THE LONDON STAGE 1800-1900

Joseph Donohue and James Ellis, General Editors

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THEATRE ROYAL, ADELPHI

(formerly THE SANS PAREIL THEATRE)

1806-1900

Seasonal Summary for 1829-1830

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

Theatre Royal, Adelphi. Doors open 6:00, curtain 6:45; half price 8:30.

Ticket prices: box 4/-, pit 2/-, gallery 1/-. No half price for Mathews' Comic Annual

Seasonal Dates

29 September 1829 - 28 June 1830

190 performances: 190 evening

Benefit (4): Mrs. Fitzwilliam (23 Mar 1830)
John Reeve (25 Mar 1830)
J. Evans (27 Mar 1830)
Wilkinson (30 Mar 1830)
Dark (5): Christmas Eve (24 Dec 1829)
Christmas Day (25 Dec 1829)
Ash Wednesday (24 Feb 1830)
Good Friday (9 Apr 1830)
Death of George IV (28 Jun 1830)
Lenten Entertainment (11): Magic and "Elephantine Exercises" (26 Feb 1830, 3 Mar 1830, 5 Mar 1830, 10 Mar 1830, 12 Mar 1830, 17 Mar 1830, 19 Mar 1830, 24 Mar 1830, 26 Mar 1830, 31 Mar 1830, 2 Apr 1830)
Martyr's Day (1): Magician and "Elephantine Exercises" (30 Jan 1830)
Post-seasonal entertainment (5): Astronomy lectures and laughing gas (5 Apr 1830, 6 Apr 1830, 7 Apr 1830, 8 Apr 1830, 10 Apr 1830)

The Season

The season opened on 29 September 1829 with rather less eclat, but perhaps more assurance, than the previous one. No new pieces were offered, only established favorites. The Times and the News (in which the Adelphi is described as a "mirth-inspiring house") point to the popularity of the pieces chosen.

There were some changes among the performers. Thomas Potter Cooke, a great favorite with the Adelphi audience had gone to the Surrey Theatre. John Reeve and Mrs. Edward Fitzwilliam, both popular at the Adelphi, were once more in the company. Charles Mathews appeared less often, until he gave his Comic Annual after the regular season had ended. He wrote to C. T. Harding, "It was my determination at the end of last season, not again to act regularly at the Adelphi; for this reason, Mr. Reeve was engaged."

The highlight of the season was The Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend. The chief performer was an elephant of considerable size for whom "an entirely new stage had been constructed." Certainly some reinforcement was necessary. The idea of engaging the elephant was apparently an inspiration of Frederick Yates. It is reported in The Memoirs of Charles Mathews,

Mr Yates, having gained his partner's slow leave, engaged the celebrated acting elephant (Mademoiselle d'Gelk) for the ensuing opening; fortunately as it turned out, for the success of that part of the season, when another female actress of great popularity made a strong opposition to the minors--Mademoiselle d'Gelk and Miss Fanny Kemble shared the town between them--each the greatest in her line.

The elephant, whose salary was reported in the Theatrical Journal to be twenty pounds a night, was not brought in to perform irrelevant exercises; each action was an integral part of the plot. The critic of the News made particular mention of the "docility and sagacity" of the elephant. The piece as a whole appeared to be entertaining and spectacular. Yates gave a prologue which was "not the least amusing part of the evening's entertainment" (Times 4 December 1829). As well as the elephant, human performers were praised. A general comment was "it is perhaps one of the most magnificent things of the kind in scenery, dresses and decorations, which has been produced for some time on any stage."

The News was struck by the enterprise of the managers in giving a pantomime at the end of December in addition to the elephant. "With the great attraction of the elephant at this house it is almost an act of supererogation to have produced a pantomime--the spirited managers, however, deemed it a duty to treat their holiday friends with their accustomed fare, and they have catered for them most successfully." Novelty was again apparent in this, which seemed to have been a good production and was well received. A dwarf, Senor Santiago de los Santos, was the outstanding attraction in the piece. "He had scarcely anything to do in the piece but he danced prettily enough; and when the clown produced him as the kernel of the Barcelona nut, the audience was convulsed with laughter."

The elephant took part in an entertainment on 30 January. The rest of the evening was made up by a display of magic by Habit of Moscow and optical illusions by H. Childe, a former slide-painter who had invented "dissolving views" (Altick, The Shows of London, p. 218). The elephant trainer was Huguet. This was the first year the Adelphi was not dark on Martyr's Day.

Some adverse criticism, however, came from the News in February, 1830. Supper's Over was a poor affair. "The actors seemed to consider the piece beneath their notice, by not having learned their parts." As John Reeve was the chief character, this is perhaps evidence of his inability to remember his lines. As the popularity of The Elephant of Siam never declined, the critic found much to commend. "We are much pleased to find that this theatre overflows nightly; it would be hard, indeed, if the exertions of its liberal proprietors were not crowned with the success they so richly merit."

This good opinion did not prevent the News being scathing about The Heart of London in February. It was "the very lowest and most blackguard affair we ever witnessed." The Lord Chamberlain's office was blamed for allowing the production; nevertheless, the News had no doubt it would be a success. It was played until the end of the season.

The elephant appeared in the Lenten entertainment, performing "Olympic exercises," in addition to being "the great performer" in The Elephant of Siam, which was given every evening except Wednesday and Friday each week.

Mlle. D'Gelk was heard of again. During the summer a coroner's inquest was held on Baptiste Bernard, one of its handlers. Apparently Bernard had stabbed the beast with a pitchfork some two years previously in a drunken rage. The elephant had not forgotten and gained its revenge. The verdict was the deceased "died from wounds and bruises received from the elephant. Decedent five shillings."

During Passion Week there was a lecture by C. H. Adams, illusions, laughing gas administered by Childe, and harmonica solos by Tait.

Mathews appeared, without Yates, in his Comic Annual from the end of April until the end of June, 1830. This had considerable originality and its success led on to more Comic Annuals in the future.

This completed another season with which the managers had every reason to feel pleased. On 31 May, 1830, Mathews wrote to H. B. Giles, "I have done very well at the Adelphi: the boxes especially have kept up right arnest [sic] well."

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Barnett, Morris Bold Dragoons, The (5 Nov 1829)
Supper's Over (25 Jan 1830)
Beazley, Samuel, Jr. Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend! The (3 Dec 1829)
Buckstone, John B. Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829)
Curiosity Cured (23 Nov 1829)
Dead Shot, A (23 Mar 1830)
Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829)
May Queen, The (8 Oct 1829)
Scapegrace, The (29 Mar 1830)
Sisters, The (16 Nov 1829)
Twenty-three John Street, Adelphi (9 Nov 1829)
Fawcett, John Obi (12 Oct 1829)
Fitzball, Edward Floating Beacon, The (12 Oct 1829)
Flying Dutchman, The (19 Oct 1829)
Red Rover, The (29 Sep 1829)
Hood, Thomas York and Lancaster (5 Oct 1829)
Lynch, Thomas J. Rose of Ettrick, The (26 Oct 1829)
Mathews, Charles Comic Annual for 1830 (26 Apr 1830)
Lone House, The (26 Apr 1830)
Moncrieff, William T. Heart of London (15 Feb 1830)
Monsieur Mallet (29 Sep 1829)
O'Callaghan, P. P. Married Bachelor, The (25 Mar 1830)
Unknown Bricklayer's Arms, The (4 Feb 1830)
Love Laughs at Bailiffs (22 Oct 1829)
Too Late for Love (29 Sep 1829)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Barnett, John Monsieur Mallet (29 Sep 1829)
Bayley, Frederick W. Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829)
Blewitt, Jonathan Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829)
Callcott, William H. Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829)
Bricklayer's Arms, The (4 Feb 1830)
Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829)
May Queen, The (8 Oct 1829)
Sisters, The (16 Nov 1829)
Lee, G. Alexander Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829)
Locke, Mathew Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829)
Rodwell, George H. Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend! The (3 Dec 1829)
Flying Dutchman, The (19 Oct 1829)
Supper's Over (25 Jan 1830)
Shield, William Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829)

Choreographers

Hullin, J. B.? Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend! The (3 Dec 1829)
Unknown Polichinel Vampire (27 Mar 1830)

Actors

Amy

Jessy (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829)

Barnett, Morris

Brown (45) in Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829 - 25 Mar 1830); Berguin (18) in Bold Dragoons (12 Nov 1829 - 13 Feb 1830); Captain Scarlet (3) in Bricklayer's Arms (4 Feb 1830 - 6 Feb 1830); Chittagong (6) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (1 Feb 1830 - 6 Feb 1830); Aby Houndsditch (14) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 6 Mar 1830)

Benson

Thomas Crossgill (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830)

Brown

Looby, afterwards Piero (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); Jacinta (1) in Polichinel Vampire (27 Mar 1830)

Buckstone, John B.

Coco Cocklett (27) in Bold Dragoons (5 Nov 1829 - 3 Apr 1830); Mikey (6) in Curiosity Cured (23 Nov 1829 - 28 Nov 1829); Mr. Hector Timid (4) in Dead Shot (23 Mar 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Chittagong (80) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Toby Varnish (12) in Flying Dutchman (26 Oct 1829 - 7 Nov 1829); Tommy Tit (9) in May Queen (8 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Mr. Orator Jeremiah Kentucky (8) in Monsieur Mallet (29 Sep 1829 - 7 Oct 1829); Bustle (1) in Scapegrace (29 Mar 1830); Pippo Poppoloni (9) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829); Monsieur Benni Bompi (5) in Supper's Over (25 Jan 1830 - 29 Jan 1830)

Butler

Berguin (6) in Bold Dragoons (5 Nov 1829 - 11 Nov 1829); Weignstadt (15) in Floating Beacon (12 Oct 1829 - 4 Nov 1829); Captain Peppercoal (18) in Flying Dutchman (19 Oct 1829 - 7 Nov 1829); Sir Simon Ardent (24) in Love Laughs at Bailiffs (22 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829); Hugh Bowyer (9) in May Queen (8 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Mr. Franklin Patterson (8) in Monsieur Mallet (29 Sep 1829 - 7 Oct 1829); Adam of Tiviot (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829); Andrea (9) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829)

Chapman

Berguin (3) in Bold Dragoons (29 Mar 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Lord Osmond (10) in Bricklayer's Arms (4 Feb 1830 - 30 Mar 1830); fire slaves (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); villagers (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); Dick (9) in May Queen (8 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Fergus (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829); peasants, moss troopers, soldiers (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829); Reveille (9) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829)

Coad

fire slaves (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); villagers (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); Family Ned (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); peasants, moss troopers, soldiers (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829)

Derson

Robert Kidmen (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830)

Edwin, Jr.

Mr. Williams (2) in Dead Shot (1 Apr 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); fire slaves (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830)

Fry

fire slaves (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); villagers (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); Martin Filewood (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); peasants, moss troopers, soldiers (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829)

Gallot

Captain Flatbottom (45) in Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829 - 25 Mar 1830); Gavard (27) in Bold Dragoons (5 Nov 1829 - 3 Apr 1830); Captain Cannon (4) in Dead Shot (23 Mar 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Korassan (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Jack Junks (15) in Floating Beacon (12 Oct 1829 - 4 Nov 1829); Stephen Stone (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Drench (24) in Love Laughs at Bailiffs (22 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829); Sergeant Stephen Sampson (9) in May Queen (8 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Mr. Commissary Benjamin Brom Von Gunnery (8) in Monsieur Mallet (29 Sep 1829 - 7 Oct 1829); planter (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Fid (11) in Red Rover (29 Sep 1829 - 10 Oct 1829); Brand o' the Brae (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829); Sergeant Serpentin (3) in Sisters (23 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829); Monsieur Gerome (11) in Supper's Over (25 Jan 1830 - 6 Feb 1830); Old Wilson (15) in York and Lancaster (5 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829)

Gibson

undesignated Siamese (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Colin, afterwards Harlequin (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); Polichinel (1) in Polichinel Vampire (27 Mar 1830)

Hemming, Henry?

Victor Gavard (27) in Bold Dragoons (5 Nov 1829 - 3 Apr 1830); Prince Almanza (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Frederick (15) in Floating Beacon (12 Oct 1829 - 4 Nov 1829); Lieut. Mawdrey (18) in Flying Dutchman (19 Oct 1829 - 7 Nov 1829); William Wilton (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Captain Ardent (24) in Love Laughs at Bailiffs (22 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829); Captain Evershot (9) in May Queen (8 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Orlando Stapleton (8) in Monsieur Mallet (29 Sep 1829 - 7 Oct 1829); Captain Oxford (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Lieutenant Wilder (11) in Red Rover (29 Sep 1829 - 10 Oct 1829); Albert (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829); Matteo (9) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829); principal characters (8) in Too Late for Love (29 Sep 1829 - 28 Nov 1829)

Hill, Benson E.

Pat (10) in Bricklayer's Arms (4 Feb 1830 - 30 Mar 1830); Captain Belton (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Lightfoot (12) in Love Laughs at Bailiffs (12 Nov 1829 - 2 Dec 1829); Major General Brandywine (8) in Monsieur Mallet (29 Sep 1829 - 7 Oct 1829); Perroquet (1) in Scapegrace (29 Mar 1830); Captain Augustus Mignonette (3) in Sisters (23 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829); Sergeant Serpentin (6) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 21 Nov 1829); Monsieur Benni Bompi (6) in Supper's Over (1 Feb 1830 - 6 Feb 1830); principal characters (8) in Too Late for Love (29 Sep 1829 - 28 Nov 1829)

Jones

undesignated Siamese (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830)

King

Gaffer Grunt, afterwards Pantaloon (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); Blaise (1) in Polichinel Vampire (27 Mar 1830)

Lewis

undesignated Siamese (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); peasants, moss troopers, soldiers (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829)

Mathews, Charles

performer (27) in Comic Annual for 1830 (26 Apr 1830 - 25 Jun 1830); Mrs. Dora Dunbird (27) in Lone House (26 Apr 1830 - 25 Jun 1830); Andrew (27) in Lone House (26 Apr 1830 - 25 Jun 1830); Jeremiah Abershaw, Esq. (27) in Lone House (26 Apr 1830 - 25 Jun 1830); John Shephard, Esq. (27) in Lone House (26 Apr 1830 - 25 Jun 1830); Ap Leeks (9) in Lone House (26 Apr 1830 - 14 May 1830); Bechamel (27) in Lone House (26 Apr 1830 - 25 Jun 1830); Captain Grapnell, R.N. (9) in Lone House (26 Apr 1830 - 14 May 1830); Cutbush (18) in Lone House (17 May 1830 - 25 Jun 1830); Snatch (24) in Love Laughs at Bailiffs (22 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829); Caleb Pipkin (9) in May Queen (8 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Monsieur Louis Francois Mallet (8) in Monsieur Mallet (29 Sep 1829 - 7 Oct 1829); principal characters (8) in Too Late for Love (29 Sep 1829 - 28 Nov 1829); Jeremiah Snaffle (15) in York and Lancaster (5 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829)

Mordaunt, Frederick H.

fire slaves (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); villagers (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); Shuttleworth's groom (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829)

Morland

attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829)

Morris

fire slaves (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Rockalda (18) in Flying Dutchman (19 Oct 1829 - 7 Nov 1829); Mr. Woodhead (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Glenbrae (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829); Guiseppe (9) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829)

Newton

fire slaves (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); villagers (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); Tom the Duffer (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829)

Paulo, James

attendants on the royal elephant, Negroes (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); villagers (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830)

Paulo, Signor

Smutta (18) in Flying Dutchman (19 Oct 1829 - 7 Nov 1829); Sam (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Guinea (11) in Red Rover (29 Sep 1829 - 10 Oct 1829)

Phillips

Robinson (45) in Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829 - 25 Mar 1830); principal officer (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); James (24) in Love Laughs at Bailiffs (22 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829); attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Colonel Cartouche (9) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829)

Phillips, Jr.

attendants on the royal elephant, Negroes (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Screw (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829)

Reeve, John

William Taylor (45) in Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829 - 25 Mar 1830); Hannibal Fuzee (27) in Bold Dragoons (5 Nov 1829 - 3 Apr 1830); Theophilus Giraffe (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Peter Von Bummel (18) in Flying Dutchman (19 Oct 1829 - 7 Nov 1829); Andrew Covey (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Sharp (2) in Married Bachelor (25 Mar 1830 - 30 Mar 1830); Guy o' the Gap (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829); Corporal Spontoon (11) in Supper's Over (25 Jan 1830 - 6 Feb 1830)

Richardson

attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829)

Sanders, John

Ben Blockhead (45) in Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829 - 25 Mar 1830); brigadier (3) in Bold Dragoons (5 Nov 1829 - 7 Nov 1829); Quilldrive (10) in Bricklayer's Arms (4 Feb 1830 - 30 Mar 1830); Mr. Curious (6) in Curiosity Cured (23 Nov 1829 - 28 Nov 1829); Saib (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Maurice (15) in Floating Beacon (12 Oct 1829 - 4 Nov 1829); Mynheer Von Swigs (18) in Flying Dutchman (19 Oct 1829 - 7 Nov 1829); Cloddinol, afterwards Clown (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); Sergeant Bruff (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Tipem (24) in Love Laughs at Bailiffs (22 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829); corporal (9) in May Queen (8 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Quashee (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Corporal Stiff (11) in Red Rover (29 Sep 1829 - 10 Oct 1829); Murdock (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829); Domenico (9) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829)

Santos, Senor Santiago De Los

Pimple (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); Kernel of the Great Barcelona Nut (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830)

Shaw

attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829)

Smith, O.

Carolus Lanternius (45) in Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829 - 25 Mar 1830); Hafed (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Vanderdecken (18) in Flying Dutchman (19 Oct 1829 - 7 Nov 1829); James Blackburn (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Obi (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Wandering Steenie (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829); Fillipo (9) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829)

Smith, Stephen

Old Nicholas (45) in Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829 - 25 Mar 1830); Mr. Flayalive (10) in Bricklayer's Arms (4 Feb 1830 - 30 Mar 1830); Mr. Wiseman (4) in Dead Shot (23 Mar 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Malec (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Ormoloff (15) in Floating Beacon (12 Oct 1829 - 4 Nov 1829); Tom Willis (18) in Flying Dutchman (19 Oct 1829 - 7 Nov 1829); Mr. Robson (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); soldier (9) in May Queen (8 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); overseer (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); 1st mutineer (11) in Red Rover (29 Sep 1829 - 10 Oct 1829); Black Wylie (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829); Diavolo (9) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829)

Stephens

Richard Blackrigg (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830)

Thomas

undesignated Siamese (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830)

Wallis

attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829)

Webster, V.

waiter (45) in Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829 - 25 Mar 1830); gen d'arme (3) in Bold Dragoons (5 Nov 1829 - 7 Nov 1829); Mr. Osmond (10) in Bricklayer's Arms (4 Feb 1830 - 30 Mar 1830); Charles (6) in Curiosity Cured (23 Nov 1829 - 28 Nov 1829); Mr. Williams (2) in Dead Shot (23 Mar 1830 - 25 Mar 1830); Mr. Thornton (2) in Dead Shot (1 Apr 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Kaherbad (84) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 23 Mar 1830); Doctor Gale (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); waiter (24) in Love Laughs at Bailiffs (22 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829); attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Pietro (9) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829); Le Commandant (11) in Supper's Over (25 Jan 1830 - 6 Feb 1830)

Wilkinson, James P.

Mat Mudlark (10) in Bricklayer's Arms (4 Feb 1830 - 30 Mar 1830); Titchi (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Jonathan Shuttleworth (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Chatter (24) in Love Laughs at Bailiffs (22 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829); Washington Penweazle (8) in Monsieur Mallet (29 Sep 1829 - 7 Oct 1829); Hector Homespun (11) in Red Rover (29 Sep 1829 - 10 Oct 1829); Master Timothy (15) in York and Lancaster (5 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829)

Williams

attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829)

Wilson

Jones (45) in Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829 - 25 Mar 1830); attendants on the royal elephant, Negroes (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Obi woman (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829)

Yates, Frederick H.

Leon Sabertash (27) in Bold Dragoons (5 Nov 1829 - 3 Apr 1830); Angerstaff (15) in Floating Beacon (12 Oct 1829 - 4 Nov 1829); Toby Varnish (6) in Flying Dutchman (19 Oct 1829 - 24 Oct 1829); The Chevalier Norman Fitzhazard (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Lightfoot (12) in Love Laughs at Bailiffs (22 Oct 1829 - 7 Nov 1829); Sir Charles Courtall (2) in Married Bachelor (25 Mar 1830 - 30 Mar 1830); Oroonoko (8) in Monsieur Mallet (29 Sep 1829 - 7 Oct 1829); Red Rover (11) in Red Rover (29 Sep 1829 - 10 Oct 1829); Red Ronald (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829); Colonel Aubrey (1) in Scapegrace (29 Mar 1830); Captain Augustus Mignonette (6) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 21 Nov 1829); Captain Kildare (11) in Supper's Over (25 Jan 1830 - 6 Feb 1830); Mr. Thomas Tomkins (6) in Twenty-three John Street, Adelphi (9 Nov 1829 - 14 Nov 1829); Jack Wilson (15) in York and Lancaster (5 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829)

Young

attendants on the royal elephant, Negroes (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Lagger Jack (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830)

Actresses

Apjohn, Miss

Kitty Sligo (45) in Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829 - 25 Mar 1830); Mrs. Maggs (10) in Bricklayer's Arms (4 Feb 1830 - 30 Mar 1830); Chatter (2) in Dead Shot (23 Mar 1830 - 25 Mar 1830); Mrs. Giraffe (8) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (25 Jan 1830 - 3 Feb 1830); Christine (15) in Floating Beacon (12 Oct 1829 - 4 Nov 1829); Lucy (18) in Flying Dutchman (19 Oct 1829 - 7 Nov 1829); Lucinda (24) in Love Laughs at Bailiffs (22 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829); Keziah Von Gunnery (8) in Monsieur Mallet (29 Sep 1829 - 7 Oct 1829); Jessy (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829); Tucker (1) in Scapegrace (29 Mar 1830); Lisetta (3) in Sisters (23 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829); Betsey Bungey (11) in Supper's Over (25 Jan 1830 - 6 Feb 1830)

Barnett, Miss A.

Siamese ladies (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); peasants, moss troopers, soldiers (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829)

Barnett, Miss Millie?

Blossombelle, afterwards Columbine (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); bridesmaids (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Tuckey (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Paelo (1) in Polichinel Vampire (27 Mar 1830); principal dancers (1) in Polichinel Vampire (27 Mar 1830); Mrs. Aubrey (1) in Scapegrace (29 Mar 1830)

Barnett, Miss S.

Sam's child (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829)

Bennett, Miss

villagers (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); Rose (1) in Polichinel Vampire (27 Mar 1830)

Beresford, Miss

Siamese ladies (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); villagers (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); bridesmaids (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); peasants, moss troopers, soldiers (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829)

Daly, Miss

Rosine (2) in Bold Dragoons (1 Apr 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Margot (3) in Bold Dragoons (5 Nov 1829 - 7 Nov 1829); Peggy (10) in Bricklayer's Arms (4 Feb 1830 - 30 Mar 1830); Sally (6) in Curiosity Cured (23 Nov 1829 - 28 Nov 1829); Indamora (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Emily Hauton (6) in Heart of London (8 Mar 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Emily Valmont (24) in Love Laughs at Bailiffs (22 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829); Lady Courtall (2) in Married Bachelor (25 Mar 1830 - 30 Mar 1830); Mary Bowyer (9) in May Queen (8 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Gertrude (11) in Red Rover (29 Sep 1829 - 10 Oct 1829); Jessy (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829); Maria (9) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829); Angelline (11) in Supper's Over (25 Jan 1830 - 6 Feb 1830); principal characters (8) in Too Late for Love (29 Sep 1829 - 28 Nov 1829); Mrs. Snaffle (9) in York and Lancaster (19 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829)

Daly, Mrs.

Margot (24) in Bold Dragoons (9 Nov 1829 - 3 Apr 1830); Lady Osmond (10) in Bricklayer's Arms (4 Feb 1830 - 30 Mar 1830); Miss Grace (6) in Curiosity Cured (23 Nov 1829 - 28 Nov 1829); Siamese ladies (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Gammer Gurton (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); pew-opener at New Chapel (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Widow Bradish (8) in Monsieur Mallet (29 Sep 1829 - 7 Oct 1829); Quashee's wife (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Madame Butet (9) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829); Mrs. Snaffle (3) in York and Lancaster (8 Oct 1829 - 10 Oct 1829)

Davis, Miss

principal dancers (1) in Polichinel Vampire (27 Mar 1830)

De Courcy, Mrs.

Siamese ladies (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); peasants, moss troopers, soldiers (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829)

Duval, Miss Angellina

Purplehue (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); Quashee's child (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); principal dancers (1) in Polichinel Vampire (27 Mar 1830)

Edwin, Mrs.

Mariette (15) in Floating Beacon (12 Oct 1829 - 4 Nov 1829); Lady Hauton (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Madame de Lacy (11) in Red Rover (29 Sep 1829 - 10 Oct 1829); principal characters (8) in Too Late for Love (29 Sep 1829 - 28 Nov 1829); Mrs. Snaffle (3) in York and Lancaster (5 Oct 1829 - 7 Oct 1829)

Fitzwilliam, Mrs. Edward

Mary Wagstaff (45) in Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow (9 Nov 1829 - 25 Mar 1830); Ninette (27) in Bold Dragoons (5 Nov 1829 - 3 Apr 1830); Kitty Curious (6) in Curiosity Cured (23 Nov 1829 - 28 Nov 1829); Billy Pitt (6) in Curiosity Cured (23 Nov 1829 - 28 Nov 1829); Mrs. Erudite (6) in Curiosity Cured (23 Nov 1829 - 28 Nov 1829); Janet Squareitz (6) in Curiosity Cured (23 Nov 1829 - 28 Nov 1829); Mary Jones (6) in Curiosity Cured (23 Nov 1829 - 28 Nov 1829); Louisa Lovetrick (4) in Dead Shot (23 Mar 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Mrs. Giraffe (78) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Lestelle Vanhelm (18) in Flying Dutchman (19 Oct 1829 - 7 Nov 1829); Emily Hauton (1) in Heart of London (23 Mar 1830); Grace Gaylove (2) in Married Bachelor (25 Mar 1830 - 30 Mar 1830); Mrs. Pipkin (9) in May Queen (8 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Lisetta (6) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 21 Nov 1829); Miss Snaffle (15) in York and Lancaster (5 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829)

Fraser, Miss

Siamese ladies (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); villagers (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); bridesmaids (29) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); peasants, moss troopers, soldiers (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829)

Gallot, Mrs.

Hon. Mrs. Starch (10) in Bricklayer's Arms (4 Feb 1830 - 30 Mar 1830); Chatter (2) in Dead Shot (1 Apr 1830 - 3 Apr 1830); Siamese ladies (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Sam's wife (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829)

Gibson, Miss

attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); peasants, moss troopers, soldiers (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829)

Hurrell, Mrs.

Siamese ladies (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); villagers (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830); attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); peasants, moss troopers, soldiers (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829)

Josephine, Miss

principal dancers (1) in Polichinel Vampire (27 Mar 1830)

Lawrance, Miss

principal dancers (1) in Polichinel Vampire (27 Mar 1830)

Lee, Miss

principal dancers (1) in Polichinel Vampire (27 Mar 1830)

Lee, Miss E.

principal dancers (1) in Polichinel Vampire (27 Mar 1830)

McHenry, Miss

villagers (33) in Harlequin and Gammer Gurton (26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830)

Nursey, Mrs.

Siamese ladies (86) in Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend (3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); attendants, slaves, Negroes, Negresses (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); peasants, moss troopers, soldiers (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829)

Pearson, Miss

Lady Harriet (9) in Bricklayer's Arms (4 Feb 1830 - 13 Feb 1830)

Shaw, Miss

Nina (1) in Polichinel Vampire (27 Mar 1830)

Yates, Mrs. Frederick H.

Rosine (25) in Bold Dragoons (5 Nov 1829 - 29 Mar 1830); Emily Hauton (22) in Heart of London (15 Feb 1830 - 30 Mar 1830); Mademoiselle Adelaide Mallet (8) in Monsieur Mallet (29 Sep 1829 - 7 Oct 1829); Rosa (6) in Obi (12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829); Laurette (12) in Rose of Ettrick (26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829); Charles Darlington (1) in Scapegrace (29 Mar 1830); Nina (9) in Sisters (16 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829)

Musicians

Singers

Dancers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

* Billy Taylor! The Gay Young Fellow

(burlesque, 1 act) by John B. Buckstone, William H. Callcott (comp), William Shield (comp), G. Alexander Lee (comp), Frederick W. Bayley (comp), Jonathan Blewitt (comp), Mathew Locke (comp) (45 times, 9 Nov 1829 - 25 Mar 1830)

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* Bold Dragoons, The

(melodrama, 2 acts) by Morris Barnett (27 times, 5 Nov 1829 - 3 Apr 1830)

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* Bricklayer's Arms, The

(farce, 1 act) by Unknown, William H. Callcott (comp) (10 times, 4 Feb 1830 - 30 Mar 1830)

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Comic Annual for 1830

(entertainment, 3 parts) by Charles Mathews (27 times, 26 Apr 1830 - 25 Jun 1830)

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Curiosity Cured; or, Powder for Peeping

(farce) by John B. Buckstone (6 times, 23 Nov 1829 - 28 Nov 1829)

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Dead Shot, A

(farce) by John B. Buckstone (4 times, 23 Mar 1830 - 3 Apr 1830)

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* Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend! The

(spectacle, 3 acts) by Samuel Beazley Jr., George H. Rodwell (comp), J. B.? Hullin (chor) (86 times, 3 Dec 1829 - 29 Mar 1830)

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Floating Beacon, The[; or, The Norwegian Wreckers]

(melodrama) by Edward Fitzball (15 times, 12 Oct 1829 - 4 Nov 1829)

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Flying Dutchman, The; or, The Phantom Ship

(melodrama) by Edward Fitzball, George H. Rodwell (comp) (18 times, 19 Oct 1829 - 7 Nov 1829)

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* Harlequin and Gammer Gurton; or, The Dwarf and the Magic Needle

(pantomime, 13 scenes) by John B. Buckstone, William H. Callcott (comp) (33 times, 26 Dec 1829 - 3 Feb 1830)

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* Heart of London; or, The Sharper's Progress

(melodrama, 3 acts) by William T. Moncrieff (29 times, 15 Feb 1830 - 3 Apr 1830)

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Lone House, The

(entertainment) by Charles Mathews (27 times, 26 Apr 1830 - 25 Jun 1830)

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* Love Laughs at Bailiffs

(farce, 2 acts) by Unknown (24 times, 22 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829)

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

(farce) by P. P. O'Callaghan (2 times, 25 Mar 1830 - 30 Mar 1830)

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May Queen, The; or, Sampson the Serjeant

(melodrama) by John B. Buckstone, William H. Callcott (comp) (9 times, 8 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829)

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Monsieur Mallet; or, My Daughter's Letter

(farce, 3 acts) by William T. Moncrieff, John Barnett (comp) (8 times, 29 Sep 1829 - 7 Oct 1829)

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Obi; or, Three-fingered Jack

(melodrama) by John Fawcett (6 times, 12 Oct 1829 - 17 Oct 1829)

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Polichinel Vampire

(ballet) by Unknown (chor) (1 time, 27 Mar 1830)

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

(melodrama) by Edward Fitzball (11 times, 29 Sep 1829 - 10 Oct 1829)

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* Rose of Ettrick, The; or, The Bridal of the Borders

(melodrama, 3 acts) by Thomas J. Lynch (12 times, 26 Oct 1829 - 11 Nov 1829)

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

(farce) by John B. Buckstone (1 time, 29 Mar 1830)

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* Sisters, The; or, The Brigands of Albano

(melodrama) by John B. Buckstone, William H. Callcott (comp) (9 times, 16 Nov 1829 - 25 Nov 1829)

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Supper's Over

(farce, 1 act) by Morris Barnett, George H. Rodwell (comp) (11 times, 25 Jan 1830 - 6 Feb 1830)

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Too Late for Love

(farce, 1 act) by Unknown (8 times, 29 Sep 1829 - 28 Nov 1829)

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Twenty-three John Street, Adelphi

(farce) by John B. Buckstone (6 times, 9 Nov 1829 - 14 Nov 1829)

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* York and Lancaster; or, A School Without Scholars

(farce) by Thomas Hood (15 times, 5 Oct 1829 - 2 Dec 1829)

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Genre

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Adelphi Theatre

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