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 1877-1878

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

25 August 1877 - 31 August 1878

352 performances: 47 matinee, 305 evening

Dark (13): Christmas Day (25 Dec 1877)
Ash Wednesday (6 Mar 1878)
Spring break (8 Apr 1878, 9 Apr 1878, 10 Apr 1878, 11 Apr 1878, 12 Apr 1878, 13 Apr 1878, 15 Apr 1878, 16 Apr 1878, 17 Apr 1878, 18 Apr 1878)
Good Friday (19 Apr 1878)
Non-Resident Theatre Companies (21): Carl Rosa Opera Company (11 Feb 1878, 12 Feb 1878, 13 Feb 1878, 14 Feb 1878, 15 Feb 1878, 16 Feb 1878, 18 Feb 1878, 19 Feb 1878, 20 Feb 1878, 21 Feb 1878, 22 Feb 1878, 23 Feb 1878, 25 Feb 1878, 26 Feb 1878, 27 Feb 1878, 28 Feb 1878, 1 Mar 1878, 2 Mar 1878, 4 Mar 1878, 5 Mar 1878, 6 Apr 1878)

The Season

Boucicault's melodrama After Dark opened in late August, 1877. According to Sherson, who saw it earlier at the Princess's, "It was a very good specimen of a melodrama of London Life."

The sensation scene was on the Underground Railway (then somewhat of a novelty) where a man is laid on the rails, drugged, for the train to run over him. Another of the dramatis personae is shut up in a neighboring cellar and just manages to tear down the brickwork of the intervening wall before the train comes dashing by. The act was worked up to perfection, and few sensation scenes of a later date have produced the same amount of excitement (London's Lost Theatres of the Nineteenth Century, p. 161).

In October another Boucicault revival, Formosa; or The Railroad to Ruin, shared the new bill with Burnand's Deal Boatman. The Times found Boucicault's piece ridiculous and wondered why it had ever been popular. It derided Boucicault's upper-class characters as unreal and impossible; "The young gentlemen of his ideal Universities run about London in their boating costume, which it is the custom of these gay young fellows to wear at all times and all places and company." It judged the actors inferior to those in the original production, with the exception of Clara Jecks, who played little Lord Eden. It did admire, however, the staging of the boat race on the Thames and the "picturesque 'set-piece'" of Formosa's villa at Fulham (2 November, p. 8). Margaret Leighton was Formosa, the heroine of the piece. The Adelphi public was less critical than the Times, keeping the play on the boards for some 15 weeks.

At Christmas another pantomime, Robin Hood and his Merry Little Men, was performed entirely by children, as in the preceding season, but this year in matinee performances only. The Theatre warmly praised "Chatterton's company of mannikin artists . . . Thanks to these and to the clever arrangement of Messrs. Stafford Hall, Bradwell, Ellis, and John Cormack, a delightful scene is made out of the Market Place of Nottingham and its May Fair of 1188; and indeed the whole pantomime is refined and pretty and spirited from beginning to end" (26 December, p. 338). More mature and skilled pantomimists appeared in the evenings:

The most genuinely amusing pantomime fooling takes place at the Adelphi, where, after a display of dancing and contortion quite unequalled in its way by three acrobats known as the Girards, who have won a high and deserved reputation at music halls, a number of pantomimists, styling themselves the Martinetti troupe, give an admirable performance. Anyone desirous of knowing of what pantomime is capable should see this representation, the whole of which occupies little more than half an hour (Athenaeum, 5 January, p. 29).

From 11 February until 6 April, the Carl Rosa Opera Company took the Adelphi. This company, famous for training young singers and giving opera in English, was founded in 1875, but by 1878 it had already a distinct character the critics respected. The Theatre said, "Completeness of ensemble and fidelity to the text of composers have been the chief objects aimed at for some time by Mr. Carl Rosa. . . . He has now bid farewell to the 'star' system, and he has claimed support for his company, as a combination of competent and satisfactory artistes, whose united efforts ensure a faithful rendering of the works in which they take part" (20 February, p. 49).

This season the company offered Otto Nicolai's The Merry Wives of Windsor. The Standard was particularly impressed: The

wives perched among the branches of Herne's Oak, the demons in the background, Sir John with the horns on his head, the glittering fairies engrouped around the tree--and the knight may well have been excused for accepting Mrs. Ford as a veritable woodland fairy, if she appeared and sang as her representative at this theatre does--with moonbeams allowing a silvery light over the whole scene, constitute a picture which no wise person will miss, and which few will fail long to remember, beautiful as it is by the charm of Nicolai's music (quoted in the Times, 14 February 1878).

Other pieces included Sir Julius Benedict's Lily of Killarney (derived from Boucicault's Colleen Bawn); Ignaz Brull's The Golden Cross, (a popular piece that attracted a large audience because "the production of a new opera is so rare an event in London" Theatre, 6 March); Michael Balfe's Bohemian Girl; Gounod's Faust (with Marie Fechter, daughter of the famous actor, singing Marguerite in her first English appearance); Wagner's Flying Dutchman ("The audiences here are spellbound," The Athenaeum said); Mozart's Marriage of Figaro; and Vincent Wallace's Maritana ("which was performed with a poor cast," according to the Theatre).

It appears from the reviews these operas drew large and enthusiastic audiences. The reviews were with very few exceptions laudatory. They consistently emphasized the ensemble work rather than the excellence of individual singers, although many well-regarded English singers performed, including Charles Lyall, W. Ludwig, J. W. Turner and T. Aynsley Cook. Of these, Ludwig was noticed most often by the critics.

After a recess of two weeks, during which the theatre was redecorated by James Macintosh, the Adelphi acting company returned with a Burnand melodrama. The Athenaeum called Proof "a typical Adelphi melo-drama but for one omission. It is wholly without comic interest," and attributed this omission to a dearth of low comedians on the English stage at this time. It thought Proof "a very powerful drama," but badly staged and poorly acted (27 April, p. 550). A program from the Westminster Public Library offers a corroborative manuscript commentary. The aggrieved writer states, among other things. "Emery made his part a duet with the prompter, and allowed his character to drop down to the level of a comic servant." Several reviews were generally favorable, and the play became a great popular success, running for several months.

This was Chatterton's last year as manager. His various theatrical ventures had not, on the whole, succeeded. He had become acting manager of the Lyceum in 1857, was lessee of the St. James's in 1859, and was associated with Drury Lane beginning in 1863, becoming lessee in 1866. Five years later, he entered into co-management of the Adelphi with Ben Webster. After leaving the Adelphi, he struggled to keep Drury Lane solvent, but in February 1879, he closed that theatre when his debts reached 36,000 pounds. He is credited with the famous aphorism "Shakespeare spells ruin, and Byron bankruptcy" (Adams, Dictionary of the Drama, I, 277).

The editors have designated 31 August as the end of this season.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Blanchard, Edward L. Enchanted Barber, The (22 Dec 1877)
Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877)
Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877)
Boucicault, Dion L. After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877)
Formosa (27 Oct 1877)
Lily of Killarney, The (25 Feb 1878)
Bunn, Alfred Bohemian Girl, The (9 Mar 1878)
Burnand, Francis C. Deal Boatman, The (27 Oct 1877)
Proof (20 Apr 1878)
Dimond?, William Stage Struck (20 Apr 1878)
Greenwood, Thomas L. Enchanted Barber, The (22 Dec 1877)
Hersee, Henry (adpt) Merry Wives of Windsor, The (11 Feb 1878)
Jackson, John P. (adpt) Flying Dutchman, The (20 Mar 1878)
(adpt) Golden Cross, The (2 Mar 1878)
Mosenthal, Solomon H. (adpt) Golden Cross, The (2 Mar 1878)
Oxenford, John Lily of Killarney, The (25 Feb 1878)
Suter, William E. Sarah's Young Man (12 Jan 1878)
Unknown Pantomime a la Parisienne (31 Dec 1877)
Shrimps for Two (4 May 1878)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Balfe, Michael W. Bohemian Girl, The (9 Mar 1878)
Benedict, Julius Lily of Killarney, The (25 Feb 1878)
Ellis, Edwin Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877)
Gounod, Charles F. Faust (12 Mar 1878)
Mosenthal, Solomon H. Merry Wives of Windsor, The (11 Feb 1878)
Mozart, Wolfgang A. Marriage of Figaro, The (28 Mar 1878)
Nicolai, C. Otto Merry Wives of Windsor, The (11 Feb 1878)
Wagner, W. Richard Flying Dutchman, The (20 Mar 1878)
Wallace, William V. Maritana (29 Mar 1878)

Choreographers

Cormack, John Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877)

Actors

Allgood, Master

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Avery, Master

more merry men (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Bandmann, Daniel E.

Pierre Lorance (25) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 18 May 1878)

Barry, Master

shoeblack (54) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877)

Barry, Master Napier

Baron Malvoisin (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Sheriff of Nottingham (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Bates, Master

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Bates, Master G.

rangers (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Bennett, Master

more merry men (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Brooklyn

Marquis (1) in Maritana (29 Mar 1878); Bardolph (21) in Merry Wives of Windsor (11 Feb 1878 - 3 Apr 1878)

Byrnes, M. D.

Crumpets (6) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (20 Oct 1877 - 26 Oct 1877); Peter Klauss (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878); first sergeant (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Campbell

Sadler (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Celli, Frank H.

Count Arnheim (4) in Bohemian Girl (15 Mar 1878 - 30 Mar 1878); Mephistopheles (6) in Faust (12 Mar 1878 - 5 Apr 1878); Don Jose (1) in Maritana (29 Mar 1878); Figaro (3) in Marriage of Figaro (28 Mar 1878 - 6 Apr 1878)

Coiley, Master

George a-Green (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Collidian

Merival (48) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 21 Dec 1877)

Cook, T. Aynsley

Devilshoof (5) in Bohemian Girl (9 Mar 1878 - 30 Mar 1878); Daland (2) in Flying Dutchman (20 Mar 1878 - 25 Mar 1878); Bombardon (7) in Golden Cross (2 Mar 1878 - 3 Apr 1878); Bartolo (3) in Marriage of Figaro (28 Mar 1878 - 6 Apr 1878); Falstaff (21) in Merry Wives of Windsor (11 Feb 1878 - 3 Apr 1878)

Cooper

Murray (41) in Formosa (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Cooper, Harwood

corporal (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878); Jenkins (6) in Shrimps for Two (26 Aug 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Coote

The Bargee (54) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877)

Coote, Charles

Cobb (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Coote, Master Bertie

Clowns (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Clowns (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Cox, Douglas

Spooner (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Cox, Master

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Will Stukeley (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Crowder, Master

peasants and country lasses (122) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); more merry men (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Crowder, Master W.

rangers (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Cullen, Bernard

Welch (73) in Formosa (15 Nov 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Dodd, H. W.

Wagner (6) in Faust (12 Mar 1878 - 5 Apr 1878); Mr. Corrigan (4) in Lily of Killarney (25 Feb 1878 - 4 Apr 1878); Antonio (3) in Marriage of Figaro (28 Mar 1878 - 6 Apr 1878); Dr. Caius (21) in Merry Wives of Windsor (11 Feb 1878 - 3 Apr 1878)

Don

Duval (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878)

Douglas

Sir John Talbot (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Ealy, Master

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Much, the miller's son (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Emery, Samuel A.

Old Tom (22) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 19 Sep 1877); Jacob Vance (48) in Deal Boatman (27 Oct 1877 - 21 Dec 1877); Sam Boker (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878); Chamboran (73) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 13 Jul 1878)

Field, Henry

Rabateur and souffleur, musicians (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878); Burbage (41) in Formosa (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Foran

O'Moore (4) in Lily of Killarney (25 Feb 1878 - 4 Apr 1878)

Gates, Master

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Gates, Master Walter

Guy of Gisbourne (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

George, Edward J.

Hans Ketzler (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878); Bob Sanders (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878); Chamboran (42) in Proof (15 Jul 1878 - 31 Aug 1878); Sam Sloeleaf (128) in Sarah's Young Man (12 Jan 1878 - 31 Aug 1878); Tom Tape (12) in Stage Struck (20 Apr 1878 - 3 May 1878)

Girard, Emile

Frau Hunbschnappen (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878)

Girard, Julian

Schwarz Zuiklebaft (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878)

Girard, Robert

Hauser Kackrenwitz (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878)

Graham, Master

news boy (54) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877); peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Grattan, Master Harry

Bonbon (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Robin Hood (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Griffiths

waiter (54) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877)

Harcourt, Charles

Duke d'Aubeterre (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Harry, S.

Gander (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878)

Hawkins, Master

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); more merry men (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Haynes, Master

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Hewitt

Nick (54) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877)

Howard, James B.

Tom Burroughs (19) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 17 Nov 1877)

Hughes, Frederick

Dicey Morris (48) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (1 Sep 1877 - 26 Oct 1877); Jacob Gottschalk (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878); Jenkins (97) in Shrimps for Two (4 May 1878 - 24 Aug 1878); Count Glorieux (12) in Stage Struck (20 Apr 1878 - 3 May 1878)

Hummell, Master

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Jackson, H.

Dicey Morris (6) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 31 Aug 1877)

Johnstone, James

Sir John Houghton (48) in Deal Boatman (27 Oct 1877 - 21 Dec 1877); Dr. Doremus (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878); seneschal (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Johnstone, John B.

policeman (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Jones

Josey (54) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877)

Kelly, Charles

Pierre Lorance (71) in Proof (20 May 1878 - 9 Aug 1878)

LaBlache, Luigi

Edward Leslie (48) in Deal Boatman (27 Oct 1877 - 21 Dec 1877); Victor (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Lablache, Luigi

Sir George Medhurst (32) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (20 Sep 1877 - 26 Oct 1877); Tom Burroughs (70) in Formosa (19 Nov 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Ludwig

Count Arnheim (1) in Bohemian Girl (9 Mar 1878); Valentine (6) in Faust (12 Mar 1878 - 5 Apr 1878); The Dutchman (2) in Flying Dutchman (20 Mar 1878 - 25 Mar 1878); Danny Mann (4) in Lily of Killarney (25 Feb 1878 - 4 Apr 1878); Count Almaviva (3) in Marriage of Figaro (28 Mar 1878 - 6 Apr 1878); Mr. Ford (21) in Merry Wives of Windsor (11 Feb 1878 - 3 Apr 1878)

Lyall, Charles

Florestein (5) in Bohemian Girl (9 Mar 1878 - 30 Mar 1878); Myles-na-Coppaleen (4) in Lily of Killarney (25 Feb 1878 - 4 Apr 1878); Basilio (3) in Marriage of Figaro (28 Mar 1878 - 6 Apr 1878); Master Slender (21) in Merry Wives of Windsor (11 Feb 1878 - 3 Apr 1878)

Maas, Joseph

Thaddeus (3) in Bohemian Girl (21 Mar 1878 - 30 Mar 1878); Faust (6) in Faust (12 Mar 1878 - 5 Apr 1878); Gontran de L'Ancre (7) in Golden Cross (2 Mar 1878 - 3 Apr 1878)

Marshall

Jem (54) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877)

Marshall, H.

Rabateur and souffleur, musicians (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878)

Martinetti, Alfred

Old Cassandre (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878)

Martinetti, Paul

Pierot (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878)

Mason, Master

rangers (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

McDonald

Burbage (48) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 21 Dec 1877)

McIntosh, Master

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Will Scarlet (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Meadows, Master Walter

Pantaloons (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Pantaloons (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Messer, Master

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Friar Tuck (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Miller

Merival (41) in Formosa (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Moreland, Frank

Crumpets (48) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 19 Oct 1877); Mr. Moggridge (103) in Sarah's Young Man (4 May 1878 - 31 Aug 1878); Mr. Andrew Muddlebank (103) in Shrimps for Two (4 May 1878 - 31 Aug 1878); Sir Matthew Scraggs (12) in Stage Struck (20 Apr 1878 - 3 May 1878)

Morgan, Master

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Allan-a-Dale (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Morris, F.

Phil Burkett (48) in Deal Boatman (27 Oct 1877 - 21 Dec 1877)

Morris, J.

Joseph (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Morton, J. B.

Cutts (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Muller

Hyland Creagh (4) in Lily of Killarney (25 Feb 1878 - 4 Apr 1878); Pistol (21) in Merry Wives of Windsor (11 Feb 1878 - 3 Apr 1878)

Naylor, H.

Pointer (54) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877); Murray (48) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 21 Dec 1877)

Neville, Henry G.

Pierre Lorance (19) in Proof (10 Aug 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Packard, Fred C.

Eric (2) in Flying Dutchman (20 Mar 1878 - 25 Mar 1878); Hardress Cregan (4) in Lily of Killarney (25 Feb 1878 - 4 Apr 1878); Fenton (9) in Merry Wives of Windsor (11 Feb 1878 - 19 Mar 1878)

Pinwar, Master

more merry men (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Russell, Howard

Chandos Bellingham (54) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877); George Prescott (47) in Deal Boatman (27 Oct 1877 - 20 Dec 1877)

Shore, James G.

Gordon Chumley (54) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877); George Prescott (1) in Deal Boatman (21 Dec 1877); Compton Kerr (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Sinclair

Old Tom (32) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (20 Sep 1877 - 26 Oct 1877)

Sinclair, Henry

Major Jorum (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Smith, C. J.

The Colonel (54) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877); Dudley (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Smith, Master C.

rangers (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Smithson

betting man (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878); officer (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Smithson, Frederick

Mr. Gobber (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878)

Snazelle, George H.

Nicolas Pairset (7) in Golden Cross (2 Mar 1878 - 3 Apr 1878); Father Tom (4) in Lily of Killarney (25 Feb 1878 - 4 Apr 1878); Charles II (1) in Maritana (29 Mar 1878); Mr. Page (21) in Merry Wives of Windsor (11 Feb 1878 - 3 Apr 1878)

Stirling, Arthur

Lazare (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Tabb, Master

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); The Pindar of Wakefield (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Terriss, William

Sir George Medhurst (22) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 19 Sep 1877)

Thomas

Marker (54) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877)

Travers, Ernest

Welch (16) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Harry Fielding (25) in Sarah's Young Man (12 Jan 1878 - 9 Feb 1878)

Tuck, Master

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); more merry men (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Turner, J. W.

Thaddeus (2) in Bohemian Girl (9 Mar 1878 - 15 Mar 1878); steersman of Daland's ship (2) in Flying Dutchman (20 Mar 1878 - 25 Mar 1878); Don Caesar de Bazan (1) in Maritana (29 Mar 1878); Fenton (12) in Merry Wives of Windsor (12 Feb 1878 - 3 Apr 1878)

Velardi, Edvirdo

Harlequin (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878)

Victor, C.

Harvey (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Waring, Herbert

Bancroft (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878); second sergeant (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878); Harry Fielding (103) in Sarah's Young Man (4 May 1878 - 31 Aug 1878); Alexander Johnson (103) in Shrimps for Two (4 May 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

West, Master Alfred

Clowns (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Clowns (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Weston, George H.

Matt Bramber (48) in Deal Boatman (27 Oct 1877 - 21 Dec 1877); Mr. Moggridge (25) in Sarah's Young Man (12 Jan 1878 - 9 Feb 1878)

Wilson, Master

The Jolly Butcher (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Wilson, Master Harry

Pantaloons (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Pantaloons (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Actresses

Abrahams, Miss Kate

Pomona (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Sylvia (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Allen, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Bainbridge, Miss A.

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Bainbridge, Miss S.

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Bandmann, Mrs. Daniel E.

Valentine (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Barry, Miss Kate

Adrienne, as a child (54) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 21 Jun 1878)

Bates, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Bentley, Miss

Louise (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878); Poplin (12) in Stage Struck (20 Apr 1878 - 3 May 1878)

Bentley, Miss K.

Araminta (103) in Sarah's Young Man (4 May 1878 - 31 Aug 1878); Mrs. Muddlebank (103) in Shrimps for Two (4 May 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Billington, Mrs. John

Mrs. Boker (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878); Duchess d'Aubeterre (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Blanche, Miss Ada

Hokey Pokey (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Burns, Miss Georgina

Arline (2) in Bohemian Girl (15 Mar 1878 - 21 Mar 1878); Miss Ann Chute (4) in Lily of Killarney (25 Feb 1878 - 4 Apr 1878); Anne Page (21) in Merry Wives of Windsor (11 Feb 1878 - 3 Apr 1878)

Campbell, Miss

other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Cerito, Miss Ada?

Nonpareil (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Cupid (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Clark, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Clelland, Miss Carina

Maritana (1) in Maritana (29 Mar 1878); Mrs. Ford (9) in Merry Wives of Windsor (13 Feb 1878 - 3 Apr 1878)

Clother, Miss

other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Cole, Mme. Blanche

Senta (2) in Flying Dutchman (20 Mar 1878 - 25 Mar 1878); The Countess (3) in Marriage of Figaro (28 Mar 1878 - 6 Apr 1878)

Cook, Mrs. T. Aynsley

Buda (5) in Bohemian Girl (9 Mar 1878 - 30 Mar 1878); Martha (6) in Faust (12 Mar 1878 - 5 Apr 1878); Mary (1) in Flying Dutchman (25 Mar 1878); Sheelah (4) in Lily of Killarney (25 Feb 1878 - 4 Apr 1878); Marchioness (1) in Maritana (29 Mar 1878); Marcellina (3) in Marriage of Figaro (28 Mar 1878 - 6 Apr 1878)

Cooper, Miss Annie

The Grandmama (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Coote, Miss Carrie

Columbines (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Adrienne, as a child (23) in Proof (22 Jun 1878 - 18 Jul 1878); Columbines (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Coote, Miss Lizzie

Area Jack (54) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877)

Cousins, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Coveney, Miss Jane

Martha (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878); Mrs. Moggridge (103) in Sarah's Young Man (4 May 1878 - 31 Aug 1878); Lady Scraggs (12) in Stage Struck (20 Apr 1878 - 3 May 1878)

Cowley, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Crowley, Miss L.

other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Davis, Miss

other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Edmonds, Miss Minnie

Nanette (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878)

Fechter, Mlle. Marie

Marguerite (6) in Faust (12 Mar 1878 - 5 Apr 1878); Cherubino (3) in Marriage of Figaro (28 Mar 1878 - 6 Apr 1878)

Feldon, Miss Ellen

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Gaylord, Miss Julia

Arline (3) in Bohemian Girl (9 Mar 1878 - 30 Mar 1878); Christina (7) in Golden Cross (2 Mar 1878 - 3 Apr 1878); Eily O'Connor (4) in Lily of Killarney (25 Feb 1878 - 4 Apr 1878); Susanna (3) in Marriage of Figaro (28 Mar 1878 - 6 Apr 1878); Mrs. Ford (12) in Merry Wives of Windsor (11 Feb 1878 - 19 Mar 1878)

Gilchrist, Miss Connie

Harlequins (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Harlequins (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Goward, Miss Bella

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Harlequins (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Woodnut (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878); Harlequins (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Goward, Miss Weevie

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Grattan, Miss Emilie

Rose de L'Amour (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Maid Marian (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Hadley, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Harris, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Hudspeth, Miss

Rose Egerton (54) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877); Nelly (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878); Julie (96) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 9 Aug 1878); Sarah Tibbs (128) in Sarah's Young Man (12 Jan 1878 - 31 Aug 1878); Sally Scraggs (12) in Stage Struck (20 Apr 1878 - 3 May 1878)

Hughes, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Jecks, Miss Clara

Gretchen Gottschalk (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878); Earl of Eden (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878); Julie (19) in Proof (10 Aug 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Large, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Leary, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Leighton, Miss Margaret?

Formosa (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Martinetti, Miss Josephine

Columbine (16) in Enchanted Barber (22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878)

Merivale, Miss Clara

Queen of the Gipsies (1) in Bohemian Girl (9 Mar 1878)

Mills, Miss

other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Moodie, Miss Louise M.

Madeleine (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Mullins, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Murray, Miss Alma

Eliza (6) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (20 Oct 1877 - 26 Oct 1877); Mary Vance (48) in Deal Boatman (27 Oct 1877 - 21 Dec 1877); Edith Burroughs (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Neville, Miss Louise

Madame Minette (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Oakapple (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Nott, Miss Cicely

Mrs. Moggridge (25) in Sarah's Young Man (12 Jan 1878 - 9 Feb 1878)

Pateman, Miss Bella

Adrienne (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Perry, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Phillips, Miss Eleanor

Mrs. Dudley (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878); Araminta (25) in Sarah's Young Man (12 Jan 1878 - 9 Feb 1878)

Poznanski, Mlle.

Maud Leicester (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Rimbault, Miss

Adrienne, as a child (38) in Proof (19 Jul 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Robins, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Sard, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Seymour, Miss Kate

Corneygrains (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Little John (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Smith, Miss Rosy

peasants and country lasses (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Stembridge, Miss

Mrs. Bridgitt (48) in Deal Boatman (27 Oct 1877 - 21 Dec 1877)

Stirling, Mrs. Arthur

Madame Deprets (115) in Proof (20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Stuart, Miss Edith

Eliza (48) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 19 Oct 1877)

Taylor, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Taylor, Miss Annie

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); other fairies of the forest (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Taylor, Miss Martha

Columbines (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877); Columbines (33) in Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men (22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Varre, Miss Kate

Countess de Vaurian (89) in Formosa (27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Vominico, Miss

fairies of the fruits (61) in Little Red Riding Hood (29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Wilson, Miss

match girl (54) in After Dark, a Tale of London Life (25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877)

Yorke, Miss Josephine

Queen of the Gipsies (4) in Bohemian Girl (15 Mar 1878 - 30 Mar 1878); Siebel (6) in Faust (12 Mar 1878 - 5 Apr 1878); Mary (1) in Flying Dutchman (20 Mar 1878); Theresa (7) in Golden Cross (2 Mar 1878 - 3 Apr 1878); Mrs. Cregan (4) in Lily of Killarney (25 Feb 1878 - 4 Apr 1878); Lazarillo (1) in Maritana (29 Mar 1878); Mrs. Page (21) in Merry Wives of Windsor (11 Feb 1878 - 3 Apr 1878)

Singers

Dancers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

After Dark, a Tale of London Life

(drama, 4 acts, 1 tableau) by Dion L. Boucicault (54 times, 25 Aug 1877 - 26 Oct 1877)

Summary Cast:

Bohemian Girl, The

(opera) by Alfred Bunn, Michael W. Balfe (comp) (5 times, 9 Mar 1878 - 30 Mar 1878)

Summary Cast:

Deal Boatman, The

(drama, 2 acts) by Francis C. Burnand (48 times, 27 Oct 1877 - 21 Dec 1877)

Summary Cast:

* Enchanted Barber, The; or, Hans Ketzler's Close Shave

(extravaganza, 2 scenes, harlequinade of 2 scenes) by Edward L. Blanchard, Thomas L. Greenwood (16 times, 22 Dec 1877 - 11 Jan 1878)

Summary Cast:

Faust

(opera) by Charles F. Gounod (comp) (6 times, 12 Mar 1878 - 5 Apr 1878)

Summary Cast:

Flying Dutchman, The

(opera) by W. Richard Wagner (comp), John P. Jackson (adpt) (2 times, 20 Mar 1878 - 25 Mar 1878)

Summary Cast:

Formosa; or, The Railroad to Ruin

(drama, 4 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault (89 times, 27 Oct 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Summary Cast:

* Golden Cross, The

(opera, 2 acts) by John P. Jackson (adpt), Solomon H. Mosenthal (adpt) (7 times, 2 Mar 1878 - 3 Apr 1878)

Summary Cast:

Lily of Killarney, The

(opera) by Dion L. Boucicault, John Oxenford, Julius Benedict (comp) (4 times, 25 Feb 1878 - 4 Apr 1878)

Summary Cast:

Little Red Riding Hood; or, Harlequin Grandmama

(pantomime) by Edward L. Blanchard, John Cormack ([chor) (61 times, 29 Aug 1877 - 14 Nov 1877)

Summary Cast:

Maritana

(opera) by William V. Wallace (comp) (1 time, 29 Mar 1878)

Summary Cast:

Marriage of Figaro, The

(opera) by Wolfgang A. Mozart (comp) (3 times, 28 Mar 1878 - 6 Apr 1878)

Summary Cast:

Merry Wives of Windsor, The

(comic opera) by C. Otto Nicolai (comp), Solomon H. Mosenthal (comp), Henry Hersee (adpt) (21 times, 11 Feb 1878 - 3 Apr 1878)

Summary Cast:

Pantomime a la Parisienne

(pantomime) by Unknown (35 times, 31 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

* Proof; or, A Celebrated Case

(drama, prol, 3 acts) by Francis C. Burnand (115 times, 20 Apr 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Summary Cast:

* Robin Hood and His Merry Little Men

(pantomime) by Edward L. Blanchard, John Cormack (chor), Edwin Ellis (comp) (33 times, 22 Dec 1877 - 9 Feb 1878)

Summary Cast:

Sarah's Young Man

(farce) by William E. Suter (128 times, 12 Jan 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Summary Cast:

Shrimps for Two

(farce) by Unknown (103 times, 4 May 1878 - 31 Aug 1878)

Summary Cast:

Stage Struck

(farce) by William Dimond? (12 times, 20 Apr 1878 - 3 May 1878)

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Genre

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