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Performances

Mainpiece Title: Concert

Entertainment: Divine Musick in Praise of Religion and Vertue-; both Vocal and instrumental, with new Anthems compos'd by Mr Blow; an Oration by Mr Collier; Pieces by Mr Tate, her Majesty's Poet Laureat. The edition of 1702 lists: The Introductory Poem Upon the Reformation of Poetry-Mr Tate Poet-Laureat to her Majesty; The First Anthem-, Compos'd by Dr Blow, and Sung in Westminster-Abbey, at Her Majesty's Coronation; The Oration-J. Collier/M.A.; The Second Anthem, Compos'd by Dr Blow: Te Deum Laudamus-; A Poem in Praise of Virtue- , Written by Mr Tate

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: A Solo and several Pieces on the French Horn by Mr Charles. And several Songs and Duets by the two Miss Youngs. The German Flute by Mr Pelicour [Balicourt in Daily Advertiser], lately arrived from abroad; Being the first Time of his Performing in England

Event Comment: Mainpiece: A Tragedy [by Hugh Kelly] never perform'd. The performance of Mrs Yates alone could have counteracted, for nine nights, its natural tendency towards damnation....A gentleman being asked, after one of the representations of this play, if he did not hiss it, replied "How could I? A Man can't hiss and yawn at the same time." (Biographia Dramatica.) [The advertisement to the 1771 edition thanks Mrs Yates, Bensley, Wroughton, "for their great good nature in undertaking their respective characters at the short notice of a week, when Mr Ross unexpectedly returned the part of Anselmo, which had been in his possession above a fortnight." This circumstance, continues the advertisement oblig'd Mr Bensley, cast for Palermo to undertake Mr Savigny's part, orginally Granville, Savigny taking Anselmo, and Wroughton Palermo." The play was brought on anonymously to avoid political repercussions associated with the name of the author.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Clementina

Performance Comment: Clementina-Mrs Yates; Other characters-Bensley, Wroughton, Gardner, Miss Pearce, Savigny. With a Prologue and Epilogue. Anselmo-Savigny; Granville-Bensley; Palermo-Wroughton; Adorno-Gardner; Clementina-Mrs Yates; Elizara-Miss Pearce; With Prologue (written by Colman)-Bensley; Epilogue (Written by Colman)-Mrs Yates (Edition of 1771).

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Cast
Role: Squire Actor: Mattocks
Role: Sailor Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Thompson
Role: Sally Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: The Hornpipe Actor: Miss Twist.
Event Comment: Overture and Music for the Prelude composed by Bates. Mr Bensley return'd from Covent Garden Theatre Play'd Pierre as usual was received with Applause (Hopkins Diary). Paid Carpenter's Bill #31 10s.; Two surveyors (by Butler) #5 5s. (Treasurer's Book). [The carpenter's bills averaged #10 per week during the season, or about #380 total. No further mention will be made of this item.] Receipts: #238 17s. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserv'd

Performance Comment: Jaffier-Reddish; Bedamor-Davies; Elliot-Wrighten; Pierre-Bensley, first time there in 8 years; Priuli-Aickin; Renault-Jefferson; Belvidera-Miss Younge; Duke-Bransby; Spinoza-Wright; Officer-Griffiths (playbill).
Cast
Role: Jaffier Actor: Reddish
Role: Bedamor Actor: Davies
Role: Elliot Actor: Wrighten
Role: Pierre Actor: Bensley, first time there in 8 years
Role: Priuli Actor: Aickin
Role: Renault Actor: Jefferson
Role: Belvidera Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Duke Actor: Bransby
Role: Spinoza Actor: Wright
Role: Officer Actor: Griffiths

Afterpiece Title: The Theatrical Candidates

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

Afterpiece Title: The Lyar

Cast
Role: Young Wilding Actor: Palmer
Role: Papillion Actor: Parsons
Role: Sir James Actor: Davies
Role: Old Wilding Actor: Usher
Role: Miss Godfrey Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Millidge
Role: Miss Grantham Actor: Mrs Whitfield.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mr Anthony

Cast
Role: Mr Anthony Actor: Nokes
Role: Mr Plot Actor: Hains
Role: Mr Art Actor: Batterton
Role: Pedagog Actor: Underhil
Role: Mr Cudden Actor: Angel
Role: Trick Actor: Samford
Role: Mrs Philadelphia Actor: Mrs Jennings
Role: Mrs Isabella Actor: Mrs Batterton
Role: Mrs Betty Actor: Mrs Long
Role: Goody Winifred Actor: Mrs Norris
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: .

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mr Turbulent; Or, The Melanchollicks

Cast
Role: Timothy Turbulent Actor: Underhil
Role: Furnish Actor: Jevon
Role: Hangby Actor: Gillow
Role: Grin Sneak Actor: Norris
Role: Finical Cringe Actor: Nokes
Role: Rabsheka Sly Actor: Bowman
Role: Abednego Suck Thumb Actor: Anthony Leigh
Role: Fairlove Actor: Williams
Role: Friendly Actor: Wiltsher
Role: Dr Quibus Actor: Peircival
Role: Pollux Actor: Richards
Role: Mrs Turbulent Actor: Mrs Norris
Role: Lady Medler Actor: Mrs Currer
Role: Lucia Actor: Lady Slingsby
Role: Priscilla Actor: Mrs Price
Role: Mrs Sly Actor: Mrs Osborn
Role: The Prologue Actor: Lady Slingsby
Role: The Epilogue Actor: Mr Turbulent.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Concert

Music: Mr Abell; having had the Honour lately, to Sing to the Nobility and Gentry of Richmond and the Neighbouring Towns, thinks himself bound in Gratitude...to return his most Humble Thanks with a Performance of New Musick, in English, Latin, Italian, French-Mr Abell; &c....being Honour'd and Accompany'd-the Greatest Masters of Europe

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Concert

Afterpiece Title: Britain's Happiness

Song: Singing in Italian and English-Mrs Tofts

Dance: l'Abbe, duRuel, Cherrier, Mrs Elford, Mrs Campion, Mrs Mayers, Devonshire Girl

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mad Tom Of Bedlam; Or, The Distress'd Lovers: With The Comical Humours Of squire Numscul

Cast
Role: Numscul Actor: Penkethman
Role: Mad Tom Actor: Wm. Giffard
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Haughton
Role: Sir William Friendly Actor: Huddy
Role: Jeremy Actor: R. Williams
Role: Cook Actor: Pearce
Role: Butler Actor: Machen
Role: Gardener Actor: W. Williams
Role: Robin Actor: Eaton
Role: Lady Numscul Actor: Mrs Thomas
Role: Lady Friendly Actor: Mrs Mountfort
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Justice Gripeall Actor: Collett.

Song: Mr Corse, age 12

Dance: DDutch Skipper-Sandham; Drunken Man-Wilcox; (On 8 Aug. and there after:) Mad Dance, Pierrot-Le Sieur Labisle, from France

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Royal Shepherd

Cast
Role: Alexander Actor: Champnes
Role: Amintas Actor: Vernon
Role: Eliza Actor: Signora Cremonini
Role: Thamiris Actor: Miss Young
Role: Camilla Actor: Miss Wright
Role: Agenor Actor: Mrs Dorman

Dance: I: A New Dance call'd The Hunters-Mas. Clinton, Miss Street, Miss Ford; II: The Faggot Binders-Aldridge, Miss Baker; End Opera: A Dance-Grimaldi, Lauchery, Miss Baker

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Royal Shepherd

Cast
Role: Alexander Actor: Champnes
Role: Amintas Actor: Vernon
Role: Eliza Actor: Signora Cremonini
Role: Thamiris Actor: Miss Young
Role: Camilla Actor: Miss Wright
Role: Agenor Actor: Mrs Dorman

Dance: I: The Sheep Shearers, as17640308 II: The Shepherdesses, as17640113; End Opera: Dance, as17640301

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Sir Courtly Nice

Afterpiece Title: La Guinquette; or, Harlequin Turned Tapster

Cast
Role: Apparently Parts Actor: Sorin, Baxter.

Dance: An Entertainment of Mimick Dancing, call'd, La Caprice-Harlequin (in Imitation of Mlle Provost, the Famous Dancer in the Opera at Paris)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Connoisseur; Or, Every Man In His Folly

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Royal Shepherd

Cast
Role: Alexander Actor: Champnes
Role: Amintas Actor: Vernon
Role: Eliza Actor: Signora Cremonini
Role: Thamiris Actor: Miss Young
Role: Camilla Actor: Miss Wright
Role: Agenor Actor: Mrs Dorman

Dance: I: The Hunters, as17640224; The Faggot Binders, as17640224; End Opera: A Dance, as17640224

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Royal Shepherd

Cast
Role: Alexander Actor: Champnes
Role: Amintas Actor: Vernon
Role: Eliza Actor: Signora Cremonini
Role: Thamiris Actor: Miss Young
Role: Camilla Actor: Miss Wright
Role: Agenor Actor: Mrs Dorman

Dance: II: The Faggot Binders, as17640224; End Opera: A Dance, as17640224

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Royal Shepherd

Cast
Role: Alexander Actor: Champnes
Role: Amintas Actor: Vernon
Role: Eliza Actor: Signora Cremonini
Role: Thamiris Actor: Miss Young
Role: Camilla Actor: Miss Wright
Role: Agenor Actor: Mrs Dorman

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Cast
Role: Fribble Actor: Obrien
Role: Flash Actor: King
Role: Loveit Actor: Packer
Role: Puff Actor: Moody
Role: Jasper Actor: Ackman
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Biddy Actor: Miss Pope.

Dance: I: The Sheep Shearers-Lauchery, Miss Baker; II: The Faggot Binders, as17640224; End Opera: A Dance, as17640319

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Performance Comment: Macbeth-Smith; Macduff-Clarke; Lenox-Hull; Malcolm-Wroughton; Banquo-Bensley; Duncan-Gardner; Seyton-Thompson; Hecate-Reinhold; Witches-Dunstall, Mrs Pitt, Quick; Vocal Parts-Reinhold, DuBellamy, Baker, Legg, Fox, Phillips, Mrs Baker, Mrs Lampe, Mrs Jones; Lady Macbeth-Mrs Yates.
Cast
Role: Macbeth Actor: Smith
Role: Macduff Actor: Clarke
Role: Lenox Actor: Hull
Role: Malcolm Actor: Wroughton
Role: Banquo Actor: Bensley
Role: Duncan Actor: Gardner
Role: Seyton Actor: Thompson
Role: Hecate Actor: Reinhold
Role: Witches Actor: Dunstall, Mrs Pitt, Quick
Role: Vocal Parts Actor: Reinhold, DuBellamy, Baker, Legg, Fox, Phillips, Mrs Baker, Mrs Lampe, Mrs Jones
Role: Lady Macbeth Actor: Mrs Yates.

Afterpiece Title: The Fairy Prince

Cast
Role: ] Actor:
Role: Nymphs Actor: Mrs Potts, Miss Baker.
Role: Parts Actor: Mattocks, DuBellamy, Phillips, Reinhold, Baker, Fox, Two Children
Role: Dances Actor: Fishar, Aldridge, Sga Manesiere. Silenus-Reinhold
Role: Silenus Actor: Reinhold
Role: 1st Satyr Actor: Mattocks
Role: Echo Actor: DuBellamy
Role: 3rd Satyr Actor: Phillips
Role: 4th Satyr Actor: Baker
Role: 5th Satyr Actor: Fox
Role: Sylvan Actor: Owenson
Role: Principal Fairies Actor: Mas. Wood, Miss Brown
Role: The Dances Actor: Fisher, Aldridge, Sga Manesiere

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Othello

Performance Comment: Othello-Young Gentleman, first time on any stage; Roderigo-Dodd; Cassio-Palmer; Brabantio-Aickin; Iago-Bensley; Duke-Bransby; Ludovico-Packer; Montano-Davies; Gratiano-Wrighten; Messenger-Whitfield; Emilia-Mrs Hopkins; Desdemona-Miss Younge.
Cast
Role: Othello Actor: Young Gentleman, first time on any stage
Role: Roderigo Actor: Dodd
Role: Cassio Actor: Palmer
Role: Brabantio Actor: Aickin
Role: Iago Actor: Bensley
Role: Duke Actor: Bransby
Role: Ludovico Actor: Packer
Role: Montano Actor: Davies
Role: Gratiano Actor: Wrighten
Role: Messenger Actor: Whitfield
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Desdemona Actor: Miss Younge.

Afterpiece Title: The Elopement

Performances

Afterpiece Title: The Chaplet

Cast
Role: Damon Actor: Vernon
Role: Palemon Actor: Davies
Role: Pastora Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Laura Actor: Mrs Scott
Role: To conclude with a Dance Actor: .

Dance: V: A Comic Dance-Daigville, Sga Vidini

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

Cast
Role: Romeo Actor: Young Gentleman, first appearance on any stage.
Role: Mercutio Actor: Dodd
Role: Friar Lawrence Actor: Packer
Role: Benvolio Actor: Davies
Role: Capulet Actor: Inchbald
Role: Tybalt Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Peter Actor: Burton
Role: Lady Capulet Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Juliet Actor: Miss Mansell
Role: Apothecary Actor: Castle
Role: Paris Actor: Fawcett
Role: Prince Actor: Keen
Role: Balthazar Actor: Wheeler
Role: With the Funeral Procession Actor:
Role: the Vocal Parts Actor: Champnes, Davies, Kear, Mrs Scott, Mrs Wrighten, Mrs Hunt
Role: a Masquerade Actor:
Role: a Dance Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin's Invasion

Cast
Role: Harlequin Actor: Wright
Role: Mercury Actor: Davies
Role: Abram Actor: W. Palmer
Role: Gasconade Actor: Baddeley
Role: Snip Actor: Parsons
Role: Old Woman Actor: Dodd
Role: Bounce Actor: Bransby
Role: Simon Actor: Moody
Role: Justice Actor: Hartry
Role: Constable Actor: Griffith
Role: Forge Actor: Ackman
Role: Welshman Actor: Waldron
Role: Irishman Actor: Messink
Role: Dolly Snip Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Mrs Snip Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Sukey Chitterlin Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: To Conclude with a Grand Chorus Actor: Champness, Mrs Wrighten, Bannister, Dibdin, Davies, Kear, Fawcett, Wheeler, Mrs Scott, Mrs Hunt.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Every Man In His Humour

Cast
Role: Kitely Actor: Garrick
Role: Young Knowell Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Wellbred Actor: Jefferson
Role: Cash Actor: Brereton, first time
Role: Bridget Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Bobadil Actor: King
Role: Justice Clement Actor: Hartry
Role: Cob Actor: Moody
Role: Mrs Kitely Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Brainworm Actor: Baddeley
Role: Downright Actor: Bransby
Role: Tib Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Mr Stephen Actor: Weston
Role: Mr Matthew Actor: W. Palmer
Role: Old Knowell Actor: Hurst.

Afterpiece Title: Polly Honeycomb

Cast
Role: Mr Honeycomb Actor: Parsons
Role: Scribble Actor: Dodd
Role: Ledger Actor: Bransby
Role: Mrs Honeycomb Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Bradshaw.

Dance: End: The Mountaineers, as17730930 Como, Sga Crespi (2nd appearance)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: New Brooms

Cast
Role: Sprightly Actor: King
Role: Phelim Actor: Moody
Role: Catcall Actor: Palmer
Role: Sir Dulcimer Dunder Actor: Parsons
Role: Sailor Actor: Bannister
Role: Mezzetin Actor: Baddeley
Role: Furrow Actor: Wrighten
Role: Dripping Actor: Griffiths
Role: Musician Actor: Wright
Role: Frank Furrow Actor: Burton
Role: Lad Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Crotchet Actor: Dodd
Role: Mrs Dripping Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Mrs Furrow Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Doxy Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Miss Dripping Actor: Miss Stageldoir
Role: Miss Quaver Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: unassigned Actor: Carpenter
Role: not listed on playbill, Actor: King

Afterpiece Title: Matilda

Cast
Role: Morcar Actor: Reddish
Role: Siward Actor: Palmer
Role: Oswald Actor: Chaplin
Role: Harold Actor: Wrighten
Role: Edwin Actor: Smith
Role: Bertha Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Matilda Actor: Miss Younge.

Afterpiece Title: The Mayor of Garratt

Cast
Role: Jerry Sneak Actor: A Young Gentleman
Role: Sir Jacob Jollup Actor: Waldron
Role: Mr Bruin Actor: Wright
Role: Lint Actor: Wrighten
Role: Heeltap Actor: Bransby
Role: Major Sturgeon Actor: Bannister
Role: Mrs Bruin Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Mrs Sneak Actor: Mrs Wrighten.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: At Hay The Recruiting Officer

Cast
Role: Mr Ballance Actor: Packer
Role: Scale Actor: Fawcett
Role: Scruple Actor: Maddocks
Role: Mr Worthy Actor: read byWhitfield
Role: Captain Plume Actor: Wroughton
Role: Captain Brazen Actor: Dodd
Role: Serjeant Kite Actor: Caulfield
Role: Bullock Actor: Moody
Role: Coster Pearmain Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Appletree Actor: Burton
Role: Welch Collier Actor: Suett
Role: Constable Actor: Banks
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Melinda Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Rose Actor: Miss Pope.

Afterpiece Title: The Mariners

Cast
Role: Mr Indigo Actor: Suett
Role: Charles Actor: Bland
Role: Henry Actor: Dignum
Role: Clover Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Mizin Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Flintbourg Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Sea Boys Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Landlord Actor: Burton
Role: Chequer Actor: Fawcett
Role: Trusty Actor: Maddocks
Role: Caustic Actor: Webb
Role: Sophia Actor: Mrs Crouch
Role: Susan Actor: Miss Collins
Role: Bell Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Julia Actor: Miss Menage
Role: Rest of the Vocal Characters Actor: Caulfield, Danby, Welsh, Shaw

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Mourning Bride

Cast
Role: Osmyn Actor: a young gentleman
Role: King Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Gonzales Actor: Packer
Role: Garcia Actor: Palmer
Role: Heli Actor: Hurst
Role: Selim Actor: Fawcett
Role: Alonzo Actor: Ackman
Role: Perez Actor: Keen
Role: Zara Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Almeria Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Johnson.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Alchymist

Cast
Role: Subtle Actor: Burton
Role: Sir Epicure Mammon Actor: Love
Role: Kastril Actor: J. Burton
Role: Face Actor: Palmer
Role: Tribulation Actor: Hartry
Role: Surly Actor: Baddeley
Role: Ananias Actor: Parsons
Role: Doll Common Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Dame Pliant Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Abel Drugger Actor: Garrick
Role: Lovewit Actor: Packer
Role: Dapper Actor: W. Palmer.

Afterpiece Title: Polly Honeycomb

Cast
Role: Mr Honeycombe Actor: Parsons
Role: Scribble Actor: Dodd
Role: Ledger Actor: Bransby
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Mrs Honeycomb Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Pope.