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 1828-1829

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. Doors open 6:00, curtain 6:45, half price 8:30.

Ticket prices: box 4/-, pit 2/-, gallery 1/-.

Seasonal Dates

29 September 1828 - 15 July 1829

200 performances: 200 evening

Benefit (2): Wilkinson (9 Apr 1829)
Miss Graddon (11 Apr 1829)
Dark (7): Christmas Eve (24 Dec 1828, 25 Dec 1828)
Martyr's Day (30 Jan 1829)
Ash Wednesday (4 Mar 1829)
Perf 6 Mar cancelled due to Mons. Henry's illness (6 Mar 1829)
Perf 11 Mar cancelled due to Mons. Henry's illness (11 Mar 1829)
Good Friday (17 Apr 1829)
Lenten Entertainment (14): Mons. Henry's Mechanical and Chemical Demonstrations (13 Mar 1829, 18 Mar 1829, 20 Mar 1829, 25 Mar 1829, 27 Mar 1829, 1 Apr 1829, 3 Apr 1829, 8 Apr 1829, 10 Apr 1829, 13 Apr 1829, 14 Apr 1829, 15 Apr 1829, 16 Apr 1829, 18 Apr 1829)
Post season (32): Mathews' and Yates' Entertainment (30 Apr 1829, 2 May 1829, 4 May 1829, 6 May 1829, 8 May 1829, 11 May 1829, 13 May 1829, 15 May 1829, 18 May 1829, 20 May 1829, 22 May 1829, 25 May 1829, 27 May 1829, 29 May 1829, 1 Jun 1829, 3 Jun 1829, 6 Jun 1829, 8 Jun 1829, 10 Jun 1829, 12 Jun 1829, 15 Jun 1829, 17 Jun 1829, 19 Jun 1829, 22 Jun 1829, 24 Jun 1829, 26 Jun 1829, 29 Jun 1829, 1 Jul 1829, 3 Jul 1829, 10 Jul 1829, 13 Jul 1829, 15 Jul 1829)
Non-Resident Theatre Companies (1): Engaged by Miss Courtenay for her annual benefit (20 Apr 1829)

The Season

This season Charles Mathews, a very popular comedian from Drury Lane, joined Yates in management, paying 17,000 pounds for a half share of the Adelphi. Improvements were made to the interior of the theatre. The News critic reported it was re-burnished and gilded and "the front tier of the dress circle reminds one of the lower tier of the boxes of the English Opera House." A new proscenium had been constructed.

The season opened on 29 September with a farce, lightheartedly showing how the partnership had come about and giving Mathews, who appeared as different characters, an opportunity to display his versatility. Billed with Wanted, A Partner was My Absent Son, a piece with little appeal. Mathews succeeded in making the chief character "excessively amusing"; however, "some parts of the dialogue were grossly indecent, and were plentifully and deservedly hissed" (Times, 30 September 1828). It ran for only nine nights. Early in November, A Day's Fun met with disapproval. The critic of the News described the humour as "broad without being laughable; coarse without the redeeming quality of piquancy." It is significant that the piece was withdrawn after the second night and not revived later.

However, other productions had sufficient merit to gain favorable reviews. Of The May Queen, given in October, the critic of the News wrote, "On the whole, this piece is well acted, and well worth seeing."

Vocal music was more prominent during this season than the previous one, chiefly owing to more quality singers being engaged. Performers now included Mathews, who undoubtedly surpassed John Reeve (who had left for Covent Garden), both as an actor and a singer of comic songs. The Mason of Buda, brought out in October, described in the News as an opera, gave opportunities for John Sinclair and Miss Graddon, new to the company, to show their talent. Sinclair, who sang extensively at Covent Garden, had trained with Banderali in Milan and sang in Italy, where [Gioacchino A.] Rossini had written a part for him in Semiramide.

The Times described it as "a lively little piece, full of bustle and activity, and no inconsiderable portion of amusing and interesting incident . . . It is, however, indebted for much of its merit to the composer (Mr. G. H. Rodwell) whose music, though not of the first order, is respectable." The News described the piece as "the vehicle for some very pretty music, avowedly by Mr. Rodwell, but we suspect, in many instances, rather arranged and adapted, than composed by that gentleman." The News had some reservations. "Sinclair has, perhaps, the best voice of any tenor singer now before the public . . . but sentiment or soul . . . is wanting to invest that organ with that degree of witchery it might otherwise possess"; and of Miss Graddon's voice, it "is a pleasing soprano . . . high enough, but not always free from harshness; and she is too lavish of ornament, sometimes imperfectly executed." The piece "was given out for repetition amidst loud cheers in a very crowded house."

On 9 November, the News was able to report, "The Adelphi seems to be going on prosperously, a succession of crowded houses witnessing the disposition on the part of the public to be pleased with the fare provided for them at this little theatre." Mathews seemed well pleased with his venture. On 19 November he wrote to the Rev. Thomas Speidell, "Our houses are prodigious. The other theatres are doing as wretchedly as possible," and on 23 November, "You will, I am sure, be pleased to hear the following report from the only critic to whom I pay attention in the City of London--namely our treasurer, made yesterday, 'Last week produced the greatest receipts ever known at the Adelphi.'"

Incidental songs enlivened The Pilot (given thirty-nine times). No less than eight numbers, including two duets, appeared on the bill for 10 November. The singers were Mathews (who had taken over John Reeve's role as Captain Boroughcliff), Sinclair, Miss Graddon and Mrs. Hughes. The program of songs varied during the run. Towards the end of the season, songs were prominent in the production of No. This piece was described in The News as "a laughable trifle" and John Sinclair's singing was praised. He had "one very desirable quality in a singer, distinct enunciation."

Dancing, however, seemed less prominent than in previous seasons; ballet was not attempted on a large scale. Fewer child dancers' names appeared.

Occasionally, a critic made a scathing comment on a piece given at the Adelphi. The Earthquake, given in December, caused the Times to write, "A worse piece has not been presented at any theatre for a long period . . . Altogether the new piece is quite unworthy of the character which this theatre has lately acquired, and the sooner it is withdrawn, the better it will be for both reputation and profit." The attempt at showing an earthquake on a small stage made it absurd. The production had the extraordinary result of provoking someone, signing himself Christianus, into writing to the Times to express feelings of moral horror at the idea of an earthquake, an act of the Almighty, being represented on the stage and offered as entertainment. He charged the managers with "an affront to the Supreme Being."

The pantomime, which followed later in December, was popular. According to the Times, it was received with unanimous applause. The News critic made special mention of the "construction of a moving figure after the fashion of Cruikshank--from various fruits, etc., [which] is clever and deservedly applauded . . . Upon the whole," he added, "the pantomime merits approbation. It has one great virtue, that of comparative brevity, and the diversion it produces never flags." The dancing of Miss Barnett received commendation.

A noteworthy production in January, 1829 was Mons. Mallet. The Times commended the performance of Yates, Mathews, and others, and said "A Mr. Buckstone, whom we do not recollect to have seen before, did much justice to the part of Jeremiah Kentucky . . . His busy, lively manner told extremely well." If the critic were the same as in October, 1827, he might have been expected to recognize Buckstone, whose performance as Bobby Trot, he had commended. The good opinion was not shared by the News, which said, "Mr. Buckstone . . . seems to think that all humour consists in rapidity of utterance." Of Mathews he wrote, "Mathews' performance is deserving of highest praise. Munden being gone, he has no equal." The success of the first night was summed up. "The house was crammed to the ceiling, but a full house in this favourite place of amusement is so much a matter of course, as to cease to be a subject for remark." Only one adverse criticism of the piece was made in both newspapers: it was too long--apparently it lasted three hours.

The Red Rover, given in February, was well reviewed. The Times critic concluded, "the whole representation met with most favourable reception on the part of the audience. It was given out for repetition, by Yates, amidst the loudest applause."

All the above is evidence of a very successful season. In March 1829, Mathews was able to write to H. B. Gyles: "The season has been the best since Yates has been in it--infinitely beyond my hopes, and that we have not had one night since 29 September under our expenses; of this no theatre in the metropolis can boast but ourselves."

The close of the season in April was followed by an entertainment by Yates and Mathews, given, with one short break, three times weekly until 15 July. This was as successful as the season had been. On 28 June, the News reported, "In spite of the advanced state of the season--the heat of the weather, the indefatigable exertions of Mathews and Yates continue nightly to fill this theatre with a laughing audience." What more could Yates and Mathews have wished?

[Extracts from Mathews' letters are taken from Memoirs of Charles Mathews, V, 5f, 20]

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Buckstone, John B. Card! 23 John Street, Adelphi, A (13 Oct 1828)
Luke the Labourer (6 Oct 1828)
May Queen, The (9 Oct 1828)
Presumptive Evidence (29 Sep 1828)
Scapegrace, The (13 Oct 1828)
Wanted, a Partner (29 Sep 1828)
Fitzball, Edward Earthquake, The (8 Dec 1828)
Pilot, The (10 Nov 1828)
Red Rover, The (9 Feb 1829)
Harding, C. T. He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829)
Lunn, Joseph Day's Fun, A (3 Nov 1828)
Mathews, Charles Spring Meeting, The (30 Apr 1829)
Moncrieff, William T. Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829)
Planche, James R. Mason of Buda, The (21 Oct 1828)
Paris and London (20 Oct 1828)
Rodwell, George H. Freaks and Follies (21 Oct 1828)
Unknown Harlequin and the Magic Marrowbone (26 Dec 1828)
King Charles II (20 Apr 1829)
Monk, The (20 Apr 1829)
My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828)
No! (2 Mar 1829)
Too Late for Love (26 Jan 1829)
Yates, Frederick H. Harlequin and Mr. Jenkins (30 Apr 1829)
Love Among the Lawyers (30 Apr 1829)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Addison, John? He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829)
Barnett, John Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829)
Callcott, William H. Day's Fun, A (3 Nov 1828)
Harlequin and the Magic Marrowbone (26 Dec 1828)
May Queen, The (9 Oct 1828)
My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828)
Wanted, a Partner (29 Sep 1828)
Rodwell, George H. Earthquake, The (8 Dec 1828)
Harlequin and the Magic Marrowbone (26 Dec 1828)
Mason of Buda, The (21 Oct 1828)
Pilot, The (10 Nov 1828)
Red Rover, The (9 Feb 1829)
Romberg, Bernhard Luke the Labourer (6 Oct 1828)

Choreographers

Barnett, Miss Millie? Lubin and Annette (28 Mar 1829)

Actors

Allen

first monk (1) in Monk (20 Apr 1829)

Barnett

stall and booth keepers, Guests, Passengers (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); fishermen, slaves, marauders (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); Jack Spriggins (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); villagers, recruits (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Bostonians, helps, sailors (3) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 24 Jan 1829); Falkner (6) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 4 Oct 1828); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Barnett, Master J.

Caleb (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829)

Benedict

warehousemen (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); fishermen, slaves, marauders (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); villagers, recruits (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Bostonians, helps, sailors (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Thomas (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); other bills (27) in Wanted, a Partner (29 Sep 1828 - 1 Nov 1828)

Buckstone, John B.

Bobby Trot (6) in Luke the Labourer (6 Oct 1828 - 11 Oct 1828); Tommy Tit (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Mr. Orator Jeremiah Kentucky (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Pompey (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828); Bustle (13) in Scapegrace (13 Oct 1828 - 6 Dec 1828)

Butler

Sir William Franklin (43) in Freaks and Follies (21 Oct 1828 - 4 Apr 1829); Simon Guzzle (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); Luke the Labourer (6) in Luke the Labourer (6 Oct 1828 - 11 Oct 1828); Hugh Bowyer (48) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Mr. Franklin Patterson (53) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Mr. Gaiety Jenks (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828); Commodore Hurricane (17) in No! (2 Mar 1829 - 11 Apr 1829)

Caffrey

sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Coad

stall and booth keepers, Guests, Passengers (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); fishermen, slaves, marauders (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); villagers, recruits (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); other bills (27) in Wanted, a Partner (29 Sep 1828 - 1 Nov 1828)

Cooke, Thomas P.

Sam Splintergamb (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); Galzetto (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); Philip (6) in Luke the Labourer (6 Oct 1828 - 11 Oct 1828); Peter Stein (19) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 21 Mar 1829); Sergeant Stephen Sampson (49) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Mister Commissary Benjamin Brom van Gunnery (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Long Tom Coffin (39) in Pilot (10 Nov 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Marmaduke Dorgan (6) in Presumptive Evidence (29 Sep 1828 - 4 Oct 1828); Fid (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Denman

fishermen, slaves, marauders (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Frederick

third monk (1) in Monk (20 Apr 1829)

Fry

stall and booth keepers, Guests, Passengers (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); fishermen, slaves, marauders (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); villagers, recruits (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Bostonians, helps, sailors (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Proser (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); other bills (27) in Wanted, a Partner (29 Sep 1828 - 1 Nov 1828)

Gallot

chairman (6) in Card! 23 John Street, Adelphi (1 Dec 1828 - 31 Dec 1828); Orchus (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); Doctor Growl (43) in Freaks and Follies (21 Oct 1828 - 4 Apr 1829); Old Hartshorn (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); Hugh Bowyer (3) in May Queen (16 Oct 1828 - 18 Oct 1828); Sergeant Stephen Sampson (3) in May Queen (19 Jan 1829 - 21 Jan 1829); Mr. Franklin Patterson (1) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Mar 1829); Commodore Hurricane (1) in No! (14 Mar 1829); Captain Gobble (6) in Paris and London (20 Oct 1828 - 25 Oct 1828); The Pilot (39) in Pilot (10 Nov 1828 - 11 Apr 1829)

Garrows

St. Aldobrand (1) in Monk (20 Apr 1829)

Giles

Captain Copp (1) in King Charles II (20 Apr 1829)

Graham

sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829)

Greville

first knight (1) in Monk (20 Apr 1829)

Harcourt

third knight (1) in Monk (20 Apr 1829)

Harvey, William?

second knight (1) in Monk (20 Apr 1829)

Hemming, Henry?

Sir Charles Crazy (3) in Card! 23 John Street, Adelphi (29 Dec 1828 - 31 Dec 1828); Mr. Franklin (43) in Freaks and Follies (21 Oct 1828 - 4 Apr 1829); Charles Maydew (6) in Luke the Labourer (6 Oct 1828 - 11 Oct 1828); Prince Palatine of Hungary (19) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 21 Mar 1829); Captain Evershot (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Orlando Stapleton (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Sir George Doubtful (18) in No! (2 Mar 1829 - 11 Apr 1829); Viscount Volatil (6) in Paris and London (20 Oct 1828 - 25 Oct 1828); Lieutenant Griffith (1) in Pilot (11 Apr 1829); Lieutenant Helder (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); principal characters (11) in Too Late for Love (26 Jan 1829 - 7 Feb 1829)

Hill

Squire Chase (6) in Luke the Labourer (6 Oct 1828 - 11 Oct 1828); villagers, recruits (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); John (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828); Merry (12) in Pilot (10 Nov 1828 - 22 Nov 1828); other bills (27) in Wanted, a Partner (29 Sep 1828 - 1 Nov 1828)

Hill, Benson E.

Sir Charles Crazy (9) in Card! 23 John Street, Adelphi (13 Oct 1828 - 3 Dec 1828); Monsieur Jolibois (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); Major-General Jonathon Brandywine (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Hon. Frederick Froth (6) in Paris and London (20 Oct 1828 - 25 Oct 1828); Colonel Howard (39) in Pilot (10 Nov 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Lewy Madigan (6) in Presumptive Evidence (29 Sep 1828 - 4 Oct 1828); Perroquet (13) in Scapegrace (13 Oct 1828 - 6 Dec 1828); principal characters (6) in Too Late for Love (2 Feb 1829 - 7 Feb 1829)

Lee, Alexander

Frederick (1) in No! (11 Apr 1829)

Lewis

stall and booth keepers, Guests, Passengers (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); fishermen, slaves, marauders (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); villagers, recruits (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Bostonians, helps, sailors (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); James (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); other bills (27) in Wanted, a Partner (29 Sep 1828 - 1 Nov 1828)

Litchfield

Rochester (1) in King Charles II (20 Apr 1829)

Mathews, Charles

Wing (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); Caleb Pipkin (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Monsieur Louis Francois Mallet (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Gravity Jenks (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828); Captain Boroughcliff (39) in Pilot (10 Nov 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); performer (32) in Spring Meeting (30 Apr 1829 - 15 Jul 1829); principal characters (11) in Too Late for Love (26 Jan 1829 - 7 Feb 1829); acceptor (27) in Wanted, a Partner (29 Sep 1828 - 1 Nov 1828)

Morland

sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Morris

watchman (3) in Card! 23 John Street, Adelphi (29 Dec 1828 - 31 Dec 1828); stall and booth keepers, Guests, Passengers (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); Busiris (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); first sailor (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); Usbeck (15) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 8 Nov 1828); Dick (12) in May Queen (24 Nov 1828 - 6 Dec 1828); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Mortimer

King Charles (1) in King Charles II (20 Apr 1829); Prior of St. Anselm (1) in Monk (20 Apr 1829)

Moss

Bertram (1) in Monk (20 Apr 1829)

North

third robber (1) in Monk (20 Apr 1829)

Palmer

second robber (1) in Monk (20 Apr 1829)

Paulo, James

stall and booth keepers, Guests, Passengers (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); fishermen, slaves, marauders (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); villagers, recruits (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Bostonians, helps, sailors (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Paulo, Signor

Lewellyn ap Looby ap Lolly ap Leek, afterwards Clown (32) in Harlequin and the Magic Marrowbone (26 Dec 1828 - 6 Apr 1829); Guinea (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Phillips

Argus (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); second sailor (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); officer (15) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 8 Nov 1828); Seymour (6) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 4 Oct 1828); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Richardson

sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829)

Sanders, John

stage coachman (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); Ubad (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); Chouse (25) in Freaks and Follies (21 Oct 1828 - 4 Apr 1829); Grumbo ap Goatsbeard ap Growley ap Griffin, afterwards Pantaloon (32) in Harlequin and the Magic Marrowbone (26 Dec 1828 - 6 Apr 1829); Rica (19) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 21 Mar 1829); Corporal (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); William (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828); Andrew (18) in No! (2 Mar 1829 - 11 Apr 1829); Sergeant Drill (21) in Pilot (10 Nov 1828 - 3 Dec 1828); Corporal Stiff (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); bill sticker (27) in Wanted, a Partner (29 Sep 1828 - 1 Nov 1828)

Seymour

boy (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828)

Seymour, Master

Jupiter (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829)

Shaw

stall and booth keepers, Guests, Passengers (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); fishermen, slaves, marauders (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); Ali (15) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 8 Nov 1828); Bostonians, helps, sailors (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Sinclair, John

Palmedo (34) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 17 Jan 1829); Count Emmerich (19) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 21 Mar 1829); Frederick (7) in No! (2 Mar 1829 - 12 Mar 1829); Lieutenant Griffith (38) in Pilot (10 Nov 1828 - 23 Dec 1828); principal characters (5) in Too Late for Love (26 Jan 1829 - 31 Jan 1829); promissory notes (27) in Wanted, a Partner (29 Sep 1828 - 1 Nov 1828)

Smith, Christopher J.

Taffy, afterwards Harlequin (32) in Harlequin and the Magic Marrowbone (26 Dec 1828 - 6 Apr 1829); Merry (9) in Pilot (24 Nov 1828 - 3 Dec 1828)

Smith, G.

chairman (6) in Card! 23 John Street, Adelphi (13 Oct 1828 - 18 Oct 1828); Fuss (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); Ben Chantwell (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); Ibrahim (19) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 21 Mar 1829); Dick (40) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Sam Cutreef (37) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 7 Apr 1829)

Smith, Stephen

Capt. Smith (9) in Card! 23 John Street, Adelphi (13 Oct 1828 - 3 Dec 1828); Mr. Drugget (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); Captain Rowland (43) in Freaks and Follies (21 Oct 1828 - 4 Apr 1829); Farmer Wakefield (6) in Luke the Labourer (6 Oct 1828 - 11 Oct 1828); Abdullah (19) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 21 Mar 1829); Snug (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828); Und (3) in My Absent Son (6 Oct 1828 - 8 Oct 1828); Smart (17) in No! (2 Mar 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Captain of the (21) in Pilot (10 Nov 1828 - 3 Dec 1828); first mutineer (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); other bills (27) in Wanted, a Partner (29 Sep 1828 - 1 Nov 1828)

Smythson, Master George?

Imogine's child (1) in Monk (20 Apr 1829)

Somerville

first robber (1) in Monk (20 Apr 1829)

Taylor

stall and booth keepers, Guests, Passengers (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829)

Timbell

second monk (1) in Monk (20 Apr 1829)

Wallis

sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Wellington

sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Wilkinson, James P.

Pagnag (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); Tom Trippit (43) in Freaks and Follies (21 Oct 1828 - 4 Apr 1829); Doubleton (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); Johan Aspen (19) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 21 Mar 1829); Washington Penweazle (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Thomas Trott (6) in Paris and London (20 Oct 1828 - 25 Oct 1828); Hector Homespun (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Williamson

warehousemen (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); Palmedo (6) in Earthquake (2 Feb 1829 - 7 Feb 1829); fishermen, slaves, marauders (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); Bostonians, helps, sailors (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Frederick (10) in No! (14 Mar 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Wilson

stall and booth keepers, Guests, Passengers (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); fishermen, slaves, marauders (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); villagers, recruits (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Bostonians, helps, sailors (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); crew, marines (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Yates, Frederick H.

Mr. Thomas Tomkins (12) in Card! 23 John Street, Adelphi (13 Oct 1828 - 31 Dec 1828); Timothy Freak (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); Doctor Kalliboss (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); Mr. Jenkins (14) in Harlequin and Mr. Jenkins (30 Apr 1829 - 29 May 1829); Miss Rosetta Zephyrina Jenkins (14) in Harlequin and Mr. Jenkins (30 Apr 1829 - 29 May 1829); Mr. Harley Quin (14) in Harlequin and Mr. Jenkins (30 Apr 1829 - 29 May 1829); Mrs. Pantalina Pantile (14) in Harlequin and Mr. Jenkins (30 Apr 1829 - 29 May 1829); Monsieur Froggeville (14) in Harlequin and Mr. Jenkins (30 Apr 1829 - 29 May 1829); Molly Trulliblubber (14) in Harlequin and Mr. Jenkins (30 Apr 1829 - 29 May 1829); Joe Merriman (14) in Harlequin and Mr. Jenkins (30 Apr 1829 - 29 May 1829); Ted-Trot-Ter-Bog (14) in Harlequin and Mr. Jenkins (30 Apr 1829 - 29 May 1829); Mrs. Judith Fladigan (32) in Love Among the Lawyers (30 Apr 1829 - 15 Jul 1829); Mr. Barney Bathershan (32) in Love Among the Lawyers (30 Apr 1829 - 15 Jul 1829); Mr. Phillip O'Blossom (32) in Love Among the Lawyers (30 Apr 1829 - 15 Jul 1829); Mr. Dennis Demosthenes Daisy (32) in Love Among the Lawyers (30 Apr 1829 - 15 Jul 1829); Mr. Patrick Shane (32) in Love Among the Lawyers (30 Apr 1829 - 15 Jul 1829); Mr. Chief Justice Punbury (32) in Love Among the Lawyers (30 Apr 1829 - 15 Jul 1829); Hugh Bowyer (1) in May Queen (15 Oct 1828); Oronooko (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Jean Jacques Francois Antigone Hypolite de Frisac (6) in Paris and London (20 Oct 1828 - 25 Oct 1828); Lieutenant Barnstable (39) in Pilot (10 Nov 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Pryce Kinchela (6) in Presumptive Evidence (29 Sep 1828 - 4 Oct 1828); The Red Rover (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Colonel Aubrey (13) in Scapegrace (13 Oct 1828 - 6 Dec 1828); drawer of the bill (27) in Wanted, a Partner (29 Sep 1828 - 1 Nov 1828)

Actresses

Barnett, Miss A.

stall and booth keepers, Guests, Passengers (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); virgins, peasants (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); villagers (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Hephzibah (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); ladies at Mr. Gaiety's party (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828)

Barnett, Miss Millie?

Taffline, afterwards Columbine (32) in Harlequin and the Magic Marrowbone (26 Dec 1828 - 6 Apr 1829); Annette (1) in Lubin and Annette (28 Mar 1829); bridesmaids (19) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 21 Mar 1829); Mary (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828); Mlle. Coralie (6) in Paris and London (20 Oct 1828 - 25 Oct 1828); Mrs. Aubrey (13) in Scapegrace (13 Oct 1828 - 6 Dec 1828)

Beaumont, Miss

Lady Clara (1) in King Charles II (20 Apr 1829)

Courtenay, Miss

Imogine (1) in Monk (20 Apr 1829)

Daly, Miss

Eliza (9) in Card! 23 John Street, Adelphi (13 Oct 1828 - 3 Dec 1828); Mrs. Jolibois (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); Orynthe (38) in Earthquake (10 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); virgins, peasants (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); Emily (21) in Freaks and Follies (21 Oct 1828 - 29 Nov 1828); Ellen (18) in Freaks and Follies (9 Feb 1829 - 28 Feb 1829); Mary (4) in Freaks and Follies (30 Mar 1829 - 4 Apr 1829); Nancy Doubleton (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); Clara (6) in Luke the Labourer (6 Oct 1828 - 11 Oct 1828); bridesmaids (19) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 21 Mar 1829); Mary Bowyer (22) in May Queen (17 Nov 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Susan (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828); Lady Doubtful (3) in No! (7 Apr 1829 - 11 Apr 1829); principal characters (11) in Too Late for Love (26 Jan 1829 - 7 Feb 1829)

Daly, Mrs.

Widow Telky (19) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 21 Mar 1829); Widow Bradish (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Mrs. Cassowary (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828); Deborah (18) in No! (2 Mar 1829 - 11 Apr 1829); Sally Trott (6) in Paris and London (20 Oct 1828 - 25 Oct 1828); Irishwoman (25) in Pilot (10 Nov 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Cauthleen (6) in Presumptive Evidence (29 Sep 1828 - 4 Oct 1828)

Duval, Miss Angellina

Goldenray, sylph of the sun (32) in Harlequin and the Magic Marrowbone (26 Dec 1828 - 6 Apr 1829)

Edwin, Mrs.

Mrs. Giggle (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828); Madame de Lacy (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); principal characters (11) in Too Late for Love (26 Jan 1829 - 7 Feb 1829)

Gallot, Mrs.

virgins, peasants (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); Naggy Aspen (19) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 21 Mar 1829); Mrs. Biffin (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828)

Graddon, Miss Margaratta

Alethe (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); Irma (19) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 21 Mar 1829); Maria (18) in No! (2 Mar 1829 - 11 Apr 1829); Cecelia (39) in Pilot (10 Nov 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); promissory notes (27) in Wanted, a Partner (29 Sep 1828 - 1 Nov 1828)

Grey, Miss

Mary Copp (1) in King Charles II (20 Apr 1829)

Horton, Miss

stall and booth keepers, Guests, Passengers (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); virgins, peasants (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); villagers (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Bostonians (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); ladies at Mr. Gaiety's party (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828)

Hughes, Mrs. H.

Lady Crazy (12) in Card! 23 John Street, Adelphi (13 Oct 1828 - 31 Dec 1828); Jenny (6) in Luke the Labourer (6 Oct 1828 - 11 Oct 1828); Berka (19) in Mason of Buda (21 Oct 1828 - 21 Mar 1829); Patience (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Keziah van Gunnery (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Julia (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828); Lady Doubtful (15) in No! (2 Mar 1829 - 26 Mar 1829); Rose (6) in Paris and London (20 Oct 1828 - 25 Oct 1828); Miss Katherine Plowden (39) in Pilot (10 Nov 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Gertrude (41) in Red Rover (9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Tucker (13) in Scapegrace (13 Oct 1828 - 6 Dec 1828)

Hurrell, Mrs.

sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829)

Jones, Miss

Betty (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828)

Josephine, Miss

Anne (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829)

Knight, Miss

Edward (1) in King Charles II (20 Apr 1829); Clotilda (1) in Monk (20 Apr 1829)

Seymour1, Miss

Eliza (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829)

Seymour2, Miss

Caroline (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829)

Tennant, Mrs.

stall and booth keepers, Guests, Passengers (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); virgins, peasants (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); villagers (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Bostonians (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Lady Golightly (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828)

Tinney, Miss

stall and booth keepers, Guests, Passengers (2) in Day's Fun (3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828); virgins, peasants (40) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829); sailors and company in exhibition room (15) in He's No Conjuror (1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829); villagers (52) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829); Bostonians (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); ladies at Mr. Gaiety's party (9) in My Absent Son (29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828)

Yates, Mrs. Frederick H.

Orynthe (2) in Earthquake (8 Dec 1828 - 9 Dec 1828); Mary Bowyer (30) in May Queen (9 Oct 1828 - 15 Nov 1828); Mademoiselle Adelaide Mallet (54) in Monsieur Mallet (22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829); Vicountess Volatil (6) in Paris and London (20 Oct 1828 - 25 Oct 1828); Pennie M'Loughlen (6) in Presumptive Evidence (29 Sep 1828 - 4 Oct 1828); Charles Darlington (13) in Scapegrace (13 Oct 1828 - 6 Dec 1828)

Singers

Dancers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Card! 23 John Street, Adelphi, A

(farce, 1 act) by John B. Buckstone (12 times, 13 Oct 1828 - 31 Dec 1828)

Summary Cast:

* Day's Fun, A[; or, "All's Fair in Fair Time"]

(farce, 1 act) by Joseph Lunn, William H. Callcott (comp) (2 times, 3 Nov 1828 - 4 Nov 1828)

Summary Cast:

* Earthquake, The; or, The Spectre of the Nile

(spectacle, 3 acts) by Edward Fitzball, George H. Rodwell (comp) (40 times, 8 Dec 1828 - 7 Feb 1829)

Summary Cast:

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

(farce) by George H. Rodwell (43 times, 21 Oct 1828 - 4 Apr 1829)

Summary Cast:

Harlequin and Mr. Jenkins; or, Pantomime in the Parlour!

(entertainment) by Frederick H. Yates (14 times, 30 Apr 1829 - 29 May 1829)

Summary Cast:

* Harlequin and the Magic Marrowbone; or, Taffy Was a Welchman

(comic pantomime, 16 scenes) by Unknown, George H. Rodwell (comp), William H. Callcott (comp) (32 times, 26 Dec 1828 - 6 Apr 1829)

Summary Cast:

* He's No Conjuror

(extravaganza, 1 act) by C. T. Harding, John? Addison (comp) (15 times, 1 Jan 1829 - 17 Jan 1829)

Summary Cast:

King Charles II; or, The Waggeries of Wapping

(2 acts) by Unknown (1 time, 20 Apr 1829)

Summary Cast:

Love Among the Lawyers; or, Courting in Court

(entertainment) by Frederick H. Yates (32 times, 30 Apr 1829 - 15 Jul 1829)

Summary Cast:

Lubin and Annette; or, The Village Wedding

(ballet) by Miss Millie? Barnett (chor) (1 time, 28 Mar 1829)

Summary Cast:

Luke the Labourer; or, The Lost Son

(melodrama) by John B. Buckstone, Bernhard Romberg (comp) (6 times, 6 Oct 1828 - 11 Oct 1828)

Summary Cast:

* Mason of Buda, The

(burletta, 2 acts) by James R. Planche, George H. Rodwell (comp) (19 times, 21 Oct 1828 - 21 Mar 1829)

Summary Cast:

* May Queen, The; or, Sampson the Serjeant

(melodrama) by John B. Buckstone, William H. Callcott (comp) (52 times, 9 Oct 1828 - 11 Apr 1829)

Summary Cast:

Monk, The; or, The Outlaw's Vengeance

(melodrama, 3 acts) by Unknown (1 time, 20 Apr 1829)

Summary Cast:

* Monsieur Mallet; or, My Daughter's Letter

(burletta, 3 acts) by William T. Moncrieff, John Barnett (comp) (54 times, 22 Jan 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Summary Cast:

* My Absent Son; or, Brown Studies

(farce, 2 acts) by Unknown, William H. Callcott (comp) (9 times, 29 Sep 1828 - 8 Oct 1828)

Summary Cast:

* No!

(burletta, 1 act) by Unknown (18 times, 2 Mar 1829 - 11 Apr 1829)

Summary Cast:

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

(burletta, 3 acts) by James R. Planche (6 times, 20 Oct 1828 - 25 Oct 1828)

Summary Cast:

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

(romantic burletta) by Edward Fitzball, George H. Rodwell (comp) (39 times, 10 Nov 1828 - 11 Apr 1829)

Summary Cast:

Presumptive Evidence[; or, Murder Will Out]

(farce, 2 acts) by John B. Buckstone (6 times, 29 Sep 1828 - 4 Oct 1828)

Summary Cast:

* Red Rover, The; or, The Mutiny of the Dolphin

(romantic burletta) by Edward Fitzball, George H. Rodwell (comp) (41 times, 9 Feb 1829 - 9 Apr 1829)

Summary Cast:

Scapegrace, The[; or, I've Been Roaming]

(farce) by John B. Buckstone (13 times, 13 Oct 1828 - 6 Dec 1828)

Summary Cast:

Spring Meeting, The

(entertainment, 2 parts) by Charles Mathews (32 times, 30 Apr 1829 - 15 Jul 1829)

Summary Cast:

Too Late for Love

(burletta, 1 act) by Unknown (11 times, 26 Jan 1829 - 7 Feb 1829)

Summary Cast:

* Wanted, a Partner; or, "A Bill Due, September 29th"

(farce) by John B. Buckstone, William H. Callcott (comp) (27 times, 29 Sep 1828 - 1 Nov 1828)

Summary Cast:

Genre

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Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1828-1829 Season

(Generated 30-Sep-1998)


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