THE LONDON STAGE 1800-1900

Joseph Donohue and James Ellis, General Editors

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ADELPHI THEATRE

(formerly THE SANS PAREIL THEATRE)

1806-1900

Seasonal Summary for 1879-1880

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

Adelphi Theatre. Doors open 6:30, curtain 7:00 (opening and curtain times half an hour later on and after April 24).

Ticket prices: private boxes: 1 to 3 guineas, stalls 10/-, dress circle: 5/-, upper boxes: 3/-, pit 2/-, amphitheatre 1/-, gallery 6d.

Seasonal Dates

30 September 1879 - 16 October 1880

329 performances: 6 matinee, 323 evening

Dark (6): Preparations for the new piece (22 Dec 1879, 23 Dec 1879, 24 Dec 1879)
Christmas Day (25 Dec 1879)
Ash Wednesday (11 Feb 1880)
Good Friday (26 Mar 1880)
amateur (1): Mars Dramatic Club (13 Dec 1879)

The Season

Benjamin N. Webster relinquished proprietorship of the Adelphi Theatre to the Gatti brothers in October, 1879.

On two of every three evenings this season, a Dion Boucicault play headed the Adelphi bill (the Daily Telegraph called the dramatist "the Napoleon of dramatic art"). The first of the four offerings, Rescued, a "new and original sensational drama," was apparently the worst and had the shortest run. The critics condemned it except for the sensation scene, "but it is to the carpenter and not the author, that the praise is due. . . . A bridge is swung aside at the moment when a train bearing the hero and his fortunes is about to cross--the villain's work, of course, but equally, of course, foiled by the two heroines" (Times, 4 October p. 10). This scene, the Athenaeum said, produced much applause. "A scene of love-making, however, in which the heroine, Lady Sybil, makes advances to an engine-driver, provoked open derision" (4 October, p. 444). And the Athenaeum commented, as critics in the preceding season had, on the waste of good actors on such bad drama: "In this wretched piece actors like Messrs. Hermann Vezin, H. Neville, and G. Taylor, Misses Lydia Foote, Moodie, and Pateman, take part" (p. 444). Vezin, to take one of the people the Atheneum named, was an accomplished Jacques in As You Like It and had played Iago to Phelps's Othello.

Rescued was withdrawn in late October and Halliday's version of Nicholas Nickleby returned. It had prospered in previous Adelphi seasons and did so again. The Times commented, "Mr. Halliday's version of Nicholas Nickleby, like all previous versions of Dickens's novels, is but a poor play, but there is a strong cast to play it at the Adelphi." It named Lydia Foote (as Smike), Fernandez, Taylor, Neville and Vezin as those who give "a distinction to the performance beyond what the merits of the play itself would be able to impart" (6 November, p. 8).

When four weeks later East Lynne joined Nicholas Nickleby on the bill, the Adelphi had an attractive program which carried it into February. The Times was not favorably impressed by East Lynne: "Miss Pateman plays the part of the sinning and suffering heroine, and plays it in a style which has apparently its admirers at the Adelphi. But the piece, under no conditions an exhilarating one, cannot be said to have attained any fresh distinction in its present circumstances" (3 December, p. 10).

In February the house enjoyed the novelty of a play, W. G. Wills's Ninon, given for the "first time anywhere." The Saturday Review was much taken with Miss Wallis.

It gives an actress, who appears likely to take the highest rank, an opportunity of showing that tragic power which, always rare, is especially rare now. It is seldom that anything is seen on the English stage so fervid and so full of real feeling as the acting of Miss Wallis in the last scene of the play, where Ninon implores her lover's forgiveness. It may not impossibly remind some spectators of Madame Sarah Bernhardt's rendering of the final scene of [Victor Hugo's] Hernani, and, indeed, in one respect, is superior to it, for Miss Wallis does not overstep the modesty of nature (quoted in the Times, 9 March 1880).

The critics also praised Wills's strong situations, eloquent dialogue and his evocation of the French Reign of Terror. "Altogether appropriate is the background. Tumbrils loaded with those destined to the guillotine roll through the streets, the Megaeras of the Revolution fill the public places with threats and curses, and the chief actors in the drama of the 'Terror' are brought upon the stage" (Athenaeum, 14 February, p. 227). The first-night audience was stirred: "Fresh from the excitement of the closing scene, the audience on Saturday night, after calling the leading performers before the curtain, clamoured loudly for Mr. Wills" (Times, 9 February, p. 8). Ninon ran for almost three months.

Shaughraun returned yet again to the Adelphi in late April. The Weekly Times said, "Never before has there been so fine a cast, and never has it been presented in such a perfect and satisfactory manner" (quoted in the Times, 26 April 1880). However, the Times reviewer thought only Boucicault himself, in the role of Conn, was worth seeing and insincerity and burlesque had crept into the performance of the other actors, who could no longer take the play seriously (29 April, p. 10). But the public apparently took another view, for the play had a solid run.

In July, two prolific Adelphi dramatists were represented in one program when Buckstone's classic Wreck Ashore was offered along with a Boucicault piece playing for the first time in London, Forbidden Fruit.

Wreck Ashore lasted for seven weeks, when it gave way to Therese; or, the Maid of Croissey, a sentimental comedy which had been popular in England and America for half a century. It was the source of the libretto of Ignaz Brull's The Golden Cross, an opera given at the Adelphi in 1878. Dion Boucicault adapted the original French play for the present Adelphi production, and the Times applauded his work: "The play has been altered, and for the better, for production on the Adelphi boards" (20 August, p. 6). This work and Forbidden Fruit continued until the end of the season. The Times praised Boucicault who had "carried the theatre through a trying summer season with unparalleled success" (4 September 1880).

The beginning of this season saw the death of one of the Adelphi's greatest sons, John Baldwin Buckstone. He was born in 1802 and as a youth became a solicitor's clerk before running away to the more exciting world of the stage. His London debut was as Ramsay in The Fortunes of Nigel at the Surrey, 1823. His first performed piece was The Bear-Hunters (1825). After this start, he wrote more than 100 plays--many for the Adelphi and the Haymarket, of which he was manager from 1853 until his death.

Buckstone came to the Adelphi in the 1827-28 season where he played Bobby Trot in his own Luke the Labourer. His The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago was the most popular piece ever performed at the Adelphi. During the period 1844-1880, it was produced eighteen times. Percy Fitzgerald said of Buckstone:

A more singular face could not be devised--the intensely droll eyes set in their places a little crookedly, a delightfully grotesque nose, cheeks something after the pattern of cutlets, and whose muscles went up and down, delicately relaxed; and the mouth! That, drawing it over to one side, into a corner as it were, until by the act a sort of money-box slit or aperture was made; with this difference, that the good things were projected out of it, instead of anything being dropped in;--that twist was special to himself (quoted in W. Davenport Adams, A Dictionary of the Drama I, 224).

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Theatre Management And Functionaries Commentary

Webster is not listed as proprietor in the Times as of October 25, 1879. The Gatti brothers are given as sole lesses and managers

Authors

Albery, James Doctor Davy (12 Nov 1879)
Boucicault, Dion L. Forbidden Fruit (3 Jul 1880)
(adpt) Maid of Croissey, The (19 Aug 1880)
Rescued (30 Sep 1879)
Shaughraun, The (24 Apr 1880)
Buckstone, John B. Wreck Ashore, The (3 Jul 1880)
Burnand, Francis C. Villikins and His Dinah (13 Dec 1879)
Byron, Henry J. Old Soldiers (13 Dec 1879)
Gore, Catherine G. Maid of Croissey, The (19 Aug 1880)
Halliday, Andrew Nicholas Nickleby (30 Oct 1879)
Hazlewood, Colin H. Jessamy's Courtship (4 Oct 1879)
Macklin, Charles Man of the World, The (8 Nov 1879)
Merivale, H. C. Husband in Clover, A (8 Nov 1879)
Morton, John M. Poor Pillicoddy (30 Sep 1879)
Shakespeare, William Merchant of Venice, The (29 Nov 1879)
Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879)
Suter, William E. Quiet Family, The (24 Apr 1880)
Unknown East Lynne (29 Nov 1879)
(adpt) Katherine and Petruchio (7 Feb 1880)
Vezin, Hermann Doctor Davy (12 Nov 1879)
Wills, William G. Doctor Davy (12 Nov 1879)
Ninon (7 Feb 1880)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Levey, William C. Ninon (7 Feb 1880)
Rescued (30 Sep 1879)

Actors

Anson, E. A.

Sullivan (24) in Shaughraun (5 Jun 1880 - 2 Jul 1880)

Aylmer, John

Friar John (1) in Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879)

Barsby, Frank

Lord Lumbercourt (3) in Man of the World (8 Nov 1879 - 22 Nov 1879); Duke of Venice (1) in Merchant of Venice (29 Nov 1879)

Boleyn, Richard S.

Horace (3) in Husband in Clover (8 Nov 1879 - 22 Nov 1879); Gratiano (1) in Merchant of Venice (29 Nov 1879)

Boucicault, Dion L.

Conn (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880)

Brooke, Edward H.

Arthur (15) in Doctor Davy (12 Nov 1879 - 28 Nov 1879); Archibald Carlyle (53) in East Lynne (29 Nov 1879 - 3 Feb 1880); Captain Derringer (49) in Forbidden Fruit (3 Jul 1880 - 28 Aug 1880); Francis (9) in Maid of Croissey (19 Aug 1880 - 28 Aug 1880); Egerton (3) in Man of the World (8 Nov 1879 - 22 Nov 1879); Bassanio (1) in Merchant of Venice (29 Nov 1879); Nicholas Nickleby (73) in Nicholas Nickleby (30 Oct 1879 - 27 Jan 1880); Marat (64) in Ninon (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Captain O'Scuttle (37) in Poor Pillicoddy (30 Sep 1879 - 11 Nov 1879); Earl of Mount Audley (26) in Rescued (30 Sep 1879 - 29 Oct 1879); Romeo (1) in Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879); Robert Ffolliott (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Miles Bertram (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Byrnes, M. D.

Baptista (64) in Katherine and Petruchio (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Jacques (64) in Ninon (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Sullivan (36) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 4 Jun 1880)

Clayton, J. P.

Gordon Lockhart (1) in Old Soldiers (13 Dec 1879); Dinah Gruffin (1) in Villikins and His Dinah (13 Dec 1879)

Colebrook

Tubal (1) in Merchant of Venice (29 Nov 1879)

Compton, Edward

Captain Derringer (42) in Forbidden Fruit (30 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880)

Cooper, Harwood

Justice Hare (56) in East Lynne (29 Nov 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); Podd (91) in Forbidden Fruit (3 Jul 1880 - 16 Oct 1880); Captain Firedrake (112) in Jessamy's Courtship (4 Oct 1879 - 23 Apr 1880); Hortensio (64) in Katherine and Petruchio (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); maire (51) in Maid of Croissey (19 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880); Brooker (9) in Nicholas Nickleby (28 Jan 1880 - 6 Feb 1880); waiter (73) in Nicholas Nickleby (30 Oct 1879 - 27 Jan 1880); Father Pierre (64) in Ninon (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Characters (60) in Quiet Family (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Peter (1) in Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879); Reilly (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Avery (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Curtice, E. R.

Lionel Leveret (1) in Old Soldiers (13 Dec 1879)

Ellis

Etienne (51) in Maid of Croissey (19 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880)

Fennessy, M.

Major Fang (1) in Old Soldiers (13 Dec 1879); servants (1) in Villikins and His Dinah (13 Dec 1879)

Fernandez, James

Sir Francis Levison (56) in East Lynne (29 Nov 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); Sergeant Austerlitz (51) in Maid of Croissey (19 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880); Ralph Nickleby (73) in Nicholas Nickleby (30 Oct 1879 - 27 Jan 1880); Newman Noggs (9) in Nicholas Nickleby (28 Jan 1880 - 6 Feb 1880); Baget (64) in Ninon (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Mr. Phoenix O'Reilly (26) in Rescued (30 Sep 1879 - 29 Oct 1879); Friar Lawrence (1) in Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879); Father Dolan (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Captain Grampus (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Ford, T. W.

Corry Kinchela (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880)

Francis

Donovan (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880)

Gibson, James R.

Sir Pertinax Macsycophant (3) in Man of the World (8 Nov 1879 - 22 Nov 1879); Shylock (1) in Merchant of Venice (29 Nov 1879)

Glenney, Charles H.

Benvolio (1) in Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879)

Gordon, M.

Tomlins (3) in Man of the World (8 Nov 1879 - 22 Nov 1879)

Grayson

servant (15) in Doctor Davy (12 Nov 1879 - 28 Nov 1879); officer (56) in East Lynne (29 Nov 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); Pedro (64) in Katherine and Petruchio (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880)

Grayson, L.

cabman (49) in Forbidden Fruit (3 Jul 1880 - 28 Aug 1880); Balthazar (1) in Merchant of Venice (29 Nov 1879); waiter (3) in Nicholas Nickleby (4 Feb 1880 - 6 Feb 1880); Balthazar (1) in Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879); Doyle (24) in Shaughraun (5 Jun 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Reynolds (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Greville, Arthur

Richard Hare (56) in East Lynne (29 Nov 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); Victor (91) in Forbidden Fruit (3 Jul 1880 - 16 Oct 1880); Biondella (64) in Katherine and Petruchio (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); waiter (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (28 Jan 1880 - 3 Feb 1880); Captain of the Guard (64) in Ninon (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Characters (60) in Quiet Family (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Paris (1) in Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879); Sergeant Jones (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Barbelot (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Haly, G. B.

Mr. Mawker (1) in Old Soldiers (13 Dec 1879); servants (1) in Villikins and His Dinah (13 Dec 1879)

Harcourt, Charles

Mercutio (1) in Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879)

Hatton, A. C.

Tybalt (1) in Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879)

Holman, W.

Sidney (3) in Man of the World (8 Nov 1879 - 22 Nov 1879); Old Gobbo (1) in Merchant of Venice (29 Nov 1879)

Honeysett, D.

Melville (3) in Man of the World (8 Nov 1879 - 22 Nov 1879)

Irish, Frederick W.

Mr. Dill (53) in East Lynne (29 Nov 1879 - 3 Feb 1880); Grumio (64) in Katherine and Petruchio (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Snawley (82) in Nicholas Nickleby (30 Oct 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); Beaugras (64) in Ninon (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Mr. Pillicoddy (37) in Poor Pillicoddy (30 Sep 1879 - 11 Nov 1879); Widdicoff (26) in Rescued (30 Sep 1879 - 29 Oct 1879)

Ives

conductor (91) in Forbidden Fruit (3 Jul 1880 - 16 Oct 1880); Blaise (51) in Maid of Croissey (19 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880)

James

John (2) in Man of the World (8 Nov 1879 - 12 Nov 1879)

LaBlache, Luigi

Archibald Carlyle (3) in East Lynne (4 Feb 1880 - 6 Feb 1880); Nicholas Nickleby (9) in Nicholas Nickleby (28 Jan 1880 - 6 Feb 1880)

Martineau, Francis

railway porter (91) in Forbidden Fruit (3 Jul 1880 - 16 Oct 1880)

Martineau, Francis?

lieutenant of press gang (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Milner, E.

Salanio (1) in Merchant of Venice (29 Nov 1879)

Moreland, Frank

John Browdie (3) in Nicholas Nickleby (4 Feb 1880 - 6 Feb 1880)

Murphy, P. E.

Cassidy (1) in Old Soldiers (13 Dec 1879); Baron Boski Bumble (1) in Villikins and His Dinah (13 Dec 1879)

Murray, Arthur

Salarino (1) in Merchant of Venice (29 Nov 1879)

Neville, Henry G.

Petruchio (64) in Katherine and Petruchio (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); John Browdie (79) in Nicholas Nickleby (30 Oct 1879 - 3 Feb 1880); St. Cyr (64) in Ninon (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Jack Weatherby (26) in Rescued (30 Sep 1879 - 29 Oct 1879); Captain Molineux (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880)

Norman, E. B.

Joseph (91) in Forbidden Fruit (3 Jul 1880 - 16 Oct 1880); Francis (42) in Maid of Croissey (30 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880); Walter Barnard (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Pateman, Robert

Moleseye (15) in Doctor Davy (12 Nov 1879 - 28 Nov 1879); Lord Mount Severn (56) in East Lynne (29 Nov 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); Mr. Cato Dove (91) in Forbidden Fruit (3 Jul 1880 - 16 Oct 1880); tailor (64) in Katherine and Petruchio (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Walter (51) in Maid of Croissey (19 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880); Ralph Nickleby (9) in Nicholas Nickleby (28 Jan 1880 - 6 Feb 1880); Brooker (73) in Nicholas Nickleby (30 Oct 1879 - 27 Jan 1880); Characters (60) in Quiet Family (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Mr. Manifold (26) in Rescued (30 Sep 1879 - 29 Oct 1879); Harvey Duff (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Jemmy Starling (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Proctor, Harry

Swallbach (91) in Forbidden Fruit (3 Jul 1880 - 16 Oct 1880); Blackadder (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Rivers, Henry

John (1) in Man of the World (22 Nov 1879)

Russell, Howard

Antonio (1) in Merchant of Venice (29 Nov 1879)

Ryland, John

apothecary (1) in Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879)

Smith

Gaffer Fallowfield (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Smith, H. Reeves

Lorenzo (1) in Merchant of Venice (29 Nov 1879)

Stanley, George

music master (64) in Katherine and Petruchio (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880)

Stephenson, Charles H.

Capulet (1) in Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879)

Taylor, James G.

Mr. Serjeant Buster (91) in Forbidden Fruit (3 Jul 1880 - 16 Oct 1880); Adolphus Jessamy (112) in Jessamy's Courtship (4 Oct 1879 - 23 Apr 1880); Lancelot Gobbo (1) in Merchant of Venice (29 Nov 1879); Squeers (82) in Nicholas Nickleby (30 Oct 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); Simon (64) in Ninon (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Characters (60) in Quiet Family (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Jerry Tarbox (26) in Rescued (30 Sep 1879 - 29 Oct 1879); Marmaduke Magog (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Trafford

Mangan (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880)

Tyler, S. W.

Captain McTavish (1) in Old Soldiers (13 Dec 1879); Master Grumbleton Gruffin (1) in Villikins and His Dinah (13 Dec 1879)

Vezin, Hermann

Garrick (15) in Doctor Davy (12 Nov 1879 - 28 Nov 1879); Newman Noggs (73) in Nicholas Nickleby (30 Oct 1879 - 27 Jan 1880); Count Ruskov (26) in Rescued (30 Sep 1879 - 29 Oct 1879)

Weston, George H.

Doyle (36) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 4 Jun 1880)

Actresses

Barry, Miss Helen

Mrs. Arabella Buster (40) in Forbidden Fruit (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Brough, Miss Fanny W.

Lydia (3) in Husband in Clover (8 Nov 1879 - 22 Nov 1879); Jessica (1) in Merchant of Venice (29 Nov 1879)

Burney, Miss May

Betty Hint (3) in Man of the World (8 Nov 1879 - 22 Nov 1879); Nerissa (1) in Merchant of Venice (29 Nov 1879)

Carlyon, Miss Jessie

Mary Moss (1) in Old Soldiers (13 Dec 1879)

Carlyon, Miss Kate

Kate McTavish (1) in Old Soldiers (13 Dec 1879); William Wilkins (1) in Villikins and His Dinah (13 Dec 1879)

Challis, Miss Edith

Mrs. Arabella Buster (51) in Forbidden Fruit (19 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880)

Coveney, Miss Harriet

Miss Carlyle (56) in East Lynne (29 Nov 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); Priscilla Firedrake (112) in Jessamy's Courtship (4 Oct 1879 - 23 Apr 1880); Curtis (64) in Katherine and Petruchio (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Miss Squeers (82) in Nicholas Nickleby (30 Oct 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); Nanette (64) in Ninon (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Mrs. Pillicoddy (37) in Poor Pillicoddy (30 Sep 1879 - 11 Nov 1879); Characters (60) in Quiet Family (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Jane Garside (26) in Rescued (30 Sep 1879 - 29 Oct 1879); Bridget Madigan (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Dame Barnard (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Davis, Miss Minnie

Lady Macsycophant (3) in Man of the World (8 Nov 1879 - 22 Nov 1879)

Duncan, Miss Emily

Barbara Hare (27) in East Lynne (29 Nov 1879 - 3 Jan 1880); Araminta (26) in Jessamy's Courtship (30 Oct 1879 - 28 Nov 1879); Kate Nickleby (53) in Nicholas Nickleby (30 Oct 1879 - 3 Jan 1880); Maggie (26) in Rescued (30 Sep 1879 - 29 Oct 1879)

Foote, Miss Lydia

Smike (82) in Nicholas Nickleby (30 Oct 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); Midge (26) in Rescued (30 Sep 1879 - 29 Oct 1879); Moya (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880)

Harris, Miss Maria

Barbara Hare (29) in East Lynne (5 Jan 1880 - 6 Feb 1880); Araminta (86) in Jessamy's Courtship (4 Oct 1879 - 23 Apr 1880); Bianca (64) in Katherine and Petruchio (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Kate Nickleby (29) in Nicholas Nickleby (5 Jan 1880 - 6 Feb 1880); Josephine (64) in Ninon (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Jenny (26) in Rescued (30 Sep 1879 - 29 Oct 1879)

Heffer, Miss E.

Wilson (56) in East Lynne (29 Nov 1879 - 6 Feb 1880)

Heffer, Miss Emily

first woman (64) in Ninon (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880)

Heffer, Miss Emma

Mrs. Nickleby (82) in Nicholas Nickleby (30 Oct 1879 - 6 Feb 1880)

Henderson, Miss Lizzie

Mrs. Major Moss (1) in Old Soldiers (13 Dec 1879)

Jecks, Miss Clara

Joyce (56) in East Lynne (29 Nov 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); Miss Julia Perkins (91) in Forbidden Fruit (3 Jul 1880 - 16 Oct 1880); Perkins (112) in Jessamy's Courtship (4 Oct 1879 - 23 Apr 1880); Manette (51) in Maid of Croissey (19 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880); Tilda Price (82) in Nicholas Nickleby (30 Oct 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); Sarah Blunt (37) in Poor Pillicoddy (30 Sep 1879 - 11 Nov 1879); Characters (60) in Quiet Family (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Dan (26) in Rescued (30 Sep 1879 - 29 Oct 1879); Arte O'Neale (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Bella (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Joyce, Miss

Annette (51) in Maid of Croissey (19 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880)

Marshall, Miss

Lucy (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Mellon, Mrs. Alfred

Mrs. Figabit (15) in Doctor Davy (12 Nov 1879 - 28 Nov 1879); Mrs. Squeers (82) in Nicholas Nickleby (30 Oct 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); Mrs. O'Scuttle (37) in Poor Pillicoddy (30 Sep 1879 - 11 Nov 1879); Characters (60) in Quiet Family (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Mrs. O'Kelly (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880)

Melroy, Miss

Marie (51) in Maid of Croissey (19 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880)

Moodie, Miss Louise M.

Lady Rodolpha Lumbercourt (3) in Man of the World (8 Nov 1879 - 22 Nov 1879); Portia (1) in Merchant of Venice (29 Nov 1879); Blind Biddy (26) in Rescued (30 Sep 1879 - 29 Oct 1879)

Mundell, Miss

Lolotte (51) in Maid of Croissey (19 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880)

Pateman, Miss Bella

Mary Moleseye (15) in Doctor Davy (12 Nov 1879 - 28 Nov 1879); Lady Isabel (56) in East Lynne (29 Nov 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); Madame Vine (56) in East Lynne (29 Nov 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); Mrs. Cato Dove (91) in Forbidden Fruit (3 Jul 1880 - 16 Oct 1880); Katherine (64) in Katherine and Petruchio (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880); Therese (51) in Maid of Croissey (19 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880); Lady Sybil Ferrers (26) in Rescued (30 Sep 1879 - 29 Oct 1879); Claire Ffolliott (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Alice (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Rogers, Miss Jenny

Little Willie (56) in East Lynne (29 Nov 1879 - 6 Feb 1880); The Dauphin (64) in Ninon (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880)

Stephenson, Mrs. Charles H.

Lady Capulet (1) in Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879)

Talbot, Miss

Catherine (51) in Maid of Croissey (19 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880)

Thorne, Miss Emily

The nurse (1) in Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879)

Thornton, Miss M.

Constantia Melville (3) in Man of the World (8 Nov 1879 - 22 Nov 1879)

Trevor, Miss

page (1) in Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879)

Vane, Miss D.

Characters (60) in Quiet Family (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880); Nancy Malone (60) in Shaughraun (24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880)

Verner, Miss Elaine

Juliet (1) in Romeo and Juliet (15 Nov 1879)

Wallis, Miss

Ninon (64) in Ninon (7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880)

Warren, Miss

Mrs. Starling (40) in Wreck Ashore (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

West, Miss Marion

Zulu (51) in Forbidden Fruit (19 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880)

Williams, Miss Marie

Zulu (40) in Forbidden Fruit (3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Doctor Davy

(comedy, 1 act) by James Albery, Hermann Vezin, William G. Wills (15 times, 12 Nov 1879 - 28 Nov 1879)

Summary Cast:

East Lynne

(melodrama) by Unknown (56 times, 29 Nov 1879 - 6 Feb 1880)

Summary Cast:

Forbidden Fruit

(comedy, 3 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault (91 times, 3 Jul 1880 - 16 Oct 1880)

Summary Cast:

Husband in Clover, A

(farce) by H. C. Merivale (3 times, 8 Nov 1879 - 22 Nov 1879)

Summary Cast:

Jessamy's Courtship

(farce) by Colin H. Hazlewood (112 times, 4 Oct 1879 - 23 Apr 1880)

Summary Cast:

Katherine and Petruchio

(comedy) by Unknown (adpt) (64 times, 7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880)

Summary Cast:

Maid of Croissey, The; or, Theresa's Vow

(drama, 2 acts) by Catherine G. Gore, Dion L. Boucicault (adpt) (51 times, 19 Aug 1880 - 16 Oct 1880)

Summary Cast:

Man of the World, The

(comedy, 3 acts) by Charles Macklin (3 times, 8 Nov 1879 - 22 Nov 1879)

Summary Cast:

Merchant of Venice, The

(comedy) by William Shakespeare (1 time, 29 Nov 1879)

Summary Cast:

Nicholas Nickleby

(drama, 3 acts) by Andrew Halliday (82 times, 30 Oct 1879 - 6 Feb 1880)

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* Ninon

(musical drama, 4acts) by William G. Wills, William C. Levey (comp) (64 times, 7 Feb 1880 - 23 Apr 1880)

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Old Soldiers

(comedy, 3 acts) by Henry J. Byron (1 time, 13 Dec 1879)

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Poor Pillicoddy

(farce) by John M. Morton (37 times, 30 Sep 1879 - 11 Nov 1879)

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Quiet Family, The

(farce) by William E. Suter (60 times, 24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880)

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Rescued[; or, A Girl's Romance]

(drama, 4 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault, William C. Levey (comp) (26 times, 30 Sep 1879 - 29 Oct 1879)

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Romeo and Juliet

(tragedy) by William Shakespeare (1 time, 15 Nov 1879)

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Shaughraun, The

(drama, 3 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault (60 times, 24 Apr 1880 - 2 Jul 1880)

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Villikins and His Dinah[; or, The Cup of Cold Poison]

(farce) by Francis C. Burnand (1 time, 13 Dec 1879)

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Wreck Ashore, The[; or, A Bridegroom from the Sea]

(drama, 2 acts) by John B. Buckstone (40 times, 3 Jul 1880 - 18 Aug 1880)

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Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1879-1880 Season

(Generated 01-Oct-1998)


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