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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

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Cambro-britons

Afterpiece Title: The Shipwreck

Cast
Role: Selwyn Actor: D'Arcy
Role: Harry Hawser Actor: Wathen
Role: Michael Goto Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Stave Actor: Suett
Role: Dick Actor: Mrs Edward
Role: Angelica Goto Actor: Miss Griffiths
Role: Fanny Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Sally Shamrock Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: There stood Jonas Actor:
Role: Marguerite sic] Actor: Mrs Bland.

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)

Performances

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).
Cast
Role: Douglas Actor: H. Johnston
Role: Lord Randolph Actor: Betterton
Role: Glenalvon Actor: Raymond
Role: Drury Actor:
Role: Officer Actor: Thompson
Role: Old Norval Actor: Murray
Role: Anna Actor: Miss Mills
Role: Lady Randolph Actor: Mrs St.Ledger

Afterpiece Title: Lovers' Quarrels

Cast
Role: Jacintha Actor: Mrs H. Johnston
Role: Isabella Actor: Miss Leserve
Role: Leonora Actor: the Late Miss Betterton
Role: Sancho Actor: Fawcett
Role: Don Carlos Actor: Holman
Role: Lopez Actor: Munden
Role: Don Lorenzo Actor: Claremont
Role: Don Alvarez Actor: Davenport
Role: Don Felix Actor: Thompson
Role: Angelina Actor: Miss Chapman

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).
Cast
Role: Actor: Incledon
Role: Dancing Actor: Mr and Master Michell
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.

Performances

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.
Cast
Role: Oakly Actor: Lacy
Role: Major Oakly Actor: Wilmot Wells
Role: Charles Actor: Macready
Role: Mrs Oakly Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Drury Actor: Lane: Russet-Hollingsworth
Role: Russet Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Sir Harry Beagle Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Lord Trinket Actor: Russell
Role: Captain O'Cutter Actor: Caulfield
Role: Paris Actor: Wewitzer
Role: William Actor: Ryder
Role: John Actor: Surmont
Role: Tom Actor: Webb
Role: Lady Freelove Actor: Mrs Sparks
Role: Harriet Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Toilet Actor: Mrs Cuyler.

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

Cast
Role: Sylvester Daggerwood Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Fustian Actor: Suett
Role: Apewell Actor: Caulfield.

Afterpiece Title: High Life below Stairs

Cast
Role: Lovel Actor: Dowton
Role: Freeman Actor: Surmont
Role: Philip Actor: Sparks
Role: Tom Actor: Ryder
Role: Duke's Servant Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Sir Harry's Servant Actor: Russell
Role: Kitty Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Cook Actor: Mrs Coates
Role: Cloe Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Lady Bab's Maid Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Lady Charlotte's Maid Actor: Miss Heard.

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: 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)

Performances

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: 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

Performances

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

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

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Suicide

Cast
Role: : Tobine Actor: Palmer
Role: Wingrave Actor: Edwin
Role: Tabby Actor: Aickin
Role: Catchpenny Actor: Baddeley
Role: Squib Actor: R. Palmer
Role: John Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Bounce Actor: Gardner
Role: Dr Truby Actor: Usher
Role: Juggins Actor: Massey
Role: Ranter Actor: Bannister
Role: Mrs Grogram Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Peggy Actor: Miss Hale
Role: Nancy Lovel Actor: Mrs Bulkley.

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.
Cast
Role: : Compton Actor: Bannister
Role: Sir Felix Friendly Actor: Gaudrey
Role: Eugene Actor: Wood
Role: Chicane Actor: Massey
Role: John Actor: Egan
Role: Thomas Actor: Stevens
Role: Stump Actor: Painter
Role: Cuddcn Actor: Ledger
Role: Lingo Actor: Edwin
Role: Mrs Cheshire Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Cowslip Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Fringe Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Laura Actor: Mrs Bannister.

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)

Performances

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.
Cast
Role: Lord Aimworth Actor: Kelly
Role: Sir Harry Sycamore Actor: Suett
Role: Mervin Actor: Trueman
Role: Fairfield Actor: Aickin
Role: Giles Actor: Dignum
Role: Ralph Actor: Biggs
Role: Lady Sycamore Actor: Mrs Walcot
Role: Theodosia Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Patty Actor: Mrs Crouch
Role: Fanny Actor: Mrs Bland.

Afterpiece Title: The Agreeable Surprise

Cast
Role: Sir Felix Friendly Actor: Suett
Role: Compton Actor: Dignum
Role: Eugene Actor: Trueman
Role: Chicane Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Lingo Actor: Biggs
Role: Thomas Actor: Maddocks
Role: John Actor: Caulfield
Role: Stump Actor: Webb
Role: Cudden Actor: Chippendale
Role: Laura Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Mrs Cheshire Actor: Mrs Walcot
Role: Fringe Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Cowslip Actor: Miss Mellon.
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)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Castle-spectre

Performance Comment: As17990917, but Osmond-Raymond (from the Theatre Royal, Dublin; 1st appearance on this stage); Allan-Packer.
Cast
Role: Osmond Actor: Raymond
Role: Allan Actor: Packer.
Role: Reginald Actor: Cory
Role: Percy Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Father Philip Actor: Palmer
Role: Motley Actor: Wathen
Role: Kenrick Actor: Holland
Role: Hassan Actor: Dowton
Role: Saib Actor: Trueman
Role: Muley Actor: Clarke
Role: Alaric Actor: Wentworth
Role: Harold Actor: Webb
Role: Edric Actor: Chippendale
Role: Angela Actor: Miss Biggs
Role: Alice Actor: Mrs Walcot
Role: Evelina's Ghost Actor: Mrs Powell

Afterpiece Title: The Children in the Wood

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

Performances

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

Cast
Role: Sir Fopling Actor: Cibber Jun.
Role: Dorimant Actor: Mills
Role: Medley Actor: Delane
Role: Old Bellair Actor: Shepard
Role: Young Bellair Actor: Havard
Role: Handy Actor: Green
Role: Mrs Loveit Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Woffington
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Mills
Role: Pert Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: Shoemaker Actor: Raftor
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Butler
Role: Lady Woodville Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Pert Actor: Miss Macklin
Role: Busy Actor: Miss Brunette.

Afterpiece Title: The Virgin Unmasked

Cast
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Quaver Actor: Lowe
Role: Goodwill Actor: Taswell
Role: Blister Actor: Turbutt
Role: Wormwood Actor: Woodburn
Role: Coupee Actor: Macklin
Role: Thomas Actor: Raftor.

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.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Wonder: A Woman Keeps A Secret

Cast
Role: Don Felix Actor: King
Role: Colonel Briton Actor: West
Role: Frederick Actor: Cooke
Role: Don Lopez Actor: Bowles
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Newton
Role: Gibby Actor: Bailey
Role: Lissardo Actor: Russell
Role: Violante Actor: Mrs Burden
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Lefevre
Role: Flora Actor: Mrs Russell
Role: Inis Actor: Mrs West.

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

Cast
Role: Gayless Actor: Cooke
Role: Beau Trippet Actor: Bailey
Role: Drunken Cook Actor: Bowles
Role: Justice Guttle Actor: Newton
Role: Sharp Actor: Russell
Role: Melissa Actor: Mrs West
Role: Mrs Trippet Actor: Mrs Heard
Role: Mrs Gadabout Actor: Mrs Lefevre
Role: Kitty Pry Actor: Mrs Russell
Role: With an occasional Prologuewritten by a Gen Actor: West.

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

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)

Performances

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: Tell Truth and Shame the Devil

Cast
Role: Principal Characters Actor: H. Johnston, Murray, Johnson, Mrs Litchfield.
Role: Tom Holton Actor: H. Johnston
Role: Whitely Actor: Murray
Role: Semblance Actor: Johnson
Role: Susan Actor:

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: [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: 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.
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. 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]. 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

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Love In A Village

Performance Comment: Y. Meadows-Payne (from the Theatre Royal in Norwich); Hawthorn-Fearon; Hodge-Griffiths; Eustace-Dancer; Sir William-Farrel; Footman-Smith; Carter-Lloyd; Woodcock-Parsons; Lucinda-Mrs Payne; Madge-Mrs Fearon; Deborah-Mrs Parsons; Housemaid-Mrs Smith; Cook-Mrs White; Rosetta-Mrs Greville; With Dances- incidental to the piece.
Cast
Role: Meadows Actor: Payne
Role: Hawthorn Actor: Fearon
Role: Hodge Actor: Griffiths
Role: Eustace Actor: Dancer
Role: Sir William Actor: Farrel
Role: Footman Actor: Smith
Role: Carter Actor: Lloyd
Role: Woodcock Actor: Parsons
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Payne
Role: Madge Actor: Mrs Fearon
Role: Deborah Actor: Mrs Parsons
Role: Housemaid Actor: Mrs Smith
Role: Cook Actor: Mrs White
Role: Rosetta Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: With Dances Actor: incidental to the piece.

Afterpiece Title: The Apprentice

Cast
Role: Dick Actor: Davies
Role: Wingate Actor: Farrel
Role: Gargle Actor: Dancer
Role: Irishman Actor: Fearon
Role: Bayliff Actor: Lloyd
Role: Porter Actor: Vowell
Role: Simon Actor: Jacobs
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss Wentworth.

Entertainment: A Variety of Imitations-a Young Gentleman [Stokes]

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Lionel And Clarissa

Performance Comment: Colonel Oldboy-Edwin; Jessamy-Wood; Jenkins-Bannister; Harman-Bowles [From the Theatre Royal in Norwich]; Sir John Flowerdale-Aickin; Lionel-Du-Bellamy; Diana (for that night only)-Mrs Cargill; Jenny-Mrs Wilson; Lady Mary Oldboy-Mrs Webb; Clarissa-Miss Harper.
Cast
Role: Colonel Oldboy Actor: Edwin
Role: Jessamy Actor: Wood
Role: Jenkins Actor: Bannister
Role: Harman Actor: Bowles
Role: Sir John Flowerdale Actor: Aickin
Role: Lionel Actor: Du-Bellamy
Role: Du Actor: Bellamy
Role: Diana Actor: Mrs Cargill
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Lady Mary Oldboy Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Clarissa Actor: Miss Harper.

Afterpiece Title: Comus

Cast
Role: Principal Bacchant Actor: Mrs Cargill
Role: Comus Actor: Palmer
Role: Singing Spirit Actor: Du-Bellamy
Role: Du Actor: Bellamy
Role: Brothers Actor: Lamash, Wood
Role: 1st Spirit Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Principal Bacchanal Actor: Bannister
Role: Lady Actor: Miss Harper
Role: Pastoral Nymph Actor: Miss Twist
Role: Bacchants Actor: Mrs Hitchcock
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: [Huddart, whose 1st appearance on the stage was at the Crow Street Theatre Dublin, on 14 May 1798, is identified in European Magazine, Oct. 1798, p. 258.] "In the gentle and tender scenes [Huddart] was impressive...but in the impassioned parts he was often too boisterous, and from his too eager exertion, he exhausted himself, in a great measure, before the conclusion of the piece" (Morning Herald, 16 Oct.). [Mrs Pope, as Miss Campion, had 1st appeared as Desdemona at the same theatre, 11 Mar. 1790. Mrs Wybrow was from the Royal Circus. She had appeared at cg on 6 June 1798.] Afterp iece [1st time; BALL. PI, by John Cartwright Cross. Larpent MS 1228. Text (i.e. synopsis of the ballet, and the songs) in his Circusiana (Lackington, Allen & Co., 1890), Vol. 1; it lists the cast for the Royal Circus]: Taken chiefly from the favourtie Piece of the latter Title [1st acted at the Royal Circus, 9 Apr. 1798], with Alterations and Additions by the original Author. The Music by Sanderson, and Scenery by Phillips, Lupino, Hollogan, Blackmore, &c. Receipts: #294 15s. 6d. (290.8.6; 4.7.0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Othello, Moor Of Venice

Performance Comment: Othello-A Young Gentleman (from the Theatre Royal Dublin; 1st appearance on this, and 4th on any stage [Huddart]); Roderigo-Knight; Cassio (1st time)-Betterton; Brabantio-Hull; Lodovico-Whitfield; Duke-Waddy; Gratiano-Powel; Montano-Clarke; Iago-Murray; Emilia (1st time)-Mrs Litchfield; Desdemona-Mrs Pope (1st appearance in that character [in London]).in London]).
Cast
Role: Othello Actor: A Young Gentleman
Role: Roderigo Actor: Knight
Role: Cassio Actor: Betterton
Role: Brabantio Actor: Hull
Role: Lodovico Actor: Whitfield
Role: Duke Actor: Waddy
Role: Gratiano Actor: Powel
Role: Montano Actor: Clarke
Role: Iago Actor: Murray
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Litchfield
Role: Desdemona Actor: Mrs Pope

Afterpiece Title: The Genoese Pirate; or, Black-Beard

Cast
Role: Principal Ballet Characters Actor: Follett, Bologna Jun., Bologna Sen., Dyke, Whitmore, Abbot, Wilde, Blurton, Platt, Jackson, Hawtin, Powers, Findlay, Rayner, Webb, Farley, Mrs Watts, Mrs Follett, Mrs Bologna, Miss Burnett, Mrs Ward, Miss Bologna, Mrs Wybrow
Role: Vocal Characters Actor: Townsend, Hill, Linton, Street, Tett, Curties, Master Standen, Miss Gray
Role: Seamen Actor: Clarke, William, Drunken Negro-Simmons, Servants, Negro Boy-Master Standen, Lieut. Maynard, Sailors, Nancy, Servants, Orra, Ismena. For the three assigned parts see Songs, below.
Role: Drunken Negro Actor: Simmons, Servants, Negro Boy-Master Standen, Lieut. Maynard, Sailors, Nancy, Servants, Orra, Ismena. For the three assigned parts see Songs, below.
Role: Negro Boy Actor: Master Standen, Lieut. Maynard, Sailors, Nancy, Servants, Orra, Ismena. For the three assigned parts see Songs, below.
Role: While the jolly grog Actor: Townsend, Hill, Linton, Street, Abbot
Role: My Willy was a Sailor bold Actor: Miss Gray
Role: Stand to your guns our cannons thunder Actor: Townsend, Hill
Role: A pirate's Life Actor: Townsend
Role: When sunny Beams Actor: Master Standen
Role: Three Years I've bade sweet Home adieu Actor: Hill
Role: Inside of Black Actor: Beard's Hut. West Indian View. Seaman and Drunken Negro: In Search of a Pirate-Clarke, Simmons
Role: In Search of a Pirate Actor: Clarke, Simmons
Role: with Black Actor: Beard's Ship at a Distance. Grand cabin by Moonlight. No longer heave the heart@felt sigh-Hill, Miss Gray
Role: No longer heave the heart@felt sigh Actor: Hill, Miss Gray

Dance: In afterpiece: Dance of Negroes-