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 1882-1883

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

Royal Adelphi Theatre. Doors open 7:00, curtain 7:15.

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

Seasonal Dates

7 August 1882 - 21 July 1883

286 performances: 5 matinee, 281 evening

Benefit (1): Royal College of Music (21 Jul 1883)
Command (1): Whit Monday performance "by special desire" (14 May 1883)
Commemoration (1): men of Household Cavalry who served in Egyptian Campaign and men of Indian Contingent (17 Nov 1882)
Dark (7): Christmas (25 Dec 1882)
Ash Wednesday (7 Feb 1883)
Preparations for Storm-Beaten (9 Mar 1883, 10 Mar 1883, 12 Mar 1883, 13 Mar 1883)
Good Friday (23 Mar 1883)
Occasional (1): Samuel Hayes' 10th Annual Matinee (21 Feb 1883)

The Season

On 7 August 1882, while the Savoy Theatre was again drawing crowds to its seasonal opening with the novelty of electric lighting, the Adelphi commemorated the bank holiday with a revival of Drink, adapted by Charles Reade from Emile Zola's French version and first produced at the Princess's Theatre in 1879. Reade directed, and Charles Warner, Fanny Leslie and Amy Roselle re-enacted their roles from the Princess's production. The revival received no special notice in the press, but Charles Warner's highly regarded performance as Coupeau guaranteed a box-office success and warranted royal visits from the Prince and Princess of Wales on 14 September (Times, 15 September 1882) and the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh on 21 October (Times, 23 October 1882). Drink was preceded on the bill by Families Supplied, an original farce by Ernest Cuthbert.

On 30 September, The Adelphi offered audiences a "first-time-ever" matinee performance of "a realistic adaptation of Ouida's novel" Chandos or The Jester Who Turned Traitor by Hartbury Brooklyn (prog). The Athenaeum called the adaptation "extreme in length and disconnected in story," and bemoaned the actors' lack of preparation (7 October 1882, p. 474). The Times celebrated the "comic effect" achieved by an adaptor striving for "high-flown sentiment," claiming that at first, the audience was "mystified," but "as the utterly incomprehensible character of the play dawned upon it, it entered into the humour of the thing, and the two last acts were received with laughter" (3 October 1882, p. 4b). "Especially engaged for the race scene" was Chirgwin, the White-Eyed Kaffir, a popular burnt-cork comedian and musician (Times, 30 September 1882). Chandos was preceded on the bill by the "first London performance" of Mariette's Wedding, an operetta composed by Haydyn Millars and co-authored by Millars and W. E. Morton.

On 17 November, the Adelphi invited the officers and men of the Indian Contingent and those of the Household Cavalry who had served in the Egyptian campaign to a special commemorative performance of Drink. Following the performance, Charles Warner recited a new poem to "mark the occasion"--Clement Scott's "The Midnight Charge" (Times, 13 November 1882). This also marked the final performance of Drink.

From 18 November through 8 March 1883, Charles Reade and Henry Pettitt leased the Adelphi and put together what the Times called a "scratch" company to perform their new melodrama Love and Money. Harry Jackson, of Augustus Harris's company, was brought in to "superintend" the production. Entr'acte music by E. Ellis was performed by cornetist Henry Sprake. Despite a complaint about "comic situations that interrupt the action," the Athenaeum found Love and Money worthy of "the highest praise" because "few dramatists know better than Mr. Reade how to touch the heart" (25 November 1882, p. 707). The Times praised the piece for exhibiting a return to the "fountain of old-fashioned sentiment" instead of "the sordid realism of The Romany Rye and other plays containing such a gutter element." The Times also praised spectacular scenes of a mine explosion during which the heroine and her father were buried alive and then threatened by an underground flood: "Water--real water--pours in . . . and a clever device . . . represents it as slowly rising to overwhelm the survivors" (10 November, p. 10a).

After the first week, during which Love and Money was alone on the bill, Reade and Pettitt experimented with a variety of companion pieces. On 25 November, Fogged, a "laughable farce," was added as an afterpiece. It starred John Morris who made "seven marvelous changes" for the seven roles that he played--some of them female (Times, 25 November 1882). Fogged lasted through 15 December, when Reade replaced it with his own "rustic drama" entitled Rachael the Reaper. On 22 January, a revival of Reade's three-act adaptation of Tennyson's Dora replaced the two-act Rachael. Dora had failed at the Adelphi in the 1867 season, but Reade had blamed the scene painter and this time set about planning a production that would prove the quality of this work--with new scenery, new music, and Charles Warner to play the lead. The Times, while noting improvements in the revival's scenery, cited the piece's "inherent weakness and want of story" (23 January, 1882, p. 5f). The Athenaeum saw improvement in the production quality, but noted the wearisome length of the evening and likened the play to "a merchant craft which has, to meet some emergency, been turned into a man-of-war." (27 January 1883, p. 130). Alerted to the danger of using Dora as a 9:00 afterpiece, on 29 January, Reade placed it before Love and Money on the bill where it remained until the end of the run (8 March); but given every chance, Dora sank.

Besides offering a variety of companion pieces during the run of Love and Money, the Adelphi hosted Samuel Hayes' tenth annual matinee on 21 February. The Love Chase was presented, followed by a "miscellaneous concert" (Times, 21 February 1883). The Adelphi was again honored by two royal visits: The Duchess of Edinburgh and Prince Louis of Battenburg on 21 November (Times, 22 November 1882, p. 5d); and the Prince and Princess of Wales on 12 January (Times, 13 January 1883, p. 9f).

In the new year, the theatre's name was changed to Royal Adelphi Theatre, a name it had borne earlier in the decade. Two months later, the management received a legal summons that had been initiated by the Metropolitan Board of Works. The Gattis were ordered to "remedy defects in the theatre . . . to prevent danger to the public . . . from fire." While the Gattis claimed that only a "few structural alterations" were needed, the Board insisted that there were eight "requirements" (Times, 3 February).

The theatre was dark from 9 March through 13 March as preparations were being made for the Gatti's production of Storm-Beaten, a drama in a prologue and five acts adapted by Robert Buchanan from his popular novel God and the Man. Storm-Beaten was a sensational melodrama in the Adelphi tradition with a shipboard fire, passengers shipwrecked in the Arctic, and the break-up of ice floes upon which passengers had taken refuge. William Beverley was responsible for sensational settings and effects enjoyed by audiences and praised by critics. Critics also commended Charles Warner, who directed and starred as Christian Christianson. But those same critics were disappointed in Buchanan's adaptation: "From the drawbacks which attend most stories converted into dramas 'Storm-Beaten' is not free," said The Atheneaum (24 March 1883, p. 387). Buchanan had given his story a happy ending because the traditions of Adelphi melodrama demanded it, but the ending did not seem believable. Both the Times and the Theatre agreed with the Atheneaum. Among the cast members on opening night, playing Jabez Greene, a shepherd, was H. Beerbohm Tree. This was the year before he gained recognition in the farce The Private Secretary at the Globe. Brother Bill and Me, a farce, accompanied Storm-Beaten on the bill through 28 April, when it was replaced by Betsy Baker, or Too Attentive by Half, also a farce. Storm-Beaten received one royal visit; on 20 March, the Duchess of Edinburgh and her suite attended (Times, 21 March 1883, p. 10a).

During the run of Storm-Beaten, there were two matinee performances. On 16 March, Mark J. Quinton made his debut in the title role of the first four acts of Richelieu and as Romeo in the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. The Athenaeum was lukewarm: "To natural advantages Mr. Quinton adds a certain amount of training. He is, however, far too restless in manner" (24 March 1883, p. 388). On 14 May (Whitmonday), there was a matinee performance of Storm-Beaten due to "special desire" (Times, 14 May 1883, p. 8).

On 9 June, the summer season began under the management of Edgar Bruce with a disastrous production of Rank and Riches by Wilkie Collins. The Theatre called the play "predestined for failure," and claimed that it "was deservedly and properly laughed at" (2 July 1883, p. 47). The Athenaeum concurred: "we must assert that an idea more perversely absurd seldom came into human brain" (16 June 1883, p. 774). The author's idea did not constitute the only absurdity, for on opening night:

Mr. Anson, the stage manager, lost temper, and . . . in his eccentric garb as the bird-doctor, made an angry appeal to the house to cease its . . . hostility to the work of a "great master." Cries from the pit of "Bosh," "Nonsense," "Get on with the play," etc., testified to the spirit in which this ill-considered interruption was received. . . . The fate of the play was sealed (Times, 11 June 1883, p. 12a).

Betsy Baker, a one-act farce, preceded the drama on the bill. Rank and Riches received more laughter.

Collins's new drama was replaced on 16 June by a hastily thrown together version of Camille, advertised "for a few nights only" (Times, 15 June 1883). After having endured audience derision in Rank and Riches for a week, Miss Lingard much preferred dying of consumption in Camille. Betsy Baker was retained on the bill on 16 and 18 June, and appeared in the Times for 19 June; but according to the program for 19 June, Camille was preceded by a production of Ben Webster, Jr.'s The Laughing Hyena.

The Laughing Hyena remained on the bill until the end of the season; Camille, like Rank and Riches, lasted only one week. On 25 June, it was replaced by a revival of Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds, written by Henry Pettitt and Augustus Harris and produced by Harris at Drury Lane the previous August. Kate Pattison starred in her first London appearance following her American tour with Mrs. Langtry. The Athenaeum called Pluck "sensational and slightly preposterous" (30 June 1883, p. 838). The Times termed the transference of Pluck from Drury Lane to the Adelphi "the last indignity inflicted upon . . . Collins's unfortunate play," because Pluck was not a play, but rather:

a succession of tableaux . . . a railway collision, the breaking of a bank in the City, a snowstorm in Piccadilly, and the destruction by fire of a dilapidated tenement in the Seven Dials--incidents which the authors make no pretence of stringing together by a dramatic idea (27 June 1883, p. 10c).

Like the two preceding productions, Pluck did not last long; after twelve performances, it closed on 7 July; and so the season ended with a whimper.

The theatre was dark from 7 July through 25 July, except for 21 July when a matinee was held to benefit the Royal College of Music. The program included a "grand concert" and a "new three-act play"--Retaliation, a comedy by Rudolf Dircks (Times 17 July 1883). Special features were performances by Lord Lonsdale's Private Band and Madame Antoinette Sterling who sang "Sunshine and Rain" and "Caller Herrin" (Times, 20 July 1883).

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Brooklyn, Hartbury Chandos (30 Sep 1882)
Buchanan, Robert Storm-Beaten (14 Mar 1883)
Bulwer-Lytton, Edward G. Richelieu (16 Mar 1883)
Collins, W. Wilkie Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883)
Cuthbert, Ernest Families Supplied (7 Aug 1882)
Dircks?, Rudolph Retaliation (21 Jul 1883)
Harris, Augustus H. Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883)
Knowles, James S. Love Chase, The (21 Feb 1883)
Morton, John M. Betsy Baker (30 Apr 1883)
Morton, W. E. Mariette's Wedding (30 Sep 1882)
Pettitt, Henry Love and Money (18 Nov 1882)
Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883)
Reade, Charles Dora (22 Jan 1883)
Drink (7 Aug 1882)
Love and Money (18 Nov 1882)
Rachael the Reaper (16 Dec 1882)
Shakespeare, William Romeo and Juliet (16 Mar 1883)
Suter, William E. Brother Bill and Me (14 Mar 1883)
Unknown (adpt) Camille (16 Jun 1883)
Fogged (25 Nov 1882)
Warner, Charles Drink (7 Aug 1882)
Webster Jr., Benjamin Laughing Hyena, The (19 Jun 1883)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Ellis, Edwin Love and Money (18 Nov 1882)
Millars, Haydn Mariette's Wedding (30 Sep 1882)
Sprake, Henry Storm-Beaten (14 Mar 1883)

Choreographers

Dewinne, Henri Storm-Beaten (14 Mar 1883)

Actors

Ainsley, H.

betting men, masquers, creditors, Garibaldians, Austrian soldiers, tenants (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Akhurst, A.

Padre Giulio (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Alexander, George

Armand Duval (7) in Camille (16 Jun 1883 - 23 Jun 1883); Cecil Cassilis (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

Anderson

Bec Sali (89) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882); John Towers (93) in Love and Money (18 Nov 1882 - 8 Mar 1883)

Anson, George W.

Gaston Rieux (7) in Camille (16 Jun 1883 - 23 Jun 1883); Bevis Marks (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883); Mr. Dominic (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

Arnold, James A.

Robert Bartley (38) in Love and Money (18 Nov 1882 - 2 Jan 1883); Dick (24) in Rachael the Reaper (16 Dec 1882 - 13 Jan 1883)

Artaud, Stephen

Jem Blunt (39) in Dora (22 Jan 1883 - 8 Mar 1883); Farmer Hathorn (30) in Rachael the Reaper (16 Dec 1882 - 20 Jan 1883)

Avondale, W.

Tobias Twibbletop (18) in Fogged (25 Nov 1882 - 15 Dec 1882); Tom Sydney (93) in Love and Money (18 Nov 1882 - 8 Mar 1883); Richard Hickman (30) in Rachael the Reaper (16 Dec 1882 - 20 Jan 1883)

Barnes, John H.

Richard Orchardson (75) in Storm-Beaten (14 Mar 1883 - 8 Jun 1883)

Barri, Horace

Jem Grimes (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Barry, Napier

Robert Arnold (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Beck, Philip

Lantier (89) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882); Fred Rogers (89) in Families Supplied (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882); James Taunton (1) in Retaliation (21 Jul 1883)

Bertrand, F. C.

Mr. Simon Hornblower (17) in Laughing Hyena (19 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Bindloss, T.

Colonel Clifford (22) in Love and Money (12 Feb 1883 - 8 Mar 1883)

Boleyn, Richard S.

Trevenna (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Brandon, Leonard

Charley Dallerstone (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Brooke, Edward H.

William Allan (17) in Dora (22 Jan 1883 - 10 Feb 1883); Colonel Clifford (23) in Love and Money (15 Jan 1883 - 10 Feb 1883)

Byrnes, M. D.

Pere Colombe (89) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882)

Campbell, Lewis

Cos Grenvil (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Carleton, Royce?

Ernest Chandos (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Carton, H.

officer (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Charles, Fred

performers (1) in Richelieu (16 Mar 1883)

Clyndes, J. H.

William Hope (93) in Love and Money (18 Nov 1882 - 8 Mar 1883)

Cook, Augustus

George Maitland (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Cooper, Harwood

Mr. Simon Squib (39) in Brother Bill and Me (14 Mar 1883 - 28 Apr 1883); Bibi (89) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882); Jem Seaton (93) in Love and Money (18 Nov 1882 - 8 Mar 1883); landlord (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

Crafton

junior member (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

Edgar, Edward F.

M. Duval (7) in Camille (16 Jun 1883 - 23 Jun 1883); Master Trueworth (1) in Love Chase (21 Feb 1883); Squire Orchardson (75) in Storm-Beaten (14 Mar 1883 - 8 Jun 1883)

Elmore, H.

Fred Brookfield (1) in Retaliation (21 Jul 1883)

Elmore, James

Matthew Locke (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

English

auctioneer (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Estcourt, Arthur

Leonard Monkton (16) in Love and Money (19 Feb 1883 - 8 Mar 1883)

Fabert, C.

Joseph (1) in Retaliation (21 Jul 1883)

Fitzdavis, E. R.

Mr. Archibald Noodle (39) in Brother Bill and Me (14 Mar 1883 - 28 Apr 1883); Capt. E. S. Higginbotham (75) in Storm-Beaten (14 Mar 1883 - 8 Jun 1883)

Gates, Master

potboy (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

Gaunt, David

William Allan (22) in Dora (12 Feb 1883 - 8 Mar 1883)

Glenney, Charles H.

performers (1) in Richelieu (16 Mar 1883)

Glover, Frederick

Mr. Felix Fumer (17) in Laughing Hyena (19 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883); president (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

Groves, Charles

James Younger (1) in Retaliation (21 Jul 1883)

Harvey, Robert

Tom Owen (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Hatton, A. C.

performers (1) in Richelieu (16 Mar 1883)

Hawtrey, Charles H.

Gustave (7) in Camille (16 Jun 1883 - 23 Jun 1883)

Helmore, Arthur

Samuel (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

Kaye, Frederick

Fitzfunc (1) in Mariette's Wedding (30 Sep 1882)

Kenney, Charles H.

Agostino (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882); performers (1) in Richelieu (16 Mar 1883)

Kenningham, Charles

Duvalor (1) in Mariette's Wedding (30 Sep 1882)

Kingstone, L.

Matthew (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

Lilly, A. C.

Leonard Monkton (77) in Love and Money (18 Nov 1882 - 17 Feb 1883); Stephen Clinton (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Lockwood, W.

Jerry Grimstone (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Lyons, Edmund D.

Peter Keene (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Lyons, R.

performers (1) in Richelieu (16 Mar 1883)

Mainwaring

Old Gelert (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Medwin, C.

Mathias (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Moreland, Frank

senior member (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

Morris, John

Frank Flitter (18) in Fogged (25 Nov 1882 - 15 Dec 1882); Fireway Fizgig Fitz Flashington (18) in Fogged (25 Nov 1882 - 15 Dec 1882); Christopher Cockle (18) in Fogged (25 Nov 1882 - 15 Dec 1882); Selina Stinger (18) in Fogged (25 Nov 1882 - 15 Dec 1882); Dora Dieaway (18) in Fogged (25 Nov 1882 - 15 Dec 1882); Bridget O'Rafferty (18) in Fogged (25 Nov 1882 - 15 Dec 1882); Flo Flirtington (18) in Fogged (25 Nov 1882 - 15 Dec 1882)

Morton, W. E.

Tipps (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Nelson, James

performers (1) in Richelieu (16 Mar 1883)

Nelson, W.

Master Humphrey (1) in Love Chase (21 Feb 1883)

Palmer, T. A.

Duke of Castlemaine (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Parker, Harry

John Templeton (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Payne, Henry

Roberto (1) in Mariette's Wedding (30 Sep 1882)

Pigott, J. W.

Jeremiah Jumbles (18) in Fogged (25 Nov 1882 - 15 Dec 1882); Percy Fitzroy (93) in Love and Money (18 Nov 1882 - 8 Mar 1883); Mr. Casenower (30) in Rachael the Reaper (16 Dec 1882 - 20 Jan 1883); Earl of Laverock (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

Price, Edward

performers (1) in Richelieu (16 Mar 1883)

Prior, G. P.

Bishbesh (1) in Mariette's Wedding (30 Sep 1882)

Proctor, Harry

Mr. Marmaduke Mouser (43) in Betsy Baker (30 Apr 1883 - 18 Jun 1883); Benjamin Wiggles (39) in Brother Bill and Me (14 Mar 1883 - 28 Apr 1883); Poisson (89) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882); Old Rogers (89) in Families Supplied (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882); Ben Burnley (93) in Love and Money (18 Nov 1882 - 8 Mar 1883); Bellamy Jessup (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883); Johnnie Downs (75) in Storm-Beaten (14 Mar 1883 - 8 Jun 1883)

Quinton, Mark J.

Richelieu (1) in Richelieu (16 Mar 1883); Romeo (1) in Romeo and Juliet (16 Mar 1883)

Rayne, J. Lin

Master Waller (1) in Love Chase (21 Feb 1883)

Redwood, Arthur

William Wiggles (39) in Brother Bill and Me (14 Mar 1883 - 28 Apr 1883); secretary (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883); Jacob Marvel (75) in Storm-Beaten (14 Mar 1883 - 8 Jun 1883)

Rignold, William

Luke Bloomfield (39) in Dora (22 Jan 1883 - 8 Mar 1883); Robert Hathorn (30) in Rachael the Reaper (16 Dec 1882 - 20 Jan 1883)

Rivers, Henry

William Martin (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Robins, Bruton

Tom Bones (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Russell, Howard

Robert Bartley (55) in Love and Money (3 Jan 1883 - 8 Mar 1883); Corporal Patrick (30) in Rachael the Reaper (16 Dec 1882 - 20 Jan 1883)

Ryder, John

Colonel Clifford (48) in Love and Money (18 Nov 1882 - 13 Jan 1883)

Sealby, Walter

standard bearer (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Searle, Cyril

Gouget (89) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882)

Shore, James G.

Mr. Sefton (75) in Storm-Beaten (14 Mar 1883 - 8 Jun 1883)

Somerset, C. W.

Mr. Crummy (43) in Betsy Baker (30 Apr 1883 - 18 Jun 1883); Master Neville (1) in Love Chase (21 Feb 1883); performers (1) in Richelieu (16 Mar 1883); Jabez Greene (60) in Storm-Beaten (2 Apr 1883 - 8 Jun 1883)

Staunton, Frank

Arthur Leslie (1) in Retaliation (21 Jul 1883)

Stephens, William H.

Sir William Fondlove (1) in Love Chase (21 Feb 1883)

Sugden, Charles

Count de Varville (7) in Camille (16 Jun 1883 - 23 Jun 1883); Duke of Heathcote (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

Sutherland, W. R.

Walter Clifford (93) in Love and Money (18 Nov 1882 - 8 Mar 1883); Jack Springfield (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Thorne, Frederick

Mes Bottes (89) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882)

Tree, H. Beerbohm

Jabez Greene (15) in Storm-Beaten (14 Mar 1883 - 31 Mar 1883)

Warner, Charles

Farmer Allan (39) in Dora (22 Jan 1883 - 8 Mar 1883); Coupeau (89) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882); Christian Christianson (75) in Storm-Beaten (14 Mar 1883 - 8 Jun 1883)

Wilkinson, James

Caleb (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Willard, Edward S.

Master Wildrake (1) in Love Chase (21 Feb 1883)

Williams

James (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Williams, T.

betting men, masquers, creditors, Garibaldians, Austrian soldiers, tenants (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Wishwell, Walter

betting men, masquers, creditors, Garibaldians, Austrian soldiers, tenants (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Wood, A.

Gabriel Golding (1) in Retaliation (21 Jul 1883); performers (1) in Richelieu (16 Mar 1883)

Worth, Julian

Philippe d'Orvale (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Wybrow, G. V.

George Tullock (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Actresses

Abington, Miss

Lydia (1) in Love Chase (21 Feb 1883)

Arnold, Miss

Willie (39) in Dora (22 Jan 1883 - 8 Mar 1883); Nana (89) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882)

Ashley, Miss

Rosa Brown (34) in Love and Money (18 Nov 1882 - 28 Dec 1882)

Bain, Miss Cora

Castalia (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Billington, Mrs. John

Madame Prudence (7) in Camille (16 Jun 1883 - 23 Jun 1883); Lady Sherlock (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883); Dame Christianson (75) in Storm-Beaten (14 Mar 1883 - 8 Jun 1883)

Branscombe, Miss Maud

Phoebe (1) in Love Chase (21 Feb 1883)

Brereton, Miss Stella

performers (1) in Richelieu (16 Mar 1883)

Browning, Miss Marian

Flora de L'Orme (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882); Mariette (1) in Mariette's Wedding (30 Sep 1882)

Carew, Miss Elsie

Lady Valencia (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Coveney, Miss Harriet

Mrs. Mouser (43) in Betsy Baker (30 Apr 1883 - 18 Jun 1883); Miss Seraphina Noodle (39) in Brother Bill and Me (14 Mar 1883 - 28 Apr 1883)

Dixon, Mrs.

Nichette (7) in Camille (16 Jun 1883 - 23 Jun 1883)

Dowton, Miss Emily

Madame Mouchard (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Eyre, Miss Sophie

Dora (39) in Dora (22 Jan 1883 - 8 Mar 1883); Julia Clifford (24) in Love and Money (18 Nov 1882 - 15 Dec 1882); Rachael (30) in Rachael the Reaper (16 Dec 1882 - 20 Jan 1883)

Farquhar, Miss B.

Lucy Monkton (93) in Love and Money (18 Nov 1882 - 8 Mar 1883)

Giffard, Miss Mary A.

Beatrix Lennox (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Glover, Miss Marie

Popsy (17) in Laughing Hyena (19 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Gwynne, Miss Julia

Nellie Golding (1) in Retaliation (21 Jul 1883)

Heffer, Miss

landlady (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

Heffer, Miss E.

Delphine (89) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882); Arabella (89) in Families Supplied (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882); Nurse Parker (93) in Love and Money (18 Nov 1882 - 8 Mar 1883); Jane (30) in Rachael the Reaper (16 Dec 1882 - 20 Jan 1883)

Henri, Miss Blanche

Gervaise (67) in Drink (1 Sep 1882 - 17 Nov 1882)

Herrick, Miss Blanche

Juliet (1) in Romeo and Juliet (16 Mar 1883)

Holme, Miss Myra

Alice Rycroft (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

Jecks, Miss Clara

Betsy Baker (43) in Betsy Baker (30 Apr 1883 - 18 Jun 1883); Martha Wiggles (39) in Brother Bill and Me (14 Mar 1883 - 28 Apr 1883); Julia Clifford (69) in Love and Money (16 Dec 1882 - 8 Mar 1883); Mary (1) in Retaliation (21 Jul 1883); Sally Marvel (75) in Storm-Beaten (14 Mar 1883 - 8 Jun 1883)

Johnstone, M?

opera singers, masquers, peasants (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Lavis, Miss

Madame Rouge (89) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882)

Lawrence, Miss Eweretta

Priscilla Sefton (75) in Storm-Beaten (14 Mar 1883 - 8 Jun 1883)

Lee, Miss Lucy

Emily Weatheral (1) in Retaliation (21 Jul 1883)

Leighton, Miss A.

Mabel Golding (1) in Retaliation (21 Jul 1883)

Leslie, Miss Fanny

Phoebe Sage (89) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882)

Lingard, Miss

Camille (7) in Camille (16 Jun 1883 - 23 Jun 1883); Lady Calista (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

Lynd, Miss Edith

Rose Mayfield (30) in Rachael the Reaper (16 Dec 1882 - 20 Jan 1883)

Lyons, Miss Gretchen

Nellie (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Maybury, Miss

Claire Rahel (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Mayflower, Miss Millicent

peasant woman (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Neilson, Miss Ada

Virginie (89) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882)

Pattison, Miss Kate

Florence Templeton (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Roberts, Miss Rose

performers (1) in Richelieu (16 Mar 1883)

Rose, Miss Annie

Lady Chesterton (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Roselle, Miss Amy

Gervaise (22) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 31 Aug 1882); Mary Bartley (93) in Love and Money (18 Nov 1882 - 8 Mar 1883); Kate Christianson (75) in Storm-Beaten (14 Mar 1883 - 8 Jun 1883)

Roselle, Miss Julia

Wilhelmina Noodle (39) in Brother Bill and Me (14 Mar 1883 - 28 Apr 1883); Juliette (89) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882); May Riverston (18) in Fogged (25 Nov 1882 - 15 Dec 1882)

Sanger, Miss

Heloise, Comtesse de la Vivarol (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Seymour, Miss

Louise (89) in Drink (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882)

Stirling, Mrs. Arthur

Widow Green (1) in Love Chase (21 Feb 1883)

Tennyson, Miss

Mary Morrison (39) in Dora (22 Jan 1883 - 8 Mar 1883); Joyce Woodburn (6) in Rank and Riches (9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

Tennyson, Miss M.

Olympe (7) in Camille (16 Jun 1883 - 23 Jun 1883)

Thomas, Miss Agnes

Ellen Maitland (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Thompson, Miss J.

Mary Keene (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Vaudray, Miss Ritta

Nanine (7) in Camille (16 Jun 1883 - 23 Jun 1883); Mrs. Florence Fumer (17) in Laughing Hyena (19 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Verner, Miss Elaine

Amelia (1) in Love Chase (21 Feb 1883)

Vernon, Miss

1st lady (1) in Love Chase (21 Feb 1883)

Victor, Miss Mary A.

Polly Burt (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Wakefield, M?

opera singers, masquers, peasants (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Wallis, Miss

Constance (1) in Love Chase (21 Feb 1883)

Warden, Miss G.

Mrs. Meadows (89) in Families Supplied (7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882)

Wilkinson, M?

opera singers, masquers, peasants (1) in Chandos (30 Sep 1882)

Wilmore, Miss

Susan Blake (12) in Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds (25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

Musicians

Singers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Betsy Baker; or, Too Attentive by Half

(farce, 1 act) by John M. Morton (43 times, 30 Apr 1883 - 18 Jun 1883)

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Brother Bill and Me

(farce, 1 act) by William E. Suter (39 times, 14 Mar 1883 - 28 Apr 1883)

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Camille

(drama, 5 acts) by Unknown (adpt) (7 times, 16 Jun 1883 - 23 Jun 1883)

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* Chandos; or, The Jester Who Turned Traitor

(drama) by Hartbury Brooklyn (1 time, 30 Sep 1882)

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Dora

(pastoral) by Charles Reade (39 times, 22 Jan 1883 - 8 Mar 1883)

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Drink

(drama, 7 acts) by Charles Reade, Charles Warner (89 times, 7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882)

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* Families Supplied

(farce, 1 act) by Ernest Cuthbert (89 times, 7 Aug 1882 - 17 Nov 1882)

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Fogged

(farce) by Unknown (18 times, 25 Nov 1882 - 15 Dec 1882)

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Laughing Hyena, The

(farce) by Benjamin Webster Jr. (17 times, 19 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

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Love Chase, The

(comedy) by James S. Knowles (1 time, 21 Feb 1883)

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* Love and Money

(melodrama, prol, 5 acts) by Charles Reade, Henry Pettitt, Edwin Ellis (comp) (93 times, 18 Nov 1882 - 8 Mar 1883)

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Mariette's Wedding

(operetta) by W. E. Morton, Haydn Millars (comp) (1 time, 30 Sep 1882)

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Pluck: A Story of 50,000 Pounds

(drama, 7 tableaux) by Henry Pettitt, Augustus H. Harris (12 times, 25 Jun 1883 - 7 Jul 1883)

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Rachael the Reaper

(pastoral, 2 acts) by Charles Reade (30 times, 16 Dec 1882 - 20 Jan 1883)

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* Rank and Riches

(drama, 4 acts, 5 tableaux) by W. Wilkie Collins (6 times, 9 Jun 1883 - 15 Jun 1883)

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Retaliation

(comedy, 3 acts) by Rudolph Dircks? (1 time, 21 Jul 1883)

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Richelieu[; or, The Conspiracy]

(drama) by Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1 time, 16 Mar 1883)

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Romeo and Juliet

(tragedy) by William Shakespeare (1 time, 16 Mar 1883)

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* Storm-Beaten

(drama, prol, 5 acts) by Robert Buchanan, Henry Sprake (comp), Henri Dewinne (chor) (75 times, 14 Mar 1883 - 8 Jun 1883)

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Genre

Music, Composers, And Musicians

Songs, Composers, And Singers


Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1882-1883 Season

(Generated 01-Oct-1998)


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