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 1873-1874

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: first 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.

Seasonal Dates

8 November 1873 - 2 October 1874

276 performances: 2 matinee, 274 evening

Benefit (4): Mme. Celeste (21 Nov 1873)
John W. Anson (21 May 1874)
John W. Anson (treasurer) (21 May 1874)
Nelly and Maria Harris (17 Jun 1874)
Dark (8): Christmas Day (25 Dec 1873)
Ash Wednesday (18 Feb 1874)
Preparations for the new piece (2 Mar 1874, 3 Mar 1874, 4 Mar 1874, 5 Mar 1874, 6 Mar 1874)
Good Friday (3 Apr 1874)

The Season

Frederick Chatterton became lessee as well as manager this season. He and Webster opened the season on 8 November, with The Green Bushes. The Times cited the anecdote of the traveler who, "however often he was abroad, and at whatever intervals he returned home . . . was sure to find Green Bushes in the Adelphi program." "Independently of its merits as perhaps one of the best constructed and most interesting melodramas ever brought out upon any stage," the Times said, "it is a great historical fact in the theatrical annals of this century" (13 November 1873, p. 5). Mme. Celeste appeared, as the bills promised, for twelve nights only.

Immediately after this, another stock melodrama, Edmund Falconer's Peep o'Day was offered. Falconer, an accomplished stage Irishman, played his original role of Barney O'Toole. What the bills called this "great Irish sensational drama" played for a full 14 weeks. The Times said that though "it was never played at the Adelphi before Saturday, it is to all intents and purposes an Adelphi piece, reflecting the taste for subjects connected with Irish peasant life which, 12 years ago, had been newly awakened by the Colleen Bawn of Mr. Dion Boucicault" (24 November 1873, p. 5). The Christmas novelty, offered with Peep O'Day, was Killarney, written by Falconer. Balfe was the composer, Cormack the choreographer and Telbin the scene designer. The Times admired Telbin's "moving picture of the Lakes of Killarney" (27 December 1873, p. 5).

On 31 January, Mr. and Mrs. John Billington returned to the Adelphi to star in the third melodrama of the season, Rough and Ready, a new play by Paul Merritt. The plot, which pitted a gamekeeper against a gentleman, made both the Times and Athenaeum reviewers uneasy. The Times commented, "The plot is at once slight and complicated, and there is overmuch of vapid dialogue, here and there spiced with democratic clap-trap." But it praised John Billington: "He is a thorough master of the required dialect, and his delineation of a frank, generous nature, usually amiable, but capable of being stung into the most violent rage, is perfect" (6 February 1874, p. 3). "Rough and Ready," the Athenaeum said, "bears marks of its East End origins. Proletarian virtue throughout its three acts is at war with aristocratic vice, which it in the end overpowers." It praised Mr. Billington, "unequaled in presenting unpleasant parts" (7 February 1874, p. 203).

The Billingtons were, by now, familiar figures on the London stage; John had left the Theatre Royal, York to make his London debut as Harry Mobray in Langford's Like and Unlike. Adeline had joined him the following year when she played Venus in Harlequin and the Loves of Cupid and Psyche. Among the many roles Mrs. Billington had created was Mrs. Valentine in Rough and Ready. Her husband had been in the original London casts of The Colleen Bawn, The Octoroon, Rip Van Winkle, and The Hunchback. He was the first performer in many roles such as Sir Percival Glyde in The Woman in White (1871), Martin Gurder in Dead Man's Point (1871), Mark Musgrave in Rough and Ready (Adams, Dictionary of the Drama, p. 159).

The ambitious Elizabeth; or, The Exiles of Siberia, staged to honor the Duke of Edinburgh and his new bride, failed and was withdrawn after 16 performances. This adaptation of Frederick Reynold's 1808 work offered little the audience could respond to except for a last-act "fete on the frozen Neva," an extravagant spectacle. However, Oxenford's modest comedy Waltz by Arditi, which opened on the same night, triumphed and ran for 143 nights. It impressed its audiences, the Times said, "simply through the goodness of the acting" (9 March 1874, p. 8).

Another resounding success, Benjamin Webster's Prayer in the Storm, a version of a French play popular in many forms in Britain and America, opened on 28 March and ran 143 nights until 11 September. The American actress Genevieve Ward, new to London, was much praised in this piece, as was the staging of the "Sea of Ice" tableau, with its skillfully contrived sensational effects. Errol Sherson calls Genevieve Ward "undoubtedly one of the greatest actresses that ever trod the London stage." She had a prior career as an opera singer under the name Guerrabella. He said of Prayer in the Storm, "The great sensation scene was a floating block of ice on a raging sea with a maiden kneeling on it and praying earnestly for help. This never failed to bring down the house" (London's Lost Theatres of the Nineteenth Century, p. 111).

Comedies and some ballets helped carry the great melodramas throughout this long Adelphi season. In late spring, the ballet farce Magic Toys, an adaptation of a French vaudeville by John Oxenford, opened and held the boards for 66 nights, "thanks to the agility and spirit of Miss Kate Vaughan who, in her representation of the supposed 'Toy' unites to a remarkable degree the qualities of the danseuse and the actress, and the arch simplicity of Miss Hudspeth, who plays the ingenue" (Times, 11 May 1874, p. 14).

Performances continued throughout the summer and into the fall of 1874, so the editors have arbitrarily chosen 1 October 1874 as the end of the 1873-1874 season.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Brougham, John Among the Breakers (12 Sep 1874)
Buckstone, John B. Good for Nothing (21 May 1874)
Green Bushes, The (8 Nov 1873)
Rough Diamond, A (17 Jun 1874)
Burnand, Francis C. Great Metropolis (21 May 1874)
Byron, Henry J. (adpt) Red Tape (12 Sep 1874)
Colman Jr., George Heir-at-Law, The (28 Sep 1874)
Cooper, Frederick F. Hercules, King of Clubs (22 Nov 1873)
Falconer, Edmund Killarney (26 Dec 1873)
Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873)
Farnie, Henry B. Eldorado (21 May 1874)
Herbert, G. C. Our Bitterest Foe (17 Jun 1874)
Horne, F. Lennox Two Heads Are Better than One (8 Nov 1873)
Lunn?, Joseph Hide and Seek (6 Apr 1874)
Meritt, Paul Rough and Ready (31 Jan 1874)
Oxenford, John Magic Toys, The (9 May 1874)
Waltz by Arditi, A (7 Mar 1874)
Raymond, Richard J. Mr. and Mrs. White (21 May 1874)
Toodles, The (12 Sep 1874)
Reece, Robert Richelieu Redressed (21 May 1874)
Reynolds, Frederic Elizabeth (7 Mar 1874)
Smith, S. Theyre Uncle's Will (21 May 1874)
Taylor, Tom Lady Clancarty (21 May 1874)
Webster, Benjamin N. Thirst for Gold, The (28 Mar 1874)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Balfe, Michael W. Killarney (26 Dec 1873)
Mellon, Alfred Thirst for Gold, The (28 Mar 1874)

Choreographers

Cormack, John Elizabeth (7 Mar 1874)
Evans, Frederick Snip (7 Mar 1874)

Actors

Anson, George W.

Peter White (2) in Mr. and Mrs. White (21 May 1874); performers (1) in Richelieu Redressed (21 May 1874)

Anson, John W.

Major Pepper (2) in Mr. and Mrs. White (21 May 1874)

Barsby, Frank

Ivan Rimiski (18) in Elizabeth (7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874); Charley (1) in Good for Nothing (21 May 1874); Jack Gong (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Captain Howard (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874); Henri de Belcour (102) in Thirst for Gold (6 Apr 1874 - 1 Aug 1874); Roland de Feval (6) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 4 Apr 1874); Charles Conquest (12) in Two Heads Are Better than One (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873)

Bartlett, Master

Master Jones (13) in Among the Breakers (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Master Tape (13) in Red Tape (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874)

Billington, John

Mark Musgrave (24) in Rough and Ready (31 Jan 1874 - 28 Feb 1874)

Bright

Tim O'Toole (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873)

Brough, Lionel

characters (1) in Rough Diamond (17 Jun 1874)

Calhaem, Stanislaus

Zekiel Homespun (5) in Heir-at-Law (28 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

Clarke, John

Tom Dibbles (1) in Good for Nothing (21 May 1874)

Clarke, John S.

Babbington Jones (13) in Among the Breakers (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Doctor Pangloss, LL. D. and A. S. S. (5) in Heir-at-Law (28 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874); Redmond Tape (13) in Red Tape (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Timothy Toodles (18) in Toodles (12 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

Cooper, Harwood

Young Mr. Simpson (1) in Good for Nothing (21 May 1874); Tim (28) in Hercules, King of Clubs (22 Nov 1873 - 24 Dec 1873); Merlin (66) in Magic Toys (9 May 1874 - 25 Jul 1874); Andy the Post (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874); D'Aubery (143) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 11 Sep 1874); Sammy Maxwelton (12) in Two Heads Are Better than One (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Joseph (41) in Waltz by Arditi (17 Aug 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

Cowell

Phadrig (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874); Charles (24) in Rough and Ready (31 Jan 1874 - 28 Feb 1874)

Cox, Harry

Monsieur Boul-de-Suif (1) in Eldorado (21 May 1874)

Crouch, Harry

Frank Brown (2) in Mr. and Mrs. White (21 May 1874)

Cullen, Bernard

Pat (58) in Hide and Seek (6 Apr 1874 - 11 Sep 1874)

Dennison

Captain Dartois (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Captain Darling (28) in Hercules, King of Clubs (22 Nov 1873 - 24 Dec 1873); Dermot (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874)

Dewar, Frederick C.

Colonel O'Gorman (13) in Among the Breakers (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Kenwick (5) in Heir-at-Law (28 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874); Rev. W. O'Cleary (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874); Abel Ghrymes (18) in Toodles (12 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

Evans, Frederick

Snip (18) in Snip (7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874)

Falconer, Edmund

Barney O'Toole (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874)

Fernandez, James

characters (1) in Our Bitterest Foe (17 Jun 1874); Jasper Rawdon. J. P. (13) in Red Tape (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Pedro (143) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 11 Sep 1874)

Fielding

servant to George (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873)

Fisher, Walter H.

Lord Woodstock (1) in Lady Clancarty (21 May 1874)

Fisherton

Fergus the Fiddler (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874); Johnson (24) in Rough and Ready (31 Jan 1874 - 28 Feb 1874)

Ford, T. W.

Wild Murtogh (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Stephen Purcell (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874)

Gates, Master

boy (177) in Waltz by Arditi (7 Mar 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

Glover, Augustus

Caesar Augustus Stagg (13) in Among the Breakers (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Colonel Welzin (18) in Elizabeth (7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874); Harry Collins (1) in Good for Nothing (21 May 1874); Mr. Dupuis (70) in Hide and Seek (6 Apr 1874 - 11 Sep 1874); Reuben Sheldrake (13) in Red Tape (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Porpus (143) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 11 Sep 1874); Captain Cartouche (177) in Waltz by Arditi (7 Mar 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

Johnstone, James

Governor of Tobolsk (18) in Elizabeth (7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874)

Jones, D.

Old Butt (18) in Snip (7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874)

Kendall, William H.

Charles Cashmere (1) in Uncle's Will (21 May 1874)

King

Ned Keogh (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873)

Leathes, Edmund

Roland de Feval (71) in Thirst for Gold (6 Apr 1874 - 26 Jun 1874)

Lilly, A. C.

Henry Moreland (5) in Heir-at-Law (28 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874); Harry Rawdon (13) in Red Tape (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Henri de Belcour (35) in Thirst for Gold (3 Aug 1874 - 11 Sep 1874); Charles Fenton (18) in Toodles (12 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874); Mr. Quaver (6) in Waltz by Arditi (21 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874)

Linton

Larry (11) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 20 Nov 1873)

Lyall, Charles

the three scamps (1) in Great Metropolis (21 May 1874)

Manton

George O'Kennedy (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873)

Manton, F.

Lieutenant Graham (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874); Harry Valentine (24) in Rough and Ready (31 Jan 1874 - 28 Feb 1874)

Marius, Mons. Claude

M. Patatras (1) in Eldorado (21 May 1874)

McIntyre, William

Black Mullins (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874); Nathaniel Hickory (24) in Rough and Ready (31 Jan 1874 - 28 Feb 1874)

Montague, Henry J.

characters (1) in Our Bitterest Foe (17 Jun 1874)

Moreland, Frank

Mr. Eavesdrop (13) in Among the Breakers (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Yermack (18) in Elizabeth (7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874); Daniel Dowlas (5) in Heir-at-Law (28 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874); Mr. Grace (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874); Richard Rawdon (13) in Red Tape (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); John Norman (24) in Rough and Ready (31 Jan 1874 - 28 Feb 1874); Guillot (23) in Thirst for Gold (17 Aug 1874 - 11 Sep 1874); Morue (120) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 15 Aug 1874); Joseph (136) in Waltz by Arditi (7 Mar 1874 - 15 Aug 1874)

Morris

Blind Paddy (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874)

Morris, J.

porter (41) in Hide and Seek (27 Jul 1874 - 11 Sep 1874); Mother Goose (66) in Magic Toys (9 May 1874 - 25 Jul 1874); Requin (143) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 11 Sep 1874)

Neville, Henry G.

Lord Clancarty (1) in Lady Clancarty (21 May 1874)

Odell, E. J.

Monsieur Blagados (1) in Eldorado (21 May 1874)

Perrini, Alfred E.

the three scamps (1) in Great Metropolis (21 May 1874)

Pond

waiter at the "Blue Boar" (5) in Heir-at-Law (28 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

Righton, Edward

performers (1) in Richelieu Redressed (21 May 1874)

Rivers, Henry

Farmer Fenton (18) in Toodles (12 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

Robins

Little Bear (11) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 20 Nov 1873)

Romer, Robert

Dennis (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Mr. Cristopher Granite (28) in Hercules, King of Clubs (22 Nov 1873 - 24 Dec 1873); Darby the Piper (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874); Mr. Strange (12) in Two Heads Are Better than One (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873)

Russell, Howard

Ulrick (18) in Elizabeth (7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874); Steadfast (5) in Heir-at-Law (28 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874); Jules de Valois (143) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 11 Sep 1874); Farmer Acorn (18) in Toodles (12 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874); Mr. A. Miner (177) in Waltz by Arditi (7 Mar 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

Shore, James G.

Connor O'Kennedy (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Harry Kavanagh (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874); Roland de Feval (66) in Thirst for Gold (27 Jun 1874 - 11 Sep 1874); Mr. Quaver (30) in Waltz by Arditi (17 Aug 1874 - 19 Sep 1874)

Simpson, William R.

Serjeant Buzfuz (18) in Snip (7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874)

Sinclair, Henry

Daran (18) in Elizabeth (7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874)

Smith, C. J.

Paddy Kelly (1) in Green Bushes (21 Nov 1873); Mr. Fuzby (28) in Hercules, King of Clubs (22 Nov 1873 - 24 Dec 1873); Connor the Harper (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874); Mr. Maxwelton (12) in Two Heads Are Better than One (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873)

Smithson

servant to Madame St. Aubert (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Tommy (28) in Hercules, King of Clubs (22 Nov 1873 - 24 Dec 1873); Billy O' The Bowl (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874)

St. Maur, H.

Verpillon (1) in Eldorado (21 May 1874)

Stephens, William H.

Mr. Barker (1) in Uncle's Will (21 May 1874)

Stephenson, Charles H.

characters (1) in Rough Diamond (17 Jun 1874)

Temple, G.

Sir Thomas Brown (13) in Among the Breakers (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Dick Dowlas (5) in Heir-at-Law (28 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874); characters (1) in Rough Diamond (17 Jun 1874); George Acorn (18) in Toodles (12 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

Terry, Edward O.

Monsieur Pignouf (1) in Eldorado (21 May 1874)

Thomas

Darby Donovan (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Splice (143) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 11 Sep 1874)

Thorne

John (5) in Heir-at-Law (28 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874); Valere (70) in Hide and Seek (6 Apr 1874 - 11 Sep 1874); landlord (18) in Toodles (12 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

Thorne, Thomas W.

Henri de Belcour (6) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 4 Apr 1874); Morue (23) in Thirst for Gold (17 Aug 1874 - 11 Sep 1874)

Tomlin, E.

Paddy Kelly (11) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 20 Nov 1873); Larry (1) in Green Bushes (21 Nov 1873); Harry (28) in Hercules, King of Clubs (22 Nov 1873 - 24 Dec 1873); Red Murtoch (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874)

Vernon, W. H.

Lord Charles Spencer (1) in Lady Clancarty (21 May 1874)

Webber, T.

intendant (143) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 11 Sep 1874)

White

officer (143) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 11 Sep 1874)

White, P.

Phelim (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874)

Williams

Rattlesnake (11) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 20 Nov 1873); Little Bear (1) in Green Bushes (21 Nov 1873); Tim with the Wooden Leg (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874)

Wilmot, E.

Rattlesnake (1) in Green Bushes (21 Nov 1873)

Wright, Brittain

Baron Altradorf (18) in Elizabeth (7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874); Muster Grinnidge (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Pat (12) in Hide and Seek (27 Jul 1874 - 8 Aug 1874); Guillot (120) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 15 Aug 1874); Mr. Quaver (141) in Waltz by Arditi (7 Mar 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

Wright, Harry

Chumps (18) in Snip (7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874)

Actresses

Addie, Mrs. Harriet F.

Mrs. Jones (13) in Among the Breakers (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Deborah Dowlas (5) in Heir-at-Law (28 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874); Mrs. Ramsbottom (28) in Hercules, King of Clubs (22 Nov 1873 - 24 Dec 1873); Widow Kavanagh (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874); Mrs. Toodles (18) in Toodles (12 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

Billington, Mrs. John

Mrs. Valentine (24) in Rough and Ready (31 Jan 1874 - 28 Feb 1874)

Bromley, Miss Nellie

Verduette (1) in Eldorado (21 May 1874)

Brown, Miss

Louise (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Blind Harper's child (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874)

Bufton, Miss Eleanor

Widow White (2) in Mr. and Mrs. White (21 May 1874)

Carter, Mrs. John

Molshee (55) in Peep o' Day (26 Dec 1873 - 28 Feb 1874)

Cavendish, Miss Ada

Lady Clancarty (1) in Lady Clancarty (21 May 1874)

Celeste, Mme. Celine

Miami (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Madame St. Aubert (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873)

Chambers, Miss Emma

Mrs. Peter White (2) in Mr. and Mrs. White (21 May 1874)

Claude, Miss Angelina

Mons. Seraphin (1) in Eldorado (21 May 1874)

Conran, Miss

Nancy O'Toole (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874)

Farren, Miss Ellen

the three scamps (1) in Great Metropolis (21 May 1874)

Fowler, Miss Emily

Lady Betty Noel (1) in Lady Clancarty (21 May 1874)

Harris, Miss Maria

characters (1) in Rough Diamond (17 Jun 1874)

Harris, Miss Nelly

characters (1) in Our Bitterest Foe (17 Jun 1874)

Hazelton, Miss

characters (1) in Rough Diamond (17 Jun 1874)

Hazle, Miss

Evelleen (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873)

Howard, Miss Maud

Lavinia (28) in Hercules, King of Clubs (22 Nov 1873 - 24 Dec 1873); Angelique (70) in Hide and Seek (6 Apr 1874 - 11 Sep 1874); Ellen Strange (12) in Two Heads Are Better than One (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Angelique (166) in Waltz by Arditi (7 Mar 1874 - 19 Sep 1874)

Hudson, Miss M.

Molshee (29) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 26 Dec 1873)

Hudspeth, Miss

Arabella Simpkins (13) in Among the Breakers (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Catherine (18) in Elizabeth (7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874); Nelly O'Neil (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Cecile (35) in Hide and Seek (13 Apr 1874 - 8 Aug 1874); Urgandula (66) in Magic Toys (9 May 1874 - 25 Jul 1874); Mary Grace (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874); Mrs. Quaver (177) in Waltz by Arditi (7 Mar 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

Hudspeth, Miss F.

Nutmeg (13) in Red Tape (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874)

Jones, Miss Maria

Le Petit Vicomte (1) in Eldorado (21 May 1874)

Kemp, Miss

Caroline Dormer (5) in Heir-at-Law (28 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874); Mary Acorn (18) in Toodles (12 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

La Feuillade, Miss Sarah E.?

Adolphe (1) in Eldorado (21 May 1874)

Louise, Miss

imp (66) in Magic Toys (9 May 1874 - 25 Jul 1874); Marie (143) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 11 Sep 1874)

Lovell, Miss

Cecile (29) in Hide and Seek (10 Aug 1874 - 11 Sep 1874)

Lovell, Miss Jane

Empress Elizabeth (18) in Elizabeth (7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874); Shelah (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874); Angelique (6) in Waltz by Arditi (21 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874)

Mellon, Mrs. Alfred

Nan (1) in Good for Nothing (21 May 1874)

Meyrick, Miss Ellen

Alice May (24) in Rough and Ready (31 Jan 1874 - 28 Feb 1874)

Monti, Miss Florence

Tigertail (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Mrs. Gong (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873)

Morelli, Miss Fanny

Betty (13) in Among the Breakers (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Mrs. Tape (13) in Red Tape (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874)

Nott, Miss Cicely

Sedona (18) in Elizabeth (7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874); Countess de Brissac (52) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 11 Sep 1874)

Page, Miss

Kathleen Kavanagh (24) in Peep o' Day (31 Jan 1874 - 28 Feb 1874)

Phillips, Miss Eleanor

Cecile (6) in Hide and Seek (6 Apr 1874 - 11 Apr 1874); Amelia (24) in Rough and Ready (31 Jan 1874 - 28 Feb 1874); Adele (143) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 11 Sep 1874); Bridget (177) in Waltz by Arditi (7 Mar 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

Rivers, Miss

Miss Jones (13) in Among the Breakers (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Miss Tape (13) in Red Tape (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874)

Roberts, Miss

Fanny Morton (13) in Among the Breakers (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Kate (13) in Red Tape (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874)

Robertson, Miss Madge

Florence Marigold (1) in Uncle's Will (21 May 1874)

Rosalind, Miss Amy

Belle of the Inn (18) in Snip (7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874)

Stoker, Mrs.

Meg (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Widow Mahone (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874)

Stuart, Miss Edith

Charlotte O'Gorman (13) in Among the Breakers (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Geraldine (12) in Green Bushes (8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873); Cicely Homespun (5) in Heir-at-Law (28 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874); Kathleen Kavanagh (60) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 30 Jan 1874); Ethel (13) in Red Tape (12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874); Countess de Brissac (91) in Thirst for Gold (23 May 1874 - 5 Sep 1874)

Taylor, Miss Annie

Susannah (1) in Lady Clancarty (21 May 1874); Kitty Clover (2) in Mr. and Mrs. White (21 May 1874)

Turner, Miss Sally

Widow Vertuchoux (1) in Eldorado (21 May 1874)

Vaughan, Miss Kate

Valentine (66) in Magic Toys (9 May 1874 - 25 Jul 1874)

Venn, Miss Topsy

Vian (1) in Eldorado (21 May 1874)

Wallis, Miss

Alexina (11) in Elizabeth (7 Mar 1874 - 19 Mar 1874)

Ward, Miss Genevieve

Alexina (7) in Elizabeth (20 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874); Blanche de Valois (143) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 11 Sep 1874); Unarita (143) in Thirst for Gold (28 Mar 1874 - 11 Sep 1874)

Warlow, Mrs.

Blind Paddy's wife (84) in Peep o' Day (22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874)

Musicians

Singers

Dancers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Among the Breakers

(comedy, 2 acts) by John Brougham (13 times, 12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874)

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Eldorado

(comic opera) by Henry B. Farnie (1 time, 21 May 1874)

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Elizabeth; or, The Exiles of Siberia

(drama, 3 acts) by Frederic Reynolds, John Cormack (chor) (18 times, 7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874)

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Good for Nothing

(comedy) by John B. Buckstone (1 time, 21 May 1874)

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Great Metropolis[; or, The Wonderful Adventures of Daddy Daddles and His Son]

(extravaganza, 1 scene) by Francis C. Burnand (1 time, 21 May 1874)

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Green Bushes, The; or, A Hundred Years Ago

(drama, 3 acts) by John B. Buckstone (12 times, 8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873)

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Heir-at-Law, The

(comedy, 5 acts) by George Colman Jr. (5 times, 28 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

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Hercules, King of Clubs

(farce) by Frederick F. Cooper (28 times, 22 Nov 1873 - 24 Dec 1873)

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Hide and Seek

(farce) by Joseph Lunn? (70 times, 6 Apr 1874 - 11 Sep 1874)

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Killarney

(musical entertainment) by Edmund Falconer, Michael W. Balfe (comp) (32 times, 26 Dec 1873 - 30 Jan 1874)

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Lady Clancarty[; or, Wedded and Wooed]

(drama, 1 act (third act only)) by Tom Taylor (1 time, 21 May 1874)

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Magic Toys, The

(ballet, 1 act) by John Oxenford (66 times, 9 May 1874 - 25 Jul 1874)

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Mr. and Mrs. White

(farce) by Richard J. Raymond (2 times, 21 May 1874 - 21 May 1874)

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Our Bitterest Foe

(drama) by G. C. Herbert (1 time, 17 Jun 1874)

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Peep o' Day; or, Savourneen Deelish

(drama) by Edmund Falconer (84 times, 22 Nov 1873 - 28 Feb 1874)

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Red Tape

(comic drama) by Henry J. Byron (adpt) (13 times, 12 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1874)

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Richelieu Redressed

(burlesque, 1 scena) by Robert Reece (1 time, 21 May 1874)

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Rough Diamond, A

(farce) by John B. Buckstone (1 time, 17 Jun 1874)

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Rough and Ready

(drama, 3 acts) by Paul Meritt (24 times, 31 Jan 1874 - 28 Feb 1874)

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Snip; or, The Topers Three

(comic ballet) by Frederick Evans (chor) (18 times, 7 Mar 1874 - 27 Mar 1874)

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Thirst for Gold, The; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico

(drama, 5 tableaux) by Benjamin N. Webster, Alfred Mellon (comp) (143 times, 28 Mar 1874 - 11 Sep 1874)

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Toodles, The

(farce) by Richard J. Raymond (18 times, 12 Sep 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

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Two Heads Are Better than One

(farce) by F. Lennox Horne (12 times, 8 Nov 1873 - 21 Nov 1873)

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Uncle's Will

(comedietta) by S. Theyre Smith (1 time, 21 May 1874)

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* Waltz by Arditi, A

(farce) by John Oxenford (177 times, 7 Mar 1874 - 2 Oct 1874)

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Genre

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Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1873-1874 Season

(Generated 01-Oct-1998)


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