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Event Comment: A Tragedy for Warm Weather. Written after the manner of the Worst, as well as the Best of the English Poets, containing amongst a Variety of Particulars, curious, entertaining, and pathetic, the Rebellion of the Journeymen Taylors on the Score of Wages, etc. Neville MS Diary: Half past Six went to ye Haymarket Theatre but could not get into ye Pit or first Gallery, so stood on ye last row of the shilling Gallery, tho' I could see little, to see how ye Taylors, a new tragedy for warm weather, would go off, being the first night of its performance. 3rd Act hiss'd-ye Gods in ye shilling Gallery called for ye Builder's Prologue-hissed off ye part of ye Old Maid twice and Davies who came to make an excuse. The Gentlemen, many of whom were there, cried No Prologue" but to no purpose. At last Foote said if he knew their demands he would be ready to comply with them. The noise ceasing, after some time he was told the Builder's Prologue was desired. He said he had done all in his power to get the performers, having seen them. After some time he came and informed them he had got the performers together, and if the House would be pleased to accept of ye Prologue in our dresses as we are you shall have it." This was followed by great clapping which shows the Genius of our English mobility ever generous after victory. Left ye House after ye Farce began. [Flints were journeymen tailors who refused to comply with the masters' terms and the regulations of the magistrate, in contradistinction to those who submitted and were in derision stiled Dungs. The term dates from 1764-OED. An extract from the Occasional Prologue (the Builder's Prologue) in prose on the opening of the Theatre Royal in the Haymarket, by Foote published in the London Magazine July 1767, p. 351. Foote, Scaffold, and Prompter are the three participants. Foote tells Scaffold he will be paid by the audience. Scaffold notes that the audience must in that case be pleased at all times. Foote promises no long processions [will] crowd my narrow scenes." He assumes that any of the reforms he plans will but echo the public voice. The Prompter then calls the actors on.


Mainpiece Title: The Taylors

Performance Comment: Master Taylors: Francisco-Foote; Campbello-Bannister; Regniades-Castle; Pearcy-Gardner; Higgleston-Newton; Flints: Abrahamides (Chief Flint)-Shuter; Bernardo Bernardo-Davis; Isaacos-Palmer; Jackiades-Weston; Bartholomeau-Smith; Humphreymingos-Loveman; Dungs: Zacharides-Thompson; Phillippominos-Keen; Timotheus-Pynn; Taylors Ladies-Mrs Jeffries, Mrs Burden, Mrs Gardner; Attendants to the Ladies-Mrs Denton, Mrs Kirby, Mrs Palmer; New Prologue-Foote.
Role: Francisco Actor: Foote
Role: Campbello Actor: Bannister
Role: Regniades Actor: Castle
Role: Pearcy Actor: Gardner
Role: Higgleston Actor: Newton
Role: Abrahamides Actor: Shuter
Role: Bernardo Bernardo Actor: Davis
Role: Isaacos Actor: Palmer
Role: Jackiades Actor: Weston
Role: Bartholomeau Actor: Smith
Role: Humphreymingos Actor: Loveman
Role: Zacharides Actor: Thompson
Role: Phillippominos Actor: Keen
Role: Timotheus Actor: Pynn
Role: Taylors Ladies Actor: Mrs Jeffries, Mrs Burden, Mrs Gardner
Role: Attendants to the Ladies Actor: Mrs Denton, Mrs Kirby, Mrs Palmer
Role: New Prologue Actor: Foote.
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Afterpiece Title: The Old Maid

Event Comment: NNeville MS Diary: Read ye parts of Varanes and Athenais before I went into ye Pit to see ye Play of Theodosius. Barry and Mrs Dancer are excellent in Varanes and Athenais. Young Barry did Theodosius, and Sowdon Marcian, who, tho' ugly, has a pretty good person and is a tolerably good player. Liontine by Bannister


Mainpiece Title: Theodosius

Role: Varanes Actor: Barry
Role: Theodosius Actor: T. Barry
Role: Leontine Actor: Bannister
Role: Atticus Actor: Gardner
Role: Aranthes Actor: Davis
Role: Lucius Actor: Keen
Role: Marcion Actor: Sowdon
Role: Pulcheria Actor: Mrs Burden
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Denton
Role: Delia Actor: Mrs Kirby
Role: Athenais Actor: Mrs Dancer.

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Role: Tag Actor: .
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Miss Ogilvie
Role: Fribble Actor: Shuter
Role: Loveit Actor: Gardner
Role: Jasper Actor: Quick
Role: Flash Actor: Davis
Role: Puff Actor: Palmer

Dance: III: A Serious Dance-; End: A comic dance-Miss Froment, a little girl (Neville)

Event Comment: NNeville MS Diary: Barry played Lear very well. His broken voice is appropriate in that character; tho' I am apt to imagine that certain nice inflections of voice in expressing ye language of passion, are mistaken for a failure of ye voice itself...[partial cast]. Young Barry was tolerable in some parts of Edgar, but very inanimate in ye last scenes...The House very full


Mainpiece Title: King Lear

Performance Comment: Lear-Barry; Edgar-T. Barry; Gloster-Thompson; Cornwall-Gardner; Albany-Ellard; Burgrundy-Keen; Kent-Palmer; Physician-Castle; Bastard-Sowdon; Gentleman Usher-Weston; Goneril-Mrs Burden; Regan-Mrs Gardner; Arante-Miss Ogilvie; Cordelia-Mrs Dancer.
Role: Lear Actor: Barry
Role: Edgar Actor: T. Barry
Role: Gloster Actor: Thompson
Role: Cornwall Actor: Gardner
Role: Albany Actor: Ellard
Role: Burgrundy Actor: Keen
Role: Kent Actor: Palmer
Role: Physician Actor: Castle
Role: Bastard Actor: Sowdon
Role: Gentleman Usher Actor: Weston
Role: Goneril Actor: Mrs Burden
Role: Regan Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Arante Actor: Miss Ogilvie
Role: Cordelia Actor: Mrs Dancer.

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

Role: Melissa Actor: Miss Ogilvie
Role: Sharp Actor: Shuter
Role: Gayless Actor: Davis
Role: Kitty Pry Actor: Mrs Gardner

Dance: IV: A serious Dance-; End: A comic Dance-Miss Froment

Event Comment: NNeville MS Diary: In ye evening read ye part of Hartop in the Knights. Went into ye Pit just as ye Beggar and Player came on and saw ye Beggar's Opera for a third time running, Mrs Dancer has more command of her eyes than any woman I ever saw, and sings very sweetly, tho' with less power than ye mere singing Pollys. Barry cannot sing well. Mrs Mahon's expression and propriety in Lucy is delightful. Mrs Jeffries does Doll Trapes better than she does Mrs P


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Role: Diana Trapes Actor: Mrs Jeffreys
Role: Macheath Actor: Barry
Role: Lockit Actor: Thompson
Role: Mat Actor: Bannister
Role: Ben Budge Actor: Palmer
Role: Peachum Actor: Shuter
Role: Filch Actor: Weston
Role: Jemmy Twitcher Actor: Smith
Role: Crook@finger'd Jack Actor: Lyngs
Role: Wat Dreary Actor: Newton
Role: Robin o Bagshot Actor: Gardner
Role: Nymming Ned Actor: Pynn
Role: Harry Paddington Actor: Loveman
Role: Player Actor: Strange
Role: Beggar Actor: Castle
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Mahon
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Johnson
Role: Mrs Slammekin Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Molly Brazen Actor: Mrs Burden
Role: Dolly Trull Actor: Mrs Kirby
Role: Betty Doxy Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Polly Actor: Mrs Dancer.

Afterpiece Title: The Knights

Role: Hartop Actor: Shuter
Role: Jenkins Actor: Davis
Role: Tim Actor: Weston
Role: Sir Gregory Gazette Actor: Brownsmith
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Gardiner.
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Related Work: London's Resurrection to Joy and Triumph: Celebrious to the much-meriting Magistrate Sir George Waterman Knight, Lord Mayor of the City of London Author(s): Thomas Jordan
Related Work: London Triumphant; or, The City in Jollity and Splendourů Invented and performed for Congratulation and Delight of the well-deserving Governour, Sir Robert Hanson Knight, Lord Mayor of the City of London Author(s): Thomas Jordan
Related Work: The Fairy Prince, with the Installation of the Knights of the Garter Author(s): Thomas Arne
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Dance: FFingalian-; New Hornpipe, as17670805

Event Comment: SSigismunda by Mrs Dancer, being her first appearance on this stage, --was well received and great applause, --She is a good figure, and has a great deal of merit, --and is an acquisition to the theatre (Hopkins MS Notes). Mainpiece: Not acted these 2 years. [See 21 Nov. 1765.] Got with difficulty into the Pit before the play began. Holland played Tancred pretty well but can never divest himself of a certain stiffness...Mrs Dancer was affecting in Sigismunda...Lovel [in the afterpiece] by King, much better than by Cautherly. Saw the Duchess of Ancaster at the Play, who tho upwards of 40, is still remarkably handsome (Neville MS Diary)


Mainpiece Title: Tancred And Sigismunda

Role: Tancred Actor: Holland
Role: Siffredi Actor: Love
Role: Osmond Actor: Aickin
Role: Rodolpho Actor: Ackman
Role: Officers Actor: Keen, Strange, Marr
Role: Laura Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Sigismunda Actor: Mrs Dancer, 1st appearance there.
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Related Work: Tancred and Sigismunda Author(s): James Thomson

Afterpiece Title: High Life below Stairs

Role: Lovell Actor: King
Role: Sir Harry's Servt Actor: Dodd
Role: Philip Actor: Baddeley
Role: Duke's Servt Actor: Palmer
Role: Freeman Actor: Packer
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Clive.

Dance: End: The Irish Hay@makers, as17670919

Event Comment: Mainpiece: By Desire. Music [to afterpiece] by Barthelemon. I often go to both theatres, have seen Garrick and Mrs Yates, who are the first in this theatrical sphere. The former has hitherto [i.e., this season] appeared only in comedy, --his manner, his humour, and his judgment are not to be equall'd. The adoration he meets with from the English is equal to his merit. His every motion they attend to, and every turn of his eye seems to transport them. Mrs Yates [at Covent Garden] has much tragic merit. Her low voice is very tuneful, her feeling great, her action peculiarly graceful and her figure uncommonly fine. She has more power than Mrs Dancer (at Drury Lane] and more variety than Mrs Fitz-Henry, tho' less strength and compass. On the whole she is superior to the former and inferior to the latter. Barry and Mrs Dancer are engag'd here (MS Letter from Henry Grattan to Cornet Broome giving his first impressions of living in London, 27 Oct. 1767, in Folger Library). Neville MS Diary: Went into the Pit to see As You Like It a second time. Reddish did Orlando for the 1st time. He is a pretty good player. End Act I, Hearts of Oak. The Entertainment was the new Farce called a Peep Behind the Curtain. Glib by King who is the author. The piece is not unentertaining, whatever other merit it may have. The Prologue and an Address to the Town by way of Epilogue, are spoken by Mr King, the music by Barthelemon


Mainpiece Title: As You Like It

Role: Orlando Actor: Reddish, 1st time.
Role: Touchstone Actor: King, 1st time
Role: Jaques Actor: Love
Role: Duke Sr Actor: Hurst
Role: Frederick Actor: Bransby
Role: Oliver Actor: Packer
Role: Le Beau Actor: Ackman
Role: Corin Actor: Hartry
Role: Jaques de Bois Actor: Fox
Role: Charles Actor: Moody
Role: Silvius Actor: Strange
Role: William Actor: Messink
Role: Amiens Actor: Vernon
Role: Adam Actor: Havard
Role: Celia Actor: Mrs Baddeley, 1st time
Role: Phebe Actor: Miss Simson
Role: Audrey Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Rosalind Actor: Mrs Dancer.

Afterpiece Title: A Peep behind the Curtain

Role: Glib Actor: King
Role: Sir Toby Fuz Actor: Love
Role: Sir Macaroni Virtue Actor: Dodd
Role: Wilson Actor: J. Palmer
Role: Mervin Actor: Aickin
Role: Patent Actor: Packer
Role: Hopkins the Prompter Actor: Bannister
Role: Saunders the Carpenter Actor: Moody
Role: Johnston the housekeeper Actor: Johnston
Role: Lady Fuz Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Miss Fuz Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Sweepers Actor: Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Love
Role: Orpheus Actor: Vernon
Role: Old Shepherd Actor: Dodd
Role: Shepherd Chorus Actor: Parsons, Hartry
Role: Rhodope Actor: Mrs Arne

Dance: I: Hearts of Oak, as17671022

Event Comment: TThe Stratagem not acted for 3 years. Archer not acted by Garrick for 5 years. [See 20 May 1766, and 13 Oct. 1762.] I had not time to dine, Garrick being to play. Tho' I got into the Pit 15 minutes past 4, oblig'd to stand in the well....Scrub very well by Weston....The play was very well performed. The Doctor very well done by Love (Neville MS Diary)


Mainpiece Title: The Stratagem

Role: Archer Actor: Garrick
Role: Aimwell Actor: Palmer
Role: Sullen Actor: Burton
Role: Boniface Actor: Love
Role: Scrub Actor: Weston
Role: Gibbet Actor: Baddeley
Role: Foigard Actor: Moody
Role: Sir Charles Actor: Aickin
Role: Dorinda Actor: Mrs Reddish
Role: Lady Bountiful Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Gipsey Actor: Mrs Simson
Role: Cherry Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Mrs Sullen Actor: Mrs Dancer.

Afterpiece Title: The Mock Doctor

Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Dorman
Role: Doctor Actor: Love
Role: Helebore Actor: Moody
Role: Sir Jasper Actor: Hartry
Role: Leander Actor: Fawcett
Role: Harry Actor: Ackman
Role: James Actor: Fox
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Hippisley.

Dance: IV: The Gardners Holiday, as17671120

Event Comment: [N$Neville stood in the Pit this evening]: Iachimo by Smith, but I like Holland better in that character; Cloten by Yates, tho' not equal in it to King...Afterpiece concluded by an original dance by Mr Arnauld and Mrs Thomson (Neville MS Diary). Receipts: #193 10s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: Cymbeline

Role: Caius Lucius Actor: Gardner
Role: Helen Actor: Miss Mills.
Role: Posthumus Actor: Powell
Role: Iachimo Actor: Smith
Role: Pisanio Actor: Hull
Role: Philario Actor: Morris
Role: Cymbeline Actor: Gibson
Role: Cloten Actor: Yates
Role: Bellarius Actor: Clarke
Role: Guiderius Actor: Bensley
Role: Arviragus Actor: Perry
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Imogen Actor: Yates
Role: In Act II a Masquerade Dance Actor: incident to the Play
Role: Singing Actor: Mrs Thompson.
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Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Dance: III: The Garland, as17671214

Event Comment: Bills were put up for a Word to the Wise. As soon as the Curtain was drawn up a great hissing Mr Garrick went on the Stage Several Plays were propos'd to be done but Mr Kelly's Party would have none but a Word to the Wise & the other Party would not Consent, Mr Garrick offer'd to play himself but that would not satisfy them. at Length the House was dismiss'd about Nine O'Clock (Hopkins Diary). A Word to the Wise, Damn'd (Cross Diary). We stayed from 6 to past 10 in which time Garrick came out 6 or 7 times and talked to the audience, tho' often 5 or 6 minutes before he could be heard. Once he said the author was willing to withdraw his play, but then the party for Kelly [opposed by the Wilkesites] said he had no right to do so: they insisted on the play, the other that it should not be, etc.; the same about what play to be given out, one party calling for the new play and the other against it. When King came on, being called to speak the prologue, the hubbub forced him back, and one or two oranges struck him. The people came away in great numbers after ten and we amongst the rest, and had our money returned. Parson Horne [Horne Tooke] there but did not interfere, tho'at the bottom of it (John Baker, Diary, p. 189)


Mainpiece Title: A Word To The Wise

Afterpiece Title: A Trip to Scotland

Role: Griskin Actor: Parsons.
Role: Actor: Hartry, first time, for Parsons.
Role: The dances Actor: Giorgi, Atkins, Mrs King
Role: Cupid Actor: Mas. Cape
Role: Miss Griskin Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Jemmy Twinkle Actor: Brereton
Role: Mrs Filagree Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Young Couples Actor: Palmer
Role: Landlady Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Chamberlain Actor: Booth
Role: Chambermaid Actor: Miss Platt
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

Afterpiece Title: The Elopement

Event Comment: By Command of their Majesties. Theatrical Review, 11 March: Written by the celebrated Milton when he was very would have been sufficient had he never produced anthing more considerable, to have transmitted his fame to the latest posterity. It is inimitable set to music by Mr Handel...not strictly an Oratorio, tho' perform'd as such, the subject not being taken from Holy Writ. To which was added the celebrated Te Deum, composed by Mr Handel for the peace of Utrecht...a very grand masterly piece. End of Act I, a Concerto on the French Horn by Mr Ponta, musician to his Serene Highness, the Elector of Mentz, lately arrived in England. What this gentleman executes with the horn is very surprising, but, not being suited to the genius of the instrument, it is not productive of any good effect, when considered musically; as a matter of novelty it may surprise and please, on which account it is worthy the notice of the curious


Mainpiece Title: L'allegro Ed Il Penseroso, With Handel's te Deum

Music: Concerto on French Horn-Ponta (Musician to his Serene Highness the Elector of Mentz); Solo on Violincello-Janson, his 2nd performance in England

Event Comment: Two Young Lady's made their first Appearance in the Characters of Polly & Lucy Pupils of Dr Arne--Miss Wellers figure is very well for Polly but she wants Spirit & is apt to Sing out of Tune. Mrs Bradley is Tall & a good figure for Lucy and acquitted herself very well in that character they both met with Applause (Hopkins Diary). [MacMillan's note from Kemble differs slightly: Two young Gentlewomen appeared in the characters of Polly and Lucy,--brought out by Dr Arne,--Miss Weller and Mrs Bradley.--Miss Weller's figure was very well for Polly; but she is a piece of still life, sings out of tune and will never make an actress.--Mrs Bradley,--very tall, and appears to have blackguard requisites enough for Lucy, but will not do for anything else--Hopkins Diary No 7. Mrs Bradley is since married to Mr Prior the Builder.--J. P. Kemble."] Paid Renters #8 [this payment occurs each playing night of the season, 188 times in all, and will not be further noted]; Mr Carver, six days, #6 [a weekly payment outside the pay list throughout the season. Presumably to scene painter. No further noted]; Mr S. French, 6 days, #1 10s. Renters total for season #1592. Carver total for season #088 (Treasurer's Book). [see account of Miss Weller and Miss Bradley in Town and Country Magazine (Theatre XXXVIII): The first performed the part of Polly, and the latter that of Lucy. Their figures are both genteel, and their countenances expressive. Miss weller was much confused upon her first entrance; but from the melody of her voice, tho she did not raise it sufficiently in many parts, there is reason to believe, when she was got the better of her terrors of facing an audience, that she will be an acquisition to the stage, at least as a vocal performer. Miss Bradley's performance of Lucy with great spirit, vivacity and Propriety' and her singing being so well suited to the character, she so much eclipsed Polly, that the audience formed a more indifferent opinion of her abilities than she deserved."] Receipts: #220 11s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Beggar's Opera

Role: Macheath Actor: Vernon
Role: Peachum Actor: Moody
Role: Lockit Actor: Bransby
Role: Filch Actor: Parsons
Role: Mat@O@Mint Actor: Kear
Role: Beggar Actor: Waldron
Role: Player Actor: Wheeler
Role: Ben Budge Actor: Ackman
Role: Mrs Peachum Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Diana Trapes Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Polly Actor: Miss Weller
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Bradley, first appearance on any stage
Role: a Hornpipe Actor: Walker
Role: To Conclude with a Country Dance Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: Miss in Her Teens

Role: Fribble Actor: Dodd
Role: Loveit Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Flash Actor: Palmer
Role: Puff Actor: Moody
Role: Jasper Actor: Ackman
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Love.

Dance: II: A Comic Dance-Daigville, Sga Vidini

Event Comment: [Maria Macklin wrote her father (13 March 1773): Smith has rais'd such a fury in the Town, owing to Colman's having refus'd Mrs Yates to play for him, that last Saturday [6 March] being the fifth night of Alzuma, when the play ought to have begun, the Audience made a most violent noise, called for Colman, insisted that the play should not begin till he was found & the reasons given why Mrs Yates was not suffered to play for Smith. In vain did Bensley endeavor frequently to speak and tell them that Colman was not to be found. The still continued hissing and roaring, and this last till past seven o'clock. Dagge and Harris were behind in a dreadful consternation least the house should be demolished, of which indeed it was in some danger. At last they said something must be said to quiet them, when Smith in the confusion ran on and told them that the managers had consented Mrs Yates should play for him. Then they sent him off to tell them that his day must be settled whenever he thought proper, to give her time to come here. He went off and made them fix it for the 19th of April, went on and told them it was settled. They then insisted that Smith should tell them whether everything was settled to his entire satisfaction. He assured them it was. The play was then ordered to begin. I am told they have given him up his articles for three years, at his desire. Several Gentlemen went round into the Hall and sent for Smith, telling him his private quarrels with the managers were nothing to them. That if Mrs Yates play'd they should be glad to see her, but that as she was not in the company it was not right in him to disturb the play and hinder them from seeing it. He expostulated with them and told his story. The Town rings with this affair. Various are the opinions. Some think it is her plan to get once more upon the stage, and they say there is a most powerful Party making to oppose her & that she shall not play that night. Others say Colman is very wrong to hinder her. I find she entirely built upon your playing for me, and there has been a very impatient card in the Ledger to Colman insisting upon his telling the town why Mrs Yates was hindered to play, and why Mr Macklin had any more right to be suffered to come over so long unmolested to play for Miss Macklin? But that everybody sees thru'....Colman I am certain has not a thing against your playing for me. He seems rather to wish for your coming....I do not think the Yeats's will be engag'd tho' the Town rail much at Mrs Hartley & Miss Miller, and sure enough they are bitter bad....On Tuesday I shall send you the fate of Dr Goldsmith's Comedy, which comes out on Monday next. It is call'd the Mistakes of a Night....Foote's Rary Shew has been rehears'd three mornings but he got no money, so he shews off again at night instead-but it does not fill violently. Alonzo goes on but Barry is too ill to play. The great support of it is Mrs Barry's acting." (Harvard Theatre Collection, A.L.S.)] Receipts: #196 19s


Mainpiece Title: Alzuma

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Afterpiece Title: Cross Purposes

Event Comment: New Overture and Pieces of Music Between the Acts. Music by Barthelemon. New Scenes, Habits and Decorations. The Scenes designed by DeLoutherberg, and painted by Messrs French, Royer, and Greenwood. Books of the songs and Chorusses to be had at the Theatre. This piece is got up in a most Superb manner. The Scenery is beyond description fine -& the whole Performance tho' the most complicated upon the stage went off with uncommon Applause. Mrs Abington played finely--Mr Slingsby & Sga Hidou danc'd for the first time & were Amazingly well Rec'ed. The Ballets are very Grand (Hopkins Diary). [MacMillan's note from Kemble differs slightly in wording.] Rec'd stopages #17 18s.; Paid salary list #567 16s.; J. French on Acct #5 5s. (Treasurer's Book). Mainpiece: Never performed before, by John Burgoyne. [The review in the Westminster Magazine, Nov. 1774, tells the plot, and concludes: "After some superb exhibitions of transparent scenery, several characteristic airs, and elegant dances, Mr Oldworth...proclaims Maria his only daughter and gives her to Sir Harry. After a dance of Cupids, Hymen, &c....offering them eternal wreaths, the Druid of the Oaks, freed by the present powers of Beauty from that sequestered habitation to which by mystic spells he had long been doomed, appears to ratify their union, and astonishes the spectators by his magic influence, in a glorious vision of that felicity the virtues of the happy pair had so justly insured. An admirable vaudeville, and a grand dance, conclude the dramatic entertainment....Had it not appeared obvious that the whole was intended as a mere vehicle for the splendid spectacle, we do not suppose, in spite of the managers Orders and Puffs, that the author's labors would have been tolerated. The very excellent scenery, however, of the ingenious Mr Loutherbourg preserved this piece from that damnation, which as a dramatic production, it justly merited."] Receipts: #263 14s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Maid Of The Oaks

Afterpiece Title: The Miller of Mansfield

Role: King Actor: J. Aickin
Role: Miller Actor: Moody
Role: Richard Actor: Palmer
Role: Joe Actor: Kear
Role: Kate Actor: Mrs Millidge
Role: Margery Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Peggy Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Lord Lurewell Actor: Lamash.
Event Comment: Benefit for Lee. Last Performance but two before the Holidays. Afterpiece: Never acted there. In the comic scenes will be introduced (as they were sung in Masqued and other Characters) the favorite songs, Ye Warwickshire Lads and Lasses, Sweet Willy O, The Mulberry Tree, and the Roundelay of Sisters of the Tuneful Strain. In the second act, a Statue of Shakespeare will be erected, and the ode on Dedicating a Temple to that great poet recited, with proper Airs and Chorusses-Particularly Sweetest Bard that Ever Sung, Tho' Crimes from Death and Torture Fly, the Characteristic Song on Falstaff, More Gentle than the Southern Gale, and Thou Soft-Flowing Avon. Part of Pit laid into boxes


Mainpiece Title: She Stoops To Conquer

Role: Hardcastle Actor: Shuter
Role: Tony Actor: Quick
Role: Marlow Actor: Lewis
Role: Hastings Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Sir Charles Marlow Actor: Fearon
Role: Mrs Hardcastle Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Miss Neville Actor: Mrs Lessingham
Role: Miss Hardcastle Actor: Mrs Bulkley.

Afterpiece Title: The Jubilee at Stratford upon avon

Dance: End I Afterpiece: The Vintage Festival, as17741007

Event Comment: Mrs Abington continuing ill, The Maid of the Oaks oblig'd to be deferr'd. Soon after the Farce began off off--no, more, no more, was the General Cry with much hissing--Mr King went on Two or three times to know their pleasure but they would not hear him. They Call'd for Mr Garrick he attended--but they would not hear him for a long time tho' Attempted Several times to speak--at last Somebody said hear him! hear him!--Mr G. told them that he would wait their [sic] all Night with pleasUre if they requir'd it--hear him! again was bellow'd out--he told them he waited to know their pleasure--whether they would have the Blackamoor go on or if they would have any other Farce then a great Noise ensued; as soon as they were quiet Mr G. told them that his Theatrical Life would be very Short and he should be glad to end it in peace--A man in the Pit said if you have a mind to die in Peace don't let this Farce be play'd again Mr Garrick was on and off the Stage several times nothing would content them--at Length Mr King told them that the Author had taken the Copy from the Prompter and was gone away with it.--Soon after this they withdrew So ended this troublesome Affair (Hopkins Diary). [MacMillan's note from Kemble is considerably lengthened.] Paid Mr Rowland's bill for dinners #8 9s. 3d. Receipts: #284 18s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Provok'd Wife

Role: Rake Actor: Davies
Role: Lady Fanciful Actor: Mrs King, first time.
Role: Sir John Brute Actor: Garrick
Role: Constant Actor: Brereton, first time
Role: Heartfree Actor: Bensley, first time
Role: Razor Actor: Baddeley
Role: Justice Actor: Bransby
Role: Bully Actor: Vernon
Role: Lady Brute Actor: Miss Younge
Role: Mademoiselle Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Greville.

Afterpiece Title: The Blackamoor

Role: Parts Actor: King, Parsons, Davies, Vernon, Mrs Siddons, Mrs Wrighten.
Role: Jerry Actor: King
Role: Sir Oliver Oddfish Actor: Parsons
Role: Grenville Actor: Davies
Role: Robert Actor: Burton
Role: Frederick Actor: Vernon
Role: Julia Actor: Mrs Siddons
Role: Dame Dowset Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Lady Oddfish Actor: Mrs Wrightn
Role: Servants Actor: Legg, Kear, Cubitt, Carpenter, Garland
Event Comment: Mainpiece: By Particular Desire. [MacMillan notes from Kemble: "The Spleen, or Islington Spa was not acted tonight. The Jubilee was perform'd instead of it." The Spleen, tho' advertised was deferred on account of King's illness.] Paid 4 days salary list at #104 1s. 1d. per diem #416 4s. 4d.; Mr Short for attending Jubilee 17 nights #4 5s. Receipts: #212 14s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Jane Shore

Role: Gloster Actor: Aickin, first time
Role: Ratcliffe Actor: Griffiths.
Role: Ratcliff Actor: Farren.
Role: Hastings Actor: Smith
Role: Bellmour Actor: Davies
Role: Shore Actor: Reddish
Role: Catesby Actor: Wright
Role: Derby Actor: Hurst
Role: Jane Shore Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Alicia Actor: Miss Younge.

Afterpiece Title: The Jubilee

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Related Work: The Goldsmiths Jubilee; or, London's Triumph: Containing, A Description of the several Pageants: On which are Represented, Emblematical Figures, Artful Pieces of Architecture, and Rural Dancing: with the Speeches Spoken on each Pageant. Author(s): Thomas Jordan
Event Comment: "A Gentleman who is as mad as myself about the School remark'd that the Characters upon the Stage at the falling of the Screen stand too long before they speak-I thought so too the first Night-he said it was the same on the 2d & was remark'd by others-tho they should be astonish'd & a little petrify'd, yet it may be carry'd to too great a length" (David Garrick to R. B. Sheridan, 12 May 1777, in The Letters of David Garrick, ed. D. M. Little and G. M. Kahrl, 1963, III, 1163). Receipts: #195 13s. (184.7; 10.19; 0.7)


Mainpiece Title: The School For Scandal

Role: Sir Peter Teazle Actor: King
Role: Sir Oliver Surface Actor: Yates
Role: Sir Benjamin Backbite Actor: Dodd
Role: Joseph Surface Actor: Palmer
Role: Crabtree Actor: Parsons
Role: Moses Actor: Baddeley
Role: Rowley Actor: Aickin
Role: Snake Actor: Packer
Role: Careless Actor: Farren
Role: Trip Actor: Lamash
Role: Sir Harry Bumper Actor: Gaudry
Role: Gentlemen Actor: R. Palmer, Norris, Chaplin
Role: Charles Surface Actor: Smith
Role: Mrs Candour Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Maria Actor: Miss P. Hopkins
Role: Lady Sneerwell Actor: Miss Sherry
Role: Lady Teazle Actor: Mrs Abington

Afterpiece Title: The Deserter

Role: Henry Actor: Davies
Role: Russet Actor: Bannister
Role: Simkin Actor: Carpenter
Role: Skirmish Actor: Parsons
Role: Flint Actor: Wright
Role: Soldiers Actor: Legg, Kear, Griffiths, Chaplin, Follett
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Louisa Actor: Miss Collett.
Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; past 2, by Richard Tickell]: Altered from [the same, by] Allan Ramsay. [MS not in Larpent; not published.] With the original Airs, new Accompaniments, and a new Overture [by Thomas Linley, Sen.]. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. "The above Opera, written by Allen Ramsay, has been long and justly admired, but by those only whose knowledge of the Scottish dialect has enabled them to judge of its excellencies. That an English audience might become partakers of this entertainment seems to have been the laudable design of the Dramatist, Mr Tickel, in now divesting it of its numerous provincialities, grown almost obsolete, even in Scotland, at this distant period . . . The characters were drest with a rustic simplicity, which, tho' not exactly characteristic of the Highland manner, were perfectly Pastoral" (Universal Magazine, Nov. 1781, p. 237). Receipts: #202 9s. 6d. (167/18/0; 33/3/0; 1/8/6)


Mainpiece Title: Oroonoko; Or, The Royal Slave

Role: Oroonoko Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Blandford Actor: Aickin
Role: Governor Actor: Farren
Role: Captain Driver Actor: Wrighten
Role: Stanmore Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Hotman Actor: Williams
Role: Daniel Actor: Suett
Role: Jack Stanmore Actor: Norris
Role: Aboan Actor: Palmer
Role: Widow Lackit Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Charlotte Weldon Actor: Miss Collett
Role: Lucy Weldon Actor: Miss Simson
Role: Imoinda Actor: Miss Farren
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Afterpiece Title: The Gentle Shepherd

Role: , Du Actor: Bellamy, Moody, Aickin, Suett, Dodd
Role: Patie Actor: Mrs Cargill
Role: Roger Actor: Du-Bellamy
Role: Du Actor: Bellamy
Role: Symon Actor: Moody
Role: Sir William Worthy Actor: Aickin
Role: Glaud Actor: Suett
Role: Bauldy Actor: Dodd
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Mause Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Madge Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Peggy Actor: Miss Wheeler.
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Dance: End of Act I of afterpiece a Highland Reel by Blurton and the two Miss Stageldoirs. [This was danced, as here assigned, in all subsequent performances.]

Event Comment: [The play is opened by Mrs Beverley and Charlotte, and when Mrs Siddons came on she was hissed because of a widespread report that she had refused to act for Brereton's benefit in Dublin. "A considerable period of time was lost; it might be forty minutes before the play began . . . We could perceive that the lady supported herself with a great degree of firmness under this very aweful trial--a trial which, in great measure, determined her future fame--perhaps her residence in this metropolis" (Town and Country Magazine, Oct. 1784, p. 510). "The Breretons have used her shockingly--Mrs B. was mean enough to sneak off the stage and leave her to stand the insults of a malicious party tho' she knew the whole disturbance was on her account and that her husband had at least been obliged to contradict the reports that concern'd him" (Betsy Sheridan, Journal, 1960, p. 32). Mrs Siddons explained to the audience that the stories circulated against her were "calumnies." She had, in fact, on 19 Aug., acted Jane Shore in Dublin for Brereton's benefit (Dublin Public Register, 19 Aug. 1784). "Though Mrs Siddons delivered this address with her usual judgment and articulation, and it was received with reiterated bursts of applause, yet she was so agitated when off the stage as to be very near fainting, and continued for some time much flurried" (Public Advertiser, 6 Oct.).] Receipts: #304 5s. (291/13; 12/11; 0/1)


Mainpiece Title: The Gamester

Role: Beverley Actor: Kemble
Role: Lewson Actor: Brereton
Role: Jarvis Actor: Aickin
Role: Bates Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Dawson Actor: Phillimore
Role: Stukely Actor: Palmer
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Brereton
Role: Mrs Beverley Actor: Mrs Siddons

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Role: Whittle Actor: Parsons
Role: Sir Patrick O'Neale Actor: Moody
Role: Nephew Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Bates Actor: Wrighten
Role: Thomas Actor: Burton
Role: Kecksey Actor: Dodd
Role: Widow Brady Actor: Mrs Wells
Event Comment: Benefit for Vestris. Tickets, 10s. 6d. each, to be had of Vestris, No. 8, Great Suffolk-street, Charing-cross. 2nd ballet: With a great Variety of magnificent Scenery and Decorations executed by Gaetano Marinari. [Synopsis of action in Morning Post, 23 Mar.] "Vestris and Baccelli, tho' incomparable in some parts of the art, are far inferior as actors to Lepicq and Rossi... One evident amendment of the Ballet may be compression and curtailment. As it was, the curtain did not drop till twelve o'clock" (Public Advertiser, 25 Mar.)


Mainpiece Title: I Viaggiatori Felici

Role: : Giannetto Actor: Babbini
Role: Don Gastone Actor: Tasca
Role: Patterio Actor: Morigi
Role: Pasquino Actor: Schinotti
Role: Isabella Actor: Sga Sestini
Role: Lauretta Actor: Miss Wheeler
Role: Bettina Actor: Sga Ferrarese del Bene.

Dance: End of Act I Divertissement Villageois, as17860218, but Sga Angiolini in place of Sga Carolina; End of Opera a Grand Pantomime Ballet in 3 acts, Le Premier Navigateur; ou, La Force de I'Amour (originally composed by Gardel Sen., and acted at the Opera House in Paris with uncommon Applause, and now got up at this Theatre under the immediate Inspection of Vestris). Melide-Mlle Baccelli (1st appearance these 4 years); Semite, Mother to Me'lide-Mlle Mozon; Venus-Sga Angiolini; Daphnis-Vestris; Faun-Fabiani; Old Cottager-D'Egville; Lovers of Melody-Henry, Marseilles, Duquesney [Jun].; Morpheus and Priest of Hymen-Marseilles; Cupid-Miss De Camp. With a Pas de Quatre by Rozier Jun., Marseilles, Spozzi, Giorgi

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Event Comment: This [main] Piece, written by Dr Brown, is peculiarly happy in evincing to the world "That Virtue still shall conquer tho' in ruin." Mr Sterne presents his respectful Compliments to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Newington and its Vicinity, and now begs leave to inform them that he has been at a considerable Expence in procuring several Performers, in order that every Performance may give Satisfaction to those Ladies and Gentlemen who have so generously exerted their Interest for him and his Company; and as their Stay will be but very short, he hopes that his Care by obtaining so many fresh Members may meet with the Encouragement of a candid Public. N. B. Any Lady or Gentleman who will honor the Company by bespeaking a Play, their Commands will be thankfully received and attended to by applying to Mr Sterne


Mainpiece Title: Barbarossa; Or, The Freedom Of Algiers

Role: Barbarossa Actor: Sidney
Role: Othman Actor: Marriot
Role: Sadi Actor: Harper
Role: Aladin Actor: Simpson
Role: Officer Actor: Wilson
Role: Selim Actor: Sterne
Role: Irene Actor: Mrs Sterne
Role: Attendant Actor: Mrs Simpson
Role: Zaphira Actor: Mrs Marriot.

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Performance Comment: Squire-Sidney; Thomas-Wilson; Huntsmen and Sailors-The rest of the Company; Dorcas-Mrs Fowler; Sally-Mrs Sterne.
Role: Squire Actor: Sidney
Role: Thomas Actor: Wilson
Role: Huntsmen and Sailors Actor: The rest of the Company
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Fowler
Role: Sally Actor: Mrs Sterne.

Song: End: Ma chere amie-Wilson

Entertainment: Monologue. A favorite Prologue-Marriot

Role: favorite Prologue Actor: Marriot.


Mainpiece Title: Othello

Role: Othello Actor: Cambray
Role: Roderigo Actor: Blanchard
Role: Cassio Actor: Macready
Role: Brabantio Actor: Hull
Role: Lodovico Actor: Davies
Role: Montano Actor: Thompson
Role: Duke Actor: Booth
Role: Gratiano Actor: Fearon
Role: Iago Actor: Ryder
Role: Emilia Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Desdemona Actor: Mrs Pope.

Afterpiece Title: Orpheus and Eurydice; or, The Metamorphoses of Harlequin

Performance Comment: [Edition of 1739 (Tho. Wood) lists the parts: Orpheus, Pluto, Ascalax, Furies, Friends, Harlequin, Pantaloon, Gawkey, Drudge, Taylor, Shoemaker, Drawer, Hostler, Porter, Eurydice, Rhodope, Nymphs, Bacchants, Colombine, Mrs Mannerly, Witch, Frothwell, Maid, Dwarf Woman.]


Mainpiece Title: At Hay The Recruiting Officer

Performance Comment: Mr Ballance-Packer; Scale-Fawcett; Scruple-Maddocks; Mr Worthy-read byWhitfield; Captain Plume-Wroughton; Captain Brazen-Dodd; Serjeant Kite (1st time; with O! what a charming thing's a battle)-Caulfield; Bullock-Moody; Coster Pearmain-Hollingsworth; Tho. Appletree-Burton; Welch Collier-Suett; Constable-Banks; Sylvia (with a song)-Mrs Jordan; Melinda-Miss Heard (1st appearance in that character); Lucy-Miss Tidswell; Rose-Miss Pope.
Role: Mr Ballance Actor: Packer
Role: Scale Actor: Fawcett
Role: Scruple Actor: Maddocks
Role: Mr Worthy Actor: read byWhitfield
Role: Captain Plume Actor: Wroughton
Role: Captain Brazen Actor: Dodd
Role: Serjeant Kite Actor: Caulfield
Role: Bullock Actor: Moody
Role: Coster Pearmain Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Appletree Actor: Burton
Role: Welch Collier Actor: Suett
Role: Constable Actor: Banks
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Melinda Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Rose Actor: Miss Pope.

Afterpiece Title: The Mariners

Role: Mr Indigo Actor: Suett
Role: Charles Actor: Bland
Role: Henry Actor: Dignum
Role: Clover Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Mizin Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Flintbourg Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Sea Boys Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Landlord Actor: Burton
Role: Chequer Actor: Fawcett
Role: Trusty Actor: Maddocks
Role: Caustic Actor: Webb
Role: Sophia Actor: Mrs Crouch
Role: Susan Actor: Miss Collins
Role: Bell Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Julia Actor: Miss Menage
Role: Rest of the Vocal Characters Actor: Caulfield, Danby, Welsh, Shaw
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Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection Of Sacred Music From The Works Of Handel

Performance Comment: Principal Vocal Performers-Incledon, Florio, Linton, Hill (from Winchester), Bardeman//Mme Mara, Mrs Stuart, Master Hummell, Miss Bruman, Miss Parke. Leader of the Band-G. Ashley. Organ-J. Ashley. PART I. Zadock the Priest [by Chorus] (CORONATION ANTHEMS). Overture (ARIADNE). THE DETTINGEN TE DEUM, in which Holy, Holy Lord by Mme Mara. PART II. Overture and Dead March (SAUL). Funeral Anthem. Tune your harps (ESTHER). Gentle airs [by Incledon], accompanied on the violoncello by C. Ashley (ATHALIA). Fall'n is the foe by Chorus {JUDAS MACCABAEUS). What tho' I trace [by Miss Parke] (SOLOMON). Lord of Eternity by Chorus; Behold the Nations; O Baal (DEBORAH). With thee the unsheltered (SOLOMON). He smote all the first-born by Chorus (ISRAEL IN EGYPT). Pious Orgies [by Mme Mara] (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). He gave them hailstones by Chorus (ISRAEL IN EGYPT). PART III. Second Oboe Concerto. Happy Iphis (JEPHTHA). My Arms; Sound an Alarm; We hear by Chorus (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). O magnify the Lord (CHANDOS ANTHEMS). Hear Jacob's God by Chorus (SAMSON). I feel the Deity within; Arm, Arm, ye brave; We come by Chorus (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). Ye sacred priests and Farewell, ye limpid springs [by Mme Mara] (JEPHTHA). Gloria Patri by Chorus (JUBILATE). To conclude with God save Great George our King and Rule Britannia .by Mme Mara] (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). He gave them hailstones by Chorus (ISRAEL IN EGYPT). PART III. Second Oboe Concerto. Happy Iphis (JEPHTHA). My Arms; Sound an Alarm; We hear by Chorus (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). O magnify the Lord (CHANDOS ANTHEMS). Hear Jacob's God by Chorus (SAMSON). I feel the Deity within; Arm, Arm, ye brave; We come by Chorus (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). Ye sacred priests and Farewell, ye limpid springs [by Mme Mara] (JEPHTHA). Gloria Patri by Chorus (JUBILATE). To conclude with God save Great George our King and Rule Britannia .