THE LONDON STAGE 1800-1900

Joseph Donohue and James Ellis, General Editors

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THE SANS PAREIL THEATRE

(later THE ADELPHI THEATRE)

(COVENT GARDEN COMPANY)

1806-1900

Seasonal Summary for Summer 1810

Edited by John W. Brokaw

A Publication of

The Adelphi Calendar Project

Alfred L. Nelson and Gilbert B. Cross, General Editors

Theodore J. Seward, Jr., Systems Analyst

1992

Contents

Theatre Information

Sans Pareil Theatre. Doors open 5:30, curtain 6:30, half price 8:30.

Ticket prices: box 4/-, pit 2/-, gallery 1/-. . (After June 25, opening and curtain times were delayed thirty minutes, and half price was at 8:45 PM).

Seasonal Dates

23 April 1810 - 15 September 1810

108 performances: 108 evening

Benefit (1): Pearman and Brady (13 Sep 1810)

The Season

The theatre was again leased for the summer by Holland of Covent Garden. This year, he was joined in the enterprise by John "Jack" Bologna. A notice found in the Adelphi Scrapbook offered the following assurance: "Messrs. Bologna, Jr. and Holland are determined to strain every nerve in bringing forward such amusements as at least shall deserve the liberal sanction of a generous public" (25 July 1810).

John P. Bologna and his wife had been with Charles Dibdin, the younger, at Sadler's Wells and Dublin for several years. The announcements for this season claimed Bologna and Mrs. Wybrow were the first Harlequin and Columbine in Europe. Even allowing for the usual puffery of nineteenth (and twentieth) century theatre managers, this statement serves to remind the reader of the quality of performances at the Sans Pareil--even in its early days.

John Bologna was often billed as "Junior." The father, his wife and two sons "Jack" and Louis, and daughter Barbara were all on the stage. John had some knowledge of chemistry and general science and was later to become a popular Lenten performer at the Adelphi. His "Pictorial, Optical and Mechanical Exhibitions" were popular for many seasons.

The season included several songs performed mainly by William Pearman, who was to become a major singer on the stage, and John Isaacs. The former sang "Bound Prentice to a Waterman" which was to be a favorite at the theatre. Isaacs was to suffer the terrible misfortune of losing his sight some twenty years later, leading to a benefit at Covent Garden where "the public so liberally expressed their commiseration" (Dibdin Memoirs, p. 102).

There were some dances, including a "hornpipe of three" and a "hornpipe in fetters." In the course of Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810), the comic dance from Mother Goose was performed by Richard Norman and Auld.

Master Edwards, four years old, performed "Protean exercises," but what various forms they took is not described. On May 28, despite his youth, he did a "drunken and dying" scene and on June 25 "several feats of activity"--again not described.

The number of performances this season is impossible to calculate accurately because sources are limited, but the season certainly lasted longer than the summer season of 1808. It was considerably less stressful than the season at the new Covent Garden Theatre which had been truncated by the "Old Price" riots, lasting from 18 September to 15 December 1809.

Pieces remained essentially non-dramatic, in keeping with Scott's magistrate's license. There was an emphasis on pantomime and spectacle performed by some of the prominent names of the stage, Richard Norman, Jack Bologna, and Mrs. Wybrow. There were three ballets because the company was composed in part of the Covent Garden Corps de Ballet.

It was the last summer season for these Covent Garden performers, but it is safe to assume the public was satisfied Bologna and Holland had "strained every nerve" and gained "the liberal sanction of a generous public."

JB GBC

Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Holland, John? Fiery Cauldron, The (23 Apr 1810)
Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810)
Humphreys Intrigue, The (11 Jun 1810)
Jack Grapplehard (27 Aug 1810)
Unknown All Alive in Greenwich (23 Apr 1810)
Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810)
Genoese Tyrant, The (21 May 1810)
Hermit's Altar, The (16 Aug 1810)
Little Aaron (7 May 1810)
Oscar and Malvina (26 Jul 1810)
Shipwrecked Sailor Boy (25 Jun 1810)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Corri, Montague P.? Fiery Cauldron, The (23 Apr 1810)
Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810)
Intrigue, The (11 Jun 1810)
Little Aaron (7 May 1810)
Ryall Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810)

Choreographers

Bologna, John P. Love in a Village (23 Apr 1810)
Village Mill, The (21 May 1810)

Actors

Auld

Harlequin (30) in Fiery Cauldron (23 Apr 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Harlequin (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); Osric (18) in Genoese Tyrant (21 May 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Sawney (27) in Hermit's Altar (16 Aug 1810 - 15 Sep 1810); principal characters (18) in Love in a Village (23 Apr 1810 - 16 Jun 1810); Oscar (45) in Oscar and Malvina (26 Jul 1810 - 15 Sep 1810); Belarmo (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810); Jemmie (12) in Village Mill (21 May 1810 - 2 Jun 1810)

Bologna, John P.

Harlequin (27) in Hermit's Altar (16 Aug 1810 - 15 Sep 1810); Carrol (45) in Oscar and Malvina (26 Jul 1810 - 15 Sep 1810); Godfredo (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810)

Bradby

Jew (6) in Fiery Cauldron (25 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Slumber (30) in Little Aaron (7 May 1810 - 16 Jun 1810); Draco (1) in Oscar and Malvina (13 Sep 1810); Emnamus (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810)

Brown

Jew (24) in Fiery Cauldron (23 Apr 1810 - 19 May 1810); Rabono (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810)

Corri, Montague P.?

Pantaloon (30) in Fiery Cauldron (23 Apr 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Pantaloon (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); Lodovic (18) in Genoese Tyrant (21 May 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Concordo (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810)

Cozens

landlord (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810)

Cross

haymakers (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810)

Edwards

Clown's brother (6) in Fiery Cauldron (23 Apr 1810 - 28 Apr 1810); Clown (24) in Fiery Cauldron (30 Apr 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); clowns (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); principal characters (6) in Love in a Village (11 Jun 1810 - 16 Jun 1810); Sawney (12) in Village Mill (21 May 1810 - 2 Jun 1810)

Edwards, Master

Second Clown (24) in Fiery Cauldron (30 Apr 1810 - 30 Jun 1810)

Forster

Pierro (24) in Fiery Cauldron (23 Apr 1810 - 19 May 1810)

George

butcher (30) in Fiery Cauldron (23 Apr 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Strength (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); William (12) in Intrigue (11 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); principal characters (39) in Shipwrecked Sailor Boy (25 Jun 1810 - 25 Aug 1810)

Godbee

haymakers (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); Thomas (12) in Intrigue (11 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810)

Haydon

haymakers (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); Harry (12) in Intrigue (11 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810)

Holland, John?

Jemmy Corsette (30) in Fiery Cauldron (23 Apr 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); lover (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); Caesar (18) in Genoese Tyrant (21 May 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Bang-up Bounce (27) in Hermit's Altar (16 Aug 1810 - 15 Sep 1810); Hindoo (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810)

Isaacs, John

principal characters (15) in All Alive in Greenwich (23 Apr 1810 - 9 May 1810); Ibrahim (30) in Fiery Cauldron (23 Apr 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); gypsies (6) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 2 Jun 1810); Hermit of Stonehenge (27) in Hermit's Altar (16 Aug 1810 - 15 Sep 1810); Will Mainstay (12) in Intrigue (11 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Henry Cheerly (18) in Jack Grapplehard (27 Aug 1810 - 15 Sep 1810); Tom (30) in Little Aaron (7 May 1810 - 16 Jun 1810); Captainus (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810)

Lardner

principal characters (15) in All Alive in Greenwich (23 Apr 1810 - 9 May 1810); Barebones (12) in Intrigue (11 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Pinch-Penny (30) in Little Aaron (7 May 1810 - 16 Jun 1810); principal characters (18) in Love in a Village (23 Apr 1810 - 16 Jun 1810); Angus (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810); Donald (12) in Village Mill (21 May 1810 - 2 Jun 1810)

Lardner, Master

principal characters (18) in Love in a Village (23 Apr 1810 - 16 Jun 1810); principal characters (39) in Shipwrecked Sailor Boy (25 Jun 1810 - 25 Aug 1810)

Norman, Richard

Clown (6) in Fiery Cauldron (23 Apr 1810 - 28 Apr 1810); clowns (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); Sygismund (18) in Genoese Tyrant (21 May 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Clown (27) in Hermit's Altar (16 Aug 1810 - 15 Sep 1810); principal characters (18) in Love in a Village (23 Apr 1810 - 16 Jun 1810); Morvin (45) in Oscar and Malvina (26 Jul 1810 - 15 Sep 1810); Percy (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810)

Pearman, William

Jack Grapplehard (1) in Jack Grapplehard (13 Sep 1810); Scotch pedlar (1) in Oscar and Malvina (13 Sep 1810)

Stebbing, Robert?

principal characters (15) in All Alive in Greenwich (23 Apr 1810 - 9 May 1810); gypsies (6) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 2 Jun 1810); turnkey (18) in Genoese Tyrant (21 May 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Old Skinflint (12) in Intrigue (11 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Takestock (18) in Jack Grapplehard (27 Aug 1810 - 15 Sep 1810); Aaron (30) in Little Aaron (7 May 1810 - 16 Jun 1810); Ensarmo (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810)

Swan

pastry cook (24) in Fiery Cauldron (23 Apr 1810 - 19 May 1810)

Taylor

baker (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810)

Thorpe

principal characters (15) in All Alive in Greenwich (23 Apr 1810 - 9 May 1810); Mordecai (30) in Fiery Cauldron (23 Apr 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Paddock (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); Timothy Spoilcloth (12) in Intrigue (11 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Ben (30) in Little Aaron (7 May 1810 - 16 Jun 1810); Lieutano (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810)

Yarnold, Edwin

pastry cook (6) in Fiery Cauldron (25 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); haymakers (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); Richard (12) in Intrigue (11 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810)

Youens

Pierro (6) in Fiery Cauldron (25 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); bear (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); Travapan (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810); principal characters (39) in Shipwrecked Sailor Boy (25 Jun 1810 - 25 Aug 1810); Mrs. M'Gregor (12) in Village Mill (21 May 1810 - 2 Jun 1810)

Actresses

Bologna, Miss Barbara

principal characters (15) in All Alive in Greenwich (23 Apr 1810 - 9 May 1810); dancers (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); Rosetta (12) in Intrigue (11 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); principal characters (6) in Love in a Village (11 Jun 1810 - 16 Jun 1810); attendant (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810); principal characters (39) in Shipwrecked Sailor Boy (25 Jun 1810 - 25 Aug 1810)

Bologna, Miss H.

fairy (6) in Fiery Cauldron (25 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); dancers (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); principal characters (18) in Love in a Village (23 Apr 1810 - 16 Jun 1810); principal dancer at banquet (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810); principal characters (39) in Shipwrecked Sailor Boy (25 Jun 1810 - 25 Aug 1810); Peggy (12) in Village Mill (21 May 1810 - 2 Jun 1810)

Cummins, Miss

Wisdom (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); Priscilla (12) in Intrigue (11 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); principal characters (39) in Shipwrecked Sailor Boy (25 Jun 1810 - 25 Aug 1810)

Daly, Mrs.

Ceremony (30) in Fiery Cauldron (23 Apr 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); oyster woman (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); Dame Margery (12) in Intrigue (11 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Deborah (30) in Little Aaron (7 May 1810 - 16 Jun 1810)

Deveulle, Miss

Almeyda (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810)

Frederic, Mme. S.

Statue Columbine (24) in Fiery Cauldron (23 Apr 1810 - 19 May 1810); Riches (39) in Fortune's Gift (11 Jun 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); principal characters (18) in Love in a Village (23 Apr 1810 - 16 Jun 1810); Hellena (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810); principal characters (39) in Shipwrecked Sailor Boy (25 Jun 1810 - 25 Aug 1810); Kitty (12) in Village Mill (21 May 1810 - 2 Jun 1810)

George, Mrs.

Beauty (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); Martha (12) in Intrigue (11 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810)

Goodwin, Miss

Florilla (18) in Genoese Tyrant (21 May 1810 - 30 Jun 1810)

Norman, Mrs. Richard

fairy (24) in Fiery Cauldron (23 Apr 1810 - 19 May 1810); haymakers (6) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 2 Jun 1810)

Pincott, Mrs. Elizabeth

Hecate, or Columbine (30) in Fiery Cauldron (23 Apr 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Columbine (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); Eloisa (18) in Genoese Tyrant (21 May 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Mary (30) in Little Aaron (7 May 1810 - 16 Jun 1810); Genoura (39) in Percy and Genoura (23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810)

Plymsell, Miss

haymakers (39) in Fortune's Gift (11 Jun 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); water-cress girl (6) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 2 Jun 1810); Sarah (12) in Intrigue (11 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810)

Ridgway, Mrs. Thomas E.

principal characters (15) in All Alive in Greenwich (23 Apr 1810 - 9 May 1810); Statue Columbine (6) in Fiery Cauldron (25 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Fortune (45) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810); Mary Ann (12) in Intrigue (11 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810); Fanny Maythorn (18) in Jack Grapplehard (27 Aug 1810 - 15 Sep 1810); Susan (30) in Little Aaron (7 May 1810 - 16 Jun 1810); principal characters (12) in Love in a Village (23 Apr 1810 - 5 May 1810); Malvina (45) in Oscar and Malvina (26 Jul 1810 - 15 Sep 1810)

Thorpe, Miss

Miss Grundy (27) in Hermit's Altar (16 Aug 1810 - 15 Sep 1810)

Westley, Miss

Riches (6) in Fortune's Gift (28 May 1810 - 2 Jun 1810); water-cress girl (39) in Fortune's Gift (11 Jun 1810 - 15 Aug 1810)

Wybrow, Mrs.

Clara of the Vale, afterwards Columbine (27) in Hermit's Altar (16 Aug 1810 - 15 Sep 1810)

Singers

Dancers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

All Alive in Greenwich; or, Easter Week

(divertisement) by Unknown (15 times, 23 Apr 1810 - 9 May 1810)

Summary Cast:

Fiery Cauldron, The; or, Harlequin on Tip Toe

(comic pantomime) by John? Holland, Montague P.? Corri (comp) (30 times, 23 Apr 1810 - 30 Jun 1810)

Summary Cast:

Fortune's Gift; or, Harlequin Mad Tom

(comic pantomime) by Unknown, Montague P.? Corri (comp) (45 times, 28 May 1810 - 15 Aug 1810)

Summary Cast:

Genoese Tyrant, The; or, Osric and Eloisa

(spectacle) by Unknown (18 times, 21 May 1810 - 30 Jun 1810)

Summary Cast:

* Hermit's Altar, The; or, Harlequin from the Clouds

(comic pantomime) by Unknown (27 times, 16 Aug 1810 - 15 Sep 1810)

Summary Cast:

* Intrigue, The; or, The Miser Duped

(farce) by Humphreys, Montague P.? Corri (comp) (12 times, 11 Jun 1810 - 30 Jun 1810)

Summary Cast:

* Jack Grapplehard; or, Neptune's Love Messenger

(burletta) by Humphreys (18 times, 27 Aug 1810 - 15 Sep 1810)

Summary Cast:

* Little Aaron; or, The Honest Israelite

(burletta, 1 act) by Unknown, Montague P.? Corri (comp) (30 times, 7 May 1810 - 16 Jun 1810)

Summary Cast:

Love in a Village; or, The Blue Coat Boy

(ballet) by John P. Bologna (chor) (18 times, 23 Apr 1810 - 16 Jun 1810)

Summary Cast:

* Oscar and Malvina; or, The Hall of Fingal

(burletta) by Unknown (45 times, 26 Jul 1810 - 15 Sep 1810)

Summary Cast:

Percy and Genoura; or, Edinburgh Castle

(spectacle) by John? Holland, Ryall (comp) (39 times, 23 Apr 1810 - 25 Jul 1810)

Summary Cast:

Shipwrecked Sailor Boy

(ballet) by Unknown (39 times, 25 Jun 1810 - 25 Aug 1810)

Summary Cast:

Village Mill, The; or, Kitty of the Clyde

(ballet) by John P. Bologna (chor) (12 times, 21 May 1810 - 2 Jun 1810)

Summary Cast:

Genre

Songs, Composers, And Singers

Dances, Choreographers, And Dancers


Adelphi Theatre

End Of Summer 1810 Season

(Generated 30-Sep-1998)


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