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Event Comment: [Wroughton was from cg. This was his 1st appearance as a regular member of the dl company; he had previously acted at this theatre on one occasion, 1 Apr. 1780. Mrs Taylor was from the York theatre.] "On every first appearance, it falls to a performer to chuse their own parts. They do that part once, and in all probability they never do it again. We fear this will happen to Mrs Taylor. In Elwina there was nothing to recommend [but see 4 Oct., 27 Nov.]" (World, 1 Oct.). Receipts: #189 0s. 6d. (134.4.0; 53.9.0; 1.7.6)


Mainpiece Title: Percy

Performance Comment: Percy-Kemble; Rabi-Aickin; Sir Hubert-Packer; Edric-Staunton; Harcourt-Phillimore; Messenger-Wilson; Douglas-Wroughton (1st appearance on that stage); Birtha-Mrs Ward; Elwina-Mrs Taylor (1st appearance on that stage).
Role: Percy Actor: Kemble
Role: Rabi Actor: Aickin
Role: Sir Hubert Actor: Packer
Role: Edric Actor: Staunton
Role: Harcourt Actor: Phillimore
Role: Messenger Actor: Wilson
Role: Douglas Actor: Wroughton
Role: Birtha Actor: Mrs Ward
Role: Elwina Actor: Mrs Taylor

Afterpiece Title: The Irish Widow

Role: Whittle Actor: Waldron
Role: Sir Patrick O'Neale Actor: Moody
Role: Nephew Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Bates Actor: Wilson
Role: Thomas Actor: Burton
Role: Kecksey Actor: Suett
Role: Widow Brady Actor: Mrs Taylor
Role: Epilogue Song Actor: Mrs Taylor.

Dance: End: The Capricious Lovers, as17870920; End I afterpiece: The Irish Fair-Ferrere, Miss Stageldoir

Event Comment: Mainpiece: A Tragedy [by Hugh Kelly] never perform'd. The performance of Mrs Yates alone could have counteracted, for nine nights, its natural tendency towards damnation....A gentleman being asked, after one of the representations of this play, if he did not hiss it, replied "How could I? A Man can't hiss and yawn at the same time." (Biographia Dramatica.) [The advertisement to the 1771 edition thanks Mrs Yates, Bensley, Wroughton, "for their great good nature in undertaking their respective characters at the short notice of a week, when Mr Ross unexpectedly returned the part of Anselmo, which had been in his possession above a fortnight." This circumstance, continues the advertisement oblig'd Mr Bensley, cast for Palermo to undertake Mr Savigny's part, orginally Granville, Savigny taking Anselmo, and Wroughton Palermo." The play was brought on anonymously to avoid political repercussions associated with the name of the author.


Mainpiece Title: Clementina

Performance Comment: Clementina-Mrs Yates; Other characters-Bensley, Wroughton, Gardner, Miss Pearce, Savigny. With a Prologue and Epilogue. Anselmo-Savigny; Granville-Bensley; Palermo-Wroughton; Adorno-Gardner; Clementina-Mrs Yates; Elizara-Miss Pearce; With Prologue (written by Colman)-Bensley; Epilogue (Written by Colman)-Mrs Yates (Edition of 1771).

Afterpiece Title: Thomasand Sally

Role: Squire Actor: Mattocks
Role: Sailor Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Dorcas Actor: Mrs Thompson
Role: Sally Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: The Hornpipe Actor: Miss Twist.
Event Comment: [In mainpiece the playbill retains Wroughton as Lord Morelove and Henderson as Sir Charles Easy, but "an apology was made for the Illness of [Henderson], and Wroughton became his substitute, Wroughton's Place in Lord Morelove being supplied by Williamson from the Haymarket" {Public Advertiser 13 Feb.). Afterpiece in place of Rosina, announced on playbill of 10 Feb.] Receipts: #277 6s. (269/9; 7/17)


Mainpiece Title: The Careless Husband

Performance Comment: As17840123, but Lord Morelove-Williamson; Sir Charles Easy-Wroughton .
Role: Lord Morelove Actor: Williamson
Role: Sir Charles Easy Actor: Wroughton
Role: Lord Foppington Actor: Lewis
Role: Servant Actor: Thompson
Role: Lady Easy Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Lady Graveairs Actor: Mrs Bates
Role: Edging Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Lady Betty Modish Actor: Mrs Abington

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Rambler

Event Comment: Benefit for Wroughton. Mainpiece: By Desire. Charges #66 3s. 6d.Profit to Wroughton #36 2s., plus #43 4s. from tickets (Box 105; Pit 113) Receipts: #102 5s. 6d. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: Jane Shore

Performance Comment: As17740110, but Shore-Wroughton; Derby-R. Smith.
Role: Shore Actor: Wroughton
Role: Derby Actor: R. Smith.
Role: Belmour Actor: Hull
Role: Gloster Actor: Clarke
Role: Belmour Actor: Hull
Role: Gloster Actor: Clarke
Role: Hastings Actor: Smith
Role: Catesby Actor: Fox
Role: Ratcliff Actor: Davis
Role: Alicia Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Jane Shore Actor: Mrs Hartley.

Monologue: True Blue. As 26 March

Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; T 5, by Robert Jephson. Prologue by the author (Gentleman's Magazine, Jan, 1782, p. 36). Another Prologue, by the Right Hon. Luke Gardiner, "not arriving in London time enough for the first exhibition of the Count of Narbonne, was not spoken" (ibid.). Epilogue by Richard Josceline Goodenough, but beginning with 20 Nov. it was superseded by a new Epilogue written by Edmond Malone (see text)]: With new Scenery and Dresses. Public Advertiser, 1 Nov.: The Management of The Count of Narbonne is . . . under very good Care: Mr Horace Walpole, with a Fondness nothing less than fatherly, directs that part of the Affair which respects the Scenes and Dresses, while Henderson takes Charge of the Rehearsals and the casting of inferior Parts... [Henderson] is to wear a Dress which is lent him from among the Antiquities at Strawberry Hill. "I have been at the theatre, and compromised the affair of the epilogues: one is to be spoken to-morrow, the friend's on the author's night. I have been tumbling into trap-doors, seeing dresses tried on in the green-room, and directing armour in the painting-room" (Walpole [16 Nov. 1781], XII, 95). "I never saw a more unprejudiced audience, nor more attention. There was not the slightest symptom of disapprobation to any part ... It is impossible to say how much justice Miss Younge did to your writing. She has shown herself a great mistress of her profession, mistress of dignity, passion, and of all the sentiments you have put into her hands. The applause given to her description of Raymond's death lasted some minutes, and recommenced; and her scene in the fourth act, after the Count's ill-usage, was played in the highest perfection. Mr Henderson was far better than I excepted from his weakness, and from his rehearsal yesterday, with which he was much discontented himself. Mr Wroughton was very animated, and played the part of the Count much better than any man now on the stage would have done. I wish I could say Mr Lewis satisfied me; and that poor child Miss Satchell was very inferior to what she appeared at the rehearsals, where the total silence and our nearness deceived us. Her voice has no strength, nor is she yet at all mistress of the stage. I have begged Miss Younge to try what she can do with her by Monday. However, there is no danger to your play: it is fully established" (Walpole [to the author, 18 Nov. 1781], XII, 95-96). Public Advertiser, 28 Nov. 1781: This Day is published The Count of Narbonne (price not listed). Receipts: #164 10s. 6d. (163/0/6; 1/10/0)


Mainpiece Title: The Count Of Narbonne

Performance Comment: The Characters by Henderson, Wroughton, Lewis, Thompson, Fearon, J. Bates; Miss Satchell, Mrs Morton, Miss Younge. [Cast from text (T. Cadell, 1781), and London Chronicle, 19 Nov.: Austin-Henderson; Raymond-Wroughton; Theodore-Lewis; Fabian-Thompson; Officers of the Count-Fearon, J. Bates, Painter, &c.; Adelaide-Miss Satchell; Jacqueline-Mrs Morton; Hortensia-Miss Younge.] With a new Prologue [spoken by Wroughtton] and Epilogue [spoken by Miss Younge (see text). These were spoken, as here assigned, at the first 13 performances only (see17811215)] . With a new Prologue [spoken by Wroughtton] and Epilogue [spoken by Miss Younge (see text). These were spoken, as here assigned, at the first 13 performances only (see17811215)] .
Role: : Austin Actor: Henderson
Role: Raymond Actor: Wroughton
Role: Theodore Actor: Lewis
Role: Fabian Actor: Thompson
Role: Officers of the Count Actor: Fearon, J. Bates, Painter, &c.
Role: Adelaide Actor: Miss Satchell
Role: Jacqueline Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Hortensia Actor: Miss Younge.

Afterpiece Title: The Deaf Lover

Role: : Meadows Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Canteen Actor: Whitfield
Role: Young Wrongward Actor: Robson
Role: Groom Actor: Fearon
Role: John Actor: Thompson
Role: Servants Actor: W. Bates, Jones
Role: Sternhold Actor: Bates
Role: William Actor: Stevens
Role: Old Wrongward Actor: Wilson
Role: Sophia Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Lady Actor: Mrs Whitfield
Role: Betsy Blossom Actor: Mrs Wilson.
Event Comment: Benefit for Wroughton. Public Advertiser, 20 Mar.: Tickets to be had of Wroughton at his house, Sadler's Wells. Receipts: #249 10s. 6d. (133.6.0; 22.7.0; 0.16.6; tickets: 93.1.0) (charge: #115 9s. 7d.)


Mainpiece Title: The Country Girl

Performance Comment: As17900301but Moody-Wroughton; Alithea-Miss Collins.
Role: 900301but Moody Actor: Wroughton
Role: Alithea Actor: Miss Collins.
Role: song Actor: Dodd.
Role: Moody Actor: Bensley
Role: Harcourt Actor: Barrymore
Role: Sparkish Actor: Dodd
Role: Belville Actor: Whitfield
Role: Footman Actor: Spencer
Role: Countryman Actor: Jones
Role: Miss Peggy Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Wilson.

Afterpiece Title: The Romp

Role: Young Cockney Actor: Dodd
Role: Barnacle Actor: Suett
Role: Old Cockney Actor: Fawcett
Role: Captain Sightly Actor: Dignum
Role: Priscilla Tomboy Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Penelope Actor: Miss Hagley
Role: Miss La Blonde Actor: Miss Barnes.

Dance: End: The Treble Hornpipe-the young D'Egvilles, Miss Blanchet

Song: End II: Poor Jack; or, the Sweet Little Cherub-Dignum

Event Comment: [In mainpiece the playbill retains Kemble as Macbeth, Wroughton as Banquo, and Palmer as Macduff, but "The Publick are respectfully informed that Mr Kemble being confined by Indisposition...Macbeth will be performed by Palmer, Macduff by Wroughton, Banquo by Packer" (printed slip attached to Kemble playbill). No mention is made of the Physician, but Jones was Packer's usual substitute in this part. See 11 Apr. 1796.] Receipts: #218 11s. 6d. (153.14.6; 61.11.6; 3.5.6)


Mainpiece Title: Macbeth

Performance Comment: As17950929, but Macbeth-Palmer; Banquo-Packer; Macduff-Wroughton; Lenox-Trueman; Rosse-Barrymore; Physician-Jones?; Serjeant-Caulfield; added: Messenger-Banks; Officer-_.
Role: Macbeth Actor: Palmer
Role: Banquo Actor: Packer
Role: Macduff Actor: Wroughton
Role: Lenox Actor: Trueman
Role: Rosse Actor: Barrymore
Role: Physician Actor: Jones?
Role: Serjeant Actor: Caulfield
Role: Messenger Actor: Banks
Role: King of Scotland Actor: Bensley
Role: Malcolm Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Donalbain Actor: Master DeCamp
Role: Fleance Actor: Master Gregson
Role: Siward Actor: Aickin
Role: Seyton Actor: Benson
Role: Officer Actor: Banks
Role: Hecate Actor: Bannister
Role: Witches Actor: Moody, Dodd, Suett
Role: Lady Macbeth Actor: Mrs Siddons
Role: Gentlewoman Actor: Miss Tidswell.

Afterpiece Title: The Adopted Child

Role: Flint Actor: Phillimore.
Role: Le Sage Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Bland.
Role: Sir Bertrand Actor: Trueman
Role: Record Actor: Suett
Role: Michael Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Spruce Actor: Russell
Role: Boy Actor: Master Welsh
Role: Clara Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Jannette Actor: Miss Tidswell
Event Comment: Benefit for Burton, Miss Heard, Miss Tidswell, & Mrs Bramwell. [2nd piece: With alterations by John Philip Kemble.] 3rd piece: Not acted these 6 years. "Of [Wroughton's] comedy something favourably must be said. His personations are usually natural, easy, and spirited; he is perhaps too locomotive: he cannot bear to stand still...To this peculiar bustle of his motion may be attributed much of his success in Sir John Restless [in All in the Wrong]...For the same reason, no man can play Ford with half the effect Wroughton does" (Monthly Mirror, Mar. 1796, p. 304). Morning Herald, 30 May: Tickets to be had of Miss Heard, No. 43, Haymarket [others not listed]. Receipts: #337 6s. 6d. (30.13.0; 40.16.6; 3.4.6; tickets: 260.10.0; odd money: 2.2.6) (charge: #202 11s.)


Mainpiece Title: The Purse

Role: Sally Actor: Miss Leak.
Role: Flutter Actor: Russell
Role: Villers Actor: Caulfield
Role: Lady Touchwood Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Characters Actor: Suett, Wathen, Benson, Trueman, Cooke, Caulfield, Phillimore, Webb, Maddocks, Miss DeCamp, Miss Leak.
Role: Andrew Actor: Suett
Role: Peter Actor: Wathen
Role: Drowsy Actor: Benson
Role: Lord Rakish Actor: probably Trueman
Role: Pliant Actor: Cooke
Role: Meanright Actor: Caulfield
Role: Runlet Actor: probably Phillimore
Role: Anchor Actor: probably Webb
Role: Jemmy Actor: probably Maddocks
Role: Jane Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Barbara Actor: Miss Leak.

Afterpiece Title: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Performance Comment: Sir John Falstaff-Palmer; Fenton-Trueman; Shallow-Waldron; Slender (1st time)-Russell; Mr Page-Packer; Mr Ford-Wroughton; Sir Hugh Evans (1st time)-Dodd; Dr Caius-Wewitzer; Host of the Garter-Moody; Bardolph-Hollingsworth; Pistol-R. Palmer; Nym-Webb; Robin-Master Kean; Simple-Burton; Mrs Page-Miss Pope; Mrs Ford (1st time)-Mrs Goodall; Mrs Ann Page (1st time)-Miss Heard; Mrs Quickly-Mrs Hopkins.
Role: Sir John Falstaff Actor: Palmer
Role: Fenton Actor: Trueman
Role: Shallow Actor: Waldron
Role: Slender Actor: Russell
Role: Mr Page Actor: Packer
Role: Mr Ford Actor: Wroughton
Role: Sir Hugh Evans Actor: Dodd
Role: Dr Caius Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Host of the Garter Actor: Moody
Role: Bardolph Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Pistol Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Nym Actor: Webb
Role: Robin Actor: Master Kean
Role: Simple Actor: Burton
Role: Mrs Page Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Mrs Ford Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Mrs Ann Page Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Mrs Quickly Actor: Mrs Hopkins.

Afterpiece Title: The Gentle Shepherd

Role: Sir William Worthy Actor: Aickin
Role: Patie Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Roger Actor: Dignum
Role: Symon Actor: Moody
Role: Glaud Actor: Suett
Role: Bauldy Actor: Dodd
Role: Peggy Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Jenny Actor: Miss Mellon
Role: Mause Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Madge Actor: Miss Tidswell.
Event Comment: [This was Miss Farren's last appearance on the stage.] "On the conclusion of the play Wroughton came forward, and, instead of uttering the usual lines [i.e. giving out the play for the next night], delivered the following Address before the curtain dropped, all the Performers remaining on the Stage, and Miss Farren herself in a state apparently of much agitation. [Here follows the address (which is not listed on the playbill).] After Wroughton had delivered these lines, Miss Farren advanced and curtsied repeatedly" (True Briton, 10 Apr.). The address "was written by Sheridan during the performance of the comedy" (Morning Herald, 12 Apr.). "[Miss Farren's] figure is considerably above the middle height, and is of that slight texture which allows and requires the use of full and flowing drapery, an advantage of which she well knows how to avail herself...She possesses ease, vivacity, spirit and humour, and her performances are so little injured by effort, that we have often experienced a delusion of the senses, and imagined, what in a theatre it is so difficult imagine, the scene of action to be identified, and Miss Farren really the character she was only attempting to sustain" (Monthly Mirror, Apr. 1797, pp. 236-37). Account-Book: Renters, Free, Orders and Private Boxes at School for Scandal #199 9s. [The tally is also entered of 3,656 spectators in the theatre.] Receipts: #728 14s. 6d. (654.18.0; 70.7.0; 3.9.6; being the largest amount taken at this theatre, on a night not devoted to a benefit, between 1794 (when it was opened) and 1800)


Mainpiece Title: The School For Scandal

Role: Careless Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Sir Peter Teazle Actor: King
Role: Sir Oliver Surface Actor: Aickin
Role: Sir Benjamin Backbite Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Joseph Surface Actor: Palmer
Role: Charles Surface Actor: Wroughton
Role: Crabtree Actor: Suett
Role: Snake Actor: Caulfield
Role: Rowley Actor: Packer
Role: Moses Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Trip Actor: Trueman
Role: Servants Actor: Banks, Evans
Role: Lady Teazle Actor: Miss Farren
Role: Lady Sneerwell Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Mrs Candour Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Maria Actor: Miss Miller.

Afterpiece Title: My Grandmother

Role: Sir Matthew Medley Actor: Maddocks
Role: Vapour Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Woodly Actor: Sedgwick
Role: Gossip Actor: Suett
Role: Soufrance Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Charlotte Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Florella Actor: Miss Leak.

Song: As17960927

Entertainment: Monologue. End: Poetical Address-Wroughton

Performance Comment: End: Poetical Address-Wroughton.
Role: Poetical Address Actor: Wroughton.
Event Comment: Benefit for Wroughton. [Listed as Rotten in the Account Book.] Rec'd from tickets only #5 11s. (Box 12; Pit 17). Charges: 1!2 House charge, plus 1!2 value of tickets, plus half receipts amounted to #66 1s. 6d. and left the actor with an uncovered deficit of #5 19s. (Account Book), which he paid up on 20 May. Receipts; #60 3s. (Account Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Fair Penitent

Performance Comment: As17681012, but Altamont-Wroughton; Rossano-Davis; Lavinia-Mrs Bulkley[, 1st time]., 1st time].
Role: Altamont Actor: Wroughton
Role: Rossano Actor: Davis
Role: Lavinia Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Sciolto Actor: Powell
Role: Horatio Actor: Bensley
Role: Lothario Actor: Smith
Role: Lucilla Actor: Mrs DuBellamy
Role: Calista Actor: Mrs Yates.

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Skeleton

Role: concluding with Masquerade Scenes Actor: .
Role: Harlequin Actor: Lewes
Role: Merlin Actor: Legg
Role: Diana Actor: Mrs Thompson
Role: to conclude with a Country Dance Actor: .
Role: Pierrot Actor: Lalauze.
Role: Chasseur Actor: Mahon
Role: Doctor Actor: Banks.
Role: only Harlequin Actor: Lewes
Role: Colombine Actor: Mrs Dyer
Event Comment: Benefit for Wroughton. Afterpiece: Never acted before. Tickets deliver'd for Theodosius will be taken


Mainpiece Title: Barbarossa

Role: Selim Actor: A Gentleman
Role: Barbarossa Actor: Bensley
Role: Othman Actor: Clarke
Role: Sadi Actor: Hull
Role: Aladin Actor: Gardner
Role: Officer Actor: Fox
Role: Slave Actor: Bates
Role: Irene Actor: Miss Miller
Role: Zaphira Actor: Mrs Yates.

Afterpiece Title: The Deuce Is in Him

Performance Comment: Col. Tamper-Wroughton; Prattle-Lewes; Major Belford-Perry; Bell-Mrs Bulkley; Madam Florival-Mrs Lessingham; Emily-Mrs Mattocks.
Role: Tamper Actor: Wroughton
Role: Prattle Actor: Lewes
Role: Major Belford Actor: Perry
Role: Bell Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Madam Florival Actor: Mrs Lessingham
Role: Emily Actor: Mrs Mattocks.

Dance: End Play: The Corsican Sailor's Punch House, as17710412

Event Comment: Benefit for Wroughton. Mainpiece: Not acted these 6 years. [See 25 April 1767.] Charges #67 16s. 6d. Profit to Rotten [sic] #28 13s. 6d. plus #27 8s. from tickets (Box 76; Pit 56) (Account Book). Receipts: #96 10s


Mainpiece Title: Julius Caesar

Performance Comment: Antony-Smith, first time; Brutus-Bensley, first time; Cassius-Hull, first time; Julius Caesar-Clarke; Caska-Gardner; Octavius-Wroughton; Trebonius-Perry; Decius Brutus-Davis; Publius-Wignell; Metellus-Cushing; Plebians-Dunstall, Quick, Saunders, Hamilton; Calphurnia-Mrs Vincent; Portia-Mrs Hartley, first time.
Role: Antony Actor: Smith, first time
Role: Brutus Actor: Bensley, first time
Role: Cassius Actor: Hull, first time
Role: Julius Caesar Actor: Clarke
Role: Caska Actor: Gardner
Role: Octavius Actor: Wroughton
Role: Trebonius Actor: Perry
Role: Decius Brutus Actor: Davis
Role: Publius Actor: Wignell
Role: Metellus Actor: Cushing
Role: Plebians Actor: Dunstall, Quick, Saunders, Hamilton
Role: Calphurnia Actor: Mrs Vincent
Role: Portia Actor: Mrs Hartley, first time.

Afterpiece Title: The Upholsterer

Role: Razor Actor: Woodward
Role: Quidnunc Actor: Dunstall
Role: Pamphlet Actor: Shuter
Role: Harriet Actor: Miss Valois
Role: Termagant Actor: Mrs Green.

Dance: End: The Irish Lilt, as17721028

Event Comment: Afterpiece: A Pantomime Entertainment not acted these eight years. [See 20 Oct. 1768.] New Scenes, Dresses and other Decorations. Doors open at 5 o'clock. To begin exactly at 6 o'clock. Theatrical intelligence, Covent Garden: Mrs Hunter, lately returned from Ireland was very well receiv'd in Mrs Oakly, and to do her justice she played the part throughout better than it has been performed for some time at either house. The labourings of Mr Wroughton's jealousy in Oakly reminded us of the progressive workings of a fatt of small beer, when inflated with powerful yeast....Orpheus and Eurydice was reviv'd after the play-the dullest of all dull Pantomimes (Harlequin's Jacket excepted). The two additional scenes we were summoned by the bills to behold, are two of the late memorable regatta:-The first is a perspective of Ranelagh Gardensv to the water, illuminated with party-coloured lamps, which terminates with the temporary obelisk erected on that occasion:-Behind this we just catch the streamers of the barges and etc., supposed to be rowing up to the stairs, and landing their company, to martial music and under the discharge of cannon, imitated by the unnatural slamming of one of the Green Room doors. This scene, however, had a tolerable appearance, but being on too confined a scale, its intended effect must have been lost. The other represented the inside of as much of the Temple of Neptunev as was possible to give the spectators in a theatre:-we cannot extol it by any means as a perfect representation:-and to prevent it coming too near the original, Harlequin, Perot, Pantaloon, and etc. were made to lounge in the orchestra instead of its being occupied by a good band of music:-in short the whole pantomime went off rather flat. It is recommended to the managers here never to suffer the scene shifters to appear again in such garb as they did; old greasy plush waistcoats, with red-stocking sleeves!-such a habit may be in keeping with a blacksmaith's forge, but not for a theatre royal in the metropolis of a polished country (Folger News Clipping)


Mainpiece Title: The Jealous Wife

Performance Comment: Oakly-Wroughton; Major Oakly-Dunstall, first time for both acotrs; Charles-Clinch; Trinket-Lewis; Russet-Fearon; Sir Harry-Quick; Paris-Wewitzer; Tom-Jones; Harriet-Mrs Mattocks; Lady Freelove-Mrs Green; Mrs Oakly-Mrs Hunter, being her third appearance on this stage.
Role: Oakly Actor: Wroughton
Role: Major Oakly Actor: Dunstall, first time for both acotrs
Role: Charles Actor: Clinch
Role: Trinket Actor: Lewis
Role: Russet Actor: Fearon
Role: Sir Harry Actor: Quick
Role: Paris Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Tom Actor: Jones
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Lady Freelove Actor: Mrs Green
Role: Mrs Oakly Actor: Mrs Hunter, being her third appearance on this stage.

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

Role: Harlequin Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Orpheus Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Pantaloon Actor: Banks
Role: Squire Gawky Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Clown Actor: Cushing
Role: Witch Actor: Thompson
Role: Fish Woman Actor: Walters
Role: Drawer Actor: Jones
Role: Eurydice Actor: Miss Brown
Role: Rhodope Actor: Miss Dayes
Role: Dwarf Actor: Mas. Jones
Role: Nymph Actor: Mrs Masters
Role: Maid Actor: Mrs Lawr
Role: Colombine Actor: Miss Matthews
Role: The Dances Actor: Sg and Sga Zuchelli, Daguville, Sga Vidini
Role: the Whole to conclude with Two Additional Scenes Actor: . See17751016 .
Event Comment: Benefit for Wroughton.Morning Chronicle, 20 Mar.: Tickets to be had of Wroughton at his house, Broad-Court. Receipts: #155 1s. (127.16; tickets:27.5) (charge: #105)


Mainpiece Title: Woman's A Riddle; Or, The Way To Win A Widow

Performance Comment: Colonel Manly-Wroughton; Courtwell-Lewis; Aspin-Quick; Mr Vulture-Wilson; Sir Amorous Vainwit-Lee Lewes; Miranda-Mrs Mattocks; Necessary-Mrs Lewis; Betty-Mrs Wilson; Clarinda-Mrs Whitfield; Lady Outside-Miss Younge.
Role: Colonel Manly Actor: Wroughton
Role: Courtwell Actor: Lewis
Role: Aspin Actor: Quick
Role: Mr Vulture Actor: Wilson
Role: Sir Amorous Vainwit Actor: Lee Lewes
Role: Miranda Actor: Mrs Mattocks
Role: Necessary Actor: Mrs Lewis
Role: Betty Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Whitfield
Role: Lady Outside Actor: Miss Younge.

Afterpiece Title: The Spaniards Dismayed

Afterpiece Title: Poor Vulcan

Role: Vulcan Actor: Quick
Role: The Squire Actor: Mattocks
Role: Serjeant Actor: Reinhold
Role: Joe Actor: Leoni
Role: Grace Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Maudlin Actor: Miss Brown.

Dance: As17800401

Event Comment: Benefit for Wroughton. Mainpiece: Not acted these 7 years [not acted since 17 Feb. 1772]. Afterpiece: Not acted these 7 years. [Miss Brunton's 1st appearance as Palmira was at Bath, 24 May 1785.] "By the inattention of those behind the scenes, the interest of the play was three or four times injured and interrupted by persons crossing the stage in sight of the audience" (Public Advertiser, 5 Apr.). Receipts: #228 12s. (164/2; 6/8; tickets: 58/2) (charge: #105)


Mainpiece Title: Mahomet

Performance Comment: Alcanor-Wroughton (1st appearance in that character); Mahomet-Aickin; Pharon-Hull; Mirvan-Fearon; Ali-Gardner; Zaphna-Holman (1st appearance in that character); Palmira-Miss Brunton (1st appearance in that character [in London]) .in London]) .
Role: Alcanor Actor: Wroughton
Role: Mahomet Actor: Aickin
Role: Pharon Actor: Hull
Role: Mirvan Actor: Fearon
Role: Ali Actor: Gardner
Role: Zaphna Actor: Holman
Role: Palmira Actor: Miss Brunton

Afterpiece Title: The Two Misers

Role: Gripe Actor: Quick
Role: Lively Actor: Davies
Role: Osman Actor: Booth
Role: Mustapha Actor: Thompson
Role: Ali Actor: Helme
Role: Hunks Actor: Edwin
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Morton
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Martyr

Dance: AS 12 Nov. I785

Event Comment: [In mainpiece the playbill retains Kemble as Hamlet, but for his "indisposition an apology was made, and the audience requested to accept of Wroughton in his place--a sooner asked than had" (World, 4 Dec.).] The Country Girl and Richard Coeur de Lion [both advertised on playbill of 1 Dec.] are obliged to be deferred, on Account of the Indisposition of a principal Performer. Receipts: #105 19s. 6d. (83.2.0; 21.7.6; 1.10.0)


Mainpiece Title: Hamlet

Performance Comment: As17871029, but Hamlet-Wroughton.
Role: Hamlet Actor: Wroughton.
Role: Horatio Actor: Whitfield
Role: Marcellus Actor: Wilson
Role: King Actor: Packer
Role: Polonius Actor: Baddeley
Role: Laertes Actor: Barrymore
Role: Ostrick Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Rosencraus Actor: Phillimore
Role: Guildenstern Actor: Williames
Role: Bernardo Actor: Wilson
Role: Player King Actor: Chaplin
Role: Lucianus Actor: Waldron
Role: Gentleman Actor: Fawcett
Role: Francisco Actor: Spencer
Role: Messenger Actor: Alfred
Role: Sailor Actor: Jones
Role: Gravediggers Actor: Suett, Burton
Role: Ghost Actor: Bensley
Role: Ophelia Actor: Mrs Forster
Role: Player Queen Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Hopkins.

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin's Invasion

Role: Bog Actor: Alfred
Role: Taffy Actor: Wilson.
Role: Corporal Bounce Actor: Phillimore
Role: Justice Actor: Chaplin.
Role: Harlequin Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Simon Actor: Moody
Role: Gasconade Actor: Baddeley
Role: Mercury Actor: Dignum
Role: Abram Actor: Waldron
Role: Forge Actor: Burton
Role: Snip Actor: Suett
Role: Old Woman Actor: Mr Fawcett
Role: Mrs Snip Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Sukey Chitterlin Actor: Miss Collins
Role: Dolly Snip Actor: Miss Pope.
Event Comment: Powell: Kemble being indisposed from a violent Bruise in his Arm (during the several times of his playing the Part of Macbeth) so as to render him incapable of attending the Theatre this evening, an Apology was made by Wroughton, and the Prologue was omitted. [The playbill retains Miss Menage in afterpiece, but she] being at the Italian Opera this Evening, Master Chatterley play'd her part in the Children in the Wood. Henry VIII rehearsed at 10 (for Banks and Dignum; Packer ill); The Jew at 12 (for Miss Farren and Miss Tidswell). Receipts: #322 5s. 6d. (248/0/0; 67/15/0; 6/14/6; tickets not come in: 0/6/0)


Mainpiece Title: The Inconstant; Or, The Way To Win Him

Performance Comment: Old Mirabel-Aickin; Young Mirabel-Wroughton; Capt. Duretete-Dodd; Dugard-Whitfield; Petit-Benson; Bravoes-Maddocks, Caulfield, Webb, Phillimore; Page-Master Gregson//Oriana-Mrs Goodall; Bisarre-Miss Farren; Lamoree-Miss Tidswell. Epilogue as17940421.
Role: Old Mirabel Actor: Aickin
Role: Young Mirabel Actor: Wroughton
Role: Duretete Actor: Dodd
Role: Dugard Actor: Whitfield
Role: Petit Actor: Benson
Role: Bravoes Actor: Maddocks, Caulfield, Webb, Phillimore
Role: Page Actor: Master GregsonOriana-Mrs Goodall
Role: Master GregsonOriana Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Bisarre Actor: Miss Farren
Role: Lamoree Actor: Miss Tidswell. Epilogue as17940421
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


Role: : Sir Rowland Actor: Barrymore
Role: Lord Alford Actor: Dignum
Role: Walter Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Apathy Actor: Suett
Role: Gabriel Actor: Benson
Role: Oliver Actor: Caulfield
Role: Servant Actor: Maddocks
Role: Ruffians Actor: Lyons, CookeLady Helen-Mrs Powell
Role: CookeLady Helen Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Josephine Actor: Mrs Bland
Role: Winifred Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Boy Actor: Master Menage
Role: Girl Actor:
Event Comment: Boxes 6s. Second Price 3s. Pit 3s. 6d. Second Price 2s. Gallery 2s. Second Price 1s. Upper Gallery 1s. Second Price 6d. No Money to be returned. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30 [see 9 Nov.]. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Fosbrook, at his office, Little Russel Street. The Publick are respectfully informed that Mr Wroughton is appointed Acting Manager. [Playbills] Printed by C. Lowndes next the Stage-Door. Receipts: #281 6s. (195.10; 84.14.6; 1.1.6)


Mainpiece Title: The Prize; Or, 2

Role: Lenitive Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Mr Caddy Actor: Maddocks
Role: Heartwell Actor: Whitfield
Role: Label Actor: Suett
Role: Juba Actor: Master Welsh
Role: Mrs Caddy Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Caroline Actor: Miss DeCamp.

Afterpiece Title: The Child of Nature

Performance Comment: Duke Murcia-Suett; Marquis Almanza-Wroughton; Count Valentia-Bannister Jun.; Seville-Maddocks; Granada-Trueman; Peasant-Aickin; Marchioness Merida-Mrs Goodall; Amanthis-Miss Mellon.
Role: Duke Murcia Actor: Suett
Role: Marquis Almanza Actor: Wroughton
Role: Count Valentia Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Seville Actor: Maddocks
Role: Granada Actor: Trueman
Role: Peasant Actor: Aickin
Role: Marchioness Merida Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Amanthis Actor: Miss Mellon.

Afterpiece Title: High Life below Stairs

Role: Lovel Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Freeman Actor: Trueman
Role: Philip Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Duke's Servant Actor: Palmer
Role: Sir Harry's Servant Actor: Whitfield
Role: Kitty Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Lady Bab's Maid Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Lady Charlotte's Maid Actor: Miss Heard.

Dance: II 3rd piece: Mock Minuet-Palmer, Miss Pope

Event Comment: [Mainpiece in place of The Force of Ridicule; afterpiece of Richard Coeur de Lion, both advertised on playbill of 28 Nov.] "The new Comedy last night was deferred upon the pretext of Miss Farren's illness...The Manager sent after Mrs Siddons, who was found at Covent-Garden Theatre, seeing Abroad and at Home. Brandon, however, ordered her a chair, and she kindly performed Isabella. Wroughton read the Father" (Oracle, 30 Nov.). "For near an hour the audience waited patiently...At half past seven Palmer addressed the audience" He said that Miss Farren was ill, that to those who preferred to leave the theatre their money would be returned, and that instead of the new play Mrs Siddons would act Isabella, "as soon as the dresses could be prepared for that purpose. This address was by no means favourably received, and hundreds of persons immediately left the house. A few minutes after eight, the Curtain drew up to the tragedy, which was well performed, and much applauded by the few who remained to witness it" (Morning Herald, 30 Nov.). "November 30. Miss Farren last night refused to appear in a new Play at Drury Lane which made much confusion in the House. The cause assigned was indisposition but that was not believed by the audience; and the fact Lysons says is, that as she cannot obtain payment from the Theatre, she resolutely told them she wd. not appear unless her demands were paid...Such is the unprincipled conduct of Sheridan" (Diary of Joseph Farington, 1922, I, 174). [On 1 Dec. Morning Herald prints a letter from Miss Farren, from Green-street, Grosvenor-square. saying that she really was ill. The editor of the paper adds a note in which he affirms his positive knowledge that rumours about a dispute as to Miss Farren's unpaid salary were without foundation.] Receipts: #134 2s. (82.2; 50.18; 1.2)


Mainpiece Title: Isabella

Performance Comment: See17961119, but Count Baldwin-Wroughton.
Role: Count Baldwin Actor: Wroughton.

Afterpiece Title: The Prisoner

Event Comment: Afterpiece: A New Piece in 2 Acts [by William O'Brien] never perform'd. [Genest, V, 363, assigns parts as follows: Grub-$Shuter; Consol-$Quick; Chapeau-$Lewes; George Bevil-$Wroughton; Robin-$Dyer; Mrs Grub-$Mrs Green; Emily-$Mrs Bulkley; Jenny-$Mrs Kniveton. See playbill 8 Oct. 1773. Plot given in detail in Town and Country Magazine for this month.


Mainpiece Title: Elfrida

Afterpiece Title: Cross Purposes

Performance Comment: Principal Parts-Shuter, Wroughton, Dyer, Lewes, Quick, Perry, Thompson, Mrs Bulkley, Mrs Kniveton, Mrs Green.

Dance: End: The Recruits, as17721117


Mainpiece Title: Fashionable Levities

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Henderson, Lewis, Wroughton, Quick, Edwin, Farren, Wewitzer; Mrs Wilson, Mrs Martyr, Mrs Bates, Mrs Webb, Mrs T. Kennedy, Miss Platt, Miss Younge. [Cast from text (G. G. and J. Robinson, 1785): Mr Ordeal-Henderson; Welford-Lewis; Capt. Douglas-Wroughton; Sir Buzzard Savage-Quick; Nicholas-Edwin; Cheaterly-Farren; Colonel Staff-Wewitzer; Grace-Mrs Wilson; Clara-Mrs Martyr; Widow Volatile-Mrs Bates; Honour-Mrs Webb; Constance-Mrs T. Kennedy; Mrs Muslin-Miss Platt; Lady Flippant Savage-Miss Younge.] Prologue spoken by Wroughton. Epilogue spoken by Miss Younge. [These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.] hathi. Prologue spoken by Wroughton. Epilogue spoken by Miss Younge. [These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.] hathi.
Role: : Mr Ordeal Actor: Henderson
Role: Welford Actor: Lewis
Role: Douglas Actor: Wroughton
Role: Sir Buzzard Savage Actor: Quick
Role: Nicholas Actor: Edwin
Role: Cheaterly Actor: Farren
Role: Colonel Staff Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Grace Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Clara Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Widow Volatile Actor: Mrs Bates
Role: Honour Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Constance Actor: Mrs T. Kennedy
Role: Mrs Muslin Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Lady Flippant Savage Actor: Miss Younge.

Afterpiece Title: The Magic Cavern

Role: Actor: Davies
Role: Tanner Actor: Doyle
Role: Cooper Actor: Darley
Role: Abdiel Actor: Miss Brett
Role: Colombine Actor: unassigned
Role: ] Actor: Davies
Role: assigns Harlequin Actor: Kennedy, and lists Johnstone, Mrs Bannister


Mainpiece Title: The New Peerage; Or, Our Eyes May Deceive Us

Performance Comment: Principal Characters-King, Bannister Jun., Suett, Packer, Lamash, Phillimore, Wilson, Benson, Spencer, Alfred, Wroughton, Mrs Crouch, Mrs Hopkins, Mrs Cuyler, Miss Farren. [Cast from text (G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1787): Mr Vandercrab-King; Lord Melville-Bannister Jun.; Sir John Lovelace-Suett; Medley-Packer; Virtu-Lamash; Allen-Phillimore; Servants-Wilson, Benson, Spencer, Alfred, Lyons; Charles-Wroughton; Miss Harley-Mrs Crouch; Miss Vandercrab-Mrs Hopkins; Kitty-Mrs Cuyler; Lady Charlotte Courtley-Miss Farren; Prologue-Wroughton; Epilogue-Miss Farren. [These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]

Afterpiece Title: High Life below Stairs

Role: Lovel Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Duke's Servant Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Sir Harry's Servant Actor: Whitfield
Role: Philip Actor: Baddeley
Role: Freeman Actor: Fawcett
Role: Coachman Actor: Alfred
Role: Kingston Actor: Lyons
Role: Kitty Actor: Miss Pope.


Mainpiece Title: The Regent

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Kemble, Aickin, Barrymore, Packer, Bates, Wilson, Phillimore, Chaplin, Benson, Alfred, Spencer, WRoughton, Mrs Ward, Mrs Siddons. [Cast from text (J. Robson and W. Clarke, 1788): Manuel-Kemble; Solerno-Aickin; Ansaldo-Barrymore; Gerbin-Packer; Diego-Bates; Servant-Wilson; Banditti-Phillimore, Chaplin; Pedro-Benson; Gomez-Wroughton; Carlos-Master Gregson; Paula-Mrs Ward; Dianora-Mrs Siddons; Alfred, Spencer; Prologue-Wroughton; Epilogue-Mrs Siddons. [These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]
Role: Manuel Actor: Kemble
Role: Solerno Actor: Aickin
Role: Ansaldo Actor: Barrymore
Role: Gerbin Actor: Packer
Role: Diego Actor: Bates
Role: Servant Actor: Wilson
Role: Banditti Actor: Phillimore, Chaplin
Role: Pedro Actor: Benson
Role: Gomez Actor: Wroughton
Role: Carlos Actor: Master Gregson
Role: Paula Actor: Mrs Ward
Role: Dianora Actor: Mrs Siddons
Role: Prologue Actor: Wroughton
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Siddons.

Afterpiece Title: The Miller of Mansfield

Role: The King Actor: Whitfield
Role: Richard Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Joe Actor: Williames
Role: Lord Lurewell Actor: Benson
Role: Courtiers Actor: Phillimore
Role: Peggy Actor: Miss Collins
Role: Margery Actor: Mrs Hopkins.


Mainpiece Title: Mary Queen Of Scots

Performance Comment: Characters-Kemble, Aickin, Barrymore, Whitfield, Packer, Williames, Fawcett, Phillimore, Wilson, Jones, Chaplin, Benson, Wroughton Mrs Ward, Mrs Farmer, Miss Tidswell, Mrs Siddons. [Cast from text (J. Debrett, 1789), and World, 23 Mar.: Norfolk-Kemble; Cecil-Aickin; Herries-Barrymore; Murray-Whitfield; Davison-Packer; Beton-Williames; Paulet-Fawcett; Huntingdon-Phillimore; Sheriff-Chaplin; Shrewsbury-Benson; Lenox-Wroughton; Nawe-Alfred; Lieutenant of the Tower-Lyons; Queen Elizabeth-Mrs Ward; Lady Douglas-Mrs Farmer; Lady Scroop-Miss Tidswell; Queen Mary-Mrs Siddons; unassigned-Wilson, Jones; Prologue-Wroughton; Epilogue-Mrs Siddons. [These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]
Role: Characters Actor: Kemble, Aickin, Barrymore, Whitfield, Packer, Williames, Fawcett, Phillimore, Wilson, Jones, Chaplin, Benson, Wroughton Mrs Ward, Mrs Farmer, Miss Tidswell, Mrs Siddons.
Role: Norfolk Actor: Kemble
Role: Cecil Actor: Aickin
Role: Herries Actor: Barrymore
Role: Murray Actor: Whitfield
Role: Davison Actor: Packer
Role: Beton Actor: Williames
Role: Paulet Actor: Fawcett
Role: Huntingdon Actor: Phillimore
Role: Sheriff Actor: Chaplin
Role: Shrewsbury Actor: Benson
Role: Lenox Actor: Wroughton
Role: Nawe Actor: Alfred
Role: Lieutenant of the Tower Actor: Lyons
Role: Queen Elizabeth Actor: Mrs Ward
Role: Lady Douglas Actor: Mrs Farmer
Role: Lady Scroop Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Queen Mary Actor: Mrs Siddons
Role: unassigned Actor: Wilson, Jones
Role: Prologue Actor: Wroughton
Role: Epilogue Actor: Mrs Siddons.

Afterpiece Title: High Life below Stairs


Mainpiece Title: False Appearances

Performance Comment: Characters-Kemble, Wroughton, Bannister Jun., R. Palmer, Parsons, Mrs Crouch, Miss Pope, Mrs Kemble, Miss Farren. Cast from tex t (J. Debrett, 1789): Marquis-Kemble; Baron-Wroughton; Abbe-Bannister Jun.; Robert-R. Palmer; Governor-Parsons; Lucile-Mrs Crouch; Lisette-Miss Pope; Caelia-Mrs Kemble; Countess-Miss Farren; Prologue-Wroughton; Epilogue-Miss Farren.

Afterpiece Title: Miss in her Teens

Role: Fribble Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Captain Loveit Actor: Whitfield
Role: Puff Actor: Suett
Role: Jasper Actor: Phillimore
Role: Flash Actor: Barrymore
Role: Tag Actor: Mrs Wilson
Role: Miss Biddy Actor: A Young Gentlewoman

Song: V: song in character-Mrs Crouch. [This was sung, as here assigned, in all subsequent performances.