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Event Comment: Benefit for Duquesney, Mrs Stephens, Miss Helme


Mainpiece Title: The Recruiting Officer

Performance Comment: As17640127, but Rose-Miss Cokayne; Melinda-Mrs Stephens; Lucy-Miss Helme. The Public Advertiser lists Melinda as Mrs Dyer and as Mrs Stephens. [The former a misprint.]The former a misprint.]
Role: Rose Actor: Miss Cokayne
Role: Melinda Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Helme. The Public Advertiser lists Melinda as Mrs Dyer and as Mrs Stephens.
Role: Sylvia Actor: Miss Macklin.
Role: Plume Actor: Smith
Role: Ballanc Actor: Sparks
Role: Worthy Actor: Hull
Role: Kite Actor: Anderson
Role: Brazen Actor: Woodward
Role: Bullock Actor: Dunstall
Role: Welch Collier Actor: Hayes
Role: Recruits Actor: Buck, Costollo

Afterpiece Title: The Englishman in Paris

Role: Sir John Buck Actor: Gibson.
Role: Dan Actor: Wignel
Role: Minuel Actor: Duquesney, Miss Macklin.
Role: only Buck Actor:
Role: Lucinda Actor: .
Role: Buck Actor: Woodward
Role: Subtle Actor: Costollo
Role: Classic Actor: Anderson
Role: Roger Actor: Weller
Role: Kitteau Actor: Bennet
Role: Gamut Actor: Baker
Role: Marquis Actor: Holtom
Role: Peroquit Actor: Cushing
Role: Mrs Subtle Actor: Mrs Pitt.

Dance: II: The Cudgell'd Husband, as17640502; III: A Hornpipe-Miss Pitt; IV: The Dutch Skippers-Duquesney, Miss Valois; V: A New Tambourine Dance-Duquesney

Event Comment: Benefit for Gardner, Mrs Burden, Mrs Stephens, Miss Helm. Tickets deliver'd by Dumay, Hussey, Mrs Viviez, Miss Twist, Miss Daw, and others will be taken


Mainpiece Title: The Busy Body

Performance Comment: As17611002, but Charles-Gardner; Isabinda-Mrs Stephens; Patch-Miss Helm; Miranda-Mrs Burden, first time.
Role: Charles Actor: Gardner
Role: Isabinda Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Patch Actor: Miss Helm
Role: Miranda Actor: Mrs Burden, first time.
Role: Marplot Actor: Shuter
Role: Sir George Airy Actor: Smith
Role: Sir Francis Actor: Collins
Role: Sir Jealous Actor: Marten
Role: Whisper Actor: Costollo
Role: Scentwell Actor: Mrs Ferguson

Afterpiece Title: The Contrivances

Dance: IV: A Hornpipe (first time)-Miss Daw; End: A Minuet-Sodi, Miss Twist

Event Comment: By Particular Desire. Mrs Stephens 1st appearance at dl. For King of Denmark


Mainpiece Title: The Provoked Wife

Performance Comment: Sir John Brute-Garrick; Constant-Cautherly; Heartfree-Aickin; Col. Bully (with a Song)-Vernon; Lord Rake-Ackman; Razor-Dibdin; Belinda-Mrs Jeffries; Mlle-Mrs Cross; Lady Fanciful-Mrs Bellamy; Lady Brute-Mrs Stephens, being her first Appearance upon that Stage.
Role: Sir John Brute Actor: Garrick
Role: Constant Actor: Cautherly
Role: Heartfree Actor: Aickin
Role: Bully Actor: Vernon
Role: Lord Rake Actor: Ackman
Role: Razor Actor: Dibdin
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Jeffries
Role: Mlle Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Lady Fanciful Actor: Mrs Bellamy
Role: Lady Brute Actor: Mrs Stephens, being her first Appearance upon that Stage.

Afterpiece Title: The Elopement

Performance Comment: Parts-Rooker, Grimaldi, Messink, Moody, Ackman, Strange, Hurst, Keen, Walker, Watkins, J. Burton, Miss Young, Mrs King, Mrs Dorman.
Event Comment: Benefit for Mattocks, Stede, Mrs Pitt. Tickets deliver'd out by Mrs Stephens will be taken. Tickets sold at the Doors will not be taken. No Building on Stage


Mainpiece Title: King Henry Iv, Part I

Performance Comment: As17590105, but Lady Piercy-Mrs Stephens; Blunt-Perry; 2nd Carrier-Dunstall.
Role: Lady Piercy Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Blunt Actor: Perry
Role: 2nd Carrier Actor: Dunstall.
Role: 2d Carrier Actor: Barrington.
Role: Falstaff Actor: Shuter
Role: King Actor: Sparks
Role: Prince of Wales Actor: Ross
Role: Prince John Actor: Miss Mullart
Role: Northumberland Actor: Redman
Role: Westmorland Actor: Holtom
Role: Douglas Actor: Anderson
Role: Worcester Actor: Ridout
Role: Peto Actor: R. Smith
Role: Gadshill Actor: Bencraft
Role: Francis Actor: Collins
Role: Vernon Actor: Gibson
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: 1st Carrier Actor: Bennet
Role: Bardolph Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Sheriff Actor: Wignell
Role: Hotspur Actor: Clarke

Afterpiece Title: The Contrivances

Role: Rovewell Actor: Mattocks, 1st time.
Role: Argus Actor: Collins
Role: Hearty Actor: Redman
Role: Robin Actor: Dunstall
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Arethusa Actor: Mrs Baker.

Dance: The Drunken Peasant, as17590430 The Milkmaid's Holiday, with substitle The Humours of May-Day, as17590421

Event Comment: Benefit for Younger (prompter). Tickets delivered by Mrs Stephens, Miss Helme, Miss Twist, and Murden will be taken


Mainpiece Title: Oroonoko; Or, The Royal Slave

Performance Comment: Oroonoko-Younger, first time; Governor-Anderson; Blanford-Hull; Stanmore-Davis; Aboan-Gardner; Jack Stanmore-Murden; Capt. Driver-Dunstall; Daniel-Shuter; Hotman-Wignel; Planters-Bennet, Buck, Morgan; Charlotte-Miss Macklin; Lucy-Mrs Stephens; Widow Lackit-Mrs Pitt; Imoinda-Miss Ward, first time.
Role: Oroonoko Actor: Younger, first time
Role: Governor Actor: Anderson
Role: Blanford Actor: Hull
Role: Stanmore Actor: Davis
Role: Aboan Actor: Gardner
Role: Jack Stanmore Actor: Murden
Role: Driver Actor: Dunstall
Role: Daniel Actor: Shuter
Role: Hotman Actor: Wignel
Role: Planters Actor: Bennet, Buck, Morgan
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss Macklin
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Widow Lackit Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Imoinda Actor: Miss Ward, first time.

Afterpiece Title: Catherine and Petruchio

Role: Taylor Actor: Morgan.
Role: Petruchio Actor: Woodward
Role: Grumio Actor: Shuter
Role: Catherine Actor: Mrs Green.

Song: II: A Song-Miss Twist

Dance: III: A Hornpipe-Miss Twist; IV: A Minuet-Dumay, Miss Twist; End: The Sicilian Peasants, as17660311

Entertainment: End: By Particular Desire (For positively the last time this season) Epilogue upon an Ass-Shuter

Event Comment: Benefit for Younger. Tickets deliver'd by Miss Helme, Mrs Stephens, White, and Gardner will be taken. Tickets sold at the Doors will not be admitted. Tickets and places to be had of Sarjant at the stage door. None admitted behind the Scenes


Mainpiece Title: King Richard Iii

Performance Comment: As17650101, but Richmond-Gardner; Buckingham-White; Norfolk-Perry; Prince Edward-Miss Helme; Lady Anne-Mrs Stephens.
Role: Richmond Actor: Gardner
Role: Buckingham Actor: White
Role: Norfolk Actor: Perry
Role: Prince Edward Actor: Miss Helme
Role: Lady Anne Actor: Mrs Stephens.
Role: Richard Actor: Smith
Role: King Henry Actor: Gibson
Role: Catesby Actor: Davis
Role: Ratcliff Actor: Bennet
Role: Stanley Actor: Anderson
Role: Tressel Actor: Dyer
Role: Duke of York Actor: Mas. Besford
Role: Oxford Actor: Weller
Role: Forrest Actor: Holtom
Role: Lord Mayor Actor: Buck
Role: Lieut. Actor: R. Smith
Role: Duchess of York Actor: Mrs Ferguson
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Ward.

Afterpiece Title: The Oracle

Role: Oberon Actor: Dyer
Role: Fairy Queen Actor: Mrs Ward
Role: Cynthia Actor: Miss Ward
Role: dance incident to the piece, Actor: Arnauld, Leppie, Miss Twist.

Dance: IV: The Sicilian Peasants, as17641001; End: a Hornpipe-Miss Pitt

Event Comment: This tragedy was wrote by Mr Dow,--went off but So, so.--some hisses thro' the play, and at the end also when given out.--The scenery and dresses was very fine, was well adapted, and had applause.--Miss Younge played very bad, and much disliked--Mr Holland and Mr Aickin played well (Hopkins Diary). New Scenes, Dresses, and Decorations. [The Prologue is Larpent MS 289. It follows in content the suggestions of the Prologue to the Orphan of China ten seasons earlier:@"Too much the Greek and Roman chiefs engage@The Muse's care--they languish on our stage;@The modern bard struck with the vast applause@Of ancient masters, like the painter draws@From models only.--Can such copies charm@The Heart, or like the glow of Nature warm?@To fill the scene, tonight our author brings@Originals at least, --Warriours and Kings,@Heroes who like their Gems, unpolish'd shine,@The mighty fathers of the Tartar line,@Greater than those whom classic pages boast,@If those are greatest who have conquored most."@ An account of the plot of the mainpiece is in Lloyd's Evening Post, 16-19 Dec. Concludes: The play is said to have been written by Mr Dow, who lately favored the public with an accurate History of the Hindoos. The decorations and dresses were very magnificent. The performers who were the most distinguished by the audience were Mr Holland, Miss Younge, Mr Aickin, and Mr Jefferson. Mr Holland spoke the Prologue and Mrs Abington the Epilogue the latter of which furnished infinite entertainment, from the spirit and humour of that admirable actress. A Two column resume of the play appears in the Public Advertiser, 19 Dec.


Mainpiece Title: Zingis

Performance Comment: Parts by: Holland, Reddish, Aickin, Packer, Palmer, Ackman, Jefferson, Fawcett, Bannister, Hurst, Strange, Keen, Clough, Wright, Mrs Stephens, Miss Younge. Prologue, Epilogue. Timur-Holland; Zingis-Aickin; Aunac-Packer; Zemouca-Reddish; Cubla-Jefferson; Zena-Palmer; Nevian-Bannister; Sidasco-Hurst; Ovisa-Miss Younge; Mila-Mrs Stephens; [Also Nadir-Strange; Suida-Ackman; Jelizu-Keen; [Balin]-Fawcett; Prologue[written by Home-Holland; Epilogue[Written by Garrick-Mrs Abington (London Evening Post, 19 Dec.).
Role: Timur Actor: Holland
Role: Zingis Actor: Aickin
Role: Aunac Actor: Packer
Role: Zemouca Actor: Reddish
Role: Cubla Actor: Jefferson
Role: Zena Actor: Palmer
Role: Nevian Actor: Bannister
Role: Sidasco Actor: Hurst
Role: Ovisa Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Mila Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Also Nadir Actor: Strange
Role: Suida Actor: Ackman
Role: Jelizu Actor: Keen
Role: Balin] Actor: Fawcett
Role: written by Home Actor: Holland
Role: Written by Garrick Actor: Mrs Abington

Afterpiece Title: The Absent Man

Role: Shatterbrain Actor: King
Role: Frank Actor: Palmer
Role: Slang Actor: Keen
Role: Welldon Actor: Cautherly
Role: Doctor Gruel Actor: Hurst
Role: Coxcomb Actor: Fawcett
Role: Robin Actor: J. Burton
Role: Landlady Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Mrs Junket Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Miss Frolick Actor: Mrs Millidge
Role: Flavia Actor: Mrs W. Barry.
Event Comment: Benefit for Legg, Mrs Lampe, Mrs Jones. Afterpiece: For the last time this season. Tickets deliver'd for Hamlet will be taken. The Dragon of Wantly cannot be perform'd on account of indisposition of Mrs Pinto. Charges #67 9s. 6d. [Profit to each beneficiary #2 19s. 6d. plus income from tickets: Legg #84 2s. (Box 129; Pit 251; Gallery 142); Mrs Lampe and Mrs Jones combined #74 15s. (Box 102; Pit 219; Gallery 164).] Paid Bryan a bill for writing parts #1 1s. 6d. Paid Cooper (printer) #27 2s. Paid Condell for Coach hire, the last command by order of Mr Beard 2s. (Account Book). Before 5 went to ye Play...It was played tolerably well; Cleopatra very well by Mrs Bellamy, Octavia (for ye 1st time) by Mrs Mattocks, Antony by Smith, Vent. by Gibson not badly. We had ye Dances, Rural Love and ye Wapping Landlady (Neville MS Diary). Receipts: #76 8s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: All For Love

Performance Comment: Antony-Smith; Ventidius-Gibson; Dolabella-Clarke; Alexas-Dyer; Serapion-Gardner; Charmion-Mrs Stephens; Iras-Mrs Godwin; Cleopatra-Mrs Bellamy; Octavia-Mrs Mattocks (1st time).
Role: Antony Actor: Smith
Role: Ventidius Actor: Gibson
Role: Dolabella Actor: Clarke
Role: Alexas Actor: Dyer
Role: Serapion Actor: Gardner
Role: Charmion Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Iras Actor: Mrs Godwin
Role: Cleopatra Actor: Mrs Bellamy
Role: Octavia Actor: Mrs Mattocks

Afterpiece Title: Midas

Role: Midas Actor: Shuter
Role: Sileno Actor: Beard
Role: Jupiter Actor: Legg
Role: Damaetas Actor: Dibdin
Role: Pan Actor: Dunstall
Role: Apollo Actor: Mattocks
Role: Juno Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Nysa Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Daphne Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Mysis Actor: Miss Poitier.

Dance: III: Rural Love, as17661120; End: Double Hornpipe, as17670427

Ballet: End: The Wapping Landlady. As17670427

Event Comment: Rich's Company. The date of the premiere is not known, but the second edition (1700) states: The first appearance of this Play was on a Wednesday in Lent; for then (it seems) the Town look for a bad Entertainment. [As the play was advertised in the Flying Post, 2 April 1700, the first performance probably occurred in early March.] A Prologue by Sir Charles Sedley which may have been intended for this play is in Sedley's Works, ed. V. de Sola Pinto (London, 1928), I, 46-47, 288-89. A song in this play, separately printed ca. 1700, indicates that the music was composed by Daniel Purcell and that the song was sung by Mrs Erwin


Mainpiece Title: The Reform'd Wife

Performance Comment: Edition of 1700: Sir Solomon Empty-Johnson; Freeman-Wilks; Careless-Toms; Clerimont-Mills; Doctor-Haines; Astrologer-Fairbank; Astra-Mrs Knight; Clarinda-Mrs Rogers; Sylvia-Mrs Temple; Lady Dainty-Mrs Verbruggen; Mrs Friendly-Mrs Powell; Fidelia-Mrs Moor; Cloe-Mrs Stephens; Pert-Mrs Baker; Prologue-; Epilogue-the Sickly Lady.
Role: Sir Solomon Empty Actor: Johnson
Role: Freeman Actor: Wilks
Role: Careless Actor: Toms
Role: Clerimont Actor: Mills
Role: Doctor Actor: Haines
Role: Astrologer Actor: Fairbank
Role: Astra Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Rogers
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Temple
Role: Lady Dainty Actor: Mrs Verbruggen
Role: Mrs Friendly Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Fidelia Actor: Mrs Moor
Role: Cloe Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Pert Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: the Sickly Lady.
Event Comment: Receipts: #138. The weekly bill for the scenemen doubled this week, #18 16s. Paid Meares as per bill #6 18s. 1d.; Paid Mrs Buck for 13 days salary as dresser at 1s. 6d. per day; 19s. 6d.; Paid Mr Buck for making 13 Tambourines for The Fair, #2 15s.; Paid Mrs Lucy Gwynn a bill for cleaning silks, &c., 17s


Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Performance Comment: Young Bevil-Ross; Myrtle-Smith; Sir John-Gibson; Sealand-Sparks; Cimberton-Shuter; Tom (with song in character)-Dyer; Humphrey-Anderson; Daniel-Collins; Lucinda-Mrs Baker; Phyllis-Mrs Vincent; Mrs Sealand-Mrs Stephens; Isabella-Mrs Ferguson; Indiana-Mrs Ward.
Role: Young Bevil Actor: Ross
Role: Myrtle Actor: Smith
Role: Sir John Actor: Gibson
Role: Sealand Actor: Sparks
Role: Cimberton Actor: Shuter
Role: Tom Actor: Dyer
Role: Humphrey Actor: Anderson
Role: Daniel Actor: Collins
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Phyllis Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Mrs Sealand Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Ferguson
Role: Indiana Actor: Mrs Ward.

Afterpiece Title: The Fair

Song: Lowe

Event Comment: Mainpiece: By Particular Desire, Afterpiece: By Desire. [Mrs Copin's name spelled Copen until 12 Nov.


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: Macheath-Beard; Peachum-Shuter; Lockit-Dunstall; Filch-Holtom; Player-Anderson; Beggar-Bennet; Mat@o@Mint-Baker; Lucy-Mrs Baker; Mrs Peachum-Mrs Stephens; Diana Trapes-Mrs Copen; Mrs Slammekin-Mrs Green; Polly-Miss Brent; Hornpipe-Miss Pitt; Country Dance-characters in the opera.
Role: Macheath Actor: Beard
Role: Peachum Actor: Shuter
Role: Lockit Actor: Dunstall
Role: Filch Actor: Holtom
Role: Player Actor: Anderson
Role: Beggar Actor: Bennet
Role: Mat@o@Mint Actor: Baker
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Diana Trapes Actor: Mrs Copen
Role: Mrs Slammekin Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Brent
Role: Hornpipe Actor: Miss Pitt
Role: Country Dance Actor: characters in the opera.

Afterpiece Title: The Apprentice

Performance Comment: Apprentice-Woodward; Wingate-Dunstall; Gargle-Anderson; Scotchman-Bennet; Irishman-Barrington; Catchpole-Buck; Simon-Cushing; Watchman-Weller; Porter-Gardner; President-Perry; Three members-Holtom, Murden, Mas. Morgan; Charlotte-Mrs Evans.
Role: Apprentice Actor: Woodward
Role: Wingate Actor: Dunstall
Role: Gargle Actor: Anderson
Role: Scotchman Actor: Bennet
Role: Irishman Actor: Barrington
Role: Catchpole Actor: Buck
Role: Simon Actor: Cushing
Role: Watchman Actor: Weller
Role: Porter Actor: Gardner
Role: President Actor: Perry
Role: Three members Actor: Holtom, Murden, Mas. Morgan
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Evans.

Dance: II: The Venetian Gardeners, as17650925

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Ward. Afterpiece: Never acted there before. Mainpiece: Not acted this season. Mrs Ward having been defrauded of a number of Tickets for the above play, those sold at the door will not be admitted. [Afterpiece is John Lee's alteration of Wycherley's play into two acts. See dl 26 April 1765.] @Receipts #74 2s. 6d.@House charges #63@Candles #1 5s.@Extra: Kettle drum 5s.@Side Drum 2s.@Wardrobe #1 9s.@Total #66 1s.@Balance due Mrs Ward #8 1s. 6d.@Tickets 115 129 179 #66@Money #74 2s. 6d.@Total value of House #140 2s. 6d. (Account Book). [Mrs Ward seems to have profited only to the extent of #74 1s. 6d.


Mainpiece Title: All For Love; Or, The World Well Lost

Performance Comment: Antony-Smith; Ventidius-Gibson; Dolabella-Clarke; Alexas-Dyer; Serapion-Gardner; Octavia-Mrs Ward; Charmion-Mrs Stephens; Iras-Miss Mills; Cleopatra-Mrs Yates, for that night only; In Act III, A Dance of the Egyptians, incident to the play,-Arnauld, Miss Valois.
Role: Antony Actor: Smith
Role: Ventidius Actor: Gibson
Role: Dolabella Actor: Clarke
Role: Alexas Actor: Dyer
Role: Serapion Actor: Gardner
Role: Octavia Actor: Mrs Ward
Role: Charmion Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Iras Actor: Miss Mills
Role: Cleopatra Actor: Mrs Yates, for that night only
Role: incident to the play, Actor: Arnauld, Miss Valois.

Afterpiece Title: The Country Wife

Performance Comment: Pinchwife-Clarke; Sparkish-Dyer; Dorilant-Davis; Harcourt-Casey; Alithea-Mrs DuBellamy; Country Wife-Miss Ward.
Role: Pinchwife Actor: Clarke
Role: Sparkish Actor: Dyer
Role: Dorilant Actor: Davis
Role: Harcourt Actor: Casey
Role: Alithea Actor: Mrs DuBellamy
Role: Country Wife Actor: Miss Ward.

Dance: End: The Highland Reel, as17680307

Event Comment: Benefit for Baker, Miles, Miss Young. Tickets deliver'd out by Mrs Ferguson will be taken. No building on Stage. Receipts: #36 17s. plus income from tickets: Miles, #60 13s. (Box 103; pit 182; Gallery 76); Baker, #41 6s. (Box 69; Pit 125; Gallery 53); Miss Young #32 10s. (Box 28; Pit 98; Gallery 108). [All shared equally in the charges.] Mrs Ferguson's income of #18 16s. from tickets was clear (Box 9; Pit 61; Gallery 74) (Account Book). Charges: #64 8s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: Love Makes A Man; Or, The Fop's Fortune

Performance Comment: Carlos-Ross; Clodio-Dyer; Don Antonio-Dunstall; Don Charino-Collins; Don Lewis-Shuter; Governor-Anderson; Jaques-Bennett; Don Manuel-Cresswick; Monsieur-Holtom; Don Duart-Davis; Sancho-Baker; Angelina-Mrs Dyer; Elvira-Mrs Ferguson; Louisa-Mrs Hamilton; Priest-Wignel; Lawyer-Redman; Page-Miss Valois; Honoria-Mrs Stephens.
Role: Carlos Actor: Ross
Role: Clodio Actor: Dyer
Role: Don Antonio Actor: Dunstall
Role: Don Charino Actor: Collins
Role: Don Lewis Actor: Shuter
Role: Governor Actor: Anderson
Role: Jaques Actor: Bennett
Role: Don Manuel Actor: Cresswick
Role: Monsieur Actor: Holtom
Role: Don Duart Actor: Davis
Role: Sancho Actor: Baker
Role: Angelina Actor: Mrs Dyer
Role: Elvira Actor: Mrs Ferguson
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Hamilton
Role: Priest Actor: Wignel
Role: Lawyer Actor: Redman
Role: Page Actor: Miss Valois
Role: Honoria Actor: Mrs Stephens.

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Role: Sailor Actor: Beard
Role: Heart of Oak Actor: Beard
Role: Squire Actor: Mattocks
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Vernon
Role: Sally Actor: Miss Brent.
Role: Actors only: Actor: Beard, Mattocks, Miss Brent, Mrs Vernon
Role: Dancing Actor: Maranesi, Poitier Jr, Mrs Vernon
Role: Thomas Actor: Beard

Dance: II: A Hornpipe-Miles; IV: The Drunken Peasant-Miles; Clown-Bennet

Event Comment: Benefit for T. Smith, Parsons, Arnauld, Miss Madden, Miss Cockayne, and others. Tickets deliver'd by Wild, Mrs Hitchcock, Francis, Widow Trott, Mrs Paddick, and for the fourteenth will be taken. [The Mourning Bride and Orpheus had been planned for the 14th. See foot of playbill 13 May.] @Tickets Pit Box Gallery Value 1!2 Value@T. Smith 67 61 #16 3s. #8 1s. 6d.@ Maddan 10 30 49 #11 18s. #5 19s.@19 183 58 38 19@Cockayne 7 23 48 #10 5@Wilde 2 27 33 #7 17s. #3 18s. 6d.@Francis 4 25 31 #7 17s. #3 18s. 6d.@Arnd Fishar 14 8 #2 18s. #1 9s.@Hitchcock 31 41 14 #15 6s. #7 3s.@ Trott 16 8 4 #5 12s. #2 16s.@Paddick 16 7 #3 2s. #1 11s.@Total #118 13s. #59 6s. 6d. (Account Book).@ [No charges were listed. The house took, instead one-half value of the tickets, leaving the other half as profit to the ten beneficiaries. House also took the cash receipts.] Receipts: #27 19s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Inconstant

Performance Comment: Young Mirabel-Smith; Old Mirabel-Shuter; Duretete-Woodward; Dugard-Gardner; Petit-Cushing; Page-Mas. Besford; Maid-Miss Allen; Bravos-Wignel, Quick, Stoppelaer, Bates; Oriana-Mrs Lessingham, 1st time; Lamorce-Mrs Stephens; Bizarre-Mrs Vincent.
Role: Young Mirabel Actor: Smith
Role: Old Mirabel Actor: Shuter
Role: Duretete Actor: Woodward
Role: Dugard Actor: Gardner
Role: Petit Actor: Cushing
Role: Page Actor: Mas. Besford
Role: Maid Actor: Miss Allen
Role: Bravos Actor: Wignel, Quick, Stoppelaer, Bates
Role: Oriana Actor: Mrs Lessingham, 1st time
Role: Lamorce Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Bizarre Actor: Mrs Vincent.

Afterpiece Title: The Royal Chace

Role: Harlequin Actor: Miles.
Role: Diana Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: The Baby Actor: the Giant
Role: Doctor Actor: Banks
Role: Jupiter Actor: Miles
Role: Chasseur Royale Actor: Mahoon
Role: Chasseur Royal Actor: Mahoon
Role: Pluto Actor: Rayner
Role: Neptune Actor: Petro
Role: Pan Actor: Curtat
Role: Hercules Actor: Dumai
Role: Apollo Actor: King
Role: Mars Actor: Hussey
Role: Arial Spirits Actor: Arnauld, Miss Valois
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Dyer
Role: Merlin Actor: Legg
Role: Shepherd Actor: Dibdin
Role: Mercury Actor: Baker
Role: Pierrot Actor: Morris.

Song: II: A Song-Parsons

Dance: III: A Minuet-Hussey, Miss Madden; IV: Comic Dance-Arnauld, Miss Capon, as17680416

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Egleton. At the Desire of several Persons of Quality. Afterpiece: a new Ballad Opera of two Acts. Written by Mrs Egleton. [Apparently not published.] Receipts: money #28 12s. 6d.; tickets #102 3s. (or #102 5s.)


Mainpiece Title: The Pilgrim

Performance Comment: Pilgrim-Ryan; Roderigo-Quin; Alphonso-Hippisley; Mad Englishman-Penkethman; Mad Scholar-Milward; Mad Taylor-Hall; Drunken Servant-Bullock; Alinda-Mrs Bullock; Juletta-Mrs Stephens.
Role: Pilgrim Actor: Ryan
Role: Roderigo Actor: Quin
Role: Alphonso Actor: Hippisley
Role: Mad Englishman Actor: Penkethman
Role: Mad Scholar Actor: Milward
Role: Mad Taylor Actor: Hall
Role: Drunken Servant Actor: Bullock
Role: Alinda Actor: Mrs Bullock
Role: Juletta Actor: Mrs Stephens.

Afterpiece Title: The Maggot

Performance Comment: Parts-Salway, Hulet, Hippisley, Laguerre, Mrs Cantrell, Miss Binks, Miss Rogers, Mrs Martin, Mrs Kilby, Mrs Egleton.

Dance: new Hornpipe in the Character of a Sailor and his Wife-Jones, Mrs Ogden; Two Pierrots-Poitier, Pelling

Event Comment: [For Cross' comment, see dl.] Receipts: #203 8s. 6d. Paid Barry one third of the surplus of this night's receipt over and above #80 allow'd for the charges:-#41 2s. 10s. Paid Lambert (Scene Painter) 3 month's salary to 16 Nov. last:-#25 (Account Book). [Lee, who seems to have entered earlier on a percentage-of-Box-Receipts: basis for his salary, received only one-third of receipts above a house charge of #100.] The Tragedy of King Lear was presented on this stage; King Lear by Mr Barry, and Cordelia by Mrs Bellamy; The latter was received with universal satisfaction; but on the former's appearance, after a thundering Peal of Applause, a few misguided persons made it necessary for Mr Barry to inform the audience that it ever had been his study to contribute his utmost to the entertainment of the town, and that all reports of his having been exorbitant in his demands were injurious and totally groundless. Upon this he was desired with one general acclamation to proceed in the play. The disturbers of the public were ordered to be silent or to be turned out of the house; and this great actor proved, by the improvement he has made in this character, that excellent as he is, he is still capable of reaching new strokes of perfection; and in the conclusion of the play the applause he met with was the tribute of hearts gratefully agitated through the whole performance with a variety of passions thrown into a ferment by powers most wonderfully suited to tenderness and compassion (London Chronicle, 3-6 Dec.)


Mainpiece Title: King Lear And His Three Daughters

Performance Comment: Lear-Barry; Edgar-Ryan; Gloster-Ridout; Kent-Sparks; Bastard-Smith; Cornwall-Anderson; Albany-White; Burgundy-Bennet; Gentleman Usher-Shuter; Goneril-Mrs Stephens; Regan-Mrs Elmy; Cordelia-Mrs Bellamy.
Role: Lear Actor: Barry
Role: Edgar Actor: Ryan
Role: Gloster Actor: Ridout
Role: Kent Actor: Sparks
Role: Bastard Actor: Smith
Role: Cornwall Actor: Anderson
Role: Albany Actor: White
Role: Burgundy Actor: Bennet
Role: Gentleman Usher Actor: Shuter
Role: Goneril Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Regan Actor: Mrs Elmy
Role: Cordelia Actor: Mrs Bellamy.

Afterpiece Title: The Virgin Unmask'd

Performance Comment: Coupee-Shuter; Quaver-Lowe; Lucy-Mrs Green.
Role: Coupee Actor: Shuter
Role: Quaver Actor: Lowe
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Green.

Dance: JJovial Coopers, as17571107

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Baker. Charges #66 9s. [Profit to Mrs Baker #27 9s. 6d. plus #32 15s. from tickets (Box 41; Pit 112; Gallery 57).] (Account Book). Receipts: #93 18s. 6d. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Albion Queens

Performance Comment: As17661128, but Queen Elizabeth-Mrs Stephens; with Original Epilogue-Mrs Bellamy.
Role: Queen Elizabeth Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: with Original Epilogue Actor: Mrs Bellamy.
Role: Norfolk Actor: Smith
Role: Cecil Actor: Walker
Role: Morton Actor: Clarke
Role: Davison Actor: Hull
Role: Gifford Actor: Gardner
Role: Douglas Actor: Miss Macklin
Role: Queen Mary Actor: Mrs Bellamy.

Afterpiece Title: Midas

Role: Midas Actor: Shuter
Role: Sileno Actor: Beard
Role: Jupiter Actor: Legg
Role: Damaetas Actor: Dibdin
Role: Pan Actor: Dunstall
Role: Apollo Actor: Mattocks
Role: Juno Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Nysa Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Daphne Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Mysis Actor: Miss Poitier.

Dance: IV: The Female Archer, as17661215; End I Farce: Double Hornpipe, as17670427

Ballet: End I Farce: The Wapping Landlady. As17670427

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Barry. Mainpiece: By Particular Desire. Afterpiece: By Desire. Last time of performing till the Holidays. Tickets for Isabella will be taken. Part of pit laid into boxes


Mainpiece Title: The Fair Penitent

Performance Comment: Horatio-Barry; Lothario-Holland; Sciolto-Aickin; Altamont-Packer; Rossano-Ackman; Lucilla-Mrs Johnston; Lavinia-Mrs Stephens; Calista-Mrs Barry.
Role: Horatio Actor: Barry
Role: Lothario Actor: Holland
Role: Sciolto Actor: Aickin
Role: Altamont Actor: Packer
Role: Rossano Actor: Ackman
Role: Lucilla Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Lavinia Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Calista Actor: Mrs Barry.

Afterpiece Title: A Peep behind the Curtain

Role: Rhodope Actor: Mrs Baddeley.
Role: Mervin Actor: Strange.
Role: Glib Actor: King
Role: Sir Toby Fuz Actor: Love
Role: Patent Actor: Packer
Role: Carpenter Actor: Moody
Role: Sir Macaroni Virtue Actor: Dodd
Role: Wilson Actor: Palmer
Role: Prompter Actor: Bannister
Role: Housekeeper Actor: Johnston
Role: Shepherds Actor: Dodd, Parsons, Hartry, Fawcett, Kear, Messink
Role: Orpheus Actor: Vernon
Role: Sweepers Actor: Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Love
Role: Miss Fuz Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Lady Fuz Actor: Mrs Clive.

Dance: V: New Comic Dance, as17681210

Event Comment: Benefit for Bowers (Box-keeper) and Veal (First Gallery doorkeeper). The Way to Keep Him deferr'd on account of Mrs W. Barry's Indisposition. Tickets deliver'd by Broad, Berrisford, Hodges, and for The Way to Keep Him will be taken


Mainpiece Title: The Suspicious Husband

Performance Comment: As17681223, but Ranger-King; Mrs Strictland-Mrs Stephens.
Role: Ranger Actor: King
Role: Mrs Strictland Actor: Mrs Stephens.
Role: Tester Actor: Weston
Role: Ranger's Servt Actor: Ackman
Role: Buckle Actor: Strange.
Role: Strictland Actor: Love
Role: Frankly Actor: Aickin
Role: Bellamy Actor: Packer
Role: Meggot Actor: Dodd
Role: Jacintha Actor: Mrs Jeffries
Role: Lucetta Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Milliner Actor: Mrs Millidge
Role: Clarinda Actor: Miss Pope
Role: to conclude with a Country Dance Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: High Life below Stairs

Role: Kitty Actor: Miss Pope.
Role: Philip Actor: Baddeley.
Role: Phillip Actor: Moody
Role: Young Lovel Actor: Cautherly
Role: Freeman Actor: Packer
Role: Duke's Servant Actor: Palmer
Role: Sir Harry's Servant Actor: Dodd
Role: Philhip Actor: Baddeley

Dance: End: A Double Hornpipe-Walker, Miss Ward

Event Comment: Benefit for Redman, Lawrence (Boxkeeper); Miss Ferguson, Crudge (Housekeeper); Tickets deliver'd out by Lucas, Mrs Stephens, Mrs Goold will be taken this night; and also tickets deliver'd by Miss Sledge for the 7th instant


Mainpiece Title: The Rover

Performance Comment: As17570219, but Valeria-Miss Sledge; Helena-Mrs Vincent.
Role: Valeria Actor: Miss Sledge
Role: Helena Actor: Mrs Vincent.
Role: Rover Actor: Smith
Role: Belvile Actor: Ridout
Role: Pedro Actor: Anderson
Role: Stephano Actor: Bennet
Role: Phillippo Actor: White
Role: Sancho Actor: Collins
Role: Frederick Actor: Clarke
Role: Antonio Actor: Dyer
Role: Sebastian Actor: Buck
Role: Officer Actor: Wignel
Role: Page Actor: Miss Hallam
Role: Biskey Actor: R. Smith
Role: Blunt Actor: Shuter
Role: Angelica Actor: Mrs Hamilton
Role: Lucetta Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Moretta Actor: Mrs Copin
Role: Callis Actor: Miss Ferguson
Role: Florinda Actor: Mrs Elmy
Role: Hellena Actor: Mrs Woffington.

Afterpiece Title: The Double Disappointment

Role: Loveless Actor: Baker
Role: Gripe Actor: Collins
Role: Fanfaron Actor: Holtom
Role: Isabella Actor: Miss Young
Role: Phelim Actor: Barrington.

Dance: As17561023

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Clive, being the last time of her appearing on the Stage. Pit and Boxes laid together. N.B. No tickets have been given out, but to those Ladies and Gentlemen who have their places secured, in the Pit or Boxes, and to prevent any mistakes or confusion, no Box tickets will be admitted into the Gallery; Mrs Clive begs favour of those who have places in the Pit to ba there by half an hour after Five, and to let their servants come to keep them a quarter before Four. [Epilogue is Larpent MS 295.


Mainpiece Title: The Wonder

Performance Comment: As17690106, but Isabella-Mrs Stephens.
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Stephens.
Role: Don Lopez Actor: Baddeley.
Role: Don Felix Actor: Garrick
Role: Lissardo Actor: King
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Burton
Role: Frederick Actor: Packer
Role: Briton Actor: Jefferson
Role: Gibby Actor: Johnston
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Inis Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Violante Actor: Mrs Barry.

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Performance Comment: Lord Chalkstone (1st time)-King; Aesop-Bransby; Charon-Moody; Bowman-Ackman; Fine Gentleman-Dodd; Drunken Man-Love; Mercury-Vernon; Frenchman-Baddeley; Old Man-Parsons; Fine Lady-Mrs Clive; Epilogue (written by H. Walpole)-Mrs Clive.
Role: Lord Chalkstone Actor: King
Role: Aesop Actor: Bransby
Role: Charon Actor: Moody
Role: Bowman Actor: Ackman
Role: Fine Gentleman Actor: Dodd
Role: Drunken Man Actor: Love
Role: Mercury Actor: Vernon
Role: Frenchman Actor: Baddeley
Role: Old Man Actor: Parsons
Role: Fine Lady Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Clive.
Event Comment: Benefit for Raftor, Walker and Mrs Simson. Tickets deliver'd by Mr Carltons will be taken


Mainpiece Title: King Richard Iii

Performance Comment: As17690112, but Richard-Holland; Lady Anne-Mrs Stephens; Duke of York-Mas. Cape; Queen-Mrs Reddish.
Role: Richard Actor: Holland
Role: Lady Anne Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Duke of York Actor: Mas. Cape
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Reddish.
Role: King Henry VI Actor: Reddish, 1st time.
Role: King Henry Actor: Havard
Role: Richmond Actor: Aickin
Role: Prince Edward Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Buckingham Actor: Jefferson
Role: Tressel Actor: Cautherley
Role: Norfolk Actor: Burton
Role: Stanley Actor: Bransby
Role: Lord Mayor Actor: Baddeley
Role: Caresby Actor: Packer
Role: Ratcliffe Actor: Strange
Role: Lieut. Actor: Moody
Role: Duchess of York Actor: Mrs Johnston

Afterpiece Title: The Lottery

Performance Comment: As17681108, but Short bill: Lord Lace-King; Lady-Mrs Abington.
Role: Lord Lace Actor: King
Role: Lady Actor: Mrs Abington.
Role: Scotsman Actor: Hartry
Role: Lovemore Actor: Bannister
Role: Whisk Actor: Ackman
Role: Irishman Actor: Moody
Role: Commissioners Actor: Fawcett, Messink
Role: Countrymen Actor: Hartry, J. Burton
Role: Coachman Actor: Clough
Role: First Buyer Actor: Strange
Role: Mr Stocks Actor: Parsons
Role: Mrs Stocks Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Millidge
Role: Mrs Sugarman Actor: Simson
Role: Lady Lace Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: in Act II will be introduced the scene of the Draw Actor: .

Dance: II: The Wake, as17680929; End: Double Hornpipe-Walker, Miss Ward


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: Macheath-Beard; Peachum-Collins; Lockit-Dunstall; Player-Anderson; Beggar-Benet; Mat@o@Mint-Baker; Ben-Wignel; Filch-Holtom; Wat-C. Smith; Jemmy-Redman; Nimming@Ned-R. Smith; Mrs Peachum-Mrs Stephens; Lucy-Miss Young; Mrs Coaxer-Mrs Ferguson; Mrs Vixen-Mrs Burden; Jenny Diver-Mrs White; Sukey Tawdry-Miss Mullart; Molly-Miss Helm; Betty Doxey-Miss Cokayne; Dolly Trull-Miss Morrison; Mrs Slammekin-Mrs Green; Diana Trapes-Mrs Copin; Polly-Miss Brent.
Role: Macheath Actor: Beard
Role: Peachum Actor: Collins
Role: Lockit Actor: Dunstall
Role: Player Actor: Anderson
Role: Beggar Actor: Benet
Role: Mat@o@Mint Actor: Baker
Role: Ben Actor: Wignel
Role: Filch Actor: Holtom
Role: Wat Actor: C. Smith
Role: Jemmy Actor: Redman
Role: Nimming@Ned Actor: R. Smith
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Young
Role: Mrs Coaxer Actor: Mrs Ferguson
Role: Mrs Vixen Actor: Mrs Burden
Role: Jenny Diver Actor: Mrs White
Role: Sukey Tawdry Actor: Miss Mullart
Role: Molly Actor: Miss Helm
Role: Betty Doxey Actor: Miss Cokayne
Role: Dolly Trull Actor: Miss Morrison
Role: Mrs Slammekin Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Diana Trapes Actor: Mrs Copin
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Brent.

Dance: A New Hornpipe compos'd by Dr Arne-Mrs Vernon, 1st appearance there; a Country Dance-the Characters in the Opera


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: Macheath-Beard; Peachum-Collins; Lockit-Dunstall; Filch-Holtom; Mat@o@Mint-Baker; Player-Hull; Beggar-Bennet; Ben-Wignel; Dreary-C. Smith; Twitcher-Redman; Drawer-Perry; Lucy-Miss Poitier; Mrs Peachum-Mrs Stephens; Mrs Coaxer-Mrs Ferguson; Mrs Vixen-Mrs Evans; Jenny Diver-Mrs White; Suky-Miss Sledge; Molly Brazen-Miss Helm; Doxey-Miss Davis; Dolly-Miss Cokayne; Diana Trapes-Mrs Copin; Mrs Slammekin-Mrs Pitt; Polly-Miss Brent; Hornpipe-Miss Poitier; Country Dance-the Characters in the Opera.
Role: Macheath Actor: Beard
Role: Peachum Actor: Collins
Role: Lockit Actor: Dunstall
Role: Filch Actor: Holtom
Role: Mat@o@Mint Actor: Baker
Role: Player Actor: Hull
Role: Beggar Actor: Bennet
Role: Ben Actor: Wignel
Role: Dreary Actor: C. Smith
Role: Twitcher Actor: Redman
Role: Drawer Actor: Perry
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Poitier
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Mrs Coaxer Actor: Mrs Ferguson
Role: Mrs Vixen Actor: Mrs Evans
Role: Jenny Diver Actor: Mrs White
Role: Suky Actor: Miss Sledge
Role: Molly Brazen Actor: Miss Helm
Role: Doxey Actor: Miss Davis
Role: Dolly Actor: Miss Cokayne
Role: Diana Trapes Actor: Mrs Copin
Role: Mrs Slammekin Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Brent
Role: Hornpipe Actor: Miss Poitier
Role: Country Dance Actor: the Characters in the Opera.

Afterpiece Title: The Old Maid

Role: Miss Harlow Actor: Mrs Walker, 1st appearance that stage.
Role: Harlow Actor: Davis
Role: Cape Actor: Dunstall
Role: Young Clerimont Actor: White
Role: Mrs Harlow Actor: Miss Elliot


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Performance Comment: Macheath-Lowe; Peachum-Arthur; Lockit-Dunstall; Player-Anderson; Beggar-Holtom; Mat-Stoppelaer; Ben-Bencraft; Filch-Cushing; Wat Dreary-C. Smith; Jemmy Twitcher-Redman; Drawer-Bennet; Mrs Peachum-Mrs Dunstall; Lucy-Miss Young; Mrs Coaxer-Miss Ferguson; Mrs Vixen-Mrs Stephens; Jenny-Miss Allen; Sukey Tawdry-Miss Mullart; Molly Brazen-Miss Helm; Mrs Slammekin-Mrs Pitt; Betty Doxy-Mrs Vallois; Dolly Trull-Miss Davis; Polly-Mrs Chambers.
Role: Macheath Actor: Lowe
Role: Peachum Actor: Arthur
Role: Lockit Actor: Dunstall
Role: Player Actor: Anderson
Role: Beggar Actor: Holtom
Role: Mat Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Ben Actor: Bencraft
Role: Filch Actor: Cushing
Role: Wat Dreary Actor: C. Smith
Role: Jemmy Twitcher Actor: Redman
Role: Drawer Actor: Bennet
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Dunstall
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Young
Role: Mrs Coaxer Actor: Miss Ferguson
Role: Mrs Vixen Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Jenny Actor: Miss Allen
Role: Sukey Tawdry Actor: Miss Mullart
Role: Molly Brazen Actor: Miss Helm
Role: Mrs Slammekin Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Betty Doxy Actor: Mrs Vallois
Role: Dolly Trull Actor: Miss Davis
Role: Polly Actor: Mrs Chambers.

Afterpiece Title: The What D'ye Call It

Role: Timothy Actor: Collins
Role: Sir Roger Actor: Marten
Role: Sir Humphrey Actor: Wignel
Role: Statute Actor: Redman
Role: Peter Nettle Actor: Cushing
Role: Filbert Actor: Arthur
Role: Steward Actor: Anderson
Role: Stave Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Dunstall
Role: Parish Girl Actor: Miss Hallam
Role: Kitty Carrot Actor: Mrs Vincent.