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Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of this performance, which coincides with the opening of the playhouse in Lincoln's Inn Fields by Betterton's Company, is established by Downes, Roscius Anglicanus, pp. 43-44: [Betterton, Mrs Bracegirdle, Mrs Barry, and others] set up a new Company, calling it the New Theatre in Lincolns-Inn-Fields; and the House being fitted up from a Tennis-Court, they Open'd it the last Day of April 1695, with a new Comedy: Call'd, Love for Love....This Comedy being Extraordinary well Acted, chiefly the Part of Ben the Sailor, it took 13 Days Successively. Three songs in the play were published separately: I tell thee, Charmion, the music by Finger, sung by Pate and Reading, is in Thesaurus Musicus, 1696, The Fifth Book. A Nymph and a Swain, the music by John Eccles and sung by Pate; and A Soldier and a Saylour, the music by John Eccles, and sung by Dogget, are in Thesaurus Musicus, The Fourth Book, 1695. Cibber, Apology, I, 196-97: After we had stolen some few Days March upon them, the Forces of Betterton came up with us in terrible Order: In about three Weeks following, the new Theatre was open'd against us with veteran Company and a new Train of Artillery; or in plainer English, the old Actors in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields began with a new Comedy of Mr Congreve's, call'd Love for Love, which ran on with such extraordinary Success that they had seldom occasion to act any other Play 'till the End of the Season. This valuable Play had a narrow Escape from falling into the Hands of the Patentees; for before the Division of the Company it had been read and accepted of at the Theatre-Royal: But while the Articles of Agreement for it were preparing, the Rupture in the Theatrical State was so far advanced that the Author took time to pause before he sign'd them; when finding that all Hopes of Accomodation were impracticable, he thought it advisable to let it takes its Fortune with those Actors for whom he had first intended the Parts. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), p. 10: Ramble: You know the New-house opened with an extraordinary good Comedy, the like has scarce been heard of. Critick: I allow that Play contributed not a little to their Reputation and Profit; it was the Work of a popular Author; but that was not all, the Town was ingag'd in its favour, and in favour of the Actors long before the Play was Acted. Sullen: I've heard as much; and I don't grudge 'em that happy beginning, to compensate some part of their Expence and Toil: But the assistance they receiv'd from some Noble Persons did 'em eminent Credit; and their appearance in the Boxes, gave the House as much Advantage as their Contributions. Ramble: Faith if their Boxes had not been well crowded, their Galleries wou'd ha' fallen down on their Heads. Sullen: The good Humour those Noble Patrons were in, gave that Comedy such infinite Applause; and what the Quality approve, the lower sort take upon trust. Gildon, The Lives and Characters (ca. 1698), p. 22: This Play, tho' a very good Comedy in it self, had this Advantage, that it was Acted at the Opening of the New House, when the Town was so prepossess'd in Favour of the very Actors, that before a Word was spoke, each Actor was clapt for a considerable Time. And yet all this got it not more Applause than it really deserv'd. An Essay on Acting (London, 1744), p. 10: The late celebrated Mr Dogget, before he perform'd the Character of Ben in Love for Love, took Lodgings in Wapping, and gather'd thence a Nosegay for the whole Town


Mainpiece Title: Love For Love

Performance Comment: Edition of 1695: A Prologue for the opening of the New Play-House-Mrs Bracegirdle in Man's Cloaths; Sent from an unknown Hand; Prologue Spoken at the opening of the New House-Mr Betterton; Epilogue Spoken at the opening of the New House-Mrs Bracegirdle; Sir Sampson Legend-Underhill; Valentine-Betterton; Scandal-Smith; Tattle-Boman; Ben-Dogget; Foresight-Sanford; Jeremy-Bowen; Trapland-Triffusis; Buckram-Freeman; Angelica-Mrs Bracegirdle; Mrs Foresight-Mrs Bowman; Mrs Frail-Mrs Barry; Miss Prue-Mrs Ayliff; Nurse-Mrs Leigh; Jenny-Mrs Lawson.
Event Comment: Benefit Powell. Note, That the Tickets given out for Tuesday in last Whitson-Week at the New Theatre in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, for the Benefit of Mr Powell, will be taken for this Play at the Theatre Royal


Mainpiece Title: Volpone

Performance Comment: Volpone-Powell; Mosca-Wilks; With a New Prologue to the Town-.


Dance: To be expressed in the Bills

Event Comment: At Mr Phillips New Theatre at the Bowling Green. To begin at seven o'clock. Benefit for Phillips and Mrs Phillips (Daily Advertiser), but benefit for Morgan and Mrs Morgan (Hogan)


Mainpiece Title: King Richard The Third

Afterpiece Title: New Pantomime Entertainment

Performance Comment: New Prologue-Miss Platt A Child of Five Years.

Song: III: Genius of England-; End: New Mad Tom-Platt Sen

Event Comment: The date of the first performance is not certainly known, but Pepys, on 2 July, saw Part II, stating that 2 July was the premiere of Part I and the opening of the Duke's Company's new theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields. Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, pp. 20-21): His [Davenant's] Company Rehears'd the First and Second Part of the Siege of Pothecaries-Hall: And in Spring 1662 [1661], Open'd his House with the said Plays, having new Scenes and Decorations, being the first that e're were Introduc'd in England....All Parts being Justly and Excellently Perform'd; it continu'd Acting 12 Days without Interruption with great Applause. Downes, p. 34: I must not forget my self, being Listed for an Acotr in Sir William Davenant's Company in Lincolns-Inn-Fields: The very first Day of opening the House there, with the Siege of Rhodes, being to Act Haly; (The King, Duke of York, and all the Nobility in the House, and the first time the King was in a Publick Theatre). The sight of that August presence, spoil'd me for an Actor too. HMC, 10th Report, Appendix, Part IV, p. 21: @For the Siege of Rhodes all say@It is an everlasting play@Though they wonder now Roxalana is gon@What shift it makes to hold out so long@For when the second part took, butt for Bully@The first did not satisfie so fully.@ [Presumably this verse was written after Mrs Davenport left the stage, in 1662(?).


Mainpiece Title: The Siege Of Rhodes, Part I

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; P 2 (?), by James Wild. MS: Larpent 1000]: The greatest part entirely new, with a few Select Scenes from the most approv'd Compositions. With new Scenery, Machinery, Dresses and Decorations. The Dresses entirely new. The new Music composed by Shield, the rest selected from Harington, Dr Arne, Eley, Reeve, Pepusch, Galliard, George Ware, Hook, &c. The Scenery and Machinery entirely new painted by Richards, Hodgins, Walmsley, Lupino, Pugh, Phillips and Malton. The Dances entirely new, composed by Byrn. Account-Book, 23 Apr. 1795: Paid James Wild in full for Dr Faustus #40. European Magazine, Jan. 1794, p. 49: Dr Faustus has afforded entertainment to three if not four generations. It was first produced at Drury-lane in 1723, by Mr Thurmond, a dancing-master, and was afterwards succeeded at Lincoln's inn-fields, in the same year, by Mr Rich's more splendid performance [entitled The Necromancer; or, Harlequin Doctor Faustus], which received improvement at different revivals of it. At the latter end of 1766 [at Covent Garden] Mr Woodward made some alterations, and it was revived with great success. It is again brought forward with applause, and recalls to the remembrance of those who formerly saw it with delight, the recollection of the most enchanting period of life. The opening scene of Tartarus . . . was first introduced in the speaking pantomime of The Mirror [at Covent Garden, 30 Nov. 1779). Receipts: #352 13s. 6d. (324/13/6; 28/0/0)


Mainpiece Title: Jane Shore

Afterpiece Title: HARLEQUIN AND FAUSTUS; or, The Devil will have his Own

Performance Comment: The following is a short Description of part of the Scenery, Business and Characters: I. A Representation of Tartarus, exhibiting the Punishments of Sisyphus, Tantalus, Ixion, Titius, Phlegyas, &c. &c. (design'd and executed by Richards; music by Shield). Lucifer-Cubitt; Pillardoc-Richardson; Asmodius-Townsend; Orchus-Blurton; Bclial-Linton; Ades-Street. II. The Study of Dr Faustus (painted by Hodgins). Dr Faustus-Farley; Zany-West. III. A Landscape and Water Mill (painted by Walmsley). Harlequin-Boyce; Pierrot-Follett; Miller-Hawtin; Taylor-Simmons; Bridemen-Cranfield, Ratchford, Blurton, Wilde, Rayner, Jackson, &c.//Miller's Wife-Miss Leserve; Bridemaids-Mrs Follett, Mrs Watts, Mrs Ratchford, Mrs Cranfield, Mrs Crowe, Mrs Lloyd, &c.; Colombine-Mme Rossi; Philidel (the Celestial Spirit)-Mrs Mountain. IV. A View of a Country Inn: The Bull and Dog (The Machinery invented by Hodgins). Landlady (with a song in character)-Mrs Henley. V. A Representation of tht Scaffolding prepared for erecting the New Theatre-Royal, Drury Lane, as it appeared in July. Irish Song in character by Rock. Which changes to a View of the above Building, as it will appear when completed (designed and painted by Malton). Playhouse Glee (composed by Dr Arne) by Blanchard, Bernard, Davies, Linton, Street, Spofforth, &c. VI. A View of Smithfield on a Market-Day (painted by Hodgins and Phillips). A New Glee (composed by Shield [singers not listed]). VII. The Garden of Faustus (painted by Pugh). Zephyrus-Byrn//Flora-Mlle St. Amand. VIII. A Tobacco Warehouse, which changes to an Equestrian Figure by Roubiliac. IX. A Street, in which is introduced two Irish Sedan Chairs (designed by Hodgins). Harington's Stammering Glee by Blanchard, Townsend, Cubitt. X. A View of a Garden and Tent, which changes to a Canal, in which will be introduced the celebrated piece of machinery, The Peacock. XI. A Farm Yard, which changes to a Chinese Bridge. XII. The Infernal Regiom, with a Shower of Fire. XIII. The Temple of Glory (designed and executed by Hodgins). Aerial Spirits-Byrn, Holland, Mlle St. Amand, Cranfield, Ratchford, King, Blurton, Wilde, Mrs Castelle, Miss Kirton, Miss Leserve, Mrs Follett, Mrs Watts, Mrs Blurton .
Event Comment: Betterton's Company. Flying Post, 2-4 July 1700: At the Request, and for the Entertainment of several Persons of Quality, at the New Theatre in Lincolns-Inn-Fields, to Morrow, being Friday, the 5th of this instant July, will be acted, The Comical History of Don Quixote, both Parts being made into one by the Author. With a new Entry by the little Boy, being his last time of Dancing before he goes to France: Also Mrs Elford's new Entry, never performed but once; and Miss Evan's Jigg and Irish Dance: With several new Comical Dances, compos'd and perform'd by Monsieur L'Sac and others. Together with a new Pastoral Dialogue, by Mr George and Mrs Haynes; and variety of other Singing. It being for the Benefit of a Gentleman in great distress; and for the Relief of his Wife and Three Children. Downes, Roscius Anglicanus, p. 45: Don Quixote, both Parts made into one, by Mr Durfey, Mrs Bracegirdle Acting, and her excellent Singing in't; the Play in general being well Perform'd tis little Inferior to any of the preceding Comedies


Mainpiece Title: The Comical History Of Don Quixote

Event Comment: At the Desire of several Persons of Quality. At 6 p.m. Post Boy, 28 Sept.: We hear that last Week Mr Rich made an Assignment of the New Theatre in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, and his Patent granted by King Charles II to Mr Keene and Mr Bullock jun. and that they open on Saturday next, with a celebrated Play of Shakespear's call'd, Cimbiline, which will be entirely new dress'd


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark

Event Comment: New Scenes, Dresses and Decorations for the dances. [No after money.] The New Grand Ballet, call'd the Turkish Pirate, and the Comic Entertainment of Dancing, the Laundress's Visiting Day were perform'd last Monday at Drury Lane, with uncommon applause. The Scenery was well contriv'd, the habits very elegant, and the dance in a taste particularly agreeable. The comic entertainment is a fine piece of low humour, the various characters were well represented and afforded a great deal of Mirth; Sig Salomon especially, in the character of the woman's taylor, show'd a great deal of a good comedian as well as an excellent dancer, and the whole was greatly approv'd of.--London Courant; or New Advertiser, 31 Dec


Mainpiece Title: Love's Last Shift; Or, The Fool In Fashion

Dance: New Grand Dance call'd The Turkish Pirate; or a descent on the Grecian Coast-Salomon, Mlle Violette, Sig Padouana, M. Mechel, Salomon's Son; Also a New Entertainment call'd the Laundress's Visiting Day-Sg Salomon, Mlle Violette, Sga Padouana, M. Mechel, Salomon's Son

Performance Comment: Mechel, Salomon's Son; Also a New Entertainment call'd the Laundress's Visiting Day-Sg Salomon, Mlle Violette, Sga Padouana, M. Mechel, Salomon's Son.
Event Comment: RRylands: Benefit Fausan. At the Particular desire of several Ladies of Quality. Three rows of the Pit will be rail'd in at the Price of the Boxes. Tickets and places to be had of Mr West at the Green Door in Duke's St, Lincoln's Inn Fields; and at Mr Bradshaws, King's Arms in Russel St., near the theatre. Tickets deliver'd out for As You Like It will be taken this night, the play being oblig'd to be chang'd on Account of the indisposition of Mr Milward. Receipts: #173


Mainpiece Title: The Miser

Dance: I: A New Dance call'd Le Petit Scaramouche-the Fausans; III: Les Matelotes, as17411110; V: A New Dance call'd Arlequin Petit@Maitre-the Fausans

Event Comment: By Command of their Royal Highnesses the Duke, and the Princesses Amelia, Caroline, and Louisa. Benefit Signora Fausan. Part of the Pit will be rail'd in, and added to the front boxes. Tickets and places in the Boxes to be had only of Mr West, at the Green Door in Duke St., Lincoln's Inn Fields; and for the Stage, of Mrs Moor, at the Sign of the Theatre in the Playhouse Passage. Receipts: #160. Rylands MS.: Duke &c attended


Mainpiece Title: The Provoked Wife

Dance: I: Les Jardiniers Suedois, as17420208; II: Les Egyptiens-the Fausans; V: A New Grand Ballet-the Fausans, LaCroix, Constantini, Mrs Walter, Miss Story

Event Comment: Benefit Turbutt and Leviez. N.B. There having been a Parcel of Tickets lost or Mislaid, to prevent Impositions on the Publick, notice is hereby given, that proper persons are appointed to attend the Passages of the Theatre, and stop the Admission of Tickets sold by Orange Woman, and others. Tickets deliver'd out by a Gentleman will be taken. Tickets and places to be had of Bradshaw, &c; and at Ben Johnson's Head, in Little Britain; and of Leviez at the Blue Door in Great Queen St., Lincoln's Inn Fields. Receipts: #150


Mainpiece Title: Richard Iii

Afterpiece Title: The King and Miller of Mansfield

Song: I: Song with French Horns-Beard; IV: War he sung was Toil and Trouble-Mrs Clive

Dance: III: New Running Footman's Dance-Phillips; V: a Hornpipe-Phillips

Event Comment: Benefit for H. Johnston. Mainpiece: 1st time at this Theatre; by Permission of Mr Colman. Morning Chronicle, 9 Apr.: Tickets to be had of H. Johnston, No. 47, Great Queen-street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. Receipts: #334 3s. 6d. (174.7.6; 1.14.0; tickets: 158.2.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Iron Chest

Performance Comment: Sir Edward Mortimer-H. Johnston; Adam Winterton-Fawcett; Rawbold-Murray; Fitzharding-Betterton; Samson-Suett (By Permission of the Proprietors of the Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane); Armstrong-Mansel; Orson-Emery; Robbers-Whitmore, Thompson, Master Webb; Wilford-A Young Gentleman (1st appearance [unidentified]); Helen-Miss Betterton; Blanch-Mrs Gibbs; Judith-Mrs Litchfield; Barbara-Mrs Chapman; Chorus of Robbers-Linton, Oddwell, Thomas, Everett; Chorus of Servants-Street, Curties, Abbot, Lee, J. Linton, Smith, Tett, Ms Castelle, Ms Morton, Ms Leserve, Ms Burnett, Ms Follett, Ms Iliff, Ms Gilbert.

Afterpiece Title: The Follies of a Day

Dance: End: a new Scotch Ballet, The Highland Lovers (under the direction of Bologna Jun.)-Bologna Jun., Hawtin, King, Mrs Watts, Miss Brugier (1st appearance)

Song: In course Evening: Sally in our Alley-Incledon

Event Comment: Benefit for Poitier. On Account of the Dancing No Building on the Stage. Tickets and places to be had of Mr Poitier, at Mr Piddington's, Coach-Maker, in Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, where Mr Poitier hopes his Friends will favour him with their Commands, as this is the last Benefit he proposes taking


Mainpiece Title: The Jealous Wife

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Dance: I: A New Serious Dance-Miss Wilford, Miss Valois; II: Handel's Water Piece-, in which, by particular desire; Kettle@Drum-Mr Poitier; III: A New Comic Dance-Maranesi, Miss Wilford; IV: The Pleasures of Spring, as17620212; V: The Academy for Dancing-Poitier, Mrs Vernon; in which will be introduc'd a Minuet-Miss Valois, in boy's Cloaths, Miss Wilford

Event Comment: Benefit for Wright and Chapman. Gazetteer, 10 May: Tickets to be had of Chapman, No. 49, Carey-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields [Wright not listed]. Receipts: #210 5s. (56/13; 1/19; tickets: 151/13) (charge: #115 10s.)


Mainpiece Title: The Busy Body

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Junior

Song: End of mainpiece The new Highland lassie, as17840507; a new Hunting Song and Chorus (composed by Danby) by Chapman; Sweet Passion of Love by Miss George

Event Comment: Benefit for Munden. Morning Chronicle, 30 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Munden, No. 8, Portsmouth-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields. Receipts: #334 17s. (157.19.6; 3.11.6; tickets: 173.6.0)


Mainpiece Title: He Wou'd Be A Soldier

Afterpiece Title: Love in a Camp

Song: End IV: The Group of Lovers; or, Beauty at her Levee (1st time at this theatre)-Munden; End: The Pleasures of the Chace-Incledon; after which Say Bonny Lass will you lie in a Garrat-, being a Parody on Say Bonny Lass, will you lie in a Barrack; Timothy Staytape-Munden; Miss Tippet-Mrs Martyr

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Clive. Mainpiece alter'd from Dryden by Colley Cibber. Not acted these 30 years [see 27 April 1722]. Servants will be admitted to keep places on the stage, which will be inclos'd and form'd into Front and Side Boxes. Tickets and places to be had of Mrs Clive, at her House in Great Queen St., Lincoln's Inn Fields; and of Hobson at the Stage Door


Mainpiece Title: The Comical Lovers; Or, Marriage A-la-mode

Afterpiece Title: Damon and Phillida

Dance: III: Italian Peasants, as17460206 IV: Shepherds Dance-Muilment, Desse, Miss Scott

Song: V: A New Scotch Dialogue-Lowe, Miss Edwards

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Sutton. Tickets delivered by Thompson will be taken. Public Advertiser, 11 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Mrs Sutton, No. 8, Great Wild Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. Receipts: #232 1s. 6d. (74.18.0; 22.18.6; 0.0.0; tickets: 134.5.0) (charge: #64 13s.)


Mainpiece Title: The Way Of The World

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Dance: End I: a new Comic Dance, The Corn Thrashers-Blurton, Mrs Sutton; End: Minuet de la Cour-Froment, Mrs Sutton (his Scholar); End I: The Irish Fair, as17761031

Event Comment: By Permission [of the Lord Chamberlain]. Benefit for Follet, Smith & T. Smith, late of the Bear, Westminster-bridge. Tickets to be had of Follet, No. 20, Little Wild-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields; of T. Smith at the Golden Cross, Charing Cross. T. Smith hopes to be honoured with the company of his brother Free Masons, Bucks, &c., Gentlemen of the Welsh Society, Hereford Society and West-moreland Society


Mainpiece Title: A Bold Stroke For A Wife

Afterpiece Title: The Mayor of Garratt

Song: Between Acts: Singing, particularly Black Ey'd Susanthe new Hunting Song-T. Smith

Entertainment: Monologue.End: The Farmer's Blunder-Follet

Event Comment: Benefit for Marshall, Miss Williams & Mrs Warrell. Oracle, 3 June: Tickets to be had of Marshall, No. 11, York-street, York-buildings; of Miss Williams, No. 14, Martlett-court, Bow-street, Covent-Garden; of Mrs Warrell, No. 48, Carey-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields. Receipts: #147 9s. 6d. (14.16.6; 4.1.0; tickets: 128.12.0)


Mainpiece Title: Fontainbleau

Role: with a new song Actor: Marshall

Afterpiece Title: The Poor Soldier

Song: End I: Had I a Heart for Falsehood framed-Marshall in imitation of Leoni; After Monologue: a New Song-Incledon

Entertainment: Monologue. End: A Dissertation on Hobby@Horses, as17910524 but Mr Brandon's Hobby in place of Mrs Mountain's Hobby; The Lawyer's Hobby-Marshall (in the character of a Jockey)

Event Comment: Benefit for Harley. 1st piece: In Three Acts. Morning Herald, 7 May: Tickets to be had of Harley, No. 51, Great Queen-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields. Receipts: #308 14s. 6d. (104.2.0; 6.13.6; tickets: 197.19.0) (charge: #105)


Mainpiece Title: The Comedy Of Errors

Afterpiece Title: Three Weeks after Marriage

Afterpiece Title: Comus

Dance: As17920410

Song: End II 1st piece: a new Comic Song, The Ups and Downs of Life-Munden; in 3rd piece: Give me Wine rosy Wine, Nor on beds of fading flowers-Incledon

Event Comment: Benefit for Hull and Waddy. 3rd piece: In 3 acts. Not acted these 3 years. Morning Chronicle, 30 May: Tickets to be had of Waddy at M'Knowl's, No. 8, Great Wild-street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. [Hull not listed.] Receipts: #348 8s. 6d. (214.13.6; 3.0.0; tickets: 130.15.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Horse And The Widow

Afterpiece Title: Inkle and Yarico

Afterpiece Title: The School for Arrogance

Dance: In II 2nd piece: Negro Dance, as17990513, but added: Blurton

Song: In course Evening: Young William was a Seaman true-Incledon; A favorite new song-Miss Waters; comic song-Munden; Old Towler-Incledon; Boxing the Compass-Fawcett

Event Comment: The King's Company. This day marks the resumption of acting by the King's Company after the disastrous fire at Bridges Street, Drury Lane; the players turned to the theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields which the Duke's Company had recently left. The Prologue was printed in Covent Garden Drollery, 1672. Sloane MS. 4455 folio 26 verso: The Prologue of a Play entitled Witt without Money-Spoken at the Dukes old Theatre (after the Kings was burnt) by the King's players, Feb. 26 1671. The Curtaine being drawne up all the Actors were discover'd on the stage in Melancholick postures, & Moone [Mohun] advancing before the rest speaks as follows, addressing chiefly to ye King then [present]. Langbaine (English Dramatick Poets, p. 216): Wit Without Money: a Comedy which I have seen acted at the Old House in little Lincolns-Inn-Fields with very great Applause: the part of Valentine being Play'd by that compleat Actor Major Mohun deceas'd. This was the first Play that was acted after the Burning the King's House in Drury-lane: a New Prologue being writ for them by Mr Dryden


Mainpiece Title: Wit Without Money

Event Comment: GGeneral Advertiser: Yesterday Morning a Colonel's Guard (by Order) Marched to the Playhouse in Lincoln's Inn Fields, where they are to Continue, in order to be ready to quell any Disturbances that may happen from the Adherents of the Pretender, and the enemies of our present Happy Establishment. The Penny London Post, 7-9 Oct.: On Sunday morning early a party of Guards were detached from Whitehall to the New Playhouse in Lincoln's Inn Fields, of which they took possession; and soon after it was rumored that his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State had received intelligence that a great quantity of amunition & arms were secreted there for the use of the Pretender and his adherents; but whether they were found we know not: however a company of the 2nd regiment went on duty there that night


Mainpiece Title: None

Event Comment: The King's Company. It is difficult to assign a date to this burlesque, but it is obviously a satiric thrust at Elkanah Settle's The Empress of Morocco, which had been acted on 3 July 1673, and on Macbeth, which had been most recently acted (probably) on 9 Aug. 1673. As the title page of Duffett's burlesque does not name a theatre, it is not known whether it was acted before the King's Company left Lincoln's Inn Fields for the new theatre in Drury Lane. But the fact that Settle's Empress of Morocco was acted again at Dorset Garden on 6 Dec. 1673 makes December 1673 a likely month (or the King's Company to play its burlesque, although it may have been given in the late summer or early autumn, as many lesser actors are in the cast


Mainpiece Title: The Empress Of Morocco

Performance Comment: . Edition of 1674: Prologue-Ghost of Labas, Morena; Muly Labas-Coysh; Muly Hamet-Kew [Cue?]; Grimalhaz-Watson; Hamet Alhaz-Powel; Abdrahaman-Bird; Abdelcador-Carlton; Messenger-Kempton; Eunch-Venner; Laula-Griffin; Mariamne-Goodman; Morena-Harris; Epilogue [being a new Fancy after the old, and most surprising way of Macbeth, perform'd with new and costly Machines...invented and managed by Henry Wright.-Hecate, Three Witches; Hecate-Powel; 1 Witch-Harris; 2 Witch-Adams; 3 Witch-Lyddal; Thunder-Goodman; Lightning-Kew; An Epilogue [an additional one]-.
Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Everard. 1st piece [1st time; PREL 1, by Sarah Gardner. Larpent MS 1101; not published]. 2nd piece: Never acted here [acted 19 Aug. 1784]. [3rd piece: Prologue by Samuel Foote.] Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. The Doors to be opened at 5:00. To begin at 6:15. Tickets to be had at No. 21, Carey-street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields; New Slaughter's Coffee-house, St. Martin's-lane; of Adams, the Duke of Clarence Coffee-house, Haymarket; and of Everard, at Mr Shade's, Woburn-street, near Drury Lane Theatre


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

Performance Comment: Characters-Everard, Mrs Gardner; [Larpent MS lists the parts: Freeman , Hearley , Trunnell , Tom , Mrs Doggrell .] A new Occasional Prologue-Thornton.

Afterpiece Title: The Clandestine Marriage

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

Afterpiece Title: The Author