressed them as follows, 'Ladies and Gentlemen, I have been honoured with your Favour and Protection for these ten years past, and I am very sorry to give any cause for your Displeasure now; but having undertaken the Part at a very short Warning, in order to strengthen the Bill, and having had but two Rehearsals for it, puts it out of my Power to do Justice to the Part, or myself.' The Play then went on. So great a Lye was never delivered to an Audience by any Actor or Actress before. He had the Part at least six weeks in his Possession, and repeated Notice to be ready in it, and six Rehearsals was called for it,--indeed, he attended but three. Vernon undertook to study the Part at eleven o'clock to-night, and to perform it to-morrow (Hopkins Diary). [Miss Essex was from the hay.] Receipts: #209 6s


Mainpiece Title: The Old Batchelor

Performance Comment: Bellmour-Smith; Heartwell-Bensley; Fondlewife-Yates; Vainlove-Reddish; Captain Bluff-Moody; Sharper-Farren; Setter-Baddeley; Sir Joseph Wittol-King; Belinda-Miss Younge; Araminta-Mrs Baddeley; Silvia-Miss Essex (1st appearance upon that stage); Lucy-Miss Pope; Laetitia-Mrs Abington; New occasional Prologue (in the Character of a modern fine gentleman)-Dodd. [This was spoken, as here assigned, at the first 4 performances only (see17761207).]This was spoken, as here assigned, at the first 4 performances only (see17761207).]
Role: Bellmour Actor: Smith
Role: Heartwell Actor: Bensley
Role: Fondlewife Actor: Yates
Role: Vainlove Actor: Reddish
Role: Captain Bluff Actor: Moody
Role: Sharper Actor: Farren
Role: Setter Actor: Baddeley
Role: Sir Joseph Wittol Actor: King
Role: Belinda Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Araminta Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Silvia Actor: Miss Essex
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Laetitia Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: New occasional Prologue Actor: Dodd.

Dance: As17761115

Event Comment: Mainpiece: By Desire. Music [to afterpiece] by Barthelemon. I often go to both theatres, have seen Garrick and Mrs Yates, who are the first in this theatrical sphere. The former has hitherto [i.e., this season] appeared only in comedy, --his manner, his humour, and his judgment are not to be equall'd. The adoration he meets with from the English is equal to his merit. His every motion they attend to, and every turn of his eye seems to transport them. Mrs Yates [at Covent Garden] has much tragic merit. Her low voice is very tuneful, her feeling great, her action peculiarly graceful and her figure uncommonly fine. She has more power than Mrs Dancer (at Drury Lane] and more variety than Mrs Fitz-Henry, tho' less strength and compass. On the whole she is superior to the former and inferior to the latter. Barry and Mrs Dancer are engag'd here (MS Letter from Henry Grattan to Cornet Broome giving his first impressions of living in London, 27 Oct. 1767, in Folger Library). Neville MS Diary: Went into the Pit to see As You Like It a second time. Reddish did Orlando for the 1st time. He is a pretty good player. End Act I, Hearts of Oak. The Entertainment was the new Farce called a Peep Behind the Curtain. Glib by King who is the author. The piece is not unentertaining, whatever other merit it may have. The Prologue and an Address to the Town by way of Epilogue, are spoken by Mr King, the music by Barthelemon


Mainpiece Title: As You Like It

Performance Comment: As17671022, but Orlando-Reddish, 1st time.
Role: Orlando Actor: Reddish, 1st time.
Role: Touchstone Actor: King, 1st time
Role: Jaques Actor: Love
Role: Duke Sr Actor: Hurst
Role: Frederick Actor: Bransby
Role: Oliver Actor: Packer
Role: Le Beau Actor: Ackman
Role: Corin Actor: Hartry
Role: Jaques de Bois Actor: Fox
Role: Charles Actor: Moody
Role: Silvius Actor: Strange
Role: William Actor: Messink
Role: Amiens Actor: Vernon
Role: Adam Actor: Havard
Role: Celia Actor: Mrs Baddeley, 1st time
Role: Phebe Actor: Miss Simson
Role: Audrey Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Rosalind Actor: Mrs Dancer.

Afterpiece Title: A Peep behind the Curtain

Role: Glib Actor: King
Role: Sir Toby Fuz Actor: Love
Role: Sir Macaroni Virtue Actor: Dodd
Role: Wilson Actor: J. Palmer
Role: Mervin Actor: Aickin
Role: Patent Actor: Packer
Role: Hopkins the Prompter Actor: Bannister
Role: Saunders the Carpenter Actor: Moody
Role: Johnston the housekeeper Actor: Johnston
Role: Lady Fuz Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Miss Fuz Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Sweepers Actor: Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Love
Role: Orpheus Actor: Vernon
Role: Old Shepherd Actor: Dodd
Role: Shepherd Chorus Actor: Parsons, Hartry
Role: Rhodope Actor: Mrs Arne

Dance: I: Hearts of Oak, as17671022

Event Comment: Afterpiece: By Particular Desire. Reddish made his first appearance on the Irish Stage (Smock Alley) in the character of Etan (Genest, X, 458)


Mainpiece Title: The Orphan Of China

Performance Comment: Etan-Reddish, 1st time; Timurkan-Havard; Hamet-Cautherley, 1st time; Zamti-Holland; Mirvan-Packer; Octar-Bransby; Morat-Burton; Orasmin-Ackman; Zimventi-Keen; Mandane-Mrs Hopkins.
Role: Etan Actor: Reddish, 1st time
Role: Timurkan Actor: Havard
Role: Hamet Actor: Cautherley, 1st time
Role: Zamti Actor: Holland
Role: Mirvan Actor: Packer
Role: Octar Actor: Bransby
Role: Morat Actor: Burton
Role: Orasmin Actor: Ackman
Role: Zimventi Actor: Keen
Role: Mandane Actor: Mrs Hopkins.

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin's Invasion

Event Comment: Mr Barry being Ill Mr Reddish play'd Bajazet (not the thing) Miss Hayward Shamefully imperfect in Selima (Hopkins). Paid 8 extra trumpets 6 nights (this incl.) #18 (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #241 18s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Tamerlane

Performance Comment: Tamerlane-Aickin; Bajazet-Reddish, 1st time; Moneses-Cautherly, 1st time; Axalla-Packer; Selima-Miss Hayward, 1st time; Arpasia-Mrs Barry; Dervise-Bransby; Omar-Hurst; Prince of Tanais-Ackman; Stratocles-J. Aickin; Haly-Wheeler; Usual Prologue-Cautherly; In Act IV: Original Song of O, Gentle Sleep-Mrs Scott.
Role: Tamerlane Actor: Aickin
Role: Bajazet Actor: Reddish, 1st time
Role: Moneses Actor: Cautherly, 1st time
Role: Axalla Actor: Packer
Role: Selima Actor: Miss Hayward, 1st time
Role: Arpasia Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Dervise Actor: Bransby
Role: Omar Actor: Hurst
Role: Prince of Tanais Actor: Ackman
Role: Stratocles Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Haly Actor: Wheeler
Role: Usual Prologue Actor: Cautherly
Role: Gentle Sleep Actor: Mrs Scott.

Afterpiece Title: The Institution of the Garter

Event Comment: Mainpiece: By Particular Desire. Mr King being Ill Mrs Reddish play'd Belcour (not the thing) (Hopkins Diary). Paid Tallow Chandler's Bill (2nd) #42 6s. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #171 10s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The West Indian

Performance Comment: As17711116, but Belcour-Reddish, 1st time.
Role: Belcour Actor: Reddish, 1st time.
Role: Varland Actor: Parsons.
Role: Mrs Fulmer Actor: Mrs Egerton
Role: Stockwell Actor: Aickin
Role: Major O'Flaherty Actor: Moody
Role: Dudley Actor: Packer
Role: Charles Dudley Actor: Cautherly
Role: Fulmer Actor: Baddeley
Role: Stukely Actor: Wrighten
Role: Sailor Actor: Wright
Role: Lady Rushport Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Louisa Dudley Actor: Miss Rogers, 1st time
Role: Housekeeper Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Charlotte Rusport Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Love.

Afterpiece Title: The Institution of the Garter

Event Comment: On Saturday, a New Tragedy (never performed) call'd Alonzo. Paid Duke of Gloster's Footmen, Xmas Box #2 2s.; Mr Reddish per order, #6. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #175 7s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Amphitryon

Performance Comment: Jupiter-Reddish; Mercury-Jefferson; Amphitryon-J. Aickin; Gripus-Parsons; Sosia-King; Phaedra-Miss Pope; Bromia-Mrs Bradshaw; Night-Miss Platt; Alcmena-Miss Younge; In Which will be Introduced an Interlude of Singing, Dancing-; Plutus-Champnes; Wit-Mrs Scott; The Dance-Sg Daigville, Sga Vidini.
Role: Jupiter Actor: Reddish
Role: Mercury Actor: Jefferson
Role: Amphitryon Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Gripus Actor: Parsons
Role: Sosia Actor: King
Role: Phaedra Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Bromia Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Night Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Alcmena Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Dancing Actor:
Role: Plutus Actor: Champnes
Role: Wit Actor: Mrs Scott
Role: The Dance Actor: Sg Daigville, Sga Vidini.

Afterpiece Title: The Pigmy Revels

Role: Others Actor: Mrs _Wrighten.
Role: Harlequin Actor: Rooker
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Sutton
Role: Dances Actor: Daigville, Atkins, Giorgi, Sga Vidini, Sga Giorgi.
Event Comment: Paid 3 day's salary at #100 12s. 6d. per diem #301 17s. 6d. Salaries short-paid last week #168 8s. 6d.; Tabor and Pipe #3 13s. 6d. Louchre [Lauchery] #8 8s. Mr Abington #2; Mr King #3; (Treasurer's Book). [The payment to King was the first of 37 similar ones for extra salary amounting to #111. That to Mrs Abington was the first of weekly payments for her clothes account, amounting to #60 for the season. No further mention will be made of these items.] Receipts: #265 9s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book). [From the Middlesex Journal (7-9 Oct.) quoted by Hampden, Eighteenth Century Journal: "The Way of the World, though confessedly replete with wit and character, is not the most entertaining play in representation. It is so full of plot and intrigue, that it demands an Unusual degree of attention in the performers and audience to excite admiration. On Saturday they seemed averse to assist the author. Mr King in Witwou'd was as entertaining and full of spirits as usual. Mr Jefferson in the gay admired Mirabel (independent of the antique mode of his wig, and formal cut of his clothes, which surely were both uncharacteristic) seemed in attempting to be quite natural, to keep the entire plot of the play in his own bosom, looked more like the father than the Mirabel of Congreve. Mr Reddish was a contrast to his friend Mirabel; he seemed attentive nervous, and played the latter part of his character well....Mrs Abington's person, manner and dress were fashionable and elegant; but though the character was certainly a fine one, there was a want of that spirit best calculated to call her powers into action: her delivery was tediously formal; and had the audience been deprived of their sight they would conclude that Capt. Bobadill had got into petticoats. Her dress was no more decent than Madam Hidou's was on her first appearance last year; stays so low cut before puts modesty to the blush; and will not be countenanced by an English audience, though made after the French fashion....Mrs Greville, to convince the town that she could keep a secret, whispered it to only a few friends in the Pit....her indifference is intolerable, and should be noticed by her employer."


Mainpiece Title: The Way Of The World

Performance Comment: Fainall-Reddish; Mirabel-Jefferson; Petulant-Baddeley; Sir Wilful-Yates; Witwou'd-King; Waitwell-Parsons; Lady Wishfort-Mrs Hopkins; Mrs Marwood-Miss Sherry; Mrs Fainall-Mrs Greville; Foible-Mrs Davies; Mincing-Miss Platt; Millamant-Mrs Abington; in Act III, a Cantata-Mrs Scott.
Role: Fainall Actor: Reddish
Role: Mirabel Actor: Jefferson
Role: Petulant Actor: Baddeley
Role: Sir Wilful Actor: Yates
Role: Witwou'd Actor: King
Role: Waitwell Actor: Parsons
Role: Lady Wishfort Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Mrs Marwood Actor: Miss Sherry
Role: Mrs Fainall Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: Foible Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Mincing Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Millamant Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: a Cantata Actor: Mrs Scott.

Afterpiece Title: The Theatrical Candidates

Role: Mercury Actor: Vernon
Role: Harlequin Actor: Dodd
Role: Tragedy Actor: Mrs Smith
Role: Comedy Actor: Mrs Wrighten.
Role: King Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Miller Actor: Moody.

Afterpiece Title: The Deserter

Role: Henry Actor: Vernon
Role: Russet Actor: Bannister
Role: Simpkin Actor: Fawcett
Role: Soldiers Actor: Legg, Kear, Griffith, Carpenter
Role: Skirmish Actor: Parsons
Role: Flint Actor: Wright
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Smith.