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Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Miller. Mainpiece: Not Acted these 5 years. [See 13 April 1768.] Charges #66 5s. 6d. Profit to Miss Miller #11 9s. 6d., plus #20 4s. from tickets (Box 52; Pit 48). Paid half year's Land Tax for Theatre due Lady Day last #35; ditto for House in Bow Passage #1 5s. 6d.; ditto for Window Lights for theatre #6 10s. 6d., and for House in Bow Passage 15s. (Account Book). Receipts: #78 5s


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

Performance Comment: Antony-Smith; Ventidius-Clarke, first time; Dolabella-Wroughton; Alexas-Thompson; Serapion-Gardner; Romans-Davis, Bates; Octavia-Miss Miller, first time; Charmion-Miss Pearce; Iras-Mrs Willems; Cleopatra-Mrs Hartley, first time.
Role: Octavia Actor: Miss Miller, first time
Role: Charmion Actor: Miss Pearce

Afterpiece Title: The Padlock

Performance Comment: As17721219; Last time but one of Miss Catley's performing this season.
Role: Leonora Actor: Miss Catley.

Ballet: End Play: The Wapping Landlady with Sixfold Hornpipe. As17730424

Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Miller. Mainpiece: Not acted these 20 years. [See 28 Nov. 1755.] Charges #69 16s. Profit to Miss Miller #51 15s. 6d., plus #40 19s. from tickets (Box 59; Pit 108). Receipts: #121 11s. 6d. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Revenge

Performance Comment: Zanga-Savigny, first time, and first appearance on stage for 2 years; Don Alonzo-Wroughton; Don Carlos-Lewis; Don Alvarez-Gardner; Manuel-Davis; Isabella-Miss Pearce; Leonora-Miss Miller[, first appearance [for all] in those characters., first appearance [for all] in those characters.
Role: Isabella Actor: Miss Pearce
Role: Leonora Actor: Miss Miller

Afterpiece Title: The Dragon of Wantly

Role: Margery Actor: Miss Jameson, first time.

Monologue: Interlude.True Blue. As 26 March

Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Miller. Mainpiece: Not acted these 4 years. [See 2 Jan. 1767.] Charges #68 16s. 6d. Balance to Miss Miller #29 17s. plus #59 9s. from tickets (Box 215; Pit 38) (Account Book). Receipts: #98 13s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: Theodosius; Or, The Force Of Love

Performance Comment: Theodosius-Wroughton, first time; Varanes-Smith, first time; Leontine-Gibson; Marcian-Clarke; Lucius-Wignell; Atticus-Gardner; Aranthes-Lewes; Pulcheria-Mrs Vincent; Athenais-Miss Miller, first time.
Role: Athenais Actor: Miss Miller, first time.

Afterpiece Title: The Rape of Proserpine

Dance: III: The Old Ground Young, as17700501; with Allemande, as17700501

Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Miller. Charges #73 7s. Profit to Miss Miller #64 14s. 6d. plus #47 1s. from tickets (Box 157; Pit 52). Cash advanc'd to Redman as per note #8 8s. (Account Book). Receipts: #138 1s. 6d. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Rival Queens

Performance Comment: As17720407 but Clytus-Bensley; Roxanna-Miss Miller; Statira (that night only)-a Young Lady;never on any stage before. Sysigambis-_; Parisatis-_.
Role: Roxanna Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Parisatis Actor: Miss Pearce

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Dr Faustus

Dance: End: The Old ground Young, as17711030

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; T 5, by Joseph Berington, altered from the same, by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. MS: Larpent MS 1041; not published; synopsis of plot in Morning Herald, 30 Oct. It has hitherto been assumed that this play was altered by Benjamin Thompson, but "This Tragedy was translated from the German by the Rev. Jos. Berrington [sic]" (Kemble Mem.). Dr. Berington's authorship is also referred to in London Chronicle, 30 Oct. 1794. Thompson's translation was published by Vernor and Hood in 1800. Prologue by Richard Cumberland. Epilogue by George Colman, ynger (London Chronicle, 29 Oct.)]: The Dresses, Scenes and Decorations are entirely new. The Scenery in the four first Acts is the work of Signor Barzago and of his Brother; and in the fifth of Greenwood, by whom also a new Frontispiece is designed and executed. [Miss Miller, who had appeared the previous season as a chorus singer, is identified in European Magazine, Nov. 1794, p. 363.] The Doors to be opened at 5:15. To begin at 6:15 [see 20 Apr. 1795]. Powell: Emilia Galotti rehearsed at 10. The New Frontispiece and Stage doors were exhibited for the first Time this Evening. Receipts: #317 19s. 6d. (270.8.6; 46.5.0; 1.6.0)


Mainpiece Title: Emilia Galotti

Performance Comment: [Characters by Kemble, Palmer, C. Kemble, Aickin, Wroughton, Barrymore, Caulfield, Maddocks, Phillimore, Mrs Siddons, Mrs Powell, A Young Lady (who has never appeared on any stage Miss Miller]). [Cast from European Magazine, Nov. 1794, p. 363, and Genest, VII, 180: Duke of Guastalla-Kemble; Marquis Marinelli-Palmer; Count Appiani-C. Kemble; Camilla Rota-Aickin; Odoarto Galotti-Wroughton; Battista-Barrymore; Giuseppe-Caulfield; Pirro-Maddocks; Angelo-Phillimore; Countess Orsina-Mrs Siddons; Claudia Galotti-Mrs Powell; Emilia Galotti-Miss Miller; Prologue-Whitfield; Epilogue-Mrs Siddons.
Role: Emilia Galotti Actor: Miss Miller

Afterpiece Title: The Prize

Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Miller. Afterpiece: By Particular Desire


Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

Performance Comment: Romeo-Smith; Capulet-Younger; Friar Lawrence-Hull; Mercutio-Dyer; Tibalt-Gardner; Paris-Perry; Benvolio-Fox; Escalus-Morris; Peter-Quick; Apothecary-Holtom; Lady Capulet-Mrs Barrington; Nurse-Mrs Pitt; Juliet-Miss Miller; first time; In I, a Minuet-Fishar, Miss Besford; a Masquerade Dance- incident to the play; With the Funeral Procession of Juliet-; a Solemn Dirge-; the Vocal Parts-Mattocks, DuBellamy, Baker, Barnshaw, Legg, Fox, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Baker, Mrs Lampe, Mrs Jones.
Role: Juliet Actor: Miss Miller
Role: a Minuet Actor: Fishar, Miss Besford

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Dance: End: Comic Dance, as17701017

Event Comment: Benefit for Miles, Mrs Green, and Miss Miller. No Building on Stage


Mainpiece Title: The Busy Body

Performance Comment: As17630406 but Isabinda-Miss Miller, 1st time; Patch-Mrs Green.
Role: Isabinda Actor: Miss Miller, 1st time
Role: Miranda Actor: Miss Macklin.

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Statue; or, The Jealous Farmer Outwitted

Performance Comment: Harlequin-Miles; Farmer-Buck; Clown-Weller; Country Girl (with a Song in character)-Miss Miller; Colombine-Mrs Dyer; To conclude with a Country Dance-.
Role: Country Girl Actor: Miss Miller

Dance: II: The Drunken Peasant-Miles, Bennet (Peasant-Miles; +Clown-Bennet); IV: A New +Comic Dance, as17630224

Event Comment: Benefit for Hull and Miss Miller. Afterpiece: A Farce in 2 Acts Never perform'd before


Mainpiece Title: Comus

Performance Comment: As17640324 but Comus-Smith; 1st Spirit-Hull; Lady (that Night Only)-Mrs Morrison; Euphrosyne-Miss Miller.

Afterpiece Title: The Absent Man

Performance Comment: Principals-Shuter, Dunstall, Mattocks, Anderson, White, Bennet, Miss Cokayne, Weller, Mrs Stephens, Miss Miller, Haynes, Lewis; Occasional Songs-.

Dance: End Masque: A Hornpipe-Miss Pitt

Event Comment: [Miss Goddard was from the Margate theatre.] Receipts: #295 4s. (199.16.6; 91.12.0; 3.15.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Belle's Stratagem

Performance Comment: Doricourt-Palmer; Hardy-Hollingsworth; Sir George Touchwood-Wroughton; Flutter-Bannister Jun.; Saville-C. Kemble; Villers-Caulfield; Courtall-Russell; Letitia Hardy-Miss Goddard (1st appearance on this stage); Mrs Racket-Miss Pope; Lady Touchwood-Miss Miller; Miss Ogle-Miss Heard; Kitty Willis-Miss Tidswell.

Afterpiece Title: A Trip to the Nore

Performance Comment: As17971109, but added to Bannister Jun.: (With a new song, A Salt Eel for Mynheer-Bannister, by permission of Dibdin).
Role: A Salt Eel for Mynheer Actor:
Role: Mrs Buckram Actor: Miss Tidswell.
Role: Miss Lucy Actor: Mrs Bland.

Afterpiece Title: My Grandmother

Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss Wentworth
Role: Florella Actor: Miss Leak.

Dance: In 2nd piece: As17971109; IV: a Masquerade Scene-; a Minuet-D'Egville, Miss Goddard


Mainpiece Title: The Humours Of Oxford

Performance Comment: Gainlove-Harricks; Shamwell-King; Haughty-Johnson; Young Ape@all-Mills; Old Ape@all-Shatford; Dash-Curtis; Timothy-Middleton; Officer-Smith; Vice Chancellor-Bate; Conundrum-Swords; Colonel Truemore-Powell; Lady Science-Mrs Lefevre; Victoria-Miss Miller; Kitty-Miss Dudley; Wife-Miss Shelbourne; Maid-Miss Baker; Clarinda-Mrs Clifford; Occasional Prologue-Kennedy.
Role: Victoria Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Kitty Actor: Miss Dudley
Role: Wife Actor: Miss Shelbourne
Role: Maid Actor: Miss Baker
Related Works
Related Work: The Humours of Oxford Author(s): James Miller

Afterpiece Title: A Mirror for the Ladies

Performance Comment: Lieutenant Generous-Harricks; Mr O'Carney-Holmes; Mr McLofty-Bate; Mr Sheffery Flintshire-Swords; Monsieur-Helme; Fanny-Miss Shelbourne; Miss Diamond-Miss Harris.
Role: Fanny Actor: Miss Shelbourne
Role: Miss Diamond Actor: Miss Harris.

Afterpiece Title: The Wrangling Lovers

Song: End III: Hunting Song-Miss Harris

Monologue: Vaudeville.Between Acts 3rd piece: a few Pantomimical Scenes. Harlequin-Best; Columbine-Miss Dudley

Performance Comment: Between Acts 3rd piece: a few Pantomimical Scenes. Harlequin-Best; Columbine-Miss Dudley.
Role: Columbine Actor: Miss Dudley.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; MD 3, by Prince Hoare. Larpent MS 1126; not published; synopsis of plot in Monthly Magazine, May 1796, p. 320]: With new Scenes, Dresses, Decorations, &c. The Musick principally composed by the late Mr Storace [who had died on 19 Mar.], with a few Selections from Paisiello, Haydn and Sarti. [Grove, under Storace, states that the music was completed and prepared for the stage by Kelly and Sga Storace.] The Scenes designed and executed by Marinari and assistants. The Dresses by Johnston, Gay and Miss Rein. Books of the Songs to be had in the Theatre. "It was exceedingly tedious the first night, not being over till eleven o'clock. Since, it has been prudently cut down, and yet has lost nothing. A prologue, written on the very morning of representation, deploring the loss of the composer, was spoken (perfectly) by the last unfortunate Benson [for whom see 9 June. It was written by Hoare (Universal Magazine, May 1796, p. 362), and Was perhaps spoken only on the 1st night; it is not listed on any playbill]" (Monthly Magazine, May 1796, p. 320). "In short, possessing all the science of Harrison, the melody of Incledon, and the pleasing articulation of the late Mrs Kennedy, we have no hesitation in pronouncing [Braham] the first public singer of the present day. He was three times encored. His action is indifferent, and his dialogue scarcely audible" (Morning Herald, 2 May). Receipts: #297 14s. (258.10.6; 38.19.6; 0.4.0)


Mainpiece Title: Mahmoud; Or, The Prince Of Persia

Performance Comment: [Characters-Aickin, Kemble, Braham (1st appearance on any stage i.e. as an actor, not a singer]), Packer, Suett, Bannister Jun., Kelly, Dignum, Sedgwick, Maddocks, Cooke, Caulfield, Evans, Webb, Trueman, Wentworth, Phillimore, Banks, Master Gregson, Miss Menage, Miss Leak, Miss Miller, Mrs Bland, Sga Storace; Cast from Songs (no pub., 1796): Sultan-Aickin; Mahmoud-Kemble; Noureddin-Braham (whose 1st appearance on the stage was at cg, 21 Apr. 1787); Helim-Packer; Barakka-Suett; Abdoul Cassan-Bannister Jun.; Mossafer-Kelly; Hassan-Dignum; Malek-Sedgwick; Petitioners-Caulfield; Muley-Banks; Aladdin-Miss Menage; Balsora-Miss Leak; Zobeide-Miss Miller; Desra-Mrs Bland; Zelica-Sga Storace; unassigned-Maddocks, Cooke, Evans, Webb, Trueman, Wentworth, Phillimore, Master Gregson; General Chorus-Danby, J. Fisher, Welsh, Master DeCamp, Atkins, Boyce, Brown, Denman, Fisher, Tett, Aylmer, Caulfield Jun., Dibble, Gallot, Willoughby, Annereau, Bardoleau, Cook, Walker, Miss Arne, Mrs Boimaison, Mrs Bramwell, Mrs Butler, Miss Chatterley, Miss Jackson, Mrs Maddocks, Miss Mellon, Miss Stuart, Miss Wentworth. [Prologue, not listed on playbill, spoken by Benson.]Prologue, not listed on playbill, spoken by Benson.]

Afterpiece Title: All the World's a Stage

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; T 5, by William Henry Ireland; incidental music by William Linley. Prologue by Sir James Bland Burges; Epilogue by Robert Merry (see text)]: With new Scenes, Dresses & Decorations. The Scenes designed and excuted by Greenwood and Capon. The Dresses by Johnston, Gay & Miss Rein. Printed slip attached to Kemble playbill: A malevolent and impotent attack on the Shakspeare MSS. [i.e. those forged by W. H. Ireland, of which this play was one] having appeared, on the Eve of representation of Vortigern, evidently intended to injure the interest of the Proprietor of the MSS., Mr Samuel? Ireland [W. H. Ireland's father] feels it impossible, within the short space of time that intervenes between the publishing and the representation, to produce an answer to the most illiberal and unfounded assertions in Mr Malone's enquiry [i.e. Edmond Malone, An Inquiry into the Authenticity of certain Papers attributed to Shakspeare, Queen Elizabeth, and Henry, Earl of Southampton, 1796]. He is therefore induced to request that Vortigern may be heard With that Candour that has ever distinguished a British Audience. The Play is now at the Press, and will in a very few days be laid before the Public. [But it was not issued until 1799 (see below). See also Bernard Grebanier, The Great Shakespeare Forgery, London, 1966.] 4 Apr., states that the first three acts were listened to with patience, but beginning with the fourth act the play was damned, when "one tremendous yell of indignation from the pit burst simultaneously." "At four o'clock the doors of the theatre were besieged; and, a few minutes after they were opened, the pit was crowded solely with gentlemen. Before six not a place was to be found in the boxes, and the passages were filled...The audience betrayed symptoms of impatience early in the representation; but, finding its taste insulted by bloated terms, which heightened the general insipidity, its reason puzzled by discordant images, false ornaments, and abortive efforts to elevate and astonish, pronounced its sentence of condemnation at the conclusion of the play" (Gentleman's Magazine, Apr. 1795, pp. 346-47). "Irelands play of Vortigern I went to. Prologue spoken at 35 minutes past 6 [see 29 Mar.]: Play over at 10. A strong party was evidently made to support it, which clapped without opposition frequently through near 3 acts, when some ridiculous passages caused a laugh, mixed with groans-Kemble requested the audience t o hear the play out abt. the end of 4th act and prevailed.-The Epilogue was spoken by Mrs Jordan who skipped over some lines which claimed the play as Shakespeares. Barrymore attempted to give the Play out for Monday next but was hooted off the stage. Kemble then came on, & after some time, was permitted to say that "School for Scandal would be given," which the House approved by clapping. Sturt of Dorsetshire was in a Stage Box drunk, & exposed himself indecently to support the Play, and when one of the stage attendants attempted to take up the green cloth [i.e. a carpet which, by custom, was laid on the stage during the concluding scene of a tragedy], Sturt seized him roughly by the head. He was slightly pelted with oranges" (Joseph Farington, Diary, 1922, I, 145). Account-Book, 4 Apr.: Paid Ireland his share for the 1st Night of Vortigern #102 13s. 3d. Morning Chronicle, 29 Mar. 1799: This Day is published Vortigern and Henry the Second (4s.). Receipts: #555 6s. 6d. (528.6.0; 26.9.6; 0.11.0)


Mainpiece Title: Vortigern

Performance Comment: Characters-Bensley, Barrymore, Caulfield, Kemble, Whitfield, Trueman, C. Kemble, Benson, Phillimore, King, Dignum, Packer, Cooke, Banks, Evans, Russell, Wentworth, Maddocks, Webb, Master Gregson, Master DeCamp, Mrs Powell, Mrs Jordan, Miss Miller, Miss Tidswell, Miss Heard, Miss Leak; [Cast from text (J. Barker, 1799): Constantius-Bensley; Aurelius-Barrymore; Uter-Caulfield; Vortigern-Kemble; Wortimerus-Whitfield; Catagrines-Trueman; Pascentius-C. Kemble; Hengist-Benson; Horsus-Phillimore; Fool-King; Page-Master Gregson; Servant-Master DeCamp; Edmunda-Mrs Powell; Flavia-Mrs Jordan; Rowena-Miss Miller; Attendants on Edmunda-Miss Tidswell, Miss Heard, Miss Leak; Dignum, Packer, Cooke, Banks, Evans, Russell, Wentworth, Maddocks, Webb are unassigned.] Prologue [actually, read (Boaden, Jordan, I, 297)]-Whitfield; Epilogue-Mrs Jordan.

Afterpiece Title: My Grandmother

Role: Peggy Actor: Miss Mellon.
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss DeCamp

Song: In: Last Whitsunday they brought me-Miss Leak; She sung whilst from her eye ran down-Mrs Jordan [neither one listed in playbill (see BUC, 622)]

Event Comment: Mainpiece: With Alterations [by John Philip Kemble. In his version, as published in 1793, Lewis is assigned to Barrymore, Helena to Mrs Siddons, the Countess to Mrs Ward, Diana to Mrs Powell. Genest lists the present cast; it appears to be reliable. He omits Phillimore, who is assigned in the text, and Miss Tidswell]. A new Edition of All's Well that Ends Well to be had in the Theatre. Afterpiece: With a Sea Fightv. Powell: Drummer rehearsed at 10; Critic at 11:30; Cherokee at 1. Receipts: #282 1s. (178.19; 99.16; 3.6)


Mainpiece Title: All's Well That Ends Well

Performance Comment: [Principal Characters by Bensley, Kemble, Aickin, Bannister Jun., Whitfield, C. Kemble, Benson, Caulfield, Bland, Packer, King, R. Palmer, Phillimore, Mrs Powell, Mrs Jordan, Mrs Booth, Miss Miller, Miss Tidswell. Cast from text (J. Debrett, 1793 [sic]) conflated With Genest, VII, 183: King-Bensley; Bertram-Kemble; Lafeu-Aickin; Clown-Bannister Jun.; Dumain-Whitfield; Lewis [i.e. 2nd Lord ]-C. Kemble; Biron [i.e. 1st Gentleman ]-Benson; Jaquez [i.e. 2nd Gentleman ]-Caulfield; Tourville [i.e. Astringer ]-Bland; Steward-Packer; Parolles-King; Soldier (Interpreter)-R. Palmer; Soldier-Phillimore; Countess-Mrs Powell; Helena-Mrs Jordan; Widow-Mrs Booth; Diana-Miss Miller; Mariana-Miss Tidswell.
Role: Diana Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Mariana Actor: Miss Tidswell.

Afterpiece Title: The Critic; or, A Tragedy Rehearsed

Performance Comment: Dangle-Dodd; Sneer-Palmer; Sir Fretful Plagiary-Parsons; Signor Ritornello-Dubois; Interpreter-Benson; Under Prompter-Maddocks; Puff-King; Mrs Dangle-Mrs Hopkins; Italian Girls-Miss Leak; Mrs Bland, Miss DeCamp; Tragedians : Lord Burleigh-Caulfield; Governor-Hollingsworth; Earl of Leicester-Whitfield; Sir Walter Raleigh-Burton; Sir Christopher Hatton-Waldron; Master of Horse-Webb; Beefeater-Phillimore; Justice-Packer; Tom Jenkins-Suett; Constable-Bland; Don Ferolo Whiskerandos-Bannister Jun.; Nieces-Miss Heard, Miss Collins; Justice's Lady-Mrs Heard; Confidant-Mrs Booth; Tilburina-Miss Pope.
Role: Italian Girls Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Nieces Actor: Miss Heard, Miss Collins
Role: Tilburina Actor: Miss Pope.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [altered by John Philip Kemble]: With new Scenes, Dresses, Decorations, and Machinery. In Act I, at the opening will be introduced, for the First Time a Battle between the Macedonians and the Persians. In Act IV, the Royal Banquet. [These were included in all subsequent performances.] The Scenes designed and painted by Marinari. The Dresses and Decorations by Johnston and Miss Rein. The Machinery by Cabanel. "[In the last scene] the expiring tone with which [Kemble] pronounces 'Cover me'; his shivering, when wrapt round in the imperial robes; his wan and wasted countenance; the manner of his labouriously drawing his legs together, and their aguish knocking when they meet, surpass all description" (Monthly Mirror, Jan. 1796, p. 180). Receipts: #375 2s. 6d. (306.14.6; 67.3.0; 1.5.0)


Mainpiece Title: Alexander The Great

Performance Comment: Characters by Kemble, Bensley, Palmer, Barrymore, C. Kemble, Caulfield, Whitfield, Maddocks, Benson, Packer, Trueman, Mrs Hopkins, Mrs Powell, Miss Miller, Mrs Siddons. Cast from text (C. Lowndes, 1795): Alexander-Kemble; Clytus-Bensley; Cassander-Palmer; Lysimachus-Barrymore; Hephestion-C. Kemble; Polyperchon-Caulfield; Perdiccas-Whitfield; Thessalus-Maddocks; Eumenes-Benson; Aristander-Packer; Slave-Trueman; Sysigambis-Mrs Hopkins; Statira-Mrs Powell; Parisatis-Miss Miller; Roxana-Mrs Siddons.
Role: Parisatis Actor: Miss Miller
Related Works
Related Work: Alexander the Great; or, The Conquest of Persia Author(s): Krazinsky Miller

Afterpiece Title: My Grandmother

Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss DeCamp

Song: In II: Alexander's Triumphal Entry into Babylon-; The Grand Chorus of Priests Youths Virgins-Bannister, Sedgwick, Dignum, Wathen, Welsh, Wentworth, Trueman, Cooke, Danby, Evans, Fisher, Master Welsh, Master DeCamp, Master Gregson, Mrs Bland, Miss Leak, Miss DeCamp, Miss Arne, Miss Mellon, Mrs Bramwell, Mrs Boimaison, Mrs Maddocks, Miss Menage, Miss Jackson, Miss Granger, Miss Chatterley, Miss Wentworth, Mrs Butler

Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Pope. [Mrs Jordan's 1st appearance as Lady Bell was at this theatre, 21 Apr. 1789.] 3rd piece: To conclude with a Prospect of the Infernal Regions, and a Rain of Fire. Times, 4 May: Tickets to be had of Miss Pope, No. 63, Great Queen-street, Lincoln's-Inn-Fields. Receipts: #318 11s. 6d. (78.0.6; 84.18.0; 4.12.6; tickets: 151.0.6) (charge: #216 8s. 1d.)


Mainpiece Title: Know Your Own Mind

Performance Comment: Millamour-Wroughton; Dashwould-Bannister Jun.; Malvil-R. Palmer; Bygrove-Aickin; Captain Bygrove-C. Kemble; Sir John Millamour-Packer; Sir Harry Lovewit-Holland; Charles-Wewitzer; Lady Bell (with a song)-Mrs Jordan (2nd appearance in that character); Lady Jane-Mrs Powell; Mrs Bromley-Miss Pope; Miss Neville-Miss Miller; Madame La Rouge-Miss Tidswell.

Afterpiece Title: Sylvester Daggerwood

Role: A Salt Eel for Mynheer Actor:
Role: Mrs Buckram Actor: Miss Tidswell.
Role: Miss Lucy Actor: Mrs Bland.
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss Wentworth
Role: Florella Actor: Miss Leak.

Afterpiece Title: Don Juan; or, The Libertine Destroyed

Performance Comment: Don Antonio-Caulfield; Don Ferdinand-Dignum; Don Juan-Palmer; Scaramouch (1st time)-Grimaldi; Boatswain (with a song)-Sedgwick; Donna Anna-Miss Heard; Isabella-Mrs Coates; Inis-Mrs Jones; Katharina-Miss Arne; Viletta-Mrs Roffey.
Role: Donna Anna Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Katharina Actor: Miss Arne

Dance: In 3rd piece: Pas Seul, incidental to the piece-Sga Bossi DelCaro

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 4 years (notice on playbill of 8 Nov.). Afterpiece: The Musick composed by W. Linley. The Scenery by Greenwood. The Machinery and Decorations by Cabanel, Johnston, Jacobs. The Dresses by Johnston and Miss Rein. The Doors to be opened at 5:15. To begin at 6:15 [see 3 Apr. 1797]. Receipts: #318 4s. 6d. (237.14.6; 76.5.6; 4.4.6)


Mainpiece Title: King Richard The Third

Performance Comment: King Henry-Wroughton; Prince of Wales-Miss Granger; Duke of York-Master Chatterley; Richard-Kemble; Duke of Buckingham-Barrymore; Earl of Richmond-Palmer; Duke of Norfolk-Holland; Sir Richard Ratcliff-Phillimore; Sir William Catesby-Caulfield; Tressel-C. Kemble; Earl of Oxford-Denman; Sir Robert Brackenbury-Trueman; Lord Stanley-Packer; Sir James Blount-Wentworth; Sir James Tyrrel-Webb; Lord Mayor-Maddocks; Queen Elizabeth-Mrs Siddons; Lady Anne-Miss Miller; Dutchess of York-Miss Tidswell.

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Captive; or, The Magick Fire

Performance Comment: Ormandine-Caulfield; Harlequin-W. Banks; Ariel-Master Welsh; Clown-Dubois; Sailor-Cooke; Ormandine's Servant-Grimaldi; Sir Epicure-Hollingsworth; Landlord-Phillimore; Countrymen-Maddocks, Thompson; Constable-Webb; Prigg-Fisher; Gardener-Whitmell; Furies-Roffey, Wells, Master Gregson; Waiter-Butler; Cheesemonger-Nicolini; Crop-Trueman; Postboy-Master Herron; Colombine-Miss DeCamp; Minerva-Miss Mellon; Spirit-Miss Heard; Lady-Miss Tidswell; Landlady-Mrs Booth; Countrywomen-Mrs Maddocks, Mrs Heard; Chambermaid-Miss Chatterley; Cook-Mrs Brooker; Gipsies-Garman, Evans, Mrs Butler, Mrs Mills, Miss Granger, Mrs Benson; Chorus of Knights and Ladies-Welsh, Wentworth, Cook, Atkins, Meyers, Caulfield Jun., Denman, Willoughby, Peck, Mrs Arne, Mrs Jackson, Miss Menage, Mrs Wentworth.
Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Macklin. Afterpiece: For the only time this season. Part of Pit will be laid into boxes. Tickets deliver'd for the Tender Husband will be taken


Mainpiece Title: The Merchant Of Venice

Performance Comment: Shylock-Macklin; Antonio-Sparks; Bassanio-Clarke; Duke-Anderson; Grantiano-Dyer; Lorenzo (with songs in character)-Mattocks; Launcelot-Shuter; Jessica (with a song in character)-Miss Miller; Nerissa-Mrs Vincent; Portia-Miss Macklin.
Role: Jessica Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Portia Actor: Miss Macklin.

Afterpiece Title: Love a-la-Mode

Performance Comment: Sir Callaghan-Shuter; Groom-Woodward; Mordecai-Cushing; Goodchild-Dunstall; Lady-Miss Macklin; Sir Archy-Macklin.
Role: Lady Actor: Miss Macklin

Dance: I: A Minuet-Duquesney, Miss Macklin; IV: Hornpipe-Miss Twist; End: The Knife Grinders, as17631012

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Bulkley. Mainpiece: Not acted these 5 years. [See 19 April 1769.] Afterpiece: A Farce Never acted there [Wm Whitehead]. Tomorrow (for the only Time this Season) The Merchant of Venice with Love-a-la-Mode. Shylock and Sir Archy by Mr Macklin being the only time of his performing this season. For the Benefit of Miss Macklin (playbill). Charges #66. Profit to Mrs Bulkley #43 6s. 6d. plus #103 16s. from tickets (Box 194; Pit 298; Gallery 106). Paid one half year's paving &c. for the Theatre due Lady Day #26 5s. (Account Book). Receipts: #109 6s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: The Albion Queens; Or, The Death Of Mary Queen Of Scots

Performance Comment: Duke of Norfolk-Smith; Morton-Clarke; Cecil-Hull; Davison-Perry; Giffard-Gardner; Douglas-Miss Macklin; Queen Elizabeth-Miss Miller; Queen Mary-Mrs Bulkley, being their first appearance in those characters.
Role: Douglas Actor: Miss Macklin
Role: Queen Elizabeth Actor: Miss Miller

Afterpiece Title: A Trip to Scotland

Performance Comment: Griskin-Shuter; Sotherton-Owenson; Jemmy Twinkle-Lewes; Chamberlain-Thompson; Cupid-Miss Brown; Landlady-Mrs Pitt; Miss Flack-Mrs Willems; Filagree-Mrs Green; Mrs Griskin-Mrs Bulkley; With Dances incident to the piece-.
Role: Cupid Actor: Miss Brown
Role: Miss Flack Actor: Mrs Willems

Entertainment: Epilogue End: (By Particular Desire) New Occasional Epilogue-Mrs Bulkley

Dance: Minuet-Aldridge, Mrs Bulkley (playbill) Fisher, Mrs Bulkley (Public Advertiser)

Event Comment: Benefit for Younger. Tickets deliver'd by Miss Helme and Mr Branson will be taken. Charges #70 3s. 6d. Balance to Younger #36 10s., plus #116 3s. from tickets (Box 151; Pit 340; Gallery 274) (Account Book). Receipts: #106 13s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: Cato

Performance Comment: Cato-Younger; Juba-Smith; Sempronius-Clarke; Syphax-Gibson; Portius-Bensley; Marcus-Wroughton; Lucius-Gardner; Decius-Morris; Lucia-Mrs Mattocks; Marcia-Miss Miller.
Role: Marcia Actor: Miss Miller.

Afterpiece Title: The Rape of Proserpine

Performance Comment: As17700418 but Yeoman-Morris; Ceres-Miss Valois.
Role: Ceres Actor: Miss Valois.
Event Comment: Afterpiece [by Bickerstaffe]: a Musical Entertainment never performed there before. The Cnaracters new dress'd. [Daphne identified by Winston MS 10 and by Kemble note on playbill.] Paid Cooper (printer) #42 1s. (Account Book). [Reviewer for Town and Country Magazine commends Miss Wewitzer for the lower register of her voice. Belives she will be a credit to her tutor, Griffiths the Organist."] Receipts: #181 4s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: Tamerlane

Performance Comment: Tamerlane-Bensley; Bajazet-Smith; Axalla-Perry; Dervise-Gardner; Moneses-Wroughton; Omar-Morris; Stratocles-Fox; Hali-Davis; Prince of Tanais-R. Smith; Selima-Mrs Mattocks; Arpasia-Miss Miller; The Original Song-DuBellamy; The Usual Prologue-Wroughton.
Role: Arpasia Actor: Miss Miller

Afterpiece Title: Daphne and Amintor

Performance Comment: Amintor-Mattocks; Mindora-Mrs Baker; Daphne-a Young Lady[, first appearance any stage Miss Wewitzer]; [With a Dance [incident to the piece-Mas. Harris, Mas. Blurton, Miss Twist, Miss Valois.

Dance: End: The Merry Sailors, as17721012

Event Comment: Benefit for Holtom, Buck, Dibdin and Miss Sledge. Mainpiece: Not acted in 3 years. [See 11 May 1762.] Afterpiece: Music by Dibdin


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Performance Comment: Macbeth-Ross; Macduff-Clarke; King-Gibson; Malcolm-Anderson; Donalbain-Bennet; Seyton-Gardiner; Siward-R. Smith; Fleance-Mas. Morgan; Banquo-Sparks; Lenox-Hull; Hecate-Wignell; Murderers-Buck, Holtom; Witches-Dunstall, Costollo; Lady Macduff-Mrs Barrington; Lady Macbeth-Mrs Ward; With the Original Music. The Vocal parts-Mattocks, Legg, Baker, Dibdin, Miss Poitier, Mrs Lampe, Mrs Jones, Miss Polly Young; Dances-and Decorations incident to the play.

Afterpiece Title: The Shepherd's Artifice

Performance Comment: Parts-Mattocks, Dibdin, Fawcett, Miss Miller, Miss Poitier; Alexis-Mattocks; Strephon-Dibdin; Sylvia-Miss Hallam; Caelia-Miss Poitier (Genest, V, 58); Parts-Fawcett, Miss Miller playbill, however, does not list Miss Hallam; Dance incident to the Entertainment,-Duquesney, Miss Valois. Larpent MS 240 lists parts as Palemon, Strephon, Thyrsis, Caelia and Sylvia.
Event Comment: Young Gentlewoman-Miss E. Miller, marryed since to Mr Thomas Baker, an actor of cg, and a singing master. Mrs Baker is at present separated from her husband (1792) and performs only at Sadler's Wells in Pantomimes &c! Qu: Count Haslang and Mrs Baker (Hopkins MS Notes). Income from Boxes #27 2s. 6d. Nightly expense as usual #32 16s. 11d. Receipts: #74 7s. 6d. (Winston Theatrical Record)


Mainpiece Title: Cleone

Afterpiece Title: The Contrivances

Performance Comment: Rovewell-Mattocks; Argus-Collins; Hearty-Redman; Robin-Dunstall; Betty-Mrs Pitt; Arethusa-A Young Gentlewoman who never appeared on any stage Miss Miller.

Dance: TThe Pedlar Trick'd, as17611001

Event Comment: Mainpiece: A Comedy [by William Kenrick] never performed before. [The play failed to succeed. Kenrick accounts for the failure in his Preface to the 1773 edition by reference to the Macklin affair (See 23 Oct., 30 Oct. and 18 Nov.) He quotes from the Public Advertiser (22 Nov.): "On Saturday last a new comedy called the Duellist was performed, for the first time, at Covent Garden Theatre. Previous to the curtain being drawn up, the following written handbill was dispersed about the house. 'Mr Macklin has been pursued by a malicious party to such a pitch of rancour, that at last they have succeeded so far in their cursed designs, as to get him discharged this theatre, and thereby have deprived him of the means of a livelihood; therefore if the public have any spirit, they will not suffer the new play to begin till Mr Colman promises that Mr Macklin shall be engaged again.' This handbill found its way into the green-room, and had a very visible effect on the performers, as was plainly evident from their confusion. The piece was received with great marks of approbation, and given out again for Monday, which was attended with some hissing, but that was greatly overpowered by the general applause of the audience. The overture to Thomas and Sally being attended to with silence, the greatest part of the author's friends quitted the theatre; which being taken advantage of by a party in the gallery, a riot ensued, and the entertainment was not suffered to go on till another play was given out for Monday." Kenrick agrees with this account, then analyses several other objections which he dismisses, to wit, in the play (a) too lengthy a satire on lawyers, (b) an indelicate passage in Latin (omitted from the printed version); in the audience, a conspiracy of Garrick and Bickerstaffe against him; and lack of a claque of his own friends to carry through their suport of him. Macklin's name appears on the playroll this night, but only for a accumulated 4 days of pay #8 16s. (Account Book).] Receipts: #221 3s. 6d. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Duellist

Performance Comment: Parts by: Woodward, Smith, Shuter, Lewis, Wroughton, Kniverton, Quick, Cushing, Miss Miller, Miss Barsanti, Miss Wilde, Miss Pearce, Mrs Kniveton, Miss Valosi, and Mrs Green. With a Prologue and an Epilogue. General Gantlet-Woodward; Capt. Boothby-Smith; Sir Soloman Bauble-Shuter; Counsellor Witmore-Lewis; Lord Lovemore-Wroughton; Governor Mammon-Kniveton; Serjant Nonplus-Quick; Lady Lovemore-Miss Barsanti; Mrs Boothby-Miss Miller; Lady Bauble-Mrs Green; Emelia-Miss Wilde; Mrs Goodwill-Mrs Kniveton; Echo-Miss Valois; Combrush-Miss Pearce; Mactotum-Cushing; With Prologue-Smith; Epilogue-Miss Barsanti (Edition of 1773).
Role: Lady Lovemore Actor: Miss Barsanti
Role: Mrs Boothby Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Emelia Actor: Miss Wilde
Role: Echo Actor: Miss Valois
Role: Combrush Actor: Miss Pearce
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Barsanti

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Performance Comment: As17731023, but Hornpipe-Miss Besford.
Role: Hornpipe Actor: Miss Besford.
Role: Sally Actor: Miss Brown
Role: With Hornpipe Actor: Miss Twist.


Mainpiece Title: Comus

Performance Comment: Comus-Smith; First Spirit-Ross; Elder Brother-Clarke; Younger Brother-White; Second Spirit-R. Smith; The Lady-Mrs Ward; Bacchanals-Beard, Mattocks; Bacchants-Miss Brent, Miss Miller; Third Spirit-Miss Polly Young; Euphrosyne-Miss Miller, first time; Sabrina, the Pastoral Nymph, and the Song of Sweet Echo-Miss Brent; The Chorusses-Legg, Baker, Roberts, Dibdin, Fawcett, Mrs Lampe, Mrs Jones, Miss Davis; The Dances-M. Duquesney, Sga Manesiere, Miss Wilford, George, Granier. With the usual Decorations and Machinery (playbill).

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: Flash-Woodward; Fribble-Shuter; Puff-Dunstall; Rhodophil-White; Jasper-Holtom; Tag-Mrs Vincent; Miss Biddy Bellair-Miss Vincent, second appearance any stage.


Mainpiece Title: Midas

Performance Comment: Parts by: Beard, Mattocks, Shuter, Dunstall, Legg, Baker, Dibdin, Fawcett, Mrs Stephens, Miss Hallam, Miss Miller, Miss Poitier. Sileno-Beard; Apollo-Mattocks; Midas-Shuter; Pan-Dunstall; Damaetas-Fawcett; Daphne-Miss Miller; Nysa-Miss Hallam; Mysis-Miss Poitier (Genest, V, 56); Parts-Legg, Baker, Dibdin, Mrs Stephens.
Role: Daphne Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Nysa Actor: Miss Hallam
Role: Mysis Actor: Miss Poitier

Dance: I: Venus Reveng'd, as17631222; II: The Calabrian Peasants, as17631222