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Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; C 3, by Sarah Gardner. Prologue by the author (London Chronicle, 11 Aug.). Larpent MS 435; not published; synopsis of plot in London Magazine, Aug. 1777, p. 433. For a description of the difficulties attending the reception of this play, from a recently discovered MS by Mrs Gardner, see Theatre Notebook, VII, 76-81]


Mainpiece Title: The Advertisement; Or, A Bold Stroke For A Husband

Performance Comment: Principal Parts by Parsons, Egan, Jackson, R. Palmer, Fearon, Blissett, Walker, Edwin, Mrs Colles, Miss Hale, Miss Platt, Mrs Love, Mrs Gardner. Cast from Public Advertiser, 12 Aug.: Doctor Obstetric-Parsons; Capt. O'Cannon-Egan; Jack Steerage-Jackson; George Wydham-R. Palmer; Sir William Wydham-Fearon; Careful-Blissett; MacLocust-Walker; Snap-Edwin; Mrs Epigram-Mrs Colles; La Bronze-Miss Hale; Lydia Fanlove-Miss Platt; Landlady-Mrs Love; Widow Holdfast-Mrs Gardner; Prologue-Mrs Gardner.
Role: Mrs Epigram Actor: Mrs Colles
Role: Landlady Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Widow Holdfast Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Gardner.
Related Works
Related Work: The Advertisement; or, A Bold Stroke for a Husband Author(s): Sarah Gardner

Afterpiece Title: The Citizen

Role: Corinna Actor: Mrs W. Palmer
Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Everard. 1st piece [1st time; PREL 1, by Sarah Gardner. Larpent MS 1101; not published]. 2nd piece: Never acted here [acted 19 Aug. 1784]. [3rd piece: Prologue by Samuel Foote.] Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. The Doors to be opened at 5:00. To begin at 6:15. Tickets to be had at No. 21, Carey-street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields; New Slaughter's Coffee-house, St. Martin's-lane; of Adams, the Duke of Clarence Coffee-house, Haymarket; and of Everard, at Mr Shade's, Woburn-street, near Drury Lane Theatre


Mainpiece Title: Mrs Doggrell In Her Altitudes; Or, The Effects Of A West India Ramble

Performance Comment: Characters-Everard, Mrs Gardner; [Larpent MS lists the parts: Freeman , Hearley , Trunnell , Tom , Mrs Doggrell .] A new Occasional Prologue-Thornton.
Role: Characters Actor: Everard, Mrs Gardner
Related Works
Related Work: Mrs. Doggrell in her Altitudes; or, The Effects of a West India Ramble Author(s): Sarah Gardner

Afterpiece Title: The Clandestine Marriage

Performance Comment: Lord Ogleby (for that night only)-Thornton (of the Theatre-Royal Windsor; 1st appearance in London); Canton-Everard (late of the Theatre-Royal Drury-Lane); Miss Sterling-A Young Lady (1st appearance on any stage [unidentified]); Mrs Heidelberg-Mrs Gardner (1st appearance since her return from the West Indies).
Role: Mrs Heidelberg Actor: Mrs Gardner

Afterpiece Title: The Author

Performance Comment: Cadwallader (with the original Prologue)-Everard; Prologue-Everard; Mrs Cadwallader-Mrs Gardner.
Role: Mrs Cadwallader Actor: Mrs Gardner.
Event Comment: NNeville MS Diary: Went to ye Pit to see ye Beggar's Opera-oblig'd to stand till ye play was over-Read some parts of ye Opera which I borrowed at Davies's, before it began and between the acts. Barry is a good Macheath, but most persons who have seen him when young observe that he has not ye activity and fire he then had. He sings tolerably as does Mrs Dancer; but both are greatest in ye acting part. Mrs D. is ye best Polly I ever saw, having that sensibility which your mere singing Pollys generally want. Mrs Mahon did Lucy with great ease and propriety, and has a good deal of expression in her countenance. Thomson has a force and mellowness of voice very suitable to ye character of Lockit. I do not think Weston excels in Filch. Shuter raised vast applause by adding, after Trapes has said "done under the Surgeon's hand'--"Oh dreadful and in such weather too!" Bannister in Mat added--"Die hard"--and Palmer in Budge--"Die game--" Mrs Slam is new. We had at ye end of Act 2 the Fing., of Act 3 a New Hornpipe, and at ye end of ye Opera the H. Peasant by $Miss Froment">Mrs Gardner's pretending to get drunk in Mrs Slam is new. We had at ye end of Act 2 the Fing., of Act 3 a New Hornpipe, and at ye end of ye Opera the H. Peasant by $Miss Froment, with Duke and No Duke-of which I am tired


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: Macheath-Barry; Lockit-Thompson; Mat-Bannister; Ben Budge-Palmer; Peachum-Shuter; Filch-Weston; Jemmy Twitcher-Smith; Crook@finger'd Jack-Lyngs; Wat Dreary-Newton; Robin o Bagshot-Gardner; Nymming Ned-Pynn; Harry Paddington-Loveman; Player-Strange; Beggar-Castle; Lucy-Mrs Mahon (being her first appearance on that Stage); Mrs Peachum-Mrs Johnson; Mrs Slammekin-Mrs Gardner; Molly Brazen-Mrs Burden; Dolly Trull-Mrs Kirby; Betty Doxy-Mrs Palmer; Polly-Mrs Dancer.
Role: Robin o Bagshot Actor: Gardner
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Mahon
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Johnson
Role: Mrs Slammekin Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Molly Brazen Actor: Mrs Burden
Role: Dolly Trull Actor: Mrs Kirby
Role: Betty Doxy Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Polly Actor: Mrs Dancer.

Afterpiece Title: A Duke and no Duke

Dance: II: The Fingalian Dance-; III: New Hornpipe-; End Opera: The Italian Peasants-Miss Froment

Event Comment: By permission. Benefit Mrs Gardner. Tickets delivered by Mr Death will be admitted. Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s


Mainpiece Title: The Beaux Stratagem

Performance Comment: Scrub-Mrs Gardner; Archer-Death (from the Theatre in Norwich); Aimwell-Davis; Sullen-F. Gentleman; Boniface-a Gentleman; Gibbet-Gardner; Foigard-Vandermere; Sir Charles Freeman-Dancer; Cherry-Young Gentlewoman, her first appearance on any Stage; Dorinda-Mrs Cockane; Lady Bountiful-Mrs White; Gipsey-Miss Trowell; Mrs Sullen-Miss Ogilvie.
Role: Scrub Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Gibbet Actor: Gardner
Role: Dorinda Actor: Mrs Cockane
Role: Lady Bountiful Actor: Mrs White
Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: Miss Ogilvie.

Afterpiece Title: The Vintner Tricked

Performance Comment: Mixum-Brownsmith; Mrs Mixum-Mrs Gardner; Vizard-Vandermere; Solomon Smack-Dancer.
Role: Mrs Mixum Actor: Mrs Gardner

Entertainment: IV: Tragical Imitations-Miss Rose (By Particular Desire); End of Play: Imitations of Mr and Mrs Cadwallader-Mas. Frank, Miss Rose; Between the Acts of the Farce: The Picture of a Playhouse; or, Bucks have at ye all-Death

Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Mrs Gardner


Mainpiece Title: The Merchant Of Venice

Performance Comment: Shylock-Gardner, his first appearance in that character; Bassanio-Fearon; Gratiano-Vandermere; Lorenzo-Dancer; Antonio-F. Gentleman; Old Gobbo-Wooler; Salanio-Vowell; Salerino-Griffiths; Launcelot-Graham; Duke-Lloyd; Portia-Mrs Gardner, first appearance in that character; Nerissa-Mrs Collett; Jessica-Mrs Granger.

Afterpiece Title: The Tobacconist

Performance Comment: Abel Drugger-Mrs Gardner.
Role: Abel Drugger Actor: Mrs Gardner.

Entertainment: IV: Double Hornpipe-Master and Miss West; End of Play: Bucks have at ye all-a young Gentleman, first appearance on any stage

Event Comment: Afterpiece: A New Comic Opera. The Music by Hooke, [text attributed to Thomas Bridges. Prologue spoken in the character of Flora by Mrs Gardner. At the conclusion Dido hangs herself in her own garters. She is cut down and gives her hand to Iarbas.


Mainpiece Title: The Brothers

Role: Sophia Actor: Mrs Didier
Role: Fanny Actor: Mrs Granger
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Collett
Role: Lady Dove Actor: Mrs Gardner

Afterpiece Title: Dido

Performance Comment: Parts-Dibdin, Phillips, Vandermere, Cornelys, Robson, Hamilton, Farrell, Mas. Sewett, Groves, Mrs Didier, Miss Ambrose, Mrs Granger, Mrs Collett, Mrs Jewell. Prologue-Mrs Gardner; Eneas-Dibdin; Achates-Robson; Neptune-Phillips; Eolus-Hamilton; Vulcan-Vandermere; Iarbas-Cornelys; Antheus-Farrell; Cupid-Mas. Sewett; Dido-Mrs Didier; Juno-Miss Ambrose; Nanny-Mrs Granger; Iris-Mrs Collins; Venus-Mrs Jewell (Edition of 1771).

Dance: End: Double Hornpipe-Mas. and Miss West

Event Comment: By Permission. Benefit for Mrs Gardner


Mainpiece Title: The Beaux Stratagem

Performance Comment: Scrub (By Particular Desire and for that night only)-Shuter; Aimwell-a Gentlemen; Sir Charles-R. Palmer; Foigard-Jackson; Gibbet-Brown; Boniface-Griffiths; Sullen-Lloyd; Archer-Palmer; Cherry-Miss Essex; Lady Bountiful-Mrs Palmer; Gipsey-Mrs Love; Dorinda-Miss J. Essex; Mrs Sullen-Mrs Gardner; first time. Epilogue (spoken on an Ass)-Shuter.
Role: Lady Bountiful Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Gipsey Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: Mrs Gardner

Afterpiece Title: The Mayor of Garratt

Performance Comment: See17760809, but to Avoid confusion full cast listed. Major Sturgeon-Bannister; Jerry Sneak-Parsons; Sir Jacob-Lloyd; Crispin-Jackson; Bruin-Griffiths; Mrs Bruin-Mrs Palmer; Mrs Sneak-Mrs Gardner.
Role: Mrs Bruin Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Mrs Sneak Actor: Mrs Gardner.

Entertainment: End II: The Cries of London-Shuter; II: Imitations-Master Russell; IV: Scene of Lady Pentweazle (from Taste) Lady Pentweazle -Mas. Russell; End: Interlude from the Register Office-Lloyd, Miss Francis, Mrs Gardner

Performance Comment: Russell; End: Interlude from the Register Office-Lloyd, Miss Francis, Mrs Gardner.
Event Comment: By Permission. Benefit for Mrs Gardner. Note: For performance at cg 20 September, See Season of 1775-1776, p. 1911


Mainpiece Title: The Commissary

Performance Comment: As17750913, but Commissary-Mrs Gardner; Gruel-Lloyd; Fungus-Griffith; Dr Catgut, Coachman-Jacobs; Young Loveit-Lane; Paduasoy-Richards; Widow Loveit-Morris; Jenny-Miss Weller; Dolly-Young Gentlewoman; Mrs Mechlin-Mrs Williams.
Role: Commissary Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Mrs Mechlin Actor: Mrs Williams.
Role: Mrs Loveit Actor: Wilson.

Afterpiece Title: The Author

Performance Comment: As17750721 but Cadwallader-Lewis; Sprightly-Chapman; Young Cape-Everard; Governor-Griffith; Vamp-Morris; Poet-Richard; Printer's Devil-Jacobs; Robin-Lloyd; Bell-Mrs Palmer; Mrs Cadwallader-Mrs Gardner.
Role: Bell Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Mrs Cadwallader Actor: Mrs Gardner.

Monologue: Scene from The Register Office. As 19 Sept

Dance: Hornpipe-Everard

Event Comment: Benefit for Perry and Gardner. Tickets deliver'd for Venice Preserv'd for this night will be taken. Mainpiece: By Particular Desire. Charges #64 5s. Deficit to Perry and Gardner #7 10s. 6d. apiece, covered by income from tickets: Perry #58 1s. (Box 21; Pit 184; Gallery 252); Gardner #58 14s. (Box 102; Pit 130; Gallery 137) (Account Book). Receipts: #49 4s


Mainpiece Title: George Barnwell

Performance Comment: As17690925, but George-Perry, first time; Truman-Lewes; Uncle-Gardner.
Role: Uncle Actor: Gardner.
Role: Maria Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Millwood Actor: Mrs Ward

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: Flash-Perry, first time; Fribble (with Song)-Shuter; Loveit-Lewes; Puff-Dunstall; Tag-Mrs Green; Biddy-Mrs Gardner , first time.
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Biddy Actor: Mrs Gardner , first time.

Entertainment: End: Hippisley's Drunken Man with additions and Alterations-Shuter

Dance: TThe Tambourine, as17700501

Event Comment: Benefit for Jewell, treasurer. Afterpiece [1st time; MF 2, by George Colman, the younger. It has also been ascribed to Sarah Gardner, but for Colman's authorship see Peake, 11, 99. Composer of music unknown. MS: Larpent 589; not published]: The Words of the Songs are inserted in the Public Papers of this Day. Public Advertiser, 12 Aug.: Tickets to be had of Jewell, in Suffolk Street


Mainpiece Title: The Spanish Barber

Afterpiece Title: The Female Dramatist

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Edwin, Baddeley, Staunton, Massey, Painter, Wood, Swords, R. Palmer, Bannister Jun.; Mrs Wells, Miss Morris, Mrs Gardner. [Cast from London Chronicle, 17 Aug.: Medley-Edwin; Nego-Baddeley; Beverley-Staunton; Crape-Wood; Vapour-R. Palmer; Timothy Dash-Bannister Jun.; Slipshod-Mrs Wells; Harriet-Miss Morris; Mrs Metaphor-Mrs Gardner. Massey, Painter, Swords are unassigned.] hathi. hathi.

Dance: As17820613

Event Comment: Benefit for Gardner and R. Smith. Charges #66 10s. Deficit to actors #15 7s. covered by income from tickets: Gardner #39 13s. (Box 44; Pit 105; Gallery 129); R. Smith #67 8s. (Box 28; Pit 268; Gallery 202). Rec'd from Mrs Trott and Symmonds their 1!2 value of tickets 6th Inst. (Account Book). Receipts: #51 3s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: Cymbeline

Performance Comment: As17690425 but Philario-Morris; Arviragus-R. Smith; Imogen-Mrs Bulkley, 1st time.
Role: Imogen Actor: Mrs Bulkley, 1st time.
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Singing Actor: Mrs Thompson.

Afterpiece Title: The Upholsterer

Performance Comment: As17690415 but Termagant-Mrs Gardner; Harriet-_.
Role: Termagant Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs DuBellamy.
Role: Rhodope Actor: Mrs Lampe
Role: Mrs Mattocks Genius of England Actor: Mahon
Role: Calliope Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Young Shepherdess Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Copin
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Dyer
Role: Eurydice Actor: Mrs Baker.

Dance: III: The Merry Sailors, as17680920

Event Comment: [This New Comedy (by Mrs Elizabeth Griffith) seems not to have been performed this night, according to the author's Preface to her Edition of 1772. Shuter had been unattentive and absent from many rehearsals]: At length though late [in the season] a day was appointed for the representation, and on that morning Mr Shuter appeared at rehearsal, pretty much in the same state as before, and confessed himself incapable of performing his part, that night. Upon which the play was oblig'd to be further postponed, and handbills were sent about at noon, to advertise town of the disappointment....A further final day was afterwards determined on, but the audience being out of humour at their former disappointment, called Mr Shuter to account for it, on his first appearance; which threw him into such confusion, that he was not able to get the better of it, throughtout the whole the hurry of his spirits the actor not only forgot his part, the deficiency of which he endeavoured to supply with his own dialect, but also seemed to lose all idea of the character he was to perform; and made the Governor appear in a light which the author never intended: that of a mean, ridiculous buffoon. [Mrs Griffith concluded her preface by relating how her friends stood by the piece, but two or three in the gallery, when it was given out again objected and threw an apple at the chandeliers, which so perturbed the management that the play was withdrawn. She therefore published it by subscription, prefixing the names of about 440 subscribers, persons of the first quality, including James Boswell, Edmund Burke, Col. Burgoyne, the Duke of Devonshire, David Garrick, Mrs Montague, William Richardson, and a host of writers, players, and people of fashion. This list provides a pretty good roster of those who filled the boxes and part of the pit of both theatres at the time.] Paid Younger #2 2s. for the license for A Wife in the Right (Account Book). Receipts: #218 12s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: A Wife In The Right

Performance Comment: parts by Smith, Shuter, Bensley, Quick, Kniveton, Morris, Wignell, Mrs Mattocks, Mrs Bulkley, Mrs Green, Mrs Gardner, Miss Miller. Prologue and Epilogue. Lord Seaton-Smith; Col. Ramsay-Bensley; Governor Anderson-Shuter; Bull-Quick; Squeezem-Kniveton; Varnish-Morris; Nicholas-Wignell; Lady Seaton-Miss Miller; Mrs Frankly-Mrs Mattocks; Miss Melville-Mrs Bulkley; Mrs Markam-Mrs Green; Lucy-Mrs Gardner; Prologue-Mrs Bulkley; Epilogue-Mrs Mattocks (Edition of 1772).
Role: Mrs Frankly Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Miss Melville Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Mrs Markam Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Mattocks

Afterpiece Title: The Intriguing Chambermaid

Role: Mrs Highman Actor: Mrs Ferguson
Role: Lettice Actor: Mrs Green.
Event Comment: Benefit for R. Smith and Gardner. Charges #64 5s. Deficit due to House from Actors #27 9s. 6d. Their income from tickets was: R. Smith #68 from 28 Box Tickets; 278 Pit; 193 Gallery. Gardner #48 12s. (40 Box; 154 Pit; 155 Gallery). Receipts: #36 15s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Wonder

Performance Comment: As17671127, but Lopez-Dunstall; Flora-Mrs Gardner.
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Gardner.
Role: Frederick Actor: Gardner
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Inis Actor: Mrs Green

Afterpiece Title: The Musical Lady

Role: Laundress Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Lady Scrape Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Sophy Actor: Mrs Mattocks.

Ballet: End: The Wapping Landlady. Double Hornpipe As17680416

Event Comment: Mainpiece: A New Comedy of 3 Acts [by George Colman] never performed. [In the Shakespearean Pageant, with figures from seventeen of his plays, the chief effectiveness lay with the Musicians who ushered in each group with appropriate music: Martial Music-The Roman Characters of Coriolanus and Julius Caesar; Soft Music-Antony and Cleopatra; Grand Music, Old English Characters-King John, Richard III, Henry VIII: Magical Music, "above, about, underneath" for Prospero; Macbeth's Music; Fairy Music-Oberon and Titania; Solemn Music for Tragic Muse accompanied by Othello, Hamlet, the Ghost, Mad Ophelia and Lear with Cordelia; Dead March in Saul-Juliet's Bier with attendants; Allegro for the Comic Muse-Falstaff, Touchstone, Launcelot, Malvolio; Andante-Florizel and Perdita, Portia Antonio and Bassanio; Flourish-for Car drawn by the muses carrying Shakespeare's Bust; Final Song by Mrs Mattocks, "Sweetest Bard that Ever Sung, Nature's glory, Fancy's Child--." The Prelude is, in print, entirely favorable to Garrick's effort at Stratford. But it could be rendered in a mercilessly ironical manner if the three participating actors so chose. Mainpiece reviewed in the Freeholder's Magazine, Oct.] Receipts: #224 10s


Mainpiece Title: Man And Wife; Or, The Shakespeare Jubilee

Performance Comment: Parts-Woodward, Shuter, Morris, Lewes, R. Smith, Davis, Dunstall, Perry, Quick, Wignell, Fox, Herbert, Mrs Green, Mrs Gardner, A Young Gentlewoman, who never appeared on any stage, Mrs Mattocks, Mrs Bulkley. With a Prelude-; Marcourt-Woodward; Cross-Shuter; Landlord-Morris; Luke-Lewes; Fleece-R. Smith; Buck-Davis; Kitchen-Dunstall; Col. Frankly-Perry; Ostler-Quick; Snarl-Wignell; Passengers-Fox, Herbert; Mrs Cross-Mrs Green; Landlady-Mrs Gardner; Sally-A Young Gentlewoman who never appeared on any stage; Miss Mary Linley, afterwards Mrs Tickell (Winston MS 10); Lettice-Mrs Mattocks; Charlotte-Mrs Bulkley; Passengers-Miss Pearce, Mrs Copin; With a Prelude, Dapperwit-Dyer; Jenkins-Hull; Townly-Wroughton (Edition of 1770).

Afterpiece Title: Damon and Phillida

Performance Comment: Damon-DuBellamy; Mopsus-Dunstall; Cymon-Hamilton; Corydon-Wignell; Arcas-Davis; Phillida-Mrs Baker.
Role: Phillida Actor: Mrs Baker.

Entertainment: End II: Pageant exhibiting the characters of Shakespeare-; End III: Representation of the Amphitheatre at Stratford Upon Avon-; with a Masquerade-

Event Comment: Mainpiece: A New Comedy [by Charlotte Lennox]. Never Performed. Prologue by Colman. Epilogue by Goldsmith. Treated so badly by the audience this first night that Mrs Lennox withdrew it. Burgoyne's The Heiress [dl, 14 Jan. 1784] draws upon it (Genest, V, 242). Receipts: #234 5s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Sister

Performance Comment: Parts by: Powell, Smith, Clarke, Cushing, Mrs Ward, Mrs Gardner, Miss Pearce, Mrs Bulkley, Miss Morris. With a Prologue and Epilogue. Courtney-Powell; Lord Clairville-Smith; Earl Belmont-Clarke; Will-Cushing; Lady Autumn-Mrs Ward; Betty-Mrs Gardner; Simple-Miss Pearce; Miss Autumn-Mrs Bulkley; Miss Courtney-Miss Morris; With Prologue-Mattocks; Epilogue-Mrs Bulkley (Edn. of 1769).
Role: Lady Autumn Actor: Mrs Ward
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Miss Autumn Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Bulkley

Afterpiece Title: Damon and Phillida

Role: Phillida Actor: Mrs Baker.

Dance: I: The Reel, as17681212

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Mattocks. Mainpiece: Never Acted There. Afterpiece (music by Dr Arne): Not acted this season (playbill). Charges #64 5s. Profit to Mrs Mattocks #89 2s. 6d., plus #57 11s. from tickets (Box 211; Pit 32). Rec'd from Condell for Fruit Rent this season #20 (Account Book). Receipts: #153 7s. 6d. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: Twelfth Night

Performance Comment: Sir Andrew-Woodward; Malvolio-Yates; Orsino-Hull; Sir Toby Belch-Dunstall; Sebastian-Wroughton; Clown (with original Epilogue song)-Dyer; Antonio-Gardner; Fabian-Lewes; Olivia-Mrs Mattocks; Maria-Mrs Gardner; Viola-Mrs Yates, 1st time; In the Play Three Incidental Songs-Reinhold, Mrs Mattocks. The music of the two by Dr Arne.

Afterpiece Title: The Country Madcap

Performance Comment: Ballad-Mattocks; Cantileno-Reinhold; Zorobabel-Quick; Lord Bawble-Lewes; Mrs Midnight-Mrs Pitt; Jenny-Miss Pearce; The Country Madcap-Mattocks.
Role: Mrs Midnight Actor: Mrs Pitt

Dance: End: The Old ground Young=, as17711030

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Jewell. By Permission. A Tragedy for Warm Weather, not acted these ten Years, written after the manner of the worst as well as the best English Poets [author unknown] Containing, amongst a Variety of Particulars curious, entertaining, and pathetic, the Rebellion of the Journeymen Tailors, their Military Preparations and Election of a Chief, their Skirmishes, Ambushes, Sieges, Councils and Combats; their Division into Flints, and Dungs; with the Defection of the Dungs, at the Pass of Butcher Row and total Overthrow of the Flints at the famous Battle of Temple Bar; together with the Captivit and End of their valiant leader. [Colman's shortened version of the 1767 play (Biographia Dramatica).


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: See17750921, but Macheath-Bannister; Peachum-Shuter; Filch-Parsons; Lockit-Lloyd; Mat-Brett; Lucy-Mrs Greville; Mrs Slammekin-Mrs Gardner; Mrs Peachum-Mrs Love; Polly-Mrs Jewell.
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: Mrs Slammekin Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Polly Actor: Mrs Jewell.

Afterpiece Title: The Taylors

Performance Comment: Master Taylors-Franscisco, Parsons; Campbello-Griffiths; Regniades-R. Palmer; Flints-; Abrahamades-Palmer; Isaacos-Fearon; Jackides-Jackson; Barnado-Davis; Dungs: Zacharyades-Walters; Timotheus-Stephens; Ladies-Mrs Gardner, Mrs Love, Miss Platt, Mrs W. Palmer, Mrs Jewell.

Entertainment: The Cries of London-Shuter

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Fearon. By Authority


Mainpiece Title: The Provoked Husband

Performance Comment: Lord Townly-Fearon; Manly-Griffiths; Count Bassett-Dancer; Squire Richard-Vandermere; John Moody-Lloyd; Servant-Vowell; Sir Francis Wronghead-a Gentleman from Dublin; Lady Wronghead-Mrs Gardner; Lady Grace-Mrs Collett; Miss Jenny-Mrs Fearon; Mrs Motherly-Mrs Granger; Lady Townly-a Gentlewoman, from Dublin.
Role: Lady Wronghead Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Lady Grace Actor: Mrs Collett
Role: Miss Jenny Actor: Mrs Fearon
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Granger

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: As17710626 but Loveit-Dancer; Puff-Jones; Flash-Fearon; Tagg-Mrs Collet; Jasper-Vowell.
Role: Tagg Actor: Mrs Collet
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Collins.
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Mrs Granger
Event Comment: [Last time of performing till the Holidays. Miss Brown identifield by Winston MS 10 and playbill for 29 Oct. 1772 as the young lady, although Miss Potts and Mrs Woodman would seem likely candidates too.] Paid Dunstall the Balance of Theatrical Fund profit #68 1s. 6d. (Account Book). Receipts: #209 17s. 6d. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Role: Polly Actor: Mrs Woodman, 1st time.
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Diana Trapes Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Mrs Slammekin Actor: Mrs Green

Afterpiece Title: Man and Wife

Performance Comment: Marcourt-Woodward; Cross-Shuter; Kitchen-Dunstall; Col. Freeman-DuBellamy; Buck-Davis; Luke-Lewes; Snarl-Wignell; Fleece-R. Smith; Landlord-Morris; Mrs Cross-Mrs Green; Charlotte-Mrs Bulkley; Lettice-Mrs Kniveton; Landlady-Mrs Gardner; Sally-by the young Lady who performed in the Maid of the Mill and the Fairy Prince.
Role: Mrs Cross Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Lettice Actor: Mrs Kniveton
Role: Landlady Actor: Mrs Gardner

Dance: II: Comic Dance, as17711031

Event Comment: [This was Mrs Hitchcock's 1st appearance in London. Miss Farren was from the Manchester theatre. Miss Twist is identified in playbill of 14 July.] Because of Foote's acting scarcely anything but his own plays "a relaxation of discipline has been fallen into at the Haymarket... The audience last night, however, were not less surprized than pleased at the very regular manner in which the Comedy and the Burletta were exhibited. All the business of the stage perfect, all the little parts smoothly given, and the whole rather superior than inferior to a performance at either of the Winter Theatres" (Morning Chronicle, 10 June)


Mainpiece Title: She Stoops To Conquer

Performance Comment: Young Marlow-Palmer; Hastings (with a song)-DuBellamy; Sir Charles Marlow-Fearon; Diggory-Massey; Landlord-Griffiths; Tony Lumpkin-Jackson; Hardcastle-Edwin; Miss Neville-Mrs Hitchcock [from the Theatre Royal, Bath (on playbill of 6 June)]; Mrs Hardcastle-Mrs Gardner; Betty-Mrs Poussin; Miss Hardcastle-Miss Farren (1st appearance in London).
Role: Miss Neville Actor: Mrs Hitchcock
Role: Mrs Hardcastle Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Poussin

Afterpiece Title: Midas

Performance Comment: Midas-Edwin; Apollo-Du-Bellamy; Sileno-Massey; Jupiter-Griffiths; Damaetas-Blissett; Pan-Bannister; Juno-Mrs Poussin; Mysis-Mrs Love; Daphne-Mrs Hitchcock; Nysa-A Young Gentlewoman (1st appearance on any stage [Miss Twist]).Miss Twist]).
Role: Juno Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Mysis Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Daphne Actor: Mrs Hitchcock
Event Comment: Benefit for Mr and Mrs DuBellamy. Charges #64 00s. Deficit to the DuBellamys #26 10s., covered by #60 6s. from tickets (Box 93; Pit 205; Gallery 63). Receipts: #37 18s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: She Wou'd And She Wou'd Not; Or, The Kind Imposter

Performance Comment: Manuel-Shuter; Philip-Bensley; Octavio-DuBellamy; Soto-Dunstall; Trappanti-Woodward; Don Luis-Davis; Corrigidore-Wignel; Rosara-Mrs Mattocks; Flora-Mrs Gardner; Viletta-Mrs Pitt; Hypolita, 1st time-Mrs DuBellamy.
Role: Rosara Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Viletta Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: 1st time Actor: Mrs DuBellamy.

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Performance Comment: As17680426 but Sally-Mrs Pinto; new song-DuBellamy.

Song: I: Angelic Fair, a new song-DuBellamy; IV: By Particular Desire, the Cantata of Cymon and Iphigenia-DuBellamy

Ballet: End: The Wapping Landlady. As17680416

Event Comment: The Farce altered form Ben Johnson, by the author of The Tobacconist. By Authority for one Night only. Benefit Vandermere. Tickets delivered by Fearon, Collett, Mrs Granger, Dancer, Mrs Didier will be admitted. [Hissed (Whitehall Evening Post).


Mainpiece Title: Love In A Village

Performance Comment: Woodcock-Vandermere; Young Meadows-Robson; Hawthorn-Fearon; Sir William Meadows-F. Gentleman; Eustace-Dancer; Hodge-Griffiths; Rosetta-Mrs Didier; Lucinda-Miss Ambrose; Madge-Mrs Collet; Deborah Woodcock-Mrs Gardner.
Role: Rosetta Actor: Mrs Didier
Role: Madge Actor: Mrs Collet
Role: Deborah Woodcock Actor: Mrs Gardner.

Afterpiece Title: The Coxcombs

Performance Comment: Sir Ambrose Lafoole-Vandermere; Sir John Daw-Dancer; Mrs Frill-Mrs Didier; other parts-Didier, Gentleman, Fearon; Prologue-F. Gentleman (Whitehall Evening Post).
Role: Mrs Frill Actor: Mrs Didier

Dance: I: Statue Dance-; End Opera: Dance-the Characters; End Dance: Hornpipe-Lepper

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Lessingham. Mainpiece: Not acted these 5 years. [See 29 Dec. 1766.] Afterpiece: A Comedy of two acts taken from Vanbrugh's Relapse [by John Lee?]. Tickets by Mas. Harris will be taken. Charges #65 18s.; Profit to Mrs Lessingham #39 18s. 6d., plus #79 13s. from tickets (Box 166; Pit 131; Gallery 185) (Account Book). [The Gentleman who played King Henry was George Savile Carey (Hogan).] Receipts: #105 16s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: King Henry Iv, Part Ii

Performance Comment: King Henry-A Gentleman, first appearance any stage; Prince of Wales (By Particular Desire)-Mrs Lessingham; Achbp York-Clarke; Prince John-Davis; Westmorland-Hull; Chief Justice-Younger; Shallow (that night only)-Woodward; Pistol-Hamilton; Poins-Wroughton; Bullcalf-Dunstall; Hostess-Mrs Pitt; Doll Tearsheet-Mrs Gardner; Falstaff-Shuter.
Role: Prince of Wales Actor: Mrs Lessingham
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Doll Tearsheet Actor: Mrs Gardner

Afterpiece Title: The Man of Quality

Performance Comment: Lord Foppington-Woodward; Sir Tunbelly-Dunstall; Young Fashion-Lewes; Coupler-Quick; Lory-Cushing; Nurse-Mrs Pitt; Miss Hoyden (With an Apology in character to the Town)-Mrs Lessingham.
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Miss Hoyden Actor: Mrs Lessingham.

Music: End: A Concerto on the Double Mandoline, Royal Guitar-Sg Mussolini, after which he will accompany a young Gentlewoman in a song, being their first appearance in Public

Event Comment: By Permission. Benefit for Williams, Mrs Weston


Mainpiece Title: The Busy Body

Performance Comment: Marplot-Weston (first time that part); Sir George Airy-Whitefield; Charles-Lane; Sir Jealous Traffic-Lewes; Whisper-Everard; Butler-Lloyd; Sir Francis's Servant-Thompson; Sir Jealous's Servant-Jackson; Patch-Mrs Gardner; Isabinda-Mrs Whitefield; Scentwell-Mrs Weston; Miranda-Mrs Williams.
Role: Patch Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Isabinda Actor: Mrs Whitefield
Role: Scentwell Actor: Mrs Weston
Role: Miranda Actor: Mrs Williams.

Afterpiece Title: The Tobacconist

Performance Comment: Abel Drugger-Weston; Subtle-Griffith; Face-Fearon; Sir Epicure Mammon-Lloyd; Knowlife-Chaplin; Headlong-Ward; Miss Rantipole-Mrs Whitefield; Doll-Mrs Gardner.
Role: Miss Rantipole Actor: Mrs Whitefield
Role: Doll Actor: Mrs Gardner.

Entertainment: End I of Farce: Imitations Vocal and Rhetorical-Bannister

Monologue: End: A Scene from The Register Office. Gulwell-Lloyd; Little Girl-Miss Frances; new character-Mrs Gardner

Performance Comment: Gulwell-Lloyd; Little Girl-Miss Frances; new character-Mrs Gardner.
Role: new character Actor: Mrs Gardner.
Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Mainpiece: Written by the celebrated Mrs Eliza Haywood. Not acted these 6 years. Afterpiece [1st time; F 2 (?)]: Written by a Comedian [unidentified. not in Larpent MS; not published]. The above Pieces have been a long Time in Rehearsal, and as no Expense has been spared in procuring respectable Performers from capital Theatres, there is no doubt (as the Comedies have sterling Merit) of their giving Satisfaction to the Audience. The Doors to be opened at 5:15. To begin at 6:15


Mainpiece Title: A Wife To Be Lett

Performance Comment: Graspall-Barrett (of hay); Captain Gaylove-Turner; Fairman-Stannard; Sneaksby-Digby; Sir Harry Beaumont-Lyon (from the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh); Shamble-Williams; Courtly-Johnson; Tim-Benson; Toywell-Russell (from the Theatre Royal, Norwich); Mrs Graspall-Mrs Harley (1st appearance); Dogwood-Mrs Gardner; Marilla (with a song)-Miss Green (1st appearance); Celemena-Miss Harrison; Widow Stately-Mrs Russell (from the Theatre Royal, Norwich); Amadea (with songs)-Miss Hemet.
Role: Mrs Graspall Actor: Mrs Harley
Role: Dogwood Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Widow Stately Actor: Mrs Russell

Afterpiece Title: The Sharper's Last Shift

Performance Comment: Principal Characters-Barrett, Turner, Johnson, Benson, Holmes, James, Stannard, Mrs Gardner, Mrs Russell.

Song: End I: Stand to your Guns-Digby

Entertainment: Monologue. End: Bucks have at ye All-Benson