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Event Comment: This piece was greatly Cut & Alter'd. the 5th Act Entirely left out & many Airs interspers'd all through; got up with a vast deal of trouble to everbody concern'd in it but particularly to Mr Coleman, who attended every Rehearsal & had alterations innumberable to make. Upon the Whole, never was anything so murder'd in the Speaking. Mr W. Palmer & Mrs Vincent were beyond Description bad; & had it not been for the Children's Excellent performance, (& particularly Miss Wright who Sung delightfully) the Audience would not have Suffer'd'em to have gone half thro' it. The Sleeping Scene particularly displeas'd. Next day it was reported, The Performers first Sung the Audience to S leep, & then went to Sleep themselves (Hopkins). Fairies pleas'd--Serious parts displeas'd--Comic between both (Cross Diary). This piece of Shakespear's was greatly cut and altered,--the fifth act entirely left out,--and many airs introduced--got up with a vast deal of trouble to all concerned, but particularly to Mr Colman, who attended every rehearsal, and had alterations innumerable to make. Upon the whole, I believe, never was piece so murdered as this was by the singing speakers, in which Mrs Vincent and Mr W. Palmer were beyond description bad; and had it not been for the children's excellent performance (particularly Miss Wright, who ran away with all the applause and very deservedly) the audience would not have suffered them to have gone half thro' it.--The sleeping particularly displeased. The next day it was reported, the performers sung the audience to sleep, and then went to sleep themselves (Hopkins Diary-MacMillan). Overture and airs composed by the most eminent English masters. Book of the play sold at the theatre, 1s. [See "A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Hands of Garrick and Colman," PMLA, June 1939.] Receipts: #98 7s. (MacMillan)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Performance Comment: Characters-Vernon, Bransby, W. Palmer, Burton, Parsons, Hopkins, Yates, Love, Baddeley, Ackman, Clough, Mrs Vincent, Miss Young. Fairies-Miss Rogers, Miss Ford, Miss Wright, Mas. Cape, Mas. Raworth. Theseus-Bransby; Egeus-Burton; Lysander-Vernon; Demetrius-W. Palmer; Quince-Love; Bottom-Yates; Flute-Baddeley; Starveling-Parsons; Hippolita-Mrs Hopkins; Hermia-Miss Young; Helena-Mrs Vincent; Snout-Ackman; Snug-Clough; Oberon-Miss Rogers; Titania-Miss Ford; Puck-Mas. Cape; Fairies-Miss Wright, Mas. Raworth; (Edition of 1763) Characters-Hopkins; In Act V, a Fairy Dance-Mas. Clinton, Miss Street, Miss Rogers, Miss Ford, others; Overture, Airs- by the most eminent English Masters.
Event Comment: This Farce is taken From the Midsummer Night's Dream, by Coleman, & is a very pleasing Farce, & well receiv'd by the Audience (Hopkins). Songs of the Entertainment to be given at theatre. Mdsr Night's Dream Cut. Serious parts quite out. Went off well (Cross Diary). This Farce is taken from The Midsummer Night.-Mr Colman thought it was a pity so much pains and expense as was bestowed on the Midsummer Night's Dream should be thrown away,-he luckily thought of turning it into a farce, which alteration he made in one night,-and now I think as pleasing a farce as most that are done.-Miss Wright? is vastly great in her songs (Hopkins Diary-MacMillan). [See "A Midsummer Night's Dream in the hands of Garrick and Colman," PMLA, June 1939.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Jealous Wife

Cast
Role: Oakly Actor: Holland, first time
Role: Sir Harry Actor: King
Role: Lord Trinket Actor: Obrien
Role: Paris Actor: Baddeley
Role: Major Oakly Actor: Yates
Role: Charles Actor: Palmer
Role: Tom Actor: Clough
Role: Russet Actor: Burton
Role: O'Cutter Actor: Moody
Role: Lady Freelove Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Mrs Oakly Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Afterpiece Title: The Fairy Tale

Performance Comment: Characters by Yates, Baddeley, Clough, Love, Parsons, Ackman. Fairies-Miss Ford, Miss Wright, Mas. Raworth, Miss Rogers, Mas. Cape; To conclude with a Fairy Dance-Mas. Clinton, Miss Street, Miss Rogers, Miss Ford; Bottom-Yates; Quince-Love; Flute-Baddeley; Starveling-Parsons; Snug-Clough; Snout-Ackman (deduced from text).

Dance: TThe Italian Gardiners, as17631119

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Bold Stroke For A Wife

Performance Comment: Col. Fainwell-King; Freeman-Packer; Sir Philip Modelove-Baddeley; Periwinkle-Granger; Obadiah-Moody; Simon Pure-Vaughan; Tradelove-Burton; Sackbut-Bransby; Betty-Mrs Smith; Mrs Prim-Mrs Bradshaw; Mrs Lovely-Miss Plym.
Cast
Role: Fainwell Actor: King
Role: Freeman Actor: Packer
Role: Sir Philip Modelove Actor: Baddeley
Role: Periwinkle Actor: Granger
Role: Obadiah Actor: Moody
Role: Simon Pure Actor: Vaughan
Role: Tradelove Actor: Burton
Role: Sackbut Actor: Bransby
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Smith
Role: Mrs Prim Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Mrs Lovely Actor: Miss Plym.

Afterpiece Title: The Witches; or, Harlequin Cheerokee

Performance Comment: Harlequin-Rooker; Principal Witches-Vernon, Champnes, Johnston, Grimaldi, Miss Young, Mrs Dorman; Misers-Castle, Parsons; Miser's Servants-Clough, Ackman; Lilliputian Harlequin-Miss Rogers; Lilliputian Colombine-Miss Ford; Colombine-Miss Baker; To conclude with the landing of the Cherokees in America-; Cherokees-Grimaldi, Giorgi, Tassoni, Sga Giorgi, Miss Baker.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: All In The Wrong

Performance Comment: Sir John Restless-Yates; Sir Wm Belmont-Burton; Blandford-Bransby; Belmont-Packer; Robert-Parsons; Beverley-Holland; Lady Restless-Mrs Palmer; Clarissa-Miss Plym; Tippet-Mrs Hippisley; Tattle-Mrs Bradshaw; Belinda-Mrs Yates.
Cast
Role: Sir John Restless Actor: Yates
Role: Sir Wm Belmont Actor: Burton
Role: Blandford Actor: Bransby
Role: Belmont Actor: Packer
Role: Robert Actor: Parsons
Role: Beverley Actor: Holland
Role: Lady Restless Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Clarissa Actor: Miss Plym
Role: Tippet Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: Tattle Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Yates.

Afterpiece Title: The Witches; or, Harlequin Cherokee

Performance Comment: Principal Witches-Vernon, Champnes, Johnston, Sga Grimaldi, Mrs Vincent, Miss Young, Mrs Dorman; Harlequin-Rooker; Misers-Castle, Parsons; Misers' Servants-Clough, Ackman; Lilliputian Harlequin-Miss Rogers; Lilliputian Colombine-Miss Ford; a Reel, a Hornpipe-Aldridge; Colombine-Miss Baker; To Conclude with the landing of the Cherokees in America-; Cherokees-Grimaldi, Giorgi, Tassoni, Sga Giorgi, Miss Baker.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Twelfth Night

Cast
Role: Malvolio Actor: Yates
Role: Sir Andrew Aguecheek Actor: Obrien
Role: Sir Toby Belch Actor: Love
Role: Orsino Actor: Packer
Role: Sebastian Actor: Palmer
Role: Viola Actor: Miss Plym
Role: Olivia Actor: Miss Haughton
Role: Maria Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Valentine Actor: Castle
Role: Clown Actor: Vernon
Role: Antonio Actor: Burton
Role: Fabian Actor: Baddeley
Role: Captain Actor: Moody
Role: Curio Actor: Fox
Role: 1st Officer Actor: Parsons
Role: 2nd Officer Actor: Marr.

Afterpiece Title: The Witches

Performance Comment: Principal Witches-Vernon, Champnes, Johnston, Grimaldi, Mrs Vincent, Miss Young, Mrs Dorman; Harlequin-Rooker; A Reel, Hornpipe-Aldridge; Misers-Castle, Parsons; Misers' Servants-Clough, Ackman; Colombine-Miss Baker; Lilliputian Harlequin-Miss Rogers; Lilliputian Colombine-Miss Ford; To conclude with the Landing of the Cherokees in America-; Cherokees-Grimaldi, Lauchery, Tassoni.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: All For Love; Or, The World Well Lost

Performance Comment: Antony-Powell; Ventidius-Holland; Dolabella-Lee; Alexas-Dodd; Cleopatra-Mrs Yates; Octavia-Mrs Hopkins; Serapion-Bransby; Myris-Keen; Romans-Ackman, Strange; Antonio-Miss Rogers; Agrippina-Miss Ford; Charmion-Miss Plym; Iras-Mrs Hippisley; In Act III, a Dance incident to the Play,-Sg Giorgi, Sga Giorgi, Miss Baker.
Cast
Role: Antony Actor: Powell
Role: Ventidius Actor: Holland
Role: Dolabella Actor: Lee
Role: Alexas Actor: Dodd
Role: Cleopatra Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Octavia Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Serapion Actor: Bransby
Role: Myris Actor: Keen
Role: Romans Actor: Ackman, Strange
Role: Antonio Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Agrippina Actor: Miss Ford
Role: Charmion Actor: Miss Plym
Role: Iras Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: a Dance incident to the Play, Actor: Sg Giorgi, Sga Giorgi, Miss Baker.

Afterpiece Title: The Deuce Is in Him

Cast
Role: Tamper Actor: Palmer
Role: Prattle Actor: King
Role: Major Belford Actor: Packer
Role: Mlle Florival Actor: Miss Plym
Role: Bell Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Emily Actor: Miss Pope.

Dance: End: The Irish Milk Maids, as17651209

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Earl Of Essex

Cast
Role: Burleigh Actor: Burton
Role: Essex Actor: Holland
Role: Southampton Actor: Jackson
Role: Countess of Nottingham Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Rutland Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Raleigh Actor: Packer
Role: Lieutenant Actor: Ackman.

Afterpiece Title: Queen Mab

Performance Comment: Harlequin-Rooker; Pantaloon-Grimaldi; Silvio-Baddeley; Clod-Ackman; Maigre-Keen; Puck-Mas. Cape; Maid-Mrs Bradshaw; Queen Mab-Miss Ford; Fairy-Miss Rogers; Colombine-Miss Baker; To conclude with a dance of Fairies-.
Cast
Role: Harlequin Actor: Rooker
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Grimaldi
Role: Silvio Actor: Baddeley
Role: Clod Actor: Ackman
Role: Maigre Actor: Keen
Role: Puck Actor: Mas. Cape
Role: Maid Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Queen Mab Actor: Miss Ford
Role: Fairy Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Colombine Actor: Miss Baker
Role: To conclude with a dance of Fairies Actor: .

Dance: IV: The Irish Lilt, as17641011

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Confederacy

Cast
Role: Jessamin Actor: Morgan.
Role: Dick Actor: Smith
Role: Brass Actor: Woodward
Role: Moneytrap Actor: Shuter
Role: Gripe Actor: Dunstall
Role: Clip Actor: Redman
Role: Corinna Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Araminta Actor: Mrs Dyer
Role: Flippanta Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Mrs Amlet Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Mrs Cloggit Actor: Mrs Copin
Role: Clarissa Actor: Mrs Lessingham.

Afterpiece Title: Orpheus and Eurydice, with the Metamorphoses of Harlequin

Performance Comment: Orpheus-Mattocks; Rhodope-Mrs Thompson; 1st Nymph (Follower of Eurydice)-Miss Valois; Harlequin-Miles; Pantaloon-Banks; Squire Gawky-Morgan; Mrs Motherly-Mrs Copin; Goody Gurton-Wignell; Clown (Drudge)-Morris; Cook-Baker; Porter-Quick; Dwarf-Miss Ford; Rural Swain-Arnauld; 2nd Nymph-Miss Valois; Colombine-Mrs Dyer; Eurydice-Mrs Baker.
Cast
Role: Orpheus Actor: Mattocks
Role: Rhodope Actor: Mrs Thompson
Role: 1st Nymph Actor: Miss Valois
Role: Harlequin Actor: Miles
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Banks
Role: Squire Gawky Actor: Morgan
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Copin
Role: Goody Gurton Actor: Wignell
Role: Clown Actor: Morris
Role: Cook Actor: Baker
Role: Porter Actor: Quick
Role: Dwarf Actor: Miss Ford
Role: Rural Swain Actor: Arnauld
Role: 2nd Nymph Actor: Miss Valois
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Dyer
Role: Eurydice Actor: Mrs Baker.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Zara

Cast
Role: Lusignan Actor: Garrick
Role: Osman Actor: Holland
Role: Zara Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Nerestan Actor: Packer
Role: Selima Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Chatilion Actor: Blakes
Role: Orasmin Actor: Burton
Role: Melidor Actor: Fox.

Afterpiece Title: The Witches

Performance Comment: As17621125, but Lilliputian Colombine-Miss Ford; Lilliputian Harlequin-Miss Rogers; The Principal Witches-Grimaldi.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Elvira

Cast
Role: Don Alonzo Actor: Garrick
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Holland
Role: Don Alvarez Actor: Love
Role: Don Roderigo Actor: Packer
Role: Elvira Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Almayda Actor: Miss Bride
Role: Ambassador Actor: Burton
Role: Ramirez Actor: Ackman
Role: Mendozo Actor: Castle
Role: Courtier Actor: Fox

Afterpiece Title: Edgar and Emmeline

Performance Comment: Elfina-Miss Rogers; Edgar-Obrien; Florimond-King; Emmeline-Mrs Yates; Grotilla-Miss Ford.
Cast
Role: Elfina Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Edgar Actor: Obrien
Role: Florimond Actor: King
Role: Emmeline Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Grotilla Actor: Miss Ford.

Dance: I: By Desire, The Irish Lilt, as17621023

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Jealous Wife

Cast
Role: Oakly Actor: Holland, first time
Role: Sir Harry Actor: King
Role: Lord Trinket Actor: Obrien
Role: Paris Actor: Baddeley
Role: Major Oakly Actor: Yates
Role: Charles Actor: Palmer
Role: Tom Actor: Clough
Role: Russet Actor: Burton
Role: O'Cutter Actor: Moody
Role: Lady Freelove Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Mrs Oakly Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Afterpiece Title: Edgar and Emmeline

Performance Comment: Edgar-OBrien; Florimond-King; Emmeline-Mrs Yates; Elfina-Miss Rogers; Grotilla-Miss Ford.
Cast
Role: Edgar Actor: OBrien
Role: Florimond Actor: King
Role: Emmeline Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Elfina Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Grotilla Actor: Miss Ford.

Dance: TThe Prussian Camp, as17631217

Performances

Mainpiece Title: King Lear

Cast
Role: Lear Actor: Powell
Role: Edgar Actor: Havard
Role: Bastard Actor: Bensley, 1st time
Role: Gloster Actor: Burton
Role: Kent Actor: Bransby
Role: Gentleman Usher Actor: Dodd
Role: Albany Actor: Packer
Role: Cornwall Actor: Hurst
Role: Goneril Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Regan Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Cordelia Actor: Mrs Yates.

Afterpiece Title: Queen Mab

Performance Comment: Harlequin-Rooker; Pantaloon-Grimaldi; Silvio-Baddeley; Clod-Ackman; Watchman-Moody; Fairy-Miss Rogers; Maigre-Keen; Puck-Mas. Cape; Cook-Johnston; Maid-Mrs Bradshaw; Queen-Miss Ford; Colombine-Mrs King.
Cast
Role: Harlequin Actor: Rooker
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Grimaldi
Role: Silvio Actor: Baddeley
Role: Clod Actor: Ackman
Role: Watchman Actor: Moody
Role: Fairy Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Maigre Actor: Keen
Role: Puck Actor: Mas. Cape
Role: Cook Actor: Johnston
Role: Maid Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Queen Actor: Miss Ford
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs King.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Jane Shore

Cast
Role: Hastings Actor: Powell,1st time
Role: Shore Actor: Bensley,1st time
Role: Catesby Actor: Perry
Role: Ratcliffe Actor: Davis
Role: Gloster Actor: Clarke
Role: Belmour Actor: Gibson
Role: Derby Actor: R. Smith
Role: Alicia Actor: Mrs Bellamy
Role: Jane Shore Actor: Mrs Yates, 1st time on that stage.

Afterpiece Title: Edgar and Emmeline

Performance Comment: Edgar-A Gentleman; Florimond-Yates; Elfina-Miss Ford; Grotilla-Miss Besford; Emmeline-Mrs Yates; With Dances-incident to the piece.
Cast
Role: Edgar Actor: A Gentleman
Role: Florimond Actor: Yates
Role: Elfina Actor: Miss Ford
Role: Grotilla Actor: Miss Besford
Role: Emmeline Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: With Dances Actor: incident to the piece.

Dance: End: The Irish Lilt, as17670921

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Cymbeline

Cast
Role: Leonatus Actor: Powell
Role: Iachimo Actor: Smith
Role: Pisanio Actor: Hull
Role: Cymbeline Actor: Gibson
Role: Cloten Actor: Yates
Role: Philario Actor: Morris
Role: Caius Lucius Actor: Gardner
Role: Bellarius Actor: Clarke
Role: Guiderius Actor: Bensley
Role: Arviragus Actor: Perry
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Imogen Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: With a Masquerade Scene Actor: incident to the Play and
Role: Singing Actor: Mrs Thompson.

Afterpiece Title: Orpheus and Eurydice, with the Metamorphoses of Harlequin

Performance Comment: Orpheus-DuBellamy; Harlequin-Miles; Rhodope-Mrs Thompson; Drudge-Morgan; Gawky-Morris; Pantaloon-Banks; Mrs Motherly-Mrs Copin; Dwarf-Miss Ford; Rural Swain-Arnauld; Nymph-Miss Valois; Colombine-Mrs Dyer; Eurydice-Mrs Baker.
Cast
Role: Orpheus Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Harlequin Actor: Miles
Role: Rhodope Actor: Mrs Thompson
Role: Drudge Actor: Morgan
Role: Gawky Actor: Morris
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Banks
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Copin
Role: Dwarf Actor: Miss Ford
Role: Rural Swain Actor: Arnauld
Role: Nymph Actor: Miss Valois
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Dyer
Role: Eurydice Actor: Mrs Baker.

Dance: III: [See17671009.] The Merry Sailors-Aldridge

Cast
Role: The Merry Sailors Actor: Aldridge.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: King John

Performance Comment: King John-Powell; Pembroke-Davis; Prince Henry-Lewes; Essex-Gardner; Salisbury-Perry; Bastard-Smith; Faulconbridge-Weller; Austria-Morris; Hubert-Bensley, 1st time; King of France-Clarke; Dauphin-Dyer; Chatillon-Hull; Governor of Angiers-Wignell; Pandulph-Gibson; Queen Elinor-Mrs Vincent; Prince Arthur-Miss Ford; Lady Blanch-Mrs DuBellamy; Lady Faulconbridge-Mrs Ferguson; Constance-Mrs Bellamy.
Cast
Role: King John Actor: Powell
Role: Pembroke Actor: Davis
Role: Prince Henry Actor: Lewes
Role: Essex Actor: Gardner
Role: Salisbury Actor: Perry
Role: Bastard Actor: Smith
Role: Faulconbridge Actor: Weller
Role: Austria Actor: Morris
Role: Hubert Actor: Bensley, 1st time
Role: King of France Actor: Clarke
Role: Dauphin Actor: Dyer
Role: Chatillon Actor: Hull
Role: Governor of Angiers Actor: Wignell
Role: Pandulph Actor: Gibson
Role: Queen Elinor Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Prince Arthur Actor: Miss Ford
Role: Lady Blanch Actor: Mrs DuBellamy
Role: Lady Faulconbridge Actor: Mrs Ferguson
Role: Constance Actor: Mrs Bellamy.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Orphan

Performance Comment: Castalio-Powell; Polydore-Bensley; Ernesto-Redman; Servant-T. Smith; Acasto-Gibson; Chaplain-Clarke; Chamont-Smith; Serina-Mrs DuBellamy; Florella-Mrs Pitt; Page-Miss Ford; Monimia-Mrs Bellamy.
Cast
Role: Castalio Actor: Powell
Role: Polydore Actor: Bensley
Role: Ernesto Actor: Redman
Role: Servant Actor: T. Smith
Role: Acasto Actor: Gibson
Role: Chaplain Actor: Clarke
Role: Chamont Actor: Smith
Role: Serina Actor: Mrs DuBellamy
Role: Florella Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Page Actor: Miss Ford
Role: Monimia Actor: Mrs Bellamy.

Afterpiece Title: The Royal Chace, with the new Additional Scene

Cast
Role: Doctor Actor: Weller
Role: Doctor Actor: Banks
Role: Jupiter Actor: Miles
Role: Pluto Actor: Rayner
Role: Neptune Actor: Petro
Role: Pan Actor: Curtat
Role: Hercules Actor: Dumai
Role: Apollo Actor: King
Role: Mars Actor: Hussey
Role: Chasseur Royal Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Diana Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Arial Spirits Actor: Arnauld, Miss Valois
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Dyer
Role: Merlin Actor: Legg
Role: Shepherd Actor: Dibdin
Role: Mercury Actor: Baker
Role: Pierrot Actor: Morris.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

Performance Comment: Romeo-Holland; Mercutio-Palmer; Escalus-Bransby; Paris-Jackson; Tibalt-Lee; Capulet-Burton; Fryar Lawerence-Havard; Lady Capulet-Mrs Bennet; Nurse-Mrs Cross; Juliet-Mrs Palmer; the Funeral Procession-; the Vocal Parts-Vernon, Champnes, Mrs Vincent, Miss Young; In Act I, a Masquerade Dance-Sg Giorgi, Sga Giorgi.
Cast
Role: Romeo Actor: Holland
Role: Mercutio Actor: Palmer
Role: Escalus Actor: Bransby
Role: Paris Actor: Jackson
Role: Tibalt Actor: Lee
Role: Capulet Actor: Burton
Role: Fryar Lawerence Actor: Havard
Role: Lady Capulet Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Juliet Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: the Funeral Procession Actor:
Role: the Vocal Parts Actor: Vernon, Champnes, Mrs Vincent, Miss Young
Role: a Masquerade Dance Actor: Sg Giorgi, Sga Giorgi.

Afterpiece Title: The Fairy Tale

Performance Comment: Characters-Moody, Baddeley, Parsons, Clough, Ackman, Castle; Fairies-Miss Rogers, Miss Ford, Mas. Cape, Mas. Raworth, Miss Wright; To Conclude with a Fairy Dance-Miss Rogers, Miss Ford, others. [See17640215.]See17640215.]

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Plain Dealer

Cast
Role: Lord Plausible Actor: Dodd for Parsons.
Role: Parts Actor: Holland, Yates, King, Palmer, Love, Parsons, Baddeley, Moody, Strange, Keen, Mrs Yates, Miss Pope, Miss Plym, Mrs Hippisley, Mrs Clive. Manly-Holland
Role: Manly Actor: Holland
Role: Jerry Blackacre Actor: Yates
Role: Freeman Actor: Palmer
Role: Novel Actor: King
Role: Major Oldfox Actor: Love
Role: Vernish Actor: Lee
Role: Councilor Quillit Actor: Baddeley
Role: Oakum Actor: Moody
Role: Fidelia Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Widow Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Olivia Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Eliza Actor: Miss Plym
Role: Lettice Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: Boy Actor: Mas. Burton
Role: Servants Actor: Strange, Keen

Afterpiece Title: A Fairy Tale

Performance Comment: The Characters-Moody, Baddeley, Castle, Strange, Ackman, Watkins; the Fairies-Miss Rogers, Miss Ford, Mas. Cape, Miss Wright; To Conclude with a Fairy Dance-Miss Rogers, Miss Ford.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Country Girl

Cast
Role: Parts Actor: Holland, Palmer, Dodd, Cautherly, Strange, Mas. Burton, Mrs Palmer, Miss Pope, Miss Reynolds, 1st time
Role: Moody Actor: Holland
Role: Harcourt Actor: Palmer
Role: Sparkish Actor: Dodd
Role: Belville Actor: Cautherley
Role: Alithea Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Footman Actor: Strange
Role: Country Boy Actor: Master Burton

Afterpiece Title: A Fairy Tale

Performance Comment: Characters-Moody, Baddeley, Parsons, Castle, Strange, Watkins; Fairies-Miss Rogers, Miss Ford, Mas. Cape, Miss Wright; To conclude with a Fairy Dance-Miss Rogers, Miss Ford.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Wonder

Cast
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Bulkley, 1st time
Role: Pedro Actor: Morris.
Role: Felix Actor: Powell
Role: Briton Actor: Smith
Role: Lopez Actor: Dunstall
Role: Gibby Actor: Shuter
Role: Lissardo Actor: Woodward
Role: Frederick Actor: Gardner
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Inis Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Violante Actor: Miss Macklin.

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Cast
Role: Sir John Loverule Actor: Mattocks.
Role: Jobson Actor: Dunstall
Role: Lady Loverule Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Green. ucg IInterlude: The Royal Garland. As17681010.
Role: Rhodope Actor: Mrs Lampe
Role: Gawky Actor: Quick
Role: Nymph Actor: _. ucg A+A New Occasional Interlude: The Royal Garland.
Role: Mrs Mattocks Genius of England Actor: Mahon
Role: Old Shepherd Actor: Barnshaw
Role: Young Shepherd Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Calliope Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Young Shepherdess Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: to conclude with a Grand Ballet Actor: Fishar, Sga Manesiere
Role: Chorusses of Shepherds and Shepherdesses Actor: .
Role: Orpheus Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Harlequin Actor: Miles
Role: Drudge Actor: Morgan
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Banks
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Copin
Role: Dwarf Actor: Miss Ford
Role: Rural Swain Actor: Arnauld
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Dyer
Role: Eurydice Actor: Mrs Baker.

Dance: I: A New Pantomime Dance, call'd The Florist-Mas. Blurton, Miss Besford, Miss Ford (scholars to Fishar), Arnauld, Miss Capon (Apprentice to Fishar); II: A Minuet-Fishar, Sga Manesiere; III: [By Particular Desire, The Garland[, with an Allemand, as17681028; End: The Wapping Landlady (not performed this season) [see17670427] [but Sga Manesiere impersonates an Orange@Woman instead of a Milk@woman, [with a Double Hornpipe-Fishar, Sga Manesiere; End I Afterpiece: A New Tripple Hornpipe-Mas. Blurton, Miss Besford, Miss Ford

Performance Comment: Blurton, Miss Besford, Miss Ford (scholars to Fishar), Arnauld, Miss Capon (Apprentice to Fishar); II: A Minuet-Fishar, Sga Manesiere; III: [By Particular Desire, The Garland[, with an Allemand, as17681028; End: The Wapping Landlady (not performed this season) [see17670427] [but Sga Manesiere impersonates an Orange@Woman instead of a Milk@woman, [with a Double Hornpipe-Fishar, Sga Manesiere; End I Afterpiece: A New Tripple Hornpipe-Mas. Blurton, Miss Besford, Miss Ford.
Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Plym, and Miss Ford. Tickets diliver'd by Mrs Lee will be taken

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Rival Queens

Cast
Role: Eumenes Actor: Keen
Role: Sysigambis Actor: Mrs Lee.
Role: Alexander Actor: Powell
Role: Lysimachus Actor: Hurst
Role: Thessalus Actor: Aickin
Role: Cassander Actor: Havard
Role: Clytus Actor: Love
Role: Polyperchon Actor: Bransby
Role: Perdiccas Actor: Lee
Role: Hephestion Actor: Packer
Role: Parisatis Actor: Miss Plym
Role: Statira Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Roxana Actor: Mrs Fitzhenry
Role: With the Triumphal Entry of Alexander into Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: The Country Wife

Performance Comment: Pinchwife-Lee; Sparkish-Dodd, first time; Margery-Miss Plym, first time; Dorilant-Packer; Harcourt-Aickin; Alithea-Mrs Lee.
Cast
Role: Pinchwife Actor: Lee
Role: Sparkish Actor: Dodd, first time
Role: Margery Actor: Miss Plym, first time
Role: Dorilant Actor: Packer
Role: Harcourt Actor: Aickin
Role: Alithea Actor: Mrs Lee.

Dance: I: A Comic Dance-Miss Ford; End: The Irish Milk Maids=, as17651209

Entertainment: End: A New Epilogue-Miss Ford

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Cymon

Performance Comment: Parts by King, Bensley, Parsons, Champness, Fawcett, Fox, Vernon, Mrs Abington, Mrs Baddeley, Miss Plym, Miss Reynolds, Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Dorman, Mrs Arne. Prologue and Epilogue. The Dances-Grimaldi, Guidetti, Duquesney, Giorgi, Mrs King, Sga Giorgi, Miss Rogers, Miss Ford, Miss Collet; Cymon-Vernon; Linco-King; Merlin (Enchanter)-Bensley; Dorus-Parsons; Damon and Dorilas-Fawcett, Fox; Demon of Revenge-Champness; Sylvia-Mrs Arne; Urganda (Enchantress)-Mrs Baddeley; Fatima-Mrs Abington; Dorcas-Mrs Bradshaw; 1st shepherdess-Miss Reynolds; 2nd Shepherdess-Miss Plym; Cupid-Miss Rogers; Parts-Mrs Dorman; Prologue for New Year's Day-King; Epilogue (by George Keate)-Mrs Abington (Edition of 1767).
Cast
Role: The Dances Actor: Grimaldi, Guidetti, Duquesney, Giorgi, Mrs King, Sga Giorgi, Miss Rogers, Miss Ford, Miss Collet
Role: Cymon Actor: Vernon
Role: Linco Actor: King
Role: Merlin Actor: Bensley
Role: Dorus Actor: Parsons
Role: Damon and Dorilas Actor: Fawcett, Fox
Role: Demon of Revenge Actor: Champness
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Arne
Role: Urganda Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Fatima Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: 1st shepherdess Actor: Miss Reynolds
Role: 2nd Shepherdess Actor: Miss Plym
Role: Cupid Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Parts Actor: Mrs Dorman
Role: Prologue for New Year's Day Actor: King
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Abington
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 12 years. [See 24 Jan. 1758.] Prologue written by Paul Whitehead. Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. First Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Mr Sarjant (only) at the Stage-Door. No persons can be admitted behind scenes, nor any Money returned after curtain is drawn up. To begin exactly at 6 o'clock. [Customary note in succeeding bills.] Receipps: #190 14s. (Account Book). @The New Occasional Prologue@As when the merchant to increase his store@For Dubious seas, advent'rous quits the shore;@Still anxious for his freight, he trembling sees@Rocks in each buoy, and tempest in each breeze@The curling wave to mountain billow swells,@And every cloud a fancied storm fortells:@Thus rashly launch'd on this Theatric main,@Our All on board, each phantom gives Us pain;@The Aatcall's note seems thunder in our ears,@And every Hiss a hurricane appears;@In Journal Squibs we lightning's blast espy,@And meteors blaze in every Critic's eye.@Spite of these terrors, still come hopes we view,@Hopes, ne'er can fail us--since they're plac'd--in you.@Your breath the gale, our voyage is secure,@And safe the venture which your smiles insure;@Though weak his skill, th' adventurer must succeed,@Where Candour takes th' endeavor for the deed.@For Brentford's state, two kings could once suffice;@In ours, behold! four kings of Brentford rise;@All smelling to one nosegay's od'rous savor@The balmy nosegay of--the Public favor.@From hence alone, our royal funds we draw,@Your pleasure our support, your will our law.@While such our government, we hope you'll own us;@But should we ever Tyrant prove--dethrone us.@Like Brother Monarchs, who, to coax the nation@Began their reign, with some fair proclamation,@We too should talk at least--of reformation;@Declare that during our imperial sway,@No bard shall mourn his long-neglected Play;@But then the play must have some wit, some spirit,@And We allow'd sole umpires of its merit.@For those deep sages of the judging Pit,@Whose taste is too refin'd for modern wit,@From Rome's great Theatre we'll cull the piece,@And plant on Britain's stage the flow'rs of Greece.@If some there are, our British Bards can please,@Who taste the ancient wit of ancient days,@Be our's to save, from Time's devouring womb,@Their works, and snatch their laurels from the tomb.@For you, ye Fair, who sprightlier scenes may chuse,@Where Music decks in all her airs the Muse,@Gay Opera shall all its charms dispense,@Yet boast no tuneful triumph over sense;@The nobler Bard shall still assert his right,@Nor Handel rob a Shakespear of his night,@To greet the mortal brethren of our skies [upper galleries]@Here all the Gods of Pantomime shall rise:@Yet midst the pomp and magic of machines,@Some plot may mark the meaning of our scenes;@Scenes which were held, in good King Rich's days,@By sages, no bad epilogues to plays.@If terms like these your suffrage can engage,@To fix our mimic empire of the stage;@Confirm our title in your fair opinions,@And crowd each night to people our dominions.@--(Poems and Miscelaneous Compositions, Ed. Capt. Edward Thompson, 1777) Covent Garden opened with the Rehearsal with alterations. I was in the Pit. Powell, from Drury Lane, one of the new managers who have bought the patent from Rich's heirs, spoke an occasional Prologue. Shuter did Bayes pretty much to my liking, adding many crochets of his own.... Entertainment The Mock Doctor,...Young Jasper pretty well by one Massey, being his first appearance on that stage (Neville MS Diary)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Rehearsal

Performance Comment: Bayes-Shuter; Smith-Clarke; Johnson-Dyer; Others-Dunstall, Gibson, Perry, Davis, Dibdin, DuBellamy, Gardner, Bennet, Morgan, Barrington, R. Smith, Holtom, Cushing, Legg, Redman, Wignell, Baker, Mrs DuBellamy, Miss Pearce, Miss Mills, Miss Ford; With additional Reinforcements of Mr Bayes's New Rais'd Troops-; a New Occasional Prologue-.

Afterpiece Title: The Mock Doctor

Performance Comment: Doctor-Dunstall; Sir Jasper-Massey, 1st appearance that stage; Leander-R. Smith; James-Quick; Harry-Holtom; Charlotte-Miss Helme; Dorcas-Mrs Green.
Cast
Role: Doctor Actor: Dunstall
Role: Sir Jasper Actor: Massey, 1st appearance that stage
Role: Leander Actor: R. Smith
Role: James Actor: Quick
Role: Harry Actor: Holtom
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss Helme
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Green.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Cymon

Performance Comment: As17670109, but Miss_ Plym; The Dances-_Guidetti, Mrs _King, Sga _Giorgi, Miss _Ford.
Cast
Role: The Dances Actor: _Guidetti, Mrs _King, Sga _Giorgi, Miss _Ford.
Role: Cymon Actor: Vernon
Role: Linco Actor: King
Role: Merlin Actor: Bensley
Role: Dorus Actor: Parsons
Role: Damon and Dorilas Actor: Fawcett, Fox
Role: Demon of Revenge Actor: Champness
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Arne
Role: Urganda Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Fatima Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: 1st shepherdess Actor: Miss Reynolds
Role: 2nd Shepherdess Actor: Miss Plym
Role: Cupid Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Parts Actor: Mrs Dorman
Event Comment: Miss Biddy by Miss Jarratt (an apprentice to Mr Jefferson) a pretty little figure & met with Applause. Not much of an Actress (Hopkins Diary). [Macmillan note from Kemble differs slightly.] Paid Mr L. Frederick for sattin, #57 18s. 6d.; Mrs Sykes for women's cloaths #13; Mr Vernon on note #9 9s. (Treasurer's Book). [Reviewer for Town and Country Magazine (Treatre, XL) writes of Miss Jarratt, she has been under the tuition of Mr Jefferson and promises to be become an agreeable actress in parts (such as Biddy").] Receipts: #224 11s. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Much Ado About Nothing

Performance Comment: Benedick-Garrick; Leonato-Aickin; Friar-Wright; Clodio-Cautherly; Balthazar (with Song)-Vernon; Don John-J. Aickin; Antonio-Hurst; Dogberry-Parsons; Don Pedro-Packer; Town Clerk-Baddeley; Verges-Hartry; Borachio-Ackman; Margaret-Mrs Bradshaw; Hero-Miss Mansell, first time; Beatrice-Miss Pope; Ursula-Mrs Millidge; In Act II a Masquerade Dance- proper to the play; To conclude with a Country Dance-.
Cast
Role: Benedick Actor: Garrick
Role: Leonato Actor: Aickin
Role: Friar Actor: Wright
Role: Clodio Actor: Cautherly
Role: Balthazar Actor: Vernon
Role: Don John Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Antonio Actor: Hurst
Role: Dogberry Actor: Parsons
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Packer
Role: Town Clerk Actor: Baddeley
Role: Verges Actor: Hartry
Role: Borachio Actor: Ackman
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Hero Actor: Miss Mansell, first time
Role: Beatrice Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Ursula Actor: Mrs Millidge
Role: In Act II a Masquerade Dance Actor: proper to the play
Role: To conclude with a Country Dance Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: As17720922, but Capt. Loveit-Davies; Miss Biddy-a young Gentlewoman [Miss Jarratt], first appearance.Miss Jarratt], first appearance.
Cast
Role: Loveit Actor: Davies
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: a young Gentlewoman
Role: Fribble Actor: Dodd
Role: Flash Actor: Palmer
Role: Puff Actor: Moody
Role: Jasper Actor: Ackman
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Love.