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Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; co 3, by George Colman, the younger. Prologue by George Colman, the elder (Colman, Prose, III, 252)]: The new Airs, and a New Overture by Dr Arnold. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. [One of the songs, beginning "Adzooks, old Crusty," sung by Edwin, is set to the tune of Yankee Doodle, and in the musical score (Harrison, 1784) it is so entitled. This is believed to be the first time this song, as it is now sung, appeared in print.]

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Two To One

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Palmer, Bannister, Wilson, Bannister Jun., Barrett, Swords, Baddeley, Davies, Edwin; Miss George, Mrs Bannister. [Cast from text (T. Cadell, 1784): Young Townly-Palmer; Captain Dupely-Bannister; Dupely-Wilson; Beaufort-Bannister Jun.; Postboy-Barrett; Waiter-Swords; Sir ThomasTownly-Baddeley; Crape-Davies; Dicky Ditto-Edwin; Servant-Ledger; Tippet-Miss George; Charlotte-Mrs Bannister.] New Prologue spoken by Palmer. [This was spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances, except on 25 Aug.] hathi. New Prologue spoken by Palmer. [This was spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances, except on 25 Aug.] hathi.
Cast
Role: : Young Townly Actor: Palmer
Role: Captain Dupely Actor: Bannister
Role: Dupely Actor: Wilson
Role: Beaufort Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Postboy Actor: Barrett
Role: Waiter Actor: Swords
Role: Sir ThomasTownly Actor: Baddeley
Role: Crape Actor: Davies
Role: Dicky Ditto Actor: Edwin
Role: Servant Actor: Ledger
Role: Tippet Actor: Miss George
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Bannister.
Related Works
Related Work: Two to One Author(s): George Colman, the younger
Related Work: Poor Old Haymarket; or, Two Sides of the Gutter!!! Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: The Tobacconist

Cast
Role: Freeport Actor: Aickin
Role: Sir William Douglas Actor: Bensley
Role: Lord Falbridge Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Owen Actor: Usher
Role: La France Actor: Baddeley
Role: Spatter Actor: Palmer
Role: Lady Alton Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Molly Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Mrs Goodman Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Amelia Actor: Miss Farren
Role: : Rory Actor: Wilson
Role: Crack Actor: Swords
Role: Tipperary Actor: Egan
Role: Landlord Actor: Ledger
Role: Anvil Actor: Painter
Role: Gorget Actor: Bannister
Role: Signora Figurante Actor: Sga Sestini
Role: Lady Pedigree Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Miss Plumb Actor: Miss Morris
Role: Maria Actor: Mrs Bannister. Gaudry, Barrett are unassigned.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; CO 3, by George Colman, the younger. MS: Larpent 704; not published; synopsis of plot in Universal Magazine, July 1785, p. 38. Prologue by the author; Epilogue by Edward Topham (European Magazine, July 1785, pp. 70-71)]: The Overture and New Airs compos'd by Dr Arnold. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Turk, And No Turk

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Edwin, Bannister, Bannister Jun., Williamson, Burton, Parsons; Mrs Bannister, Mrs Webb, Miss George. [Cast from Songs (T. Cadell, 1785): Presto-Edwin; Sir Roger Ramble-Bannister; Matt Moneo-Bannister Jun.; Young Ramble-Williamson; Waiter-Burton; Sir Simon Simple-Parsons; Emily-Mrs Bannister; Lady Simple-Mrs Webb; Fib-Miss George.] Prologue spoken by Bannister Jun. Epilogue spoken by Mrs Wells (in the Character of Cowslip [in The Agreeable Surprise]). [These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances, except on 25 Aug.] hathi. Prologue spoken by Bannister Jun. Epilogue spoken by Mrs Wells (in the Character of Cowslip [in The Agreeable Surprise]). [These were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances, except on 25 Aug.] hathi.
Cast
Role: : Presto Actor: Edwin
Role: Sir Roger Ramble Actor: Bannister
Role: Matt Moneo Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Young Ramble Actor: Williamson
Role: Waiter Actor: Burton
Role: Sir Simon Simple Actor: Parsons
Role: Emily Actor: Mrs Bannister
Role: Lady Simple Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Fib Actor: Miss George.
Related Works
Related Work: Turk, and No Turk Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: Nature Will Prevail

Cast
Role: : Current Actor: Palmer
Role: Padlock Actor: Gardner
Role: Finette Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Almadine Actor: Mrs Cuyler.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; T 3, as altered by George Colman, the elder]: Written by Lillo, Author of George Barnwell. Not acted these 50 years [acted 4 Sept. 1755. Prologue by the alterer (Colman, Prose, III, 233)]. The Words of the Song in the Tragedy will be given at the Doors of the Theatre. Public Advertiser, 28 June 1783: This Afternoon will be published Fatal Curiosity (1s)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Fatal Curiosity

Cast
Role: : Young W'ilmot Actor: Palmer
Role: Randal Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Eustace Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Old Wilmot Actor: Bensley
Role: Agnes Actor: Miss Sherry
Role: Maria Actor: Miss Hooke
Role: Chariot Actor: Mrs Bulkley.
Related Works
Related Work: Fatal Curiosity Author(s): George LilloGeorge Colman, the elder
Related Work: Guilt Its Own Punishment; or, Fatal Curiosity Author(s): George Lillo
Related Work: The Shipwreck Author(s): George Lillo

Afterpiece Title: The Agreeable Surprise

Cast
Role: : Compton Actor: Bannister
Role: Sir Felix Friendly Actor: Wilson
Role: Eugene Actor: Wood
Role: Chicane Actor: Webb
Role: John Actor: Egan
Role: Thomas Actor: Stevens
Role: Stump Actor: Painter
Role: Cudden Actor: Kenny
Role: Lingo Actor: Edwin
Role: Mrs Cheshire Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Fringe Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Cowslip Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Laura Actor: Miss Harper.

Song: In Act I of mainpiece a song in character by Miss Hooke. [This was sung, as here assigned, in all subsequent performances.]

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Written by Lillo, Author of George Barnwell. [Prologue by George Colman, the elder (Colman, Prose, in, 233). Mrs Bates was from CG.]

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Seeing Is Believing

Cast
Role: : Sir Credule Actor: Parsons
Role: Sceptic Actor: Baddeley
Role: Nightshade Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Simon Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Lloyd
Role: Miss Di Actor: Miss Morris

Afterpiece Title: Fatal Curiosity

Cast
Role: : Young Wilmot Actor: Palmer
Role: Randal Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Eustace Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Old Wilmot Actor: Bensley
Role: Agnes Actor: Mrs Bates
Role: Maria Actor: Miss Hooke
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Bulkley.
Related Works
Related Work: Fatal Curiosity Author(s): George LilloGeorge Colman, the elder
Related Work: Guilt Its Own Punishment; or, Fatal Curiosity Author(s): George Lillo
Related Work: The Shipwreck Author(s): George Lillo

Afterpiece Title: Gretna Green

Cast
Role: : Rory Actor: Wilson
Role: Crack Actor: Swords
Role: Tipperary Actor: Egan
Role: Landlord Actor: Ledger
Role: Anvil Actor: Painter
Role: Gorget Actor: Bannister
Role: Signora Figurante Actor: Sga Sestini
Role: Lady Pedigree Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Miss Plumb Actor: Miss Morris
Role: Maria Actor: Mrs Bannister. Gaudry, Barrett are unassigned.

Song: In Act I of mainpiece a song in character by Miss Hooke

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; MF 2, by the younger George Colman]: To conclude with a View of the Camp near Windsorv. A Military Overture, and the New Musick composed by Dr Arnold. The Scenery painted by S. Whitmore. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. [For Colman's borrowing of the character of Caleb Quotem, see 6 July 1798.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Point Of Honour

Cast
Role: Megrim Actor: Fawcett
Role: Demisou Actor: Palmer
Role: James Actor: Wathen
Role: Annette Actor: Mrs Gibbs.

Afterpiece Title: The Review; or, The Wags of Windsor

Related Works
Related Work: The Review; or, The Wags of Windsor Author(s): George Colman, the younger
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Written by Lillo, Author of George Barnwell. [Prologue, which is by George Colman, the elder, is the Prologue introductory to the play, not the Prologue spoken on 31 May, &c] Afterpiece: The Music by Dr Arnold. The Scenes by Rooker. Books of the Tragedy and of the Songs in the Pantomime to be had in the Theatre

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Fatal Curiosity

Cast
Role: : Young Wilmot Actor: Palmer
Role: Randal Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Eustace Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Old Wilmot Actor: Bensley
Role: Agnes Actor: Mrs Wheatley
Role: Maria Actor: Miss Hooke
Role: Chariot Actor: Mrs Bulkley.
Related Works
Related Work: Fatal Curiosity Author(s): George LilloGeorge Colman, the elder
Related Work: Guilt Its Own Punishment; or, Fatal Curiosity Author(s): George Lillo
Related Work: The Shipwreck Author(s): George Lillo

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Teague; or, The Giant's Causeway

Performance Comment: Harlequin Teague-Egan; Teague Harlequin-Spencer; Italian Merchant-Massey; Pierrot (his Man)-Delpini; Dr Caterpillar-Wewitzer; Mr Dripping-Usher; Mrs Dripping-Mrs Webb; Sailor (with Fal de ral tit)-Edwin; Farmer Furrow-Gardner; Dame Furrow-Miss Hale; Landlord of the Horns at Highgate-Wilson; Catcall-Wood; Sailor-R. Palmer; Giant of the Causeway-Miss Painter; Genius of Ireland-Wood [i.e. doubled Catcall]; Various other Characters-Stevens, Usher, Swords, Ledger, Painter, Davis, Barrett, Kenny, J. Bates, Mrs Love, Miss Francis, &c; Anchor Smiths (with Smiths are good Fellows)-Brett, Burton, Steele, Oldfield; Columbine-Miss Morris. With a Ranelagh Masquerade. Characters out of Character: Fighting Quakers-Barrett, Kenny; Disinterested Lawyer-Gardner; Humane Scalper-R. Palmer; Harlequin with one Leg-Spencer; Fainting Butcher-Painter; Reviving Death-Freeman .
Related Works
Related Work: Harlequin Teague; or, The Giant's Causeway Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Dance: Afterpiece to conclude with a Grand Ballet in Spanish Characters by Giorgi, Byrn, Miss Byrn, Sga Dagueville and others. [This was danced, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]

Song: In Act I of mainpiece a song in character by Miss Hooke

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

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Manager In Distress

Performance Comment: Gentleman in Balcony (for that night only; in the course of which a much greater Variety of Imitations than has ever yet been offered)-A Young Gentleman (1st appearance in publick [Kean]); Irishman in the Pit-Marriot; Lady in Balcony-Mrs Lefevre .
Related Works
Related Work: The Manager in Distress Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The English Merchant

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

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

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

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

Event Comment: 3rd piece: Taken from New Hay at the Old Market [by George Colman, ynger; i.e. its 1st scene, with alterations]. "Caulfield's imitations of Aickin, Suett, King and Dignum are exact even to astonishment -of the rest we do not think much" (Monthly Mirror, July 1796, p. 185)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Rosina

Cast
Role: Lord Simper Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Modish Actor: Trueman
Role: Plainwell Actor: Caulfield
Role: Level Actor: Palmer Jun.
Role: Mrs Level Actor: Miss Heard.

Afterpiece Title: Ways and Means

Performance Comment: Sir David Dunder-Bannister Jun.; Young Random-Caulfield; Scruple-Davies; Old Random-Aickin; Roundfee-Suett; Quirk (1st time)-Wathen; Carney-Burton; Peery-Usher; Tiptoe-R. Palmer; Lady Dunder-Mrs Hopkins; Mrs Peery-Mrs Booth; Harriet-Mrs Kemble; Kitty-Mrs Gibbs.
Cast
Role: Sir David Dunder Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Young Random Actor: Caulfield
Role: Scruple Actor: Davies
Role: Old Random Actor: Aickin
Role: Roundfee Actor: Suett
Role: Quirk Actor: Wathen
Role: Carney Actor: Burton
Role: Peery Actor: Usher
Role: Tiptoe Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Lady Dunder Actor: Mrs Hopkins
Role: Mrs Peery Actor: Mrs Booth
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Kemble
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Gibbs.
Related Works
Related Work: Ways and Means; or, A Trip to Dover Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: Sylvester Daggerwood

Cast
Role: Sylvester Daggerwood Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Apewell Actor: Caulfield
Role: Fustian Actor: Suett.
Related Works
Related Work: Sylvester Daggerwood Author(s): George Colman, the younger
Event Comment: 3rd piece [1st time; CO 2, by Henry Heartwell and George Colman, ynger, based on Le Prisonner; or, La Ressemblance, by Alexandre Vincent Pineu Duval]: With new Scenes, Dresses and Decorations. The Musick composed and selected by Attwood. Books of the Songs, &c. to be had at the Theatre. Morning Chronicle, 9 Aug. 1799: This day is published The Castle of Sorrento (1s.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Blue Devils

Cast
Role: The Baron Actor: Caulfield
Role: Page Actor: Master Chatterley
Role: William Actor: Wathen
Role: Edmund Actor: Davies
Role: Theodore Actor: J. Palmer
Role: Sally Actor: Mrs Bland.
Related Works
Related Work: Blue Devils Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: Ways and Means

Cast
Role: Young Random Actor: Barrymore
Role: Sir David Dunder Actor: Fawcett
Role: Scruple Actor: Davies
Role: Old Random Actor: Aickin
Role: Roundfee Actor: Suett
Role: Quirk Actor: Wathen
Role: Carney Actor: Abbot
Role: Peery Actor: Waddy
Role: English Waiter Actor: Lyons
Role: French Waiter Actor: Abbot
Role: Passengers Actor: Clarke, J. Palmer, Ledger
Role: Tiptoe Actor: Palmer
Role: Lady Dunder Actor: Mrs Davenport
Role: Harriet Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Mrs Peery Actor: Mrs Hale
Role: Passengers Actor: Ms Jones, Ms Gaudry, Ms Haskey
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Gibbs.
Role: Robin Rough@head Actor: Fawcett
Role: Snacks Actor: Davenport
Role: Mr Frank Actor: Clarke
Role: Clown Actor: Chippendale
Role: Servant Actor: Abbot
Role: Villager Actor: Lyons
Role: Rattle Actor: Palmer
Role: Margery Actor: Mrs Davenport
Role: Miss Nancy Actor: Mrs Edward
Role: Dolly Actor: Mrs Gibbs.
Related Works
Related Work: Ways and Means; or, A Trip to Dover Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: The Castle of Sorrento

Cast
Role: Blinval Actor: Fawcett
Role: Governor of Sorrento Actor: Johnstone
Role: Germain Actor: Suett
Role: Count Murville Actor: Davies
Role: Centinel Actor: Linton
Role: Footman Actor: Abbot
Role: Corporal Actor: Chippendale
Role: Rosina Actor: Miss Griffiths
Role: Widow Belmont Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: Chorus Actor: Lyons, Kenrick, Little, Willoughby, Dibble, Aylmer, Brown, Caulfield Jun.
Related Works
Related Work: The Castle of Sorrento Author(s): George Colman, the younger
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; CO 3, by George Colman ynger]: With new Scenes, Dresses, and Decorations. The Overture, new Airs, and Accompaniments by Dr Arnold [partly adapted from Paisiello]. The Scenes painted by Rooker. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Public Advertiser, 5 Sept. 1787: This Day is published Inkle and Yarico (1s. 6d.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Inkle And Yarico

Performance Comment: [Principal Characters by Edwin, Bannister Jun., Usher, Gardner, Burton, Johnson, Baddeley, Davies, Swords, Painter, Meadows, Lyons, Ledger, Farley, Parsons, Miss George, Mrs Kemble, Mrs Forster, Mrs Bannister. Cast from text (G. G. J. and J. Robinson [1787], and playbill of 23 June 1788: Trudge-Edwin; Inkle-Bannister Jun.; Planters-Usher, Gardner, Johnson; Medium-Baddeley; Campley-Davies; Sailors-Painter, Ledger; Mate-Meadows; Waiter-Farley; Sir Christopher Curry-Parsons; Wowski-Miss George; Yarico-Mrs Kemble; Patty-Mrs Forster; Narcissa-Mrs Bannister; unassigned-Burton, Swords, Lyons.
Cast
Role: Trudge Actor: Edwin
Role: Inkle Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Planters Actor: Usher, Gardner, Johnson
Role: Medium Actor: Baddeley
Role: Campley Actor: Davies
Role: Sailors Actor: Painter, Ledger
Role: Mate Actor: Meadows
Role: Waiter Actor: Farley
Role: Sir Christopher Curry Actor: Parsons
Role: Wowski Actor: Miss George
Role: Yarico Actor: Mrs Kemble
Role: Patty Actor: Mrs Forster
Role: Narcissa Actor: Mrs Bannister
Role: unassigned Actor: Burton, Swords, Lyons.
Related Works
Related Work: Inkle and Yarico Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: The Guardian

Cast
Role: Heartly Actor: Williamson
Role: Clackit Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Old Clackit Actor: Moss
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Cuyler
Role: Harriet Actor: Miss Woollery.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; BO 3]: Being the Sequel to The Beggar's Opera, Written by Gay, with Alterations [by George Colman elder; the overture (a compilation of airs from The Beggar's Opera) and 6 new airs by Samuel Arnold]. Books of the Opera to be had at the Theatre. [Mrs Colles is identified on playbill of 9 July.] Public Advertiser, 20 June: This Day is published Polly (1s.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Polly

Performance Comment: [Principal Parts by Du-Bellamy, Parsons, Davies, Massey, Fearon, Egan, Griffiths, Kenny, Bannister, Mrs Hitchcock, Mrs Davies, Mrs Love, Miss Hale, Miss Platt, A Young Gentlewoman (1st appearance Mrs Colles]). [Cast from text (T. Evans, 1777): Cawwawkee-DuBellamy; Ducat-Parsons; Culverin-Davies; Vanderbluff-Massey; Pohetohee-Fearon; Hacker-Egan; Capstern-Griffiths; Laguerre-Kenny; Morano-Bannister; Jenny Diver-Mrs Hitchcock; Trapes-Mrs Davies; Mrs Ducat-Mrs Love; Damaris-Miss Hale; Flimzy-Miss Platt; Polly-A Gentlewoman; [Characters in the Introduction: Poet-Davies; Players-Fearon, T. Davis; Signora Crotchetta-Miss Platt.
Cast
Role: Principal Parts by Du Actor: Bellamy, Parsons, Davies, Massey, Fearon, Egan, Griffiths, Kenny, Bannister, Mrs Hitchcock, Mrs Davies, Mrs Love, Miss Hale, Miss Platt, A Young Gentlewoman
Role: Cawwawkee Actor: DuBellamy
Role: Ducat Actor: Parsons
Role: Culverin Actor: Davies
Role: Vanderbluff Actor: Massey
Role: Pohetohee Actor: Fearon
Role: Hacker Actor: Egan
Role: Capstern Actor: Griffiths
Role: Laguerre Actor: Kenny
Role: Morano Actor: Bannister
Role: Jenny Diver Actor: Mrs Hitchcock
Role: Trapes Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Mrs Ducat Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Damaris Actor: Miss Hale
Role: Flimzy Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Polly Actor: A Gentlewoman
Role: Poet Actor: Davies
Role: Players Actor: Fearon, T. Davis
Role: Signora Crotchetta Actor: Miss Platt.
Related Works
Related Work: Polly Honeycomb Author(s): George Colman, the elder
Related Work: Polly Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: Polly Honeycombe

Cast
Role: Mr Honeycombe Actor: Parsons
Role: Scribble Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Ledger Actor: Griffiths
Role: Mrs Honeycombe Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Polly Honeycombe Actor: Mrs Hitchcock.
Related Works
Related Work: Polly Honeycomb Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Dance: End I: a Dance of Pirates-(see17770611; III: Dance of Indians- (see17770611. [These were danced in all subsequent performance.

Performance Comment: [These were danced in all subsequent performance.]
Event Comment: Mainpiece: Altered from [The Artful Wife, by William? Taverner. [1st time; C 3, by George Colman elder. Not in Larpent MS; not published; synopsis of plot in London Chronicle, 20 May. Public Advertiser, 19 May, notes that the Prologue was the same as that spoken on 15 May 1777. Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. Servants to keep Places are to be at the door in Suffolk-street by Five o'clock. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00 [same throughout season]. On account of the Performers employed at other Theatres the second Night of Representation cannot be till Thursday, the 21st inst. [On this night, the 18th, Baddeley's name is in the playbills at both dl and hay.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Female Chevalier

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Palmer, Aickin, Baddeley, R. Palmer, Massey, Davis, Kenny, Silvester, Parsons, Miss Sherry, Mrs Love, Miss Walton, Mrs Greville. Cast from London Chronicle, 20 May: Sir Harry Freelove-Palmer; Ned Winworth-Aickin; Servants-Baddeley, Massey, Davis, Kenny, Silvester; Young Upstart-R. Palmer; Mr Stockwell-Parsons; Mrs Upstart-Miss Sherry; Landlady-Mrs Love; Mademoiselle-Miss Walton; Belinda-Mrs Greville; The occasional Prologue on Opening the Theatre, with Alterations,-Palmer.
Cast
Role: Sir Harry Freelove Actor: Palmer
Role: Ned Winworth Actor: Aickin
Role: Servants Actor: Baddeley, Massey, Davis, Kenny, Silvester
Role: Young Upstart Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Mr Stockwell Actor: Parsons
Role: Mrs Upstart Actor: Miss Sherry
Role: Landlady Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Mademoiselle Actor: Miss Walton
Role: Belinda Actor: Mrs Greville
Role: with Alterations, Actor: Palmer.
Related Works
Related Work: The Female Chevalier Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: Piety in Pattens

Performance Comment: Butler-Parsons; The Squire-Lamash; Mrs Candy-Mrs Love; Polly Pattens-Mrs Jewell.
Cast
Role: Butler Actor: Parsons
Role: The Squire Actor: Lamash
Role: Mrs Candy Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Polly Pattens Actor: Mrs Jewell.

Dance: End I: The Merry Lasses-(see17780529); End: Provencalle Dance-Master and Miss Byrn

Event Comment: Benefit for Palmer. Mainpiece [1st time; C 3, by George Colman, the elder, altered from The Mutual Deception, by Joseph Atkinson, which was based on Le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard, by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux, and 1st acted at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, 2 Mar. 1785. Prologue by the author (.European Magazine, Sept. 1786, p. 166). Author of Epilogue unknown]. Afterpiece: Never acted at this Theatre. [Prologue and Epilogue by David Garrick.] "This play, originally French, was translated by an Officer (the plot of which may be found in The Man's the Master, as well as in many other English plays and farces) who, with some few additions, changed it into five acts, and called it The Mutual Deception (which is now in print), but was represented in Ireland with little or no success. This Comedy, however, has undergone many very masterly alterations, and received many additions by the able hand of the attentive Manager of this Theatre" (Public Advertiser, 30 Aug.). Public Advertiser, 6 May 1788: To be published May 7, Tit for Tat (1s.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Tit For Tat

Cast
Role: : Villamour Actor: Palmer
Role: Old Meanwell Actor: Booth
Role: Young Meanwell Actor: Davies
Role: Servant Actor: Lyons
Role: Skipwell Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Letty Actor: Mrs Bulkley
Role: Florinda Actor: Miss Farren.
Related Works
Related Work: Tit for Tat Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: A Peep behind the Curtain; or, The New Rehearsal

Performance Comment: Glib (with the original Prologue and Epilogue)-Palmer; Sir Toby Fuz-Usher; Sir Macaroni Virtu-R. Palmer; Carpenter-Booth; Mervin-Williamson; Patent-Gardner; Prompter-Burton; Wilson-Bannister Jun.; Lady Fuz-Mrs Webb; Miss Fuz-Miss Woollery. In which the Burletta of Orpheus. Orpheus-Davies; Old Shepherd-Edwin; Rhodope-Miss George .
Cast
Role: Glib Actor: Palmer
Role: Sir Toby Fuz Actor: Usher
Role: Sir Macaroni Virtu Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Carpenter Actor: Booth
Role: Mervin Actor: Williamson
Role: Patent Actor: Gardner
Role: Prompter Actor: Burton
Role: Wilson Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Lady Fuz Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Miss Fuz Actor: Miss Woollery. In which the Burletta of Orpheus. Orpheus-Davies
Role: Orpheus Actor: Davies
Role: Old Shepherd Actor: Edwin
Role: Rhodope Actor: Miss George

Dance: As17860706

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Siddons. 1st piece: Never acted in this Theatre. [Prologue by George Colman, elder. Monologue by Hester Lynch Piozzi (European Magazine, May 1797, p. 343).] True Briton, 12 Apr.: Tickets to be had of Mrs Siddons, No. 49, Great Marlborough-street. "The scenery destroyed much of the effect of the tragedy; for the characters are supposed to be 'steeped in poverty to the very lips;' and yet their apartments would have become a family in the meridian of wealth and prosperity. Mrs Siddons was also too well dressed for Mrs Wilmot" (Monthly Mirror, May 1797, p. 308). "In the scene in which [Mrs Siddons's] son having put into her hands a casket to keep, and she having touched a spring it opens and she sees jewels, her husband (Kemble) enters, and in despair exclaims, 'Where shall we get bread?' With her eyes fixed on the jewels, she runs to him, knocks the casket against her breast and exclaims, 'Here! Here!' In Mrs Siddons's tone and in her look there was an anticipation of the murder which was to take place" (Robinson, I, 39). Receipts: #618 2s. (386.8.6; 43.19.0; 2.4.0; tickets: 185.10.6) (charge: #211 1s.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Fatal Curiosity

Cast
Role: Old Wilmot Actor: Kemble
Role: Young Wilmot Actor: Barrymore
Role: Eustace Actor: Trueman
Role: Randal Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Charlotte Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Maria Actor: Miss Leak
Role: Agnes Actor: Mrs Siddons
Role: Prologue Actor: C. Kemble.
Related Works
Related Work: Fatal Curiosity Author(s): George LilloGeorge Colman, the elder
Related Work: Guilt Its Own Punishment; or, Fatal Curiosity Author(s): George Lillo
Related Work: The Shipwreck Author(s): George Lillo

Afterpiece Title: The Wedding Day

Cast
Role: Sir Adam Contest Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Mr Milden Actor: Maddocks
Role: Lord Rakeland Actor: Russell
Role: Mr Contest Actor: C. Kemble
Role: John Actor: Evans
Role: William Actor: Webb
Role: Lady Autumn Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Lady Contest Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Mrs Hamford Actor: Mrs Maddocks
Role: Hannah Actor: Miss Heard.

Afterpiece Title: The Deuce is in Him

Cast
Role: Tamper Actor: Palmer
Role: Major Belford Actor: Whitfield
Role: Prattle Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Emily Actor: Mrs Siddons
Role: Bell Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Florival Actor: Mrs Goodall.
Related Works
Related Work: The Deuce is in Him Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Entertainment: Monologue. To conclude with: a Short Notice of Farewells, including her own Farewell for the Present Season-Mrs Siddons

Performance Comment: To conclude with: a Short Notice of Farewells, including her own Farewell for the Present Season-Mrs Siddons.
Event Comment: [Emery was from cg. Mainpiece: Epilogue by the younger George Colman.] Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. 2nd Gallery 1s. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin precisely at 7:00 [same throughout season]. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Rice, at the Theatre. Printed by T. Woodfall, No. 1, Cross Court, Russel Court, Drury Lane

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Heir At Law

Performance Comment: Daniel Dowlas (alias Lord Duberly)-Waddy; Dick Dowlas-H. Johnston; Doctor Pangloss-Fawcett; Henry Moreland-C. Kemble; Stedfast-Davenport; Zekiel Homespun-Emery (1st appearance on this stage); Kenrick-Johnstone; John-Abbot; Waiters-Ledger, Chippendale; Deborah Dowlas (alias Lady Duberly)-Mrs Davenport; Caroline Dormer-Miss Chapman; Cicely Homespun-Mrs Gibbs; The original Epilogue-the Characters. [This was spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]This was spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]
Related Works
Related Work: The Heir at Law Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: The Jew and the Doctor

Cast
Role: Abednego Actor: Fawcett
Role: Changeable Actor: Farley
Role: Doctor Specific Actor: Davenport
Role: Old Bromley Actor: Emery
Role: Charles Actor: Klanert
Role: William Actor: J. Palmer
Role: Emily Actor: Miss Gaudry
Role: Mrs Changeable Actor: Miss Chapman.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; MD 3, by George Colman ynger]: With new Musick, Scenery, Dresses, and Decorations. The Musick with a new Overture by Dr Arnold. The Scenery by Rooker. Books of the Songs, Chorusses, &c., to be had at the Theatre

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Battle Of Hexham; Or, Days Of Old

Performance Comment: Principal Characters-Edwin, Bannister, Aickin, Williamson, Baddeley, R. Palmer, Davies, Moss, Iliff, Gardner, Barrett, Burton, Chapman, Usher, Johnson, Milbourn, Painter, Ledger, Bannister Jun., Mrs Goodall, Mrs Kemble; Other Vocal Parts-Reeve, Chambers, Lyons, Abbott, Hobler, Mathews, Guishard, Vincent, Aylmer, Shaw, Linton, Dorion, Miss George, Mrs Iliff, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Plomer, Mrs Edwards, Miss Francis, Mrs Powell, Mrs Gaudry, Miss Cranford, Mrs Bannister. [Cast from text (Longman et al], 1808), and playbill of 15 June 1790: Gregory Gubbins-Edwin; +Robbers-Bannister, Davies, Chapman, Rees, Mathews, Chambers, Lyons, Abbott; +Barton-Aickin; +La Varenne-Williamson; +Corporal-Baddeley; +Fool-R. Palmer; +Drummer-Moss; +Nobleman-Iliff; +Marquis of Montague-Gardner; +Fifer-Barrett; +Male Villagers-Burton, Painter; +Soldiers-Usher, Milbourn, Ledger; +Duke of Somerset-Johnson; +Gondibert-Bannister Jun.; +Prince of Wales-Miss Gaudry [see17890813]; +Adeline-Mrs Goodall; +Margaret-Mrs Kemble; +Female Singing Villagers-Mrs Iliff, Mrs Bannister.

Afterpiece Title: A Quarter of an Hour before Dinner

Cast
Role: Villamour Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Old Meanwell Actor: Kemble
Role: Young Meanwell Actor: Iliff
Role: Skipwell Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Letty Actor: Mrs Barresford
Role: Florinda Actor: Mrs Brooks.
Role: Watty Cockney Actor: Moss
Role: Captain Sightly Actor: Johnson
Role: Old Cockney Actor: Barrett
Role: Barnacle Actor: Chapman
Role: Penelope Actor: Mrs Plomer
Role: La Blonde Actor: Miss Heard
Role: The Romp Actor: Miss George.
Role: Principal Characters Actor: Chambers, Reeve, Mathews, Chapman, Miss George, Mrs Iliff, Mrs Plomer, Mrs Powell, Mrs Bannister
Role: Lord Megrim Actor: Iliff
Role: Fidget Actor: Powell
Role: Sparkle Actor: Barrett
Role: Winworth Actor: Williamson
Role: Lucy Actor: Mrs Powell
Role: Celia Actor: Miss Heard.
Role: Mr Sturdy Actor: Kemble
Role: Captain Berry Actor: Iliff
Role: Frank Actor: Johnson
Role: Mr Bentley Actor: Williamson
Role: Miss Tabitha Actor: Mrs Barresford
Role: Mrs Sturdy Actor: Mrs Edwin
Role: Miss Elizabeth Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Nanny Actor: Miss Prideaux
Role: Miss Sukey Actor: Mrs Taylor.
Role: Castruccino Actor: Chambers
Role: Knife Grinder Actor: Reeve
Role: Young Quaver Actor: Mrs Iliff
Role: Cries Actor: Chapman, Abbott, Johnson, Mathews
Role: Castrucchina Actor: Mrs Bannister
Role: Piccolini Actor: Mrs Plomer
Role: Milk Girl Actor: Miss George
Role: Cries Actor: Mrs Lefevre, Mrs Powell.
Event Comment: Benefit for Bannister Jun. 1st piece: Never Acted Here. 2nd piece: Written by G. Colman Esq., with Alterations [from his Occasional Prelude]. 3rd piece: Not acted these 10 years [not acted since 17 May 1763]. Receipts: #207 18s. 6d. (89.5.0; 29.19.0; 1.13.6; tickets: 87.1.0) (charge: #106 13s. 8d.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Chapter Of Accidents

Cast
Role: Principal Characters Actor: Palmer, Bensley, Fearon
Role: Woodville Actor: Palmer
Role: Lord Glenmore Actor: Bensley
Role: Governor Harcourt Actor: Fearon
Role: Grey Actor: Aickin
Role: Captain Harcourt Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Vane Actor: Lamash
Role: Jacob Actor: Dodd
Role: Bridget Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Miss Mortimer Actor: Mrs Cuyler
Role: Warner Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Cecilia Actor: Miss Farren.

Afterpiece Title: The Young Actor

Related Works
Related Work: The Young Actor Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Englishman in Paris

Cast
Role: Buck Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Classic Actor: Packer
Role: Subtle Actor: Waldron
Role: Sir John Buck Actor: Wrighten
Role: Lucinda Actor: Miss Collett.

Dance: End 2nd piece: The Butterfly, as17800921; In 3rd piece: The Minuet de la Cour-Henry, Miss Collett

Event Comment: Benefit for Jewell, treasurer. Afterpiece [1st time; MF 2, by George Colman, the younger. It has also been ascribed to Sarah Gardner, but for Colman's authorship see Peake, 11, 99. Composer of music unknown. MS: Larpent 589; not published]: The Words of the Songs are inserted in the Public Papers of this Day. Public Advertiser, 12 Aug.: Tickets to be had of Jewell, in Suffolk Street

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Spanish Barber

Related Works
Related Work: The Spanish Barber; or, The Fruitless Precaution Author(s): George Colman, the elder

Afterpiece Title: The Female Dramatist

Cast
Role: : Medley Actor: Edwin
Role: Nego Actor: Baddeley
Role: Beverley Actor: Staunton
Role: Crape Actor: Wood
Role: Vapour Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Timothy Dash Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Slipshod Actor: Mrs Wells
Role: Harriet Actor: Miss Morris
Role: Mrs Metaphor Actor: Mrs Gardner. Massey, Painter, Swords are unassigned.
Related Works
Related Work: The Female Dramatist Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Dance: As17820613

Event Comment: Benefit for Bannister Jun. Mainpiece: By Permission of George Colman Jun., Esq. [Prologue by George Colman Jun. (Kemble Mem.), printed in Henry Angelo,@Reminiscences, 1828, I, 331-32.] Morning Herald, 29 Mar.: Tickets to be had of Bannister Jun., No. 2, Frith-street, Soho. Receipts: #538 18s. 6d. (251.19.6; 32.18.0; 3.0.0; tickets: 251.1.0) (charge: #163 9s. 2d.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Surrender Of Calais

Performance Comment: King Edward-Barrymore; Harcourt-Bland; Sir Walter-Webb; John de Vienne-Aickin; Ribbeaumont-Palmer; Eustache de St. Pierre-Bensley; Officer-Caulfield; John D'Aire-Benson; Citizens-Wewitzer, Waldron, Banks, Jones, Maddocks; O'Carrol-Johnstone (of cg); La Gloire-Bannister Jun.; Crier-Hollingsworth; Carpenters-Parsons, Alfred; Serjeant-Suett; Queen-Mrs Goodall; Julia-Mrs Powell; Madalon-Mrs Bland; Other Vocal Parts-Caulfield, Phillimore, Fawcett, Danby, Cooke, Maddocks, Lyons, Alfred, Shaw, Dorion, Miss Hagley, Mrs Edwards, Miss DeCamp, Mrs Butler, Mrs Edwin, Mrs Gawdry, Mrs Bramwell, Mrs Shaw, Miss Kirton.
Related Works
Related Work: The Surrender of Calais Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: The Minor

Performance Comment: Sir William Wealthy Wealthy-Baddeley; Mr Wealthy-Maddocks; The Minor-Whitfield; Shift, Smirk-Bannister Jun.; Loader-R. Palmer; Dick-Benson; Mrs Cole-Mr H. Angelo (1st and only appearance); Lucy-Miss Collins.
Cast
Role: Sir William Wealthy Wealthy Actor: Baddeley
Role: Mr Wealthy Actor: Maddocks
Role: The Minor Actor: Whitfield
Role: Smirk Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Loader Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Dick Actor: Benson
Role: Mrs Cole Actor: Mr H. Angelo
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Collins.

Entertainment: Monologue. Occasional Prologue-Bannister Jun

Event Comment: This piece was greatly Cut & Alter'd. the 5th Act Entirely left out & many Airs interspers'd all through; got up with a vast deal of trouble to everbody concern'd in it but particularly to Mr Coleman, who attended every Rehearsal & had alterations innumberable to make. Upon the Whole, never was anything so murder'd in the Speaking. Mr W. Palmer & Mrs Vincent were beyond Description bad; & had it not been for the Children's Excellent performance, (& particularly Miss Wright who Sung delightfully) the Audience would not have Suffer'd'em to have gone half thro' it. The Sleeping Scene particularly displeas'd. Next day it was reported, The Performers first Sung the Audience to S leep, & then went to Sleep themselves (Hopkins). Fairies pleas'd--Serious parts displeas'd--Comic between both (Cross Diary). This piece of Shakespear's was greatly cut and altered,--the fifth act entirely left out,--and many airs introduced--got up with a vast deal of trouble to all concerned, but particularly to Mr Colman, who attended every rehearsal, and had alterations innumerable to make. Upon the whole, I believe, never was piece so murdered as this was by the singing speakers, in which Mrs Vincent and Mr W. Palmer were beyond description bad; and had it not been for the children's excellent performance (particularly Miss Wright, who ran away with all the applause and very deservedly) the audience would not have suffered them to have gone half thro' it.--The sleeping particularly displeased. The next day it was reported, the performers sung the audience to sleep, and then went to sleep themselves (Hopkins Diary-MacMillan). Overture and airs composed by the most eminent English masters. Book of the play sold at the theatre, 1s. [See "A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Hands of Garrick and Colman," PMLA, June 1939.] Receipts: #98 7s. (MacMillan)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Performance Comment: Characters-Vernon, Bransby, W. Palmer, Burton, Parsons, Hopkins, Yates, Love, Baddeley, Ackman, Clough, Mrs Vincent, Miss Young. Fairies-Miss Rogers, Miss Ford, Miss Wright, Mas. Cape, Mas. Raworth. Theseus-Bransby; Egeus-Burton; Lysander-Vernon; Demetrius-W. Palmer; Quince-Love; Bottom-Yates; Flute-Baddeley; Starveling-Parsons; Hippolita-Mrs Hopkins; Hermia-Miss Young; Helena-Mrs Vincent; Snout-Ackman; Snug-Clough; Oberon-Miss Rogers; Titania-Miss Ford; Puck-Mas. Cape; Fairies-Miss Wright, Mas. Raworth; (Edition of 1763) Characters-Hopkins; In Act V, a Fairy Dance-Mas. Clinton, Miss Street, Miss Rogers, Miss Ford, others; Overture, Airs- by the most eminent English Masters.
Related Works
Related Work: A Midsummer Night's Dream Author(s): George Colman, the elder
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; MD 3, by George Colman, ynger]: The Scenery and Dresses are entirely new. The Musick composed by Storace.The Scenes designed and executed by Greenwood and Capon [the Gothic library was painted by Capon (Oracle, 21 Mar. 1796)]. The Dresses by Johnston, Gay and Miss Rein. Books of the Songs to be had in the Theatre. [When Colman published his play he prefaced it with an acrimonious attack on Kemble, in which he accused him of deliberately trying to make the play a failure. But almost without exception the contemporary reviews excused Kemble's performance on the grounds of his obvious indisposition, and agreed that the play itself was unsatisfactory. "The play failed, and we are sorry to say did not merit to succeed...Kemble, who was tormented With an incessant cough, said he could not but be sensible that much of the displeasure of the house proceeded from his deficiency in a principal character...The whole audience with one voice cried out, 'No, no, Kemble-it is not your fault'" (Oracle, 14 Mar.). "The dialogue is extremely heavy, and there is little or no incident to relieve the tedium of more than four hours representation...Sir Edward Mortimer is a being distracted, with no adequate cause; a prey to remorse, which he of all men was the last to feel from the principles that make up his being. This therefore is the radical moral defect of the piece. But there is another which, though not equally strong, is equally fatal: there is no progression of interest, there is no involution of plot, there is no development of character" (Star, 14 Mar.). Other notices of the opening night were much in the same vein. Subsequently Colman revised the play, and it held the stage for many years. "The curtailments which have been made shorten the representation near an hour and a half, and the alterations are many and judicious" (Morning Herald, 21 Mar. 1796). Morning Herald, 23 July 1796: This Day is published The Iron Chest (2s.). Receipts: #471 9s. (468.13; 2.16)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Iron Chest

Cast
Role: Sir Edward Mortimer Actor: Kemble
Role: Fitzharding Actor: Wroughton
Role: Wilford Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Adam Winterton Actor: Dodd
Role: Rawbold Actor: Barrymore
Role: Samson Actor: Suett
Role: Boy Actor: Master Welsh
Role: Armstrong Actor: Kelly
Role: Orson Actor: R. Palmer
Role: Robbers Actor: Dignum, Sedgwick, Phillimore, Bannister
Role: Robber's Boy Actor: Master Webb
Role: Peter Actor: Banks
Role: Cook Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: Gregory Actor: Trueman
Role: Simon Actor: Webb
Role: Walter Actor: Maddocks
Role: Helen Actor: Miss Farren
Role: Blanch Actor: Mrs Gibbs
Role: Dame Rawbold Actor: Miss Tidswell
Role: Barbara Actor: Sga Storace
Role: Girl Actor: Miss Granger
Role: Judith Actor: Miss DeCamp
Role: unassigned Actor: Keys, Whitmell.
Related Works
Related Work: The Iron Chest Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin Captive

Song: Mainpiece: The General Chorus-Cooke, Danby, Evans, Welsh, Wentworth, J. Fisher, Master DeCamp, Master Gregson, Atkins, Brown, Denman, Fisher, Tett, Aylmer, Caulfield Jun., Dibble, Gallot, Willoughby, Annereau, Bardoleau, Cook, Miss Arne, Mrs Boimaison, Mrs Bramwell, Mrs Butler, Miss Mellon, Miss Wentworth, Mrs Maddocks, Miss Chatterley, Miss Menage, Miss Stuart, Miss Jackson

Event Comment: 2nd piece [1st time; MD 3, by George Colman, ynger]: The Overture, Choruses, and new Musick by Dr Arnold. The Scenery by Rooker. The Dresses entirely new. Books of the Songs to be had at the Theatre. Salary List (Enthoven Collection): Paid Colman for Mountaineers #290 10s. Morning Chronicle, 26 Feb. 1795: This Day is published The Mountaineers (2s.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Half An Hour After Supper

Cast
Role: Mr Sturdy Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Bentley Actor: Evatt
Role: Captain Berry Actor: Palmer Jun.
Role: Frank Actor: Bland
Role: Miss Tabitha Actor: Mrs Webb
Role: Mrs Sturdy Actor: Mrs Edwin
Role: Miss Eliza Sturdy Actor: Miss Heard
Role: Nanny Actor: Mrs Whitfield
Role: Miss Sukey Actor: Miss DeCamp.

Afterpiece Title: The Mountaineers

Performance Comment: Characters-Kemble (of dl), Barrymore, Johnstone, Aickin, Bannister, Davies, Bland, Benson, Parsons, Palmer Jun., Barrett, Ledger, Waldron Jun., Burton, Comerford, Bensley, Evatt, Wewitzer, Abbott, Usher, Cooke, Bannister Jun., Mrs Kemble, Mrs Goodall, Mrs Bland. [Cast from text (J. Debrett, 1795): Octavian-Kemble; Virolet-Barrymore; Kilmallock-Johnstone; Roque-Aickin; Muleteers-Bannister, Davies, Bland, Benson; Lope Tocho-Parsons; Goatherds-Palmer Jun., Barrett, Ledger, Waldron Jun., Burton; Perequillo-Comerford; Bulcazin Muley-Bensley; Ganem-Evatt; Pacha-Wewitzer; Ali Beg-Abbott; Moors-Usher, Cooke; Sadi-Bannister Jun.; Zorayda-Mrs Kemble; Floranthe-Mrs Goodall; Agnes-Mrs Bland.]
Cast
Role: Characters Actor: Kemble
Role: Octavian Actor: Kemble
Role: Virolet Actor: Barrymore
Role: Kilmallock Actor: Johnstone
Role: Roque Actor: Aickin
Role: Muleteers Actor: Bannister, Davies, Bland, Benson
Role: Lope Tocho Actor: Parsons
Role: Goatherds Actor: Palmer Jun., Barrett, Ledger, Waldron Jun., Burton
Role: Perequillo Actor: Comerford
Role: Bulcazin Muley Actor: Bensley
Role: Ganem Actor: Evatt
Role: Pacha Actor: Wewitzer
Role: Ali Beg Actor: Abbott
Role: Moors Actor: Usher, Cooke
Role: Sadi Actor: Bannister Jun.
Role: Zorayda Actor: Mrs Kemble
Role: Floranthe Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Agnes Actor: Mrs Bland.
Related Works
Related Work: The Mountaineers Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Song: 2nd piece: Vocal Parts-Kenrick, Walker, Linton, Dorion Jun., Little, Brown, Hobler, Horsfall, Saunders, Dibble, Lyons, Miss Fontenelle, Miss DeCamp, Miss Dall, Miss Menage, Mrs Powell, Mrs Hatton, Mrs Masters, Mrs Bramwell, Mrs Edwin, Mrs Gaudry

Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time; MD 2, by George Colman, ynger, based on Raoul Barbe Bleue, by Michel Jean Sedaine (although, in the 1st edition of the play, this denied by Colman). Text (Cadell and Davies, 1798)]: The Scenery, Machinery, Dresses, and Decorations entirely new. The Musick composed and selected [from Paisiello] by Kelly. The Scenes designed and executed by Greenwood? Jun, Chalmers, and others. The Machinery, Decorations, and Dresses designed and under the direction of Johnston, and executed by him, Underwood, Gay, and Miss Rein. Books of the Songs to be had in the Theatre. Times, 8 Feb. 1798: This Day is published Blue Beard (1s. 6d.). "In the course of the representation, many blunders in working the scenery, which are unavoidable in a first representation of this nature, occurred, and the delays which took place were frequently very great...It was twelve o'-clock before the curtain dropped...The Expense of getting it up is said to be not less than #2,000" (London Chronicle, 18 Jan.). Proud swells the tide, with loads of capering heels, And vacant Folly shouts applause in peals; Hoards, even beyond th miser's wish, are thrown, To deck some sham farago for the town...Money for dresses, money for new scenes, New music, decorations, and machines; The cost of these, including every freak, Would pay ten decent players four pounds a week. Anthony Pasquin (pseud. for John Williams), "Innovation," in The Devil [1787], II, no. 2, 46. Receipts: #319 14s. 6d. (216.17.6; 102.2.0; 0.15.0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Country Girl

Cast
Role: Moody Actor: Wroughton
Role: Harcourt Actor: Palmer
Role: Sparkish Actor: Russell
Role: Belville Actor: C. Kemble
Role: Countryman Actor: Hollingsworth
Role: William Actor: Maddocks
Role: Servants Actor: Webb, Evans
Role: Alithea Actor: Mrs Goodall
Role: Miss Peggy Actor: Mrs Jordan
Role: Lucy Actor: Miss Heard.

Afterpiece Title: Blue-Beard; or, Female Curiosity

Performance Comment: Abomelique (Blue-Beard)-Palmer; Ibrahim-Suett; Selim-Kelly; Shacabac-Bannister Jun.; Hassan-Hollingsworth; Mustapha-Webb; Aladin-Davis; Spahis-Sedgwick, Bannister, Dignum, Wathen, Trueman, Maddocks; Janizaries-Danby, Wentworth, Brown, Tett, Denman, Atkins, Phillimore, Fisher, Meyers, Peck, Bardoleau, Walker, Cook, J. Fisher, Dibble, Simpson; Male Peasants-Grimaldi, Gregson, Gallot, Aylmer, Potts, Willoughby, Evans; Male Slaves-Roffey, Thomson, Whitmell, Wells, Male, Garman, W. Banks, Nicolini; Fatima-Mrs Crouch; Irene-Miss DeCamp; Beda-Mrs Bland; Female Peasants-Ms Arne, Ms Roffey, Ms Wentworth, Ms Jackson, Ms Maddocks, Ms Menage; Principal Dancer-Mlle Parisot (1st appearance this season); Female Slaves-Ms Brooker, Ms Daniels, Ms Brigg, Ms Haskey, Ms Hillingsworth [recte Illingham], Ms Byrne, Ms Willis, Ms Vining.recte Illingham], Ms Byrne, Ms Willis, Ms Vining.
Related Works
Related Work: Blue-Beard; or, Female Curiosity! Author(s): George Colman, the younger
Event Comment: Mainpiece: By Beaumont and Fletcher, reviv'd. Afterpiece: Not acted these three years. [See 8 Aug. 1761.] Mr Powell made his first appearance this Night in Philaster. His Reception was very great, he play'd the part amazingly well, & Seems to have Requisites to make a very Capital Performer. N.B. Covent Garden Theater begun to play every Night (Hopkins). Philaster by Mr Powell. Prodigious applause (Cross Diary). This play [Philaster] was wrote by Beaumont and Fletcher, and is now altered by Mr Colman. Mr Powell, a young gentleman clerk to Sir Robert Ladbrook, made his first appearance in the character of Philaster.--A greater reception was never shown to anybody,--he was so very much frightened, he could not speak for some time, and, when he did, the tears ran fast down his cheeks,--but he soon recovered himself, and went through the part with a great deal of nature and feeling,--Continued claps and huzza of bravo! &c. &c. Upon the whole I think him possessed of every requisite necessary to make him an ornament to the stage.--N.B. Mr D. Garrick instructed him in this part--when I see him in another shall be able to judge better of his capabilities.--Miss Pope appeared this Night in the character of Maria in the Citizen,--by endeavoring to be very fine she overdid it,--and it was plain to see she wanted her master. N.B.--Covent Garden began to play of our nights--the first time they ever begin first since Mr Garrick was manager (Hopkins Diary--MacMillan). Receipts: #258 11s. 6d. (MacMillan)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Philaster

Performance Comment: Philaster-a young Gentleman, first appearance on any stage; others-Bransby, Lee, Burton, Ackman, Baddeley, Castle, Parsons, Fox, Marr, Watkins, Strange, Miss Bride, Mrs Lee, Mrs Hippisley, Miss Mills, Mrs Yates; Prologue-. Philaster-Powell, first appearance on any stage; Pharamond-Lee; King-Bransby; Dion-Burton; Old Captain-Baddeley; Countryman-Parsons; Euphrasia-Mrs Yates; Arethusa-Miss Bride; Megra-Mrs Lee; Thrasaline-Ackman; Claremont-Castle; Galatea-Miss Mills; Messengers-Fox, Marr; Woodmen-Watkins, Strange; Lady-Mrs Hippisley; Prologue- (Genest, V, 36; MacMillan). MacMillan).
Related Works
Related Work: Philaster Author(s): George Colman, the elder
Related Work: The Restoration; or, Right Will Take Place Author(s): George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham

Afterpiece Title: The Citizen

Performance Comment: Old Philpot-Baddeley; the Citizen-King; Jasper-Burton; Wilding-Lee; Dapper-Parsons; Beaufort-Packer; Quildrive-Castle; Corinna-Mrs Hippisley; Maria-Miss Pope.
Cast
Role: Old Philpot Actor: Baddeley
Role: the Citizen Actor: King
Role: Jasper Actor: Burton
Role: Wilding Actor: Lee
Role: Dapper Actor: Parsons
Role: Beaufort Actor: Packer
Role: Quildrive Actor: Castle
Role: Corinna Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: Maria Actor: Miss Pope.
Event Comment: Benefit for H. Johnston. Mainpiece: 1st time at this Theatre; by Permission of Mr Colman. Morning Chronicle, 9 Apr.: Tickets to be had of H. Johnston, No. 47, Great Queen-street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. Receipts: #334 3s. 6d. (174.7.6; 1.14.0; tickets: 158.2.0)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Iron Chest

Performance Comment: Sir Edward Mortimer-H. Johnston; Adam Winterton-Fawcett; Rawbold-Murray; Fitzharding-Betterton; Samson-Suett (By Permission of the Proprietors of the Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane); Armstrong-Mansel; Orson-Emery; Robbers-Whitmore, Thompson, Master Webb; Wilford-A Young Gentleman (1st appearance [unidentified]); Helen-Miss Betterton; Blanch-Mrs Gibbs; Judith-Mrs Litchfield; Barbara-Mrs Chapman; Chorus of Robbers-Linton, Oddwell, Thomas, Everett; Chorus of Servants-Street, Curties, Abbot, Lee, J. Linton, Smith, Tett, Ms Castelle, Ms Morton, Ms Leserve, Ms Burnett, Ms Follett, Ms Iliff, Ms Gilbert.
Related Works
Related Work: The Iron Chest Author(s): George Colman, the younger

Afterpiece Title: The Follies of a Day

Cast
Role: Bazil Actor: Rees
Role: Susan Actor: Mrs H. Johnston.
Role: Count Almaviva Actor: Lewis
Role: Figaro Actor: Farley
Role: Antonio Actor: Munden
Role: Page Actor: Mrs Martyr
Role: Countess Actor: Miss Chapman
Role: Marcelina Actor: Mrs Gilbert
Role: Agnes Actor: Miss Sims

Dance: End: a new Scotch Ballet, The Highland Lovers (under the direction of Bologna Jun.)-Bologna Jun., Hawtin, King, Mrs Watts, Miss Brugier (1st appearance)

Song: In course Evening: Sally in our Alley-Incledon