THE LONDON STAGE 1800-1900

Joseph Donohue and James Ellis, General Editors

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THEATRE ROYAL, NEW ADELPHI

(formerly THE SANS PAREIL THEATRE)

1806-1900

Seasonal Summary for 1860-1861

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, New Adelphi. Doors open 6:30 (6:10 after 4 Feb), curtain 7:00.

Ticket prices: private boxes (for 12) 4 guineas, private boxes (for 6) 2 guineas, family boxes (for 4) 1 pound, orchestra stalls 5/-, balcony dress circle stalls 4/-, first circle stalls 3/-, pit stalls 2/-, pit 1/6d, amphitheatre stalls 1/-, gallery 6d.

Seasonal Dates

10 September 1860 - 4 September 1861

304 performances: 304 evening

Benefit (3): William Smith, acting manager (21 Aug 1861)
John L. Toole (28 Aug 1861)
John W. Anson (treasurer) (4 Sep 1861)
Dark (5): Christmas (25 Dec 1860)
Ash Wednesday (13 Feb 1861)
Death of the Duchess of Kent (16 Mar 1861)
Funeral of the Duchess of Kent (25 Mar 1861)
Good Friday (29 Mar 1861)
Non-religious (4): Passion Week entertainment by Pell's Ethiopians (26 Mar 1861, 27 Mar 1861, 28 Mar 1861, 30 Mar 1861)

The Season

The season could be called Dion Boucicault's success story at the Adelphi Theatre. He had returned from America, and the season opened with considerable eclat with his latest play, The Colleen Bawn, already a success in New York. He and Agnes Robertson (his wife) performed major roles. The play is noteworthy for several reasons. First, that nearly all of the fifteen characters spoke in an Irish accent--no small demand on the performers--and on the audience. Opinions on this were mixed. The Times (11 September) seemed to think that this went too far. "In future representations it might be as well to limit the necessity of speaking with an Irish brogue to those personages who stand as types of Irish character." The Athenaeum (15 September) was, however, untroubled by this:

It is not possible that all the speakers could have been accentually correct, but the ensemble was well maintained, and though the effect was certainly felt to be odd for the first few scenes, the sensation gradually wore off, and the mind willingly surrendered itself to the normal condition of the dialogue.

This is no doubt fair comment as the play was well supported from the first night throughout its record long run--231 performances. There was a strong cast including C. H. Stephenson, new from Dublin, Edmund Falconer, Miss Woolgar, and Mr. and Mrs. Billington, all of whom received praise from the Theatrical Journal (19 September). The popularity of the play is attested by the same critic, who wrote on 19 December:

Of the Adelphi we would fain say more, but really the difficulty of finding a place beneath the roof of this most popular theatre has been, and is so great, that we must dismiss our review of it by saying that greater success never attended any theatre since the production of The Colleen Bawn or, what is still better, we hear that it well merits the patronage which has been bestowed upon it.

Thus the success of the season both for the management and for Dion Boucicault's play was assured. His talent as an actor was already well-known.

The production was also of considerable significance for writers for the theatre. Boucicault pioneered a royalty system by making a "novel proposal" to Webster, the manager, for The Colleen Bawn. "Instead of asking for a lump sum, he suggested sharing terms--and found himself eventually richer by 10,000 pounds. . . . The practice did not become universal until the 1880s" (History of English Drama, 5: 69).

The scenery was spectacular. The Observer (16 September) described "the well-painted set and the lake on the stage in which the body of a young girl was seen." Some of the action was no less spectacular. The second act was "brought to a triumphant close when Dion Boucicault took a header into the water" to rescue her. As Boucicault was an actor of exceptional vigor, he, no doubt, included this in the piece to show off his prowess. The Times referred to his "famous header."

On the same bill was a short farce, She Would be an Actress, probably by Boucicault and evidently written for Agnes Robertson, as she played several roles. At least two critics considered it worthy of comment, acknowledging her talents, though the performance, following The Colleen Bawn, was evidently very demanding. The Times made the point that the Irish jig concluding the piece "would have been encored, had she been less fatigued."

The post-Christmas play was Bluebeard from a New Point of Hue, which did not interrupt the run of The Colleen Bawn; both appeared on the bills until Holy Week. Bluebeard proved to be popular. "The principal characters are well-sustained," wrote the Morning Post (26 December) and the Times (27 December) made a special mention of J. L. Toole who, as Abomelique, alias Bluebeard, "was the life and soul of the representation." The Theatrical Journal lavished praise on the scenery; "peculiarly brilliant and appropriate;" on the music; and on "the processions, dances and groupings arranged by Mr. W. Smith." Some of the humor was topical. A punning rhyme beginning, "This is the very coinage of the brain," alluded to the new penny pieces of 1860.

Even more topical was a new farce, The Census, described as an "apropos sketch," given as an afterpiece from 15 April 1861, and running for sixty-five performances. The 1861 census was the first in Great Britain to list people by name. The Observer (21 April), describing the farce as "a diverting squib," wrote that although "based on the slightest possible material" it was "so ingenuously contrived, and so ludicrously demonstrative of the perplexities which, by an extravagant supposition, might arise out of the late Government measure for 'numbering the people' as to keep the audience in a perfect roar of laughter throughout the whole of the short twenty minutes it takes to enact."

The Colleen Bawn was withdrawn after Easter while Boucicault was on tour in Ireland. Its place was taken by Magloire, the Prestigiator, an adaptation of a French play. Webster gave a talented performance in the title role; the play, however, was inordinately long, with a preface which "however excellent as a dramatic sketch in itself, is wholly unnecessary" (Observer, 7 April).

The run of The Colleen Bawn recommenced at the end of April and continued until the end of the second week in July, when Boucicault left for Paris. It was replaced by a revival of The Dead Heart, described by the Morning Post (2 July) as "the impressive play . . . with Mr. B. Webster in his great character of Robert Landry."

Two new short pieces, Mr. Gorilla and The Pretty Horsebreaker, were added to the repertoire.

Various plays were given for the three benefit nights, for William Smith, acting manager; J. L. Toole, the popular comedian; and John W. Anson, the treasurer. Toole's benefit was reviewed in the Morning Post (29 August). Despite the warm weather, "the house was full to overflowing." Webster may well have been an added attraction for the evening, appearing in the main character in his own "petite drama," One Touch of Nature. "The entertainment passed off with eclat and Mr. Toole experienced a very hearty reception." Anson took the last benefit of 4 September, which brought the season to a close--a very successful one for the manager, the Boucicaults, J. L. Toole and other performers.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Addison, Henry R. Mr. Gorilla (1 Jul 1861)
Bayly, Thomas H. Perfection (21 Aug 1861)
Bernard, William B. Woman Hater, The (21 Aug 1861)
Boucicault, Dion L. Colleen Bawn, The (10 Sep 1860)
She Would Be an Actress (10 Sep 1860)
Brough, William Census, The (15 Apr 1861)
Dinorah Under Difficulties (5 Nov 1860)
Pretty Horsebreaker, The (15 Jul 1861)
Buckstone, John B. Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story, The (21 Aug 1861)
Wreck Ashore, The (4 Sep 1861)
Burnand, Francis C. Turkish Bath, The (29 Apr 1861)
Byron, Henry J. Blue Beard from a New Point of Hue (26 Dec 1860)
Fisher, David Music Hath Charms (10 Sep 1860)
Gayler, Charles Our Female American Cousin! (1 Apr 1861)
Halliday, Andrew Census, The (15 Apr 1861)
Pretty Horsebreaker, The (15 Jul 1861)
Johnson, Samuel D. Our Gal (4 Apr 1861)
Lee Jr., Nelson Midnight Spectre, The (28 Aug 1861)
Lemon, Mark Domestic Economy (28 Aug 1861)
Moore, F. That Blessed Baby (6 Dec 1860)
Parry, Thomas Hop Pickers, The (28 Aug 1861)
Phillips, Watts Dead Heart, The (15 Jul 1861)
Planche, James R. Loan of a Lover, The (17 Sep 1860)
Reade, Charles Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861)
Robertson, Thomas W. Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861)
Selby, Charles Rifle Brigade, The (24 Sep 1860)
Taylor, Tom Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861)
Unknown Fool of the Family, The (15 Apr 1861)
Webster, Benjamin N. One Touch of Nature (28 Aug 1861)
Williams, Montagu Turkish Bath, The (29 Apr 1861)
Williams, Thomas J. Ici On Parle Francais (5 Nov 1860)
Ugly Customer, An (6 Dec 1860)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Baker, Thomas Colleen Bawn, The (10 Sep 1860)
Fitzwilliam, Edward F. Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story, The (21 Aug 1861)
Hall, Charles Blue Beard from a New Point of Hue (26 Dec 1860)
Dead Heart, The (15 Jul 1861)
Mellon, Alfred Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story, The (21 Aug 1861)
Hop Pickers, The (28 Aug 1861)

Choreographers

Smith, C. J. Dead Heart, The (15 Jul 1861)
Smith, William Dead Heart, The (15 Jul 1861)

Actors

Aldridge

Crusher 27 Z (69) in Census (15 Apr 1861 - 12 Jul 1861); Ferbras (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Serjeant Tom Brown (6) in Domestic Economy (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Leybourne (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Robert (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Gules (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Thomas (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Baily

gypsies (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861)

Bedford, Paul J.

Shacabac (74) in Blue Beard from a New Point of Hue (26 Dec 1860 - 23 Mar 1861); Reboul (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Mr. Growler (6) in Dinorah Under Difficulties (5 Nov 1860 - 10 Nov 1860); Hoel (6) in Dinorah Under Difficulties (5 Nov 1860 - 10 Nov 1860); the Kinchin (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Zebulon Brighton (12) in Fool of the Family (15 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Thomas Tray (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Quin (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); Gemma (7) in Midnight Spectre (28 Aug 1861 - 4 Sep 1861); Paul Grandy (17) in Mr. Gorilla (1 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Major Lollipop (31) in Pretty Horsebreaker (15 Jul 1861 - 23 Aug 1861); Mr. Shortomags (6) in She Would Be an Actress (10 Sep 1860 - 15 Sep 1860); Bill Spriggs, alias Dost Ali Khan Badoura (63) in Turkish Bath (29 Apr 1861 - 13 Jul 1861); Marmaduke Magog (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Billington, John

Hardress Cregan (230) in Colleen Bawn (10 Sep 1860 - 13 Jul 1861); Count St. Valerie (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Arthur St. Valerie (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Alfred (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Herbert Raynham (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Victor Dubois (15) in Ici On Parle Francais (5 Nov 1860 - 5 Dec 1860); Captain Amersfort (6) in Loan of a Lover (17 Sep 1860 - 22 Sep 1860); Count D'Arcy, aged 23 (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Count D'Arcy (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Mr. Ernest Vane (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); Horatio Montague (17) in Mr. Gorilla (1 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Mr. Beaumont Fletcher (4) in One Touch of Nature (28 Aug 1861 - 31 Aug 1861); Gerald Appleby (3) in Our Female American Cousin! (1 Apr 1861 - 3 Apr 1861); Mr. Frank Finicle (16) in That Blessed Baby (6 Dec 1860 - 24 Dec 1860); Frederick (1) in Woman Hater (21 Aug 1861); Miles Bertram (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Boucicault, Dion L.

Myles-na-Coppaleen (231) in Colleen Bawn (10 Sep 1860 - 13 Jul 1861)

Butler

Hiram Taylor (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Conran

Berlitz (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861)

Cox

Thong (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Joinearie (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861)

Eburne, William H.

Mr. Albert Pumps (69) in Census (15 Apr 1861 - 12 Jul 1861); Michel (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Sharp (6) in Dinorah Under Difficulties (5 Nov 1860 - 10 Nov 1860); Gilbert (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Augustus Gumpton (12) in Fool of the Family (15 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Joey Groats (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Albert de Viellecourt (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Mr. Soaper (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); Ferdinand Bianchi (7) in Midnight Spectre (28 Aug 1861 - 4 Sep 1861); Mr. Belgrave (4) in One Touch of Nature (28 Aug 1861 - 31 Aug 1861); Mr. Fitzclarence Fitzherbert (3) in Our Female American Cousin! (1 Apr 1861 - 3 Apr 1861); Edward Mason (9) in Our Gal (4 Apr 1861 - 13 Apr 1861); Adolphus Fitzmortimer (63) in Turkish Bath (29 Apr 1861 - 13 Jul 1861); Bernard (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861); Walter (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Falconer, Edmund

Danny Man (231) in Colleen Bawn (10 Sep 1860 - 13 Jul 1861)

Fisher, David

Kyrle Daly (231) in Colleen Bawn (10 Sep 1860 - 13 Jul 1861); Abbe Latour (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Maurice Gaveling (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Jules Lanieres (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Sir Charles Pomander (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); Mr. Poppleton Pertinax (61) in Music Hath Charms (10 Sep 1860 - 20 Jul 1861); Charles Paragon (1) in Perfection (21 Aug 1861); Mr. Doddleton (57) in Rifle Brigade (24 Sep 1860 - 5 Dec 1860)

Fraser, H.

Hardress Cregan (1) in Colleen Bawn (17 Jan 1861)

Harris

Jean (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); villagers (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Avory (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Haynes

gypsies (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861)

Henry

the Nimmer (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861)

Howard

servant (231) in Colleen Bawn (10 Sep 1860 - 13 Jul 1861); Martinet (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Mr. Cipher (6) in Dinorah Under Difficulties (5 Nov 1860 - 10 Nov 1860); hunter (6) in Dinorah Under Difficulties (5 Nov 1860 - 10 Nov 1860); Linton (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Chaser (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Gaspard (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Hunsdon (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); ghost (2) in Midnight Spectre (2 Sep 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); M. Rabinel (61) in Music Hath Charms (10 Sep 1860 - 20 Jul 1861); Sir Charles Gordon (3) in Our Female American Cousin! (1 Apr 1861 - 3 Apr 1861); policeman (17) in That Blessed Baby (6 Dec 1860 - 17 Jan 1861); Grip (63) in Turkish Bath (29 Apr 1861 - 13 Jul 1861); servant (1) in Woman Hater (21 Aug 1861)

James

villagers (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861)

Johnstone, B.

Mr. O'More (1) in Colleen Bawn (17 Jan 1861)

Jones

Fouchez (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); headborough (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861)

Le Barr

Mayfield (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Curb (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); call boy (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); gardener (17) in Mr. Gorilla (1 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Sam (9) in Our Gal (4 Apr 1861 - 13 Apr 1861); Tom (57) in Turkish Bath (6 May 1861 - 13 Jul 1861)

Lupino, Master

Pompey (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861)

Manley

Barbelot (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Morris

Harry (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Page

Baptiste Duval (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); beadle (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Francois (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); servant (17) in Mr. Gorilla (1 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); servant (3) in Our Female American Cousin! (1 Apr 1861 - 3 Apr 1861); waiter (9) in Our Gal (4 Apr 1861 - 13 Apr 1861); footman (31) in Pretty Horsebreaker (15 Jul 1861 - 23 Aug 1861)

Parkins

gypsies (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861)

Phillips, R.

ghost (5) in Midnight Spectre (28 Aug 1861 - 4 Sep 1861)

Powell

lieutenant of pressgang (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Poynter

villagers (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861)

Romer, Robert

Taturs (69) in Census (15 Apr 1861 - 12 Jul 1861); Mr. O'More (230) in Colleen Bawn (10 Sep 1860 - 13 Jul 1861); Keralio (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Chowker (6) in Dinorah Under Difficulties (5 Nov 1860 - 10 Nov 1860); Pharos (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Mr. Enmore (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Swyzel (6) in Loan of a Lover (17 Sep 1860 - 22 Sep 1860); Petro (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); James Burdock (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); Baron di Spartivento (7) in Midnight Spectre (28 Aug 1861 - 4 Sep 1861); Capt. Bremont (61) in Music Hath Charms (10 Sep 1860 - 20 Jul 1861); Mr. Winterblossom (9) in Our Gal (4 Apr 1861 - 13 Apr 1861); Mr. Crosschex (6) in She Would Be an Actress (10 Sep 1860 - 15 Sep 1860); Josiah Ponder (63) in Turkish Bath (29 Apr 1861 - 13 Jul 1861); Gaffer Fallowfield (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Selby, Charles

General Raynham (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Major Regulus Rattan (15) in Ici On Parle Francais (5 Nov 1860 - 5 Dec 1860); Mr. Peter Neff (3) in Our Female American Cousin! (1 Apr 1861 - 3 Apr 1861); Sir Laurence Paragon (1) in Perfection (21 Aug 1861); Captain Nugent (57) in Rifle Brigade (24 Sep 1860 - 5 Dec 1860); Mr. Coriolanus Snapdragon (95) in Ugly Customer (6 Dec 1860 - 13 Apr 1861)

Smith, C. J.

Ibrahim (74) in Blue Beard from a New Point of Hue (26 Dec 1860 - 23 Mar 1861); G. Woa (69) in Census (15 Apr 1861 - 12 Jul 1861); Mr. Corrigan (231) in Colleen Bawn (10 Sep 1860 - 13 Jul 1861); Jocrisse (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Snuffles (6) in Dinorah Under Difficulties (5 Nov 1860 - 10 Nov 1860); Captain Hugh Lavrock (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Mr. Sanders (12) in Fool of the Family (15 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Charles James (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Delve (6) in Loan of a Lover (17 Sep 1860 - 22 Sep 1860); Gervais (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Colley Cibber (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); Beppo Dirkista (7) in Midnight Spectre (28 Aug 1861 - 4 Sep 1861); Jones (4) in One Touch of Nature (28 Aug 1861 - 31 Aug 1861); Stork (1) in Woman Hater (21 Aug 1861); Blackadder (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Smith, William

Peter Spyk (6) in Loan of a Lover (17 Sep 1860 - 22 Sep 1860); Sam (1) in Perfection (21 Aug 1861); Peter Simple (57) in Rifle Brigade (24 Sep 1860 - 5 Dec 1860); Mr. Dignum Growl (6) in She Would Be an Actress (10 Sep 1860 - 15 Sep 1860); Jemmy Starling (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Stephenson, Charles H.

Father Tom (231) in Colleen Bawn (10 Sep 1860 - 13 Jul 1861)

Stuart

Jacques Legrand (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Ishmael or the wolf (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Brian Callum (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Doctor Roland (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Mr. Snarl (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); Sir William Appleby (3) in Our Female American Cousin! (1 Apr 1861 - 3 Apr 1861); Grampus (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Thomas

villagers (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861)

Thompson

gypsies (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Culverdine (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Toole, John L.

Abomelique (74) in Blue Beard from a New Point of Hue (26 Dec 1860 - 23 Mar 1861); Mr. Peter Familias (69) in Census (15 Apr 1861 - 12 Jul 1861); Toupet (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Mr. Topsawyer (6) in Dinorah Under Difficulties (5 Nov 1860 - 10 Nov 1860); John Grumly (6) in Domestic Economy (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Cheap John (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Restless Wriggle (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Mr. Spriggins (15) in Ici On Parle Francais (5 Nov 1860 - 5 Dec 1860); Riggleboch (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Count Ristolaco (7) in Midnight Spectre (28 Aug 1861 - 4 Sep 1861); Mr. Pipkins (17) in Mr. Gorilla (1 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Mr. Upton Spout (31) in Pretty Horsebreaker (15 Jul 1861 - 23 Aug 1861); John Thomas (17) in That Blessed Baby (6 Dec 1860 - 17 Jan 1861); Tom Griggs (63) in Turkish Bath (29 Apr 1861 - 13 Jul 1861); Mr. Simon Coobiddy (95) in Ugly Customer (6 Dec 1860 - 13 Apr 1861)

Warde, J. G.

Hyland Creagh (231) in Colleen Bawn (10 Sep 1860 - 13 Jul 1861); Arthur Meriden (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Beauville (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Colander (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); M. Beauval (61) in Music Hath Charms (10 Sep 1860 - 20 Jul 1861); Captain Granville (3) in Our Female American Cousin! (1 Apr 1861 - 3 Apr 1861); Henry Seymour (9) in Our Gal (4 Apr 1861 - 13 Apr 1861); Mr. Frank Finicle (1) in That Blessed Baby (17 Jan 1861); Mr. Arthur Weston (95) in Ugly Customer (6 Dec 1860 - 13 Apr 1861); William (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Webster, Benjamin N.

Robert Landry (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Magloire (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Triplet (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); Mr. William Penn Holder (4) in One Touch of Nature (28 Aug 1861 - 31 Aug 1861); Baron Ravenspurg (1) in Woman Hater (21 Aug 1861)

White

gypsies (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861)

Actresses

Aldridge, Miss

Kathleen Creagh (83) in Colleen Bawn (4 Mar 1861 - 13 Jul 1861); Sally (6) in Domestic Economy (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Abigail (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); hop-pickers, dancers (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); lady's maid (31) in Pretty Horsebreaker (15 Jul 1861 - 23 Aug 1861); Lucy (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Bennett, Miss

bridesmaids (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); hop-pickers, dancers (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Clementina (31) in Pretty Horsebreaker (15 Jul 1861 - 23 Aug 1861)

Billington, Mrs. John

Mrs. Cregan (230) in Colleen Bawn (10 Sep 1860 - 13 Jul 1861); Cynthia (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Julia (15) in Ici On Parle Francais (5 Nov 1860 - 5 Dec 1860); Mlle. Ernestine (6) in Loan of a Lover (17 Sep 1860 - 22 Sep 1860); Theresa, Countess D'Arcy, aged 17 (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Countess D'Arcy (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Kitty Clive (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); Lady Blanche (3) in Our Female American Cousin! (1 Apr 1861 - 3 Apr 1861); Mrs. Doddleton (48) in Rifle Brigade (24 Sep 1860 - 24 Nov 1860); Alice (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Birch, Miss

hop-pickers, dancers (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861)

Chatterley, Mrs.

Mrs. Perkysites (69) in Census (15 Apr 1861 - 12 Jul 1861); Lady Appleby (3) in Our Female American Cousin! (1 Apr 1861 - 3 Apr 1861); Lady Creamly Stilton (31) in Pretty Horsebreaker (15 Jul 1861 - 23 Aug 1861); Mrs. Levir (17) in That Blessed Baby (6 Dec 1860 - 17 Jan 1861)

Chatterley, Mrs. William S.

Sheelah (231) in Colleen Bawn (10 Sep 1860 - 13 Jul 1861); Mrs. Spriggins (15) in Ici On Parle Francais (5 Nov 1860 - 5 Dec 1860); Mrs. Crosschex (6) in She Would Be an Actress (10 Sep 1860 - 15 Sep 1860)

Clayton, Miss

bridesmaids (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861)

Craddock, Miss

Lysimachus (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861)

Daly, Miss Julia

Betty Sanders (12) in Fool of the Family (15 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Pamelia (3) in Our Female American Cousin! (1 Apr 1861 - 3 Apr 1861); Caroline Morton (9) in Our Gal (4 Apr 1861 - 13 Apr 1861)

Dowton, Mrs.

Mrs. Cregan (1) in Colleen Bawn (17 Jan 1861)

Foote, Miss

Sadi (74) in Blue Beard from a New Point of Hue (26 Dec 1860 - 23 Mar 1861); Darcie Blemerhand (231) in Colleen Bawn (10 Sep 1860 - 13 Jul 1861); Miss Nix (6) in Dinorah Under Difficulties (5 Nov 1860 - 10 Nov 1860); a reaper (6) in Dinorah Under Difficulties (5 Nov 1860 - 10 Nov 1860); Nancy (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Syrena (31) in Pretty Horsebreaker (15 Jul 1861 - 23 Aug 1861)

Granville, Mrs.

maid (9) in Our Gal (4 Apr 1861 - 13 Apr 1861)

Hamilton, Miss

Roxalona (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861)

Harrington, Miss

hop-pickers, dancers (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861)

Harris, Miss

Elspy (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861)

Hayman, Miss

Abdalla (57) in Blue Beard from a New Point of Hue (26 Dec 1860 - 2 Mar 1861); Kathleen Creagh (148) in Colleen Bawn (10 Sep 1860 - 2 Mar 1861); Peggy Brown (6) in Domestic Economy (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); bridesmaids (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); hop-pickers, dancers (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Victoire (61) in Music Hath Charms (10 Sep 1860 - 20 Jul 1861); Georgina (31) in Pretty Horsebreaker (15 Jul 1861 - 23 Aug 1861)

Isaacs, Miss Rebecca

Kate O'Brien (1) in Perfection (21 Aug 1861)

Jones, Miss

child (1) in Woman Hater (21 Aug 1861)

Kelly, Miss Kate

Sister Anne (74) in Blue Beard from a New Point of Hue (26 Dec 1860 - 23 Mar 1861); Jenny Mobcap (69) in Census (15 Apr 1861 - 12 Jul 1861); Cerisette (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Miss Creechy (6) in Dinorah Under Difficulties (5 Nov 1860 - 10 Nov 1860); Corentino (6) in Dinorah Under Difficulties (5 Nov 1860 - 10 Nov 1860); Mrs. Grumly (6) in Domestic Economy (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Starlight Bess (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Letty Little (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Anna Maria (15) in Ici On Parle Francais (5 Nov 1860 - 5 Dec 1860); Marie (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Pinny (17) in Mr. Gorilla (1 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Madame de la Roche (55) in Music Hath Charms (10 Sep 1860 - 20 Jul 1861); Clara Appleby (3) in Our Female American Cousin! (1 Apr 1861 - 3 Apr 1861); Susan (1) in Perfection (21 Aug 1861); Cherubina (31) in Pretty Horsebreaker (15 Jul 1861 - 23 Aug 1861); Perker (51) in Rifle Brigade (24 Sep 1860 - 5 Dec 1860); Mary Jane (17) in That Blessed Baby (6 Dec 1860 - 17 Jan 1861); Mary (95) in Ugly Customer (6 Dec 1860 - 13 Apr 1861)

Laidlaw, Miss

Beda (74) in Blue Beard from a New Point of Hue (26 Dec 1860 - 23 Mar 1861); Rose (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Mrs. Shackles (6) in Domestic Economy (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Lady Agnes (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Lucretia Sanders (12) in Fool of the Family (15 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Crotchet (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Angelina (15) in Ici On Parle Francais (5 Nov 1860 - 5 Dec 1860); Lucille (61) in Music Hath Charms (10 Sep 1860 - 20 Jul 1861); Emily Appleby (3) in Our Female American Cousin! (1 Apr 1861 - 3 Apr 1861); Seraphina (31) in Pretty Horsebreaker (15 Jul 1861 - 23 Aug 1861); Mrs. Doddleton (9) in Rifle Brigade (26 Nov 1860 - 5 Dec 1860); Perker (6) in Rifle Brigade (29 Oct 1860 - 3 Nov 1860); Miss Cerula Potts (6) in She Would Be an Actress (10 Sep 1860 - 15 Sep 1860); Flora Fisher (17) in That Blessed Baby (6 Dec 1860 - 17 Jan 1861); Miss Amelia Tippet (63) in Turkish Bath (29 Apr 1861 - 13 Jul 1861)

Lee, Miss

bridesmaids (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861)

Mellon, Mrs. Alfred

Fatima (74) in Blue Beard from a New Point of Hue (26 Dec 1860 - 23 Mar 1861); Anne Chute (231) in Colleen Bawn (10 Sep 1860 - 13 Jul 1861); Catherine Duval (37) in Dead Heart (15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Lemuel (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Vivian (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Peg Woffington (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); Bella Sunnyside (31) in Pretty Horsebreaker (15 Jul 1861 - 23 Aug 1861); Mrs. Major Masterman (57) in Rifle Brigade (24 Sep 1860 - 5 Dec 1860); Bella (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Mitchenson, Miss

Clare (6) in Domestic Economy (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); bridesmaids (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861)

Morris, Miss

Abdalla (17) in Blue Beard from a New Point of Hue (4 Mar 1861 - 23 Mar 1861); Winifred (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); maid (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); housemaid (17) in Mr. Gorilla (1 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861)

Robertson, Miss Agnes K.

Eily O'Connor (231) in Colleen Bawn (10 Sep 1860 - 13 Jul 1861); Maria (6) in She Would Be an Actress (10 Sep 1860 - 15 Sep 1860); Sally Bacon (6) in She Would Be an Actress (10 Sep 1860 - 15 Sep 1860); Hans (6) in She Would Be an Actress (10 Sep 1860 - 15 Sep 1860); Corney Blake (6) in She Would Be an Actress (10 Sep 1860 - 15 Sep 1860)

Simms, Miss Henrietta

Hester Leyton (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Cecile (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Mrs. Vane (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); Miss Constance Belmour (4) in One Touch of Nature (28 Aug 1861 - 31 Aug 1861); Leila Blumenthal (1) in Woman Hater (21 Aug 1861)

Stoker, Miss

Joe (6) in Dinorah Under Difficulties (5 Nov 1860 - 10 Nov 1860); Joey (6) in Domestic Economy (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Reuben (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); hop-pickers, dancers (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Penn (3) in Our Female American Cousin! (1 Apr 1861 - 3 Apr 1861); Concertina (31) in Pretty Horsebreaker (15 Jul 1861 - 23 Aug 1861); Tom (6) in Turkish Bath (29 Apr 1861 - 4 May 1861)

Stoker, Mrs.

Mrs. Knagley (6) in Domestic Economy (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Hagar (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); Madame Gules (24) in Magloire the Prestigiator (1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861); Mrs. Triplet (1) in Masks and Faces (4 Sep 1861); Lady Mixington (3) in Our Female American Cousin! (1 Apr 1861 - 3 Apr 1861); Mrs. Winterblossom (9) in Our Gal (4 Apr 1861 - 13 Apr 1861); Dame Bernard (1) in Wreck Ashore (4 Sep 1861)

Thorne, Miss Emily

Selim (74) in Blue Beard from a New Point of Hue (26 Dec 1860 - 23 Mar 1861); Miss Rose Magenta (69) in Census (15 Apr 1861 - 12 Jul 1861); Florence Raynham (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Gertrude (6) in Loan of a Lover (17 Sep 1860 - 22 Sep 1860); Marion Merton (17) in Mr. Gorilla (1 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861); Madame de la Roche (6) in Music Hath Charms (29 Oct 1860 - 3 Nov 1860); Angelina (31) in Pretty Horsebreaker (15 Jul 1861 - 23 Aug 1861); Sophia Coobiddy (95) in Ugly Customer (6 Dec 1860 - 13 Apr 1861)

Wright, Miss

bridesmaids (1) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (21 Aug 1861); hop-pickers, dancers (6) in Hop Pickers (28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861); Anne (1) in Woman Hater (21 Aug 1861)

Singers

Dancers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

* Blue Beard from a New Point of Hue

(extravaganza, 6 scenes) by Henry J. Byron, Charles Hall (comp) (74 times, 26 Dec 1860 - 23 Mar 1861)

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* Census, The

(farce) by William Brough, Andrew Halliday (69 times, 15 Apr 1861 - 12 Jul 1861)

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Colleen Bawn, The; or, The Brides of Garryowen

(drama, 3 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault, Thomas Baker (comp) (231 times, 10 Sep 1860 - 13 Jul 1861)

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Dead Heart, The

(drama, prol, 3 acts) by Watts Phillips, William Smith (chor), C. J. Smith (chor), Charles Hall (comp) (37 times, 15 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861)

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Dinorah Under Difficulties

(extravaganza) by William Brough (6 times, 5 Nov 1860 - 10 Nov 1860)

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Domestic Economy

(farce) by Mark Lemon (6 times, 28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861)

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Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story, The

(musical drama) by John B. Buckstone, Edward F. Fitzwilliam (comp), Alfred Mellon (comp) (1 time, 21 Aug 1861)

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Fool of the Family, The

(farce) by Unknown (12 times, 15 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861)

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Hop Pickers, The

(drama, 3 acts) by Thomas Parry, Alfred Mellon (comp) (6 times, 28 Aug 1861 - 3 Sep 1861)

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Ici On Parle Francais

(farce) by Thomas J. Williams (15 times, 5 Nov 1860 - 5 Dec 1860)

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Loan of a Lover, The

(comedietta) by James R. Planche (6 times, 17 Sep 1860 - 22 Sep 1860)

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* Magloire the Prestigiator

(drama, prol, 3 acts) by Thomas W. Robertson (24 times, 1 Apr 1861 - 27 Apr 1861)

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Masks and Faces[; or, Before and Behind the Curtain]

(comedy) by Tom Taylor, Charles Reade (1 time, 4 Sep 1861)

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Midnight Spectre, The; or, The Fatal Secret

(burlesque) by Nelson Lee Jr. (7 times, 28 Aug 1861 - 4 Sep 1861)

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* Mr. Gorilla

(farce) by Henry R. Addison (17 times, 1 Jul 1861 - 27 Aug 1861)

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Music Hath Charms

(farce) by David Fisher (61 times, 10 Sep 1860 - 20 Jul 1861)

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One Touch of Nature

(drama) by Benjamin N. Webster (4 times, 28 Aug 1861 - 31 Aug 1861)

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Our Female American Cousin!

(comedy, 2 acts) by Charles Gayler (3 times, 1 Apr 1861 - 3 Apr 1861)

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Our Gal

(farce) by Samuel D. Johnson (9 times, 4 Apr 1861 - 13 Apr 1861)

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Perfection; or, The Lady of Munster

(farce) by Thomas H. Bayly (1 time, 21 Aug 1861)

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* Pretty Horsebreaker, The

(farce) by William Brough, Andrew Halliday (31 times, 15 Jul 1861 - 23 Aug 1861)

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Rifle Brigade, The

(farce) by Charles Selby (57 times, 24 Sep 1860 - 5 Dec 1860)

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She Would Be an Actress

(extravaganza, 1 act) by Dion L. Boucicault (6 times, 10 Sep 1860 - 15 Sep 1860)

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That Blessed Baby

(farce) by F. Moore (17 times, 6 Dec 1860 - 17 Jan 1861)

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* Turkish Bath, The

(farce) by Francis C. Burnand, Montagu Williams (63 times, 29 Apr 1861 - 13 Jul 1861)

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* Ugly Customer, An

(farce) by Thomas J. Williams (95 times, 6 Dec 1860 - 13 Apr 1861)

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Woman Hater, The

(comedy) by William B. Bernard (1 time, 21 Aug 1861)

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Wreck Ashore, The[; or, A Bridegroom from the Sea]

(burletta, 2 acts) by John B. Buckstone (1 time, 4 Sep 1861)

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Genre

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End Of 1860-1861 Season

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