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Mainpiece Title: King Arthur; Or, Merlin The British Enchanter

Performance Comment: Arthur-Johnson; Merlin-Hewitt; Oswald-Giffard; Conon-Havard; Osmond-W. Giffard; Aurelius-Richardson; Albanact-Woodward; Guillamar-Hamilton; Grimbald-Lyon; Emmeline-Mrs Giffard; Philidel-Mrs Hamilton; Matilda-Miss Tollett; In which will be performed the Original Musick (composed by the late ingenious Mr Henry Purcell)-Corf, Hussy, Kelly, Touchbury, Nicholls, Kellnar, Mrs Chambers, Mrs Carter, Mrs Jones, Miss Gerrard; Venus-Miss Wilson; Cupid-Master Hamilton; being the first time of his appearing on this stage. Dancing-Haughton, Mlle Roland; Who never appeared on this stage before. With a New Prologue to the Town-Mr Giffard.


Mainpiece Title: The Miser

Performance Comment: Miser-Yates, to be attempted after the manner of the late Mr Griffin; Frederick-W. Giffard; Clerimont-Blakes; Ramilie-Peterson; James-Dunstall; List-Marr; Upholsterer-Vaughan; Lawyer-Crofts; Harriet-Miss Hippisley; Lappet-Mrs Yates; Mrs Wisely-Mr Giffard.
Role: Miser Actor: Yates, to be attempted after the manner of the late Mr Griffin
Role: Frederick Actor: W. Giffard
Role: Clerimont Actor: Blakes
Role: Ramilie Actor: Peterson
Role: James Actor: Dunstall
Role: List Actor: Marr
Role: Upholsterer Actor: Vaughan
Role: Lawyer Actor: Crofts
Role: Harriet Actor: Miss Hippisley
Role: Lappet Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Mrs Wisely Actor: Mr Giffard.

Afterpiece Title: The Contrivances

Song: Miss Medina, Mrs Jones

Dance: HHornpipe-Yates


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

Event Comment: Benefit for Mr Giffard and Mrs Giffard. Mainpiece [by Thomas Baker]: Not acted these 15 years. [See 11 July 1738.] At the Desire of several Ladies of Quality. Afterpiece: A Farce of Two Acts never performed before, taken from a Comedy of the Celebrated Mr Otway. Tickets to be had of Giffard at No. 11 in Craven's Buildings, Drury Lane, and at the stage door


Mainpiece Title: Tunbridge Walks; Or, The Yeoman Of Kent

Performance Comment: Reynard-Giffard; Woodstock-Bridgwater; Loveworth-Gibson; Maiden-Cushing; Capt. Squib-Cibber; Belinda-Mrs Hale; Mrs Goodfellow-Mrs Bridges; Penelope-Mrs Dunstall; Lucy-Mrs Bland; Hilleria-Mrs Giffard.
Role: Reynard Actor: Giffard
Role: Woodstock Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Loveworth Actor: Gibson
Role: Maiden Actor: Cushing
Role: Squib Actor: Cibber
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Hale
Role: Mrs Goodfellow Actor: Mrs Bridges
Role: Penelope Actor: Mrs Dunstall
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Hilleria Actor: Mrs Giffard.

Afterpiece Title: The Soldier's Fortune

Role: Beaugard Actor: Gibson
Role: Sir Davy Dunce Actor: Collins
Role: Sir Jolly Jumble Actor: Dunstall
Role: Courtine Actor: Anderson
Role: Fourbin Actor: Bencraft
Role: Lady Dunce Actor: Mrs Dunstall
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Bland.

Song: III: O Beauteous Queen Enclose those eyes, Come Ever Smiling Liberty-Mrs Storer; V: the 4th Cantata of Mr Stanly (in the character of Anacreon)-Beard


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: Benefit Hallam, Rob. William, and Miss Tynte. Written by Shakespear. Th. Cibber (Lives and Characters, pp. 49-49): I remember, some Years ago, on Mr Giffard's coming from Ireland (then a young Actor) Mr Booth performed the Character of Hotspur one Night, when Mr Giffard played the Part of the Prince of Wales ; Mr Booth knowing Mr Giffard must be naturally prejudiced in favour of Mr Thomas Elrington, to whose Performance in Hotspur he had many times attended with no small Admiration-Mr Booth, piqued on this Occasion, exerted himself in a particular Manner, and played the whole Part with such Fire, and Engergy of Spirit, as rouzed his Auditors to an Extravagance of Applause, and made Mr Giffard confess (as he has often done in my Hearing) that, notwithstanding his Prepossession in favour of Mr Elrington,-Mr Booth, in Power, Spirit, and Judgment, went far beyond him in this Part; as he afterwards, with Admiration confessed,-he did in every other


Mainpiece Title: King Henry The Fourth, Part I

Performance Comment: As17250918, but Wales-Giffard; Kate-_.
Role: Wales Actor: Giffard
Role: Hotspur Actor: Booth
Role: King Actor: Thurmond
Role: Prince of Wales Actor: Wilks
Role: Falstaff Actor: Harper
Role: Carriers Actor: Johnson, Miller
Role: Francis Actor: Norris
Role: Kate Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Willis.

Afterpiece Title: The Stage Coach

Role: Squire Somebody Actor: Miller
Role: Macahone Actor: Hallam
Role: Isabella Actor: Miss Tynte.

Dance: Thurmond, Boval, Mrs Brett, Miss Tenoe, Young Rainton, Miss Robinson

Event Comment: Benefit Haughton. Tickets at Haughton's, at the Wheatsheaf in Little Russel Street, cg. Daily Advertiser, 24 March: An Order having been sent to Mr Giffard, forbidding all Performances on Wednesdays and Fridays in Lent, Mr Haughton was oblig'd to defer his Benefit to this Day


Mainpiece Title: The Rover

Performance Comment: Rover-Giffard; Belville-Wright; Blunt-Penkethman; Angelica-Mrs Giffard; Hellena-Mrs Roberts.
Role: Rover Actor: Giffard
Role: Belville Actor: Wright
Role: Blunt Actor: Penkethman
Role: Angelica Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Hellena Actor: Mrs Roberts.

Afterpiece Title: The Lover His Own Rival

Role: Harriet Actor: Miss Wilson.
Role: Fretful Actor: Penkethman
Role: Frederick Actor: Miss Jones
Role: Clerimont Actor: Kelly
Role: Matchwood Actor: Rosco
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Roberts.


Event Comment: At the Desire of several Ladies of Quality. Benefit Mrs Giffard. Tragedy not acted for 7 years. The Ballad Opera, by Mendez, never performed before. Servants admitted to keep places. Tickets at Mr Giffard's (No 11) in Craven Buildings, Drury Lane; and places for the boxes of Hobson, at the stage door


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

Performance Comment: Antony-Delane; Ventidias-Giffard; Cleopatra-Mrs Giffard 1st time; Octavia-Miss Budgell; Dolabella-Havard; Alexas-Blakes; Serapion-Winstone; With an Epilogue in the character of a Female Volunteer-Mrs Woffington.

Afterpiece Title: The Double Disappointment

Role: Marquis Actor: Blakes
Role: Phelim Actor: Barrington
Role: Loveless Actor: Lowe
Role: Gripe Actor: Collins
Role: Jeremy Actor: Neale
Role: Isabel Actor: Miss Edwards
Role: With a New Prologue to the Opera Actor: Mrs Clive.

Song: II: Lowe; III: Polly Willis-Mrs Clive

Dance: IV: Muilment

Event Comment: The Letter Sign'd J. K. was receiv'd by Mr Giffard, and the Request shall be comply'd with if the Person thinks fit to make himself known


Mainpiece Title: The Committee; Or, The Faithful Irishman

Performance Comment: Careless-Giffard; Ruth-Mrs Giffard; Teague-Collett; Blunt-Huddy; Story-Rosco; Day-Norris; Abel-Bullock; Obadiah-Bardin; Bookseller-Williams; Mrs Day-Mrs Morgan; Arabella-Mrs Haughton; Mrs Chat-Mrs Palmer.
Role: Careless Actor: Giffard
Role: Ruth Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Teague Actor: Collett
Role: Blunt Actor: Huddy
Role: Story Actor: Rosco
Role: Day Actor: Norris
Role: Abel Actor: Bullock
Role: Obadiah Actor: Bardin
Role: Bookseller Actor: Williams
Role: Mrs Day Actor: Mrs Morgan
Role: Arabella Actor: Mrs Haughton
Role: Mrs Chat Actor: Mrs Palmer.

Afterpiece Title: The Lovers Opera

Role: Dalton Actor: Huddy
Role: Edgar Actor: Jenkins
Role: Moody Actor: Excell
Role: Varole Actor: Bardin
Role: Prim Actor: Morgan
Role: Clodpole Actor: Rosco
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Roberts
Role: Flora Actor: Miss Tollet
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Palmer.

Dance: As17311104

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Taken from the French of Mons Voltaire. London Daily Post and General Advertiser, 13 Oct.: We are assured Mr Giffard will very shortly open the Theatre in Goodman's-Fields, notwithstanding the many false and invidious Reports o his having intirely left that part of the Town


Mainpiece Title: Alzira

Performance Comment: Carlos-Wright; Alvarez-Giffard; Zamor-Johnson; Ezmont-Havard; Alzira-Mrs Giffard.
Role: Carlos Actor: Wright
Role: Alvarez Actor: Giffard
Role: Zamor Actor: Johnson
Role: Ezmont Actor: Havard
Role: Alzira Actor: Mrs Giffard.

Afterpiece Title: The Worm Doctor

Role: dancers Actor:
Role: Mrs Lovepuppy Actor: Miss Thornowets.
Role: Doctor Pestle Actor: Dove
Role: Harlequin Actor: Lun Jr
Role: Pierrot Actor: Norris
Role: Mortar Actor: Penkethman
Role: Dropsical Man Actor: Ware
Role: His Servant Actor: Hamilton
Role: Constable Actor: Wetherilt
Role: Drawers Actor: Harrington, Yeates
Role: Chimneysweepers Actor: Master J. Hamilton, Master W. Hamilton
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Hamilton
Role: Maid Actor: Mrs Dove
Role: Bawd Actor: Nichols
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Wetherilt
Role: Female Bone Setter Actor: Harlequin
Role: Bandage Actor: Rosco
Role: Callous Actor: Ray
Role: Vertebra Actor: Lyon
Role: Dislocation Actor: Davis
Role: South Actor: Hewitt
Role: with dancers Actor: Haughton, Mlle Roland, Vallois, Lesac, Mrs Woodward, Miss Oates.
Event Comment: DDaily Advertiser, 13 Nov., has a poem: To Mr Giffard, on the New Theatre in Goodman's Fields


Mainpiece Title: The Old Batchelor

Performance Comment: As17321006, Sir Joseph-R. Wetherilt, from dl, being the first Time of his appearance on this Stage; Laetitia-Mrs Thurmond; Belinda-Mrs Giffard.
Role: Sir Joseph Actor: R. Wetherilt, from dl, being the first Time of his appearance on this Stage
Role: Laetitia Actor: Mrs Thurmond
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Giffard.
Role: Old Batchelor Actor: W. Giffard
Role: Belmour Actor: Giffard
Role: Vainlove Actor: Rosco
Role: Sharper Actor: Havard
Role: Setter Actor: Collet
Role: Bluff Actor: Morgan
Role: Fondlewife Actor: Norris
Role: Araminta Actor: Mrs Christian
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Hamilton
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Morgan.

Dance: TTambourine-Miss Wherrit; Scots Dance-Mrs Bullock; Sailor's Dance-Jones


Mainpiece Title: Mr Anthony

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: .


Mainpiece Title: Mr Turbulent; Or, The Melanchollicks

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.


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 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


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


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

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


Mainpiece Title: The Royal Shepherd

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


Mainpiece Title: The Royal Shepherd

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


Mainpiece Title: Sir Courtly Nice

Afterpiece Title: La Guinquette; or, Harlequin Turned Tapster

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)


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


Mainpiece Title: The Royal Shepherd

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


Mainpiece Title: The Royal Shepherd

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


Mainpiece Title: The Royal Shepherd

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

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


Afterpiece Title: The Chaplet

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


Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

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

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.