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 1899-1900

Edited by Thirza Cady

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 7:30, curtain 8:00.

Ticket prices: private boxes (grand tier) 3 guineas, private boxes (pit tier) 2 guineas, private boxes (upper circle tier) 1 guinea, orchestra stalls (reserved) 10/6d, balcony stalls (reserved) 6/-, upper circle (reserved) 4/-, upper circle (unreserved) 3/-, pit 2/6d, gallery 1/-.

Seasonal Dates

19 August 1899 - 1 June 1900

230 performances: 32 matinee, 198 evening

Dark (42): Preparations for the new piece (9 Dec 1899)
Christmas Day (25 Dec 1899)
Preparations for the new piece (19 Feb 1900, 20 Feb 1900, 21 Feb 1900, 22 Feb 1900, 23 Feb 1900, 24 Feb 1900, 26 Feb 1900, 27 Feb 1900, 28 Feb 1900, 1 Mar 1900, 2 Mar 1900, 3 Mar 1900, 5 Mar 1900, 6 Mar 1900, 7 Mar 1900, 8 Mar 1900, 9 Mar 1900)
Passion Week (9 Apr 1900, 10 Apr 1900, 11 Apr 1900, 12 Apr 1900)
Good Friday (13 Apr 1900)
Passion Week (14 Apr 1900)
Preparations for the new piece (16 Apr 1900, 17 Apr 1900, 18 Apr 1900, 19 Apr 1900, 20 Apr 1900, 21 Apr 1900, 23 Apr 1900, 24 Apr 1900, 25 Apr 1900, 26 Apr 1900, 27 Apr 1900, 28 Apr 1900, 30 Apr 1900, 1 May 1900, 2 May 1900, 3 May 1900, 4 May 1900)

The Season

The 1899 season began on 19 August, with a production of With Flying Colours, by Seymour Hicks and Fred G. Latham. The play departed from the usual Adelphi formula of "a thrilling plot, sensational episodes and robust acting." In this case, the producers tried to emulate the elaborate "stage pictures" presented at Drury Lane Theatre. According to the Times, the plot was weak and the construction unskilled, but there were some excellent scenes that were very elaborate for the relatively restricted space of the theatre's stage (21 August, p. 11).

The play concerns the actions of an enlisted man who strikes an officer, an action punishable by imprisonment. The action provided some elaborate and spectacular settings, from a battleship, to Dartmoor prison, and a train station complete with departing train. The last act received most favorable mention, and Harry Nicolls was credited with the salvation of the first few acts by his comic interludes as a sham sailor. More praise went to Master Sefton in the part of Horatio Winter, a midshipman.

The piece was well received by the audience and continued through the first week of December. On December 11, an American production Children of the Ghetto opened. It was a four-act drama by Israel Zangwill based on his novel. It lasted only a week.

On Boxing Day, Charles Reade's Drink opened with a matinee performance. It was a seven-act "stirring moral drama" adapted from Zola's novel L'Assommoir. The play is a typical presentation of the author, with scenes true to life, characters that live, and a tone as different as possible from most melodramas of the day. The Times felt that the play would successfully fill the gap left by the "unfortunate collapse of Children of the Ghetto" (27 December 1899).

Early in the new year, the Adelphi presented several short-run plays. Drink began on 1 January, and ran for two weeks. It was followed by Two Little Vagabonds, written by George R. Sims and Arthur Shirley. The latter play closed on 3 February 1900.

The Better Life opened on Monday, 5 February; it was written by Arthur Shirley and Sutton Vane and based on In His Steps, a tract story written by the Reverend Charles Sheldon. The Times of 6 February 1900 assured "those who can revel in the 'luxury of woe' ought to find the play greatly to their taste." The story has a badly-treated hero whose only respite from starvation was when he was in prison. Fuller Mellish worked to make the hero plausible, and Elsa Wylde played his wife "with a real touch of pathos." The reviewer felt that Mrs. Cecil Raleigh struck a note of gilded infamy, and Miss Kate Tyndall played the good woman in black and white.

On 10 March, Bonnie Dundee, written by Lawrence Irving, opened at the Adelphi. It was an historical play in five acts. The central figure of Claverhouse, from Macaulay's history, was played by the American actor Robert Taber. His performance, even his appearance, was panned in the Times (March 12, 1900). He presented a clean shaven look when expected to have "small mustachios of light brown." However, the reviewer put most of the criticism upon the head and pen of the author who had stripped the character of any depth or display of contradictory traits described in the historical narrative.

It was a sentimental melodrama, with typical misadventures and misunderstandings. The lack of character development gave no opportunity for Lena Ashwell to give an emotional performance; all she could deliver was a "pathetic attitude." The scenery was admired, as was the staging of the fight at Killiecrankie.

The theatre was dark through the rest of April. On Tuesday, 1 May, Robert Taber again opened in a starring role in Quo Vadis, written by Stanislaus Stange. The play was adapted from the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz. Despite the Times' reviewer's feeling that the presentation was "deplorable, very silly, very vulgar," the play was received by the audience with unbounded enthusiasm. It combined crude sensationalism and quasi-religious sentiment. There was also low humor in G. W. Anson's presentation of Nero as a buffoon. Quo Vadis closed on Friday, 1 June 1900.

Extensive renovations took place during the break. The Builder reported on September 7, 1901:

The stage of the old "Adelphi" is left practically intact, but the auditorium, approaches, etc. have been rearranged . . . . A subway now leads from the main entrance and crushroom to both prompt and OP sides of this part of the house. . . . The private boxes are on the stalls and dress circle level only, eight in all. On the upper circle, in lieu of boxes, the seats have been continued around to the proscenium opening in the stalls. There are upwards of 200 seats. The pit is one of the largest in London; it has a refeshment saloon and emergency exits. The prevailing scheme of decoration is ivory white, yellow, old gold, and electric blue, developed in silk, velvet, and mural coverings and paintings (p. 217).

The second half of the century had been as successful as the first. Over two thousand performers had performed six hundred plays. The theatre's success in producing melodramas in the grand style had given birth to the term "Adelphi drama." But stage melodrama suffered a mortal blow with the murder of William Terriss in 1897. There was no substitute for Breezy Bill. However, romantic melodrama found a new home, for it was ideally suited to the new art of moving pictures.

Stefano Gatti began letting the house to outside managers, and when the theatre opened for the first season of the Twentieth Century, it was renamed The Century. The opening piece was The Whirl of the Town, a "musical absurdity" in two acts that lasted only thirty-five performances. The new name survived somewhat longer--until the end of the season, when the familiar name was restored. The future lay in musical comedy so the house John Scott had built returned to its musical roots. It prospered as the Edwardian musical play became all the rage. Not in their wildest dreams could Scott and his talented daughter, Jane, have imagined that their little theatre in the Strand would one day be nearing its bicentenary.

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Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors

Hicks, Seymour With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899)
Irving, Laurence Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900)
Latham, Frederick G. With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899)
Reade, Charles Drink (26 Dec 1899)
Shirley, Arthur Better Life, The (5 Feb 1900)
Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900)
Sims, George R. Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900)
Stange, Stanislaus Quo Vadis (5 May 1900)
Vane, Sutton Better Life, The (5 Feb 1900)
Warner, Charles Drink (26 Dec 1899)
Zangwill, Israel Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899)

Actors

Abingdon, William L.

James Strangeways (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Almosnino, Laura

Milly Phillips (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Anson, George W.

Nero (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Anstey, Percy

Captain Cornelius Vandam (1) in Bonnie Dundee (7 Apr 1900); messenger (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Aubrey, George

Knuckly Rogers (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Barford, Harry

purse trickster (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Barnes, John H.

Petronius (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Barry

Diodorus (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Baxter, F. Owen

Mr. Parkinson (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900); Leeson (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900); Lieut. Camperdown R.N. (86) in With Flying Colours (15 Sep 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Baylis

Kevin (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Bayly, F. G.

Convict 20 (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Bland, J. C.

Benjy Myers (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900); "The Coughdrop" (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Brett, Stanley

Convict 64 (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Briscoe, Herbert

countryman (74) in With Flying Colours (27 Sep 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Bruce, Arthur

Captain Darville (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Burg, Ellen

Leah (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Burt, Sidney

Simeon Howlett (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Carvill, Henry J.

Mr. Welldon (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Chute, C. Keen

Caius Hasta (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Clark, E. Holman

Alexander Peden (18) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 28 Mar 1900)

Clinton, Dudley

Convict 48 (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Collard, Master

refreshment boy (9) in With Flying Colours (30 Nov 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Cooper, Charles

Lantier (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Cornell, Frank

Ephriam Phillips (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Curtis, Cooper

Job Gargoyle (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Darleigh, Webb

Bos'un Shelly (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Darwin, Phillip

Waddy (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Dempsey, William

quartermaster (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Denny, Master Gerald

Midshipman Horatio Winter (12) in With Flying Colours (15 Sep 1899 - 27 Sep 1899)

Devere, Gus V.

showman (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Dilke

2nd warder (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Doughty, Henry

Cornet Guthrie (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900); Aulus Plautius (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Drinkwater, Albert E.

Mr. Ramsey (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Dyall, Franklin

Alexander Peden (11) in Bonnie Dundee (28 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900); William Ker (18) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 28 Mar 1900); Glaucus (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Edeson, Robert

David Brandon (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Elers, R. C.

railway porter (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Everard, Vivian

John Scarth (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Forsyth, R.

1st warder (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Frankel, Gus

Guedalyah (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Fulton, Charles J.

Lord Ochitree (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

George, Henry

second man (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Goodhart, Charles

Sir Ewan of Lochiel (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Gorst, George

first man (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Grahame, Alfred

Hargitt (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Grahame, P.

Pierre (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Gran, Albert

Captain Cornelius Vandam (28) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 6 Apr 1900)

Gray, Stafford

Tiresias (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Green, Master

newsboy (101) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 29 Nov 1899)

Gurney, Edmund

Chivy Crouch (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900); Laird of Nactarlity (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900); Ursus (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900); Bill Mullins (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Hardie, A. C.

Convict 90 (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Heslewood, Tom

Duke of Hamilton (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Hill, T.

mess waiter (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Hirst, John

Whiffin (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Hoch, Emil

Michael Birnbaum (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Hodding

a waiter (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Holliman, George

Bash Gabbitt (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Holt, Clarence

Governor of Dartmouth Prison (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Holt, Lancelot

Terpnos (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Hood

detective (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Hurst, W. G.

Regulus (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Jamison, George

waiter (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Knight

Col. Blathwayt (11) in Bonnie Dundee (28 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Knight, Julius

Lieut. Richard Dare (24) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 14 Sep 1899)

Knight, Walter

Afer (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Knoblauch, Edward G.

first gentleman usher (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Kremlin, A.

lawyer (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Lablache, Luigi

Julius Cranby (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Lackaye, Wilton

Reb Shemuel (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Langford, George

Barney Aurato (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Langley, Charles

Poisson (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Lawrence, Sidney

servant to Lord Kenneth (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Leicester, Ernest

The Reverend Mark Verner (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900); George Thornton (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Lestina, Adolpe

Moses Ansell (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Lewis, Rudolph

Dido Bunce (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Lomnitz, F. Palliser

Father Sol (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899); Bex Sali (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Lotto, Fred

Sam Levine (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Loveday, Harry J.

warder (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Lowne, Charles M.

Gen. Bellingfield (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Lowther, Master

newsboy (9) in With Flying Colours (30 Nov 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Mackintosh, William

King James II (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Mallalieu, Aubrey

Wilfred Derrick (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Marion, George

Prince George of Denmark (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Markham, Louis

butcher (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Martin, Fred

Jacques (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

May, Cecil

Adolphe (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Mellish, Fuller

John Haddon (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900); Gouget (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Moore, Herbert

Schnorrer (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Nicholls, Harry

Harry Belt (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Norris, William

Melchitsedek Pinchas (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Paget, Frederick M.

Earl of Balcarres (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Paige, Robson

Sugarman (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Parker, Gordon

Father Petre (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Pateman, Robert

Chilo Chilonides (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900); Lotan Hackett (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Payne, Edgar B.

Col. Berkeley (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900); Linus (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Phillips, Alfred P.

Mes Bottes (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Poulton, Arthur G.

Vitelius (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Pritchard, Walter

Col. Blathwayt (18) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 28 Mar 1900); William Ker (11) in Bonnie Dundee (28 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Profeit, Leopold

Earl of Caithness (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900); Nazarius (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Redford, Alfred

Lord Cornbery (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Reed, William A.

cake seller (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Roberts, F.

landlord of the Sage and Onions (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Sass, Edward

Tigellinus (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Sefton, Master

Midshipman Horatio Winter (24) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 14 Sep 1899)

Selby, Walter

Pierre Colombe (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Sims, Albert

Birkit (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900); footman (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Sleath, Herbert

Lieut. Richard Dare (86) in With Flying Colours (15 Sep 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Smith, Capel

Bibi (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Sternroyd, Vincent

Lord Kenneth Cochrane (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Stewart, P. Shaw

Col. Trelawney (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Stratton

Dr. Robertson (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Taber, Robert

John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900); Marcus Vinicius (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Tellar, Robert

boy salesman (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Thornton, Master

refreshment boy (101) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 29 Nov 1899)

Thursby, Charles

Lieut. Charles Andover R. N. (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Thurston, Eric?

Doctor Lynn (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Trevor, Harry

Lieut. Turrell (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Turner, Bernard

clothes dealer (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Vibart, Henry

Sir John Derrick (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Vincent, Paul

Purbright (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900); Lucan (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Warden, Sydney

Pierre (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Warner, Charles

Coupeau (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Wattow, W.

pious partisan (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Weinburg, Augustus C.

Shosshi Shmendrik (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Wellesley, Charles

Lieut. Camperdown R.N. (24) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 14 Sep 1899)

Willes, John

Laird of Muck (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Williams, James

Duke of Ormond (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Willis, Hubert

Capt. Welsh (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Winman, Richard

fishmonger (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Wright, Morris

Simon Wolf (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Actresses

Ashwell, Miss Lena

Lady Jean Cochrane (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900); Lygia (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Atherton, Miss Daisy

Eunice (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Barnett, Miss Alice

Madame Rouge (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Branson, Miss Ada

Queen Marie Beatrix (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Brinsley-Sheridan, Miss Emily

Pomponia (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Brooke, Miss Queenie

Dapha (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Brophy, Miss Lena

Juliette (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Burnette, Miss Eva

Junia (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Claridge, M? Gertrude

her friend (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Cottrelly, Madame Mathilde

Mrs. Belcovitch (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Cross, Miss A.

Delphine (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Curry, Miss Ada

Becky (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

De Becker, Miss Lily

Little Nana (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

De Solla, Mrs. B. M.

beggar woman (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Dwyer, Miss Ada

Malka (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Eden, Miss Frieda

maidservant (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Ettrick, Miss Freda

"Berfa Jine" (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Fairbrother, Miss Sydney

Phoebe Sage (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900); Wally (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Gillmore, Miss Nell

"Peppermint Poll" (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Gray, Miss Elsie

Gertie Haddon (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Hansen, Miss Laura

Marion Thornton (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Hassell, Miss Marie

Biddy Mullins (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Homer, Miss Beatrice

Virginie (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Hyde, Miss Mariette

burglar's wife (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Jacobi, Miss Rosalie

Jamie (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Lang, Miss Lula

Paulina (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Leigh, Miss Mercedes

Rubria (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Leigh, Mrs. Henry

Martha Belt (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Lindsay, Miss Clare

Mrs. Clarke (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Lloyd, Miss Florence

Polly Tumble (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Morrison, Miss Rosabel

Hannah Jacobs (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Muldener, Miss Louise

Mrs. Jacobs (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Neilson, Miss Marie

Midshipman Horatio Winter (74) in With Flying Colours (27 Sep 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

O'Hara, Mrs.

Sabbath fire-woman (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Pitz, Miss Inthea

Servilla (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Raleigh, Mrs. Cecil

Constance Howard (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900); Florence Hackett (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Rees, Miss Madeleine

Crispinilla (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Sheldon, Miss Suzanne

Anna La Riva (29) in Bonnie Dundee (10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900); Mary Derrick (110) in With Flying Colours (19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

Sims, Miss Clara

Louise (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Singleton, Miss Amy

Mrs. Meyers (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Taliaferro, Miss Mabel

Esther Ansell (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Tyndall, Miss Kate

Mary Penfold (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900); Dick (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Valli, Miss Valli

Little Aulus (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Verity, Miss Agnes

Widow Finklestein (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Vernon, Miss Maud

Actae (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Wallis, Miss Ellen L.

Poppaea (28) in Quo Vadis (5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

Warner, Miss Grace

Gervaise (21) in Drink (26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

Williams, Miss Eva

Flo Bray (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900); Barbara Scarth (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Wood, Miss Evelyn

Mrs. Montmerency (7) in Children of the Ghetto (11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Wrangham, Miss Geraldine?

Molly Tanner (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Wylde, Miss Elsa

Bessie Haddon (14) in Better Life (5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900); Nurse Randall (21) in Two Little Vagabonds (15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Better Life, The

(drama, 4 acts) by Arthur Shirley, Sutton Vane (14 times, 5 Feb 1900 - 17 Feb 1900)

Summary Cast:

Bonnie Dundee

(drama, 5 acts) by Laurence Irving (29 times, 10 Mar 1900 - 7 Apr 1900)

Summary Cast:

Children of the Ghetto

(drama, [4 acts]) by Israel Zangwill (7 times, 11 Dec 1899 - 16 Dec 1899)

Summary Cast:

Drink

(musical drama, 7 acts) by Charles Reade, Charles Warner (21 times, 26 Dec 1899 - 13 Jan 1900)

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Quo Vadis

(drama, 6 acts) by Stanislaus Stange (28 times, 5 May 1900 - 1 Jun 1900)

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Two Little Vagabonds

(drama, 5 acts) by George R. Sims, Arthur Shirley (21 times, 15 Jan 1900 - 3 Feb 1900)

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With Flying Colours

(drama, 5 acts) by Seymour Hicks, Frederick G. Latham (110 times, 19 Aug 1899 - 8 Dec 1899)

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Genre

Music, Composers, And Musicians


Adelphi Theatre

End Of 1899-1900 Season

(Generated 01-Oct-1998)


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