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Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Stevens and Mlle Roland. Mainpiece: Written by Beaumont and Fletcher


Mainpiece Title: Rule A Wife And Have A Wife

Performance Comment: As17381125, but Margaretta-Mrs Stevens.
Role: Margaretta Actor: Mrs Stevens.
Role: Alonzo Actor: A. Ryan
Role: Old Woman Actor: Hippisley.
Role: Copper Captain Actor: Ryan
Role: Leon Actor: Delane
Role: Duke Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Juan Actor: Hale
Role: Sanchio Actor: Stevens
Role: Cacafogo Actor: Mullart
Role: Estifania Actor: Mrs Horton
Role: Margarita Actor: Mrs Ware
Role: Altea Actor: Mrs Mullart
Role: Clara Actor: Miss Horsington

Afterpiece Title: Perseus and Andromeda

Dance: II: Tambourine-Mlle Roland; IV: Scots Dance-Glover; Mlle Roland

Event Comment: Benefit Clarke and Stevens


Mainpiece Title: The Double Gallant

Role: Rhubarb Actor: Neale
Role: Finder Actor: Anderson
Role: Old Atall Actor: Martin
Role: Bolus Actor: Anderson.
Role: Lady Dainty Actor: Mrs Horton
Role: Atall Actor: Chapman
Role: Clerimont Actor: Hale
Role: Careless Actor: Hallam
Role: Sir Solomon Actor: Hippisley
Role: Wilful Actor: Mullart
Role: Strut Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Supple Actor: Clarke
Role: Lady Sadlife Actor: Mrs Bellamy
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Stevens
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Wishwell Actor: Mrs Mullart
Role: Situp Actor: Mrs Kilby
Role: China Woman Actor: Mrs Martin.

Afterpiece Title: The School Boy

Performance Comment: Major Rakish-Hippisley; School Boy-Clarke; Friendly-Anderson; Young Rakish-Stevens.
Role: Major Rakish Actor: Hippisley
Role: School Boy Actor: Clarke
Role: Friendly Actor: Anderson
Role: Young Rakish Actor: Stevens.

Dance: A new Ballet-Desse, Miss Oates; Comic Dance-Villeneuve, Miss Oates; Grecian Sailors-Glover; Hornpipe-J. Thompson

Event Comment: Benefit Mullart and Lawrence (Boxkeeper). Tickets deliver'd by Stevens, Stoppelaer, and Mrs Lamball will be taken


Mainpiece Title: 2 Henry Iv

Role: Shallow Actor: Hippisley
Role: King Actor: Stephens
Role: Prince of Wales Actor: Ryan
Role: Prince John Actor: Hale
Role: York Actor: Chapman
Role: Chief Justice Actor: Rosco
Role: Westmorland Actor: Gibson
Role: Mowbray Actor: Cashell
Role: Hastings Actor: Harrington
Role: Silence Actor: Salway
Role: Pistol Actor: James
Role: Bardolph Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs James
Role: Doll Actor: Miss Hillyard
Role: Falstaff's Page Actor: Miss Mullart
Role: Falstaff Actor: Bridgwater.

Afterpiece Title: The Country House

Performance Comment: Madam Bernard-Mrs Lamball; Marquis-Chapman; Lucca-Woodward; M Bernard-Marten; Young Bernard-Stevens; Crissard-Harrington; Clarinda-Mrs Hale; Maulkin-Mrs Kilby; LaJupe-Miss Hillyard; Janno-Hippisley.
Role: Madam Bernard Actor: Mrs Lamball
Role: Marquis Actor: Chapman
Role: Lucca Actor: Woodward
Role: M Bernard Actor: Marten
Role: Young Bernard Actor: Stevens
Role: Crissard Actor: Harrington
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Hale
Role: Maulkin Actor: Mrs Kilby
Role: LaJupe Actor: Miss Hillyard
Role: Janno Actor: Hippisley.

Dance: As17420505; Chacone, as17411230

Event Comment: Benefit for Stevens, a bookseller. A Concert, etc. Prices: 3s., 2s., 1s. To begin at 7 p.m


Mainpiece Title: The London Merchant

Performance Comment: Barnwell-Stevens (by Desire) his first on any stage.
Role: Barnwell Actor: Stevens



Event Comment: At the Desire of several Eminent Citizens. A concert, etc. Benefit for Stevens (bookseller). Mainpiece: Written by E. Young, author of the Midnight Thoughts. Boxes 5s. Pit 2s. 6d. Gallery 1s. 6d


Mainpiece Title: Busiris, King Of Egypt

Performance Comment: Nicanor-Stevens; Miris-Mrs Hickson; Mandana-Young Lady, first time on any stage; with an Occasional Prologue-a gentleman, lady in the character of the ghosts of Mr Booth and Mrs Oldfield.

Song: IV: A Cantata-Doorsming, who never appeared in public

Dance: V: Drunken Peasant-Matthews

Event Comment: Benefit for Costollo, Bennet, Stevens. [Advance bill had listed Barnaby-R. Smith but he was omitted on 12 May bill.


Mainpiece Title: The Old Batchelor

Performance Comment: As17541014, but Fondlewife-Shuter first time; Sir Joseph-Costollo; Setter-Bennet; Bluff-Stevens.
Role: Fondlewife Actor: Shuter first time
Role: Sir Joseph Actor: Costollo
Role: Setter Actor: Bennet
Role: Bluff Actor: Stevens.
Role: Sharper Actor: Ridout
Role: Heartwell Actor: Sparks
Role: Bellmour Actor: Ryan
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Elmy
Role: Vainlove Actor: Gibson
Role: Araminta Actor: Mrs Barrington
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Barnaby Actor: Paddick
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Betty Actor: Miss Allen
Role: Laetitia Actor: Mrs Bellamy.

Afterpiece Title: The Cheats of Scapin

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

Song: II: Rule Britannia-Lowe

Dance: As17550430

Event Comment: Benefit for Stevens, Weston, Courtney. Tickets deliver'd by Randall will be taken


Mainpiece Title: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Performance Comment: Falstaff-Stevens, first time; Ford-Havard; Sir Hugh Evans-Williams, first time; Shallow-Weston; Mrs Ford-Mrs Pritchard; Mrs Quickly-Mrs Bradshaw; Dr Caius-Blakes; Page-Packer; Fenton-Scrase; Slender-O'Brien; Rugby-Marr; Mrs Page-Miss Haughton; Anne Page-Mrs Hippisley; Host-Philips; Simple-Vaughan; Pistol-Ackman; Bardolph-Clough; Nym-Watkins.
Role: Falstaff Actor: Stevens, first time
Role: Ford Actor: Havard
Role: Sir Hugh Evans Actor: Williams, first time
Role: Shallow Actor: Weston
Role: Mrs Ford Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Mrs Quickly Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Dr Caius Actor: Blakes
Role: Page Actor: Packer
Role: Fenton Actor: Scrase
Role: Slender Actor: O'Brien
Role: Rugby Actor: Marr
Role: Mrs Page Actor: Miss Haughton
Role: Anne Page Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: Host Actor: Philips
Role: Simple Actor: Vaughan
Role: Pistol Actor: Ackman
Role: Bardolph Actor: Clough
Role: Nym Actor: Watkins.

Afterpiece Title: The Reprisal

Role: Parts Actor: Clough, _King.

Song: Between the Acts: Randall; II: Mrs Vincent

Dance: III: Hearts of Oak, as17620421

Entertainment: By Particular Desire, Hippisley's Drunken Man-Weston

Event Comment: Tickets delivered by Rudd, Ledger, Stevens, Mountford, Mrs Heard, Mrs Morris and Miss Bassan [Account-Book adds: Thompson, Jones, Bates] will be taken this Evening. Miss Brown being ill, Lionel and Clarissa [announced on playbill of 8 May] is obliged to be set aside. Receipts: #158 1s. (40.4; 1.9; tickets: -116.8)


Mainpiece Title: She Stoops To Conquer

Role: Frolick Actor: Woodward
Role: Boccalini Actor: Hull
Role: Vellum Actor: Wilson
Role: Rantwell Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: La Fleur Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Rebus Actor: Quick
Role: Catcall Actor: Whitefield

Afterpiece Title: Cross Purposes

Performance Comment: As17760927, but Consol-Stevens.
Role: Consol Actor: Stevens.
Role: Macheath Actor: Mattocks
Role: Peachum Actor: Wilson
Role: Lockit Actor: Dunstall
Role: Filch Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Mat o' the Mint Actor: Fox
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Mrs Slammekin Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Catley
Role: Grub Actor: Wilson
Role: George Bevil Actor: Whitefield
Role: Chapeau Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Robin Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Bevil Actor: Booth
Role: Bevil Actor: Thompson
Role: Emily Actor: Miss Ambrose
Role: Mrs Grub Actor: Mrs Green.

Dance: End II: Minuet de la Cour and Allemande-Rudd, Miss Ross; End: Double Hornpipe-Rudd, Miss Bassan

Event Comment: Tickets delivered by Delpini, Fox, Jones, Bates, Stevens will be received


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Performance Comment: As17790111, but Sullen-Thompson; Scrub-Stevens; Mrs Sullen-Mrs Bulkley.
Role: Sullen Actor: Thompson
Role: Scrub Actor: Stevens
Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: Mrs Bulkley.
Role: Archer Actor: Lewis
Role: Aimwell Actor: Wroughton
Role: Boniface Actor: Booth
Role: Foigard Actor: Egan
Role: Sir Charles Freeman Actor: Robson
Role: Gibbet Actor: Fearon
Role: Dorinda Actor: Mrs Lessingham
Role: Lady Bountiful Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Cherry Actor: Miss Brown

Afterpiece Title: The Medley

Performance Comment: As17781014, but Principal Characters-_Painter, L'Estrange, _Thompson, _Stevens, _Ledger, _Brunsdon.

Dance: End IV: Hornpipe-Delpini

Event Comment: Benefit for Edwin. [Digges's 1st appearance as Shylock was at Edinburgh, 8 Apr. 1772.] Tickets to be had of Edwin, No. 76, Long Acre. Tickets delivered by Stevens will be admitted


Mainpiece Title: The Merchant Of Venice

Performance Comment: Shylock-Digges (1st appearance in that character [in London]); Antonio-Bensley; Gratiano-Lamash; Gobbo-Blissett; Tubal-Stevens; Lorenzo (with songs)-Du-Bellamy; Launcelot-Edwin; Duke-Usher; Solarino-Davis; Salanio-Egan; Bassanio-Palmer; Jessica (with a song)-Mrs Hitchcock; Nerissa-Mrs Wilson; Portia-Miss Farren (1st appearance in that character).
Role: Shylock Actor: Digges
Role: Antonio Actor: Bensley
Role: Gratiano Actor: Lamash
Role: Gobbo Actor: Blissett
Role: Tubal Actor: Stevens
Role: Lorenzo Actor: Du-Bellamy
Role: Du Actor: Bellamy
Role: Launcelot Actor: Edwin
Role: Duke Actor: Usher
Role: Solarino Actor: Davis
Role: Salanio Actor: Egan
Role: Bassanio Actor: Palmer
Role: Jessica Actor: Mrs Hitchcock
Role: Nerissa Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Portia Actor: Miss Farren

Dance: End III: The Country Wake-; End IV: The Italian Peasants, as17800530

Song: End: the following Catches: Suppose we sing a Catch, Soldier take off thy Wine, Poor Thomas Day-Bannister, Du-Bellamy, Wood, Edwin

Event Comment: Benefit for Fearon, L'Estrange, Thompson & Stevens. Tickets delivered for The Funeral and a favourite Comedy will be admitted. Tickets sold at the Doors will not be admitted. Receipts: #265 18s. (75.10; tickets: 190.8) (charge: #105)


Mainpiece Title: A New Way To Pay Old Debts

Performance Comment: As17810426, but added: Amble-Stevens.
Role: Amble Actor: Stevens.
Role: Furnace Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Order Actor: Jones
Role: Tapwell Actor: Thompson.
Role: Sir Giles Over@reach Actor: Henderson
Role: Justice Greedy Actor: Quick
Role: Marrall Actor: Wilson
Role: Lord Lovell Actor: Peile
Role: Allworth Actor: Whitfield
Role: Welborn Actor: Wroughton
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Lewis
Role: Froth Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Lady Allworth Actor: Mrs Inchbald.

Afterpiece Title: The Farmer's Return from London

Role: Artaxerxes Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Artabanes Actor: Reinhold
Role: Rimenes Actor: Davies
Role: Arbaces Actor: Leoni
Role: Semira Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Mandane Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Singldton Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Sir Oliver Languish Actor: Wilson
Role: Lady Languish Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Mrs Languish Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Sharpe.
Role: Harlequin Actor: Lee Lewes.
Role: Principal Characters Actor: J. Wilson.
Role: Keel Actor: Wilson
Role: French Officer Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Ferridon Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Lovelace Actor: Berry.
Role: Sir Charles Racket Actor: Lewis
Role: Drugget Actor: Quick
Role: Woodley Actor: Thompson
Role: Dimity Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Nancy Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Mrs Drugget Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Lady Racket Actor: Mrs Mattocks.

Afterpiece Title: The Touchstone

Ballet: End III 1st piece: St. David's Day. As17810501

Event Comment: Benefit for Booth, Egan, Stevens & Branson. Afterpiece: Never performed here. Receipts: #259 3s. (72/13; tickets: 186/10) (charge: #105)


Mainpiece Title: The Chapter Of Accidents

Role: Woodville Actor: Lewis
Role: Lord Glenmore Actor: Aickin
Role: CG Grey Actor: Hull
Role: Vane Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Governor Harcourt Actor: Fearon
Role: Captain Harcourt Actor: Whitfield
Role: Jacob Actor: Edwin
Role: Cecilia Actor: Miss Satchell
Role: Miss Mortimer Actor: Mrs Inchbald
Role: Warner Actor: Mrs Davenett
Role: Bridget Actor: Mrs Wilson

Afterpiece Title: All the World's a Stage

Performance Comment: Diggery-Edwin; Charles Stanley-Whitfield; Harry Stukeley-Davies; Sir Gilbert Pumpkin-Booth; Cymon-Stevens; Wat-Painter; Waiter-J. Wilson; Hostler-Bates; Kitty Sprightly-Mrs Wilson; Miss Bridget Pumpkin-Mrs Webb .
Role: Diggery Actor: Edwin
Role: Charles Stanley Actor: Whitfield
Role: Harry Stukeley Actor: Davies
Role: Sir Gilbert Pumpkin Actor: Booth
Role: Cymon Actor: Stevens
Role: Wat Actor: Painter
Role: Waiter Actor: J. Wilson
Role: Hostler Actor: Bates
Role: Kitty Sprightly Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Miss Bridget Pumpkin Actor: Mrs Webb

Dance: End of mainpiece a new pantomimical Dance, Anticipation; or, Harlequin's Visit to Greenwich on Whit-Monday, in which will be introduced two favorite Scenes from Harlequin Skeleton. The Pantomime Parts by W. Bates, Baker, Jones, Stevens; Miss Matthews; the Dance by Aldridge, Langrish, Miss Matthews, Miss Besford

Performance Comment: The Pantomime Parts by W. Bates, Baker, Jones, Stevens; Miss Matthews; the Dance by Aldridge, Langrish, Miss Matthews, Miss Besford .

Song: End of Act IV of mainpiece, as17820423; End of Dance Rule Britannia by Darley

Event Comment: Tickets delivered by Mrs Bellamy [Account-Book adds Stevens] for a Comedy will be admitted this Evening. Receipts: #137 16s. (122/15; 4/3; tickets: 10/18)


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Performance Comment: As17811217, but Hecate-Davies; 3rd Witch-Stevens .
Role: Hecate Actor: Davies
Role: 3rd Witch Actor: Stevens
Role: Macbeth Actor: Henderson
Role: Macduff Actor: Clarke
Role: Duncan Actor: Hull
Role: Banquo Actor: Whitfield
Role: Malcolm Actor: J. Bates
Role: Lenox Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Seyton Actor: Thompson
Role: Seyward Actor: Robson
Role: Doctor Actor: Fearon
Role: Witches Actor: Booth, Mrs Pitt, Webb
Role: Gentlewoman Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Lady Macbeth Actor: Mrs Yates

Afterpiece Title: The Choice of Harlequin

Role: Pleasure Actor: Miss Morris
Role: : Harlequin Actor: W. Bates
Role: Old Lieutenant Actor: Darley
Role: Clown Actor: Stevens
Role: Midshipman Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Bridewell Actor: Keeper-Edwin
Role: Keeper Actor: Edwin
Role: Irishman Actor: Egan
Role: Old Beau Actor: Jones
Role: Jailor Actor: Webb
Role: Bailiffs Actor: Thompson, Fearon, &c.
Role: Groom Porter Actor: Doyle
Role: Columbine Actor: Miss Matthews
Role: Her Mother Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Virtue Actor: Mrs Martyr

Song: As17811217, but added: Davies; omitted: Reinhold, Doyle

Event Comment: Benefit for Booth, Egan, Stevens & the widow of the late Mr Branson. Receipts: #204 2s. (none listed; tickets: 204/2) (charge: #105)


Mainpiece Title: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Performance Comment: As17821017, but Slender-Stevens; Mrs Page-Mrs Whitfield; omitted: Simple, Bardolph . omitted: Simple, Bardolph .
Role: Slender Actor: Stevens
Role: Mrs Page Actor: Mrs Whitfield
Role: Mr Ford Actor: Wroughton
Role: Sir Hugh Evans Actor: Edwin
Role: Doctor Caius Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Mr Page Actor: Hull
Role: Host of the Garter Actor: Booth
Role: Fenton Actor: Davies
Role: Justice Shallow Actor: Fearon
Role: Simple Actor: Joules
Role: Bardolph Actor: Bates
Role: Pistol Actor: Egan
Role: FalstafT Actor: Henderson
Role: Ann Page Actor: Miss Morris
Role: Mrs Quickly Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Mrs Ford Actor: Mrs Mattocks

Afterpiece Title: The Ghost

Performance Comment: As17830423, but Clinch-Stevens; Dolly-Mrs Morton .
Role: Clinch Actor: Stevens
Role: Dolly Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Farmer Harrow Actor: Quick
Role: Trusty Actor: Edwin
Role: Sir Jeffery Actor: Fearon
Role: Captain Constant Actor: Davies
Role: Belinda Actor: Miss Morris

Dance: As17820927

Song: End of Act II of mainpiece The Huntsman's sweet Hollo!, as17830516; End of Dance ThomasDay. Goody Cramp-Bannister; Goody Rheum-Brett; Goody Twitch-Edwin

Role: . Goody Cramp Actor: Bannister
Role: Goody Rheum Actor: Brett
Role: Goody Twitch Actor: Edwin
Event Comment: Benefit for Booth, Guard & Stevens. 3rd piece: Not acted these 12 years [not acted since 25 Apr. 1770]. Receipts: #233 1s. (73/10; tickets: 159/11) (charge: #105)


Mainpiece Title: A Jubilee In Commemoration Of Handel

Role: . The Muse Euterpe Actor: Mrs Bates

Afterpiece Title: The Funeral; or, Grief a-la-Mode

Performance Comment: Camply-Lewis; Sable-Quick; Trusty-Hull; Lord Brumpton-Clarke; Puzzle-Booth; Tom-Stevens; Trim-Bonnor; Nathan Matchlock-Ledger; Darby-Tattoo-Helme; Hugh Clump-Thompson; Jeffery Tatter-Besford; Lord Hardy-Wroughton; Lady Brumpton-Mrs Bates; Lady Charlotte-Mrs Kemble; Fardingale-Mrs Poussin; Mademoiselle-Mrs Whitfield; Tattleaid-Mrs Pitt; Lady Harriet-Mrs Mattocks .
Role: Camply Actor: Lewis
Role: Sable Actor: Quick
Role: Trusty Actor: Hull
Role: Lord Brumpton Actor: Clarke
Role: Puzzle Actor: Booth
Role: Tom Actor: Stevens
Role: Trim Actor: Bonnor
Role: Nathan Matchlock Actor: Ledger
Role: Darby Actor: Tattoo-Helme
Role: Tattoo Actor: Helme
Role: Hugh Clump Actor: Thompson
Role: Jeffery Tatter Actor: Besford
Role: Lord Hardy Actor: Wroughton
Role: Lady Brumpton Actor: Mrs Bates
Role: Lady Charlotte Actor: Mrs Kemble
Role: Fardingale Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Mademoiselle Actor: Mrs Whitfield
Role: Tattleaid Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Lady Harriet Actor: Mrs Mattocks

Afterpiece Title: Hob in the Well

Performance Comment: Hob-Edwin (1st appearance in that character); Sir ThomasTesty-Thompson; Dick-Stevens; Old Hob-Booth; Puzzlepate-Bates; John-Helme; Roger-Darley; Countryman-Painter; Friendly-Davies; Betty-Mrs Chalmers; Hob's Mother-Mrs Pitt; Flora-Mrs Martyr .
Role: Hob Actor: Edwin
Role: Sir ThomasTesty Actor: Thompson
Role: Dick Actor: Stevens
Role: Old Hob Actor: Booth
Role: Puzzlepate Actor: Bates
Role: John Actor: Helme
Role: Roger Actor: Darley
Role: Countryman Actor: Painter
Role: Friendly Actor: Davies
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Chalmers
Role: Hob's Mother Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Martyr

Dance: End of mainpiece The Charms of a Camp (performers not listed, but see17840521)

Event Comment: Benefit for Stevens and Miss Besford [who had hitherto appeared only as a dancer]


Mainpiece Title: A New Way To Pay Old Debts

Performance Comment: Sir Giles Over-reach-Henderson; Lord Lovel-Davies; Justice Greedy-Quick; Allworth-Farren; Order-Jones; Furnace-Wewitzer; Marall-Stevens; Wellborn-Wroughton; Lady Allworth-Mrs Inchbald; Froth-Mrs Pitt; Margaret-Miss Besford (1st appearance in a speaking character) .
Role: Sir Giles Over Actor: reach-Henderson
Role: reach Actor: Henderson
Role: Lord Lovel Actor: Davies
Role: Justice Greedy Actor: Quick
Role: Allworth Actor: Farren
Role: Order Actor: Jones
Role: Furnace Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Marall Actor: Stevens
Role: Wellborn Actor: Wroughton
Role: Lady Allworth Actor: Mrs Inchbald
Role: Froth Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Margaret Actor: Miss Besford

Afterpiece Title: The Deserter

Role: Henry Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Skirmish Actor: Edwin
Role: Russet Actor: Darley
Role: Simpkin Actor: Cubitt
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Davenett
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Bannister

Dance: End of Act I of mainpiece the Minuet de la Cour by Harris and Miss Besford; After Mrs Kennedy's song The Wapping Landlady; or, Jack in Distress by Blurton

Song: End of Act II of mainpiece Alas! Poor Sue, as17850418; End of mainpiece a favourite song by Mrs Kennedy

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Stevens. Receipts: money #81 10s. 6d.; seals #85 15s. (Account Book); #200 (Rylands MS.). [Mrs Stevens was charged #60 for her benefit.


Mainpiece Title: The Constant Couple

Performance Comment: Lady Lurewell-Mrs Stevens; Standard-Bridgwater; Beau Clincher-Cibber; Smugler-Hippisley; Vizard-Hale; Clincher Jr-Neale; Dicky-James; Errand-Clarke; Constable-Mullart; Lady Darling-Mrs James; Angelica-Mrs Vincent; Parly-Mrs Kilby; Sir Harry-(by particular Desire) Mrs Woffington.
Role: Lady Lurewell Actor: Mrs Stevens
Role: Standard Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Beau Clincher Actor: Cibber
Role: Smugler Actor: Hippisley
Role: Vizard Actor: Hale
Role: Clincher Jr Actor: Neale
Role: Dicky Actor: James
Role: Errand Actor: Clarke
Role: Constable Actor: Mullart
Role: Lady Darling Actor: Mrs James
Role: Angelica Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Parly Actor: Mrs Kilby
Role: Sir Harry Actor:

Afterpiece Title: Perseus and Andromeda

Dance: LLes Matelots-Mechel, Mlle Mechel; Tambourine-Desnoyer, Signora Barberini

Event Comment: Three Brothers of ye Delavals play'd ye Eldest Othello, ye next Iago, ye next Cassio--+Brabantio & Lodovico Mr Pine Roderigo-Cap. Stevens and Wife Emelia $Mrs Quan did Desdemona, the performance was very decent & met with great applause the Audience from ye Boxes to the upper Gallery were fill'd with people of ye first rank & make a most brilliant appearance. & ye greatest Crowd at ye Doors I ever saw. their Agreement for ye House was a receipt of one of the Alfred Houses upon an Averidge. they had all new cloaths, & very nicely ornamented with Diamonds (Cross). [See eulogy and criticism in some detail concerning the acting, by John Hill, Inspector No 3.] All Gentlemen and Ladies who intend going in coaches this evening to Drury Lane Theatre, are desired to order their coachmen to drive thro' Covent Garden, and stop at Bridges St. Door, and as soon as they have set down the company to drive off directly towards the Strand.--Those who go in chairs, are requested to order the men to the New Door in Russel St., and to prevent the avenues being stopt up no person will be admitted to either passage without first showing their tickets at the outward door (General Advertiser). Tickets Lost. If any person has found three tickets (numbers forgot) for the private play this night at Drury Lane, and will be so kind as to bring them to the Bar of the Rainbow Coffee House, Ironmonger Lane, shall receive 15s. for the whole, or in proportion for one or two of them (General Advertiser). Tomorrow Morning at 8 o'clock will be published' (price 6d.) by Thomas Carnan, at Mr Newberry's, at the Bible and Sun in St Paul's Churchyard; An Occasional Prologue and Epilogue to Othello, as it will this night be acted at the theatre-Royal in Drury Lane, by Persons of distinction, for their diversion. Written by Christopher Smart, A.M., Fellow of Pembroke Hall in the University of Cambridge. To be had at the place above mentioned, and at the pamphlet shops at the Royal Exchange and Charing Cross. This Prologue and Epilogue will be entered in the Hall Book of the Company of Stationers, and whoever presumes to pyrate them, or any part of them, will be persecuted as the Law directs (General Advertiser). [Both pieces by Christopher Smart, according to the Daily Advertiser. See two exceedingly favorable critical comments and one derogatory reprinted in the Gentleman's Magazine, March 1751 (pp. 119-22): "The greatest part of the play was much better performed than it ever was on any stage before. In the whole, there was a face of nature that no theatrical piece, acted by common players ever came up to." Macklin was Delaval's dramatic coach, according to one of these articles.


Mainpiece Title: Othello, By Gentlemen

Performance Comment: Othello-Sir Francis Delaval; Iago-John Delaval Esq; Cassio-E. Delaval Esq; Brabantio, Lodovico-Sim Pine Esq; Roderigo-Capt. Stevens; Desdemona-Mrs Quarme (Hogan) , Mrs Quan (Cross), Mrs Qualm (Winston); Emelia-Mrs Stevens (Hogan).
Role: Othello Actor: Sir Francis Delaval
Role: Iago Actor: John Delaval Esq
Role: Cassio Actor: E. Delaval Esq
Role: Lodovico Actor: Sim Pine Esq
Role: Roderigo Actor: Capt. Stevens
Role: Desdemona Actor: Mrs Quarme
Role: Emelia Actor: Mrs Stevens
Event Comment: Benefit Hall and Mrs Stevens. Receipts: money #28 12s. 6d.; tickets #110 1s. At the Desire of several Persons of Quality


Mainpiece Title: Volpone

Performance Comment: As17330203, but Caelia-Mrs Stevens; Peregrine-_.
Role: Caelia Actor: Mrs Stevens
Role: Peregrine Actor: Hall.
Role: Sir Politick Actor: Chapman.

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Role: Lady Loverule Actor: Mrs Kilby.
Role: Sir John Actor: Salway
Role: Jobson Actor: Hall
Role: Nell Actor: Miss Oates.

Dance: I: Fingalian-Newhouse, Mrs Ogden; III: Scottish Dance, as17330329 V: Mock Minuet, as17330412

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Wright and Mrs Stevens


Mainpiece Title: The Double Gallant

Performance Comment: Lady Dainty-Mrs Horton; Atall-Chapman; Clerimont-Walker; Careless-A. Hallam; Sir Solomon-Hippisley; Lady Sadlife-Mrs Bullock; Sylvia-Miss Norsa; Clarinda-Mrs Stevens, but see17350214.
Role: Lady Dainty Actor: Mrs Horton
Role: Atall Actor: Chapman
Role: Clerimont Actor: Walker
Role: Careless Actor: A. Hallam
Role: Sir Solomon Actor: Hippisley
Role: Lady Sadlife Actor: Mrs Bullock
Role: Sylvia Actor: Miss Norsa
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Stevens, but see17350214

Afterpiece Title: The Toy Shop

Dance: The Grecian Sailors, as17350417 Also The Faithful Shepherd, as17350417

Song: By Leveridge and Mrs Wright

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Stevens, Mrs Wright


Mainpiece Title: Othello, Moor Of Venice

Performance Comment: As17370314 but Othello-Stephens; Desdemona-Mrs Stevens.
Role: Othello Actor: Stephens
Role: Desdemona Actor: Mrs Stevens.
Role: Iago Actor: Ryan
Role: Cassio Actor: Walker
Role: Brabantio Actor: Aston
Role: Roderigo Actor: Chapman
Role: Lodovico Actor: Paget
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Mullart

Afterpiece Title: Flora

Role: Hob Actor: Laguerre.

Song: A Cantata-Mrs Wright; Caelia has a Thousand Charms (set by Purcell)-Beard; The Agreement-Leveridge, Laguerre, Mrs Wright

Dance: GGrecian Sailors-Glover

Event Comment: At the Desire of several Ladies of Quality. Tickets for Mlle Roland and Mrs Stevens taken


Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Husband

Performance Comment: As17380111, but Lady Grace-Mrs Stevens; Trusty-Mrs Mullart.
Role: Lady Grace Actor: Mrs Stevens
Role: Trusty Actor: Mrs Mullart.
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Vincent.
Role: Lady Wronghead Actor: Mrs Kilby.
Role: Townly Actor: Ryan
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Horton
Role: Manly Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Sir Francis Actor: Hippisley
Role: Basset Actor: Chapman
Role: Richard Actor: Neale
Role: Poundage Actor: Mullart
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Martin
Role: Myrtilla Actor: Mrs Templer

Afterpiece Title: The Dragon of Wantley

Role: More of More Hall Actor: Salway
Role: Mauxlinda Actor: Miss
Role: Margery Actor: Miss Isabella
Role: Gubbin Actor: Laguerre
Role: Dragon Actor: Reinhold
Role: with Dancing Actor: Delamaine.

Dance: I: Two Pierrots-Lalauze, Nivelon; II: Two Tambourines-Mlle Roland; IV: Grand Ballet, as17380318 V: French Peasant-Lalauze, Mlle Roland; End Afterpiece: Scots Dance-Glover, Mlle Roland

Event Comment: Tickets delivered by the performers in the orchestra, Delpini, Brandon, Stevens and Guard will be taken. [Account-Book lists in boxes 349 tickets, in pit 511, in galleries 682-a total of 1542.] Receipts: #277 11s. (160.2; 1.8; tickets: 116.1)


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Performance Comment: Macbeth-Aickin (1st appearance in that character); Macduff-Clarke; Duncan-Hull; Malcolm-Whitfield; Banquo-Wroughton; Lenox-L'Estrange; Seyton-Thompson; Hecate-Reinhold; Witches-Dunstall, Stevens, Quick; Lady Macbeth-Mrs Jackson [1st appearance in that character].1st appearance in that character].
Role: Macbeth Actor: Aickin
Role: Macduff Actor: Clarke
Role: Duncan Actor: Hull
Role: Malcolm Actor: Whitfield
Role: Banquo Actor: Wroughton
Role: Lenox Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Seyton Actor: Thompson
Role: Hecate Actor: Reinhold
Role: Witches Actor: Dunstall, Stevens, Quick
Role: Lady Macbeth Actor: Mrs Jackson

Afterpiece Title: St

Role: O'Connor Actor: Mahon
Role: Justice Credulous Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Doctor Rosy Actor: Quick
Role: Serjeant Trounce Actor: Dunstall
Role: Bridget Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Lauretta Actor: Miss Brown
Role: song Actor: Miss Brown.

Song: Vocal Parts-Mattocks, Mahon, Baker, Fox, Miss Brown, Mrs Morton, Mrs Willems, Miss Valois, Miss Green


Mainpiece Title: The Fatal Extravagance

Afterpiece Title: The Stage-Mutineers; or, A Playhouse To Be Lett

Performance Comment: Pistole-Aston; Mrs Squeamish-Mrs Stevens; Lady Haughty-Mrs Cantrell; 1st Manager-Hale; 2d Manager-Giles; Truncheon-Mullart; Prompter-Clarke; 1st Player-Stevens; Comic-Jones; Crambo-Cole; Miss Lovemode-Miss Rogers; Miss Prudely Crotchet-Miss Norsa.
Role: Pistole Actor: Aston
Role: Mrs Squeamish Actor: Mrs Stevens
Role: Lady Haughty Actor: Mrs Cantrell
Role: 1st Manager Actor: Hale
Role: 2d Manager Actor: Giles
Role: Truncheon Actor: Mullart
Role: Prompter Actor: Clarke
Role: 1st Player Actor: Stevens
Role: Comic Actor: Jones
Role: Crambo Actor: Cole
Role: Miss Lovemode Actor: Miss Rogers
Role: Miss Prudely Crotchet Actor: Miss Norsa.


Mainpiece Title: Cato

Performance Comment: Cato-Delane; Portius-Ryan; Sempronius-Walker; Juba-A. Hallam; Syphax-Chapman; Lucius-Aston; Decius-Ridout; Marcus-Stevens; Marcia-Mrs Horton; Lucia-Mrs Stevens.
Role: Cato Actor: Delane
Role: Portius Actor: Ryan
Role: Sempronius Actor: Walker
Role: Juba Actor: A. Hallam
Role: Syphax Actor: Chapman
Role: Lucius Actor: Aston
Role: Decius Actor: Ridout
Role: Marcus Actor: Stevens
Role: Marcia Actor: Mrs Horton
Role: Lucia Actor: Mrs Stevens.

Afterpiece Title: The Mock Doctor

Role: Doctor Actor: James
Role: Leander Actor: Salway
Role: Dorcas Actor: Miss Bincks.

Dance: I: Hornpipe-Ferguson; III: Two Pierrots-Lalauze, Nivelon; V: Grecian Sailors-Glover; End Afterpiece: Comical Medley of the Drunken Man-Hippisley

Song: II: The Lady's Lamentation, as17370414 IV: Dialogue-Leveridge, Laguerre

Music: End Afterpiece: Concerto, Preamble on Kettle Drums-Benjamin Baker