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 1871-1872

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) 3 guineas, 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 7/-, balcony dress circle stalls 5/-, first circle stalls 3/-, pit 2/-, amphitheatre 1/-, gallery 6d. (pantomime only)

Seasonal Dates

2 October 1871 - 13 July 1872

238 performances: 238 evening

Ash Wednesday (1): Christy Minstrels (14 Feb 1872)
Benefit (3): Mrs. John Wood (8 Feb 1872)
John W. Anson (treasurer) (5 Jun 1872, 6 Jun 1872)
Dark (8): "In preparation for Christmas novelties" (18 Dec 1871, 19 Dec 1871, 20 Dec 1871, 21 Dec 1871, 22 Dec 1871, 23 Dec 1871)
Christmas (25 Dec 1871)
Good Friday (29 Mar 1872)
benefit (1): Maria and Nelly Harris (10 Jul 1872)

The Season

C. L. Kenney's farce, Autumn Manoeuvres, with Ashley, Lilley, Wright and Mrs. Alfred Mellon in the cast, was one of the first new pieces in the Adelphi's 1871-72 season. The Athenaeum's commentary was brief indeed: "This trifle provoked some laughter" (28 October 1871, p. 569). But the piece proved popular and ran for 85 nights. Hidden Treasure, a more ambitious play billed as a "new and original sensational drama" and employing the full resources of the company, fared less well. It lasted only 19 performances. The Athenaeum denounced it:

Personages were introduced on the stage to serve no obvious purpose except that of showing how much noise they could make, and how generally extravagant they could be; and the piece came at last to an end, which seemed due rather to the exhaustion of the players than the termination of the story. . . . As the piece contains a house which takes fire by spontaneous combustion, and a fall from a considerable altitude, it is possible that a succession of audiences may receive it with favor, and may dispense with such frivolities as plot, dramatic sequence and development, intelligibility of story or propriety of acting (2 December 1871, p. 729).

For the Times, the failure of Hidden Treasure was occasion to ponder the decline of the Adelphi acting company. For most of Hidden Treasure had been written twenty years earlier by Tom Parry and resembled plays of his that had triumphed as "real Adelphi drama."

The melodramatic force of the old days, which gave vitality to many improbabilities, seems to have taken another direction, nor do we find that comic vis which Mr. Wright would have displayed in the principal action of the underplot. The more striking tableaux, which are very elaborate, were, however, received with loud applause (30 November 1871, p. 12).

Benjamin Webster was baffled by his failure to attract a large audience to his splendid new theatre:

"The secret of what will and what will not be a theatrical success," he observed, "is as far from being discovered as ever. When my theatre was dirty and old and uncomfortable it was always crowded. The public made me rich and I tore down the old hovel and built them an elegant theatre to show my gratitude. Confound them! They won't come into it." (The Same Only Different, p. 86).

The Times did find much to praise in the new Christmas piece, Charles Millward's Snowwhite, "which was not this time a burlesque but an original fairy tale, reminding one of the pieces produced by Planche at the Lyceum under Mme. Vestris" (27 December 1871, p. 12). The reviewer praised Mrs. John Wood's Snowwhite, the acting of Mrs. Alfred Mellon, J. Cormack's ballet and groupings and some very novel scenic effects. "In the waterfall scenes, the waters were perfumed by Mr. Rimmel" (p. 3).

An expectant audience greeted Charles Fechter, just returned from America, on the evening of 5 March, when he began a four-week engagement as Ruy Blas in a play of that name. The Times praised the "earnestness of purpose and clearness of outline" of Fechter's Ruy, but of the rest of the company it could only say, "The chief actor is efficiently supported" (5 March 1872, p. 8). The Athenaeum, as usual, was more candid:

It is to be desired . . . that, in future dramatic representations of the dramatic masterpiece of M. Hugo, the general casting may be more adequate. . . . A comparison between the general representation of the play in Paris and that in London would explain why in one city the drama is prized and studied as an art, while in the other it can scarcely obtain the support of men of intellect as an amusement (9 March 1871, pp. 314).

Fechter, a great actor and innovator in the techniques of acting and play production, must indeed have stood out in the Adelphi company of this season. Ruy Blas was one of his favourite pieces. Erroll Sherson says of it:

It showed off all his good points: his love-making, which gained for him the suffrages of crowds of women playgoers, for nothing at all like it had been seen on the English stage; his scenes of passion in the more melodramatic parts; his wonderful fencing; the elan of the whole. Here was at last something quite different from the mouthing periods and stilted action of his predecessors, something that was like life, and glowing, ardent life at that. No wonder the women sobbed audibly and the whole audience thrilled at his art (London's Lost Theatres of the Nineteenth Century, pp. 146-47).

On 1 April, Hilda the Miser's Daughter opened and unlike that other "Adelphi drama" of this season, Hidden Treasure, succeeded, running for 89 nights. This adaptation of Ainsworth's novel by Andrew Halliday was the second performed at the Adelphi, Edward Stirling's version having been staged in 1842. The Athenaeum conceded that "the story, though commonplace in outline, is dramatic." It also thought the miser's character was cleverly drawn.

In the other personages little attempt at psychology is witnessed. Old-fashioned characters, belonging to melo-dramatic intrigue, are presented in their familiar costumes, and the whole forms a masquerade of a kind such as the public never wearies of contemplating. The acting is no less melo-dramatic than the piece.

However, the critic also noted, "The reception of the piece was in the highest degree enthusiastic" (6 April 1872, p. 440). The Times shared that enthusiasm: "This is true Adelphi drama, honoured with a true Adelphi success" (2 April 1872, p. 3). The reviews of Hilda provoked a letter from the great illustrator George Cruikshank in which he claimed some credit for the principal themes and settings of Ainsworth's novel: "Wishing to let the public of the present day have a peep at the places of public amusement of that period [1745], I took considerable pains to give correct views and descriptions of the places which are now copied and produced upon the stage" (Times, 8 April, 1872, p. 14). On 15 April, Just Like Roger, a farce by Benjamin Webster, Junior, was introduced as a prelude to Hilda, making pointed references to current events and having, the Times said, "more substance and genial fun than in most dramatic trifles of this kind" (18 April, p. 6). Stephenson, Ashley, Wright, Cooper, Lilly, Miss Phillips and Miss Stoker were the principals in this play which ran 67 nights. The Adelphi's season ended on Saturday, 13 July, after 238 performances under the management of Benjamin M. Webster and Frederick B. Chatterton.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Brough, William Area Belle, The (27 May 1872)
Butler?, Richard Irish Tutor, The (2 Mar 1872)
Cheltnam, Charles S. Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872)
Falconer, Edmund Ruy Blas (4 Mar 1872)
Halliday, Andrew Area Belle, The (27 May 1872)
Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872)
Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871)
Kenney, Charles L. Autumn Manoeuvres, The (21 Oct 1871)
Millward, Charles Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871)
Oxenford, John Down in a Balloon (2 Oct 1871)
Hidden Treasure, The (25 Nov 1871)
Parry, Thomas Hidden Treasure, The (25 Nov 1871)
Simpson, John P. Court Cards (10 Jul 1872)
Unknown Jenny Lind (8 Feb 1872)
Webster, Benjamin N. One Touch of Nature (25 Mar 1872)
Webster Jr., Benjamin Just Like Roger (15 Apr 1872)
Wigan, Alfred S. First Night, The (10 Jul 1872)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Ellis, Edwin Hidden Treasure, The (25 Nov 1871)
Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872)
Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872)
Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871)

Choreographers

Cormack, John Hidden Treasure, The (25 Nov 1871)
Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872)
Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872)
Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871)
Evans, Frederick Buttons (2 Oct 1871)

Actors

Adams

Count de Camporeal (11) in Ruy Blas (18 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Arnott, Edward

Baron Swigitoff (1) in Jenny Lind (8 Feb 1872)

Ashley

Tosser (30) in Area Belle (27 May 1872 - 29 Jun 1872); Major Truffles (85) in Autumn Manoeuvres (21 Oct 1871 - 13 Apr 1872); Baron Von Babbelberg (1) in Court Cards (10 Jul 1872); John Mountjoy (17) in Down in a Balloon (2 Oct 1871 - 20 Oct 1871); Mr. Tobias Snap (67) in Just Like Roger (15 Apr 1872 - 10 Jul 1872); policeman (12) in Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Mr. Beaumont Fletcher (5) in One Touch of Nature (25 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Ashley, Henry J.

Peter Puckeridge (89) in Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872 - 13 Jul 1872)

Barrett

Marquis de Santa Cruz (12) in Ruy Blas (4 Mar 1872 - 16 Mar 1872)

Brough, Lionel

Mr. Granby Gag (1) in Jenny Lind (8 Feb 1872)

Brown

Colonels (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872)

Byrnes, M. D.

Bateson (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Mirk (89) in Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Portemonnaie (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872); Tristan (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872); Don Manuel Arras (23) in Ruy Blas (4 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Calhaem, Stanislaus

Sergeant Sneaker (24) in Autumn Manoeuvres (2 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872); Nicholas Nettlefox (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); King Kokahoop (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872); Pierre Gringoire (58) in Notre-Dame (26 Dec 1871 - 2 Mar 1872)

Cooper, Harwood

Brummer (1) in Court Cards (10 Jul 1872); Hyacinthe Parnassus (1) in First Night (10 Jul 1872); Serjeant Raitts (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Diggs (89) in Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Dr. Flail (72) in Irish Tutor (2 Mar 1872 - 25 May 1872); Mr. Blackman (67) in Just Like Roger (15 Apr 1872 - 10 Jul 1872); Baron Bankolor (12) in Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Olivier (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872); Jones (5) in One Touch of Nature (25 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872); Gudiel (23) in Ruy Blas (4 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Crellin, Herbert

Conrad Von Rosenthal (1) in Court Cards (10 Jul 1872)

Evans, Frederick

Buttons (66) in Buttons (2 Oct 1871 - 16 Dec 1871)

Fechter, Charles A.

Ruy Blas (23) in Ruy Blas (4 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Fernandez, James

Prince Max of Altenfels (1) in Court Cards (10 Jul 1872); Gilbert Hunton (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); John Scarve (89) in Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Claude Frollo (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872); Don Salluste (23) in Ruy Blas (4 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Franklin

Wilton (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871)

Harris, Augustus G.

Achille Talma Dufard (1) in First Night (10 Jul 1872)

Harwood

Tracer (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Antonio Rebilla (23) in Ruy Blas (4 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Jones

Colonels (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872)

King, Thomas C.

Paul Scroby (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Quasimodo (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872)

Lilly, A. C.

Captain Sparks (85) in Autumn Manoeuvres (21 Oct 1871 - 13 Apr 1872); Frank Meteor (17) in Down in a Balloon (2 Oct 1871 - 20 Oct 1871); Walter Welwyn (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Randulph Crewe (89) in Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Charles (72) in Irish Tutor (2 Mar 1872 - 25 May 1872); Edgar Smith (67) in Just Like Roger (15 Apr 1872 - 10 Jul 1872); Lord Laxlax (12) in Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Lollabout (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872); Captain Phoebus de Chateaupers (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872); Mr. Belgrave (5) in One Touch of Nature (25 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872); Don Caesar (23) in Ruy Blas (4 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Lovell, Tom

Policeman A1 (66) in Buttons (2 Oct 1871 - 16 Dec 1871)

McIntyre, William

Captain Fleetbourne (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Phillip Frewin (89) in Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872 - 13 Jul 1872)

Morris

Mrs. Grumble (47) in Buttons (2 Oct 1871 - 24 Nov 1871)

Morris, C.

Guillaume (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872)

Robinson

Colonels (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872)

Romer, Robert

Walker Chalks (30) in Area Belle (27 May 1872 - 29 Jun 1872); Mr. Tilwell (72) in Irish Tutor (2 Mar 1872 - 25 May 1872); Count Cottonni (12) in Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Banco (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872); Marquis de Priego (23) in Ruy Blas (4 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Seymour

Choppittoff (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872); Spicali (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872)

Smith

Colonels (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872)

Smithson

Mrs. Grumble (19) in Buttons (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Usher (1) in Court Cards (10 Jul 1872); Crampem (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Stabb (89) in Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872 - 13 Jul 1872)

Stainforth, Frank

Theophilus Vamp (1) in First Night (10 Jul 1872); Lieutenant Rufford (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Sergeant Linstock (89) in Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Rimmellino (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872); Jehan Frollo (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872); Count de Camporeal (12) in Ruy Blas (4 Mar 1872 - 16 Mar 1872); Montzago Codavenga (11) in Ruy Blas (18 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Stephenson, Charles H.

Mr. Saul Serene (17) in Down in a Balloon (2 Oct 1871 - 20 Oct 1871); Timotheus Flat (1) in First Night (10 Jul 1872); Serjeant Linstock (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Abel Beechcroft (89) in Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Terry O'Rourke (72) in Irish Tutor (2 Mar 1872 - 25 May 1872); Mr. Jonah Glubb (67) in Just Like Roger (15 Apr 1872 - 10 Jul 1872); General Puffandoff (12) in Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Ozokerit (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872); Clopin (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872); Marquis de Santa Cruz (11) in Ruy Blas (18 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872); Montzago Codavenga (12) in Ruy Blas (4 Mar 1872 - 16 Mar 1872)

Stilt

Andre the Red (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872)

Stonette, Tom

Corporal Tape (66) in Buttons (2 Oct 1871 - 16 Dec 1871)

Terriss, William

Hon. Bertie Fitzdangle (1) in First Night (10 Jul 1872)

Vernon, Walter

Prince Sapling (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872)

Webster, Benjamin N.

Mr. William Penn Holder (5) in One Touch of Nature (25 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Wright, Brittain

Pitcher (30) in Area Belle (27 May 1872 - 29 Jun 1872); Sergeant Sneaker (61) in Autumn Manoeuvres (21 Oct 1871 - 13 Apr 1872); Jacob Post (89) in Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Roger Jumph (67) in Just Like Roger (15 Apr 1872 - 10 Jul 1872); Leatherlungos (12) in Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Pierre Gringoire (47) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 24 Nov 1871)

Wright, Harry

Obediah (66) in Buttons (2 Oct 1871 - 16 Dec 1871)

Actresses

Addie, Mrs. Harriet F.

Miss Trimmer (36) in Autumn Manoeuvres (2 Mar 1872 - 13 Apr 1872); Mrs. Serene (17) in Down in a Balloon (2 Oct 1871 - 20 Oct 1871); Mrs. Nettlefox (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Mrs. Leatherlungos (12) in Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Madame Gondelaurier (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872)

Basquerville, Miss

Ninette (47) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 24 Nov 1871)

Beauclerc, Miss Annie

Extravaganza (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872)

Cox, Mrs.

Jervaise (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872)

Fay, Miss Laura

Miss Arabella Fitzjames (1) in First Night (10 Jul 1872); Decolletessa (12) in Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872 - 13 Jul 1872)

Florence, Miss Ida

Miss Manater (12) in Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872 - 13 Jul 1872)

Furtado, Miss Teresa E.

Hermine Von Waldeck (1) in Court Cards (10 Jul 1872); Hilda Scarve (89) in Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Esmeralda (47) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 24 Nov 1871); Miss Constance Belmour (5) in One Touch of Nature (25 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Harris, Miss Maria

Princess Amelia of Heldenhausen (1) in Court Cards (10 Jul 1872)

Harris, Miss Nelly

Rose (1) in First Night (10 Jul 1872)

Hibbert, Miss

Miss Trimmer (49) in Autumn Manoeuvres (21 Oct 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Fleur de Lys (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872)

Holt, Miss Elise

Little Snowwhite (16) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (12 Feb 1872 - 1 Mar 1872)

Howard, Miss Maud

Miss Laura Dashley (85) in Autumn Manoeuvres (21 Oct 1871 - 13 Apr 1872); Mrs. Meteor (17) in Down in a Balloon (2 Oct 1871 - 20 Oct 1871); Mary (72) in Irish Tutor (2 Mar 1872 - 25 May 1872); Princess Simplicita (12) in Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Floralina (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872); Ninette (58) in Notre-Dame (26 Dec 1871 - 2 Mar 1872); Casilda (23) in Ruy Blas (4 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Leclercq, Miss Rose

Bertha (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Esmeralda (58) in Notre-Dame (26 Dec 1871 - 2 Mar 1872); Princess de Neuborg (23) in Ruy Blas (4 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Lovell, Miss

Miss Spanker (49) in Autumn Manoeuvres (21 Oct 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Fedora (17) in Down in a Balloon (2 Oct 1871 - 20 Oct 1871); Mrs. Mugwell (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Mrs. Nagwitz (12) in Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872 - 13 Jul 1872)

Mellon, Mrs. Alfred

Penelope (30) in Area Belle (27 May 1872 - 29 Jun 1872); Joanna Griggs (85) in Autumn Manoeuvres (21 Oct 1871 - 13 Apr 1872); Dowager Duchess of Altenfels (1) in Court Cards (10 Jul 1872); Robin (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); Thomasine Deacle (89) in Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Placidorus (12) in Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Prince Goldenheart (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872); Gudule (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872)

Phillips, Miss

Miss Lucy Pluckton (85) in Autumn Manoeuvres (21 Oct 1871 - 13 Apr 1872); Kitty Conway (89) in Hilda the Miser's Daughter (1 Apr 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Lucy Glubb (67) in Just Like Roger (15 Apr 1872 - 10 Jul 1872); Mrs. Larrupper (12) in Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872 - 13 Jul 1872)

Powell, Miss Jessie

Jerry Nettlefox (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871)

Power, Mrs. R.

Queen Vandakita (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872); Duchess of Albaquerque (23) in Ruy Blas (4 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Rosalind, Miss Amy

The Kitchen Belle (66) in Buttons (2 Oct 1871 - 16 Dec 1871)

Stoker, Miss

Buttons (67) in Just Like Roger (15 Apr 1872 - 10 Jul 1872); Mariette (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872)

Stoker, Mrs.

Margaret (19) in Hidden Treasure (25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871); fairy godmother (12) in Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled (1 Jul 1872 - 13 Jul 1872); Genchette (105) in Notre-Dame (2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872)

Temple, Miss Annie

Zephyrina (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872)

Wilmot, Miss Lotti

Mrs. Croaker (30) in Area Belle (27 May 1872 - 29 Jun 1872); Miss Spanker (36) in Autumn Manoeuvres (2 Mar 1872 - 13 Apr 1872); Rosa (72) in Irish Tutor (2 Mar 1872 - 25 May 1872); Heatherbelle (57) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872)

Wood, Mrs. John

Miss Jenny (1) in Jenny Lind (8 Feb 1872); Little Snowwhite (41) in Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale (26 Dec 1871 - 10 Feb 1872)

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Area Belle, The

(farce) by William Brough, Andrew Halliday (30 times, 27 May 1872 - 29 Jun 1872)

Summary Cast:

* Autumn Manoeuvres, The

(farce) by Charles L. Kenney (85 times, 21 Oct 1871 - 13 Apr 1872)

Summary Cast:

Buttons; or, Covers for Three

(ballet) by Frederick Evans (chor) (66 times, 2 Oct 1871 - 16 Dec 1871)

Summary Cast:

Court Cards

(comedy) by John P. Simpson (1 time, 10 Jul 1872)

Summary Cast:

Down in a Balloon

(farce) by John Oxenford (17 times, 2 Oct 1871 - 20 Oct 1871)

Summary Cast:

First Night, The

(comedy) by Alfred S. Wigan (1 time, 10 Jul 1872)

Summary Cast:

* Hidden Treasure, The

(drama, 4 acts) by Thomas Parry, John Oxenford, Edwin Ellis (comp), John Cormack (chor) (19 times, 25 Nov 1871 - 16 Dec 1871)

Summary Cast:

* Hilda the Miser's Daughter

(drama, 3 acts) by Andrew Halliday, John Cormack (chor), Edwin Ellis (comp) (89 times, 1 Apr 1872 - 13 Jul 1872)

Summary Cast:

Irish Tutor, The[; or, New Lights]

(farce) by Richard Butler? (72 times, 2 Mar 1872 - 25 May 1872)

Summary Cast:

Jenny Lind

(farce) by Unknown (1 time, 8 Feb 1872)

Summary Cast:

* Just Like Roger

(farce) by Benjamin Webster Jr. (67 times, 15 Apr 1872 - 10 Jul 1872)

Summary Cast:

* Leatherlungos the Great, How He Stormed, Reigned, and Mizzled

(extravaganza) by Charles S. Cheltnam, John Cormack (chor), Edwin Ellis (comp) (12 times, 1 Jul 1872 - 13 Jul 1872)

Summary Cast:

* Little Snowwhite, a Fairy Tale

(extravaganza, 5 scenes) by Charles Millward, John Cormack (chor) (57 times, 26 Dec 1871 - 1 Mar 1872)

Summary Cast:

Notre-Dame; or, The Gipsy Girl of Paris

(drama, 3 acts) by Andrew Halliday, Edwin Ellis (comp) (105 times, 2 Oct 1871 - 2 Mar 1872)

Summary Cast:

One Touch of Nature

(comedy) by Benjamin N. Webster (5 times, 25 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Summary Cast:

Ruy Blas

(drama) by Edmund Falconer (23 times, 4 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1872)

Summary Cast:

Genre

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Adelphi Theatre

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