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 1881-1882

Edited by Peggy Russo

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 7:00, curtain 7:15.

Ticket prices: orchestra stalls 10/-, new balcony stalls 6/-, upper circle 3/-, pit 2/-, gallery 1/-.

Seasonal Dates

1 August 1881 - 5 August 1882

325 performances: 10 matinee, 315 evening

Benefit (2): T. A. Wallworth (25 Mar 1882)
E. H. Brooke (7 Jun 1882)
Dark (4): Christmas Day (25 Dec 1881)
Preparation for Taken from Life (30 Dec 1881)
Ash Wednesday (22 Feb 1882)
Good Friday (7 Apr 1882)

The Season

During the autumn of 1881, the Savoy Theatre opened with electric lighting, the current generated by steam engines situated on land adjoining the theatre. Soon every major theatre in London would follow suit in an attempt to win audiences by decreasing the heat and fumes resulting from gaslight. But the Gattis as yet were struggling to win audiences by pleasing their taste. They chose to continue presenting what had worked in the past. Thus, following the final two weeks of July, during which the theatre was dark, the Adelphi season commenced with the oft-postponed revival of Boucicault's Janet Pride with Charles Warner as Richard Pride and Miss Gerard playing Janet. A farce--The Middy Ashore--preceded Janet Pride on the bill. The Athenaeum gave the production of Janet Pride faint praise, claiming that even though it was "one of the best instances of adaptation extant, and was in its day one of the most popular," it had begun "to appear a little old fashioned." Even so, Miss Gerard received plaudits: she "reveals an amount of pathos nothing in her past performances led us to expect" (6 August 1881, p. 7).

The Gattis' next move revealed their continuing effort to stay within the tradition of the "celebrated Adelphi drama." After announcing on 6 September that notwithstanding its "success," they were "compelled to withdraw Janet Pride" because they had made arrangements with playwright Charles Reade to produce his drama It's Never Too Late to Mend under his direction and that of Charles Warner, the Gattis also made clear their future intentions:

Largely increased audiences testify nightly to the admirable acting of the star melodramatic company engaged to perform the best and most legitimate dramas of the day. No trouble or expense will be spared to keep untarnished the reputation of the Adelphi prominent as the home of melodrama (Times, 6 September 1881).

It's Never too Late To Mend opened on 8 September, preceded on the bill by a one-act farce, A Lad from the Country. Charles Warner, who had previously played the role of Tom Robinson in It's Never Too Late to Mend was lauded by the Daily Telegraph for "advantageously" resuming that role, and Clara Jecks was praised by both the Morning Post and the Chronicle for the pathos with which she acted Little Josepha (quoted in the Times, 13 September 1881). Once more, the theatre received a royal visit. The Prince and Princess of Wales, with their suite, attended the production on 12 October (Times, 13 October 1881).

Even though they continued to use traditional pieces, the Gattis also strove to mount new plays. On 31 December, they presented Taken from Life, advertised as "a new and original drama" by Henry Pettitt. Once again, Charles Warner directed and starred. As the Gattis had promised, expense was not spared: new scenery was designed by F. Lloyds, and Karl Meydar provided new music. Reviews were mixed. The Theatre called it "an Adelphi drama of the old pattern carefully adapted to modern taste," and praised the "simple story of love and persecution." But the greatest plaudits were reserved for Charles Warner, of whom it was said: "There is no better actor at present on the stage to carry a play of this kind through" (C. S., Theatre, 1 February 1882, p. 110). The Athenaeum awarded the production a single paragraph, and called it "a respectable specimen of a melo-drama [which] makes no pretence to novelty of treatment or to literary excellence." Warner played "with force as the hero," and Miss Gerard was judged "monotonously tender" (7 January 1882, p. 27). The Times and Standard reviews were negative. The Times noted that despite the "extraordinary fervour" exhibited by the audience, the piece,

with its highly-coloured and conventional pictures of country life, town life, prison life, racing life . . . is quite in keeping with the traditions of the theatre, and will, no doubt, be found grateful to the taste of its habitual patrons [but] if gauged by the not extravagant standard of modern melodrama, Mr. Pettitt's contribution cannot take a very high place (4 January, 1881, p. 12).

Warner's work was judged by the Times to be "robust rather than refined," and his method of expressing emotion was compared to that "employed by the players in the lamentable comedy of Pyramus and Thisbe." According to the Standard, the "audience's enthusiasm . . . was almost rapturous [but] originality of subject or treatment may be said to have been entirely lacking." Spectacle was not lacking, however; the Standard cited the "vivid reproduction" of the Fenian explosion at Clerkenwell in which "substantial-looking walls are shattered, and brick-built houses topple down with alarming realism." Another spectacular scene was that of the hero's escape on a Derby horse following a "game of hide and seek . . . in and out of the hay-lofts" (clipping, LVT). This Adelphi production also received a royal visit--this time by Prince Christian--on 17 April (Times, 18 April 1882).

During the run of Taken from Life, seven additional productions were presented in matinee performances: The Merchant of Venice (18 March); Kevin's Choice, a benefit for Wallworth (25 March); Hamlet (30 March); The Kingmaker (15 April); Love's Anguish (3 May); and a special performance benefit for E. H. Brooke, including Good for Nothing, Who Speaks First, and scenes from Money, Macbeth, and The Kingmaker (17 June). Of these, J. W. Boulding's The Kingmaker and its sequel, The Double Rose, received scathing reviews in the Times and polite notices in the Athenaeum and Theatre (although Sophie Eyre was praised for her acting in The Double Rose). The Times said of The Kingmaker:

the author's ambition has been confined to bringing down the drop scene on a series of grotesque tableaux . . . There were titters when there ought to have been enthusiastic applause [but] now that it has had the imprimatur of a representation at the Adelphi [it] will probably lead a chequered existence for some time among provincial audiences, who must have misgivings as to the literary value of a 'great Adelphi success' (17 April 1882).

Also reviewed was Oscar Schou's Love's Anguish, based on Georges Ohnet's novel Serge Panine. It was panned by the Athenaeum: "a careful supervision of the dialogue, backed up by an almost complete change of cast, might give it a chance of popularity" (Athenaeum, 13 May 1882, p. 614). The Referee said of it, "it was balderdash, and no mistake" and added:

Miss Annie Baldwin, who played Jeanne [sic] and Mr. Beveridge, who represented Micheline's original lover, alone escaped ridicule. . . . The great artist who played the footman, and who began by saying in tragic tones, 'My lord, the carriage is ready' had the greatest part of the cheering. Whenever he put in an appearance, there was a round of applause. . . .Oh, yes, it was a cruel audience, but it must be said the cruelty was provoked (LTM clipping, 7 May, 1882).

Following the run of Taken From Life, the Adelphi embarked upon what the Times called "a season of theatrical experiments, when the regular companies resign their places for a time to adventurous strangers" (29 June 1882). The adventurous stranger was Edwin Booth, who opened in Lytton's Richelieu on 26 June. His company included Eben Plympton in his first London appearance. Booth was also supported by a few Adelphi regulars, most notably E. M. Brooke. In addition, the Patemans returned for the Booth season with Bella playing opposite Booth and Robert both performing and acting as stage manager. Although London audiences had seen Booth as Richelieu before, the performance was praised by the Times and Athenaeum, and warranted a royal visit by the Prince of Wales on 20 July (Times, 21 July 1882). On 24 July, Tom Taylor's The Fool's Revenge opened, starring Booth and Bella Pateman. Neither the Times nor the Athenaeum were impressed. The Times noted that even though "the performance had all the usual features of a 'benefit' . . . a recent controversy as to the propriety of the 'benefit' system in the case of managers seems to have deterred Mr. Booth from using the objectionable term in the playbill" (5 August 1882).

Booth appeared in Don Caesar de Bazan by Gilbert Abbot a'Beckett and Mark Lemon on 3 August. The piece was of interest because it was "a part in which Mr. Booth has never hitherto appeared in England and which, unlike his familiar impersonations, appertains to the domain of light comedy" (Times, 5 August 1881). The end of Booth's special season on 5 August signaled the end of the Adelphi's '81-'82 season and the return of the regular company to the theatre for the bank holiday opening of Drink on 7 August.

This season was marked by the deaths of Mme. Celeste (in February) and Ben Webster (8 July) who were long associated with the Adelphi as manageress and lessee, and whose names were synonymous with Adelphi drama throughout most of their careers (M. Webster, The Same Only Different, p. 91).

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Theatre Management And Functionaries Commentary

Acting manager (for James W. Boulding): A. Greme Manager (for Edwin Booth): Wynn-Miller

Authors

Bernard, William B. Middy Ashore, The (1 Aug 1881)
Boucicault, Dion L. Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881)
Boulding, James W. Double Rose, The (17 Jun 1882)
Kingmaker, The (15 Apr 1882)
Buckstone, John B. Good for Nothing (7 Jun 1882)
Bulwer-Lytton, Edward G. Money (7 Jun 1882)
Richelieu (26 Jun 1882)
Dance, Charles Delicate Ground (24 Jul 1882)
Who Speaks First? (7 Jun 1882)
Hazlewood, Miss Kevin's Choice (25 Mar 1882)
Lemon, Mark Don Caesar de Bazan (3 Aug 1882)
Morton, John M. Lad from the Country, A (8 Sep 1881)
Paul, Howard M. Locked Out (3 Aug 1882)
Pettitt, Henry Taken from Life (31 Dec 1881)
Reade, Charles It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881)
Schou, Oscar H. (adpt) Love's Anguish (3 May 1882)
Shakespeare, William Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)
Macbeth (7 Jun 1882)
Merchant of Venice, The (18 Mar 1882)
Taylor, Tom Fool's Revenge, The (24 Jul 1882)
Williams, Thomas J. My Turn Next (31 Dec 1881)
a Beckett, Gilbert A. Don Caesar de Bazan (3 Aug 1882)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Mellon, Alfred Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881)
Wallworth, T. A. Kevin's Choice (25 Mar 1882)

Actors

Adams, A.

Sir Thomas Ferrers (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882)

Anderson

Carter (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); crier of the court (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Anderson, J.

Sergeant Arnold (150) in Taken from Life (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Archer

servant (1) in Good for Nothing (7 Jun 1882)

Archer, Richard

groom (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881)

Avondale, W.

Abner (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); principal performers (97) in Lad from the Country (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881)

Bailey, H.

Guildenstern (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Barrier, J.

monk (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882)

Beauchamp, John

Mr. Hawes (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881)

Bell, Percy

second gravedigger (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Bevens

Francisco (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Beveridge, James D.

Harry Collins (1) in Good for Nothing (7 Jun 1882); Pierre Delarue (1) in Love's Anguish (3 May 1882); Philip Radley (150) in Taken from Life (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Booth, Edwin T.

Don Caesar de Bazan (1) in Don Caesar de Bazan (3 Aug 1882); Bertuccio (12) in Fool's Revenge (24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882); Cardinal Richelieu (24) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882)

Brandon, Leonard

sergeant of gendarmes (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Brooke, Edward H.

George Fielding (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); Richard Neville (2) in Kingmaker (15 Apr 1882 - 7 Jun 1882); Baradas (19) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 17 Jul 1882); William Maguire (150) in Taken from Life (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Brooks, Walter J.

Earl Rivers (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882); Sir William Hastings (2) in Kingmaker (15 Apr 1882 - 7 Jun 1882)

Brown

sheriff (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Byrnes, M. D.

Evans (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); counsel for Janet (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881); Stubbs (33) in Middy Ashore (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881); Richard Bolton (150) in Taken from Life (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Calhaem, Stanislaus

Jacky (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881)

Campbell, F.

Black Jack (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); Dr. Robert (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Canninge, George

Mr. Heriot (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Compton, Otway

Charley (1) in Good for Nothing (7 Jun 1882); Edward of Lancaster (2) in Kingmaker (15 Apr 1882 - 7 Jun 1882); Robert Channell (150) in Taken from Life (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Cooper, Harwood

Hudson (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); second policeman (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881); principal performers (97) in Lad from the Country (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); Mr. Limberback (33) in Middy Ashore (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881); Farmer Wheatear (149) in My Turn Next (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882); Michael Durnford (150) in Taken from Life (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Crauford, J. R.

Lord Glossmore (1) in Money (7 Jun 1882)

Creston

Ascanio (12) in Fool's Revenge (24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882)

Creston, C.

Pacolo (1) in Don Caesar de Bazan (3 Aug 1882)

Crewest

police officers (1) in Love's Anguish (3 May 1882)

Crichton, Onslow

Lord Scales (1) in Kingmaker (15 Apr 1882)

Dallas, Mervyn

Laertes (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Daniels, D.

Captain of the Guard (1) in Don Caesar de Bazan (3 Aug 1882)

Everill, Frederick A.

Lord Stanley (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882)

Eversley, J.

second secretary (24) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882)

Fenwick, Harry

Mercellus (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Fernandez, James

Isaac Levi (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); Monsieur Bernard (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Fisher, Samuel

Don Jose (1) in Don Caesar de Bazan (3 Aug 1882); Galeotto Manfredi (12) in Fool's Revenge (24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882); Gaston (24) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882)

Frome, C. H.

Cardinal Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882)

Froude

police officers (1) in Love's Anguish (3 May 1882)

Gates, Master Walter

nigger boy (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881)

George, Henry

Saviniere (1) in Love's Anguish (3 May 1882)

Gillmore, Arthur

judge (1) in Don Caesar de Bazan (3 Aug 1882); third secretary (24) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882)

Goodrich

principal performers (97) in Lad from the Country (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); Paraxicum Twitters (73) in My Turn Next (2 Jan 1882 - 23 Jun 1882); Tim Bolus (76) in My Turn Next (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Goodrich, J.

Mr. Sampson (1) in Good for Nothing (7 Jun 1882)

Grahame, J. G.

Sir Frederick Blount (1) in Money (7 Jun 1882)

Harwood

Hitchen (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881)

Hatton, A. C.

Abbot of Westminster (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882)

Hawtrey, William F.

Clermont (24) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882)

Henley, Edward J.

George Heriot (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881); Lieutenant Morton (33) in Middy Ashore (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Herbert

second player (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Herman

Bernardo (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Holt, Clarence

Cayrol (1) in Love's Anguish (3 May 1882)

Horsford, A.

Rosencrantz (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Howell, William

George, Duke of Clarence (2) in Kingmaker (15 Apr 1882 - 7 Jun 1882); Tom Trap (149) in My Turn Next (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Huntley, F.

Mr. Merton (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881)

Irish, Frederick W.

Peter Crawley (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); Dickey Trotter (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Ives

foreman of jury (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Joyce, Walter

Citizen Sang Froid (12) in Delicate Ground (24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882); performers (1) in Who Speaks First? (7 Jun 1882)

Leathes, Edmund

Prince Serge Panine (1) in Love's Anguish (3 May 1882)

Leigh

performers (1) in Who Speaks First? (7 Jun 1882)

Lewis

detective officer (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Lilly, A. C.

Horatio (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Lyon, W. F.

Hamlet (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Lyons, Edmund D.

Lord Rivers (1) in Kingmaker (7 Jun 1882)

Maclean, John

Sir John Vesey (1) in Money (7 Jun 1882)

McIntyre, William

Humphrey Brereton (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882)

Mellish, Fuller

Lopez (1) in Don Caesar de Bazan (3 Aug 1882); Bernardo Ascolti (12) in Fool's Revenge (24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882); first secretary (24) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882)

Neville, Henry G.

Alfred Evelyn (1) in Money (7 Jun 1882)

Nye, Tom F.

Duke of Buckingham (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882); first player (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Odell, E. J.

first gravedigger (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Palmer, T. A.

Polonius (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Parker

Black Will (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881)

Parkes, W. S.

Fry (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); Louis the Eleventh (2) in Kingmaker (15 Apr 1882 - 7 Jun 1882); captain of the guard (24) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882)

Pateman, Robert

Alphonse (12) in Delicate Ground (24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882); Baldassare Torelli (12) in Fool's Revenge (24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882); Joseph (24) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882)

Paul, Howard

performers (1) in Locked Out (3 Aug 1882)

Perrette, W. H.

William Fielding (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); first policeman (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881); The Earl (2) in Kingmaker (15 Apr 1882 - 7 Jun 1882)

Plympton, Eben

Serafino Dell'Aquila (12) in Fool's Revenge (24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882); Adrian de Mauprat (24) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882)

Price, Edward

Charles II (1) in Don Caesar de Bazan (3 Aug 1882); Edward IV, King of England (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882); Guido Malastesta (12) in Fool's Revenge (24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882); Edward the Fourth (2) in Kingmaker (15 Apr 1882 - 7 Jun 1882); Huguet (24) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882); John Denby (150) in Taken from Life (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Proctor, Harry

Black Jack (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881); Tom Cringle (33) in Middy Ashore (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881); Sharp (1) in Money (7 Jun 1882); Paraxicum Twitters (76) in My Turn Next (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882); Tim Bolus (73) in My Turn Next (2 Jan 1882 - 23 Jun 1882); Joe Gallon (150) in Taken from Life (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882); performers (1) in Who Speaks First? (7 Jun 1882)

Pyatt, Henry

principal characters (1) in Kevin's Choice (25 Mar 1882)

Rayne, J. Lin

De Beringhen (24) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882)

Righton, Edward

Stout (1) in Money (7 Jun 1882)

Rignold, William

Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882); Claudius (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Rolt, Alfred G.

Lord Rivers (1) in Kingmaker (15 Apr 1882)

Rosier, Jack A.

Rev. Mr. Eden (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); counsel for the prosecution (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Russell, Howard

Mr. Meadows (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); Sergeant Grey (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Ryder, John

ghost (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Sass, Edward

Henry, Earl of Richmond (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882)

Sealy

Lord Scales (1) in Kingmaker (7 Jun 1882)

Seaton, Arthur

Hertzog (1) in Love's Anguish (3 May 1882)

Shore, James G.

Marquis de Rotondo (1) in Don Caesar de Bazan (3 Aug 1882); Gian Maria Ordelaffi (12) in Fool's Revenge (24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882); Marechal (1) in Love's Anguish (3 May 1882); Louis XIII (24) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882)

Simpson

clerk of arraigns (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Smythers

servant (1) in Love's Anguish (3 May 1882)

Thorne, Frederick

Richard Stillington (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882); Tom Dibbles (1) in Good for Nothing (7 Jun 1882); Titus Knott (150) in Taken from Life (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Thorne, Thomas

Graves (1) in Money (7 Jun 1882)

Travers, Ernest

judge (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881); Mr. Tonnish (33) in Middy Ashore (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Wallworth, T. A.

principal characters (1) in Kevin's Choice (25 Mar 1882)

Walsham, Henry

principal characters (1) in Kevin's Choice (25 Mar 1882)

Warner, Charles

Tom Robinson (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); Richard Pride (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881); Macbeth (1) in Macbeth (7 Jun 1882); Walter Lee (150) in Taken from Life (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Young, J.

priest (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Younge, William

Lazarillo (1) in Don Caesar de Bazan (3 Aug 1882); Francois (24) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882)

Actresses

Baldwin, Miss Annie

Jeannie (1) in Love's Anguish (3 May 1882)

Bell, Miss Leslie

Ginevra (12) in Fool's Revenge (24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882)

Brennan, Miss Maude

Ophelia (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Brooke, Mrs. Edward H.

Bridget (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882)

Brophy, Miss Annie

Lady Harton (1) in Love's Anguish (3 May 1882)

Bruce, Miss Edith

Mary Maguire (150) in Taken from Life (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Cavendish, Miss Ada

Clara Douglas (1) in Money (7 Jun 1882)

Chalgrove, Miss Florence

Bella Greystone (150) in Taken from Life (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Cruikshank, Miss

Cicely (149) in My Turn Next (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Cuthbert, Miss Bella

Countess de Rotondo (1) in Don Caesar de Bazan (3 Aug 1882); Brigita (12) in Fool's Revenge (24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882)

Dore, Miss Gertrude

Countess of Warwick (2) in Kingmaker (15 Apr 1882 - 7 Jun 1882)

Evers, Miss Juliet

Madame Desvarennes (1) in Love's Anguish (3 May 1882)

Eyre, Miss Sophie

Elizabeth, Queen of England (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882); Lady Anne (2) in Kingmaker (15 Apr 1882 - 7 Jun 1882)

Ford, Mrs. Waters

gentlewoman (2) in Kingmaker (15 Apr 1882 - 7 Jun 1882)

Franklein, Miss Lucy

principal characters (1) in Kevin's Choice (25 Mar 1882)

Gerard, Miss

Nan (1) in Good for Nothing (7 Jun 1882); Susan Merton (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); Janet Pride (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881); Kate Denby (143) in Taken from Life (31 Dec 1881 - 16 Jun 1882)

Heffer, Miss

Lydia (149) in My Turn Next (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Heffer, Miss E.

Mary (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); principal performers (97) in Lad from the Country (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); Anne (33) in Middy Ashore (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Howard, Miss Maud

Emily (33) in Middy Ashore (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Hughes, Miss Fanny

performers (1) in Who Speaks First? (7 Jun 1882)

Ingram, Miss Alice

Kate Denby (7) in Taken from Life (17 Jun 1882 - 24 Jun 1882)

Jecks, Miss Clara

Josephs (98) in It's Never Too Late to Mend (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); Minnie Grey (33) in Janet Pride (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881); principal performers (97) in Lad from the Country (8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881); Harry Halcyon (33) in Middy Ashore (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881); Peggy (149) in My Turn Next (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882); performers (1) in Who Speaks First? (7 Jun 1882)

Leclercq, Miss Carlotta

Gertrude (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Meyrick, Miss Ellen

Pauline (12) in Delicate Ground (24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882); Francesca Bentivoglio (12) in Fool's Revenge (24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882); Lady Isabel (2) in Kingmaker (15 Apr 1882 - 7 Jun 1882); Marion de Lorme (24) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882)

Mildmay, Miss Millicent

Osric (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Miles, Miss Sophie

Lady Starchington (33) in Middy Ashore (1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

Murray, Miss Alma

Georgina (1) in Money (7 Jun 1882)

Neville, Miss Katie

Richard, Duke of York (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882)

Neville, Miss Louise

Edward, Prince of Wales (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882)

Pateman, Miss Bella

Maritana (1) in Don Caesar de Bazan (3 Aug 1882); Fiordelisa (12) in Fool's Revenge (24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882); Lady Macbeth (1) in Macbeth (7 Jun 1882); Julie de Mortemar (24) in Richelieu (26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882)

Patrice, Miss

performers (1) in Locked Out (3 Aug 1882)

Price, Mrs. Edward

Margaret of Anjou (2) in Kingmaker (15 Apr 1882 - 7 Jun 1882)

Rogers, Miss Jenny

Jack (150) in Taken from Life (31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

Stanley, Miss Charlotte M.

Micheline (1) in Love's Anguish (3 May 1882)

Thomas, Miss Agnes

Lady Elizabeth (1) in Double Rose (17 Jun 1882); player queen (1) in Hamlet (30 Mar 1882)

Wood, Mrs. John

Lady Franklin (1) in Money (7 Jun 1882)

Wynne, Mme. Edith

principal characters (1) in Kevin's Choice (25 Mar 1882)

Musicians

Singers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Delicate Ground[; or, Paris in 1793]

(comedietta) by Charles Dance (12 times, 24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882)

Summary Cast:

Don Caesar de Bazan

(drama) by Gilbert A. a Beckett, Mark Lemon (1 time, 3 Aug 1882)

Summary Cast:

* Double Rose, The

(drama, 5 acts) by James W. Boulding (1 time, 17 Jun 1882)

Summary Cast:

Fool's Revenge, The

(drama, 3 acts) by Tom Taylor (12 times, 24 Jul 1882 - 5 Aug 1882)

Summary Cast:

Good for Nothing

(farce) by John B. Buckstone (1 time, 7 Jun 1882)

Summary Cast:

Hamlet

(tragedy) by William Shakespeare (1 time, 30 Mar 1882)

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It's Never Too Late to Mend

(drama, 4 acts) by Charles Reade (98 times, 8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881)

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Janet Pride

(drama, Prol, 3 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault, Alfred Mellon (comp) (33 times, 1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

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Kevin's Choice

(melodrama) by Miss Hazlewood, T. A. Wallworth (comp) (1 time, 25 Mar 1882)

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* Kingmaker, The

(drama, 4 acts) by James W. Boulding (2 times, 15 Apr 1882 - 7 Jun 1882)

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Lad from the Country, A

(farce, 1 act) by John M. Morton (97 times, 8 Sep 1881 - 29 Dec 1881)

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Locked Out

(farce) by Howard M. Paul (1 time, 3 Aug 1882)

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* Love's Anguish

(drama, 5 acts) by Oscar H. Schou (adpt) (1 time, 3 May 1882)

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Macbeth

(tragedy) by William Shakespeare (1 time, 7 Jun 1882)

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Merchant of Venice, The

(comedy) by William Shakespeare (1 time, 18 Mar 1882)

Middy Ashore, The

(farce, 1 act) by William B. Bernard (33 times, 1 Aug 1881 - 7 Sep 1881)

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Money

(comedy) by Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1 time, 7 Jun 1882)

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My Turn Next

(farce, 1 act) by Thomas J. Williams (149 times, 31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

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Richelieu[; or, The Conspiracy]

(drama) by Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (24 times, 26 Jun 1882 - 22 Jul 1882)

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* Taken from Life

(drama, 5 acts) by Henry Pettitt (150 times, 31 Dec 1881 - 24 Jun 1882)

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Who Speaks First?

(comedietta) by Charles Dance (1 time, 7 Jun 1882)

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Genre

Music, Composers, And Musicians

Songs, Composers, And Singers


Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1881-1882 Season

(Generated 01-Oct-1998)


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