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Title:The Slow Man
Description:The Slow Man by Mark Lemon.  Ned Crosswell (alias the Brentford Pet) was played by Sanders.
1st Performance:Nov 16, 1854
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated London News, Dec 2, 1854, p. 561
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Review:The Illustrated London News, Dec 2, 1854, p. 561

ADELPHI THEATRE.

THE SLOW MAN.

We give an illustration of the extraordinary scene in Mr. Mark Lemon's farce of "The Slow Man," in which the epic poet, who is the hero of the piece, is intruded upon by Hector Rackett and his friends of the fancy, with the pet-boxer, much to his personal disquiet, and altogether to the ruin of the great work which he had projected.  The headlong revelry of the situation is novel in stage incident and, had it been sufficiently prepared for, would have created for the drama in which it was introduced a permanent reputation.  As it is, it serves for a variety in stage-business, and presents an unusual group of characters.  The suggestion might be profitably adopted, and carried out in a higher class of piece, as a melodramatic accessory, to lighten the burthen of more important business.

Writers of drama have too great a tendency to run into routine; and thus it happens that one production resembles another too closely.  Combinations, like the present, drawn from real life, not only present novelty, but give vitality to situation.  Mr. Lemon is, therefore, to be commended for the boldness which he has shown in the invention of the incident.



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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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