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Event Comment: Benefit for Waldron and Mrs Greville. Mainpiece: Not acted these 3 years. [See 23 April 1772.] Mrs Greville Sir Harry Wildair very bad (Hopkins Diary). Receipts: #58 4s. Charges: #65 19s. Deficit to Waldron and Mrs Greville: #7 15s. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

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

Performance Comment: Sir Harry Wildair-Mrs Greville, first time; Col. Standard-Palmer, first time; Beau Clincher-King; Smuggler-Parsons; Lady Lurewell-Mrs King, first time; Clincher Jun-Waldron; Dicky-Burton; Tom Errand-Griffiths; Angelica-Miss Hopkins; Vizard-Packer; Lady Darling-Mrs Cross; Parly-Mrs Love.
Cast
Role: Sir Harry Wildair Actor: Mrs Greville, first time
Role: Standard Actor: Palmer, first time
Role: Beau Clincher Actor: King
Role: Smuggler Actor: Parsons
Role: Lady Lurewell Actor: Mrs King, first time
Role: Clincher Jun Actor: Waldron
Role: Dicky Actor: Burton
Role: Tom Errand Actor: Griffiths
Role: Angelica Actor: Miss Hopkins
Role: Vizard Actor: Packer
Role: Lady Darling Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Parly Actor: Mrs Love.

Afterpiece Title: The Deserter

Cast
Role: Henry Actor: Vernon.
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.
Role: Russet Actor: Bannister
Role: Simpkin Actor: Fawcett
Role: Soldiers Actor: Legg, Kear, Griffith, Carpenter
Role: Skirmish Actor: Parsons
Role: Flint Actor: Wright
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Smith.

Dance: V: Comic Dance, as17760415

Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Mrs Greville. Tickets and places to be had of Mrs Greville, No. 1, Queen's-court, King-street, Covent-garden. [This was Mrs Pinto's last appearance on the stage (but see 12 May 1786).]

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Suspicious Husband

Performance Comment: Ranger-Mrs Greville (1st appearance in that character); Frankly-Walton; Bellamy-Cross; Jack Meggot-Benson; Tester-Follett; Buckle-Bell; Simon-Brown; Mr Strickland-L'Estrange; Mrs Strickland-Mrs Walcot (from the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh); Jacintha-Mrs Bolton; Lucetta-Mrs Waldron; Milliner-Mrs Benson; Clarinda-Mrs Hunter .
Cast
Role: Ranger Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: Frankly Actor: Walton
Role: Bellamy Actor: Cross
Role: Jack Meggot Actor: Benson
Role: Tester Actor: Follett
Role: Buckle Actor: Bell
Role: Simon Actor: Brown
Role: Mr Strickland Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Mrs Strickland Actor: Mrs Walcot
Role: Jacintha Actor: Mrs Bolton
Role: Lucetta Actor: Mrs Waldron
Role: Milliner Actor: Mrs Benson
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Hunter

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Performance Comment: Sir Patrick-L'Estrange; Widow Brady (with the Epilogue Song)-Mrs Greville. No other parts assigned .

Song: End of mainpiece The Soldier tired of War's Alarms by Mrs Pinto

Monologue: 1785 04 26 End of Act II of mainpiece Collins's Ode on the Passions by Mrs Walcot. imitations. End of Act I of afterpiece, as 17 Sept. 1784, but An entire new dialogue in the Shades between Foote and Weston; added: Prospero (in the manner of Mossop); omitted: Prologue to Barbarossa

Event Comment: Benefit for Waldron & Mrs Greville. Public Advertiser, 19 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Waldron, No. 16, Glanville-street, Rathbone Place; of Mrs Greville at the Orange Warehouse, the Corner of King-street, Covent Garden. Receipts: #178 15s. (69.0; 15.1; 0.0; tickets: 94.14) (charge: #74 14s.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Bold Stroke For A Wife

Performance Comment: Col. Feignwell-King; Sir Philip Modelove-Baddeley; Obadiah Prim-Moody; Freeman-Packer; Sackbut-Bransby; Tradelove-Hurst; Simon Pure-Waldron; Perriwinkle-Parsons; Mrs Prim-Mrs Bradshaw; Masked Lady-Miss Platt; Betty-Mrs Smith; Ann Lovely-Mrs Greville (1st appearance in that character).
Cast
Role: Feignwell Actor: King
Role: Sir Philip Modelove Actor: Baddeley
Role: Obadiah Prim Actor: Moody
Role: Freeman Actor: Packer
Role: Sackbut Actor: Bransby
Role: Tradelove Actor: Hurst
Role: Simon Pure Actor: Waldron
Role: Perriwinkle Actor: Parsons
Role: Mrs Prim Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Masked Lady Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Smith
Role: Ann Lovely Actor: Mrs Greville

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin's Invasion

Cast
Role: Old Woman Actor: Mr Davies
Role: Harlequin Actor: Wright
Role: Mercury Actor: Davies
Role: Snip Actor: Parsons
Role: Simon Actor: Moody
Role: Gasconade Actor: Baddeley
Role: Corporal Bounce Actor: Bransby
Role: Abram Actor: Waldron
Role: Forge Actor: Griffiths
Role: Bogg Actor: Messink
Role: Taffy Actor: Burton
Role: Crib Actor: Everard
Role: Jailor Actor: Carpenter
Role: Turnkey Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Justices Actor: Wrighten, Follett, Norris, Nash, Marr
Role: Falstaff Actor: Gaudry
Role: Slender Actor: Baker
Role: Mrs Snip Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Sukey Chitterlin Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Dolly Snip Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Vocal Parts Actor: Fawcett, Legg, Kear, Brown, Chaplin, Mrs Scott, Miss Collett, Miss Abrams, Miss Boyd, Mrs Love, Mrs Booth, Mrs Pitt, Mrs Smith.

Dance: As17761128

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Greville. Paid Chorus 2 nights (this incl.) #3 11s. Receipts: #136 13s. Charges: #74 17s. 6d. Profits to Greville: #61 15s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

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

Performance Comment: Alexander-Reddish; Clytus-Aickin; Lysimachus-Hurst; Cassander-Palmer; Hephestion-Packer; Polyperchon-Bransby; Thessalus-J. Aickin; Perdiccas-Ackman; Eumenes-Keen; Sysigambis-Mrs Johnston; Roxana-Miss Younge; Statira-Mrs Greville; first time; Parisatis-Mrs Hopkins; With the Triumphal Entry of Alexander into Babylon-.
Cast
Role: Alexander Actor: Reddish
Role: Clytus Actor: Aickin
Role: Lysimachus Actor: Hurst
Role: Cassander Actor: Palmer
Role: Hephestion Actor: Packer
Role: Polyperchon Actor: Bransby
Role: Thessalus Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Perdiccas Actor: Ackman
Role: Eumenes Actor: Keen
Role: Sysigambis Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Roxana Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Statira Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: Parisatis Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: With the Triumphal Entry of Alexander into Babylon Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Cast
Role: Widow Brady Actor: Mrs Greville.
Role: Whittle Actor: Parsons.
Role: Kecksy Actor: Dodd
Role: Sir Patrick O'Neale Actor: Moody
Role: Bates Actor: Baddeley
Role: Nephew Actor: Cautherly
Role: Thomas Actor: Weston

Dance: I: The Irish Fair, as17730918

Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Mrs Greville and Mrs Hunter. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30. Tickets delivered for the 7th and by L'Estrange will be taken

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Jealous Wife

Performance Comment: Ld. Trinket-Simpson; Major Oakly-Follett Sen.; Sir Harry Beagle-Follett Jun.; Charles-Cooper; Russet-Connor; Captain O'Cutter-Grace; Tom-Curtis; John-Smith; Paris-Gaudry; Mr Oakly-L'Estrange; Mrs Oakly-Mrs Hunter; Harriet-Mrs Marsh; Toilet-Mrs Waldron; Lady Freelove-Mrs Greville.
Cast
Role: Trinket Actor: Simpson
Role: Major Oakly Actor: Follett Sen.
Role: Sir Harry Beagle Actor: Follett Jun.
Role: Charles Actor: Cooper
Role: Russet Actor: Connor
Role: Captain O'Cutter Actor: Grace
Role: Tom Actor: Curtis
Role: John Actor: Smith
Role: Paris Actor: Gaudry
Role: Mr Oakly Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Mrs Oakly Actor: Mrs Hunter
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Marsh
Role: Toilet Actor: Mrs Waldron
Role: Lady Freelove Actor: Mrs Greville.

Afterpiece Title: The Ephesian Matron

Performance Comment: Centinel-Dighton; Father-Gaudry; Maid-Miss Poyton; Matron-Mrs Sparks.
Cast
Role: Centinel Actor: Dighton
Role: Father Actor: Gaudry
Role: Maid Actor: Miss Poyton
Role: Matron Actor: Mrs Sparks.

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Performance Comment: Whittle-Follett Sen.; Nephew-Cooper; Kecksey-Simpson; Bates-Curtis; Thomas-Grace; Pompey-Master Findlay; Sir Patrick O'Neale-L'Estrange; Widow Brady-Mrs Greville; the Epilogue Song-Mrs Greville.
Cast
Role: Whittle Actor: Follett Sen.
Role: Nephew Actor: Cooper
Role: Kecksey Actor: Simpson
Role: Bates Actor: Curtis
Role: Thomas Actor: Grace
Role: Pompey Actor: Master Findlay
Role: Sir Patrick O'Neale Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Widow Brady Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: the Epilogue Song Actor: Mrs Greville.

Dance: End I 3rd piece: Hornpipe-Alison

Event Comment: Benefit for Waldron and Mrs Greville. Farce (in 2 Acts) Never performed before, and for that night only. This Farce was written by Mr Waldron-Some Applause (Hopkins Diary). [MacMillan's note from Kemble differs slightly in wording.] Paid Mr Wegg's rent half year to Lady Day last #57; Duke of Bedford ditto #164 2s. 10d.; One yrs Paving, Cleansing & Lighting to ditto #39 7s. 6d.; Mr Moody for Mr Philips #13 13s.; St Martin's Charity School, 1 year, 1774 #2 2s. (Treasurer's Book). [The Westminster Magazine for May gives the following cast for the farce: Reuben-$Waldron; Blunt-$Moody; Sharp-$Dodd; Flimsy-$LeMash; Joseph-$Burton; Mrs Reuben-$Mrs Davies; Betty-$Miss Platt. It then bluntly tells the plot and concludes: "The whole is beneath criticism."

Performances

Mainpiece Title: All For Love

Performance Comment: Antony-Smith, first time; Ventidius-Palmer, first time; Dolabella-Brereton, first time; Alexas-Wheeler; Mysis-Keen; Serapion-Bransby; Romans-Griffiths, Norris; Cleopatra-Miss Younge; Octavia-Mrs Greville, first time; Charmion-Mrs Johnston; Iris-Miss Platt.
Cast
Role: Antony Actor: Smith, first time
Role: Ventidius Actor: Palmer, first time
Role: Dolabella Actor: Brereton, first time
Role: Alexas Actor: Wheeler
Role: Mysis Actor: Keen
Role: Serapion Actor: Bransby
Role: Romans Actor: Griffiths, Norris
Role: Cleopatra Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Octavia Actor: Mrs Greville, first time
Role: Charmion Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Iris Actor: Miss Platt.

Afterpiece Title: The Contrast; or, The Jew and Married Courtezan

Performance Comment: Sharp-Dodd; Blunt-Moody; others-Baddeley, Waldron, Lamash, Burton, Master Blanchard, Miss Platt, Mrs Davies.
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted in 10 years. [See 20 Dec. 1764.] Mrs King and Mrs Greville Imperfect (Hopkins Diary). Receipts: #107 11s. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: She Would And She Would Not; Or, The Kind Imposter

Performance Comment: Don Phillip-Bensley; Don Octavio-Brereton; Diego-Parsons; Don Luis-Whitfield; Corrigidore-Wrighten; Alguazile-Griffiths; Trappanti-King; Don Manuel-Yates; Soto-Baddeley; Flora-Mrs Greville; Rosara-Miss Hopkins; Viletta-Mrs Davies; Hypolita-Mrs King.
Cast
Role: Don Phillip Actor: Bensley
Role: Don Octavio Actor: Brereton
Role: Diego Actor: Parsons
Role: Don Luis Actor: Whitfield
Role: Corrigidore Actor: Wrighten
Role: Alguazile Actor: Griffiths
Role: Trappanti Actor: King
Role: Don Manuel Actor: Yates
Role: Soto Actor: Baddeley
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: Rosara Actor: Miss Hopkins
Role: Viletta Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Hypolita Actor: Mrs King.

Afterpiece Title: Queen Mab

Cast
Role: Parts Actor: Cubitt, _Messink

Dance: End: The Merry Peasants, as17751018

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 3 years. [See 30 April 1773. See, for afterpiece, the Regatta attached to Queen Mab, 11 Nov.] Mr Moody very bad in Maj. Oldfox , &c. Mrs Greville not much better in Olivia (Hopkins Diary). Rec'd from the late Mrs Johnston for Old Women's Cloaths #10 10s.; By ditto from Mr Garrick for wax candles #1 12s. Receipts: #150 13s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Plain Dealer

Performance Comment: Manly-Bensley, first time; Major Oldfox-Moody; first time; Jerry Blackacre-Yates; Novel-King; Lord Plausible-Parsons; Vernish-Packer; Quillet-Baddeley; Freeman-Palmer; Oadum-Wright; Widow Blackacre-Mrs Hopkins; Fidelia-Miss Younge; Olivia-Mrs Greville; frist time; Eliza-Mrs Johnston.
Cast
Role: Manly Actor: Bensley, first time
Role: Major Oldfox Actor: Moody
Role: Jerry Blackacre Actor: Yates
Role: Novel Actor: King
Role: Lord Plausible Actor: Parsons
Role: Vernish Actor: Packer
Role: Quillet Actor: Baddeley
Role: Freeman Actor: Palmer
Role: Oadum Actor: Wright
Role: Widow Blackacre Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Fidelia Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Olivia Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: Eliza Actor: Mrs Johnston.

Afterpiece Title: The Genii

Performance Comment: Harlequin-Wright; Pantaloon-Grimaldi; Clown-Griffiths; Fop-Messink; Chief of Genii-Mas. Blanchard; Colombine-Mrs Sutton; other characters-Burton, Wrighten, Carpenter, Blanchard, Lamash, Norris, Legg, Fawcett, Kear, Cubitt, Bannister; the Dance-Como, Giorgi, Blurton; to conclude with a Grand Representation of a Regatta-.
Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Mrs Greville and Williams. Mainpiece: Not acted these 5 years. Tickets delivered for the 17th of December will be admitted. Tickets and places to be had of Williams at Mr Spoke's, Tottenham Court; Mr White, Auctioneer, Queen street, Westminster; Messrs Ellis and Scott, Old Bond-street; Mr Hewitt, New Bond-street; Mr Cowcieroy, Great Russell-street, Bloomsbury; and at the Excise Office Coffee-House, Old Bond-street

Performances

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

Performance Comment: Sir Harry Wildair-Mrs Greville (of DL); Colonel Standard-Brinsley; Young Clincher-Swords (from the Theatre Royal, Dublin); Vizard-Cotton; Alderman Smuggler-Barrett; Tom Errand-Forrest; Beau Clincher-A Gentleman (1st appearance on any stage [unidentified]); Wife-Mr Pressley; Angelica-Miss Read; Parley-Miss Plain; Lady Darling-Mrs Fowler; Lady Lurewell-Mrs Child .
Cast
Role: Sir Harry Wildair Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: Colonel Standard Actor: Brinsley
Role: Young Clincher Actor: Swords
Role: Vizard Actor: Cotton
Role: Alderman Smuggler Actor: Barrett
Role: Tom Errand Actor: Forrest
Role: Beau Clincher Actor: A Gentleman
Role: Wife Actor: Mr Pressley
Role: Angelica Actor: Miss Read
Role: Parley Actor: Miss Plain
Role: Lady Darling Actor: Mrs Fowler
Role: Lady Lurewell Actor: Mrs Child

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Performance Comment: Whittle-Barrett; Sir Patrick O'Neale-Lloyd; Bates-Booth; Kecksey-Pressley; Nephew-Forrest; Thomas-Swords; Widow Brady (with the Epilogue Song)-Mrs Greville .
Cast
Role: Whittle Actor: Barrett
Role: Sir Patrick O'Neale Actor: Lloyd
Role: Bates Actor: Booth
Role: Kecksey Actor: Pressley
Role: Nephew Actor: Forrest
Role: Thomas Actor: Swords
Role: Widow Brady Actor: Mrs Greville

Song: End of Act I of afterpiece Horn sweet are the Woodlands by Forrest and Groves. imitations. End of mainpiece, Vocal and Rhetorical, by the Gentleman who performs Beau Clincher

Event Comment: Benefit for the City of London Lying-in Hospital. Mrs Greville-Indiana--$Miss Younge being ill (Hopkins Diary). Public Advertiser, 4 Dec.: Tickets to be had at the Hospital, in Oldstreet Road. Receipts: #253 9s. (70.14; 0.0; 0.0; tickets: 182.15) (charge: #105)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Performance Comment: As17761025, but Young Bevil-Reddish; Sir John Bevil-Grist; Cimberton-Parsons; Daniel-Waldron; Indiana (1st time)-Mrs Greville.
Cast
Role: Young Bevil Actor: Reddish
Role: Sir John Bevil Actor: Grist
Role: Cimberton Actor: Parsons
Role: Daniel Actor: Waldron
Role: Indiana Actor: Mrs Greville.
Role: Myrtle Actor: Jefferson
Role: Mr Sealand Actor: Aickin
Role: Humphrey Actor: Chaplin
Role: Tom Actor: King
Role: Phillis Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Lucinda Actor: Miss Hopkins
Role: Mrs Sealand Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Isabella Actor: Miss Platt

Afterpiece Title: The Rival Candidates

Cast
Role: Byron Actor: Vernon.
Role: Duke of Braganza Actor: Reddish
Role: Almada Actor: Aickin
Role: Ribiro Actor: Palmer
Role: Mendoza Actor: Brereton
Role: Lemos Actor: Farren
Role: Corea Actor: Hurst
Role: Roderic Actor: Wright
Role: Mello Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Pizarbo Actor: Davies
Role: Ramirez Actor: Packer
Role: Antonio Actor: Wrighten
Role: Ferdinand Actor: Griffiths
Role: Velasquez Actor: Smith
Role: Ines Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Dutchess of Braganza Actor: Mrs Yates.
Role: Sir Harry Muff Actor: Dodd
Role: General Worry Actor: Parsons
Role: Spy Actor: Baddeley
Role: 1st Gardener Actor: Bannister
Role: Gardeners Actor: Fawcett, Kear
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Narcissa Actor: Mrs Baddeley.

Dance: End: Comic Dance-the two Miss Stageldoirs

Song: As17761025

Event Comment: Mrs Baddeley sung but very indifferently (Hopkins Diary). Receipts: #188 9s. 6d

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: Love in a Village

Performance Comment: Hawthorn-Vernon; Justice Woodcock-Parsons; Young Meadows-Dodd; Sir William Meadows-Aickin; Eustace-Davies; Hodge-King; Margery-Mrs Wrighten; Deborah Woodcock-Mrs Love; Lucinda-Miss Jarratt; Rosetta-Mrs Baddeley (1st appearance in that character these 5 years).
Cast
Role: Hawthorn Actor: Vernon
Role: Justice Woodcock Actor: Parsons
Role: Young Meadows Actor: Dodd
Role: Sir William Meadows Actor: Aickin
Role: Eustace Actor: Davies
Role: Hodge Actor: King
Role: Margery Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Deborah Woodcock Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Lucinda Actor: Miss Jarratt
Role: Rosetta Actor: Mrs Baddeley

Afterpiece Title: The Note of Hand; or, Trip to Newmarket

Performance Comment: O'Connor Mac Cormuck-Moody; Revell-Palmer; Sapling-Lamash; Sunderland-Jefferson; Rivers-Farren; Dipp-Wright; Spavin-Carpenter; Putty-Wrighten; Tom Epping-Waldron; Francis-Burton; Secretary-Griffiths; Issachar-Messink; Mrs Cheveley-Mrs Greville.
Cast
Role: O'Connor Mac Cormuck Actor: Moody
Role: Revell Actor: Palmer
Role: Sapling Actor: Lamash
Role: Sunderland Actor: Jefferson
Role: Rivers Actor: Farren
Role: Dipp Actor: Wright
Role: Spavin Actor: Carpenter
Role: Putty Actor: Wrighten
Role: Tom Epping Actor: Waldron
Role: Francis Actor: Burton
Role: Secretary Actor: Griffiths
Role: Issachar Actor: Messink
Role: Mrs Cheveley Actor: Mrs Greville.

Dance: I: a Country Dance- incident to the main piece; End II: The Sailors Revels-Blurton

Event Comment: Paid 3 day's salary at #100 12s. 6d. per diem #301 17s. 6d. Salaries short-paid last week #168 8s. 6d.; Tabor and Pipe #3 13s. 6d. Louchre [Lauchery] #8 8s. Mr Abington #2; Mr King #3; (Treasurer's Book). [The payment to King was the first of 37 similar ones for extra salary amounting to #111. That to Mrs Abington was the first of weekly payments for her clothes account, amounting to #60 for the season. No further mention will be made of these items.] Receipts: #265 9s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book). [From the Middlesex Journal (7-9 Oct.) quoted by Hampden, Eighteenth Century Journal: "The Way of the World, though confessedly replete with wit and character, is not the most entertaining play in representation. It is so full of plot and intrigue, that it demands an Unusual degree of attention in the performers and audience to excite admiration. On Saturday they seemed averse to assist the author. Mr King in Witwou'd was as entertaining and full of spirits as usual. Mr Jefferson in the gay admired Mirabel (independent of the antique mode of his wig, and formal cut of his clothes, which surely were both uncharacteristic) seemed in attempting to be quite natural, to keep the entire plot of the play in his own bosom, looked more like the father than the Mirabel of Congreve. Mr Reddish was a contrast to his friend Mirabel; he seemed attentive nervous, and played the latter part of his character well....Mrs Abington's person, manner and dress were fashionable and elegant; but though the character was certainly a fine one, there was a want of that spirit best calculated to call her powers into action: her delivery was tediously formal; and had the audience been deprived of their sight they would conclude that Capt. Bobadill had got into petticoats. Her dress was no more decent than Madam Hidou's was on her first appearance last year; stays so low cut before puts modesty to the blush; and will not be countenanced by an English audience, though made after the French fashion....Mrs Greville, to convince the town that she could keep a secret, whispered it to only a few friends in the Pit....her indifference is intolerable, and should be noticed by her employer."

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Way Of The World

Performance Comment: Fainall-Reddish; Mirabel-Jefferson; Petulant-Baddeley; Sir Wilful-Yates; Witwou'd-King; Waitwell-Parsons; Lady Wishfort-Mrs Hopkins; Mrs Marwood-Miss Sherry; Mrs Fainall-Mrs Greville; Foible-Mrs Davies; Mincing-Miss Platt; Millamant-Mrs Abington; in Act III, a Cantata-Mrs Scott.
Cast
Role: Fainall Actor: Reddish
Role: Mirabel Actor: Jefferson
Role: Petulant Actor: Baddeley
Role: Sir Wilful Actor: Yates
Role: Witwou'd Actor: King
Role: Waitwell Actor: Parsons
Role: Lady Wishfort Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Mrs Marwood Actor: Miss Sherry
Role: Mrs Fainall Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: Foible Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Mincing Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Millamant Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: a Cantata Actor: Mrs Scott.

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 Deserter

Performance Comment: Henry-Vernon; Russet-Bannister; Simpkin-Fawcett; Soldiers-Legg, Kear, Griffith, Carpenter; Skirmish-Parsons; Flint-Wright; Jenny-Mrs Wrighten; Margaret-Mrs Love; Louisa-Mrs Smith.
Cast
Role: Henry Actor: Vernon
Role: Russet Actor: Bannister
Role: Simpkin Actor: Fawcett
Role: Soldiers Actor: Legg, Kear, Griffith, Carpenter
Role: Skirmish Actor: Parsons
Role: Flint Actor: Wright
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Smith.
Event Comment: By Permission of the Right Hon. the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Mrs Pinto, formerly Miss Brett [recte Brent]. Afterpiece: With an additional scene, written by the author of the farce [Isaac Jackman], never performed in London. The Doors to be opened at 5:00. To begin precisely at 6:30. Tickets to be had of Mrs Pinto at Mrs Golden's, milliner, Blackmoor-street, Clare-market

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: Captain Macheath-Dighton; Peachum-L'Estrange; Lockit-Connell; Filch-Dutton; Ben Budge-Owen; Waiter and Gaoler-Besford; Mat o' th' Mint-Gaudry (of CG); Lucy-Mrs Greville; Mrs Peachum-Mrs Henley; Diana Trapes-Mrs Connell; Mrs Vixen-Mrs Elcock; Jenny Diver-Mrs Waldron; Molly Brazen-Miss Barrymore; Mrs Coaxer-Mrs Robinson; Polly-Mrs Pinto (last appearance on the stage [but see CG 22 Apr.]). hathi.but see CG 22 Apr.]). hathi.
Cast
Role: Captain Macheath Actor: Dighton
Role: Peachum Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Lockit Actor: Connell
Role: Filch Actor: Dutton
Role: Ben Budge Actor: Owen
Role: Waiter and Gaoler Actor: Besford
Role: Mat o' th' Mint Actor: Gaudry
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Henley
Role: Diana Trapes Actor: Mrs Connell
Role: Mrs Vixen Actor: Mrs Elcock
Role: Jenny Diver Actor: Mrs Waldron
Role: Molly Brazen Actor: Miss Barrymore
Role: Mrs Coaxer Actor: Mrs Robinson
Role: Polly Actor: Mrs Pinto

Afterpiece Title: All the World's a Stage

Performance Comment: Sir Gilbert Pumpkin-Connell; Harry Stukely-Cross; Charles Stanley-Benson; Waiter-Johnstone; Hostler-Stevens; William-Jones; Cymon-Owen; Diggory-Dutton; Jenny (the new character)-Mrs Waldron; Miss Sprightly-Mrs Benson; Miss Bridget Pumpkin-Mrs Henley .
Cast
Role: Sir Gilbert Pumpkin Actor: Connell
Role: Harry Stukely Actor: Cross
Role: Charles Stanley Actor: Benson
Role: Waiter Actor: Johnstone
Role: Hostler Actor: Stevens
Role: William Actor: Jones
Role: Cymon Actor: Owen
Role: Diggory Actor: Dutton
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Waldron
Role: Miss Sprightly Actor: Mrs Benson
Role: Miss Bridget Pumpkin Actor: Mrs Henley

Dance: In Act III of mainpiece Hornpipe by Miss Besford (of CG)

Monologue: 1785 03 15 End of mainpiece Shuter's Post-haste Observations in a journey to Paris by Dutton

Event Comment: Benefit for Mr and Mrs Hopkins. Receipts: #57 4s. 6d. Charges: #66 3s. Deficit to the Hopkins: #8 18s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The School For Wives

Performance Comment: Torrington-Parsons, first time; Leech-Bransby; Miss Leeson-Miss P. Hopkins; General Savage-King; Connolly-Moody; Leeson-Palmer; Capt. Savage-Brereton; Spruce-Lamash; Ghastly-Burton; Belville-Reddish; Mrs Belville-Miss Younge; Lady Rachel-Mrs Hopkins; Mrs Tempest-Mrs Greville; Miss Walsingham-Mrs Abington; Crow-Wright; Wolf-Carpenter; Maid-Mrs Millidge.
Cast
Role: Torrington Actor: Parsons, first time
Role: Leech Actor: Bransby
Role: Miss Leeson Actor: Miss P. Hopkins
Role: General Savage Actor: King
Role: Connolly Actor: Moody
Role: Leeson Actor: Palmer
Role: Savage Actor: Brereton
Role: Spruce Actor: Lamash
Role: Ghastly Actor: Burton
Role: Belville Actor: Reddish
Role: Mrs Belville Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Lady Rachel Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Mrs Tempest Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: Miss Walsingham Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Crow Actor: Wright
Role: Wolf Actor: Carpenter
Role: Maid Actor: Mrs Millidge.

Afterpiece Title: Bon Ton

Cast
Role: Parts Actor: Miss _Platt.
Role: Davy Actor: Parsons for Waldron.
Role: Harlequin Actor: Cubitt
Role: Tragedy Actor: A Young Lady
Role: Mercury Actor: Vernon
Role: Comedy Actor: Mrs Wrighten.
Role: King Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Miller Actor: Moody.
Role: Tivy Actor: Brereton
Role: Lady Minikin Actor: Mrs King, first time

Dance: In: The Savage Hunters, as17751118

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs King. Paid Paccini in lieu of benefit #80 (Treasurer's Book). Mainpiece: With a Medley Overture of favourite Sea-Tunes. Receipts: #78 9s. 6d. Charges: #67 16s. Profits to Mrs King: #10 13s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Fair Quaker

Performance Comment: Binnacle-A Young Gentleman, first appearance on any stage; Commodore Flip-Moody; Worthy-Usher; Dorcas Zeal-Mrs King, first time; Mizen-Dodd; Sir Charles Pleasant-Brereton; Rovewell-Lamash; Cockswain-Wrighten; Indent-Griffiths; Hatchway (With a song)-Bannister; Arabella Zeal-Mrs Greville; Belinda-Miss Hopkins; Lt. Cribbage-Davies; Lt. Easy-Norris; Jiltup-Mrs Bradshaw; Jenny Private-Miss Platt; Barmaid-Mrs Davies; Advocate-Mrs Millidge; to finish with a Grand Naval Review in which is introduced a Dance of Sailors-Blurton, Mrs Sutton;, and the Favourite song of Rule Britannia-Davies, Fawcett.

Afterpiece Title: Bon Ton

Cast
Role: Davy Actor: Waldron.
Role: Parts Actor: Miss _Platt.
Role: Harlequin Actor: Cubitt
Role: Tragedy Actor: A Young Lady
Role: Mercury Actor: Vernon
Role: Comedy Actor: Mrs Wrighten.
Role: King Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Miller Actor: Moody.
Role: Tivy Actor: Brereton
Role: Lady Minikin Actor: Mrs King, first time
Event Comment: By Permission. Positively the last Night of Performing this Season. Benefit for Dancer, Mrs Fearon, and VanRymsdyck. Tickets delivered by Lloyd and Vowell will be taken

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Love In A Village

Performance Comment: Y. Meadows-Payne (from the Theatre Royal in Norwich); Hawthorn-Fearon; Hodge-Griffiths; Eustace-Dancer; Sir William-Farrel; Footman-Smith; Carter-Lloyd; Woodcock-Parsons; Lucinda-Mrs Payne; Madge-Mrs Fearon; Deborah-Mrs Parsons; Housemaid-Mrs Smith; Cook-Mrs White; Rosetta-Mrs Greville; With Dances- incidental to the piece.
Cast
Role: Meadows Actor: Payne
Role: Hawthorn Actor: Fearon
Role: Hodge Actor: Griffiths
Role: Eustace Actor: Dancer
Role: Sir William Actor: Farrel
Role: Footman Actor: Smith
Role: Carter Actor: Lloyd
Role: Woodcock Actor: Parsons
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Payne
Role: Madge Actor: Mrs Fearon
Role: Deborah Actor: Mrs Parsons
Role: Housemaid Actor: Mrs Smith
Role: Cook Actor: Mrs White
Role: Rosetta Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: With Dances Actor: incidental to the piece.

Afterpiece Title: The Apprentice

Cast
Role: Dick Actor: Davies
Role: Wingate Actor: Farrel
Role: Gargle Actor: Dancer
Role: Irishman Actor: Fearon
Role: Bayliff Actor: Lloyd
Role: Porter Actor: Vowell
Role: Simon Actor: Jacobs
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss Wentworth.

Entertainment: A Variety of Imitations-a Young Gentleman [Stokes]

Event Comment: Benefit for Yates. Receipts: #148 11s. Charges: #67 3s. Profits to Mrs Yates: #81 8s. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Way To Keep Him

Performance Comment: Lovemore-Smith; Sir Bashful Constant-Yates; Sir Brilliant Fashion-Dodd; William-Baddeley; Sideboard-Burton; Migionette-Mrs Bradshaw; Mrs Lovemore-Mrs Yates; Muslin-Mrs Hopkins; Lady Constant-Mrs Greville; Widow Bellmour (with a song)-Mrs Abington.
Cast
Role: Lovemore Actor: Smith
Role: Sir Bashful Constant Actor: Yates
Role: Sir Brilliant Fashion Actor: Dodd
Role: William Actor: Baddeley
Role: Sideboard Actor: Burton
Role: Migionette Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Mrs Lovemore Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Muslin Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Lady Constant Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: Widow Bellmour Actor: Mrs Abington.

Afterpiece Title: The Rival Candidates

Cast
Role: Gardners Actor: _Garland, Kear.
Role: Spy Actor: Baddeley
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.
Role: Byron Actor: Vernon
Role: Sir Harry Actor: Dodd
Role: Worry Actor: Parsons
Role: First Gardner Actor: Bannister
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Narcissa Actor: Mrs Smith, first time.

Dance: End: The Grand Garland Dance, as17760311

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).

Performances

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.
Cast
Role: Macheath Actor: Bannister
Role: Peachum Actor: Shuter
Role: Filch Actor: Parsons
Role: Lockit Actor: Lloyd
Role: Mat Actor: Brett
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.
Cast
Role: Master Taylors Actor: Franscisco, Parsons
Role: Campbello Actor: Griffiths
Role: Regniades Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Flints Actor:
Role: Abrahamades Actor: Palmer
Role: Isaacos Actor: Fearon
Role: Jackides Actor: Jackson
Role: Barnado Actor: Davis
Role: Zacharyades Actor: Walters
Role: Timotheus Actor: Stephens
Role: Ladies Actor: Mrs Gardner, Mrs Love, Miss Platt, Mrs W. Palmer, Mrs Jewell.

Entertainment: The Cries of London-Shuter

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted in 7 years. [See 20 Feb. 1767.] Mr Barry being ill Mr Palmer play'd the Bastard--with applause $Mrs Barry not so well in Constance as was expected (Hopkins Diary). Paid properties #2 8d. Receipts: #162 18s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: King John

Performance Comment: King John-Reddish; Hubert-Aickin; Pembroke-Brereton; Essex-J. Bannister; Prince Henry-Everard; Faulconbridge-W. Palmer; Bastard-Palmer; King Philip-J. Aickin; Dauphin-Diamond; Prince Arthur-Master Blanchard; Chatillon-Davies; Duke of Austria-Keen; Citizen-Hurst; Heralds-Ackman, Wright; Queen Eleanor-Miss Sherry; Blanch of Spain-Miss Jarratt; Lady Faulconbridge-Mrs Johnston; Constance-Mrs Barry; Pandulph-Bransby; Salisbury-Packer.
Cast
Role: King John Actor: Reddish
Role: Hubert Actor: Aickin
Role: Pembroke Actor: Brereton
Role: Essex Actor: J. Bannister
Role: Prince Henry Actor: Everard
Role: Faulconbridge Actor: W. Palmer
Role: Bastard Actor: Palmer
Role: King Philip Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Dauphin Actor: Diamond
Role: Prince Arthur Actor: Master Blanchard
Role: Chatillon Actor: Davies
Role: Duke of Austria Actor: Keen
Role: Citizen Actor: Hurst
Role: Heralds Actor: Ackman, Wright
Role: Queen Eleanor Actor: Miss Sherry
Role: Blanch of Spain Actor: Miss Jarratt
Role: Lady Faulconbridge Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Constance Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Pandulph Actor: Bransby
Role: Salisbury Actor: Packer.

Afterpiece Title: The Male Coquette

Performance Comment: Daffodil-Dodd; Dizzy-Waldron; Spinner-Everard; Tukely-Davies; Lord Racket-Wrighten; Sir William Wright; Sir Tan Tivy-Wheeler; Rustle-Burton; Harry-Jacobs; Waiters-Ackman, W. Palmer; Mrs Dotteral-Mrs Davies; Widow Damply-Mrs Johnston; Lady Pewit-Mrs Bradshaw; Sophia-Mrs Greville, first time; Arabella-Miss Hopkins.
Cast
Role: Daffodil Actor: Dodd
Role: Dizzy Actor: Waldron
Role: Spinner Actor: Everard
Role: Tukely Actor: Davies
Role: Lord Racket Actor: Wrighten
Role: Sir Tan Tivy Actor: Wheeler
Role: Rustle Actor: Burton
Role: Harry Actor: Jacobs
Role: Waiters Actor: Ackman, W. Palmer
Role: Mrs Dotteral Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Widow Damply Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Lady Pewit Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Sophia Actor: Mrs Greville, first time
Role: Arabella Actor: Miss Hopkins.
Event Comment: Paid Mrs Lowe@and@Co. (glaziers) #17 11s. 6d.; Hatsell, (mercer) #142 3s.; Scott (copper laceman) #16 11s.; Marshall & Co., (plumbers) #27 8s.; Ireland (upholsterer) #43 4s.; Stacy (colourman) #18 16s.; Gardner (shoemaker) #36 11s.; Barrow & Co. (oil) #103, 13s.; Thomson (smith) #27 8s.; Cubitt (tinman) #24 15s. Receipts: #143 5s. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Brothers

Performance Comment: Sir Benjamin Dove-Dodd; Belfield Sen-Packer; Belfield Jun-Brereton; Paterson-J. Aickin; Goodwin-Jefferson; Skiff-Wright; Philip-Davies; Capt. Ironsides-Moody; Francis-Wrighten; Jonathan-Griffiths; Sailors-Carpenter, Blanchard; Lucy Waters-Miss Platt; Kitty-Mrs Millidge; Sophia, first time-Mrs Baddeley; Lady Dove-Mrs Hopkins; Violetta-Mrs Greville; Fanny-Mrs Davies.
Cast
Role: Sir Benjamin Dove Actor: Dodd
Role: Belfield Sen Actor: Packer
Role: Belfield Jun Actor: Brereton
Role: Paterson Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Goodwin Actor: Jefferson
Role: Skiff Actor: Wright
Role: Philip Actor: Davies
Role: Ironsides Actor: Moody
Role: Francis Actor: Wrighten
Role: Jonathan Actor: Griffiths
Role: Sailors Actor: Carpenter, Blanchard
Role: Lucy Waters Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Millidge
Role: first time Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Lady Dove Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Violetta Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: Fanny Actor: Mrs Davies.

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin's Jacket

Cast
Role: other characters Actor:
Role: Harlequin Actor: Wright
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Sutton
Role: Dances Actor: Atkins, Mrs Sutton.

Dance: II: Grand Provencalle Dance, as17750202

Event Comment: Prelude and Mainpiece By Command of their Majesties. Jane Shore is oblig'd to be deferr'd on Account of Mrs Yates's being incapable of performing. [MacMillan's note from Kemble "Mr Smith Kitely -dull enough" does not appear in the Folger, Hopkins Diary.] King and Queen Present. Rec'd from Mr Reddish on Acct #50. Paid Printer's Bill #14 12s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book). [This weekly payment throughout the season averaged #9 6s., for a total payment of #353 8s. No further itemization of it will be made.] Receipts: #284 11s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Every Man In His Humour

Performance Comment: Kitely-Smith; Old Knowell-Hurst; Wellbred-Jefferson; Cash-Whitfield; Master Stephen-Weston; Bobadill-King; Brainworm-Baddeley; Justice Clement-Parsons; Mathew-Burton; Cob-Moody; Young Knowell-Aickin; Downright-Bransby; Bridget-Mrs Davies; Tib-Mrs Bradshaw; Mrs Kitely-Mrs Greville.
Cast
Role: Kitely Actor: Smith
Role: Old Knowell Actor: Hurst
Role: Wellbred Actor: Jefferson
Role: Cash Actor: Whitfield
Role: Master Stephen Actor: Weston
Role: Bobadill Actor: King
Role: Brainworm Actor: Baddeley
Role: Justice Clement Actor: Parsons
Role: Mathew Actor: Burton
Role: Cob Actor: Moody
Role: Young Knowell Actor: Aickin
Role: Downright Actor: Bransby
Role: Bridget Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Tib Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Mrs Kitely Actor: Mrs Greville.

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 Padlock

Performance Comment: Mungo-Cubitt, first appearance on this stage; Leander-Vernon; Ursula-Mrs Love; Leonora-Mrs Smith; Diego-Bannister.
Cast
Role: Mungo Actor: Cubitt, first appearance on this stage
Role: Leander Actor: Vernon
Role: Ursula Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Smith
Role: Diego Actor: Bannister.
Event Comment: The Provoked Husband and Rival Candidates was given out for Tuesday. On Sunday Morning Mrs Yates sent word she was ill and could not play--sent to Miss Younge, and she sent word that she was ill in bed--King sent word he had a sore Throat, and could not play--so that we could do no Play but the Committee and Rival Candidates. On Monday the Managers met, but nothing was settled. At twelve o'clock Mrs Baddeley sent word she had a sore Throat, and could not play in the Riv[al] Can[didates] (Hopkins Diary). The Hypocrite and The Christmas Tale are obliged to be deferred. "[Smith] has a good figure, is gentlemanlike, and decent in everything he undertakes. When we allow that, we have said all; he wants both feeling to be affected, and powers to convey his feelings, if he had them. In fine, in spite of all the partiality of his friends, or the ignorant prejudices of those who never judge but at second hand, his performance of Richard was little more than a strong union of judgement and industry, unaided by nature. He should woo genteel Comedy oftener; and not that coy sister of hers, who certainly holds Smith at the point of her lance" (London Magazine, Oct. 1776, p. 511). Receipts: #186 18s. 6d

Performances

Mainpiece Title: King Richard Iii

Performance Comment: King Richard-Smith; Richmond-Palmer; Buckingham-Jefferson; Tressel-Davies; Lord Stanley-Bransby; Norfolk-Hurst; Catesby-Packer; Prince Edward-Miss P. Hopkins; Duke of York-Master Pulley; Lord Mayor-Griffiths; Ratcliffe-Wright; Lieutenant-Fawcett; King Henry-Reddish; Lady Anne-Mrs Greville; Dutchess of York-Mrs Johnston; Queen-Mrs Hopkins.
Cast
Role: King Richard Actor: Smith
Role: Richmond Actor: Palmer
Role: Buckingham Actor: Jefferson
Role: Tressel Actor: Davies
Role: Lord Stanley Actor: Bransby
Role: Norfolk Actor: Hurst
Role: Catesby Actor: Packer
Role: Prince Edward Actor: Miss P. Hopkins
Role: Duke of York Actor: Master Pulley
Role: Lord Mayor Actor: Griffiths
Role: Ratcliffe Actor: Wright
Role: Lieutenant Actor: Fawcett
Role: King Henry Actor: Reddish
Role: Lady Anne Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: Dutchess of York Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Hopkins.

Afterpiece Title: The Elopement

Cast
Role: George Hargrave Actor: Smith
Role: Mr Drummond Actor: Bensley
Role: Justice Actor: Parsons
Role: Jarvis Actor: Palmer
Role: Mr Morley Actor: Aickin
Role: Sir Charles Seymour Actor: Brereton
Role: Mr Hargrave Actor: Yates
Role: Emily Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Lady Dinah Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Susan Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Harriet Actor: Miss P. Hopkins
Role: Bella Actor: Miss Younge.
Role: Harlequin Actor: Wright
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Grimaldi
Role: Clown Actor: Carpenter
Role: Lover Actor: Messink
Role: Drunken Valet Actor: Griffiths
Role: Scaramouch Actor: Follett
Role: Country Girls Actor: Miss Jarratt, Miss Collett
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Sutton.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; T 5, by George Edward Ayscough, based on Semiramis, by Voltaire. Prologue by the author. Epilogue by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (see text)]: With New Scenes and Dresses. This Tragedy is a translation from Voltaire by Captain Ayscough. Mrs Yates played finely, and met with the Applause she deserved. Mrs Reddish, alias Mrs Canning, who played the part of Azema, was hissed all through, and must never perform again. Indeed she was very bad. The Play was greatly applauded (Hopkins Diary). Public Advertiser, 24 Dec. 1776: This Day is published Semiramis (1s. 6d.). Receipts: #226 3s. 6d. (224.16.6; 0.0.0; 1.7.0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Semiramis

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Smith, Bensley, Grist, Farren, Hurst, Chaplin, R. Palmer, Reddish, Mrs Reddish, Mrs Yates. [Cast from text (J. Dodsley, 1776), and Town and Country Magazine, Dec. 1776, p. 659: Ninias (known first as Arzaces)-Smith; Assures-Bensley; Mithranes-Grist; Otanes-Farren; Ghost of Ninus-Hurst; Cedarus-Chaplin; Oroes-Reddish; Azema-Mrs Reddish (in text: Miss Hopkins [see17761216]); Semiramis-Mrs Yates; R. Palmer [is unassigned; Prologue-Reddish; Epilogue-Mrs Yates. [These were spoken, as here assigned, at the first 9 performances only (see17770201.)]These were spoken, as here assigned, at the first 9 performances only (see17770201.)]
Cast
Role: Ninias Actor: Smith
Role: Assures Actor: Bensley
Role: Mithranes Actor: Grist
Role: Otanes Actor: Farren
Role: Ghost of Ninus Actor: Hurst
Role: Cedarus Actor: Chaplin
Role: Oroes Actor: Reddish
Role: Azema Actor: Mrs Reddish
Role: Semiramis Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Prologue Actor: Reddish
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Yates.

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Performance Comment: Whittle-Parsons; Kecksey-Dodd; Sir Patrick O'Neale-Moody; Bates-Baddeley; Nephew-Davies; Thomas-Burton; Widow Brady (with an Epilogue Song)-Mrs Greville.
Cast
Role: Whittle Actor: Parsons
Role: Kecksey Actor: Dodd
Role: Sir Patrick O'Neale Actor: Moody
Role: Bates Actor: Baddeley
Role: Nephew Actor: Davies
Role: Thomas Actor: Burton
Role: Widow Brady Actor: Mrs Greville.

Dance: End I afterpiece: The Irish Fair, as17761031

Event Comment: With New Music, Scenes, Dresses, and Decorations for the Afterpiece. This Farce is brought on the Stage by Mrs Abington--it is very dull--It is vastly well got up and was receiv'd with Applause (Hopkins Diary). [MacMillan's note from Kemble differs slightly, mentioning Bickerstaff as the author. Larpent MS 397 contains elaborate stage direction at opening: "An interior apartment in the Seraglio. An arch in the middle of the back scene, which is shut with a curtian. On the right hand toward the front is a sopha in the Turkish manner, low deep, and long, covered with carpets and cushions. A little gold table about eight inches high and a foot and a half square. Upon it a rich or gold saver set with jewels, with two cups on porcelain, and a spoon made of the beak of an Indian bird, which is redder than coral, extremely rare and of extensive price." This may have been intended for a reading audience. In the piece Mrs Abington, an English slave , rebels in the confines of the Seraglio, and start a reform movement wherein men are to please the women. Concludes with demostration of the nobility of English women who will not be enslaved, who will not flatter, who will preserve their liberty and dignity, and who are capable of returning love for honor and respect. Reviewed in Westminster Magazine for Dec.: "The Audience appeared to be divided in their opinion of the merit of the Sultan, some loudly applauding, and others as loudly condemning it, when the curtain dropped. The Majority however, stood firmly for it, and a verdict was returned in its favor. The managers not only well dressed this dramatic trifle, but bestowed three new scenes on it: The Outer Gate of the Seraglio--An Interior view of it--and a Garden terminating in a prospect of the sea. The first was but la! la! The last two were beautiful and picturesque. Five airs were introduced into this piece which had a very good effect....The music of the two first was the composition of Mr Dibdin, and was exceedingly pretty."] Receipts: #143 1s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: King Richard Iii

Performance Comment: As17751107, but Lady Anne-Mrs Greville.
Cast
Role: Lady Anne Actor: Mrs Greville.
Role: Kind Henry Actor: Aickin
Role: Richard III Actor: Smith
Role: Richmond Actor: Palmer
Role: Buckingham Actor: Jefferson
Role: Tressel Actor: Davies
Role: Lord Stanley Actor: Bransby
Role: Norfolk Actor: Hurst
Role: Lord Mayor Actor: Griffith
Role: Catesby Actor: Whitfield
Role: Ratcliff Actor: Wright
Role: Lieutenant Actor: Fawcett
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Duchess of York Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Prince Edward Actor: Mas. Blanchard
Role: Duke of York Actor: Mas. Pulley.

Afterpiece Title: The Sultan; or, A Peep into the Seraglio

Performance Comment: Solyman-Palmer; Osymn-Bannister; Elmira-Mrs King; Ismena-Mrs Wrighten; Roxalana-Mrs Abington; with Dancing-Fontaine, Como, Giorgi; Sga Crespi, Mrs Sutton. Sga Crespi, Mrs Sutton.
Cast
Role: Solyman Actor: Palmer
Role: Osymn Actor: Bannister
Role: Elmira Actor: Mrs King
Role: Ismena Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Roxalana Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: with Dancing Actor: Fontaine, Como, Giorgi
Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Clendining. 2nd piece: Not acted these 10 years [acted 25 Apr. 1788]. 3rd piece [1st time; M 1, altered by John Gretton from his Ode performed at the Pantheon, 4 May. Larpent MS 1087; text printed in Morning Chronicle, 2 May 1795, with parts as above]: The Words by John Gretton, Esq. The Music by Spofforth; the Dances by Byrn. Books containing the Words of the Masque will be delivered gratis at the different Doors. Morning Herald, 5 June: Tickets to be had of Mrs Clendining, No. 13, King-street, Covent Garden. Receipts: #204 5s. (72.17; 7.15; tickets: 123.13)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Follies Of A Day

Performance Comment: As17941003, but Antonio-Munden; The Page (with a song)-Mrs Clendining (1st appearance in that character); Marcelina-_; Agnes-_.
Cast
Role: Antonio Actor: Munden
Role: The Page Actor: Mrs Clendining
Role: Ferdinand Actor: Johnstone
Role: Spado Actor: Quick
Role: Pedrillo Actor: Munden
Role: Don Caesar Actor: Bowden
Role: Philippo Actor: Townsend
Role: Don Scipio Actor: Powel
Role: Rapino Actor: Rock
Role: Sanguino Actor: Thompson
Role: Don Juan Actor: Rees
Role: Vasquez Actor: Farley
Role: Calvette Actor: Ledger
Role: Alphonso Actor: Incledon
Role: Victoria Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Catalina Actor: Mrs Arnold
Role: Isabel Actor: Mrs Platt
Role: Lorenza Actor: Mrs Martyr.

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Performance Comment: Thomas-Munden (1st appearance in that character); Nephew-Macready; Whittle-Powel; Sir Patrick O'Neal-Rock; Bates-Davenport; Servants-Abbot, Blurton, Simmons; Kecksey-Bernard; Widow Brady (for that night only; with Garrick's original Epilogue Song)-Mrs Greville (late of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).
Cast
Role: Thomas Actor: Munden
Role: Nephew Actor: Macready
Role: Whittle Actor: Powel
Role: Sir Patrick O'Neal Actor: Rock
Role: Bates Actor: Davenport
Role: Servants Actor: Abbot, Blurton, Simmons
Role: Kecksey Actor: Bernard
Role: Widow Brady Actor: Mrs Greville

Afterpiece Title: A Masque, In Honor of the Nuptials of His Royal Highness [the Prince of Wales with Caroline Princess of Brunswick on 8 April 1795]

Performance Comment: Principal Musical Characters-Townsend, Linton, Street, Williamson, Miss Kirton, Mrs Castelle, Mrs Arnold, Miss Stuart, Mrs Norton, Miss Leserve, Mrs Masters, Mrs Clendining. [Larpent MS lists the parts: Neptune, Tritons, Venus, Sea Nymphs.]Larpent MS lists the parts: Neptune, Tritons, Venus, Sea Nymphs.]

Afterpiece Title: The Poor Soldier

Performance Comment: As17940919, but Dermot (for that night only)-Mrs Clendining; Fitzroy (with Old Towler)-Incledon.
Cast
Role: Dermot Actor: Mrs Clendining
Role: Fitzroy Actor: Incledon.
Role: Patrick Actor: Johnstone
Role: Father Luke Actor: Rock
Role: Bagatelle Actor: Farley
Role: Darby Actor: Munden
Role: Norah Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Kathlane Actor: Mrs Martyr.

Dance: In 3rd piece: a Grand Dance-Byrn, Holland, Mlle St.Amand, Mme Rossi

Song: End I 2nd piece: The Richmond Primrose Girl (Music by Spofforth-Poetry by William Pearce, Esq.) sung in character-Mrs Clendining

Performance Comment: =) sung in character-Mrs Clendining.