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Event Comment: [Palmer's 1st appearance as Comus was at the hay, 24 June 1780.] Paid Printer [of playbills] #8 8s.; Supernumeraries #3 12s. 6d. Receipts: #127 19s. 6d. (101.19.0; 25.10.0; 1.10.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Clandestine Marriage

Performance Comment: Lord Ogleby-King; Sterling-Parsons; Sir John Melvil-Bensley; Lovewell-Brereton; Serjeant Flower-Wrighten; Traverse-Philimore; Trueman-Norris; Canton-Baddeley; Brush-Palmer; Miss Sterling-Miss Pope; Fanny-Mrs Brereton; Chambermaid-Miss Collett; Betty-Mrs Love; Mrs Heidelberg-Mrs Hopkins.
Role: Brush Actor: Palmer

Afterpiece Title: Comus

Performance Comment: Comus (1st time [at this theatre])-Palmer; 1st Bacchanal-Vernon; Principal Bacchanals-Bannister, Du-Bellamy; 1st Spirit-Aickin; Brothers-Farren, R. Palmer; The Lady-Mrs Sharp; Principal Bacchant-Mrs Wrighten; Pastoral Nymph-Miss Wright; Sabrina-Miss Field; Euphrosyne-Mrs Cargill.
Role: Comus Actor: Palmer
Role: Brothers Actor: Farren, R. Palmer

Song: Afterpiece: Sweet Echo-Mrs Wrighten; accompanied-Parke. [This was sung, as here assigned, in all subsequent performances.

Event Comment: [Palmer's 1st appearance as Capt. Duretete was at Liverpool, 18 Aug. 1773. As afterpiece the playbill announces The Prize, but "The Public are respectfully informed that on Account of the sudden Indisposition of Bannister Jun. The Prize cannot be performed. This Evening will be presented Tit for Tat" (printed slip attached to Kemble playbill). In it "Barrymore being Ill, Benson play'd Villamour" (Powell).] Powell: New Ballet rehearsed at 12. Receipts: #117 12s. (71.0.6; 41.13.6; 4.18.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Inconstant; Or, The Way To Win Him

Performance Comment: Old Mirable-Aickin; Young Mirable-Wroughton; Capt. Duretete-Palmer (1st appearance in that character [in London]); Dugard-Whitfield; Petit-R. Palmer; Bravoes-Phillimore, Maddocks, Caulfield, Webb; Oriana-Mrs Goodall; Bisarre-Miss Farren; Lamorce-Miss Tidswell.
Role: Duretete Actor: Palmer
Role: Petit Actor: R. Palmer

Afterpiece Title: Tit for Tat

Event Comment: Benefit for Palmer [whose 1st recorded appearance as King Richard was at Canterbury, 8 Mar. 1780]. Morning Herald, 26 Aug.: Tickets to be had of Palmer, No. 39, Great Pultney-street, Golden-square


Mainpiece Title: The School Of Shakespeare; Or, Humours And Passions

Performance Comment: Given in a regular representation of several of his most favourite and capital Scenes. With Scenery and Dresses suited to the Characters and their situations. The inimitable Scenes of the Poet, selected for the Purpose, and digested into Five Acts, will exemplify in the strongest colours of our immortal Bard, Cruelty, Vanity, Ambition, Rusticity, Tyranny-; [Act I. Cruelty, in The Merchant of Venice [IV. i]. Shylock-Palmer; Anthonio-Aickin; Bassanio-C. Kemble; Gratiano-R. Palmer; Portia-Mrs Kemble; [Act II. Vanity, in the First Part of Henry IV [parts of II. iv]. Sir John Falstaff-Fawcett; Prince of Wales-Palmer Jun.; Francis (for that night only)-Bannister Jun.; [Act III. Ambition, in King Henry the Eighth [parts of III. ii]. Cardinal Wolsey (1st time)-Palmer; King Henry-R. Palmer; [Act IV. Rusticity, in As You Like it [III. iii]. Touchstone-Bannister Jun.; Audrey-Mrs Harlowe; [Act V. Tyranny, in King Richard the Third [parts of I. ii; II. ii; and V]. King Richard (1st time)-Palmer; King Henry-Aickin; Richmond (1st time)-Palmer Jun.; Lady Anne-Miss Logan.
Role: Shylock Actor: Palmer
Role: Gratiano Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Prince of Wales Actor: Palmer Jun.
Role: Cardinal Wolsey Actor: Palmer
Role: King Henry Actor: R. Palmer
Role: King Richard Actor: Palmer
Role: Richmond Actor: Palmer Jun.

Afterpiece Title: The Hodge Podge; or, A Receipt to make a Benefit

Performance Comment: Characters-Palmer, Waldron, Caulfield.
Role: Characters Actor: Palmer, Waldron, Caulfield.

Afterpiece Title: The Son-in-Law

Role: Idle Actor: Palmer Jun.
Role: Gabriel Actor: R. Palmer

Song: In 2nd piece: Mad Bess (in character)-Miss Leak; a Welch Song (in character)-Mrs Bland; The Waiter-Fawcett

Entertainment: In 2nd piece: Imitations-Caulfield

Event Comment: 1st piece [1st time; PREL I, by George Colman, the elder]. "The ground-work was the apologies received from the great actors, who all preferred their suburban shades to the temperature of the Haymarket...The prompter enters to apologize to the audience and return the money, but his plea is rendered nugatory by certain oratorical and mimetic personages stationed in the pit and boxes, who not at first being recognized by the house as professional people, a great confusion was produced. When Mrs Webb arose to address the audience, the joke became apparent, and a prodigious interest was excited' (Boaden, Siddons, 1,208). [In 2nd piece the playbill lists Baddeley, but "Previous to the beginning of the Play, Palmer came forward...and acquainted [the audience] that Baddeley then lay speechless [as the result of a stroke], and Hitchcock, the prompter, would, with their permission, read Baddeley's Part" (London Chronicle, 31 May). The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00 [same throughout season]. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Rice at the Theatre. Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. Public Advertiser, 6 July 1780: This Day is published The Manager in Distress (1s.)


Mainpiece Title: The Manager In Distress

Performance Comment: [Characters by Palmer, Aickin, R. Palmer, Davis, Egan, Kenny, Bannister Jun., Mrs Cuyler, Mrs Jewell, Mrs Poussin, Miss Hale, Mrs Lefevre, Mrs W. Palmer, Mrs Love, Mrs Webb. Cast from text (T. Cadell [1780]): Bustleton-Palmer; Manager-Aickin; Easy-R. Palmer; Prompter-Davis; Irishman in the Pit-Egan; Servant-Kenny; Gentleman in the Balcony-Bannister Jun.; Actresses-Mrs Cuyler, Mrs Jewell, Mrs Poussin, Miss Hale; Two Ladies in an Upper Box-Mrs Lefevre, Mrs W. Palmer; Caller-Mrs Love; Lady in the Balcony-Mrs Webb.

Afterpiece Title: The Suicide

Performance Comment: Principal Parts-Palmer, Aickin, Edwin, Hitchcock [part read by], Lamash, Gardner, Blissett, Usher, Massey, R. Palmer, Webb, Bannister, Mrs Webb, Miss Hale, Miss Farren. [Cast adjusted from playbill of 28 June 1786: Tobine-Palmer; Tabby-Aickin; Wingrave-Edwin; Catchpenny-read by Hitchcock; Squib-Lamash; Bounce-Gardner; Juggins-Blissett; Dr Truby-Usher; Waiters-Massey, Webb; John-R. Palmer; Ranter-Bannister; Mrs Grogram-Mrs Webb; Peggy-Miss Hale; Nancy Lovel-Miss Farren.]
Role: Principal Parts Actor: Palmer, Aickin, Edwin, Hitchcock
Role: Tobine Actor: Palmer
Role: John Actor: R. Palmer

Afterpiece Title: Midas

Dance: End 2nd piece: new dance, The Italian Peasants-Master Byrne, Miss Byrne

Event Comment: Benefit for Palmer. Mainpiece [1st time; C 3, by George Colman, the elder, altered from The Mutual Deception, by Joseph Atkinson, which was based on Le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard, by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux, and 1st acted at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, 2 Mar. 1785. Prologue by the author (.European Magazine, Sept. 1786, p. 166). Author of Epilogue unknown]. Afterpiece: Never acted at this Theatre. [Prologue and Epilogue by David Garrick.] "This play, originally French, was translated by an Officer (the plot of which may be found in The Man's the Master, as well as in many other English plays and farces) who, with some few additions, changed it into five acts, and called it The Mutual Deception (which is now in print), but was represented in Ireland with little or no success. This Comedy, however, has undergone many very masterly alterations, and received many additions by the able hand of the attentive Manager of this Theatre" (Public Advertiser, 30 Aug.). Public Advertiser, 6 May 1788: To be published May 7, Tit for Tat (1s.)


Mainpiece Title: Tit For Tat

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Palmer, Booth, Davies, Lyons, R. Palmer; Mrs Bulkley, Miss Farren. [Cast from text (C. Dilly, 1788): Villamour-Palmer; Old Meanwell-Booth; Young Meanwell-Davies; Servant-Lyons; Skipwell-R. Palmer; Letty-Mrs Bulkley; Florinda-Miss Farren.] New Prologue spoken by Palmer. Epilogue spoken by Miss Farren . New Prologue spoken by Palmer. Epilogue spoken by Miss Farren .
Role: : Villamour Actor: Palmer
Role: Skipwell Actor: R. Palmer

Afterpiece Title: A Peep behind the Curtain; or, The New Rehearsal

Performance Comment: Glib (with the original Prologue and Epilogue)-Palmer; Sir Toby Fuz-Usher; Sir Macaroni Virtu-R. Palmer; Carpenter-Booth; Mervin-Williamson; Patent-Gardner; Prompter-Burton; Wilson-Bannister Jun.; Lady Fuz-Mrs Webb; Miss Fuz-Miss Woollery. In which the Burletta of Orpheus. Orpheus-Davies; Old Shepherd-Edwin; Rhodope-Miss George .
Role: Glib Actor: Palmer
Role: Sir Macaroni Virtu Actor: R. Palmer

Dance: As17860706

Event Comment: Benefit for R. Palmer, Russell & Dowton. 1st piece [1st time; B 1, by Edward Henry Iliff. The title-page has "by Edmund Spenser, Ynger." On his copy, now in Huntington Library, J. P. Kemble has written, "Iliffe [sic] is the real Name of the Authour"; he has made a similar notation on the playbill]: Founded on the 17th Number of The Spectator. 3rd piece [1st time; MF 1. Larpent MS 1219; not published. The characters are all taken from previous plays by John O'Keeffe, as follows: Sadboy (The Young Quaker); Signor Arionelli and Bowkitt (The Son-in-Law); Motley (The Dead Alive); Tully (The London Hermit); Lingo and Cowslip (The Agreeable Surprise); Ephraim Smooth (Wild Oats); Nipperkin (Sprigs of Laurel); Jemmy Jumps and Betty Blackberry (The Farmer); Mrs Casey (Fontainbleau)]: Written by Mr O'Keeffe. Times, 4 June: Tickets to be had of R. Palmer, No. 2, Queen's-row, Pimlico; of Russell, No. 19, Martlet-court, Bow-street; of Dowton, No. 5, Strand-lane, Surry-street, Strand. Receipts: #413 11s. 6d. (76.17.6; 37.7.0; 1.0.0 tickets: 298.7.0) (charge: #215 10s. 5d.)


Mainpiece Title: The Ugly Club

Performance Comment: Characters by Palmer, Russell, Holland, Wewitzer, Wathen, Dignum, Hollingsworth, Dowton, R. Palmer, Maddocks, Mrs Walcot, Miss Tidswell, Mrs Bland.Cast from text (George Cawthorn, 1798): Tonnage-Palmer; Diaphanous-Russell; Spondee-Holland; Hugh Goblin-Wewitzer; Crank-Wathen; Limp-Dignum; Crasis-Hollingsworth; Shin-Dowton; Gibbous-R. Palmer; Landlork-Maddocks; Nell Trot-Mrs Walcot; Luce-Miss Tidswell; Miss Mary-Mrs Bland.
Role: Tonnage Actor: Palmer
Role: Gibbous Actor: R. Palmer

Afterpiece Title: The Castle-Spectre

Role: Count Almaviva Actor: Palmer
Role: Figaro Actor: R. Palmer

Afterpiece Title: A Nosegay of Weeds; or, Old Servants in New Places

Performance Comment: Sadboy-Palmer; Signor Arionelli-Miss DeCamp; Motley-Hollingsworth; Tully-R. Palmer; Lingo-Dowton; Ephraim Smooth-Wewitzer; Nipperkin-Wathen; Jemmy Jumps-Russell; Bowkitt-Bannister Jun.; Mrs Casey-Mrs Sparks; Betty Blackberry-Miss Mellon; Cowslip-Mrs Bland.
Role: Sadboy Actor: Palmer
Role: Tully Actor: R. Palmer
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; C 5, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Prologue by David Garrick. Epilogue by George Colman elder (London Chronicle, 9 May). Text 1st published (unauthorized), Dublin, 1780]: With New Scenes and Dresses. "No modern theatrical piece ever met with a fuller success, nor deserved it more... The performers deserve every sort of commendation for their spirited exertion in supporting the respective characters, especially Smith, King and the incomparable Mrs Abington" (Gazetteer, 9 May). "To my great astonishment there were more parts performed admirably in The School for Scandal than I almost ever saw in any play. Mrs Abington was equal to the first of her profession, Yates (the husband), Parsons, Miss Pope, and Palmer, all shone. It seemed a marvellous resurrection of the stage. Indeed, the play had as much merit as the actors. I have seen no comedy that comes near it since The Provoked Husband" (Walpole [13 July 1777], X, 82). Receipts: #224 10s. (215.12.0; 8.14.6; 0.3.6)


Mainpiece Title: The School For Scandal

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by King, Yates, Dodd, Palmer, Parsons, Baddeley, Aickin, Packer, Farren, Lamash, Gaudry, R. Palmer, Norris, Chaplin, Smith, Miss Pope,Miss P. Hopkins, Miss Sherry, Mrs Abington. [Cast from Public Advertiser, 9 May: Sir Peter Teazle-King; Sir Oliver Surface-Yates; Sir Benjamin Backbite-Dodd; Joseph Surface-Palmer; Crabtree-Parsons; Moses-Baddeley; Rowley-Aickin; Snake-Packer; Careless-Farren; Trip-Lamash; Sir Harry Bumper-Gaudry; Gentlemen-R. Palmer, Norris, Chaplin; Charles Surface-Smith; Mrs Candour-Miss Pope; Maria-Miss P. Hopkins; Lady Sneerwell-Miss Sherry; Lady Teazle-Mrs Abington; Prologue-King; Epilogue-Mrs Abington. [These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]
Role: Joseph Surface Actor: Palmer
Role: Gentlemen Actor: R. Palmer, Norris, Chaplin

Afterpiece Title: The Mayor of Garratt

Role: Siward Actor: Palmer
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; c 3, by Denis O'Bryen. Prologue by the author; Palmer was obliged to read it, he "not having received it in due time". Epilogue by George Colman, the elder, with name of speaker (Town and Country Magazine, July 1783, p. 339). MS: Larpent 626; not published; synopsis of plot in Public Advertiser, 7 July]


Mainpiece Title: A Friend In Need, Is A Friend Indeed

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Palmer, Parsons, Wewitzer, Usher, Williamson, Gardner, Davis, Baddeley, Massey, Pierce, Edwin; Mrs Inchbald, Mrs Wells, Miss Morris, Mrs Love, Mrs Bulkley. [Cast from European Magazine, July 1783, p. 67, and Public Advertiser, 7 July: Archley-Palmer; Sir Simon Howard-Parsons; Attorney-Wewitzer; Steward-Usher; Trustall-Williamson; Ragan-Baddeley; Citpup-Edwin; Emma Howard-Mrs Inchbald; Mrs Ragan-Mrs Wells; Fanny-Miss Morris; Lydia Howard-Mrs Bulkley. Gardner, Davis, Massey, Pierce, Mrs Love are unassigned. Larpent MS adds the following parts: Redtail, Richard, Betty, Hosier's Wife.) A new Prologue [read by Palmer] and Epilogue [spoken by Mrs Bulkley. These were spoken, presumably as here assigned, at all subsequent performances] .read by Palmer] and Epilogue [spoken by Mrs Bulkley. These were spoken, presumably as here assigned, at all subsequent performances] .
Role: : Archley Actor: Palmer

Afterpiece Title: The Flitch of Bacon

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; T 5, by Richard Cumberland. Prologue and Epilogue by the author (see text)]: With new Scenes, Dresses, and Decorations. Public Advertiser, 14 Dec. 1784: This Day is published The Carmelite (1s. 6d.). "We never saw [Kemble] wandering to the audience; he never turned his eye around for applause when he had closed an animated period, nor ever entertained his intervals of silence with glances at the side-boxes, like some of his contemporaries, not to mention the great Palmer, nor Davies, &c." This behavior "he has so happily caught from Mrs Siddons" (Public Advertiser, 22 Dec.). Receipts: #233 17s. (216/15/0; 16/10/6; 0/11/6)


Mainpiece Title: The Carmelite

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Smith, Kemble, Aickin, Packer, Fawcctt, Phillimore, Palmer; Mrs Siddons. [Cast from text (C. Dilly and G. Nicol, 1784): Saint Valori-Smith; Montgomeri-Kemble; Lord De Courci-Aickin; Gyfford-Packer; Raymond-Fawcett; Fitz-Allan-Phillimore; Lord Hildebrand-Palmer; Matilda-Mrs Siddons.] Prologue spoken by Palmer. Epilogue spoken by Mrs Siddons. [These were spoken, as here assigned, at the 1st 11 performances only (see17840301785).] hathi. Prologue spoken by Palmer. Epilogue spoken by Mrs Siddons. [These were spoken, as here assigned, at the 1st 11 performances only (see17840301785).] hathi.
Role: Lord Hildebrand Actor: Palmer

Afterpiece Title: The Spanish Rivals

Role: Basto Actor: R. Palmer
Event Comment: Benefit for Palmer. Mr Palmer most respectfully informs the Publick, the Lord Chamberlain having given Permission, Mr Colman having liberally granted the use of the Theatre, and his Brethren kindly consented to perform, that [there] will be presented...[as above. This benefit had originally been arranged for 20 Sept., but because of the death of the Duke of Cumberland, the theatre on that night was dark.] Tickets to be had of Palmer, No. 3, London Road, St. George's Fields; and of Rice, at the Theatre, where Places for the Boxes may be taken


Mainpiece Title: The Spanish Barber

Performance Comment: Count Almaviva-Palmer; Lazarillo-Bannister Jun.; Basil-Aickin; Argus-Chapman; Tallboy-R. Palmer; Notary-Burton; Doctor Bartholo-Parsons; Rosina-Mrs Bannister.
Role: Count Almaviva Actor: Palmer
Role: Tallboy Actor: R. Palmer

Afterpiece Title: The Son-in-Law

Performance Comment: Arionelli-Waterhouse; Cranky-Hollingsworth; Bouquet-Haymes; Mum-Fawcett; Idle-R. Palmer; Vinegar-Baddeley; Bowkitt-Bannister Jun.; Cecilia-Mrs Bannister.
Role: Idle Actor: R. Palmer

Entertainment: Monologues. End: The Lecture upon Heads-Palmer; After which: Liberty; or, Two Sides of the Water-Bannister Jun

Performance Comment: End: The Lecture upon Heads-Palmer; After which: Liberty; or, Two Sides of the Water-Bannister Jun.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; CO 3, by James Cobb. Text 1st published (unauthorized), Dublin, 1792]: The Scenes entirely new, designed and executed by Greenwood. With new Dresses and Decorations. The Musick composed principally by Storace, with a few Pieces selected from [Una Cosa Rara, by] Martini [i.e. Martin y Soler], Salieri, and Paisiello. "The Siege of Belgrade is a very pleasing vehicle for the music, which in a modern opera is all that is expected from the poet" (Universal Magazine, Jan. 1791, p. 66). "The battle between Palmer and Kelly ought to be shortened. It is almost as ludicrous as that between Don Whiskerandos and Beefeater, in Mr Puff's Tragedy [in The Critic]" (Gazetteer, 4 Jan. 1791). Account-Book, 24 May 1791: Paid Cobb for Copyright of Siege of Belgrade of #210. Receipts: #267 9s. 6d. (242.0.0; 23.9.6; 2.0.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Siege Of Belgrade

Performance Comment: Characters by Kelly, Palmer, R. Palmer, Fox, Suett, Bannister Jun., Dignum, Cooke (1st appearance on any stage), Hollingsworth, Dubois, Mrs Crouch, Miss Hagley, Sga Storace, Mrs Bland. Cast from Songs (J. Jarvis, 1791): The Seraskier-Kelly; Colonel Cohenberg-Palmer; Krohnfeldt-R. Palmer; Ismael-Fox; Yuseph-Suett; Leopold-Bannister Jun.; Peter-Dignum; Anselm-Cooke; Michael-Hollingsworth; Soldier-Dubois; Catherine-Mrs Crouch; Fatima-Miss Hagley; Lilla-Sga Storace; Ghita-Mrs Bland.
Role: Colonel Cohenberg Actor: Palmer
Role: Krohnfeldt Actor: R. Palmer

Afterpiece Title: The Deuce is in Him

Event Comment: [Prologue by John Peter Roberdeau (European Magazine, Aug. 1791, p. 141).] "Of Palmer Sen.'s? acting the chief fault is...a manner by far too juvenile. He has very much the turn of countenance and mode of speech suitable to Falstaff, but his gait has no appearance of debility or infirmity, and is such as any man might use, incumbered by the same dress" (Gazetteer, 21 June)


Mainpiece Title: Half An Hour After Supper

Role: Lord Simper Actor: R. Palmer

Afterpiece Title: King Henry the Fourth [Part I]

Performance Comment: King Henry-Williamson; Prince of Wales-Palmer Jun. (1st appearance on the stage); Lancaster-Bland; Worcester-Aickin; Northumberland-Chapman; Hotspur-Bensley; Douglas-Evatt; Sir Richard Vernon-Davies; Westmoreland-Usher; Sir Walter Blunt-Iliff; Sir John Falstaff-Palmer; Poins-R. Palmer; Gadshill-Ledger; Peto-Farley; Bardolph-Rock; Carriers-Wewitzer, Burton; Francis-Barrett; Lady Percy-Mrs Cuyler; Hostess-Mrs Webb; New Occasional Prologue-Palmer.

Dance: End II: Triple Hornpipe, as17910617

Event Comment: Benefit for Palmer. Afterpiece [1st time; P 3, author unknown. "Founded on the Tale of Inkle & Yarico" (Kemble Mem.), by Sir Richard Steele, in The Spectator, No. II, 13 March 1710-11. Not in Larpent MS; not published]: The Music by Gluck and Martini [i.e. Martin y Soler]. Morning Herald, 9 Mar.: Tickets to be had of Palmer, No. 3, London-road, St. George's Fields. Receipts: #452 16s. (169.17; 47.13; 2.11; tickets: 232.15) (charge: #169 5s. 8d.)


Mainpiece Title: The Rivals

Afterpiece Title: The American Heroine; or, Ingratitude Punished

Performance Comment: Principal Characters-Palmer, Phillimore, Maddocks, Caulfield, Alfred, Fawcett, Fairbrother, Cooke, Duranci, Webb, Bourk, Palmer Jun., Miss Blanchet.

Dance: In afterpiece: the Dances (composed by Hamoir,)-Hamoir, Bidotti, Keys, Nicolini, Walker, Whitmill, Mrs Barrett, Mrs Bourk, Mrs Brooker, Mrs Davis, Mrs Harris, Mrs Haskey, Miss Jacobs, Miss DeCamp

Event Comment: Benefit for Palmer. House charges #66 3s. 6d. [Profit to Palmer #74 18s. 6d.] Afterpiece: Not acted for 14 years. [See 11 Feb. 1748.] Last till after the holidays. Paid George Garrick on account #50 and French on account #20; Salary list #290 12s. 8d. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #141 2s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: King Richard Iii

Performance Comment: Richard-Holland; Richmond-Palmer; Buckingham-Bensley, 1st time; Duke of York-Miss Collett; Tressel-Cautherly, 1st time; King Henry-Havard; Prince Edward-Miss Rogers; Norfolk-Burton; Stanley-Bransby; Lord Mayor-Baddeley; Catesby-Packer; Ratcliffe-Strange; Lieut.-Moody; Duchess of York-Mrs Bennet; Lady Anne-Mrs Palmer; Queen-Mrs Pritchard.
Role: Richmond Actor: Palmer
Role: Lady Anne Actor: Mrs Palmer

Afterpiece Title: Flora; or Hob in the Well

Performance Comment: Hob-Yates; Friendly-Vernon; Testy-Burton; Old Hob-Parsons; Dick-Baddeley; Countrymen-J. Palmer, Strange, Watkins; Hob's Mother-Mrs Bradshaw; Betty-Mrs Lee; Flora-Miss Young.
Role: Countrymen Actor: J. Palmer, Strange, Watkins

Dance: End: The Vintage, as17661011

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 20 years. [See 11 Nov. 1752.] Characters New Dressed in the Habits of the Times. This play is alter'd by Mr Colman and receiv'd with Some Applause, but it don't seem to hit the present Taste a few hisses at the End (Hopkins Diary). [MacMillan's note from Kemble differs slightly.] Paid salary list #630 1s. 6d.; Widow Hunter #2 2s.; King's glass bill #3 17s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book). [Mainpiece reviewed and contrasted with the original in the Westminster Magazine for Jan.: "Upon the whole we cannot esteem this a striking comedy, even with the assistance it has now received,--the fine manner in which it is got up, and the great expence which the managers have been at in habiting the whole dramatis personae in splendid and characteristic Old English dresses. All the actors except Mr King and Mr Parsons performed but indifferently. Bensley is the worst Old Man we ever saw. He presents the countenace of a sickly old woman; and the uniform goggle of his eye, by which he means to express infirmity and distress is the look of a man in anguish from the colic. Mr Palmer, Mr Brereton, and Mr Davis have a bloated vulgarity about them, which should ever deter the manager from assigning them the parts of cavaliers or men of fashion. Baddeley, as usual, overdid his part, and Mr Yates, as usual, was not very perfect in his."] Receipts: #192 11s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Epicoene; Or, The Silent Woman

Performance Comment: Parts by: King, Bensley, Palmer, Parsons, Brereton, Baddeley, Davies, Yates, Mrs Hopkins, Miss Sherry, Mrs Davies, Miss Platt, Mrs Millidge, and Mrs Siddons. With a New Occasional Prologue-Palmer; Morose-Bensley; Truewit-Palmer; Sir Amorous-King; Capt. Otter-Yates; Sir John Daw-Parsons; Cutbeard-Baddeley; Dauphine-Brereton; Clerimont-Davies; Mrs Otter-Mrs Hopkins; Lady Haughty-Miss Sherry; Centaur-Mrs Davies; Mavis-Miss Platt; Trusty-Mrs Millidge; Epicoene-Mrs Siddons (Genest, V, 484).

Afterpiece Title: The Jubilee

Event Comment: Morning Chronicle, 7 June: Foote caught cold on Wednesday last...Unwilling to disappoint the public [last night] he determined to play his part in The Devil upon Two Sticks, but, after he had ended the second act, was so much worse that he was obliged to retire...An apology was made to the audience, and Palmer undertook to read the remainder of Foote's part


Mainpiece Title: The Devil Upon Two Sticks

Performance Comment: Principal Parts by Foote, Jackson, R. Palmer, Fearon, Griffiths, Egan, Massey. T. Davis, Kenny, Hitchcock, Walker, Parsons, Mrs Jewell, Mrs Gardner. Cast adjusted from text (T. Cadell, 1778), and playbill of 13 Aug. 1779: Devil-Foote (1st two acts; 3rd act read by Palmer); Apozem-Jackson; Invoice-R. Palmer; Camphire-Fearon; Julep-Griffiths; Sligo-Egan; Sir ThomasMaxwell-Massey; Osasafras-T. Davis; Fingerfee-Kenny; Broadbrim-Hitchcock; Macpherson-Walker; Dr Last-Parsons; Harriet-Mrs Jewell; Margaret-Mrs Gardner. Prologue as17770515.

Afterpiece Title: Lilliput

Event Comment: Benefit for Palmer. Mainpiece: Never performed here [so stated on playbill of 18 Aug.]. Public Advertiser, 13 Aug.: Tickets to be had of Palmer at his house in Bow-street, Bloomsbury. [Henderson's 1st appearance as Don John was at Bath, 23 Oct. 1773.


Mainpiece Title: The Chances

Performance Comment: Don John-Henderson (1st appearance in that character [in London]); Petruchio-Aickin; Duke-Fearon; Peter-Blissett; Anthony-Massey; Francisco-Jackson; Surgeon-Griffiths; Antonio-Parsons; Don Frederick-Davies; 1st Constantia-Mrs Hunter; Landlady-Mrs Love; Nurse-Mrs W. Palmer; Kinswoman-Miss Hale; Mother-Miss Platt; 2nd Constantia-Miss Barsanti.
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs W. Palmer

Afterpiece Title: The Lyar

Performance Comment: Young Wilding-Palmer; Old Wilding-Fearon; Sir J. Elliot-R. Palmer; Papillion-Parsons; Miss Godfrey-Miss Platt; Kitty-Mrs Poussin; Miss Grantham-Mrs Davies.
Role: Young Wilding Actor: Palmer
Role: Elliot Actor: R. Palmer

Dance: End Monologue: a Dance-

Entertainment: MonologueEnd: The Picture of a Playhouse or Bucks have at Ye All-Palmer

Event Comment: Benefit for Palmer. 1st piece: Never acted here. 2nd piece: Altered from Prior. Never acted here. The Songs and Chorusses composed by Shield. Tickets to be had of Palmer at his house in Bow-street, Bloomsbury


Mainpiece Title: Love For Love

Performance Comment: Valentine-Palmer; Scandal-Bensley; Foresight-Edwin; Tattle-R. Palmer; Sir Sampson Legend-Usher; Jeremy-Baddeley; Trapland-Barrett; Ben-Wilson; (with a song in character) A soldier and a sailor-Wilson; Miss Prue-Mrs Wilson; Mrs Foresight-Mrs Lloyd; Mrs Frail-Mrs Cuyler; Nurse-Mrs Love; Angelica-Miss Farren.
Role: Valentine Actor: Palmer
Role: Tattle Actor: R. Palmer

Afterpiece Title: Henry and Emma

Performance Comment: Henry-Palmer; Venus (with songs)-Miss Harper; Emma-Miss Farren.
Role: Henry Actor: Palmer

Afterpiece Title: The Son-in-law

Dance: End 1st piece: As17800615

Event Comment: Benefit for Palmer. Public Advertiser, 26 Aug.: Tickets to be had of Palmer, No. 39, Goodge-street, Rathbone-place. Afterpiece: 1st time at that theatre. With a Sea Fight


Mainpiece Title: The Young Quaker

Role: : Young Sadboy Actor: Palmer

Afterpiece Title: The Critic; or, A Tragedy Rehears'd

Performance Comment: Puff-Palmer; Sir Fretful Plagiary-Parsons; Dangle-R. Palmer; Interpreter-Baddeley; Signior Pasticcio Ritornello-Dclpini; Sneer-Williamson; Italian Girls-Miss George, Miss Morris; Mrs Dangle-Mrs Bulkley. Characters of the Tragedy: Don Ferolo Whiskerandos-Bannister Jun.; Governor-Wilson; Sir Walter Raleigh-Wewitzer; Sir Christopher Hatton-Riley; Beef-Eater-Egan; Lord Burleigh-Edwin; Confidante-Mrs Love; Tilburina-Mrs Wells .
Role: Puff Actor: Palmer
Role: Dangle Actor: R. Palmer

Dance: As17830603

Song: End of afterpiece Stand to your Guns, as17830801

Event Comment: Benefit for Suett and R. Palmer. Public Advertiser, 30 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Suett, No. 230, High Holbourn, and of R. Palmer, No. 3, Cecil Street, Strand. Afterpiece: Not acted these 20 years [not acted since 4 Nov. 1762]. Receipts: #227 18s. (29/18/0; 31/14/6; 0/5/6; tickets: 166/0/0) (charge: #107 0s. 9d.)


Mainpiece Title: Twelfth Night

Performance Comment: Sir Andrew Ague-cheek-Dodd; Sir Toby Belch-Palmer; Orsino-Brereton; Sebastian-Bannister Jun.; Fabian-R. Palmer; Antonio-Wrighten; Clown (with the original Epilogue Song)-Parsons; Malvolio-Bensley; Viola-Mrs Bulkley; Maria-Mrs Brereton; Olivia (with songs)-Miss Phillips (1st appearance in that character) .
Role: Sir Toby Belch Actor: Palmer
Role: Fabian Actor: R. Palmer

Afterpiece Title: A Pasticcio

Afterpiece Title: Duke and No Duke

Performance Comment: Trappolin (an Usurper transformed by Magic to the Duke of Florence)-Palmer; Brunetto (Prince of Savoy)-R. Palmer; Barbarino and Alberto (Lords and Counsellors to the Duke)-Wilson and Phillimore; Officer-Spencer; Captain of the Guards-Alfred; Count Gulcardi (under the Character of Magosa Magician)-Wrighten; Puritan-Suett; Mason-Fawcett; Whip (the Coachman)-Chaplin; Jailer-Kenny; Supernatural Agents, Attendants upon Trappolin: Eo-Master Whitty; Meo-Master Purser; and Little Fred-Master J. Whitty; Lavinio (the Grand Duke of Tuscany)-Staunton; Officer's Widow-Mrs Love; Old Woman-Mrs Booth; Flametta (Mistress to Trappolin)-Miss Barnes; Prudentia (sister to the Duke)-Miss Tidswell; Isabella (Duchess of Tuscany)-Mrs Hedges .
Role: Trappolin Actor: Palmer
Role: Brunetto Actor: R. Palmer
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time in London; T 3, by William Hayley, 1st acted at Chichester, late in May 1784. Text in his Plays . . . for a Private Theatre (T. Cadell, 1784). Prologue by George Colman, the elder (European Magazine, Aug. 1784, p. 165). Contrary to the usual custom on the 1st night of a new play, the parts on this occasion are assigned]. "Palmer had done with Lord Russel as he did with many other characters, that is, totally neglected to study the words of the part . . . Whenever he felt himself at a loss he dexterously introduced some passages from The Earl of Essex, which he contrived to fit into the cues received by Lord Russel." His brother, R. Palmer, who told this anecdote to Boaden, said that the audience suspected nothing amiss (Boaden, Kemble, I, 193)


Mainpiece Title: Lord Russel

Performance Comment: Russel-Palmer; Cavendish-Bannister Jun.; Charles the Second-Aickin; Duke of York-Williamson; Spencer-Davies; Lieutenant-Usher; Bedford-Bensley; Lady Margaret Russel-Miss Kemble; Lady Russel-Miss Woollery. New Prologue spoken by Palmer. [This was spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.] hathi.This was spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.] hathi.

Afterpiece Title: The Agreeable Surprise

Event Comment: Benefit for Palmer. Part of the Pit will be laid into the Boxes. To prevent Confusion Ladies are desired to send their Servants by half past Four o'clock. Public Advertiser, 12 Mar.: Tickets to be had of Palmer, No. 39, Goodge-street, Rathbone-place. Receipts: #308 1s. (150/16/0; 11/7/6; 0/14/6; tickets: 145/3/0) (charge: #66/1/8)


Mainpiece Title: The Grecian Daughter

Role: Herald Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Dionysius Actor: Palmer

Afterpiece Title: The Lyar

Performance Comment: Young Wilding-Palmer; Old Wilding-Aickin; Sir James Elliot-R. Palmer; Papillion-Burton; Miss Godfrey-Miss Barnes; Kitty-Miss Hale; Miss Grantham-Mrs Brereton .
Role: Young Wilding Actor: Palmer
Role: Sir James Elliot Actor: R. Palmer

Dance: As17850307athi

Event Comment: Benefit for Suett and R. Palmer. Public Advertiser, 19 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Suett, No. 14, Broad-street, Bloomsbury; of R. Palmer, No. 23, Cecil-street, Strand. 1st piece: Never performed there. 3rd piece: Never acted there. Receipts: #247 13s. 6d. (40/15/0; 19/1/0; 0/13/6; tickets: 187/4/0) (charge: #106 4s. 8d.)


Mainpiece Title: The Manager In Distress

Performance Comment: Bustleton-Palmer; Manager-Aickin; Easy-R. Palmer; Gentleman-Bannister Jun .
Role: Bustleton Actor: Palmer
Role: Easy Actor: R. Palmer

Afterpiece Title: The Way of the World

Afterpiece Title: The Taylors

Performance Comment: Master Taylors: Francisco-Parsons; Campbello-Wrighten; Pearcey-Waldron. Flints: Abrahamides (the Chief)-Palmer; Isaacos-R. Palmer; Bartholomeus-Staunton; Humphryminos-Wright; Jackides-Phillimore; Barnardo-Williames. Dungs: Zachariades-Fawcett; Timotheus-Chapman; Hogglestonon-Wilson; Christophorides-Spencer; Taylors' Ladies-Mrs Wilson, Miss Tidswell, Miss Barnes, Mrs Wrighten .
Role: Abrahamides Actor: Palmer
Role: Isaacos Actor: R. Palmer
Event Comment: Benefit for R. Palmer. 1st, 2nd and 3rd pieces: Never performed there. By Permission of G. Colman, Esq. [owner of the copyrights]. Public Advertiser, 30 Apr.: Tickets to be had of R. Palmer, No. 14, East Place, Lambeth. Receipts: #144 17s. (43.5; 18.13; 0.14; tickets: 82.5) (charge: #105 9s. 8d.)


Mainpiece Title: Seeing Is Believing

Performance Comment: Sir Credule-Parsons; Sceptic-Baddeley; Captain Nightshade-R. Palmer; Simon-Bannister Jun.; Kitty-Mrs Cuyler; Diana-Miss Collins.
Role: Captain Nightshade Actor: R. Palmer

Afterpiece Title: Tit for Tat

Performance Comment: Villamour-Palmer; Old Meanwell-Packer; Young Meanwell-Whitfield; Servant-Lyons; Skipwell-R. Palmer; Letty-Miss Pope; Florinda-Miss Farren.
Role: Villamour Actor: Palmer
Role: Skipwell Actor: R. Palmer

Afterpiece Title: Nature Will Prevail

Performance Comment: Current-Palmer; Padlock-Suett; Almandine-Mrs Cuyler; Finette-Mrs Wilson.
Role: Current Actor: Palmer

Afterpiece Title: The Lyar

Role: Young Wilding Actor: Palmer
Role: Sir James Elliot Actor: R. Palmer
Event Comment: [Extra night] Benefit for Palmer. The Proprietors having liberally granted to Palmer (for One Night) the Use of the Theatre, and his Brethren having kindly consented to perform for him, the Public is most respectfully informed that this Evening will be presented...[as above]. Receipts: #131 11s. 6d. (104.15.0; 25.16.0; 1.0.6; tickets: none listed) (charge: #45 15s. 2d. [Account-Book: House charge given him]). Account-Book, July-Sept.: Paid Renters #20 14s. apiece; 5 Sept.: Paid Duke of Bedford One Yrs. Rent #343 5s. 1d


Mainpiece Title: As You Like It

Performance Comment: Touchstone-Palmer; Orlando-Whitfield; Amiens (with songs)-Johnstone (of cg); Duke Senior-Aickin; Adam-Moody; Oliver-Benson; Duke Frederick-Chaplin; William-Burton; Le Beu-R. Palmer; Jaques de Bois-Lyons; Charles-Alfred; Jaques-Wroughton; Caelia-Miss Collins; Audrey-Mrs Love; Phoebe-Miss Barnes; Rosalind-Mrs Jordan; the Cuckoo Song-Mrs Jordan.
Role: Touchstone Actor: Palmer
Role: Le Beu Actor: R. Palmer

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Dance: End I: The Russian Minuet, as17890519

Song: V: song-Miss Barnes

Entertainment: Monologue. End: A Picture of a Play@house or Bucks have at ye all-Palmer

Performance Comment: End: A Picture of a Play@house or Bucks have at ye all-Palmer.