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Event Comment: [R$Ross this month wrote to Colman (Harvard Theatre Collection A.L.S.) inquiring about an intended new theatre at Bath, and opened his heart as follows: "My present situation is most irksome to me and must be to any gentleman or man of merit in his profession to have such an ignorant and now ill-bred fellow as Beard? presume to conduct the business of a theatre Royal, of which he is totally ignorant, and oblig'd to apply to the great Gibson, who naturally wishes to lower every man to his own standard, while the other despises every degree of merit that is not compris'd in Sol fa and wishes the theatre only to substitute as an Opera house." Ross wanted to be nominated for the manager's postition in the new theatre at Bath. N.B. He had already acted 23 times this season in his best parts.

Performances

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

Cast
Role: Manuel Actor: Shuter
Role: Philip Actor: Ross
Role: Octavio Actor: Gardner
Role: Soto Actor: Dunstall
Role: Trappanti Actor: Woodward
Role: Lewis Actor: Davis
Role: Corrigidor Actor: Wignel
Role: Diego Actor: Costollo
Role: Rosara Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Viletta Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Hypolita Actor: Miss Macklin.

Afterpiece Title: The Royal Chace

Cast
Role: Chasseur Royal Actor: Squibb.
Role: Shepherd Actor: Dibdin.
Role: Jupiter in character of Harlequin Actor: Miles
Role: Pluto Actor: Rayner
Role: Neptune Actor: Pedro
Role: Pan Actor: Curtat
Role: Hercules Actor: Dumai
Role: Apollo Actor: Leppie
Role: Mars Actor: Hussey
Role: A Chasseur Royal Actor: Mattocks
Role: Diana Actor: Mrs Weichsel
Role: Aerial Spirits Actor: Arnauld, Miss Valois
Role: Doctor Actor: Weller
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Dyer
Role: Merlin Actor: Legg
Role: Mercury Actor: Baker
Role: Pierrot Actor: Morris
Event Comment: Written by Shakespear. Play to begin at 6 o'clock. Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. First Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Mr Hobson at the Stage-Door of the Theatre. As the Admittance of Persons behind the Scenes has occasioned a general Complaint on Account of the frequent Interruptions in the Performance, tis hop'd Gentlemen won't be offended, that no Money will be taken there for the future. [This notice appears on succeeding bills for the season and will hence not be repeated. See note on public objection to nonadmittance behind scenes 22 Feb. 1748.] Receipts: #150 (Cross); #I26 12s. (Clay MS). Nichols Literary Anecdotes, II, 319-20: There is one part of theatrical conduct which ought unquestionably to be recorded to Mr Garrick's honour, since the cause of virtue and morality and the formation of public manners are very considerably dependent upon it, and that is the zeal with which he ever aimed to banish from the stage all those plays which carry with them an immoral tendency, and to prune from those which do not absolutely on the whole promote the interests of vice such scenes of licentiousness and libertinism as a redundency of wit and too great liveliness of imagination have induced some of our comic writers to indulge themselves in, and to which the sympathetic disposition of an age of gallantry and intrigue had given a sanction. The purity of the English stage was certainly much more fully establish'd during the administration of this theatrical minister than it had ever been during preceding managements; for, what the publick taste had itself to some measure begun, he, by keeping that taste within its proper channel, and feeding it with a pure and untainted stream, seems to have completed; and to have endeavoured as much as possible to adhere to the promise made in the prologue which was spoken at the first opening of that theatre under his direction, @Bade scenic virtue form the rising age@And truth diffuse her radiance from the stage.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Merchant Of Venice

Performance Comment: Shylock-Macklin; Antonio-Delane; Bassanio-Havard; Gratiano-Mills; Launcelot-Neale; Morochius-Sparks; Lorenzo (with proper songs)-Lowe; Portia-Mrs Clive; Nerissa-Mrs Bennet; Jessica-Mrs Ridout; Duke-Winstone; Solanio-Berry; Salarino-Blakes; Gobbo-Ray; Tubal-Taswell; Balthasar-Simpson; Prologue [written by Samuel Johnson]-Garrick; Epilogue-Mrs Woffington [Rosenbach copy of Prologue and Epilogue. Spoken at the opening of the Theatre in Drury Lane, 1747.]Rosenbach copy of Prologue and Epilogue. Spoken at the opening of the Theatre in Drury Lane, 1747.]
Cast
Role: Shylock Actor: Macklin
Role: Antonio Actor: Delane
Role: Bassanio Actor: Havard
Role: Gratiano Actor: Mills
Role: Launcelot Actor: Neale
Role: Morochius Actor: Sparks
Role: Lorenzo Actor: Lowe
Role: Portia Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Nerissa Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Jessica Actor: Mrs Ridout
Role: Duke Actor: Winstone
Role: Solanio Actor: Berry
Role: Salarino Actor: Blakes
Role: Gobbo Actor: Ray
Role: Tubal Actor: Taswell
Role: Balthasar Actor: Simpson
Role: ] Actor: Garrick
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Woffington
Event Comment: See Herbert, Dramatic Records, p. 117. The King's Company. The Prologue is in Thomas Jordan's A Royal Arbour of Loyal Poesie (1664). Andrew Newport to Sir Richard Leveson, 15 Dec.: Upon our stages we have women-actors, as beyond seas (HMC, 5th Report, Part I, 1876, p. 158). For a discussion of actresses who may have played Desdemona on this day, see Wilson, All the King's Ladies, pp. 6-8. Possibly Clun acted Iago. See An Elegy Upon the Most Execrable Murther of Mr Clun, 1664

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Moore Of Venice

Performance Comment: See16601011 Othello-Burt?; Iago-Clun?; A Prologue to introduce the first Woman that came to act on the Stage, in the tragedy called The Moor of Venice-.
Cast
Role: See16601011 Othello Actor: Burt?
Role: Iago Actor: Clun?
Role: in the tragedy called The Moor of Venice Actor: .
Event Comment: [Archer's 1st appearance at this theatre was on 13 Dec. 1797.] Receipts: #156 14s. (107.10.6; 48.14.0; 0.9.6)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Merchant Of Venice

Performance Comment: Duke of Venice-Packer; Anthonio-Archer (2nd appearance on this stage); Bassanio-Barrymore; Salanio-Trueman; Salarino-Holland; Gratiano-R. Palmer; Lorenzo-Dignum; Shylock-Kemble; Tubal-Maddocks; Launcelot-Suett; Gobbo-Hollingsworth; Leonardo-Evans; Portia-Mrs Siddons; Nerissa-Miss DeCamp; Jessica-Mrs Bland.
Cast
Role: Duke of Venice Actor: Packer
Role: Anthonio Actor: Archer
Role: Bassanio Actor: Barrymore
Role: Salanio Actor: Trueman
Role: Salarino Actor: Holland
Role: Gratiano Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Lorenzo Actor: Dignum
Role: Shylock Actor: Kemble
Role: Tubal Actor: Maddocks
Role: Launcelot Actor: Suett
Role: Gobbo Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Leonardo Actor: Evans
Role: Portia Actor: Mrs Siddons
Role: Nerissa Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Jessica Actor: Mrs Bland.

Afterpiece Title: The Children in the Wood

Cast
Role: Sir Rowland Actor: Barrymore.
Role: Lord Alford Actor: Dignum
Role: Walter Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Apathy Actor: Suett
Role: Gabriel Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Oliver Actor: Maddocks
Role: Lady Helen Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Josephine Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Winifred Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Children Actor: Master Tokely, Miss Benson.
Event Comment: London Chronicle, 17 Oct.: In Act IV Macklin 'very properly declined the orator, but pleaded from his feelings and the predetermined purpose of his heart.' [Mrs Barry, as Mrs Dancer, had 1st acted Portia at Crow Street Theatre, Dublin, 9 Dec. 1761, and at dl, 24 Mar. 1768.] Receipts: #205 8s. (204.19.6; 0.8.6)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Merchant Of Venice

Performance Comment: Shylock-Macklin; Antonio-Clarke; Bassanio-Wroughton; Gratiano-Lee Lewes; Lorenzo (with songs)-Mattocks; Duke-Fearon; Tubal-Thompson; Launcelot-Quick; Salanio-Booth; Solarino-L'Estrange [Public Advertiser: Davis]; Jessica (with a song)-Miss Dayes; Nerissa-Mrs Lessingham; Portia-Mrs Barry (1st appearance in that character [at this theatre]).at this theatre]).
Cast
Role: Shylock Actor: Macklin
Role: Antonio Actor: Clarke
Role: Bassanio Actor: Wroughton
Role: Gratiano Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Lorenzo Actor: Mattocks
Role: Duke Actor: Fearon
Role: Tubal Actor: Thompson
Role: Launcelot Actor: Quick
Role: Salanio Actor: Booth
Role: Solarino Actor: L'Estrange
Role: Jessica Actor: Miss Dayes
Role: Nerissa Actor: Mrs Lessingham
Role: Portia Actor: Mrs Barry

Afterpiece Title: Love a-la-Mode

Dance: End III: The Shepherd's Wedding, as17770924; End IV: As17771008

Event Comment: By Command of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Receipts: #142 8s. 6d. (Account Book); #110 (Rylands MS.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Cast
Role: Archer Actor: Ryan
Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: Mrs Horton
Role: Aimwell Actor: Hale
Role: Bonniface Actor: Mullart
Role: Foigard Actor: Rosco
Role: Sullen Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Gibbet Actor: Neale
Role: Sir Charles Actor: Salway
Role: Dorinda Actor: Mrs Bellamy
Role: Lady Bountiful Actor: Mrs James
Role: Cherry Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Gipsey Actor: Miss Horsington
Role: Scrub Actor: Hippisley.

Afterpiece Title: The Royal Chace; or, Merlin's Cave

Performance Comment: Endymion-Rochetti; Chasseurs-Rheinhold, Roberts; Nymphs-Miss Burgess, Miss Davis; Diana-Mrs Chambers; Merlin-Leveridge; Jupiter-Lun; Pluto (Punch)-Janno; Neptune (Pantaloon)-Dupre; Pan (Scaramouch)-Richardson; Hercules (Brighella)-Delagarde; Apollo (Mezetin)-Villeneuve; Mars (Leander)-Haughton; Mercury-Salway; Doctor-Bencraft; Doctor's Wife-Mrs Kilby; Pierot-Lalauze (who has not performed upon that theatre these three years).
Cast
Role: Endymion Actor: Rochetti
Role: Chasseurs Actor: Rheinhold, Roberts
Role: Nymphs Actor: Miss Burgess, Miss Davis
Role: Diana Actor: Mrs Chambers
Role: Merlin Actor: Leveridge
Role: Jupiter Actor: Lun
Role: Pluto Actor: Janno
Role: Neptune Actor: Dupre
Role: Pan Actor: Richardson
Role: Hercules Actor: Delagarde
Role: Apollo Actor: Villeneuve
Role: Mars Actor: Haughton
Role: Mercury Actor: Salway
Role: Doctor Actor: Bencraft
Role: Doctor's Wife Actor: Mrs Kilby
Role: Pierot Actor: Lalauze

Dance: Desnoyer, Haughton, Signora Barberini

Event Comment: We hear that the Tragedy of Coriolanus, wrote by the late Mr Thompson, has been rehearsed at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden, and will be perform'd there on Friday next

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Cast
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Phillips
Role: Dye Trapes Actor: Mrs Bambridge
Role: Hornpipe Actor: Atkins
Role: Dolly Trull Actor: Mrs Vallois
Role: Macheath Actor: Lowe 1st appearance on that stage
Role: Peachum Actor: Arthur
Role: Lockit Actor: Dunstall
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Young
Role: Player Actor: Anderson
Role: Beggar Actor: Paddick
Role: Mat@o@Mint Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Ben Budge Actor: Bencraft
Role: Filch Actor: Cushing
Role: Wat Dreary Actor: Smith
Role: Jemmy Twitcher Actor: Paget
Role: Drawer Actor: Bennet
Role: Jenny Diver Actor: Miss Allen
Role: Mrs Coaxer Actor: Miss Ferguson
Role: Sukey Tawdry Actor: Mrs Vallois
Role: Mrs Slammekin Actor: Miss Hippisley
Role: Mrs Vixen Actor: Miss Haughton
Role: Molly Brazen Actor: Miss Morrison
Role: Betty Doxy Actor: Mrs Villeneuve
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Faulkner
Role: With Hornpipe Actor: Oates
Role: a Country Dance Actor: the characters of the opera.

Afterpiece Title: The Royal Chace

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted in 5 years. [See 11 Dec. 1744. For further comment on Dexter, see Genest, IV, p. 341.] One Mr Dexter did Oroonoko , a Gent of Ireland--who never appear'd upon a Stage before--he had ye Greatest applause ever heard & indeed deservedly a Sweet Voice, great feeling--his name was not in ye Bills--only by a Gent (Cross). We hear that a Comedy call'd Eastward Hoe; or, The Prentices, written by Ben Johnson, Chapman, and Marston, is now reviving at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, and will be acted the 29th. [A four page double column account of the text of Oroonoko appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine, 1752, pp. 163-67.] Receipts: #130 (Cross)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Oroonoko; Or, The Royal Slave

Cast
Role: Oroonoko Actor: Dexter
Role: Aboan Actor: Lee
Role: Blandford Actor: Palmer
Role: Daniel Actor: Shuter
Role: Imonida Actor: Miss Bellamy
Role: Widow Actor: Mrs James
Role: Charlot Weldon Actor: Mrs Willoughby
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Minors
Role: Governor Actor: Burton
Role: Driver Actor: Taswell
Role: Stanmore Actor: Winstone
Role: Jack Stanmore Actor: Mozeen
Role: Hotman Actor: Blakes.

Afterpiece Title: The Anatomist

Cast
Role: Le Medicin Actor: Blakes
Role: Old Gerald Actor: Shuter
Role: Beatrice Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Crispin Actor: Yates.
Event Comment: At Yates's Booth in the George Inn, Smithfield. A new, pleasant and Diverting Droll...interspers'd with several Scenes both Satyrical and Comical, particularly the surprizing Metamorphosis of Jupiter and Mercury; the very remarkable Tryal before Judge Puzzlecause, with many learned arguments on both sides to prove that One can't be Two. Likewise the Humourous Adventures and whimsical Perplexities of Gormandize Simple, the Hungarian Footman; with the wonderful Conversations he had with and the dreadful Drubbings he received from his own Apparition; together with the Intrigues of Dorothy Squeezepurse, the wanton Chambermaid. Concluding with the Distresses of the Jealous Husband or the Innocent Adultress. Yates from Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. Clothes, scenes, machines, flyings, Transparencies and all other Decorations entirely new

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Descent Of The Heathen Gods, With The loves Of Jupiter And Alcmena; Or, Cuckoldom No Scandal

Dance: TThe Drowsy Cobler-M L'Armand, Mad L'Armand lately arriv'd from Paris; Tit for Tat or the Kiss Return'd-Mr Shawford, Mrs Shawford, M L'Armand, Mme L'Armand; An extraordinary Band of Musick [provided from the Opera and both the Theatres [six instruments named]

Event Comment: [The Afterpiece had been advertised on two previous days to be the Royal Chace; or, Merlin's Cave.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Country Lasses

Cast
Role: the part of Aura to contain the Original Actor: .
Role: Modely Actor: Giffard
Role: Heartwell Actor: Gibson
Role: Freehold Actor: Bridgwater
Role: Sir John English Actor: Bridges
Role: Lurcher Actor: Anderson
Role: Carbuncle Actor: Dunstall
Role: Doublejugg Actor: Collins
Role: Sneak Actor: Paddick
Role: Shacklefigure Actor: James
Role: Longbottom Actor: Bencraft
Role: Vulture Actor: Storer
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Aura Actor: Mrs Storer.

Afterpiece Title: The Royal Chace; or, Harlequin Skeleton

Performance Comment: Chasseur Royal-Beard; Merlin-Leveridge; Jupiter, in the character of Harlequin-Lun; Pluto (Punch)-Granier; Neptune (Pantaloon)-Dupre; Pan (Scaramouche)-Vandersluys; Hercules (Brighella)-Delagarde; Apollo (Mezzetin)-Villeneuve; Mars (Leander)-Desse; Doctor-Bencraft; Colombine-Mrs Dunstall; Pierot-LaLauze.
Cast
Role: Chasseur Royal Actor: Beard
Role: Merlin Actor: Leveridge
Role: in the character of Harlequin Actor: Lun
Role: Pluto Actor: Granier
Role: Neptune Actor: Dupre
Role: Pan Actor: Vandersluys
Role: Hercules Actor: Delagarde
Role: Apollo Actor: Villeneuve
Role: Mars Actor: Desse
Role: Doctor Actor: Bencraft
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Dunstall
Role: Pierot Actor: LaLauze.
Event Comment: [W+Winston MS 8 lists Harlequin Skeleton; or, The Royal Chace.] Receipts: #42 6s. (Account Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Love For Love

Cast
Role: Valentine Actor: Smith
Role: Sir Sampson Actor: Dunstall
Role: Scandal Actor: Ridout
Role: Foresight Actor: Arthur
Role: Tattle Actor: Dyer
Role: Trapland Actor: Collins
Role: Jeremy Actor: Barrington
Role: Ben Actor: Shuter
Role: Mrs Foresight Actor: Mrs Elmy
Role: Mrs Frail Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Prue Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Angelica Actor: Mrs Hamilton.

Afterpiece Title: Merlin's Cave; or, The Royal Chase

Performance Comment: Chasseur Royal-Lowe; Aerial Spirits-Granier, Mrs Granier; Jupiter (in the character of Harlequin)-Miles; Doctor-Arthur; Anatomist-Stoppelaer; Colombine-Mrs Dyer; Merlin-Howard; Mercury-Baker; Pierrot-Lalauze.
Cast
Role: Chasseur Royal Actor: Lowe
Role: Aerial Spirits Actor: Granier, Mrs Granier
Role: Jupiter Actor: Miles
Role: Doctor Actor: Arthur
Role: Anatomist Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Dyer
Role: Merlin Actor: Howard
Role: Mercury Actor: Baker
Role: Pierrot Actor: Lalauze.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserv'd

Performance Comment: See16820209, but Prologue To His Royal Highness Upon His first appearance at the Duke's Theatre since his Return from Scotland. Written by Mr Dryden-Mr Smith; The Epilogue Written by Mr Otway to his Play call'd Venice Preserv'd; or a Plot Discover'd; Spoken upon his Royal Highness the Duke of York's coming to the Theatre, Friday, April 21, 1682-. The Epilogue Written by Mr Otway to his Play call'd Venice Preserv'd; or a Plot Discover'd; Spoken upon his Royal Highness the Duke of York's coming to the Theatre, Friday, April 21, 1682-.
Cast
Role: Mr Dryden Actor: Mr Smith
Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Griffiths, formerly of Drury-Lane Theatre. The Doors to be opened at 5:00. To begin at 6:00. Tickets delivered by Griffiths for the 27th of February will be taken. Tickets and Places to be had of Griffiths, at the Theatre, every Morning from 10 till 12. Fires are kept to keep the Theatre warm

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Tamerlane The Great

Performance Comment: Tamerlane-Calvert (from the Theatre-Royal [Smock Alley], Dublin); Moneses-Kent (from the Theatre-Royal, Norwich); Axalla-Diamond; Dervise-Nash; Bajazet-A Gentleman (1st appearance in that character); Selima-Mrs Clapham (from the Theatre-Royal, York); Arpasia-Miss Shelbourn (from the Theatre-Royal, Edinburgh) .
Cast
Role: Tamerlane Actor: Calvert
Role: from the Theatre Actor: Royal
Role: Moneses Actor: Kent
Role: from the Theatre Actor:
Role: Axalla Actor: Diamond
Role: Dervise Actor: Nash
Role: Bajazet Actor: A Gentleman
Role: Selima Actor: Mrs Clapham
Role: from the Theatre Actor:
Role: Arpasia Actor: Miss Shelbourn
Role: from the Theatre Actor:

Afterpiece Title: The Mayor of Garratt

Cast
Role: Major Sturgeon Actor: Griffiths
Role: Sir Jacob Jollup Actor: Connell
Role: Bruin Actor: Kent
Role: Crispin Heeltap Actor: Nash
Role: Roger Actor: J. Bartholomon
Role: Jerry Sneak Actor: Decastro
Role: Mrs Bruin Actor: Miss Woodcock
Role: Mrs Sneak Actor: Miss Shelbourn

Dance: After the Imitations, The Dwarf Dance by Powel

Song: Between the acts of mainpiece several Catches and Glees by some of the principal performers in London. imitations. End of mainpiece Imitations, Vocal and Rhetorical, by Decastro

Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Mrs Cuyler. [Kean is identified on HAY playbill of 26 Aug. 1784.] 1st and 2nd pieces: Both written by George Colman, Esq. 3rd piece: Written by the late David Garrick. Not acted these 12 years. Tickets to be had of Mrs Cuyler, No. 7, St. Alban's-street; at the bar of George's Coffee-house; and of Rice, at the Theatre, where places for the boxes may be taken. Tickets delivered for the 15th will be admitted

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Manager In Distress

Afterpiece Title: The English Merchant

Performance Comment: Spatter-Williamson; Sir William Douglas-Gardner; La France-Gaudry (all of the Theatre Royal, Hay-market); Lord Falbridge-Smith; Owen-Hunter; Frecport-Calvert (from the Theatre-Royal [Smock Alley], Dublin; 1st appearance in London); Amelia-Mrs Cuyler; Molly-Mrs Lefevre; Lady Alton-Mrs Lloyd (all of the Theatre Royal, Hay-market); Mrs Goodman-Mrs Bolton .
Cast
Role: Spatter Actor: Williamson
Role: Sir William Douglas Actor: Gardner
Role: La France Actor: Gaudry
Role: Hay Actor:
Role: Lord Falbridge Actor: Smith
Role: Owen Actor: Hunter
Role: Frecport Actor: Calvert
Role: from the Theatre Actor: Royal
Role: Amelia Actor: Mrs Cuyler
Role: Molly Actor: Mrs Lefevre
Role: Lady Alton Actor: Mrs Lloyd
Role: Hay Actor:
Role: Mrs Goodman Actor: Mrs Bolton

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

Cast
Role: Sharp Actor: Dutton
Role: Gayless Actor: Smith
Role: Melissa Actor: Mrs Lefevre
Role: Kitty Pry Actor: Mrs Cuyler

Monologue: 1784 03 22 End of 2nd piece Shuter's Post-haste Observations on his Journey to Paris by Dutton

Event Comment: By Command of the Princess Royal. [Prince of Wales and Princess Royal present.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserv'd

Cast
Role: Jaffeir Actor: Wilks
Role: Pierre Actor: Mills
Role: Priuli Actor: Boman
Role: Belvidera Actor: Mrs Porter.
Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Mainpiece: Written by the celebrated Mrs Eliza Haywood. Not acted these 6 years. Afterpiece [1st time; F 2 (?)]: Written by a Comedian [unidentified. not in Larpent MS; not published]. The above Pieces have been a long Time in Rehearsal, and as no Expense has been spared in procuring respectable Performers from capital Theatres, there is no doubt (as the Comedies have sterling Merit) of their giving Satisfaction to the Audience. The Doors to be opened at 5:15. To begin at 6:15

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Wife To Be Lett

Performance Comment: Graspall-Barrett (of hay); Captain Gaylove-Turner; Fairman-Stannard; Sneaksby-Digby; Sir Harry Beaumont-Lyon (from the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh); Shamble-Williams; Courtly-Johnson; Tim-Benson; Toywell-Russell (from the Theatre Royal, Norwich); Mrs Graspall-Mrs Harley (1st appearance); Dogwood-Mrs Gardner; Marilla (with a song)-Miss Green (1st appearance); Celemena-Miss Harrison; Widow Stately-Mrs Russell (from the Theatre Royal, Norwich); Amadea (with songs)-Miss Hemet.
Cast
Role: Graspall Actor: Barrett
Role: Captain Gaylove Actor: Turner
Role: Fairman Actor: Stannard
Role: Sneaksby Actor: Digby
Role: Sir Harry Beaumont Actor: Lyon
Role: Shamble Actor: Williams
Role: Courtly Actor: Johnson
Role: Tim Actor: Benson
Role: Toywell Actor: Russell
Role: Mrs Graspall Actor: Mrs Harley
Role: Dogwood Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Marilla Actor: Miss Green
Role: Celemena Actor: Miss Harrison
Role: Widow Stately Actor: Mrs Russell
Role: Amadea Actor: Miss Hemet.

Afterpiece Title: The Sharper's Last Shift

Song: End I: Stand to your Guns-Digby

Entertainment: Monologue. End: Bucks have at ye All-Benson

Cast
Role: Bucks have at ye All Actor: Benson.
Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Everard. 1st piece [1st time; PREL 1, by Sarah Gardner. Larpent MS 1101; not published]. 2nd piece: Never acted here [acted 19 Aug. 1784]. [3rd piece: Prologue by Samuel Foote.] Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. The Doors to be opened at 5:00. To begin at 6:15. Tickets to be had at No. 21, Carey-street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields; New Slaughter's Coffee-house, St. Martin's-lane; of Adams, the Duke of Clarence Coffee-house, Haymarket; and of Everard, at Mr Shade's, Woburn-street, near Drury Lane Theatre

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Mrs Doggrell In Her Altitudes; Or, The Effects Of A West India Ramble

Afterpiece Title: The Clandestine Marriage

Performance Comment: Lord Ogleby (for that night only)-Thornton (of the Theatre-Royal Windsor; 1st appearance in London); Canton-Everard (late of the Theatre-Royal Drury-Lane); Miss Sterling-A Young Lady (1st appearance on any stage [unidentified]); Mrs Heidelberg-Mrs Gardner (1st appearance since her return from the West Indies).
Cast
Role: Lord Ogleby Actor: Thornton
Role: Theatre Actor: Royal Windsor
Role: Canton Actor: Everard
Role: late of the Theatre Actor:
Role: Royal Drury Actor:
Role: Miss Sterling Actor: A Young Lady
Role: Mrs Heidelberg Actor: Mrs Gardner

Afterpiece Title: The Author

Cast
Role: Cadwallader Actor: Everard
Role: Prologue Actor: Everard
Role: Mrs Cadwallader Actor: Mrs Gardner.
Event Comment: An Accurate Edition of Venice Preserv'd to be had in the Theatre. Receipts: #347 13s. 6d. (268.13.0; 78.14.6; 0.6.0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserv'd

Cast
Role: Pierre Actor: Palmer.
Role: Duke of Venice Actor: Maddocks
Role: Priuli Actor: Aickin
Role: Bedamar Actor: Whitfield
Role: Jaffier Actor: Kemble
Role: Renault Actor: Packer
Role: Elliot Actor: Caulfield
Role: Spinosa Actor: Benson
Role: Theodore Actor: Cooke
Role: Mezzana Actor: Roffey
Role: Durand Actor: Boimaison
Role: of the Guard Actor: Phillimore
Role: Officer Actor: Trueman
Role: Belvidera Actor: Mrs Siddons
Role: Attendants Actor: Miss Tidswell, Mrs Jones.

Afterpiece Title: No Song No Supper

Cast
Role: William Actor: Cooke.
Role: Crop Actor: Dignum
Role: Frederick Actor: Kelly
Role: Endless Actor: Suett
Role: Robin Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Servant Actor: Webb
Role: Dorothy Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Louisa Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Margaretta Actor: Sga Storace
Role: Nelly Actor: Mrs Bramwell.
Event Comment: Benefit Mills. By Command of His Royal Highness. To which (By Command) will be added, The Coronation of Anna Bullen, with the Military Ceremony of the Champion in Westminster-Hall, for the Entertainment of . . .the Prince of Orange, who accompanies his Royal Highness to the Play. [Prince of Wales, Prince of Orange, Princess Caroline present.]

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Henry Iv, Part Ii

Performance Comment: King-Mills; Prince-W. Mills; Shallow-Johnson; Silence-Miller; Feeble-Griffin; Falstaff-Harper; Pistol-Cibber; Lancaster-A. Hallam; Gloster-Cross; York-Mil ward; Justice-Boman; Poins-Oates; Bardolph-Shepard; Hostess-Mrs Shireburn; Doll-Miss Mann. A new Prologue upon the Company's Return to the Theatre Royal, spoken by Mills .
Cast
Role: King Actor: Mills
Role: Prince Actor: W. Mills
Role: Shallow Actor: Johnson
Role: Silence Actor: Miller
Role: Feeble Actor: Griffin
Role: Falstaff Actor: Harper
Role: Pistol Actor: Cibber
Role: Lancaster Actor: A. Hallam
Role: Gloster Actor: Cross
Role: York Actor: Mil ward
Role: Justice Actor: Boman
Role: Poins Actor: Oates
Role: Bardolph Actor: Shepard
Role: Hostess Actor: Mrs Shireburn
Role: Doll Actor: Miss Mann. A new Prologue upon the Company's Return to the Theatre Royal, spoken by Mills

Song:

Dance:

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 3 years. [acted 21 Jan. 1789. Mrs Esten has 1st acted Belvidera at Bath in the season of 1786-87]. Afterpiece [1st time; M. INT 2, by John Cartwright Cross. Larpent MS 883; not published. Prologue by John Taylor (his Taylor, Poems, I, 43). Rees' 1st appearance at this theatre was on 14 May 1788]: The Overture and the whole of the Music by Dibdin. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. [Most of these songs had originally appeared in Dibdin's "table entertainment," The Oddities, 1st performed at the Lyceum, 7 Dec. 1789.] Receipts: #244 18s. 6d. (234.8.0; 10.10.6)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserved

Cast
Role: Jaffier Actor: Holman
Role: Priuli Actor: Hull
Role: Renault Actor: Powel
Role: Bedamar Actor: Davies
Role: Duke Actor: Thompson
Role: Spinosa Actor: Cubitt
Role: Elliot Actor: Macready
Role: Pierre Actor: Harley
Role: Belvidera Actor: Mrs Esten.

Dance: In afterpiece: Dancing-Byrne, Mrs Goodwin

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 3 years. [acted 21 Jan. 1789. Mrs Esten has 1st acted Belvidera at Bath in the season of 1786-87]. Afterpiece [1st time; M. INT 2, by John Cartwright Cross. Larpent MS 883; not published. Prologue by John Taylor (his Taylor, Poems, I, 43). Rees' 1st appearance at this theatre was on 14 May 1788]: The Overture and the whole of the Music by Dibdin. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. [Most of these songs had originally appeared in Dibdin's "table entertainment," The Oddities, 1st performed at the Lyceum, 7 Dec. 1789.] Receipts: #244 18s. 6d. (234.8.0; 10.10.6)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserved

Cast
Role: Jaffier Actor: Holman
Role: Priuli Actor: Hull
Role: Renault Actor: Powel
Role: Bedamar Actor: Davies
Role: Duke Actor: Thompson
Role: Spinosa Actor: Cubitt
Role: Elliot Actor: Macready
Role: Pierre Actor: Harley
Role: Belvidera Actor: Mrs Esten.

Dance: In afterpiece: Dancing-Byrne, Mrs Goodwin

Event Comment: [Mrs Twistleton, who was from the Liverpool theatre, is identified by Genest, VII, 159. "Her voice wants variety, and, possibly from too much exertion, in order to fill so large a theatre, it came upon the ear with a loud monotony, destructive of all possibility of pathetic effect" (European Magazine, Feb. 1794, p. 136). As afterpiece the playbill announces THE MIDNIGHT WANDERERS, but "Rosina succeeded the play. The Midnight Wanderers was to have been the entertainment; and we could not but lament that Mrs Mountain's indisposition should have prevented its representation" (Mormng Herald, 3 Feb.). The Account-Book notes the same change.] Receipts: #405 14s. 6d. (392/15/6; 12/19/0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserved

Cast
Role: Jaffier Actor: Holman
Role: Priuli Actor: Hull
Role: Renault Actor: Powel
Role: Bedamar Actor: Davies
Role: Duke Actor: Thompson
Role: Spinosa Actor: Cubitt
Role: Elliot Actor: Macready
Role: Pierre Actor: HarleyBelvidera-A Lady
Role: HarleyBelvidera Actor: A Lady

Afterpiece Title: ROSINA

Cast
Role: Belville Actor: Johnstone
Role: Captain Belville Actor: Incledon
Role: William Actor: Blanchard
Role: Rustic Actor: Davies
Role: Irish Haymaker Actor: Rock Phoebe-Mrs Martyr
Role: Rock Phoebe Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Leicester
Role: Rosina Actor: Miss Poole
Event Comment: Benefit J. and Ch. Rich. A Farce of Three acts. All in the Characters of the Italian Theatre. Admission 5s., 3s., 2s. [The Prince present. Receipts: #157 12s. 6d.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: La Foire De St

Performance Comment: Germain. Parts-the French Company of Comedians , lately arriv'd from the Theatre Royal in Paris.
Event Comment: By Permission [of the Lord Chamberlain]. Mainpiece [1st time in London; C 5, by Robert Hitchcock, 1st acted at Hull, 14 Nov. 1775]. Afterpiece: Written by George Alexander Stevens. [This was not Charles Macklin's play, The True-Born Irishman, 1st published in Jones' British Theatre, 1795, but Stevens's The French Flogged; or, The British Sailors in America.] Tickets delivered for the 23rd of September and for the Evening will be admitted

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Coquette; Or The Mistakes Of The Heart

Performance Comment: Principal Characters-Camery (1st appearance), Jackson, Davis, Tannett, Dowson, Curtis, Williams, Morris, Johnston, Miss Walton (the young Lady who performed in The Provok'd Wife [on 18 Sept.]), Miss Essex, Mrs Gardner, Mrs Bishop, Mrs Roche, Mrs Russell (from the Theatre Royal, Norwich), A Young Gentlewoman [unidentified]. [Text (Bath: R. Cruttwell, 1777) lists the parts, with cast as acted at Hull: Sedley , Captain Helm , Woodford , Sir Whifling Trifle , Flamwell , Spangle , Finesse , Swab , Ty'em , Miss Bloomer , Lady Younglove , Flora , Mrs Fashion , Miss Belgrove , Frippery , Fontange .]on 18 Sept.]), Miss Essex, Mrs Gardner, Mrs Bishop, Mrs Roche, Mrs Russell (from the Theatre Royal, Norwich), A Young Gentlewoman [unidentified]. [Text (Bath: R. Cruttwell, 1777) lists the parts, with cast as acted at Hull: Sedley , Captain Helm , Woodford , Sir Whifling Trifle , Flamwell , Spangle , Finesse , Swab , Ty'em , Miss Bloomer , Lady Younglove , Flora , Mrs Fashion , Miss Belgrove , Frippery , Fontange .]
Cast
Role: Principal Characters Actor: Camery

Afterpiece Title: The True-Born Irishman; or, The English Sailors and Soldiers in America

Dance: End IV: a Hornpipe-Miller

Entertainment: ImitationsEnd: Imitations, Vocal and Rhetorical,-Decastro ; several new ones, and those which Foote introduced him in before their Majesties

Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Digges. Mainpiece: Never acted here. [Barry had acted King Lear at this theatre on 15 July 1767, and Ross on 18 June 1770.] Afterpiece: Altered into 3 acts

Performances

Mainpiece Title: King Lear

Performance Comment: King Lear-Digges; Bastard-West; Kent-Gardner; Gloster-Mitchell; Gentleman Usher-Blissett; Albany-Taylor; Burgundy-Turner; Cornwall-Davis; Edgar-Dimond (from the Theatre-Royal, Bath); Goneril-Mrs Lefevre; Regan-Mrs West; Cordelia-Mrs Massey.
Cast
Role: King Lear Actor: Digges
Role: Bastard Actor: West
Role: Kent Actor: Gardner
Role: Gloster Actor: Mitchell
Role: Gentleman Usher Actor: Blissett
Role: Albany Actor: Taylor
Role: Burgundy Actor: Turner
Role: Cornwall Actor: Davis
Role: Edgar Actor: Dimond
Role: Theatre Actor:
Role: Goneril Actor: Mrs Lefevre
Role: Regan Actor: Mrs West
Role: Cordelia Actor: Mrs Massey.

Afterpiece Title: The Gentle Shepherd

Cast
Role: Bauldy Actor: Blissett
Role: Sir William Worthy Actor: Mitchell
Role: Jenny Actor: A Young Lady
Role: Peggy Actor: Mrs Hitchcock.

Music: Afterpiece: With the Scots Musick incidental to the Piece-