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Event Comment: "It is apprehended that...on Account of the Fire...in Bridge's-street [see 2 Feb.], the Avenues to the Theatre will be...impassable, for which Reason there will not be any Performance" (Public Advertiser, 3 Feb.). [Cymbeline and The First Floor were announced on playbill of 2 Jan.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: None

Performance Comment: [Theatre dark] .
Event Comment: [Extra night] Benefit for the General Lying-In Hospital, at Bays-water. Under the Patronage of Her Majesty. [Braham's 1st appearance at this theatre was on 21 Apr. 1787.]. The Orchestra under the Direction of Mountain. Principal Oboe by W. Parke. To the Renters of Covent Garden Theatre, it is humbly requested by the Promoters of the Charity, for which the Opera performed this Evening is appropriated, that they will humanely forego their claim on that Night, it being out of the Manager's Season, and an additional expence to the Charity. Those Gentlemen willing to resign their demand on the above occasion are requested to send word t the Theatre which will be thankfully received by the promoters of the Charity. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00. Tickets to be had at the Hospital; The Crown and Anchor Tavern, Strand; Longman and Broderip's; and of Brandon at the Theatre, where places for the Boxes may be taken. Receipts: none listed in Account-Book, but Monthly Visitor, July 1797, p. 63, reports that #401 was received

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Duenna

Performance Comment: Antonio (by permission of the Managers of Vauxhall)-Dignum; Ferdinand-Clarke (from the Theatre Royal Edinburgh; 1st appearance on this stage); Don Jerome-Powel; Isaac-Baker; Father Paul-Haymes; Lopez-Pitt; Starved Friar-Evans; Carlos (by Permission of the Proprietors of the king's Theatre)-Braham (1st appearance in that character, and on this stage); Louisa-Mrs Martyr; The Duenna-Mrs Wentworth; Clara (by Permission of the Proprietors of the king's Theatre)-Sga Storace.
Cast
Role: Antonio Actor: Dignum
Role: Ferdinand Actor: Clarke
Role: Don Jerome Actor: Powel
Role: Isaac Actor: Baker
Role: Father Paul Actor: Haymes
Role: Lopez Actor: Pitt
Role: Starved Friar Actor: Evans
Role: Carlos Actor: Braham
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: The Duenna Actor: Mrs Wentworth
Role: Clara Actor: Sga Storace.

Dance: End II: Peggy's Love (by permission of the Proprietors of the king's Theatre), as17970614 End Opera: Cupid and Psyche, as17970614 With Corps de Ballet from the Opera House

Event Comment: The Company will be apprised at the doors as soon as the audience part of the Theatre is full. "When the curtain drew up for the new ballet, ladies [were] at the wings sitting...[and] several hundred gentlemen occupied the back of the stage, so that the beautiful scenery which had been prepared for the ballet lost all its effect" (Oracle, 22 Feb., which also states that the part of Roxalana was danced by Mme Hilligsberg). [Didelot and 1st appeared at the former king's theatre on 8 Dec. 1787.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: I Traci Amanti

Cast
Role: Mustanzir Actor: Rovedino
Role: Giorgiolone Actor: Morelli
Role: Osmano Actor: Braghetti
Role: Zaccaria Actor: Bonfanti
Role: Selima Actor: Sga Pastorelli
Role: Rossolane Actor: Sga Bigi
Role: Lenina Actor: Sga Fabrizzi.

Dance: End I: A Divertissement-Didelot, Mme Rose Didelot; a Pas Deux by Didelot-Didelot (1st appearance at this theatre), Mme Rose Didelot (1st time in this Country); End Opera: Les Trois Sultanes [by Onorati[with music by Mazzinghi]- [in which Didelot, Mme Rose Didelot [will dance in the last act [See17950310

Event Comment: Benefit J. and Ch. Rich. Mainpiece: [Author unknown.] All in the Characters of the Italian Theatre. Receipts: #69 19s

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Theatre

Cast
Role: Sir Richard Steele Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: Hob

Afterpiece Title: Amadis

Dance: As17200120; The Italian Shadows-

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Conscious Lovers

Cast
Role: Sir John Actor: Berry
Role: Mrs Sealand Actor: Mrs Marshall.
Role: Indiana Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Bevil Jr Actor: Quin
Role: Tom Actor: Cibber
Role: Phillis Actor: Mrs Cliver
Role: Myrtle Actor: W. Mills
Role: Sealand Actor: Milward
Role: Humphrey Actor: Shepard
Role: Daniel Actor: Leigh
Role: Cimberton Actor: Griffin
Role: Lucinda Actor: Miss Hollyday
Role: Isabella Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Afterpiece Title: The Fall of Phaeton

Cast
Role: Ballet Actor: Denoyer, Mlle Roland.
Role: Ethiopian Actor: Muilment.
Role: Phaebus Actor: Hill
Role: Phaeton Actor: Green
Role: Mercury Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Clymene Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Turk Actor: Thurmond
Role: Harlequin Actor: Philips
Role: Morocco Servant Actor: Macklin
Role: Colombine Actor: Miss Mann
Role: Harlequin's Good Genius Actor: Miss Cole

Song: the first time of her performance on that theatre, viz.the first time of her performance on that theatre, viz. In III: An Italian Song beinging Di Lor Mio-Miss Cecilia Young; III: Torna mi Vegbeggiar-Miss Cecelia Young both from the Opera of Alcina

Performance Comment: the first time of her performance on that theatre, viz. In III: An Italian Song beinging Di Lor Mio-Miss Cecilia Young; III: Torna mi Vegbeggiar-Miss Cecelia Young both from the Opera of Alcina.
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: Benefit for Macklin. Afterpiece: A New Dramtic Satire in two acts. N.B. As several of the Town have prejudged the Pit the Boxes and Galleries acting their own parts themselves for their diversion, to be of the same species of the Lick at the Town last year; and that it can mean only the ordinary Approbation or Disapprobation of the Audience, Signor Pasquin thinks it incumbent on himself to assure to Publick that all those conjectures are groundless; And farther, he assures them that the Pit, &c. acting their parts has no other meaning than the common literal sense; and that the Audience are really interwoven in the piece; and are to be bona fide part of the Dramatis Personae; and he makes no doubt but that he shall make them perform their parts to a numerous and polite audience, and with universal Applause. But he begs that those Ladies and Gentlemen who intend to perform in the Pit and Galleries will be at the Theatre betimes, for particular reasons; and those who are to act in the Boxes are requested to send their servants to keep their places by three o'clock. Signor Pasquin has received the letters sent by the Town and the Village, and they may depend upon having Places kept for them upon the Stage. The Hiss concerning the Robin Hood Society will be complied with (General Advertiser). [The parts were: Pasquin, Marforio, Sir Eternal Grinn, Sir Conjecture Positive, Sir Roger Ringwood, Bob Smart, Soloman Common Sense; Count Hunt Bubble, Sir John Ketch, hic and Hac (Scribblers), Hydra, Lady Lucy Loveit, Miss Diana Singlelife, Miss Brilliant, Miss Bashfull (Larpent MS 96).

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Husband

Cast
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Miss Macklinher 1st appearance in Comedy
Role: Sir Francis Actor: Macklin
Role: Townly Actor: Barry.
Role: Manly Actor: Sparks
Role: Lady Grace Actor: Mrs Elmy
Role: Basset Actor: Dyer
Role: Squire Richard Actor: Collins
Role: Moody Actor: Dunstall
Role: Miss Jenny Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Myrtilla Actor: Mrs Dunstall
Role: Trusty Actor: Miss Haughton

Afterpiece Title: Covent Garden Theatre; or, Pasquin turn'd Drawcansir, Censor of Great Britain

Dance: GGrand Comic Ballet, as17511216

Event Comment: Benefit for Cooke. By Particular Desire. Tickets delivered for the Busy Body will be taken. [Account Book indicates Receipts: #26 1s. 6d. plus #53 14s. from tickets: (Box 61; Pit 165; Gallery 137). A staff of 22 servants, plus the women dressers and charwomen were paid #3 13s. 2d. for operating the theatre this night. The deficit carried into the summer after this night was #216 19s. 10d. This deficit plus summer expenses produced an encumbrance of #359 12s. 9d. to be met at the start of the 1761-62 season. Rich upon ten occasions withdrew under Account I from the treasury #2743. From this account he put back into the treasury upon three occasions (May 8, 31; June 23) #600. So over and above the #6 which the Rich family received daily in Account 76, Rich tucked away #2143 in Account I. In addition his carpentry bills to Mr Gom for work at Cowley were paid from theatrical funds. His cut from Account 76 at #5 per night was #810. So apparently Rich cleared #2953 this season despite the fact that it ran only 162 nights, and that George II's death occurred in a money-making part of the season.] Charges: #42 (Account Book)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Othello

Cast
Role: Othello Actor: a Gentleman
Role: Cassio Actor: Cooke
Role: Desdemona Actor: Mrs Osborne
Role: Iago Actor: Storer
Role: Brabantio Actor: Wignell
Role: Roderigo Actor: Vaughan
Role: Duke Actor: Stoppelaer
Role: Montano Actor: Turner
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Smith.

Afterpiece Title: The Upholsterer

Cast
Role: Quidnunc Actor: Storer
Role: Feeble Actor: Hartry
Role: Razor and Pamphlet Actor: Cooke
Role: Bellmour Actor: T. Smith
Role: Rovewell Actor: Wignell
Role: Brisk Actor: Gibson
Role: Harriet Actor: a Young Gentlewoman
Role: Termagant Actor: a Gentleman.

Song: Between Acts: a Gentleman (who never appeared upon any Stage before)

Dance: HHornpipe-Mrs Blake(, from the theatre in Dublin)

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: Mainpiece [1st time; CO 3, by Leonard Macnally; words to some of the songs by Edward Lysaght]: With new Music, Scenes and Dresses. The Music composed by Shield [with selections from Sacchini, Bertoni, Lord Mornington, &c. (Public Advertiser, 19 Apr.); overture by Baumgarten, being the same as that used by him in William and Nanny at CG, 12 Nov. 1779 (Town and Country Magazine, Apr. 1784, p. 171)]. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Public Advertiser, 30 Oct. 1784: This Day is published by J. Almon Robin Hood [listing cast for season of 1784-85] (1s. 6d.). [In the season of 1789-90 this was reduced to an afterpiece of 2 acts.] Receipts: #206 4s. (204/3; 2/1)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Robin Hood; Or, Sherwood Forest

Cast
Role: : Robin Hood Actor: Bannister
Role: Little John Actor: Quick
Role: Ruttekin Actor: Edwin
Role: Edwin Actor: Johnstone
Role: Scarlet Actor: Brett
Role: Allen a Dale Actor: Davies
Role: Fitzherbert Actor: Booth
Role: Bowman Actor: Darley
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Kennedy
Role: Clorinda Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Annette Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Stella Actor: Mrs Kemble
Role: Angelina Actor: Mrs Bannister.

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Rambler

Dance: End of mainpiece a New Dance by Le Bccuf and Mlle Constance (from the King's Theatre in Paris; 1st appearance)

Event Comment: Benefit for Munden. 2nd piece hst time; MF 2 , by Samuel Birch. MS: Larpent 1011; not published]: The Overture and Music composed by Attwood. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Murning Chronicle, 28 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Munden, No. 6, Frith-street, Soho. Receipts: #423 5s. (132/12/6; 6/18/0; tickets: 283/14/6)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The School For Wives

Cast
Role: Leeson Actor: FarrenMrs Belville-Miss Chapman
Role: FarrenMrs Belville Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Belville Actor: Lewis
Role: Torrington Actor: Quick
Role: Savage Actor: Munden
Role: Savage Actor: Davies
Role: Conolly Actor: Macready
Role: Spruce Actor: Bernard
Role: Leech Actor: Cubitt
Role: Crow Actor: Thompson
Role: Wolfe Actor: RockMiss Walsingham-Mrs Mattocks
Role: RockMiss Walsingham Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Lady Rachael Mildew Actor: Mrs Chambers
Role: Mrs Tempest Actor: Mrs Fawcett
Role: Mrs Belville Actor: Mrs Pope

Afterpiece Title: THE PACKET-BOAT; or, A Peep behind the Veil

Cast
Role: : Supple Actor: Quick
Role: Captain O'Phoenix Actor: Johnstone
Role: Woodford Actor: Incledon
Role: Scamper Actor: Munden
Role: Vintage Actor: Powel
Role: Midship Actor: CrossIsidora-Miss Poole
Role: CrossIsidora Actor: Miss Poole
Role: Jacquelina Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Commode Actor: Mrs Watts.

Afterpiece Title: BRITISH FORTITUDE AND HIBERNIAN FRIENDSHIP

Cast
Role: Cornwall Actor: Campbell
Role: : Harlequin Actor: Bayzand
Role: : Philidel Actor: Miss Hopkins
Role: : Ballad Singer Actor: Fawcett
Role: : Lucifer Actor: Campbell
Role: Zephyrus Actor: Holland
Role: Dancing Actor: Master
Role: Master Actor: Fawcett
Role: : Zany Actor: Simmons
Role: . Lucifer Actor: Cubitt
Role: Pillardoc Actor: Richardson
Role: Asmodius Actor: Townsend
Role: Orchus Actor: Blurton
Role: Bclial Actor: Linton
Role: Ades Actor: Street. II. The Study of Dr Faustus
Role: Dr Faustus Actor: Farley
Role: Zany Actor: West. III. A Landscape and Water Mill
Role: Harlequin Actor: Boyce
Role: Pierrot Actor: Follett
Role: Miller Actor: Hawtin
Role: Taylor Actor: Simmons
Role: Bridemen Actor: Cranfield, Ratchford, Blurton, Wilde, Rayner, Jackson, &c.Miller's Wife-Miss Leserve
Role: Miller's Wife Actor: Miss Leserve
Role: Bridemaids Actor: Mrs Follett, Mrs Watts, Mrs Ratchford, Mrs Cranfield, Mrs Crowe, Mrs Lloyd, &c.
Role: Colombine Actor: Mme Rossi
Role: Philidel Actor: Mrs Mountain. IV. A View of a Country Inn: The Bull and Dog
Role: Landlady Actor: Mrs Henley. V. A Representation of tht Scaffolding prepared for erecting the New Theatre-Royal, Drury Lane, as it appeared in July. Irish Song in character by Rock. Which changes to a View of the above Building, as it will appear when completed
Role: A Representation of tht Scaffolding prepared for e Actor: Royal, Drury Lane, as it appeared in July. Irish Song in character by Rock. Which changes to a View of the above Building, as it will appear when completed
Role: A View of Smithfield on a Market Actor: Day
Role: ByrnFlora Actor: Mlle St. Amand. VIII. A Tobacco Warehouse, which changes to an Equestrian Figure by Roubiliac. IX. A Street, in which is introduced two Irish Sedan Chairs
Role: Aerial Spirits Actor: Byrn, Holland, Mlle St. Amand, Cranfield, Ratchford, King, Blurton, Wilde, Mrs Castelle, Miss Kirton, Miss Leserve, Mrs Follett, Mrs Watts, Mrs Blurton
Role: Alban Actor: Holman
Role: Captain O'Leary Actor: Johnstone
Role: Patrick Actor: Rock
Role: Catherine Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Louisa Actor: Miss Brunton
Role: Vocal Characters Actor: Bannister, Incledon, Davies, Blanchard, Cubitt, Johnstone, Mrs Martyr, Mrs Warrell, Miss Huntley, Miss Barnet
Role: Petit Maitre Actor: Farley
Role: Marquis Actor: W. Powel
Role: Pioneer Actor: Cranfield
Role: Dusty Gentleman Actor: Bernard
Role: Poet Actor: Marshall
Role: Shoe@Black Actor: Rees
Role: Jacobine Actor: Cross
Role: Lemonadier Actor: C. Powell
Role: Poissards Actor: Blurton, Rayner
Role: Gardener Actor: Milburne
Role: Grotesque Actor: Follett
Role: Dancing Nymphs Actor: Mrs Goodwin, Mrs Watts, Mrs Ratchford, Mrs Byrne, Mrs Boyce, Mrs Cranfield, Mrs Lloyd
Role: : Recruiting Serjeant Actor: Townsend
Role: . Oakland Actor: Inclcdon
Role: Oakland Actor: Munden
Role: Jeffery Actor: Blanchard
Role: Gunnel Actor: Fawcett
Role: Rapine Actor: Cubitt
Role: Mr Sterling Actor: Powel
Role: Charles Actor: Claremont
Role: McScrape Actor: JohnstoneEllen Woodbine-Mrs Mountain
Role: JohnstoneEllen Woodbine Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Lucy Oakland Actor: Miss Hopkins

Monologue: 1794 05 13 End of Act I of 1st piece A Plague on both your Houses; or, A Peep into New Drury and Covent-Garden Theatres, to conclude with a Comic Song, in the Character of an Old Woman of Eighty, by Munden

Event Comment: Benefit for the Relief of the Widows and Orphans of the brave Men who fell in the late Glorious Actions [on 1 June 1794], under Earl Howe. The Whole Receipt of the Night to be applied to the above Fund. Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence. The Tickets for the Boxes at Half-a-Guinea each, are issued under the Direction of a Committee consisting of the following Noblemen and Gentlemen, who have obligingly undertaken to attend to the arrangements of the Evening: The Duke of Leeds, The Duke of Bedford, The Earl of Lauderdale, Lord Mulgrave, Lord William Russel, The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor [Paul Le Mesurier], Mr Alderman Coombe, Hon. Thos. Erskine, J. Nesbit Esq., I. B. Church Esq., W. Devaynes Esq., J. Taylor Vaughan Esq., J. J. Angerstein Esq., R. B. Sheridan Esq. Tickets and Places for the Boxes, not disposed of by the Committee, to be had of Fosbrook, at the Box-Office, Little Russel-Street. Tickets also to be had at the Bar of Lloyd's Coffee House. Afterpiece [1st time; ENT 2, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan and James Cobb; with songs written by the Duke of Leeds, the Earl of Mulgrave, Mary Robinson, Joseph Richardson, &c. In 1797 altered as CAPE ST. VINCENT. Prologue by Joseph Richardson (London Chronicle, 4 July). Epilogue by Richard Brinsley Sheridan]: The Music composed and selected by Storace [with one song each by Reeve. Linley Sen., Michael Kelly]. The Dresses, Scenery and Machinery entirely New. "This piece is a sort of continuation of No Song No Supper...hastily put together for the occasion" (European Magazine, July 1794, p. 60). "The Theatre this Evening was crowded in every Part, the receipt amounting to something better than 1300 Guineas" (Powell). Powell, 1 July: Country Girl rehearsed at 10; Glorious First at 12 and at night. 2 July: Glorious First rehearsed at 10. Receipts: #1,526 11s. (450/6/0; 41/13/0; 0/12/6; tickets in boxes: 954/0/0; tickets in pit: 80/0/0) (charge: free)

Performances

Afterpiece Title: THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE

Cast
Role: : Commodore Broadside Actor: Palmer
Role: Endless Actor: Suctt
Role: Old Cottager Actor: Maddocks
Role: Robin Actor: Barrymore
Role: William Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Tom Oakum Actor: Bannister
Role: Ben Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Splicem Actor: Kelly
Role: Boy Actor: Master Welsh
Role: Dick Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Busy Actor: BensonCottager's Wife-Mrs Booth
Role: BensonCottager's Wife Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Mary Actor: Miss De Camp
Role: Susan Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Girl Actor: Miss Menage
Role: Cicely Actor: Miss Chatterley
Role: Margaretta Actor: Sga Storace.

Dance: In afterpiece the Ballets composed by James D'Egville; the Principal Dancers-D'Egville, Gentili, and also by permission of the Proprietor of the King's Theatre, Mme Del Caro, Mlle E. Hilligsberg, Mlle Hilligsberg

Event Comment: [Extra night] Benefit for the Widows and Orphans of those brave Men who perished, and those who were wounded, in the Glorious Action of the 14th February last [see king's, 18 May.] Patrons: His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, His Royal Highness Duke of York, His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence. Stewards: Duke of Leeds, Duke of Bedford, Earl of Chesterfield, Earl Spencer, Lord Kinnaird, Charles Grey Esq., Thomas Tyrwhitt Esq., Wm. Lushington Esq., Wm. Manning Esq., John Thomson Esq., John Julius Angerstein Esq. Boxes to be taken, and Tickets had at the Office of the Theatre, and at the Bar of Lloyd's Coffee-House. Receipts: none listed

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Country Girl

Cast
Role: Moody Actor: Murray
Role: Harcourt Actor: Barrymore
Role: Belville Actor: Toms
Role: Countryman Actor: Wilde
Role: Sparkish Actor: Knight
Role: Alithea Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Fawcett
Role: The Country Girl Actor: Mrs Jordan

Afterpiece Title: No Song No Supper

Dance: End: Peggy's Love (By permission of the Proprietors of the king's Theatre)-Mme Rose, Didelot, Gentili, Mlle Parisot, Mme Hilligsberg; End afterpiece: Cupid and Psyche-the same.Mme Rose, Didelot, Gentili, Mlle Parisot, Mlle Hilligsberg

Entertainment: Monologue. Preceding 1st ballet: [a favorite Epilogue-Mrs Abington (1st appearance on this stage these 8 [recte 7] years)

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 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: p Comic Opera; the music by Paisiello. 2nd ballet: Originally composed by D'Auberval, and brought out with new Episodes and Dances by D'Egville [with music by Bossi], The Doors to be opened at 6:15. To begin at 7:15 [same throughout opera season]. Single tickets for the night, for pit or gallery, to be had at the office of the Theatre. [Sga Bolla was from the opera, Milan. Sga Clara's name is not in the playbill, but "The second comic opera singer, Sga Clara, was also new...There is much sweetness and delicacy in her voice, and perhaps it may be owing to her evident timidity that it did not seem to possess strength and compass in proportion" (Monthly Visitor, Jan. 1800, p. 71). Deshayes was from the Opera, Madrid.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: I Zingari In Fiera

Dance: End I: A New Divertisement (composed by D'Egville)-Didelot, Mme Rose Didelot, Mr Laborie, Mme Laborie, Mme Hilligsberg, Deshayes (1st appearance in this country), Mlle Parisot (1st appearance at this theatre these 2 years); End Opera: a new Anacreontic Ballet, in 2 parts, Les Jeux d'Egle-Deshayes, Laborie, D'Egville, Didelot, Mme Hilligsberg, Mlle Parisot, Mme Laborie, Mlle J. Hilligsberg, Mrs D'Egville, Mme Rose Didelot

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Suspicious Husband

Cast
Role: Ranger Actor: Lewis
Role: Strickland Actor: Farren
Role: Bellamy Actor: Davies
Role: Jack Meggot Actor: Bernard
Role: Tester Actor: Blanchard
Role: Buckle Actor: Thompson
Role: Frankly Actor: Holman
Role: Mrs Strickland Actor: Miss Brunton
Role: Jacintha Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Lucetta Actor: Mrs Rock
Role: Milliner Actor: Miss Rowson
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Pope.

Afterpiece Title: The Poor Soldier

Performance Comment: Patrick-Johnstone; Fitzroy-Bannister; Dermot-Incledon (from the Theatre Royal, Bath; 1st appearance on this stage); Father Luke-Rock; Bagatelle (with a song in character)-Marshall (from the Theatre, Birmingham; 1st appearance at this theatre); Darby-Ryder; Kathlane-Mrs Martyr; Norah-Mrs Mountain.
Cast
Role: Patrick Actor: Johnstone
Role: Fitzroy Actor: Bannister
Role: Dermot Actor: Incledon
Role: Father Luke Actor: Rock
Role: Bagatelle Actor: Marshall
Role: Darby Actor: Ryder
Role: Kathlane Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Norah Actor: Mrs Mountain.
Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Griffiths, formerly of Drury-Lane Theatre. The Doors to be opened at 5:00. To begin at 6:00. Tickets delivered by Griffiths for the 27th of February will be taken. Tickets and Places to be had of Griffiths, at the Theatre, every Morning from 10 till 12. Fires are kept to keep the Theatre warm

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Tamerlane The Great

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

Afterpiece Title: The Mayor of Garratt

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

Dance: After the Imitations, The Dwarf Dance by Powel

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

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

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Manager In Distress

Afterpiece Title: The English Merchant

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

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

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

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

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

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Merchant Of Venice

Performance Comment: Shylock-Macklin; Antonio-Delane; Bassanio-Havard; Gratiano-Mills; Launcelot-Neale; Morochius-Sparks; Lorenzo (with proper songs)-Lowe; Portia-Mrs Clive; Nerissa-Mrs Bennet; Jessica-Mrs Ridout; Duke-Winstone; Solanio-Berry; Salarino-Blakes; Gobbo-Ray; Tubal-Taswell; Balthasar-Simpson; Prologue [written by Samuel Johnson]-Garrick; Epilogue-Mrs Woffington [Rosenbach copy of Prologue and Epilogue. Spoken at the opening of the Theatre in Drury Lane, 1747.]Rosenbach copy of Prologue and Epilogue. Spoken at the opening of the Theatre in Drury Lane, 1747.]
Cast
Role: Shylock Actor: Macklin
Role: Antonio Actor: Delane
Role: Bassanio Actor: Havard
Role: Gratiano Actor: Mills
Role: Launcelot Actor: Neale
Role: Morochius Actor: Sparks
Role: Lorenzo Actor: Lowe
Role: Portia Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Nerissa Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Jessica Actor: Mrs Ridout
Role: Duke Actor: Winstone
Role: Solanio Actor: Berry
Role: Salarino Actor: Blakes
Role: Gobbo Actor: Ray
Role: Tubal Actor: Taswell
Role: Balthasar Actor: Simpson
Role: ] Actor: Garrick
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Woffington
Event Comment: 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: [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: [In mainpiece the playbill assigns Ferdinand to Johnstone, but "The sudden illness of Johnstone gave much dissatisfaction, though Cubitt did all in his power to supply his place" (Town and Country Magazine, Sept. 1785, p. 451). William Palmer was from the Norwich theatre; Meadows from the HAY.] The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30 [see 14 Nov.]. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Brandon, at the Stage-Door. [No playbill this season lists the various prices of admission; they were probably, as usual: Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s.] The Alterations and Improvements in the Theatre this Season are made by Richards, and executed under his Superintendance by Catton and others. [Public Advertiser, 22 Sept., notes that these improvements consisted of the enlargement of the boxes, in which "the seats are formed into recesses which communicate with the other boxes"; all the pillars, "even those of iron in the back boxes [being] capped, cased, fluted and gilt"; the front of the boxes and galleries being newly painted a "warm lilac"; the back of the boxes being wainscotted and painted crimson.] Paid Charewomen for cleaning Theatre #13 0s. 6d. Receipts: #214 2s. 6d. (210/10/0; 3/12/6)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Duenna

Performance Comment: Ferdinand-Cubitt; Isaac-Quick; Jerome-Wilson; Antonio-Palmer (1st appearance at this theatre); Lopez-Wewitzer; Father Paul-Booth; Carlos-Meadows (1st appearance on this stage); The Duenna-Mrs Webb; Louisa-Mrs Martyr; Clara-Mrs Bannister .
Cast
Role: Ferdinand Actor: Cubitt
Role: Isaac Actor: Quick
Role: Jerome Actor: Wilson
Role: Antonio Actor: Palmer
Role: Lopez Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Father Paul Actor: Booth
Role: Carlos Actor: Meadows
Role: The Duenna Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Bannister

Afterpiece Title: St

Cast
Role: . Justice Credulous Actor: Quick
Role: Doctor Rosy Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Serjeant Trounce Actor: Cubitt
Role: Lieutenant O'Connor Actor: Davies
Role: Bridget Actor: Mrs Pitt
Role: Lauretta Actor: Mrs Morton

Dance: End of mainpiece The Merry Sailors by Byrn, &c

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

Performances

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

Afterpiece Title: The Clandestine Marriage

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

Afterpiece Title: The Author

Cast
Role: Cadwallader Actor: Everard
Role: Prologue Actor: Everard
Role: Mrs Cadwallader Actor: Mrs Gardner.
Event Comment: Gentlemen are particularly entreated to observe that in consequence of the displeasure expressed by the Subscribers, as well as the Public, at the frequent interruption of the business of the Representation, by the pressure of people on the Stage, the Company will hereafter be admitted behind the Scenes, before and after the Opera, and during the intervals between the Opera and Ballets only; but while the Curtain is up, Gentlemen are earnestly entreated to withdraw from the Stage; otherwise the request of the Nobility and Gentry, in conformity also to the public opinion, of shutting entirely the doors between the audience part of the Theatre and the Stage, must at last be compiled with. Those persons entitled to Admissions previous to the year 1789, who may not have an opportunity of sending their Securities to be registered before the opening of the Theatre, are requested to produce them at the Door, as they pass. The Public are entreated to observe that Ladies dressed in Bonnets, and Gentlemen in Boots, cannot be admitted into the Pit of the Opera. Pit 10s. 6d. Gallery 5s. No Money to be returned. The Doors to be opened at 6:30. To begin at 7:30 [same throughout opera season]. The Nobility are entreated to give direction to their Servants to set down and take up at the Theatre with the Horse's head toward Pall Mall. On account of the abuses practised in the names of the Subscribers, it is become necessary to require the production of the Subscription Ticket at the Doors and the Boxes. At the Chair-door in Market-Lane, Subscribers only will be admitted. "Braham sustained his part so well that we trust he will give us an example that shall induce us to chace from an English stage the degrading and distusting form of a Castrato" (Morning Chronicle, 28 Nov.). [The playbill omits Rovedino, but his performance is reviewed in True Briton, 28 Nov. The only other male part in the opera is that of Sandro. And see 14 Feb. 1797.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Zemire Et Azor

Performance Comment: Azor-Braham (1st appearance at this Theatre); Sandro-Rovedino; Ali-Morelli; Zemire-Mme Banti.
Cast
Role: Azor Actor: Braham
Role: Sandro Actor: Rovedino
Role: Ali Actor: Morelli
Role: Zemire Actor: Mme Banti.

Dance: With Dances [(composed by Didelot) incidental to the Opera,-Didelot, Mlle Parisot, Mme Hilligsberg, Mme Rose; End Opera: Flore et Zephire- (originally composed by Didelot and now obligingly revived by him, in the absence of the Ballet-Master [Gallet], who is not yet arrived)