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Event Comment: Benefit for Costollo, Mrs Pitt, Stede. Tickets deliver'd by Mrs Stephens will be taken. Mainpiece: Not Acted these 2 Years. [See 9 May 1759.] Afterpiece: Not acted these 6 years. [See 7 May 1756.] Receipts: #54 19s. 6d. plus income from tickets: Stede #36 10s. (Box 20; Pit 120; Gallery 135); Costollo #80 11s. (Box 77; Pit 340; Gallery 103); Mrs Pitt #52 18s. (Box 6; Pit 178; Gallery 247); Mrs Stephens #11 10s. (Box 17; Pit 23; Gallery 38). Total from tickets #181 9s. (Box 120; Pit 661; Gallery 523). [The charges were borne by Stede, Costollo and Mrs Pitt. Mrs Stephens receipts were clear. Of the charges Costollo bore half, and Stede and Mrs Pitt each bore one quarter.] Charges: #63 (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: Cleone

Performance Comment: Sifroy-Ross; Glanville-Sparks; Beaufort-Gibson; Beaufort Jun-Dyer; Paulet-Clarke; Ragozin-Anderson; Isabella-Mrs Elmy; Cleone-Mrs Ward, 1st time.
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Elmy
Role: Cleone Actor: Mrs Ward, 1st time.

Afterpiece Title: The Englishman in Paris

Performance Comment: Buck (this night only)-Foote, in which he will speak a Prologue; Subtle-Costollo; Sir John-Gibson; Mrs Subtle-Mrs Pitt; Classic-Anderson; Lucinda-Miss Macklin; Song on the Guitar-Miss Macklin; Minuet-Miss Macklin, Leppie.
Role: Mrs Subtle Actor: Mrs Pitt

Dance: III: A Comic Dance-a young Gentleman, a young Gentlewoman (Scholars of Leppie); End: The last new Comic Dance-Maranesi, Mlle Capdeville

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Pitt, Mrs Dyer, and Stoppelaer. Tickets deliver'd for The Albion Queens will be taken. Receipts: #41 (Account Book). Charges: #64 10s. Deficit to each beneficary #7 16s. 8d., cover'd by income from tickets (Account Book): @Tickets Box Pit Gallery Value@Mrs Pitt 32 195 138 #51 6s.@Mrs Dyer 55 97 91 #37 8s.@Stoppelaer 107 238 164 #78 17s.@Total 194 530 393 #167 11s.


Mainpiece Title: Every Man In His Humour

Performance Comment: As17721014, but Bridget-Mrs Dyer; Add Tib-Mrs Pitt.
Role: Bridget Actor: Mrs Dyer
Role: Add Tib Actor: Mrs Pitt.
Role: Dame Kitely Actor: Mrs Bulkley.

Afterpiece Title: The Padlock

Role: Ursula Actor: Mrs Green

Dance: III: The Merry Sailors, as17721012; End: A Minuet-Aldridge, Mrs Bulkley

Event Comment: [Extra night] Benefit for a Fund, established for the Relief of those Performers who through Infirmity shall be obliged to retire from the Stage. [Author of Prologue unknown. This was Mrs Pitt's last appearance on the stage.] Received for the King's box #50; for the Princess Royal's box #25; for Their Majesties' Servants' box #2 2s.; from Cadell for Books #30 0s. 6d. Receipts: none listed


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Role: Polly Actor: Mrs Billington.
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Webb

Afterpiece Title: Barataria; or, Sancho Turned Governor

Performance Comment: Sancho Pancha-Quick; Duke-Cubitt; Manuel-Davies; Pedro-Thompson; Recorder-Powel; Don Quixotte-Marshall; Lady Tereza Pancha-Mrs Webb; Spanish Lady-Mrs Pitt; Duchess-Mrs Platt; Mary the Buxom-Mrs Rock.
Role: Lady Tereza Pancha Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Spanish Lady Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Duchess Actor: Mrs Platt
Role: Mary the Buxom Actor: Mrs Rock.

Dance: As17920509

Entertainment: As17920414; Imitations End I: several Imitations entirely New,-Mrs Wells; Monologue

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Related Work: The Speechless Wife Author(s): Mrs. Rainford
Event Comment: Benefit for Ray, George Burton, Mrs Pitt. Mainpiece: Not acted these 8 years. [See 16 May 1744.] Tickets and places to be had of Hobson at the stage door. N.B. Tickets sold by the Orange@women at the doors will not be admitted. Receipts: #150 (Cross); charges, #63 (Powel)


Mainpiece Title: The London Merchant; Or, The History Of George Barnwell

Performance Comment: George-Havard; Thorowgood-Berry; Truman-Blakes; Uncle-Bridges; Blunt-Palmer; Millwood-Mrs Bennet; Maria-Mrs Green; Lucy-Mrs Pitt.
Role: Millwood Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Maria Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Pitt.

Afterpiece Title: Anatomist

Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Pitt.

Music: Between the acts: Flute-the Child

Dance: Between the acts: Hornpipe-the Little Swiss

Song: Between the acts: George Burton

Event Comment: Benefit for Stevens, Mrs Chambers, Mrs Pitt. No building on Stage


Mainpiece Title: King Henry V

Performance Comment: As17540417 but Fluellin-Arthur; Constable-_; Dauphin-Usher; Hostess-Mrs Pitt.
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Pitt.
Role: Catherine Actor: Mrs Dyer

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Performance Comment: As17530924, but Nell-Mrs Chambers, 1st time.
Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Chambers, 1st time.
Role: Lady Loverule Actor: Mrs Pitt

Song: II: Jenny Bright as the Day-Mrs Chambers; IV: The Favourite Dialogue of No Never-Legg, Mrs Chambers

Dance: III: Italian Peasants, as17531120

Event Comment: Benefit for Whitefield and Mrs Pitt


Mainpiece Title: King Henry Iv, Part I, With The Humours Of Falstaff

Performance Comment: Hotspur-Whitefield, First time; King-Clarke; Prince of Wales-Lewis; Westmoreland-Thompson; Blunt-Booth; Vernon-Hull; Worcester-Fearon; Poins-Lee Lewes; Bardolph-Baker; Francis-Cushing; Carriers-Dunstall, Quick; Falstaff-Shuter; Hostess-Mrs Pitt; Lady Percy-Mrs Hartley.
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Lady Percy Actor: Mrs Hartley.

Afterpiece Title: The Englishman in Paris

Role: Mrs Subtle Actor: Mrs Pitt
Event Comment: "The leaving Percy untaken up [by Falstaff, in V.iv of mainpiece] was an improvement. The best acting was that of Mrs Pitt" (World, 6 Nov.). Afterpiece: With new Music, Scenes, Machinepy, Dresses, and Decorations. A few of the Airs compiled from Purcell, Travers, Sacchini, &c. The rest of the Music composed by Shield. The Scenery and Machinery designed by Richards and Carver, and executed by them, Hodgins, and many assistants. To conclude with the Representation of the inside of a Nabob's Palacev. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Receipts: #199 0s. 6d. (193.16.0; 5.4.6)


Mainpiece Title: The First Part Of King Henry The Fourth

Performance Comment: Sir John Falstaff-Ryder; King-Aickin (1st appearance in that character); Prince of Wales-Lewis; Sir Richard Vernon-Farren; Worcester-Fearon; Poins-Davies; Francis-Edwin; Sir Walter Blount-Macready; Bardolph-Rock; Douglas-Cubitt; Carriers-Wewitzer, Booth; Gadshill-Ledger; Peto-Stevens; Hotspur-Pope (1st appearance in that character); Hostess-Mrs Pitt; Lady Percy-Mrs Inchbald.
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Lady Percy Actor: Mrs Inchbald.

Afterpiece Title: The Enchanted Castle

Event Comment: [Mrs Evants is identified by MS annotation on Kemble playbill.] Receipts: #172 19s. (170/0; 2/19)


Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Performance Comment: Bevil-Lewis; Myrtle-Wroughton; Sealand-Clarke; Sir John Bevil-Fearon; Cimberton-Quick; Humphry-Thompson; Daniel-Wewitzer; Tom-Lee Lewes; Phillis-A Young Lady (1st appearance on any stage [Mrs Evants]); Lucinda-Mrs Lewis; Mrs Sealand-Mrs Pitt; Isabella-Mrs Poussin; Indiana-Miss Younge .
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Lewis
Role: Mrs Sealand Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Poussin

Afterpiece Title: The Flitch of Bacon

Song: In Act II of mainpiece a song by Brett

Event Comment: Mainpiece [by Oliver Goldsmith]: Never Perform'd Before. [Quick, mentioned by Genest, does not appear on the playbill. The Edition of 1768 casts Mrs White as Landlady, and Cushing as Butler. It does not include Morris or Morgan, but adds Post@Boy-Quick; Bailiff-R. Smith; Dubardieu-Holtom. (See 1 Feb.) The Theatrical Monitor, No XI (6 Feb.), reviews the mainpiece in a lukewarm, judicial manner.] Receipts: #227 4s. 6d. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Good Natured Man

Performance Comment: Parts by Powell, Shuter, Woodward, Bensley, Clarke, Dunstall, Morris, Morgan, Cushing, Mrs Mattocks, Mrs Pitt, Mrs Green, Mrs White, Mrs Bulkley. Croaker-Shuter; Honeywood-Powell; Lofty-Woodward; Leontine-Bensley; Sir William Honeywood-Clarke; Jarvis-Dunstall; Bailiff-R. Smith; Postboy-Quick; Miss Richland-Mrs Bulkley; Olivia-Mrs Mattocks; Mrs Croaker-Mrs Pitt; Mrs Garnet-Mrs Green (Genest, V, 189);Also Morris, Morgan, Cushing, Mrs White.Also Morris, Morgan, Cushing, Mrs White.
Role: Miss Richland Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Olivia Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Mrs Croaker Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Mrs Garnet Actor: Mrs Green

Afterpiece Title: The Chaplet

Role: Laura Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Pastora Actor: Mrs Thompson.
Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Wells. Mainpiece [1st time; C 4, author unknown, not in Larpent MS; not published. Epilogue by Robert Merry (World, 30 Apr.). On 11 May acted as The Female Pursuit]: Taken from Moor's Gil Blas. Public Advertiser, 27 Apr.: Mrs Wells trusts the Public will have the Candour to excuse her not appearing in the Play, as the principal Woman's Character has many changes in it, and the Fatigue of going through various and numerous Imitations would render her incapable of undertaking it. Gazetteer, 9 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Mrs Wells, No. 12, Weymouth-street, Portland-place. Receipts: #301 14s. (166.2; 10.1; tickets: 125.11)


Mainpiece Title: The Female Adventure; Or, Stop Her Who Can

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Holman, Bernard, Farley, Macready, Thompson, Mrs Achmet, Mrs Bernard, Mrs Pitt, Mrs Powell, Mrs Martyr. Cast from European Magazine, May 1790, p. 386: Don Lewis-Holman; Gil Blas-Bernard; Pedro-Farley; Don Felix-Macready; Don Gabriel-Thompson; Aurora-Mrs Achmet; Isabella-Mrs Bernard; Bernarda-Mrs Pitt; Beatrice-Mrs Powell; Laura-Mrs Martyr; Epilogue-Mrs Mattocks.
Role: Aurora Actor: Mrs Achmet
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Bernard
Role: Bernarda Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Laura Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Mattocks.

Afterpiece Title: Cymon

Performance Comment: As17900322but Cymon (for that night only)-Mrs Wells; Shepherds-_; Dorcas-_; Shepherdesses-_.
Role: 900322but Cymon Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Urganda Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Fatima Actor: Mrs Pope
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Mountain.

Dance: Following Imitations at end: As17891021; In afterpiece: Dances, as17900409

Entertainment: End II: Tragic Imitations [of Mrs Siddons in Belvidera's 1st scene in Venice Preserved, I.i., and of Mrs Crawford in Lady Randolph's 1st speech in Douglas]-Mrs Wells; End III: Comic and Vocal Imitations [of Mrs Abington as Widow Belmour in The Way to Keep Him, and of Mrs Martyr, Mrs Jordan, Sga Storace, Sga Sestini]-Mrs Wells; End: A Scene from Isabella [The "ring speech" in II.ii] (Above identified in World, 29 Apr.)-Mrs Wells

Performance Comment: i., and of Mrs Crawford in Lady Randolph's 1st speech in Douglas]-Mrs Wells; End III: Comic and Vocal Imitations [of Mrs Abington as Widow Belmour in The Way to Keep Him, and of Mrs Martyr, Mrs Jordan, Sga Storace, Sga Sestini]-Mrs Wells; End: A Scene from Isabella [The "ring speech" in II.ii] (Above identified in World, 29 Apr.)-Mrs Wells.
Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Martyr. Public Advertiser, 7 May: Tickets to be had of Mrs Martyr, No. 32, St. Martin's-strcet, Leicester-fields. 1st piece [1st time; CO 2, by Horatio Edgar Robson. MS: Larpent 657; not published. Composer of music unknown]: The Music partly new and partly compiled. With a New Overture. Receipts: #181 i5s. (99/16; tickets: 81/19) (charge: #105)


Mainpiece Title: Too Loving By Half

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Quick, Wewitzer, Brett, Bannister; Mrs Martyr, Mrs Webb, Mrs Pitt, Mrs Bannister. [Cast from Larpent MS: Radish-Quick; Kitt-Wewitzer [MS: Edwin]; Greville-Brett; Captain Bowsprit-Bannister; Florence-Mrs Martyr; Mrs Radish-Mrs Webb; Tabitha Loveall-Mrs Pitt; Arabella-Mrs Bannister.] hathi. hathi.
Role: Florence Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Mrs Radish Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Tabitha Loveall Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Arabella Actor: Mrs Bannister.

Afterpiece Title: Rosina

Performance Comment: As17840313but William (1st time)-Mrs Martyr; omitted: Rustic, Irishman . omitted: Rustic, Irishman .
Role: 840313but William Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: William Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Rosina Actor: Mrs Bannister

Dance: End of 2nd piece Adelaide de Brabant, as17840508

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Mountain. Afterpiece [1st time in London; M. INT 2, by Walley Chamberlain Oulton, 1st acted at Crow Street Theatre, Dublin, 12 Mar. 1789, Larpent MS 835; not published]: The Music by Tommaso? Giordani. Receipts: #213 17s. (80.0.6; 6.3.6; tickets: 127.13.0)


Mainpiece Title: Robin Hood

Performance Comment: As17881021, but Allen o'Dale (for that night only)-Mrs Mountain; Fitzherbert-Fearon; Annette-Miss Stuart; Outlaws-_Doyle.
Role: Allen o'Dale Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Clorinda Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Stella Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Angelina Actor: Mrs Billington.

Afterpiece Title: Perseverance; or, The Third Time the Best

Performance Comment: Characters by Johnstone, Blanchard, Cubitt, Quick, Mrs Martyr, Mrs Platt, Mrs Pitt, Miss Wewitzer, Mrs Mountain Cast from European Magazine, June 1789, p. 488: Frolick-Johnstone; Jack-Blanchard; Mr Graveairs-Cubitt; Sir Ninny-Quick; Maid-Mrs Martyr; Quaker-Mrs Pitt; Louisa-Mrs Mountain; unassigned-Mrs Platt, Miss Wewitzer.
Role: Maid Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Quaker Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: unassigned Actor: Mrs Platt, Miss Wewitzer.

Entertainment: Monologue. End: As17890514

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 5 years [not acted since 26 Dec. 1776. Mrs Robinson, who was from the Portsmouth theatre, is identified by MS annotation on Kemble playbill]. Afterpiece [1st time; CO 2, by Frances Brooke, based on Les Moissonneurs, by Charles Simon Favart]: The new Music and overture composed, and the Selected Airs compiled [from Paxton and Sacchini], by Shield. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Account-Book, 30 June 1784: Paid Shield for composing Rosina #100. Receipts: #158 18s. 6d. (154/5/6; 4/13/0)


Mainpiece Title: King Henry The Second; Or, The Fall Of Rosamond

Performance Comment: King Henry-Aickin; Abbot-Clarice; Prince Henry-Wroughton; Salisbury-Davies; Leicester-Fearon; Verulam-Thompson; Clifford-Hull; Queen Eleanor-Mrs Hunter; Ethelinda-Mrs Morton; Rosamond-A Lady (1st appearance on this stage [Mrs Robinson]) .Mrs Robinson]) .
Role: Queen Eleanor Actor: Mrs Hunter
Role: Ethelinda Actor: Mrs Morton

Afterpiece Title: Rosina

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Bannister, Brett, Davies, Egan, Mrs Kennedy; Mrs Martyr, Mrs Pitt, Miss Harper. [Cast from text (T. Cadell, 1783): Mr Belville-Bannister; Captain Belville-Brett; Rustic-Davies; Irishman-Egan; William-Mrs Kennedy; Another Irishman-Mahon; Reaper-Helme; Phoebe-Mrs Martyr; Dorcas-Mrs Pitt; Rosina-Mrs Bannister (see17830129).] hathi. hathi.
Role: William Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Phoebe Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Rosina Actor: Mrs Bannister

Dance: End of mainpiece new Dance, composed by Harris, Damon and Musidora, by Harris, Miss Besford, and others

Event Comment: The Duenna [advertised on playbill of 10 Oct.] is obliged to be deferred on Account of Mrs Billington's Indisposition. Receipts: #126 16s. 6d. (124.8.6; 2.8.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Midnight Hour

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Lewis, Ryder, Edwin, Quick, Fearon, Thompson, Mrs Mattocks, Mrs Webb, Mrs Wells. Cast from text (G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788): The Marquis-Lewis; Sebastian-Ryder; Nicolas-Edwin; The General-Quick; Mathias-Fearon; Ambrose-Thompson; Flora-Mrs Mattocks; Cecily-Mrs Webb; Julia-Mrs Wells.
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Cecily Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Wells.

Afterpiece Title: The Poor Soldier

Role: Patrick Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Kathlane Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Norah Actor: Mrs Mountain.

Afterpiece Title: Bonds without Judgement; or, The Loves of Bengal

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Ryder, Wewitzer, Fearon, Macready, Quick, Mrs Pitt, Mrs Mountain, Mrs Wells. Cast from London Chronicle, 2 May 1787: Japan-Ryder; Congo-Wewitzer; Nankeen-Fearon; Manly-Macready; Colonel Fury-Quick; Governess-Mrs Pitt; Charlotte-Mrs Mountain (i.e. formerly Miss Wilkinson); Sophy-Mrs Wells.
Role: Governess Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Sophy Actor: Mrs Wells.
Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Wells. Afterpiece [1st time; F 2, by Edward Topham. Larpent MS 772; not published; synopsis of plot in Public Advertiser, 3 May. Prologue by George Monck Berkeley (European Magazine, June 1787, p. 411)]. Public Advertiser, 24 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Mrs Wells, No. 417, Strand. Receipts: #257 3s. 6d. (160.4.6; 5.7.0; tickets: 91.12.0)


Mainpiece Title: Love In A Village

Role: Actor: Mrs Wells.
Role: Deborah Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Margery Actor: Mrs Brown
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Rosetta Actor: Mrs Billington.

Afterpiece Title: Bonds without Judgement; or, The Loves of Bengal

Performance Comment: Principal Characters-Ryder, Wewitzer, Fearon, Macready, Quick, Mrs Pitt, Miss Wilkinson, Mrs Wells. Cast from European Magazine, May 1787, p. 300: Japan-Ryder; Congo-Wewitzer; Nankeen-Fearon; Captain Manly-Macready; Colonel Fury-Quick; Governess-Mrs Pitt; Charlotte-Miss Wilkinson; Sophia-Mrs Wells; Prologue-Holman.

Dance: As17870217

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; PAST 2, by Richard Josceline Goodenough, altered from his unacted play The Cottagers]: The Overture and Music composed by Baumgarten. [Baumgarten used this overture again in Robin Hood (see cg, 17 Apr. 1784).] Books of the Pastoral to be had at the Theatre. [Wordsworth is identified in the playbill of 22 Dec. Mrs Webb was from the Hay.] Public Advertiser, 24 Nov. 1779: This Day is published William And Nanny (1s.). Receipts: #122 15s. (116.15.6; 5.19.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Duke Of Milan

Afterpiece Title: William And Nanny

Performance Comment: [Principal Characters by A Young Gentleman (1st appearance on any stage Wordsworth]), Wilson, Moody, Mrs Webb (1st appearance at this theatre), Mrs Pitt, Miss Brown. [Cast from text (J. Kearby, 1779) William-A Young Gentleman; Hearty-Wilson; Murtagh Mulrooney-Moody; Dame Hearty-Mrs Webb; Old Woman-Mrs Pitt; Nanny-Miss Brown.
Role: Dame Hearty Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Old Woman Actor: Mrs Pitt
Event Comment: Benefit for Barrington and Mrs Pitt. Charges #64 15s. 6d. Deficit to the beneficiaries #24 13s. covered by Barrington's #35 from tickets (Box 58; Pit 100; Gallery 55); and Mrs Pitt's #64 1s. from tickets (Box 29; Pit 260; Gallery 178) (Account Book). Receipts: #40 2s. 6d. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: Love In A Village

Performance Comment: As17690220, but Margery-Mrs Green, 1st time; Lucinda-Miss Radley (from Drury Lane); Rosetta-Mrs Baddeley (from Drury Lane); Justice Woodward-Hartry (from Drury Lane).
Role: Margery Actor: Mrs Green, 1st time
Role: Rosetta Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Deborah Actor: Mrs Pitt

Afterpiece Title: The Apprentice

Dance: II: The Wapping Landlady, as17690408

Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Macklin. Mainpiece: Not acted these 3 years. [See 27 Jan. 1770.] Afterpiece: For this night only this season (playbill). Charges #64 5s. Profit to Miss Macklin #19 4s., plus #43 from 172 Box tickets. Paid Whitefield one fourth year's salary due Lady Day last #25. Paid Mr Barber for a suit of regimentals embroider'd with gold, #12 12s. Paid Lowe and Lucas (linnen drapers) #13 19s.; Paid Evans for Spermecita candles as per bill #12. Paid Barrett (wax chandler) #3 4s. (Account Book). [Miss Macklin considered this a poor benefit, and on 6 May 1772 wrote to her father about the troubles she met in getting it underway. Woodward would not play in the farce since it did not belong to the theatre and since he had not be asked before she put his name in the bills. Kniveton labored hard and did quite well as Sir Archy. Ann Pitt so ill she could not do Lady Wrangle, but Mrs Hull sat up two nights, learned the part and acted it creditably (Harvard, Memoirs of Charles Macklin, Vol. II, pt. 2, after p. 55).] Receipts: #83 9s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Refusal; Or, The Lady's Philosophy

Performance Comment: Sir Gilbert-Yates; Frankly-Wroughton; Granger-Hull; Witling-Dyer; Cook-Dunstall; Lady Wrangle-Mrs Pitt; Betty-Mrs Green; Sophronia-Mrs Lessingham; Charlotte-Miss Macklin; In Act IV, a Minuet-Hamoir, Miss Macklin.
Role: Lady Wrangle Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Sophronia Actor: Mrs Lessingham

Afterpiece Title: Love a-la-Mode

Dance: End: A Dance in which will be an Allemande,-Hamoir, Miss Hamoir

Event Comment: Benefit for Middlesex Hospital. Charges #85 2s. Profit to Hospital #4 2s., plus #119 6s. from tickets (Box 421; Pitt 69; Gallary 37) (Account Book). Receipts: #89 7s


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

Performance Comment: Manuel-Shuter; Philip-Bensly; Octavio-Wroughton; Soto-Dunstall; Trappanti-Woodward; Luis-Davis; Corrigidor-Wignell; Rosara-Mrs Mattocks; Viletta-Mrs Pitt; Flora-Mrs Lessingham; Hypolita-Miss Macklin.
Role: Rosara Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Viletta Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Lessingham

Afterpiece Title: The Commissary

Role: Mrs Loveit Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Mrs Macklin Actor: Mrs Gardner.

Dance: End of Play: The Old Ground Young, as17720928

Event Comment: [In mainpiece the playbill assigns Mrs Peachum to Mrs Webb, but on the Kemble playbill her name is deleted and a MS annotation substitutes Mrs Davenett's.] Receipts: #157 19s. 6d. (156/10/6; 1/9/0)


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: Capt. Machcath-Brett (1st appearance in that character); Peachum-Wilson; Lockit-Booth; Mat o' the Mint-Mahon; Jemmy Twitcher-Webb; Wat Dreary-Jones; Crook finger'd Jack-Doyle; Ben Budge-Ledger; Harry Paddington-Darley; Jailer-Stevens; Drawer-Helme; Filch-Mrs Wilson; Lucy-Mrs Kennedy; Mrs Peachum-Mrs Davenett Diana Trapes-Mrs Pitt; Jenny Diver-Mrs Morton; Mrs Slammekin-Miss Platt Mrs Vixen-Mrs Lewis; Dolly Trull-Miss Morris; Sukey Tawdry-Miss Cleland Mrs Coaxer-Mrs Whitfield; Molly Brazen-Miss Stuart; Betty Doxey-Miss Francis; Polly-Miss Harper. hathi.

Afterpiece Title: Retaliation

Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Emelia Actor: Mrs Mattocks

Dance: In Act III of mainpiece a Hornpipe by Miss Matthews

Event Comment: [The playbill assigns Mrs Page to Mrs Wilson, and Mrs Ford to Miss Younge, but on the Kemble playbill both these names are deleted. Mrs Whitfield's name is written above Mrs Wilson's, but the name of Miss Younge's substitute has been cut by the binder; she was almost certainly Mrs Mattocks (see 25 Jan. 1782).] Receipts: #155 1s. (149/18; 5/3)


Mainpiece Title: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Performance Comment: Mr Ford-Wroughton; Sir Hugh Evans-Edwin; Doctor Caius-Whitfield; Mr Page-Hull; Host of the Garter-Booth; Fenton-Robson; Justice Shallow-Wilson; Simple-Joules; Bardolph-Baker; Pistol-Cushing; Slender-Quick; FalstafF-Henderson; Mrs Page-Mrs Whitfield; Ann Page-Miss Morris; Mrs Quickly-Mrs Pitt; Mrs Ford-Mrs Mattocks .
Role: Mrs Page Actor: Mrs Whitfield
Role: Mrs Quickly Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Mrs Ford Actor: Mrs Mattocks

Afterpiece Title: The Son-in-Law

Role: Dolce Actor: Mrs Davenett

Dance: As17811101

Event Comment: Benefit for the Author [of mainpiece, who is named in the Account-Book, but not on the playbill]. "A considerable tumult prevailed last night among the audience of this Theatre, on account of the unavoidable substitution of Miss Chapman and Mrs Harlowe for Mrs Esten and Mrs Wells (who are both indisposed). It was not that the audience objected to the former two, but because the names of Mrs Esten and Mrs Wells were printed in the bills usually sold about the Theatre, though not in those properly issued from the House. [Mrs Esten's name, however (but not Mrs Wells'), is listed in the "House" playbill for this night.] The audience were very violent, and the actors, after having nearly finished the first Act twice, were obliged to begin the Comedy a third time, before it was suffered quietly to proceed" (Morning Herald, 9 Feb.). "The fracas at Covent-garden Theatre on Wednesday evening was occasioned by the dexterity of certain Lottery Office keepers, who, in order to give notoriety to their shops, daily cause spurious Dramatis Personae of the theatres to be circulated; and on the reverse of these bills is conspicuously held forth the advantages of the public paying their cash into their gambling treasuries" (Morning Herald, 10 Feb.). Receipts: #191 17s. 6d. (187.2.6; 4.15.0; tickets: none listed)


Mainpiece Title: Notoriety

Performance Comment: As17911105, but Sophia Strangeways-Mrs Harlowe; Honoria-Miss Chapman.
Role: Sophia Strangeways Actor: Mrs Harlowe
Role: Lady Acid Actor: Mrs Webb

Afterpiece Title: Three Weeks after Marriage

Performance Comment: Sir Charles Racket-Lewis; Lovelace-Farley; Woodley-Macready; Drugget-Quick; Dimity-Mrs Rock; Mrs Drugget-Mrs Pitt; Nancy-Mrs Harlowe; Lady Racket-Mrs Mattocks.
Role: Dimity Actor: Mrs Rock
Role: Mrs Drugget Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Nancy Actor: Mrs Harlowe
Role: Lady Racket Actor: Mrs Mattocks.

Dance: As17910912

Event Comment: Benefit for Dunstall and Mrs Dunstall. Mainpiece: Not acted these two years. [See 25 Jan. 1751.


Mainpiece Title: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Performance Comment: Falstaff-Dunstall, 1st time; Ford-Ryan; Page-Ridout; Fenton-Gibson; Shallow-Collins; Caius-Stoppelaer; Slender-Bennet; Rugby-C. Smith; Evans-Arthur; Mrs Page-Mrs Barrington; Anne Page-Mrs Baker; Simple-Bencraft; Robin-Miss Mullart; Mrs Quickly-Mrs Pitt; Pistol-Cushing; Nym-Holtom; Bardolph-Wignel; Host-Marten; Mrs Ford-Mrs Bland.
Role: Mrs Page Actor: Mrs Barrington
Role: Anne Page Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Mrs Quickly Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Mrs Ford Actor: Mrs Bland.

Afterpiece Title: The Double Disappointment

Dance: IItalian Peasants, as17531120; Les Taileurs, as17531210

Event Comment: Benefit for Redman, Lewis, Dibdin. Hussey, Miss Cokayne. Mainpiece: Not acted these 5 years. [See 18 May 1757.] Tickets deliver'd by Rawlins, Dufour, and Mrs Gwinn, and others will be accepted


Mainpiece Title: The City Wives Confederacy

Performance Comment: Moneytrap-Shuter; Gripe-Lewis; Dick-Smith; Clip-Redman; Jessamin-Bennet; Brass-Dyer; Mrs Amlet-Mrs Pitt; Araminta-Mrs Barrington; Flippantia-Mrs Vincent; Corinna-Miss Cokayne; Mrs Clogitt-Mrs Copin; Clarissa-Mrs Dyer.
Role: Mrs Amlet Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Araminta Actor: Mrs Barrington
Role: Flippantia Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Mrs Clogitt Actor: Mrs Copin
Role: Clarissa Actor: Mrs Dyer.

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Green.
Role: Lady Loverule Actor: Mrs Pitt

Dance: III: The Pierrots-Hussey, Dufour; End: The Taylors, as17620107

Event Comment: Benefit for Branson, Mrs Lampe, Mrs Jones, and Miss Besford. Tickets deliver'd by Roffe will be taken. Charges #65 12s. 6d. Deficit to beneficiaries #23 1s., divided as follows: Branson #11 10s. 6d.; Mrs Lampe and Mrs Jones combined #5 15s. 3d.; Miss Besford #5 15s. 3d., covered by income from tickets (Account Book). @Tickets Box Pit Gallery Value@Branson 135 224 178 #85 3s.@Mrs Lampe and Mrs Jones 88 109 76 #45 19s.@Miss Besford 23 82 81 #26 3s.@ [No record of Roffe's tickets appears in the Account Book this night.] Receipts: #42 11s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Role: Ophelia Actor: Mrs Mattocks

Afterpiece Title: Polly Honeycombe

Performance Comment: Scribble-Lewes, first time; Honeycombe-Quick; Ledger-Dunstall; Mrs Honeycombe-Mrs Pitt; Nurse-Mrs Copin; Polly (with the Original Epilogue)-Miss Besford, her first appearance as an actress.
Role: Mrs Honeycombe Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Copin

Dance: I: A New Dance-Langrish, Miss Besford, as17730426 III: A Highland Reel-Aldridge, Sga Manesiere, Miss Besford [see17680307]