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 1863-1864

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, 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

1 October 1863 - 24 September 1864

306 performances: 306 evening

Benefit (4): John W. Anson (24 Mar 1864)
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred S. Wigan (9 Jul 1864)
John L. Toole (14 Sep 1864)
Benjamin N. Webster (24 Sep 1864)
Commemoration (1): Shakespeare Tercentenary (23 Apr 1864)
Dark (3): Christmas (25 Dec 1863)
Ash Wednesday (10 Feb 1864)
Good Friday (25 Mar 1864)

The Season

The opening play, Leah, was the oustanding success of the season. Both the play and the actress, Miss Kate Bateman, in the title role had already had tremendous success in America. The play was an adaptation of a German piece, Deborah, by Joseph Mosenthal, of which an Italian version had been brought out at Her Majesty's Theatre with Madame Ristori as the principal character. The American adaptation added some "melodramatic incident" by including a murder. Kate Bateman was the elder of two sisters who had appeared as children "some ten or twelve years earlier" (Athenaeum, 10 October). The Times was enthusiastic. "Miss Bateman made a most triumphant debut last night. . . . [There was] an unusually large audience. For some time to come she will probably remain the centre of theatrical interest in the capital" (2 October). The reviewer described the piece as a "drama with a purpose" which seemed to intend "to vindicate the Hebrew race." Nevertheless, the part was not an easy one since the character was not attractive; unfortunate, yes, therefore exciting pity, but vindictive and "the sport of violent passions," cursing the man she had once loved. Later in the play, the actress had to portray a change of heart, not merely by being forgiving, but by trying to compensate for her earlier conduct. The Athenaeum noted that commonly, early precocity on the stage did not continue into adult life. In this respect, of course, Miss Bateman was an exception: "She has suffered, however, from too early practice. Her voice, strained in infancy beyond its natural pitch, has acquired and settled into a stage-monotone, which, although it may sufficiently mark the sense of the dialogue, deprives it of music, flexibility and feeling." Some similar thought was present in the Times review (22 October), which after again complimenting her performance, made some comment about her "American tonics," but added: "It should be the privilege of genius to demand that inharmonious minutiae shall be practically ignored when a great comprehensive design is grandly executed." The Observer (4 October) gives some idea of the visual impression of her performance. "Miss Bateman is neither tall of stature nor particularly good-looking, but her countenance is capable of great expression, while her attitudes are singularly free, elegant and artistic."

The scenic effects in Leah were considerable. Eleven separate scenes are mentioned on the bill, though two (a room in a house) may have been identical. The play was performed nightly until 11 June with one break during Holy Week. The Observer (3 April) stated that "the opportunity has been seized during the break to re-paint and in some respects to re-arrange the scenery, so that the drama is now seen under some advantages in the appliances of stage effect. . . . It is, we believe, an almost unprecedented fact in theatrical history that one part be played in a piece the success of which depends entirely upon a single female character to crowded houses for 150 nights." In all it was played for 211 nights. Her last night was a triumph for Miss Bateman. The Athenaeum (18 June) reported, "during and after the performance of Leah, she was greeted with plaudits and more bouquets than she could bear, by a numerous audience. She was assisted in carrying them from the stage by Mr. Webster, who addressed the house in favor of the lady." Her return was announced for the following January. The play had been seen by the King of the Greeks and the Prince and Princess of Wales when they visited the theatre on 7 September.

For the Christmas season a light-hearted afterpiece, The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men, by H. J. Byron, was introduced. It was founded on a popular story by the Countess d'Aulnoy (playbill 26 December). The Times thought Byron had "treated the subject with considerable dramatic skill, the story being condensed into a single act without detriment to its clearness of plot" (28 December). The Athenaeum (2 January) reviewed the piece favorably, "Here the author is at home." Both critics praised the scenery and both made the inevitable comment on Byron's abundant use of puns. The Times quoted one. One character, a count, has no son: "His life has been one long winter without a sun." If the critics sometimes felt the puns were too much of a good thing, one can only suppose that the audiences must have loved to squirm. Byron's pieces were popular.

In March 1864, the second long-distance runner was introduced. This was an afterpiece, The Area Belle, by W. Brough and A. Halliday, performed for 128 nights. The plot was full of the crises that are the very stuff of farce. The sensation of the piece was a scene in which a man, one of two rival lovers, seemed about to be boiled alive in a copper only to be rescued in the nick of time. After giving an account of the plot, the Athenaeum (12 March) concluded, "The latter part of the farce created great excitement, and brought the curtain down with tumultuous applause." Success was assured.

A special production commemorating Shakespeare's tercentenary was given on 23 April. Performances had been promised by six theatres including the Adelphi in aid of the National Shakespeare Fund. Whereas others offered one of Shakespeare's plays, the Adelphi gave a sketch called Shakespeare's House by Joseph Coyne. It included "a diorama showing characters and scenes from Shakespeare's plays," and showed the interior and exterior of his house in Stratford. It was not the main production of the evening, as it was on the same program as Leah and an afterpiece, and after 11 June it was performed with other pieces. The Adelphi may well have made a better choice of production than some of the other theatres which did little honor to Shakespeare by offering Garrick's version of Romeo and Juliet, and other plays with important scenes omitted. Apparently these versions were submitted to the National Shakespeare Committee which "did nothing more than nod its head when these several programs were submitted to it" (Richard Foulkes, The Shakespeare Tercentenary, and the Morning Star, 2 May 1864). The Adelphi piece seems to have been popular as it was performed for 123 nights.

There was a special performance for the benefit of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wigan on 9 July. Two pieces put on for this evening only were A Scrap of Paper, in which they appeared together, and First Night, written by Wigan himself, in which he performed. Shakespeare's House and The Area Belle made up the program. This was the only occasion on which the Wigans appeared during the season and no particular reason was given for their having a benefit. It was the occasion of a royal visit. The Times, 11 July, made no comment on the piece, but stated, "Mr. and Mrs. Wigan's benefit, which took place on Saturday night under the patronage of a numerous and brilliant audience, was honoured by the presence of the Prince and Princess of Wales."

Webster continued to bring out new pieces during the summer. Two of these were slight farces, not much in themselves but providing opportunities for the performers to shine. One was My Wife's Maid by T. J. Williams, appearing on 8 August. "Some smart dialogue and good acting carry through the little piece, and provoke the laughter of the audience; but it makes no pretensions to any special merits. It was, however, sufficently successful to serve the purpose of its production-that of eking out the bill at a dull season of the year" (Athenaeum, 13 August).

Brough and Halliday were the authors of another new farce, The Actors' Retreat, brought out on 11 August. According to the Athenaeum, 20 August, it was in honor of the Dramatic College. It was "a slight occasional affair;" its effect depending "on the acting of Mr. J. L. Toole" who, "we need not add . . . made the most of his material." There were 29 performances, three more than for My Wife's Maid.

Another new piece was a comedietta, A Woman of Business, by Benjamin Webster, Jr., put on at the end of August and performed until the end of the season. This, too, had no great claims to originality. "The drama is probably of French origin, and has few claims to novelty; it serves . . . the purpose of exhibiting to the best advantage the talents of Mrs. Stirling and Mr. J. L. Toole" (Athenaeum, 3 September). The final comment was, "The curtain fell to much applause; the new piece, indeed, was decidedly successful." The Times (31 August) found "a refreshing change" in the plot, as the villain of the piece, played by Toole, was a country bumpkin. The criticism is an interesting comment on popular ideas of heroes and villains. "The stage is in the habit of teaching us that vice is the prerogative of large towns, and that unmitigated virtue is to be found in the provinces. For the last eighty years at least our theatrical boards have been inundated by countrymen who have hearts of the finest quality under exceedingly ugly waistcoats, but Mr. Toole presents us with a swain who, with the ugliest costume, has, morally speaking, no heart at all." The acting of Mr. and Mrs. Billington was complimented.

In the last fortnight of the season, J. L. Toole appears to have given a marathon performance for his benefit. He appeared in a new play, Stephen Digges, by John Oxenford, in the title role. "The part was written expressly for this actor, who is evidently ambitious of taking the place left vacant by the late Mr. Robson" (Athenaeum, 1 October). The Times said it was "a considerable undertaking," and "the success of the piece can be attributed in great measure to the acting of Toole." He also appeared in two other pieces, one of them, The Babes in the Wood, put on for the first time in this season.

As in 1863, the season closed with Webster's benefit. It had doubtless been a very satisfying one. The production of Leah had ensured success for more than half the season. Interest was maintained till the close on 24 September by programs which included a variety of plays giving opportunities for performers to display their talents.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Bayly, Thomas H. Spitalfields Weaver, The (28 Dec 1863)
Bernard, William B. Woman Hater, The (24 Mar 1864)
Boucicault, Dion L. Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864)
Brough, William Actors' Retreat, The (11 Aug 1864)
Area Belle, The (7 Mar 1864)
Pretty Horsebreaker, The (14 Dec 1863)
Buckstone, John B. Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story, The (25 Jul 1864)
Byron, Henry J. Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds, The (14 Sep 1864)
Lady Belle Belle, The (26 Dec 1863)
Coyne, Joseph S. Scene in the Life of an Unprotected Female, A (24 Mar 1864)
Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864)
Daly, Augustin Leah (1 Oct 1863)
Halliday, Andrew Actors' Retreat, The (11 Aug 1864)
Area Belle, The (7 Mar 1864)
Pretty Horsebreaker, The (14 Dec 1863)
Morton, John M. Irish Tiger, The (23 Nov 1863)
Mother and Child Are Doing Well, The (11 Jan 1864)
Oxenford, John Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864)
Phillips, Watts Dead Heart, The (21 Mar 1864)
Planche, James R. Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864)
Reade, Charles Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864)
Selby, Charles Bonnie Fish Wife, The (24 Mar 1864)
Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863)
Simpson, John P. Scrap of Paper, A (9 Jul 1864)
Taylor, Tom Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864)
Unknown Tragedy Queen, The (1 Oct 1863)
Webster, Benjamin N. One Touch of Nature (25 Jul 1864)
Webster Jr., Benjamin Hen and Chickens, The (1 Sep 1864)
Woman of Business, A (29 Aug 1864)
Wigan, Alfred S. First Night, The (9 Jul 1864)
Williams, Thomas J. Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863)
My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Fitzwilliam, Edward F. Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story, The (25 Jul 1864)
Mellon, Alfred Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story, The (25 Jul 1864)
Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864)
Riviere, Mons. J. Lady Belle Belle, The (26 Dec 1863)
Thirlwall, John W. Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds, The (14 Sep 1864)

Actors

Aldridge

Ferbras (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); officers (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Boisterer (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Max (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864)

Bedford, Paul J.

Mr. Paul J. Bedford (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Gipsy Jack (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Tosser (128) in Area Belle (7 Mar 1864 - 5 Aug 1864); 1st ruffian (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Reboul (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); the Kinchin (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Black Jack (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Quin (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Lieut. O'Scupper (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); Mr. Tootles, Senior (26) in My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Major Lollipop (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

Billington, John

Mr. Wildoates Heartycheer (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (24 Mar 1864); Captain Poodle (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Count St. Valerie (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Arthur St. Valerie (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Hon. Bertie Fitzurse (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864); Alfred (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Alfred Casby (6) in Hen and Chickens (1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864); Victor Dubois (36) in Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864); Rudolf (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Mr. Ernest Vane (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Mr. Beaumont Fletcher (17) in One Touch of Nature (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Anatole (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Brown (12) in Spitalfields Weaver (28 Dec 1863 - 9 Jan 1864); Mr. Tavistock Smith (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); David Standfast (63) in Tragedy Queen (1 Oct 1863 - 12 Dec 1863); Sir Felix Lovel, Bart. (1) in Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864); Frederick (1) in Woman Hater (24 Mar 1864); Mr. Henry Hall (23) in Woman of Business (29 Aug 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

Branscombe

Martinet (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Leybourne (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); George Heriot (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); postman (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Eater (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Ernest (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Colander (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864)

Charles

George (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864)

Clarke, John

Gaiters (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (24 Mar 1864); The Dowager Queen (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

Conran, Master

Pompey (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864)

Cox

gentleman devoted to thimble-rig (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

Eburne, William H.

Michel (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Tom Soft Sawderly (6) in Hen and Chickens (1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864); Rook (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Good Marksman (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Hans (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Mr. Soaper (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Maxwell (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); Mr. Belgrave (17) in One Touch of Nature (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Tom Temple (1) in Scene in the Life of an Unprotected Female (24 Mar 1864); Tiffin (73) in Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Darville (6) in Spitalfields Weaver (4 Jan 1864 - 9 Jan 1864); Dawson (6) in Spitalfields Weaver (28 Dec 1863 - 2 Jan 1864); Arthur Tylney (11) in Woman of Business (12 Sep 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

Fletcher

recorder (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

Harris

counsel for the defence (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

Hepburne

counsel for the prosecution (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

Hitchenson

bargeman (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Baptiste Duval (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); headborough (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); corporal (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Strongback (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Carl (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); footman (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

James

foreman of the jury (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

Jones

Fouchez (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864)

Le Barr

clerk of arraigns (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Swift (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Wilhelm (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); call boy (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); negress (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); servant (1) in Woman Hater (24 Mar 1864)

Lewis, H.

Antonio (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864)

Montague, Henry J.

Captain Killingly (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Sir Charles Lavender (19) in Irish Tiger (23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863); Arthur Tylney (12) in Woman of Business (29 Aug 1864 - 10 Sep 1864)

Paulo, James

farmer (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Jean (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Leyton (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); John (19) in Irish Tiger (23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863); officers (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Tippler (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Fritz (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Hunsdon (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Mungo (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); Francois (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864)

Phillips, R.

Mr. R. Phillips (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Squire Harrowby (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Mr. Parnassus (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864); James (6) in Hen and Chickens (1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864); Major Regulus Rattan (36) in Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864); Mataypa (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Father Hermann (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Sir Charles Pomander (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Captain Crackthorpe Cruncher (26) in My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Baron de la Glaciore (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Shakspeare (73) in Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Middleton (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864)

Powell

crier (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); party prone to ballad singing (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

Powell, Arthur W.

Francis (73) in Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

Romer, Robert

Mr. Robert Romer (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Black Will (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Walker Chalks (128) in Area Belle (7 Mar 1864 - 5 Aug 1864); physician (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Mr. Gayton (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Keralio (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Gilbert (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Alderman Marrowfat (19) in Irish Tiger (23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863); Sergeant Grey (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); The Dragon (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); James Burdock (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Dawson (6) in Spitalfields Weaver (4 Jan 1864 - 9 Jan 1864); Thomas (1) in Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864); Stork (1) in Woman Hater (24 Mar 1864)

Sefton, L. J.

Darville (6) in Spitalfields Weaver (28 Dec 1863 - 2 Jan 1864)

Smith, C. J.

Mr. C. J. Smith (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Gipsy King (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); 2nd ruffian (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Jocrisse (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Mr. Vamp (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864); Captain Hugh Lavrock (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Mr. Bilberry (19) in Irish Tiger (23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863); Dr. Robert (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Abram (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Colley Cibber (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Jones (17) in One Touch of Nature (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Nicodemus Crisp (1) in Scene in the Life of an Unprotected Female (24 Mar 1864); Baptiste (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Grimshaw (73) in Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Nibley (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864)

Steagle

beadle (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864)

Stephenson, Charles H.

Sir Hicory Heartycheer (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (24 Mar 1864); Mr. Wing (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864); Pharos (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Mr. Soft Sawderly (6) in Hen and Chickens (1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864); Paddy Ryan (19) in Irish Tiger (23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863); Bernard (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Count Collywobbol (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Ludwig (166) in Leah (23 Nov 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Mr. Snugsby (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); Brisemouche (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Mr. Grosvenor Brown (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Ebenezer Standfast (63) in Tragedy Queen (1 Oct 1863 - 12 Dec 1863); Viscount Leatherhead (1) in Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864); Wylie (23) in Woman of Business (29 Aug 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

Stirling, Arthur

Abbe Latour (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Nathan (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864)

Stuart

Jacques Legrand (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Ishmael or the wolf (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Mr. Heriot (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Lorenz (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Mr. Snarl (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864)

Tomlin, E.

Mayfield (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Fine Ear (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

Tomlinson

the Nimmer (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); sergeant (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

Toole, John L.

Mr. John L. Toole, tragedian (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Mr. John L. Toole (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Pitcher (128) in Area Belle (7 Mar 1864 - 5 Aug 1864); Tommy (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Toupet (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Cheap John (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Mr. Spriggins (36) in Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864); Dicky Trotter (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Mr. Felix Fluffy (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); Mr. Lysimachus Tootles (26) in My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Mr. Upton Spout (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864); Chopkins (73) in Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Simmons (12) in Spitalfields Weaver (28 Dec 1863 - 9 Jan 1864); Stephen Digges (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Simon Forecroft (23) in Woman of Business (29 Aug 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

Webster, Benjamin N.

Robert Landry (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Richard Pride (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Triplet (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Mr. William Penn Holder (17) in One Touch of Nature (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Giles Fairland (1) in Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864); Baron Ravenspurg (1) in Woman Hater (24 Mar 1864)

Wigan, Alfred S.

Achille Talma Dufard (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864); Prosper Couramont (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864)

Wood, A.

Tom Twigg (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Baron Sowercroutzensausengen (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Ludwig (45) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863)

Actresses

Bateman, Miss Kate J.

Leah (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864)

Billington, Mrs. John

Lady Macassar (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Sally Giggle (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Jessamy (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Cynthia (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Julia (36) in Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864); Madelena (24) in Leah (16 May 1864 - 11 Jun 1864); Sarah (187) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 14 May 1864); Kitty Clive (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Zenobia Brisemouche (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Adelle (12) in Spitalfields Weaver (28 Dec 1863 - 9 Jan 1864); Georgiana Digges (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Lady Bab Blazon (1) in Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864); Hon. Shrimpton Smallpiece (23) in Woman of Business (29 Aug 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

Conran, Miss

Rudolf's child (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Roxalana (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); child (1) in Woman Hater (24 Mar 1864)

Cottrell, Miss

Rose Dufard (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864)

Ellis, Miss

Lysimachus (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864)

Farrell, Miss

Sarah (24) in Leah (16 May 1864 - 11 Jun 1864)

Harris, Miss

Clementina (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

James, Miss

Syrena (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

Josephs, Miss Patti

Florida (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

Kelly, Miss Kate

Sally (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Cerisette (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Arabella Fotheringay (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864); Starlight Bess (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Anna Maria (36) in Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864); Nancy (19) in Irish Tiger (23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863); King Courtly (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Madame Groschen (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Cherubina (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864); Bridget (63) in Tragedy Queen (1 Oct 1863 - 12 Dec 1863)

Laidlaw, Miss Louise

Princess Volante (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

Lewis, Mrs. H.

Mrs. Croaker (128) in Area Belle (7 Mar 1864 - 5 Aug 1864); Miss Smith (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Mrs. Spriggins (36) in Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864); lady addicted to fortune telling (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Miss Penelope Snugsby (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); Mrs. Whiffleton (26) in My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Lady Creamly Stilton (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864); Mrs. Jarrait (73) in Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Mrs. Pinch (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864)

Marshall, Miss Polly

Polly Crisp (1) in Scene in the Life of an Unprotected Female (24 Mar 1864)

Mellon, Mrs. Alfred

Mrs. [Alfred] Mellon (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Gipsy Jane (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Penelope (128) in Area Belle (7 Mar 1864 - 5 Aug 1864); Sir Rowland (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Caroline Gayton (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Mr. Flip Gayton (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Catherine Duval (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); The Countess St. Valerie (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Lemuel (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Jane Pride (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Belle Belle (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Barbara Perkins (26) in My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Bella Sunnyside (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864); Betsey (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Countess of Rosedale (1) in Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864)

Norman, Miss

Georgina (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

Oliver, Miss Martha

Miss Thistledown (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (24 Mar 1864); Maggy Macfarlane (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (24 Mar 1864)

Seaman, Miss

Angelina (36) in Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864); Minnie Grey (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); more than ordinarily good fairy (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Seraphina (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

Seaman, Miss A.

Ladybird queen (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Rose (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Lady Agnes (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Prinks (6) in Hen and Chickens (1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864); Miss Julia Marrowfat (19) in Irish Tiger (23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863); Rosel (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Emily (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); Lucinda (26) in My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Mathilde (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Spirit of 1864 (73) in Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Susan Boyce (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864)

Simms, Miss Henrietta

Angelina (6) in Hen and Chickens (1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864); Madelena (187) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 14 May 1864); Mrs. Vane (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Miss Constance Belmour (17) in One Touch of Nature (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Baroness de la Glaciere (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Matilda Digges (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Leila Blumenthal (1) in Woman Hater (24 Mar 1864); Annie Hall (11) in Woman of Business (12 Sep 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

Stirling, Mrs. Arthur

Mrs. Soft Sawderly (6) in Hen and Chickens (1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864); Peg Woffington (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Mrs. Bracegirdle (63) in Tragedy Queen (1 Oct 1863 - 12 Dec 1863); Annie Hall (12) in Woman of Business (29 Aug 1864 - 10 Sep 1864)

Stoker, Miss

Winifred (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); page to King Courtly (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Master Sprouts (26) in My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Concertina (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

Stoker, Mrs.

woman (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Hagar (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Nancy (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Dame Gertrude (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Mrs. Triplet (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864)

Taylor, Miss

Sir Rupert (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Theresa (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); lady's maid (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

Wigan, Mrs. Alfred S.

Susanne de Ruseville (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864)

Willard, Miss

Flimsietta (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

Wright, Miss

Sir Roderick (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Abigail (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Fritterina (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Lisa (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); maid (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Angelina (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864); Pauline (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Ann Mary (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Mittens (1) in Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864); Anne (1) in Woman Hater (24 Mar 1864); Spicer (23) in Woman of Business (29 Aug 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

Musicians

Singers

Dancers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

* Actors' Retreat, The

(extravaganza) by William Brough, Andrew Halliday (29 times, 11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864)

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* Area Belle, The

(farce) by William Brough, Andrew Halliday (128 times, 7 Mar 1864 - 5 Aug 1864)

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Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds, The

(extravaganza) by Henry J. Byron, John W. Thirlwall (comp) (10 times, 14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864)

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Bonnie Fish Wife, The

(farce) by Charles Selby (1 time, 24 Mar 1864)

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Catching an Heiress

(farce) by Charles Selby (45 times, 1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863)

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Dead Heart, The

(drama, prol, 3 acts) by Watts Phillips (22 times, 21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864)

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First Night, The

(farce, 1 act) by Alfred S. Wigan (1 time, 9 Jul 1864)

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Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story, The

(musical drama, 3 acts) by John B. Buckstone, Edward F. Fitzwilliam (comp), Alfred Mellon (comp) (18 times, 25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864)

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* Hen and Chickens, The; or, A Sign of Affection

(comedy) by Benjamin Webster Jr. (6 times, 1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864)

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Ici On Parle Francais

(farce) by Thomas J. Williams (36 times, 14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864)

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Irish Tiger, The

(farce) by John M. Morton (19 times, 23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863)

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Janet Pride

(drama, prol, 3 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault, Alfred Mellon (comp) (17 times, 4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

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* Lady Belle Belle, The; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men

(extravaganza, 5 scenes) by Henry J. Byron, Mons. J. Riviere (comp) (60 times, 26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

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Leah

(drama, 5 acts) by Augustin Daly (211 times, 1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864)

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Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain

(comedy) by Tom Taylor, Charles Reade (18 times, 15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864)

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Mother and Child Are Doing Well, The

(farce) by John M. Morton (12 times, 11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864)

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* My Wife's Maid

(farce) by Thomas J. Williams (26 times, 8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864)

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One Touch of Nature

(drama) by Benjamin N. Webster (17 times, 25 Jul 1864 - 13 Sep 1864)

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Pretty Horsebreaker, The

(farce) by William Brough, Andrew Halliday (57 times, 14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

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Scene in the Life of an Unprotected Female, A

(farce) by Joseph S. Coyne (1 time, 24 Mar 1864)

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Scrap of Paper, A

(comedy, 3 acts) by John P. Simpson (1 time, 9 Jul 1864)

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* Shakspeare's House

(sketch) by Joseph S. Coyne (73 times, 23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

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Spitalfields Weaver, The

(farce) by Thomas H. Bayly (12 times, 28 Dec 1863 - 9 Jan 1864)

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* Stephen Digges

(drama, 2 acts) by John Oxenford (10 times, 14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864)

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Tragedy Queen, The

(farce) by Unknown (63 times, 1 Oct 1863 - 12 Dec 1863)

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Who's Your Friend? or, The Queensberry Fete

(comic drama) by James R. Planche (1 time, 24 Sep 1864)

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Woman Hater, The

(comedy) by William B. Bernard (1 time, 24 Mar 1864)

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* Woman of Business, A

(comedietta) by Benjamin Webster Jr. (23 times, 29 Aug 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

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Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1863-1864 Season

(Generated 01-Oct-1998)


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