SELECT * FROM london_stages WHERE MATCH('(@(authnameclean,perftitleclean,commentcclean,commentpclean) "Their Majesties"/1) | (@(roleclean,performerclean) "Their Majesties")') GROUP BY eventid ORDER BY weight() desc, eventdate asc OPTION field_weights=(perftitleclean=100, commentpclean=75, commentcclean=75, roleclean=100, performerclean=100, authnameclean=100), ranker=sph04

Result Options


Search Filters


Date Range


Filter by Performance Type




We found 1049 matches on Event Comments, 31 matches on Performance Comments, 30 matches on Performance Title, 9 matches on Roles/Actors, and 0 matches on Author.
Event Comment: By Command of Their Majesties. Receipts: #432 10s. (369.15; 58.1; 4.14)


Mainpiece Title: The Wheel Of Fortune

Afterpiece Title: Who's the Dupe

Event Comment: By Command of Their Majesties. Receipts: #333 6s. 6d. (313.7.6; 19.19.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Good-natured Man

Afterpiece Title: Paul and Virginia

Dance: As18000503

Song: As18000503

Event Comment: By Command of Their Majesties. [On this night an unsuccessful attempt was made to assassinate the King. As he entered his box he was shot at by James Hadfield, who was in the pit. The royal family remained in the theatre throughout the performance, during which God save the King was sung on four different occasions. Hadfield was subsequently adjudged insane. See Gentleman's Magazine, May 1800, pp. 478-80.] Receipts: #438 13s. 6d. (345.15.6; 87.9.0; 5.9.0)


Mainpiece Title: She Wou'd And She Wou'd Not

Afterpiece Title: The Humourist

Event Comment: [Extra night] Benefit for The General Lying-In-Hospital, Bayswater. Under the Patronage of Her Majesty. N.B. 51765 Women have been Delivered since the first Institution of this Charity in 1752, & the humane Purposes are now extended to the Infant Poor, the two first Years after Birth, & to the Distressed Wives of Sailors & Soldiers in their Country's cause. "The house exhibited a deplorable appearance of empty seats" (Dramatic Censor, II, 281). Mainpiece: Not acted these 4 years [acted 21 Apr. 1798]. Afterpiece: Taken from Solyman the Magnificent of Marmontel. [Mrs Baster is identified in Thespian Dictionary, 1805. This was the second successive evening on which Mrs Jordan appeared at both dl and cg.] Receipts: none listed


Mainpiece Title: The Duenna

Afterpiece Title: The Sultan

Dance: End I: Hornpipe-Miss Rogers (2nd appearance on any stage see18000611); In course Evening: by Permission of the Proprietors of the Royal Circus, a new Anacreontic Pantomimical Ballet, composed by Byrne, The Animated Statue Principal Characters-Byrne, Mrs Byrne, Platt, Mrs Watts, the three Miss Adams', Master Byrne

Song: End: Laughing Song-Dighton

Entertainment: After Singing: Imitations-Rees (positively his last appearance on any stage)