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 1824-1825

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/-.

Seasonal Dates

14 October 1824 - 25 July 1825

179 performances: 179 evening

Benefit (8): Power (26 Feb 1825)
[James P.] Wilkinson (28 Feb 1825)
Callan (box book-keeper) (7 Mar 1825)
Miss S. Booth (8 Mar 1825)
John Reeve (18 Mar 1825)
Mrs. Searle (21 Mar 1825)
Lee (stage manager) (26 Mar 1825, 1 Jun 1825)
Charity (1): Sons of St. Andrew (25 Jul 1825)
Dark (7): Christmas Eve (24 Dec 1824)
Christmas Day (25 Dec 1824)
Ash Wednesday (16 Feb 1825)
Death of James T. Rodwell, Part-proprietor of the Adelphi (14 Mar 1825)
Indisposition of M. Henry (18 Apr 1825, 19 Apr 1825, 20 Apr 1825)
Lenten Entertainment (14): M. Henry's Mechanical and Chemical Demonstrations (18 Feb 1825, 23 Feb 1825, 25 Feb 1825, 2 Mar 1825, 4 Mar 1825, 9 Mar 1825, 11 Mar 1825, 16 Mar 1825, 23 Mar 1825, 25 Mar 1825, 28 Mar 1825, 30 Mar 1825, 31 Mar 1825, 2 Apr 1825)
Post Seasonal Entertainment (36): M. Henry's Mechanical and Chemical Demonstrations (7 Apr 1825, 8 Apr 1825, 9 Apr 1825, 11 Apr 1825, 13 Apr 1825, 15 Apr 1825, 26 Apr 1825, 27 Apr 1825, 28 Apr 1825, 29 Apr 1825, 30 Apr 1825, 3 May 1825, 4 May 1825, 5 May 1825, 6 May 1825, 7 May 1825, 9 May 1825, 10 May 1825, 11 May 1825, 12 May 1825, 13 May 1825, 14 May 1825, 16 May 1825, 17 May 1825, 18 May 1825, 19 May 1825, 20 May 1825, 21 May 1825, 23 May 1825, 24 May 1825, 25 May 1825, 26 May 1825, 27 May 1825, 28 May 1825, 30 May 1825, 31 May 1825)
Post Seasonal Entertainment: M. Henry's Mechanical and Chemical Demonstrations. Benefit (1): M. Henry (21 Apr 1825)

The Season

Extensive alterations to the interior of the house took place during the recess. A passage through the boxes was constructed; other changes were described in the Drama:

A dress circle has been formed, and the whole has been entirely redecorated in rather a novel and tasteful manner. The gilt ornaments to the front of the boxes are laid on a ground composed of rose-colour and white stripes giving it a pleasing appearance of lightness and elegance. The private boxes are lined with rich crimson flock paper with silk draperies to correspond. The proscenium gives the appearance of a variegated fan, most richly embossed with burnished gold and the scenery is equally superb. The orchestra has been enlarged sufficiently to contain a band of upwards of forty performers (October 1824, p. 53).

The opening was delayed to allow for "immense preparations" for Valmondi; or, The Unholy Sepulchre, a Gothic musical melodrama replete with ghosts, demons and other supernatural elements. The management spent lavishly for scenery, costumes, decorations and machinery for this piece, billed as a romantic burletta spectacle. A new drop scene was created by Wilson. The Adelphi chorus was augmented by "gentlemen of the Italian Opera House" thus forming "perhaps the most numerous and effective chorus ever heard on the English stage" as the bill proudly put it. Alexander E. Gomersal played Kelmar, a man gifted with immortality, wandering over the earth in search of death, while Power played the title role, a ruined man forced to become a poacher. The highlight of the piece was the procession of the auto da fe in Act III. In format the piece resembles an oratorio--an unholy oratorio, but one, it was claimed, that conveyed a moral lesson. The Drama commented:

This piece takes its origin from the same source as Der Freischutz, and from the success which has attended the representation of that opera, we fear that the town will be inundated for some time with German horrors in all shapes. The scenery of the piece is magnificent and costly, and the music is very fine, particularly the invocation . . . the performance must be curtailed, and we would suggest that much of the singing might be left out with advantage, particularly the serenade, which was very ridiculous. It was not over till a quarter to twelve, too late by nearly two hours . . . Mr. Power should infuse a little more energy into his portraiture of the villain Valmondi (October 1824, p. 55).

Valmondi achieved only moderate success and was withdrawn 2 December in favor of The Life of an Actor. This piece by Richard B. Peake was based upon Pierce Egan's work. Like Valmondi, it embraced the whole strength of the Company. It ran as the main piece (70 times) until the end of the regular season.

New players this season were Miss Boden, and Miss Parrock. Villiers and Paulo returned, the latter to act as Clown in the pantomime and as a comic character in Valmondi. Thus, counting the pantomime, there were only three pieces that could be considered as "main pieces." A farce, More Blunders Than One, was reasonably successful and, for once, Power was praised. The central character is an Irishman with the unlikely name Larry Hoolagan who was

performed by Mr. Power with a great deal of humour . . . it was generally supposed that the author had him and him alone in his eye when he was engaged in the composition. The piece has a great deal of broad humour in it, and there is also the recommendation of agreeable incident which, united to smartness of dialogue, places it much above the general run of minor theatre composition (Theatrical Observer, 15 December).

The same journal was also pleased with the Christmas pantomime, which was founded upon the

powers of Mother Red Cap, a personage whose name has, we believe, often excited terror in the minds of the younger sort of creation . . . [carries out] feats furnished with bad rhymes and a substantial cane . . . Two lovers, Harlequin and Columbine, are the objects of her malignity . . . in all her machinations our friend Mother Red Cap is defeated by the intervention of the Fairies of the Rose . . . There was, of course, the usual number of clowns whose sagacity and intellect are according to the prescribed regulation of pantomimes, lodged in their lower extremities (December 15).

Sixteen pieces were played only once, an indication of the management's growing desperation. Monsieur Henry repeated his tour de force of the previous season. The title was Table Talk; or, Shreds and Patches, but in a few weeks, the main title was dropped in favor of the subtitle. The entertainment featured sleight of hand tricks followed by his playing on the musical glasses, where he performed, among other pieces, the "Chorus of Huntsmen" from Der Freischutz and was rapturously encored. Part of the optical illusions consisted of producing images of Edmund Kean and Miss Foote. There was also a "Lecture on Hands" (cf. George Alexander Stevens' "Lecture on Heads"), and, of course, the laughing gas experiments. This show ran on Wednesdays and Fridays during Lent and was extended till 31 May for a total of 52 performances. As with the previous year, a post-season benefit was held for the Sons of St. Andrew. The stage manager, Lee, had a benefit on June 1, 1825. Wilkinson's benefit, 28 February, presented a short version of Valmondi, and a masquerade scene in which Wilkinson sang "Trotting Along the Road" while mounted upon a real ass. Among other features of the benefit were an Indian juggler, Ramo Samee, and "the admired combat on horseback" from Quadrupeds by Messrs. Smith and Sanders.

A melancholy event took place on 14 March. After an illness of two months, James T. Rodwell died. It was said that the anxiety and overwork in producing Valmondi had hastened his end. The theatre was closed that evening. This death marked the end of the Rodwell-Jones partnership. The Adelphi would be sold before the start of the next season to Daniel Terry and Frederick H. Yates.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Theatre Management And Functionaries Commentary

Charles Tomkins and Tom Pitt's first names come from Edmund Yates' Fifty Years of London Life

Authors

Arnold, Samuel J. Quadrupeds, The (26 Oct 1824)
Faucit, John S. Miller's Maid, The (1 Jun 1825)
Lunn, Joseph Fish Out of Water (24 Mar 1825)
Moncrieff, William T. All at Coventry (24 Mar 1825)
Tereza Tomkins (17 Mar 1825)
O'Callaghan, P. P. Married Bachelor, The (15 Mar 1825)
Peake, Richard B. Life of an Actor, The (2 Dec 1824)
Planche, James R. Odds and Ends (7 Mar 1825)
St. Ronan's Well (15 Mar 1825)
Who's to Father Me? (28 Feb 1825)
Richards Sylvester Daggerwood (1 Jun 1825)
Rodwell, George H. Matter of Doubt, A (26 Mar 1825)
Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825)
Rodwell, James T. More Blunders Than One (13 Dec 1824)
No Dinner Yet (14 Oct 1824)
Valmondi (14 Oct 1824)
Young Widow, The (1 Nov 1824)
Rodwell?, James T. Fun and Fright (3 Mar 1825)
Unknown Cinderella (24 Mar 1825)
Dumb Girl, The (24 Mar 1825)
Hunter and Shepherdess (21 Mar 1825)
Irish Poleander, The (26 Feb 1825)
Love in an Orchard (3 Mar 1825)
Mayor of Garratt, The (1 Jun 1825)
Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824)
Race for a Wife, The (25 Jul 1825)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Herbert, George B. Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824)
Russell, W. H. Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824)

Choreographers

Jones, John Jamie of Aberdeen (26 Feb 1825)
St. Albin(?) Opposition (12 Mar 1825)

Actors

Alexander

bailiff (1) in Race for a Wife (25 Jul 1825)

Anderson

Survey (1) in Race for a Wife (25 Jul 1825)

Anson

gamekeeper (1) in Miller's Maid (1 Jun 1825)

Barnes, E.

Gabblewig (2) in All at Coventry (24 Mar 1825 - 25 Jul 1825)

Belin, Master

four other Delawhangs (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Little Clown (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Brady

Crupperwhistle (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Alderman Turtlebelly (6) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 1 Jan 1825); corps de ballet (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Brown, W.

Mr. Cracker (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Bernardo (21) in Quadrupeds (26 Oct 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Frippz (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Buxton

bailiffs (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); bailliff's follower (27) in More Blunders Than One (13 Dec 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); beadle (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825); bailiffs (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825)

Cahill

compositors (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Ryan (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825); Christmas waifs (6) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 1 Jan 1825)

Campbell, Andrew

Davy (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Kelmar (5) in Valmondi (28 Feb 1825 - 12 Mar 1825)

Chapman

Young Melborne (26) in More Blunders Than One (13 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Bartholomeus (21) in Quadrupeds (26 Oct 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Mandeville (1) in Who's to Father Me? (28 Feb 1825)

Cooper

fruit woman (6) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 1 Jan 1825)

Cooper, Master

Shakespeare Delawhang (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825)

Daly

Carrytype (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Second Inquisitor (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825); 1st surgeon (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825); Sir Oliver Oldstock (1) in Who's to Father Me? (28 Feb 1825)

Dowsing

Humguffin (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Christmas waifs (6) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 1 Jan 1825); Pearcey (5) in Quadrupeds (26 Oct 1824 - 30 Oct 1824)

East

servants (16) in More Blunders Than One (13 Dec 1824 - 12 Feb 1825); Christmas waifs (6) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 1 Jan 1825)

Elliott

Mr. Batten Notrip (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Wilmot (1) in Matter of Doubt (26 Mar 1825); Young Melborne (1) in More Blunders Than One (26 Mar 1825); Mother Redcap, afterwards Pantaloon (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825); Isaacos (21) in Quadrupeds (26 Oct 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Grand Inquisitor (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825); Dick Discount (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825); Captain Belford (1) in Who's to Father Me? (28 Feb 1825)

Forster

potboy (6) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 1 Jan 1825); corps de ballet (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Fuller

Ramble (2) in All at Coventry (24 Mar 1825 - 25 Jul 1825); Jacob (1) in Race for a Wife (25 Jul 1825)

Gay

beadle (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); landlord (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825); quaker (32) in Mother Red Cap (3 Jan 1825 - 24 Mar 1825)

Glover

Mackenzie (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Gomersal, Alexander E.

Kelmar (43) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 26 Feb 1825)

Howard

George (1) in Miller's Maid (1 Jun 1825)

Jackson

waiter (2) in All at Coventry (24 Mar 1825 - 25 Jul 1825); Fairfield (1) in Race for a Wife (25 Jul 1825)

James

Bruin (1) in Mayor of Garratt (1 Jun 1825); The Miller (1) in Miller's Maid (1 Jun 1825); Spinks (1) in Race for a Wife (25 Jul 1825)

Jervis

Timothy (2) in All at Coventry (24 Mar 1825 - 25 Jul 1825)

Jones, John

principal dancers (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Jones, Willis

Jerry Sneak (1) in Mayor of Garratt (1 Jun 1825)

Kirby, Master

Little Pantaloon (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Kirby, William

Lauristell, afterwards Harlequin (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Lee

Mr. Jeremy Pica (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Martindale (1) in Matter of Doubt (26 Mar 1825); Baron of Hardenberg (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Meredith

Sir Capias Gooseberry (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Old Melborne (17) in More Blunders Than One (7 Feb 1825 - 26 Mar 1825); Grumpy (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825); Colonel Talbot (1) in Who's to Father Me? (28 Feb 1825)

Miller

old nabob (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825); 2d surgeon (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825)

Padbury

compositors (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825)

Paulo, Signor

Mewlewhack, afterwards Clown (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825); Zuric (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Payne

bailiffs (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Bond Street Buck (26) in Mother Red Cap (10 Jan 1825 - 24 Mar 1825); Fawnwell (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825)

Payne, R.

Mr. Damper (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Albert (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Payne, William H.

man with polonies (6) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 1 Jan 1825); corps de ballet (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Phillips

Schemes (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); doctor (6) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 1 Jan 1825); Humphriminos (21) in Quadrupeds (26 Oct 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Hugo (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825); corps de ballet (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825); Flint (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825); Jacob Butts (1) in Who's to Father Me? (28 Feb 1825)

Phillips, Master

four other Delawhangs (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825)

Porter

Captain Seymour (1) in Race for a Wife (25 Jul 1825)

Power, Tyrone

Horace O'Quill (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Larry Hoolagan (27) in More Blunders Than One (13 Dec 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Valmondi (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825); Mandeville (26) in Young Widow (1 Nov 1824 - 10 Mar 1825)

Pryer

Crispin Healtap (1) in Mayor of Garratt (1 Jun 1825); Matty Marvelous (1) in Miller's Maid (1 Jun 1825)

Reeve, John

Delawhang (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Abrahamides (21) in Quadrupeds (26 Oct 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Michael Frumptz (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Reeves, W.

Taplush (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); baker's man (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825); Christopherides (21) in Quadrupeds (26 Oct 1824 - 26 Mar 1825)

Reynolds

porters (6) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 1 Jan 1825)

Richards

Sylvester Daggerwood (1) in Sylvester Daggerwood (1 Jun 1825); Munden as Sam Dabbs (1) in Sylvester Daggerwood (1 Jun 1825); Young as Othello (1) in Sylvester Daggerwood (1 Jun 1825); Charles Kemble as Hotspur (1) in Sylvester Daggerwood (1 Jun 1825); John Reeve as Lord Grizzle (1) in Sylvester Daggerwood (1 Jun 1825); Bradley as Korastakin (1) in Sylvester Daggerwood (1 Jun 1825); Oxberry as Jemmy Green (1) in Sylvester Daggerwood (1 Jun 1825); Braham giving out (1) in Sylvester Daggerwood (1 Jun 1825); Kean as Glo'ster (1) in Sylvester Daggerwood (1 Jun 1825); Sloman as Jemmy Hardmouse (1) in Sylvester Daggerwood (1 Jun 1825); Wilkinson as Muffincap (1) in Sylvester Daggerwood (1 Jun 1825)

Salter

Muzzy Merryweather (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Trap (27) in More Blunders Than One (13 Dec 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Francisco (5) in Quadrupeds (26 Oct 1824 - 30 Oct 1824); Pearcey (16) in Quadrupeds (22 Nov 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Diggory (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825); Buckle (1) in Who's to Father Me? (28 Feb 1825)

Sanders, John

Scarecrow (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Trotter (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825); Buttonhole (21) in Quadrupeds (26 Oct 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Timothy (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825)

Shaw

baker[2] (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Shaw, J.

William (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Timotheus (21) in Quadrupeds (26 Oct 1824 - 26 Mar 1825)

Shepperd

image man (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Smith, J. H.

Captain Gayton (1) in Race for a Wife (25 Jul 1825)

Smith, Stephen?

Chalkley (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); coal heaver (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825); Pucker (21) in Quadrupeds (26 Oct 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); servant (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825); Homely (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825)

Snooks, Master

Gregory (2) in All at Coventry (24 Mar 1825 - 25 Jul 1825); James (1) in Race for a Wife (25 Jul 1825)

Talkin

servants (16) in More Blunders Than One (13 Dec 1824 - 12 Feb 1825)

Taylor

servants (16) in More Blunders Than One (13 Dec 1824 - 12 Feb 1825)

Taylor, S.

Christmas waifs (6) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 1 Jan 1825)

Thomas, J.

Tommy (2) in All at Coventry (24 Mar 1825 - 25 Jul 1825); Mr. Dornton (1) in Race for a Wife (25 Jul 1825)

Thompson

Redtail (2) in All at Coventry (24 Mar 1825 - 25 Jul 1825)

Turner

miller (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825); bailiffs (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825)

Tyler, R.

Mandeville (1) in Young Widow (25 Jul 1825)

Villiers, James

Malech (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Walbourn, William H.

John Lump (6) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 1 Jan 1825)

Wallace

gardener (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Watson

Bramble (2) in All at Coventry (24 Mar 1825 - 25 Jul 1825); Sir Jacob Jalap (1) in Mayor of Garratt (1 Jun 1825); granger (1) in Miller's Maid (1 Jun 1825)

Wilkins

Major Sturjeon (1) in Mayor of Garratt (1 Jun 1825)

Wilkinson, James P.

Barnaby Parsnip (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Andrew Careful (1) in Matter of Doubt (26 Mar 1825); Old Melborne (10) in More Blunders Than One (13 Dec 1824 - 23 Dec 1824); Francisco (16) in Quadrupeds (22 Nov 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Billy Butts (1) in Who's to Father Me? (28 Feb 1825)

Williams

Lawyer Protest (1) in Race for a Wife (25 Jul 1825)

Winks

Giles (1) in Miller's Maid (1 Jun 1825)

Wrench, Benjamin

Peregrine Proteus (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Sponge (11) in No Dinner Yet (14 Oct 1824 - 10 Mar 1825); Sponge (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825); Splash (26) in Young Widow (1 Nov 1824 - 10 Mar 1825)

Wright

Lively (2) in All at Coventry (24 Mar 1825 - 25 Jul 1825); Splash (1) in Young Widow (25 Jul 1825)

Actresses

Adams, Miss

attendant fairies (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Anderson, Mrs.

Catherine (2) in All at Coventry (24 Mar 1825 - 25 Jul 1825)

Arnold, Miss

Priscilla (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Jenny (27) in More Blunders Than One (13 Dec 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Louise (5) in Valmondi (28 Feb 1825 - 12 Mar 1825); cook (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825); Charlotte (1) in Who's to Father Me? (28 Feb 1825)

Beaumont, Miss

Dora (2) in All at Coventry (24 Mar 1825 - 25 Jul 1825); Mary (1) in Race for a Wife (25 Jul 1825)

Belin, Miss

four other Delawhangs (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Queen of the Fairies (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Blanchard, Miss

Lucy (1) in Young Widow (25 Jul 1825)

Blanchard, Mrs. Thomas J.

Laura Rosemontville (1) in Race for a Wife (25 Jul 1825)

Boden, Miss

Julia (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Elvina (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Booth, Miss Sarah

Louisa Lovemore (27) in More Blunders Than One (13 Dec 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Aurelia Fairlove (26) in Young Widow (1 Nov 1824 - 10 Mar 1825)

Brown, Miss

Mrs. Macavaddy (9) in Life of an Actor (14 Feb 1825 - 19 Mar 1825); Miss Careless (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825); Blousedora (1) in Quadrupeds (26 Mar 1825); Louise (43) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 26 Feb 1825); corps de ballet (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825); Harriet (1) in Who's to Father Me? (28 Feb 1825)

Bryan, Mrs. Charlotte

Mrs. Delawhang (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Rose (1) in Matter of Doubt (26 Mar 1825); Letty (27) in More Blunders Than One (13 Dec 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Dorothea (21) in Quadrupeds (26 Oct 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Matilda (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825); Mrs. Discount (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825); Mrs. Butts (1) in Who's to Father Me? (28 Feb 1825)

Carr, Miss

Miss Lovewhite (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825); corps de ballet (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825); Betty (1) in Who's to Father Me? (28 Feb 1825)

Casciana, Miss

corps de ballet (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Chivers, Miss

Rosylip (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Daly, Mrs.

Mrs. Muns (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Agnes (1) in Matter of Doubt (26 Mar 1825); Mopperella (21) in Quadrupeds (26 Oct 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Jannette (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825); Mrs. Grumpy (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825)

Davis, Mrs.

doctor's wife (6) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 1 Jan 1825)

Dennis, Mrs.

Mrs. Macavaddy (31) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 8 Jan 1825); Madame Flirt (6) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 1 Jan 1825); Blousedora (20) in Quadrupeds (26 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Follet, Mrs.

Mrs. Sneak (1) in Mayor of Garratt (1 Jun 1825)

Forster, Miss

Rainbow (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Francis, Miss

Dewdrop (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Gay, Miss

corps de ballet (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Giles, Miss

corps de ballet (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Ireland, Miss

Mrs. Macavaddy (30) in Life of an Actor (10 Jan 1825 - 12 Feb 1825); corps de ballet (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825); Deborah (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825)

Middleton, Mrs.

Mrs. Bruin (1) in Mayor of Garratt (1 Jun 1825)

Moreton, Miss

Emily Dornton (1) in Race for a Wife (25 Jul 1825); Aurelia Fairlove (1) in Young Widow (25 Jul 1825)

Parrock, Miss Eliza?

Susan (27) in More Blunders Than One (13 Dec 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Tinderella (21) in Quadrupeds (26 Oct 1824 - 26 Mar 1825); Christabelle (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825); Lucy (26) in Young Widow (1 Nov 1824 - 10 Mar 1825)

Paulo, Miss

attendant fairies (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Pemberton, Mrs.

Phoebe (1) in Miller's Maid (1 Jun 1825)

Phillips, Miss

four other Delawhangs (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); attendant fairies (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Poole, Miss Elizabeth?

attendant fairies (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Rekey, Miss

Silverwing (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Searle, Mrs. Caroline

Mademoiselle Elastique (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825); Lauristella, afterwards Columbine (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825); principal dancers (48) in Valmondi (14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Tomlinson, Mrs.

dame (1) in Miller's Maid (1 Jun 1825)

Vidall, Miss

Mrs. Taplush (70) in Life of an Actor (2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825)

Weippert, Miss J.

Miss Grumpy (1) in Where Shall I Dine? (26 Mar 1825)

Willis, Mrs.

landlady (38) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Performers Commentary

Variant spellings of Casciana: Gasciani, Gasciana, Casciani occur. Name standardized editorially as Casciana Thomas's name had no initial until a 23 November 1826 bill suggests his initial was "J," and we have standardized accordingly

Musicians

Singers

Dancers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

All at Coventry; or, Love and Laugh

(farce) by William T. Moncrieff (2 times, 24 Mar 1825 - 25 Jul 1825)

Summary Cast:

Cinderella

(und) by Unknown (1 time, 24 Mar 1825)

Dumb Girl, The

(unknown) by Unknown (1 time, 24 Mar 1825)

Fish Out of Water; or, Cookery and Clerkship

(farce) by Joseph Lunn (1 time, 24 Mar 1825)

Fun and Fright; or, How to Gain Consent

(burletta) by James T. Rodwell? (1 time, 3 Mar 1825)

Hunter and Shepherdess

(unknown) by Unknown (1 time, 21 Mar 1825)

Irish Poleander, The; or, The Lady and the Lawyer

(burletta) by Unknown (2 times, 26 Feb 1825 - 7 Mar 1825)

Jamie of Aberdeen; or, Love in a Mist

(ballet) by John Jones (chor) (3 times, 26 Feb 1825 - 17 Mar 1825)

* Life of an Actor, The

(burletta, 3 acts) by Richard B. Peake (70 times, 2 Dec 1824 - 19 Mar 1825)

Summary Cast:

Love in an Orchard

(und) by Unknown (1 time, 3 Mar 1825)

Married Bachelor, The; or, Master and Man

(burletta) by P. P. O'Callaghan (2 times, 15 Mar 1825 - 21 Mar 1825)

Matter of Doubt, A; or, Seven Years Since

(farce) by George H. Rodwell (1 time, 26 Mar 1825)

Summary Cast:

Mayor of Garratt, The

(farce) by Unknown (1 time, 1 Jun 1825)

Summary Cast:

Miller's Maid, The

(melodrama) by John S. Faucit (1 time, 1 Jun 1825)

Summary Cast:

* More Blunders Than One; or, The Irish Valet

(farce) by James T. Rodwell (27 times, 13 Dec 1824 - 26 Mar 1825)

Summary Cast:

* Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and the Fairies of the Rose

(comic pantomime, 14 scenes) by Unknown, George B. Herbert (comp), W. H. Russell (comp) (38 times, 27 Dec 1824 - 24 Mar 1825)

Summary Cast:

No Dinner Yet; or, Sponge Out of Town

(farce) by James T. Rodwell (11 times, 14 Oct 1824 - 10 Mar 1825)

Summary Cast:

Odds and Ends; or, Which Is the Manager?

(interlude) by James R. Planche (2 times, 7 Mar 1825 - 19 Mar 1825)

Opposition; or, The Rival Dancing Masters

(ballet) by St. Albin(?) (chor) (1 time, 12 Mar 1825)

Quadrupeds, The; or, The Manager's Last Kick

(burlesque) by Samuel J. Arnold (21 times, 26 Oct 1824 - 26 Mar 1825)

Summary Cast:

Race for a Wife, The

(burletta) by Unknown (1 time, 25 Jul 1825)

Summary Cast:

St. Ronan's Well

(melodrama) by James R. Planche (2 times, 15 Mar 1825 - 21 Mar 1825)

Sylvester Daggerwood

(interlude) by Richards (1 time, 1 Jun 1825)

Summary Cast:

Tereza Tomkins; or, The Fruits of Geneva

(burlesque) by William T. Moncrieff (1 time, 17 Mar 1825)

* Valmondi; or, The Unhallowed Sepulchre

(spectacle, 3 acts) by James T. Rodwell (48 times, 14 Oct 1824 - 12 Mar 1825)

Summary Cast:

Where Shall I Dine?

(farce) by George H. Rodwell (1 time, 26 Mar 1825)

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 (1 time, 28 Feb 1825)

Summary Cast:

* Young Widow, The; or, A Lesson for Lovers

(farce) by James T. Rodwell (27 times, 1 Nov 1824 - 25 Jul 1825)

Summary Cast:

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Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1824-1825 Season

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