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Event Comment: Benefit for Shuter. Mainpiece: By Desire. Not acted these five years. [See 4 April 1752.] Ladies send servants by half past three o'clock. [The MS of Shuter's skit is Larpent MS 155.


Mainpiece Title: The Busy Body

Performance Comment: Marplot-Shuter, 1st time; Sir George-Smith; Charles-Clarke; Sir Francis-Collins; Sir Jealous-Marten; Isabinda-Mrs Barrington; Parch-Mrs Pitt; Miranda-Miss Nossiter.
Role: Marplot Actor: Shuter, 1st time
Role: Sir George Actor: Smith
Role: Charles Actor: Clarke
Role: Sir Francis Actor: Collins
Role: Sir Jealous Actor: Marten
Role: Isabinda Actor: Mrs Barrington
Role: Parch Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Miranda Actor: Miss Nossiter.

Afterpiece Title: The Double Disappointment

Performance Comment: As17581109, but only Phelim (with songs in character)-Shuter; Loveless-Lowe listed.
Role: only Phelim Actor: Shuter
Role: Loveless Actor: Lowe listed.
Role: Jeremy Actor: R. Smith.
Role: Gripe Actor: Collins
Role: Marquis Actor: Holtom
Role: Isabella Actor: Miss Young
Role: Phelim Actor: Barrington.

Entertainment: Between play and farce: Dish of All Sorts-Mr Shuter; will entertain the Audience. The Bill of Fare consisting of a Medley@Song-Shuter; A Dialogue upon Himself between an Old Man a North Briton and a Gentleman of Connaught-Mr Shuter; The History of Mr Shuter and the Sow-Shuter; To be sung by him as a Cantata in Sga Gruntinella's Taste. The Cries of London, as17581020

Performance Comment: The Bill of Fare consisting of a Medley@Song-Shuter; A Dialogue upon Himself between an Old Man a North Briton and a Gentleman of Connaught-Mr Shuter; The History of Mr Shuter and the Sow-Shuter; To be sung by him as a Cantata in Sga Gruntinella's Taste. The Cries of London, as17581020. To be sung by him as a Cantata in Sga Gruntinella's Taste. The Cries of London, as17581020.

Dance: TThe Threshers, as17581016

Event Comment: Benefit for Shuter. Mainpiece: By Particular Desire of several Persons of Quality. Afterpiece: Taken from a Comedy of Mrs Behn's. [The False Count.


Mainpiece Title: He Jovial Crew

Role: Old Rents Actor: Gibson.
Role: Hearty Actor: Beard
Role: Springlove Actor: Clarke
Role: Randal Actor: Dunstall
Role: Oliver Actor: Dyer
Role: Justice Clack Actor: Shuter
Role: Hilliard Actor: Baker
Role: Vincent Actor: Mattocks
Role: Meriel Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Amie Actor: Miss Young
Role: Rachel Actor: Miss Brent
Role: with the Beggars Actor:
Role: other dances incident to the Opera Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: The Merry Counterfeit; or, Viscount a-la-Mode

Performance Comment: Colly (Alias Don Gulielmo Roderigo de Chimney Sweeperio)-Shuter; Parts-Dunstall, Bennet, Perry, Wignell, Buck, Miss Helm, Miss Cokayne; The whole to conclude with the Cries of London-.

Dance: TThe French Country Gentleman, as17611210

Entertainment: Between play and Farce:(For this night only) A Dish of All Sorts-Shuter. As17590322


Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

Role: Tibalt Actor: Bennet
Role: Gregory Actor: Holtom
Role: Abram Actor: Dunstall.
Role: vocal parts Actor: _Howard.
Role: Romeo Actor: Ross
Role: Capulet Actor: Sparks
Role: Montagu Actor: Redman
Role: Escalus Actor: Anderson
Role: Benvolio Actor: Gibson
Role: Paris Actor: Perry
Role: Lady Capulet Actor: Mrs Barrington
Role: Friar Lawrence Actor: Ridout
Role: Sampson Actor: Collins
Role: Balthazar Actor: R. Smith
Role: Mercutio Actor: Dyer
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Juliet Actor: Mrs Bellamy
Role: With a Minuet Dance Actor: Leppie, Miss Hilliard
Role: a Masquerade Dance Actor: proper to the play
Role: representing the Funeral Procession of Juliet Actor:
Role: accompanied by a Solemn Dirge Actor:

Afterpiece Title: Catherine and Petruchio

Role: Catherine Actor: Mrs Vincent.
Role: Petruchio Actor: Shuter.

Entertainment: Between Play and Farce: Shuter's Dish of All Sorts, As17590322, for that night only

Dance: As17581016


Mainpiece Title: The Wonder

Role: Inis Actor: Mrs Green.
Role: Don Felix Actor: Ross
Role: Briton Actor: Smith
Role: Don Lopez Actor: Bennet
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Collins
Role: Gibby Actor: Shuter
Role: Frederick Actor: Anderson
Role: Alguazil Actor: Wignel
Role: Lissardo Actor: Dyer
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Burden
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Violante Actor: Mrs Ward.

Afterpiece Title: Florizel and Perdita

Role: Florizel Actor: Mattocks
Role: Autolicus Actor: Shuter
Role: King Actor: Hull
Role: Shepherd Actor: Gibson
Role: Perdita Actor: Miss Brent
Role: with a Dances incident to the Pastoral Actor: Granier, Mrs Granier.

Dance: III: The Taylors, as17620107

Entertainment: End: (By particular Desire of several Persons of Distinction) for this night only, A Dish of All Sorts-Shuter, as17620329

Event Comment: Benefit for Shuter. Mainpiece: Not acted in 10 years. Receipts: #194 10s. in cash, plus #147 18s. from tickets (Boxes 378; Pit 356). Charges #64 5s. Advanced to Mrs Ward #30. [Shuter called for imaginative participation of his audience in his Medley Skit (see Larpent MS 171): @"Suppose my dress alter'd with each exhibition....@If I speak like a Dutchman, or Brogue it like Paddy,@Or mimic Monsieur, or lisp like a Lady"@ Parts for The English Sailors in America (by G. A. Steevens) are listed in Larpent MS 172: Indian King , English Captain , Irishman , Sailor Ned and Sailor Ben , a Black Messenger , Guards , White Savage Lady , Black Woman , Image .


Mainpiece Title: The Royal Merchant; Or, The Beggar's Bush

Performance Comment: Florenz-Ross, 1st time; Clause-Ridout; Woolfort-Sparks; Hubert-Clarke; Hemskirk-Gibson; Orator Higgen-Dunstall; Vandunck-Marten; Prince Prigg-Shuter; Jaqueline-Mrs Baker; Bertha-Mrs Lee.
Role: Florenz Actor: Ross, 1st time
Role: Clause Actor: Ridout
Role: Woolfort Actor: Sparks
Role: Hubert Actor: Clarke
Role: Hemskirk Actor: Gibson
Role: Orator Higgen Actor: Dunstall
Role: Vandunck Actor: Marten
Role: Prince Prigg Actor: Shuter
Role: Jaqueline Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Bertha Actor: Mrs Lee.

Dance: TThe Dutch Skipper-Poitier

Entertainment: E+Extravaganza. Shuter will entertain the audience in an Oratorical, Poetical, Operatical Method (never befoer attempted) with a Comic Extravaganza call'd A Day of Taste; or, London Raree Show-Shuter being a Ranelagh Breakfast, a Coffee House Conversation, An Auction at Noon, and the Choice Spirits at Night; conclude with: The Cries of London-. *ucg To which will (By Desire) be added (for this Night only) Mr Shuter's Droll that was perform'd at Bartholomew Fair, call'd The English Sailors in America. Mackfinnen (the Irish Volunteer)-Shuter; Princess-Miss Dawson, her first Time of speaking on the stage

Performance Comment: Shuter will entertain the audience in an Oratorical, Poetical, Operatical Method (never befoer attempted) with a Comic Extravaganza call'd A Day of Taste; or, London Raree Show-Shuter being a Ranelagh Breakfast, a Coffee House Conversation, An Auction at Noon, and the Choice Spirits at Night; conclude with: The Cries of London-. *ucg To which will (By Desire) be added (for this Night only) Mr Shuter's Droll that was perform'd at Bartholomew Fair, call'd The English Sailors in America. Mackfinnen (the Irish Volunteer)-Shuter; Princess-Miss Dawson, her first Time of speaking on the stage.


Mainpiece Title: Lionel And Clarissa

Role: Jessamy Actor: Sga Sestini
Role: Lionel Actor: Brett
Role: Sir John Flowerdale Actor: Aickin
Role: Jenkins Actor: Bannister
Role: Harman Actor: Riley
Role: Colonel Oldboy Actor: Wilson
Role: Diana Actor: Miss George
Role: Lady Mary Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Clarissa Actor: Mrs Bannister

Afterpiece Title: A Peep into Elysium; or, Foote, Weston, and Shuter in the Shades

Performance Comment: Foote-Bannister; Weston-Edwin; Shuter-Parsons; Spirit-Brett; Wilson-Wilson [sic] .sic] .
Role: Foote Actor: Bannister
Role: Weston Actor: Edwin
Role: Shuter Actor: Parsons
Role: Spirit Actor: Brett
Role: Wilson Actor: Wilson

Monologue: 1784 08 10 End of interlude Joe Haynes's Epilogue, riding on an Ass, by Wilson


Mainpiece Title: Inkle And Yarico

Role: Sir Christopher Curry Actor: Wilson
Role: Inkle Actor: Johnstone.
Role: Campley Actor: Davies.
Role: Medium Actor: Baddeley
Role: Trudge Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Mate Actor: Chapman
Role: Planters Actor: Usher, Evatt, Burton
Role: Sailors Actor: Ledger, Abbott
Role: Yarico Actor: Mrs Kemble
Role: Narcissa Actor: Mrs Bannister
Role: Wowski Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Patty Actor: Mrs Edwards.

Afterpiece Title: A Trip to Elysium; or, Foote, Weston, Shuter, and Edwin in the Shades

Performance Comment: Foote (in the character of the Devil [in The Devil upon Two Sticks])-Bannister; Weston (as Doctor Last [in the same])-Wewitzer; Shuter (as Justice Woodcock [in Love in a Village])-Parsons; Edwin (as Lingo [in The Agreeable Surprise])-Wilson; Wilson-Evatt.
Role: Foote Actor: Bannister
Role: Weston Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Shuter Actor: Parsons
Role: Edwin Actor: Wilson
Role: Wilson Actor: Evatt.
Related Works
Related Work: A Day of Taste; or, A London Raree Show Author(s): Adwin Shuter

Afterpiece Title: Peeping Tom

Role: Earl of Mercia Actor: Cubitt
Role: Mayor of Coventry Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Harold Actor: Davies
Role: Count Louis Actor: Lyons
Role: Tom Actor: Wilson
Role: Crazy Actor: Barrett
Role: Godina Actor: Mrs Cuyler
Role: Emma Actor: Mrs Bannister
Role: Mayoress Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Maud Actor: Mrs Kemble.
Event Comment: [This New Comedy (by Mrs Elizabeth Griffith) seems not to have been performed this night, according to the author's Preface to her Edition of 1772. Shuter had been unattentive and absent from many rehearsals]: At length though late [in the season] a day was appointed for the representation, and on that morning Mr Shuter appeared at rehearsal, pretty much in the same state as before, and confessed himself incapable of performing his part, that night. Upon which the play was oblig'd to be further postponed, and handbills were sent about at noon, to advertise town of the disappointment....A further final day was afterwards determined on, but the audience being out of humour at their former disappointment, called Mr Shuter to account for it, on his first appearance; which threw him into such confusion, that he was not able to get the better of it, throughtout the whole the hurry of his spirits the actor not only forgot his part, the deficiency of which he endeavoured to supply with his own dialect, but also seemed to lose all idea of the character he was to perform; and made the Governor appear in a light which the author never intended: that of a mean, ridiculous buffoon. [Mrs Griffith concluded her preface by relating how her friends stood by the piece, but two or three in the gallery, when it was given out again objected and threw an apple at the chandeliers, which so perturbed the management that the play was withdrawn. She therefore published it by subscription, prefixing the names of about 440 subscribers, persons of the first quality, including James Boswell, Edmund Burke, Col. Burgoyne, the Duke of Devonshire, David Garrick, Mrs Montague, William Richardson, and a host of writers, players, and people of fashion. This list provides a pretty good roster of those who filled the boxes and part of the pit of both theatres at the time.] Paid Younger #2 2s. for the license for A Wife in the Right (Account Book). Receipts: #218 12s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: A Wife In The Right

Performance Comment: parts by Smith, Shuter, Bensley, Quick, Kniveton, Morris, Wignell, Mrs Mattocks, Mrs Bulkley, Mrs Green, Mrs Gardner, Miss Miller. Prologue and Epilogue. Lord Seaton-Smith; Col. Ramsay-Bensley; Governor Anderson-Shuter; Bull-Quick; Squeezem-Kniveton; Varnish-Morris; Nicholas-Wignell; Lady Seaton-Miss Miller; Mrs Frankly-Mrs Mattocks; Miss Melville-Mrs Bulkley; Mrs Markam-Mrs Green; Lucy-Mrs Gardner; Prologue-Mrs Bulkley; Epilogue-Mrs Mattocks (Edition of 1772).
Role: Lord Seaton Actor: Smith
Role: Ramsay Actor: Bensley
Role: Governor Anderson Actor: Shuter
Role: Bull Actor: Quick
Role: Squeezem Actor: Kniveton
Role: Varnish Actor: Morris
Role: Nicholas Actor: Wignell
Role: Lady Seaton Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Mrs Frankly Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Miss Melville Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Mrs Markam Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Mattocks

Afterpiece Title: The Intriguing Chambermaid

Role: Drunken Col. Actor: Yates
Role: Goodall Actor: Dunstall
Role: Oldcastle Actor: Quick
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss Helme
Role: Mrs Highman Actor: Mrs Ferguson
Role: Lettice Actor: Mrs Green.
Event Comment: Benefit for Shuter and Miss Haughton. Tickets at stage door. [For criticism of Shuter and Miss Haughton, see Genest, IV, p. 363, from The Present State of the Stage in Great Britain and Ireland, 1753. Nineteen of the Fifty-five pages of this pamphlet defend the stage on classicial authority and moral grounds from attacks by the religious bigots, and present an ideal picture of a manager, laying under some contribution, it would seem, the character of a manager presented ten years earlier (1743) in Queries to be Answered. The author especially likes the moral of Tate's alteration of Lear. The remaining pages give a paragraph or two of criticism to the leading actors and actresses in some of their most affecting parts (sixteen pages to Drury Lane Performers, all of whom appear in the author's eye to be either "Excellent" or "Very Good.") The remaining space is devoted to the performers at Covent Garden and at the Theatre Royal in Dublin. All those spoken of fare well in the hands of this bound-to-be pleased critic. Shuter is here commended for ability to play an Old Man convincingly though he was but 22 years old, and to play at all considering his lack of education. He possesses a great fund of drollery, and bids fair to be as great in low comedy as it is possible for man to conceive.' Miss Haughton described as an actress of promise. Seems never to have got the better of a lisp, and a Newcastle manner of pronouncing the letter 'r.'] Receipts: #290 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Performance Comment: As17521123, but Scruch-Shuter, first time; Aimwell-Havard; Gibbet-Ackman; Foigard-Yates; Cherry-Miss Haughton.
Role: Scruch Actor: Shuter, first time
Role: Aimwell Actor: Havard
Role: Gibbet Actor: Ackman
Role: Foigard Actor: Yates
Role: Cherry Actor: Miss Haughton.
Role: Gipsey Actor: Mrs Simson.
Role: Archer Actor: Garrick
Role: Lady Bountiful Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Dorinda Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Scrub Actor: Woodward
Role: Sullen Actor: Winstone
Role: Bonniface Actor: Berry
Role: Sir Charles Actor: Blakes.

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: As17530405 but Fribble-Shuter; Flash-Blakes; Puff-Yates.
Role: Fribble Actor: Shuter
Role: Flash Actor: Blakes
Role: Puff Actor: Yates.
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Miss Minors
Role: Loveit Actor: Palmer
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Clive.

Dance: IV: Country Amusements-Devisse, Mlle Auretti; End: A Hornpipe-Mathews, the Little Swiss

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 16 Years. [See 27 Dec. 1746.] Benefit for Shuter. Receipts: #173 16s. 6d. Tickets #150 13s. (boxes 272; pit 551). Charges: #63 (Account Book), [#325 9s. 6d. marks the largest house in money value this season. Shuter advertised his benefit early, then on 28 March inserted this puff in the Public Advertiser: [Mrs Centlivre's Comedies have a vein of pleasantry in them that will always be relish'd. She knew the Genius of this nation, and she wrote up to the spirit of it; her Bold Stroke for a Wife, was a masterpiece that much increased her reputation: it establish'd that of Kit Bullock, a smart sprightly actor. His performance of Col. Feignwell was greatly applauded. Shuter has judiciously chosen to play to at his own benefit, and everyone that knows his powers, knows he will play it at least with drollery and justice equal to him."


Mainpiece Title: A Bold Stroke For A Wife

Performance Comment: Feignwell-Shuter; Modelove-Dyer; Perriainckle-Arthur; Obadiah-Gibson; Tradelove-Dunstall; Freeman-Clarke; Sackbut-Marten; Simon Pure-Costollo; Aminidab-Bennet; Mrs Prim-Mrs Pitt; Betty-Mrs Green; Ann Lovely-Mrs Hamilton.
Role: Feignwell Actor: Shuter
Role: Modelove Actor: Dyer
Role: Perriainckle Actor: Arthur
Role: Obadiah Actor: Gibson
Role: Tradelove Actor: Dunstall
Role: Freeman Actor: Clarke
Role: Sackbut Actor: Marten
Role: Simon Pure Actor: Costollo
Role: Aminidab Actor: Bennet
Role: Mrs Prim Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Ann Lovely Actor: Mrs Hamilton.

Afterpiece Title: The Country House

Performance Comment: Bernard-Marten; Marquis-Dyer; Luca-Arthur; Le Noble-R. Smith; La Plume-White; La Tour-Cushing; Le Baron-Holtom; Soldier-Bencraft; Margo-Dunstall; Janno-Shuter; Madame Bernard-Mrs Vincent; Clariana-Miss Condill; La Jupe-Mrs Pitt; Miss Maukin-Mrs Green.
Role: Bernard Actor: Marten
Role: Marquis Actor: Dyer
Role: Luca Actor: Arthur
Role: Le Noble Actor: R. Smith
Role: La Plume Actor: White
Role: La Tour Actor: Cushing
Role: Le Baron Actor: Holtom
Role: Soldier Actor: Bencraft
Role: Margo Actor: Dunstall
Role: Janno Actor: Shuter
Role: Madame Bernard Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Clariana Actor: Miss Condill
Role: La Jupe Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Miss Maukin Actor: Mrs Green.

Dance: SSicilian Peasants, as17571217; Fingalian Dance, as17571013

Entertainment: (BBy Desire,) End of Play: Hippisley's Drunken Man-Shuter; (By Desire,) End of Farce: Cries of London-Shuter


Mainpiece Title: Artaxerxes

Role: Arbaces Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Artaxerxes Actor: Mattocks
Role: Artabanes Actor: Reinhold
Role: Rimenes Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Semira Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Mandane Actor: Miss Catley.

Afterpiece Title: The Romance of An Hour

Performance Comment: Parts by: Shuter, Bensley, Clarke, Lee Lewes, Quick, Dunstall, Miss Pearce, Mrs Green, Mrs Bulkley. With a New Prologue and Epilogue. Sir Hector Strangeways-Shuter; Brownlow-Bensley; Col. Ormsby-Clarke; Bussora-Lee Lewes; Orson-Quick; Pillage-Dunstall; James-Bates; Jenny-Miss Pearce; Lady Di Strangeways-Mrs Green; Zelida-Mrs Bulkley; With a New Prologue by Kelly-Lee; Epilogue by Kelly-Mrs Bulkley (Edition of 1774).
Role: Sir Hector Strangeways Actor: Shuter
Role: Brownlow Actor: Bensley
Role: Ormsby Actor: Clarke
Role: Bussora Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Orson Actor: Quick
Role: Pillage Actor: Dunstall
Role: James Actor: Bates
Role: Jenny Actor: Miss Pearce
Role: Lady Di Strangeways Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Zelida Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Kelly Actor: Lee
Role: Epilogue by Kelly Actor: Mrs Bulkley

Dance: I: The Vintage Festival, as17741007; End Opera: The Irish Lilt-Aldridge, Miss Valois. [See17731005]

Event Comment: Benefit for Shuter. Tickets at stage door. Receipts: #150 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: Constant Couple; Or, A Trip To The Jubilee

Performance Comment: Sir Harry-Woodward; Clincher Jun-Shuter; Standard-Havard; Lady Lurewell-Mrs Pritchard; Smuggler-Taswell; Dickey-Vaughan; Tom Errand-Costollo; Vizard-Blakes; Beau Clincher-Yates; Angelica-Mrs Mills; Lady Darling-Mrs Cross; Parly-Miss Minors; with Joe Haynes Epilogue-Shuter riding on an ass.
Role: Sir Harry Actor: Woodward
Role: Clincher Jun Actor: Shuter
Role: Standard Actor: Havard
Role: Lady Lurewell Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Smuggler Actor: Taswell
Role: Dickey Actor: Vaughan
Role: Tom Errand Actor: Costollo
Role: Vizard Actor: Blakes
Role: Beau Clincher Actor: Yates
Role: Angelica Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Lady Darling Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Parly Actor: Miss Minors
Role: Epilogue Actor: Shuter riding on an ass.

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Performance Comment: See17520401 but Old Man, Fine Gentleman-Shuter.
Role: Fine Gentleman Actor: Shuter.

Dance: The Grand Provincial Dance, as17520204

Song: II: A song of Handel's-Master Vernon

Event Comment: Benefit for Barry. [Afterpiece a Comedy in two Acts by MacNamara Morgan from Shakespeare.] Shuter did fine in the farce (Cross). Music composed by Arne. Part of Pit will be laid into the boxes, where and upon stage servants will be allowed to keep Places


Mainpiece Title: The Earl Of Essex

Role: Essex Actor: Barry
Role: Burleigh Actor: Sparks
Role: Southampton Actor: Smith
Role: Raleigh Actor: Usher
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Nottingham Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Rutland Actor: Miss Nossiter.

Afterpiece Title: The Sheep Shearing; or, Florizel and Perdita

Performance Comment: Florizel-Barry; Polixenes-Ridout; Alcon-Sparks; Camillo-Redman; Clown-Stevens; Autolicus (with original songs in Character)-Shuter; Dorcas-Miss Young; Mopsa-Mrs Lampe; Perdita-Miss Nossiter; Singing Shepherds, Shepherdesses-Lowe, Mrs Chambers; Dancing Shepherds, Shepherdesses-Maranesi, Sga Bugiani; Prologue-Barry; Epilogue-Shuter.
Role: Florizel Actor: Barry
Role: Polixenes Actor: Ridout
Role: Alcon Actor: Sparks
Role: Camillo Actor: Redman
Role: Clown Actor: Stevens
Role: Autolicus Actor: Shuter
Role: Dorcas Actor: Miss Young
Role: Mopsa Actor: Mrs Lampe
Role: Perdita Actor: Miss Nossiter
Role: Shepherdesses Actor: Lowe, Mrs Chambers
Role: Shepherdesses Actor: Maranesi, Sga Bugiani
Role: Prologue Actor: Barry
Role: Epilogue Actor: Shuter.

Dance: II: Les Jardiniers, as17540307 IV: Les Taileurs, as17531210

Event Comment: Benefit for Ridout. No Building on Stage. [The printer of the Public Advertiser seems to have kept his form for the old notices of the cast for the mainpiece, for although changing Bayes to Shuter, with the appropriate remark about his first appearance in the character, he also lists Gentleman Usher as Shuter.


Mainpiece Title: The Rehearsal

Performance Comment: As17541230. but Bayes-Shuter first time.
Role: t Bayes Actor: Shuter first time.
Role: Bayes Actor: Cibber
Role: Johnson Actor: Ridout
Role: Smith Actor: Sparks
Role: Two King of Brentford Actor: Costollo, Stoppelaer
Role: Drawcansir Actor: Dunstall
Role: General Actor: Wignell
Role: Thunder Actor: Barrington
Role: Lightening Actor: Miss Mullart
Role: Prince Volscius Actor: Dyer
Role: Prince Prettyman Actor: Gibson
Role: Player Actor: White
Role: Tom Thimble Actor: Collins
Role: Physician Actor: Arthur
Role: Sun Actor: Bencraft
Role: Moon Actor: Howard
Role: Earth Actor: Baker
Role: Pallas Actor: Cushing
Role: Armarillis Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Cloris Actor: Mrs Griffiths
Role: Two Sing@song Dancing Spirits Actor: Mrs Lampe, Miss Young
Role: Mourners Actor: the rest of the Comedians
Role: With all the Music Actor:
Role: Songs Actor:
Role: Dances Actor: , Scenes, Machines, other Decorations proper to the Play
Role: Also an additional Reinforcement of Mr Bayes new@R Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: The Lottery

Role: Lovemore Actor: Lowe
Role: Stocks Actor: Dunstall
Role: Jack Stocks Actor: Dyer
Role: Chloe Actor: Mrs Chambers.

Dance: IItalian Peasants-Granier, Mrs Granier

Event Comment: Benefit for furnishing the new Wards in the Middlesex Hospital. Paid Charlotte Lane for altering a cloth coat, and green corded silk waistcoat lac'd with silver for Mr Wm. Smith, 5s. 6d.; shalloos back & bod lining to coat & stiffening, 3s. (MS list in Davies, Life of Garrick II, 332). [The Occasional Prologue, written by Mr Boyce was publish'd in the Public Advertiser 19 Dec. 1755]: @And, Britons, Godlike charity is yours...@'Tis yours to silence Misry's plaintive moan@And make the grief of others all your own...@Give balm to Nature's accidental woes,@And sooth th'impovrish'd matron's pregnant throes...@ [The Epilogue, written by C. Smart, and spoken by Shuter in the character of a Man-midwife, was published in the same paper: Shuter enters with a child]: @Whoe'er begot thee has no cause to blush:@Thou'rt a brave chopping boy (child cries) nay, hush, hush, hush.@.......................@Nay if you once begin to puke and cough@Go to the nurse. Within, here, take him off.@Well Heav'n be prais'd, it is a peopling age,@Thanks to the Bar, the Army, and the Stage...


Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Performance Comment: Young Bevil-Barry; Myrtle-Smith; Sir John Bevil-Gibson; Cimberton-Arthur; Humphrey-Anderson; Daniel-Collins; Tom (with a song in Character)-Dyer; Sealand-Sparks; Mrs Sealand-Mrs Stephens; Isabella-Miss Ferguson; Lucinda-Mrs Baker; Indiana-Mrs Bellamy; Phillis-Mrs Woffington; Occasional Prologue-Mrs Woffington; and an Epilogue-Shuter.
Role: Young Bevil Actor: Barry
Role: Myrtle Actor: Smith
Role: Sir John Bevil Actor: Gibson
Role: Cimberton Actor: Arthur
Role: Humphrey Actor: Anderson
Role: Daniel Actor: Collins
Role: Tom Actor: Dyer
Role: Sealand Actor: Sparks
Role: Mrs Sealand Actor: Mrs Stephens
Role: Isabella Actor: Miss Ferguson
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Indiana Actor: Mrs Bellamy
Role: Phillis Actor: Mrs Woffington
Role: Occasional Prologue Actor: Mrs Woffington
Role: and an Epilogue Actor: Shuter.

Afterpiece Title: The Cheats of Scapin

Role: Shift Actor: Dunstall
Role: Sly Actor: R. Smith.
Role: Thrifty Actor: Bennet
Role: Gripe Actor: Costollo
Role: Leander Actor: Gibson
Role: Octavian Actor: Anderson
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Lucia Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Scapin Actor: Shuter.

Dance: Mrs Roland; and "By Desire" the Fingalian Dance, as17551126

Song: Lowe

Event Comment: Benefit for Shuter. Mainpiece: Not acted in 20 years. Receipts: #171 15s. 6d. plus #112 17s. from tickets (Box 272; Pit 299). Paid Hughes and Batten for 4 1!2 yds muslin for sleeves for women dancers 18s. 9d. (Account Book). [Shuter's Interlude is Larpent MS 188, a verse monologue with songs, giving the geneology of Bucks from Nimrod's heirs-hunters who now seek ladies in Boxes rather than foxes. A patriotic song on successes at Minden, Quebec, Cape Breton, &c. ending]: @We wish as we ought that Great Britain may thrive@That freedom and friendship may faction survive@On sea and on shore, as we have may we shine@And this year sixty-one equal fam'd forty-nine.@ Charges: #63 (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Wife's Relief; Or, The Husband's Cure

Performance Comment: Young Cash-Shuter; Riot-Smith; Volatil-Dyer; Horatio-Davis; Valentine-Perry; Sir Tristram Cash-Bennet; Spitfire-Blakey; Slur-Anderson; Cynthia-Mrs Elmy; Aurelia-Mrs Lee; Arabella-Mrs Hamilton.
Role: Young Cash Actor: Shuter
Role: Riot Actor: Smith
Role: Volatil Actor: Dyer
Role: Horatio Actor: Davis
Role: Valentine Actor: Perry
Role: Sir Tristram Cash Actor: Bennet
Role: Spitfire Actor: Blakey
Role: Slur Actor: Anderson
Role: Cynthia Actor: Mrs Elmy
Role: Aurelia Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Arabella Actor: Mrs Hamilton.

Afterpiece Title: The Cheats of Scapin

Performance Comment: Scapin-Shuter.
Role: Scapin Actor: Shuter.

Dance: II: (By Desire) Hornpipe-Poitier Jr

Entertainment: End: A Comic Lecture; or, Tea a-la-Mode, in the manner of Foote-Wilkinson; The Cries of London-Shuter; End Afterpiece: the Origin, Nature, and Progress of the Order of British Bucks-Mr Shuter; with the whimsical behaviour of Choice Spirits, and Mons Thurot's Trip to Carrickfergus-

Event Comment: Benefit for Shuter. Mainpiece: By Particular Desire. Daily Advertiser: Lost: a leather Pocket Book...containing 4 Box Tickets for Shuter's Benefit...As the Numbers are known, care is taken to have them stopped by the Box, Pit and Gallery Keepers. [The Daily Advertiser also lists as thefts at the theatres: 1 violin, 4 pocket books (two stolen in the 2s. gallery), 4 gold watches (one with baronial arms), 1 woman's coat, 1 diamond ring. At Drury Lane thieves has stolen 4 pockets books, 1 silver watch, 4 gold watches, 1 woman's coat, and 1 sable muff.


Mainpiece Title: She Wou'd And She Wou'd Not; Or, The Kind Imposter

Performance Comment: Don Manuel-Shuter; Don Philip-Ross; Octavio-White; Trappanti-Woodward; Soto-Dunstall; Corrigidor-Wignel; Hypolita-Miss Macklin; Rosara-Miss Hallam; being 1st time for all the above actors; Flora-Mrs Vincent; Viletta-Mrs Pitt.
Role: Don Manuel Actor: Shuter
Role: Don Philip Actor: Ross
Role: Octavio Actor: White
Role: Trappanti Actor: Woodward
Role: Soto Actor: Dunstall
Role: Corrigidor Actor: Wignel
Role: Hypolita Actor: Miss Macklin
Role: Rosara Actor: Miss Hallam
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Viletta Actor: Mrs Pitt.

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: As17621112, but Fribble (with Songs in character), and the whole to conclude, by desire, with The Cries of London-Shuter.
Role: with The Cries of London Actor: Shuter.
Role: Flash Actor: Woodward
Role: Fribble Actor: Shuter
Role: Puff Actor: Dunstall
Role: Rodophil Actor: White
Role: Jasper Actor: Holtom
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Miss Elliot.

Dance: TThe Jealous Woodcutter, as17621023

Entertainment: New Comic Lectural Exhibition in his Old Taste-Shuter

Event Comment: Benefit for Shuter. Charges #64 5s. Balance to Shuter #106 9s. 6d. plus #95 17s. from Tickets. (Boz 309; Pit 124) (Account Book). [The Epilogue is Larpent MS 294, criticising the "rules" and praising "Laughter" as the all-in-all of Comedy]:@What matters it you or me to know@How Blockheads wrote two thousand years ago?@ Receipts: #170 14s. 6d. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: Lionel And Clarissa

Performance Comment: Lionel-Mattocks; Oldboy-Shuter; Jessamy-Dyer; Flowerdale-Gibson; Harman-Mahon; Jenkins-Dunstall; Diana-Mrs Baker; Jenny-Mrs Mattocks; Lady Mary Oldboy-Mrs Green; Clarissa-Miss Macklin.
Role: Lionel Actor: Mattocks
Role: Oldboy Actor: Shuter
Role: Jessamy Actor: Dyer
Role: Flowerdale Actor: Gibson
Role: Harman Actor: Mahon
Role: Jenkins Actor: Dunstall
Role: Diana Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Lady Mary Oldboy Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Clarissa Actor: Miss Macklin.

Afterpiece Title: The Citizen

Performance Comment: As17681117, but with Epilogue-Woodward, Shuter.
Role: with Epilogue Actor: Woodward, Shuter.
Role: Young Wilding Actor: Davis.
Role: Citizen Actor: Woodward
Role: Old Philpot Actor: Shuter
Role: Sir Jasper Actor: Dunstall
Role: Beaufort Actor: Baker
Role: Quildrive Actor: Perry
Role: Maria Actor: Mrs Mattocks.

Dance: I: The Merry Sailors, as17680920

Role: The Merry Sailors Actor: Aldridge.

Entertainment: II: The Cries of London-Shuter; End of Opera: An Epilogue on Modern Taste, written by the late Churchill-Shuter

Event Comment: Benefit for New General Lying In Hospital in Store St., Tottenham Court Road. Charges #85 10s. Balance to Hospital #10 17s. 6d., plus income from tickets #116 15s. (Box 377, Pit 150). Paid Tenducci for his performance in Amintas the 21st Inst. #30 (Account Book). [Shuter's Occasional Epilogue is Larpent MS 303.] Receipts: #96 7s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Performance Comment: Archer-Smith; Aimwell-Bensley; Bonniface-Morris; Sullen-Gibson; Gibbet-Gardner; Scrub-Shuter; Dorinda-Mrs Mattocks; Cherry-Miss Ward; Mrs Sullen-Mrs Lessingham; With a New Occasional Epilogue-Shuter.
Role: Archer Actor: Smith
Role: Aimwell Actor: Bensley
Role: Bonniface Actor: Morris
Role: Sullen Actor: Gibson
Role: Gibbet Actor: Gardner
Role: Scrub Actor: Shuter
Role: Dorinda Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Cherry Actor: Miss Ward
Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: Mrs Lessingham
Role: With a New Occasional Epilogue Actor: Shuter.

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Dance: IV: The Lamplighters, as17691005

Event Comment: Benefit for Shuter. By Particular Desire


Mainpiece Title: The Miser

Performance Comment: Miser-Shuter; Ramilie-Robson; Frederick-Fearon; Clerimont-Dancer; Sparkle-[?]; Decoy-Lloyd; Taylor-Jones; Cook-Weston; Mariana-Mrs Egerton; Harriet-Miss Ambrose; Wheedle-Miss Wentworth; Lappet-Mrs Gardner; Mrs Wisely-Mrs Parsons; To conclude with The Cries of London-Shuter.
Role: Miser Actor: Shuter
Role: Ramilie Actor: Robson
Role: Frederick Actor: Fearon
Role: Clerimont Actor: Dancer
Role: Sparkle Actor:
Role: Decoy Actor: Lloyd
Role: Taylor Actor: Jones
Role: Cook Actor: Weston
Role: Mariana Actor: Mrs Egerton
Role: Harriet Actor: Miss Ambrose
Role: Wheedle Actor: Miss Wentworth
Role: Lappet Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Mrs Wisely Actor: Mrs Parsons
Role: To conclude with The Cries of London Actor: Shuter.

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: As17720527, but Fribble-Shuter.
Role: Fribble Actor: Shuter.
Role: Puff Actor: Fearon
Role: Jasper Actor: Waters
Role: Loveit Actor: Vowell
Role: Flash Actor: Davis
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Miss Wentworth
Role: Tagg Actor: Mrs Parsons.

Dance: Georgi's scholars

Event Comment: Benefit for Shuter. Mainpiece: Not acted these 6 years. [See 29 Dec. 1769.] With the Restoration of a Captial Scene from the Original. Charges #68 19s. Profit to Shuter #130 3s., plus #68 from tickets (Box 185; Pit 145). Receipts: #199 2s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: King Henry Iv, Part I, With The Humours Of Sir John Falstaff

Performance Comment: Hotspur-Smith; King-Clarke; Prince of Wales-Lewis, first time; Prince John-Harris; Douglas-Owenson; Westmorland-Thompson; Blunt-R. Smith; Vernon-Hull; Worcester-Gardner; Bardolph-Davis; Poins-Lewes; Francis-Cushing; Carriers-Dunstall, Quick; Hostess-Mrs Pitt; Lady Percy-Mrs Hartley; Falstaff-Shuter (playbill). [The Public Advertiser assigns King-$Young.]
Role: Hotspur Actor: Smith
Role: King Actor: Clarke
Role: Prince of Wales Actor: Lewis, first time
Role: Prince John Actor: Harris
Role: Douglas Actor: Owenson
Role: Westmorland Actor: Thompson
Role: Blunt Actor: R. Smith
Role: Vernon Actor: Hull
Role: Worcester Actor: Gardner
Role: Bardolph Actor: Davis
Role: Poins Actor: Lewes
Role: Francis Actor: Cushing
Role: Carriers Actor: Dunstall, Quick
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Lady Percy Actor: Mrs Hartley
Role: Falstaff Actor: Shuter
Role: The Public Advertiser assigns King Actor: Young.

Afterpiece Title: Midas

Performance Comment: As17731221, but To conclude with The Cries of London-Shuter.
Role: To conclude with The Cries of London Actor: Shuter.
Role: Nysa Actor: Mrs Mattocks.
Role: Mysis Actor: Mrs Thompson, her first appearance any stage in 3 years.
Role: Midas Actor: Shuter
Role: Apollo Actor: Mattocks
Role: Pan Actor: Dunstall
Role: Jupiter Actor: Fox
Role: Damaetas Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Sileno Actor: Baker
Role: Juno Actor: Miss Pearce
Role: Daphne Actor: Mrs Baker
Event Comment: Mainpiece: A New Comedy [by R. B. Sheridan] never perform'd. New Scenes and Dresses. [Gentleman's Magazine for Jan. states: "Tuesday 17, Was performed for the first time at Covent Garden a comedy call'd The Rivals, said to be written by Mr Sheridan. Some objections being made both to language and character, the author has thought proper to withdraw his piece for correction, and it has since been played with applause." See 18 and 28 Jan. The Westminster Magazine, Jan., remarked: "This comedy was acted so imperfectly, either from the timidity of the actors on a first night's performance, or from an improper distribution of parts, that it was generally disapproved....The author promised some alterations, which implied that he would be glad the Town would suspend judgment till a farther hearing" See 28 Jan. John Hampden quotes from Lloyd's Evening Post, 18 Jan., the Morning Chronicle and Morning Post of the same date, and the London Chronicle of 19 Jan. articles damning the casting and the imperfectness of the actors, the impudence of Shuter in particular, and the fatigue of the audience.


Mainpiece Title: The Rivals

Performance Comment: Parts by Woodward, Shuter, Lee, Lewis, Quick, Lee Lewes, Dunstall, Fearon, Mrs Green, Miss Barsanti, Mrs Lessingham, Mrs Bulkley; With a Prologue and Epilogue. Capt. Absolute-Woodward; Sir Anthony Absolute-Shuter; Sir Lucius O'Trigger-Lee; Faulkland-Lewis; Acres-Quick; Fag-Lee Lewes; David-Dunstall; Coachman-Fearon; Mrs Malaprop-Mrs Green; Lydia Languish-Miss Barsanti; Lucy-Mrs Lessingham; Julia-Mrs Bulkley; Prologue by Sheridan-Woodward, Quick; Epilogue-(Edition of 1775).
Role: Absolute Actor: Woodward
Role: Sir Anthony Absolute Actor: Shuter
Role: Sir Lucius O'Trigger Actor: Lee
Role: Faulkland Actor: Lewis
Role: Acres Actor: Quick
Role: Fag Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: David Actor: Dunstall
Role: Coachman Actor: Fearon
Role: Mrs Malaprop Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Lydia Languish Actor: Miss Barsanti
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Lessingham
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Prologue by Sheridan Actor: Woodward, Quick
Role: Epilogue Actor:

Afterpiece Title: The Chaplet

Role: Damon Actor: Mattocks
Role: Palemon Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Pastora Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Laura Actor: Mrs Mattocks.
Event Comment: Benefit Wignell and Shuter


Mainpiece Title: The Fatal Marriage; Or, The Innocent Adultery

Performance Comment: Biron-Goodfellow; Carlow-Burton; Villeroy-Wignell; Fernando-Shuter; Victoria-Mrs Hallam; Isabella-Miss Budgell.
Role: Biron Actor: Goodfellow
Role: Carlow Actor: Burton
Role: Villeroy Actor: Wignell
Role: Fernando Actor: Shuter
Role: Victoria Actor: Mrs Hallam
Role: Isabella Actor: Miss Budgell.

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Performance Comment: See17470312 but Fribble (by particular Desire)-Shuter.
Role: 7470312 but Fribble Actor: Shuter.
Event Comment: MMr Shuter taken (Cross). Receipts: #90 (Cross); #85 6s. 6d. (Powel)


Mainpiece Title: The Committee; Or, The Faithful Irishman

Role: Teague Actor: Barrington
Role: Careless Actor: Mills
Role: Blunt Actor: Berry
Role: Day Actor: Ray
Role: Obadiah Actor: Taswell
Role: Abel Actor: Neale
Role: Story Actor: Blakes
Role: Committeeman Actor: Bransby
Role: Bookseller Actor: Leigh
Role: Bailiff Actor: Simpson
Role: Soldier Actor: Usher
Role: Jack Actor: Marr
Role: Mrs Chat Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Mrs Day Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: Arabella Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Ruth Actor: Mrs Woffington.

Afterpiece Title: The Anatomist

Performance Comment: As17470926, but Old Gerald-Shuter; Young Gerald-Usher; Martin-Leigh; Angelica-Miss Crook; Dr's Wife-Mrs Yates.
Role: Old Gerald Actor: Shuter
Role: Young Gerald Actor: Usher
Role: Martin Actor: Leigh
Role: Angelica Actor: Miss Crook
Role: Dr's Wife Actor: Mrs Yates.
Role: Le Medicin Actor: Blakes
Role: Crispin Actor: Yates
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Bennet.

Song: Lowe, Sullivan

Dance: Cooke

Event Comment: Benefit for Shuter and Palmer. Rec'd cash #50 14s., plus #82 15s. in tickets. Paid Duke of Bedford's Steward for leases #3 13s. 6d.; Mrs Swift 1s. 6d., omitted Wednesday; Mrs Roberts #1 omitted Wednesday [Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #150 (Cross); charges, #63 (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Role: Hamlet Actor: Barry
Role: Horatio Actor: Palmer
Role: Lucianus Actor: James
Role: Laertes Actor: Blakes
Role: Polonius Actor: Taswell
Role: Ostrick Actor: Woodward
Role: Gravediggers Actor: Yates, Ray.
Role: Ghost Actor: Berry
Role: Ophelia Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: King Actor: Bridges
Role: Rosencraus Actor: Simpson
Role: Guildenstern Actor: Usher
Role: Bernardo Actor: Marr
Role: Player King Actor: Winstone
Role: Player Queen Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Afterpiece Title: The School Boy

Performance Comment: School boy-Shuter; Young Rakish-Cross; Friendly-Simpson; Lettice-Miss Cole; Major Rakish-Bridges; Father Dominic-Blakes; Lady Manlove-Mrs James.
Role: School boy Actor: Shuter
Role: Young Rakish Actor: Cross
Role: Friendly Actor: Simpson
Role: Lettice Actor: Miss Cole
Role: Major Rakish Actor: Bridges
Role: Father Dominic Actor: Blakes
Role: Lady Manlove Actor: Mrs James.

Dance: The Swedish Gardeners, as17491219