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 1876-1877

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

23 September 1876 - 24 August 1877

358 performances: 77 matinee, 281 evening

Benefit (3): Samuel Emery (25 Nov 1876)
J. W. Anson, treasurer (28 Jun 1877, 28 Jun 1877)
Commemoration (1): Bank Holiday matinee (6 Aug 1877)
Dark (6): Christmas Day (25 Dec 1876)
Ash Wednesday (14 Feb 1877)
Good Friday (30 Mar 1877)
reason not known (10 May 1877, 11 May 1877, 12 May 1877)
Private (1): Dress Rehearsal of Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876)

The Season

Early in the season a Times reviewer noted that Boucicault's Shaughraun, which he saw at the theatre on 18 November, was not a good play, "but in its time it pleased, and will no doubt please again, the audiences which are mostly attracted to this house." The absence of Mr. and Mrs. Boucicault from the leading roles, he said, "must always be felt, though felt perhaps in a less degree at the Adelphi than elsewhere." But he focused on the curtain-raiser, a new piece called Give a Dog a Bad Name, and its reception:

As it is set down to begin at 7 o'clock it is probably not intended to serve any other purpose than that of 'playing in' the audience, and if the behavior of a considerable portion of the audience on Saturday night may be taken as typical of the general behavior of an Adelphi audience being 'played in,' this piece may do as well as no doubt any other. Perhaps a more literal interpretation of the phrase by the orchestra would do better still; at least it would serve to drown the remarks of the gallery, and one would at least be spared the unpleasantness of seeing actors of the capabilities of Mr. Emery and Miss Coghlan reduced to the position of the performers in the farce which ushers in the pantomime on Boxing night. On that particular night the custom of years has sanctioned such licence, but in any other circumstances such behavior is little short of disgraceful (20 November 1876, p. 7).

The Athenaeum reviewer said nothing about the audience, but he too had kind words for Rose Coghlan's acting in Give a Dog a Bad Name. He found Charles Sullivan's performance as the Shaughraun "not a little startling. This gentleman has a voice of such range he seems capable of communicating, in his own person, an idea of the hubbub at the Tower of Babel, or of performing the feat ascribed by Butler to Cerberus, of pronouncing a 'leash of languages at once'" (25 November 1876, p. 698). Such a startling voice may have had its value in the sometimes noisy Adelphi.

Not all the audience was rowdy, however, for the Adelphi was a house divided in more ways than one. In Discovering Theatre Ephemera, John Melling says, "By the 1880s, it was noted that the lower-priced sections of the house received an inferior, thin, folio sheet, heavily and odoriferously printed, whilst the expensive seats got a scented octavo programme advertising the particular perfumer" (p. 46). Eugene Rimmel's company, which specialized in novelties and choice perfumes, began advertising on the Adelphi's programs in December 1870. Whether there was any scent, we cannot say at this date. But we do know that Rimmel perfumed the waterfall in the 1871 pantomime.

The management had to beware not only of noise and rowdiness but also of the danger of fire in the theatre. On 21 December, "after the recent tragedy in the Brooklyn Theatre, at New York," the Lord Chamberlain's Office issued a memorandum to all managers reviewing the fire rules and warning against putting additional seats in the gangways, as some theatres had been doing (Times, 22 December 1876, p. 6).

The most extraordinary success of this season was a pantomime, Little Goody Two-Shoes, written by E. L. Blanchard and performed entirely by children. According to the Times, "The management here has got together 18 clever children to play a pantomime which occupies two and a half hours in the representation and through it all leaves nothing to be desired" (27 December, p. 5). This piece played more than 150 times, at first only in morning performances at reduced prices but by February in evening performances as well. Sometimes the whole pantomime was given and at other times only the opening. This section, the Times said, was "almost a fairy play, it is so full of pretty thoughts, graceful sentiments, and poetry." But more surprising, the "comic business" was not neglected. "In the two scenes of the harlequinade, the fun is fast and furious" (p. 5).

So successful was this pantomime that in August the management offered a second one of the same kind, again written by Blanchard. The Theatre praised Little Red Riding Hood but suggested "the full warmth of sunny August" was unsuitable for such entertainment (7 August, p. 1). However, this second pantomime ran into November, 1877, for some 85 performances.

As in the preceding season and except for the children's pantomimes, the Adelphi's programming showed little imagination or innovation. It continued to depend on Dion Boucicault revivals and such other proven works as True to the Core, one of the most successful of nautical melodramas. In a very terse notice of Falconer's Peep o'Day, which returned once again to the Adelphi, the Athenaeum observed, "Some stirring of the waters of the Adelphi is much to be desired, if the house is to maintain its place among theatres" (28 April, p. 556.)

Just after Peep o'Day the management succeeded with yet another Boucicault work, Streets of London, which played for twelve weeks. Boucicault's was one of several adaptations of Les Pauvres de Paris (1856). Erroll Sherson writes, "There were two sensations--a house on fire with real fire-engines and horses galloping on to the stage, and a scene where the heroine and her brother are just saved from being suffocated by charcoal fumes" (London's Lost Theatres of the Nineteenth Century, p. 158).

Streets of London was followed by Paul Merritt's The Golden Plough, a new melodrama. The Theatre said of it "if ever there was a thorough-going Adelphi melodrama of the good old Jack Sheppard school, this is one" (14 August, p. 33). Like The Athenaeum, The Theatre praised the work for its construction and some effective scenes rather than for any profound qualities. It thought John Billington was not up to his usual standard and McIntyre was "extremely disappointing. Nor was Mr. S. Emery altogether satisfactory" (p. 34).

The editors have designated 24 August as the end of the 1876-77 season.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Ayton, Richard Rendezvous, The (28 Oct 1876)
Blanchard, Edward L. Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876)
Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877)
Boucicault, Dion L. Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876)
Colleen Bawn, The (3 Mar 1877)
Shaughraun, The (18 Nov 1876)
Streets of London, The (19 May 1877)
Cooper, Frederick F. Race for a Wife, A (23 Sep 1876)
Falconer, Edmund Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877)
Lang, John Plot and Passion (25 Nov 1876)
Lewis, Leopold Give a Dog a Bad Name (18 Nov 1876)
Lunn?, Joseph Hide and Seek (19 May 1877)
Meritt, Paul Golden Plough, The (11 Aug 1877)
Raymond, Richard J. Mr. and Mrs. White (18 Dec 1876)
Scott, Walter Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877)
Slous, Angelo R. True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877)
Taylor, Tom Plot and Passion (25 Nov 1876)
Terry, Daniel Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877)
Unknown Fortune's Frolic (23 Sep 1876)
Robert Macaire (19 May 1877)
Wilks?, Thomas E. Bamboozling (18 Dec 1876)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Ellis, Edwin Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876)
Unknown Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877)

Choreographers

Cormack, John Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876)
Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877)

Actors

Allen

Sir Martin Frobisher (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Allgood, Master

peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Barrett, George E.

Grisbonie (1) in Plot and Passion (25 Nov 1876)

Barry, Master

Sir Timothy Gripe (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877)

Barry, Master Napier

Baron Malvoisin (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Barry, Shiel

Mr. Michael Feeny (48) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Danny Mann (17) in Colleen Bawn (3 Mar 1877 - 23 Mar 1877); Desmarets (1) in Plot and Passion (25 Nov 1876); Harvey Duff (88) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877)

Bates, Master

peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Billington, John

Sir Francis Claude, Bart. (12) in Golden Plough (11 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Brough, Lionel

Dominie Sampson (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877)

Bryson

Sir John Hawkins (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Byrnes, M. D.

sergeant (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877); Andy the Post (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Sullivan (58) in Shaughraun (23 Dec 1876 - 2 Mar 1877); first policeman (72) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877); Sir Gilbert Trevannion (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Calhaem, Stanislaus

Mr. Corrigan (17) in Colleen Bawn (3 Mar 1877 - 23 Mar 1877); Robin Roughead (48) in Fortune's Frolic (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Simon (18) in Rendezvous (28 Oct 1876 - 17 Nov 1876)

Campbell

Sir Walter Raleigh (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Celli, Frank H.

Gabriel (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877)

Cooper, Harwood

Jock Jabos (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877)

Coote, Master Bertie

Clown (37) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 3 Feb 1877); Clowns (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Coote, Master Bertie?

boys (35) in Streets of London (2 Jul 1877 - 10 Aug 1877)

Cormack, John

Commander of man-o'-war (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877)

Cox, Master

peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Crowder, Master

peasants and country lasses (48) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Cullen, Bernard

Oiny Farrell (48) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Pat (78) in Hide and Seek (19 May 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Simon (86) in Rendezvous (9 Apr 1877 - 3 Aug 1877); Sullivan (30) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 22 Dec 1876); porter (72) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877); Tom O'Bideford (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Day

Charles (32) in Rendezvous (9 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Clovelly Jack (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Day, William H.

Lieutenant Graham (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877)

Dewar, Frederick C.

Baillie Mucklethrift (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877)

Ealy, Master

peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Edwin

Phadrig (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); De Silva (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Elliott, G.

Patsey (37) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 4 Nov 1876)

Ellison

James (37) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 30 Jun 1877)

Emery, Samuel A.

Colonel Bagenal O'Grady (48) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Tom Balfour (25) in Give a Dog a Bad Name (18 Nov 1876 - 16 Dec 1876); Jerry Drake (12) in Golden Plough (11 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Dandie Dinmont (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877); Rev. W. O'Cleary (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Fouche (1) in Plot and Passion (25 Nov 1876); Badger in the Prologue (72) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877); Badger (72) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877); Martin Truegold (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Evans, Henry

Valere (78) in Hide and Seek (19 May 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Captain Howard (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Captain Bolding (54) in Rendezvous (2 Jun 1877 - 3 Aug 1877); Captain Fairweather (72) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877)

Everard, W.

Richard Green (30) in Race for a Wife (23 Sep 1876 - 27 Oct 1876); Charles (18) in Rendezvous (28 Oct 1876 - 17 Nov 1876)

Falconer, Edmund

Barney O'Toole (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877)

Fernandez, James

Dirk Hatteraick (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877)

Ferrand, Henry

Sir Maurice Chudleigh (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Ford, J. W.

Major Pepper (40) in Mr. and Mrs. White (18 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877)

Fredericks

sergeant (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877)

Furtado, Charles K.?

Frank Brown (40) in Mr. and Mrs. White (18 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877)

Gates, Master

peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

George, Master

Pantaloon2 (115) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (3 Feb 1877 - 18 May 1877)

Graham, Master

peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Grattan, Master Harry

Little Boy Blue (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877); Bonbon (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Harcourt, Charles

Colonel Mannering (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877)

Hawkins, Master

peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Haynes, Master

peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Hummell, Master

peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Jackson, H.

Peter White (40) in Mr. and Mrs. White (18 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877)

James

Moran (11) in Arrah-na-Pogue (6 Nov 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Andy Regan (37) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 4 Nov 1876); Tim Cogan (11) in Arrah-na-Pogue (6 Nov 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Barnes (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877); Donovan (88) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877)

James, Horace D.

James in the Prologue (6) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 25 May 1877)

James, Horace D.?

Darby the Piper (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877)

Johnstone, John B.

Fergus the Fiddler (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Simon Lynn (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Laurie, Master C.

Clown1 (115) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (3 Feb 1877 - 18 May 1877)

Leitch, George

Conn (18) in Shaughraun (23 Dec 1876 - 13 Jan 1877)

Martinetti, Ignacio

performers (12) in Robert Macaire (19 May 1877 - 1 Jun 1877)

Martinetti, Julian

performers (12) in Robert Macaire (19 May 1877 - 1 Jun 1877)

Martinetti, Paul

performers (12) in Robert Macaire (19 May 1877 - 1 Jun 1877)

Martinetti, Pauline

performers (12) in Robert Macaire (19 May 1877 - 1 Jun 1877)

McIntosh, Master

peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

McIntyre, William

The Secretary (48) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Sir Marmaduke Meadows (35) in Bamboozling (23 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877); Alfred Middleton (12) in Golden Plough (11 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Gilbert Glossin (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877); Black Mullins (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Corry Kinchela (41) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 5 Jan 1877); Crawley in the Prologue (72) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877); Crawley (72) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877)

Meadows, Master

Pantaloon (37) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 3 Feb 1877)

Meadows, Master Walter

Pantaloons (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Messer, Master

peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Moreland, Frank

Winterbottom (48) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Sir Marmaduke Meadows (5) in Bamboozling (18 Dec 1876 - 22 Dec 1876); Father Tom (17) in Colleen Bawn (3 Mar 1877 - 23 Mar 1877); Mr. Snacks (48) in Fortune's Frolic (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Joshua Jordon (12) in Golden Plough (11 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Mr. Grace (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Sir Peckham Wry, M.P. (30) in Race for a Wife (23 Sep 1876 - 27 Oct 1876); Quake (104) in Rendezvous (28 Oct 1876 - 3 Aug 1877); Puffy (72) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877); Shackle (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Morgan, Master

peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Morgan, Wilford

Henry Bertram (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877)

Morris, J.

Blind Paddy (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Gomez (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Naylor, H.

farmer (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877); porter (78) in Hide and Seek (19 May 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Tim with the wooden leg (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Craft (72) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877); Master Stephen Welford (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Parkes, W. S.

M. Dupuis (41) in Hide and Seek (2 Jul 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Dermot (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Charles (54) in Rendezvous (2 Jun 1877 - 3 Aug 1877); Edwards in the Prologue (37) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 30 Jun 1877); Paul Fairweather (6) in Streets of London (26 May 1877 - 1 Jun 1877); Count Anatole de Montebello (35) in Streets of London (2 Jul 1877 - 10 Aug 1877); Edwards (31) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 30 Jun 1877)

Pedley, B.

Sir Francis Drake (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Powell, Arthur W.

James in the Prologue (35) in Streets of London (2 Jul 1877 - 10 Aug 1877); James (35) in Streets of London (2 Jul 1877 - 10 Aug 1877)

Revelle, A.

Captain Frank Bamboozle (40) in Bamboozling (18 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877)

Robins, Bruton

Hugh Fletcher (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Rosenthal

Sebastian (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877)

Shore, James G.

Major Coffin (48) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Kyrle Daly (17) in Colleen Bawn (3 Mar 1877 - 23 Mar 1877); Mr. George Balfour (25) in Give a Dog a Bad Name (18 Nov 1876 - 16 Dec 1876); Thomas Carroll (12) in Golden Plough (11 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Stephen Purcell (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Marquis de Cevennes (1) in Plot and Passion (25 Nov 1876); Father Dolan (88) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877); Mark Livingstone (72) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877); Geoffrey Dangerfield (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Sinclair, Henry

Harry Kavanagh (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Wallet (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Smith

James in the Prologue (31) in Streets of London (26 May 1877 - 30 Jun 1877)

Smith, C. J.

The Sergeant (48) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Doiley (40) in Bamboozling (18 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877); Mr. O'Moore (17) in Colleen Bawn (3 Mar 1877 - 23 Mar 1877); Mr. Johnson (25) in Give a Dog a Bad Name (18 Nov 1876 - 16 Dec 1876); Connor the Harper (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Mangan (88) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877); Edwards in the Prologue (35) in Streets of London (2 Jul 1877 - 10 Aug 1877); Edwards (41) in Streets of London (26 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877); Dick Merryweather (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Smithson, Frederick

Andy Regan (11) in Arrah-na-Pogue (6 Nov 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Tim Cogan (37) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 4 Nov 1876); Humphrey Sims (40) in Bamboozling (18 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877); Billy o' the Bowl (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Berthier (1) in Plot and Passion (25 Nov 1876); Samuel (30) in Race for a Wife (23 Sep 1876 - 27 Oct 1876); Smart (29) in Rendezvous (2 Jul 1877 - 3 Aug 1877); Doyle (88) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877); first gentleman (72) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877); Master Giles Tracy (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Sullivan, Charles

Myles-na-Coppaleen (17) in Colleen Bawn (3 Mar 1877 - 23 Mar 1877); Conn (70) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877)

Tabb, Master

peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); boys (72) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877)

Terriss, William

Beamish MacCoul (48) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Hardress Cregan (17) in Colleen Bawn (3 Mar 1877 - 23 Mar 1877); Capt. Chamleigh (25) in Give a Dog a Bad Name (18 Nov 1876 - 16 Dec 1876); Rev. Martin Preston (12) in Golden Plough (11 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Henri de Neuville (1) in Plot and Passion (25 Nov 1876); Captain Molineux (88) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877)

Timms, Master

boys (37) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 30 Jun 1877)

Tomlin, E.

Patsey (11) in Arrah-na-Pogue (6 Nov 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Moran (37) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 4 Nov 1876); Hyland Creagh (17) in Colleen Bawn (3 Mar 1877 - 23 Mar 1877); Red Murtoch (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Reilly (88) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877); Fleming (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Travers, Ernest

Lanigan (48) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Frank Tiverton (40) in Bamboozling (18 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877); James (48) in Fortune's Frolic (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Joe (12) in Golden Plough (11 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); M. Dupuis (31) in Hide and Seek (26 May 1877 - 30 Jun 1877); Phelim (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Jabot (1) in Plot and Passion (25 Nov 1876); Roland Green (30) in Race for a Wife (23 Sep 1876 - 27 Oct 1876); Smart (75) in Rendezvous (28 Oct 1876 - 30 Jun 1877); Sergeant Jones (88) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877); Count Anatole de Montebello (37) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 30 Jun 1877); Sir Francis Walsingham (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Tuck, Master

peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Tyars, Frank

Corry Kinchela (47) in Shaughraun (6 Jan 1877 - 2 Mar 1877)

Vaughan, Henry

Rattle (48) in Fortune's Frolic (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Jim Harris (12) in Golden Plough (11 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); M. Dupuis (6) in Hide and Seek (19 May 1877 - 25 May 1877); Robert Green (30) in Race for a Wife (23 Sep 1876 - 27 Oct 1876); Captain Bolding (50) in Rendezvous (28 Oct 1876 - 18 May 1877); Robert Ffolliott (88) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877); Paul Fairweather (66) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877); Howard of Effingham (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Warren, Albert H.

Don Diego de Valdez (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

West, Master Alfred

Clown2 (115) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (3 Feb 1877 - 18 May 1877); Clowns (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Williamson, James C.

Shawn the Post (48) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876)

Wilson, Master Harry

Graspall (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877); Pantaloon1 (115) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (3 Feb 1877 - 18 May 1877); Pantaloons (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Wright, Brittain

Mr. Goldsworthy (25) in Give a Dog a Bad Name (18 Nov 1876 - 16 Dec 1876)

Actresses

Abrahams, Miss Kate

Pomona (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Abrahams, Miss Kate?

The Fairy Good Nature (25) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877)

Adair, Miss Lillian

Kitty Clover (40) in Mr. and Mrs. White (18 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877)

Allen, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Bainbridge, Miss A.

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Bainbridge, Miss S.

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Bates, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Blind Harper's child (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877)

Blanche, Miss

Bay of Biscay (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877)

Blanche, Miss Ada

The Demon Envy (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877); Hokey-Pokey (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Cerito, Miss Ada?

Premiere danseuse (115) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (3 Feb 1877 - 18 May 1877); Nonpareil (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Clark, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Coghlan, Miss Rose

Miss Alice Balfour (25) in Give a Dog a Bad Name (18 Nov 1876 - 16 Dec 1876); Madame de Fontanges (1) in Plot and Passion (25 Nov 1876); Claire Ffolliott (88) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877)

Cooper, Miss Annie

Franco (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877); Nettle (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877); The Grandmama (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Coote, Miss Carrie

Columbine (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877); Columbines (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Cousins, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Cowley, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Everard, Miss

gipsy girl (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877); Mrs. O'Kelly (88) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877)

Feldon, Miss Ellen

Johnny Stout (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877); peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Franklein, Miss Lucy

Lucy Bertram (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877)

Gilchrist, Miss Connie

Harlequin (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877); Harlequins (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Goward, Miss Bella

Rob o' the Woods (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877); Harlequin2 (115) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (3 Feb 1877 - 18 May 1877); peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Harlequins (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Goward, Miss Weevie

Little Ellinor (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877); peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Grattan, Miss Emilie

Little Goody Two-Shoes (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877); Rose de l'Amour (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Hadley, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Harris, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Hayes, Miss Mabel

Widow White (40) in Mr. and Mrs. White (18 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877)

Hudspeth, Miss

Fanny Power (48) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Eily O'Connor (17) in Colleen Bawn (3 Mar 1877 - 23 Mar 1877); Helen Claude (12) in Golden Plough (11 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Mary Grace (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Arte O'Neale (88) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877); Lucy Fairweather (72) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877)

Hughes, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Large, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Leary, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Lee, Miss

Sophia (32) in Rendezvous (9 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877)

Leslie, Miss Fanny

Mrs. Peter White (40) in Mr. and Mrs. White (18 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877)

Lovell, Miss

Lucretia (86) in Rendezvous (9 Apr 1877 - 3 Aug 1877)

Lovell, Miss Jane

Angelique (78) in Hide and Seek (19 May 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Shelah (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Elizabeth, Queen of England (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Manders, Mrs.

Mrs. McCandlish (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877); Molshee (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877)

Marion, Miss

Katty (48) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Dolly (48) in Fortune's Frolic (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Cecile (1) in Plot and Passion (25 Nov 1876); Sophia (43) in Rendezvous (28 Oct 1876 - 30 Jun 1877); Nancy Malone (88) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877)

Martinetti, Miss

performers (12) in Robert Macaire (19 May 1877 - 1 Jun 1877)

Mellon, Mrs. Alfred

Dan (72) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877)

Moore, Miss Maggie

Arrah Meelish (48) in Arrah-na-Pogue (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876)

Mullins, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Murray, Miss Alma

May Royal (12) in Golden Plough (11 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Alida Crawley (6) in Streets of London (4 Aug 1877 - 10 Aug 1877)

Nathan, Miss

Widow Mahone (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877)

Nathan, Miss J. A.

Kathleen Creagh (17) in Colleen Bawn (3 Mar 1877 - 23 Mar 1877); Nancy O'Toole (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877)

Neville, Miss Louise

May (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877); Madame Minette (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Nott, Miss Cicely

Lady Meadows (40) in Bamboozling (18 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877); Sheelah (17) in Colleen Bawn (3 Mar 1877 - 23 Mar 1877); Dame Margery (48) in Fortune's Frolic (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Clarissa (25) in Give a Dog a Bad Name (18 Nov 1876 - 16 Dec 1876); Lady Wry (30) in Race for a Wife (23 Sep 1876 - 27 Oct 1876); Rose (104) in Rendezvous (28 Oct 1876 - 3 Aug 1877); Bridget Madigan (88) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877); Mrs. Puffy (72) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877)

Perry, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Phillips, Miss Eleanor

Sophy Weston (40) in Bamboozling (18 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877); Ducie Blennerhasset (17) in Colleen Bawn (3 Mar 1877 - 23 Mar 1877); Miss Nancy (48) in Fortune's Frolic (23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Dora (25) in Give a Dog a Bad Name (18 Nov 1876 - 16 Dec 1876); Cecile (78) in Hide and Seek (19 May 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Isabella (30) in Race for a Wife (23 Sep 1876 - 27 Oct 1876); Lucretia (18) in Rendezvous (28 Oct 1876 - 17 Nov 1876); Sophia (29) in Rendezvous (2 Jul 1877 - 3 Aug 1877)

Robins, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Sanger, Miss Rachel M.

Julia Mannering (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877); Mabel Truegold (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Sard, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Seymour, Miss Kate

Colin (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877)

Seymour, Miss Lizzie

Corneygrains (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Smith, Miss Rosy

Tommy Green (152) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877); peasants and country lasses (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Stirling, Mrs. Arthur

Meg Merrilies (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877)

Stuart, Miss Edith

Emily (40) in Bamboozling (18 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877); Mrs. Cregan (17) in Colleen Bawn (3 Mar 1877 - 23 Mar 1877); Kathleen Kavanagh (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877); Alida Crawley (66) in Streets of London (19 May 1877 - 3 Aug 1877); Marah (24) in True to the Core, A Story of the Armada (24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

Taylor, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Taylor, Miss Annie

Anne Chute (17) in Colleen Bawn (3 Mar 1877 - 23 Mar 1877); Flora (1) in Guy Mannering (28 Jun 1877); fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877); Moya (88) in Shaughraun (18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877)

Taylor, Miss Martha

Columbine2 (115) in Little Goody Two-Shoes (3 Feb 1877 - 18 May 1877); Columbines (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Vominico, Miss

fairies of the fruits (24) in Little Red Riding Hood (3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Warlow, Mrs.

Blind Paddy's wife (22) in Peep o' Day (21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877)

Willes, Miss Louise

Grace Royal (12) in Golden Plough (11 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Musicians

Singers

Dancers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Arrah-na-Pogue; or, The Wicklow Wedding

(drama, 3 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault (48 times, 23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876)

Summary Cast:

Bamboozling

(farce) by Thomas E. Wilks? (40 times, 18 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877)

Summary Cast:

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

(drama) by Dion L. Boucicault (17 times, 3 Mar 1877 - 23 Mar 1877)

Summary Cast:

Fortune's Frolic

(farce) by Unknown (48 times, 23 Sep 1876 - 17 Nov 1876)

Summary Cast:

* Give a Dog a Bad Name

(drama, 2 acts) by Leopold Lewis (25 times, 18 Nov 1876 - 16 Dec 1876)

Summary Cast:

* Golden Plough, The

(drama, 4 acts) by Paul Meritt (12 times, 11 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Summary Cast:

Guy Mannering; or, The Gipsey's Prophecy

(operatic entertainment) by Walter Scott, Daniel Terry, Unknown (comp) (1 time, 28 Jun 1877)

Summary Cast:

Hide and Seek

(farce) by Joseph Lunn? (78 times, 19 May 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Summary Cast:

* Little Goody Two-Shoes; or, Harlequin Boy Blue

(pantomime) by Edward L. Blanchard, Edwin Ellis (comp), John Cormack (chor) (152 times, 20 Dec 1876 - 18 May 1877)

Summary Cast:

Little Red Riding Hood; or, Harlequin Grandmama

(pantomime) by Edward L. Blanchard, John Cormack (chor) (24 times, 3 Aug 1877 - 24 Aug 1877)

Summary Cast:

Mr. and Mrs. White

(farce) by Richard J. Raymond (40 times, 18 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1877)

Summary Cast:

Peep o' Day[; or, Savourneen Deelish]

(drama) by Edmund Falconer (22 times, 21 Apr 1877 - 18 May 1877)

Summary Cast:

Plot and Passion

(drama, 3 acts) by Tom Taylor, John Lang (1 time, 25 Nov 1876)

Summary Cast:

Race for a Wife, A

(comedietta) by Frederick F. Cooper (30 times, 23 Sep 1876 - 27 Oct 1876)

Summary Cast:

Rendezvous, The

(comedietta) by Richard Ayton (104 times, 28 Oct 1876 - 3 Aug 1877)

Summary Cast:

Robert Macaire

(ballet pantomime) by Unknown (12 times, 19 May 1877 - 1 Jun 1877)

Summary Cast:

Shaughraun, The

(drama, 3 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault (88 times, 18 Nov 1876 - 2 Mar 1877)

Summary Cast:

Streets of London, The

(drama, prol, 3 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault (72 times, 19 May 1877 - 10 Aug 1877)

Summary Cast:

True to the Core, A Story of the Armada

(drama, 4 acts) by Angelo R. Slous (24 times, 24 Mar 1877 - 20 Apr 1877)

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Genre

Music, Composers, And Musicians

Songs, Composers, And Singers

Dances, Choreographers, And Dancers


Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1876-1877 Season

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