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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


Mainpiece Title: Cambro-britons

Afterpiece Title: The Shipwreck

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)


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).
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

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


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) .
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

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


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.
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

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


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 .]
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 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.
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

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

Afterpiece Title: High Life below Stairs

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)


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


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: 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


Mainpiece Title: The Suicide

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.
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)


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.
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

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)


Mainpiece Title: The Castle-spectre

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

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


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

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

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.


Mainpiece Title: The Wonder: A Woman Keeps A Secret

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

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)


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

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.


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

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

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.)


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

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).
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


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

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)


Mainpiece Title: Oroonoko; Or, The Royal Slave

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

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


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.


Mainpiece Title: The Country Lasses

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.
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)


Mainpiece Title: Love For Love

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.
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.


Mainpiece Title: The Revenge


Performance Comment: Gray and Harcourt- Two of the Gentlemen who perform in the Tragedy; Woodville-Taylor (from the Theatre-Royal, Edinburgh); Governor Harcourt-Baker (from the Theatre-Royal, Dublin); Lord Glenmore-Villars (from the Theatre-Royal, Norwich); Vane-Wilkinson; Jacob Gawkey-Simpson//Bridget-Mrs Simpson; Miss Mortimer-Miss Achmet; Mrs Warner-Mrs Heaphy; Cecilia-A Lady (1st appearance [unidentified]). Fpilogue spoken by Simpson .unidentified]). Fpilogue spoken by Simpson .

Music: In the Course of the Evening several Pieces on the Union Pipes and Pedal Harp by Courtney and Weippert

Monologue: 1794 06 02 After the Epilogue Jacob Gawkey's Rambles tbrougb Bath by Simpson


Mainpiece Title: The Detection; Or, A Sketch Of The Times

Performance Comment: Alderman Increase-Beesley (from the Theatre Royal, Norwich); George Increase-Williams; Sprightly-Mason (1st appearance); Landlord Blacklegs, Carmine-Welldon; Brass-Johnstone; Dr M'Drugg, Powell-Swords; Rushlight-Stannard; Marrowbone-Whittaker; Sam. Baldpate-Parker; Putty-Hedges; Snip-Phillips; Flint-Freeman; Tom Blunt-Robinson; Boy-Master Charles; M'Intosh-Brown (from the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh); Sir Petulant Poundage-Barrett; Clara-Miss Frederick (1st time); Gauze-Miss Watkins; Mrs Tripe-Miss Jackson; Mrs Increase-Mrs Baker (from the Theatre Royal, York); With a new Prologue-; Epilogue-.
Role: Alderman Increase Actor: Beesley
Role: George Increase Actor: Williams
Role: Sprightly Actor: Mason
Role: Carmine Actor: Welldon
Role: Brass Actor: Johnstone
Role: Powell Actor: Swords
Role: Rushlight Actor: Stannard
Role: Marrowbone Actor: Whittaker
Role: Baldpate Actor: Parker
Role: Putty Actor: Hedges
Role: Snip Actor: Phillips
Role: Flint Actor: Freeman
Role: Tom Blunt Actor: Robinson
Role: Boy Actor: Master Charles
Role: M'Intosh Actor: Brown
Role: Sir Petulant Poundage Actor: Barrett
Role: Clara Actor: Miss Frederick
Role: Gauze Actor: Miss Watkins
Role: Mrs Tripe Actor: Miss Jackson
Role: Mrs Increase Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: With a new Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: The City Association; or, The National Spirit Rous'd

Role: Captain Constant Actor: Beesley
Role: Serjeant Standfast Actor: Parker
Role: James Actor: Welldon
Role: Paddy O'Flail Actor: Whittaker
Role: Dunk Donald Actor: Brown
Role: Gregory Last Actor: Swords
Role: Dick Hatchet Actor: Robinson
Role: Slender Actor: Thomas
Role: Forge Actor: Freeman
Role: Timothy Remnant Actor: Sutton
Role: Mrs Magnum Actor: Mrs Baker
Role: Jenny Magnum Actor: A Young Lady
Role: Miss Fanny Lovewell Actor: Miss Hemet
Role: A new Prologue Actor: Corbett

Song: End I: song-Phillips

Entertainment: Monologue.End: (not acted these 10 years) Shuter's comic interlude, Post Haste Observations on his Journey to Paris-Sutton (from the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh)

Performance Comment: End: (not acted these 10 years) Shuter's comic interlude, Post Haste Observations on his Journey to Paris-Sutton (from the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh).


Mainpiece Title: King Richard The Third

Performance Comment: King Richard-Brunton (from the Theatre Royal, Norwich; 1st appearance on this stage); King Henry-Bensley; Catesby-Davis; Ratcliff-Egan; Lieutenant-R. Palmer; Lord Mayor-Massey; Buckingham-Aickin; Tressel-Bannister Jun.; Stanley-Gardner; Norfolk-Wood; Prince Edward-Miss Francis; Duke of York-Master Edwin; Richmond-Palmer; Lady Anne-Mrs Cuyler; Duchess of York-Mrs Poussin; Queen Elizabeth-Mrs Massey.
Role: King Richard Actor: Brunton
Role: King Henry Actor: Bensley
Role: Catesby Actor: Davis
Role: Ratcliff Actor: Egan
Role: Lieutenant Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Lord Mayor Actor: Massey
Role: Buckingham Actor: Aickin
Role: Tressel Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Stanley Actor: Gardner
Role: Norfolk Actor: Wood
Role: Prince Edward Actor: Miss Francis
Role: Duke of York Actor: Master Edwin
Role: Richmond Actor: Palmer
Role: Lady Anne Actor: Mrs Cuyler
Role: Duchess of York Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Queen Elizabeth Actor: Mrs Massey.

Afterpiece Title: Comus

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
Role: Principal Bacchant Actor: A Young Lady


Mainpiece Title: King Richard The Third

Performance Comment: King Richard-Harley (from the Theatre Royal, Norwich; 1st appearance on this stage); King Henry-Aickin; Buckingham-Farren; Stanley-Powel; Tressel-Egan; Pr. Edw.-Mrs Byrne; D. of York-Master Simmons; Norfolk-Macready; Lieut.-Cubitt; Catesby-Davies; Ratcliffe-Thompson; Lord Mayor-Gardner; Oxford-Evatt; Richmond-Holman; Lady Anne-Miss Brunton; Duchess of York-Mrs Platt; Queen-Mrs Pope. [Playbill of 23 Sept.: Holman's, Miss Brunton's, Mrs Pope's 1st appearance in those characters.]Playbill of 23 Sept.: Holman's, Miss Brunton's, Mrs Pope's 1st appearance in those characters.]
Role: King Richard Actor: Harley
Role: King Henry Actor: Aickin
Role: Buckingham Actor: Farren
Role: Stanley Actor: Powel
Role: Tressel Actor: Egan
Role: Edw. Actor: Mrs Byrne
Role: of York Actor: Master Simmons
Role: Norfolk Actor: Macready
Role: Lieut. Actor: Cubitt
Role: Catesby Actor: Davies
Role: Ratcliffe Actor: Thompson
Role: Lord Mayor Actor: Gardner
Role: Oxford Actor: Evatt
Role: Richmond Actor: Holman
Role: Lady Anne Actor: Miss Brunton
Role: Duchess of York Actor: Mrs Platt
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Pope.

Afterpiece Title: The Poor Soldier

Role: Patrick Actor: Johnstone
Role: Fitzroy Actor: Davies
Role: Dermot Actor: Duffey
Role: Fater Luke Actor: Rock
Role: Bagatelle Actor: C. Powell
Role: Darby Actor: Edwin
Role: Kathlane Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Norah Actor: Mrs Mountain.