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 1838-1839

Edited by Alicia Kae Koger

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 6:15, curtain 6:45, half price 8:30.

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

Seasonal Dates

1 October 1838 - 20 April 1839

144 performances: 144 evening

Benefit (2): Thomas D. Rice (2 Feb 1839)
Mrs. [Frederick H.] Yates (21 Mar 1839)
Dark (4): Christmas Eve (24 Dec 1838, 25 Dec 1838)
Martyr's Day (30 Jan 1839)
Ash Wednesday (13 Feb 1839)
Juvenile (1): Young People's Night (1 Feb 1839)
Post-seasonal Entertainment (9): Promenade Concert a la Musard (8 Apr 1839, 10 Apr 1839, 12 Apr 1839, 15 Apr 1839, 16 Apr 1839, 17 Apr 1839, 18 Apr 1839, 19 Apr 1839, 20 Apr 1839)

The Season

The Adelphi Theatre underwent a complete renovation during the period between the end of the previous season and the opening of the 1838-1839 season on 1 October 1838. According to an account in the Times, "the ceiling [was] heightened and made into the form of a dome, and the whole of the boxes, proscenium, etc., decorated, painted and gilded with great taste." The writer observed "the whole bears an appearance of cleanliness, elegance, and comfort" (2 October 1838). Frederick Yates and Thomas Gladstane promised their audiences a satisfying season by hiring Laura Honey, Mary Ann Keeley, John Webster, Frank Matthews, Edward Wright, and Edward Stirling. Indeed, even though the season was shorter than previous ones (only 144 performances) and featured fewer plays (24), it was one of the most successful seasons of the decade.

Much of that success can be attributed to Edward Stirling and his adaptation of Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby, which opened on 19 November and ran through the end of the season. The Times described the production as an "unprecedented success" (20 November 1838) while the Athenaeum was far more reserved in its praise, "The best that can be said of the Adelphi Nickleby is that the principal characters are well 'cast', dressed, and personated" (November 24, 1838). Although the play opened after only eight parts of the novel had been serialized, Dickens himself was pleased with the production. After seeing it during the first week of its run, he wrote to his friend John Forster, praising "the skillful management and dressing of the boys, the capital manner and . . . the careful making-up of all the people. . . . Mrs. Keeley's first appearance beside the fire . . . and all the rest of Smike was excellent" (Letters of Charles Dickens, I, 459). Mrs. Keeley's performance as Smike received universal praise, and equally appreciated were O. Smith's protrayal of Newman Noggs and Yates' delineation of Mantalini. Once again, the Adelphi's association with the writings of the beloved "Boz" brought acclaim and profit.

Most managers might have been satisfied with the success of Nicolas Nickleby, but not Frederick Yates. He constantly sought "novelties" and new attractions to present to his audiences. He began the season with the Bayaderes, a troupe of eight Indian dancers. Much was made in the London press of Yates' efforts to outbid and out-maneuver other managers to secure the dancers' services and the Times reported on 3 September 1838, that he would pay them 5,000 guineas for the season. The young women appeared in A Race for a Rarity, The Law of Brahma; or, the Hindoo Widow, and Arajoon; or, The Conquest of Mysore, whose plots were merely frames upon which to present occasions for the Indians to dance. The Bayaderes received unanimous praise in the London press for their exotic dancing and they remained at the Adelphi throughout the fall.

Thomas Rice returned to the Adelphi during December and played throughout the year. He revived his popular "Jim Crow" vehicle, A Flight to America and premiered two other plays written especially for him, Jim Crow in His New Place by Thomas P. Taylor and The Foreign Prince by an unknown playwright. Like the shows written for the Bayaderes, these plays were acknowledged by the press to be vehicles for the "display of Rice's peculiarities" (unidentified review on a New York bill 31 December 1838). Audiences apparently did not care. They continued to pour into the theatre to see Rice, and Yates and Gladstane paid him 40 pounds per week for his services (Theatrical Observer, 1 January 1839).

The fourth major "attraction" of the season was the appearance of a giant, Monsieur Bihin, who was featured for 57 performances in Stirling's The Giant of Palestine. Loosely based upon Tasso's Seige of Jerusalem, the play provided the giant with numerous opportunities to display his strength against various enemies. The Belgian performer's ability as an actor was never mentioned in the reviews, and his physical attributes, not the script or the interpretation, were the primary attraction to curious critics and audiences alike.

As the season reached its end, Yates premiered the Adelphi's fourth adaptation of Dickens, Stirling's version of Oliver Twist. Although the show only played for sixteen performances, the performers received high praise from the London critics. The Athenaeum wrote that "Mrs. Yates . . . as Nancy . . . is fearfully true to nature. O. Smith is the burgler [Sikes] every inch of him" (2 March 1839, p. 174). Frederick Yates, as Fagin, gave "a most faithful and appalling picture of the heartless sordid villain; we have never seen a finer histrionic portrait," declared the Theatrical Observer on 4 March 1839. Mary Ann Keeley apparently played Oliver adequately, despite Dickens' warnings in an earlier letter to Yates that the part, "if it be played by a female, it should be a very sharp girl of thirteen or fourteen" (Letters of Charles Dickens, I, 388). Critics disagreed on the success of Stirling's adaptation, which was one of six versions of the novel that had appeared on the London stage since March of 1838 (ibid.). The Times wrote that "a vast deal of the interminable slang of the novel is got rid of . . . and so far the auditor at the Adelphi is better off than the reader of the book" (26 February 1839). In contrast, the Athenaeum critic lamented that "the actors . . . have to contend with a very poor dramatic version of the story." True to the management's practice of presenting novelties at the Adelphi, these accomplished performers shared the bill with a performance by the "celebrated Parisian monkeys."

After a benefit for Elizabeth Yates on 21 March, Yates and Gladstane closed the Adelphi for the season on 23 March 1839. In his farewell address, Yates "congratulated himself on having made a lucrative and successful season" and promised the audience greater pleasures in the future (Theatrical Observer, 26 March 1839).

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Bayly, Thomas H. British Legion, The (1 Oct 1838)
Beazley, Samuel, Jr. Race for a Rarity, A (1 Oct 1838)
Beverley, Henry R. Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838)
Bowes Giant of Palestine, The (31 Dec 1838)
Buckstone, John B. Victorine (21 Mar 1839)
Coyne, Joseph S. Arajoon (22 Oct 1838)
Fanny Sims, the Mistress of Arts (8 Oct 1838)
Leach, Harvey Gnome Fly, The (21 Mar 1839)
Pardoe, Miss Julia S. Louise de Lignerolles (5 Nov 1838)
Rede, William L. Flight to America, A (10 Dec 1838)
Model of a Man, A (12 Nov 1838)
Reynolds, Francis My Grandfather's Will (1 Oct 1838)
Selby, Charles Dancing Barber, The (3 Dec 1838)
Smith, John F. Sir Roger de Coverley, the Old English Gentleman (15 Oct 1838)
Somerset, Charles A. Dey and a Knight, A (22 Oct 1838)
Stirling, Edward Bluejackets, The (15 Oct 1838)
Giant of Palestine, The (31 Dec 1838)
Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839)
Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838)
Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839)
Wreck at Sea, The (3 Dec 1838)
Taylor, Thomas P. Jim Crow in His New Place (31 Dec 1838)
Unknown Foreign Prince, The (18 Feb 1839)
Law of Brahma, The (1 Oct 1838)
Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Blewitt, Jonathan Bluejackets, The (15 Oct 1838)
Callcott, William H. Flight to America, A (10 Dec 1838)
Dibdin, Charles? Bluejackets, The (15 Oct 1838)
Linley, George Model of a Man, A (12 Nov 1838)
Rodwell, George H. Giant of Palestine, The (31 Dec 1838)
Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839)
Wreck at Sea, The (3 Dec 1838)

Choreographers

Harvey Bluejackets, The (15 Oct 1838)

Actors

Beverley, Henry R.

Dancing Barber (6) in Dancing Barber (3 Dec 1838 - 8 Dec 1838); Ivan (24) in Fanny Sims, the Mistress of Arts (8 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Blinkinsop (16) in Flight to America (10 Dec 1838 - 29 Dec 1838); Barney (18) in Foreign Prince (18 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); Rudiga (57) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Mr. Simon Molly-pop Spratt (14) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839); Canteen (18) in Law of Brahma (1 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); John Hall (6) in Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838); John Browdie (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Mr. Bumble (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); White Moll (6) in Sir Roger de Coverley, the Old English Gentleman (15 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); Mr. Bonassus (2) in Victorine (21 Mar 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Timothy Seagull (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

Bihin, Mons.

Al Heireb (57) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839)

Brown

Baron Rumgrunt (23) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (7 Jan 1839 - 2 Feb 1839); Keepinini (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839); Pantaloon (23) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (7 Jan 1839 - 2 Feb 1839)

Collins

Col. Davenport (6) in British Legion (1 Oct 1838 - 6 Oct 1838); Sir Dennis O'Doghorty (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); Jack Bamshell (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); Major O'Shaugnessey O'Slashaway (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); M. Coupey (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); Ferocio Fronette (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); Tancred of Sicily (57) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Captain Bluff (14) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839); Count Leoni (7) in Model of a Man (12 Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1838); Howard (12) in My Grandfather's Will (1 Oct 1838 - 13 Oct 1838); Captain Barton (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

Cullenford, William

Nourbahan (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Admiral Trunnion (11) in Bluejackets (20 Nov 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Mr. Chaser (31) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 19 Nov 1838); Ex-Dey of Algiers (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); Count Muffenuff (24) in Fanny Sims, the Mistress of Arts (8 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Hickory (16) in Flight to America (10 Dec 1838 - 29 Dec 1838); Old Dawkins (18) in Foreign Prince (18 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); Soliman (57) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Geni of the Red Rych (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839); Mr. Barlow (14) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839); Sir Solomon Slygo (33) in Jim Crow in His New Place (7 Jan 1839 - 16 Feb 1839); Mr. Grub (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (31 Dec 1838 - 5 Jan 1839); Leo the Second (6) in Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838); Robert (24) in Louise de Lignerolles (5 Nov 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Realize (12) in My Grandfather's Will (1 Oct 1838 - 13 Oct 1838); Mr. Ralph Nickleby (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Mr. Fang (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Sir Roger de Coverley (6) in Sir Roger de Coverley, the Old English Gentleman (15 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); Dead-light (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

Davis

servants (12) in My Grandfather's Will (1 Oct 1838 - 13 Oct 1838); guard (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839)

Fillingham

Baron Rumgrunt (10) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 5 Jan 1839); Pantaloon (10) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 5 Jan 1839)

George

Omeer (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Dapper (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); guests, Cossacks, serfs (24) in Fanny Sims, the Mistress of Arts (8 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Joe Carr (16) in Flight to America (10 Dec 1838 - 29 Dec 1838); 1st Saracen (57) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Horridini (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839); servant (6) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 9 Feb 1839); Mr. Grub (33) in Jim Crow in His New Place (7 Jan 1839 - 16 Feb 1839); hyena (6) in Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838); waiter (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Charley Bates (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); hair dresser (36) in Race for a Rarity (1 Oct 1838 - 17 Nov 1838); Bernard (2) in Victorine (21 Mar 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Clamp (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

George, H.

Esoof (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838)

Harvey

Billy Brown (16) in Flight to America (10 Dec 1838 - 29 Dec 1838); Florian (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839); Harlequin (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839); first gentleman (6) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 9 Feb 1839); Monkey (6) in Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838)

Johnson

Rumfluster (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839)

Jones

Leopard (6) in Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838)

Lansdowne

Yachsa (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Mr. Chaser (11) in Bluejackets (20 Nov 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Ensign Harcourt (6) in British Legion (1 Oct 1838 - 6 Oct 1838); Monsieur Selicour (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); guests, Cossacks, serfs (24) in Fanny Sims, the Mistress of Arts (8 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Major Mohawk (16) in Flight to America (10 Dec 1838 - 29 Dec 1838); milkman (18) in Foreign Prince (18 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); 2d Saracen (57) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Dormitori (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839); Vander Sprecken (14) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839); Arboan (18) in Law of Brahma (1 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); Wild Ass (6) in Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838); Lord Veresopht (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); bill sticker (36) in Race for a Rarity (1 Oct 1838 - 17 Nov 1838); Will Wimble (6) in Sir Roger de Coverley, the Old English Gentleman (15 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); first sailor (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

Lyon

Arajoon (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Godfrey de Bouillon (57) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Mr. Lomax (14) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839); Orosmane (18) in Law of Brahma (1 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); Mandeville (6) in My Grandfather's Will (1 Oct 1838 - 6 Oct 1838); Newman Noggs (4) in Nicholas Nickleby (11 Mar 1839 - 16 Mar 1839); Old Darling (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

Matthews, Frank

Admiral Trunnion (31) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 19 Nov 1838); Sir Solomon Slygo (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (31 Dec 1838 - 5 Jan 1839); Prince De Mire (24) in Louise de Lignerolles (5 Nov 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Sir Solomon Cynic (12) in My Grandfather's Will (1 Oct 1838 - 13 Oct 1838); Mr. Brownlow (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839)

Nano, Signor Hervio

performer (1) in Gnome Fly (21 Mar 1839)

Rice, Thomas D.

Jim Crow (16) in Flight to America (10 Dec 1838 - 29 Dec 1838); Jim Crow (18) in Foreign Prince (18 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); Jim Crow (39) in Jim Crow in His New Place (31 Dec 1838 - 16 Feb 1839)

Roberts

Rumbluster (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839)

Robinson

Col. Chowser (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839)

Russell

porter (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

Sanders, John

Ringri (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Jacko (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Jumbo (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); Slapup (16) in Flight to America (10 Dec 1838 - 29 Dec 1838); Dog-all (18) in Foreign Prince (18 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); DeMontfort (57) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Rumboltibus (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839); Clown (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839); Diedrich Hoffman (14) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839); Vicarma (18) in Law of Brahma (1 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); Mr. Fox (6) in Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838); officer of law (24) in Louise de Lignerolles (5 Nov 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Scaley (90) in Nicholas Nickleby (20 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Toby Crackit (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); cabman (36) in Race for a Rarity (1 Oct 1838 - 17 Nov 1838); Macaire (2) in Victorine (21 Mar 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Gorton (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

Saville, John F.

Hinga (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Charles Herbert (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Captain Ranger (6) in British Legion (1 Oct 1838 - 6 Oct 1838); Selim (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); Dick Dabble (18) in Foreign Prince (18 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); Saladin (57) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Edward Ruddock (14) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839); Henry Seymour (39) in Jim Crow in His New Place (31 Dec 1838 - 16 Feb 1839); Albert (18) in Law of Brahma (1 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); tiger (6) in Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838); Aid-de-camp (24) in Louise de Lignerolles (5 Nov 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Mandeville (6) in My Grandfather's Will (8 Oct 1838 - 13 Oct 1838); Monks (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Henry de Coverley (6) in Sir Roger de Coverley, the Old English Gentleman (15 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); Michael (2) in Victorine (21 Mar 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Robert Darling (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

Shaw

Mr. Pluck (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839)

Smith

clerk (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839)

Smith, O.

Ben Binnacle (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Ebenezer (12) in Foreign Prince (18 Feb 1839 - 9 Mar 1839); Ismael (57) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Roderigo Ferdinand Gonzago (14) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839); Leo the First (6) in Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838); Monsieur Lagrange (24) in Louise de Lignerolles (5 Nov 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Veritas (12) in My Grandfather's Will (1 Oct 1838 - 13 Oct 1838); Newman Noggs (87) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Bill Sykes (12) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); The Spectator (6) in Sir Roger de Coverley, the Old English Gentleman (15 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); Cisar Chanteloupe (2) in Victorine (21 Mar 1839 - 23 Mar 1839)

Upsdell

Romanzee (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); guests, Cossacks, serfs (24) in Fanny Sims, the Mistress of Arts (8 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Charley Copperas (16) in Flight to America (10 Dec 1838 - 29 Dec 1838); 3d Saracen (57) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Fastenini (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839); servants (12) in My Grandfather's Will (1 Oct 1838 - 13 Oct 1838); footman to M. Mantalini (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Mr. Noah Claypole (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Farmer Blake (6) in Sir Roger de Coverley, the Old English Gentleman (15 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); second sailor (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

Webster, John

Marco Polo (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Abram Brush (24) in Fanny Sims, the Mistress of Arts (8 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Childe Roland (57) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); General Raymond (18) in Law of Brahma (1 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); Von Tame-'em (6) in Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838); Henry de Lignerolles (24) in Louise de Lignerolles (5 Nov 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Prince Aldobrandi (7) in Model of a Man (12 Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1838); Nicholas Nickleby (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Bill Sykes (4) in Oliver Twist (11 Mar 1839 - 16 Mar 1839); Monsieur Coulisse (36) in Race for a Rarity (1 Oct 1838 - 17 Nov 1838); Will Harper (6) in Sir Roger de Coverley, the Old English Gentleman (15 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); Harry R. Stannion (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

Wellington

Mr. Pike (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839)

Wilkinson, James P.

Rum Punshum (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Ebenezer (4) in Foreign Prince (11 Mar 1839 - 16 Mar 1839); Squeers (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Mr. Grimwig (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Mr. Curry (36) in Race for a Rarity (1 Oct 1838 - 17 Nov 1838); Sandy Double-knock (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

Williams

bruin (6) in Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838)

Wilson

Tiger (6) in Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838); Sir Melby Hawk (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839)

Wright, Edward R.

Timothy (6) in British Legion (1 Oct 1838 - 6 Oct 1838); Pawks (16) in Flight to America (10 Dec 1838 - 29 Dec 1838); Jondelle (57) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Queen Leo (6) in Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838); Monsieur Mantalini (45) in Nicholas Nickleby (14 Jan 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); Mr. John Dawkins (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Blaise (2) in Victorine (21 Mar 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Daffodil Primrose (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

Yates, Frederick H.

Buckshee (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Count de Givry (24) in Louise de Lignerolles (5 Nov 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Monsieur Mantalini (46) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 12 Jan 1839); Fagin (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Mr. Yates (36) in Race for a Rarity (1 Oct 1838 - 17 Nov 1838); Manager of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden (36) in Race for a Rarity (1 Oct 1838 - 17 Nov 1838); Manager of Her Majesty's Theatre (36) in Race for a Rarity (1 Oct 1838 - 17 Nov 1838); Augustus de Coverley (6) in Sir Roger de Coverley, the Old English Gentleman (15 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); Alexandre (2) in Victorine (21 Mar 1839 - 23 Mar 1839)

Actresses

Appleyard, Miss

Crow's children (18) in Foreign Prince (18 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839)

Collins, Miss

Crow's children (18) in Foreign Prince (18 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839)

Conway, Miss

ladies of the court (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Longsplice (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); ladies of the harem (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); attendant (24) in Louise de Lignerolles (5 Nov 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); nymphs of Diana (7) in Model of a Man (12 Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1838)

Cooke, Miss

Crow's children (18) in Foreign Prince (18 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); attendant sprites (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839)

Cotterill, Miss

Dibba (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Barbara (6) in British Legion (1 Oct 1838 - 6 Oct 1838); Celestina (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); Paulina (24) in Fanny Sims, the Mistress of Arts (8 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Margery Malmsley (14) in Giant of Palestine (25 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); Gloriana (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839); nymphs of Diana (7) in Model of a Man (12 Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1838); Kate Nickleby (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Ann (6) in Sir Roger de Coverley, the Old English Gentleman (15 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838)

Enscoe, Miss

Miss Knagg (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839)

Forsyth, Miss

Josephine (6) in Louise de Lignerolles (12 Nov 1838 - 17 Nov 1838)

Fortescue, Miss Julia H.

Armida (57) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Miss Rose Maylie (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839)

Fosbroke, Mrs.

Ellen (16) in Flight to America (10 Dec 1838 - 29 Dec 1838); Mrs. Mouldein (18) in Foreign Prince (18 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); Deborah (39) in Jim Crow in His New Place (31 Dec 1838 - 16 Feb 1839); Josephine (12) in Louise de Lignerolles (19 Nov 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Mrs. Squeers (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Mrs. Bedwin (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Mrs. Bonassus (2) in Victorine (21 Mar 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Mrs. Marston (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

George, Miss

Idame's three step sisters (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Ginger (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); ladies of the harem (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); ladies (24) in Fanny Sims, the Mistress of Arts (8 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Sally Snowball (39) in Jim Crow in His New Place (31 Dec 1838 - 16 Feb 1839); Tigress (6) in Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838); nymphs of Diana (7) in Model of a Man (12 Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1838); Mrs. Sowerberry (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Sophie (2) in Victorine (21 Mar 1839 - 23 Mar 1839)

Gower, Miss

Strikealight (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); lady in white (39) in Jim Crow in His New Place (31 Dec 1838 - 16 Feb 1839); Leopardess (6) in Lions for a Lark (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838); Miss Squeers (85) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 9 Mar 1839); Charlotte (8) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 9 Mar 1839)

Gower, Mrs.

Mrs. Crow (18) in Foreign Prince (18 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); female servant (14) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839); Miss Squeers (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (11 Mar 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); Charlotte (8) in Oliver Twist (11 Mar 1839 - 23 Mar 1839)

Grove, Miss

Idame's three step sisters (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Tough (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Irenena (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); Catherine (24) in Fanny Sims, the Mistress of Arts (8 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); nymphs of Diana (7) in Model of a Man (12 Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1838); Miss Price (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839)

Honey, Mrs. Laura

Fanny Trunnion (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Lieutenant, R. N. (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Maria (6) in British Legion (1 Oct 1838 - 6 Oct 1838); Countess De Givry (24) in Louise de Lignerolles (5 Nov 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Lucretia (7) in Model of a Man (12 Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1838); Albina (12) in My Grandfather's Will (1 Oct 1838 - 13 Oct 1838)

Isaacs, Miss

Crow's children (18) in Foreign Prince (18 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); Gold Drop (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839)

Jenkins, Miss

William Lomax (14) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839); Mary (24) in Louise de Lignerolles (5 Nov 1838 - 1 Dec 1838)

Jones, Miss

attendant sprites (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839); Miss Victoria Spratt (14) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839)

Keeley, Mrs. Robert

Betsey Bodkin (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); boatswain (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Susan (6) in British Legion (1 Oct 1838 - 6 Oct 1838); Fanny Sims (24) in Fanny Sims, the Mistress of Arts (8 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Letty (18) in Foreign Prince (18 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); Margery Malmsley (43) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 23 Feb 1839); Mrs. Sally Molly-pop Spratt (10) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 16 Feb 1839); Katherine (18) in Law of Brahma (1 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); Stephano (7) in Model of a Man (12 Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1838); Smike (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Oliver Twist (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Elise (2) in Victorine (21 Mar 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Dolly Daisy (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

Maile, Miss

ladies of the harem (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); Floretta (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839); Columbine (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839)

Mallett, Miss

Powder Blue (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838)

Naylor, Mrs.

Idame's three step sisters (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Marlin Spike (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838)

O'Neil, Miss

Rough (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Martha (14) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839); Mrs. Nickleby (85) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 9 Mar 1839)

Paris, Miss

ladies of the harem (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838); ladies (24) in Fanny Sims, the Mistress of Arts (8 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); nymphs of Diana (7) in Model of a Man (12 Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1838)

Paris, Miss E.

Lobscouse (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838)

Paris, Miss L.

Squib (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); ladies of the harem (6) in Dey and a Knight (22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838)

Reynolds, Miss

Juliette (16) in Flight to America (10 Dec 1838 - 29 Dec 1838); Arabella (39) in Jim Crow in His New Place (31 Dec 1838 - 16 Feb 1839)

Robinson, Miss

attendant sprites (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839)

Shaw, Miss

Idame (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Louise (6) in British Legion (1 Oct 1838 - 6 Oct 1838); Sarah Snow (16) in Flight to America (10 Dec 1838 - 29 Dec 1838); Emily (18) in Foreign Prince (18 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); Zoe (57) in Giant of Palestine (31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Mrs. Sally Molly-pop Spratt (4) in Jane Lomax (18 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839); Angela (7) in Model of a Man (12 Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1838); Deborah (12) in My Grandfather's Will (1 Oct 1838 - 13 Oct 1838); Madame Mantalini (91) in Nicholas Nickleby (19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839); Mrs. Corney (16) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Miss Nancy (2) in Oliver Twist (21 Mar 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Rachael Crabtree (6) in Sir Roger de Coverley, the Old English Gentleman (15 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); Justine (2) in Victorine (21 Mar 1839 - 23 Mar 1839)

Upsdell, Mrs.

ladies of the court (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Torch (42) in Bluejackets (15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Mrs. Nickleby (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (11 Mar 1839 - 19 Mar 1839)

Wilson, Miss

attendant sprites (33) in Harlequin and the Silver Dove (26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839)

Yates, Mrs. Frederick H.

Elmia (12) in Arajoon (22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838); Jane Lomax (14) in Jane Lomax (4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839); Indra (18) in Law of Brahma (1 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); Louise De Lignerolles (24) in Louise de Lignerolles (5 Nov 1838 - 1 Dec 1838); Miss Nancy (14) in Oliver Twist (25 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839); Helen (6) in Sir Roger de Coverley, the Old English Gentleman (15 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838); Victorine (2) in Victorine (21 Mar 1839 - 23 Mar 1839); Grace Darling (18) in Wreck at Sea (3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

Young, Mrs.

Josephine (6) in Louise de Lignerolles (5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838); Mrs. Rigid (12) in My Grandfather's Will (1 Oct 1838 - 13 Oct 1838); Madame Le Clef (36) in Race for a Rarity (1 Oct 1838 - 17 Nov 1838); Mrs. Crabtree (6) in Sir Roger de Coverley, the Old English Gentleman (15 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838)

Musicians

Singers

Dancers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

* Arajoon; or, The Conquest of Mysore

(burletta, 3 acts) by Joseph S. Coyne (12 times, 22 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838)

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* Bluejackets, The; or, Her Majesty's Service

(farce) by Edward Stirling, Jonathan Blewitt (comp), Charles? Dibdin (comp), Harvey (chor) (42 times, 15 Oct 1838 - 1 Dec 1838)

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British Legion, The

(burletta) by Thomas H. Bayly (6 times, 1 Oct 1838 - 6 Oct 1838)

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Dancing Barber, The

(farce) by Charles Selby (6 times, 3 Dec 1838 - 8 Dec 1838)

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* Dey and a Knight, A

(burletta) by Charles A. Somerset (6 times, 22 Oct 1838 - 27 Oct 1838)

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* Fanny Sims, the Mistress of Arts

(farce) by Joseph S. Coyne (24 times, 8 Oct 1838 - 3 Nov 1838)

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Flight to America, A

(farce, 1 act) by William L. Rede, William H. Callcott (comp) (16 times, 10 Dec 1838 - 29 Dec 1838)

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* Foreign Prince, The

(extravaganza) by Unknown (18 times, 18 Feb 1839 - 19 Mar 1839)

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* Giant of Palestine, The

(burletta) by Bowes, Edward Stirling, George H. Rodwell (comp) (57 times, 31 Dec 1838 - 19 Mar 1839)

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Gnome Fly, The

(entertainment) by Harvey Leach (1 time, 21 Mar 1839)

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* Harlequin and the Silver Dove; or, The Fairy of the Golden Ladder

(pantomime) by Henry R. Beverley (33 times, 26 Dec 1838 - 2 Feb 1839)

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* Jane Lomax; or, A Mother's Curse

(melodrama, 2 acts) by Edward Stirling, George H. Rodwell (comp) (14 times, 4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839)

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* Jim Crow in His New Place

(extravaganza) by Thomas P. Taylor (39 times, 31 Dec 1838 - 16 Feb 1839)

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* Law of Brahma, The; or, The Hindoo Widow

(burletta, 1 act) by Unknown (18 times, 1 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838)

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* Lions for a Lark; or, The Beasts' Burletta

(burlesque, 2 scenes) by Unknown (6 times, 5 Nov 1838 - 10 Nov 1838)

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* Louise de Lignerolles; or, A Lesson for Husbands

(melodrama, 3 acts) by Miss Julia S. Pardoe (24 times, 5 Nov 1838 - 1 Dec 1838)

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* Model of a Man, A

(operetta, 1 act) by William L. Rede, George Linley (comp) (7 times, 12 Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1838)

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* My Grandfather's Will; or, The Man of Straw

(burletta, 2 acts) by Francis Reynolds (12 times, 1 Oct 1838 - 13 Oct 1838)

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* Nicholas Nickleby; or, Doings at Do-the-Boys Hall!

(burletta, 2 acts) by Edward Stirling (91 times, 19 Nov 1838 - 19 Mar 1839)

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* Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress

(drama) by Edward Stirling (16 times, 25 Feb 1839 - 23 Mar 1839)

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* Race for a Rarity, A; or, The Bayaderes

(prelude) by Samuel Beazley Jr. (36 times, 1 Oct 1838 - 17 Nov 1838)

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Sir Roger de Coverley, the Old English Gentleman

(farce) by John F. Smith (6 times, 15 Oct 1838 - 20 Oct 1838)

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Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It"

(drama, 3 acts) by John B. Buckstone (2 times, 21 Mar 1839 - 23 Mar 1839)

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* Wreck at Sea, The; or, The Fern Light

(drama, 2 acts) by Edward Stirling, George H. Rodwell (comp) (18 times, 3 Dec 1838 - 22 Dec 1838)

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Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1838-1839 Season

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