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Event Comment: Benefit for Mr Mills and Mrs Mills. Last time of performing the Mainpiece this season. By Desire 3 rows of the Pit will be laid into the Boxes. Servants will be allow'd to keep places on the stage. Mr and Mrs Mills take but one benefit this year that they may not be troublesome to their friends. Receipts: #210 (Cross); house charges, #60 (Powel); cash, #49 8s.; tickets, #153 10s. (Clay MS)


Mainpiece Title: The Provoked Wife

Performance Comment: As17480321 but Heartfree-Mills; Col. Bully listed "with songs proper to the character"; Belinda-Mrs Mills; Taylor-_; Justice-_.
Role: Heartfree Actor: Mills
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: in which will be perform'd Actor: Lowe, Mrs Clive
Role: Lady Fanciful Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Lady Brute Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Mademoiselle Actor: Mrs Green

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

Dance: III: Savoyards, as17471215; IV: Pastoral Dance-Cooke, Janneton Auretti[, as17480320

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Mills. Mainpiece at the desire of several Ladies of Quality. [For Mrs Woffington in this role, see 12 Dec. and 18 Feb. 1747.] Tickets to be had of Mrs Mills at her Lodgings at Mr Long's in Bow Street, and at the stage Door of the Theatre


Mainpiece Title: The Constant Couple

Performance Comment: As17460303 but Sir Harry Wildair-Mrs Woffington last appearance in the character; Lady Lurewell-Mrs Mills; Standard-Mills; Angelina-Mrs Bennet.

Afterpiece Title: The Intriguing Chambermaid

Role: Lettice Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Mrs Highman Actor: Mrs Bennet

Song: II: Bibby; IV: Colin and Phebe-Bibby, Miss Edwards

Dance: III: Italian Peasants, as17460206

Event Comment: Mainpiece Written by the late Mr Congreve. Benefit Mrs Mills. Tickets to be had of Mills at his house in Nassau St., Soho. To the Author of the General Advertiser: It is with great Pleasure I find by the Publick Papers that a tragedy founded on Voltaire's Mahomet is now in rehearsal at Drury Lane Theatre. The Original was by Authority forbid to be played in France on account of the free and noble sentiments with regard to Bigotry and Enthusiasm, which shine through it; and which that Nation found as applicable to itself, as to the bloody propagators of Mahomet's Religion. Indeed the Fable on which it is built demanded such sentiments; the design of it being to shew the dreadful effects of Bigotry and Enthusiasm, even upon minds naturally well inclined when work'd up to such a pitch, as a beautiful concurrence of amazing, yet probable Circumstances hath there carried them to: So that it was equally impossible for the poet, by cutting and mangling his play, to lop it to their standard of Orthodox poetry, as it were for their Inquisitors, by torturing and burning a poor Protestant, to convince him of their Christian love and charity....They foresaw that the most obvious Reflection, that every sensible Spectator could not but make, would be, that he every day saw the same effects produced from two the most different causes, Mahometanism and Christianity; and the consequence must be, either that they were both alike Imposters, or that a crafty, mercenary, and cruel Clergy had dared to add a spirit to Christianity, which Christianity never knew. It is not doubted but these every Sentiments, which in France, prevented the Representation of this piece, will, in England speak loudly in its favor (providdd our English poet is not unequal to his subject) especially since so audacious an attempt has been lately made by the Common Enemy of Europe to establish at once a Civil and Spiritual Tyranny over those injur'd Nations, by the old Mohametan and Roman Arguments of Fire and Sword. I am, &c


Mainpiece Title: The Double Dealer

Performance Comment: Brisk-Cibber Jun.; Sir Paul Plyant-Yates; Lady Froth-Mrs Mills; Maskwell-Berry; Mellefont-Havard; Careless-Mills; Lord Froth-Neale; Lord Touchwood-Winstone; Lady Plyant-Mrs Roberts; Saygrace-Turbutt; Lady Touchwood-Mrs Cross; Cynthia-Mrs Ridout.
Role: Lady Froth Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Careless Actor: Mills
Role: Lady Plyant Actor: Mrs Roberts
Role: Lady Touchwood Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Cynthia Actor: Mrs Ridout.

Afterpiece Title: The Jovial Crew

Role: Oliver Actor: Mills
Role: Rachel Actor: Mrs Chetwood

Dance: Muilment, Mrs Auguste

Song: BBritons Strike Home-

Event Comment: Benefit Mr Mills and Mrs Mills. Servants will be allowed to keep places upon the stage, which will be form'd into Front and Side Boxes. Tickets and places to be had of Hobson at the stage door


Mainpiece Title: The Provoked Wife

Performance Comment: As17450206, but Belinda-Mrs Mills; Heartfree-Mills; Sir John Brute-Macklin; Mademoiselle-Mrs Macklin; Lady Brute-Mrs Woffington.
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Heartfree Actor: Mills
Role: Mademoiselle Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: Lady Brute Actor: Mrs Woffington.
Role: Lady Fanciful Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Cornet Actor: Mrs Horsington.

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

Role: Kitty Pry Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Mrs Gadabout Actor: Miss Bradshaw
Role: Mrs Trippit Actor: Mrs King
Role: Melissa Actor: Mrs Bennet.

Dance: II: Muilment; III: Sga Bettini

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Mills. At the particular Desire of several Ladies of Quality. [Part of the Stage will be formed into Side-Boxes.


Mainpiece Title: The Funeral

Performance Comment: Hardy-Milward; Lady Brumpton-Mrs Roberts; Trim-Macklin; Sable-Johnson; Campley-Mills; Harriet-Mrs Mills; Charlotte-Mrs Butler; Brumpton-Winstone; Trusty-Berry; Puzzle-Shepard; Tom-Yates; Cabinet-Ridout; Swagger-Ray; Madem D'Epingle-Mrs Chetwood; Tattleaid-Mrs Macklin; Mrs Fardingale-Mrs Woodward; Mrs Matchlock-Marten.
Role: Lady Brumpton Actor: Mrs Roberts
Role: Campley Actor: Mills
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Butler
Role: Madem D'Epingle Actor: Mrs Chetwood
Role: Tattleaid Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: Mrs Fardingale Actor: Mrs Woodward
Role: Mrs Matchlock Actor: Marten.

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Performance Comment: See17400416 but Sir John (with The Early Horn)-Beard; Nell-Mrs Pritchard; Jobson-Berry; Lady Loverule-Mrs Bennet; Butler-Raftor.
Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Lady Loverule Actor: Mrs Bennet

Music: I: Preamble on Kettle Drums-Master Ferg; with Handel's Water Musick-

Dance: II: La Jalouzie-Desnoyer, Lalauze, Mlle Chateauneuf; III: Muilment; V: Le Tambourine-Mlle Chateauneuf

Song: IV: English Captain (as17400325-Beard

Event Comment: Benefit Elrington and Mrs Mills. At the Desire of several Ladies of Quality


Mainpiece Title: The Gamester

Performance Comment: Gamester-Mills; Hector-Pack; Sir Thomas-Bullock; Marquis-Bowen; Cogdie-Bullock Jr; Lovewell-Elrington; Lady Wealthy-Mrs Porter; Angelica-Mrs Bradshaw; Mrs Security-Mrs Willis; Favorite-Mrs Mills; Boxkeeper-Leigh.
Role: Gamester Actor: Mills
Role: Lady Wealthy Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Angelica Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Mrs Security Actor: Mrs Willis
Role: Favorite Actor: Mrs Mills
Event Comment: Benefit Corey and Mrs Mills. At the Desire of several Laides of Quality. Wirtten by Sir George Etheridge


Mainpiece Title: The Comical Revenge; Or, Love In A Tub

Performance Comment: Sir Frederick-Wilks; Beaufort-Mills; Bruce-Booth; Lovis-Bickerstaffe; Wheadle-Keene; Sir Nicholas-Norris; Palmer-Estcourt; Dufoy-Bowen; Graciana-Mrs Rogers; Aurelia-Mrs Porter; Widow Rich-Mrs Knight; Betty-Mrs Mills; With a new Epilogue-Wilks.
Role: Beaufort Actor: Mills
Role: Graciana Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Aurelia Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Widow Rich Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Mills
Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Mills. At the Desire of several Ladies of Quality


Mainpiece Title: Comus

Performance Comment: See17410317 but Comus-Quin; Elder Brother-Milward; 1st Spirit-Mills; 2d Lady-Cashell; Lady-Mrs Mills; Euphrosyne-Mrs Clive; Bacchanal, Spirit-Lowe; Sabrina-Mrs Arne; The Original Epilogue-Mrs Clive, as17401210.

Afterpiece Title: The Virgin Unmask'd

Performance Comment: See17401126, but Lucy-Mrs Clive; Quaver-Lowe.
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Clive

Dance: I: L'Allemande-Muilment, Mlle Chateauneuf; III: Shepherds and Shepherdesses-Muilment, Mlle Chateauneuf

Music: V: Solo on Violin-Collett

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Mills. Tickets deliver'd out by Taswell, Wilder, Morris, and Mrs Addison will be taken. Tickets to be had of Mrs Mills at Mr Gardyner's, Printer, in Russel St., Covent Garden, and at the Stage Door. Receipts: #130 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Inconstant

Performance Comment: As17540917, but Lamorce-Mrs Mills.
Role: Lamorce Actor: Mrs Mills.
Role: Oriana Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Bissarre Actor: Mrs Clive.

Afterpiece Title: The King and the Miller of Mansfield

Role: Margery Actor: Mrs Toogood
Role: Kate Actor: Mrs Simson

Dance: II: The Running Footmen-Morris, Walker; III: The Minuet, Louvre-Dennison, Mrs Addison; IV: Comic Dance by Three Sabatinis, as17550203

Song: V: Rule Britanniaby Beard, as17550402 concluding with a Hornpipe-Morris

Event Comment: Benefit for ye Wid. Mills & Mr Matthews (Cross). Tickets and places to be had of Mathews in Fountain Court, Aldermanbury; of Mrs Mills, at Mr Gardiner's a Printer in Little Russel St., Covent Garden and at the Stage Door. Tickets deliver'd for the Way of the World, and for the 18th will be taken, and those for the Fair Penitent the 25th. Receipts: #200 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Fair Penitent

Performance Comment: As17510121, but Calista-Mrs Pritchard; Lavinia-Mrs Mills.
Role: Calista Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Lavinia Actor: Mrs Mills.

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Role: Mrs Tattoo Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Fine Lady Actor: Mrs Clive.

Dance: I: Hornpipe-the Little Swiss; II: The Savoyard-Mathews, Mad Camargo; III: Running Footman's Dance, as17501020; IV: A Harlequin Dance-the Little Swiss; V: The Scotch Dance-Mathews, Mad Auretti

Event Comment: Benefit Wm. Mills and Mrs Mills


Mainpiece Title: Rule A Wife And Have A Wife

Role: Altea Actor: Mrs Grace.
Role: Estifania Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Leon Actor: Mills
Role: Juan Actor: W. Mills
Role: Margarita Actor: Mrs Horton

Afterpiece Title: The What D'ye Call It

Performance Comment: Kitty-Mrs Mills.
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Mills.

Music: Between Acts: Select Pieces-

Dance: Roger, Essex, Boval, Mrs Mills, Miss Robinson

Event Comment: Benefit for Farley, Mrs Chapman & Mrs Mills. 1st piece: Not acted these 3 years. 2nd piece [1st time; M. INT 1]. 3rd piece: With Alterations and Additions. Not acted these 20 years [acted 29 Oct. 1781.] Receipts: #313 12s. 6d. (95.13.0; 3.1.6; tickets: 214.18.0)


Mainpiece Title: Life's Vagaries

Performance Comment: Lord Arthur D'Aimurle-Lewis; Dickins (1st time)-Emery; Timolin-Johnstone; Sir Hans Burges-Munden; George Burges-Fawcett; Lord Torrendale (1st time)-Waddy; Robin-Townsend; Leillet-Farley; Augusta (1st time)-Mrs Chapman; Fanny Dickins (1st time)-Mrs Mills; Miss Clare-Mrs Follett; Poor Woman-Mrs Whitmore; Lady Torrendale (1st time)-Miss Chapman.
Role: Augusta Actor: Mrs Chapman
Role: Fanny Dickins Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Miss Clare Actor: Mrs Follett
Role: Poor Woman Actor: Mrs Whitmore

Afterpiece Title: Saturday Night at Sea; or, Tars at Anchor

Afterpiece Title: The Norwood Gipsies

Performance Comment: Harlequin-Bologna Jun.; Squire Breakneck-Farley; Beggar-Townsend; (with) A Beggar I am of low degree-Townsend; Natty Sammy-Simmons; Justice Smallwit-Whitmore; Deputy Paunch-Hawtin; Baker-Blurton; Captain Swagger-Coombs; Highwaymen-Dyke, Blurton [i.e. doubled Baker]; Waiters-Webb, Rees Jun.; Serjeant-Claremont; Corporal-L. Bologna; Countrymen-Abbot, Rees; Pierrot (for that night only)-Laurent (1st appearance on this stage); Hunter and Huntress-Mrs Martyr, Mrs Atkins; (with) Tantara-Mrs Martyr, Mrs Atkins; Gipsies-Ms Iliff, Ms Castelle, Ms Leserve, Ms Burnett, Ms Norton, Ms Masters, Mt Linton, Mt Street, Mt Thomas, Mt Lee, Mt Curties; (with) O who has seen the miller's wife-Ms Iliff, Ms Castelle, Ms Leserve, Ms Burnett, Ms Norton, Ms Masters, Mt Linton, Mt Street, Mt Thomas, Mt Lee, Mt Curties; Pierrot's Wife-Mrs Watts; Mother to Columbine-Mrs Whitmore; Nurse-Mrs Lloyd; Deputy's Lady-Mrs Gilbert; Columbine-Mrs Mills.

Song: End II 1st piece: Admiral Benbow-Incledon; End 1st piece: The Group of Lovers-Munden

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Mills. Written by Ben. Johnson


Mainpiece Title: The Silent Woman

Performance Comment: As17161204, but Lady Centaure-Mrs Mills; Mrs Otter-Mrs Baker; A Comical Epilogue-Penkethman Riding on an Ass.
Role: Lady Centaure Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Mrs Otter Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Silent Woman Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Clerimont Actor: Mills
Role: Lady Haughty Actor: Mrs Saunders

Music: A New Solo on the Violin compos'd-Bitte on the Stage

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Mills. Tickets deliver'd out by Taswell, Sg Piettro, and Mr Oswald, as well as those for Lady Jane Gray will be taken. Receipts: #128 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: Much Ado About Nothing

Performance Comment: As17520319 but Hero-Mrs Mills; Margaret-Mrs Yates.
Role: Hero Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Yates.
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Pritchard

Afterpiece Title: The Shepherd's Lottery

Role: Daphne Actor: Mrs Clive

Dance: Sg Piettro, Mad Janeton Auretti, Master Piettro

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 3 years. [Mrs Mills was from the Edinburgh theatre.] Receipts: #173 6s. 6d. (140/13/0; 32/11/0; 0/0/0; ticket not come in: 0/2/6)


Mainpiece Title: Cymbeline

Performance Comment: Posthumus-Brereton; Bellarius-Aickin; Guiderius-Farren; Arviragus-Barry more; Cymbeline-Wrighten; Pissanio-Packer; Lucius-Phillimore; French Gentleman-Fawcett; Philario-Wright; Cornelius-Chaplin; Cloten (1st time)-R. Palmer; Iachimo-Smith; Queen-Mrs Hopkins; Imogen-Mrs Mills (1st appearance on that stage) .
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Imogen Actor: Mrs Mills

Afterpiece Title: Bon Ton

Dance: In Act II of mainpiece a Masquerade Scene, with Dancing by Williamson and Miss M. Stageldoir; End of Act III, as17820917

Song: In Masquerade, by Miss Romanzini

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Mills. Mainpiece: By Particular Desire. [Letter in the General Advertiser in appreciation of the elegant fireworks displayed at the New Wells, Goodman's Fields, this evening.


Mainpiece Title: Julius Caesar

Performance Comment: As17470328 but Antony-Giffard; Portia-Mrs Mills; Soothsayer-I. Sparks.
Role: Portia Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Caesar Actor: Mills
Role: Calphurnia Actor: Mrs Bennet

Afterpiece Title: The Suspicious Husband Criticised

Song: I: Cantata-Sullivan; IV: Lowe

Dance: II: Comic Dance-Mechel, Mlle Mechel; V: Comic Dance, as17470410

Event Comment: Benefit Mills. Tickets and places of Bradshaw, &c, and at Mills' House in Nassau St., near Soho Square. Servants may keep places on stage, which will (for the better accommodation of the Ladies) will be enclosed to form an amphitheatre. Rylands MS.: Cibber elop'd. Receipts: #188


Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Performance Comment: Young Bevil-Delane; Tom-Cibber Jun.; Myrtle-Mills; Sealand-Berry; Indiana-Mrs Mills; Phillis-Mrs Clive; Sir John-Winstone; Cimberton-Taswell; Humphrey-Shepard; Daniel-Leigh; Mrs Sealand-Mrs Cross; Isabella-Mrs Bennet; Lucinda-Mrs Ridout.
Role: Myrtle Actor: Mills
Role: Indiana Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Phillis Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Mrs Sealand Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Ridout.

Afterpiece Title: The Mock Doctor

Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Phillips

Dance: I: A Concerto, as17420105; IV: Le Boufon, as17420325

Song: II: Singing in Italian-Beard; III: Song-Lowe; V: (By Particular Desire) the favourite song of Elin@a@Roon-Mrs Clive (as she performed it in Dublin)

Event Comment: Benefit Mills. By Command of Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales. Mainpiece: Written by Farquhar. Afterpiece: Taken from the French of Moliere


Mainpiece Title: The Twin Rivals

Performance Comment: Elder Woudbe-Milward; Young Woudbe-Mills; Trueman-Cibber; Richmore-Wright; Teague-Miller; Alderman-Johnson; Subtleman-Macklin; Aurelia-Mrs Clive; Constance-Mrs Mills; Mrs Midnight-Harper; Balderdash-Turbutt; Clearaccount-Winstone; Fairbank-Havard; Mrs Clearaccount-Mrs Marshall; Betty-Miss Tollett.
Role: Young Woudbe Actor: Mills
Role: Aurelia Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Constance Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Mrs Midnight Actor: Harper
Role: Mrs Clearaccount Actor: Mrs Marshall

Afterpiece Title: The Mock Doctor

Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Dance: II: Drunken Peasant-Philips; IV: French Peasant-Vallois, Miss Scott; V: Ballet-Muilment, Mrs Walter

Song: In III: J'aime la Liberte-Beard; V: Ballad of Mary Scot-Mrs Clive

Event Comment: EEgerton 2320: Receipts: #83. Mrs Roberts hiss'd, Mr Mills too


Mainpiece Title: King Richard The Third

Performance Comment: Richard-Quin; King Henry-Milward; Queen Elizabeth-Mrs Roberts; Buckingham-Mills; Dutchess of York-Mrs Pritchard; Richmond-Cibber; Lady Anne-Mrs Mills; Prince Edward-Green; Duke of York-Miss Cole; Norfold-Boman; Stanley-Havard; Ratcliff-Turbutt; Catesby-Hill; Tressel-Cross; Mayor-Harper.
Role: Queen Elizabeth Actor: Mrs Roberts
Role: Buckingham Actor: Mills
Role: Dutchess of York Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Lady Anne Actor: Mrs Mills

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Porter. By Command of Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales. None to be admitted into the Boxes or upon the Stage but by Printed Box-Tickets. N.B. Pit and Boxes will be separated for the Conveniency of Servants Keeping Places


Mainpiece Title: The Distrest Mother

Performance Comment: Andromache-Mrs Mills; Pyrrhus-Mills; Orestes-Milward; Pylades-Havard; Phoenix-Boman; Hermione-Mrs Porter; With the Original Epilogue-Mrs Mills.
Role: Andromache Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Pyrrhus Actor: Mills
Role: Hermione Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: With the Original Epilogue Actor: Mrs Mills.

Dance: I: Tambourine-Master Ferg, Miss Wright; II: Maggot-Haughton, Mrs Walter; III: Punch-Master Ferg; IV: La Pieraite-Livier, Miss Thompson

Song: V: The Lady's Lamentation for the Loss of Senesino-Mrs Clive

Event Comment: Benefit Mills. Tickets of Bradshaw, &c, and at Mill's House in Nassau St. Tickets deliver'd out for The Lady's Last Stake will be taken. We are obliged to change the Play because of the uncertainty of one of the principal Actors coming to perform. Receipts: #120


Mainpiece Title: The Careless Husband

Performance Comment: As17420320 but Lady Graveairs-Mrs Roberts; Foppington-Macklin; Lady Betty-Mrs Mills; Edging-Mrs Clive.
Role: Lady Graveairs Actor: Mrs Roberts
Role: Lady Betty Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Edging Actor: Mrs Clive.
Role: Sir Charles Actor: Mills
Role: Lady Easy Actor: Mrs Butler.

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Clive.
Role: Lady Lurewell Actor: Mrs Bennet

Song: I: Let Me Wander not Unseen-Beard; III: Song-Lowe; V: Bumper Squire Jones-Beard

Dance: II: A Dutch Dance-Phillips; IV: The Swiss, as17410926

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; CO 3, by James Cobb. Text: T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800. Miss Waters is identified in the Songs]: The Scenes, Music, Machinery, Dresses, and Decorations are all entirely new. The Music composed by Mazzinghi and Reeve. The Scenery painted by Richards, Phillips, Lupino, Hollogan, Backmore, &c. [based on drawings of Indian scenery by Thomas Daniell]. The Machinery and Decorations by Cresswell, Sloper, Goostree, &c. The Dresses by Dick and Mrs Egan. Books of the Songs, also describing the Scenes and Spectacle of the Return from the Tiger Hunt, to be had at the Theatre, price six pence. "The whole [forms] an exhibition of the utmost grandeur...The expense attending the decoration must have been immense...The dailogue is certainly not of the first description of writing, but it forms, on the whole, a very safe vehicle for some of the best music the English stage has for some time been able to boast"(Morning Herald, 13 Nov.). Account-Book, 27 Dec.: Paid Cuthbert for Wheels, &c. for the Elephants #13 18s. Receipts: #364 7s. 6d. (363.19.6; 0.8.0)


Mainpiece Title: Ramah Droog; Or, Wine Does Wonders

Performance Comment: Europeans- Incledon, Johnstone, Bologna Jun., Claremont, Clarke, Wilde, Gray, Curties, Whitmore, Blurton, Silvester,Little, Fairclough, Linton Jun., Smith, Hitchcock, Sawyer, Master Little, Master Ramage, Master Bernard, Master Platt [Miss Mitchell, Mrs Mills; Indians- [H. Johnson, Munden, Townsend, Emery, Hill, Farley, Klanert, Abbot, Thompson, Street, Russel, Tett, Linton, Everett, Oddwell, ThomasKenrick, Master Sawyer, Master Speare, Master Slape, Master Goodwin, Master Standen [Mrs Chapman, Miss Sims, Miss Gray, Miss Wheatley, Miss Walcup, Mrs Wybrow, Mrs Watts, Mrs Bologna, Mrs Iliff, Mrs Castelle, Miss Leserve, Mrs Masters, Mrs Norton, Mrs Gilbert, Mrs Whitmore, Mrs Lloyd, Miss Burnett, Mrs Blurton, A Young Lady (1st appearance on any stage [Miss Waters]); [Cast from Songs (T. Rickaby, 1798), and playbill of 24 Oct. 1799: [Europeans. Sidney-Incledon; Liffey-Johnstone; Officers-Bologna Jun., Clarke, Curties, Whitmore, Blurton, Silvester; English Prisoners-Claremont, Wilde, Gray; Eliza-Miss Mitchell; Margaret-Mrs Mills; [Indians. Zemaun-H. Johnston; Chellingoe-Munden; Holkar-Townsend; Rajah-Emery; Govinda-Hill; Officer-Farley; Guards and Attendants-Klanert, Abbot, Thompson; Soldiers-Street, Russel, Tett, Everett, Oddwell, Thomas; Indian Officer-Linton; Alminah-Mrs Chapman; Agra-Miss Sims; Orsana-Miss Gray; Women of the Zenana-Miss Wheatley, Miss Walcup, Mrs Wybrow, Mrs Watts, Mrs Bologna, Mrs Iliff, Mrs Castelle, Miss Leserve, Mrs Masters, Mrs Norton, Mrs Gilbert, Mrs Whitmore, Mrs Lloyd, Miss Burnett, Mrs Blurton; Zelma-Miss Waters. [Little-Master Platt, Kenrick-Master Standen are unassigned.]

Afterpiece Title: The Ghost

Entertainment: Procession. End II: A Return from a Tiger Hunt- [, to the Rajah's Palace, representing the Rajah on an Elephant, returning from Hunting the Tiger, preceded by his Hircarrahs, or military Messengers, and his State Palanquin-the Vizier on another Elephant-the Princess in a Gaurie, drawn by Buffaloes-the Rajah is attended by his Fakeer, or Soothsayer, his Officers of State, and by an Ambassador from Tippoo Sultaun in a Palanquin; also by Nairs (or Soldiers from the South of India), Poligars (or Inhabitants of the Hilly Districts), with their Hunting-dogs, other Indians carrying a dead Tiger, and young Tigers in a Cage; a number of Seapoys-Musicians on Camels and on Foot-Dancing Girls. [This was included in all subsequent performances.

Event Comment: [By Sir John Vanbrugh and Colley Cibber.] All the Characters new drest. Mist's 13 Jan.: On Wednesday last a most horrid, barbarous, and cruel Murder was committed...upon a posthumous Child of the late Sir John Vanbroog, by one who, for some Time past, has gone by the Name of Keyber. It was a fine Child born, and would certainly have lived long, had it not fallen into such cruel Hands. Davies (Dramatic Miscellanies, III, 260-61): In all the tumults and isturbances of the theatre on the first night of a new play, which was formerly a time of more dangerous service, to the actors, than it has been of late, Mrs Oldfield was entirely mistress of herself; she thought it her duty, amidst the most violent opposition and uproar, to exert the utmost of her abilities to serve the author. In the comedy of uproar, to exert the utmost of her abilities to serve the author. In the comedy of the Provoked Husband, Cibber's enemies tried all their power to get the play condemned. The reconciliation scene wrought so effectually upon the sensible and generous part of the audience, that the conclusion was greatly and generously approved. Amidst a thousand applauses, Mrs Oldfield came forward to speak the epilogue; but when she had pronounced the first line,-Methinks I hear some powder'd critic say-a man, of no distinguished appearance, from the seat next to tne orchestra, saluted her with a hiss. She fixed her eye upon him immediately, made a very short pause, and spoke the words poor creature! loud enough to be heard by the audience, with such a look of mingled scorn, pit, and contempt, that the most uncommon applause justified her conduct in this particular, and the poor reptile sunk down with fear and trembling. See also Cibber, Apology, I, 310-11; Victor, History of the Theatres, II, 105


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

Performance Comment: Edition of 1728 lists: Lord Townly-Wilks; Lady Townly-Mrs Oldfield; Lady Grace-Mrs Porter; Manly-Mills; Sir Francis Wronghead-Cibber; Lady Wronghead-Mrs Thurmond; Squire Richard-Young Wetherilt; Jenny-Mrs Cibber; John Moody-Miller; Count Basset-Bridgwater; Mrs Motherly-Mrs Moore; Myrtilla-Mrs Grace; Mrs Trusty-Mrs Mills; Prologue-Wilks; Epilogue-Mrs Oldfield.
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Oldfield
Role: Lady Grace Actor: Mrs Porter
Role: Manly Actor: Mills
Role: Lady Wronghead Actor: Mrs Thurmond
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Moore
Role: Myrtilla Actor: Mrs Grace
Role: Mrs Trusty Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Oldfield.
Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Butler. Boxes as 17 March. Tickets at Mrs Butler's House in Leicester Fields


Mainpiece Title: The Lady's Last Stake

Performance Comment: Wronglove-Mills; Brilliant-Chapman; Sir Friendly-Milward; Brush-Raftor; 1st Bully-Reed; 2d-Winstone; Stranger-Woodburn; Porter-Ray; Lady Wronghead-Mrs Butler; Lady Gentle-Mrs Mills; Mrs Conquest-Mrs Pritchard; Mrs Hartshorn-Mrs Macklin; Miss Notable with a Song-Mrs Clive.

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Performance Comment: See17400327 but Sir John-Stoppelaer; Nell-Mrs Clive; Jobson-Berry; Lady Loverule-Mrs Pritchard.
Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Lady Loverule Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Dance: I: La Tambourine-Mlle Chateauneuf; III: Muilment; V: La Matelote-Desnoyer, Mlle Chateauneuf

Song: II: The Noon@Tide Air (Comus)-Mrs Arne; IV: By particular Desire, a Song by the English Captain(as17400325-Beard

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Clive. Mainpiece: Written by Sir George Etheridge. By Command of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales. Receipts: #230


Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Performance Comment: Sir Fopling-Cibber Jun.; Dorimant-Mills; Medley-Delane; Old Bellair-Shepard; Young Bellair-Havard; Handy-Green; Mrs Loveit-Mrs Clive; Belinda-Mrs Woffington; Harriet-Mrs Mills; Pert-Mrs Macklin; Shoemaker-Raftor; Emilia-Mrs Butler; Lady Woodville-Mrs Cross; Lady Townly-Mrs Bennet; Pert-Miss Macklin; Busy-Miss Brunette.
Role: Dorimant Actor: Mills
Role: Mrs Loveit Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Woffington
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Pert Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Butler
Role: Lady Woodville Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Bennet

Afterpiece Title: The Virgin Unmasked

Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Clive

Song: I: Sweet Bird, from Milton,-Mrs Arne; III: The celebrated Irish Ballad Elin a Roon-Mrs Clive in Irish, as she perform'd it at the Theatre Royal in Dublin; IV: Singing in Italian and English-Miss Edwards

Dance: II: The Italian Peasants, as17411205; IV: A Ballet-Desse, Baudouin, Leviez