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Title:The Hop Pickers
Description:The Hop Pickers by Thomas Parry.
1st Performance:Mar 12, 1849
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated London News, Apr 14, 1849, p. 245
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Review:The Illustrated London News, Apr 14, 1849, p. 245

ADELPHI THEATRE.

The continued success of "The Hop-Pickers," and the farce of "Who Lives at No. 9?" rendered unnecessary the production of any Easter novelty; the manager wisely resolving to let well alone.  The only change is the reproduction of the "Enchanted Isle," the raciness of which is as heartily relished as ever.

"The Hop-Pickers" is a genuine Adelphi drama, with many excellent situations and incidents, very neatly put together; and its success is well merited by author, actors, and those concerned in producing the piece.

We have engraved the closing scene of the first act.  In the centre of the picture, Vivian (Madame Celeste), has recognised in Hester Leyton (Miss Woolgar) her long-lost sister; while Brian Callum (Mr. O. Smith), a returned convict, discovers in Maurice Gavelling (Mr. H. Hughes) the proprietor of the hop-grounds, and guardian of Hester, a former companion at the hulks, who, having escaped, has assumed respectability.  On the opposite side, Restless Wriggle (Mr. Wright), who has joined the hop-picking party, is expressing his envy at the recognition, and wishing he also could find a sister as affectionate.  The other characters are the party of hop-pickers, who are making merry on the occasion; some of the groupings, by the way, are very picturesque.  The scene, painted by Pitt and Johnstone, is remarkably real and effective, reminding one of what appears but to have been of late years admitted by travellers--that the hop-grounds of Kent exceed in luxuriant beauty the boasted vineyards of "the sunny South."



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Originally published by Greenwood Press as The Sans Pareil Theatre 1806-1819, Adelphi Theatre 1819-1850: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers, 1988, and The Adelphi Theatre 1850-1900: An Index to Authors, Titles, Performers and Management, 1992.
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