THE LONDON STAGE 1800-1900

Joseph Donohue and James Ellis, General Editors

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THE ADELPHI THEATRE

(formerly THE SANS PAREIL THEATRE)

1806-1900

Seasonal Summary for 1821-1822

Edited by Alfred L. Nelson & Gilbert B. Cross

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

Adelphi Theatre, Strand. Doors open 6:00, Curtain 6:45, half-price 8:30. Ticket prices: box 4/-, pit 2/-, gallery 1/-. . Season Ticket: 2 gn.

Seasonal Dates

1 October 1821 - 22 July 1822

216 performances: 216 evening

Benefit (2): St. Albin (8 May 1822)
Bromley, the elocutionist (22 Jul 1822)
Charity (1): The Suffering Irish (15 May 1822)
Dark (3): Christmas Eve (24 Dec 1821)
Christmas Day (25 Dec 1821)
Ash Wednesday (20 Feb 1822)
Lenten Entertainment (11): Religious vocal and instrumental music (22 Feb 1822, 27 Feb 1822, 1 Mar 1822, 6 Mar 1822, 8 Mar 1822, 13 Mar 1822, 15 Mar 1822, 20 Mar 1822, 22 Mar 1822, 27 Mar 1822, 29 Mar 1822)
Post season (60): Mons. Alexandre, the Ventriloquist (8 Apr 1822, 9 Apr 1822, 11 Apr 1822, 13 Apr 1822, 15 Apr 1822, 16 Apr 1822, 18 Apr 1822, 20 Apr 1822, 22 Apr 1822, 23 Apr 1822, 25 Apr 1822, 27 Apr 1822, 29 Apr 1822, 30 Apr 1822, 2 May 1822, 4 May 1822, 6 May 1822, 7 May 1822, 9 May 1822, 11 May 1822, 13 May 1822, 14 May 1822, 16 May 1822, 18 May 1822, 20 May 1822, 21 May 1822, 23 May 1822, 25 May 1822, 27 May 1822, 28 May 1822, 30 May 1822, 1 Jun 1822, 3 Jun 1822, 4 Jun 1822, 6 Jun 1822, 8 Jun 1822, 10 Jun 1822, 11 Jun 1822, 13 Jun 1822, 15 Jun 1822, 17 Jun 1822, 18 Jun 1822, 20 Jun 1822, 22 Jun 1822, 24 Jun 1822, 25 Jun 1822, 27 Jun 1822, 29 Jun 1822, 1 Jul 1822, 2 Jul 1822, 4 Jul 1822, 6 Jul 1822, 8 Jul 1822, 9 Jul 1822, 11 Jul 1822, 13 Jul 1822, 15 Jul 1822, 16 Jul 1822, 18 Jul 1822, 20 Jul 1822)

The Season

During the recess, the theatre underwent extensive alterations and embellishments. Exits were enlarged, and the interior was completely redecorated and beautified.

Just half as many pieces were offered as in the previous season. This was mostly due to the unprecedented popularity of Moncrieff's extravaganza, Tom and Jerry; or, Life in London, based upon Pierce Egan's famous work of the same name. First played 26 November 1821, it was presented each night from then on until the end of the regular season (except on those Wednesdays and Fridays during Lent when serious music replaced dramatic entertainment), for a total of 94 times, never with more than one other piece on the bill.

The Drama said of it: "Several of the scenes are very laughable--particularly the night row at Temple Bar and All Max in the East in which the meeting of all the celebrated beggars and ballad singers of the metropolis is displayed" (22 February p. 207).

A correspondent to the journal, J. L. B. was not so taken with the Tom and Jerry craze:

'Shoot folly as it flies' says the poet; yet if Life in London is designed as a check upon our vices, candour must decidedly pronounce it a failure...our theatres teem, for the most part, with 'nothing but inexplicable dumb show and noise'. And it is doubtless this circumstance that restrains many of our living bards from writing for the stage...Who would risk their fame and feelings on the stage when our minor theatres are nightly thronged, by means of the lucubrations of Mr. Egan, an author enjoying as great a share of popularity as Lord Byron himself? (22 May pp. 321-22).

The Christmas pantomime, Beauty and the Beast; or, Harlequin and the Magic Rose, was played 54 times. The only melodrama The Corsair's Bride; or, The Valley of Mount Etna, by Planche, saw 21 performances. Appearing in the latter was Watkins Burroughs. Of him, the Mirror of the Stage said in 1823:

Burroughs, we think, would have been twice the actor had he played to the mind and not the eye--the judgment of men and not the approval of novel-reading mantilla-makers. His action in the melodrama is good, but his voice, when it should demand, whines, when disclaim, cracks. His walking gentlemen are his best performances, though sometimes coxcombical, lavender water and otto of roses we cannot forget when he appears (6 October 1823).

Short ballets and farces labelled burlettas completed the season's offerings. An anonymous but popular piece of the decade, Bruno; or, The Sultan's Favorite, with music by G. W. Maddison, was given 33 times. It was, the Drama pointed out in October, 1821, "a spirited translation of a lively trifle produced last season at the French Theatre in Argyle Street." The reviewer had this to add:

The subject is the death of a favourite white bear of the grand sultan (who is possessed with a mania for learned animals) and the tricks of his minister, aided by a pair of strolling English exhibitors of wild beasts to conceal from his knowledge the loss of his favourite...The bustling activity of Wrench, the dry humour of Wilkinson, and the whimsical unconsciousness of Keeley, who share the burden of the action, contribute mainly to the success of the piece (pp. 300-01).

James R. Planche wrote seven of the pieces played this season. (He had written 12 for the previous season.) Planche and Moncrieff were responsible in large measure for the success of the Adelphi under Rodwell and Jones. Their works were to be staples of dramatic fare at the Adelphi for years to come. Tom and Jerry defies classification, witness the genre description on the bill--"An entirely new, classic, comic, operatic, didactic, moralistic, Aristophanic, localic, analytic, Terpsichoric, panoramic, camera-obscura-ic, extravaganza burletta of fun, frolic, fashion, and flash." The play is in the tradition of The Beggar's Opera and Jonsonian comedy.

For years to come, Benjamin Wrench's Corinthian Tom and Reeve's Jerry Hawthorn were to enliven the Adelphi stage while Logic, Primefit, Regular, and Dusty Bob became household names. Female roles were important too. Kate, alias the Hon. Miss Trifle, alias Sir Jeremy Brag, alias Nan, the match girl; and Sue, also alias the Hon. Miss Trifle, alias Captain Swaggery, alias Mrs. Mummery, the fortune teller, alias Poll, the ballad singer, parts originally played by Mrs. Baker and Harriett Waylett were roles any comic actress would aspire to.

The theatre was dark during Passion Week. On Easter Monday, 8 April, Monsieur Alexandre engaged the theatre for his one-man show entitled The Adventures of a Ventriloquist. The bill proclaimed that Mons. Alexandre "will display the various astonishing vocal illusions for which he has been so justly celebrated and distinguished on the continent, and which have been represented with such signal approbation before most of the crowned heads and princes of Europe." This entertainment in which Mons. Alexandre sustained numerous characters, including assorted animals and fantastics, was presented daily until 20 July. It was written by William Moncrieff and first presented under the title The Adventures of a Ventriloquist; or, The Rogueries of Nicholas. Later it was billed under the subtitle.

The Theatrical Observer (17 April 1822) was particularly taken by Alexandre's entertainment:

His powers of ventriloquism are of the very highest order, and in some instances his performances are truly astonishing. The characters which he introduces have nothing very new or striking about them, but he contrives to put them into some very entertaining situations...The scene at the tooth-drawer's is too long, and a little curtailment would be of service throughout. His most original and extraordinary efforts, without doubt, are his imitations of animals, dogs barking, cats mewing, a child crying; [they] are admirable, and then his plaining [sic], sawing, and tuning the guitar, together with frying eggs and other things, are so good they should be witnessed by every one who has a couple of hours to spare for such enjoyment (p. 522).

Monsieur Alexandre extended his entertainment because of popular demand and delivered a farewell address on July 20, which concluded, "England has been justly styled the stranger's home. I have found it too the liberal patron of a stranger's talent. The recollection of your past kindness shall stimulate me to merit it in future by every exertion of my abilities."

There was a benefit for a Mr. Bromley of Drury Lane, a teacher of elocution, on 22 July 1822. Theatrical Observer mentions it but gives no details of what was played.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Dibdin?, Charles I. Wild Man, The (28 Mar 1822)
Moncrieff, William T. Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821)
O'Callaghan, P. P. Married Bachelor, The (5 Nov 1821)
Planche, James R. Capers at Canterbury (1 Oct 1821)
Corsair's Bride, The (22 Oct 1821)
Deuce is in Her, The (15 Oct 1821)
Half an Hour's Courtship (1 Oct 1821)
Lodgings To Let (17 Dec 1821)
Love's Alarum (8 Nov 1821)
Who's to Father Me? (5 Nov 1821)
Rodwell, George H. Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821)
Unknown Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821)
Bruno (8 Oct 1821)
Fairy of the North Star, The (1 Oct 1821)
Lovers of All Sorts (19 Nov 1821)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Herbert, George B. Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821)
Lawrence Fairy of the North Star, The (1 Oct 1821)
Maddison, G. W. Bruno (8 Oct 1821)
Fairy of the North Star, The (1 Oct 1821)
Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821)
Reeve?, George W. Wild Man, The (28 Mar 1822)

Choreographers

Hullin, J. B.? Runaway, The (28 Mar 1822)
St. Albin Amour, L' (12 Nov 1821)
Emile and Emmeline (8 May 1822)
St. Albin? Opposition (19 Nov 1821)

Actors

Adams

soldiers (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); smugglers (18) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821)

Ball

O'Boozle (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Barland

smugglers (18) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821)

Barnett, Master

potboy (6) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 6 Oct 1821)

Bellam, Master

Frisk (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); Clown (66) in Tom and Jerry (31 Dec 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Bellamy

Lieutenant Vivian (3) in Capers at Canterbury (15 Nov 1821 - 17 Nov 1821); Sebastiano (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); Don John de Toledo (9) in Deuce is in Her (15 Oct 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Wilton (6) in Lodgings To Let (17 Dec 1821 - 22 Dec 1821); Colonel St. George (15) in Love's Alarum (8 Nov 1821 - 1 Dec 1821); Hon. Dick Trifle (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); Fawnwell (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Mandeville (3) in Who's to Father Me? (5 Nov 1821 - 7 Nov 1821)

Brady

'Squire Butt Belly (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); corsairs (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); Alderman Gobble (15) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821); pupils (6) in Opposition (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); Shadow (18) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821)

Broad

Cope (24) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 22 Dec 1821)

Buckingham, Thomas

Shahabaham (6) in Bruno (8 Oct 1821 - 13 Oct 1821); Ismael (21) in Bruno (15 Oct 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); Lawyer Clackit (27) in Capers at Canterbury (1 Oct 1821 - 17 Nov 1821); Ludovico (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); Marshal de la Ferte (6) in Half an Hour's Courtship (1 Oct 1821 - 6 Oct 1821); Old Freakly (6) in Lodgings To Let (17 Dec 1821 - 22 Dec 1821); Mr. Rhubarb (51) in Lovers of All Sorts (19 Nov 1821 - 22 Jul 1822); 'Squire Hawthorn (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); Grumpy (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Colonel Talbot (13) in Who's to Father Me? (5 Nov 1821 - 8 May 1822)

Burroughs, Watkins

Count Lorenzo (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); Don Manuel Enriquez (9) in Deuce is in Her (15 Oct 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Duke de Richelieu (6) in Half an Hour's Courtship (1 Oct 1821 - 6 Oct 1821); Young Freakly (6) in Lodgings To Let (17 Dec 1821 - 22 Dec 1821); Corporal Bridoon (15) in Love's Alarum (8 Nov 1821 - 1 Dec 1821); Mr. Courtall (6) in Lovers of All Sorts (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); waiter (45) in Lovers of All Sorts (8 May 1822 - 22 Jul 1822); Sir Charles Courtall (30) in Married Bachelor (5 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821); Jerry Hawthorn (24) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 22 Dec 1821); servant (1) in Who's to Father Me? (8 May 1822)

Cahill

Isaac (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822)

Callahan

Brian O'Boggle (27) in Capers at Canterbury (1 Oct 1821 - 17 Nov 1821); Carlo (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); Captain Melford (6) in Lovers of All Sorts (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); Crib (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); Dick Discount (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Captain Belford (13) in Who's to Father Me? (5 Nov 1821 - 8 May 1822)

Chapman

Jack the gas light man (82) in Tom and Jerry (10 Dec 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); O'Shaughnessy (12) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 8 Dec 1821); Mandeville (9) in Who's to Father Me? (11 Mar 1822 - 30 Mar 1822)

Coates

officer (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); principal dancers (1) in Emile and Emmeline (8 May 1822); Mr. Strap'em (45) in Lovers of All Sorts (8 May 1822 - 22 Jul 1822)

Cooper

potboy (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); corsairs (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); fair Circassian (15) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821); Dame Homespun (6) in Opposition (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); Little Jemmy (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Cowell, Joseph L.

Mandeville (1) in Who's to Father Me? (8 May 1822)

Daly

principal characters (8) in Amour (12 Nov 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); Carasco, afterwards Pantaloon (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); Shahabaham (27) in Bruno (15 Oct 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); Lawyer Clause (27) in Capers at Canterbury (1 Oct 1821 - 17 Nov 1821); Duke de Bentivoglio (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); Pikini, King of Labrador, afterwards Pantaloon (15) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821); Furnish (6) in Lodgings To Let (17 Dec 1821 - 22 Dec 1821); Mr. Strap'em (6) in Lovers of All Sorts (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); Monsieur Kick-de-Moon (6) in Opposition (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); Tartar (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); 1st surgeon (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Sir Oliver Oldstock (12) in Who's to Father Me? (5 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Dealer

Jack the gas light man (12) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 8 Dec 1821)

Dennis

Dandy Exquisite (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); corsairs (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); Doctor Bolus (15) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821); landlord (6) in Lodgings To Let (17 Dec 1821 - 22 Dec 1821); Tournebroche (30) in Married Bachelor (5 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821); Sir Harry Blood (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); Homely (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821)

Dobbs

Humphrey Hogsflesh (45) in Lovers of All Sorts (8 May 1822 - 22 Jul 1822)

Fellows

principal dancers (1) in Emile and Emmeline (8 May 1822)

Gay

Richard Roe (15) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821)

Glassington

drunken buck (18) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821)

Harvey, Master William?

Whisk (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); Harlequin (66) in Tom and Jerry (31 Dec 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Hill

soldiers (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); smugglers (18) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821)

Keeley, Robert

Ismael (12) in Bruno (8 Oct 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); Dash (12) in Capers at Canterbury (1 Oct 1821 - 13 Oct 1821); Anthonio (15) in Love's Alarum (8 Nov 1821 - 1 Dec 1821); Jemmy Green (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); Diggory (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Buckle (12) in Who's to Father Me? (5 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Kirby, Master

little counselor (9) in Fairy of the North Star (8 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821)

Kirby, William

principal characters (8) in Amour (12 Nov 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); Alfred, afterwards Harlequin (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); Hubert, afterwards Harlequin (15) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821); Mr. Shuffleshoe (6) in Opposition (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); principal dancers (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Knapp, Master

black boy (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822)

Lee

Humphrey Hogsflesh (6) in Lovers of All Sorts (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); M'Lush (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Maddocks

master of whistling shop (84) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 12 Mar 1822)

Maxwell

Mr. Mace (84) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 12 Mar 1822)

Miller

nabob (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); corsairs (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); Jackson (18) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821); 2nd bailiff (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821)

Padbury

toll house keeper (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822)

Paulo, Signor

Gambado Bellowshead, afterwards Clown (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); Frogini, courtier of Labrador, afterwards Clown (15) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821); Billy Waters (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Phillips

coach office keeper (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); attendant (24) in Bruno (8 Oct 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); officer (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); Tattersal (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); 2nd surgeon (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Jacob Butts (12) in Who's to Father Me? (5 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Phillips, Master

sweep's boy (4) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 29 Dec 1821)

Powell

Sir Oliver Oldstock (1) in Who's to Father Me? (8 May 1822)

Power, Tyrone?

corsairs (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821)

Read

Lieutenant Vivian (24) in Capers at Canterbury (1 Oct 1821 - 27 Oct 1821)

Reeve, John

Jerry Hawthorn (70) in Tom and Jerry (26 Dec 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Reeves, W.

Corporal Spilldish (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822)

Rignold, William R.?

butcher (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); corsairs (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); John Doe (15) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821); pupils (6) in Opposition (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); waiter (8) in Tom and Jerry (10 Dec 1821 - 18 Dec 1821); marker (74) in Tom and Jerry (19 Dec 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Russell

Captain Melford (45) in Lovers of All Sorts (8 May 1822 - 22 Jul 1822)

Sanders, John

Rat-tat (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); corsairs (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); Dolphini, Prince of Labrador (15) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821); gold beater (15) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821); Flank (15) in Love's Alarum (8 Nov 1821 - 1 Dec 1821); Truss (30) in Married Bachelor (5 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821); pupils (6) in Opposition (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); African Sal (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); Timothy (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); servant (12) in Who's to Father Me? (5 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Shaw

Shadrach (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); corsairs (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); poulterer (15) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821); Ragged Jack (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Shepperd

image man (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); soldiers (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); smugglers (18) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821)

Smith

Catch'em (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); corsairs (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); Roderigo (9) in Deuce is in Her (15 Oct 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); barber (15) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821); Jew clothesman (6) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 6 Oct 1821); servant to Richelieu (6) in Half an Hour's Courtship (1 Oct 1821 - 6 Oct 1821); Brass (6) in Lodgings To Let (17 Dec 1821 - 22 Dec 1821); Forage (15) in Love's Alarum (8 Nov 1821 - 1 Dec 1821); John (30) in Married Bachelor (5 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821); pupils (6) in Opposition (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); Regular (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); Flint (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821)

Smith, Stephen?

orange man (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); poor tradesman (18) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821)

St. Albin

principal characters (8) in Amour (12 Nov 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); principal dancers (33) in Bruno (8 Oct 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); principal dancers (1) in Emile and Emmeline (8 May 1822); Monsieur Pirouette (6) in Opposition (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); principal dancers (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Tomlinson

soldiers (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821)

Wakefield

Gull'em (24) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 22 Dec 1821)

Walbourn, William H.

principal characters (8) in Amour (12 Nov 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); sweep (4) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 29 Dec 1821); Ralph Homespun (6) in Opposition (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); Dusty Bob (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); 1st bailiff (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821)

Wallace

wine merchant (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822)

Watson

soldiers (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821)

Waylett

Dash (15) in Capers at Canterbury (15 Oct 1821 - 17 Nov 1821); Spoiletti (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); Don Lewis de Toledo (9) in Deuce is in Her (15 Oct 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Mr. Courtall (45) in Lovers of All Sorts (8 May 1822 - 22 Jul 1822); Primefit (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); Buckle (1) in Who's to Father Me? (8 May 1822)

Western

Jacob Butts (1) in Who's to Father Me? (8 May 1822)

White

Crabbossini (15) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821)

Wilkinson, James P.

Plod (33) in Bruno (8 Oct 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); Jacob Grogram (27) in Capers at Canterbury (1 Oct 1821 - 17 Nov 1821); Jeronimo (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); Cosmo (9) in Deuce is in Her (15 Oct 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Solomon Sugarstick (6) in Lodgings To Let (17 Dec 1821 - 22 Dec 1821); Sammy (51) in Lovers of All Sorts (19 Nov 1821 - 22 Jul 1822); Logic (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); Billy Butts (13) in Who's to Father Me? (5 Nov 1821 - 8 May 1822)

Willis

soldiers (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821)

Wilson

soldiers (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821)

Wrench, Benjamin

Shift (33) in Bruno (8 Oct 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); Captain Somerville (27) in Capers at Canterbury (1 Oct 1821 - 17 Nov 1821); Sharpe (30) in Married Bachelor (5 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821); Corinthian Tom (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); Sponge (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821)

Actresses

Baker, Mrs. Charles W.

Mrs. Rhubarb (6) in Lovers of All Sorts (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); Grace (30) in Married Bachelor (5 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821); Kate (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Bohen, Miss

little counselor (6) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 6 Oct 1821)

Brady, Miss

Mopsy (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); Marina (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); 2nd lady (15) in Love's Alarum (8 Nov 1821 - 1 Dec 1821); Deborah (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Harriet (12) in Who's to Father Me? (5 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Brisac, Miss

principal dancers (1) in Emile and Emmeline (8 May 1822)

Bryan, Mrs. Charlotte

Enviretta (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); Rosetta (33) in Bruno (8 Oct 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); Jenny (27) in Capers at Canterbury (1 Oct 1821 - 17 Nov 1821); Floretta (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); Isabella (9) in Deuce is in Her (15 Oct 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Nancy (6) in Lodgings To Let (17 Dec 1821 - 22 Dec 1821); Jenny (45) in Lovers of All Sorts (8 May 1822 - 22 Jul 1822); Mrs. Devis (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); Mrs. Discount (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Mrs. Butts (13) in Who's to Father Me? (5 Nov 1821 - 8 May 1822)

Casciana, Miss

visitors (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); domestics, villagers (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821)

Chivers, Miss

Columbine (66) in Tom and Jerry (31 Dec 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Cooper, Miss

domestics, villagers (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); pupils (6) in Opposition (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821)

Daly, Mrs.

Vanite (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); Mrs. Huckaback (27) in Capers at Canterbury (1 Oct 1821 - 17 Nov 1821); Mrs. Banbury (6) in Lodgings To Let (17 Dec 1821 - 22 Dec 1821); Mrs. Tartar (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); Mrs. Grumpy (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821)

Davis, Miss

lady with parcel (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); domestics, villagers (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); pupils (6) in Opposition (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821)

Dennis, Miss

domestics, villagers (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); pupils (6) in Opposition (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821)

Dennis, Mrs.

beggarwoman (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); 3rd lady (15) in Love's Alarum (8 Nov 1821 - 1 Dec 1821)

Erskine, Miss

Betty (1) in Who's to Father Me? (8 May 1822)

Foulon, Madame

principal dancers (1) in Emile and Emmeline (8 May 1822)

Garbois, Miss

principal characters (8) in Amour (12 Nov 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); principal dancers (33) in Bruno (8 Oct 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); Rosa (6) in Opposition (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); principal dancers (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Gaskin, Miss

visitors (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); domestics, villagers (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821)

Hammersley, Miss Miriam

Donna Beatrice (9) in Deuce is in Her (15 Oct 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Miss Ellen Freakly (6) in Lodgings To Let (17 Dec 1821 - 22 Dec 1821); Donna Elvira (15) in Love's Alarum (8 Nov 1821 - 1 Dec 1821); Jane (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Jerrold, Miss

passenger (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); Barbara (33) in Bruno (8 Oct 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); Mrs. Prattle (21) in Capers at Canterbury (8 Oct 1821 - 17 Nov 1821); Lucetta (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); 1st lady (15) in Love's Alarum (8 Nov 1821 - 1 Dec 1821); pupils (6) in Opposition (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); cook (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Betty (12) in Who's to Father Me? (5 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Jones, Miss

Harriet (1) in Who's to Father Me? (8 May 1822)

Pitt, Miss Eliza

Moonbeam (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); Sophia Huckaback (27) in Capers at Canterbury (1 Oct 1821 - 17 Nov 1821); Emilia (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821); Donna Angela (9) in Deuce is in Her (15 Oct 1821 - 3 Nov 1821); Frostella (15) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821); Julia (6) in Lovers of All Sorts (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); Lady Courtall (30) in Married Bachelor (5 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821); Charlotte Oldstock (12) in Who's to Father Me? (5 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Scott, Miss Eliza

Mrs. Rhubarb (45) in Lovers of All Sorts (8 May 1822 - 22 Jul 1822)

Scott, Miss Jemima

Julia (45) in Lovers of All Sorts (8 May 1822 - 22 Jul 1822)

Simpson, Miss Jane

principal characters (8) in Amour (12 Nov 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); Beauty, afterwards Columbine (54) in Beauty and the Beast (26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822); principal dancers (33) in Bruno (8 Oct 1821 - 26 Mar 1822); Labradine, afterwards Columbine (15) in Fairy of the North Star (1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821); principal dancers (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Smith, Miss

domestics, villagers (21) in Corsair's Bride (22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821)

Smith, Mrs. Stephan?

Mrs. Prattle (6) in Capers at Canterbury (1 Oct 1821 - 6 Oct 1821)

Spitalier, Madame

principal dancers (1) in Emile and Emmeline (8 May 1822)

Waylett, Mrs. Harriett

Madame de Guise (6) in Half an Hour's Courtship (1 Oct 1821 - 6 Oct 1821); Zerbina (15) in Love's Alarum (8 Nov 1821 - 1 Dec 1821); Jenny (6) in Lovers of All Sorts (19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821); Sue (94) in Tom and Jerry (26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822); Dorothea (3) in Where Shall I Dine? (1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821)

Wilkins, Miss

Charlotte Oldstock (1) in Who's to Father Me? (8 May 1822)

Musicians

Singers

Dancers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Amour, L'; or, Wine No Poison

(ballet) by St. Albin (chor) (8 times, 12 Nov 1821 - 26 Mar 1822)

Summary Cast:

* Beauty and the Beast; or, Harlequin and the Magic Rose

(comic pantomime, 15 scenes) by Unknown, George B. Herbert (comp) (54 times, 26 Dec 1821 - 2 Mar 1822)

Summary Cast:

* Bruno; or, The Sultan's Favourite

(farce) by Unknown, G. W. Maddison (comp) (33 times, 8 Oct 1821 - 26 Mar 1822)

Summary Cast:

* Capers at Canterbury

(comedy, 3 acts) by James R. Planche (27 times, 1 Oct 1821 - 17 Nov 1821)

Summary Cast:

* Corsair's Bride, The; or, The Valley of Mount Etna

(melodrama, 3 acts) by James R. Planche (21 times, 22 Oct 1821 - 14 Nov 1821)

Summary Cast:

Deuce is in Her, The; or, Two Nights in Madrid

(farce) by James R. Planche (9 times, 15 Oct 1821 - 3 Nov 1821)

Summary Cast:

Emile and Emmeline

(ballet) by St. Albin (chor) (1 time, 8 May 1822)

Summary Cast:

Fairy of the North Star, The; or, Harlequin at Labrador

(pantomime) by Unknown, G. W. Maddison (comp), Lawrence (comp) (15 times, 1 Oct 1821 - 31 Oct 1821)

Summary Cast:

Half an Hour's Courtship[; or, Le Chambre a Coucher]

(interlude) by James R. Planche (6 times, 1 Oct 1821 - 6 Oct 1821)

Summary Cast:

Lodgings To Let

(farce) by James R. Planche (6 times, 17 Dec 1821 - 22 Dec 1821)

Summary Cast:

* Love's Alarum

(operatic farce) by James R. Planche (15 times, 8 Nov 1821 - 1 Dec 1821)

Summary Cast:

Lovers of All Sorts; or, Not Such a Fool As He Looks

(farce) by Unknown (51 times, 19 Nov 1821 - 22 Jul 1822)

Summary Cast:

* Married Bachelor, The; or, Master and Man

(farce) by P. P. O'Callaghan (30 times, 5 Nov 1821 - 15 Dec 1821)

Summary Cast:

Opposition; or, The Rival Dancing Masters

(ballet) by St. Albin? (chor) (6 times, 19 Nov 1821 - 24 Nov 1821)

Summary Cast:

Runaway, The; or, La Fille Mal Gardee

(ballet) by J. B.? Hullin (chor) (1 time, 28 Mar 1822)

* Tom and Jerry; or, Life in London

(comic drama, 3 acts, 20 scenes) by William T. Moncrieff, G. W. Maddison (comp) (94 times, 26 Nov 1821 - 30 Mar 1822)

Summary Cast:

Where Shall I Dine?

(farce) by George H. Rodwell (3 times, 1 Nov 1821 - 3 Nov 1821)

Summary Cast:

Who's to Father Me?[; or, What's Bred in the Bone Won't Come Out of the Flesh]

(farce) by James R. Planche (13 times, 5 Nov 1821 - 8 May 1822)

Summary Cast:

Wild Man, The[; or, The Water Pageant]

by Charles I. Dibdin?, George W. Reeve? (comp) (1 time, 28 Mar 1822)

Genre

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Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1821-1822 Season

(Generated 30-Sep-1998)


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