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Event Comment: [Sparks was from the Edinburgh theatre.] Receipts: #88 14s. (47.11.0; 36.14.6; 4.8.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Wonder

Performance Comment: As17971102, but Don Lopez-Hollingsworth; Gibby-Sparks (1st appearance); Lissardo-King.
Role: Don Lopez Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Gibby Actor: Sparks
Role: Lissardo Actor: King.
Role: Don Felix Actor: Kemble
Role: Frederick Actor: Caulfield
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Suett
Role: Briton Actor: Wroughton
Role: Alguazile Actor: Maddocks
Role: Vasquez Actor: Trueman
Role: Soldier Actor: Wentworth
Role: Servant Actor: Webb
Role: Donna Violante Actor: Miss Biggs
Role: Donna Isabella Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Inis Actor: Miss Mellon
Role: Flora Actor: Miss Pope.

Afterpiece Title: No Song No Supper

Role: Crop Actor: Dignum
Role: Frederick Actor: Kelly
Role: Endless Actor: Suett
Role: Robin Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: William Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Servant Actor: Webb
Role: Dorothy Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Louisa Actor: Miss Wentworth
Role: Margaretta Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Nelly Actor: Mrs Roffey.
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).]
Role: Parts Actor: Barry, Sparks, Smith, Ridout, Usher, Mrs Bland, Mrs Vincent, Miss Kennedy, Mrs Griffith, Miss Nossiter.
Role: Basilius Actor: Sparks
Role: Pyrocles Actor: Barry
Role: Musidorus Actor: Smith
Role: Amphialus Actor: Usher
Role: Philanax Actor: Ridout
Role: Euristus Actor: Anderson
Role: Dametas Actor: Redman
Role: Thyrsis Actor: Holtam
Role: Gynecia Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Pamela Actor: Miss Kennedy
Role: Philoclea Actor: Miss Nossiter
Role: Cecropia Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Eugenia Actor: Mrs Griffith
Role: Phebe Actor: Miss Mullart
Role: Prologue Actor: Sparks
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Bland
Event Comment: Benefit for Sparks, Charges #60. Deficit to Sparks #11 2s. 5d., covered by #104 11s. from tickets. Paid Redman a bill for writing parts 10s. 4d.; Paid Lampe on acct by Mr Kirkman #12.Receipts: #48 18s


Mainpiece Title: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Performance Comment: As17500124, but Ford-Sparks.
Role: Ford Actor: Sparks.
Role: Host Actor: Dunstall
Role: Bardolph Actor: Marten
Role: Pistol Actor: Cushing
Role: Nym Actor: Holtham.
Role: Shallow Actor: Collins
Role: Slender Actor: Bennet.
Role: Falstaff Actor: Quin
Role: Page Actor: Ridout
Role: Fenton Actor: Gibson
Role: Caius Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Simple Actor: Bencraft
Role: Sir Hugh Actor: Arthur
Role: Mrs Page Actor: Mrs Barrington
Role: Ann Page Actor: Miss Haughton
Role: Mrs Quickly Actor: Mrs Bambridge
Role: Robin Actor: Miss Mullart
Role: Mrs Ford Actor: Mrs Woffington.

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Role: Flash Actor: Dyer.
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Biddy Actor: Miss Minors.
Role: Fribble Actor: Cushing
Event Comment: DDialogue-Epilogue, an Address to the Town-Sparks and Keen, as Lord Chief Justice Joker and his Attorney General. Benefit for Sparks. Afterpiece: By Thomas Sheridan. [The Dialogue-Epilogue is Larpent MS 309.


Mainpiece Title: Love For Love

Performance Comment: As17691223, but Sir Sampson-Sparks; Jeremy-W. Palmer; . .
Role: Sir Sampson Actor: Sparks
Role: Jeremy Actor: W. Palmer
Role: Valentine Actor: Reddish
Role: Tattle Actor: Dodd
Role: Foresight Actor: Parsons
Role: Ben Actor: Moody
Role: Sir Sampson Legend Actor: Burton
Role: Scandal Actor: Palmer
Role: Trapland Actor: Hartry
Role: Buckram Actor: Keen
Role: Officer Actor: Wright
Role: Angelica Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Mrs Frail Actor: Mrs Jeffries
Role: Miss Prue Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Mrs Foresight Actor: Mrs Reddish
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Bradshaw.

Afterpiece Title: The Brave Irishman

Performance Comment: Capt. O'Blunder-Sparks; Dr Clyster-Parsons; Dr Gallipot-Hartry; Ragout-Waldron; Serjeant-Messink; Tradelove-Wright; Cheatwell-Fawcett; James-Booth; Lucy-Miss Platt.
Role: O'Blunder Actor: Sparks
Role: Dr Clyster Actor: Parsons
Role: Dr Gallipot Actor: Hartry
Role: Ragout Actor: Waldron
Role: Serjeant Actor: Messink
Role: Tradelove Actor: Wright
Role: Cheatwell Actor: Fawcett
Role: James Actor: Booth
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Platt.

Entertainment: II: The Paraphrase of Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man-King

Dance: End: As17700428

Event Comment: Benefit Luke Sparks, at Silk Dyer's near Castle Tavern


Mainpiece Title: Othello

Performance Comment: As17451001, but Iago-Sparks; Montano-Bransby; Gratiano-Simpson; Desdemona-Miss Edwards.
Role: Iago Actor: Sparks
Role: Montano Actor: Bransby
Role: Gratiano Actor: Simpson
Role: Desdemona Actor: Miss Edwards.
Role: Othello Actor: Delane
Role: Brabantio Actor: Berry
Role: Cassio Actor: Havard
Role: Roderigo Actor: Yates
Role: Duke Actor: Winstone
Role: Lodovico Actor: Blakes
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Macklin

Afterpiece Title: The Vintner Trick'd

Performance Comment: Vizard-Sparkes; Mixum-I. Sparks; Padwell-Barrington; Smack-Collins; Mrs Mixum-Mrs Bridges.
Role: Vizard Actor: Sparkes
Role: Mixum Actor: I. Sparks
Role: Padwell Actor: Barrington
Role: Smack Actor: Collins
Role: Mrs Mixum Actor: Mrs Bridges.

Song: II: Song-; IV: Cantata-Lowe

Dance: III: Italian Peasants, as17460206; V: Muilment

Event Comment: Benefit L.? Sparkes. Tickets and places to be had of Sparks at his Lodgings the corner of Broad Court, Bow St., Covent Garden


Mainpiece Title: Julius Caesar; With The Death Of Brutus And Cassius

Performance Comment: Brutus-Delane; Antony-Barry; Cassius-Sparks; Octavius-Blakes; Caska-Berry; Caesar-Mills; Calphurnia-Mrs Bennet; Portia-Mrs Furnival; Decius-Bridges; Trebonius-Winstone; Cimber-Usher; Messala-Bransby; Ligarius-Taswell; Cinna-Marr; Servant to Antony-Ray; Lucillius-Leigh; Pindarus-Raftor; Publius-Wright; Citizens-Neale, Yates, Collins, Barrington.
Role: Brutus Actor: Delane
Role: Antony Actor: Barry
Role: Cassius Actor: Sparks
Role: Octavius Actor: Blakes
Role: Caska Actor: Berry
Role: Caesar Actor: Mills
Role: Calphurnia Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Portia Actor: Mrs Furnival
Role: Decius Actor: Bridges
Role: Trebonius Actor: Winstone
Role: Cimber Actor: Usher
Role: Messala Actor: Bransby
Role: Ligarius Actor: Taswell
Role: Cinna Actor: Marr
Role: Servant to Antony Actor: Ray
Role: Lucillius Actor: Leigh
Role: Pindarus Actor: Raftor
Role: Publius Actor: Wright
Role: Citizens Actor: Neale, Yates, Collins, Barrington.

Afterpiece Title: The Dragon of Wantley

Role: Gubbins Actor: Reinhold
Role: Dragon Actor: Blakes.
Role: Margerina Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Moore Actor: Lowe
Role: Mauxalinda Actor: Mrs Mozeen.

Song: IV: The Blithest Bird-Sullivan

Dance: II: Muilment; V: The Mechels

Event Comment: Benefit for Sparks. Mainpiece: Not acted these 2 years. [See 3 Feb. 1750.


Mainpiece Title: The Distrest Mother

Performance Comment: Pyrrhus-Sparks; Pylades-Ridout; Phenix-Anderson; Orestes-Barry; Cephisa-Mrs Barrington; Cleone-Mrs Griffith; Hermione-Mrs Bland; Andromache-Mrs Cibber; With the Original Epilogue-.
Role: Pyrrhus Actor: Sparks
Role: Pylades Actor: Ridout
Role: Phenix Actor: Anderson
Role: Orestes Actor: Barry
Role: Cephisa Actor: Mrs Barrington
Role: Cleone Actor: Mrs Griffith
Role: Hermione Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Andromache Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: With the Original Epilogue Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: The What D'ye Call It

Role: Peter Actor: Paddick
Role: Corporal Actor: Holtom.
Role: Timothy Actor: Collins
Role: Sir Roger Actor: Marten
Role: Sir Humphrey Actor: Bransby
Role: Statue Actor: Redman
Role: Peter Nettle Actor: Cushing
Role: Filbert Actor: Arthur
Role: Steward Actor: Anderson
Role: Constable Actor: Dunstall
Role: Stave Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Kitty Carrot Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Parish Girl Actor: Miss Hallam.

Dance: GGrand Scots Ballet, as17521216

Event Comment: Benefit for Sparks. By Particular Desire of several Ladies of Quality. Tickets deliver'd for the Distress'd Mother the 28th will be taken


Mainpiece Title: Jane Shore

Performance Comment: Jane-Mrs Bland; Gloster-Sparks; Dumont-Ryan; Hastings-Barry; Belmour-Ridout; Catesby-Anderson; Ratcliff-Usher; Alicia-Mrs Gregory, 1st time.
Role: Jane Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Gloster Actor: Sparks
Role: Dumont Actor: Ryan
Role: Hastings Actor: Barry
Role: Belmour Actor: Ridout
Role: Catesby Actor: Anderson
Role: Ratcliff Actor: Usher
Role: Alicia Actor: Mrs Gregory, 1st time.

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

Role: Sharp Actor: Shuter, 1st time
Role: Gayless Actor: Anderson
Role: Guttle Actor: Dunstall
Role: Melissa Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Kitty Pry Actor: Mrs Pitt.

Dance: LLes Taileurs, as17531210

Event Comment: Benefit for Sparks. Afterpiece: A farce never perform'd before. [Possibly Thomas Sheridan's The Brave Irishman, but see Ten English Farces, Leo Hughes and A. H. Scouten (Austin, Texas, 1948), pp. 221 ff.] Last time of the company's performing till the holidays


Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Performance Comment: Young Bevil-Murphy first time; Myrtle-Smith; Sir John-Gibson; Sealand-Sparks; Tom (with a song in character)-Dyer; Phillis-Mrs Woffington; Cimberton-Arthur; Mrs Sealand-Mrs Griffiths; Lucinda-Mrs Baker; Humphrey-Anderson; Isabella-Miss Ferguson; Daniel-Collins; Indiana-Mrs Bellamy.
Role: Young Bevil Actor: Murphy first time
Role: Myrtle Actor: Smith
Role: Sir John Actor: Gibson
Role: Sealand Actor: Sparks
Role: Tom Actor: Dyer
Role: Phillis Actor: Mrs Woffington
Role: Cimberton Actor: Arthur
Role: Mrs Sealand Actor: Mrs Griffiths
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Humphrey Actor: Anderson
Role: Isabella Actor: Miss Ferguson
Role: Daniel Actor: Collins
Role: Indiana Actor: Mrs Bellamy.

Afterpiece Title: The Irishman in London

Role: O'Blunder Actor:
Role: Mons Ragoo Actor:
Role: Tradewell Actor:
Role: Schemewell Actor:
Role: Cheatwell Actor:
Role: Dr Hellebore Actor:
Role: Dr Fillgrave Actor:
Role: Serj Wisacre Actor:
Role: Keeper Actor:
Role: Mob Actor:
Role: Lucinda Actor:
Role: Betty Actor: .

Song: Lowe

Dance: As17541203

Event Comment: Mon: 29 Sept. Mr Rich open'd wth ye Nonjuror. Mr Smith not coming to town, Mr Palmer, from Drury Lane, play'd Frankly wth great Applause (Cross). Jno. Rich paid to Charlotte Lane for the Theatre for Mr Sparks in Dr Wolfe for a superfine full trim'd black cloth coat and breeches, 14s. Sewing silk & twist 4s. 6d. Buckram stays 2s. 6d. Frilly sleeve lining, pockets, & interlining Cuffs 2s. 6d. Hair Cloth, wadding & Poll Davy 5s. Dimety lining, leather pockets, & silk garters 6s. 6d. 4 doz 2 Coat Death's Head Buttons at 14d.-4s. 11d. 12 breast ditto at 7d.-7s. 7d. 5 yds fine black shaloon at 2s. 2d.-10s. 10d. Making a Camblet Surtout Coat, 7s. 6d. Sewing silk, twist, buckram & stays, 4s. Velvet to line the collar, 1s. 17 Coat, 1 breast black basket buttons, 1s. 8d. (MS list Folger Library, Davies, Life of Garrick, Extra Illustrated, II, 322)


Mainpiece Title: The Non Juror

Performance Comment: Dr Wolf-Sparks; Sir John-Ridout; Colonel-Dyer; Heartly-Smith; Charles-White; Lady Woodvil-Mrs Elmy; Maria-Mrs Woffington.
Role: Dr Wolf Actor: Sparks
Role: Sir John Actor: Ridout
Role: Colonel Actor: Dyer
Role: Heartly Actor: Smith
Role: Charles Actor: White
Role: Lady Woodvil Actor: Mrs Elmy
Role: Maria Actor: Mrs Woffington.

Afterpiece Title: Damon and Phillida

Role: Damon Actor: Lowe
Role: Arcas Actor: Anderson
Role: Corydon Actor: Bennet
Role: Mopsus Actor: Dunstall
Role: Cymon Actor: Collins
Role: Phillida Actor: Miss Young.
Event Comment: Benefit for Sparks


Mainpiece Title: The Recruiting Officer

Performance Comment: As17560223, but Brazen-Dyer; Lucy-Mrs Dunstall; Rose-Miss Nossiter (first time); Plume-Barry (first time); Ballance-Anderson; Kite-Sparks.
Role: Brazen Actor: Dyer
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Dunstall
Role: Rose Actor: Miss Nossiter
Role: Plume Actor: Barry
Role: Ballance Actor: Anderson
Role: Kite Actor: Sparks.
Role: Worthy Actor: Ridout
Role: Scale Actor: Redman
Role: Scruple Actor: Wignel
Role: Constable Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Steward Actor: Holtom
Role: Balance Actor: Sparks
Role: Bullock Actor: Dunstall
Role: Welch Collier Actor: Collins
Role: Recruits Actor: Bencraft, Costollo
Role: Melinda Actor: Mrs Barrington
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Woffington.

Afterpiece Title: The Englishman Return'd from Paris

Role: 7560329 but Lord John Actor: White
Role: Latitat Actor: Dunstall
Role: Racket Actor: Cushing
Role: Tallihoe Actor: Costollo.

Dance: LLes Paisans Gallants, as17551203

Event Comment: Benefit for Sparks. Receipts: #83 2s. 6d. plus Tickets #184 12s. (boxes 335; pit 551; gallery 182). Advanced Mrs Bellamy on her salary #105. Two new Renters came in at 1 share each: Sir Thomas Robinson and Robert Hassell (Account Book). Mr Smith takes this earliest opportunity to return thanks the Ladies and Gentlemen who honoured him with their presence at his Benefit on Tuesday Night, and is very sorry for any interruption that might happen in the performance. The indulgence of his friends that night far exceeded his most sanguine exceptations; otherwise he should have provided proper accomodations for them on the stage (Public Advertiser). [See Theatrical Review, 1757 and Beginning of 1758, for contemporary comment on mainpiece: "It is not paying it a very great, much less an underserved compliment to give it the preference over all the dramatic pieces that have been presented at either house these six or seven years...Tears were the first praises I gave play except Lear ever make such a strong constant impression on my feelings."


Mainpiece Title: Douglas

Performance Comment: Douglas-Barry; Randolph-Ridout; Glenalvon-Smith; Norval-Sparks; Officer-Bennet; Anna-Mrs Vincent; Lady Randolph-Mrs Bellamy, 1st time.
Role: Douglas Actor: Barry
Role: Randolph Actor: Ridout
Role: Glenalvon Actor: Smith
Role: Norval Actor: Sparks
Role: Officer Actor: Bennet
Role: Anna Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Lady Randolph Actor: Mrs Bellamy, 1st time.

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Dance: SSicilian Peasants, as17571217

Event Comment: Benefit for Sparks. Receipts: #42 4s. 6d. plus #192 2s. from Tickets (Box 345; Pit 543; Gallery 244). Bought of Lord Holderness's Valet by Blackmore 5 ensembles of clothing amounting to #49 10s. Paid Mrs Marg. Lamb Interest due on #315 due 8 March last: #15 (Account Book). Charges: #66 6s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: Comus

Performance Comment: As17610121, but Comus-Sparks.
Role: Comus Actor: Sparks.
Role: Chorusses Actor: Mrs Abegg.
Role: Elder Brother Actor: Clarke
Role: Younger Brother Actor: Dyer
Role: 1st Spirit Actor: Ross
Role: 2nd Spirit Actor: Mattocks
Role: Lady Actor: Mrs Ward
Role: Bacchanals Actor: Beard, Baker
Role: Bacchants Actor: Miss Brent, Mrs Vernon
Role: Euphrosyne Actor: Mrs Vernon
Role: and the song of Sweet Echo Actor: Miss Brent.

Afterpiece Title: Love a-la-Mode

Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Burden.
Role: Sir Archy McSarcasm Actor: Macklin
Role: Sir Theodore Actor: Dunstall
Role: Sir Callaghan Actor: Barrington
Role: Mordecai Actor: Cresswick
Role: Squire Groom Actor: Shuter
Role: Attorney Actor: Weller
Event Comment: Benefit for Sparks. No Building on Stage


Mainpiece Title: The Jovial Crew

Performance Comment: As17621123, but Old Rents-Sparks.
Role: Old Rents Actor: Sparks.
Role: Rachel Actor: Miss Brent
Role: Old@Rents Actor: Sparks
Role: Hearty Actor: Beard
Role: Springlove Actor: Clarke
Role: Justice Clack Actor: Shuter
Role: Randal Actor: Dunstall
Role: Oliver Actor: Dyer
Role: Hilliard Actor: Baker
Role: Vincent Actor: Mattocks
Role: Amie Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Meriel Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: other Dances Actor: Incident to the Opera.

Afterpiece Title: The Apprentice

Role: Apprentice Actor: Woodward
Role: Wingate Actor: Dunstall
Role: Gargle Actor: Anderson
Role: Simon Actor: Cushing
Role: Scotchman Actor: Bennet
Role: Irishman Actor: Barrington
Role: Catchpole Actor: Buck
Role: President Actor: Perry
Role: Members Actor: Tindal R. Smith, Young, Davis
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss Davies.

Music: End of Opera: A Piece on the Harp-Master Bromley, a Blind Youth, 1st performance on any Stage

Event Comment: Benefit for Sparks. Mainpiece: By Particular Desire. None admitted behind Scenes. Last time of performing till Easter Holidays


Mainpiece Title: The Busy Body

Performance Comment: As17650215, but Sir Jealous Traffic-Sparks.
Role: Sir Jealous Traffic Actor: Sparks.
Role: Charles Actor: Clarke.
Role: Isabinda Actor: Miss Hallam.
Role: Marplot Actor: Woodward
Role: Sir George Actor: Smith
Role: Sir Francis Gripe Actor: Shuter
Role: Sir Jealous Actor: Dunstall
Role: Whisper Actor: Costollo
Role: Scentwell Actor: Mrs Ferguson
Role: Patch Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Miranda Actor: Miss Macklin.

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Role: Sally Actor: Miss Brent.
Role: Sailor Actor: Beard
Role: Squire Actor: Mattocks
Role: Dorcas Actor: Miss Poitier
Role: Dancing Actor: Miss Twist, Miss Pitt, Miss Daw.

Dance: End of Play: The Jealous Woodcutter, as17641101

Event Comment: Account-Book: Tickets delivered by Benson, Coates, Chatterley, Gregson, Gibson, Purser, Sparks, Smith, Whitmell, Willis, Weber, Wells, Mrs Byrne will be admitted. Receipts: #56 12s. (26.17.0; 28.1.6; 1.13.6; tickets: none listed)


Mainpiece Title: The Wonder

Performance Comment: As17971102, but Don Felix-C. Kemble (1st appearance in that character); Gibby-Sparks; Lissardo-King.
Role: Don Felix Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Gibby Actor: Sparks
Role: Lissardo Actor: King.
Role: Don Lopez Actor: Aickin
Role: Frederick Actor: Caulfield
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Suett
Role: Briton Actor: Wroughton
Role: Alguazile Actor: Maddocks
Role: Vasquez Actor: Trueman
Role: Soldier Actor: Wentworth
Role: Servant Actor: Webb
Role: Donna Violante Actor: Miss Biggs
Role: Donna Isabella Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Inis Actor: Miss Mellon
Role: Flora Actor: Miss Pope.

Afterpiece Title: The Prize

Role: Lenitive Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Mr Caddy Actor: Maddocks
Role: Heartwell Actor: Trueman
Role: Label Actor: Suett
Role: Juba Actor: Mrs Roffey
Role: Mrs Caddy Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Caroline Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Servants Actor: Webb
Role: Boy Actor: Master Chatterley.

Entertainment: Monologue. End: an Epilogue in the Character of Cupid-Master Chatterley

Event Comment: Benefit for Sparks. Miss Radley became Mrs Fitzgerald (Winston MS 10). Ld. Townly, Mr Sparks Jun: first Appearance (Cross Diary). Mr Sparks Junr Son of Mr Isaac Sparks made his first Appearance on any Stage in Ld. Townly a fine figure and met with Applause (Hopkins Diary)


Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Husband

Performance Comment: As17701102; Lord Townly-Young Gentleman, first appearance on any stage [Sparks Jun]; John Moody-I. Sparks; Lady Townly-Mrs Abington; Jenny-Mrs Fitzgerald (late Miss Radley).

Afterpiece Title: A Peep behind the Curtain

Role: Lady Fuz Actor: Mrs Hopkins.
Role: Glib Actor: King
Role: Sir Toby Actor: Love
Role: Sir Macaroni Actor: Dodd
Role: Others Actor: Packer, Palmer, Bannister, Moody, J. Aickin, Wright, Johnston, Mrs Love, Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Orpheus Actor: Vernon
Role: Rhodope Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Miss Fuz Actor: Miss Burton
Role: Patent Actor: Packer
Role: Careless Actor: Moody
Role: Wilson Actor: Palmer
Role: Prompter Actor: Wright
Role: Johnston Actor: Johnston
Role: Shepherds Actor: Dodd, J. Aickin, Hartry, Fawcett, Kear, Messink
Role: Sweepers Actor: Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Love

Dance: End: Comic Dance, as17710416

Event Comment: Benefit Barrington and I. Sparks. Mainpiece At the Desire of sederal persons of Quality. Tickets deliver'd out for the Distress'd Mother will be taken


Mainpiece Title: The Provoked Husband

Performance Comment: As17470321 but Moody-I. Sparks; Trusty-Mrs Pitt.
Role: Moody Actor: I. Sparks
Role: Trusty Actor: Mrs Pitt.
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Bridges.
Role: Lord Townly Actor: Barry
Role: Manly Actor: Delane
Role: Sir Francis Actor: Macklin
Role: Basset Actor: Neale
Role: Squire Richard Actor: Blakes
Role: Poundage Actor: Usher
Role: Myrtilla Actor: Mrs Horsington
Role: Lady Wronghead Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: Miss Jenny Actor: Mrs Mozeen
Role: Lady Grace Actor: Mrs Elmy from Dublin
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Woffington.

Afterpiece Title: The Double Disappointment

Song: I: Sullivan; End of Farce, By Particular Desire Irish Rorotorio-Mr Barrington

Dance: II: Mechel, Mlle Mechel; IV: Muilment; V: Salomon, Sga Padouana

Event Comment: Benefit for Burton, Raftor, I. Sparks (Cross). Last week Mr Garrick Paid to Mr Belchier, Banker in Lombard St., #208 1s., being the whole money receiv'd at the Benefit Play of King Lear, which he most generously gave for the relief of the unhappy sufferers by the late most dredful fire in Cornhill, &c., whithout deducting any charges whatsoever. [See note, 3 May] Receipts: #180 (Cross); house charges, #63 (Powel); cash, #56 19s. tickets, #128 10s. (Clay MS)


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Role: Beggar Actor: Burton
Role: add Player Actor: Bransby
Role: Mrs Slammekin Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Sukey Tawdry Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Jenny Diver Actor: Miss Royer
Role: Moll Brazen Actor: Miss Minors.
Role: add Mat Actor: Blakes
Role: Filch Actor: Raftor.
Role: also Player Actor: Bransby
Role: Molly Brazen Actor: Miss Minors
Role: Polly Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Hornpipe Actor: Mathews
Role: whole to conclude with a Country Dance Actor: Characters.
Role: Macheath Actor: Lowe
Role: Peachum Actor: Macklin
Role: Lockit Actor: Berry
Role: Mat@o@Mint Actor: Blakes
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: In III a Hornpipe Actor: Vaughan.

Afterpiece Title: The King and Miller of Mansfield

Performance Comment: King-Burton; Miller-I. Sparks; Dick-Blakes; Joe-Lowe; Peggy-Mrs Mozeen.
Role: King Actor: Burton
Role: Miller Actor: I. Sparks
Role: Dick Actor: Blakes
Role: Joe Actor: Lowe
Role: Peggy Actor: Mrs Mozeen.

Dance: I: Savoyards, as17471215

Event Comment: [Account-Book: Tickets delivered by Stokes, Archer, Sparks, Fisher, Chatterley, Chippendale, Miss Heard, Miss Tidswell, Mrs Benson will be admitted.] Receipts: #613 0s. 6d. (125.18.0; 43.11.6; 0.4.0; odd money: 18.18.0; tickets: 424.9.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Castle-spectre

Performance Comment: As17990205, but Alice-Mrs Sparks.
Role: Alice Actor: Mrs Sparks.
Role: Reginald Actor: Cory.
Role: Osmond Actor: Barrymore
Role: Percy Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Father Philip Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Motley Actor: Russell
Role: Kenrick Actor: Holland
Role: Hassan Actor: Dowton
Role: Saib Actor: Trueman
Role: Muley Actor: Caulfield
Role: Alaric Actor: Wentworth
Role: Harold Actor: Webb
Role: Allan Actor: Packer
Role: Edric Actor: Wathen
Role: Angela Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Evelina's Ghost Actor: Mrs Powell

Afterpiece Title: The Deserter

Entertainment: Monologues End: Collins's Ode on the Passions (1st time)-Miss Heard; Epilogue in the Character of Cupid-Master Chatterley

Event Comment: Benefit for Trueman. [In mainpiece the playbill retains Mrs Walcot as Mrs Heidelberg, but "An apology was made on behalf of Mrs Walcot, in whose stead the papt of Mrs Heidelberg was ably sustained by Mrs Sparks" (Dramatic Censor, II, 243. As afterpiece the playbill announces Three Weeks after Marriage, but "Mrs Jordan happening, like other great performers, to be taken ill (it is wonderful how much great actors and actresses are subject to sudden indisposition!) Trueman was under the necessity of subsituting The Prize for the afterpiece" (ibid, p. 244).] Morning Chronicle, 30 May: Tickets to be had of Trueman, No. 38, Norfolk-street, Strand. Receipts: #127 8s. (70.6; 55.6; 1.6; tickets: none listed) (charge: #201 2s. 2d.)


Mainpiece Title: The Clandestine Marriage

Performance Comment: As18000220, but Lovewell (1st time)-Trueman; Mrs Heidelberg-Mrs Sparks; Fanny (1st time)-Miss Heard; Trueman-_ [i.e. the character].i.e. the character].
Role: Lovewell Actor: Trueman
Role: Mrs Heidelberg Actor: Mrs Sparks
Role: Fanny Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Serjeant Flower Actor: Packer
Role: Traverse Actor: Caulfield
Role: Lord Ogleby Actor: King
Role: Sir John Melvill Actor: Barrymore
Role: Sterling Actor: Dowton
Role: Canton Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Brush Actor: Palmer
Role: Trueman Actor: Trueman
Role: Miss Sterling Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Betty Actor: Miss Mellon
Role: Chambermaid Actor: Miss Stuart
Role: Trusty Actor: Mrs Maddocks.

Afterpiece Title: The Prize

Song: End: Strike the Harp-Master Suett, Master Heather, Danby; with an accompaniment of Piano Forte-; [a New Loyal Song Secure within her sea@girt Reign [(Dramatic Censor, II, 243)] (written by Dutton and composed by Moorehead,)-Trueman; End IV: Crazy Jane-Mrs Bland


Mainpiece Title: Aurelio And Miranda

Performance Comment: Characters by Kemble, Barrymore, C. Kemble, Bannister Jun., Wewitzer, Archer, Webb, Evans, Maddocks, Sparks, Ryder, Wentworth, Mrs Siddons, Mrs Powell, Miss Tidswell, Miss Wentworth, Miss Heard, Mrs Sparks, Mrs Bland. Cast from text (J. Bell, 1799): Aurelio-Kemble; Raymond-Barrymore; Lorenzo-C. Kemble; Christoval-Bannister Jun.; Pedro-Wewitzer; Zingaro-Archer; Claude-Webb; Lopez-Evans; Hilario-Maddocks; Bonaventure-Sparks; Servant-Ryder; Juan-Wentworth; Miranda (Eugenio)-Mrs Siddons; Agnes-Mrs Powell; St. Agatha-Miss Tidswell; Teresa-Miss Wentworth; Antonia-Miss Heard; Leonella-Mrs Sparks; Zingarella-Mrs Bland.
Role: Aurelio Actor: Kemble
Role: Raymond Actor: Barrymore
Role: Lorenzo Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Christoval Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Pedro Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Zingaro Actor: Archer
Role: Claude Actor: Webb
Role: Lopez Actor: Evans
Role: Hilario Actor: Maddocks
Role: Bonaventure Actor: Sparks
Role: Servant Actor: Ryder
Role: Juan Actor: Wentworth
Role: Miranda Actor: Mrs Siddons
Role: Agnes Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Agatha Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Teresa Actor: Miss Wentworth
Role: Antonia Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Leonella Actor: Mrs Sparks
Role: Zingarella Actor: Mrs Bland.

Afterpiece Title: The Children in the Wood

Role: Gabriel Actor: Wewitzer.
Role: Sir Rowland Actor: Cory.
Role: Lord Alford Actor: Dignum
Role: Walter Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Apathy Actor: Suett
Role: Oliver Actor: Maddocks
Role: Lady Helen Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Josephine Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Winifred Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Children Actor: Master Tokely, Miss Benson.

Song: Mainpiece: Chorusses-Danby, Wentworth, Brown, Tett, Denman, Atkins, [J.] Fisher, Aylmer, Gallot, Peck, Walker, Willoughby, Phillimore, Evans, Fisher, Caulfield Jun., Ms Arne, Ms Roffey, Ms Wentworth, Ms Jackson, Ms Maddocks, Ms Menage, Ms Menage Jun., Ms Chippendale, Ms Gawdry, Ms Butler, Ms Benson, Ms Bowyer, Ms Jacobs, Ms Coates

Event Comment: Benefit for Mr Luke? Sparks. Tickets and places to be had of Hobson at the stage door, and of Sparks at Courteen's Coffee-House in Bow St., Covent Garden. Dramatic Censor, I, 34-35: The whole part of the King, except his soliloquy, is truly wretched for an actor: and, to say truth, I never saw one who did not make a very insipid figure in it, the late Mr Sparks excepted; he was great in the formentioned soliloquy, respectable in every passage of the least regard, and so peculiarly happy in falling, when stabled, from the throne, that we may truly say, a good end apologized for a very bad character. Receipts: #150 (Cross); house charges, #63 (Powel); cash, #80 7s. 6d.; tickets, #91 5s. (Clay MS)


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Role: Hamlet Actor: Barry.
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Pritchard.
Role: King Actor: Sparks
Role: Ghost Actor: Delane
Role: Horatio Actor: Havard
Role: Polonius Actor: Taswell
Role: Laertes Actor: Blakes
Role: Ostrick Actor: Neale
Role: Lucianus Actor: Yates
Role: Rosencraus Actor: Simpson
Role: Guildenstern Actor: Usher
Role: Gravediggers Actor: Macklin, Ray
Role: Marcellus Actor: Bransby
Role: Bernardo Actor: Marr
Role: Player King Actor: Winstone
Role: Player Queen Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Ophelia Actor: Mrs Clive

Afterpiece Title: The Double Disappointment

Role: Loveless Actor: Lowe
Role: Gripe Actor: Arthur
Role: Isabel Actor: Mrs Mozeen.
Role: Phelim Actor: Barrington
Role: Marquis de Fanfaron Actor: Blakes

Song: III: Sullivan

Dance: V: Comic Dance, as17480314


Mainpiece Title: Douglas

Performance Comment: Characters by: Barry, Ridout, Smith, Sparks, Bennet, White, Mrs Vincent, and Mrs Woffington. Douglas-Barry; Lord Randolph-Ridout; Glenalvon-Smith; Stranger-Sparks; Anna-Mrs Vincent; Matilda-Mrs Woffington; Prologue-Sparks; Epilogue-Barry (1757 Edition).
Role: Douglas Actor: Barry
Role: Lord Randolph Actor: Ridout
Role: Glenalvon Actor: Smith
Role: Stranger Actor: Sparks
Role: Anna Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Matilda Actor: Mrs Woffington
Role: Prologue Actor: Sparks
Role: Epilogue Actor: Barry


Mainpiece Title: The Lyar

Performance Comment: Foote, Shuter, Sparks, Mattocks, Parts-Holtom, Young, Perry, Gardner , Mrs Burden, Mrs Abegg, Mrs Bellamy; Prologue-Foote; Epilogue-Sparks, Mrs Bellamy; Young Wilding-Foote; Old Wilding-Sparks; Papillion-Shuter; Sir James Elliot-Mattocks; Miss Grantham-Mrs Bellamy; Miss Godfrey-Mrs Burden; Kitty-Mrs Abegg (Genest, IV, 648).
Role: Parts Actor: Holtom, Young, Perry, Gardner , Mrs Burden, Mrs Abegg, Mrs Bellamy
Role: Prologue Actor: Foote
Role: Epilogue Actor: Sparks, Mrs Bellamy
Role: Young Wilding Actor: Foote
Role: Old Wilding Actor: Sparks
Role: Papillion Actor: Shuter
Role: Sir James Elliot Actor: Mattocks
Role: Miss Grantham Actor: Mrs Bellamy
Role: Miss Godfrey Actor: Mrs Burden
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Abegg

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Role: Sailor Actor: Beard
Role: Squire Actor: Mattocks
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Vernon
Role: Sally Actor: Miss Brent
Role: the Dancing Actor: Sodi, Maranesi, Mrs Vernon.

Dance: TThe Taylors, as17620107