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 1874-1875

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: orchestra stall private boxes (for 6) 2 guineas, grand tier private boxes (for 6) 3 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

3 October 1874 - 8 October 1875

317 performances: 5 matinee, 312 evening

Benefit (8): Mme. Celine Celeste (16 Oct 1874)
Widow and children of James G. Crabbe (22 Mar 1875, 23 Mar 1875, 24 Mar 1875, 25 Mar 1875, 27 Mar 1875)
Miss Russell (14 Apr 1875)
John Clarke (28 Jun 1875)
Dark (6): Preparation for pantomime (21 Dec 1874, 22 Dec 1874, 23 Dec 1874)
Christmas Day (25 Dec 1874)
Ash Wednesday (10 Feb 1875)
Good Friday (26 Mar 1875)
charity (1): Hospital Saturday (21 Oct 1874)

The Season

Mme. Celeste made her final Adelphi appearances in October, 1874, once again playing Miami in Buckstone's Green Bushes. Reminiscing in 1925, Erroll Sherson wrote:

Miami was Celeste's great part and one which she played many hundred times. I saw the play . . . with her in this part when she appeared for the last time in 1874 at the Adelphi. She was then at least sixty years of age, if not more, but her acting was wonderful as the deserted Indian maiden; as was also that of Mrs. Billington, who was the Geraldine. . . . Celeste, like many another actress, had got into the habit of advertising her "Very last appearance," and then a few years later taking another engagement and having another "very last." Few old actresses have stood so many reappearances so well (London's Lost Theatres of the Nineteenth Century, p. 214).

Perhaps Sherson attended Mme. Celeste's farewell performances in more than one season, for in 1874 the Geraldine was not Mrs. Billington but Edith Stuart, whom elsewhere in his book Sherson describes as "an excellent dramatic artist" (p. 72). Mrs. Billington did play Geraldine in 1870.

After a run of 13 nights, Green Bushes was succeeded by G. F. Rowe's Geneva Cross, said to have been performed 500 times previously in the United States. This was a domestic drama set in the recent Franco-Prussian War. The Times described Geneva Cross as "a piece of huge dimensions," received by the audience "with vehement applause." It found in the play, however, "a strange lack of dramatic conciseness" and "reckless verbosity" and noted that the very long intervals between acts "caused occasional expressions of dissatisfaction" (19 October 1874, p. 8). Like the Times, the Athenaeum saw the play as a probable success with its scenes of warfare and its "strong if rather familiar situations." It added, "There is, however, no passion or intensity, no dramatic grip or sequence" (24 October 1874, p. 554). Both the Times and the Athenaeum praised Marie Henderson (a famous Mazeppa), making her first appearance at the Adelphi. Geneva Cross had a respectable run of more than 7 weeks. It was followed by Prayer in the Storm, with James Fernandez and Genevieve Ward in the roles which won them acclaim in the preceding season.

E. L. Blanchard and Thomas F. Greenwood wrote the elaborate Christmas pantomime The Children in the Wood, which played for about 8 weeks. John Cormack was the choreographer and Edwin Ellis the composer. A large array of nursery characters predominated in this piece, not only the children in the wood but also "Father Aesop and Cock Robin and Jenny Wren, and Mother Bunch and Dame Trot and the Old Woman who lived in a shoe, to say nothing of her family and a host of other well-known characters, which have nothing in the world to do with the story but a very great deal to do with our amusement" (Times, 28 December 1874, p. 4). The traditional pantomime figures appeared as well: Miss Parry and Miss St. Pierre were Columbines; Edward Dean, Harlequin; A. Forrest, Clown, and Paulo, Pantaloon.

In January, Buckstone's Dream at Sea was revived. The Times found it typical of Adelphi plays of forty years earlier, "sensational and wildly improbable" (11 January 1875, p. 4). The Athenaeum agreed, "yet the play has stuff in it. It is even, in its way, a miracle of ingenuity, and we watch it with something of the interest inspired by an acrobat who keeps himself poised on a rolling ball, and whirls knives and forks around his head and shoulders." But if the Athenaeum was merely bemused, the audience was intent: "So genuine. . . is the interest that the audience listens still with rapt attention, and the Adelphi gallery howls forth thunders of applause" (16 January 1875, p. 95).

Uncle Tom's Cabin played in February but was withdrawn after two weeks. It may have failed for two reasons, the Times suggested: "the abolition of slavery in America has taken from Uncle Tom's Cabin the special interest it once possessed, and the frequent change of scenes may not be viewed with favor at a time when a desire for something like unity of place is apparent" (15 February 1875, p. 8). Adelphi audiences saw many new faces in Lancashire Lass and Lost in London, which immediately followed Uncle Tom's Cabin. Lost in London was written by Watts Phillips, who had died in the winter of 1874. Phillips was somewhat of an Adelphi writer. His first play was produced at the Adelphi and his Dead Heart, starring Benjamin Webster, played many times there. The new faces were from the cast of Lost in London which had been at the Princess's Theatre and was now brought over to the Adelphi. Many of them later appeared in Nicholas Nickleby.

The one great popular success of this season was Andrew Halliday's version of Nicholas Nickleby. It played for some 175 evenings. The Times called the play an "immense success" (22 March 1875, p. 8). The Athenaeum, called the Adelphi's cast "as satisfactory as the present generation is likely to see" (22 March, p. 436). It considered George Belmore's Newman Noggs "unsurpassed by any previous performance in the same line, not forgetting the famous representation of Mr. O. Smith" (p. 435).

Errol Sherson held an equally high opinion of George Belmore (George Garstin), "one of the cleverest actors that the London stage had seen since the death of Robson and of much the same style. . . . He was a great character actor whose equal would be very hard to find on the stage today" (pp. 190-91).

An extended benefit took place in March for the widow and five children of James Crabb, a member of the London Society of Compositors. He had died of phthisis. A bill of March 22 says the benefit was to last from "Monday to Saturday, 22nd and [sic] 27 March, inclusive." There would not be a performance on March 26, which was Good Friday. The goal was to raise enough money to "place his widow in some business."

In the spring and while Nicholas Nickleby continued, the Vokes family brightened the Adelphi program. The Vokes were famous for their dancing in the Drury Lane pantomimes. This year at the Adelphi they appeared in four pieces, two of them written especially for them by E. L. Blanchard. Sherson describes a third piece, Fun in a Fog, which they performed again in 1879 at the Aquarium Theatre, as "a rough sort of 'tumble and trip' entertainment, something like what is called a Revue in England" (London's Lost Theatres, p. 299).

The Adelphi stayed open through the summer and into the fall of 1875.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Becher, Martin Painless Dentistry (12 Jun 1875)
Blanchard, Edward L. Bunch of Berries, The (8 May 1875)
Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874)
Pantomime Rehearsed (25 May 1875)
Buckstone, John B. Dream at Sea, The (9 Jan 1875)
Green Bushes, The (3 Oct 1874)
Rough Diamond, A (14 Apr 1875)
Byron, Henry J. Lancashire Lass, The (27 Feb 1875)
Greenwood, Thomas L. Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874)
Halliday, Andrew Heart's Delight (14 Apr 1875)
Nicholas Nickleby (20 Mar 1875)
Notre-Dame (28 Jun 1875)
Horne?, F. Lennox Two Heads Are Better Than One (22 May 1875)
Kemble, Marie-Therese Day After the Wedding, The (9 Aug 1875)
Lemon, Mark Slave Life (11 Feb 1875)
Oxenford, John Four Hundred Fifty-six Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Threepence (5 Dec 1874)
Payne, John H. Love in Humble Life (3 Oct 1874)
Phillips, Watts Lost in London (27 Feb 1875)
Reece, Robert Green Old Age (28 Jun 1875)
Rowe, George F. Geneva Cross, The (17 Oct 1874)
Selby, Charles Bonnie Fish Wife, The (28 Jun 1875)
Shakespeare, William Romeo and Juliet (14 Apr 1875)
Suter, William E. Sarah's Young Man (20 Mar 1875)
Taylor, Tom Arkwright's Wife (14 Apr 1875)
Slave Life (11 Feb 1875)
Unknown Belles of the Kitchen (20 Mar 1875)
Fun in a Fog (12 Jun 1875)
White Hat, The (20 Feb 1875)
Webster, Benjamin N. Thirst for Gold, The (5 Dec 1874)
Williams, Thomas J. Turn Him Out (1 May 1875)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Ellis, Edwin Geneva Cross, The (17 Oct 1874)
Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874)
Slave Life (11 Feb 1875)

Choreographers

Cormack, John Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874)

Actors

Ashley, Henry J.

Mr. Wildoates Heartycheer (79) in Bonnie Fish Wife (28 Jun 1875 - 8 Oct 1875)

Barsby, Frank

Spadassin (6) in Geneva Cross (28 Nov 1874 - 4 Dec 1874); Jack Gong (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874); Mother Bunch (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875); Lady Chief Justice Bunch (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875); Mr. Shelby (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875); Henri de Belcour (26) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875)

Beattie

Tom Loker (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Belmore, George G.

Spotty (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875); Benjamin Blinker (19) in Lost in London (27 Feb 1875 - 14 Apr 1875); Newman Noggs (115) in Nicholas Nickleby (20 Mar 1875 - 31 Jul 1875)

Belmore, Master

Tommy (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875)

Beverley, Percy C.

Phil. Andrews (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875); Sir Richard Loader (19) in Lost in London (27 Feb 1875 - 14 Apr 1875)

Bryer, William F.?

servant to George (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874)

Bush

postman (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875)

Butler, E.

Red Norris (27) in Dream at Sea (9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875); Jean Raba (43) in Geneva Cross (17 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874)

Calhaem, Stanislaus

Simon Cornichet (43) in Geneva Cross (17 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874); Daddy Jacky (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875); Carlitz (54) in Love in Humble Life (3 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874)

Carter, H.

Captain Blenheim (1) in Rough Diamond (14 Apr 1875)

Clarke, John

Gaiters (79) in Bonnie Fish Wife (28 Jun 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Squeers (175) in Nicholas Nickleby (20 Mar 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Quasimodo (1) in Notre-Dame (28 Jun 1875)

Cooper, Harwood

Mr. Cimberton (13) in Four Hundred Fifty-six Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Threepence (5 Dec 1874 - 19 Dec 1874); Antoine (43) in Geneva Cross (17 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874); Jack Castleton (48) in Painless Dentistry (12 Jun 1875 - 7 Aug 1875); Sam (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875); D'Aubery (26) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875)

Day, Philip

Nicholas Nickleby (31) in Nicholas Nickleby (3 Sep 1875 - 8 Oct 1875)

Dean, Edward

Harlequin (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875)

Dewar, Frederick C.

Jellick (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875)

Edwin

Rattlesnake (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874)

Egan, F. B.

Kirby (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875); Jack Longbones (19) in Lost in London (27 Feb 1875 - 14 Apr 1875)

Emery, Samuel A.

Captain Cuttle (1) in Heart's Delight (14 Apr 1875); Party by the name of Johnson (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875); Job Armroyd (19) in Lost in London (27 Feb 1875 - 14 Apr 1875); John Browdie (163) in Nicholas Nickleby (20 Mar 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Mr. Moggridge (6) in Sarah's Young Man (24 Apr 1875 - 30 Apr 1875)

Everard, W.

Lord Rivers (53) in Day After the Wedding (9 Aug 1875 - 8 Oct 1875)

Fawn, James

Tommy Tinkle (27) in Dream at Sea (9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875); Sir Gabriel Grimwood (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875); performer (1) in Heart's Delight (14 Apr 1875); Peter Pimbuffle (48) in Painless Dentistry (12 Jun 1875 - 7 Aug 1875); Sam Sloeleaf (35) in Sarah's Young Man (20 Mar 1875 - 30 Apr 1875); performers (18) in Turn Him Out (1 May 1875 - 21 May 1875); Sammy Maxwelton (18) in Two Heads Are Better Than One (22 May 1875 - 11 Jun 1875)

Fenton, Charles H.

Ned Clayton (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875)

Fernandez, James

Launce Linwood (27) in Dream at Sea (9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875); Riel de Bourg (6) in Geneva Cross (28 Nov 1874 - 4 Dec 1874); Spadassin (37) in Geneva Cross (17 Oct 1874 - 27 Nov 1874); Connor O'Kennedy (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874); Ralph Nickleby (115) in Nicholas Nickleby (20 Mar 1875 - 31 Jul 1875); Newman Noggs (60) in Nicholas Nickleby (2 Aug 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Claude Frollo (1) in Notre-Dame (28 Jun 1875); Pedro (26) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875)

Forrest, A.

Clown (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875)

Forrest, Master A.

Cock Robin (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875)

Forrest, Master F.

Cock Sparrow (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875); white mare (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875)

Frome, C. H.?

Williams (27) in Dream at Sea (9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875); Skunk (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Gates, Master

Peto (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Glover, Augustus

Alley Croaker (27) in Dream at Sea (9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875); M. Lesombre (13) in Four Hundred Fifty-six Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Threepence (5 Dec 1874 - 19 Dec 1874); Mathieu Moineau (43) in Geneva Cross (17 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874); Wild Murtogh (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874); Porpus (26) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875)

Graham, J. F.

Lord Plato (1) in Rough Diamond (14 Apr 1875)

Grattan, Master Harry

Harry (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Hall

Captain Dartois (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874); officer (26) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875)

Hall, R. W.

principal performers (6) in White Hat (20 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Holzer, Herr

Hungarian dancers (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875)

Howard, James B.

Mr. Redburn (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875); Sir Gilbert Featherstone (19) in Lost in London (27 Feb 1875 - 14 Apr 1875); Romeo (1) in Romeo and Juliet (14 Apr 1875)

Jackson

servant to Madame St. Aubert (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874)

James

performers (1) in Green Old Age (28 Jun 1875)

Johnstone, John B.

Dennis (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874); Kitely (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875); Dick Raine (19) in Lost in London (27 Feb 1875 - 14 Apr 1875)

Kelly, Charles

performers (1) in Arkwright's Wife (14 Apr 1875)

Lilly, A. C.

Richard Penderall (27) in Dream at Sea (9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875); Mr. Jorkins (13) in Four Hundred Fifty-six Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Threepence (5 Dec 1874 - 19 Dec 1874); George (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874)

McIntyre, William

Black Ralph (27) in Dream at Sea (9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875); Pierre Le Brun (43) in Geneva Cross (17 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874); Ralph Nickleby (60) in Nicholas Nickleby (2 Aug 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Simon Legree (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Moreland, Frank

Sir Hiccory Heartycheer (78) in Bonnie Fish Wife (12 Jul 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); James (53) in Day After the Wedding (9 Aug 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Pontarme (43) in Geneva Cross (17 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874); Old Father Aesop (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875); John Browdie (12) in Nicholas Nickleby (10 Apr 1875 - 23 Apr 1875); Mr. Vanderpump (48) in Painless Dentistry (12 Jun 1875 - 7 Aug 1875); Mr. Moggridge (29) in Sarah's Young Man (20 Mar 1875 - 23 Apr 1875); Sol (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875); Guillot (26) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875); performers (18) in Turn Him Out (1 May 1875 - 21 May 1875); Mr. Strange (18) in Two Heads Are Better Than One (22 May 1875 - 11 Jun 1875); principal performers (6) in White Hat (20 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Morris, J.

Requin (14) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 24 Dec 1874); Splice (12) in Thirst for Gold (26 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875)

Parkes, W.? S.

Serjeant Donovan (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875)

Paulo, James

Pantaloon (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875)

Phillips, E.

principal performers (6) in White Hat (20 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Pietro, Paul

Quimbo (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Rennie

Tim O'Toole (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874)

Robins, Joseph

Mr. Jolliboy (13) in Four Hundred Fifty-six Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Threepence (5 Dec 1874 - 19 Dec 1874)

Russell, Howard

Trevanion (27) in Dream at Sea (9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875); The Unknown (43) in Geneva Cross (17 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874); Ronslaus (54) in Love in Humble Life (3 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874); Uncle Tom (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875); Jules de Valois (26) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875)

Shore, James G.

Mr. Wildoats Heartycheer (78) in Bonnie Fish Wife (12 Jul 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Colonel Freelove (53) in Day After the Wedding (9 Aug 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Mr. Danville (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875); Brooker (175) in Nicholas Nickleby (20 Mar 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Philip Puller (48) in Painless Dentistry (12 Jun 1875 - 7 Aug 1875); Harry Fielding (35) in Sarah's Young Man (20 Mar 1875 - 30 Apr 1875); Roland de Feval (26) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875); performers (18) in Turn Him Out (1 May 1875 - 21 May 1875); Charles Conquest (18) in Two Heads Are Better Than One (22 May 1875 - 11 Jun 1875)

Sinclair, Henry

Riel de Bourg (37) in Geneva Cross (17 Oct 1874 - 27 Nov 1874); George Harris (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Smith, C. J.

Milder (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875); Tops (19) in Lost in London (27 Feb 1875 - 14 Apr 1875); Snawley (175) in Nicholas Nickleby (20 Mar 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Mr. Maxwelton (18) in Two Heads Are Better Than One (22 May 1875 - 11 Jun 1875)

Smithson

Sir Gilbert Gooseberry (15) in Bunch of Berries (8 May 1875 - 24 May 1875); Noah Morehead (19) in Lost in London (27 Feb 1875 - 14 Apr 1875)

St. Maur, H.

Squire Evergreen (1) in Rough Diamond (14 Apr 1875)

Staines, Master

Ralph's children (27) in Dream at Sea (9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875)

Stephenson, Charles H.

Sir Hicory Heartycheer (79) in Bonnie Fish Wife (28 Jun 1875 - 8 Oct 1875)

Terriss, William

Nicholas Nickleby (144) in Nicholas Nickleby (20 Mar 1875 - 2 Sep 1875)

Terry, Edward O.

Cousin Joe (1) in Rough Diamond (14 Apr 1875)

Thomas

Little Bear (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874); Morue (14) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 24 Dec 1874); Requin (12) in Thirst for Gold (26 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875)

Thorne

Darby Donovan (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874); performers (1) in Green Old Age (28 Jun 1875)

Thorne, Thomas W.

Sambo (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Tomlin, E.

Trewoof (27) in Dream at Sea (9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875); Paddy Kelly (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874); Dame Trot (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875); driver (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875); Morue (12) in Thirst for Gold (26 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875); Splice (14) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 24 Dec 1874)

Travers, Ernest

Black Dan (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875); Thomas (19) in Lost in London (27 Feb 1875 - 14 Apr 1875)

Vokes, Fawdon

Wiggins (41) in Belles of the Kitchen (20 Mar 1875 - 7 May 1875); Mr. William Barry (15) in Bunch of Berries (8 May 1875 - 24 May 1875); Dan (24) in Fun in a Fog (12 Jun 1875 - 10 Jul 1875); performers (16) in Pantomime Rehearsed (25 May 1875 - 11 Jun 1875)

Vokes, Frederick M.

Timotheus Gibbs (41) in Belles of the Kitchen (20 Mar 1875 - 7 May 1875); Lord Strawberry (15) in Bunch of Berries (8 May 1875 - 24 May 1875); Percival Posthlewaite (24) in Fun in a Fog (12 Jun 1875 - 10 Jul 1875); performers (16) in Pantomime Rehearsed (25 May 1875 - 11 Jun 1875)

Webber, T.

intendant (26) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875)

White

Brandt (54) in Love in Humble Life (3 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874)

White, P.

Michael (27) in Dream at Sea (9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875); Simmons (13) in Four Hundred Fifty-six Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Threepence (5 Dec 1874 - 19 Dec 1874); Ned Keogh (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874); Adolph (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Wilmot, Charles

Larry (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874)

Wright, Brittain

Muster Grinnidge (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874); principal performers (6) in White Hat (20 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Actresses

Addie, Mrs. Harriet F.

Mrs. Nickleby (97) in Nicholas Nickleby (20 Mar 1875 - 10 Jul 1875); Mrs. Moggridge (35) in Sarah's Young Man (20 Mar 1875 - 30 Apr 1875); principal performers (6) in White Hat (20 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Amalia, Miss

Willie Goodchild (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875)

Ashton, Miss Ellen

Lady Elizabeth Freelove (53) in Day After the Wedding (9 Aug 1875 - 8 Oct 1875)

Barry, Miss Helen

performers (1) in Arkwright's Wife (14 Apr 1875)

Brennan, Miss Maggie

Miss Thistledown (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (28 Jun 1875); Maggy McFarlane (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (28 Jun 1875)

Brown, Miss A.

Louise (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874)

Cameron, Miss Violet

Alice Goodchild (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875)

Celeste, Mme. Celine

Miami (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874); Madame St. Aubert (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874)

Charlton, Mrs.

Lady Raspberry (15) in Bunch of Berries (8 May 1875 - 24 May 1875)

Claude, Mrs. Angela

Margery (1) in Rough Diamond (14 Apr 1875)

Cooper, Miss Annie

Margot (43) in Geneva Cross (17 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874)

Coveney, Miss Harriet

Miss Thistledown (78) in Bonnie Fish Wife (12 Jul 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Maggy McFarlane (78) in Bonnie Fish Wife (12 Jul 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Miss Squeers (175) in Nicholas Nickleby (20 Mar 1875 - 8 Oct 1875)

Foote, Miss Lydia

Ruth Kirby (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875); Nelly (19) in Lost in London (27 Feb 1875 - 14 Apr 1875); Smike (175) in Nicholas Nickleby (20 Mar 1875 - 8 Oct 1875)

Furtado, Miss Teresa E.

Esmeralda (1) in Notre-Dame (28 Jun 1875)

Gainsborough, Miss Monta

Juliet (1) in Romeo and Juliet (14 Apr 1875)

Hazle, Miss

Evelleen (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874)

Henderson, Miss Marie

Mlle. Gabrielle Le Brun (43) in Geneva Cross (17 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874); Cassy (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Hodson, Miss Sylvia

Walter Trueheart (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875); Aunt Chloe (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Hudspeth, Miss

Biddy Nutts (27) in Dream at Sea (9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875); Fraizette (43) in Geneva Cross (17 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874); Nelly O'Neil (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874); Barbara Allen (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875); Flounce (19) in Lost in London (27 Feb 1875 - 14 Apr 1875); Tilda Price (175) in Nicholas Nickleby (20 Mar 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Sarah Tibbs (35) in Sarah's Young Man (20 Mar 1875 - 30 Apr 1875); Topsy (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875); performers (18) in Turn Him Out (1 May 1875 - 21 May 1875); principal performers (6) in White Hat (20 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Hughes, Miss

Mlle. Cassandre (43) in Geneva Cross (17 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874)

Jecks, Miss Clara

Tigertail (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874); Mrs. Gong (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874)

Kemp, Miss

Madame Lesombre (13) in Four Hundred Fifty-six Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Threepence (5 Dec 1874 - 19 Dec 1874); Mrs. Shelby (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Logan, Miss Katie

Little Mag (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875)

Louise, Miss

Jenny Wren (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875); Mose (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875); Marie (26) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875)

Manders, Mrs.

Mrs. Davis (53) in Day After the Wedding (9 Aug 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Mrs. Nickleby (78) in Nicholas Nickleby (12 Jul 1875 - 8 Oct 1875)

Mellon, Mrs. Alfred

Kate Garstone (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875); Tiddy Dragglethorpe (19) in Lost in London (27 Feb 1875 - 14 Apr 1875); Mrs. Squeers (175) in Nicholas Nickleby (20 Mar 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Gudule (1) in Notre-Dame (28 Jun 1875)

Murray, Miss Alma

Harriet (13) in Four Hundred Fifty-six Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Threepence (5 Dec 1874 - 19 Dec 1874); Fanny Danville (18) in Lancashire Lass (27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875)

Nott, Miss Cicely

Rosa (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

Parry, Miss

Columbine (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875)

Phillips, Miss

"Heart's Delight" (1) in Heart's Delight (14 Apr 1875)

Phillips, Miss Eleanor

Margaret (27) in Dream at Sea (9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875); Prudence (13) in Four Hundred Fifty-six Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Threepence (5 Dec 1874 - 19 Dec 1874); Mrs. Euphemia Vanderpump (48) in Painless Dentistry (12 Jun 1875 - 7 Aug 1875); Araminta (35) in Sarah's Young Man (20 Mar 1875 - 30 Apr 1875); Adele (26) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875); performers (18) in Turn Him Out (1 May 1875 - 21 May 1875); Ellen Strange (18) in Two Heads Are Better Than One (22 May 1875 - 11 Jun 1875)

Russell, Miss

Signora Marrietta Simondi (19) in Lost in London (27 Feb 1875 - 14 Apr 1875); Lady Plato (1) in Rough Diamond (14 Apr 1875)

Smith, Miss

Ralph's children (27) in Dream at Sea (9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875)

Spinza, Signora

Hungarian dancers (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875)

St. Pierre, Miss

Second Columbine (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875)

Stoker, Mrs. W. H.

Meg (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874)

Stuart, Miss Edith

Anne Trevanion (27) in Dream at Sea (9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875); Martago (43) in Geneva Cross (17 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874); Geraldine (12) in Green Bushes (3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874); Mistletoe (49) in Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren (24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875); Christine (54) in Love in Humble Life (3 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874); Kate Nickleby (175) in Nicholas Nickleby (20 Mar 1875 - 8 Oct 1875); Eliza (14) in Slave Life (11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875); Countess de Brissac (26) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875)

Valery, Miss

performers (1) in Green Old Age (28 Jun 1875)

Vokes, Miss Jessie C.

Lucinda Scrubb (41) in Belles of the Kitchen (20 Mar 1875 - 7 May 1875); Hilda Berry (15) in Bunch of Berries (8 May 1875 - 24 May 1875); Ella Hamilton (24) in Fun in a Fog (12 Jun 1875 - 10 Jul 1875); performers (16) in Pantomime Rehearsed (25 May 1875 - 11 Jun 1875)

Vokes, Miss Rosina

Barbara (41) in Belles of the Kitchen (20 Mar 1875 - 7 May 1875); Rose Berry (15) in Bunch of Berries (8 May 1875 - 24 May 1875); Janet (24) in Fun in a Fog (12 Jun 1875 - 10 Jul 1875); performers (16) in Pantomime Rehearsed (25 May 1875 - 11 Jun 1875)

Vokes, Miss Victoria

Mary (41) in Belles of the Kitchen (20 Mar 1875 - 7 May 1875); May Berry (15) in Bunch of Berries (8 May 1875 - 24 May 1875); Grace Gaybird (24) in Fun in a Fog (12 Jun 1875 - 10 Jul 1875); performers (16) in Pantomime Rehearsed (25 May 1875 - 11 Jun 1875)

Ward, Miss Genevieve

Blanche de Valois (26) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875); Unarita (26) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875)

Musicians

Singers

Dancers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Arkwright's Wife

(drama, 1 scene) by Tom Taylor (1 time, 14 Apr 1875)

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Belles of the Kitchen

(farce) by Unknown (41 times, 20 Mar 1875 - 7 May 1875)

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Bonnie Fish Wife, The

(farce) by Charles Selby (79 times, 28 Jun 1875 - 8 Oct 1875)

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* Bunch of Berries, The

(extravaganza) by Edward L. Blanchard (15 times, 8 May 1875 - 24 May 1875)

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Day After the Wedding, The[; or, A Wife's First Lesson]

(farce) by Marie-Therese Kemble (53 times, 9 Aug 1875 - 8 Oct 1875)

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Dream at Sea, The

(romantic drama, 3 acts) by John B. Buckstone (27 times, 9 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1875)

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Four Hundred Fifty-six Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Threepence

(farce, 1 act) by John Oxenford (13 times, 5 Dec 1874 - 19 Dec 1874)

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Fun in a Fog

(farce) by Unknown (24 times, 12 Jun 1875 - 10 Jul 1875)

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Geneva Cross, The

(drama, 4 acts) by George F. Rowe, Edwin Ellis (comp) (43 times, 17 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874)

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Green Bushes, The; or, A Hundred Years Ago

(drama, 3 acts) by John B. Buckstone (12 times, 3 Oct 1874 - 16 Oct 1874)

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Green Old Age

(farce) by Robert Reece (1 time, 28 Jun 1875)

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* Harlequin, the Children in the Wood, Old Father Aesop, Cock Robin, and Jenny Wren

(pantomime, 8 scenes) by Edward L. Blanchard, Thomas L. Greenwood, John Cormack (chor), Edwin Ellis (comp) (49 times, 24 Dec 1874 - 19 Feb 1875)

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Heart's Delight

(comedy, 1 scene only) by Andrew Halliday (1 time, 14 Apr 1875)

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Lancashire Lass, The

(drama, prol, 4 acts) by Henry J. Byron (18 times, 27 Feb 1875 - 19 Mar 1875)

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Lost in London

(drama, 3 acts) by Watts Phillips (19 times, 27 Feb 1875 - 14 Apr 1875)

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Love in Humble Life

(farce) by John H. Payne (54 times, 3 Oct 1874 - 4 Dec 1874)

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* Nicholas Nickleby

(drama, 3 acts) by Andrew Halliday (175 times, 20 Mar 1875 - 8 Oct 1875)

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Notre-Dame[; or, The Gipsy Girl of Paris]

(drama, 1 scene) by Andrew Halliday (1 time, 28 Jun 1875)

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* Painless Dentistry

(farce) by Martin Becher (48 times, 12 Jun 1875 - 7 Aug 1875)

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Pantomime Rehearsed

(extravaganza) by Edward L. Blanchard (16 times, 25 May 1875 - 11 Jun 1875)

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Romeo and Juliet

(comedy) by William Shakespeare (1 time, 14 Apr 1875)

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Rough Diamond, A

(farce, 1 scene) by John B. Buckstone (1 time, 14 Apr 1875)

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Sarah's Young Man

(farce) by William E. Suter (35 times, 20 Mar 1875 - 30 Apr 1875)

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Slave Life; or, Uncle Tom's Cabin

(drama, 3 acts) by Tom Taylor, Mark Lemon, Edwin Ellis (comp) (14 times, 11 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

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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 (26 times, 5 Dec 1874 - 8 Jan 1875)

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Turn Him Out

(farce) by Thomas J. Williams (18 times, 1 May 1875 - 21 May 1875)

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Two Heads Are Better Than One

(farce) by F. Lennox Horne? (18 times, 22 May 1875 - 11 Jun 1875)

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White Hat, The

(farce) by Unknown (6 times, 20 Feb 1875 - 26 Feb 1875)

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