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Event Comment: Benefit Miss Younger. At the Desire of several Persons of Quality. Boxes 2s. 6d. Pit 1s. 6d. At 6 p.m


Mainpiece Title: The Unhappy Favourite

Performance Comment: As17120411 but Southampton-Mills' son; Burleigh-Young Powell; Sir Walter-Young Norris; Queen-Miss Porter; Rutland-Miss Younger; With a new Prologue-Miss Younger.
Role: Burleigh Actor: Young Powell
Role: Sir Walter Actor: Young Norris
Role: Queen Actor: Miss Porter
Role: Rutland Actor: Miss Younger
Role: With a new Prologue Actor: Miss Younger.
Role: Essex Actor: Young Boman

Song: Italian songs from Hydaspes-Young Boman

Event Comment: Benefit for Miles, Mrs Baker, Miss Young. Tickets delivered out by Miss Ferguson will be taken. Receipts: #7 15s. 4d. covered by income from tickets. @Tickets Miles Box 15@Pit 178@Gallery 62@Value #36 13s.@Tickets Mrs Baker Box 86@Pit 124@Gallery 67@Value #46 16s.@Tickets Miss Young Box 18@Pit 75@Gallery 80@Value #23 15s.@Tickets Miss Ferguson Box 9@Pit 57@Gallery 39@Value #14 14s.@Total Box 128@Pit 434@Gallery 248@Value #121 12s.@ Paid Rich on account #21. Paid Meares 3s. [The house is now running a deficit of #371.


Mainpiece Title: Wit Without Money

Performance Comment: As17600109, but Lucy-Miss Young; Isabella-Mrs Baker.
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Young

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Statue

Role: a Hornpipe Actor: Miss Dawson.

Song: II, IV: A Song-Miss Brent

Dance: III: The Drunken Peasant-Miles, with Clown - Bennet

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Lampe and Miss Young. Mainpiece: At the Particular desire of several Ladies of Quality. Afterpiece: By Desire. [Margery; or, A Worse Plague than the Dragon, by H. Carey, a sequel to Dragon of Wantley.] Tickets at stage door and at Mrs Lampe's and Miss Young's Lodgings, at the Golden Ball, in Brownlow St. Tickets deliver'd out for She Wou'd and She wou'd not will be taken for this play


Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Role: Young Bevil Actor: Hale

Afterpiece Title: The Dragoness

Performance Comment: Lady-Mrs Lampe; Mauxalinda-Miss Young; More-Salway; Gaffer Gubbins-Reinhold.
Role: Mauxalinda Actor: Miss Young

Dance: New Comic Dance-Richardson, Delagarde, Mrs LeBrun; Sailor's Dance, as17420427 Pantaloon and Enamorata, as17420420

Event Comment: Benefit for Mr and Mrs Dunstall, Mrs Lampe and Miss Young. Mainpiece: Not acted these 3 years [see 4 Feb. 1746]. Tickets to be had at Lampe's, the Sign of the Holy Lamb, Drury Lane, near Long Acre; at Dunstall's in Hunt's Court, Castle St., Leicester Fields; and at the Stage Door. Afterpiece: Words by Shakespeare, Music by Lampe


Mainpiece Title: The Fair Quaker Of Deal; Or, The Humours Of The Navy

Performance Comment: Worthy-Ryan; Sir Charles-Giffard; Flip-Dunstall; Beau Mizen-Cibber; Arabella-Mrs Dunstall; Rovewell-Gibson; Easy-Storer; Cribbige-Anderson; Purser-Paget; Belinda-Mrs Bland; Jenny Private-Miss Young; Jiltup-Miss Copen; Advocate-Miss Ferguson; Barmaid-Miss Haughton; Sailors-Morgan, James, Collins, Bencraft; Fair Quaker-Mrs Hale; In II, the Famous Song of Ninety Two-Beard; In III, Hornpipe-Oates.
Role: Jenny Private Actor: Miss Young
Role: Jiltup Actor: Miss Copen
Role: Advocate Actor: Miss Ferguson
Role: Barmaid Actor: Miss Haughton

Afterpiece Title: Pyramus and Thisbe

Song: I: Duet-Mrs Lampe, Miss Young; IV: Myself I Shall adore by Handel-Mrs Lampe

Event Comment: Mr G. very fine in Hastings Miss Young's first appearance in Alicia pretty well She was a little too Mad Mrs Canning a Widow made her first appearance upon the Stage in Jane Shore a Small mean figure very little power (very So, So.) great applause (Hopkins Diary). [MacMillan's note from Kemble differs slightly in wording.] Rec'd Stopages #30 5s. 6d.; Paid Salary list #522 18s.; Mr King 6 nights extra salary #3; Mr Johnston's Music Bill for Alfred, &c. #19 16s. 9d.; Mr Baddeley on note per Mr. G G #21. Receipts: #267 11s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Jane Shore

Performance Comment: Hastings-Garrick; Shore-Reddish; Gloster-Jefferson; Bellmour-Packer; Catesby-Wright; Ratcliffe-Ackman; Derby-Hurst; Jane Shore-A Young Gentlewoman, first appearance on any stage; Alicia-Miss Young, first time.

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Dance: I: The Irish Fair, as 18 Sept

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Arne and Miss Young. Mainpiece: Acted there but twice. Afterpiece: A reviv'd Burlesque Opera not performed these 16 years. Set to Music by Mr Arne. Nothing under Full Price will be taken. Tickets sold at the Doors will not be admitted


Mainpiece Title: Zara

Afterpiece Title: Tom Thumb the Great

Performance Comment: Tom-Master Arne; Arthur-Baker; Grizzle-Waltz; Noodle-Roberts; Doodle-Atkins; Merlin-Collins; Dollalolla-Miss Young; Giantess-Bencraft; Cleora-Miss Mullart; Mustacha-Miss Allen; Huncamunca-Mrs Arne.
Role: Dollalolla Actor: Miss Young
Role: Cleora Actor: Miss Mullart
Role: Mustacha Actor: Miss Allen
Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Young. Afterpiece: Not acted in 20 years. Music by Dr Arne. [See John Lockman's Reflections concerning Operas, &c." in his introduction to his edition of Rosalinda (London, 1760), p. iv: 'A gentleman, well known for his musical compositions, is of opinion, that the reason why the Opera Rosamond tho' adorned with all the graces of lyric poetry, does not please from the stage, so much as might be expected, is owing to a circumstance that forms a beauty in the drama itself; I mean the suppos'd poisoning of Rosamond at the end of the second act, and her appearing no more upon the stage. Whilst this sheet was at press, I was told that Mr Arne has reduc'd this opera into one act, and set the whole anew; and so managed matters, that Rosamond appears throughout the whole drama. Tis said that the music of this new Rosamond is as delightful as that of another performance of Mr Arne's which now affords the town so agreeable an Entertainment."


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Afterpiece Title: Rosamond

Performance Comment: Queen-Miss Young; King Henry-Vernon; Sir Trusty-Champness; Page-Miss Rogers; Rosamond-Mrs Vincent; Grideline-Mrs Dorman.
Role: Queen Actor: Miss Young
Role: Page Actor: Miss Rogers

Dance: End: The Medley, as17641120

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Lampe and Miss Young


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: Macheath-Walker; Polly-Mrs Lampe; Lucy-Miss Young (being the first time of their attempting to speak on the stage).
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Young

Afterpiece Title: Margery

Role: Margery Mauxalinda Actor: Miss Esther? Young

Dance: Dancing, as17390305 but Miss _Norman

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Lampe and Miss Young. Afterpiece: Set to Musick by Mr Lampe. [Tickets at Lampe's House, Brownlow Street.


Mainpiece Title: The Funeral

Afterpiece Title: The Opera of Operas; or, Tom Thumb the Great

Performance Comment: Tom Thumb-Mrs Lampe; Queen Dollalolla-Miss Young; King Arthur-Parry; Huncamunca-Salway; Grizzle-Waltz; Giantess-Bencraft; Noodle-Roberts; Doodle-Thompson; Merlin-Leveridge.
Role: Queen Dollalolla Actor: Miss Young

Dance: In Afterpiece: A new dance-the French Boy and Girl; Scotch Dance-Glover, Mlle Roland

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Lampe and Miss Young. Afterpiece: A new Comic-Masque of Speaking, Singing, and Dancing. The Musick composed by Mr Lampe. Receipts: money #39 8s. 6d.; seals #69 16s. (Account Book); #130 (Rylands MS.)


Mainpiece Title: The Careless Husband

Performance Comment: As17401219, but Foppington-Cibber; Edging-Miss Young.
Role: Edging Actor: Miss Young.

Afterpiece Title: The Sham Conjurer

Event Comment: Benefit for Barrington and Miss Young. Books of the opera will be sold at the theatre, at 6d


Mainpiece Title: Love For Love

Role: Miss Prue Actor: Mrs Green

Afterpiece Title: The Dragon of Wantley

Performance Comment: Moore-Lowe; Margery-Mrs Lampe; Mauxalinda-Miss Young; Dragon-Stoppelaer; Gubbins-Howard.
Role: Mauxalinda Actor: Miss Young

Dance: HHornpipe-Poitier (by Particular Desire); Comic Dance-Granier and Mrs Granier

Event Comment: Compos'd by Mr Smith--the Introduction, which was a Dialogue in Prose, between Mr Havard & Yates, Much hiss'd & dislik'd. The Opera had great Applause. Miss Young recover'd (Cross). The Opera never performed before with songs from Shakespear, Dryden, &c. The Music by Mr Smith. [The Bill lists no cast or actors. The cast has been retrieved by Hogan from the 1756 ed. plus the musical score published by J. Walsh. Note some parts were doubled. See "Shakespeare's Tempest at Drury Lane During Garrick's Management", G. W. Stone Jr, Shakespeare Quarterly, Winter 1956.] Receipts: #180 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Tempest

Performance Comment: Alonso-Atkins; Prospero-Beard; Antonio-G. Burton; Ferdinand-Curioni; Gonzalo-; Caliban-Champnes; Stephano-Rooker; Ventoso-Abington; Trincalo-Beard; Mustacho-Champness; Ariel-Miss Young; Miranda-Mrs Vernon; With an Introductory Dialogue by way of Prologue-.
Role: Ariel Actor: Miss Young
Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Young and Champnes. No building on stage


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: As17621220, but Polly-Miss Young, 1st time; Mrs Peachum-Mrs Dorman, 1st time; Peachum-Yates; Mat@o@Mint-Fox.
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Young, 1st time
Role: Hornpipe Actor: Miss Dawson

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Scott. No building on Stage. Mrs Hopkins Mandane Mrs Yates being Ill (Hopkins). Benefit for Miss Young (playbill). Afterpiece: Not acted these two years. [See 10 Feb. 1762.] Charges: #64 4s. (MacMillan)


Mainpiece Title: The Orphan Of China

Afterpiece Title: The Chaplet

Performance Comment: Pastora-Mrs Dorman; Palmon-Fox; Damon-Vernon; Laura-Miss Young.
Role: Laura Actor: Miss Young.

Dance: The Irish Lilt, as17630922

Event Comment: Benefit for Champness and Miss Young


Mainpiece Title: The Tempest

Performance Comment: Prospero-Packer, 1st time; Caliban (with songs)-Champness; Ariel (with songs)-Miss Young; Ceres-Mrs Dorman; Human-Kear; Trinculo-Baddeley; Ferdinand-Vernon; Stephano-King; Miranda-Mrs Palmer; With a Grand Dance of Fantastic Spirits-; The other dances-Giorgi, Mrs King.
Role: Ariel Actor: Miss Young

Afterpiece Title: The Lyar

Role: Young Wilding Actor: J. Palmer
Role: Miss Godfrey Actor: Miss Simson
Role: Kitty Actor: Miss Matthews
Role: Miss Grantham Actor: Mrs Jeffries.
Event Comment: Benefit for Widow Lampe and Miss Young. Afterpiece: Being Positively the last time of performing it this season


Mainpiece Title: Theodosius

Performance Comment: As17530331 but add With the Original Music by Mr Arne, the vocal parts-Lowe, Howard, Baker, Legg, Mrs Chambers, Miss Davis, others; The Two Nuns-Mrs Lampe, Miss Young.

Afterpiece Title: The Oracle

Dance: III: Two Pierrots, as17530501; V: Grand Scots Ballet, as17521216

Event Comment: The Music for the afterpiece compos'd by Mr Stanley, with a Hunting Song (never perform'd before) by the late Mr Handel. Books of the Entertainment to be sold at the Theatre at 6d. each. [Afterpiece: a short simple compliment to their Majesties on their nuptials (Biographia Dramatica). MacMillan suggests parts for afterpiece: Dametas-$Champness; Damon-$Lowe; Priest-$Fawcett; Phebe, Delia-$Miss Young; Sylvia-$Mrs Vincent.


Mainpiece Title: Douglas

Afterpiece Title: Arcadia; or, The Shepherd's Wedding

Performance Comment: Principal characters-Lowe, Champnes, Fawcett, Miss Young, Mrs Vincent; In which will be introduc'd Dancing-Grimaldi, Giorgi, Vincent, Sga Giorgi, Miss Baker, others; The whole to conclude with a Pastoral Processionto the Wedding of Thyrsis-; The Arcadians-the Comedians, Singers, Dancers.
Event Comment: Benefit Miss Porter. At the Desire of several Ladies of Quality. Admission as 21 May, but Gallery 1s


Mainpiece Title: The Busy Body

Performance Comment: Busy Body-Young Pervil; Sir Jealous-Young Ray; Sir George-Young Boman; Charles-Young Mills; Whisper-Young Norris; Miranda-Miss Younger; Isabinda-Miss Porter; Parch-Miss Lydell; With a new Epilogue-Miss Porter.
Role: Busy Body Actor: Young Pervil
Role: Sir Jealous Actor: Young Ray
Role: Sir George Actor: Young Boman
Role: Charles Actor: Young Mills
Role: Whisper Actor: Young Norris
Role: Miranda Actor: Miss Younger
Role: Isabinda Actor: Miss Porter
Role: Parch Actor: Miss Lydell
Role: With a new Epilogue Actor: Miss Porter.
Event Comment: Benefit Young Boman and Young Pervil, who lately acted the Part of Gomez in The Spanish Fryar. Admission as 21 May


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Performance Comment: Archer-Young Pervil; Aimwell-Young Boman; Scrub-Young Norris; Sullen-Young Ray; Bonniface-youngest Bullock son; Mrs Sullen-Miss Porter; Cherry-Miss Younger; Dorinda-Miss Lydell.
Role: Archer Actor: Young Pervil
Role: Aimwell Actor: Young Boman
Role: Scrub Actor: Young Norris
Role: Sullen Actor: Young Ray
Role: Bonniface Actor: youngest Bullock son
Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: Miss Porter
Role: Cherry Actor: Miss Younger
Role: Dorinda Actor: Miss Lydell.
Event Comment: [C+Charlotte in the afterpiece probably by Miss Hippisley. See 11 March 1760. No receipts in the Cross Diary.


Mainpiece Title: Comus

Performance Comment: Comus-Fleetwood 1st time; Lady-Mrs Cibber; Spirit-Mrs Vernon; 1st Bacchanal-a Gentleman his 1st on the stage; Euphrosyne-a Gentlewoman her 1st on the stage; Elder Brother-Holland; Younger Brother-Packer; 1st Spirit-Davies; 2d Spirit-Master Simson; 2d Bacchanal-Champnes; Sabrina-Miss Young; (with song of) Sweet Echo-Miss Young; Nymph-Miss Eliz. Young; The dances-Giorgi, Miss Baker.
Role: Younger Brother Actor: Packer
Role: Sabrina Actor: Miss Young
Role: Sweet Echo Actor: Miss Young
Role: Nymph Actor: Miss Eliz. Young
Role: The dances Actor: Giorgi, Miss Baker.

Afterpiece Title: The Apprentice

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)


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: Benefit the Young Persons that perform the Play. Written by Mr Otway


Mainpiece Title: Don Carlos, Prince Of Spain

Performance Comment: King-Bowman's Son; Don Carlos-Mills' Son; Don John-Young Ray; Roi Gomez-Young Frisbe; Queen-Miss Younger; Eboli-Miss Willis; And the Original Epilogue-the Child that Acted Princess Elizabeth in Anna Bullen.
Role: Don John Actor: Young Ray
Role: Roi Gomez Actor: Young Frisbe
Role: Queen Actor: Miss Younger
Role: Eboli Actor: Miss Willis

Song: Miss Booth

Event Comment: Mr Lacy a Proprietor of this Theatre made his first appearance upon the Stage in the part of Alexander. He is very Tall, & Thin, a good Voice but His Fright took away from it's power--he was rec'ed with Applause. Mr Garrick wrote a New Occasional Prologue to introduce him, which was Spoken by Mr King & rec'ed with great Applause (Hopkins Diary). Paid 4 days list at #91 8s. 10d. per diem #365 15s. 4d.; Mr J. French on Acct #10 10s. (Treasurer's Book). [The Westminster Magazine commented on Willoughby Lacy's performance (Oct. 1774): "His performance was far from answering the expectations we had been taught to form from a friend and pupil of our English Roscius. Indeed Mr Lacy is a very young man: therefore we ought not to draw the line of our expectation. His figure is at present lank, awkward, and unengaging; his voice distinctly powerful, but inharmonious; his action outre, vulgar and forced: his attitudes unnatural, affected and disgustful; and his delivery a continued rant, without proper change, a pleasing variety, or a just discrimination of the necessary difference of tone demanded by the different passions. defects...are not unsurmountable...The play was prefaced by a new Prologue, evidently the production of Mr Garrick. It had some humor and was well received. The purport of it was to beg favor for the hero of the evening, whom it compared to a young swimmer, who had tried to float in two shallow streams, and was now about to venture himself in the great deep. This image is certainly an apt one, though, it is no great compliment to the audiences of Norwich and Birmingham."] Receipts: #248 19s. (Treasurer's Book)


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

Performance Comment: Alexander-a Young Gentleman, first appearance on this stage; Clytus-Jefferson; Lysimachus-Brereton; Cassander-Palmer; Hephestion-Davies; Thessalus-Wright; Perdiccas-Wheeler; Parisatis-Miss Hopkins; Polyperchon-Bransby; Eumenes-Keen; Sysigambis-Mrs Johnston; Statira-Mrs Baddeley, first time; Roxana-Miss Young; With the Triumphal Entry-; and an Occasional Prologue-King.

Afterpiece Title: The Miller of Mansfield

Performance Comment: King-J. Aickin; Miller-Moody; Richard-Palmer; Joe (with Song)-Kear; Kate-Mrs Millidge; Margery-Mrs Bradshaw; Peggy-Miss Platt; Lord Lurewell-Lamash.
Role: Peggy Actor: Miss Platt
Event Comment: Benefit for Marten and Miss Young. Charges #60. Deficit to each #14 3s. 9d., covered by income from tickets: Marten #62 17s.; Miss Young #57 2s. Advanced to Servandoni #5 5s. N.B. The Opera Rosamond cannot be performed on account of Miss Falkner's Indisposition. Receipts: #31 12s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Performance Comment: As17491027, but Young Bevil-Gibson; Indiana-Miss Bellamy.
Role: Young Bevil Actor: Gibson
Role: Indiana Actor: Miss Bellamy.

Afterpiece Title: Hob

Performance Comment: As17491019, but add Old Hob-Marten; Betty-Miss Haughton.
Role: Betty Actor: Miss Haughton.
Role: Flora Actor: Miss Young.

Dance: III: Scotch Measure, Highland Reel-Froment

Song: IV: Rise Glory rise (From Opera Rosamond)-Lowe

Event Comment: Mainpiece: With proper Dances and Decorations (Public Advertiser). Miss Bricklayer sung Indiff. (Cross). Receipts: #150 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: Comus

Performance Comment: Comus-Mossop; Elder Brother-Holland; 1st Spirit-Ross; Lady-Mrs Cibber; Euphrosyne-Mrs Clive; Y. Brother-Usher; Nymph-a young gentlewoman, 1st appearance on any stage [Miss Bricklayer?]; Second Spirit-Master Simson; Second Bacchanal-Champnes; Sabrina [& song of Sweet Echo-Miss Young; First Bacchanal-Beard.

Afterpiece Title: The Anatomist