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 1865-1866

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: royal circle and orchestra stall boxes (for 6) 2 12s 6d, first circle private boxes (for 6) 2 guineas, amphitheatre private boxes (for 6) 1 11s 6d, family private boxes (for 4) 1 guinea, orchestra stalls 6/-, balcony dress circle stalls 5/-, first circle stalls 3/-, pit stalls 2/-, pit 1/6d, amphitheatre stalls 1/-, gallery 6d.

Seasonal Dates

4 September 1865 - 17 September 1866

316 performances: 316 evening

Benefit (3): J. L. Toole (29 Aug 1866)
Mr. and Mrs. Billington (8 Sep 1866)
John W. Anson (Treasurer) (17 Sep 1866)
Dark (3): Christmas Day (25 Dec 1865)
Ash Wednesday (14 Feb 1866)
Good Friday (30 Mar 1866)
Farewell Benefit (1): Joseph Jefferson (24 Mar 1866)

The Season

In the two weeeks before the season opened on 4 September, the theatre had been "entirely re-painted and re-embellished and the seats throughout re-stuffed and re-covered with costly material, in order to increase the comfort and accommodation of the numerous patrons of this establishment" (Times).

A new program and the first appearance in London of the popular American actor Joseph Jefferson marked the opening night. The play, which became the brilliant success of the season, was Rip Van Winkle by Boucicault. The evolution of this version from Washington Irving's original story is interesting. Boucicault's own account is that Jefferson was anxious to appear in London, but the managers would not accept him "unless he could offer them a new play. He had played [in America] a piece called Rip Van Winkle but when submitted to their perusal, they rejected it. Still he was so desirous of playing Rip that I took down Washington Irving's story and read it over. It was hopelessly undramatic." Boucicault suggested giving more interest by making Rip a "young scamp" instead of "an old beast." "Jefferson threw up his hands in despair. It was totally opposed to his artistic preconception. But I insisted, and he reluctantly conceded. Well, I wrote the play as he plays it now." Boucicault's biographer commented, "This anecdote . . . is not intended to prove the play a great and glorious masterpiece. On the contrary, it is the veriest pot-boiler, and without Joseph Jefferson would not have long endured. But without Boucicault's clever turn of the wrist, the subtlest of actors could never have made the role of Rip attractive" (The Career of Dion Boucicault, 109-110).

The play was well reviewed on the whole. The Athenaeum (9 September) made a reference to American stars appearing at the Adelphi and considered the version of the drama had "the advantage of Mr. Boucicault's experience," adding that Jefferson had been "more prudent than his predecessor" in making "his debut in a play capable of standing the wear and tear of criticism." The Times, on September 6, made the point more emphatically. "Mr. Jefferson has this advantage over another distinguished American, Mr. J. E. Owens, that he appears in an interesting drama, and not amid surroundings of utter trash."

The Observer (10 September) gave slightly more qualified praise of the play, considering the version of the story successful, "retaining all the leading characteristics of the legend, with so much super-added as makes it an interesting, if not an altogether well-constructed drama." The carpenters' scenes would have been better omitted, and in making a good part for Jefferson, Boucicault had taken "great pains with those scenes in which the hero appeared and [had] taken little trouble with the others." There was some adverse criticism of the production itself. The Times thought that the "varied accents used by the performers had a false ring; common-sense tells us that all would talk alike." Jefferson's accent was described as more German than Dutch; the Observer described it as broken German. "The aging of Rip in twenty years seemed too great and that of the other characters too little."

The talent of Jefferson was unquestioned. The psychological quality of his performance was noted by the Times and the Observer, which added, "He is no mere surface actor; every look, tone and gesture perfectly in accord with the situation is an outward expression of character, and in this, with the utter absence of anything like exaggeration, combined with telling and picturesque action lie some of the rarer qualities of Mr. Jefferson as an artist." The production proved to be extremely popular, with an unbroken run of 172 performances.

During this time, two royal visits were made, one by Princess Louise on 3 December and the other by Princess Mary of Cambridge on 3 March 1866.

In December, John L. Toole returned to the Adelphi after a provincial tour to perform in Behind Time, a new farce in one act by Benjamin Webster, Jr. "It was not of a pretentious character either in plot or dialogue," but was "very amusing." Toole was "loudly and repeatedly applauded . . . he announced that Behind Time would be repeated every evening until further notice." There were ninety-eight performances. He and "his old ally," Paul J. Bedford, appeared in The Steeplechase (Times, 27 December).

Another new farce was given in January, Pipkin's Rustic Retreat by T. J. Williams. The plot, with the basic idea of a Cockney in the country, had "been treated with some originality." Toole, as the Cockney, had to "represent intensive terror and rapid alterations of feeling. . . . He keeps the audience constantly amused by his rapid transitions and grotesque farce" (Observer, 21 January). It continued in performance until 24 March, which was also the last night of Rip Van Winkle.

In October, a play, Betty Martin, was taken off after only three nights. It seems that the illness of Mrs. Alfred Mellon (Miss Woolgar), who had the title role, accounted for its very brief run. She returned to the theatre on 26 March to appear in Through Fire and Water and The Wreck Ashore, while Behind Time continued in performance. The program was billed as "entire change of performance--extraordinary attraction for Passion Week." Toole appeared in all three plays. The Times (3 April) thought this program "made up no indifferent entertainment for the holydays."

The new production, in which Mrs. Mellon had the title roles, was Crying Jenny and Laughing Johnny, from Offenbach's opera, Jeanne qui pleure et Jean qui rit, adapted by Ben Webster, Jr., "who had performed the difficult task of fitting English words to French music." Johnny was Jenny in disguise, so that Mrs. Mellon was, in effect, playing two roles. "She acted with capital spirit and made a humorous crying song and a drinking song in praise of cider equally effective." Hers was not the only disguise. Toole sang a comic song wearing female apparel. The music included a song not belonging to the piece, "The Fairy and the Toad." "The music . . . found a ready welcome from the audience" (Observer, 22 April). The Times reviewed the production favorably but later in the year had sharp criticism to make of adaptations of Offenbach in theatres without singers of the right calibre. However, this one was successful, being played fifty-four times.

Another adaptation from Offenbach appeared in June, a version by F. C. Burnard of Helen: or, Taken from the Greek. Of English productions generally, the Times (13 July) made the point that

we have no regular organized company of comic acting vocalists, with appropriate band and chorus . . . theatrical managers intrust them [comic operas] to their burlesque companies and get a burlesque writer to furnish them with dialogue. They answer their purpose to a certain extent. . . . Helen may be ranked among the successful novelties of the summer season. But they do not acquire for their composer any of the musical reputation he must covet.

The Athenaeum (7 July) showed similar disapproval. "The rendering was free and easy, far too much so, we think, and certainly erred in vulgarising the pleasant wit of the original by broadly exaggerating it into burlesque. The music, of course, was beyond the general capabilities of the company, yet was better delivered than might have been expected." There was commendation for the chief performers. The Times, too, mentioned them individually. The production was considered a success.

Between these two productions, in May, one more new adaptation from the French was presented, The Fast Family by Benjamin Webster, Jr., from La Famille Benoiton by Victorien Sardou. The first act of the original, being introductory, was cut and the other four acts used. The Athenaeum (12 May) thought the whole "too long for an English audience." Following an account of the plot, the review continued, "The whole affair, it will be seen, is intensely Parisian; but the comedy shows so much talent, and is so well acted, that, as an illustration of modern French manners, it may prove welcome, as well as instructive." It ran for ninety-seven performances. The Prince and Princess of Wales attended the performance on 8 May.

On 11 June, a ballet, Le Flor de Sevilla, was given "for the first time ever." The Observer (17 June) noted that it had been brought out "for the purpose of introducing some Spanish dancers. . . . Without any extraordinary elegance or pantomimic power, they infuse so much life into their movements, and exhibit such plastic agility of limb and a determined desire to please that their efforts cannot fail to be received with applause." If nothing else, it added to the variety of the pieces given.

For his benefit on 29 August, Toole performed the character of Paul Pry, a part made famous by Liston "at the zenith of his popularity" forty years previously. There had been attempted revivals but only Edward Wright's was "yet answerable to the conception formed of it by the regular playgoer." What, then, did Toole bring to the role?

He takes a moral view of the character and then provides it with a fitting embodiment. The result is a wholly artistic portrait, a clever impersonation in which reflexion is made to resemble spontaneity. . . . It is wonderfully ingenious in its outline and plentifully filled up with striking details (Athenaeum, 8 September).

This was quite an impressive tribute for a performance got up for a benefit and shown only four nights.

A week later Mr. and Mrs. Billington took their benefit and after a break of one week the last benefit, that of J. W. Anson, the treasurer, brought the season to an end.

The striking success of Joseph Jefferson in Rip Van Winkle made it the most outstanding of the season, and some credit was due to Webster in bringing before London audiences this most talented actor in a role in which he "burst into world-wide fame and his name became a household word among English-speaking people" (Career of Dion Boucicault, p. 110). For the rest of the time, other new plays and adaptations of lesser note, together with revivals of old favorites, pleased the audience, whose only regret would have been Webster's absence from the stage owing to indisposition throughout the season.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Barnett, Morris Serious Family, The (8 Sep 1866)
Boucicault, Dion L. Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865)
Buckstone, John B. Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story, The (3 Sep 1866)
Good for Nothing (4 Sep 1865)
Green Bushes, The (8 Sep 1866)
Wreck Ashore, The (26 Mar 1866)
Bulwer-Lytton, Edward G. Lady of Lyons, The (17 Sep 1866)
Burnand, Francis C. Helen (30 Jun 1866)
Coyne, Joseph S. Pas de Fascination (18 Dec 1865)
Gordon, Walter Through Fire and Water (26 Mar 1866)
Jefferson, Joseph Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865)
Matthison, Arthur Keep Your Door Locked (29 Aug 1866)
Morton, John M. Irish Tiger, The (30 Jun 1866)
Mother and Child Are Doing Well, The (4 Dec 1865)
Steeple Chase, The (26 Dec 1865)
Planche, James R. Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady (17 Sep 1866)
Poole, John Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866)
Robertson, Thomas W, Betty Martin (19 Oct 1865)
Selby, Charles Widow's Victim, The (4 Sep 1865)
Webster Jr., Benjamin Behind Time (26 Dec 1865)
Crying Jenny and Laughing Johnny (16 Apr 1866)
Fast Family, The (5 May 1866)
Williams, Thomas J. Ici On Parle Francais (16 Apr 1866)
Pipkin's Rustic Retreat (18 Jan 1866)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Offenbach, Jacques Crying Jenny and Laughing Johnny (16 Apr 1866)
Helen (30 Jun 1866)
Riviere, Mons. J. Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865)

Choreographers

Unknown Flor de Sevilla, La (11 Jun 1866)

Actors

Aldridge

Major Kutsoff (6) in Pas de Fascination (18 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Old Stanley (4) in Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Rory (76) in Rip Van Winkle (26 Dec 1865 - 24 Mar 1866); Boots (32) in Steeple Chase (26 Dec 1865 - 9 Jul 1866); Avery (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Allemany, Senor

principal dancers (18) in Flor de Sevilla (11 Jun 1866 - 30 Jun 1866)

Anson, John W.

Colonel Damas (1) in Lady of Lyons (17 Sep 1866)

Ashley

Champrose (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); Captain Hugh Lavrock (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); Achilles (60) in Helen (30 Jun 1866 - 8 Sep 1866); Augustus (4) in Keep Your Door Locked (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Slickwitz (6) in Pas de Fascination (18 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Frank Hardy (4) in Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Hendrick Hudson (172) in Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865 - 24 Mar 1866); Mr. Charles Torrens (1) in Serious Family (8 Sep 1866); Doctor Clipper (11) in Steeple Chase (26 Dec 1865 - 6 Jan 1866); Philip Dashwood (29) in Through Fire and Water (26 Mar 1866 - 30 Jun 1866); Mr. Twitter (90) in Widow's Victim (4 Sep 1865 - 16 Dec 1865); Bernard (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866); Walter (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Atkins, Edward

Muster Grinnidge (1) in Green Bushes (8 Sep 1866); Mr. Aminidab Sleek (1) in Serious Family (8 Sep 1866)

Bedford, Paul J.

Formichel (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); the Kinchin (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); Jack Gong (1) in Green Bushes (8 Sep 1866); Calchus (60) in Helen (30 Jun 1866 - 8 Sep 1866); Lieut. O'Scupper (18) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (4 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Shandy Gaff (56) in Pipkin's Rustic Retreat (18 Jan 1866 - 24 Mar 1866); Nick Vedder (172) in Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865 - 24 Mar 1866); Alderman Slowcoach (32) in Steeple Chase (26 Dec 1865 - 9 Jul 1866); Marmaduke Magog (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Billington, John

Didier (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); Alfred (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); Harry (75) in Good for Nothing (4 Sep 1865 - 2 Dec 1865); Connor O'Kennedy (1) in Green Bushes (8 Sep 1866); Victor Dubois (7) in Ici On Parle Francais (16 Apr 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); Harry Stanley (4) in Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Hendrick Vedder (172) in Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865 - 24 Mar 1866); Captain Murphy Maguire (1) in Serious Family (8 Sep 1866); Doctor Clipper (21) in Steeple Chase (8 Jan 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); Kit Coventry (29) in Through Fire and Water (26 Mar 1866 - 30 Jun 1866); Mr. Byron Tremaine Pelham Podge (90) in Widow's Victim (4 Sep 1865 - 16 Dec 1865); Miles Bertram (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Branscombe

Lopez (1) in Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady (17 Sep 1866); Muller (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); Leybourne (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); Young Simpson (75) in Good for Nothing (4 Sep 1865 - 2 Dec 1865); Little Bear (1) in Green Bushes (8 Sep 1866); Euthycles (60) in Helen (30 Jun 1866 - 8 Sep 1866); 2nd officer (1) in Lady of Lyons (17 Sep 1866); Grippenhoff (6) in Pas de Fascination (18 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Doubledot (4) in Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Rory (96) in Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Seth (76) in Rip Van Winkle (26 Dec 1865 - 24 Mar 1866); Thomas (32) in Steeple Chase (26 Dec 1865 - 9 Jul 1866); lieutenant of pressgang (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Butler

Hiram Taylor (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Camprubi, Senor

principal dancers (18) in Flor de Sevilla (11 Jun 1866 - 30 Jun 1866)

Conran, Master

Hendrick (172) in Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865 - 24 Mar 1866)

Cox

mysterious individuals (56) in Pipkin's Rustic Retreat (18 Jan 1866 - 24 Mar 1866); second gentleman (12) in Steeple Chase (18 Jun 1866 - 9 Jul 1866)

Douglas

1st officer (1) in Lady of Lyons (17 Sep 1866)

Eburne, William H.

Hortensius Huxam (93) in Behind Time (26 Dec 1865 - 14 Apr 1866); Mr. Eustace Singleton (3) in Betty Martin (19 Oct 1865 - 21 Oct 1865); Jollibois (54) in Crying Jenny and Laughing Johnny (16 Apr 1866 - 16 Jun 1866); Francois (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); Charley (75) in Good for Nothing (4 Sep 1865 - 2 Dec 1865); Captain Dartois (1) in Green Bushes (8 Sep 1866); Ajax, the First (60) in Helen (30 Jun 1866 - 8 Sep 1866); Sir Charles Lavender (2) in Irish Tiger (30 Jun 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); Maxwell (18) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (4 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Galopski (6) in Pas de Fascination (18 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Willis (4) in Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Cockles (76) in Rip Van Winkle (26 Dec 1865 - 24 Mar 1866); Seth (96) in Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Frank Vincent (1) in Serious Family (8 Sep 1866); Cummings (32) in Steeple Chase (26 Dec 1865 - 9 Jul 1866)

Elvira, Senorita

principal dancers (18) in Flor de Sevilla (11 Jun 1866 - 30 Jun 1866)

Fitzjames

Marquis de Santa Cruz (1) in Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady (17 Sep 1866); Mons. Deschappelles (1) in Lady of Lyons (17 Sep 1866)

Hitchenson

servant (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); headborough (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); servant (1) in Lady of Lyons (17 Sep 1866); servant (4) in Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); mysterious individuals (56) in Pipkin's Rustic Retreat (18 Jan 1866 - 24 Mar 1866); William (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Holt, Clarance

Ray Gomez (1) in Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady (17 Sep 1866)

Jefferson, Joseph

Rip Van Winkle (172) in Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865 - 24 Mar 1866)

Le Barr

negress (18) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (4 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); second gentleman (20) in Steeple Chase (26 Dec 1865 - 17 Jan 1866); Culverdine (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Mercer

Gaspar (1) in Lady of Lyons (17 Sep 1866)

Morris

Harry (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Nelson, John

Claude Melnotte (1) in Lady of Lyons (17 Sep 1866)

Paulo, James

architect (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); Leyton (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); servant (75) in Good for Nothing (4 Sep 1865 - 2 Dec 1865); Rattlesnake (1) in Green Bushes (8 Sep 1866); John (2) in Irish Tiger (30 Jun 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); Mungo (18) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (4 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Stiffenbach (6) in Pas de Fascination (18 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Peters (172) in Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865 - 24 Mar 1866); first gentleman (32) in Steeple Chase (26 Dec 1865 - 9 Jul 1866); Gaffer Fallowfield (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Phillips, R.

Charles Swankey (93) in Behind Time (26 Dec 1865 - 14 Apr 1866); Benoiton (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); Agamemnon (60) in Helen (30 Jun 1866 - 8 Sep 1866); Major Regulus Rattan (7) in Ici On Parle Francais (16 Apr 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); Bagshot (4) in Keep Your Door Locked (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Salvator Rosa Robinson (56) in Pipkin's Rustic Retreat (18 Jan 1866 - 24 Mar 1866); Derrick (172) in Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865 - 24 Mar 1866); Mike Biddles (29) in Through Fire and Water (26 Mar 1866 - 30 Jun 1866)

Rogers, Felix

Tom Diddles (75) in Good for Nothing (4 Sep 1865 - 2 Dec 1865); Mr. Felix Fluffey (18) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (4 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Michael Browsky (6) in Pas de Fascination (18 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Cockles (96) in Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Jeremiah Clip (90) in Widow's Victim (4 Sep 1865 - 16 Dec 1865); Tinsel John (90) in Widow's Victim (4 Sep 1865 - 16 Dec 1865); Moustache Strappado (90) in Widow's Victim (4 Sep 1865 - 16 Dec 1865)

Romer, Robert

Mr. Mainspring (3) in Betty Martin (19 Oct 1865 - 21 Oct 1865); Guzman (1) in Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady (17 Sep 1866); Gilbert (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); Philocomenos (60) in Helen (30 Jun 1866 - 8 Sep 1866); Alderman Marrowfat (2) in Irish Tiger (30 Jun 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); landlord (1) in Lady of Lyons (17 Sep 1866); Count Muffenuff (6) in Pas de Fascination (18 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Simon (4) in Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Barbelot (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Shaw, J. A.

Cheap John (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); Menelaus (6) in Helen (3 Sep 1866 - 8 Sep 1866)

Smith, C. J.

Tripes (93) in Behind Time (26 Dec 1865 - 14 Apr 1866); Ajax, the Second (60) in Helen (30 Jun 1866 - 8 Sep 1866); Mr. Bilberry (2) in Irish Tiger (30 Jun 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); Kyboshki (6) in Pas de Fascination (18 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Grasp (4) in Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Nip (172) in Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865 - 24 Mar 1866); Blackadder (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Steagle

beadle (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866)

Stephenson, Charles H.

Major Miltiades Mohawk (3) in Betty Martin (19 Oct 1865 - 21 Oct 1865); Pharos (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); Paddy Ryan (2) in Irish Tiger (30 Jun 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); Mr. Snugsby (18) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (4 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Colonel Hardy (4) in Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Buzzard (32) in Steeple Chase (26 Dec 1865 - 9 Jul 1866)

Stuart

Ishmael or the wolf (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); Witherton (4) in Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Captain Grampus (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Tolminson

the Nimmer (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866)

Tomlin, E.

Pedro (1) in Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady (17 Sep 1866); Mayfield (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); 3rd officer (1) in Lady of Lyons (17 Sep 1866); Thomas (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Toole, John L.

Mr. Jeremiah Fluke (93) in Behind Time (26 Dec 1865 - 14 Apr 1866); Poppinoff (54) in Crying Jenny and Laughing Johnny (16 Apr 1866 - 16 Jun 1866); Prudent (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); Menelaus (54) in Helen (30 Jun 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Mr. Spriggins (7) in Ici On Parle Francais (16 Apr 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); Mr. Sowerberry (4) in Keep Your Door Locked (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Paul Pry (4) in Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Mr. Brittle Pipkins (56) in Pipkin's Rustic Retreat (18 Jan 1866 - 24 Mar 1866); Mr. Tittmus (32) in Steeple Chase (26 Dec 1865 - 9 Jul 1866); Joe Bright (29) in Through Fire and Water (26 Mar 1866 - 30 Jun 1866); Jemmy Starling (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Warner, Charles?

Beauseant (1) in Lady of Lyons (17 Sep 1866)

Westland

Glavis (1) in Lady of Lyons (17 Sep 1866)

Actresses

Billington, Mrs. John

Cynthia (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); Miami (1) in Green Bushes (8 Sep 1866); Matilda (4) in Keep Your Door Locked (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Mrs. Subtle (4) in Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Gretchen (172) in Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865 - 24 Mar 1866); Lady Sowerby Creamley (1) in Serious Family (8 Sep 1866)

Burnette, Miss

Julie (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); Abigail (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); Marian (1) in Lady of Lyons (17 Sep 1866); Marian (4) in Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Graham (1) in Serious Family (8 Sep 1866)

Conran, Miss

Meenie, a child, Rip's daughter (172) in Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865 - 24 Mar 1866)

Furtado, Miss Teresa E.

Jocrisse (54) in Crying Jenny and Laughing Johnny (16 Apr 1866 - 16 Jun 1866); Polydore (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); Starlight Bess (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); Helen (60) in Helen (30 Jun 1866 - 8 Sep 1866); Katherine Kloper (6) in Pas de Fascination (18 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865)

Godsall, Miss

Sarah Jane Snivey (93) in Behind Time (26 Dec 1865 - 14 Apr 1866); Miss Bobbin (3) in Betty Martin (19 Oct 1865 - 21 Oct 1865); Camille (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); Lady Agnes (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); Glauce (60) in Helen (30 Jun 1866 - 8 Sep 1866); Angelina (7) in Ici On Parle Francais (16 Apr 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); Tittlebatz (6) in Pas de Fascination (18 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Eliza (4) in Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Florinda (56) in Pipkin's Rustic Retreat (18 Jan 1866 - 24 Mar 1866); Meenie (142) in Rip Van Winkle (9 Oct 1865 - 24 Mar 1866); Miss Emma Torrens (1) in Serious Family (8 Sep 1866); Mrs. Clipper (32) in Steeple Chase (26 Dec 1865 - 9 Jul 1866); Mrs. Twitter (60) in Widow's Victim (9 Oct 1865 - 16 Dec 1865)

Griffiths, Mrs.

Widow Melnotte (1) in Lady of Lyons (17 Sep 1866)

Holt, Miss May

Charles II (1) in Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady (17 Sep 1866)

Holt, Mrs. Clarance

Duchess de Torrenueva (1) in Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady (17 Sep 1866)

Kelly, Miss Kate

Anna Maria (7) in Ici On Parle Francais (16 Apr 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); Nancy (2) in Irish Tiger (30 Jun 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); Mrs. Tittmus (32) in Steeple Chase (26 Dec 1865 - 9 Jul 1866)

Lewis, Mrs. H.

Donna Leonora (1) in Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady (17 Sep 1866); Adolphine (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); Tigertail (1) in Green Bushes (8 Sep 1866); Bacchis (60) in Helen (30 Jun 1866 - 8 Sep 1866); Mrs. Spriggins (7) in Ici On Parle Francais (16 Apr 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); Miss Penelope Snugsby (18) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (4 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Madame Kyboshki (6) in Pas de Fascination (18 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Mary Maria (56) in Pipkin's Rustic Retreat (18 Jan 1866 - 24 Mar 1866); Katchen (142) in Rip Van Winkle (9 Oct 1865 - 24 Mar 1866)

Mellon, Mrs. Alfred

Betty Martin (3) in Betty Martin (19 Oct 1865 - 21 Oct 1865); Jenny (54) in Crying Jenny and Laughing Johnny (16 Apr 1866 - 16 Jun 1866); Johnny (54) in Crying Jenny and Laughing Johnny (16 Apr 1866 - 16 Jun 1866); Clotilde (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); Lemuel (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); Nan (69) in Good for Nothing (4 Sep 1865 - 25 Nov 1865); Geraldine (1) in Green Bushes (8 Sep 1866); Paris (60) in Helen (30 Jun 1866 - 8 Sep 1866); Phoebe (4) in Paul Pry (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Mrs. Ormsby Delmaine (1) in Serious Family (8 Sep 1866); Honnor Bright (29) in Through Fire and Water (26 Mar 1866 - 30 Jun 1866); Bella (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Raymond, Mrs.

Madame Deschappelles (1) in Lady of Lyons (17 Sep 1866)

Seaman, Miss A.

Matilda Jane Swankey (93) in Behind Time (26 Dec 1865 - 14 Apr 1866); Julia (3) in Betty Martin (19 Oct 1865 - 21 Oct 1865); Rose (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); Orestes (60) in Helen (30 Jun 1866 - 8 Sep 1866); Julia (7) in Ici On Parle Francais (16 Apr 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); Miss Julia Marrowfat (2) in Irish Tiger (30 Jun 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); Emily (18) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (4 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Zephirine Joliejambe (6) in Pas de Fascination (18 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Betsy Perks (56) in Pipkin's Rustic Retreat (18 Jan 1866 - 24 Mar 1866); Mrs. Twitter (30) in Widow's Victim (4 Sep 1865 - 7 Oct 1865)

Sedgwick, Miss Amy

Pauline (1) in Lady of Lyons (17 Sep 1866)

Simms, Miss Henrietta

Blanche (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); Meenie (30) in Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865 - 7 Oct 1865); Mrs.Charles Torrens (1) in Serious Family (8 Sep 1866); Ruth (29) in Through Fire and Water (26 Mar 1866 - 30 Jun 1866); Mrs. Rattleton (90) in Widow's Victim (4 Sep 1865 - 16 Dec 1865); Alice (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Smith, Miss Nelly

Fanfan (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866)

Stoker, Miss

Buttons (3) in Betty Martin (19 Oct 1865 - 21 Oct 1865); Josephine (97) in Fast Family (5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866); Winifred (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); Loena (60) in Helen (30 Jun 1866 - 8 Sep 1866); chambermaid (12) in Steeple Chase (18 Jun 1866 - 9 Jul 1866); Lucy (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Stoker, Mrs.

Hagar (5) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866); Sue (4) in Keep Your Door Locked (29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866); Dame Bernard (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866); Mrs. Starling (34) in Wreck Ashore (26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

Willmore, Miss Jenny

Nan (6) in Good for Nothing (27 Nov 1865 - 2 Dec 1865); Jane Chatterly (90) in Widow's Victim (4 Sep 1865 - 16 Dec 1865)

Wright, Miss

Madame Vaulkerchawks (6) in Pas de Fascination (18 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865); Katchen (30) in Rip Van Winkle (4 Sep 1865 - 7 Oct 1865); chambermaid (20) in Steeple Chase (26 Dec 1865 - 17 Jan 1866)

Musicians

Singers

Dancers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

* Behind Time

(farce) by Benjamin Webster Jr. (93 times, 26 Dec 1865 - 14 Apr 1866)

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Betty Martin

(farce) by Thomas W, Robertson (3 times, 19 Oct 1865 - 21 Oct 1865)

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Crying Jenny and Laughing Johnny

(musical farce, 1 act) by Benjamin Webster Jr., Jacques Offenbach (comp) (54 times, 16 Apr 1866 - 16 Jun 1866)

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Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady

(farce, 1 act) by James R. Planche (1 time, 17 Sep 1866)

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* Fast Family, The

(comic drama, 4 acts) by Benjamin Webster Jr. (97 times, 5 May 1866 - 28 Aug 1866)

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* Flor de Sevilla, La

(ballet) by Unknown (chor) (18 times, 11 Jun 1866 - 30 Jun 1866)

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Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story, The

(melodrama, 3 acts) by John B. Buckstone (5 times, 3 Sep 1866 - 7 Sep 1866)

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Good for Nothing

(farce) by John B. Buckstone (75 times, 4 Sep 1865 - 2 Dec 1865)

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Green Bushes, The; or, A Hundred Years Ago

(drama, 1 act) by John B. Buckstone (1 time, 8 Sep 1866)

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* Helen; or, Taken from the Greek

(burlesque, 2 acts) by Francis C. Burnand, Jacques Offenbach (comp) (60 times, 30 Jun 1866 - 8 Sep 1866)

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Ici On Parle Francais

(farce) by Thomas J. Williams (7 times, 16 Apr 1866 - 9 Jul 1866)

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Irish Tiger, The

(farce) by John M. Morton (2 times, 30 Jun 1866 - 9 Jul 1866)

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* Keep Your Door Locked

(farce) by Arthur Matthison (4 times, 29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866)

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Lady of Lyons, The[; or, Love and Pride]

(melodrama, 5 acts) by Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1 time, 17 Sep 1866)

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Mother and Child Are Doing Well, The

(farce) by John M. Morton (18 times, 4 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865)

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Pas de Fascination[; or, Catching a Governor]

(extravaganza) by Joseph S. Coyne (6 times, 18 Dec 1865 - 23 Dec 1865)

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Paul Pry

(comedy) by John Poole (4 times, 29 Aug 1866 - 1 Sep 1866)

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* Pipkin's Rustic Retreat

(farce) by Thomas J. Williams (56 times, 18 Jan 1866 - 24 Mar 1866)

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* Rip Van Winkle; or, The Sleep of Twenty Years

(drama, 3 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault, Joseph Jefferson, Mons. J. Riviere (comp) (172 times, 4 Sep 1865 - 24 Mar 1866)

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Serious Family, The

(comedy, 3 acts) by Morris Barnett (1 time, 8 Sep 1866)

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Steeple Chase, The; or, In the Pigskin

(farce) by John M. Morton (32 times, 26 Dec 1865 - 9 Jul 1866)

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Through Fire and Water

(drama, 2 acts) by Walter Gordon (29 times, 26 Mar 1866 - 30 Jun 1866)

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Widow's Victim, The

(operatic farce) by Charles Selby (90 times, 4 Sep 1865 - 16 Dec 1865)

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

(drama, 2 acts) by John B. Buckstone (34 times, 26 Mar 1866 - 4 May 1866)

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Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1865-1866 Season

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