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Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; P 2(?), by Ralph Wewitzer. Not in Larpent MS; not published; synopsis of action in Public Advertiser, 28 Dec.]: With new Music, Scenery, Dresses, Machinery, and Decorations. The Music composed by Walter? Clagget. The Scenes designed and executed by Richards, Carver, Hodgins and others. Nothing under Full Price will be taken. Receipts: #192 2s. (188.12; 3.10)


Mainpiece Title: Jane Shore

Role: Hastings Actor: Pope
Role: Gloster Actor: Aickin
Role: Belmour Actor: Hull
Role: Catesby Actor: Thompson
Role: Ratcliffe Actor: Gardner
Role: Derby Actor: Helme
Role: Porter Actor: Rock
Role: Shore Actor: Farren
Role: Alicia Actor: Miss Brunton
Role: Jane Shore Actor: Mrs Pope.

Afterpiece Title: The Dumb Cake; or, The Regions of Fancy

Performance Comment: Cast from Public Advertiser, 28 Dec.: Harlequin-Brown; German Baron-Wewitzer; English Father-Fearon; Petit Maitre-A Young Gentleman (1st appearance [Blurton?]); Pierrot-Cubitt; Clown-Blanchard; Columbine-Mrs Rock; English Father's Wife-Mrs Pitt; Barones-Mrs Davenett. [World, 28 Dec., also lists, without assignment, Mrs Webb and Miss Tweedale.]World, 28 Dec., also lists, without assignment, Mrs Webb and Miss Tweedale.]
Role: Harlequin Actor: Brown
Role: German Baron Actor: Wewitzer
Role: English Father Actor: Fearon
Role: Petit Maitre Actor: A Young Gentleman
Role: Pierrot Actor: Cubitt
Role: Clown Actor: Blanchard
Role: Columbine Actor: Mrs Rock
Role: English Father's Wife Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Barones Actor: Mrs Davenett.
Related Works
Related Work: The Dumb Cake; or, The Regions of Fancy Author(s): Ralph Wewitzer

Dance: [not listed on playbill]. "A dance based on a print entitled The Long Minuet (by H. W. Bunbury) was well attempted" (World, 27 Dec.)

Event Comment: 3rd piece [1st time; P 2(?), by Ralph Wewitzer and --Invill]: With new Scenes, Dresses, and Decorations. The Scenery designed and painted by Rooker. The Music by Dr Arnold. Books of the Songs (T. Cadell [1788]) to be had at the Theatre


Mainpiece Title: Tit For Tat

Role: Young Meanwell Actor: Iliff
Role: Sir Credule Actor: Parsons
Role: Sceptic Actor: Gardner
Role: Captain Nightshade Actor: Johnson
Role: Simon Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Cuyler
Role: Diana Actor: Miss Brangin.

Afterpiece Title: A Quarter of an Hour before Dinner

Role: Mr Plainwell Actor: Aickin
Role: Lord Simper Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Sir William Wealthy Actor: Kemble
Role: Modish Actor: Davies
Role: John Actor: Phillimore
Role: William Actor: Abbot
Role: Mr Level Actor: Williamson
Role: Mrs Level Actor: Mrs Brooks.
Role: Emma Actor: Miss Collett.
Role: Peeping Tom Actor: Edwin
Role: Mayor Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Crazy Actor: Barrett
Role: Earl of Mercia Actor: Gardner
Role: Count Louis Actor: Lyons
Role: Harold Actor: Davies
Role: Maud Actor: Mrs Kemble
Role: Mayoress Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: sic] Actor: Miss Brangin

Afterpiece Title: The Gnome; or, Harlequin Underground

Related Works
Related Work: The Gnome; or, Harlequin Underground Author(s): Ralph Wewitzer

Dance: End 1st piece: January and May-[see17880627

Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Baker. [Ralph's Ramble (Larpent MS 254) seems patterned on the Farmer's Return from London. Ralph returns to the Mill and gives impressions, not all complimentary, of his trip to London. A Monologue in Couplets with a song.


Mainpiece Title: Zara

Role: Lusignan Actor: Powell.
Role: Nerestan Actor: Aickin
Role: Selima Actor: Miss Plym.
Role: Osmyn Actor: Holland
Role: Melidor Actor: Strange
Role: Orasmin Actor: Burton
Role: Chatillon Actor: Lee
Role: Zara Actor: Mrs Yates.

Afterpiece Title: Daphne and Amintor

Dance: I: A Dance-Aldridge, Miss Baker; After the Entertainment: A New Dance call'd the Fortune Tellers-Aldridge, Miss Baker

Entertainment: End: King (for that night only) will present the Audience with a New Comic Descriptive Piece call'd Ralph's Ramble Or O'Rare London! (being a short sequel to a comic character in the Maid of the Mill.)-King

Role: i> Actor: King.


Mainpiece Title: Fryar Bacon; Or, The Country Justice : With The Humours Of tolfree The Miller, And His Son ralph

Performance Comment: A playbill: At Parker's and Doggett's Booth near Hosier-Lane End, in Smithfield, during the Time of Bartholomew-Fair, will be presented a New Droll, called, Fryar Bacon; or, The Country Justice: With the Humours of Tolfree the Miller, and his Son Ralph, Acted by Mr Doggett. With Variety of Scenes, Machines, Songs and Dances. Vivat Rex. (See William VanLennep, Some Early English Playbills, Harvard Library Bulletin, VIII (1954), opposite page 237.) The London Spy, August 1699, describes a visit to Bartholomew Fair, including an account of Doggett's droll and another, Dwarf Comedy, Sir-nam'd a Droll' called The Devil of a Wife. In the Post Man, 15-17 Aug. 1699, is an advance notice of rope dancing and a booth run by Barnes and Appleby between the Crown Tavern and the Hospital Gate, next to Miller's Droll Booth.
Event Comment: Benefit for Mr and Mrs Brown. Public Advertiser, 12 May: Tickets to be had of Mr and Mrs Brown, No. 147, Drury-Lane. Receipts: #172 15s. (78.0.6; 4.12.6; tickets: 90.2.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Chapter Of Accidents

Performance Comment: As17870417, but Bridget-Mrs Brown (1st appearance in that character).
Role: Bridget Actor: Mrs Brown
Role: Woodville Actor: Lewis
Role: Lord Glenmore Actor: Aickin
Role: Governor Harcourt Actor: Fearon
Role: Harcourt Actor: Davies
Role: Grey Actor: Hull
Role: Vane Actor: Brown
Role: Jacob Actor: Edwin
Role: Miss Mortimer Actor: Mrs Inchbald
Role: Cecilia Actor: Miss Brunton

Afterpiece Title: The Romp

Role: Watty Actor: Brown
Role: Sightly Actor: Cubitt
Role: Old Cockney Actor: Thompson
Role: Barnacle Actor: Booth
Role: Penelope Actor: Miss Stuart
Role: Mrs La Blonde Actor: Miss Brangin
Role: Priscilla Tomboy Actor: Mrs Brown.

Entertainment: Monologues End: A Dissertation on Hobby Horses , in which (the speaker) will mount upon their different Hobbies the following Personages: The Ladies , Patriots , Statesmen , Captains , Lawyers , Macaronies , Soldiers , Fidlers , Manager , and his own Hobby-Brown; End afterpiece: Dr Goldsmith's Epilogue in the Character of Harlequin , to conclude with a Leap eight feet high-Brown

Event Comment: A New Tragedy. [By James Ralph.


Mainpiece Title: The Fall Of The Earl Of Essex

Role: Essex Actor: Giffard
Role: Southampton Actor: Rosco
Role: Burleigh Actor: W. Giffard
Role: Sir Walter Actor: Barden
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Haughton
Role: Lady Essex Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Nottingham Actor: Mrs Morgan
Role: Prologue Actor: Giffard
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Giffard.
Related Works
Related Work: The Fall of the Earl of Essex Author(s): James Ralph
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not Acted these thirty Years. Taken from the French of Moliere by Sir John Vanbrugh. [This version by James Ralph.] The Songs new set by John Frederick Lampe, and a new Grand Dance, in Grotesque Characters, proper to the Play. Afterpiece: a Farce of two Acts. Alter'd from Beaumont and Fletcher. [Author unknown. Apparently not published.]


Mainpiece Title: The Cornish Squire

Related Works
Related Work: The Cornish Squire Author(s): James Ralph

Afterpiece Title: The Sham Pilgrims

Event Comment: The farce never acted before [by James Ralph]. Two acts taken from The Spanish Curate, by Beaumont and Fletcher. Macklin's Reply to Garrick's Answer published


Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Role: Beville Jun. Actor: Delane
Role: Indiana Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Sir John Beville Actor: Winstone
Role: Myrtle Actor: Mills
Role: Cimberton Actor: Taswell
Role: Tom Actor: Cibber
Role: Sealand Actor: Bridges
Role: Humphrey Actor: Turbutt
Role: Daniel Actor: Green
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Ridout
Role: Mrs Sealand Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Phyllis Actor: Mrs Woffington.

Afterpiece Title: The Lawyer's Feast

Related Works
Related Work: The Lawyer's Feast Author(s): James Ralph

Song: II: Song-Morland (his 1st appearance)

Dance: V: Italian Masquerade, as17431126

Event Comment: Never acted before. After the manner of Ben Johnson [by James Ralph]. The Receipts...upon the First Night were but Twenty-One Pounds...and...when the Manager had the Generosity to Risque a Second...he was oblig'd to shut up his Doors for want of an Audience [from Preface to printed edition]


Mainpiece Title: The Astrologer; Or, The Pretended Transformation

Role: Stargaze Actor: Mills
Role: Doterel Actor: Blakes
Role: Whimsey Actor: Bridges
Role: Motley Actor: Yates
Role: Brains Actor: Neale
Role: Young Whimsey Actor: Havard
Role: Young Deterel Actor: Giffard Jun.
Role: Siftem Actor: Berry
Role: Sly Actor: Arthur
Role: Brag Actor: Morgan
Role: Laetitia Actor: Mrs Woffington
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Fainwou'd Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Prologue by a Friend Actor: Garrick
Role: Garrick Actor: Mrs Woffington
Related Works
Related Work: The Astrologer; or, The Pretended Transformation Author(s): James Ralph
Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Hartley. Mainpiece: By Particular Desire, with New Music, Dresses and Decorations. Interlude taken from Prior's celebrated poem, The Nut Brown Maid. Books of the Interlude to be had at the Theatre. Adapted by Henry Bate. Charges: #72 9s. 6d. Profit to Mrs Hartley #54 15s., plus #61 18s. from tickets (Box 202; Pit 76). Paid Whitfield for making cloaths #33 17s. 4d.; Paid Mr Walker for trimmings &c. #13 4s. Receipts: #127 4s. 6d. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Role: Macbeth Actor: Smith
Role: Vocal Parts Actor:
Role: A Dance of the Furies Actor: Fishar.
Role: Macduff Actor: Clarke
Role: Lenox Actor: Hull
Role: Malcolm Actor: Wroughton
Role: Banquo Actor: Bensley
Role: Duncan Actor: Gardner
Role: Seyton Actor: Thompson
Role: Hecate Actor: Reinhold
Role: Witches Actor: Dunstall, Mrs Pitt, Quick
Role: Lady Macbeth Actor: Mrs Hartley.

Afterpiece Title: Cross Purposes

Role: Robin Actor: Harris.
Role: Grub Actor: Shuter
Role: George Bevil Actor: Wroughton
Role: Chapeau Actor: Lewes
Role: Consol Actor: Quick
Role: Bevil Actor: Owenson
Role: Bevil Actor: Thompson
Role: Maid Actor: Mrs Kniveton
Role: Emily Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Mrs Grub Actor: Mrs Green.

Dance: End: The Old Ground Young, as17731208; After which: New Poetical Interlude, Henry and Emma: Parts-Smith, Hull, Miss Brown, Mrs Hartley; To conclude with: a New Air and Chorus by Dr Arne-

Event Comment: Benefit for Wild (prompter) and Miss Brown. Mrs Barry's indisposition prevents her appearing in the character of Athenais


Mainpiece Title: Theodosius

Role: Athenais Actor: Mrs Mattocks, first time.
Role: Varanes Actor: Barry
Role: Marcian Actor: Clarke
Role: Leontine Actor: Hull
Role: Aranthes Actor: Davis
Role: Atticus Actor: Thompson
Role: Lucius Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Theodosius Actor: Lewis
Role: Pulcheria Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Julia Actor: Miss Ogilvie
Role: Delia Actor: Miss Pearce
Role: Flavilla Actor: Miss Dayes

Afterpiece Title: St Patrick's Day

Role: O'Connor Actor: Clinch
Role: Dr Rosey Actor: Quick
Role: Justice Credulous Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Serjant Trounce Actor: Dunstall
Role: Bridget Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Lauretta Actor: Miss Brown

Dance: III: A Minuet-King, Miss Brown

Entertainment: Interlude.End: True Blue-Miss Brown, Mrs Baker, Reinhold, Mattocks; Dances-Aldridge

Performance Comment: End: True Blue-Miss Brown, Mrs Baker, Reinhold, Mattocks; Dances-Aldridge.
Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Brown. The Words of the Pastoral Dialogue to be had Gratis at the Theatre. Mainpiece: Not acted these 6 years. Receipts: #244 6s. 6d. (167.1.6; tickets: 77.5.0) (charge: #64 10s.)


Mainpiece Title: Lionel And Clarissa

Performance Comment: Lionel-Mattocks; Sir John Flowerdale-Hull; Harman-Mahon; Jenkins-Dunstall; Jessamy-Wewitzer; Colonel Oldboy-Wilson; Lady Mary Oldboy-Mrs Green; Diana-Miss Brown; Jenny-Mrs Wilson; Clarissa-Mrs Mattocks.
Role: Lionel Actor: Mattocks
Role: Sir John Flowerdale Actor: Hull
Role: Harman Actor: Mahon
Role: Jenkins Actor: Dunstall
Role: Jessamy Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Colonel Oldboy Actor: Wilson
Role: Lady Mary Oldboy Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Diana Actor: Miss Brown
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Clarissa Actor: Mrs Mattocks.

Afterpiece Title: The Citizen

Performance Comment: As17761108, but Young Philpot-Lee Lewes; Maria-Miss Brown (1st appearance in that character).
Role: Young Philpot Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Maria Actor: Miss Brown
Role: Young Philot Actor: Woodward
Role: Sir Jasper Wilding Actor: Dunstall
Role: Old Philpot Actor: Quick
Role: Young Wilding Actor: Whitefield
Role: Beaufort Actor: Thompson

Dance: End Dialogue: As17761123; End I: Minuet-Aldridge, Miss Brown

Song: End: New Pastoral Dialogue [Tell me Silvia why so sad?] set to music by Dr Arnold-Miss Wewitzer, Miss Brown

Performance Comment: ] set to music by Dr Arnold-Miss Wewitzer, Miss Brown.


Mainpiece Title: The Deaf Lover

Afterpiece Title: The Italian Monk

Role: Schedoni Actor: Palmer
Role: Vivaldi Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Ansaldo Actor: Aickin
Role: Paullo Actor: Suett
Role: Spalatro Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Carlo Actor: Trueman
Role: Familiar Actor: Abbot
Role: Stiletto Actor: Caulfield
Role: Corvino Actor: Waldron Jun.
Role: Priest Actor: Usher
Role: Guards Actor: Ledger, Chippendale
Role: Marchioness Actor: Mrs Harlowe
Role: Olivia Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Ellen de Rosalba Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Abbess Actor: Mrs Hale
Role: Margaritone Actor: Mrs Edward
Role: Gradisca Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Fioresca Actor: Mrs Bland.

Song: 2nd piece: General Chorus [of Assassins and Nuns (text)]-Linton, Brown, Lyons, Aylmer, Little, Willoughby, Dibble, Kenrick, Caulfield Jun., Mrs Andrews, Miss Menage, Mrs Butler, Mrs Brown, Mrs Benson, Mrs Masters, Mrs Norton, Mrs Gaudry, Miss Leserve

Performance Comment: , Mrs Andrews, Miss Menage, Mrs Butler, Mrs Brown, Mrs Benson, Mrs Masters, Mrs Norton, Mrs Gaudry, Miss Leserve.
Related Works
Related Work: Physick Lies a Bleeding; or, The Apothecary Turned Doctor Author(s): Thomas Brown
Related Work: The Fatal Retirement Author(s): Anthony Brown
Related Work: Barbarossa Author(s): John Brown
Related Work: Athelstan Author(s): John Brown
Event Comment: A new Tragedy. [By Anthony Brown.] A Compleat List (1747), pp. 182-83: With no Success, which the Friends of the Author imputed in a great Measure to Mr Quin's refusing to act a Part in it; whereupon, to shew their Resentment, he did not appear on the Stage for some Nights without being hissed or houted at


Mainpiece Title: The Fatal Retirement

Role: Parts Actor: Milward, Mill, Wright, Berry, Ridout, Mrs Giffard, Mrs Butler, Mrs Mills
Role: Artamon Actor: Mills
Role: Lanertes Actor: Milward
Role: Ceron Actor: Berry
Role: Pravamor Actor: Wright
Role: Arcano Actor: Ridout
Role: Semandra Actor: Mrs Giffard
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Sabia Actor: Mrs Butler
Role: Prologue Actor: Wright
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Clive.
Related Works
Related Work: The Fatal Retirement Author(s): Anthony Brown
Event Comment: New Tragedy by John Brown never Acted before (playbill). This author is conceal'd, but is it ye first dramatic piece he ever wrote-Great Applause and deservedly (Cross). Receipts: #160 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: Barbarossa

Related Works
Related Work: Barbarossa Author(s): John Brown
Event Comment: [Miss Brown is identified in European Magazine, Oct. 1782, p. 309.] Receipts: #113 15s. (91/11/0; 22/2/6; 0/1/6)


Mainpiece Title: The Maid Of The Mill

Performance Comment: Lord Aimworth (1st time)-Barrymore; Sir Harry Sycamore-Parsons; Fairfield-Aickin; Mervin-Williames; Ralph-Suett; Giles (1st time)-Chapman; Fanny-A Young Lady (1st appearance on any stage [Miss Brown]); Lady Sycamore-Mrs Hopkins; Theodosia-Miss Collett; Patty-Miss Phillips (1st appearance in that character) .
Role: Lord Aimworth Actor: Barrymore
Role: Sir Harry Sycamore Actor: Parsons
Role: Fairfield Actor: Aickin
Role: Mervin Actor: Williames
Role: Ralph Actor: Suett
Role: Giles Actor: Chapman
Role: Fanny Actor: A Young Lady
Role: Lady Sycamore Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Theodosia Actor: Miss Collett
Role: Patty Actor: Miss Phillips

Afterpiece Title: The Lyar

Role: Young Wilding Actor: Palmer
Role: Old Wilding Actor: Aickin
Role: Sir James Elliot Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Papillion Actor: Burton
Role: Miss Godfrey Actor: Miss Wright
Role: Kitty Actor: Miss Hale
Role: Miss Grantham Actor: Mrs Brereton

Dance: As17821017

Event Comment: Never acted. [See Genest's comment (IV, 618) derived from Cumberland and the London Magazine-its appeal to the fashionable circles, its damnation at first performance because of the hanging of Harlequin in full view, and its modification thereafter. See 18 June and Horace Walpole to George Montagu [Arlington Street] July 28, 1761: I came to town yesterday through clouds of dust to see The Wishes, and went ac- [I, 381] tually feeling for Mr Bentley, and full of the emotions he must be suffering. What do [you] think in a house crowded was the first thing I saw! Mr and Madam Bentley perked up in the front boxes and acting audience at his own play--no, all the impudence of false patriotism never came up to it! Did one ever hear of an author that had couraee to see his own first night in public? I don't believe Fielding or Foote himself ever did--and this was the modest bashful Mr Bentley, that died at the thought of being known for an author, even by his own acquaintance! In the stage-box was Lady Bute, Lord Halifax and Lord Melcomb-I must say the two last entertained the house as much as the play-your King was prompter, and called out to the actors every minute to speak louder-the other went backwards and forwards behind the scenes, fetched the actors into the box, and was busier than Harlequin. The curious prologue was not spoken, the whole very ill-acted. It turned out just what I remembered it, the good parts extremely good, the rest very flat and vulgar-the genteel dialogue I believe might be written by Mrs Hannah. The audience was extremely fair. The first act they bore with patience, though it promised very ill-the second is admirable and was much applauded-so was the third-the fourth woeful-the beginning of the fifth it seemed expiring, but was revived by a delightful burlesque of the ancient chorus-which was followed by two dismal scenes, at which people yawned-but were awakened on a sudden by Harlequin's being drawn up to a gibbet nobody knew why or wherefore-this raised a prodigious and continued hiss, Harlequin all the while suspended in the air-at last they were suffered to finish the play, but nobody attended to the conclusion-modesty and his lady all the while sat with the utmost indifference-I suppose Lord Melcombe had fallen asleep [p. 382] before he came to this scene and had never read it. The epilogue was about the King and new Queen, and ended with a personal satire on Garrick-not very kind on his own stage-to add to the judge of this conduct, Cumberland two days ago published a pamphlet to abuse him. It was given out for tonight with more claps than hisses, but I think it will not do unless they reduce it to three acts." [p. 383]. Correspondence with George Montagu. Ed. W. S. Lewis & Ralph Brown. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1941), I, 381-83] Note: (I, 381n): Bentley's play of The Wishes or Harlequin's Mouth Opened, was offered to Garrick and Rich the beginning of 1761, but wasrefused by both. His nephew Cumberland showed it to Lord Melcomb, who carried it to Lord Bute, with a compliment in verse to that Lord by Mr Cumberland. Lord Bute showed it to the King, who sent Bentley #200 and ordered the new summer company to play [it]. There was a prologue, flattering the King and Lord Bute which Foote refused to act. Two days before it was played, Cumberland wrote an anonymous pamphlet, addressed to Mr Bentley, and abusing Garrick, who had refused to act Cumberland's tragedy of Cicero's banishment, which he printed this year [1761], unacted. The Wishes were played for the first time July 27th, 1761; the 2d 3d and part of the 4th, acts were much applauded, but the conclusion extremely hissed. The Epilogue concluded with a satire on Garrick. It was acted five nights. About the same time he wrote a tragedy called Philodamus, which he was to read to Garrick, but the latter was so angry at their treatment of him, that he declared against seeing Mr Bentley" (MS account by HW of Bentley's writings, in the collection of Lord Waldegrave at Chewton Priory)


Mainpiece Title: The Wishes; Or, Harlequin's Mouth Opened

Role: Miss Elliott Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor:
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Baddeley
Role: Harlequin Actor: O'Brien
Role: Doctor Actor: Weston
Role: Mezzetin Actor: Blakey
Role: Pierrot Actor: Davis
Role: Distress Actor: Foote
Role: Isabella Actor: Miss Haughton
Role: Colombine Actor: Miss Elliott
Role: Manto Actor: Miss Ambrose
Role: Also Parts Actor: Marr, Watkins, Gardiner
Role: Party per pale Actor: Millar
Role: Maid Actor: Miss E. Ambrose

Dance: Master Rogier, Miss Capitani

Event Comment: Benefit for Brown, Mainpiece: Acted but once these 20 years. Charges: #64 10s. Deficit to Brown #17 5s. 6d., cover'd by #38 12s. from tickets (Box 53; Pit 127; Gallery 63). Paid Woodward for a sage Green suit trim'd with Silver Olives &c. #13. Paid Hewson (turner) 14s.; Paid Farrington & Scarr (haberdashers) #17 15s.; Paid Mrs Paddick for cleaning feathers 12s. Receipts: #47 4s. 6d. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Revenge

Performance Comment: As17740421 but Zanga-Brown, first time, and 4th time on any stage; Leonora-Mrs Mattocks.
Role: Zanga Actor: Brown, first time, and 4th time on any stage
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Mattocks.
Role: Don Alonzo Actor: Wroughton
Role: Don Carlos Actor: Lewis
Role: Don Alvarez Actor: Gardner
Role: Manuel Actor: Davis
Role: Isabella Actor: Miss Pearce

Afterpiece Title: The Commissary

Role: Commissary Actor: Quick
Role: Young Loveit Actor: Davis
Role: Simon Actor: Fox
Role: Isaac Fungus Actor: Gardner
Role: Mrs Loveit Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Dolly Actor: Miss Helme
Role: Jenny Actor: Miss Pearce
Role: Mrs Mechlin Actor: Mrs Gardner.

Entertainment: Recital.End I Farce: Ode upon the Passions-Mr Brown will deliver, as17740418

Performance Comment: End I Farce: Ode upon the Passions-Mr Brown will deliver, as17740418.
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 3 years [acted 19 Feb. 1784]. Afterpiece: Written by the late Henry Fielding, Esq. [The playbill lists Edwin as Coupee, but "Brown, in consequence of the sudden illness of Edwin . . . [undertook] the part of Coupee" (Morning Chronicle, 1 Feb.). He was from the Norwich theatre.] Receipts: #291 10s. (286/14/6; 4/15/6)


Mainpiece Title: The Distress'd Mother

Role: Orestes Actor: Holman
Role: Pylades Actor: Davies
Role: Phoenix Actor: Palmer
Role: Pyrrhus Actor: Pope
Role: Andromache Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Cephisa Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Cleone Actor: Miss Stuart
Role: Hermione Actor: Miss Brunton

Afterpiece Title: The Virgin Unmask'd

Performance Comment: Coupee-Brown [1st appearance on this stage]; Blister-Booth; Quaver-Palmer; Goodwill-Thompson; Thomas-Helme; Miss Lucy-Mrs Brown .
Role: Coupee Actor: Brown
Role: Blister Actor: Booth
Role: Quaver Actor: Palmer
Role: Goodwill Actor: Thompson
Role: Thomas Actor: Helme
Role: Miss Lucy Actor: Mrs Brown
Event Comment: By Command of Their Majesties. [In afterpiece the playbill assigns Nancy to Mrs T. Kennedy, but "Mrs Brown played Nancy in the room of Mrs T. Kennedy" (London Chronicle, 21 Oct.).] Receipts: #268 0s. 6d. (265.18.0; 2.2.6)


Mainpiece Title: Richard Coeur De Lion

Role: Richard Actor: Davies in place of Inchbald
Role: Florestine Actor: Macready of Davies
Role: unassigned Actor: _Stevens, Ledger.
Role: Blondel Actor: Johnstone
Role: La Bruce Actor: Edwin
Role: Morgan Actor: Quick
Role: Berghen Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Guillet Actor: Cubitt
Role: Principal Knight Actor: Darley
Role: Antonio Actor: Mrs Brown
Role: Margery Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Lauretta Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Berengaria Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: Beatrice Actor: Miss Brangin

Afterpiece Title: Three Weeks after Marriage

Performance Comment: Sir Charles Racket-Lewis; Lovelace-Brown; Woodley-Macready; Drugget-Quick; Nancy-Mrs Brown; Mrs Drugget-Mrs Pitt; Dimity-Mrs Morton; Lady Racket-Mrs Mattocks.
Role: Sir Charles Racket Actor: Lewis
Role: Lovelace Actor: Brown
Role: Woodley Actor: Macready
Role: Drugget Actor: Quick
Role: Nancy Actor: Mrs Brown
Role: Mrs Drugget Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Dimity Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Lady Racket Actor: Mrs Mattocks.
Event Comment: Benefit for Mr and Mrs Brown. Mainpiece: With a Grand Processionv, as 21 Sept. 1787. [The Cottagers, a comic opera written by Mrs Brown's daughter, was published in 1788, and 1st acted at the Crow Street Theatre, Dublin, 19 May 1789.] Receipts: #167 7s. (58.2; 7.9; tickets: 101.16)


Mainpiece Title: Cymon

Performance Comment: As17870921, but Cymon (for that night)-Brown; 2nd Shepherd-Evatt; Sylvia-Miss Ross (Author of The Cottagers; 1st appearance). 1st appearance).
Role: Cymon Actor: Brown
Role: 2nd Shepherd Actor: Evatt
Role: Sylvia Actor: Miss Ross
Role: Dorus Actor: Quick
Role: Merlin Actor: Cubitt
Role: Daemon of Revenge Actor: Darley
Role: Shepherds Actor: Thompson, Helme
Role: Linco Actor: Edwin
Role: Urganda Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Fatima Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Shepherdesses Actor: Mrs Morton, Miss Stuart

Afterpiece Title: The Royal Chace

Performance Comment: As17880512, but Jupiter-Brown; Diana-_.
Role: Jupiter Actor: Brown
Role: Captain Banner Actor: Johnstone
Role: Forage Actor: Quick
Role: Peter Actor: Edwin
Role: Monks Actor: Rock, Ledger, Helme
Role: Francis Actor: Painter
Role: Lieutenant of Police Actor: Gardner
Role: Ambrose Actor: Fearon
Role: Mrs D'Arcey Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Teresa Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Selima Actor: Mrs Mountain.
Role: Pierrot Actor: Blanchard
Role: Hercules Actor: Cranfield
Role: Mezzetin Actor: Ware
Role: Punch Actor: Jackson
Role: Scaramouch Actor: Ratchford
Role: Doctor Actor: King
Role: Anatomist Actor: Rock
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Thompson
Role: Old Woman Actor: Mr Stevens
Role: Columbine Actor: Mrs Watts
Role: Diana Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: a Hunting Song Actor: Mrs Martyr.

Song: In afterpiece: a Hunting Song-Darley

Entertainment: Monologue. End afterpiece: an Occasional Epilogue[, in the character of Harlequin] (written by Miss Ross)-Brown

Performance Comment: End afterpiece: an Occasional Epilogue[, in the character of Harlequin] (written by Miss Ross)-Brown.
Role: Actor: Brown.
Event Comment: RRichard by Mr Brown from Bath very bad but no hissing (Cross). The Genii oblig'd to be deferred till Tomorrow (Winston MS 8). Receipts: #50 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: King Richard Iii

Performance Comment: As17530118, but Richard-Brown his first appearance in London.
Role: Richard Actor: Brown his first appearance in London.
Role: Richmond Actor: Palmer
Role: Buckingham Actor: Burton
Role: Duke of York Actor: Master Simson.
Role: Lady Anne Actor: Mrs Davies second appearance
Role: Catesby Actor: Marr
Role: King Edward V Actor: Miss Minors
Role: King Henry Actor: Berry
Role: Stanley Actor: Winstone
Role: Tressel Actor: Blakes
Role: Lieutenant Actor: Mozeen
Role: Duchess of York Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Afterpiece Title: The Double Disappointment

Role: Phelim Actor: Shuter
Role: Fanfaron Actor: Blakes.

Dance: Mlle Auretti

Event Comment: MMaster Brown's Night. A comic Interlude of Two Acts; Music by Dr Arne. N.B. A light shower or two will not put off the Performance; but if heavy Rain should fall, it must necessarily be deferr'd till further Notice, on account of the Fireworks. Books containing both performances may be had of the Booksellers and at the Gardens at 6d. each


Mainpiece Title: Capochio And Dorinna

Performance Comment: Capochio-Master Brown; Dorinna-Miss Fredric.
Role: Capochio Actor: Master Brown
Role: Dorinna Actor: Miss Fredric.

Entertainment: last Aast Act: a Burlesque Ode-by the late Bonnel Thornton, in banter of the Odes written on St Cecilias Day, set to music by an eminent master; The whole to conclude with: Grand Fireworks-

Event Comment: Afterpiece: A Comic Opera altered [by Colman] from Gay. The Music entirely new by Dr Arne. Now acted for the first time in 2 Acts. [The 1776 Edition in Bell's British Theatre lists: Achilles-Brown; Philoe-$Miss Valois; Thetis-$Miss Catley. [$Miss Pearce">Mattocks; Peripas-$Reinhold; Lycomedes-$DuBellamy; Diphilus-$Dyer; Ajax-$Dunstall; Ulysses-$Owenson; Diomedes-$Fox; Argytes-$Baker; Deidamia-$Mrs Mattocks; Artemona-$Miss Brown; Philoe-$Miss Valois; Thetis-$Miss Catley. [$Miss Pearce may have played Lesbia).] Paid Banks for the Head of a Figure used in The Fair #1 1s.; Paid Mr Gard for performing 5 nights in the Fair and 3 in the Sorcerer #1. Paid Joseph Besford for performing 5 nights in the Fair 12s. 6d. (Account Book). [Afterpiece unfavorably reviewed in the Westminster Magazine.] Receipts: #149 18s. 6d. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Earl Of Essex

Role: Queen Elizabeth Actor: Mrs P. Green.
Role: Essex Actor: Smith
Role: Southampton Actor: Wroughton
Role: Burleigh Actor: Hull
Role: Raleigh Actor: Thompson
Role: Lieut. Actor: Fox
Role: Rutland Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Nottingham Actor: Miss Sherman
Related Works
Related Work: The Fall of the Earl of Essex Author(s): James Ralph

Afterpiece Title: Achilles in Petticoats

Performance Comment: Principal Characters-Mattocks, Reinhold, DuBellamy, Dyer, Dunstall, Owenson, Fox, Mrs Mattocks, Miss Brown, Miss Valois, Miss Pearce, Miss Catley.
Event Comment: [The playbill retains Mrs Wilson as The Country Wife, but "Last night Mrs Wilson was taken suddenly ill upon the stage at Covent-garden theatre, and fainted away, in consequence of which Miss Brown read her part in The Country Wife" (Morning Post, 11 Feb.).] Receipts: #246 12s. 6d. (246.1.0; 0.11.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Duenna

Role: Ferdinand Actor: Mattocks in place of Robson.
Role: Isaac Actor: Quick
Role: Don Jerome Actor: Wilson
Role: Antonio Actor: Reinhold
Role: Father Paul Actor: Mahon
Role: Lopez Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Friars Actor: Fox, Baker
Role: Carlos Actor: Leoni
Role: Clara Actor: Miss Brown
Role: The Duenna Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Mattocks.

Afterpiece Title: The Country Wife

Performance Comment: As17761221, but The Country Wife-read byMiss Brown.
Role: The Country Wife Actor: read byMiss Brown.
Role: Sparkish Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Harcourt Actor: Ward
Role: Dorilant Actor: Whitefield
Role: Alithea Actor: Miss Ambrose.
Role: Pinchwife Actor: Lee