THE LONDON STAGE 1800-1900

Joseph Donohue and James Ellis, General Editors

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ROYAL ADELPHI THEATRE

(formerly THE SANS PAREIL THEATRE)

1806-1900

Seasonal Summary for 1870-1871

Edited by Frank McHugh and Gilbert B. Cross

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

Royal Adelphi Theatre. 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 2/-, gallery 1/-.

Seasonal Dates

22 October 1870 - 30 September 1871

271 performances: 271 evening

Dark (15): Preparations for the new piece (19 Dec 1870, 20 Dec 1870, 21 Dec 1870, 22 Dec 1870, 23 Dec 1870)
Christmas Eve (24 Dec 1870)
Ash Wednesday (22 Feb 1871)
Spring break (20 Mar 1871, 21 Mar 1871, 22 Mar 1871, 23 Mar 1871, 24 Mar 1871)
Preparations for the new piece (6 Apr 1871)
Good Friday (7 Apr 1871)
Preparations for the new piece (8 Apr 1871)
Farewell benefit (2): Mme. Celeste (17 Dec 1870)
Mr. and Mrs. John Billington (25 Mar 1871)

The Season

On 24 October 1870 the Times said, "The appearance of Madame Celeste at the Adelphi on Saturday night, when it opened for the season under the joint management of Messrs. B. Webster and F. B. Chatterton, seemed to give a new aspect to a house once the most favoured in London" (p. 8). But this new aspect was an illusion. As Margaret Webster wrote a century later, the partnership of Webster ("the Nestor of the stage") and Chatterton was disastrous for the theatre and for Webster himself:

Chatterton "energetically endeavoured to revive the glories of the Adelphi and ended by swamping it and Webster." Ben emerged in print from time to time to protest furiously against the unauthorized debts contracted in his name. There is a touching description of him in his room at the Adelphi, surrounded by heaps and piles of manuscripts, all plays that he had bought at one time or another. Some bore only the cover, the title page and some blank sheets of paper. They had been bought on trust and the trust betrayed (The Same Only Different, pp. 87-88).

The Green Bushes, "for the twelve farewell performances of Mme. Celeste," headed the bill on opening night, with Mme. Celeste in her celebrated role of Miami. This piece ran in fact for forty-two nights, and Mme. Celeste appeared in two other revivals, seven times in The Flowers of the Forest and once in The Abbe Vaudreuil. Green Bushes succeeded with its audience but not with the critics:

To playgoers whose recollections extend over a quarter of a century, a performance like that of The Green Bushes on Saturday last, is not very pleasant or edifying to witness. . . . That the representation on Saturday was favorably received may be attributed to two causes--that the majority of the house did not recall the earliest performances of the drama, and that the minority swallowed its discontent, in order to take a friendly leave of Mme. Celeste (Athenaeum, 29 October 1870, p. 569).

The Times and Athenaeum found this Green Bushes inferior to the original production primarily in its comedy: the 1870 company had no comic actors as gifted as Edward Wright and Paul J. Bedford. But both gallantly praised Mme. Celeste. The Times elaborated on what the Athenaeum called her "strong and picturesque" acting style:

But what will most strike a modern public is the lady's thorough mastery of the pantomimic part of her profession. Her gestures are bold and decisive; she firmly takes her picturesque positions, and whenever she is on the stage hers is the figure on which the general attention is fixed (p. 8).

For Mme. Celeste's farewell benefit, J. B. Buckstone came from the Haymarket to play in Box and Cox. (This was his last performance at the Adelphi, where his Green Bushes would become the most popular play ever performed at that theatre.) Joining Buckstone was Mrs. Robert Keeley who came out of retirement to "a general burst of enthusiasm" (Times, 19 December 1870, p. 10), to play her original role in Betsy Baker. Mme. Celeste bid a moving farewell at the end of the benefit performance, but, happily, she would appear in three subsequent seasons at the Adelphi. After her departure, the company returned to its current specialties: elaborate stage pictures and sensation drama. The Christmas burlesque, The Mistletoe Bough, which ran for forty-two nights, shows some of this emphasis:

The plot is a piece of ballad mosaic, which abounds in startling anachronisms, while it enables the scene painter and the costumier to revel in picturesque mediaeval dresses and decorations and in brilliant Christmas dances in old English castles and halls (Times, 27 December 1870, p. 4).

F. C. Burnand's Deadman's Point, which opened February 4 and ran six weeks, was written as a sensation drama, a loose sequence of stage pictures calculated to thrill the audience. As the Times observed, however, when a scene in such an empty play was badly staged it failed totally, as did a second-act storm scene. "The drowning man, who literally wears the waters as if they formed a gauze cloak, provokes not commiseration but mirth (6 February 1871, p. 8). The Athaeneum found Burnand's play clumsy and shapeless and observed, "at the end of the play the audience seemed divided between laughter, hissing, and applause. Perhaps on the whole the 'contents' formed the most numerous party" (11 February 1871, p. 184).

The most popular play of the season, Andrew Halliday's Notre-Dame; or, The Gipsy Girl of Paris, an adaptation of Hugo's novel, ran with few interruptions from 10 April until March of the next season, for 254 performances. The critics found this work superior to most of what the Adelphi was offering, though an Atheneaum reviewer made it clear Notre-Dame was at most an "effective melo-drama" written for an unsophisticated audience, most of whose members had no knowledge of Victor Hugo's novel. The same reviewer complained of the actors' ranting. Of T. C. King, who played Quasimodo, he says, "Some of his shouts were absolutely deafening. The general note of the performance was too high. Miss Furtado screamed much and Mrs. Mellon screamed more; Mr. King shouted and Mr. Brittain Wright whined" (15 April 1871, p. 473). The Times explained what held the audience's eye in this play:

Although . . . Notre Dame is not a mere spectacle, it contains much of the spectacular element, and those who seek "sensation" will find the fall of Claude Frollo from the tower as thrilling as anything of the kind hitherto attempted. The public gardens in Paris and the bird's-eye view of the French capital by night are excellent specimens of Mr. Lloyd's talent, and the eastern extremity of the Cathedral, built so as to cover a large portion of the stage, is one of those feats of scenic art by which modern audiences are so frequently surprised" (11 April 1871, p. 9).

While melodrama was featured throughout this season, the Adelphi also offered two ballets composed by Frederick Evans, "an able dancer and contortionist" (Atheneaum, 15 April 1871, p. 473), and twelve comedies of various kinds and lengths, including John Oxenford's farce Down in a Balloon, which ran for 150 nights.

Since the Adelphi's season continued through the summer of 1871 and into the fall, the editors have arbitrarily chosen Saturday, 30 September 1871 as the end of the 1870-1871 season.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Addison, Henry R. Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV, The (17 Dec 1870)
Brough, William Area Belle, The (25 Mar 1871)
Buckstone, John B. Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story, The (23 Nov 1870)
Green Bushes, The (22 Oct 1870)
Burnand, Francis C. Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871)
Collins, W. Wilkie No Thoroughfare (25 Mar 1871)
Dickens, Charles No Thoroughfare (25 Mar 1871)
Farnie, Henry B. Mistletoe Bough, The (26 Dec 1870)
Gayler, Charles Our Female American Cousin (13 Feb 1871)
Greenwood, Thomas L. That Rascal Jack (4 Feb 1871)
Halliday, Andrew Area Belle, The (25 Mar 1871)
Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871)
Harris, Augustus G. Little Treasure, The (25 Mar 1871)
Morton, John M. Betsy Baker (17 Dec 1870)
Box and Cox (17 Dec 1870)
Milliners' Holiday, The (22 Oct 1870)
Oxenford, John Down in a Balloon (10 Apr 1871)
Twice Killed (21 Nov 1870)
Smith, S. Theyre Happy Pair, A (25 Mar 1871)
Unknown Sairey Gamp (25 Mar 1871)
Webster, Benjamin N. One Touch of Nature (9 Jan 1871)
Webster Jr., Benjamin Smoke (26 Dec 1870)
Williams, Thomas J. Little Treasure, The (25 Mar 1871)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Ellis, Edwin Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871)
Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871)
Mellon, Alfred Green Bushes, The (22 Oct 1870)
Musgrave, Frank Mistletoe Bough, The (26 Dec 1870)

Choreographers

Evans, Frederick Fantisticuff (29 May 1871)
Quicksilver Dick (10 Apr 1871)

Actors

Alfred

gypsies (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Andrews

Tim O'Toole (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870)

Ashley

Louis XV (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); John Mountjoy (150) in Down in a Balloon (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871); Captain Hugh Lavrock (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); George O'Kennedy (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); Hon. Lester Fluttermore (1) in Little Treasure (25 Mar 1871); Lieutenant Bowling, R. N. (55) in Milliners' Holiday (22 Oct 1870 - 7 Jan 1871); Simon the cellarer (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871); Mr. Belgrave (24) in One Touch of Nature (9 Jan 1871 - 25 Mar 1871); Mr. Fitzclarence Fitzherbert (29) in Our Female American Cousin (13 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); James Brown (35) in Smoke (26 Dec 1870 - 3 Feb 1871); George Granby (36) in That Rascal Jack (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Mr. Ralph Reckless (6) in Twice Killed (21 Nov 1870 - 26 Nov 1870)

Barrett

Mr. Saul Serene (36) in Down in a Balloon (10 Apr 1871 - 20 May 1871)

Bertram, C.

Carlos (108) in Fantisticuff (29 May 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Billington, John

Lieut. Henri Decour (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); Martin Gurder (36) in Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Ishmael or The Wolf (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Connor O'Kennedy (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); Mr. Honeyton (1) in Happy Pair (25 Mar 1871); Walter Maydenblush (1) in Little Treasure (25 Mar 1871); Mr. Beaumont Fletcher (24) in One Touch of Nature (9 Jan 1871 - 25 Mar 1871); Reuben Armstrong (35) in Smoke (26 Dec 1870 - 3 Feb 1871)

Brown

gypsies (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Buckstone, John B.

John Box (1) in Box and Cox (17 Dec 1870)

Byrnes, M. D.

Cardinal Dubois (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); Russian (29) in Deadman's Point (13 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); headborough (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); George (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); Boniface (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871); Tristan (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871); Sir Charles Gordon (29) in Our Female American Cousin (13 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871)

Campbell

the milk-white steed (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871)

Clarke, John

Sairey Gamp (1) in Sairey Gamp (25 Mar 1871)

Cook

gypsies (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Cooper, Harwood

Duke de Richelieu (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); coastguardsman (36) in Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Leybourne (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Paddy Kelly (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); Mr. Allenbourg (1) in Little Treasure (25 Mar 1871); Nip (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871); Olivier (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871); Jones (24) in One Touch of Nature (9 Jan 1871 - 25 Mar 1871); Captain Granville (29) in Our Female American Cousin (13 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Tom (6) in Twice Killed (21 Nov 1870 - 26 Nov 1870)

Crabb

Mr. Euclid Facile (6) in Twice Killed (21 Nov 1870 - 26 Nov 1870)

Edgar, Edward F.

Major Pearson (36) in Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Sir Charles Howard (1) in Little Treasure (25 Mar 1871); Sir William Appleby (29) in Our Female American Cousin (13 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871)

Evans, Frederick

Fantisticuff (108) in Fantisticuff (29 May 1871 - 30 Sep 1871); Quicksilver Dick (42) in Quicksilver Dick (10 Apr 1871 - 27 May 1871)

Everill, Frederick A.

James Cox (1) in Box and Cox (17 Dec 1870)

Fernandez, James

Claude Frollo (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Fredericks

Mons. de Voltaire (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870)

Gordon, Walter

Mr. Crummy (1) in Betsy Baker (17 Dec 1870)

Green

servant to Madame St. Aubert (35) in Green Bushes (31 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870)

Jones

Rattlesnake (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870)

King, Thomas C.

Quasimodo (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Lilly, A. C.

Sir Philip Courtenay (36) in Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Frank Meteor (150) in Down in a Balloon (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871); Captain Phoebus de Chateaupers (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Lovell, Tom

Laparillo (108) in Fantisticuff (29 May 1871 - 30 Sep 1871); Old Thump (42) in Quicksilver Dick (10 Apr 1871 - 27 May 1871)

Morris, C.

Guillaume (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Odell, E. J.?

Dame Margery (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871)

Pegley

gypsies (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Rayner, Alfred

Steve Hargar (36) in Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871)

Richards

beadle (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Richardson

Larry (7) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 29 Oct 1870)

Romer, Robert

Walker Chalks (1) in Area Belle (25 Mar 1871); Gilbert (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Dennis (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); Penn (29) in Our Female American Cousin (13 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871)

Rouse, John

Pierre (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); Mr. Marmaduke Mouser (1) in Betsy Baker (17 Dec 1870); Mr. Floyd (36) in Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Cheap John (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Muster Grinnidge (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); Mr. Simon Sparkes (55) in Milliners' Holiday (22 Oct 1870 - 7 Jan 1871); Baron de Bell (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871); That Rascal Jack (36) in That Rascal Jack (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871)

Sennett, Charles

Chevalier Vauban (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); Alfred (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Captain Dartois (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); Gerald Appleby (29) in Our Female American Cousin (13 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Mr. Fergus Fable (6) in Twice Killed (21 Nov 1870 - 26 Nov 1870)

Seymour

Spicali (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Smith

gypsies (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Smithson

Mons. de Buffon (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); servant (36) in Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Linton (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Ned Keogh (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); omnibus conductor (55) in Milliners' Holiday (22 Oct 1870 - 7 Jan 1871); servant (29) in Our Female American Cousin (13 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); waiter (36) in That Rascal Jack (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Robert (6) in Twice Killed (21 Nov 1870 - 26 Nov 1870)

Stainforth, Frank

Jehan Frollo (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Stephenson, Charles H.

Mons. de Montesquein (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); Tom Polden (36) in Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Mr. Saul Serene (114) in Down in a Balloon (22 May 1871 - 30 Sep 1871); Pharos (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Wild Murtogh (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); Mr. Pennywig (55) in Milliners' Holiday (22 Oct 1870 - 7 Jan 1871); Clopin (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871); Mr. Peter Neff (29) in Our Female American Cousin (13 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Mr. Richard Burton (35) in Smoke (26 Dec 1870 - 3 Feb 1871); Waddleton (36) in That Rascal Jack (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Mr. Holdfast (6) in Twice Killed (21 Nov 1870 - 26 Nov 1870)

Stilt

Andre the Red (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Stonette, Tom

Artiste (42) in Quicksilver Dick (10 Apr 1871 - 27 May 1871)

Thompson

sergeant (36) in Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); gypsies (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Tomlin, E.

the Nimmer (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Little Bear (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); porter (6) in Twice Killed (21 Nov 1870 - 26 Nov 1870)

Toole, John L.

Pitcher (1) in Area Belle (25 Mar 1871)

Vernon, Walter

Mayfield (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Darby Donovan (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870)

Vincent, J.

Mons. de Crebillon (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); Larry (35) in Green Bushes (31 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); servant to Madame St. Aubert (7) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 29 Oct 1870)

Vollaire, John

Ralph (36) in Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871)

Webster, Benjamin N.

Mr. William Penn Holder (24) in One Touch of Nature (9 Jan 1871 - 25 Mar 1871)

Williams

the milk-white steed (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871)

Wilmot, Charles

Mons. de Quesney (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); Tosser (1) in Area Belle (25 Mar 1871); the Kinchin (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Jack Gong (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870)

Wright, Brittain

Lord Lovel (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871); Pierre Gringoire (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Wright, Harry

Nicolo (108) in Fantisticuff (29 May 1871 - 30 Sep 1871); Dame Thump (42) in Quicksilver Dick (10 Apr 1871 - 27 May 1871)

Actresses

Addie, Mrs. Harriet F.

Mrs. Serene (150) in Down in a Balloon (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871); Madame Gondelaurier (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Barnett, Miss Emma

Mrs. Croaker (1) in Area Belle (25 Mar 1871); Miss Potts (30) in Milliners' Holiday (28 Nov 1870 - 7 Jan 1871); Miss Dotts (7) in Milliners' Holiday (22 Oct 1870 - 29 Oct 1870); Lady Blanche (29) in Our Female American Cousin (13 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Amelia (36) in That Rascal Jack (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Mrs. Facile (6) in Twice Killed (21 Nov 1870 - 26 Nov 1870)

Basquerville, Miss

Ninette (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Bedford, Miss

gypsies (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Bellew, Miss

The Family Herald (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871)

Billington, Mrs. John

Tinette (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); Mary Polden (36) in Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Geraldine (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); Lady Howard (1) in Little Treasure (25 Mar 1871); The Veiled Lady (1) in No Thoroughfare (25 Mar 1871); Abigail Armstrong (35) in Smoke (26 Dec 1870 - 3 Feb 1871)

Buckstone, Miss

bridesmaids (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Burns, Miss Emily

Betsey Prig (1) in Sairey Gamp (25 Mar 1871)

Celeste, Mme. Celine

Abbe Vaudreuil (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); Cynthia (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Miami (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870)

Conran, Miss

Louise (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870)

Cooper, Miss Margaret

Mrs. Marmaduke Mouser (1) in Betsy Baker (17 Dec 1870); Helen Fursdon (36) in Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Lady Agnes (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Fanny Thompson (55) in Milliners' Holiday (22 Oct 1870 - 7 Jan 1871); Lady Nancy Bell (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871); Miss Julia Flighty (6) in Twice Killed (21 Nov 1870 - 26 Nov 1870)

Cox, Miss

bridesmaids (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Cox, Mrs.

Jervaise (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Daly, Miss Julia

Pamelia (29) in Our Female American Cousin (13 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871)

Debreux, Mlle.

Philip the Falconer (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871)

Denvil, Miss Florence

My Pretty Page (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871)

Dubois, Miss Camille

Mary the Maid of the Inn (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871)

Duvernay, Miss Carolien

Mrs. Honeyton (1) in Happy Pair (25 Mar 1871)

Farren, Miss Ellen

Gertrude (1) in Little Treasure (25 Mar 1871)

Fowler, Miss

bridesmaids (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Furtado, Miss Teresa E.

Mlle. Maria de Rohan (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); Janet Trelfel (36) in Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Starlight Bess (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Esmeralda (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871); Miss Constance Belmour (24) in One Touch of Nature (9 Jan 1871 - 25 Mar 1871); Ellen Armstrong (35) in Smoke (26 Dec 1870 - 3 Feb 1871)

Gates, M?

gypsies (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Harrington, Miss

Kate Carraway (24) in Milliners' Holiday (31 Oct 1870 - 3 Dec 1870)

Heather, Miss

Abigail (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Miss Lotts (48) in Milliners' Holiday (31 Oct 1870 - 7 Jan 1871); Doll (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871); Lady Mixington (29) in Our Female American Cousin (13 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871)

Hibbert, Miss

Fleur de Lys (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Hill, Miss

Winifred (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Miss Watts (55) in Milliners' Holiday (22 Oct 1870 - 7 Jan 1871); Bet (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871)

Hill, Miss Ada

Elspy (3) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (28 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); village blacksmith (7) in Mistletoe Bough (4 Feb 1871 - 11 Feb 1871); Emily Appleby (6) in Our Female American Cousin (13 Feb 1871 - 18 Feb 1871)

Hill, Miss Marian

Emily Appleby (23) in Our Female American Cousin (20 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871)

Holt, Miss Elise

Joe Miller (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871)

Howard, Miss Maud

Mrs. Meteor (150) in Down in a Balloon (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Hudspeth, Miss

Fedora (36) in Down in a Balloon (10 Apr 1871 - 20 May 1871)

Johnstone, Miss Eliza

Miss Potts (25) in Milliners' Holiday (22 Oct 1870 - 19 Nov 1870)

Jones, Miss

Madame de Haussez (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); village blacksmith (35) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 3 Feb 1871)

Keeley, Mrs. Robert

Betsy Baker (1) in Betsy Baker (17 Dec 1870)

Lavater, Miss

Miss Totts (55) in Milliners' Holiday (22 Oct 1870 - 7 Jan 1871); Clara Appleby (29) in Our Female American Cousin (13 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Lucy (36) in That Rascal Jack (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871)

Lovell, Miss

Fedora (114) in Down in a Balloon (22 May 1871 - 30 Sep 1871); Kate Carraway (7) in Milliners' Holiday (22 Oct 1870 - 29 Oct 1870)

M'Cabe, Miss

Elspy (4) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 26 Nov 1870)

Matthews, M?

gypsies (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Mellon, Mrs. Alfred

Madame la Marquise de Pompadeur (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); Penelope Ann (1) in Area Belle (25 Mar 1871); Hon. Lionel Beecher (36) in Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Lemuel (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Nelly O'Neil (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); Young Lochinvar (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871); Sarah Goldstraw (1) in No Thoroughfare (25 Mar 1871); Gudale (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871); Fanny Pepper (6) in Twice Killed (21 Nov 1870 - 26 Nov 1870)

Mills, Miss

bridesmaids (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Monti, Miss

bridesmaids (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Moore, Miss Bella

The Hereditary Minstrel--Christy (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871)

Morgan, Miss

Miss Lotts (7) in Milliners' Holiday (22 Oct 1870 - 29 Oct 1870)

Murray, Mrs. Leigh

Lady Courtenay (36) in Deadman's Point (4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871); Lady Appleby (29) in Our Female American Cousin (13 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871)

Phillips, Miss

gypsies (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Kate Carraway (24) in Milliners' Holiday (5 Dec 1870 - 7 Jan 1871)

Powell, Miss Jessie

bridesmaids (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Evelleen (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); Balloon letter carrier (42) in Mistletoe Bough (26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871)

Pratten, M?

gypsies (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Rosalind, Miss Amy

Fanchette (108) in Fantisticuff (29 May 1871 - 30 Sep 1871); Annette (42) in Quicksilver Dick (10 Apr 1871 - 27 May 1871)

Scott, Miss

Madame la Marquise de Chevrouse (1) in Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV (17 Dec 1870); gypsies (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

Stoker, Miss

Mariette (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Stoker, Mrs.

Hagar (7) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870); Meg (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); Mrs. Meddleton (1) in Little Treasure (25 Mar 1871); Genchette (150) in Notre-Dame (10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

Turtle, Miss

Tigertail (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); Mrs. Gong (42) in Green Bushes (22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870); Miss Dotts (48) in Milliners' Holiday (31 Oct 1870 - 7 Jan 1871)

Willford, Miss

Mrs. Bouncer (1) in Box and Cox (17 Dec 1870)

Singers

Dancers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Abbe Vaudreuil and The Court of Louis XV, The

(drama) by Henry R. Addison (1 time, 17 Dec 1870)

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Area Belle, The

(farce) by William Brough, Andrew Halliday (1 time, 25 Mar 1871)

Summary Cast:

Betsy Baker[; or, Too Attentive By Half]

(farce) by John M. Morton (1 time, 17 Dec 1870)

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Box and Cox

(farce) by John M. Morton (1 time, 17 Dec 1870)

Summary Cast:

* Deadman's Point; or, The Lighthouse on the Carn Ruth

(drama, 4 acts, 2 tableaux) by Francis C. Burnand, Edwin Ellis (comp) (36 times, 4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871)

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* Down in a Balloon

(farce) by John Oxenford (150 times, 10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

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* Fantisticuff; or, The Storm Fiend

(ballet) by Frederick Evans (chor) (108 times, 29 May 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

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Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story, The

(drama) by John B. Buckstone (7 times, 23 Nov 1870 - 30 Nov 1870)

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Green Bushes, The; or, A Hundred Years Ago

(drama, 3 acts) by John B. Buckstone, Alfred Mellon (comp) (42 times, 22 Oct 1870 - 17 Dec 1870)

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Happy Pair, A[; or, A Fly in the House]

(comedietta) by S. Theyre Smith (1 time, 25 Mar 1871)

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Little Treasure, The

(comedietta, 2 acts) by Augustus G. Harris, Thomas J. Williams (1 time, 25 Mar 1871)

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Milliners' Holiday, The

(farce) by John M. Morton (55 times, 22 Oct 1870 - 7 Jan 1871)

Summary Cast:

* Mistletoe Bough, The; or, Lord Lovel, Lady Nancy, and the Milk-White Steed

(burlesque, 5 scenes) by Henry B. Farnie, Frank Musgrave (comp) (42 times, 26 Dec 1870 - 11 Feb 1871)

Summary Cast:

No Thoroughfare

(drama) by Charles Dickens, W. Wilkie Collins (1 time, 25 Mar 1871)

Summary Cast:

* Notre-Dame; or, The Gipsy Girl of Paris

(drama, 3 acts) by Andrew Halliday, Edwin Ellis (comp) (150 times, 10 Apr 1871 - 30 Sep 1871)

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One Touch of Nature

(comedy) by Benjamin N. Webster (24 times, 9 Jan 1871 - 25 Mar 1871)

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Our Female American Cousin

(comedy, 2 acts) by Charles Gayler (29 times, 13 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871)

Summary Cast:

* Quicksilver Dick

(ballet) by Frederick Evans (chor) (42 times, 10 Apr 1871 - 27 May 1871)

Summary Cast:

Sairey Gamp

(dramatic sketch) by Unknown (1 time, 25 Mar 1871)

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* Smoke

(comedietta, 1 act) by Benjamin Webster Jr. (35 times, 26 Dec 1870 - 3 Feb 1871)

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That Rascal Jack

(farce) by Thomas L. Greenwood (36 times, 4 Feb 1871 - 18 Mar 1871)

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Twice Killed

(farce) by John Oxenford (6 times, 21 Nov 1870 - 26 Nov 1870)

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Genre

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Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1870-1871 Season

(Generated 01-Oct-1998)


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