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Event Comment: Mrs Egerton smart figure not much of the Gentlewoman tho, appear'd in Lady Townly (Hopkins Diary). From the Theatre Royal, Dublin (MacMillan). Lady Townly, Mrs Egerton, first time (Cross Diary)


Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Husband; Or, A Journey To London

Performance Comment: Lord Townly-Reddish; Manly-Packer; John Moody-Burton; Myrtilla-Miss Platt; Lady Townly-Mrs Egerton, from the Theatre Royal in Dublin; Count Basset-Dodd; Sir Francis Wronghead-Love; Squire Richard-W. Palmer; Lady Grace-Mrs W. Barry; Miss Jenny-Miss Radley; Lady Wronghead-Mrs Hopkins; Mrs Motherly-Mrs Cross; Trusty-Mrs Johnston.

Afterpiece Title: The Elopement

Event Comment: [This theatre had no patent; it could therefore remain open in Holy Week.


Mainpiece Title: George Barnwell; Or, The London Merchant

Performance Comment: Trueman-A Gentleman (from the Theatre Royal in London [unidentified]); Thorowgood-Rivers; Uncle-Brown; Blunt-Farrel; Barnwell-Clifford; Lucy-Mrs Fowler; Milwood-Mrs Palmer.

Afterpiece Title: The Mock Doctor; or, Dumb Lady Cured

Afterpiece Title: Linco's Travels

Entertainment: Monologue.End: Comic Paraphrase on Shakespear's Seven Ages of Man-Farrel

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Bland. Afterpiece: By permission of the Proprietors of the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane. Times, 18 Aug.: Tickets to be had of Mrs Bland, No. 25, King-street, Covent-garden


Mainpiece Title: Cambro-britons

Afterpiece Title: The Shipwreck

Song: End II: (by permission of the Proprietors of the Theatre-Royal Drury-Lane) the favourite song in The Stranger I have a silent sorrow here (The Words by R. B. Sheridan, Esq., the Air by her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire)-Mrs Bland; End: A Musical Elegy on the late Mr Palmer- (composed by The Earl of Abingdon; the words from The Stranger); The United Englishmen-Munden; A favourite song-Mrs Hindmarsh; Little Taffline ; or, The silken sash-Mrs Bland

Event Comment: Benefit for Mr and Mrs H. Johnston. 1st piece: Not acted these 2 years. 3rd piece: Not acted here these 10 years [never previously acted at this theatre]. Morning Chronicle, 16 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Mr and Mrs Johnston, No. 24, Bedford-street, Covent Garden. The Doors to be opened at 5:30, and to begin at 6:30, and so continue for the remainder of the Season. Receipts: #380 11s. 6d. (168.5.6; 17.1.0; tickets: 195.5.0)


Mainpiece Title: Douglas

Performance Comment: Douglas-H. Johnston; Lord Randolph-Betterton; Glenalvon-Raymond (By Permission of the Proprietors of the Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane); Officer-Thompson; Old Norval-Murray; Anna-Miss Mills; Lady Randolph-Mrs St.Ledger (Their 1st appearance in those characters).

Afterpiece Title: Lovers' Quarrels

Afterpiece Title: The Deserter of Naples

Entertainment: Vaudeville In course Evening: an entire New Song, The Seaman's Lamentation for the Loss of the Royal Charlotte (The Words by G. S. Carey, and composed by Mazzinghi)-Incledon; Dancing-Mr and Master Michell (from the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh; 1st appearance)

Performance Comment: S. Carey=, and composed by Mazzinghi)-Incledon; Dancing-Mr and Master Michell (from the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh; 1st appearance). 1st appearance).
Event Comment: By Authority of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Lacy, formerly of the Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane. Tickets to be had of Fosbrook, at the Box Office of the Drury Lane Theatre, and Rice, at the Box Office of the Theatre-Royal, Haymarket, where Places for the Boxes may be taken. [Address by John Taylor (Monthly Mirror, Dec. 1798, p. 370). On this night the following appeared both at dl and at the hay: Hollingsworth, Caulfield, Bannister Jun., Suett, Miss Pope, Mrs Bland.


Mainpiece Title: The Jealous Wife

Performance Comment: Oakly-Lacy; Major Oakly-Wilmot Wells; Charles-Macready; Mrs Oakly-Mrs Abington; And, with Permission of the Proprietors of the Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane: Russet-Hollingsworth; Sir Harry Beagle-R. Palmer; Lord Trinket-Russell; Captain O'Cutter-Caulfield; Paris-Wewitzer; William-Ryder; John-Surmont; Tom-Webb; Lady Freelove-Mrs Sparks; Harriet-Miss Heard; Toilet-Mrs Cuyler.

Afterpiece Title: Between II and III of the above,Sylvester Daggerwood

Afterpiece Title: High Life below Stairs

Dance: In II 3rd piece: A Mock Minuet-R. Palmer, Miss Pope

Song: End I 1st piece: Little Taffline-Mrs Bland

Entertainment: MonologuePrevious 1st piece: Occasional Address-Lacy

Event Comment: Benefit for C. Kemble. Mainpiece: By permission of the Proprietors of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Morning Chronicle, 8 Aug.: Tickets to be had of C. Kemble, No. 126, Great Russel-street, Bloomsbury


Mainpiece Title: The School For Scandal

Performance Comment: Sir Peter Teazle-King (of the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane; for that night only); Sir Oliver Surface-Davenport; Sir Benjamin Backbite-Palmer; Joseph Surface-Barrymore; Charles Surface-C. Kemble; Crabtree-Suett; Careless-J. Palmer; Rowley-Waldron; Moses-Wathen; Snake-Caulfield; Trip-Farley; Lady Teazle-Miss DeCamp; Mrs Candour-Mrs Davenport; Lady Sneerwell-Miss Chapman; Maria-Mrs Mountain.
Role: of the Theatre Actor: Royal, Drury-Lane

Afterpiece Title: Obi

Song: III: a song-Trueman

Event Comment: [Prologue by George Colman, the elder (Colman, Prose, 10,239).] Afterpiece: Written by the Author of The Son-in-Law [John O'Keeffe]. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Rice at the Theatre. [No playbill this season lists the various prices of admission; they were probably, as usual: Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. 2nd Gallery 1s.] The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00 [same throughout season]. On 24 May Colman inserted the following in Public Advertiser: The Theatre Royal in the Haymarket will open next Saturday. In order to avoid unnecessary' Repetitions during the Season, the Public are desired, once for all, to take Notice that every Performance at this Theatre will be exhibited to most brilliant, crouded and OVERFLOWING audiences; and received with loud and universal Bursts of most UNBOUNDED and UNCOMMON Applause


Mainpiece Title: The Suicide

Afterpiece Title: The Agreeable Surprise

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Bannister, Gaudrey (from the Theatre Royal, Dublin; 1st appearance on that stage), Wood, Massey, Egan, Stevens, Painter, Ledger, Edwin; Mrs Webb, Mrs Wells, Mrs Poussin, Mrs Bannister. [Cast adjusted from Songs (T. Cadell, 1782): Compton-Bannister; Sir Felix Friendly-Gaudrey; Eugene-Wood; Chicane-Massey; John-Egan; Thomas-Stevens; Stump-Painter; Cuddcn-Ledger; Lingo-Edwin; Mrs Cheshire-Mrs Webb; Cowslip-Mrs Wells; Fringe-Mrs Poussin; Laura-Mrs Bannister.] hathi. hathi.

Dance: End of Act III of mainpiece Dance by Mr and Miss Byrn

Song: In Act III of mainpiece [Sing] Old Rose and burn the Bellows, and 'Twas you Sir, 'Twas you Sir, both by Bannister, Wood, Burton, Brett, &c

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 10 years. Afterpiece: By permission of the Proprietor of the Theatre Royal Hay-Market. Receipts: #259 0s. 6d. (181.11.6; 76.18.0; 0.11.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Maid Of The Mill

Performance Comment: Lord Aimworth (with new songs)-Kelly; Sir Harry Sycamore-Suett; Mervin-Trueman; Fairfield-Aickin; Giles-Dignum; Ralph-Biggs (from the Theatre Royal Bath; 1st appearance on this stage); Lady Sycamore-Mrs Walcot; Theodosia-Miss Leak; Patty (with new songs)-Mrs Crouch; Fanny-Mrs Bland.

Afterpiece Title: The Agreeable Surprise

Event Comment: Afterpiece: By permission of the Proprietor of the Theatre Royal, Hay-market. "[Raymond] appears to possess many of those wild beauties, and enthusiastic bursts for which Mossop has been celebrated; which produce an effect upon the audience, like electricity, instantaneous and irresistible" (Monthly Mirror, Oct. 1799, p. 232). Receipts: #304 13s. (213.5.0; 91.5.6; 0.2.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Castle-spectre

Performance Comment: As17990917, but Osmond-Raymond (from the Theatre Royal, Dublin; 1st appearance on this stage); Allan-Packer.

Afterpiece Title: The Children in the Wood

Event Comment: The Lord Mayor's Show. London Intelligencer, 31 Oct.: London, Octob. 29. This day the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of the City of London (Sir John Lawrence) was sworn into the said Office...After which...he return'd into the City, where the Solemnity of the day was perform'd with great Magnificence and in exceldent Order. Evelyn, Diary: Was the most magnificent triumph by Water & Land of the Ld: Major


Mainpiece Title: London's Triumphs Celebrated The 29th Of October, 1664

Performance Comment: In Honour To the pruely Deserver of Honour Sir John Lawrence Knight, Lord Major of the Honourable City of London: and Performed at the Costs and Charges of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers.
Event Comment: [Author unknown.] A new Dramatick Entertainment. By Their Royal Highnesses' Command. Benefit Penkethman. N.B. The Boxes will be illuminated with Wax Candles


Mainpiece Title: Distress'd Beauty; Or, The London Prentice

Performance Comment: London Prentice-Penkethman; Wantbrains-Miller.
Role: London Prentice Actor: Penkethman

Dance: Dutch Dance between a Dutch Boor and his Frow-Newhouse, Mrs Willis; French Peasant-Newhouse, Miss Francis; Drunken Man-Harper

Song: The Dame of Honour, Mimick Song in Praise of a Country Life-Mrs Willis; Mrs Boman

Event Comment: Benefit for Townsend and Mrs Johnson. 3rd piece [1st time in London; F 1, by William Dunlap]: Performed with distinguished Applause at the John St.? Theatre, New York [on 9 Jan. 1797]; compressed into one act [from two], and adapted for the English Stage by a Gentleman [perhaps the author]. "Commencing at half past eleven o'clock, and after a tiresome variety of other entertainments, the audience thought they had had enough for their money, and demanded the fall of the curtain before the conclusion of [Tell Truth and Shame the Devil]" (Monthly Mirror, June 1799, p. 367). Morning Chronicle, 8 May: Tickets to be had of Townsend, No. 9, Leicester-place. [Mrs Johnson not listed.] Receipts: #442 17s. 6d. (108.1.0; 1.11.0; tickets: 333.5.6, of which Townsend sold 218.2.0; Mrs Johnson 115.3.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Iron Chest

Performance Comment: As17990423, but Fitzharding-Johnson (from the Park? Theatre, New York; 1st appearance on this stage); Samson (1st time)-Townsend; Helen (for that night only)-Mrs Johnson; Chorus of Robbers-_; Chorus of Servants-_.

Afterpiece Title: Catherine and Petruchio

Afterpiece Title: Tell Truth and Shame the Devil

Song: End: Mad Tom-Betts (1st appearance on the stage); Young William-Incledon; The Golden Days-Munden; The Tight Little Island-Townsend; The Wind blew fresh and fair-Townsend

Music: End I 1st piece: Concerto Clarionet-Orsato (of the Theatre Royal Venice; 1st appearance in this Metropolis); a duetto solo by means of the Pression and Repercussion of the Air-Orsato This his curious Discovery has received the greatest Applause in most of the Courts

Event Comment: Benefit Mrs Clive. Mainpiece: Written by Sir George Etheridge. By Command of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales. Receipts: #230


Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Mode; Or, Sir Fopling Flutter

Afterpiece Title: The Virgin Unmasked

Song: I: Sweet Bird, from Milton,-Mrs Arne; III: The celebrated Irish Ballad Elin a Roon-Mrs Clive in Irish, as she perform'd it at the Theatre Royal in Dublin; IV: Singing in Italian and English-Miss Edwards

Dance: II: The Italian Peasants, as17411205; IV: A Ballet-Desse, Baudouin, Leviez

Event Comment: To begin at 6:30 precisely. Boxes 3s. Pit 2s. Gallery 1s. The Proprietors have spared no expence in enlarging and beautifying the Theatre; and as they are determined to preserve the exactest punctuality in the time of beginning, and to make regularity and decorum their chief study, hope they shall render themselves deserving of that favourable encouragement they have before experienced. The House is illuminated with Wax. Subscription tickets may be had by applying to Bailey, at Mr Oldfield's. [Author of Prologue unknown.


Mainpiece Title: The Wonder: A Woman Keeps A Secret

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

Dance: End: Hornpipe-a Lady [from the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden unidentified]

Event Comment: Last Thursday morning, Mr Harrington, Prompter to the Theatre Royal, being delerious and in a high fever, in the absence of his Nurse-keeper, threw himself out of his lodging window, and was killed by the fall. [See A Full and true Account of the woeful and wonderftl apparition of Hurloe Harrington, late prompter to the Theatre Royal in Dublin (London, 1750).] Receipts: #140 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The London Merchant

Afterpiece Title: The Anatomist

Song: IV: Master Mattocks

Event Comment: By a Company of Comedians from Goodman's Fields, and both the Theatres Royal, at the New Theatre in Tottenham Court


Mainpiece Title: Amurath, The Great Emperor Of The Turks; Or, The London Prentice's Glory

Song: Excell

Event Comment: Benefit for Wathen. 2nd and 3rd piece: By permission of the Proprietors of the Theatre-Royal, Drury Lane. 2nd piece: Never acted at this Theatre [i.e. in the regular summer season; it had been acted "out of season" on 9 Feb. 1797]. Morning Chronicle, 16 Aug.: Tickets to be had of Wathen, No. 2, Frith Street, Soho


Mainpiece Title: The London Hermit

Afterpiece Title: The Spoil'd Child

Afterpiece Title: The Prize; or, 2, 5, 3, 8

Song: End I 2nd piece: The Country Club-Wathen

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted this season. Benefit for the Increase of a Fund Establish'd by the Performers at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden, for the support of such actors, and their families, who from age or infirmities shall be incapable of their business. Such of the Nobility, Gentry, &c., who are pleased to favour this undertaking, are desir'd to send for places, Box or Pit tickets to Mr Sarjant at the Stage-Door. Charges #65. Profits to the Fund #13617s., plus #22 6s. from tickets (Box 82, Pit 12). Paid Mr Weller as per bills for property and machinery in Faustus #14 13s. (Account Book). Receipts: #201 17s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Afterpiece Title: The Englishman in Paris

Dance: II: The Village Romps, as17661008

Entertainment: OOccasional Prologue-Ross; The London Cries-Shuter

Event Comment: "This degradation of a theatre royal was properly reprobated by the audience in general" (Town and Country Magazine, Jan. 1789, p. 15). Receipts: #264 (252.3; 11.17)


Mainpiece Title: Love Makes A Man; Or, The Fop's Fortune

Afterpiece Title: Aladin

Entertainment: Vaudeville In Irish Fair: [scene in afterpiece] [will be introduced (for the 1st time) a Sparring Match-Humphreys, another celebrated Pugilist [Death (London Chronicle 31 Dec.)]

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Mountain. 1st piece: By Permission of the Proprietors of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Morning Herald, 21 May: Tickets to be had of Mrs Mountain at Mr Greak's, No. 3 3 , Tavistock-street, Covent-Garden. Receipts: #274 3s. (109/7/6; 9/19/6; tickets: 154/16/0)


Mainpiece Title: The Gentle Shepherd

Afterpiece Title: LOVERS' QUARRELS


Dance: In Act I of 1st piece a Highland Reel by Byrn, Mlle St. Amand, Mme Rossi

Song: End of Act II of 2nd piece (for that night only) a Selection of the most Favorite Catches and Glees from Harrison and Knyvett's Vocal Concert. What shall he have that killed the Deer by Incledon, Townsend, Richardson, Linton and Chorus Q. S. Smith). Ye spotted snakes by Mrs Clendining, Mrs Mountain, Townsend, Linton, Incledon (Stevens). The New Mariners by Incledon, Townsend, Linton and Chorus (Calicott). Where the bee sucks by Mrs Clendining, Mrs Mountain, Townsend, Linton (harmonized by Jackson). Water parted from the Sea by Incledon (Dr Arne). In 3rd piece a Planxty, descriptive of Ireland, by Johnstone, in character

Event Comment: Mainpiece: By Permission of the Proprietor of the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Receipts: #246 2s. (245.13; 0.9)


Mainpiece Title: The London Hermit

Afterpiece Title: Merry Sherwood

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.


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

Afterpiece Title: The Royal Chace

Role: Chasseur Royal Actor: Squibb.
Role: A Chasseur Royal Actor: Mattocks
Event Comment: Benefit for [W.] Bates and Mahon. Afterpiece: With an exact Representation of the Irish Giant [who had recently been exhibited in London: Charles Byrne, 1761-83], and a Leap through a Cask on Fire. Receipts: #132 5s. Receipts: #132 5s. (none listed; tickets: 132/5) (charge: #105)


Mainpiece Title: The Count Of Narbonne

Afterpiece Title: The Royal Chace

Performance Comment: Jupiter (in the character of Harlequin)-[W.] Bates; Chasseur Royal (with The Early Horn)-Brett; Mercury-Darley; Doctor-Thompson; Punch-Jackson; Hercules-Dumay; Apollo-Byrne; Scaramouch-Ratchford; Mars-Cranfield; Anatomist-Jones; Pierrot-Stevens; Highland Lad and Lassie (with a new Character Duet)-Mahon and Miss Satchell; Old Woman-Mr Wewitzer; Columbine-Miss Matthews .
Role: Chasseur Royal Actor: Brett

Song: End of Act iv of mainpiece Tally Ho!, as17830516

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


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

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).

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


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Afterpiece Title: The Royal Chace