THE LONDON STAGE 1800-1900

Joseph Donohue and James Ellis, General Editors

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THEATRE ROYAL, ADELPHI

(formerly THE SANS PAREIL THEATRE)

1806-1900

Seasonal Summary for 1867-1868

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, Adelphi. Doors open 6:30, curtain 7:00.

Ticket prices: royal circle and orchestra stall private 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

5 October 1867 - 19 September 1868

298 performances: 298 evening

Benefit (10): Henry G. Neville (24 Jun 1868)
Miss Maria and Miss Nelly Harris (8 Jul 1868)
Mr. and Mrs. Billington (30 Jul 1868)
John W. Anson (Treasurer) (19 Aug 1868)
John W. Anson (treasurer) (20 Aug 1868)
Ashley (26 Aug 1868)
W. H. Eburne (2 Sep 1868)
R. Phillips (stage mgr) (9 Sep 1868)
G. Belmore (16 Sep 1868)
Stuart (19 Sep 1868)
Dark (3): Christmas (25 Dec 1867)
Ash Wednesday (26 Feb 1868)
Good Friday (10 Apr 1868)

The Season

In 1867 the Adelphi was closed for a longer period than usual, from 5 September until 4 October, for re-decoration. More than one newspaper commented on the improvement. "The house has been newly painted and gaily decorated, so that it now presents a very bright and attractive appearance" (Morning Post 7 October). The Athenaeum (12 October) added, "thus a reproach of many months' standing has been removed," evidently in agreement with "Your Dramatic Critic" of the Times on the need for renovation, but without his asperity. Presumably the seats had been cleaned, but as they had been "re-stuffed and re-covered" only two years before, as stated in a Times announcement of the 12 September 1865, they could not have needed anything more.

The program for the opening night showed caution, consisting of well-tried pieces. Webster himself, returning to the stage after two years' absence, seemed to be the star of the evening in the part of poor Triplet in which he "again secured the admiration of the best judges of acting" (Athenaeum 12 October). Masks and Faces was supported by The Irish Tutor (billed as a popular farce) and The School for Tigers (a revived farce). The playbill mentioned that it was Mrs. Alfred Mellon's first appearance since her bereavement. Her husband had died on 27 March. She had, however, appeared once since for a benefit performance on 29 July (playbill). In addition to appearing on the stage, she had now been appointed directress. The scene-painters were George Danson, who continued from the previous season, and T. Grieve and Sons, who replaced J. Gates.

New pieces had to wait until 14 October when Man is not Perfect, Nor Woman Neither by Benjamin Webster, Jr. replaced The Irish Tutor. The former was taken from L'Homme N'est Pas Parfait and the Athenaeum (19 October) dismissed Webster's play in the comment, "We have seen another version of it which we liked much better." The Evening Standard (15 October) in contrast was quite enthusiastic. "The drama is, generally speaking, full of motion and bustle, and is written with sufficient smartness. Here and there, indeed, it hangs fire from the lack of incident and the diffuseness of the dialogue, but it is very amusing, and a better acted piece has seldom been witnessed in any theatre." Mrs. Mellon, George Belmore, Stephenson, Taylor, and Emily Pitt were praised, "fitting their parts well." Evidently popular, it continued in performance until Christmas. The well-known piece One Touch of Nature replaced Masks and Faces. As expected, with Webster as Mr. Penholder, this was well received. Miss Simms also appeared in her original character, in which "if we mistake not, Miss Henrietta Simms first proved herself an accomplished actress in the serious line."

The new major production of the autumn was Maud's Peril by Watts Phillips, the author of The Dead Heart. The plot apparently left something to be desired. The Observer (27 October) commented,

Here it will be seen is an interesting story, but the subject is an unpleasant one, and the piece has the author's old fault--it drags in the dialogue. Mr. Phillips appears to lack power to convey his meaning by a few sharp speeches, selected from the mass of words that might naturally enough be spoken in the various situations, but which the skilled dramatist, who knows how to get well over his ground, never gives in detail. As a whole, however, Maud's Peril is perhaps the best of Mr. Phillips's dramas and is not one of the longest. The characters are well drawn, but can scarcely be said to be subjected to any process of development from the first scene to the last.

The Morning Post (24 October) mentioned "sentimental dialogue" and "sensational incident which is the climax of every scene. . . . We are sorry to add that it is from the pen of Mr. Watts Phillips who should have known better. Instead of contenting himself with life as it really is, he goes in for the dismal and appalling. . . . It haunts the memory like a nightmare." The production, however, could not be faulted. Webster "under whose direction the piece has been produced with much beauty and brilliancy of scenic illustration, has done all that was possible to make it externally attractive." The Observer found the scenery beautiful and a great credit to Grieve. The Evening Standard (25 October) described it as "striking and appropriate" and, quite eulogistic, claimed that "one or two scenes may fairly be pronounced masterpieces of stage painting." In this review the audience is described as "fashionable as well as numerous." A royal visitor, the Prince of Wales, was present. The Athenaeum (2 November) referred to improvements in the theatre. "Whatever reproach may have attached itself to this theatre or its management can now no longer be said to apply, whether touching the general appearance of the house, or the scenic adornments of the stage. . . . As to stage accessories and pictorial embellishment, Mr. Watts Phillips can have nothing to complain of in regard to the mounting of his new play." The performers were praised, especially Belmore in the major role. The play was performed fifty-four times until it was replaced on Boxing Day.

A "screaming new farce," Up for the Cattle Show, by Harry Lemon, is worth mentioning, if only for its long run, 101 performances. It replaced The School for Tigers. It was reviewed by the Observer (8 December). "It is a mere trifle, with certainly no more ingenuity and novelty of construction than will waft it for a brief period on the tide of public favour. . . . It will serve as an agreeable pendant to the graver attraction of Maud's Peril." The length of its run was a considerable success for a first play.

The Christmas fare at the Adelphi was "not the burlesque or any of the lighter entertainments to which managers resort at this season but the new Christmas story issued in connection with All the Year Round from the pen of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins entitled No Thoroughfare" (Evening Standard, 27 December). The production was well received.

Considering the play as a whole, both the Times and the Observer found its length excessive--"it was nearly 1:00 a.m. before the curtain fell" (Times, 27 December), but it "kept the audience intensely interested until the very last, notwithstanding that the climax of the plot had been reached at the end of the fourth act," and "the play is indeed encumbered at several points by long and needless explanations." The Observer (29 December) found the plot faulty. "The interest as the story progresses diverges from its original line, and it requires the aid of preliminary incidents to render it comprehensible to the spectator." It seems that two scenes were omitted on the second night. On the whole, however, the production received high praise. The scenery, by T. Grieve and Sons, especially of the mountain, "quite realized the author's descriptions. . . . There was a most agreeable completeness of general effect . . . that is a powerful aid to stage illusion, helping both the story and the acting to the perception of the audience." The Athenaeum (4 January 1868) thought that the play presented "opportunities for what are called Adelphi effects," these including a snowstorm in which the two chief characters were seen crossing the Alps. A fall over the cliff by Neville was "likely to become as great a feature as the sensation header in The Colleen Bawn" (Evening Standard, 27 December). Several reviews mention the strong cast. Charles Fechter, in the chief role, had an international reputation, and Carlotta Leclercq made her first appearance at the Adelphi. From the regular company, those especially commended included Mr. and Mrs. Billington, Mrs. Alfred Mellon, and Benjamin Webster. It is evident that no expense was spared. The bill carried the note that the arrangements with Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Fechter would "not admit of any complimentary admissions, the public press excepted." From 18 May Fechter's role was taken by R. Phillips, who was also the stage manager. The play was performed until 20 June with a run of 151 nights.

There were three royal visits: by the Prince of Wales on 7 January; the Prince and Princess of Teck on 22 January and Prince Arthur on 29 February (Times).

The supporting piece was Up for the Cattle Show until 4 April. It was replaced by Go to Putney, also by Harry Lemon. The Observer (12 April) sums it up:

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat-Race has been seized upon for a farce. A piece de circonstance scarcely demands a criticism, and if an hour, or even half an hour's amusement is afforded to an audience upon a subject that at that moment occupies general attention, the purpose is answered, as is just the case with Mr. Lemon's little piece.

Belmore performed well as "an old and touchy sea-captain." It was performed seventy-seven times.

The only other new piece was Tom Thrasher by Augustus G. Harris, who had introduced Fechter to London in 1860. According to the Athenaeum it was "fabricated with some skill out of well-worn and commonplace materials." It is possible that Harris wrote the play to give good parts to his daughters, Maria and Nelly, whose benefit took place on 8 July. The Athenaeum (11 July) mentions that on this occasion a concert was given. The singers included several who had already made a name in opera or on the concert platform, but were to become more famous later: Mlle. Patti, Charles Santly, and Mme. Sainton-Dolby.

Some plays were evidently revived especially for Charles J. Mathews whose engagement began on 22 June when he appeared as Count d'Arental in A Day of Reckoning and as Young Wilding in his own play, The Liar. The Observer (28 June) considered it was only for Mathew's performance that the play was memorable and therefore revived. Carlotta Leclercq's acting showed "grateful pathos." On 8 July, Mathews appeared in "his original part of Jasper, in the almost forgotten comedy of A Bachelor of Arts" (Athenaeum, 11 July). The Evening Standard (9 July) was enthusiastic in praise of Mathews. "He is the only comedian over whom time seems to possess no power" and "his range is not limited to comedy, and his capability of intense and powerful acting have been abundantly evidenced in his impersonation of the cool, resolute, polished villain." The wisdom of Webster in engaging him was "proved by the plaudits of the frequenters of the house." His last performance was on 25 July.

There was only one performance of a Shakespeare play. For his benefit, Henry Neville appeared as Hamlet, with his father as Polonius; the choice of play no doubt indicating Henry Neville's aspirations.

The hit at the end of the season was The Flying Scud by Dion Boucicault. The Observer (2 August) commended J. Belmore and Charlotte Saunders in the two principal parts. The Evening Standard (29 July) made full comment on the visual effect of the production.

New, picturesque and well-painted scenery has been provided, and . . . diverting and sensational effects prominent amongst which are "The Jockey Hornpipe," always encored, and "The Derby Day," a wonderful realization which everyone should see and which nightly excites enthusiastic marks of approval.

It was performed until the end of the season on 19 September.

It can be seen that no reviewer could now make derogatory comments on the scenery or quality of productions. Webster had set a high standard in Maud's Peril that seemed to be maintained throughout the season. The plays appeared to be well-matched to the performers with more harmonious effects than in the two previous years. With the season ending on a triumphant note, Webster might look forward to an improved future for the theatre and for himself as manager.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Boucicault, Dion L. Flying Scud, The (27 Jul 1868)
Buckstone, John B. Rough Diamond, A (27 Jul 1868)
Burnand, Francis C. Deal Boatman, The (16 Sep 1868)
Butler, Richard Irish Tutor, The (5 Oct 1867)
Collins, W. Wilkie No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867)
Coyne, Joseph S. Pas de Fascination (2 Sep 1868)
Dickens, Charles No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867)
Falconer?, Edmund Widow Hunt, The (16 Sep 1868)
Hardwicke, Pelham Bachelor of Arts, A (8 Jul 1868)
Harris, Augustus G. Tom Thrasher (6 Jul 1868)
Jerrold, Douglas W. Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868)
Lemon, Harry Go to Putney: A Story of the Boat Race (6 Apr 1868)
Up for the Cattle Show (7 Dec 1867)
Lemon, Mark School for Tigers, The (5 Oct 1867)
Mathews, Charles J. Liar, The (22 Jun 1868)
Morton, John M. If I Had a Thousand Pounds a Year (9 Jul 1868)
Morton, Thomas Roland for an Oliver, A (19 Aug 1868)
Phillips, Watts Maud's Peril (23 Oct 1867)
Planche, James R. Day of Reckoning, A (22 Jun 1868)
Pocock, Isaac Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868)
Reade, Charles Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867)
Shakespeare, William Hamlet (24 Jun 1868)
Soutar, Robert Fast Coach, The (27 Jul 1868)
Taylor, Tom Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867)
Ticket-of-Leave Man, The (9 Sep 1868)
To Parents and Guardians (26 Aug 1868)
Webster, Benjamin N. One Touch of Nature (14 Oct 1867)
Webster Jr., Benjamin Man Is Not Perfect, Nor Woman Neither (14 Oct 1867)
Williams, Thomas J. Ici On Parle Francais (30 Jul 1868)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Bishop, Henry R. Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868)
Davy, John Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868)
Ellis, Edwin No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867)

Actors

Aldridge

Seaweed (5) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); 1st man (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); groom (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Second actor (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); monks (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868); Major Kutsoff (1) in Pas de Fascination (2 Sep 1868); Allan (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868)

Anson, John W.

Bailie Nicol Jarvie (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868); Sir Mark Chase (2) in Roland for an Oliver (19 Aug 1868 - 20 Aug 1868)

Ashley

Frederic Adderley (16) in Bachelor of Arts (8 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Captain Crosstree (5) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); Mons. de Burville (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); George Prescott, M.A. (2) in Deal Boatman (16 Sep 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Captain Grindley Goodge (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Horatio (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); Major Regulus Rattan (1) in Ici On Parle Francais (30 Jul 1868); Mr. Paul Chesterton (15) in If I Had a Thousand Pounds a Year (9 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Sir James Elliot (13) in Liar (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Sir Charles Pomander (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867); Gerald Gwynn (54) in Maud's Peril (23 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867); Rashleigh Osbaldistone (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868); Sir William Evergreen (39) in Rough Diamond (27 Jul 1868 - 12 Sep 1868); Mons. Tourbillon (1) in To Parents and Guardians (26 Aug 1868); John Linton (101) in Up for the Cattle Show (7 Dec 1867 - 4 Apr 1868); Frank Icebrook (1) in Widow Hunt (16 Sep 1868)

Atkins, Edward

James Dalton (1) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (9 Sep 1868)

Belford

Alfred Highflyer (2) in Roland for an Oliver (19 Aug 1868 - 20 Aug 1868)

Belmore, George G.

Mr. Andrew Wylie (16) in Bachelor of Arts (8 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Gnatbrain (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (14 Sep 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); Jacob Twig (1) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868); Graboulot (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Jacob Vance (2) in Deal Boatman (16 Sep 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Nat Gosling (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Captain of the (77) in Go to Putney: A Story of the Boat Race (6 Apr 1868 - 4 Jul 1868); first gravedigger (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); Harry Mallet (62) in Man Is Not Perfect, Nor Woman Neither (14 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867); Toby Taperloy (54) in Maud's Peril (23 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867); Mr. Bintrey (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868); Dougal (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868); Fixture (2) in Roland for an Oliver (19 Aug 1868 - 20 Aug 1868); Cousin Joe (39) in Rough Diamond (27 Jul 1868 - 12 Sep 1868); Mr. Panels (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867); Waddilove (1) in To Parents and Guardians (26 Aug 1868); Tom Thrasher (18) in Tom Thrasher (6 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Peter Strollop (101) in Up for the Cattle Show (7 Dec 1867 - 4 Apr 1868)

Billington, John

William (5) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); Claude Moreau (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Edward Leslie (2) in Deal Boatman (16 Sep 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Tom Meredith (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Laertes (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); Victor Dubois (1) in Ici On Parle Francais (30 Jul 1868); Mr. Ernest Vane (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867); Sir Ralph Challoner (54) in Maud's Peril (23 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867); Mr. Walter Wilding (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868); Mr. Beaumont Fletcher (7) in One Touch of Nature (14 Oct 1867 - 22 Oct 1867); Captain Thornton (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868)

Branscombe

Lieutenant Pike (5) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); Germain (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Chouser (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Reginald Tripos (77) in Go to Putney: A Story of the Boat Race (6 Apr 1868 - 4 Jul 1868); Guildenstern (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); clerk to Chaffington (15) in If I Had a Thousand Pounds a Year (9 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); John (13) in Liar (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Colander (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867); servant (54) in Maud's Peril (23 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867); Jean Paul (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868); Grippenhoff (1) in Pas de Fascination (2 Sep 1868); Andrew Fairservice (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868); Major Stiff (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867); Burton (1) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (9 Sep 1868); Simms (18) in Tom Thrasher (6 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); clerk (101) in Up for the Cattle Show (7 Dec 1867 - 4 Apr 1868)

Brown

countrymen (13) in Irish Tutor (5 Oct 1867 - 8 Jul 1868)

Clarke, John S.

Major Wellington de Boots (1) in Widow Hunt (16 Sep 1868)

Conran, Master

Pompey (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867)

Cox

call boy (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867)

Eburne, William H.

Mons. Bouquillard (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Mat Bramber (2) in Deal Boatman (16 Sep 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Mr. Pheelix Phustty (37) in Fast Coach (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Osrick (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); Charles (13) in Irish Tutor (5 Oct 1867 - 8 Jul 1868); Mr. Soaper (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867); doctor (54) in Maud's Peril (23 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867); Mr. Belgrave (7) in One Touch of Nature (14 Oct 1867 - 22 Oct 1867); Michael Browsky (1) in Pas de Fascination (2 Sep 1868); Francis Osbaldistone (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868); Captain Augustus Blenheim (39) in Rough Diamond (27 Jul 1868 - 12 Sep 1868); Captain Kiteflyer (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867); Paul Granville (101) in Up for the Cattle Show (7 Dec 1867 - 4 Apr 1868)

Fechter, Charles A.

Jules Obenreizer (121) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 16 May 1868)

French

bailiffs (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868)

Hitchenson

Ploughshare (5) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); servant (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); policemen (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Francisco (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); beadle (13) in Irish Tutor (5 Oct 1867 - 8 Jul 1868); Young Wilding's servant (13) in Liar (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); servant (39) in Rough Diamond (27 Jul 1868 - 12 Sep 1868); servant (101) in Up for the Cattle Show (7 Dec 1867 - 4 Apr 1868)

Joyce, Walter

Felix Featherley (1) in Widow Hunt (16 Sep 1868)

Lee, Will.

Hawkshaw (1) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (9 Sep 1868)

Mathews, Charles J.

Harry Jasper (16) in Bachelor of Arts (8 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Count d'Arental (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Mr. Paddington Green (15) in If I Had a Thousand Pounds a Year (9 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Young Wilding (13) in Liar (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868)

Morgan

Blue Peter (1) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868)

Neville, Henry G.

Hamlet (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); George Vendale (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868); Robert Brierly (1) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (9 Sep 1868)

Neville, John G.

Polonius (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868)

Paulo, James

Quid (5) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); waiter (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); bailiffs (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Marcellus (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); Williams (13) in Liar (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); waiter (118) in No Thoroughfare (3 Feb 1868 - 20 Jun 1868); Stiffenbach (1) in Pas de Fascination (2 Sep 1868); Walter (1) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (9 Sep 1868); Nobbs (18) in Tom Thrasher (6 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868)

Phillips, R.

Claudius (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); Jules Obenreizer (30) in No Thoroughfare (18 May 1868 - 20 Jun 1868); Father Francis (121) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 16 May 1868); Major Galbraith (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868); Melter Moss (1) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (9 Sep 1868)

Pritchard

second husband (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868)

Richards

countrymen (13) in Irish Tutor (5 Oct 1867 - 8 Jul 1868)

Romer, Robert

Raker (5) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); Rigolard (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Phil Burkett (2) in Deal Boatman (16 Sep 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Mr. Whifflblinks (37) in Fast Coach (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Tilwell (13) in Irish Tutor (5 Oct 1867 - 8 Jul 1868); James Burdock (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867); first husband (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868); Count Muffenuff (1) in Pas de Fascination (2 Sep 1868); John Handsome, L 1761 (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Sidney, Master

Little Walter Wilding (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868); Robert (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868)

Smith, C. J.

Matthew (16) in Bachelor of Arts (8 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Hatchet (5) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); Pyrene (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Quail (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Rosencrantz (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); Dr. Flail (13) in Irish Tutor (5 Oct 1867 - 8 Jul 1868); Colley Cibber (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867); Burrell (54) in Maud's Peril (23 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867); Jean Marie (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868); Jones (7) in One Touch of Nature (14 Oct 1867 - 22 Oct 1867); Kyboshki (1) in Pas de Fascination (2 Sep 1868); McStuart (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868); Mr. Firkins (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867); Maltby (1) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (9 Sep 1868); Joe Martin (18) in Tom Thrasher (6 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868)

Soutar, Robert

Green Jones (1) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (9 Sep 1868)

Stanly

Hunsdon (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867)

Stephenson, Charles H.

Mr. Thornton (16) in Bachelor of Arts (8 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Doggrass (5) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); Colonel Mulligan (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); first actor (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); Mr. Percy Chaffington (15) in If I Had a Thousand Pounds a Year (9 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Dr. O'Toole (13) in Irish Tutor (5 Oct 1867 - 8 Jul 1868); Old Wilding (13) in Liar (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Mike Chissle (62) in Man Is Not Perfect, Nor Woman Neither (14 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867); Quin (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867); Lord Plato (39) in Rough Diamond (27 Jul 1868 - 12 Sep 1868); Mr. Gibson (1) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (9 Sep 1868); Gabriel Marlow (101) in Up for the Cattle Show (7 Dec 1867 - 4 Apr 1868)

Stuart

Admiral (5) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); Mons. Fauvel (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Sir John Houghton (2) in Deal Boatman (16 Sep 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); ghost of Hamlet's father (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); Mr. Snarl (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867); Father Francis (30) in No Thoroughfare (18 May 1868 - 20 Jun 1868); Rob Roy (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868)

Sugden, Charles

Bernardo (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868)

Taylor, James G.

Jacob Twig (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (14 Sep 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); Jeremiah Bolah (37) in Fast Coach (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Mo Davis (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Mr. Tom Highbury (77) in Go to Putney: A Story of the Boat Race (6 Apr 1868 - 4 Jul 1868); second gravedigger (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); Papillon (13) in Liar (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); John Bunn (62) in Man Is Not Perfect, Nor Woman Neither (14 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867); Timothy Nutts (18) in Tom Thrasher (6 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868)

Thompson

priest (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868)

Tomlin, E.

Master-at-arms (5) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); 2nd man (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); policemen (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Slickwitz (1) in Pas de Fascination (2 Sep 1868); Sir Frederick Vernon (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868)

Tomlinson

monks (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868)

Toole, John L.

Gnatbrain (1) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868); Mr. Spriggins (1) in Ici On Parle Francais (30 Jul 1868)

Webster, Benjamin N.

Triplet (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867); Joey Ladle (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868); Mr. William Penn Holder (7) in One Touch of Nature (14 Oct 1867 - 22 Oct 1867)

Actresses

Addison, Miss Fanny

Maria Darlington (2) in Roland for an Oliver (19 Aug 1868 - 20 Aug 1868)

Billington, Mrs. John

Susan (5) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); Mrs. Bridget (2) in Deal Boatman (16 Sep 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Anna Maria (1) in Ici On Parle Francais (30 Jul 1868); Mrs. Paddington Green (15) in If I Had a Thousand Pounds a Year (9 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Kitty Clive (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867); Susan Taperloy (54) in Maud's Peril (23 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867); The veiled lady (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868); Helen McGregor (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868); Margery (39) in Rough Diamond (27 Jul 1868 - 12 Sep 1868); Mrs. Major de Boots (1) in Widow Hunt (16 Sep 1868)

Bodenham, Miss Estelle D.

Katherine Kloper (1) in Pas de Fascination (2 Sep 1868)

Burnette, Miss

Elodie (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); actress (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); Brush (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Conran, Miss

Lysimachus (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867); No. 48, Cowbridge Square (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Conran, Miss Rose

Hamish (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868)

D'Este, Miss Emmie

Theresa (5) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 27 Jun 1868); Second wife (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868); Varnish (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Emsley, Miss

No. 10, Upper Trumper Street (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Fuller, Miss

No. 11, Nissettor Terrace (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Green, Miss

No. 10, Nissettor Terrace (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Grey, Miss Lennox

Mrs. Thornton (16) in Bachelor of Arts (8 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Blue Peter (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (14 Sep 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); Katey Rideout (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Lady Plato (39) in Rough Diamond (27 Jul 1868 - 12 Sep 1868); Mrs. Swansdown (1) in Widow Hunt (16 Sep 1868)

Harris, Miss Maria

Emma Thornton (16) in Bachelor of Arts (8 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Lord Woodbie (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Timothy Tripos (77) in Go to Putney: A Story of the Boat Race (6 Apr 1868 - 4 Jul 1868); Rose (13) in Irish Tutor (5 Oct 1867 - 8 Jul 1868); Alexander Panels (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867); Sam Willoughby (1) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (9 Sep 1868); Cicely Thorn (18) in Tom Thrasher (6 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Cecilia Marlow (101) in Up for the Cattle Show (7 Dec 1867 - 4 Apr 1868)

Harris, Miss Nelly

Adolphus (16) in Bachelor of Arts (8 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Laura (37) in Fast Coach (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Mrs. Dallas (77) in Go to Putney: A Story of the Boat Race (6 Apr 1868 - 4 Jul 1868); Angelina (1) in Ici On Parle Francais (30 Jul 1868); David (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867); Rose Elton (18) in Tom Thrasher (6 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868)

Herbert, Miss

Lady Challoner (54) in Maud's Peril (23 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867)

Hughes, Miss

Emily St. Evremond (1) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (9 Sep 1868)

Hunt, Miss

No. 8, Upper Trumper Street (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867); Miss James (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Ireland, Miss

No. 6, Upper Trumper Street (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Leclercq, Miss Carlotta

Countess d'Arental (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Ophelia (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868); Marguerite (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868)

Lewis, Mrs. H.

Mrs. Green (71) in Go to Putney: A Story of the Boat Race (6 Apr 1868 - 27 Jun 1868); Madame Dor (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868); Madame Kyboshki (1) in Pas de Fascination (2 Sep 1868)

Liston, Mrs. William H.

Dolly Mayflower (1) in Black-Eyed Susan (30 Jul 1868)

Louise, Miss

No. 8, Nissettor Terrace (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Manley, Miss

Madame Ango (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Traces (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Marshall, Miss Polly

Mrs. Fixture (2) in Roland for an Oliver (19 Aug 1868 - 20 Aug 1868)

Mellon, Mrs. Alfred

Jane (62) in Man Is Not Perfect, Nor Woman Neither (14 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867); Peg Woffington (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867); Sarah Goldstraw (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868); Tom Croft (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Moore, Miss Louisa S.

Mary Vance (2) in Deal Boatman (16 Sep 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Julia Latimer (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Julia (15) in If I Had a Thousand Pounds a Year (9 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Miss Grantham (13) in Liar (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Mrs. Selbourne (2) in Roland for an Oliver (19 Aug 1868 - 20 Aug 1868); May Edwards (1) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (9 Sep 1868); Mrs. Featherley (1) in Widow Hunt (16 Sep 1868)

Penson, Miss

No 44, Little Ryder Street (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Pitt, Miss Clara

Tittlebatz (1) in Pas de Fascination (2 Sep 1868)

Pitt, Miss Emily L.

Dolly Mayflower (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (14 Sep 1868 - 18 Sep 1868); Pernette (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Mary (37) in Fast Coach (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Betty (77) in Go to Putney: A Story of the Boat Race (6 Apr 1868 - 4 Jul 1868); Mrs. Major Rattan (1) in Ici On Parle Francais (30 Jul 1868); Mary (13) in Irish Tutor (5 Oct 1867 - 8 Jul 1868); Alice (62) in Man Is Not Perfect, Nor Woman Neither (14 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867); Zephirine Joliejambe (1) in Pas de Fascination (2 Sep 1868); Mary Panels (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867); Phoebe Bingley (101) in Up for the Cattle Show (7 Dec 1867 - 4 Apr 1868)

Pitt, Miss Mary

Diana Vernon (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868)

Powell, Miss

Blinkers (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Powell, Miss Jessie

Jerry (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Master Green (15) in If I Had a Thousand Pounds a Year (9 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Roxalana (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867)

Ridgway, Miss

No. 12, Upper Trumper Street (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Saunders, Miss Charlotte

Bob Buckskin (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Bob Nettles (1) in To Parents and Guardians (26 Aug 1868)

Sheridan, Miss Amy

Miss Sefton (54) in Maud's Peril (23 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867)

Simms, Miss Henrietta

Mrs. Vane (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867); Miss Constance Belmour (7) in One Touch of Nature (14 Oct 1867 - 22 Oct 1867)

Smith, Miss

No. 12, Nissettor Terrace (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

St. Henry, Mrs.

Gertrude (1) in Hamlet (24 Jun 1868)

Stephens, Mrs.

Mrs. Willoughby (1) in Ticket-of-Leave Man (9 Sep 1868)

Stoker, Miss

Tiny (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); Madame Vaulkerchawks (1) in Pas de Fascination (2 Sep 1868); Games (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Stoker, Mrs.

Madame Cavrelon (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Mrs. Green (6) in Go to Putney: A Story of the Boat Race (29 Jun 1868 - 4 Jul 1868); Mrs. Spriggins (1) in Ici On Parle Francais (30 Jul 1868); Miss Godfrey (13) in Liar (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Mrs. Triplet (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867); first wife (151) in No Thoroughfare (26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868)

Taylor, Miss

No. 49, Cowbridge Square (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Turtle, Miss

maid (8) in Masks and Faces (5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867); Polish (49) in School for Tigers (5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

Turtle, Miss E.

Fanchette (13) in Day of Reckoning (22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868); Ned Compo (48) in Flying Scud (27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868); maid-servant (15) in If I Had a Thousand Pounds a Year (9 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868); Jean McAlpine (1) in Rob Roy (2 Sep 1868)

Singers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Bachelor of Arts, A

(comedy) by Pelham Hardwicke (16 times, 8 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868)

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Black-Eyed Susan[; or, All in the Downs]

(drama) by Douglas W. Jerrold (5 times, 30 Jul 1868 - 18 Sep 1868)

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Day of Reckoning, A

(drama) by James R. Planche (13 times, 22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868)

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Deal Boatman, The

(drama) by Francis C. Burnand (2 times, 16 Sep 1868 - 19 Sep 1868)

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Fast Coach, The

(farce) by Robert Soutar (37 times, 27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868)

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Flying Scud, The; or, Four-Legged Fortune

(drama, 2 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault (48 times, 27 Jul 1868 - 19 Sep 1868)

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* Go to Putney: A Story of the Boat Race

(farce) by Harry Lemon (77 times, 6 Apr 1868 - 4 Jul 1868)

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Hamlet

(tragedy) by William Shakespeare (1 time, 24 Jun 1868)

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Ici On Parle Francais

(farce) by Thomas J. Williams (1 time, 30 Jul 1868)

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If I Had a Thousand Pounds a Year

(farce, 1 act) by John M. Morton (15 times, 9 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868)

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Irish Tutor, The[; or, New Lights]

(farce) by Richard Butler (13 times, 5 Oct 1867 - 8 Jul 1868)

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Liar, The

(comedy) by Charles J. Mathews (13 times, 22 Jun 1868 - 7 Jul 1868)

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* Man Is Not Perfect, Nor Woman Neither

(comedy) by Benjamin Webster Jr. (62 times, 14 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867)

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Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain

(comedy, 2 acts) by Tom Taylor, Charles Reade (8 times, 5 Oct 1867 - 21 Oct 1867)

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* Maud's Peril

(drama, 4 acts) by Watts Phillips (54 times, 23 Oct 1867 - 24 Dec 1867)

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* No Thoroughfare

(drama, 5 acts) by Charles Dickens, W. Wilkie Collins, Edwin Ellis (comp) (151 times, 26 Dec 1867 - 20 Jun 1868)

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One Touch of Nature

(comedy) by Benjamin N. Webster (7 times, 14 Oct 1867 - 22 Oct 1867)

Summary Cast:

Pas de Fascination[; or, Catching a Governor]

(extravaganza) by Joseph S. Coyne (1 time, 2 Sep 1868)

Summary Cast:

Rob Roy; or, Auld Lang Syne

(musical drama, 4 scenes) by Isaac Pocock, John Davy (comp), Henry R. Bishop (comp) (1 time, 2 Sep 1868)

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Roland for an Oliver, A

(farce) by Thomas Morton (2 times, 19 Aug 1868 - 20 Aug 1868)

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Rough Diamond, A

(farce) by John B. Buckstone (39 times, 27 Jul 1868 - 12 Sep 1868)

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School for Tigers, The[; or, The Shilling Hop]

(farce) by Mark Lemon (49 times, 5 Oct 1867 - 6 Dec 1867)

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Ticket-of-Leave Man, The

(drama) by Tom Taylor (1 time, 9 Sep 1868)

Summary Cast:

To Parents and Guardians

(drama) by Tom Taylor (1 time, 26 Aug 1868)

Summary Cast:

* Tom Thrasher

(farce) by Augustus G. Harris (18 times, 6 Jul 1868 - 25 Jul 1868)

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* Up for the Cattle Show

(farce) by Harry Lemon (101 times, 7 Dec 1867 - 4 Apr 1868)

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Widow Hunt, The

(farce, 2 acts) by Edmund Falconer? (1 time, 16 Sep 1868)

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Genre

Music, Composers, And Musicians

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Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1867-1868 Season

(Generated 01-Oct-1998)


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