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 1827-1828

Edited by Alfrida Lee

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/-. (For Faces Under a Hood, April 14 et seq, open 7:00, curtain 7:30, half price 9:00).

Seasonal Dates

1 October 1827 - 14 April 1828

158 performances: 158 evening

Benefit (7): T. P. Cooke (13 Mar 1828)
Mrs. H. Hughes (17 Mar 1828)
Foster (18 Mar 1828)
Miss Daly, Mrs. Daly (20 Mar 1828)
J. Shaw (22 Mar 1828)
Campbell (25 Mar 1828)
Benson E. Hill (27 Mar 1828)
Dark (5): Christmas Eve (24 Dec 1827)
Christmas Day (25 Dec 1827)
Martyr's Day (30 Jan 1828)
Ash Wednesday (20 Feb 1828)
Good Friday (4 Apr 1828)
Lenten Entertainment (16): M. Henry's "Conversazione" (22 Feb 1828, 27 Feb 1828, 29 Feb 1828, 5 Mar 1828, 7 Mar 1828, 12 Mar 1828, 14 Mar 1828, 19 Mar 1828, 21 Mar 1828, 26 Mar 1828, 28 Mar 1828, 31 Mar 1828, 1 Apr 1828, 2 Apr 1828, 3 Apr 1828, 5 Apr 1828)
Non-dramatic piece (1): One man show by [Frederick H.] Yates (14 Apr 1828)

The Season

The season opened on 1 October 1827, again under the management of Terry and Yates. During the summer, improvements had been made to the interior of the theatre, most of them apparently to accommodate larger audiences. It had been "entirely re-decorated"; the dress-circle had been enlarged; there were two new orchestra boxes and the proscenium had been extended in height and breadth. The Times, describing the Adelphi Theatre as "unquestionably the first of the winter minors," reviewed the opening night performances. Terry, Yates, Reeve and T. P. Cooke "evinced their accustomed excellence. These four gentlemen, in their several departments, would be sufficient to uphold the character of any theatre; but there are some additions to the corps dramatique, which, though inferior to any of those mentioned, are likely to prove very useful acquisitions. Amongst these, we may notice John Baldwin Buckstone, who appeared as Bobby Trot."

Buckstone was, of course, the author of Luke the Labourer though he was not identified as such in the previous season. When he joined the Adelphi company, he was invited to take a share in the production. He remained with the Adelphi Theatre for some years as both actor and dramatist even after being engaged for the summer months at the Haymarket, where he later became manager.

The ballet performed on the opening night did not please the critic of the Times. The stage was too small and the performers too crowded together for the production to give pleasure to the audience. It ran for only a fortnight. As a whole, however, the opening night was a success. "The house was full throughout the evening."

Several new pieces were brought out in October. On 9 October, A Libertine's Lesson was reviewed. The critic found the play to be lacking in interest. "Rakes have so often been reformed upon the stage," he commented, "that there is little attraction in witnessing their reformation; and the blows which they make at our moral feelings are generally made with such deliberate preparation that they are easily parried without difficutly and seldom prove hits. The rake of last night was as insupportable as people of his class generally are, and would not have been tolerated in any society but that of a minor theatre." However, he found the casting excellent and the actors deserving of every commendation. Mrs. Yates, in her first appearance at the Adelphi Theatre, was loudly applauded and "looked as amiable as the virtue she was meant to represent, and would have made her part effective, had it been within the limits of possibility." Apparently the piece was well received, but the critic felt "it could never prove a favorite. The sooner it is withdrawn, the better it will be for the theatre." It did not have a long run. It was given for only a fortnight in October and nine nights in December.

The banality of this piece was the cause of the critic's disapproval of it. By contrast, he had nothing but praise for a moral play produced in the same month, Thirty Years; or, A Gambler's Life. "A new and serious burletta . . . was produced at this theatre last night, and met with a reception almost unprecedented, even in the successful productions of the present management." The piece was outstanding for the excellent acting of T. P. Cooke, Yates and Mrs. Pope, "and above all for the moral it inculcates, (a circumstance not always conducive to the success of a new piece). The frightful picture which it draws of a gambler's life is by no means over-charged." From the length of its run it seems to have remained popular. It was given again during the next season.

One production that had a longer run than The Libertine's Lesson but seemed equally inept was Nelson. Both pieces are attributed to Edward Fitzball, though his name does not appear in the sources. The material seemed trivial for a play about a great national hero. One example will suffice. There was the spectacle of "a young pawnbroker promenading the ice-bergs of the Arctic Seas, in a pair of very wide and very short nankeen trousers, with a Jew's daughter from Wapping, who follows a sailor in disguise, and a runaway grocer for his companions. This precious trio, after a skirmish with the Esquimaux, are on the point of being devoured by a Greenland bear when the animal is shot by the boy Nelson, who had given it chase." The scenery was well done, but the production suffered from a mishap not unusual on the first nights in performances where elaborate contrivances are essential. The machinery not working adequately spoiled some of the intended dramatic effects. T. P. Cooke, under whose direction Nelson had been produced, "in giving this piece out for repetition, promised it would be in better sailing trim tomorrow." Despite T. P. Cooke's illness at the end of November, which necessitated cast changes, the piece had an uninterrupted run until 19 January 1828, and was given for two more weeks in February.

By Christmas six entirely new pieces and nine others had been given. The pantomime, Harlequin and the White Mouse, was successful. As at the begining of the season, the Times drew attention to the smallness of the stage, but this time with credit to the production. "The usual pantomime evolutions, and the bustle so necessary in that kind of entertainment were exceedingly well managed, considering the limited extent of the stage." The scenery was commended. One piece of stage business caused some surprise "occasioned by the Clown throwing what appeared to be a little boy into the pit--it was, of course, a stuffed figure." This seems to have been a variation on Paulo's trick in the previous season's pantomime when he himself unexpectedly appeared in the pit.

New pieces were given into the last month of the season. On 3 March, the critic of the Times again mentioned the performers to whose excellence he had referred at the beginning of the season. Presumptive Evidence, which he thought would "be a favourite," gave scope for the talent of Yates and T. P. Cooke, and the performance of Mrs. Yates was praised. In January in Paris and London, for which Tomkins had painted a moving panorama depicting a journey from Calais to Dover, John Reeve "exerted his comic powers with great success, keeping the house in a continued roar of laughter" (Era Almanack 1877 and the Times).

This successful season ended in April. After Henry's entertainment, finishing at the end of Holy Week, only one other performance was given, an entertainment by Yates, Faces Under a Hood, on 14 April. There is nothing to indicate whether more performances of this had been intended, or whether the breaking up of the partnership between Yates and Terry accounted for the early closing of the theatre for the summer. Terry was in financial difficulties which caused some embarrassment to Yates as his name and that of the Adelphi had been linked in the press with Terry's in this matter. Yates' denial of this in the Times, 24 April 1828, was printed as follows:

The paragraph in your paper of to-day, as extracted from a publication called The World contains an allusion to myself and the Adelphi property which it is highly necessary I should immediately contradict. The Adelphi Theatre is not in involvements; it has more than answered the expectations formed on it. Mr. Terry's embarrassments are totally unconnected with myself or this property and I am suffering a considerable pecuniary loss from his conduct. Every part, therefore, of this paragraph, is a direct falsehood, as far as regards the Adelphi property and myself.

Thus the season and the partnership between Terry and Yates were at an end, and Yates was left to review his position as manager for the next season alone or to seek another partner.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Arnold, Samuel J. Quadrupeds, The (1 Oct 1827)
Buckstone, John B. Luke the Labourer (1 Oct 1827)
Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828)
Scapegrace, The (6 Mar 1828)
Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827)
Twenty-three John Street, Adelphi (1 Oct 1827)
Cooper, Frederick F. Elbow Shakers, The (3 Dec 1827)
Fitzball, Edward Flying Dutchman, The (29 Oct 1827)
Libertine's Lesson, A (8 Oct 1827)
Nelson (19 Nov 1827)
Pilot, The (4 Oct 1827)
O'Callaghan, P. P. Married Bachelor, The (17 Dec 1827)
Planche, James R. Paris and London (21 Jan 1828)
Who's To Father Me? (27 Oct 1827)
Pocock, Isaac First Love (21 Jan 1828)
Rodwell, George H. Freaks and Follies (5 Nov 1827)
Rodwell, James T. Young Widow, The (15 Oct 1827)
Unknown Bruno (22 Oct 1827)
Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827)
New Don Juan, A (11 Feb 1828)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Callcott, William H. Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827)
Didelot Flore et Zephir (1 Oct 1827)
Rodwell, George H. First Love (21 Jan 1828)
Flying Dutchman, The (29 Oct 1827)
Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827)
Nelson (19 Nov 1827)
Paris and London (21 Jan 1828)
Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828)
Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827)

Choreographers

Hullin, J. B.?. Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827)
Jones, John Jamie of Aberdeen (22 Mar 1828)
St. Albin? Opposition (20 Mar 1828)

Actors

Brown

Baronet Blink (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Buckley

Glimmer (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Buckstone, John B.

Shift (6) in Bruno (22 Oct 1827 - 27 Oct 1827); Michael (12) in First Love (21 Jan 1828 - 24 Mar 1828); Alley Croaker (4) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 29 Dec 1827); Bobby Trot (3) in Luke the Labourer (1 Oct 1827 - 3 Oct 1827); Peter Pledge (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Ajax (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); Percy (27) in Quadrupeds (1 Oct 1827 - 9 Feb 1828); Bustle (6) in Scapegrace (6 Mar 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Guerll (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Buxton

His Grace of Goggle (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); The Admiral's captains (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828)

Buxton, G.

Bow Street runners (18) in Elbow Shakers (3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); Glare (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); police officers (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); gaoler (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828)

Cadwell, Master

Luckie Lightleaper (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Clements

Flash (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Cooke, Thomas P.

Conrad the soldier (12) in First Love (21 Jan 1828 - 24 Mar 1828); Vanderdecken (12) in Flying Dutchman (29 Oct 1827 - 10 Nov 1827); principal characters (15) in Libertine's Lesson (8 Oct 1827 - 8 Dec 1827); Philip (3) in Luke the Labourer (1 Oct 1827 - 3 Oct 1827); John Sykes (32) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Don Alphonso (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); Long Tom Coffin (16) in Pilot (4 Oct 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); Marmaduke Dorgan (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Theodore (34) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 22 Nov 1827)

Cooper

Sparerib (18) in Elbow Shakers (3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); Flare (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); lieutenants, midshipmen (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); unnamed Esquimaux (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Dame Homespun (1) in Opposition (20 Mar 1828); Shelah (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Babet (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Elliott

Ismael (6) in Bruno (22 Oct 1827 - 27 Oct 1827); Sir William Franklin (14) in Freaks and Follies (12 Nov 1827 - 27 Mar 1828); Capt. Rowland (6) in Freaks and Follies (5 Nov 1827 - 10 Nov 1827); Pantaloon (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); Farmer Wakefield (3) in Luke the Labourer (1 Oct 1827 - 3 Oct 1827); The Admiral (32) in Nelson (26 Dec 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Governor of Santa Cruz (34) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 29 Dec 1827); Viscount Volatil (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Lieutenant Barnstable (3) in Pilot (3 Mar 1828 - 24 Mar 1828); Colonel Howard (4) in Pilot (25 Feb 1828 - 1 Mar 1828); Isaacos (6) in Quadrupeds (4 Feb 1828 - 9 Feb 1828); Mr. Germane (34) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 22 Nov 1827); Theodore (2) in Thirty Years (23 Nov 1827 - 24 Nov 1827); Albert (12) in Thirty Years (14 Nov 1827 - 15 Mar 1828); Sir Charles Crazy (18) in Twenty-three John Street, Adelphi (1 Oct 1827 - 19 Jan 1828); Mandeville (2) in Young Widow (13 Mar 1828 - 15 Mar 1828)

Evans

lieutenants, midshipmen (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); guests, gamesters (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Foster

Mr. Franklin (8) in Freaks and Follies (17 Dec 1827 - 27 Mar 1828); Squire Chase (3) in Luke the Labourer (1 Oct 1827 - 3 Oct 1827); 1st Lieutenant (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Lieutenant Griffith (7) in Pilot (25 Feb 1828 - 24 Mar 1828); Antoine (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Fry

Bow Street runners (18) in Elbow Shakers (3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); four brothers (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); captain of artillery (18) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 8 Dec 1827); Greek pirates (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); bear (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Jib (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828)

Gallot

Mr. William Bladder Snr. (18) in Elbow Shakers (3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); Tom Willis (12) in Flying Dutchman (29 Oct 1827 - 10 Nov 1827); Doctor Growl (20) in Freaks and Follies (5 Nov 1827 - 27 Mar 1828); principal characters (6) in Libertine's Lesson (10 Dec 1827 - 15 Dec 1827); John Sykes (30) in Nelson (23 Nov 1827 - 29 Dec 1827); Ben Backstay (4) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 22 Nov 1827); Lambro (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); Captain Gobble (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); The Pilot (7) in Pilot (25 Feb 1828 - 24 Mar 1828); Mr. Hammond (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Theodore (8) in Thirty Years (26 Nov 1827 - 15 Mar 1828); Dermont (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Gibson

My Lord Duke Dive (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Gilbert

Zephir (12) in Flore et Zephir (1 Oct 1827 - 13 Oct 1827)

Gray

lieutenants, midshipmen (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828)

Hill

Ramshorn (18) in Elbow Shakers (3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); four brothers (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); French cook (17) in Married Bachelor (17 Dec 1827 - 17 Mar 1828); King of Naples (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Greek pirates (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); prompter (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); sailor (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); officer of the Marechausse (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828); guests, gamesters (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828); Mr. Spencer (18) in Twenty-three John Street, Adelphi (1 Oct 1827 - 19 Jan 1828)

Hill, Benson E.

Hon. Frederick Froth (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Lewy Madigan (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Perroquet (6) in Scapegrace (6 Mar 1828 - 29 Mar 1828)

Hill, Tom

lieutenants, midshipmen (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828)

Jefferson

Jack 'o Lantern (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); unnamed Esquimaux (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); guests, gamesters (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Jones

Garon (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Kelly, Master

commissioner (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828)

King

Honourable Simon Squat (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); Norwoepi (32) in Nelson (26 Dec 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Monsieur Kick de Moon (1) in Opposition (20 Mar 1828); guests, gamesters (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

King, G.

Esquiote (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828)

King, W.

unnamed Esquimaux (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); guests, gamesters (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Kirby, Master

Sandy (1) in Jamie of Aberdeen (22 Mar 1828)

Kirby, William

Harlequin (1) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (24 Mar 1828); Jamie (1) in Jamie of Aberdeen (22 Mar 1828); Mr. Shuffleshoe (1) in Opposition (20 Mar 1828)

Lewis

four brothers (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); lieutenants, midshipmen (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Greek pirates (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); guests, gamesters (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Marshall

Earl of Jumphigh (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Morris

Farmer Gammon (18) in Elbow Shakers (3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); four brothers (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); The Admiral's captains (34) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 29 Dec 1827); Ben Backstay (28) in Nelson (31 Dec 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Greek pirates (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); lion (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Jack (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); dealer at the gaming house (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828); guests, gamesters (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Morris, C.

Launce Longtail (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Newton

Greek pirates (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828)

Parker

lieutenants, midshipmen (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); guests, gamesters (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Paulo, Signor

Clown (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); Norwoepi (30) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); Scipio (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828)

Phillips

Brandynose (18) in Elbow Shakers (3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); waiter (12) in Freaks and Follies (5 Nov 1827 - 17 Nov 1827); Bushlight (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); Thomas (17) in Married Bachelor (17 Dec 1827 - 17 Mar 1828); Don Ulloa (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Count Fripon (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Valentine (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Reeve, John

Billy Bladder Jr. (18) in Elbow Shakers (3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); Peter Von Bummell (12) in Flying Dutchman (29 Oct 1827 - 10 Nov 1827); principal characters (21) in Libertine's Lesson (8 Oct 1827 - 15 Dec 1827); Sharp (17) in Married Bachelor (17 Dec 1827 - 17 Mar 1828); Pedrillo (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); Mr. Lissome (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Captain Bouroughcliff (16) in Pilot (4 Oct 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); Abrahamides (27) in Quadrupeds (1 Oct 1827 - 9 Feb 1828); Splash (13) in Young Widow (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Ridgway, J.

Carles (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Ridgway, Thomas F.?

faun (12) in Flore et Zephir (1 Oct 1827 - 13 Oct 1827)

Rowland

guests, gamesters (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Sanders, John

Shahabaham (6) in Bruno (22 Oct 1827 - 27 Oct 1827); Obadiah Broadbrim (18) in Elbow Shakers (3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); Chouse (20) in Freaks and Follies (5 Nov 1827 - 27 Mar 1828); Anthony Rowley (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); Truss (17) in Married Bachelor (17 Dec 1827 - 17 Mar 1828); Armorumque (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); waiter (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Fed (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Mr. Germane (2) in Thirty Years (13 Mar 1828 - 15 Mar 1828); Baptiste (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Seymour

Sir Suckling Swill (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Shaw

Spanish sentinel (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); police officers (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Phadrig (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828)

Shaw, D.

Shootfire (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Smith

Pultoeni (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828)

Smith, Christopher J.

Harlequin (39) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 9 Feb 1828); Monsieur Pirouette (1) in Opposition (20 Mar 1828); Lord George Freakly (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Sheriff (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828)

Smith, Stephen

Blinkeye (18) in Elbow Shakers (3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); Capt. Rowland (14) in Freaks and Follies (12 Nov 1827 - 27 Mar 1828); Alley Croaker (36) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (31 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); John (17) in Married Bachelor (17 Dec 1827 - 17 Mar 1828); The Admiral's captains (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Governor of Santa Cruz (28) in Nelson (31 Dec 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Mr. Albut (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Colonel Howard (3) in Pilot (3 Mar 1828 - 24 Mar 1828); Brien (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); magistrate (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828); Capt. Smith (18) in Twenty-three John Street, Adelphi (1 Oct 1827 - 19 Jan 1828)

Terry, Daniel

Captain Peppercoal (12) in Flying Dutchman (29 Oct 1827 - 10 Nov 1827); Sir William Franklin (6) in Freaks and Follies (5 Nov 1827 - 10 Nov 1827); principal characters (21) in Libertine's Lesson (8 Oct 1827 - 15 Dec 1827); Luke (3) in Luke the Labourer (1 Oct 1827 - 3 Oct 1827); The Admiral (30) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); The Pilot (9) in Pilot (4 Oct 1827 - 13 Oct 1827); Warner (38) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 1 Dec 1827)

Walbourn, William H.

Sawney M'Gregor (1) in Jamie of Aberdeen (22 Mar 1828); Ralph Homespun (1) in Opposition (20 Mar 1828)

Wilkinson, James P.

Plod (6) in Bruno (22 Oct 1827 - 27 Oct 1827); Tom Trippit (20) in Freaks and Follies (5 Nov 1827 - 27 Mar 1828); Sammy Suckling (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Thomas Trott (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Francisco (12) in Quadrupeds (12 Nov 1827 - 9 Feb 1828); Billy Butts (7) in Who's To Father Me? (27 Oct 1827 - 3 Nov 1827)

Yates, Frederick H.

Tommy Cutlet (18) in Elbow Shakers (3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); Toby Varnish (12) in Flying Dutchman (29 Oct 1827 - 10 Nov 1827); Mr. Franklin (12) in Freaks and Follies (5 Nov 1827 - 17 Nov 1827); principal characters (21) in Libertine's Lesson (8 Oct 1827 - 15 Dec 1827); Sir Charles Courtall (17) in Married Bachelor (17 Dec 1827 - 17 Mar 1828); Moses (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Don Juan (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); Jean Jacques Francois Antigone Hypolite de Frisac (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Lieutenant Barnstable (13) in Pilot (4 Oct 1827 - 1 Mar 1828); Pryce Kinchela (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Francisco (15) in Quadrupeds (1 Oct 1827 - 20 Oct 1827); Colonel Aubrey (6) in Scapegrace (6 Mar 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Warner (6) in Thirty Years (14 Nov 1827 - 15 Mar 1828); Albert (32) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 24 Nov 1827); Mr. Thomas Tomkins (18) in Twenty-three John Street, Adelphi (1 Oct 1827 - 19 Jan 1828)

Actresses

Barnett, Miss A.

Barbara (6) in Bruno (22 Oct 1827 - 27 Oct 1827); Queen of Naples (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Flora (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); 2nd bridesmaid (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Barnett, Miss Millie?

Mrs. Ramshorn (18) in Elbow Shakers (3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); nymphe[2] (12) in Flore et Zephir (1 Oct 1827 - 13 Oct 1827); Lady Nibbleina, afterwards Columbine (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); Janet (1) in Jamie of Aberdeen (22 Mar 1828); Coelda (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); unnamed Esquimaux (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Rosa (1) in Opposition (20 Mar 1828); Annette (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828)

Curtis, Miss

Rosetta (6) in Bruno (22 Oct 1827 - 27 Oct 1827); Lestelle Vanhelm (6) in Flying Dutchman (5 Nov 1827 - 10 Nov 1827); Lady Courtall (17) in Married Bachelor (17 Dec 1827 - 17 Mar 1828); Donna Julia (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); Viscountess Volatil (5) in Paris and London (20 Mar 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Mrs. Aubrey (6) in Scapegrace (6 Mar 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Amelia (2) in Thirty Years (13 Mar 1828 - 15 Mar 1828); Lady Crazy (18) in Twenty-three John Street, Adelphi (1 Oct 1827 - 19 Jan 1828)

Daly, Miss

Molly (18) in Elbow Shakers (3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); Ellen (14) in Freaks and Follies (12 Nov 1827 - 27 Mar 1828); Haidee (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); Mlle. Coralie (2) in Paris and London (20 Mar 1828 - 22 Mar 1828); Tinderella (27) in Quadrupeds (1 Oct 1827 - 9 Feb 1828); Mme. Guerll (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828); Eliza Smith (18) in Twenty-three John Street, Adelphi (1 Oct 1827 - 19 Jan 1828)

Daly, Mrs.

Princess Dowager Bogetta (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); Lady Longpurse (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); Sally Trott (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Irishwoman (7) in Pilot (25 Feb 1828 - 24 Mar 1828); Cathleen (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Mopperella (6) in Quadrupeds (4 Feb 1828 - 9 Feb 1828)

Davis, Miss

Flore (12) in Flore et Zephir (1 Oct 1827 - 13 Oct 1827); unnamed Esquimaux (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828)

Duval, Miss Angellina

Amelia Carolina Sophia (18) in Elbow Shakers (3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); L'Amour (12) in Flore et Zephir (1 Oct 1827 - 13 Oct 1827); Fairy Wildrose (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); Nelly (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Georgette (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Gallot, Mrs.

Sanchie (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828)

Hill, Miss

Honorable Miss Ninny Squeak (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Hughes, Mrs. H.

Miss Sally Scrags (18) in Elbow Shakers (3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827); Christine (12) in First Love (21 Jan 1828 - 24 Mar 1828); Lucy (12) in Flying Dutchman (29 Oct 1827 - 10 Nov 1827); Ellen (6) in Freaks and Follies (5 Nov 1827 - 10 Nov 1827); principal characters (21) in Libertine's Lesson (8 Oct 1827 - 15 Dec 1827); Jenny (3) in Luke the Labourer (1 Oct 1827 - 3 Oct 1827); Grace (17) in Married Bachelor (17 Dec 1827 - 17 Mar 1828); Molly Moonshine (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Antonia (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); Rose (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Miss Katherine Plowden (16) in Pilot (4 Oct 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); Tucker (6) in Scapegrace (6 Mar 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Lucy (2) in Young Widow (13 Mar 1828 - 15 Mar 1828)

Kench, Mrs.

Sister Rainer (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Kirby, Mrs. William

Marian (1) in Jamie of Aberdeen (22 Mar 1828)

Panormo, Miss

Lady Piminy Growl (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Pitt, Miss

L'Innocence (12) in Flore et Zephir (1 Oct 1827 - 13 Oct 1827); sailors' lasses (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Jane (1) in Opposition (20 Mar 1828)

Pope, Mrs.

Amelia (42) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 1 Dec 1827)

Shaw, Miss

Patty (1) in Jamie of Aberdeen (22 Mar 1828)

Susanne, Miss

Bacchantes (12) in Flore et Zephir (1 Oct 1827 - 13 Oct 1827); unnamed Esquimaux (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828)

Tayleure, Mrs.

Donna Inez (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); Judith (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Dorothea (27) in Quadrupeds (1 Oct 1827 - 9 Feb 1828); Louise (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Taylor, Miss

nymphe[1] (12) in Flore et Zephir (1 Oct 1827 - 13 Oct 1827); Clara (3) in Luke the Labourer (1 Oct 1827 - 3 Oct 1827); Zoe (12) in New Don Juan (11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828); Mlle. Coralie (42) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Cecelia (16) in Pilot (4 Oct 1827 - 24 Mar 1828); 1st bridesmaid (44) in Thirty Years (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Thomas, Miss

Miss Harriet Hopforever (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Wagner, Miss W. Richard

Bacchantes (12) in Flore et Zephir (1 Oct 1827 - 13 Oct 1827)

Webster, Miss

Marchioness Mudlove (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Webster, Miss A.

Her Grace of Gobble (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Webster, Miss B.

Countess of Chatterslush (40) in Harlequin and the White Mouse (26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Webster, Miss Clara?

Venus (12) in Flore et Zephir (1 Oct 1827 - 13 Oct 1827); sailors' lasses (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Mademoiselle de St. Julienne (44) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828)

Webster, Miss J.

sailors' lasses (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828)

Wells, Miss

Lestelle Vanhelm (6) in Flying Dutchman (29 Oct 1827 - 3 Nov 1827)

Yates, Mrs. Frederick H.

principal characters (21) in Libertine's Lesson (8 Oct 1827 - 15 Dec 1827); Rachael (62) in Nelson (19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828); Viscountess Volatil (39) in Paris and London (21 Jan 1828 - 18 Mar 1828); Pennie M'Loughlen (17) in Presumptive Evidence (28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Charles Darlington (6) in Scapegrace (6 Mar 1828 - 29 Mar 1828); Aurelia Fairlove (13) in Young Widow (15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Singers

Dancers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Bruno[; or, The Sultan's Favourite]

(farce) by Unknown (6 times, 22 Oct 1827 - 27 Oct 1827)

Summary Cast:

* Elbow Shakers, The; or, Thirty Years of a Rattler's Life

(burlesque) by Frederick F. Cooper (18 times, 3 Dec 1827 - 22 Dec 1827)

Summary Cast:

* First Love

(burletta) by Isaac Pocock, George H. Rodwell (comp) (12 times, 21 Jan 1828 - 24 Mar 1828)

Summary Cast:

Flore et Zephir

(ballet) by Didelot (comp) (12 times, 1 Oct 1827 - 13 Oct 1827)

Summary Cast:

Flying Dutchman, The[; or, The Phantom Ship]

(musical drama) by Edward Fitzball, George H. Rodwell (comp) (12 times, 29 Oct 1827 - 10 Nov 1827)

Summary Cast:

* Freaks and Follies; or, A Match for the Old One

(farce) by George H. Rodwell (20 times, 5 Nov 1827 - 27 Mar 1828)

Summary Cast:

* Harlequin and the White Mouse; or, The Frog in the Opera Hat

(pantomime, 17 scenes) by Unknown, George H. Rodwell (comp), William H. Callcott (comp), J. B.?. Hullin (chor) (40 times, 26 Dec 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Summary Cast:

Jamie of Aberdeen; or, Love in a Mist

(ballet) by John Jones (chor) (1 time, 22 Mar 1828)

Summary Cast:

* Libertine's Lesson, A

(burletta) by Edward Fitzball (21 times, 8 Oct 1827 - 15 Dec 1827)

Summary Cast:

Luke the Labourer; or, The Lost Son

(melodrama, 2 acts) by John B. Buckstone (3 times, 1 Oct 1827 - 3 Oct 1827)

Summary Cast:

Married Bachelor, The[; or, Master and Man]

(burletta) by P. P. O'Callaghan (17 times, 17 Dec 1827 - 17 Mar 1828)

Summary Cast:

* Nelson; or, The Life of a Sailor

(burletta) by Edward Fitzball, George H. Rodwell (comp) (62 times, 19 Nov 1827 - 23 Feb 1828)

Summary Cast:

* New Don Juan, A

(burletta, 2 acts) by Unknown (12 times, 11 Feb 1828 - 26 Feb 1828)

Summary Cast:

Opposition; or, The Rival Dancing Masters

(ballet) by St. Albin? (chor) (1 time, 20 Mar 1828)

Summary Cast:

* Paris and London; or, A Trip Across the Herring Pond

(burletta, 3 acts) by James R. Planche, George H. Rodwell (comp) (44 times, 21 Jan 1828 - 29 Mar 1828)

Summary Cast:

Pilot, The[; or, A Tale of the Sea]

(melodrama) by Edward Fitzball (16 times, 4 Oct 1827 - 24 Mar 1828)

Summary Cast:

* Presumptive Evidence[; or, Murder Will Out]

(melodrama, 2 acts) by John B. Buckstone, George H. Rodwell (comp) (17 times, 28 Feb 1828 - 29 Mar 1828)

Summary Cast:

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

(burlesque) by Samuel J. Arnold (27 times, 1 Oct 1827 - 9 Feb 1828)

Summary Cast:

* Scapegrace, The; or, I've Been Roaming

(burletta, 1 act) by John B. Buckstone (6 times, 6 Mar 1828 - 29 Mar 1828)

Summary Cast:

* Thirty Years; or, A Gambler's Life

(melodrama, 3 acts) by John B. Buckstone, George H. Rodwell (comp) (44 times, 15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Summary Cast:

Twenty-three John Street, Adelphi

(farce) by John B. Buckstone (18 times, 1 Oct 1827 - 19 Jan 1828)

Summary Cast:

Who's To Father Me? or, What's Bred in the Bone Won't Come Out of the Flesh

(farce, 2 acts) by James R. Planche (7 times, 27 Oct 1827 - 3 Nov 1827)

Summary Cast:

Young Widow, The[; or, A Lesson for Lovers]

(farce) by James T. Rodwell (13 times, 15 Oct 1827 - 15 Mar 1828)

Summary Cast:

Genre

Songs, Composers, And Singers

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Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1827-1828 Season

(Generated 30-Sep-1998)


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