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Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Pepys, Diary, 20 Oct.: Young Killigrew did so commend The Villaine, a new play made by Tom Porter, and acted only on Saturday at the Duke's house, as if there never had been any such play come upon the stage. The same yesterday was told me by Captain Ferrers; and this morning afterwards by Dr Clerke, who saw it. Downes, p. 23: Written by Major Thomas Porter; this Play by its being well perform'd, had Success extremly beyond the Company's Expectation....It Succeeded 10 Days with a full House, to the last. [Downes especially praises Price. The edition of 1663 has a Prologue but no actors' names and no epilogue.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Villain

Performance Comment: Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 23): Monsieur Brisac-Betterton; Monsieur Beaupre-Harris; Governour-Lilliston; Bontefeu-Young; Maligni-Saunford; Coligni-Price; Bellmont-Mrs Betterton [Mrs Saunderson]; Prologue-.
Cast
Role: Monsieur Brisac Actor: Betterton
Role: Monsieur Beaupre Actor: Harris
Role: Governour Actor: Lilliston
Role: Bontefeu Actor: Young
Role: Maligni Actor: Saunford
Role: Coligni Actor: Price
Role: Bellmont Actor: Mrs Betterton
Role: Prologue Actor: .
Related Works
Related Work: The Villain Author(s): Thomas Porter
Event Comment: The United Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but Luttrell dated his copy of the separately-printed Prologue and Epilogue 5 April 1684 (J. W. Dodds, Thomas Southerne, p. 48). Very probably the play first appeared during the week of 31 March-5 April, immediately following Easter. The Prologue and Epilogue are reprinted in Wiley, Rare Prologues and Epilogues, pp. 191-94. This may have been the last new role William Smith undertook for some years; see Cibber, Apology, ed. Lowe, 1, 78-79, for the incident which prompted Smith's leaving the stage for awhile. One song, I never saw a face till now, with music by Captain Pack, is in The Theater of Music, the First Book, 1685; and another, O why did e'er my thoughts aspire, the music by R. King, is in the same collection. A third song, See how fair Corinna lies, the music by Captain Pack, is in A Collection of Twenty-Four Songs, 1685

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Disappointment; Or, The Mother In Fashion

Performance Comment: Edition of 1684: Alphonso-Betterton; Lorenzo-Smith; Alberto-Wilshire; Lesbino-Carlisle; Rogero-Leigh; Erminia-Mrs Cook; Juliana-Mrs Percival; Angelline-Mrs Knight; Her Supposed Mother-Mrs Corey; Clara-Mrs Leigh; The Prologue by Mr John Dryden-Mr Betterton; The Epilogue by the Honourable John Stafford, Esq-.
Cast
Role: Alphonso Actor: Betterton
Role: Lorenzo Actor: Smith
Role: Alberto Actor: Wilshire
Role: Lesbino Actor: Carlisle
Role: Rogero Actor: Leigh
Role: Erminia Actor: Mrs Cook
Role: Juliana Actor: Mrs Percival
Role: Angelline Actor: Mrs Knight
Role: Her Supposed Mother Actor: Mrs Corey
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Leigh
Role: Mr John Dryden Actor: Mr Betterton
Role: Esq Actor: .
Related Works
Related Work: The Disappointment; or, The Mother in Fashion Author(s): Thomas Southerne
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; C 5, by Thomas Holcroft, adapted from Le Complaisant, by Antoine de Feriol comte de Pont-de-Veyle, and from Clavigo, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It has been attributed to John Fenwick (Genest, VII, 360-61; London Chronicle, 14 Feb. 1798). But for Holcroft's acknowledgment of authorship see his Life, ed. Elbridge Colby, 1925, II, 170. Author of Prologue unknown. Epilogue by the author (Knapp, p. 88)]. Times, 12 Apr. 1798: This Day will be published He's Much to Blame (2s.). "Mrs Mattocks has of late habituated herself to a constant titter, which destroys the effect of her best scenes" (Times, 14 Feb.). Receipts: #249 1s. (240.5; 8.16)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: He's Much To Blame

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Lewis, Quick, Pope, Murray, Davenport, Clarke, Thompson, Rees, Blurton, Wilde, Abbot, Curties, Mrs Pope, Miss Betterton, Mrs Gibbs, Mrs Mattocks. [Cast from text (G. G. and J. Robinson. 1798): Sir George Versatile-Lewis; Lord Vibrate-Quick; Mr Delaval-Pope; Doctor Gosterman-Murray; Thompson-Davenport; Williams-Clarke; Master of the Hotel-Thompson; Jenkins-Rees; Waiter-Blurton; Harry-Abbot; Footman-Curties; Maria-Mrs Pope; Lady Jane-Miss Betterton; Lucy-Mrs Gibbs; Lady Jane's Woman-Mrs Norton; Lady Vibrate-Mrs Mattocks; unassigned-Wilde; Prologue-Whitfield; [This was spoken, as here assigned, at the 1st 9 performances only (see17980226).] Epilogue-Quick, Mrs Mattocks. [This was spoken, as here assigned (except on 5 and 7 June), at all subsequent performances.]This was spoken, as here assigned (except on 5 and 7 June), at all subsequent performances.]
Cast
Role: Sir George Versatile Actor: Lewis
Role: Lord Vibrate Actor: Quick
Role: Mr Delaval Actor: Pope
Role: Doctor Gosterman Actor: Murray
Role: Thompson Actor: Davenport
Role: Williams Actor: Clarke
Role: Master of the Hotel Actor: Thompson
Role: Jenkins Actor: Rees
Role: Waiter Actor: Blurton
Role: Harry Actor: Abbot
Role: Footman Actor: Curties
Role: Maria Actor: Mrs Pope
Role: Lady Jane Actor: Miss Betterton
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Gibbs
Role: Lady Jane's Woman Actor: Mrs Norton
Role: Lady Vibrate Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: unassigned Actor: Wilde
Role: Prologue Actor: Whitfield
Role: Epilogue Actor: Quick, Mrs Mattocks.
Related Works
Related Work: He's Much to Blame Author(s): Thomas Holcroft

Afterpiece Title: Joan of Arc

Cast
Role: Female Choristers Actor: Mrs Blurton
Role: Young Talbot Actor: Bologna Jun.
Role: General Talbot Actor: Bologna
Role: Herald Actor: Helme
Role: Officers Actor: Blurton, Wilde, Abbot, L? Bologna
Role: Alenson Actor: Farley
Role: Charles Actor: Simpson
Role: Cardinal Actor: Powel
Role: Abbot Actor: Thompson
Role: Nobles and Officers Actor: Dyke, Lee, Curties
Role: Joan of Arc Actor: Mrs Parker
Role: Lucifer Actor: Follett
Role: Demons Actor: Goostree, Parsloe, Letteney, Goodwin, Wilkins
Role: British Officer Actor: Incledon
Role: ] Actor: Miss Sims
Role: French and English Officers and Choristers Actor: Linton, Street, Gray
Role: Minstrel Actor: Mrs Clendining
Role: Blanche Actor: Mrs Mountain
Role: Grand Historical Pageant Actor: .
Event Comment: Benefit for Miss Betterton, 2nd piece [1st time; ENT 1]. Times, 26 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Miss Betterton, No. 47, Great Queen-street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. Receipts: #184 8s. 6d. (87.0.0; 8.17.6; tickets: 88.11.0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Deserted Daughter

Performance Comment: Cheveril-Lewis; Mr Mordent-Betterton; Donald-Munden; Lenox-Whitfield; Item-Rees; Grime-Davenport; Clement-Toms; Lady Ann Mordent-Miss Chapman; Sarsnet-Mrs Mattocks; Mrs Enfield-Mrs Davenport; Joanna-Miss Betterton.
Cast
Role: Cheveril Actor: Lewis
Role: Mr Mordent Actor: Betterton
Role: Donald Actor: Munden
Role: Lenox Actor: Whitfield
Role: Item Actor: Rees
Role: Grime Actor: Davenport
Role: Clement Actor: Toms
Role: Lady Ann Mordent Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Sarsnet Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Mrs Enfield Actor: Mrs Davenport
Role: Joanna Actor: Miss Betterton.
Related Works
Related Work: The Deserted Daughter Author(s): Thomas Holcroft

Afterpiece Title: Britons Roused

Performance Comment: ; or, Citizen Soldiers. In which Songs-; Duets-; SCENE I. A View of a Camp. Officers-Incledon, Townsend, Betterton; SCENE II. The Advance of the Army, Slow Time. They form a half moon, and go through the Manual Excercise. SCENE III. A Sham Battle. They divide; when the mode of attack and defence in street-firing, so necessary to be practised and known at this critical period, will be exactly represented. To conclude with God save the King-.

Afterpiece Title: The Follies of a Day

Cast
Role: Count Almaviva Actor: Lewis
Role: Figaro Actor: Farley
Role: Antonio Actor: Munden
Role: Bazil Actor: Powel
Role: Page Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Countess Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Susan Actor: Mrs Abington.
Related Works
Related Work: The Follies of a Day Author(s): Thomas Holcroft
Related Work: The Follies of a Day; or, The Marriage of Figaro Author(s): Thomas Holcroft

Dance: End 2nd piece: a Minuet-Mr and Miss Betterton

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; C 5, by Thomas Morton; with incidental music by John Moorehead. Prologue by William Thomas Fitzgerald; Epilogue by Miles Peter Andrews (see text)]: With New Scenes [by Richards (Universal Magazine, Feb. 1800, p. 157)] and new Dresses. Morning Chronicle, 8 July 1800: This day is published Speed the Plough (2s.). Receipts: #256 7s. (253.4.6; 3.2.6)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Speed The Plough

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Pope, Munden, Fawcett, Knight, H. Johnston, Murray, Davenport, Waddy, Atkins, Street, Abbot, Curties, Klanert, Miss Murray, Mrs Davenport, Mrs Dibdin, Mrs H. Johnston. [Cast from text (T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800): Sir Philip Blandford-Pope; Sir Abel Handy-Munden; Bob Handy-Fawcett; Farmer Ashfield-Knight; Henry-H. Johnston; Morrington-Murray; Evergreen-Davenport; Gerald-Waddy; Peter-Atkins; Postillion-Abbot; Young Handy's Servant-Klanert; Susan Ashfield-Miss Murray; Dame Ashfield-Mrs Davenport; Lady Handy-Mrs Dibdin; Miss Blandford-Mrs H. Johnston; unassigned-Street, Curties; Prologue-Betterton; [This was spoken, as here assigned, at the 1st 9 performances only (see18000219).] Epilogue-Fawcett. [This was spoken, as here assigned, at the 1st 19 performances only (see18000306] .This was spoken, as here assigned, at the 1st 19 performances only (see18000306] .
Cast
Role: Sir Philip Blandford Actor: Pope
Role: Sir Abel Handy Actor: Munden
Role: Bob Handy Actor: Fawcett
Role: Farmer Ashfield Actor: Knight
Role: Henry Actor: H. Johnston
Role: Morrington Actor: Murray
Role: Evergreen Actor: Davenport
Role: Gerald Actor: Waddy
Role: Peter Actor: Atkins
Role: Postillion Actor: Abbot
Role: Young Handy's Servant Actor: Klanert
Role: Susan Ashfield Actor: Miss Murray
Role: Dame Ashfield Actor: Mrs Davenport
Role: Lady Handy Actor: Mrs Dibdin
Role: Miss Blandford Actor: Mrs H. Johnston
Role: unassigned Actor: Street, Curties
Role: Prologue Actor: Betterton
Role: Epilogue Actor: Fawcett.
Related Works
Related Work: Speed the Plough Author(s): Thomas Morton

Afterpiece Title: Rosina

Cast
Role: Belville Actor: Incledon
Role: Captain Belville Actor: Hill
Role: Rustic Actor: Street
Role: Irish Haymaker Actor: Waddy
Role: William Actor: Townsend
Role: Phoebe Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Davenport
Role: Rosina Actor: Mrs Atkins.
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. Nell Gwyn attended this performance. See VanLennep, Nell Gwyn's Playgoing, p.408. It is not certain that this was the premiere, but, as the play was licensed for publication on 20 Nov. 1676, the first performance may well have been on this day. A song, Away with the causes of riches and cares, with music by Matthew Lock, is in Catch that Catch Can, No. 64, 1685. Another, Beneath a shady willow, with music by William Turner, is in A New Collection of Songs and Poems...by Thomas D'Urfey, 1683. Edition of 1677: That its only good Fortune was, in being the Subject of the Courts Diversion, where their Noble Clemency and Good Nature were extremely requisite, in covering its defects from the too Censorious; His Majesty, according to His accustomed Royal and Excellent Temper, was pleas'd to descend so far, as to give it a particular Applause, which was seconded by your Grace [The Duke of Ormond]

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Madam Fickle; Or, The Witty False One

Performance Comment: Edition of 1677: Prologue-Mr Smith; Epilogue-; Lord Bellamore-Betterton; Manley-Smith; Sir Arthur Oldlove-Sandford; Captain Tilbury-Medbourn; Zechiel-Anthony Leigh; Toby-James Nokes; Old Jollyman-Underhill; Harry-Jevan; Flaile-Richards; Dorrel-Norrice; Madam Fickle-Mrs Mary Lee; Constantia-Mrs Barrer [Barry]; Arbella-Mrs Gibbs; Silvia-Mrs Napper.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Smith
Role: Epilogue Actor:
Role: Lord Bellamore Actor: Betterton
Role: Manley Actor: Smith
Role: Sir Arthur Oldlove Actor: Sandford
Role: Captain Tilbury Actor: Medbourn
Role: Zechiel Actor: Anthony Leigh
Role: Toby Actor: James Nokes
Role: Old Jollyman Actor: Underhill
Role: Harry Actor: Jevan
Role: Flaile Actor: Richards
Role: Dorrel Actor: Norrice
Role: Madam Fickle Actor: Mrs Mary Lee
Role: Constantia Actor: Mrs Barrer
Role: Arbella Actor: Mrs Gibbs
Role: Silvia Actor: Mrs Napper.
Related Works
Related Work: Madam Fickle; or, The Witty False One Author(s): Thomas D'Urfey
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. There is no indication of the first date of performance, but a licensing date of 19 Feb. 1676@7 suggests a December 1676 or January 1677 production.Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 38): Titus and Berenice, Wrote by the same Author [Thomas Otway], consisting of 3 Acts: With the Farce of the Cheats of Scapin at the end: This Play, with the Farce, being perfectly well Acted; had good Success

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Titus And Berenice

Performance Comment: Edition of 1677: Prologue-Mr Underhill; Titus Vespatian-Betterton; Antiochus-Smith; Paulinus-Medbourn; Arsaces-Crosby; Rutilius-Gillow; Berenice-Mrs Lee; Phaenice-Mrs Barry.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Underhill
Role: Titus Vespatian Actor: Betterton
Role: Antiochus Actor: Smith
Role: Paulinus Actor: Medbourn
Role: Arsaces Actor: Crosby
Role: Rutilius Actor: Gillow
Role: Berenice Actor: Mrs Lee
Role: Phaenice Actor: Mrs Barry.
Related Works
Related Work: Titus and Berenice Author(s): Thomas Otway

Afterpiece Title: The Cheats of Scapin

Cast
Role: Thrifty Actor: Sandford
Role: Gripe Actor: Noakes
Role: Octavian Actor: Norris
Role: Leander Actor: Percivall
Role: Scapin Actor: Anth. Leigh
Role: Shift Actor: Richards
Role: Lucia Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Gibbs
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Mary Lee when she was out of Humour.
Related Works
Related Work: The Cheats of Scapin Author(s): Thomas Otway
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. The date of the first performance is not known; an entry in L. C. 5@145, p. 120, lists it for 1 March, but leaves the year in question. See also Nicoll, Restoration Drama, p. 349. Because the Prologue upbraids the audience for deserting Dorset Garden to see The Female Prelate at Drury Lane (beginning 31 May 1680) and because the Epilogue refers to railing at the Penny Post, a service inaugurated on 1 April 1680, a performance in mid-June 1680 seems the likely first production. If so, the L. C. entry for 1 March probably represents a revival for 1 March 1680@1. A song, Bonny lass gin thou wert mine, with music by Thomas Farmer, is in Choice Ayres and Songs, The Third Book, 1681. For Leigh as Sir Jolly and Nokes as Sir Davy, see Cibber, Apology, ed. Lowe, I, 147-48. Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 36): These two Comedies [The Soulder's Fortune and D'Urfey's The Fond Husband] took extraordinary well, and being perfectly Acted; got the Company great Reputation and Profit

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Souldiers Fortune

Performance Comment: Edition of 1681: Beaugard-Betterton; Courtine-Smith; Sir Davy Dunce-Nokes; Sir Jolly Jumble-Leigh; Fourbin-Jevon; Bloody Bones-Richards; Vermin-A Boy; Lady Dunce-Mrs Barry; Sylvia-Mrs Price; Prologue by the Lord Falkland-; Epilogue-.
Cast
Role: Beaugard Actor: Betterton
Role: Courtine Actor: Smith
Role: Sir Davy Dunce Actor: Nokes
Role: Sir Jolly Jumble Actor: Leigh
Role: Fourbin Actor: Jevon
Role: Bloody Bones Actor: Richards
Role: Vermin Actor: A Boy
Role: Lady Dunce Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Price
Role: Prologue by the Lord Falkland Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: .
Related Works
Related Work: The Souldiers Fortune Author(s): Thomas Otway
Related Work: The Atheist; or, The Second Part of the Souldiers Fortune Author(s): Thomas Otway
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. The British Museum copy of the 1653 copy of this play has, in an old hand: Deflores by Betterton. Pepys, Diary: Then by water to Whitefriars to the Play-house, and there saw The Changeling, the first time it hath been acted these twenty years, and it takes exceedingly. Besides, I see the gallants do begin to be tyred with the vanity and pride of the theatre actors who are indeed grown very proud and rich

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Changeling

Performance Comment: Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, pp. 18-19): Deflores-Betterton; Changeling-Sheppy.
Cast
Role: Deflores Actor: Betterton
Role: Changeling Actor: Sheppy.
Related Works
Related Work: The Changeling Author(s): Thomas Middleton
Event Comment: [The Duke's Company. Nell Gwyn attended this performance. See VanLennep, Nell Gwyn's Playgoing, p. 407. There is no certainty that this performance is the premiere, btt an additional known performance on 15 June suggests that early June probably saw the initial run. The music for two songs, Thou joy of all hearts and When you dispense your influence, both set by Dr William Turner, is in Choice Ayres and Songs, Second Book, 1679. Preface, Edition of 1676: I have no reason to complain of the success of this Play, since it pleased those, whom, of all the World, I would please most: Nor was the Town unkind to it....[There] being no Act in it, which cost me above Five days writing: and the last Two (the Play-house having great occasion for a Play) were both written in Four Days. Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 37): The Libertine and Virtuoso: Both Wrote by Mr Shadwell; they were both very well Acted, and got the Company great Reputation. The Libertine perform'd by Mr Betterton Crown'd the Play

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Libertine

Performance Comment: Edition of 1676: Prologue-; Epilogue-Jacomo; Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, p. 37): Libertine-Betterton.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor:
Role: Epilogue Actor: Jacomo
Role: Libertine Actor: Betterton.
Related Works
Related Work: The Libertine Destroyed Author(s): Thomas Shadwell
Related Work: The Libertine Author(s): Thomas Shadwell
Event Comment: Benefit for Mr and Miss Betterton. 2nd piece [1st time; P 1]. Receipts: #267 1s. 6d. (139.17.6; 5.1.0; tickets: 122.3.0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Performance Comment: As17981215, but Macbeth-Betterton; Lady Macbeth-Miss Betterton (1st appearance in that charactyr); Officer-_; Murderers-_.
Cast
Role: Macbeth Actor: Betterton
Role: Lady Macbeth Actor: Miss Betterton
Role: Macduff Actor: Pope
Role: Duncan Actor: Hull
Role: Banquo Actor: Murray
Role: Malcolm Actor: Clarke
Role: Lenox Actor: Whitfield
Role: Donalbaine Actor: Simmons
Role: Doctor Actor: Waddy
Role: Seward Actor: Davenport
Role: Seyton Actor: Thompson
Role: Fleance Actor: Master Rees
Role: Officer Actor: Klanert
Role: Murderers Actor: Claremont, Abbot
Role: Witches Actor: Munden, Emery, Rees
Role: Hecate Actor: Townsend
Role: Waiting Gentlewoman Actor: Mrs Platt

Afterpiece Title: The Tars of Old England; or, Humours of Greenwich Fair

Performance Comment: Black Ey'd Susan-Incledon; The Snug Little Island-Townsend; A Hornpipe-Master Betterton (1st appearance); Rule Britannia-, as17990503.
Cast
Role: Black Ey'd Susan Actor: Incledon
Role: The Snug Little Island Actor: Townsend
Role: A Hornpipe Actor: Master Betterton
Role: Rule Britannia Actor: , as17990503.
Role: All Hands to the Anchor Actor: Fawcett
Role: Yo Heave Ho Actor: Townsend
Role: The Sailor's Journal Actor: Incledon
Role: True Courage Actor: Townsend
Role: Brave Betty] Actor: Johnstone
Role: Fat Dolly the Cook Actor: Munden
Role: With a jolly full Bottle Actor:
Role: Muns Actor: Fawcett
Role: Jack Connor Actor: Betterton
Role: Lord Edmond Actor: Mansel
Role: Father Frank Actor: Waddy
Role: Frill Actor: Farley
Role: Tough Actor: Rees
Role: Dowdle Actor: Munden
Role: Rachael Actor: Miss Sims
Role: Mary Actor: Mrs Gibbs
Role: Adelaide Actor: Miss Chapman.
Role: Vocal Parts Actor: Johnstone, Munden, Fawcett, Incledon, Townsend, Linton, Street
Role: With a jolly full bottle Actor:
Role: Boxing the Compass Actor: Fawcett
Role: Young William Actor: , the melody by Incledon
Role: Four and Twenty Fidlers Actor: Munden
Role: Brave Betty was a maiden Queen Actor: Johnstone
Role: Song Actor: Townsend
Role: The New Mariners Actor: Chorus.
Role: Tom Thumb Actor: Master Standen
Role: Grizzle Actor: Emery
Role: Ghost Actor: Street
Role: Noodle Actor: Simmons
Role: Doodle Actor: Clarke
Role: Merlin Actor: Thompson
Role: Arthur Actor: Munden
Role: Huncamunca Actor: Mrs Atkins
Role: Glumdalca Actor: Mrs Gilbert
Role: Dollalolla Actor: Mrs Martyr.

Afterpiece Title: The Adopted Child

Performance Comment: Michael-Betterton; Le Sage-Townsend; Sir Bertrand-Mansel; Spruce-Farley; Flint-Dyke; Record-Emery; Lucy-Mrs Martyr; Clara-Miss Wheatley; Boy-Miss Sims; Janette-Mrs Norton; Nell-Mrs Chapman.
Cast
Role: Michael Actor: Betterton
Role: Le Sage Actor: Townsend
Role: Sir Bertrand Actor: Mansel
Role: Spruce Actor: Farley
Role: Flint Actor: Dyke
Role: Record Actor: Emery
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Clara Actor: Miss Wheatley
Role: Boy Actor: Miss Sims
Role: Janette Actor: Mrs Norton
Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Chapman.
Related Works
Related Work: The Adopted Child Author(s): Thomas Attwood

Dance: End 1st piece: The Highland Lovers, as17990423; Del Caro's Hornpipe-Miss Brugier

Song: 1st piece: Vocal Parts, as17981215, but Miss Waters, Mrs +Atkins, _Gray, Miss _Leserve, Miss _Gray; In 3rd piece: +The Tower Song-Mrs Atkins

Entertainment: Monologue. After the Dancing: The Satyrist The Groom and the Cook; or, Daniel and Dishclout's Law Suit-Betterton

Performance Comment: After the Dancing: The Satyrist The Groom and the Cook; or, Daniel and Dishclout's Law Suit-Betterton.
Event Comment: The Duke's Company. The date of the first production is not known, and it may have been acted before this season; hence, it is entered also in the preliminary list in the season of 1676-77. As the play was licensed for printing on 4 Oct. 1677, September 1677 is probably the latest time at which it could have been produced. The play is an alteration of Thomas Middleton's No Wit, No Help, Like a Woman's. It has been attributed to both Mrs Aphra Behn and Thomas Betterton

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Counterfeit Bridegroom; Or, The Defeated Widow

Performance Comment: Possibly by Mrs Aphra Behn or ThomasBetterton. Edition of 1677: Prologue-Mrs Currar; Sir Oliver Santloe-A. Leigh; Peter Santloe-Bowman; Sanders-Gilloe; Noble-Crosby; Hadland-Williams; Sir Gregory Lovemuch-Persivall; Gazer-Norris; Noddy-John Lee; Sam-Richards; Lady Santloe-Mrs Norris; Clarina-Mrs Gibbs; Widow Laudwell-Mrs Osborne; Eugenia-Mrs LeGrand; Mrs Hadland-Mrs Currar.
Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: Mrs Currar
Role: Sir Oliver Santloe Actor: A. Leigh
Role: Peter Santloe Actor: Bowman
Role: Sanders Actor: Gilloe
Role: Noble Actor: Crosby
Role: Hadland Actor: Williams
Role: Sir Gregory Lovemuch Actor: Persivall
Role: Gazer Actor: Norris
Role: Noddy Actor: John Lee
Role: Sam Actor: Richards
Role: Lady Santloe Actor: Mrs Norris
Role: Clarina Actor: Mrs Gibbs
Role: Widow Laudwell Actor: Mrs Osborne
Role: Eugenia Actor: Mrs LeGrand
Role: Mrs Hadland Actor: Mrs Currar.
Related Works
Related Work: The Counterfeit Bridegroom; or, The Defeated Widow Author(s): Thomas Middleton
Event Comment: Mainpiece: [By Thomas Odell.] A New Farce. Afterpiece: [By Thomas Odell.] A new Opera

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Smuglers

Performance Comment: Edition of 1729 lists: Vulcan-Hulet; Bung-Giffard; Crabb-Pearce; Conscience-Gillow; Oats-Williams; Pigg-Wathen; Couch-Hill; Alspike-Downs; Snack-Reynolds; Trusty-Smith; Rapp-Machen; Hearsay-Hicks; Bluet-Dove; Verdict-Taylor; Mrs Vulcan-Mrs Thomas; Mrs Susan-Mrs Purden; Peg Ambler-Mrs Carter; Bess Blouse-Mrs Palmer; Moll Titup-Mrs Jones; Prologue-Gillow.
Cast
Role: Vulcan Actor: Hulet
Role: Bung Actor: Giffard
Role: Crabb Actor: Pearce
Role: Conscience Actor: Gillow
Role: Oats Actor: Williams
Role: Pigg Actor: Wathen
Role: Couch Actor: Hill
Role: Alspike Actor: Downs
Role: Snack Actor: Reynolds
Role: Trusty Actor: Smith
Role: Rapp Actor: Machen
Role: Hearsay Actor: Hicks
Role: Bluet Actor: Dove
Role: Verdict Actor: Taylor
Role: Mrs Vulcan Actor: Mrs Thomas
Role: Mrs Susan Actor: Mrs Purden
Role: Peg Ambler Actor: Mrs Carter
Role: Bess Blouse Actor: Mrs Palmer
Role: Moll Titup Actor: Mrs Jones
Role: Prologue Actor: Gillow.
Related Works
Related Work: The Smuglers Author(s): Thomas Odell

Afterpiece Title: The Patron; or, Statesman's Opera

Cast
Role: Edition of 1729 lists Lord Falcon Actor: Hulet
Role: Sir Jolly Glee Actor: Giffard
Role: Merit Actor: Reynolds
Role: Stout Actor: Gillow
Role: Pointer Actor: Pearce
Role: Peggy Lure Actor: Mrs Nokes
Role: Epilogue Actor: Lure.
Related Works
Related Work: The Patron; or, The Statesman's Opera Author(s): Thomas Odell
Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; P 2, by Thomas John Dibdin; pantomime by Charles Farley]: With new Scenery, Machinery, Tricks, Dresses, and Decorations. The Overture, Airs and Chorusses by Attwood. The Pantomime Music by Attwood, Mountain, and Ealy [recte Eley]. The Scenery by Phillips, Lupino, Hollogan, Blackmore, Thorne, Wilkins, &c. The Machinery and Tricks by Cresswell, Sloper and Goostree. The Dresses by Dick and Mrs Egan. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Receipts: #364 (353.12; 10.8)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Lover's Vows

Afterpiece Title: The Magic Oak; or, Harlequin Woodcutter

Performance Comment: [Principal Characters by Bologna Jun., Bologna, Simpson, Simmons, Whitmore, Hawtin, Dyke, Wilde, Blurton, Claremont, Klanert, the Master Blackmores, Platt, Abbot, T. Cranfield, Powers, Lewiss, Davies, L. Bologna, Letteney, Lee, Delahoy, Wilkins, Farley, Miss Lupino, Miss Cranfield, Miss Denny, Mrs Watts, Mrs Bologna, Mrs Whitmore, Mrs Gilbert, Miss Gray, Miss Leserve, Mrs Norton, Mrs Masters, Mrs Lloyd, Miss Burnett, Miss Walcup, Mrs Blurton, Miss Bologna, Miss Cox, Mrs Crow, Miss Davenett recte Dibdin], Mrs Ward, Miss Coombes, Miss Standen, Mrs Wybrow. Vocal Characters-Townsend, Hill, Emery, Street, Gray, Linton, Thomas, Russel, Curties, J. Linton, Oddwell, Little, Tett, Master Ramage, Master Goodwin, Mrs Chapman; [Cast from Songs (J. Barker, 1799): Harlequin Woodcutter-Bologna Jun.; Lout-Bologna; Tasner-Simpson; Phisgig-Simmons; Pantaloon-Whitmore; Landlord-Hawtin; Haymakers-Wilde, Blurton, Platt, T. Cranfield, Powers, Lewiss, L. Bologna; Dutch Lover-Klanert; Beadle-Abbot; Dutch Servant-Davies; Man Milliner-Lee; Brisk-Farley; Sailor-Townsend; Officer of Volunteers-Hill; Recruits-Street, Gray, Linton, Thomas, Russel, Curties; Haymakers-Mrs Watts, Mrs Bologna, Miss Burnett, Miss Bologna, Miss Cox, Mrs Crow; Harlequin's Mother-Mrs Whitmore; Landlady-Mrs Gilbert; Market Women-Miss Leserve, Mrs Norton, Mrs Blurton; Old Maid-Mrs Lloyd; Columbine-Mrs Wybrow; unassigned-Dyke, Claremont, the Master Blackmores, Letteney, Delahoy, Wilkins, Emery, J. Linton, Master Goodwin, Miss Lupino, Miss Cranfield, Miss Denny, Miss Gray, Mrs Masters, Miss Walcup, Miss Dibdin, Miss Standen, Mrs Chapman.

Music: End I afterpiece: A Medley Overture on the Union Pipes and Pedal Harp-Murphy, Weippert

Event Comment: Afterpiece: A new Ballad Opera of one Act. [By Thomas Gataker,]

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Recruiting Officer

Cast
Role: Bullock Actor: Morgan
Role: Recruits Actor: Collet, R. Williams
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Morgan.
Role: Kite Actor: W. Williams
Role: Plume Actor: Giffard
Role: Ballance Actor: W. Giffard
Role: Worthy Actor: Smith
Role: Brazen Actor: Bullock
Role: Welsh Collier Actor: Eaton
Role: Sylvia Actor: Mrs Thomas
Role: Melinda Actor: Mrs Haughton
Role: Rose Actor: Mrs Mountfort

Afterpiece Title: The Jealous Clown; or, The Lucky Mistake

Performance Comment: Edition of 1730 lists: Sir Timothy Gripe-Bardin; Lovewell-Stoppeler; Friendly-Mrs Thomas; Clown-Pearce; Leonora-Miss Smith; Margery-Mrs Palmer.
Cast
Role: Sir Timothy Gripe Actor: Bardin
Role: Lovewell Actor: Stoppeler
Role: Friendly Actor: Mrs Thomas
Role: Clown Actor: Pearce
Role: Leonora Actor: Miss Smith
Role: Margery Actor: Mrs Palmer.
Related Works
Related Work: The Jealous Clown; or, The Lucky Mistake Author(s): Thomas Gataker
Event Comment: A new Musical Entertainment of Two Acts never performed before by Thomas Brydges?. Music by Hook

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Maid Of Bath

Cast
Role: Parts Actor: Williams, _Davis.

Afterpiece Title: The Dutchman

Performance Comment: Parts by Bannister, Brett, Wilson, Walters, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Love, Miss Weller. Dutchman-Bannister; Sir William-Brett; Thomas-Wilson; Claussen-Walters; Dutchman's Wife-Mrs Love; Miss Sophy-Mrs Weller; Lettice-Mrs Wilson; Dutchwoman-Mrs Weston.
Cast
Role: Dutchman Actor: Bannister
Role: Sir William Actor: Brett
Role: Thomas Actor: Wilson
Role: Claussen Actor: Walters
Role: Dutchman's Wife Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Miss Sophy Actor: Mrs Weller
Role: Lettice Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Dutchwoman Actor: Mrs Weston.
Related Works
Related Work: The Dutchman Author(s): Thomas Bridges

Dance: The Merry Lasses-

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Box-lobby Challenge

Afterpiece Title: THOMAS AND SALLY

Cast
Role: Thomas Actor: Sedgwick
Role: The Squire Actor: DignumDorcas-Mrs Harlowe
Role: DignumDorcas Actor: Mrs Harlowe
Role: Sally Actor: Miss Leak
Related Works
Related Work: Thomas and Sally; or, The Sailor's Return Author(s): Thomas Arne

Song: As17940224

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Cast
Role: , King of Scotland Actor: Bensley
Role: Malcolm Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Donalbain Actor: Master De Camp
Role: Macbeth Actor: Kemble
Role: Banquo Actor: Wroughton
Role: Macduff Actor: Palmer
Role: Lenox Actor: Whitfield
Role: Rosse Actor: Barrymore
Role: Fleance Actor: Master Gregson
Role: Siward Actor: Aickin
Role: Seyton Actor: Benson
Role: Physician Actor: Packer
Role: Officer Actor: Banks
Role: Serjeant Actor: Caulfield
Role: Murderers Actor: Phillimore, Webb
Role: Armed Head Actor: Jones
Role: Bloody Child Actor: Master Harlowe
Role: Crowned Child Actor: Master Chatterley
Role: Hecate Actor: Bannister
Role: Witches Actor: Moody, Dodd, SuettLady Macbeth-Mrs Siddons
Role: SuettLady Macbeth Actor: Mrs Siddons
Role: Gentlewoman Actor: Miss Tidswell. Apparitions of Eight Kings

Afterpiece Title: THOMAS AND SALLY

Cast
Role: The Squire Actor: Dignum
Role: Thomas Actor: Sedgwick Sally-Miss Leak
Role: Sedgwick Sally Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Related Works
Related Work: Thomas and Sally; or, The Sailor's Return Author(s): Thomas Arne

Song: As17940428

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Clandestine Marriage

Cast
Role: Lord Ogleby Actor: King
Role: Sir John Melvil Actor: Whitfield
Role: Sterling Actor: Aickin
Role: Lovewell Actor: Barrymore
Role: Canton Actor: Baddeley
Role: Brush Actor: Palmer
Role: Serjeant Flower Actor: Packer
Role: Traverse Actor: Phillimore
Role: Trueman Actor: Benson
Role: Servant Actor: Lyons Mrs Heidelberg-Mrs Hopkins
Role: Lyons Mrs Heidelberg Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Miss Sterling Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Fanny Actor: Mrs Kemble
Role: Betty Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Chambermaid Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Trusty Actor: Mrs Booth

Afterpiece Title: THOMAS AND SALLY

Cast
Role: The Squire Actor: Dignum
Role: Thomas Actor: Sedgwick Sally-Miss Leak
Role: Sedgwick Sally Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Related Works
Related Work: Thomas and Sally; or, The Sailor's Return Author(s): Thomas Arne
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; C 5, by Thomas Holcroft. Prologue and Epilogue by the author (Knapp, pp. 119, 309)]: With new Scenes and Dresses. Oracle, 30 Jan. 1796: On Tuesday next [2 Feb.] will be published The Man of Ten Thousand (2s.). Receipts: #540 7s. (538.19.6; 1.7.6)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Man Of Ten Thousand

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Barrymore, Palmer, Kemble, Bannister Jun., Dodd, Suett, R. Palmer, Wewitzer, Aickin, Phillimore, Maddocks, Trueman, Banks, Webb, Fisher, Evans, Mrs Pope, Miss Farren, Mrs Gibbs, Miss Tidswell. Cast from text (G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1796), and Oracle, 25 Jan.: Sir Pertinax Pitiful-Barrymore; Lord Laroon-Palmer; Dorington-Kemble; Hairbrain-Bannister Jun.; Curfew-Dodd; Consol-Suett; Major Rampart-R. Palmer; Herbert-Wewitzer; Hudson-Aickin; Clerk-Phillimore; Thomas-Maddocks; Robert-Trueman; John-Banks; Thomas[sic]-Webb; William-Fisher; Harry-Evans; Lady Taunton-Miss Pope; Olivia-Miss Farren; Annabel-Mrs Gibbs; Girl-Miss Tidswell; Prologue-Palmer; Epilogue-Miss Farren. [These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]
Cast
Role: Sir Pertinax Pitiful Actor: Barrymore
Role: Lord Laroon Actor: Palmer
Role: Dorington Actor: Kemble
Role: Hairbrain Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Curfew Actor: Dodd
Role: Consol Actor: Suett
Role: Major Rampart Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Herbert Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Hudson Actor: Aickin
Role: Clerk Actor: Phillimore
Role: Thomas Actor: Maddocks
Role: Robert Actor: Trueman
Role: John Actor: Banks
Role: sic] Actor: Webb
Role: William Actor: Fisher
Role: Harry Actor: Evans
Role: Lady Taunton Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Olivia Actor: Miss Farren
Role: Annabel Actor: Mrs Gibbs
Role: Girl Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Prologue Actor: Palmer
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Farren.
Related Works
Related Work: The Man of Ten Thousand Author(s): Thomas Holcroft

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Captive

Event Comment: 2nd piece [1st time; CO 3, by Thomas Holcroft. Larpent MS 1242; not published]: With new Music, Scenes, and Dresse". The Music composed by Attwood; the Overture by W. Parke. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Receipts: #234 2s. (230.19; 3.3)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Five Thousand A Year

Cast
Role: 990316but Speaking Characters Actor: Clarke, _Gray
Role: George Fervid Actor: Lewis
Role: Frederick Fervid Actor: Pope
Role: Sir Matthew Maxim Actor: Munden
Role: Henry Hastings Actor: H. Johnston
Role: Mr Goulding Actor: Murray
Role: Paragraph Actor: Farley
Role: Truepenny Actor: Waddy
Role: Dick Actor: Simmons
Role: Officer Actor: Rees
Role: Servants to Sir Matthew Actor: Abbot, Wilde
Role: Servant to Frederick Actor: Curties
Role: Boy Actor: Master Webb
Role: Maria Actor: Miss Betterton
Role: Lady Julia Actor: Mrs Pope
Role: Aurelia Actor: Miss Murray
Role: Lady Maxim Actor: Mrs Mattocks

Afterpiece Title: The Old Cloathsman

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Incledon, Munden, Knight, Emery, Waddy, Wilde, Abbot, Dyke, Curties, Mrs Atkins, Mrs Chapman, Mrs Mattocks. Cast from London Chronicle, 4 Apr.: Frank-Incledon; Dewberry-Munden; Florid-Knight; Mr Morgan-Emery; Melton-Waddy; Philip-Abbot; Clara-Mrs Atkins; Phoebe-Mrs Chapman; Mrs Morgan-Mrs Mattocks; unassigned-Wilde, Duke, Curties; Peasants and Servants-King, Linton, Street, Blurton, Russel, Tett, Oddwell, Sawyer, Everett, Thomas, Kenrick, Miss Wheatley, Mrs Watts, Mrs Iliff, Mrs Follett, Miss Leserve, Mrs Masters.
Related Works
Related Work: The Old Cloathsman Author(s): Thomas HolcroftThomas Attwood

Afterpiece Title: The Tobacconist

Cast
Role: Face Actor: Claremont
Role: Miss Rantipole Actor: Miss Sims.
Role: Abel Drugger Actor: Emery
Role: Headlong Actor: Betterton
Role: Subtle Actor: Waddy
Role: Knowlife Actor: Thompson
Role: Doll Tricsy Actor: Mrs Litchfield.
Role: Lazarillo Actor: Munden
Role: Borachio Actor: Davenport
Role: Octavio Actor: Mansel
Role: Ferdinand Actor: Clarke
Role: Don Pedro Actor: Waddy
Role: Don Sancho Actor: Thompson
Role: Drunken Porter Actor: Rees
Role: Leonora Actor: Miss Sims
Role: Maid Actor: Miss Leserve
Role: Donna Clara Actor: Miss Mansel.
Role: Principal Characters Actor: Hill, in place of _Incledon.
Role: Grub Actor: Munden
Role: Chapeau Actor: Knight
Role: George Bevil Actor: Clarke
Role: Robin Actor: Farley
Role: Frank Bevil Actor: Claremont
Role: Emily Actor: Miss Mansel
Role: Mrs Grub Actor: Mrs Davenport.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Thomas And Sally

Related Works
Related Work: Thomas and Sally; or, The Sailor's Return Author(s): Thomas Arne

Afterpiece Title: THE RECRUITING OFFICER

Cast
Role: Recruits Actor: Burton, Waldron Jun.Melinda-Miss Heard
Role: Melinda Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Molrwomen Actor: Mrs Heard, Mrs Gaudry
Role: Walter Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Lord Alford Actor: Dignum
Role: Sir Rowland Actor: Barrymore
Role: Apathy Actor: Suett
Role: Gabriel Actor: Benson
Role: Oliver Actor: Caulfield
Role: Ruffians Actor: Waldron Jun.
Role: Servant Actor: Lyons
Role: Boy Actor: Master Menage
Role: Girl Actor: Miss Menage
Role: Lady Helen Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Winifred Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Josephine Actor: Mrs Bland.

Afterpiece Title: THE PURSE

Cast
Role: : Frank Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Squire Edward Actor: Barrymore
Role: Justice Rackrent Actor: Suett
Role: General Fairlove Actor: Aickin
Role: Player Actor: Benson
Role: William Actor: Waldron Jun.
Role: Timothy Actor: WewitzerMaria-Mrs Gibbs
Role: WewitzerMaria Actor: Mrs Gibbs
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Mrs Millclack Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Chambermaid Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Dorothy Actor: Mrs Harlowe.
Role: James Actor: Bland
Role: Harry Actor: Waldron Jun.Charlotte-Miss Heard
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Gregory Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Sir Jasper Actor: Waldron
Role: Leander Actor: Caulfield
Role: Squire Robert Actor: Cooke
Role: Davy Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Dr Helebore Actor: BurtonCharlotte-Miss De Camp
Role: BurtonCharlotte Actor: Miss De Camp
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Walter Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Lord Alford Actor: Dignum
Role: Sir Rowland Actor: Barrymore
Role: Apathy Actor: Suett
Role: Gabriel Actor: Benson
Role: Oliver Actor: Caulfield
Role: Ruffians Actor: Waldron Jun.
Role: Servant Actor: Lyons
Role: Boy Actor: Master Menage
Role: Girl Actor: Miss Menage
Role: Lady Helen Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Winifred Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Josephine Actor: Mrs Bland.
Role: : Will Steady Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: The Baron Actor: Aickin
Role: Theodore Actor: Barrymore
Role: Edmund Actor: Dignum
Role: Page Actor: Miss MenageSally-Mrs Bland.
Role: Miss MenageSally Actor: Mrs Bland.
Role: Lenitive Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Caddy Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Heartwell Actor: Caulfield
Role: Label Actor: Suett
Role: Juba Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Caroline Actor: Sga Storace
Role: Mrs Caddy Actor: Mrs Booth.

Song: In 1st piece, as17940224

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Thomas And Sally

Related Works
Related Work: Thomas and Sally; or, The Sailor's Return Author(s): Thomas Arne

Afterpiece Title: HEIGHO FOR A HUSBAND

Cast
Role: : Frank Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Squire Edward Actor: Barrymore
Role: Justice Rackrent Actor: Suett
Role: General Fairlove Actor: Aickin
Role: Player Actor: Benson
Role: William Actor: Waldron Jun.
Role: Timothy Actor: WewitzerMaria-Mrs Gibbs
Role: WewitzerMaria Actor: Mrs Gibbs
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Mrs Millclack Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Chambermaid Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Dorothy Actor: Mrs Harlowe.
Role: James Actor: Bland
Role: Harry Actor: Waldron Jun.Charlotte-Miss Heard
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Gregory Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Sir Jasper Actor: Waldron
Role: Leander Actor: Caulfield
Role: Squire Robert Actor: Cooke
Role: Davy Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Dr Helebore Actor: BurtonCharlotte-Miss De Camp
Role: BurtonCharlotte Actor: Miss De Camp
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Walter Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Lord Alford Actor: Dignum
Role: Sir Rowland Actor: Barrymore
Role: Apathy Actor: Suett
Role: Gabriel Actor: Benson
Role: Oliver Actor: Caulfield
Role: Ruffians Actor: Waldron Jun.
Role: Servant Actor: Lyons
Role: Boy Actor: Master Menage
Role: Girl Actor: Miss Menage
Role: Lady Helen Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Winifred Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Josephine Actor: Mrs Bland.
Role: Crop Actor: Bland
Role: Thomas Actor: Comerford
Role: Lenitive Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Caddy Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Heartwell Actor: Caulfield
Role: Label Actor: Suett
Role: Juba Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Caroline Actor: Sga Storace
Role: Mrs Caddy Actor: Mrs Booth.

Afterpiece Title: MY GRANDMOTHER

Song: As17940317athi

Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of the first performance is not known, but the fact that the Dedication of the play is dated 15 Jan. 1696@7 suggests that it was probably first acted not later than December 1696. The play was advertised in the Post Man, 21-23 Jan. 1696@7. The music was set by John Eccles. Dedication, Edition of 1697: I make you a Present of a Play, that miscarri'd on the first Nights Performance; tho' afterwards, without any farther Discouragement, it kept it self alive till the third day was over, and then I must confess the City Lady expir'd....This I am confident on, that the like Unfortunate Accidents which attended this Comedy, wou'd have been sufficient to have Dam'd a much better Play. The tedious waiting to have the Curtain drawn, after the Prologue was spoke, occasion'd by Mr Underhill's violent Bleeding, put the Audience out of Humour, and made it susceptible of the least Disgust; and when once the Torrent of its Displeasure break bounds, nothing cou'd put a stop to his Vehemence. After Mr Underhill was no longer able to come upon the Stage, scarce any thing was done but by Halves, and in much Confusion; in the midst of which, I think my self oblig'd to applaud the Justice I receiv'd from the Incomparable Mrs Barry. I very well know that the Ode in the third Act seems to be introduc'd something unseasonably. It was made and set long since, in hopes of having it perform'd before the King, at his return from Flanders; and the Music being so finely compos'd by Mr John Eccles, I was loath it shou'd be wholly lost to the Town. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), p. 20: Damn'd

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The City Lady; Or, Folly Reclaim'd

Cast
Role: Prologue Actor: Mr Hodgson
Role: Epilogue Actor: Miss Howard
Role: Grumble Actor: Bright
Role: Bevis Actor: Underhill
Role: Bellardin Actor: Bowman
Role: Lovebright Actor: Hodgson
Role: Pedanty Actor: Harris
Role: Burgersditius Actor: Freeman
Role: Brassby Actor: Scudamore
Role: Flash Actor: Baily
Role: Cash Actor: Arnold
Role: Jasper Actor: Bowen
Role: Lady Grumble Actor: Mrs Barry
Role: Lucinda Actor: Mrs Bowman
Role: Formosa Actor: Mrs Prince
Role: Secreta Actor: Mrs Leigh
Role: Fidget Actor: Mrs Lawson
Role: Biddy Actor: Mrs Robinson.
Related Works
Related Work: The City Lady; or, Folly Reclaim'd Author(s): Thomas Dilke
Event Comment: Betterton's Company. The date of the premiere is not known, but the fact that the Songs were advertised in the Post Boy, 29-31 March 1698, and performance probably occurred in early March. One song, All things seem deaf to my complaints, set by John Eccles and sung by Mrs Bowman, was published in The A'lamode Musician, 1698. According to the Post Boy, 17-19 March 1697@8, another song, Fair Amoret is gone Astray, had its words written by Congreve, and, according to the Post Boy, 29-31 March 1698, the music set by John Eccles. A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), p. 20: Damn'd. Gildon, English Dramatick Poets, p. 173: I have little to say to this Play, for 'tis not fair to attack a Man that's down, tho' I do not think (considering what Plays have pleas'd) that this ought to have met with so severe a Fate

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Pretenders; Or, The Town Unmask'd

Related Works
Related Work: The Pretenders; or, The Town Unmask'd Author(s): Thomas Dilke