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 1868-1869

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

17 October 1868 - 28 August 1869

268 performances: 268 evening

Benefit (5): Miss Maria and Miss Nelly Harris (16 Jun 1869)
G. Belmore (21 Jul 1869)
Benjamin N. Webster (28 Jul 1869)
John W. Anson (treasurer) (11 Aug 1869, 12 Aug 1869)
Dark (3): Christmas (25 Dec 1868)
Ash Wednesday (10 Feb 1869)
Good Friday (26 Mar 1869)

The Season

A review of the season might well rest upon a consideration of the opening night of 19 October 1868. The evening began with Tom Thrasher, a successful farce from the previous season. This was followed by Monte Cristo, a major production clearly intended for a long run. However, its first nights bordered on disaster and, without some alteration, the future was not promising. It had the disadvantage, so often mentioned of new pieces at the Adelphi, of inordinate length--nearly five hours, and it was almost 1:00 a. m. before the curtain fell.

The critics acknowledged the difficulty of adapting a "long and unwieldy story" to the stage. There had been other adaptations in both France and England; none had met with much success. The Athenaeum (24 October), mentioning the failure of a French version at Drury Lane, added that the production, "scarcely less disastrous, of the Adelphi play was the consequence of deplorable heedlessness and mismanagement"--a damning comment. Some of the plot had been changed to

furnish Mr. Webster with increased opportunities. Thanks to this alteration, Noirtier [Webster's role] is constantly upon the stage. His presence serves no purpose whatever. All that can be said concerning it, is that Mr. Webster looks very well in the disguises he assumes, and does nothing in the most picturesque and effective manner possible.

A doubtful compliment indeed! However, the acting was good. Fechter played Edmund Dantes "with elegance and grace to which Melingue, the original exponent of the part, could never attain. Mr. Webster was admirably made up to represent four different characters and acted quietly and well in each." Belmore and Mrs. Mellon were praised. The critics complimented the scenery and mentioned that the painter of the cliff scene was "summoned before the audience" though the Observer and the Athenaeum thought it would have been in better taste if he had not then appeared, breaking the interest in the play. The final comment of the Athenaeum was dismissive:

The reception of the piece was very unfavourable. The version, indeed, presents scarcely a redeeming feature. All the sparkle of the dialogue has been lost. Whatever was best in the original was slurred over or omitted; whatever was weakest and worst was brought to the front.

The Times (19 October) implied that it was irredeemable. The review ended, "nothing, however, can compensate for the unwieldiness of the play, and its rambling, unsatisfactory plot, puzzling alike to those who have read the romance and those who have not." The Morning Post (19 October), while not questioning the defects, had hopes for the play. "It would be a pity if a play so cleverly mounted should fail, but if anything is to be made of it, the dialogue must be cut down to one half its dimensions." It is clear that no effort and no expense had been spared and Webster had high expectations. With such reviews what would he do?

Within a fortnight he had evidently taken prompt action and transformed the near failure to a success. The Times (2 November) reported:

Monte Cristo showed by its varied fortune on the first night . . . that it was not without material that might, perhaps, be turned to profitable account; while the very fact that its parts hung somewhat loosely together, though this peculiarity was a fault, favoured the opinion that abbreviations could be effected with a rough and ready hand. . . . Extreme length was, after all, one of the great demerits of Monte Cristo and as this has been reduced to the extent of about a third, the piece moves on as smoothly as could be wished.

At the end of November, Tom Thrasher was replaced by Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? by Joseph S. Coyne, and this, too, proved to be very popular, with a run of 155 performances. The Crown Prince of Prussia, the son-in-law of Queen Victoria, visited the theatre on 13 November (Times, 14 November).

After ninety-six performances, Monte Cristo was replaced by The Dead Heart on 8 February until another change at Easter. This was not a revival of desperation but a new production put on with all suitable splendour of scenery, costume and decoration.

Mr. Hawes Craven has painted several admirable views of Paris as it appeared during the awful era of the Revolution. . . . Well acted, and mounted with equal elegance and accuracy, the play passes off with spirit and elicits hearty applause (Morning Post, 10 February).

The Observer (13 February) was not behind in its praise. "The rank of the piece itself has been so long established, that no criticism is necessary to assign to it a proper place among recent productions." There had been some cast changes, but

the most striking feature in the whole performance still remains unchanged--the assumption of the character of Robert Landry by Mr. Webster. This is undoubtedly one of the most effective and . . . one of the most elaborate and finished bits of acting that our modern London stage presents, and it may be said of it with justice that time and repetition have not weakened, but on the contrary have strengthened and matured it.

On 25 February, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Princess of Teck attended the performance.

An exchange of correspondence between Charles Dickens and Mrs. Mellon preserved in the London Theatre Museum reveals that Dickens had intended to give three morning readings. Unfortunately they had to be cancelled because of the novelist's ill health.

At the end of March, The Dead Heart was replaced by Black and White, a new play by Wilkie Collins and Fechter. The production did not show the faithful representation of the period that had been observed in The Dead Heart. The Observer (5 April) noted that with

utter disregard of truth in costume, the characters are dressed in the fashion of the present day. The discrepancy may be pardoned, however, for the reason which, no doubt, prompted its being risked--namely--that it would be impossible to associate any sentimental interest with the dresses that were worn in 1830. At all events, after the first five minutes, none are likely to trouble themselves about the subject; they have something else to think of in a good dramatic story and a well-constructed plot.

The Times (2 April) described it as "one of the neatest dramas of interest that has been seen for some time." The scenery was again complimented--"all new and well-painted" (Morning Post, 30 March), and from the Observer, "The scenery by Mr. H. Craven is clever . . . the general excellence of the stage arrangements contributed not a little to the effect of this . . . drama." The acting of Fechter was especially praised; the performance of Carlotta Leclercq was outstanding; and others mentioned were Atkins, Belmore, Stirling, Stuart, and Phillips. The run finished on 8 May, which was presumably the end of Fechter's engagement, after forty-eight performances.

The next major production, Eve, an English version by B. Webster, Jr., of Gabrielle, a comedy in verse by M. Emile Angier, came at the end of May. Eve, in 3 acts, was very different from the original, in 5, but the substance and situations remained. The reviews were rather mixed, tending on the whole towards finding weaknesses in the adaptation. The Times considered that it lacked "the force and beauty of M. Angier's verse" (6 June). The Athenaeum (5 June), however, was quite scathing. The aims of the play were

the exaltation of prosaic and commonplace virtues. But the execution is inferior to the intention. . . . What was wanting to make Gabrielle a thoroughly poor and weak drama has been added by the adapter, who . . . has cut out what might be distasteful to an English audience, and has left the remainder more unpleasant without being one whit more proper for the excisions.

The acting was commendable, especially that of Webster, except in the first act when he "acted timidly and feebly." The play was received during the other two acts "with great favour." New scenery was provided with an interesting effect made "by dividing the stage into two rooms" (Observer, 6 June). It was performed 35 times, to be replaced by The Willow Copse, in which Webster appeared in his original character of Luke Fielding. His performance was "very fine" but the "general cast was far from satisfactory" (Athenaeum, 17 July). The Morning Post (13 July) described the piece as "one of those rare plays upon which, as well as a friend in the days of adversity, a manager, when the attractions of other pieces begin to wane, may always rely with confidence to draw a good house." There was new and picturesque scenery.

Nevertheless, it is difficult not to think that, in putting on The Willow Copse, Webster was near the end of his resources for the season. His attention may well have been engaged for the performance at the Crystal Palace on behalf of the Dramatic College, of which Webster was the master. On 24 July, the day of the performance, the program at the Adelphi was altered so that he could appear. Webster's standing in the world of the theatre is exemplified in the comment of the Morning Post (26 July).

Mr. Webster was singled out for especial applause, a tribute due equally to his great merits as an actor and his devoted and unwearying exertions in the cause of the Royal Dramatic College, of which he fills so worthily the office of master.

The Prince and Princess of Wales were to receive purses for the college.

Earlier, on 16 June, they had attended the benefit performance of the Misses Harris.

The season officially ended on 28 July with Webster's benefit. The following day the bill announced "Open for the summer season." From 6 August Webster and Mrs. Mellon were "starring" at the National Standard Theatre (Times, 6 August). The Adelphi, according to the Athenaeum (7 August) had "passed temporarily into the hands of an association of actors, composed principally of established members of Mr. Webster's company, but including individuals who have not hitherto appeared upon the Adelphi boards." Phillips, stage manager and actor, remained.

The chief piece from 1 August onwards was The Serpent on the Hearth by John P. Simpson. It was reviewed but without great enthusiasm for it, and the Athenaeum (7 August) reported, "Much hissing . . . mixed with the applause liberally bestowed upon piece and performance." The theatre closed on 28 August. During this short summer season a downturn in the standard of productions was inevitable with outstanding performers elsewhere. It was just as well that it was short season.

The reviews of Monte Cristo contained observations that were typical of the season as a whole. It had its high spots. The merits of the scenery and stage-effects were unquestioned. In the winter season talented performers were not lacking. Fechter and Webster himself contributed greatly to the success of the pieces in which they appeared, and there was no small support from Mrs. Mellon, Miss Furtado and Miss Leclercq. None of these remained for the summer season and their lack was felt. However, some of the plays had little merit in themselves and more than one was of inordinate length. The high quality of the scenery and the talented acting may well have compensated for the choice of some indifferent plays and the tedium of over-long performances.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Boucicault, Dion L. Flying Scud, The (21 Jul 1869)
Willow Copse, The (12 Jul 1869)
Cheltnam, Charles S. Greenwich Pensioner, The (21 Jul 1869)
Collins, W. Wilkie Black and White (29 Mar 1869)
Coyne, Joseph S. Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (23 Nov 1868)
Dibdin?, Charles Waterman, The (16 Jun 1869)
Falconer, Edmund Husbands Beware! (21 Jul 1869)
Fechter, Charles A. Black and White (29 Mar 1869)
Haines, John T. My Poll and My Partner Joe (21 Jul 1869)
Harris, Augustus G. Tom Thrasher (17 Oct 1868)
Too Much of a Good Thing (16 Jun 1869)
Kenney, Charles L. Willow Copse, The (12 Jul 1869)
Knowles, James S. Love Chase, The (11 Aug 1869)
Lemon, Harry Up for the Cattle Show (26 Oct 1868)
Lemon, Mark Domestic Economy (17 May 1869)
Marston, John W. Life for Life (10 May 1869)
Morton, John M. Day's Fishing, A (8 Mar 1869)
My Precious Betsy (9 Aug 1869)
Whitebait at Greenwich (29 Mar 1869)
Phillips, Watts Dead Heart, The (8 Feb 1869)
Reade, Charles Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869)
Selby, Charles Bonnie Fish Wife, The (11 Aug 1869)
Simpson, John P. Serpent on the Hearth, The (2 Aug 1869)
Taylor, Tom Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869)
Ticket-of-Leave Man, The (16 Jun 1869)
Unknown Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868)
Webster, Benjamin N. One Touch of Nature (28 Jul 1869)
Webster Jr., Benjamin Eve (31 May 1869)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Ellis, Edwin Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868)
Mellon, Alfred Willow Copse, The (12 Jul 1869)

Actors

Aldridge

1st planter (30) in Black and White (5 Apr 1869 - 8 May 1869); Ferbras (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); Tom Brown (86) in Domestic Economy (17 May 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); policeman (2) in Greenwich Pensioner (21 Jul 1869 - 24 Jul 1869); Spouts (3) in Greenwich Pensioner (29 Jul 1869 - 31 Jul 1869); Michael (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869); 1st gaoler (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Will Wallett (2) in My Poll and My Partner Joe (21 Jul 1869 - 24 Jul 1869); Detective officer (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Ashley

Count St. Valerie (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); Arthur St. Valerie (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); Bulpus (5) in Greenwich Pensioner (21 Jul 1869 - 31 Jul 1869); Mr. Colt (1) in Husbands Beware! (21 Jul 1869); Sir Oscar (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869); Mr. Ernest Vane (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); Mons. Villefort (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Joe Tiller (2) in My Poll and My Partner Joe (21 Jul 1869 - 24 Jul 1869); Mr. Beaumont Fletcher (1) in One Touch of Nature (28 Jul 1869); Captain Hector Montgomery (4) in Too Much of a Good Thing (16 Jun 1869 - 31 Jul 1869); Mr. Glummer (42) in Whitebait at Greenwich (29 Mar 1869 - 15 May 1869); Arthur Apsley (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Atkins, Edward

David Michaelmas (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); John Grumly (22) in Domestic Economy (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Mr. Bobtail (16) in My Precious Betsy (9 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Mark Measely (24) in Serpent on the Hearth (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); John Small (42) in Whitebait at Greenwich (29 Mar 1869 - 15 May 1869)

Belmore, George G.

Mr. Plato (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); Wimbledon Waggs (29) in Day's Fishing (8 Mar 1869 - 10 Apr 1869); Toupet (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); Brutus Toupet (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); Chesterfield Honeybun (155) in Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (23 Nov 1868 - 10 Jul 1869); John Grumly (64) in Domestic Economy (17 May 1869 - 31 Jul 1869); Nat Goslin (1) in Flying Scud (21 Jul 1869); Bill Gale, A.B. (5) in Greenwich Pensioner (21 Jul 1869 - 31 Jul 1869); Mr. Snaffles (1) in Husbands Beware! (21 Jul 1869); Caderousse (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Watchful Waxend (2) in My Poll and My Partner Joe (21 Jul 1869 - 24 Jul 1869); Tom Thrasher (7) in Tom Thrasher (17 Oct 1868 - 24 Oct 1868); Peter Strollop (24) in Up for the Cattle Show (26 Oct 1868 - 21 Nov 1868); Augustus de Rosherville (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Bridges

sentinel (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869)

Brooke, Edward H.

Wildoats (2) in Bonnie Fish Wife (11 Aug 1869 - 12 Aug 1869)

Brown

Jean (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869)

Brunton, W.

Gaiters (2) in Bonnie Fish Wife (11 Aug 1869 - 12 Aug 1869)

Conran, Master

Pompey (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869)

Cooke

Dougal (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869)

Cooper, Harwood

Mr. Kechup (1) in Husbands Beware! (21 Jul 1869); Sam (10) in Too Much of a Good Thing (16 Jun 1869 - 7 Aug 1869)

Cox

call boy (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); waiter (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869)

Dalton

Captain Trevor (24) in Serpent on the Hearth (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Captain Hector Montgomery (6) in Too Much of a Good Thing (2 Aug 1869 - 7 Aug 1869)

Eburne, William H.

Sharp (29) in Day's Fishing (8 Mar 1869 - 10 Apr 1869); Michel (40) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 27 Mar 1869); Mr. Soaper (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); Brigadier (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Mr. Belgrave (1) in One Touch of Nature (28 Jul 1869); Claude Ruby (24) in Serpent on the Hearth (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Lord Bubblemore (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Elton, William

Sir Hickory Heartycheer (2) in Bonnie Fish Wife (11 Aug 1869 - 12 Aug 1869)

Fechter, Charles A.

Maurice de Layrac (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); Edmund Dantes (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Abbe Busoni (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Count Monte Cristo (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Spectre Captain (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869)

Forbes

officers of health (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869)

Franks

Allan (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869)

Grosvenor

Martinet (44) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 22 May 1869); Governor of the Chateau d'If (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869)

Hitchenson

1st market man (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); Baptiste Duval (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); servant (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869)

Jones

Fouchez (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869)

Leighton

officers of health (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869)

Locksley

2nd planter (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); Captain O'Jiffey (29) in Day's Fishing (8 Mar 1869 - 10 Apr 1869); Antonio (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); Harry Vane (5) in Greenwich Pensioner (21 Jul 1869 - 31 Jul 1869); Colin (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869); Colander (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); 1st police agent (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Captain Oakheart (2) in My Poll and My Partner Joe (21 Jul 1869 - 24 Jul 1869); Fungus (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Locksley, C.

Langford (16) in My Precious Betsy (9 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869)

Neville, Henry G.

Vernon Hartwright (36) in Eve (31 May 1869 - 10 Jul 1869)

Paulo, James

George (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); 2nd gaoler (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Nobbs (7) in Tom Thrasher (17 Oct 1868 - 24 Oct 1868)

Phillips, R.

Wolf (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); Reboul (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); R. Isaac Crank (155) in Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (23 Nov 1868 - 10 Jul 1869); Roderick (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869); Sir Charles Pomander (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); Danglars (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Black Brandon (2) in My Poll and My Partner Joe (21 Jul 1869 - 24 Jul 1869); Barak Maule (24) in Serpent on the Hearth (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869)

Rawlings

1st man (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869)

Romer, Robert

Cumming (29) in Day's Fishing (8 Mar 1869 - 10 Apr 1869); Keralio (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); James Burdock (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); Penelon (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Herr Slobberiboski (24) in Serpent on the Hearth (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Joseph (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Skinner

black secretary (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); Major O'Liffey (6) in Day's Fishing (5 Apr 1869 - 10 Apr 1869); Michel (10) in Dead Heart (19 May 1869 - 29 May 1869); Hector (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869); Hunsdon (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); commissary (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); servant (24) in Serpent on the Hearth (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); George (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Skinner, G.

policeman (3) in Greenwich Pensioner (29 Jul 1869 - 31 Jul 1869); Spouts (2) in Greenwich Pensioner (21 Jul 1869 - 24 Jul 1869)

Smith, C. J.

Dr. Jellicoe (29) in Day's Fishing (8 Mar 1869 - 10 Apr 1869); Jocrisse (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); Colley Cibber (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); Old Dantes (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Mr. Wagtail (16) in My Precious Betsy (9 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Jones (1) in One Touch of Nature (28 Jul 1869); Huggins (24) in Serpent on the Hearth (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Joe Martin (7) in Tom Thrasher (17 Oct 1868 - 24 Oct 1868); Lynx (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Stephenson, Charles H.

Mr. Bobbins (29) in Day's Fishing (8 Mar 1869 - 10 Apr 1869); Mr. Goahead (1) in Husbands Beware! (21 Jul 1869); Quin (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); Mons. Morel (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Old Sculler (2) in My Poll and My Partner Joe (21 Jul 1869 - 24 Jul 1869); Doctor Mildmay (24) in Serpent on the Hearth (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Dr. Brandysnap (10) in Too Much of a Good Thing (16 Jun 1869 - 7 Aug 1869); Mr. Benjamin Buzzard (42) in Whitebait at Greenwich (29 Mar 1869 - 15 May 1869); Colonel Vanguard (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Stirling, Arthur

Stephen Westcraft (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); Abbe Latour (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); Murdock (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869); Fernand (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Harry Halyard (2) in My Poll and My Partner Joe (21 Jul 1869 - 24 Jul 1869); Sir Richard Vaughan (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Stuart

Provost marshal (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); Jacques Legrand (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); Malcolm Macronald (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869); Mr. Snarl (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); Faria (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Sir Simeon Sykes (24) in Serpent on the Hearth (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Hulks (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Taylor, James G.

Simeon Grimsditch (36) in Eve (31 May 1869 - 10 Jul 1869); Sam Snatchem (2) in My Poll and My Partner Joe (21 Jul 1869 - 24 Jul 1869); Timothy Nutts (7) in Tom Thrasher (17 Oct 1868 - 24 Oct 1868); Staggers (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Tomlin, E.

2nd market man (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); Martinet (6) in Dead Heart (24 May 1869 - 29 May 1869); Torquil (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869); officer of customs (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869)

Travers, Ernest

1st planter (6) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 3 Apr 1869); Major O'Liffey (23) in Day's Fishing (8 Mar 1869 - 3 Apr 1869); Germain (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Simms (7) in Tom Thrasher (17 Oct 1868 - 24 Oct 1868)

Vernon, W. H.

Wildrake (2) in Love Chase (11 Aug 1869 - 12 Aug 1869)

Webster, Benjamin N.

Robert Landry (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); Wollaston (36) in Eve (31 May 1869 - 10 Jul 1869); Triplet (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); Noirtier (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); The beau (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); prison inspector (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Salomon Van Gripp (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Mr. William Penn Holder (1) in One Touch of Nature (28 Jul 1869); Luke Fielding (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Actresses

Brown, Miss Willa

Roxalana (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869)

Conran, Miss Rose

2nd customer (86) in Domestic Economy (17 May 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Lysimachcus (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); nurse (16) in My Precious Betsy (9 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869)

Daubeny, Miss Amina

Marie (24) in Serpent on the Hearth (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869)

Davis, Miss Minnie

Maggie Macfarlane (2) in Bonnie Fish Wife (11 Aug 1869 - 12 Aug 1869); Miss Thistledown (2) in Bonnie Fish Wife (11 Aug 1869 - 12 Aug 1869)

Eburne, Miss M.

Marie Marguerite (24) in Serpent on the Hearth (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869)

Furtado, Miss Teresa E.

Eve Wollston (36) in Eve (31 May 1869 - 10 Jul 1869); Mrs. Vane (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); Mary Maybud (2) in My Poll and My Partner Joe (21 Jul 1869 - 24 Jul 1869); Miss Constance Belmour (1) in One Touch of Nature (28 Jul 1869); Rose Fielding (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Grey, Miss Lennox

Mrs. Penfold (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); Julia Tempest (29) in Day's Fishing (8 Mar 1869 - 10 Apr 1869); Cerisette (40) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 27 Mar 1869); Mrs. Honeybun (125) in Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (26 Dec 1868 - 10 Jul 1869); Mrs. Goahead (1) in Husbands Beware! (21 Jul 1869); Sally (42) in Whitebait at Greenwich (29 Mar 1869 - 15 May 1869)

Harris, Miss Maria

Mrs. Honeybun (28) in Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (23 Nov 1868 - 24 Dec 1868); Augustus Muffit (5) in Greenwich Pensioner (21 Jul 1869 - 31 Jul 1869); Mrs. Colt (1) in Husbands Beware! (21 Jul 1869); Kitty Clive (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); Mlle. Danglars (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Abigail Holdforth (2) in My Poll and My Partner Joe (21 Jul 1869 - 24 Jul 1869); Cicely Thorn (7) in Tom Thrasher (17 Oct 1868 - 24 Oct 1868); Dianah Brandysnap (10) in Too Much of a Good Thing (16 Jun 1869 - 7 Aug 1869); Lucy Vanguard (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Harris, Miss Nelly

Cerisette (10) in Dead Heart (19 May 1869 - 29 May 1869); Mrs. Honeybun (2) in Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (17 May 1869 - 18 May 1869); Lotty (5) in Greenwich Pensioner (21 Jul 1869 - 31 Jul 1869); Rose Elton (7) in Tom Thrasher (17 Oct 1868 - 24 Oct 1868); Isabel (10) in Too Much of a Good Thing (16 Jun 1869 - 7 Aug 1869)

Johnstone, Miss Eliza

Nancy Muddle (16) in My Precious Betsy (9 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Polly Huggins (24) in Serpent on the Hearth (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869)

Leclercq, Miss Carlotta

Miss Milburn (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); Mercedes (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869)

Lee, Miss Lillie

Jessie Wollaston (36) in Eve (31 May 1869 - 10 Jul 1869)

Lewis, Mrs. H.

Mrs. Compass (29) in Day's Fishing (8 Mar 1869 - 10 Apr 1869); Mrs. Struggles (5) in Greenwich Pensioner (21 Jul 1869 - 31 Jul 1869); Mrs. Wagtail (16) in My Precious Betsy (9 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Signora Blousabella (24) in Serpent on the Hearth (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869)

Manley, Miss

Phoebe (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); 1st customer (86) in Domestic Economy (17 May 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Effie (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869)

Mellon, Mrs. Alfred

Catherine Duval (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); Countess St. Valerie (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); Ann Grimsditch (36) in Eve (31 May 1869 - 10 Jul 1869); Mrs. Professor Snaffles (1) in Husbands Beware! (21 Jul 1869); Peg Woffington (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); Albert de Morcerf (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Meg (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Murray, Mrs. Leigh

Ruth (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); Phoebe (29) in Day's Fishing (8 Mar 1869 - 10 Apr 1869); Mrs. Crank (155) in Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (23 Nov 1868 - 10 Jul 1869); Mrs. Grumly (86) in Domestic Economy (17 May 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Mrs. Pennithorne (5) in Greenwich Pensioner (21 Jul 1869 - 31 Jul 1869); Ursula (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869); Carconte (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Lady Sykes (24) in Serpent on the Hearth (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Miss Lucretia Buzzard (42) in Whitebait at Greenwich (29 Mar 1869 - 15 May 1869); Lady Apsley (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Neilson, Miss Adelaide

Lilian (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869)

Sedgwick, Miss Amy

Constance (2) in Love Chase (11 Aug 1869 - 12 Aug 1869)

Sidney, Miss Minnie

Kenelm (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869)

Stoker, Miss

2nd market woman (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); Joe (86) in Domestic Economy (17 May 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Rose (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869); Miss Apsley (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Stoker, Mrs.

1st market woman (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); Marie (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); Mrs. Jewell (155) in Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (23 Nov 1868 - 10 Jul 1869); Mrs. Snugsby (86) in Domestic Economy (17 May 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Mrs. Muffit (5) in Greenwich Pensioner (21 Jul 1869 - 31 Jul 1869); Mrs. Triplet (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); Dame Halyard (2) in My Poll and My Partner Joe (21 Jul 1869 - 24 Jul 1869); Barbara Maule (24) in Serpent on the Hearth (2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Fan (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Turtle, Miss

Miss Westcraft (36) in Black and White (29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869); Charlotte Bobbins (29) in Day's Fishing (8 Mar 1869 - 10 Apr 1869); Rose (50) in Dead Heart (8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869); Mrs. Shackles (86) in Domestic Economy (17 May 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); maid-servant (36) in Eve (31 May 1869 - 10 Jul 1869); Jane (5) in Greenwich Pensioner (21 Jul 1869 - 31 Jul 1869); Margery (8) in Life for Life (10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869); maid (1) in Masks and Faces (28 Jul 1869); 1st woman (96) in Monte Cristo (17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869); Mrs. Bobtail (16) in My Precious Betsy (9 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869); Betty (10) in Too Much of a Good Thing (16 Jun 1869 - 7 Aug 1869); Miss Georgina Apsley (12) in Willow Copse (12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

Musicians

Singers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

* Black and White

(drama, 3 acts) by W. Wilkie Collins, Charles A. Fechter (36 times, 29 Mar 1869 - 8 May 1869)

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Bonnie Fish Wife, The

(farce) by Charles Selby (2 times, 11 Aug 1869 - 12 Aug 1869)

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* Day's Fishing, A

(farce) by John M. Morton (29 times, 8 Mar 1869 - 10 Apr 1869)

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Dead Heart, The

(drama, prol, 3 acts) by Watts Phillips (50 times, 8 Feb 1869 - 29 May 1869)

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Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell?

(farce) by Joseph S. Coyne (155 times, 23 Nov 1868 - 10 Jul 1869)

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Domestic Economy

(farce) by Mark Lemon (86 times, 17 May 1869 - 28 Aug 1869)

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* Eve

(drama, 3 acts) by Benjamin Webster Jr. (36 times, 31 May 1869 - 10 Jul 1869)

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Flying Scud, The; or, Four-Legged Fortune

(drama, 1 scene) by Dion L. Boucicault (1 time, 21 Jul 1869)

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* Greenwich Pensioner, The

(comic drama, 2 acts) by Charles S. Cheltnam (5 times, 21 Jul 1869 - 31 Jul 1869)

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Husbands Beware!

(farce) by Edmund Falconer (1 time, 21 Jul 1869)

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Life for Life

(drama, 4 acts) by John W. Marston (8 times, 10 May 1869 - 18 May 1869)

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Love Chase, The

(comedy, selection) by James S. Knowles (2 times, 11 Aug 1869 - 12 Aug 1869)

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Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain

(comedy) by Tom Taylor, Charles Reade (1 time, 28 Jul 1869)

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* Monte Cristo

(romantic drama, prol, 4 acts) by Unknown, Edwin Ellis (comp) (96 times, 17 Oct 1868 - 6 Feb 1869)

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My Poll and My Partner Joe

(drama, 2 acts) by John T. Haines (2 times, 21 Jul 1869 - 24 Jul 1869)

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My Precious Betsy

(farce) by John M. Morton (16 times, 9 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869)

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One Touch of Nature

(comedy) by Benjamin N. Webster (1 time, 28 Jul 1869)

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* Serpent on the Hearth, The

(drama, 3 acts) by John P. Simpson (24 times, 2 Aug 1869 - 28 Aug 1869)

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Ticket-of-Leave Man, The

by Tom Taylor (1 time, 16 Jun 1869)

Tom Thrasher

(farce) by Augustus G. Harris (7 times, 17 Oct 1868 - 24 Oct 1868)

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Too Much of a Good Thing

(farce) by Augustus G. Harris (10 times, 16 Jun 1869 - 7 Aug 1869)

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Up for the Cattle Show

(farce) by Harry Lemon (24 times, 26 Oct 1868 - 21 Nov 1868)

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Waterman, The[; or, The First of August]

(ballad opera) by Charles Dibdin? (1 time, 16 Jun 1869)

Whitebait at Greenwich

(farce) by John M. Morton (42 times, 29 Mar 1869 - 15 May 1869)

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Willow Copse, The

(drama) by Dion L. Boucicault, Charles L. Kenney, Alfred Mellon (comp) (12 times, 12 Jul 1869 - 27 Jul 1869)

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Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1868-1869 Season

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