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Event Comment: This Week a Patent passed the Great Seal for the Establishment of a new Theatre, to Samuel Foote, Esq. only (Public Advertiser, London notes, p. 2, col. 3). Mr Barry and Mrs Dancer from Dublin are said to be engaged for this summer at the Theatre Royal in the Haymarket (Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser, London notes, p. 2, col. 2, which corroborates the Foote patent)


Event Comment: Paid John Sutherland for playing the bagpipes in Midas 3 nights 15s. Paid Samuel Norman, carver, for 4 Grand state chairs #63 (Account Book). Receipts: #194 11s. 6d. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Fair Penitent

Role: Lucilla Actor: Mrs Burden.
Role: Horatio Actor: Ross, 1st time
Role: Lothario Actor: Smith
Role: Sciolto Actor: Walker, 1st time
Role: Altamont Actor: Dyer
Role: Rossano Actor: Gardner
Role: Servant Actor: Holtom
Role: Lavinia Actor: Mrs DuBellamy, 1st appearance this stage
Role: Calista Actor: Miss Elliot, 1st attempt in tragedy.

Afterpiece Title: The Upholsterer

Role: Barber Actor: Woodward
Role: Feeble Actor: Murden
Role: Rovewell Actor: Davis
Role: Bellmour Actor: Perry
Role: Watchman Actor: Weller
Role: Quidnunc Actor: Dunstall
Role: Pamphlet Actor: Shuter
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Maid Actor: Miss Cokayne
Role: Termagant Actor: Mrs Green.

Dance: End: The Village Romps, as17661008

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Never performed. Founded [by Thomas Hull] on a Play wrote by the late Sir Samuel Tuke [Adventures of Five Hours]. The Afterpiece: A Masque (perform'd but once) [by Thomas Hull], With New Music, Dresses and Scenery. The Music by Mr Bach. Books of the Masque to be had at the Theatre. Paid for The Perplexities #2 2s. (Account Book). Receipts: #226 16s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Perplexities

Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor:
Role: Don Antonio Actor: Smith
Role: Don Henriquez Actor: Ross
Role: Guzman Actor: Shuter
Role: Don Florio Actor: Mattocks
Role: Ernesto Actor: Cushing
Role: Don Juan Actor: Hull
Role: Honoria Actor: Miss Macklin
Role: Felicia Actor: Miss Wilford
Role: Rosa Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Parts Actor: Gardner, R. Smith, Holtom, Weller, Buck, Murden

Afterpiece Title: The Fairy Favour

Dance: End: The Gallant Peasants, as17670113

Event Comment: Mrs Barry continuing ill, the reviv'd play of Timon of Athens oblig'd to be deferr'd till Monday when it will be performed for the Second Time. Rec'd stopages #13 13s.; Paid Salary list #501 3s. 6d.; Mrs Abington on Cloaths acct #2; Mr Costain on note #4 4s.; Mr Samuel French 11 days (5th inst. incl.) #2 15s. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #156 16s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The West Indian

Role: Varland Actor: Waldron.
Role: Belcour Actor: Reddish, 1st time.
Role: Mrs Fulmer Actor: Mrs Egerton
Role: Stockwell Actor: Aickin
Role: Major O'Flaherty Actor: Moody
Role: Dudley Actor: Packer
Role: Charles Dudley Actor: Cautherly
Role: Fulmer Actor: Baddeley
Role: Stukely Actor: Wrighten
Role: Sailor Actor: Wright
Role: Lady Rushport Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Louisa Dudley Actor: Miss Rogers, 1st time
Role: Housekeeper Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Charlotte Rusport Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Love.

Afterpiece Title: The Institution of the Garter


Mainpiece Title: Alexander The Great; Or, The Rival Queens

Role: Alexander Actor: West
Role: Hephestion Actor: Russell
Role: Lysimachus Actor: Smith
Role: Cassander Actor: Comerford
Role: Polyperchon Actor: Jones
Role: Perdiccas Actor: Johnson
Role: Thessalus Actor: Dancer
Role: Aristander Actor: Thomas
Role: Eumenes Actor: Brown
Role: Clytus Actor: Lewis
Role: Roxana Actor: Mrs Wilks
Role: Sysigambis Actor: Mrs Ross
Role: Parisatis Actor: Miss Taylor
Role: Satira Actor: A Gentlewoman

Afterpiece Title: Marriage a la Mode [i

Role: Sir Charles Racket Actor: West
Role: Drugget Actor: Lewis
Role: Lovelace Actor: Smith
Role: Woodley Actor: Johnson
Role: Mrs Drugget Actor: Mrs Ross
Role: Nancy Actor: Miss Taylor
Role: Dimity Actor: Mrs Wilks
Role: Lady Racket Actor: Mrs West

Song: II: the grand chorus, See the conquering Hero comes-; Between Acts: Singing, as17760925

Entertainment: Monologue.The Painter's Art-[from Taste, by Samuel Foote]; Lady Pentweazle-Master Russell

Performance Comment: The Painter's Art-[from Taste, by Samuel Foote]; Lady Pentweazle-Master Russell.
Event Comment: Mainpiece: With a New Scene and New Dresses. Afterpiece [1st time; CO 2, by Charles Dibdin and Edward Thompson. Thompson's name does not appear on the title-page of the text; it has been added by J. P. Kemble on the half-title of his copy now in the Huntington Library]: The Music chiefly composed by Dibdin [Public Advertiser, 15 Nov.: Three of the airs and the finale were composed by Samuel Arnold; one air by John Abraham Fisher]. With New Scenes [ibid: by Dall, Richards, and Carver], Dresses and Decorations. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Account-Book, 7 Feb. 1777: Paid Dibdin in full for copyright of the Seraglio #20; ibid, 2 June 1777: Received of Cooper for Songs & Books sold of The Seraglio #19 10s. 9d. [Mrs Ward was from the Birmingham theatre]. Receipts: #221 11s. 6d. (219.7.0; 2.4.6)


Mainpiece Title: Ethelinda; Or, The Royal Convert

Role: Hengist Actor: Wroughton
Role: Seofrid Actor: Hull
Role: Offa Actor: Whitefield
Role: Oswald Actor: Robson
Role: Priest Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Officers Actor: Fearon, Booth, Davis, Thompson
Role: Aribert Actor: Lewis
Role: Rodogune Actor: Mrs Ward
Role: Ethelinda Actor: Mrs Hartley.

Afterpiece Title: The Seraglio

Role: Abdallah Actor: Mattocks
Role: Reef Actor: Reinhold
Role: Venture Actor: Quick
Role: Goodwill Actor: Dunstall
Role: Frederick Actor: Leoni
Role: Hassan Actor: Baker
Role: Gunnel Actor: Bates
Role: Williams Actor: Thompson
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Dayes
Role: Curtis Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Elmira Actor: Miss Wewitzer
Role: Lydia Actor: Miss Brown.

Music: V: the Original Music for the Sacrifice by Purcell-

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; BO 3]: Being the Sequel to The Beggar's Opera, Written by Gay, with Alterations [by George Colman elder; the overture (a compilation of airs from The Beggar's Opera) and 6 new airs by Samuel Arnold]. Books of the Opera to be had at the Theatre. [Mrs Colles is identified on playbill of 9 July.] Public Advertiser, 20 June: This Day is published Polly (1s.)


Mainpiece Title: Polly

Role: Principal Parts by Du Actor: Bellamy, Parsons, Davies, Massey, Fearon, Egan, Griffiths, Kenny, Bannister, Mrs Hitchcock, Mrs Davies, Mrs Love, Miss Hale, Miss Platt, A Young Gentlewoman
Role: Cawwawkee Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Ducat Actor: Parsons
Role: Culverin Actor: Davies
Role: Vanderbluff Actor: Massey
Role: Pohetohee Actor: Fearon
Role: Hacker Actor: Egan
Role: Capstern Actor: Griffiths
Role: Laguerre Actor: Kenny
Role: Morano Actor: Bannister
Role: Jenny Diver Actor: Mrs Hitchcock
Role: Trapes Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Mrs Ducat Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Damaris Actor: Miss Hale
Role: Flimzy Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Polly Actor: A Gentlewoman
Role: Poet Actor: Davies
Role: Players Actor: Fearon, T. Davis
Role: Signora Crotchetta Actor: Miss Platt.

Afterpiece Title: Polly Honeycombe

Role: Mr Honeycombe Actor: Parsons
Role: Scribble Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Ledger Actor: Griffiths
Role: Mrs Honeycombe Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Polly Honeycombe Actor: Mrs Hitchcock.

Dance: End I: a Dance of Pirates-(see17770611; III: Dance of Indians- (see17770611. [These were danced in all subsequent performance.


Mainpiece Title: Buxom Joan

Role: Principal Characters Actor: Bannister
Role: Bluff Actor: Bannister
Role: Tom Actor: Wilson
Role: Ben Actor: Wordsworth
Role: Snip Actor: Edwin
Role: Buxom Joan Actor: Miss Morris
Role: Mother Actor: Mrs Webb.

Afterpiece Title: Much Ado about Nothing

Role: Dogberry Actor: Edwin
Role: Town Clerk Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Comus Actor: Peile
Role: Bacchanal Actor: A Gentleman
Role: 1st Spirit Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Brothers Actor: Whitfield, Robson
Role: The Lady Actor: Mrs Jackson
Role: 2nd Bacchant Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: 2nd Spirit Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: 3rd Bacchant Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Sabrina Actor: Miss Brown
Role: Pastoral Nymph Actor: Miss Brown
Role: 1st Bacchant Actor: Miss Catley
Role: Euphrosyne Actor: Miss Catley.

Afterpiece Title: The Flitch of Bacon

Performance Comment: As17800107, but Prologue written by Samuel Foote, Esq.,-Master Edwin (1st appearance on that stage).
Role: , Actor: Master Edwin
Role: Captain Greville Actor: Leoni
Role: Captain Wilson Actor: Reinhold
Role: Major Benbow Actor: Wilson
Role: Justice Benbow Actor: Fearon
Role: Kilderkin Actor: Thompson
Role: Putty Actor: Painter
Role: Ned Actor: Stevens
Role: Tipple Actor: Edwin
Role: Eliza Actor: Miss Brown.

Song: End: Moderation and Alteration-Edwin

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; MF 1, by James Cobb; music by Samuel Arnold. Larpent MS 530; not published]: Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre


Mainpiece Title: The Chapter Of Accidents

Role: Woodville Actor: Palmer
Role: Lord Glenmore Actor: Bensley
Role: Governor Harcourt Actor: Wilson
Role: Captain Harcourt Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Vane Actor: Lamash
Role: Grey Actor: Aickin
Role: Jacob Actor: Edwin
Role: Bridget Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Miss Mortimer Actor: Mrs Cuyler
Role: Warner Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Cecilia Actor: Miss Farren

Afterpiece Title: The Wedding Night

Role: Du Actor: Bellamy, Barrett, Webb, Stevens, Davis, Bannister, Mrs Hitchcock, Mrs Poussin, Mrs Cargill. Cast from Songs
Role: Old Melville Actor: Wilson
Role: Young Melville Actor: Du-Bellamy
Role: Du Actor: Bellamy
Role: Simon Actor: Barrett
Role: Parchment Actor: Webb
Role: Launcet Actor: Stevens
Role: Protest Actor: Davis
Role: Hichoc Actor: Bannister
Role: Susan Actor: Mrs Hitchcock
Role: Mrs Parchment Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Cargill.
Related Works
Related Work: The Wedding Night Author(s): Samuel Arnold
Event Comment: By Permission of the Right Hon. the Lord Chamberlain. Mainpiece [1st time; C 5, based on Le Dissipateur, by Philippe Nericault, dit Destouches. Authors of Prologue and Epilogue, and speaker of Epilogue, unknown]: Written by the late Samuel Foote Esq. [The attribution to Foote is dubious.] Afterpiece [1st time in London; MF-2. See CG, 28 Mar. 1778]: Now acting in Dublin with applause; written by [i.e. altered from, by T. A. Lloyd] the author of Love in a Village, &c. &c


Mainpiece Title: The Spendthrift; Or, The Female Conspiracy

Afterpiece Title: The Romp

Role: Priscilla Tomboy Actor: Mrs Cox
Related Works
Related Work: Love and Money; or, The Fair Caledonian Author(s): Samuel Arnold

Song: End of Acts II and in of mainpiece two favourite airs by Mrs Cox (1st appearance.)

Monologue: 1781 11 12 End of Act IV of mainpiece Shuter's Post Haste Observations on his Journey to Paris by Dutton

Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Gardner. Afterpiece: From The Devil upon Two Sticks, written by the late Samuel Foote, Esq. [Mrs Mills is identified in Morning Chronicle, 1 Jan. 1783. For remarks on this night's performance, including references to Dunstan by Charles Lamb, see Theatre Notebook, VIII, 5.] Gardner having unavoidably been obliged to postpone his night from the 26th to the 30th, he thinks it his duty to inform his friends that tickets delivered for the 26th will be taken


Mainpiece Title: The Fair Penitent

Role: Lothario Actor: A Gentleman
Role: Sciolto Actor: Gardner
Role: Altamont Actor: Wetherhead
Role: Rossano Actor: Spencer
Role: Horatio Actor: Usher
Role: Lavinia Actor: Miss King
Role: Lucilla Actor: Miss Painter
Role: Calista Actor: A Lady

Afterpiece Title: The Fourth Act of The Merchant of Venice

Role: Antonio Actor: Usher
Role: Bassanio Actor: The Gentleman who plays Lothario
Role: Duke Actor: Roberts
Role: Gratiano Actor: Wetherhead
Role: Shylock Actor: Gardner
Role: Nerissa Actor: Miss Painter
Role: Portia Actor: The Lady who plays Calista

Afterpiece Title: Dr Lasts's Examination BEFORE THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS

Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. [Author of Address unknown.] 1st piece: By the Author of Love in a Village, &c. [Isaac Bickerstaffe]; not acted these 16 years [1st acted at DL, 24 Nov. 1770], by Veterans of the Stage. 2nd piece: By the late Samuel Foote, Esq. 3rd piece: By Garrick; not acted these 12 years. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00


Mainpiece Title: 'tis Well It's No Worse

Role: Don Carlos Actor: Wyatt
Role: Lazarillo Actor: Cross
Role: Don Guzman Actor: Darling
Role: Don Ferdinand Actor: Thome
Role: Octavio Actor: George
Role: Messenger Actor: Green
Role: Alguzill Actor: Purkiss
Role: Drunken Coachman Actor: Ryder
Role: James Actor: Morley
Role: Lawyer Actor: Hall
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Stephens
Role: Muskato Actor: Swords
Role: Aurora Actor: Miss Bird
Role: Marcella Actor: Miss Noel
Role: Leonardo Actor: Mrs Knox
Role: Old Nun Actor: Mrs Barnes
Role: Beatrice Actor: Miss Clarke

Afterpiece Title: The Diversions of the Morning

Role: Carmine Actor: Cross
Role: Caleb Actor: Brown
Role: Alderman Pentweazel Actor: Ryder
Role: Lady Pentweazel Actor: Mr Swords
Related Works
Related Work: The Diversions of a Morning; or, A Dish of Chocolate Author(s): Samuel Foote
Related Work: The Diversions of a Morning Author(s): Samuel Foote

Afterpiece Title: Lethe, -AEsop, Old Man, Mercury, Drunken Man, Charon, Bowman, Snip, Fine Gentleman, Frenchman, Lord Chalkstone to be performed, for that night only, by a Society of Gentleman; Mrs Riot-Mrs Dore

Monologue: 1785 04 25 Preceding the 1st piece an Address spoken by Brown

Event Comment: Benefit for Baddeley. 3rd piece [1st time; INT I, probably by Robert Baddeley. Not in Larpent MS; not published]: Taken from [The Lame Lover, by] the late Samuel Foote, Esq. Public Advertiser, 2 May: Tickets to be had of Baddeley, No. 10, New Store-street, Bedford-square. Receipts: #297 16s. (74.14; 8.12; 0.19; tickets: 213.11) (charge: #117 16s. 4d.)


Mainpiece Title: Love For Love

Role: Angelica Actor: Mrs Goodall.
Role: Scandal Actor: Barrymore.
Role: Foresight Actor: Parsons
Role: Tattle Actor: Dodd
Role: Sir Sampson Legend Actor: Moody
Role: Valentine Actor: Kemble
Role: Jeremy Actor: Baddeley
Role: Ben Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Miss Prue Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Mrs Frail Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Mrs Foresight Actor: Mrs Ward

Afterpiece Title: (End of Act II) Jewish Education

Role: Moses Actor: Baddeley
Role: Shadrach Actor: Burton.

Afterpiece Title: A Lesson for Lawyers

Role: Serjeant Circuit Actor: Baddeley
Role: Fairplay Actor: Phillimore
Role: Jack Actor: Bannister Jun.

Afterpiece Title: Rosina

Role: Belville Actor: Dignum
Role: Captain Belville Actor: Williames
Role: Rustic Actor: Fawcett
Role: Irishmen Actor: Phillimore, Alfred
Role: William Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Phoebe Actor: Miss Romanzini
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Rosina Actor: Miss Barnes.

Entertainment: Monologue. As17890430

Role: ] Actor: Bannister Jun.
Event Comment: Benefit for Whitfield. 2nd piece: From Samuel? Foote. Gazetteer, 29 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Whitfield, No. 19, Piazza, Covent-garden. Receipts: #220 5s. 6d. (39.0.0; 18.17.6; 2.16.0; tickets: 159.12.0) (charge: #106 19s. 10d.)


Mainpiece Title: Much Ado About Nothing

Role: Borachio Actor: Phillimore
Role: Conrade Actor: Haymes
Role: Margaret Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Ursula Actor: Miss Barnes.
Role: Benedick Actor: Kemble
Role: Claudio Actor: Barrymore
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Whitfield
Role: Don John Actor: Aickin
Role: Balthazar Actor: Williames
Role: song Actor: Williames
Role: Antonio Actor: Packer
Role: Dogberry Actor: Moody
Role: Town@Clerk Actor: Baddeley
Role: Verges Actor: Burton
Role: Leonato Actor: Bensley
Role: Hero Actor: Mrs Kemble
Role: Beatrice Actor: Miss Farren.

Afterpiece Title: Piety in Pattens

Role: Butler Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Squire Actor: Whitfield
Role: Candy Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Polly Pattens Actor: Mrs Crouch
Role: with a song Actor: Mrs Crouch.
Related Works
Related Work: A Sentimental Comedy; or, Piety in Pattens Author(s): Samuel Foote

Afterpiece Title: The Follies of a Day

Role: Marcelina Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Agnes Actor: Miss Heard.
Role: Count Almaviva Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Antonio Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Doctor Bartholo Actor: Suett
Role: Page Actor: Miss Romanzini
Role: Bazil Actor: Phillimore
Role: Figaro Actor: Wroughton
Role: Countess Actor: Mrs Ward
Role: Susan Actor: Miss Farren.

Dance: As17891209

Song: As17891209


Mainpiece Title: The Haunted Tower

Role: Cicely Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Lord William Actor: Kelly
Role: Baron of Oakland Actor: Baddeley
Role: Edward Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Lewis Actor: Suett
Role: Robert Actor: Dignum
Role: Charles Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Hugo Actor: Moody
Role: De Courcy Actor: Whitfield
Role: Martin Actor: Williames
Role: Servant Actor: Lyons
Role: Hubert Actor: Webb
Role: Lady Elinor Actor: Mrs Crouch
Role: Adela Actor: Sga Storace
Role: Maud Actor: Mrs Booth.

Afterpiece Title: The Deserter of Naples

Role: The Deserter Actor: Palmer
Role: Russet Actor: Williames
Role: Simkin Actor: Suett
Role: Skirmish Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Flint Actor: Burton
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Crouch
Role: Jenny Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Booth.

Entertainment: Monologue. A Lecture on Oratory: The Pulpit the Senate the Bar and the Stage with a Specimen of Scotch Elocution, written by the late Samuel Foote, Esq.-Palmer

Performance Comment: A Lecture on Oratory: The Pulpit the Senate the Bar and the Stage with a Specimen of Scotch Elocution, written by the late Samuel Foote, Esq.-Palmer.
Role: Actor: Palmer.
Event Comment: The Last Time of Performing in This Theatre. Kemble Mem.: Sheridan wrote the Address [not listed on playbill; see Gazetteer, 6 June], Palmer delivered it. Universal Magazine, June 1791, p. 438: On Saturday night, of a gradual decay, and in the 117th year of her age, died old Madam Drury, who lived through six reigns, and saw many generations pass in review before her...She had a rout of near 2000 people at her house the very night of her death; and the old lady found herself in so much spirits, that she said she would give them 'No Supper' without a 'Song'; which being complied with, she fell back gently in her chair, and expired without a groan. Dr Palmer, one of her family physicians, attended her in her last moments, and announced her dissolution to the company. [This was written by George Colman, ynger.] Gazetteer, 6 June: Samuel Johnson was powerfully and pathetically shewn the universal horror which men feel of the last even towards things indifferent, or sometimes unpleasant; and there seemed to be some apprehension of this sort of pain on Saturday, for a very few attended to take their leave of the scene where they have been so often regaled with fictitious sorrow and gladness. [This theatre was first opened on 26 March 1674. It has been altered and redecorated on several occasions, notably by the architects Robert and James Adam in the summer of 1775, for which see illustration in The London Stage, Part IV, Vol. III, 1650. The new theatre was not in readiness until April, 1794. The principal reason for the delay was that the patent had lapsed, and "it being necessary to obtain one previous to the payment of their respective sums on the part of the subscribers, application was made to Mr Harris, of Covent Garden Theatre, who possessed a dormant patent." The price set was #15,000, and the patent was sent to a banker for inspection. A Mr George White, who had married a daughter of William Powell, one of the former patentees, and had thereby a financial interest, objected to this price, and "obtained a prohibition in the Court of Chancery which obliged the banker to restore the patent to the Manager of Covent Garden Theatre." The subscribers to the new Drury Lane thereupon refused to pay their subscriptions, and work on the demolition of the old theatre was halted (London Chronicle, 30 July 1792). Sheridan finally offered #20,000: #15,000 to Harris and #5,000 to White, which was accepted, and work on the theatre was resumed, the cornerstone being laid on 4 Sept. 1792 (Morning Chronicle, 6 Sept.; London Chronicle, 12 Sept. 1792). The Actual sum eventually paid to Harris was #11,667.] Paid in lieu of Benefits: Kelly #100; Miss Farren #300; Aickin #60; Williames #42. Received from Their Majesties for Season #78. Paid Renters #20 apiece (Account-Book). Receipts: #105 5s. 6d. (74.7.0; 24.0.6; 6.18.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Country Girl

Role: Address Actor: Palmer.
Role: William Actor: Alfred.
Role: Moody Actor: Bensley
Role: Harcourt Actor: Palmer
Role: Sparkish Actor: Dodd
Role: Belville Actor: Whitfield
Role: Footman Actor: Spencer
Role: Countryman Actor: Jones
Role: Alithea Actor: Mrs Ward
Role: Miss Peggy Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Williames.

Afterpiece Title: No Song No Supper

Role: Dorothy Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Crop Actor: Dignum
Role: Frederick Actor: Kelly
Role: Endless Actor: Suett
Role: Robin Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: William Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Servant Actor: Alfred
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Crouch
Role: Margaretta Actor: Sga Storace
Role: Nelly Actor: Miss Hagley
Role: Grandmother Actor: Mrs Booth.
Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Berry. Afterpiece: Written by the late Samuel Foote, Esq. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30. Tickets to be had at Mrs Richman's@Masquerade@Warehouse, Oxford-street; of Berry, at the George in the Haymarket; and of Rice at the Theatre, where Places for the Boxes may be taken. No Money to be returned


Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserv'd

Role: Jaffier Actor: Baker
Role: Priuli Actor: Silvester
Role: Bedamour Actor: Martin
Role: Duke Actor: Johnson
Role: Renault Actor: Lennet
Role: Elliot Actor: Tomlins
Role: Spinosa Actor: Richards
Role: Officer Actor: Scott
Role: Pierre Actor: Wilkinson
Role: Belvidera Actor: Mrs Roberts

Afterpiece Title: Taste; or, Diversion in the Morning

Role: Carmine Actor: Martin
Role: Brush Actor: A Gentleman
Role: Novice Actor: Scott
Role: Lord Dupe Actor: Holiday
Role: Alderman Pentweazel Actor: Well
Role: Caleb Actor: Johnson
Role: Boy Actor: Sharp
Role: Puff Actor: Wilkinson
Role: Lady Pentweazel Actor: Mr Berry
Related Works
Related Work: The Diversions of a Morning; or, A Dish of Chocolate Author(s): Samuel Foote
Related Work: The Diversions of a Morning Author(s): Samuel Foote
Related Work: Taste Author(s): Samuel Foote
Related Work: Lady Pentweazle in Town Author(s): Samuel Foote

Dance: I afterpiece: Mock Minuet-Alderman, Lady Pentweazel

Song: End: The Tobacco Box-Johnson, Miss Chatterley

Entertainment: Monologues After Singing: British Loyalty[; or, A Squeeze to St. Paul's-Wilkinson; End II afterpiece: Bucks have at Ye All-a Gentleman (1st appearance on any stage [unidentified])

Role: aul's Actor: Wilkinson
Role: Bucks have at Ye All Actor: a Gentleman

Music: Between Acts: several pieces of Martial Music-his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester's Band(, in full uniform, by Permission)

Event Comment: Afterpiece: Written by Samuel Foote, Esq


Mainpiece Title: The Spanish Barber

Role: Count Almaviva Actor: Palmer
Role: Doctor Bartholo Actor: Parsons
Role: Basil Actor: Aickin
Role: Tallboy Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Argus Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Notary Actor: Cubitt
Role: Alcade Actor: Johnson
Role: Lazarillo Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Rosina Actor: Mrs Bannister.
Related Works
Related Work: The Spanish Barber; or, The Fruitless Precaution Author(s): Samuel Arnold

Afterpiece Title: The Liar

Role: Sir James Elliot Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Old Wilding Actor: Aickin
Role: Young Wilding Actor: Palmer
Role: Papillion Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Waiter Actor: Ledger
Role: Miss Godfrey Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Miss Grantham Actor: Mrs Brooks
Role: Kitty Actor: Miss Hale.
Event Comment: Benefit for Munden. 2nd piece hst time; MF 2 , by Samuel Birch. MS: Larpent 1011; not published]: The Overture and Music composed by Attwood. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Murning Chronicle, 28 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Munden, No. 6, Frith-street, Soho. Receipts: #423 5s. (132/12/6; 6/18/0; tickets: 283/14/6)


Mainpiece Title: The School For Wives

Role: Leeson Actor: FarrenMrs Belville-Miss Chapman
Role: FarrenMrs Belville Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Belville Actor: Lewis
Role: Torrington Actor: Quick
Role: Savage Actor: Munden
Role: Savage Actor: Davies
Role: Conolly Actor: Macready
Role: Spruce Actor: Bernard
Role: Leech Actor: Cubitt
Role: Crow Actor: Thompson
Role: Wolfe Actor: RockMiss Walsingham-Mrs Mattocks
Role: RockMiss Walsingham Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Lady Rachael Mildew Actor: Mrs Chambers
Role: Mrs Tempest Actor: Mrs Fawcett
Role: Mrs Belville Actor: Mrs Pope

Afterpiece Title: THE PACKET-BOAT; or, A Peep behind the Veil

Role: : Supple Actor: Quick
Role: Captain O'Phoenix Actor: Johnstone
Role: Woodford Actor: Incledon
Role: Scamper Actor: Munden
Role: Vintage Actor: Powel
Role: Midship Actor: CrossIsidora-Miss Poole
Role: CrossIsidora Actor: Miss Poole
Role: Jacquelina Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Commode Actor: Mrs Watts.
Related Works
Related Work: The Packet Boat; or, A Peep behind the Veil Author(s): Samuel Birch


Role: Cornwall Actor: Campbell
Role: : Harlequin Actor: Bayzand
Role: : Philidel Actor: Miss Hopkins
Role: : Ballad Singer Actor: Fawcett
Role: : Lucifer Actor: Campbell
Role: Zephyrus Actor: Holland
Role: Dancing Actor: Master
Role: Master Actor: Fawcett
Role: : Zany Actor: Simmons
Role: . Lucifer Actor: Cubitt
Role: Pillardoc Actor: Richardson
Role: Asmodius Actor: Townsend
Role: Orchus Actor: Blurton
Role: Bclial Actor: Linton
Role: Ades Actor: Street. II. The Study of Dr Faustus
Role: Dr Faustus Actor: Farley
Role: Zany Actor: West. III. A Landscape and Water Mill
Role: Harlequin Actor: Boyce
Role: Pierrot Actor: Follett
Role: Miller Actor: Hawtin
Role: Taylor Actor: Simmons
Role: Bridemen Actor: Cranfield, Ratchford, Blurton, Wilde, Rayner, Jackson, &c.Miller's Wife-Miss Leserve
Role: Miller's Wife Actor: Miss Leserve
Role: Bridemaids Actor: Mrs Follett, Mrs Watts, Mrs Ratchford, Mrs Cranfield, Mrs Crowe, Mrs Lloyd, &c.
Role: Colombine Actor: Mme Rossi
Role: Philidel Actor: Mrs Mountain. IV. A View of a Country Inn: The Bull and Dog
Role: Landlady Actor: 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
Role: A Representation of tht Scaffolding prepared for e Actor: 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
Role: A View of Smithfield on a Market Actor: Day
Role: ByrnFlora Actor: 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
Role: Aerial Spirits Actor: Byrn, Holland, Mlle St. Amand, Cranfield, Ratchford, King, Blurton, Wilde, Mrs Castelle, Miss Kirton, Miss Leserve, Mrs Follett, Mrs Watts, Mrs Blurton
Role: Alban Actor: Holman
Role: Captain O'Leary Actor: Johnstone
Role: Patrick Actor: Rock
Role: Catherine Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Louisa Actor: Miss Brunton
Role: Vocal Characters Actor: Bannister, Incledon, Davies, Blanchard, Cubitt, Johnstone, Mrs Martyr, Mrs Warrell, Miss Huntley, Miss Barnet
Role: Petit Maitre Actor: Farley
Role: Marquis Actor: W. Powel
Role: Pioneer Actor: Cranfield
Role: Dusty Gentleman Actor: Bernard
Role: Poet Actor: Marshall
Role: Shoe@Black Actor: Rees
Role: Jacobine Actor: Cross
Role: Lemonadier Actor: C. Powell
Role: Poissards Actor: Blurton, Rayner
Role: Gardener Actor: Milburne
Role: Grotesque Actor: Follett
Role: Dancing Nymphs Actor: Mrs Goodwin, Mrs Watts, Mrs Ratchford, Mrs Byrne, Mrs Boyce, Mrs Cranfield, Mrs Lloyd
Role: : Recruiting Serjeant Actor: Townsend
Role: . Oakland Actor: Inclcdon
Role: Oakland Actor: Munden
Role: Jeffery Actor: Blanchard
Role: Gunnel Actor: Fawcett
Role: Rapine Actor: Cubitt
Role: Mr Sterling Actor: Powel
Role: Charles Actor: Claremont
Role: McScrape Actor: JohnstoneEllen Woodbine-Mrs Mountain
Role: JohnstoneEllen Woodbine Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Lucy Oakland Actor: Miss Hopkins

Monologue: 1794 05 13 End of Act I of 1st piece A Plague on both your Houses; or, A Peep into New Drury and Covent-Garden Theatres, to conclude with a Comic Song, in the Character of an Old Woman of Eighty, by Munden

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Siddons. Mainpiece: Translated from Voltaire. Not acted these 20 years [acted l6 Nov. 1779]. Afterpiece: Not acted these 18 years [not acted since 19 Apr. 1774]. Morning Chronicle, 9 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Mrs Siddons, No. 49, Great Marlborough-street. [Mrs Siddons's 1st appearance as Palmyra was at Manchester, 1 Apr. 1778. Adress by Samuel Rogers (European Magazine, May 1795, p. 344). Epilogue by David Garrick.] Receipts: #569 8s. 6d. (293.14.6; 59.10.6; 8.0.0; tickets:208.3.6) (charge:#204 1s.)


Mainpiece Title: Mahomet The Impostor

Role: Mahomet Actor: Palmer
Role: Mirvan Actor: Barrymore
Role: Ali Actor: Caulfield
Role: Zaphna Actor: Kemble
Role: Alcanor Actor: Bensley
Role: Pharon Actor: Packer
Role: Palmyra Actor: Mrs Siddons.

Afterpiece Title: Edgar and Emmeline

Role: Edgar Actor: Barrymore
Role: Florimand Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Elfina Actor: Master Welsh
Role: Grotilla Actor: Miss Menage
Role: Emmeline Actor: Mrs Siddons
Role: Agatha Actor: Miss Tidswell.

Entertainment: Monologues. End: an Occasional Address-Mrs Siddons; Afterpiece to conclude with: the original Epilogue-Mrs Siddons

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; T 5, by William Henry Ireland; incidental music by William Linley. Prologue by Sir James Bland Burges; Epilogue by Robert Merry (see text)]: With new Scenes, Dresses & Decorations. The Scenes designed and excuted by Greenwood and Capon. The Dresses by Johnston, Gay & Miss Rein. Printed slip attached to Kemble playbill: A malevolent and impotent attack on the Shakspeare MSS. [i.e. those forged by W. H. Ireland, of which this play was one] having appeared, on the Eve of representation of Vortigern, evidently intended to injure the interest of the Proprietor of the MSS., Mr Samuel? Ireland [W. H. Ireland's father] feels it impossible, within the short space of time that intervenes between the publishing and the representation, to produce an answer to the most illiberal and unfounded assertions in Mr Malone's enquiry [i.e. Edmond Malone, An Inquiry into the Authenticity of certain Papers attributed to Shakspeare, Queen Elizabeth, and Henry, Earl of Southampton, 1796]. He is therefore induced to request that Vortigern may be heard With that Candour that has ever distinguished a British Audience. The Play is now at the Press, and will in a very few days be laid before the Public. [But it was not issued until 1799 (see below). See also Bernard Grebanier, The Great Shakespeare Forgery, London, 1966.] 4 Apr., states that the first three acts were listened to with patience, but beginning with the fourth act the play was damned, when "one tremendous yell of indignation from the pit burst simultaneously." "At four o'clock the doors of the theatre were besieged; and, a few minutes after they were opened, the pit was crowded solely with gentlemen. Before six not a place was to be found in the boxes, and the passages were filled...The audience betrayed symptoms of impatience early in the representation; but, finding its taste insulted by bloated terms, which heightened the general insipidity, its reason puzzled by discordant images, false ornaments, and abortive efforts to elevate and astonish, pronounced its sentence of condemnation at the conclusion of the play" (Gentleman's Magazine, Apr. 1795, pp. 346-47). "Irelands play of Vortigern I went to. Prologue spoken at 35 minutes past 6 [see 29 Mar.]: Play over at 10. A strong party was evidently made to support it, which clapped without opposition frequently through near 3 acts, when some ridiculous passages caused a laugh, mixed with groans-Kemble requested the audience t o hear the play out abt. the end of 4th act and prevailed.-The Epilogue was spoken by Mrs Jordan who skipped over some lines which claimed the play as Shakespeares. Barrymore attempted to give the Play out for Monday next but was hooted off the stage. Kemble then came on, & after some time, was permitted to say that "School for Scandal would be given," which the House approved by clapping. Sturt of Dorsetshire was in a Stage Box drunk, & exposed himself indecently to support the Play, and when one of the stage attendants attempted to take up the green cloth [i.e. a carpet which, by custom, was laid on the stage during the concluding scene of a tragedy], Sturt seized him roughly by the head. He was slightly pelted with oranges" (Joseph Farington, Diary, 1922, I, 145). Account-Book, 4 Apr.: Paid Ireland his share for the 1st Night of Vortigern #102 13s. 3d. Morning Chronicle, 29 Mar. 1799: This Day is published Vortigern and Henry the Second (4s.). Receipts: #555 6s. 6d. (528.6.0; 26.9.6; 0.11.0)


Afterpiece Title: My Grandmother

Role: Tobine Actor: Palmer
Role: Tabby Actor: Aickin
Role: Dr Truby Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Bolus Actor: Maddocks
Role: Wingrave Actor: Suett
Role: Catchpenny Actor: Wathen
Role: Ranter Actor: Bannister
Role: Squib Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Bounce Actor: Russell
Role: Juggins Actor: Burton
Role: Mrs Grogram Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Nancy Lovell Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Peggy Actor: Miss Mellon.
Role: Woodly Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Soufrance Actor: Wewitzer.
Role: Sir Matthew Medley Actor: Maddocks
Role: Vapour Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Gossip Actor: Suett
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Florella Actor: Sga Storace.

Song: In: Last Whitsunday they brought me-Miss Leak; She sung whilst from her eye ran down-Mrs Jordan [neither one listed in playbill (see BUC, 622)]

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; CO 2, by Samuel James Arnold]: The Overture and Musick by Dr Arnold. Books of the Songs to be had in the Theatre. Receipts: #224 7s. 6d. (121.19.0; 99.9.0; 2.19.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Jew

Role: Sheva Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Waiter Actor: Evans.
Role: Sir Stephen Bertram Actor: Aickin
Role: Charles Ratcliffe Actor: Wroughton
Role: Frederick Bertram Actor: Palmer
Role: Mr Saunders Actor: Maddocks
Role: Jabal Actor: Suett
Role: Mrs Ratcliffe Actor: Mrs Maddocks
Role: Eliza Ratcliffe Actor: Miss Farren
Role: Mrs Goodison Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Dorcas Actor: Miss Tidswell.

Afterpiece Title: The Shipwreck

Role: Selwyn Actor: Dignum
Role: Harry Hawser Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Stave Actor: Suett
Role: Michael Goto Actor: Dowton
Role: Shark Actor: Caulfield
Role: Dick Actor: Master Welsh
Role: Plunderer Actor: Phillimore
Role: Angelica Goto Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Fanny Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Sally Shamrock Actor: Mrs Bland.
Related Works
Related Work: The Shipwreck Author(s): Samuel James ArnoldSamuel Arnold
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; C 5, by Frederick Reynolds. Prologue by John Taylor. Epilogue by Miles Peter Andrews (see text; although Boaden, Jordan, I, 286 says the Epilogue was by Samuel Rogers, being the same as that spoken on 27 Apr. 1795)]: With new Scenes, Dresses, and Decorations. [Afterpiece in place of No Song No Supper, advertised on playbill of 18 Apr.] Morning Herald, 29 Apr. 1797: On Monday [1 May] will be published The Will (2s.). Account-Book: Reynolds to receive #33 6s. 8d. for every night of The Will. Receipts: #413 4s. (344.12.6; 63.16.6; 4.15.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Will

Role: Sir Solomon Cynic Actor: King
Role: Mandeville Actor: Wroughton
Role: Howard Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Veritas Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Realize Actor: Suett
Role: Robert Actor: Russell
Role: Old Copsley Actor: Packer
Role: Servants Actor: Webb, Evans
Role: Albina Mandeville Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Deborah Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Mrs Rigid Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Cicely Copsley Actor: Miss Mellon
Role: Prologue Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Jordan.

Afterpiece Title: The Purse

Role: Josephine Actor: Miss Leak.
Role: Sir Rowland Actor: Barrymore
Role: Lord Alford Actor: Dignum
Role: Walter Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Apathy Actor: Suett
Role: Gabriel Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Oliver Actor: Caulfield
Role: Lady Helen Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Winifred Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Children Actor: Master Menage, Master Chatterley.
Role: Prince Lupauski Actor: Aickin
Role: Count Floreski Actor: Kelly
Role: Baron Lovinski Actor: Palmer
Role: Varbel Actor: Suett
Role: Adolphus Actor: Caulfield
Role: Gustavus Actor: Trueman
Role: Pages Actor: Master Welsh, Master Gregson
Role: Princess Lodoiska Actor: Mrs Crouch
Role: Captives Actor: Ms Roffey, Ms Maddocks, Ms Arne, Ms Jackson, Ms Wentworth, Ms Menage
Role: Kera Khan Actor: Barrymore
Role: Ithorak Actor: Dignum
Role: Khor Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Japhis Actor: Bannister
Role: Kajah Actor: Campbell
Role: Tamuri Actor: Male
Role: Camazin Actor: Grimaldi
Role: The Horde Actor: Wentworth, Maddocks, Welsh, Evans, Annereau.
Role: Sylvester Daggerwood Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Fustian Actor: Suett
Role: Servant Actor: Trueman.

Ballet: The Scotch Ghost. As17961221

Role: Jamie Actor: Gentili
Role: Glaude Actor: Grimaldi
Role: Fanny Actor: Sga Bossi DelCaro
Role: Hornpipe Actor: Sga Bossi DelCaro
Event Comment: Mr Salomon having insinuated that he alone is in possession of a correct Score of this celebrated Oratorio, I feel compelled, in justice to myself, to state that the Oratorio was published by subscription at Vienna, and that the printed Copy, from which I had the Parts transcribed, was delivered by Dr Haydn to a subscriber in Vienna, and brought from thence expressly for me, and on which is the Doctor's initials. The accuracy with which it was performed, and the enthusiasm with which it was received, are, I hope, convincing proofs that no other directions are necessary to "produce the effect required by the Author." I should not thus have obtruded myself, but I conceived it requisite to justify myself from the imputation of having attempted to impose a spurious production upon that public to whom I am under so many obligations. I am, with the greatest respect and gratitude, their most obedient servant, John Ashley. March 29. [On 29 Mar. the following card had appeared in most of the daily newspapers: Mr Salomon having received from Dr Haydn an early Copy of his New Oratorio called The Creation of the World, and having been favoured by him exclusively with particular directions on the style and manner in which it must be executed, in order to produce the effects required by the Author, begs to acquaint the Nobility and Gentry, that he means to perform it on Monday, the 21st of April next, at the King's Theatre. The performance took place on that date in the Ancient Music Room, i.e. the large concert-room situated inside the King's, on the east side, level with the first tier of the boxes. The reason for this change was, states the playbill, "the present Performances in the Opera House not allowing sufficient time to erect an Orchestra on the Stage." The principal singers were Mme Mara, Mme Dussek, Small, Page, Denman, Bartleman. Samuel Wesley presided at the organ and at the piano forte.


Mainpiece Title: The Creation; Grand Selection 0

Music: End I: concerto on the clarionet-John Mahon; End II: concerto on the violin-C. Ashley