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Event Comment: MMaster Leoni's first appearance. Music by Smith. On account of Machinery and music no persons can be admitted behind Scenes or into the Orchestra. Nothing under full prices will be taken. Books of the Entertainment will be sold at the Theatre at 6d. each. The Enchanter, a new Musical Entertainment wrote by Mr Garrick, and set by Mr Smith, very well received.Master Leoni, a Jew, made his first appearance in this piece, and was received with great applause (Hopkins MS Notes)


Mainpiece Title: The Confederacy

Afterpiece Title: The Enchanter; or, Love and Magic

Performance Comment: Actors only-Lowe, Champnes, Mrs Vincent, Miss Young, Master Leoni, 1st time. Moroc-Champness; Kaliel-Master Leoni; Zoreb-Lowe; Zaida-Mrs Vincent; Lyssa-Miss Young; The dances-Sig Grimaldi, Sig Tioli, Sig Giorgi, Sga Giorgi, Miss Baker, Miss Dawson, Miss Lucchi, others. The music composed by Mr Smith (Folger Bill).
Related Works
Related Work: The Enchanter; or, Love and Magic Author(s): John Christopher Smith
Event Comment: Mainpiece: A New Comedy [by Richard Cumberland] never performed. [Genest, V, 282, reports that Garrick was in the House this night and was agreeably surprised at the complimentary reference to him in the Epilogue: Who but has seen the celebrated strife Where Reynolds calls the Canvass into life: And, 'twixt the Tragic, and the Comic Muse, Courted of both, and dubious where to chuse, Th'immortal Actor stands?' A long retelling of the plot appeared in the Freeholder's Magazine for Dec., concluding: This comedy was received with great applause by the Audience. It is said to be written by Mr Cumberland, who has already oblig'd the Public with a musical piece, called the Summer's Tale. The Performers, particularly Mr Smith, Mr Woodward, Mr Yates, Mrs Green, Mrs Bulkley, and Mrs Yates, did great justice to their characters. The Prologue was spoken by Mr Smith, and the Epilogue, which alluded to the celebrated picture of Sir Joshua Reynolds, where Comedy and Tragedy are contending for Mr Garrick, by Mrs Yates." Receipts: #215 18s


Mainpiece Title: The Brothers

Performance Comment: Parts by Woodward, Smith, Yates, Clarke, Dyer, Bensley, Hull, Dunstall, Perry, Quick, Fox, Wignell, Bates, Holtom, Mrs Bulkley, Mrs Mattocks, Mrs Green, Miss Ward, Miss Valois, Mrs Yates. With Prologue and Epilogue. Captain Ironsides-Woodward; Belfield Jun-Smith; Sir Benjamin Dove-Yates; Belfield Sen-Clarke; Paterson-Dyer; Philip-Bensley; Old Goodwin-Hull; Jonathan-Dunstall; Francis-Perry; Skiff-Quick; Lady Dove-Mrs Green; Violetta-Mrs Bulkley; Lucy Waters-Mrs Mattocks; Fanny Goodwin-Miss Ward; Kitty-Miss Valois; Sophia-Mrs Yates (playbill matched with Edition of 1770); Playbill also lists Fox, Wignell, Bates, Holtom (presumably as sailors.); With Prologue-Smith; Epilogue-Mrs Yates (playbill and 1770 Edn.). See Bill for 25 Jan. 1770.
Role: Belfield Jun Actor: Smith
Role: With Prologue Actor: Smith

Afterpiece Title: The Contrivances

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


Mainpiece Title: A Bold Stroke For A Wife

Performance Comment: Colonel Feignwell-Smith; Sir Philip Modelove-Massey; Periwinkle-Bailey; Freeman-Swindall; Simon Pure-Thompson; Tradelove-Bowles; Sackbut-Kenny; Quaker's Boy-Master Follet; Obadiah Prim-Follet; Ann Lovely-Miss Hale; Betty-Mrs Waldron; Mrs Prim-Mrs Lee.
Role: Colonel Feignwell Actor: Smith

Afterpiece Title: The Mayor of Garratt

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

Performance Comment: Smith.

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

Event Comment: Benefit for Smith. Mainpiece: not acted these 4 years. No building on stage. Receipts: #60 12s. 6d. plus tickets #222 5s. (boxes 458; pit 605; gallery 170). Charges #63. Mr Robt. Lewis came in for 1 share (Account Book). [Smith advertised, and it appeared his house at his benefit was too full & [there was] confusion in getting to places (Winston MS 8). See Smith's note in Public Advertiser, 16 March.


Mainpiece Title: Coriolanus

Performance Comment: Coriolanus-Smith; Tullus-Ryan; Volusius-Sparks; Menenius-Shuter; Cominius-Ridout; Galesus-Gibson; Brutus-White; Sicinius-Bennet; Plebeians-Dunstall, Barrington, Collins, Costollo; Volumnia-Miss Condill; Veturia-Mrs Hamilton. In which will be introduc'd a Roman Ovation after the manner of the Antients.
Role: Coriolanus Actor: Smith

Afterpiece Title: The Sheep Shearing

Performance Comment: As17580313 but Florizel-Smith.
Role: Florizel Actor: Smith.

Dance: As17571217

Ballet: TThe Judgment of Paris. As17571217

Event Comment: Benefit for Smith. Tickets sold at the doors will not be admitted. Tickets and Places to be taken of Mr Smith at his house in Beaufort Buildings, Strand; and of Mr Sarjant at the stage-door of the Theatre. Charges: #70 19s. 6d. [Profit to Smith #79 10s. 6d. plus #136 16s. from tickets (Box 388; Pit 198; Gallery 101).] Receipts: #150 10s. (Account Book)


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

Performance Comment: Alexander-Smith, 1st time; Hephestion-Dyer; Lysimachus-Hull; Cassander-Clarke; Polyperchon-Perry; Perdiccas-Davis; Clytus-Gibson; Statira-Mrs Mattocks, 1st time; Sysigambis-Mrs Vincent; Parisatis-Miss Vincent; Roxana (with Epilogue in Character 1st time)-Mrs Bellamy; In Act II, The Triumphal Entry of Alexander into Babylon-.
Role: Alexander Actor: Smith, 1st time

Afterpiece Title: The Citizen

Dance: III: The Village Romps, as17661008; End: The Female Archer, as17661215

Event Comment: Benefit for Smith. Part of Pit laid into Boxes. To prevent confusion Servants are desired to be at the theatre by 4 o'clock. Charges #73 19s. Balance to Smith #62 3s. plus income from tickets #141 9s. (Box 413; Pit 162; Gallery 139). Paid Miss Potts for walking 12 nights in Man and Wife #1 10s. and Mrs Morris for walking 26 nights in Harlequin's Jubilee #3 5s. (Account Book). Receipts: #136 2s. 6d


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

Performance Comment: Alexander-Smith; Hephestion-Dyer; Lysimachus-Hull; Cassander-Clarke; Polyperchon-Perry; Thessalus-R. Smith; Perdiccas-Davis; Clytus-Gibson; Roxana-Mrs Bellamy; Sysigambis-Mrs Vincent; Parisatis-Miss Ogilvie; Statira (for that night only)-Mrs Yates , first time; With the Triumphal Entry of Alexander into Babylon-.
Role: Alexander Actor: Smith
Role: Thessalus Actor: R. Smith

Afterpiece Title: The Englishman in Paris

Dance: End: The Whim, as17691123

Event Comment: Benefit for Smith. [See note for 6 March.] Part of Pit laid into Boxes. Ladies send servants by half past 4 o'clock, and those who have taken places in the Pit requested to come early to prevent Confusion in getting to their seats. Tickets deliver'd for Lady Jane Grey will be taken. Charges #65 10s. Profit to Smith #84 6s. 6d., plus #172 15s. from tickets (Box 640; Pit 85). Paid Blanchville Clark as per certificate from Sir John Fielding 10s. (Account Book). Receipts: #149 16s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: The Earl Of Warwick

Performance Comment: Earl of Warwick-Smith; King Edward-Bensley; Pembroke-Perry; Buckingham-Wignel; Officer-Thompson; Messenger-R. Smith; Suffolk-Gardner; Lady Eliz Grey-Mrs Mattocks; Lady Clifford-Miss Pearce; Margaret of Anjou-Mrs Yates; The Original Epilogue by Garrick-Mrs Yates.
Role: Earl of Warwick Actor: Smith
Role: Messenger Actor: R. Smith

Afterpiece Title: Man and Wife

Dance: End: The Irish Lilt, as17721028

Event Comment: Introductory Interlude played By Particular Desire. Hamlet Mr Smith B[ad] (Hopkins Diary). [Kemble's note "Mr Smith Hamlet-very dull and heavy" (Hopkins MS Notes).] Paid Madlle Hidou on Acct #63. Receipts: #135 5s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Performance Comment: Hamlet-Smith; King-Jefferson; Ghost-Bransby; Horatio-Packer; Polonius-Baddeley; Laertes-J. Aickin; Rosencrans-Davies; Guildenstern-Fawcett; Messenger-Wright; Player King-Keen; Lucianus-Parsons; Marcellus-Wrighten; Bernardo-Griffiths; Francisco-Norris; Ophelia-Mrs Smith; Queen-Mrs Hopkins; Player Queen-Mrs Johnston.
Role: Hamlet Actor: Smith
Role: Ophelia Actor: Mrs Smith

Afterpiece Title: The Meeting of the Company

Afterpiece Title: The Elopement

Event Comment: Benefit for King. [This was Smith's last appearance on the stage, from which he had officially retired on 9 June 1788.] Broadside in Kemble playbills announcing this benefit: Mr King most respectfully informs the Public that his Night is fixed for Friday the 18th of May, when will be presented The School for Scandal. Mr King has the pleasure to add that Mr Smith, who was so long and so worthily applauded by the Public, and was the original performer of Charles Surface in the above, distinguished Comedy, at the particular request of Mr King, backed by a strong assurance from many admirers and encouragers of the Drama that it will not only add to Mr King's emolument but highly gratify the Town, has kindly consented to return to the Theatre for one night, and resume his favourite Character. "We had been told that Smith pourtrayed the Manners of a finished gentleman with more delicacy and characteristic propriety than any actor of his day; but this did not appear to us to be his particular excellence; he stands too wide to be graceful, and his deportment gains no advantage from a perpetual application of his hand to the lower part of the waist. These habits are far from elegant. His Charles, however, is a favourable specimen of that sort of acting which commonly falls under the denomination of the old school: light, airy, and natural; which excites applause without any anxious endeavour to produce it; which suffers the points to tell of themselves, and does not place them as so many traps to ensnare the injudicious part of the audience" (Monthly Mirror, May 1798, p. 299). "He was received with the most heart-felt gratulations by an audience who did not expect any apology for such acting, though he saw fit to deliver one at the conclusion of the play" (Monthly Visitor, May 1798, p. 72). Times, 4 May: Tickets to be had of King at his house, New Store-street, Bedford-square. Receipts: #674 6s. (388.0.6; 55.17.6; 2.0.0); tickets: 228.8.0) (charge: #212 5s. 6d.)


Mainpiece Title: The School For Scandal

Performance Comment: As17970919, but Charles Surface-Smith (who performed the Character originally [on 8 May 1777]; being positively his only appearance); Snake-Caulfield; Lady Sneerwell-Mrs Sparks; Trip-_.
Role: Charles Surface Actor: Smith

Afterpiece Title: Sylvester Daggerwood

Afterpiece Title: The Son-in-Law

Song: In III 1st piece: song-Dignum

Event Comment: The Duke's Company. There is no certainty that this date represents the premiere. This performance is on the L. C. list, 5@141, p. 2. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 347. Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, pp. 33-34): Loves Jealousy, and The Morning Ramble. Written by Mr Nevil Pain. Both were very well Acted, but after their first run, were laid aside, to make Room for others; the Company having then plenty of new Poets. Two songs, Ah Corydon in vain you boast and Some happy soul come down and tell, both set by Robert Smith, are in Choice Songs and Ayres, The First Book, 1673


Mainpiece Title: The Fatal Jealousie

Performance Comment: Edition of 1673: Don Antonio-Smith; Don Gerardo-Medburn; Don Francisco-Young; Don Sebastian-Crosby; Jasper-Sandford; Pedro-Burford; Servant-Norris; Captain of the Watch-Nath. Leigh; Caelia-Mrs Shadwel; Eugenia-Mrs Betterton; Flora-Mrs Osborn; Nurse-Nokes; Witch-Mrs Norris; Prologue-Smith; Epilogue-Harris.
Role: Don Antonio Actor: Smith
Role: Prologue Actor: Smith
Event Comment: The United Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but Luttrell dated his copy of the separately-printed Prologue and Epilogue 5 April 1684 (J. W. Dodds, Thomas Southerne, p. 48). Very probably the play first appeared during the week of 31 March-5 April, immediately following Easter. The Prologue and Epilogue are reprinted in Wiley, Rare Prologues and Epilogues, pp. 191-94. This may have been the last new role William Smith undertook for some years; see Cibber, Apology, ed. Lowe, 1, 78-79, for the incident which prompted Smith's leaving the stage for awhile. One song, I never saw a face till now, with music by Captain Pack, is in The Theater of Music, the First Book, 1685; and another, O why did e'er my thoughts aspire, the music by R. King, is in the same collection. A third song, See how fair Corinna lies, the music by Captain Pack, is in A Collection of Twenty-Four Songs, 1685


Mainpiece Title: The Disappointment; Or, The Mother In Fashion

Performance Comment: Edition of 1684: Alphonso-Betterton; Lorenzo-Smith; Alberto-Wilshire; Lesbino-Carlisle; Rogero-Leigh; Erminia-Mrs Cook; Juliana-Mrs Percival; Angelline-Mrs Knight; Her Supposed Mother-Mrs Corey; Clara-Mrs Leigh; The Prologue by Mr John Dryden-Mr Betterton; The Epilogue by the Honourable John Stafford, Esq-.
Role: Lorenzo Actor: Smith
Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of the first performance is not certain, but contemporary sources refer to the fact that William Smith, who died in the last week of December, fell ill on the fourth day of its run; hence, it probably was first presented in mid-December. One song, O take him gently from the pile, set by John Eccles and sung by Mrs Bracegirdle, is in Deliciae Musicae, The Fourth Book, 1696. Downes, Roscius Anglicanus, p. 44: The Grand Cyrus, wrote by Mr Banks; it was a good Play; but Mr Smith, having a long part in it, fell Sick upon the Fourth Day and Dy'd, upon that it lay by, and ne'er have bin Acted since. Gildon, English Dramatick Poets, p. 6: Tho' this Play had been formerly refus'd the Action, yet it held up its Head about Six Days together, and has been since Acted several Times. A Comparison Between the Two Stages: Sullen, p. 16: Banks's, which the Players damn'd and wou'd not Act of a great while, but at length it was acted, and damn'd then in manner and form


Mainpiece Title: Cyrus The Great; Or, The Tragedy Of Love

Performance Comment: Edition of 1696: Prologue to Her Royal Highness-; Cyrus the Great-Betterton; Cyaxares-Smith; Hystaspes-Kynaston; Craesus-Bowman; Abradatas-Hudson; Artabasus-Thurmond; Thoiyris-Mrs Bowtell; Panthea-Mrs Barry; Lausaria-Mrs Bracegirdle; Epilogue-the Boy, Girl by way of Dialogue.
Role: Cyaxares Actor: Smith
Event Comment: Benefit Smith and a Tradesman under Misfortunes. 6 p.m. Boxes 2s. 6d. Pit 1s. 6d. Gallery 1s. Tickets at Ed. Pinchbeck's in Fleet St.


Mainpiece Title: The Country Lasses; Or, Custom Of The Manor

Performance Comment: Modely-Smith; Heartwell-Bowman (son of Late Bowman of Drury Lane); Flora-Mrs Smith; Aura-Mrs Daniel; Sir John-Daniel.
Role: Modely Actor: Smith
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Smith

Afterpiece Title: The Fond Husband: or, The Intriguing Wife

Song: Blogg, Mrs Freeman

Event Comment: Play never acted before. [This new tragedy by MacNamara Morgan is mercilessly scourged by Paul Hiffernan in Tuner No 1, (21 Jan.), pp. 41-61]: To Tune it in Lilliputian Score : @Such sighing@Such Billing@Such Flashing@Such Heeling@And Dying@And Killing@And Dashing@And Kneeling@Such Rizing@Surprizing!@Such Falling@And Bawling@Such Attitudes@And Flattitudes@Were ne'er exhibited before.@ In the representation Mr Barry spared no pains; Miss Nossiter and Mr Smith strained hard-Mrs Bland, as far as her part exposed itself, did it with alacrity, but vanished abruptly in a storm of Lust. Mrs Vincent put as good a face on wanton barbarity as possible-and Mr Sparks who can do justice to a more spirited character, supported his Arcadian Kingship with becoming equanimity...It is a Romance crush'd together without choice, unconnected and full of Exidents not Incidents. Musidorus and Pamela , are duplicates to Pyrocles and Philoclea , which lengthen by so much the play, with repetition of the same dull nauseous tale of love, stirr'd up now and then by a bounce and a cracker-many persons come on we know not why, and disappear we know not wherefore....This new piece is an outlaw from all rules of Criticism; the Unities of Time, Place, and Action are unobserv'd; Plot, Moral, Verisimilitude, or even Probability unknown: many scenes bid defiance to possibility....Mr Rich stopp'd at no expence as to the Dresses and Decorations, and reprieving the play's duration to the utmost extent of Managerian clemency


Mainpiece Title: Philoclea

Performance Comment: Parts-Barry, Sparks, Smith, Ridout, Usher, Mrs Bland, Mrs Vincent, Miss Kennedy, Mrs Griffith, Miss Nossiter. [ Basilius-Sparks; Pyrocles-Barry; Musidorus-Smith; Amphialus-Usher; Philanax-Ridout; Euristus-Anderson; Dametas-Redman; Thyrsis-Holtam; Gynecia-Mrs Bland; Pamela-Miss Kennedy; Philoclea-Miss Nossiter; Cecropia-Mrs Vincent; Eugenia-Mrs Griffith; Phebe-Miss Mullart; Prologue-Sparks; Epilogue-Mrs Bland [[Edition of 1754).][Edition of 1754).]
Event Comment: Benefit for Smith. No building on stage. Tickets sold at the doors will not be admitted. Ladies send servants by Three. Tickets to be had and places to be taken of Smith in Duke St., York Buildings, and of Crudge at the Stage Door


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Performance Comment: As17570216, but Hamlet-Smith, 1st time.
Role: Hamlet Actor: Smith, 1st time.

Afterpiece Title: A Duke and no Duke

Dance: As17561217

Event Comment: Benefit for Smith. Mainpiece: By Particular Desire. Part of Pit will be laid into the Boxes. No building on Stage. Tickets sold at the Doors will not be admitted. Afterpiece: A Ballad Farce Reviv'd. Receipts: #82 5s. 6d. in cash, plus #187 1s. from tickets (Boxes 399; Pit 492; GGalllery 135). Total #269 6s. 6d. Charges #63. [Mr Smith found his own candles.


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Performance Comment: Hamlet-Smith; King-Sparks; Horatio-Ridout; Lucianus-Dunstall; Rosencraus-Bennet; Guildenstern-Wignell; Marcellus-Anderson; Bernardo-Weller; Laertes-Dyer; Ostrick-Cresswick; Francisco-Holtom; Player King-Redman; Player Queen-Mrs Ferguson; Polonius-Collins; Gravediggers-Shuter, Stoppelaer; Ghost-Ryan; Ophelia-Mrs Vincent; Queen-Mrs Elmy.
Role: Hamlet Actor: Smith

Afterpiece Title: The Country Wake; or, Hob in the Well

Dance: II: A Comic Dance-Granier, Miss Hilliard; End: The Lamp Lighters-Poitier Jr, Mlle Capdeville

Event Comment: Benefit for Marten, Anderson, R. Smith. Receipts: #32 7s. 6d. in cash. Charges #64 5s. Deficit to each #10 4s. 2d. covered by income from tickets: Marten #80 1s. (Boxes 55; Pit 306; Gallery 204); Anderson #56 12s. (Boxes 21; Pit 280; Gallery 92); R. Smith #57 15s. (Boxes 30; Pit 208; Gallery 192). Total income #226 15s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: King Henry V

Performance Comment: As17591228, but Gower-Anderson; Scroop-R. Smith; Williams-Barrington; Burgundy-Bennet; Dauphin-Davis; Bardolph-Marten; Isabel-Mrs Stephens; Earl of Cambridge-Wignell; Gray-Redman; Jemmy-Dunstall; Nym-Costollo; Chorus-_.
Role: Scroop Actor: R. Smith
Role: King Henry Actor: Smith

Afterpiece Title: A Duke and no Duke

Dance: II: The Drunken Peasant-Miles; Clown-Bennet; III: The Fingalian Dance, as17591102; End: The Lamp Lighters, as17600318

Event Comment: Tickets deliver'd out for a Clergyman in distress and Mr Boval, will be taken this night. The Rev. Mr Smith sold 21 Box tickets, for which he receiv'd half value: #2 12s. 6d.; Mr Boval sold (Boxes 54; Pit 89; Gallery 47) #31 11s. His half value came to #15 15s. 6d. (Account Book). Bot by Ledley 20 Doz. Wax Candles at 31s. per: #31. (Account Book). Receipts: #128 19s. plus half value of tickets #18 8s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: King John

Performance Comment: King John-Sparks; Bastard-Smith; Prince Henry-R. Smith; Salisbury-Anderson; Pembroke-Hull; Essex-Redman; Queen Elinor-Mrs Elmy; Lady Blanche-Mrs Vincent; Hubert-Ridout; King Philip-Clarke; Pandulph-Gibson; Austria-Buck; Chatillon-Davis; Dauphin-Dyer; Prince Arthur-Miss Mullart; Constance-Mrs Ward.
Role: Bastard Actor: Smith
Role: Prince Henry Actor: R. Smith

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Event Comment: Benefit for Marten, Anderson, R. Smith. Mainp1ece: Not acted this Season


Mainpiece Title: The Pilgrim

Performance Comment: Pilgrim-Smith; Roderigo-Clarke; Curio-White; Seberto-Davis; Old Pilgrim-Tindal; Porter-Barrington; Jaques-Lewis; Lopez-Wignel; Mad Priest-Bennet; Mad Taylor-Holtom; Master of Madhouse-Marten; Mad Welchman-Hayes; Mad Scholar-Dyer; Mad Englishman-Dunstall; Governor-Anderson; Drunken Servant-R. Smith; Alonzo-Young; Judge-Redman; Peasant-Weller; Outlaw-Perry; Alphonso-Shuter; Stuttering Cook (this night only)-Woodward; Alinda-Mrs Vincent; Julietta-Mrs Green; In Act IV, the Song Mad Bess set by Purcell-Miss Poitier in character.
Role: Pilgrim Actor: Smith
Role: Drunken Servant Actor: R. Smith

Afterpiece Title: The Intriguing Chambermaid

Dance: IV: The Jealous Woodcutter, as17621023

Event Comment: Benefit for T. Smith, Parsons, Arnauld, Miss Madden, Miss Cockayne, and others. Tickets deliver'd by Wild, Mrs Hitchcock, Francis, Widow Trott, Mrs Paddick, and for the fourteenth will be taken. [The Mourning Bride and Orpheus had been planned for the 14th. See foot of playbill 13 May.] @Tickets Pit Box Gallery Value 1!2 Value@T. Smith 67 61 #16 3s. #8 1s. 6d.@ Maddan 10 30 49 #11 18s. #5 19s.@19 183 58 38 19@Cockayne 7 23 48 #10 5@Wilde 2 27 33 #7 17s. #3 18s. 6d.@Francis 4 25 31 #7 17s. #3 18s. 6d.@Arnd Fishar 14 8 #2 18s. #1 9s.@Hitchcock 31 41 14 #15 6s. #7 3s.@ Trott 16 8 4 #5 12s. #2 16s.@Paddick 16 7 #3 2s. #1 11s.@Total #118 13s. #59 6s. 6d. (Account Book).@ [No charges were listed. The house took, instead one-half value of the tickets, leaving the other half as profit to the ten beneficiaries. House also took the cash receipts.] Receipts: #27 19s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Inconstant

Performance Comment: Young Mirabel-Smith; Old Mirabel-Shuter; Duretete-Woodward; Dugard-Gardner; Petit-Cushing; Page-Mas. Besford; Maid-Miss Allen; Bravos-Wignel, Quick, Stoppelaer, Bates; Oriana-Mrs Lessingham, 1st time; Lamorce-Mrs Stephens; Bizarre-Mrs Vincent.
Role: Young Mirabel Actor: Smith

Afterpiece Title: The Royal Chace

Song: II: A Song-Parsons

Dance: III: A Minuet-Hussey, Miss Madden; IV: Comic Dance-Arnauld, Miss Capon, as17680416

Event Comment: Benefit for Gardner and R. Smith. Charges #66 10s. Deficit to actors #15 7s. covered by income from tickets: Gardner #39 13s. (Box 44; Pit 105; Gallery 129); R. Smith #67 8s. (Box 28; Pit 268; Gallery 202). Rec'd from Mrs Trott and Symmonds their 1!2 value of tickets 6th Inst. (Account Book). Receipts: #51 3s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: Cymbeline

Performance Comment: As17690425 but Philario-Morris; Arviragus-R. Smith; Imogen-Mrs Bulkley, 1st time.
Role: Arviragus Actor: R. Smith
Role: Iachimo Actor: Smith

Afterpiece Title: The Upholsterer

Dance: III: The Merry Sailors, as17680920

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 3 years. [See 27 Nov. 1765. Hogan noted the following additions from the 1770 edn.: Mortimer-Lewes; Glendower-Morris; Prince John-Miss Cockayne; Northumberland-Redman; Gadshill-P. Smith; Peto-Wild.] Receipts: #149 17s. 6d


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

Performance Comment: Hotspur-Smith; King-Gibson; Worcester-Hull; Prince of Wales-Wroughton; Vernon-Davis; Douglas-Gardner; Falstaff-Shuter; Poins-Perry; Westmorland-Cushing; Blunt-R. Smith; Bardolph-Wignell; Francis-Hamilton; Carriers-Dunstall, Quick; Hostess-Mrs Pitt; Lady Percy-Mrs Bulkley.
Role: Hotspur Actor: Smith
Role: Blunt Actor: R. Smith

Afterpiece Title: The Rape of Proserpine

Dance: II: The Merry Sailors, as17691018

Event Comment: Benefit for Smith. Mainpiece: Not acted these 10 years. [See 15 May 1765.] Afterpiece: Not acted these 2 years. [See 6 April 1771.] Part of Pit will be laid into the Boxes. Ladies send servants by 4 o'clock. Charges #67 6s. 6d. Profit to Smith #51 9s. 6d. plus #153 2s. from tickets (Box 427; Pit 205; Gallery 106) (Account Book). Receipts: #118 16s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Siege Of Damascus

Performance Comment: Phocyas-Smith, 1st time; Eumenes-Hull; Herbis-Gardner; Artamon-Davis; Caled-Bensley; Abudah-Clarke; Daran-Perry; Eudocia-Mrs Yates, 1st time.
Role: Phocyas Actor: Smith, 1st time

Afterpiece Title: The Citizen

Dance: End: The Whim, as17720312

Event Comment: Benefit for Smith. Mainpiece: Not acted these 16 years. Part of Pit will be laid into the Boxes. Tragedy by Samuel Pordage. Charges #64 12s. Profit to Smith #62 19s. 6d., plus #110 from tickets (Box 380; Pit 68; Gallery 48) Receipts: #127 11s. 6d. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: Herod And Mariamne

Performance Comment: Herod-Smith; Sohemus-Bensley; Narbal-Clarke; Pheroas-Gardner; High Priest-Hull; Sameas-Davis; Flaminius-Wroughton; Arsinoe-Mattocks; Salome-Miss Sherman; Mariamne-Mrs Hartley.
Role: Herod Actor: Smith

Afterpiece Title: Cross Purposes

Dance: End: The Old Ground Young, as17740205; with an Allemande, as17740205

Event Comment: Mr Smith from Covent Garden Theatre made his first appearance upon this Stage in K. Richd the 3d & was receiv'd with great Applause (Hopkins Diary). [MacMillan's note from Kemble differs slightly in wording. Kemble also refers to borrowing Smith from cg 29 May 1759, which was actually his first appearance at dl.] Paid a Tow Bill 10s. (Treasurer's Book). [This is the customary monthly charge for tow for wicks. It came to #4 10s. for the whole season. No further itemizing of it will be made.] Receipts: #239 8s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: King Richard Iii

Performance Comment: Richard-Smith, first appearance there; King Henry VI-J. Aickin; Richmond-Palmer; Buckingham-Jefferson; Lord Mayor-Ackman; Prince Edward-Master Blanchard; Duke of York-Master Pulley; Tressel-Cautherly; Lord Stanly-Bransby; Norfolk-Hurst; Ratcliff-Wright; Lieutenant-Fawcett; Catesby-Packer; Lady Anne-Miss Younge; Duchess of York-Mrs Johnston; Queen-Mrs Hopkins.

Afterpiece Title: The Meeting of the Company

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens