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Event Comment: Benefit Cross (Prompter) and Mrs Cross. Mainpiece not acted for 40 years [see 22 Dec. 1710]. Written by the author of The Yeoman of Kent [Thomas Baker]. Tickets deliver'd by Mr Burton will be taken. Tickets to be had of Cross at his lodgings over against the Rose Tavern in Russell St., Covent Garden


Mainpiece Title: The Fine Lady's Airs; Or, An Equipage Of Lovers

Performance Comment: Sir Harry Sprightly-Giffard; Blenheim-Delane; Nicknack-Yates; Bramble-Macklin; Lady Tossup-Mrs Cross; Lady Rodomont-Mrs Woffington; with an Epilogue called the Universal Prompter-.

Afterpiece Title: The King and the Miller of Mansfield

Song: I: By particular Desire, Arrah my Judy-Barrington

Dance: Salomon, Sga Padouana, Salomon's Son

Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but the fact that the play was advertised in the Post Boy, 27-30 June 1696, suggests that it was first acted not later than early June 1696 and probably not later than late May 1696. A dialogue, Fly, fly from my sight, between a Eunuch Boyr and a Virgin, set by Daniel Purcell and sung by Bowen and Mrs Cross, is in Deliciae Musicae, The Second Book of the Second Volume, 1696. This was also printed separately, without a date, by Thomas Cross, with the statement that the dialogue was written by Thomas D'Urfey. Gildon, English Dramatick Poets, ca. 1698, p. 111: For the Distress of Morena never fail'd to bring Tears into the Eyes of the Audience


Mainpiece Title: Ibrahim, The Thirteenth Emperour Of The Turks

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue-Mrs Cross; Sultan Ibrahim-Verbruggen; Azema-Disney; Mufti-Simpson; Mustapha-Mills; Amurat-Powell Jr; Solyman-Harland; Achmet-Mrs Verbruggen; Morena-Mrs Rogers; Sheker Para-Mrs Knight; Zada-Mrs Mills; Mirva-Mrs Cole; Epilogue-.
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Sultan Ibrahim Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Azema Actor: Disney
Role: Mufti Actor: Simpson
Role: Mustapha Actor: Mills
Role: Amurat Actor: Powell Jr
Role: Solyman Actor: Harland
Role: Achmet Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Morena Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Sheker Para Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Zada Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Mirva Actor: Mrs Cole
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Cross. At the Desire of several Ladies of Quality. [See also Tatler, 30 April. Genest, II, 418, lists this as a benefit for Cross.


Mainpiece Title: The Old Batchelor

Performance Comment: As17081230, but Bluff-Estcourt; Belinda-Mrs Cross; Sylvia-Mrs Bicknell.
Role: Bluff Actor: Estcourt
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Bicknell.
Role: Old Batchelor Actor: Betterton, who has not Acted it these Ten Years
Role: Vainlove Actor: Booth
Role: Belmour Actor: Wilks
Role: Sharper Actor: Mills
Role: Sir Joseph Actor: Bullock
Role: Setter Actor: Fairbank
Role: Fondlewife Actor: Cibber
Role: Araminta Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Silvia Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Laetitia Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Saunders.
Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Cross. At the particular Desire of several Ladies of Quality. Receipts: money #53 1s. 6d. and tickets #75 7s. The Epilogue was separately printed in 1716


Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Wife

Performance Comment: See17160103, but Lady Fanciful-Mrs Cross; And a New Epilogue-Mrs Cross.

Afterpiece Title: Hob

Dance: Moreau, Mrs Cross

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Cross. Receipts: money #23 16s.; tickets #79 6s


Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Wife

Performance Comment: Sir John-Quin; Constant-Walker; Heartfree-Leigh; Razor-Egleton; Lady Brute-Mrs Knight; Belinda-Mrs Sterling; Lady Fanciful-Mrs Cross; Mademoiselle-Mrs Egleton.
Role: Sir John Actor: Quin
Role: Constant Actor: Walker
Role: Heartfree Actor: Leigh
Role: Razor Actor: Egleton
Role: Lady Brute Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Sterling
Role: Lady Fanciful Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Mademoiselle Actor: Mrs Egleton.

Afterpiece Title: The Jealous Doctor

Dance: Dupre, Glover, Mrs Rogeir, Mrs Wall, Mrs Ogden

Song: As17231116

Event Comment: Benefit Bridgwater (who has been ill). Tickets at Bridgwater's. over-against the Red-Lion in Brownlow Street. Tickets for Mr and Mrs Cross taken


Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Wife

Performance Comment: Sir John-Bridgwater; Constant-Hale; Heartfree-Ryan; Rake-Gibson; Bully-Rosco; Razor-James; Justice-Roberts; Lady Fanciful-Mrs Vincent; Belinda-Mrs Bellamy; Cornet-Miss Horsington; Loveit-Miss Brunette; Mademoiselle-Mrs Cross; Lady Brute-Mrs Horton.
Role: Sir John Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Constant Actor: Hale
Role: Heartfree Actor: Ryan
Role: Rake Actor: Gibson
Role: Bully Actor: Rosco
Role: Razor Actor: James
Role: Justice Actor: Roberts
Role: Lady Fanciful Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Bellamy
Role: Cornet Actor: Miss Horsington
Role: Loveit Actor: Miss Brunette
Role: Mademoiselle Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Lady Brute Actor: Mrs Horton.

Afterpiece Title: The Mock Doctor

Role: Harry Actor: Anderson
Role: James Actor: Mullart.
Role: Doctor Actor: Cibber
Role: Jasper Actor: Arthur
Role: Leander Actor: Salway
Role: Welsh Davy Actor: Hippisley
Role: Hellebore Actor: Roberts
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss Brunette
Role: Dorcas Actor: Miss Burgess.

Dance: I: Comic Ballet-Villeneuve, Miss Oates; III: Grand Ballet-Desse, Miss Oates; V: Grand Ballet-Glover, Mlle Roland

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Cross, Mrs Bridges, Miss Young. The General Advertiser included the following Puff: Sir, As I am continually searching for latent Curiosities, out of a sincere regard for the Public Satisfaction, I think it my Duty (lest among the Multitude of Diversions now flourishing, some other might engross the attention of the Curious) to inform the world, that the Farce which will be perform'd this Evening at Drury Lane theatre, call'd May Day, or the Merry Milkmaids of Islington, was written by the particular desire of King Charles II who had it first performed at Newmarket; how agreeably that jovial Monarch was entertained, every person, who thinks it worth his while to see it, according to his abilities, will be a competent judge, Yours, &c A. Virtuoso. [Part of the Multitude of Diversions referred to included announcement in the same paper for a Rehearsal of the whole Band of Music at Ruckholt House, the following Monday; a paragraph Puff on the diversions at Sadler's Wells in consequence of the late happy Victory of the Duke of Cumberland over the Rebels, with special notice of a New Interlude of Music call'd Strephon's Return, or the British Hero, perform'd this night with many advantages of Dress and Decoration, and a new Ballet by Matthews; and further notice of the Representation of the Battle near Culloden House which had met with universal applause, and which would continue to be repeated at the New Wells in Goodman's Fields. The Farce at Drury Lane this evening was advertised as not having been played for 20 years. It was taken from Thomas Nabbes' Totenham Court Road, by the Compiler of the Muse of Newmarket, 1680. The MS Occasional Prologue praising Cumberland is in the Larpent Collection.


Mainpiece Title: The Committee

Performance Comment: As17460117, but Mrs Day-Mrs Cross; A New Occasional Prologue on the Duke of Cumberland's Defeat of the Rebels-Cibber.
Role: Mrs Day Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: 's Defeat of the Rebels Actor: Cibber.
Role: Mrs Chat Actor: Miss Pitt
Role: Bookseller Actor: Collins.
Role: Story Actor: Blakes.
Role: Teague Actor: Barrington
Role: Careless Actor: Giffard
Role: Blunt Actor: Berry
Role: Obadiah Actor: Taswell
Role: Ruth Actor: Mrs Woffington
Role: Day Actor: Ray
Role: Abel Actor: Neale
Role: Arabella Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Committeeman Actor: Goodfellow
Role: Bailiff Actor: Samson
Role: Soldier Actor: Usher
Role: Jack Actor: Marr

Afterpiece Title: May Day; or, The Merry Milkmaids of Islington

Song: Miss Young

Dance: Mechel, Mlle Mechel

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Cross. At the Desire of several Persons of Quality. Mainpiece: Written by Shakespear. Receipts: money #35 6s. 6d.; tickets #51


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark

Performance Comment: As17230209, but Horatio-Leigh; Laertes-Walker; Fop-Egleton; Polonius-Hippisley; Queen-Mrs Boheme; With a new Epilogue-Mrs Cross.
Role: Horatio Actor: Leigh
Role: Laertes Actor: Walker
Role: Fop Actor: Egleton
Role: Polonius Actor: Hippisley
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Boheme
Role: With a new Epilogue Actor: Mrs Cross.
Role: Gravediggers Actor: _Spiller, H. Bullock.
Role: Hamlet Actor: Ryan
Role: King Actor: Quin
Role: Ghost Actor: Boheme
Role: Ophelia Actor: Mrs Cross

Dance: The Galliard- (new)

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Cross, who has not appeared on the Stage these several Years. At the Desire of several Persons of Quality


Mainpiece Title: The Orphan

Performance Comment: Monimia-Mrs Cross; Castalio-Anderson, the first Time of his appearing in public; Acasto-Mynns; Polydor-Jones; Chamont-Cole; Chaplain-Dove; Serina-Miss Jones; Florella-Mrs Pullen; Page-Miss J. Jones.
Role: Monimia Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Castalio Actor: Anderson, the first Time of his appearing in public
Role: Acasto Actor: Mynns
Role: Polydor Actor: Jones
Role: Chamont Actor: Cole
Role: Chaplain Actor: Dove
Role: Serina Actor: Miss Jones
Role: Florella Actor: Mrs Pullen
Role: Page Actor: Miss J. Jones.

Afterpiece Title: Damon and Phillida

Performance Comment: Damon-Cross; Corydon-Jones; Cymon-Hicks; Mopsus-Dove; Arcas-Wignal; Aegon-Pullen; Phillida-Mrs Pullen.
Role: Damon Actor: Cross
Role: Corydon Actor: Jones
Role: Cymon Actor: Hicks
Role: Mopsus Actor: Dove
Role: Arcas Actor: Wignal
Role: Aegon Actor: Pullen
Role: Phillida Actor: Mrs Pullen.

Entertainment: littleBoy of eleven Years old is to fly from the Footman's Gallery to the farthest Part of the Stage; first with two Pistols, one in each Hand; a second Time with two Flags, and to make a small Stop in the Middle, and flourish them over his Head.

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Cross. At the Desire of several Persons of Quality


Mainpiece Title: Secret Love

Performance Comment: Florimel-Mrs Cross.
Role: Florimel Actor: Mrs Cross.

Song: Tell Me Why My Charming Fair, composed by Henry Purcell-Mrs Cross, Leveridge

Dance: Mrs Cross, duRuel, Cherrier

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Cross. At the Desire of several Persons of Quality


Mainpiece Title: An Evening's Love

Performance Comment: Jacinta-Mrs Cross.
Role: Jacinta Actor: Mrs Cross.

Song: Henry Purcell's Eunuch's Dialogue-Mrs Cross, the new Boy; Leveridge, Mrs Lindsey

Dance: Cherrier, Mrs Moss; A new dance-Mrs Cross, others

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Cross


Mainpiece Title: Secret Love

Performance Comment: Florimel-Mrs Cross.
Role: Florimel Actor: Mrs Cross.

Song: Leveridge, Ramondon, the Boy; particularly Purcell's Fair Iris-

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Related Work: The Charity Boy Author(s): John Cartwright Cross

Dance: As17051201

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Cross. At the Desire of several Persons of Quality. Receipts: money #26 3s. 6d.; tickets #72 8s


Mainpiece Title: The Amorous Widow

Performance Comment: Wanton Wife-Mrs Cross.
Role: Wanton Wife Actor: Mrs Cross.

Afterpiece Title: The Magician

Event Comment: Benefit Thurmond. At the particular Desire of several Persons of Quality. Mainpiece: Written by Ben. Johnson. Tickets for Este and Mrs Cross taken


Mainpiece Title: The Alchymist

Performance Comment: As17340919, but Surly-Este; Dame Pliant-Mrs Cross .
Role: Surly Actor: Este
Role: Dame Pliant Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Subtle Actor: W. Mills
Role: Face Actor: Mills
Role: Abel Actor: Cibber
Role: Sir Epicure Actor: Harper
Role: Ananias Actor: Johnson
Role: Tribulation Actor: Griffin
Role: Kastril Actor: Miller
Role: Dapper Actor: Master Arne
Role: Lovewit Actor: Shepard
Role: Doll Common Actor: Mrs Charke
Role: Neighbors Actor: Winston, Wright, Jones, Leigh

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Orpheus

Performance Comment: As17350407 but Attendants on Caliope-Mrs Walter, Mrs Pelling, Mrs Davenport .
Event Comment: [Mrs Esten's 1st appearance as Juliet was at Edinburgh, 19 Jan. 1790.] In Act I of mainpiece a Masquerade Scene incident to the Play. Afterpiece: The Overture and the rest of the Music composed new by Baumgarten. Receipts: #340 9s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

Performance Comment: Romeo-Holman; Capulet-Powel; Benvolio-Davies; Friar Lawrence-Hull; Prince-Macready; Tibalt-Cubitt; Paris-Marshall; Balthazar-Evatt; Mercutio-Lewis; Lady Capulet-Mrs Platt; Nurse-Mrs Powell; Juliet (1st time [in London])-Mrs Esten.
Role: Romeo Actor: Holman
Role: Capulet Actor: Powel
Role: Benvolio Actor: Davies
Role: Friar Lawrence Actor: Hull
Role: Prince Actor: Macready
Role: Tibalt Actor: Cubitt
Role: Paris Actor: Marshall
Role: Balthazar Actor: Evatt
Role: Mercutio Actor: Lewis
Role: Lady Capulet Actor: Mrs Platt
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Juliet Actor: Mrs Esten.

Afterpiece Title: Blue Beard; or, The Flight of Harlequin

Performance Comment: Blue Beard-Darley; Harlequin-Bayzand; Clown-Follett; Brothers to Colombine-Farley, Letteney; Assassins-Rowson, Powers; Haggard-Gray; Waiter-Cross; Little Old Man-Master Webb; Sailor-Rees; Footboy-Simmons; Tippy Bob-Munden; Sister Ann-Miss Leserve; Miss Common-Mrs Rock; Mrs Hoplove-Mrs Cross; Widow Giggle-Mrs Gray; Colombine-Mrs Watts; Daemons of Revenge-Mt Ratchford, Mt Platt, Mt Rayner, Mt Jackson, Mt Wilde; Aerial Spirits-Mrs Arnold, Mrs Masters, Miss Francis, Mrs Ratchford, Miss Rowson, Mrs Bayzand, Miss Broadhurst.

Dance: In afterpiece: Dancing-Byrn, Platt, Ratchford

Song: End IV: Juliet's Funeral Procession-; with the Solemn Dirge Vocal Parts-Johnstone, Incledon, Darley, Gray, Rock, Lee, Letteney, Mrs Blanchard, Mrs Harlowe, Miss Stuart, Miss Barnett, Mrs Arnold, Mrs Cross, Miss Leserve, Mrs Davenett, Mrs Watts, Mrs Gray, Miss Francis, Mrs Masters, Miss Broadhurst

Event Comment: Mrs Egerton smart figure not much of the Gentlewoman tho, appear'd in Lady Townly (Hopkins Diary). From the Theatre Royal, Dublin (MacMillan). Lady Townly, Mrs Egerton, first time (Cross Diary)


Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Husband; Or, A Journey To London

Performance Comment: Lord Townly-Reddish; Manly-Packer; John Moody-Burton; Myrtilla-Miss Platt; Lady Townly-Mrs Egerton, from the Theatre Royal in Dublin; Count Basset-Dodd; Sir Francis Wronghead-Love; Squire Richard-W. Palmer; Lady Grace-Mrs W. Barry; Miss Jenny-Miss Radley; Lady Wronghead-Mrs Hopkins; Mrs Motherly-Mrs Cross; Trusty-Mrs Johnston.

Afterpiece Title: The Elopement

Event Comment: Mrs Sullen-$Mrs Roberts (Cross Diary)


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Performance Comment: Archer-King; Scrub-Parsons, first time; Aimwell-Packer; Foifard-Moody; Boniface-Love; Gibbett-Bransby; Sullen-Burton; Sir Charles Freeman-J. Aickin; Dorinda-Mrs Reddish; Cherry-Miss Pope; Lady Bountiful-Mrs Cross; Mrs Sullen-a young gentlewoman her 2nd appearance on any stage.
Role: Archer Actor: King
Role: Scrub Actor: Parsons, first time
Role: Aimwell Actor: Packer
Role: Foifard Actor: Moody
Role: Boniface Actor: Love
Role: Gibbett Actor: Bransby
Role: Sullen Actor: Burton
Role: Sir Charles Freeman Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Dorinda Actor: Mrs Reddish
Role: Cherry Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Lady Bountiful Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: a young gentlewoman her 2nd appearance on any stage.

Afterpiece Title: The Jubilee

Performance Comment: As17701030, but to avoid confusion full cast listed- Parts-King, Moody, Ackman, J. Burton, Hurst, Castle, Booth, W. Palmer, Parsons, Wright, Keen, Hartry, Messink, Mas. Cape, Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Love; Vocal parts-Dibdin, Bannister, Champness, Fawcett, Kear, Miss Radley, Mrs Baddeley; Dances-Daigueville, Mrs King, Sga Giorgi, Miss Rogers; etc. In which will be introduced the Pageant-.

Dance: IV: Comic Dance, as17701025

Event Comment: Mrs Abington Phillis first time-Very well (Hopkins Diary). Paid 5 days salary list at #104 4s.; #520 1s. 8d.; Mrs Jewell 11 days not on list #5 10s.; Mr Johnston 4 days not on list #1 6s. 8d.; Blurton 11 days additional salary 18s. 4d.; Carpenter 11 days additional salary 18s. 4d. Receipts: #240 14s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Performance Comment: Young Bevil-Smith; Cimberton-Parsons; Humphrey-Usher; Daniel-Waldron; Myrtle-Jefferson; Sir John Bevil-Bransby; Sealand-Aickin; Tom-King; Phillis-Mrs Abington, first time; Lucinda-Miss Platt; Mrs Sealand-Mrs Cross; Isabella-Mrs Johnston; Indiana-Miss Younge; in II, Singing-Mrs Scott.
Role: Young Bevil Actor: Smith
Role: Cimberton Actor: Parsons
Role: Humphrey Actor: Usher
Role: Daniel Actor: Waldron
Role: Myrtle Actor: Jefferson
Role: Sir John Bevil Actor: Bransby
Role: Sealand Actor: Aickin
Role: Tom Actor: King
Role: Phillis Actor: Mrs Abington, first time
Role: Lucinda Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Mrs Sealand Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Indiana Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Singing Actor: Mrs Scott.

Afterpiece Title: The Theatrical Candidates

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: Bon Ton; or, High Life Above Stairs

Performance Comment: Parts-King, Dodd, Parsons, Brereton, Lamash, Burton, Mrs King, first appearance in that character, Miss Platt, Mrs Abington; Davy-Parsons; Tivy-Brereton; Lady Minikin-Mrs King, first time (Winston MS 11).

Dance: II: The Savage Hunters, as17751020


Mainpiece Title: The Constant Couple; Or, A Trip To The Jubilee

Performance Comment: Sir Harry-Giffard; Standard-Bardin; Vizard-Havard; Smugler-Lyon; Clincher Sr-Penkethman; Clincher Jr-Woodward; Dicky-Norris; Errand-Dove; Lady Darling-Mrs Haughton; Angelica-Mrs Hamilton; Parly-Miss Tollett; Lady Lurewell-Mrs Giffard .
Role: Sir Harry Actor: Giffard
Role: Standard Actor: Bardin
Role: Vizard Actor: Havard
Role: Smugler Actor: Lyon
Role: Clincher Sr Actor: Penkethman
Role: Clincher Jr Actor: Woodward
Role: Dicky Actor: Norris
Role: Errand Actor: Dove
Role: Lady Darling Actor: Mrs Haughton
Role: Angelica Actor: Mrs Hamilton
Role: Parly Actor: Miss Tollett
Role: Lady Lurewell Actor: Mrs Giffard

Afterpiece Title: Damon and Phillida

Role: Damon Actor: Kelly
Role: Phillida Actor: Mrs Roberts

Dance: Passacaile by Mrs Bullock. French Peasant by Vallois and Mrs Woodward. The Committee; or, The Faithful Irishman. Teague-Miller; Careless-Mills; Blunt-W. Mills; Day-Griffin; Abel-Oates; Obadiah-Johnson; Story-Winstone; Bookseller-Leigh; Ruth-Mrs Thurmond; Arbella-Miss Holliday; Mrs Day-Mrs Cross; Mrs Chat-Mrs Willis. Also Colombine Courtezan. As17350901

Performance Comment: French Peasant by Vallois and Mrs Woodward. The Committee; or, The Faithful Irishman. Teague-Miller; Careless-Mills; Blunt-W. Mills; Day-Griffin; Abel-Oates; Obadiah-Johnson; Story-Winstone; Bookseller-Leigh; Ruth-Mrs Thurmond; Arbella-Miss Holliday; Mrs Day-Mrs Cross; Mrs Chat-Mrs Willis. Also Colombine Courtezan. As17350901.
Role: . Teague Actor: Miller
Role: Careless Actor: Mills
Role: Blunt Actor: W. Mills
Role: Day Actor: Griffin
Role: Abel Actor: Oates
Role: Obadiah Actor: Johnson
Role: Story Actor: Winstone
Role: Bookseller Actor: Leigh
Role: Ruth Actor: Mrs Thurmond
Role: Arbella Actor: Miss Holliday
Role: Mrs Day Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Mrs Chat Actor: Mrs Willis. Also Colombine Courtezan. As17350901
Event Comment: Mainpiece: 32nd Night [i.e. in continuation, erroneously, of the reckoning for the preceding season, when it was acted 28 times]. With new Music, Scenes, Dresses, and Decorations. The Music (with a few Exceptions) composed entirely new by Shield. And new Scenery designed and chiefly executed by Richards. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. "Covent-garden is the National Theatre. I was there on 10th Dec. and saw an opera called The Woodman. It was the very day on which the life story of Madam Billington, both from the good as well as from the bad sides was announced [i.e. Memoirs of Mrs Billington, and An Answer to the Memoirs of Mrs Billington, both anonymous, both predated 1792]...She sang rather timidly this evening, but very well all the same. The first tenor [Incledon] has a good voice and quite a good style, but he uses the falsetto to excess. He sang a trill on high C and ran up to G. The 2nd tenor [Johnstone] tries to imitate him, but could not make the change from the falsetto to the natural voice, and apart from that is most unmusical...But the cast is entirely used to him. The leader is Herr Baumgartner [sic], a German who, however, has almost forgotten his mother-tongue. The Theatre is very dark and dirty, and is almost as large as the Vienna Court Theatre. The common people in the galleries of all the theatres are very impertinent; they set the fashion with all their unrestrained impetuosity, and whether something is repeated or not is determined by their yells. The parterre and all the boxes sometimes have to applaud a great deal to have something good repeated. That was just what happened this evening, with the Duet in the 3rd Act, which was very beautiful; and the pro's and contra's went on for nearly a quarter of an hour, till finally the parterre and the boxes won, and they repeated the Duet. Both the performers stood on the stage quite terrified, first retiring, then again coming forward. The orchestra is sleepy" (Haydn, 273-74). Receipts: #194 11s. (191.8; 3.3)


Mainpiece Title: The Woodman

Performance Comment: [Principal Characters-Quick, Johnstone, Darley, Blanchard, Incledon, Gray, Cross, Mrs Martyr, Mrs Webb, Miss Barnett, Mrs Billington (with additional music)Together let us range the fields (Crouch, II, 129), a duet with Incledon; Se ti perdo (see17920522); Court me not to scenes of pleasure (BUC, 1089)]; (1st appearance in this opera); Rest of the Vocal Parts-Mrs Mountain, Miss Broadhurst, Mrs Harlowe, Miss Stuart, Mrs Watts, Miss Francis, Mrs Arnold, Mrs Davenett, Mrs Bock, Mrs Cross, Mrs Powell, Mrs Gray, Mrs Masters, Mrs Platt, Mrs Ratchford, Mrs Byrne, Miss Leserve. [Cast adjusted from text (T. Cadell, 1791): Sir Walter Waring-Quick; Capt. O'Donnel-Johnstone; Fairlop-Darley; Medley-Blanchard; Wilford-Incledon; Bob-Gray; Filbert-Cross; Dolly-Mrs Martyr; Miss Di Clackit-Mrs Webb; Polly-Miss Barnett; Emily-Mrs Billington; Kitty Maple-Miss Stuart; Bridget-Mrs Cross.

Afterpiece Title: Modern Antiques

Role: Cockletop Actor: Quick
Role: Joey Actor: Blanchard
Role: Napkin Actor: Wilson
Role: Frank Actor: Munden
Role: Hearty Actor: Powel
Role: Mrs Camomile Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Harlowe
Role: Flounce Actor: Mrs Rock
Role: Nan Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Mrs Cockletop Actor: Mrs Mattocks.
Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, for the play was apparently not printed until 1704. Nevertheless, some details indicate a performance early in the early in the season of 1696-97. In the first place, the presence of Verbruggen in the cast indicates that it must have been acted before 1 Jan. 1696@7, when Verbruggen was permitted to act at Lincoln's Inn Fields. The play also parodies the works of Mrs Manley, whose The Royal Mischief had been staged (probably) in April 1696, and it is likely that the company would emphasize the pertinence of the parody by presenting it soon after the appearance of the original. Although The Female Wits may not have been acted until later in the autumn, it seems likely that it was acted first in the late summer or early autumn. Preface, Edition of 1704: [The] Success of this Play has been such...having been Acted six Days running without intermission....Among the rest, Mr Powel and his Wife excell'd in the Characters they represented, as did Mrs Verbruggen, who play'd the Chief Character....The Lady whose Play is rehears'd, personated one Mrs M-ly [Manley]


Mainpiece Title: The Female Wits; Or, The Triumvirate Of Poets At Rehearsal

Performance Comment: [The author is not known, but the title page states that it was written by W. M.] Edition of 1704: Prologue-; Epilogue-; Mr Aw'dwell-Mills; Praiseall-Cibber; Fastin-Powell; Amorous-Pinkethman; Lord Whiffle-Thomas; Lord Whimsical-Verbruggen; Marsillia-Mrs Verbruggen; Patience-Mrs Essex; Mrs Wellfed-Mrs Powell; Calista-Mrs Temple; Isabella-Mrs Cross; Lady Loveall-Mrs Knight; Betty Useful-Mrs Kent; Players-Johnson, Pinkethman, Mrs Lucas, Miss Cross; Singers-Mrs Cross, Pate; Dancers-Mrs Cross, Mrs Lucas.
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor:
Role: Mr Aw'dwell Actor: Mills
Role: Praiseall Actor: Cibber
Role: Fastin Actor: Powell
Role: Amorous Actor: Pinkethman
Role: Lord Whiffle Actor: Thomas
Role: Lord Whimsical Actor: Verbruggen
Role: Marsillia Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Patience Actor: Mrs Essex
Role: Mrs Wellfed Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Calista Actor: Mrs Temple
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Lady Loveall Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Betty Useful Actor: Mrs Kent
Role: Players Actor: Johnson, Pinkethman, Mrs Lucas, Miss Cross
Role: Singers Actor: Mrs Cross, Pate
Role: Dancers Actor: Mrs Cross, Mrs Lucas.
Event Comment: Benefit for a Widow & Children (Cross), who are fallen into great distress (Winston MS 8). Tickets to be had at Mr Gladman's, a Trunk-maker, Charing Cross; at the Amsterdam Coffee House, behind the Exchange; at the Rainbow and Janeways in Cornhill; at Anderton's and the Temple-Exchange, in Fleet St.; at George's, Temple Bar; Somerset Coffee House, Strand and at Stage Door of the Theatre. Receipts: #97 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Husband

Performance Comment: Lord Townly-Ross; Lady Townly-Mrs Pritchard; Lady Grace-Mrs Mills; Manly-Davies; Mrs Trusty-Miss Hippisley; Sir Francis-Yates; Basset-Blakes; Moody-Winstone; Squire Richard-Shuter; Mrs Motherly-Mrs Cross; Myrtilla-Mrs Bennet; Lady Wronghead-Mrs James; Miss Jenny-Miss Minors.
Role: Lord Townly Actor: Ross
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Lady Grace Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Manly Actor: Davies
Role: Mrs Trusty Actor: Miss Hippisley
Role: Sir Francis Actor: Yates
Role: Basset Actor: Blakes
Role: Moody Actor: Winstone
Role: Squire Richard Actor: Shuter
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Myrtilla Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Lady Wronghead Actor: Mrs James
Role: Miss Jenny Actor: Miss Minors.

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Role: Charon Actor: W. Vaughan
Role: Aesop Actor: Winstone
Role: Mercury Actor: Wilder
Role: Fine Gentleman Actor: Woodward
Role: Frenchman Actor: Blakes
Role: Drunken Man Actor: Yates
Role: Tattoo Actor: Marr
Role: Fine Lady Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Old Man Actor: Shuter
Role: Mrs Tattoo Actor: Miss Minors.

Dance: Devisse, Mad Auguste

Event Comment: MMiss Thurmond play'd (Cross). Mainpiece: Not acted these 7 years. Receipts: #150 (Cross); #141 15s. (Powel)


Mainpiece Title: The Funeral; Or, Grief A-la-mode

Performance Comment: Lady Brumpton-Mrs Pritchard; Hardy-Sowdon; Campley-Woodward; Brumpton-Winstone; Trusty-Berry; Trim-Yates; Sable-Neale; Puzzle-Bridges; Lady Charlotte-Mrs Elmy; Mrs Fardingale-Mrs Green; Tattleaid-Mrs Bridges; Mlle D'Epingle-Mrs Cross; Lady Harriot-Young Gentlewoman her first appearance on any stage [Miss Thurmond-Cross]..
Role: Lady Brumpton Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Hardy Actor: Sowdon
Role: Campley Actor: Woodward
Role: Brumpton Actor: Winstone
Role: Trusty Actor: Berry
Role: Trim Actor: Yates
Role: Sable Actor: Neale
Role: Puzzle Actor: Bridges
Role: Lady Charlotte Actor: Mrs Elmy
Role: Mrs Fardingale Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Tattleaid Actor: Mrs Bridges
Role: Mlle D'Epingle Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Lady Harriot Actor: Young Gentlewoman her first appearance on any stage
Role: Miss Thurmond Actor: Cross

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Role: Parts Actor: _Yates, _Vaughan.
Role: Drunken Man Actor: Garrick
Role: Fine Gentleman Actor: Woodward
Role: Taylor Actor: Yates
Role: Old Man Actor: Taswell
Role: Charon Actor: Winstone
Role: Tatoo Actor: King
Role: Aesop Actor: Bridges
Role: Mercury Actor: Beard
Role: Mrs Riot Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Mrs Tatoo Actor: Mrs Green.-Edition of 1749.
Role: Mrs Green. Actor: Edition of 1749.
Event Comment: This play was reviv'd instead of ye London Cuckolds by way of Compliment to the City--not lik'd at all--Mr Ross being ill Mr Mattocks did his part at 2 Day's Notice, wch at the end of the 4 Act Mr Woodward told the Audience, & tho Mr Mattocks was hiss'd before, when he next appear'd they gave him great Applause. Mattocks never play'd a principal part before in London (Cross). Mainpiece: Never Acted there. [Inspector No 206 reports a letter on the lack of wisdom of giving the London Cuckolds on Lord Mayor's Day, as the morals of the trading youth have been corrupted by it the writer rejoices to see the substitution of Eastward Hoe for it (Daily Advertiser and Literary Gazette).] Receipts: #130 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: Eastward Hoe; Or, Ye Prentices

Performance Comment: Quicksilver-Woodward; Sir Petronel Flash-Palmer; Security-Shuter; Seagull-Blakes; Golding-Mattocks; Bramble-Simson; Spendall-Mozeen; Scapethrift-W. Vaughan; Wolf-Burton; Touchstone-Yates; Holdfast-Atkins; Constable-H. Vaughan; Drawer-Ackman; Page-Master Cross; Mildred-Miss Minors; Mrs Touchstone-Mrs Cross; Syndyfy-Mrs Bennet; Winifred-Mrs Toogood; Girtred-Mrs Clive; with new Occasional Prologue-Woodward.
Role: Quicksilver Actor: Woodward
Role: Sir Petronel Flash Actor: Palmer
Role: Security Actor: Shuter
Role: Seagull Actor: Blakes
Role: Golding Actor: Mattocks
Role: Bramble Actor: Simson
Role: Spendall Actor: Mozeen
Role: Scapethrift Actor: W. Vaughan
Role: Wolf Actor: Burton
Role: Touchstone Actor: Yates
Role: Holdfast Actor: Atkins
Role: Constable Actor: H. Vaughan
Role: Drawer Actor: Ackman
Role: Page Actor: Master Cross
Role: Mildred Actor: Miss Minors
Role: Mrs Touchstone Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Syndyfy Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Winifred Actor: Mrs Toogood
Role: Girtred Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: with new Occasional Prologue Actor: Woodward.

Afterpiece Title: The Anatomist

Role: Le Medicin Actor: Blakes
Role: Old Gerald Actor: Shuter
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Crispin Actor: Yates.

Dance: HHornpipe-Mathews; The Little Swiss

Event Comment: At Cross and Bridges' Booth, opposite the Hospital Gate. A new Dramatick Droll...being founded on a Story in Real Life, as related in the Memoirs of the celebrated Mrs Constantia Phillips. In which will be introduc'd a New Scene of Bedlam...Interspers'd witn a Merry Interlude call'd The Jovial Tars...with the Comical Humours of Nurse Prate and Will Bowling the Jovial Tar; as also of Jack Hanspite, Nick Hatchway, and Simon Bucket, Sailors; with Mary the Chambermaid, Susan of the Dairy, Kate of the Kitchen, and Nan the Spinster. To begin each day at noon. An extraordinary band of music is provided. Prices: 1s. 6d., 1s., 6d


Mainpiece Title: The Fair Lunatick; Or, The Generous Sailor

Performance Comment: Charles-Holtham; Constant-Bridges; Mrs Constant-Mrs Greenwood; Peggy (the Fair Lunatick)-Miss Davies.
Role: Charles Actor: Holtham
Role: Constant Actor: Bridges
Role: Mrs Constant Actor: Mrs Greenwood
Role: Peggy Actor: Miss Davies.

Afterpiece Title: Modern Madness; or, A Touch of the Times

Performance Comment: Keeper-Bridges; Clack-Smith; Master Clack-Master Cross; Mrs Clack-Mrs Daniel; Madam Taste-Mrs Cross; Solomon Overzeal-Clough; Modern Poet-Cross.
Role: Keeper Actor: Bridges
Role: Clack Actor: Smith
Role: Master Clack Actor: Master Cross
Role: Mrs Clack Actor: Mrs Daniel
Role: Madam Taste Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Solomon Overzeal Actor: Clough
Role: Modern Poet Actor: Cross.

Afterpiece Title: The Jubilee Ball, a Grand Scene

Monologue: 1749 8 24 bf I+Interlude The Jovial Jack Tars, or All Well Match'd. Nurse Prate-Mrs Cross; Mary-Mrs Daniel; Jack Bridle-Cross; Will Bowling-Clough

Performance Comment: Nurse Prate-Mrs Cross; Mary-Mrs Daniel; Jack Bridle-Cross; Will Bowling-Clough.
Role: Nurse Prate Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Mary Actor: Mrs Daniel
Role: Jack Bridle Actor: Cross
Role: Will Bowling Actor: Clough.

Dance: TThe Medley of Jokes-; the French Peasants-Master Matthews, Mrs Annesley