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 1839-1840

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 6:00, curtain 6:30, half price 8:30.

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

Seasonal Dates

30 September 1839 - 6 May 1840

179 performances: 179 evening

Benefit (2): Paul J. Bedford (9 Apr 1840)
Miss Caroline Darling (10 Apr 1840)
Command (1): Wedding of Queen Victoria (10 Feb 1840)
Dark (4): Christmas Eve (24 Dec 1839)
Christmas Day (25 Dec 1839)
Martyr's Day (30 Jan 1840)
Ash Wednesday (4 Mar 1840)

The Season

In the final season of the decade, Frederick Yates and Thomas Gladstane, managers of the Adelphi, increased their profits and their reputations by presenting works by some of England's most renowned contemporary playwrights in productions that dazzled audiences with their magnificent scenic effects and costumes. The company, which presented 31 plays in 179 performances, included such favorites as John Buckstone, Paul Bedford, Frederick Yates, James H. Hackett, Thomas D. Rice, and Mary Ann Keeley. When the theatre opened on 1 October 1839, the Times wrote "the house now presents a very elegant and commodious appearance" (1 October 1839).

John Buckstone returned to the Adelphi in 1839-40 in the capacity of playwright and actor. Seven of his scripts were produced, including The Christening, Abelard and Heloise, and The May Queen. By far the most successful of Buckstone's plays (indeed the most successful of the decade) was his adaptation of William Harrison Ainsworth's sensational novel, Jack Sheppard. The piece, which opened on 28 October 1839, and ran for 121 performances, was one of seven adaptations which played in London theatres that fall. While critics generally deplored the Ainsworth novel and occasionally denounced its dramatic cousins, Buckstone's version, according to Martin Meisel, was the most successful (Realizations, 271). The Times, after grudgingly acknowledging that the play would be a hit, proclaimed: "The drama is a much better thing than the book, because the adapter has avoided the blunders and absurdities of the [novelist], and extracted with great skill all that is really good in the original" (29 October 1839).

Buckstone's script was acted well by the Adelphi company, according to the available accounts. Mary Ann Keeley took on the breeches role of the criminal, Jack Sheppard, and Lyon (in the absence of O. Smith) played his antagonist, Jonathan Wild. Reviewers frequently singled out Mrs. Keeley for praise. In the Morning Herald, she was cited for the "genius with which she invested" the character. Not everyone was Convinced. John Forster sniffed "Mrs. Keeley, Mr. Yates, and Mr. Bedford display much misplaced power" (Examiner, 28 October 1839), but the Theatrical Observer declared a day later, "the acting was unquestionably excellent." Even more appealing than the performances, however, was the play's spectacular scenery. Created by Pitt and Telbin and based upon on George Cruikshank's illustrations of the novel, the sets and special effects received universal praise. In his description of the first act, the Times critic wrote: "The whole stage of the theatre is sunk about eight or ten feet. . . . The storm on the Thames is introduced with a very surprising mechanical effect, and the distant view of St. Paul's Cathedral . . . is excellent." Even the disapproving John Forster admitted that the "scenic effects are really most surprisingly good." The Times gave the final word when it wrote, "The scenery is superior to anything that has been shown for many seasons."

Works by William Bernard and William Moncrief also took prominent places on the bills in 1839 and 1840. The season opened with Bernard's The Kentuckian, featuring the American actors, James H. Hackett and Thomas D. Rice, and with Moncrieff's Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble. The latter piece garnered praise for its scenery from all the critics, including the writer for the Theatrical Observer who declared "We have never witnessed more beautiful scenery than is exhibited in this highly interesting piece" (9 October 1839). Bernard's Rip Van Winkle was also revived as a vehicle for Hackett, but it only ran for 10 performances.

Three revivals of plays by Edward Fitzball were presented: The Pilot, Esmeralda, and Nelson, England's Glory. Another old favorite, Douglas Jerrold's Black-Eyed Susan was revived with an appearance by T. P. Cooke. Richard Peake contributed two scripts which featured the acting of Frederick Yates: HB, a farce and The Devil in London, a local color drama. Of the latter, the Theatrical Journal said on 25 April, "notwithstanding all the puff and parade about eighty young ladies being engaged in it, it is positively unendurable . . . the eighty ladies dressed in armour exhibited (as happily phrased by a contemporary), one hundred and sixty of the worst legs that ever ambulated on the Adelphi boards" (p. 158).

The Adelphi's prolific resident playwright, Edward Stirling, was not without representation in 1839-1840. His highly acclaimed Nicholas Nickleby was revived for six performances in October and in March, a sequel, The Fortunes of Smike, opened. The latter was praised by the Theatrical Observer as "quite as effective as its predecessor," yet it failed to achieve a long run. Martin Meisel writes that "the original freshness had gone, as indeed, it had from the last chapters of the book [Nicholas Nickleby] itself" (Realizations, p. 64). Despite good performances by Mary Ann Keeley as Smike, Frederick Yates as Mantalini, and Buckstone as Newman Noggs, the show "did not enrich the box office" as its predecessor had (ibid.).

Stirling's Knight of the Dragon, on the other hand, was a spectacle of unprecedented scale and appeal. The production, based upon Ainsworth's The Admirable Crighton, provided an opportunity to display the "armour, banners, costumes, and paraphenalia" recently employed in a tournament at Eglinton Castle. Real horses were also utilized, as was scenery that was described as "more than usually effective and . . . [is] perfectly surprising in its effects" (Times, 20 November 1839). The Theatrical Observer reported on 3 December, the managers insured the historical artifacts they used for "3,000 pounds, against fire, at the enormous premium of 3 guineas per cent." It is no wonder that an unidentified reviewer wrote in the fall of 1839 that "Yates has earned a deserved celebrity for producing what are called 'effects'; and often have we seen things done upon the little stage of the Adelphi that put to blush the effects of other managers" (quoted by Meisel, Realizations, p. 251).

The final outstanding production of the 1839-40 Adelphi season was the traditional Christmas pantomime, Harlequin and Mother Red Cap. The Athenaeum praised "its diorama, painted by Telbin . . . as one of the best painted displays of scenery" (28 December 1839, 989-90). On January 8, after a two-week run on a bill with Jack Sheppard, the pantomime had brought in receipts that "exceeded in amount those of any week in former seasons" (Theatrical Observer). It is not surprising that the same publication declared on 22 January 1840: "Never were such prosperous times known as at present at this very popular house."

On 6 May 1840, Frederick Yates gave his customary farewell address to the assembled audience. He explained that the closing of the theatre three weeks earlier than their license allowed resulted from the need to rebuild the front wall of the theatre and the "unexampled beauty of the weather" (Theatrical Journal, 9 May, p. 139). In a modest understatement, he thanked his audience for the "very fair proportion of patronage" given during the season and promised to devote the summer to finding new attractions. In fact, he began a provincial tour with his wife, Mrs. Keeley, and Paul Bedford playing in the Adelphi version of Jack Sheppard. In Bath, the Theatrical Journal reported, they played to "about thirty people in the pit and a truly beggarly account of empty boxes" (23 May 1840).

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Bernard, William B. Kentuckian, The (30 Sep 1839)
Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839)
Buckstone, John B. Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840)
Christening, The (2 Mar 1840)
Devil in London, The (20 Apr 1840)
Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839)
Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840)
May Queen, The (11 Nov 1839)
Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840)
Fitzball, Edward Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840)
Nelson (30 Mar 1840)
Pilot, The (23 Mar 1840)
Jerrold, Douglas W. Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840)
Lee, Nelson Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839)
Moncrieff, William T. Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839)
Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839)
O'Callaghan, P. P. Married Bachelor, The (10 Feb 1840)
Peake, Richard B. Devil in London, The (20 Apr 1840)
HB (9 Dec 1839)
Rice, Thomas D. Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839)
Rodwell, George H. Freaks and Follies (10 Feb 1840)
Selby, Charles Dancing Barber, The (28 Oct 1839)
Married Rake, The (2 Dec 1839)
Stirling, Edward Fortunes of Smike, The (2 Mar 1840)
Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839)
Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839)
Serpent of the Nile, The (20 Apr 1840)
Taylor, Thomas P. Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839)
Unknown Beadle of the Parish, The (4 Nov 1839)
Foreign Prince, The (14 Oct 1839)
Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839)
Old Commodore, The (10 Apr 1840)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Blewitt, Jonathan Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839)
Rodwell, George H. Devil in London, The (20 Apr 1840)
Fortunes of Smike, The (2 Mar 1840)
Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839)
Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839)
Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840)
Serpent of the Nile, The (20 Apr 1840)
Willman Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839)

Choreographers

Harvey Serpent of the Nile, The (20 Apr 1840)

Actors

Archer, Master

call boy (8) in Fortunes of Smike (9 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840)

Bedford, Paul J.

Maximillian (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Mephistophiles (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Captain Rook (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Mr. Vincent Crummles (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Captain Funnel, T. N. (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Joe Blueskin (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Paul Lanquenet (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Sam Griffin (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); centurion (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Beverley, Henry R.

Narcissus Fitzfrizzle (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Foxdyke (6) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 25 Apr 1840); Barney (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); John Brodie (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Mr. William Kneebone (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Pierre Paulot (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); John Browdie (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Brown

Knight of the Lion's Paw (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Brunton, Master

James (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Master Whackford Squeers (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840)

Buckstone, John B.

Sampson (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Gnatbrain (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Mr. Hopkins Twiddy (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Mr. John (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Newman Noggs (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); Peter Pledge (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Captain Boroughcliff (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Tim Twopenny (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Bombono (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Butler

Percival (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); principal characters (1) in Married Bachelor (10 Feb 1840); robbers (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840)

Butler, E. H.

Barnabe (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Raker (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Jim Brown (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Mr. Wharton (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Alfred Fitzfrolic (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Flare-up (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Mr. Snawley (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Cruel Fates or Evil Destinies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Thames Darrell (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Henry Seymour (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Vicomte de Joyeuse (12) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (9 Dec 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Baron D'Epernon (18) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 7 Dec 1839); Jack Ardourly (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Dumont (10) in Mount St. Bernard (16 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Johannes (14) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 15 Oct 1839); Don Ulloa (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Harry Bertram (1) in Old Commodore (10 Apr 1840); Lieutenant Griffith (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); fisherman (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Gustaffe (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Dolabella (9) in Serpent of the Nile (27 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Amasis (6) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 25 Apr 1840)

Butler, F.

Chanteprune (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); labourer (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Hock (20) in HB (16 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Tobias Sampson Knock'em Bon'em Skewer'em (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); George (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Grab (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Clarke

Austin (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840)

Collins, Master

Tommy Stoker (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840)

Cooke, Thomas P.

William (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); John Sykes (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Jack Junk (1) in Old Commodore (10 Apr 1840); Long Tom Coffin (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Jack Somerton (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Cullenford, William

Fulbert (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Mr. Teadust (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Doggrass (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Pompey Duckellegs (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Mr. Snaply (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Mr. Bearbinder (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Old Dawkins (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Mr. Ralph Nickleby (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Merlin (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Hogarth (109) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Sir Solomon Slygo (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mr. Freeman (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Cosmo Ruggieri (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); Mr. Thompson (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Tibault (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Dr. Ralph Nickleby (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Captain Bertram (1) in Old Commodore (10 Apr 1840); Mark Williams (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Derrick Von Tassel (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Mysis (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Davis

guard (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Freeborn

Lieut. Pike (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Mr. Pilberry (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Jerry Chance (9) in Devil in London (27 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Captain Ernest (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Frank Cheerybles (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Cruel Fates or Evil Destinies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Sir Cecil Tratford (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); first labourer (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Capitaine Larchant (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); first citizen (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Want'em (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Captain (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Lieutenant Nesbitt (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Lord Veresopht (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Hiram Shingle (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Lepidius (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Greene

Knight of the Stag (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Hackett, James H.

Colonel Nimrod Wildfire (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Monsieur Mallet (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Monsieur Morbleu (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Rip Van Winkle (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839)

Harvey

Blue Peter (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); gentleman (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Colin Clod, afterwards Harlequin (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Harlequin (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Francois d'Epinay de St. Luc (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Col. Chowser (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); waiter (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mr. Merry (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Jewett (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839)

Henry

herald (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); waiter (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Holmes

Bernard (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Henry Melford (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Hatchet (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Charles Cheerybles (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Cruel Fates or Evil Destinies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Davies (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Mr. Grub (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Messeigneur Adrian Ambroise (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Thump (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Snap (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Father Mathias (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Governor of Santa Cruz (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Mr. Bertram (1) in Old Commodore (10 Apr 1840); Captain of the (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Domingo (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); district judge (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Tarcos (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Jenkins

villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Johnson

Ned Cheerybles (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Sir James Thornhill (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840)

Jones

waiter (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Seaweed (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Catch'em (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Vagabon (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Spurling (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840)

King

countryman (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Quid (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Juba (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Asmodeus (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Cadger Jack (9) in Devil in London (27 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Audrey the Red (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); milkman (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Old Arthur Gride (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Hayband (20) in HB (16 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Hock (6) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 14 Dec 1839); Old Mother Red Cap, afterwards Clown (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Clown (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Quilt Arnold (51) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Rene de Villequier (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); old man (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); La Blouse (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Ben Backstay (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); footman to Mons. Mantalini (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Flipper (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Rory Von Clump (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); second soldier (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

King, G.

Fip (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839)

Knowles

Andreini (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Lyon

Abelard (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Foxdyke (9) in Devil in London (27 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Quasimodo (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Jonathan Wild (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); James Crichton (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); Serjeant Stephen Sampson (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Count Philip de Maurepas (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); The Pilot (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Marc Antony (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Maynard, George

Larenaudie (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Admiral (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Caesar (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Claude Frollo (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Ebenezer (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Brooker (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Sir Rowland Trenchard (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Vincenzo de Gonzaga (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Hugh Bowyer (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Nap (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Dumont (14) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 15 Oct 1839); Johannes (10) in Mount St. Bernard (16 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); The Admiral (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Colonel Howard (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Mr. Godfrey (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Hendric Hudson (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Caius Ventidius (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Montgomery

Knight of the Crane (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Rice, Thomas D.

Bone Squash (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Jim Crow (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Jim Crow (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Caesar (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839)

Ridgway

villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Roberts

Jerome (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Sangour (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Sanders, John

Robin (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Ploughshare (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Moze (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); servant (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Slipslop Billy (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Guillaume (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Dog-all (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Peg Sliderskew (8) in Fortunes of Smike (9 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Hayband (6) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 14 Dec 1839); Sir Roger Sirloin, afterwards Pantaloon (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Pantaloon (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Abram Mendez (23) in Jack Sheppard (3 Feb 1840 - 29 Feb 1840); Hawker of the Dying Speech--and--Baptist Kettleby (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Abbe de Brantome (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Alexander (7) in Married Rake (2 Dec 1839 - 10 Apr 1840); corporal (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Rusty (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); La Carotte (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Captain Hardy (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Scaley (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Sergeant Drill (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Thompson (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Nicholas Vedder (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); first soldier (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Saville, John F.

Daniel Gautier (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Captain Crosstree (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Spruce Pink (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Lord Flitterly (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Captain Phoebus (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Dick Dabble (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Nicholas Nickleby (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Darrell (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Jenkins (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Henri de Valois (12) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (9 Dec 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Vicomte de Joyeuse (18) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 7 Dec 1839); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); principal characters (1) in Married Bachelor (10 Feb 1840); Mr. Frederick Flighty (7) in Married Rake (2 Dec 1839 - 10 Apr 1840); Captain Evershot (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Mr. Franklin (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Tom King (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Theodore (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Nicholas Nickleby (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Lieutenent Barnstable (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Captain Cyril (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Herman Von Tassel (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Octavius Caesar (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Shaw

first sailor (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Hardgrub (6) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 25 Apr 1840); gipsey (9) in Devil in London (27 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Executioner of Paris (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); executioner (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); blacksmith (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Long Drover of the Borough Market (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Trap (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); robbers (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Mr. Pluck (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); second sergeant (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840)

Simpson

Pugh (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840)

Smith

Cribbings (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Ben (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840)

Stirling, Edward

Abram Mendez (3) in Jack Sheppard (26 Dec 1839 - 28 Dec 1839)

Thomas

Knight of the Lion (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Thompson

Figg (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Knight of the Forest (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Wellington

Mr. Pike (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Wild, George

Hannibal Knobbs (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Caleb Pipkin (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839)

Wilkinson, James P.

Grum (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Dunderhead Twaddle (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Mr. Fearbody (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Pierre Gringoire (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Mr. Squeers (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Humphrey Bobus (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Owen Wood of Wych Street (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Seth Howe (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Moses (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Squeers (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Brom Von Brunt (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Brom Higginbottom (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Fulvius (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Wilson

Belvine (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Langley (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Du Halde (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Sir Melby Hawk (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Dolabella (6) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 25 Apr 1840); Amasis (9) in Serpent of the Nile (27 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Windsor

Knight of the Spur (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Wright, Edward R.

Carmine Corset, Esq. (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Jacob Twig (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Nicholas Ringtail (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Lord Mincington (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Lord Pigeon (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Clopin (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Mr. Mantalini (8) in Fortunes of Smike (9 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Mr. Leamington Spooner (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Shotbolt (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Chicot (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); principal characters (1) in Married Bachelor (10 Feb 1840); Tom Tit (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Nathan Baxter (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Useful (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Dirk Schuyler (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Sammy Suckling (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Newman Noggs (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Lawyer Circuit (1) in Old Commodore (10 Apr 1840); Perseverance Peashell (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839)

Yates, Frederick H.

[The Devil], alias Mr. Hookey Walker (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Mr. Mantalini (5) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 7 Mar 1840); Harry Belasquez, Esq. (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); One-eyed Sam (18) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Abram Mendez (95) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Mr. Gay (18) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Henri de Valois (18) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 7 Dec 1839); Monsieur Mantalini (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mrs. Mendoza (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Hon. Mr. Flummery (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Young

Slimkid (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840)

Actresses

Allison, Miss

Winifred Wood (36) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 7 Dec 1839); Queen Margaret de Valois (18) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 7 Dec 1839); Alice (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Madame Mantalini (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Beauchamp, Miss

Madeline Bray (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840)

Campbell, Miss

Edgeworth Bess (52) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 28 Dec 1839)

Cathie, Miss

Gervais (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Mrs. Vincent Crummles (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Miss Theodosia Titterton (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Clarke, Miss

fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Connor, Miss

villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Cooper, Miss

fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Darling, Miss Caroline

Mrs. Decoy (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Esmeralda (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Winifred Wood (85) in Jack Sheppard (9 Dec 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Queen Margaret de Valois (12) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (9 Dec 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Mrs. Trictrac (7) in Married Rake (2 Dec 1839 - 10 Apr 1840); Cornet Fitzherbert Fitzhenry (7) in Married Rake (2 Dec 1839 - 10 Apr 1840); Mrs. Colonel Fantod (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Cleopatra (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Dawson, Miss

fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Fortescue, Miss Julia H.

Heloise (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Black-Eyed Susan (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Rachel (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Emma (1) in Old Commodore (10 Apr 1840); Katharine Plowden (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Eleanor (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Fosbroke, Mrs.

Beatrice (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Mrs. Carney (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Miss Fussock (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Sister Gudule (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Mrs. Mouldem (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Madame Mantalini (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Mrs. Funnel (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Mrs. Wood (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Deborah (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mrs. Luminary (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Queen Catherine de Medicis (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); Madame Bellegarde (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Madame Tibault (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mrs. Squeers (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mrs. Moral (1) in Old Commodore (10 Apr 1840); Mrs. Godfrey (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Dame Van Winkle (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); The Widow Carella (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

George, Miss

Miss Gentle (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Fleur de Lys (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Mrs. John Brodie (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Bluebell (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Edgeworth Bess (69) in Jack Sheppard (30 Dec 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Sally Snowball (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Caroline (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839)

Gower, Mrs.

Janza Snowball (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); female servant (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Miss Waterhead (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Coucou (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Mrs. Crow (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Miss Squeers (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Mrs. Lambchick (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Sally (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); lady in white (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mrs. Freeman (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Mrs. Baxter (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mrs. Thompson (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Miss Squeers (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Irish woman (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840)

Grove, Miss

Miss Price (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Honner, Miss E.

Mrs. Knobbs (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Junietta Duckellegs (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Mrs. Snaply (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Madame Gondelaurier (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Emily (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Fairy Snowdrop (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Rachel (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Mary (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Genevra (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); Susan Twist (7) in Married Rake (2 Dec 1839 - 10 Apr 1840); Patience Pipkin (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Molly Moonshine (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Cecilia (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Alice (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Dame Higginbottom (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839)

Jenkins, Miss

Goliah (9) in Devil in London (27 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Rose Bud (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Louis (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Johnson, Miss

villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Johnson, Mrs.

Mrs. Motherton (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Mrs. Dobson (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Mrs. Orinoco (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Jones, Miss

Hare Bell (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Keeley, Mrs. Robert

Jocetto (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Mrs. Dolby Lovechild (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Peggy Paragon (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Letty (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Smike (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Betty Nangle (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Jack Sheppard (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Josephine (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Smike (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Becky (36) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Malina (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

La Monde, Miss

fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Lee, Miss

Mrs. Sheppard (81) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Esclairmonde (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Mrs. Flighty (7) in Married Rake (2 Dec 1839 - 10 Apr 1840); Mary Bowyer (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Adolphine de Courcy (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839)

Lee, Miss M.

Emma (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Lady Flitterly (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Kate Nickleby (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Arabella (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); Marie Mallet (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Kate Nickleby (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Frill (4) in Poor Jack (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Mrs. Bower (36) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Gertrude Van Winkle (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839)

Lee, Miss Mary A.

Augustin (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Miss Helena Sweetrose (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Mahiette (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840)

Maile, Miss

ladies (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Cowslip Sugar Plum Red Cap, afterwards Columbine (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Columbine (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Maile, Miss E.

Violet (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Maile, Miss J.

fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Moncrieff, Miss

villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Naylor, Mrs.

Dolly Mayflower (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Mrs. Pilberry (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Betty (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Poll Maggot (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Miss Knagg (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Frill (36) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Becky (4) in Poor Jack (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

O'Neil, Miss

Oudarde (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Mrs. Nickleby (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Mrs. Nickleby (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mrs. Bower (4) in Poor Jack (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Sherer, Miss

villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Thomas, Miss

villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Upsdell, Miss

fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Upsdell, Mrs.

ladies (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839)

Wilson, Miss

fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Singers

Dancers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Abelard and Heloise

(drama) by John B. Buckstone (4 times, 18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Summary Cast:

* Beadle of the Parish, The

(farce) by Unknown (6 times, 4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839)

Summary Cast:

Black-Eyed Susan; or, All In the Downs

(melodrama) by Douglas W. Jerrold (4 times, 6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840)

Summary Cast:

Bone Squash Diablo

(comic opera) by Thomas D. Rice (6 times, 7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

Christening, The

(farce) by John B. Buckstone (6 times, 2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840)

Summary Cast:

Dancing Barber, The

(farce) by Charles Selby (12 times, 28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839)

Summary Cast:

* Devil in London, The; or, Sketches in 1840

(extravaganza, 3 acts) by Richard B. Peake, John B. Buckstone, George H. Rodwell (comp) (15 times, 20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Summary Cast:

Esmeralda; or, The Deformed of Notre Dame

(melodrama, 2 acts) by Edward Fitzball (1 time, 10 Apr 1840)

Summary Cast:

Foreign Prince, The

(extravaganza) by Unknown (6 times, 14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

* Fortunes of Smike, The; or, A Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby

(drama, 2 acts) by Edward Stirling, George H. Rodwell (comp) (13 times, 2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840)

Summary Cast:

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

(farce) by George H. Rodwell (1 time, 10 Feb 1840)

* HB

(farce, 1 act) by Richard B. Peake (26 times, 9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840)

Summary Cast:

* Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop

(pantomime) by Nelson Lee, Jonathan Blewitt (comp) (32 times, 26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Summary Cast:

* Jack Sheppard

(drama, 4 parts) by John B. Buckstone, George H. Rodwell (comp) (121 times, 28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840)

Summary Cast:

Jim Crow in His New Place

(extravaganza) by Thomas P. Taylor (6 times, 21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

Kentuckian, The; or, A Trip to New York

(farce, 2 acts) by William B. Bernard (6 times, 30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

* Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty

(drama) by Edward Stirling, George H. Rodwell (comp), Willman (comp) (30 times, 18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Summary Cast:

Luke the Labourer[; or, The Lost Son]

(drama) by John B. Buckstone (1 time, 10 Feb 1840)

Summary Cast:

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

(farce) by P. P. O'Callaghan (1 time, 10 Feb 1840)

Summary Cast:

Married Rake, The

(farce) by Charles Selby (7 times, 2 Dec 1839 - 10 Apr 1840)

Summary Cast:

May Queen, The; or, Sampson, The Serjeant

(melodrama) by John B. Buckstone (6 times, 11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839)

Summary Cast:

Monsieur Mallet; or, My Daughter's Letter

(farce, 1 act) by William T. Moncrieff (8 times, 14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

Monsieur Morbleu

(farce) by Unknown (6 times, 30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

* Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble

(melodrama, 4 parts) by William T. Moncrieff (24 times, 30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

Nelson; or, The Life of a Sailor

(melodrama) by Edward Fitzball (6 times, 30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840)

Summary Cast:

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

(melodrama, 2 acts) by Edward Stirling (6 times, 21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

Old Commodore, The; or, Living Portraits

(comedietta) by Unknown (1 time, 10 Apr 1840)

Summary Cast:

Pilot, The; or, A Tale of the Sea

(melodrama) by Edward Fitzball (6 times, 23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840)

Summary Cast:

* Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor

(drama, 4 parts) by John B. Buckstone, George H. Rodwell (comp) (40 times, 3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Summary Cast:

Rip Van Winkle[; or, The Helmsman of the Spirit Crew]

(melodrama, 2 acts) by William B. Bernard (10 times, 7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

* Serpent of the Nile, The; or, The Battle of Actium

(melodrama, 2 acts) by Edward Stirling, George H. Rodwell (comp), Harvey (chor) (15 times, 20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Summary Cast:

Genre

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