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Event Comment: Benefit for Leoni. [Master Braham's 1st appearance was at this theatre on 21 Apr. 1787 (also on the night of Leoni's benefit), when he sang two songs.] Public Advertiser, 17 May: Tickets to be had of Leoni, No. 1, Well Close-square. Receipts: #123 17s. 6d. (89.14.6; 3.13.0; tickets: 30.10.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Duenna

Role: Lopez Actor: Stevens
Role: Carlos Actor: Leoni.
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Ferdinand Actor: Bowden
Role: songs Actor: Bowden
Role: Isaac Actor: Quick
Role: Don Jerome Actor: Edwin
Role: Anthonio Actor: Davies
Role: Father Paul Actor: Booth
Role: The Duenna Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Billington.

Afterpiece Title: Poor Vulcan

Performance Comment: As17880412, but Joe-Master Braham (Pupil to Leoni; 1st appearance at this Theatre [i.e. in a speaking part]). 1st appearance at this Theatre [i.e. in a speaking part]).
Role: Joe Actor: Master Braham
Role: Mercury Actor: Blurton.
Role: Vulcan Actor: Quick
Role: Squire Actor: Johnstone
Role: Bacchus Actor: Bonville
Role: Apollo Actor: Brown
Role: Serjeant Actor: Darley
Role: Grace Actor: Mrs Brown
Role: Maudlin Actor: Mrs Martyr.
Event Comment: Benefit for the London Hospital. Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. 2nd Gallery 1s. Places for the Boxes to be taken at the Stage Door of the Theatre; the Doors of which will be opened at 5:30, and the Performance to begin precisely at 6:30. No Money to be returned after the Curtain is drawn up, nor will any Person be admitted behind the Scenes. [Master Braham is identified in Grove. Address by Arthur Murphy (Town and Country Magazine, July 1787, p. 324).] This was the opening night of this theatre, which had been built by and was under the management of John Palmer. Following the afterpiece he explained to the audience the objections of the proprietors of dl, cg and hay to his opening the theatre. He said that he had from the Lieutenant of the Tower of London what he considered to be sufficient permission, but that he would nevertheless close the theatre temporarily. Palmer's difficulty was that he had no really legal permission from anybody for the performance of actual plays. See 3 July, and for further details the head-note to this season. World, 18 July, prints an official accoudting for this night from the theatre's treasurer: Receipts were #273 12s.; paid for music, advertisements, servants, &c. #37 10s.; lost in bad silver #1 19s.; paid the London Hospital #234 4s.; the players acted without salary


Mainpiece Title: As You Like It

Role: Jaques Actor: Palmer
Role: Orlando Actor: Herrington
Role: Oliver Actor: Shetfield recte Shatford
Role: Touchstone Actor: Kipling
Role: Duke Senior Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Duke Frederick Actor: Hudson
Role: Amiens Actor: W. Palmer
Role: Adam Actor: Swendall
Role: Silvius Actor: Marriot
Role: Rosalind Actor: Mrs Belfille
Role: Celia Actor: Mrs Fox
Role: Audrey Actor: Miss Hale
Role: Phoebe Actor: Miss Burnett.

Afterpiece Title: Miss in her Teens

Role: Fribble Actor: W. Palmer
Role: Puff Actor: Follett Sen.
Role: Jasper Actor: Simpson
Role: Loveit Actor: Westcoat
Role: Flash Actor: Palmer
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Mrs Gibbs

Song: Between acts: The Soldier tired of War's Alarms-a little boy [Master Braham]

Entertainment: Monologue Preceding: Occasional Address-Palmer


Mainpiece Title: The Catch Club [i

Performance Comment: . The Sons of Anacreon]. President-Palmer; Vocal Parts-Bannister, Bannister Jun., Davies, Moss, Mathews, Chapman, Master Braham, Edwin; In which The Anacreontic Song-Bannister; Old [recte Poor] Thomas Day-Edwin, Bannister, Davies; The Wolf-Bannister; Moderation and Alteration-Edwin; Bonny Christ Church Bells, Hark the Lark, [Sing] Old Rose and Burn the Bellows-.

Afterpiece Title: Gretna Green

Afterpiece Title: Look before You Leap

Role: Lucas Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Corporal Actor: Phillimore
Role: Duval Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Lawyer Actor: Painter
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Barresford
Role: Lucette Actor: Mrs Kemble.

Afterpiece Title: The Village Lawyer

Role: Sheepface Actor: Edwin
Role: Scout Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Justice Mittimus Actor: Moss
Role: Charles Actor: Phillimore
Role: Snarl Actor: Parsons
Role: Kate Actor: Mrs Edwards
Role: Mrs Scout Actor: Mrs Webb.

Entertainment: Monologue End 1st piece: George Alexander Stevens's Original Lecture on Heads (Head of Alexander the Great, Head of a Cherokee Chief, Head of a Quack-Doctor, Cuckold's Head, Nobody's Head, The laughing and crying Philosophers' Heads, Head of Flattery, A fine Lady's Head, Head of an Old Maid, Cleopatra's Head, Plain Moll's Head, Head of a Married Lady)-Palmer

Event Comment: The King's Company. Pepys, Diary: To the Theatre to The French Dancing Master, and there with much pleasure gazed upon her (Lady Castlemaine); but it troubles us to see her look dejectedly and slighted by People already. The play pleased us [Pepys and Mrs Pepys] very well; but Lacy's part, the Dancing Master, the best in the world


Mainpiece Title: The French Dancing Master

Performance Comment: [For authorship, see16610311@2.] Dancing Master-Lacy.
Role: Dancing Master Actor: Lacy.
Event Comment: The King's Company. See Herbert, Dramatic Records, p. 118. See also The Variety, in Bentley, Jacobean and Caroline Stage, III, 149-51; and James Shirley's The Ball; or, French Dancing Master, in Bentley, V, 1079. See also 10 Nov. 1661


Mainpiece Title: The French Dancing Master

Performance Comment: [The Variety? by William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle.] Dancing Master-Lacy?. See16620521.
Role: Dancing Master Actor: Lacy?. See16620521.
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Downes (p. 30): This Comedy in general was very well Perform'd. Pepys, Diary: I alone to the Duke of York's house, to see the new play, called The Man is the Master, where the house was, it being not above one o'clock, very full. But my wife and Deb. being there before, with Mrs Pierce and Corbet and Betty Turner, whom my Wife carried with her, they made me room; and there I sat, it costing me 8s. upon them in oranges, at 6d. apiece. By and by the King come; and we sat just under him, so that I durst not turn my back all the play. The play is a translation out of French, and the plot Spanish, but not anything extraordinary at all in it, though translated by Sir W. Davenant, and so I found the King and his company did think meanly of it, though there was here and there something Pretty: but the most of the mirth was sorry, poor stuffe, of eating of sack posset and slabbering themselves, and mirth fit for clownes; the prologue but poor, and the epilogue little in it but the extraordinariness of it, it being sung by Harris and another in the form of a ballet


Mainpiece Title: The Man's The Master

Performance Comment: Edition of 1669: Prologue-; Epilogue in a Ballad-Two; [Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 30): Master-Harris; The Man-Underhill; Singing the Epilogue [like two Street Ballad-Singers-Mr Harris, Mr Sandford. [According to the Catalogue of the MS Music, Christ Church, John Bannister set a song for this play.]According to the Catalogue of the MS Music, Christ Church, John Bannister set a song for this play.]
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue in a Ballad Actor: Two
Role: Master Actor: Harris
Role: The Man Actor: Underhill
Role: like two Street Ballad Actor: Singers-Mr Harris, Mr Sandford.
Role: Singers Actor: Mr Harris, Mr Sandford.
Event Comment: For the Benefit of the Editor of Shakespear. For the Entertainment of the Grand Master, and the Antient and Honourable Society of the Free and Accepted Masons. N.B. By Appointment of the Grand Master, the Brethren are desir'd to meet at the Castle Tavern, Drury-Lane, cloath'd; thence to go in Procession, as usual, to the Play


Mainpiece Title: Henry Iv, Part Ii

Role: King Actor: Mills
Role: Prince Actor: W. Mills
Role: Shallow Actor: Johnson
Role: Silence Actor: Miller
Role: Feeble Actor: Griffin
Role: Falstaff Actor: Harper
Role: Pistol Actor: Cibber
Role: Lancaster Actor: A. Hallam
Role: Gloster Actor: Cross
Role: York Actor: Mil ward
Role: Justice Actor: Boman
Role: Poins Actor: Oates
Role: Bardolph Actor: Shepard
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Shireburn
Role: Doll Actor: Miss Mann. A new Prologue upon the Company's Return to the Theatre Royal, spoken by Mills

Dance: I: Irish Trot by Young Master Oates. II: A new Comic Dance by Master Oates and Miss Oates Jr. V: Grand Dance of Momus, as17340426

Performance Comment: II: A new Comic Dance by Master Oates and Miss Oates Jr. V: Grand Dance of Momus, as17340426.
Role: : Sailor Actor: Nivelon
Role: Lively Lass Actor: Miss Man

Song: The usual Songs, adapted to the Subject of Masonry. II: The Enter'd Prentice's Song. IV: On, On, my dear Brethren. V: Let Matrimony be now my Theme


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Role: Aimwell Actor: Delane.
Role: Archer Actor: Ryan
Role: Sullen Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Bonniface Actor: Marten
Role: Sir Charles Actor: Anderson
Role: Foigard Actor: Arthur
Role: Gibbet Actor: Bencraft
Role: Scrub Actor: Collins
Role: Lady Bountiful Actor: Mrs Bambridge
Role: Dorinda Actor: Mrs Hale
Role: Cherry Actor: Miss Hippisley
Role: Gipsy Actor: Miss Young
Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: Mrs Woffington
Role: To conclude with a Country Dance Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: Damon and Phillida

Role: Phillida Actor: Miss Young.
Role: Damon Actor: Lowe
Role: Arcas Actor: Anderson
Role: Corydon Actor: Arthur
Role: Cymon Actor: Collins
Role: Mopsus Actor: Dunstall

Dance: Master J. Granier, Master J. Granier's Sister

Performance Comment: Granier, Master J. Granier's Sister.
Event Comment: [Query: Is Master Jonno the little Swiss?] Paid 1!2 year's Window Tax #3 14s. 9d.; and 1!2 year's Land tax #45 16s.; Paid Mrs Rogers for wax & Brick dust 4s. 8d. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #130 (Cross); #122 14s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Husband

Role: Townly Actor: Barry
Role: Manly Actor: Havard
Role: Sir Francis Actor: Yates
Role: Basset Actor: Woodward
Role: Squire Richard Actor: Blakes
Role: Poundage Actor: Usher
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Myrtilla Actor: Miss Cole
Role: Trusty Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Lady Wronghead Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Lady Grace Actor: Mrs Elmy
Role: Miss Jenny Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Song: Master Mattocks

Ballet: SSavoyard Travellers. As17491109, but Children Savoyards-Little Swiss, Master _Jonno

Performance Comment: As17491109, but Children Savoyards-Little Swiss, Master _Jonno.


Mainpiece Title: The Duenna

Role: Lopez Actor: Stevens
Role: Carlos Actor: Leoni
Role: Ferdinand Actor: Johnstone
Role: Isaac Actor: Quick
Role: Jerome Actor: Edwin
Role: Antonio Actor: Davies
Role: Father Paul Actor: Booth
Role: The Duenna Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Billington.

Afterpiece Title: The Guardian

Role: The Guardian Actor: Pope
Role: Sir Charles Clackit Actor: Quick
Role: Young Clackit Actor: Brown
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Harriet Actor: Miss Brunton.
Related Works
Related Work: The Guardian Author(s): Abraham Cowley

Song: End I: The Soldier tir'd of War's Alarms-Master Braham; End I afterpiece: Ma chere amie-Master Braham (, pupil of Leoni) (1st appearance on any stage)


Mainpiece Title: The Follies Of A Day

Role: Basil Actor: Rock
Role: The Page Actor: Mrs Watts.
Role: Count Almaviva Actor: Lewis
Role: Figaro Actor: Bernard
Role: Don Guzman Actor: Quick
Role: Antonio Actor: Edwin
Role: Doctor Bartholo Actor: Booth
Role: Doublefee Actor: Thompson
Role: Countess Actor: Mrs Bernard
Role: Marcelina Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Susan Actor: Mrs Mattocks

Afterpiece Title: Linco's Travels

Role: Linco Actor: Blanchard.
Role: Tom Thumb Actor: Master Simmons
Role: Grizzle Actor: Edwin
Role: Doodle Actor: Davies
Role: Noodle Actor: Cubitt
Role: Ghost Actor: Darley
Role: Arthur Actor: Quick
Role: Huncamunca Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Glumdalca Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Dollalolla Actor: Mrs Martyr.

Afterpiece Title: Tom Thumb

Role: Tom Thumb Actor: Master Simmons
Role: Grizzle Actor: Edwin
Role: Doodle Actor: Davies
Role: Noodle Actor: Cubitt
Role: Ghost Actor: Darley
Role: Arthur Actor: Quick
Role: Huncamunca Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Glumdalca Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Dollalolla Actor: Mrs Martyr.

Song: End II 1st piece: The Soldier tir'd of War's Alarms (for this Night only)-Master Braham

Entertainment: Monologue End III 1st piece: A Description of the Tombs in Westminster Abbey-Edwin

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

Performance Comment: Master Taylors: Francisco-Foote; Campbello-Bannister; Regniades-Castle; Pearcy-Gardner; Higgleston-Newton; Flints: Abrahamides (Chief Flint)-Shuter; Bernardo Bernardo-Davis; Isaacos-Palmer; Jackiades-Weston; Bartholomeau-Smith; Humphreymingos-Loveman; Dungs: Zacharides-Thompson; Phillippominos-Keen; Timotheus-Pynn; Taylors Ladies-Mrs Jeffries, Mrs Burden, Mrs Gardner; Attendants to the Ladies-Mrs Denton, Mrs Kirby, Mrs Palmer; New Prologue-Foote.
Role: Francisco Actor: Foote
Role: Campbello Actor: Bannister
Role: Regniades Actor: Castle
Role: Pearcy Actor: Gardner
Role: Higgleston Actor: Newton
Role: Abrahamides Actor: Shuter
Role: Bernardo Bernardo Actor: Davis
Role: Isaacos Actor: Palmer
Role: Jackiades Actor: Weston
Role: Bartholomeau Actor: Smith
Role: Humphreymingos Actor: Loveman
Role: Zacharides Actor: Thompson
Role: Phillippominos Actor: Keen
Role: Timotheus Actor: Pynn
Role: Taylors Ladies Actor: Mrs Jeffries, Mrs Burden, Mrs Gardner
Role: Attendants to the Ladies Actor: Mrs Denton, Mrs Kirby, Mrs Palmer
Role: New Prologue Actor: Foote.

Afterpiece Title: The Old Maid

Event Comment: Gentlemen are particularly entreated to observe that in consequence of the displeasure expressed by the Subscribers, as well as the Public, at the frequent interruption of the business of the Representation, by the pressure of people on the Stage, the Company will hereafter be admitted behind the Scenes, before and after the Opera, and during the intervals between the Opera and Ballets only; but while the Curtain is up, Gentlemen are earnestly entreated to withdraw from the Stage; otherwise the request of the Nobility and Gentry, in conformity also to the public opinion, of shutting entirely the doors between the audience part of the Theatre and the Stage, must at last be compiled with. Those persons entitled to Admissions previous to the year 1789, who may not have an opportunity of sending their Securities to be registered before the opening of the Theatre, are requested to produce them at the Door, as they pass. The Public are entreated to observe that Ladies dressed in Bonnets, and Gentlemen in Boots, cannot be admitted into the Pit of the Opera. Pit 10s. 6d. Gallery 5s. No Money to be returned. The Doors to be opened at 6:30. To begin at 7:30 [same throughout opera season]. The Nobility are entreated to give direction to their Servants to set down and take up at the Theatre with the Horse's head toward Pall Mall. On account of the abuses practised in the names of the Subscribers, it is become necessary to require the production of the Subscription Ticket at the Doors and the Boxes. At the Chair-door in Market-Lane, Subscribers only will be admitted. "Braham sustained his part so well that we trust he will give us an example that shall induce us to chace from an English stage the degrading and distusting form of a Castrato" (Morning Chronicle, 28 Nov.). [The playbill omits Rovedino, but his performance is reviewed in True Briton, 28 Nov. The only other male part in the opera is that of Sandro. And see 14 Feb. 1797.


Mainpiece Title: Zemire Et Azor

Performance Comment: Azor-Braham (1st appearance at this Theatre); Sandro-Rovedino; Ali-Morelli; Zemire-Mme Banti.
Role: Azor Actor: Braham
Role: Sandro Actor: Rovedino
Role: Ali Actor: Morelli
Role: Zemire Actor: Mme Banti.

Dance: With Dances [(composed by Didelot) incidental to the Opera,-Didelot, Mlle Parisot, Mme Hilligsberg, Mme Rose; End Opera: Flore et Zephire- (originally composed by Didelot and now obligingly revived by him, in the absence of the Ballet-Master [Gallet], who is not yet arrived)

Event Comment: Tickets delivered by Dagueville (ballet-master), Cushing, Simpkinson, Master Jackson, J. Bates and Mrs Ackman for Tuesday the 25th instant will be admitted this Night. Brunsdon's outstanding Tickets for Cymbeline will also be received


Mainpiece Title: The Comedy Of Errors

Role: Antipholis of Syracuse Actor: Lewis
Role: Antipholis of Ephesus Actor: Whitfield
Role: Duke Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Angelo Actor: Fearon
Role: Balthazar Actor: Egan
Role: Dr Pinch Actor: Wewitzer
Role: AEgeon Actor: Hull
Role: Officer Actor: Jones
Role: Merchants Actor: Robson, Thompson
Role: Dromio of Syracuse Actor: Brunsdon
Role: Dromio of Ephesus Actor: Quick
Role: Adriana Actor: Mrs Jackson
Role: Luciana Actor: Mrs Lessingham
Role: Lesbia Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Abbess Actor: Mrs Hartley.

Afterpiece Title: The Liverpool Prize

Dance: End I: La Chasse de Diane-Dagueville's Pupils, Master Holland, Master Dagueville, Miss Dagueville, Miss Armstrong, with a new Minuet and Gavot; End IV: The Embarkment for Cytherea=, as17781125, but Master _Dagueville, Master _Holland, Langrish, Miss +Ross; End I afterpiece: +The Burgomaster, as17790216

Song: As17790127

Event Comment: Benefit for Master Welsh. Morning Herald, 18 May: Tickets to be had of Master Welsh, No. 9, Margaret-street, Westminster. Receipts: #355 9s. 6d. (72.13.6; 58.13.0; 4.12.0; tickets: 219.11.0) (charge: free)


Mainpiece Title: The Country Girl

Role: Sparkish Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Moody Actor: King
Role: Harcourt Actor: Palmer
Role: Belville Actor: C. Kemble
Role: William Actor: Maddocks
Role: Countryman Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Servant Actor: Webb
Role: Alithea Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Miss Peggy Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Heard.

Afterpiece Title: The Prisoner

Performance Comment: As17961203, but Juliana-Master Chatterley; Chorus of Soldiers-_Evans, _Welsh, _Atkins, _Burrows, _Meyers, _Caulfield Jun., _Denman, _Fisher, _Tett, _Aylmer, _Dibble, _Gallot, _Potts.
Role: Juliana Actor: Master Chatterley
Role: Chorus of Soldiers Actor: _Evans, _Welsh, _Atkins, _Burrows, _Meyers, _Caulfield Jun., _Denman, _Fisher, _Tett, _Aylmer, _Dibble, _Gallot, _Potts.
Role: Don Guzman Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Don Ferdinand Actor: Barrymore
Role: Don Carlos Actor: Whitfield
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Caulfield
Role: Octavio Actor: Trueman
Role: Muskato Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Lazarillo Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Lawyer Actor: Phillimore
Role: Notary Actor: Maddocks
Role: Servant Actor: Evans
Role: Alguaziles Actor: Cooke, Webb
Role: Marcella Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Aurora Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Leonarda Actor: Mrs Booth.
Role: Sir Bertrand Actor: Trueman
Role: Le Sage Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Record Actor: Suett
Role: Michael Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Spruce Actor: Russell
Role: Flint Actor: Phillimore
Role: Boy Actor: Mast. Welsh
Role: Clara Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Jannette Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Bland.

Song: End IV: Listen to the Voice of Love-Master Welsh

Music: End: A Lilliputian Performance-; consisting of a Quintetto for First Violin-Master Pinto, aged 11 years; Second Violin-Master Sharp, aged 11; Violoncello-Master Ware, aged 10; Piano Forte-Miss Hoffman, aged 9; Voice-Master Welsh. The Musick composed expressly for the Occasion by Dr Arnold

Event Comment: Benefit Master Ferg and Miss Wright,the Lilliputian Burgomaster and Colombine. As 27 Nov. 1738


Mainpiece Title: The Beaux Stratagem

Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Bonniface Actor: Turbutt.
Role: Old Woman Actor: Mrs Marshall.
Role: Scrub Actor: Griffin
Role: Aimwell Actor: Milward
Role: Archer Actor: Mills
Role: Foigard Actor: Macklin
Role: Sullen Actor: Winstone
Role: Gibbet Actor: Woodward
Role: Sir Charles Actor: Cross
Role: Dorinda Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Cherry Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Lady Bountiful Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Gypsy Actor: Mrs Bennet

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Music: Second Musick:A Concertoby Henry Burgess Jr-; The Overture: The First Concerto of Signor Corelli-; Preamble on the Kettle Drums-Master Ferg

Dance: I: Punches-Master Ferg, Miss Wright; II: By Desire, French Peasants-Poitier, Mlle Roland; III: Pierots-Master Ferg, Miss Wright; IV: Wooden Shoe Dance-Master Ferg; V: A new dance-Miss Wright

Song: a G Grand Chorus-, out of Alexander's Feast, for Trumpets, French-Horns, Kettle-Drums

Event Comment: Benefit for Master Mattocks and Mlle L'Contri. Paid Salary List #296 10s. 6d.; Mrs Hobson a bill 3s. (Treasurer's Book). [The George Garrick Treasurer's Book breaks off at this point. It records for 165 nights, a total income of #17,296 9s. as against a total outlay of #12,055 14s. 5d. Cross, who jots down receipts in round figures, and is almost always high, indicates the income from the 164th to the 174th and last night to be #1,446, but since all except one night (11 May) were benefits, the theatre probably received only about #800 (At #63 per benefit). Total income for this season is estimated to be, therefore, #18,096 9s. It is difficult to estimate end of season expenditures. At least #789 10s. 6d. went out in the three final pay days of the season and probably another #500 went out in bills before the books were closed at Midsummer. From this it appears that the profits to the managers that year came to about #4,600.] This day is Publish'd The Actor at 3s. In One Volume (dedicated to the Managers of the British Theatre. A treatise on the art of playing, interspersed with theatrical anecdotes, critical remarks on plays and occasional observations on audiences Printed for R. Griffiths (General Advertiser). Receipts: #120 (Cross). [Income missing from Treasurer's Book.


Mainpiece Title: The Careless Husband

Role: Lord Fopington Actor: Woodward
Role: Lord Morelove Actor: Palmer
Role: Lady Betty Modish Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Lady Easy Actor: Mrs Ward
Role: Edging Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Charles Easy Actor: Havard
Role: Lady Graveairs Actor: Mrs Bennet.

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Performance Comment: As17500425 but Fine Gentleman-King; Mercury-Master Mattocks; Tattoo-_ .
Role: Fine Gentleman Actor: King
Role: Mercury Actor: Master Mattocks
Role: Tattoo Actor: _ .
Role: Frenchman Actor: Blakes
Role: Mrs Tattoo Actor: Miss Cole.
Role: Old Man Actor: Taswell
Role: Charon Actor: Winstone.
Role: Aesop Actor: Bridges
Role: Drunken Man Actor: Yates
Role: Mrs Riot Actor: Mrs Clive.

Song: I: The Highland Lad (set by Master Arne)-Master Mattocks; III: Singing-Master Mattocks

Dance: II: La Sabotiere-Master Maltere, Miss Foulcade; IV: Les Fantasies de la Dance-Mlle DelaContri; End: Minuet-Mathews, Mlle Contri

Event Comment: Benefit for Master Welsh. [2nd piece in place of The Sultan, advertised on playbill of 10 May. Medley is identified in MS list in Kemble playbills of new performers for this season.] "A riot took place this evening, occasioned by the performance of Skirmish by a new actor. This person, wanting every quality requisite for the stage, performed so very much to the dissatisfaction of the audience, that the piece was mutilated in such a manner that for some time it was insisted on that the whole should be repeated more perfectly and by another actor. This being impossible, some mischief was threatened, but after a short time the disturbance ceased" (European Magazine, June 1796, p. 396). Morning Herald, 30 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Master Welsh, No. 9, St. Margaret-street, Westminster. Receipts: #292 4s. (84.11.6; 47.15.6; 12.14.0; tickets: 146.19.6; odd money: 0.3.6). (charge: free)


Mainpiece Title: The Smugglers

Role: Captain Actor: Packer in place of Aickin
Role: Valentine Actor: Trueman in place of Dignum.
Role: Captain Pendant Actor: Aickin
Role: Shingle Actor: Suett
Role: Sample Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Trim Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Beacon Actor: Phillimore
Role: Edward Actor: Master Welsh
Role: Stella Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Phillis Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Margery Actor: Miss Mellon.

Afterpiece Title: The Virgin Unmask'd

Role: Abraham Actor: Waldron
Role: Mrs Snip Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Dolly Snip Actor: Miss Pope.
Role: Goodwill Actor: Packer
Role: Blister Actor: Suett
Role: Coupee Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Quaver Actor: Dignum
Role: Miss Lucy Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Timothy Actor: Mrs Jordan.

Afterpiece Title: The Deserter

Role: Henry Actor: Kelly
Role: Russet Actor: Bannister
Role: Simpkin Actor: Suett
Role: Skirmish Actor: A Gentleman
Role: Flint Actor: Burton
Role: Serjeant Actor: Phillimore
Role: Louisa Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Maddocks.

Song: End: the favourite duett from Sampson, My Faith and Truth-Miss Leak, Master Welsh; End 2nd piece: Listen to the Voice of Love (composed by Hook)-Master Welsh


Mainpiece Title: Antigona

Role: Emone Actor: A. Roselli
Role: Creonte Actor: G. Viganoni
Role: Adrasto Actor: P. Braghetti
Role: Nearco Actor: P. DeGiovanni
Role: Antigona Actor: Mme Brigida Banti
Role: Ismene Actor: Sga Bigi.

Dance: End I: a new Ballet in one act, Flore et Zephire-Didelot, Gentili, Fialon, Lahante, Hamoir, Giani, Roffey, Simpson, Master Menage, Mme Rose, Mme Hilligsberg, Mme Bossi, Mlle Parisot, Mme Vidi, Mlle Cabanel [Cast from Beaumont (see below): Cleonise-Mme Hilligsberg; +Flore-Mme Rose; +Bergeres-Mlle Parisot, Mme Bossi; +Zephire-Didelot; +L'Amour-Master Menage; +Un Petit Amour-Miss Hill.]; End Opera: [a new grand Dramatic Ballet in 3 acts, in the +Scotch style, L'Heureux Naufrage [; or, Les Sorcieres Ecossoises; Principal Performers in both dances-Didelot, Gentili, Fialon, Lahante, Hamoir, Giani, Roffey, Simpson, Master Menage, Mme Rose, Mme Hilligsberg, Mme Bossi, Mlle Parisot, Mme Vidi, Mlle Cabanel

Performance Comment: ]; End Opera: [a new grand Dramatic Ballet in 3 acts, in the +Scotch style
, L'Heureux Naufrage [; or, Les Sorcieres Ecossoises; Principal Performers in both dances-Didelot, Gentili, Fialon, Lahante, Hamoir, Giani, Roffey, Simpson, Master Menage, Mme Rose, Mme Hilligsberg, Mme Bossi, Mlle Parisot, Mme Vidi, Mlle Cabanel.
Event Comment: At the Academy of Vocal and Instrumental Musick, Mr Gates, Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal being Director for the Night


Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: A Madrigal for 5 Voices by Abbot Stefani, late President of the Academy-; A Piece of Vocal and Instrumental Musick by Sig Faux, Chapel Master to the Emperor-; A Madrigal for 5 Voices by Sig Antonio Lotti, Chapel Master to the Doge of Venice-; Mr Handell's Great Te Deum, J`bilate-

Event Comment: Benefit Hamilton, Mlle Roland, Miss Norris. Tickets for Deshaln, Temple, Master Nansan also taken. Mainpiece: In Imitation of Shakespear


Mainpiece Title: King Charles The First

Afterpiece Title: The Honest Yorkshireman

Song: I: Dialogue (composed by Purcell)-the Masters Hamilton; III: A Song of Lord Flame's out of the Opera of All Alive and Merry-Master W. Hamilton

Dance: II: Tambourine-Mlle Roland; V: A new Serious Dance-Mlle Roland

Event Comment: Benefit Master Ferg, who performs the Punch and Burgomaster, Scholar to Mons Livier. 5s., 3s., 2s., 1s. 6 p.m


Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: Consisting of several Select Pieces by Mr Handel and other Eminent Masters, and taken from the most favourite Operas-; The Vocal Parts-Mr Beard, Mrs Clive; being several Favourite Songs in Italian and English-Mr Beard, Mrs Clive; A Preamble on the Kettle@Drums-Master Ferg; with two New Minuets-; Chorus out of Atalanta for French@Horns and Trumpets-, the two French-Horns two little Negro-Boys (Scholars to Mr Charles, who never perform'd before); Concluding with the Anthem, God save the King-

Dance: WWooden Shoe Dance-Master Ferg; Shepherd's Mount (a ballet)-

Event Comment: Benefit Ray, F. Shepard, Rogers, Green, Master Brooks, Miss Morrison. Tickets for the Misses Scott also taken


Mainpiece Title: Love For Love

Role: Ben Actor: Ray.
Role: Sir Sampson Actor: Shepard
Role: Tattle Actor: Cross.
Role: Valentine Actor: Milward
Role: Foresight Actor: Johnson
Role: Scandal Actor: Mills
Role: Trapland Actor: Griffin
Role: Jeremy Actor: Woodward
Role: Angelica Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Mrs Foresight Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Mrs Frail Actor: Mrs Butler
Role: Prue Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Marshall.

Afterpiece Title: The King and the Miller of Mansfield

Role: 7390426 but King Actor: Winstone
Role: Miller Actor: Shepard
Role: Lurewell Actor: Raftor
Role: Richard Actor: Havard
Role: Peggy Actor: Mrs Hamilton
Role: Margery Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Joe Actor: Beard
Role: Kate Actor: Miss Chetwood.

Dance: I: Pierots-Master Ferg, Miss Morrison; II: Saraband-Miss Morrison; III: Comic Dance-Miss Scott Ynger; IV: Tambourine-the Elder Miss Scott; V: Scaramouches-Master Brooks, Miss Morrison

Event Comment: Benefit Harrington, Master Gillier, Miss Allen, and others


Mainpiece Title: The Siege Of Damascus

Role: Caled Actor: Quin
Role: Abudah Actor: Hale
Role: Daran Actor: Cashell
Role: Phocyas Actor: Ryan
Role: Eumenes Actor: Rosco
Role: Herbis Actor: Gibson
Role: Artamon Actor: Ridout
Role: Sergius Actor: Carr
Role: Eudocia Actor: Mrs Cibber.

Afterpiece Title: Perseus and Andromeda

Dance: CCharacters of Dancing-Janneton Auretti; Tambourine-Master Gillier; L'Aimable Vainquers-Master Gillier, Mlle Janneton Auretti

Event Comment: Benefit for Leviez (Ballet Master). Receipts: #140 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Role: Sealand Actor: Havard
Role: Indiana Actor: Miss Macklin.
Role: Young Bevil Actor: Mossop
Role: Myrtle Actor: Palmer
Role: Sir John Actor: Burton
Role: Cimberton Actor: Philips
Role: Humphrey Actor: Blakes
Role: Tom Actor: O'Brien
Role: Phillis Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Lucinda Actor: Miss Barton
Role: Mrs Sealand Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Singing Actor: Beard.

Afterpiece Title: Queen Mab

Role: Pantaloon Actor: Leviez
Role: Silvio Actor: Blakes
Role: Clod Actor: Ackman
Role: Maigre Actor: Settree
Role: Puck Actor: Master Rogers
Role: Maid Actor: Mrs Bradshaw.
Role: Queen Mab Actor: Miss E. Young.
Role: Mab Actor: Mrs Vernon.
Role: Harlequin Actor: Rooker
Role: Columbine Actor: Mlle Mariet.

Dance: III: A New Grand Dance-the two Master Roters, Master Settree, Miss Twist, Miss Simson; IV: By Particualr Desire, a Minuet-Leviez, Miss Macklin