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 1875-1876

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. After June 23, doors open 7:00, curtain 7:30.

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

9 October 1875 - 22 September 1876

297 performances: 4 matinee, 293 evening

Annual Benefit (2): John W. Anson (10 Apr 1876, 11 Apr 1876)
Dark (7): Preparations for the new piece (23 Dec 1875)
Christmas Day (25 Dec 1875)
Ash Wednesday (1 Mar 1876)
Passion Week (12 Apr 1876, 13 Apr 1876)
Good Friday (14 Apr 1876)
Passion Week (15 Apr 1876)
testimonial (1): Edwin Canton F.R.C.S. (8 Feb 1876)

The Season

In this season proprietor Benjamin Webster and his manager Frederick B. Chatterton filled their bills prudently. They consistently scheduled a proven melodrama as the featured piece and supplied plenty of comedy before and after it. They took few chances.

Andrew Halliday's Nicholas Nickleby, which had begun on 20 March 1875, ended its long run on 29 October of this season. It was replaced by Little Em'ly, another Halliday adaptation of a Dickens novel, David Copperfield.

On Saturday night, Little Em'ly, one of the most successful of Mr. Andrew Halliday's adaptations, took the place of Nicholas Nickleby in the Adelphi programme; Peggoty, on whom much of the interest of the piece depends, being represented, as at the Olympic, by Mr. S. Emery, who made that part one of his best. Miss Lydia Foote is Em'ly; Mr. Fernandez, Micawber; Miss Edith Stuart, Rosa Dartle; Mr. John Clarke, Uriah Heep; and Mr. M'Intyre, Ham. Little Em'ly has already been played in London more than 200 times, but, to judge from the applause it met with on Saturday night, it will probably be repeated until the Shaughraun is transferred from Drury Lane (Times, 1 November 1875, p. 8).

The Shaughraun began on 27 December and ran for 24 nights. Dion Boucicault and his wife, Agnes Robertson, absent from the Adelphi stage since 1861, began a virtual festival of Boucicault drama at the Adelphi. They were popular figures, and thirty-eight of Boucicault's plays were performed at the Adelphi between 1844 and 1890. After this season, Boucicault retired to America, repudiating his wife and making what the Dictionary of National Biography delicately calls "other so-called nuptial arrangements." He appeared briefly in two more Adelphi seasons and died in 1890 four years after his last performance.

Three more Boucicault plays were given this season. Grimaldi was played only twice, at benefit performances. Immediately after Shaughraun came another Irish drama, Peep O'Day, with the author Edmund Falconer in his original role of Barney O'Toole. This tried and true piece played for more than ten weeks.

The most novel offering of the season was the American play Struck Oil. It introduced the Americans Maggie Moore and James C. Williamson. The piece had the longest run of the season, playing more than 100 times. The Times and Athenaeum agreed that it had little merit but that Williamson was a very funny comedian, though not the equal of his predecessors Jefferson and Emmett. Williamson's Pennsylvania Dutch dialect and mannerisms won over the Adelphi audiences. "Mr. Williamson," the Athenaeum wrote, "possesses . . . distinct originality, and the performance has both pathos and drollery" (22 April 1876, p. 575).

Boucicault's Colleen Bawn and Arrah-na-Pogue were the final major offerings of the season. The Boucicaults did not act in these plays, but Williamson and many other skilled actors did, including Mrs. Alfred Mellon, who had been in the original cast of Colleen Bawn, McIntyre, a veteran melodrama villain, and Shiel Barry, acclaimed for his spy and informer roles in Irish plays. Erroll Sherson writes that Colleen Bawn, first produced in 1860, "was seen again and again by playgoers on account of the cave scene where the Colleen Bawn is rescued from drowning. This was something quite new in sensational effects and was the forerunner of many sensational scenes in subsequent dramas" (London's Lost Theatres of the Nineteenth Century, p. 157).

H. Barton Baker identifies the precise mechanical effect which drew the spectators to this play: "the shaking waters and rolling billows and watery effects." He notes that "transparent stage water had never before been seen, and a few yards of blue gauze did more than all the finest acting in the world could accomplish" (History of the London Stage and its Famous Players, p. 97).

Sherson singles out the Adelphi's revival of Arrah-na-Pogue this season for special praise:

Boucicault's part was taken by an American actor, Williamson, and the hero, Beamish McCoul, was that ideal dramatic lover--Will Terriss. Shiel Barry . . . was the Michael Feeny in the Adelphi revival, a part that had been previously taken by Dominick Murray. There was one great scene in "Arrah-na-Pogue" which never failed to 'bring down the house.' This was the climbing of the outer prison wall by Shaun the Post by means of the ivy, and his hiding in the ivy when the soldiers looked out of the window with their lighted torches (London's Lost Theatres of the Nineteenth Century, p. 159).

The Athenaeum praised the "idyllic grace" with which Boucicault presented Irish rebellion in Arrah-na-Pogue: it was praise that suggested both the playwright's cleverness and his limitations:

So evenly does Mr. Boucicault hold the balance between contending factions that neither the nationalist party nor the party of order finds its feelings shocked. He treats of Irish rebellion, and solicits the sympathy of the audience for those who are in open revolt against English authority. He goes so far as to give upon the stage a ballad, one verse of which, thirty years ago, delivered in an Irish theatre would have produced riot and bloodshed; yet the authorities are subject to no alarm. Changed conditions have doubtless something to do with this. The author, however, has manipulated his story with extreme skill (19 August 1876, p. 252).

The editors have designated September 22 1876 as the end of the 1875-76 season.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Boucicault, Dion L. Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876)
Colleen Bawn, The (20 May 1876)
Life of an Actress, The (10 Apr 1876)
Shaughraun, The (27 Dec 1875)
Clements, Arthur Two to One (10 Apr 1876)
Cooper, Frederick F. Race for a Wife, A (19 Aug 1876)
Edwards, H. Sutherland Goose with the Golden Eggs, The (9 Oct 1875)
Falconer, Edmund Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876)
Grattan, Henry P. Orson (12 Aug 1876)
Halliday, Andrew Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875)
Nicholas Nickleby (9 Oct 1875)
Mayhew, Augustus Goose with the Golden Eggs, The (9 Oct 1875)
Moore(?), F. That Blessed Baby (12 Aug 1876)
Morton, John M. Poor Pillicoddy (17 Apr 1876)
Parry, Thomas My Own Ghost (27 Dec 1875)
Selby, Charles Bonnie Fish Wife, The (11 Apr 1876)
Troughton, Adolphus C. Vandyke Brown (27 Dec 1875)
Unknown Fool of the Family, The (24 Apr 1876)
Great China Question, The (13 May 1876)
Struck Oil (17 Apr 1876)
Williams, Thomas J. Turn Him Out (9 Oct 1875)

Choreographers

Evans, Frederick Quicksilver Dick (22 Nov 1875)

Actors

Anson, George W.

Grimaldi (2) in Life of an Actress (10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876)

Barker

Doyle (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876)

Barry, Shiel

Mr. Michael Feeny (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Harvey Duff (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876)

Boucicault, Dion L.

Conn (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876)

Byrnes, M. D.

The Sergeant (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876)

Calhaem, Stanislaus

Mr. Corrigan (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Mr. Peter Pearlbutton (95) in My Own Ghost (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Apr 1876); Barney O'Toole (18) in Peep o' Day (20 Mar 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Mr. Pillicoddy (29) in Poor Pillicoddy (17 Apr 1876 - 19 May 1876)

Clarke, John

Gaiters (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (11 Apr 1876); Turby (64) in Goose with the Golden Eggs (9 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Uriah Heep (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Squeers (18) in Nicholas Nickleby (9 Oct 1875 - 29 Oct 1875); Vandyke Brown (89) in Vandyke Brown (27 Dec 1875 - 8 Apr 1876)

Cooper, Harwood

Mr. Wickfield (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Fergus the Fiddler (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876)

Cullen, Bernard

Oiny Farrell (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876)

Day, Philip

Steerforth (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Nicholas Nickleby (5) in Nicholas Nickleby (9 Oct 1875 - 14 Oct 1875); Robert Ffolliott (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876)

Edwards

Dermot (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876)

Elliott, G.

Patsey (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Andy the Post (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Reilly (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876)

Emery, Samuel A.

Colonel Bagenal O'Grady (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Danny Mann (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Dan'l Peggotty (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); John Browdie (18) in Nicholas Nickleby (9 Oct 1875 - 29 Oct 1875); Rev. W. O'Cleary (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Corry Kinchela (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876); Deacon Skinner (101) in Struck Oil (17 Apr 1876 - 11 Aug 1876)

Evans, Frederick

corporal (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); performers (27) in Quicksilver Dick (22 Nov 1875 - 22 Dec 1875)

Everard, W.

Mr. Gumption (23) in Fool of the Family (24 Apr 1876 - 19 May 1876); Bouser (64) in Goose with the Golden Eggs (9 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Selwyn Dawdle (2) in Life of an Actress (10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876); Traddles (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Lieutenant Graham (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Richard Green (30) in Race for a Wife (19 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Dr. Pearson (72) in Struck Oil (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Captain Warren (29) in Struck Oil (17 Apr 1876 - 19 May 1876); Mr. Eglantina Roseleaf (38) in Turn Him Out (9 Oct 1875 - 10 Apr 1876)

Falconer, Edmund

Barney O'Toole (48) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 18 Mar 1876)

Fawn, James

Hickster (64) in Goose with the Golden Eggs (9 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Wapshot (2) in Life of an Actress (10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876); Nicodemus Nobbs (38) in Turn Him Out (9 Oct 1875 - 10 Apr 1876)

Fernandez, James

Mr. Micawber (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Newman Noggs (18) in Nicholas Nickleby (9 Oct 1875 - 29 Oct 1875); Harry Kavanagh (43) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Father Dolan (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876)

Gates, Master

Master Billy Paterson (101) in Struck Oil (17 Apr 1876 - 11 Aug 1876)

Grahame, J. G.

Lord Arthur Shafton (2) in Life of an Actress (10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876)

Grattan, Master Harry

Henri Legrand (36) in Orson (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876)

James

Andy Regan (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); waiter (2) in Life of an Actress (10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876); Darby the Piper (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Managan (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876); sheriff (101) in Struck Oil (17 Apr 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); porters (38) in Turn Him Out (9 Oct 1875 - 10 Apr 1876)

Jamieson

Phadrig (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876)

Johnson

sergeant (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876)

Jones, G. H.

Captain Warren (72) in Struck Oil (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876)

McIntyre, William

The Secretary (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Ham (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Ralph Nickleby (18) in Nicholas Nickleby (9 Oct 1875 - 29 Oct 1875); an old soldier (36) in Orson (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Black Mullins (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876)

Moreland, Frank

Winterbottom (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); My. Wildoates Heartycheer (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (11 Apr 1876); Father Tom (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Mr. Sanders (23) in Fool of the Family (24 Apr 1876 - 19 May 1876); Clipper (95) in My Own Ghost (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Apr 1876); Mr. Grace (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Captain O'Scuttle (29) in Poor Pillicoddy (17 Apr 1876 - 19 May 1876); Sir Peckham Wry, M.P. (30) in Race for a Wife (19 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Corporal Sharp (101) in Struck Oil (17 Apr 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Mr. Mackintosh Moke (38) in Turn Him Out (9 Oct 1875 - 10 Apr 1876)

Morris

Blind Paddy (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876)

Phillips, E.

Isabella (30) in Race for a Wife (19 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876)

Shore, James G.

Major Coffin (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Sir Hicory Heartycheer (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (11 Apr 1876); Kyrle Daly (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Brooker (18) in Nicholas Nickleby (9 Oct 1875 - 29 Oct 1875); Stephen Purcell (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Sergeant Flinn (101) in Struck Oil (17 Apr 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Augustus Bobbins (89) in Vandyke Brown (27 Dec 1875 - 8 Apr 1876)

Sinclair, Henry

Harry Kavanagh (23) in Peep o' Day (14 Feb 1876 - 7 Apr 1876)

Smith, C. J.

Mr. O'Moore (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Snawley (18) in Nicholas Nickleby (9 Oct 1875 - 29 Oct 1875)

Smithson

Tim Cogan (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); servant (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Hopkins (2) in Life of an Actress (10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876); Thimble (95) in My Own Ghost (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Apr 1876); Billy o' the Bowl (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Samuel (30) in Race for a Wife (19 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Donovan (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876); porters (38) in Turn Him Out (9 Oct 1875 - 10 Apr 1876)

Stephenson, Charles H.

Timothy Fagan (2) in Two to One (10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876)

Terriss, William

Beamish MacCoul (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Hardress Cregan (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Captain Howard (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Captain Molineux (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876)

Tomlin, E.

Red Murtoch (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Sullivan (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876)

Travers, Ernest

Lanigan (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Hyland Creagh (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Die (95) in My Own Ghost (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Apr 1876); Phelim (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Roland Green (30) in Race for a Wife (19 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Sergeant Jones (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876); Peter Rowley (101) in Struck Oil (17 Apr 1876 - 11 Aug 1876)

Tremain

Tim with the wooden leg (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876)

Vaughan

Maltravers (2) in Life of an Actress (10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876)

Vaughan, Henry

David Copperfield (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Nicholas Nickleby (13) in Nicholas Nickleby (15 Oct 1875 - 29 Oct 1875); Robert Green (30) in Race for a Wife (19 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Dr. Pearson (29) in Struck Oil (17 Apr 1876 - 19 May 1876); Mr. Fastman (89) in Vandyke Brown (27 Dec 1875 - 8 Apr 1876)

White, P.

Connor the Harper (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876)

Williamson, James C.

Shawn the Post (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Myles-na-Coppaleen (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Zeb Brighton (23) in Fool of the Family (24 Apr 1876 - 19 May 1876); performers (1) in Great China Question (13 May 1876); John Stofel (101) in Struck Oil (17 Apr 1876 - 11 Aug 1876)

Actresses

Bates, Miss

Blind Harper's child (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876)

Boucicault, Mrs. Dion L.

Moya (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876)

Bufton, Miss Eleanor

Violet (2) in Life of an Actress (10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876)

Carter, Mrs. John

Bridget Madigan (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876)

Charlton, Miss Minnie

Miss Turby (64) in Goose with the Golden Eggs (9 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875)

Charlton, Mrs.

Mrs. Hopkins (2) in Life of an Actress (10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876); Mrs. Gummidge (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Nancy O'Toole (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Nancy Malone (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876)

Coveney, Miss Harriet

Betsy Trotwood (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Miss Squeers (18) in Nicholas Nickleby (9 Oct 1875 - 29 Oct 1875)

Edmonds, Miss Minnie

maid (64) in Goose with the Golden Eggs (9 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875)

Foote, Miss Lydia

Little Em'ly (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Smike (18) in Nicholas Nickleby (9 Oct 1875 - 29 Oct 1875); Kathleen Kavanagh (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Arte O'Neale (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876)

Furtado, Miss Teresa E.

Miss Thistledown (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (11 Apr 1876); Maggy McFarlane (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (11 Apr 1876)

Grattan, Miss Emilie

Emilie Legrand (36) in Orson (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876)

Hudspeth, Miss

Fanny Power (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Ann Chute (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Martha (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Tilda Price (18) in Nicholas Nickleby (9 Oct 1875 - 29 Oct 1875); Mary Grace (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Sarah Blunt (29) in Poor Pillicoddy (17 Apr 1876 - 19 May 1876); Susan (1) in Turn Him Out (10 Apr 1876); Rebecca (89) in Vandyke Brown (27 Dec 1875 - 8 Apr 1876)

Jones, Miss Maria

Sally Smith (2) in Two to One (10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876)

Josephs, Miss Fanny

Claire Ffolliott (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876)

Manders, Mrs.

Mrs. Nickleby (18) in Nicholas Nickleby (9 Oct 1875 - 29 Oct 1875); Molshee (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876)

Marion, Miss

Katty (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Ducie Blennerhasset (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Lucretia Sanders (23) in Fool of the Family (24 Apr 1876 - 19 May 1876); Bridget (2) in Life of an Actress (10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876); Betty (95) in My Own Ghost (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Apr 1876); Shelah (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Mrs. Pillicoddy (29) in Poor Pillicoddy (17 Apr 1876 - 19 May 1876); Susan (37) in Turn Him Out (9 Oct 1875 - 20 Nov 1875)

Mellon, Mrs. Alfred

Mrs. Cregan (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Mrs. Squeers (18) in Nicholas Nickleby (9 Oct 1875 - 29 Oct 1875); Mrs. Stofel (101) in Struck Oil (17 Apr 1876 - 11 Aug 1876)

Moore, Miss Maggie

Arrah Meelish (36) in Arrah-na-Pogue (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Eily O'Connor (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Betty Sanders (23) in Fool of the Family (24 Apr 1876 - 19 May 1876); performers (1) in Great China Question (13 May 1876); Lizzie Stofel (101) in Struck Oil (17 Apr 1876 - 11 Aug 1876)

Murray, Miss Alma

Julia (2) in Life of an Actress (10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876)

Nathan, Miss

Widow Mahone (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876)

Nott, Miss Cicely

Sheelah (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Mrs. Micawber (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Mrs. Cribber (95) in My Own Ghost (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Apr 1876); Widow Kavanagh (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876); Mrs. O'Scuttle (29) in Poor Pillicoddy (17 Apr 1876 - 19 May 1876); Lady Wry (30) in Race for a Wife (19 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Mrs. O'Kelly (24) in Shaughraun (27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876)

Phillips, Miss Eleanor

Kathleen Creagh (72) in Colleen Bawn (20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876); Clara (64) in Goose with the Golden Eggs (9 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Agnes Wickfield (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Julia (38) in Turn Him Out (9 Oct 1875 - 10 Apr 1876); Mrs. Brown (89) in Vandyke Brown (27 Dec 1875 - 8 Apr 1876)

Stuart, Miss Edith

Rosa Dartle (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875); Kate Nickleby (18) in Nicholas Nickleby (9 Oct 1875 - 29 Oct 1875); Madame Legrand (36) in Orson (12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876); Mrs. Bobbins (89) in Vandyke Brown (27 Dec 1875 - 8 Apr 1876)

Warlow, Mrs.

Blind Paddy's wife (66) in Peep o' Day (24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876)

Williams, Miss Gwynne

Betty Jean Perkins (2) in Two to One (10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876)

Wood, Miss

Peggotty Barkis (48) in Little Em'ly (30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875)

Singers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Arrah-na-Pogue; or, The Wicklow Wedding

(drama, 3 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault (36 times, 12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876)

Summary Cast:

Bonnie Fish Wife, The

(farce) by Charles Selby (1 time, 11 Apr 1876)

Summary Cast:

Colleen Bawn, The[; or, The Brides of Garryowen]

(drama) by Dion L. Boucicault (72 times, 20 May 1876 - 11 Aug 1876)

Summary Cast:

Fool of the Family, The

(farce) by Unknown (23 times, 24 Apr 1876 - 19 May 1876)

Summary Cast:

Goose with the Golden Eggs, The

(farce) by Augustus Mayhew, H. Sutherland Edwards (64 times, 9 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875)

Summary Cast:

Great China Question, The

(farce) by Unknown (1 time, 13 May 1876)

Summary Cast:

Life of an Actress, The

(drama, 4 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault (2 times, 10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876)

Summary Cast:

Little Em'ly

(drama, 4 acts) by Andrew Halliday (48 times, 30 Oct 1875 - 22 Dec 1875)

Summary Cast:

My Own Ghost

(farce) by Thomas Parry (95 times, 27 Dec 1875 - 22 Apr 1876)

Summary Cast:

Nicholas Nickleby

(drama, 3 acts) by Andrew Halliday (18 times, 9 Oct 1875 - 29 Oct 1875)

Summary Cast:

* Orson

(dramatic sketch) by Henry P. Grattan (36 times, 12 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876)

Summary Cast:

Peep o' Day; or, Savourneen Deelish

(drama, 4 acts) by Edmund Falconer (66 times, 24 Jan 1876 - 8 Apr 1876)

Summary Cast:

Poor Pillicoddy

(farce) by John M. Morton (29 times, 17 Apr 1876 - 19 May 1876)

Summary Cast:

Quicksilver Dick

(ballet) by Frederick Evans (chor) (27 times, 22 Nov 1875 - 22 Dec 1875)

Summary Cast:

* Race for a Wife, A

(comedietta) by Frederick F. Cooper (30 times, 19 Aug 1876 - 22 Sep 1876)

Summary Cast:

Shaughraun, The

(drama, 3 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault (24 times, 27 Dec 1875 - 22 Jan 1876)

Summary Cast:

* Struck Oil; or, The Pennsylvania Dutchman

(comedy, 3 acts) by Unknown (101 times, 17 Apr 1876 - 11 Aug 1876)

Summary Cast:

That Blessed Baby

(farce) by F. Moore(?) (6 times, 12 Aug 1876 - 18 Aug 1876)

Turn Him Out

(farce) by Thomas J. Williams (38 times, 9 Oct 1875 - 10 Apr 1876)

Summary Cast:

Two to One

(farce) by Arthur Clements (2 times, 10 Apr 1876 - 11 Apr 1876)

Summary Cast:

Vandyke Brown

(farce) by Adolphus C. Troughton (89 times, 27 Dec 1875 - 8 Apr 1876)

Summary Cast:

Genre

Music, Composers, And Musicians

Songs, Composers, And Singers

Dances, Choreographers, And Dancers


Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1875-1876 Season

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