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THE LONDON STAGE 1800-1900

Joseph Donohue and James Ellis, General Editors

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THE SANS PAREIL THEATRE

(later THE ADELPHI THEATRE)

(COVENT GARDEN COMPANY)

1806-1900

Calendar for Summer 1808

Edited by John W. Brokaw

A Publication of

The Adelphi Calendar Project

Alfred L. Nelson and Gilbert B. Cross, General Editors

Theodore J. Seward, Jr., Systems Analyst

Contents

The Season

The theatre opened its doors on 4 July 1806, for a short summer season. The corps de ballet from Covent Garden with such luminaries as Wybrow, King, and Thomas Blanchard performed five pieces. Two of them, La Heroine Incomparable and The Maid of Hornsey were played every night. Several of the performers brought their wives.

The company was under the management of Holland, Louis, and Grant--all of Covent Garden. Ryall undertook most of the choreography. It is impossible to determine how many nights the season lasted, as there are few existing records from the first decade of the Sans Pareil's existence.

During the evening's performance, there were sometimes songs by Woolf and King. Included among the titles were "Black-Eyed Susan," "May the King Live Forever," and "The Wig"--the last by Charles Dibdin, the younger. It was King who made Dibdin's "songs 'Giles Scroggins' Ghost' and 'Call Again Tomorrow' with many others, so popular" (Charles Dibdin's Memoirs, p. 54).

Andrew Campbell performed his popular imitations of familiar actors in their best-known roles.

During the pantomime Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles, Signor Saxoni was engaged for twelve nights to walk the tightrope. Charles Dubois, following in his famous father, Jean Baptiste Dubois's footsteps was "clown to the rope." This character was a buffoon who kept the audience amused while the ropedancer was not in motion. The clown attempted some of the tricks himself and by his utter failure amplified his master's achievement.

Thomas Blanchard, the Pantaloon, had a long career. He was said "to be a magnet at the minors" (Dibdin's Memoirs, p. 136). He did reappear at the Adelphi in the early twenties and was successor to Richard Norman at Covent Garden, but the Times was not overly impressed with him.

Blanchard's Pantaloon is clever, but it wants humour. The real Pantaloons should be a kind of Polonius in Motley. Everybody admits that he deserves to be beaten and cheated, but then one is sorry for him, on account of his gray hairs and the foolishness of his old age as when the other "meddling fool" is stabbed behind the arras. The fault of Mr. Blanchard is that he excites no sympathy. If he is knocked down, or jumped upon, or even killed, you are glad of it (27 December 1828, qtd. in David Mayer, Harlequin in his Element, p. 43).

Mrs. Ridgway was the wife of the Harlequin who appeared with Charles Dibdin at Sadler's Wells. She had sons who later appeared at the Adelphi, and according to Dibdin, they possessed "much merit, and promise to follow the steps of their father who was, in his grade of performing, taking skill and versatility of talent together, unrivalled" (Memoirs, p. 90).

Besides the headliners, there were also those who made a living but not a splash--Miss Vallency (or Valancy) who played a barmaid was still playing small roles fifteen years later. For example, she appeared once as a stand-in at Drury Lane in 1823 dancing Columbine for the frequently ailing Ann Maria Tree in The Golden Axe (James Winston, Drury Lane Journal, p. 63).

Woolf sang the famous "Description of a Storm" by George Alexander Stevens, which became such a familiar favorite at the Adelphi in subsequent years.

The season was successful; a clipping in the Adelphi Scrapbook states, "on Saturday week the corps de ballet of Covent Garden Theatre will close their labours at the Sans Pareil in the Strand. It appears they have made a successful campaign by their efforts to please the public."

JB GBC

Daily Calendar For SUMMER 1808


4 Jul 1808
Mon eve
Covent Garden
4 Jul 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Non-resident theatre company: Covent Garden Corps de Ballet

1) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever. Not in Nicoll
CHOR: [Unknown]

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, next 5 Jul 1808

Genre (ballet) new operatic ballet dance

First Night Cast

Principal dancers: C[harles] Dubois, Powers, T[homas J.] Blanchard (of CG), Mrs. [Thomas E.] Ridgway (of CG), Master Truman, Miss Porter; corps de ballet: Heath, Brown, Grant, Sargant, Garbois (fr Opera House), Gaywood, Mrs. Ryall (fr DL), Miss Ruggles, Miss Grant, Miss Plymsell, Miss Watson (fr DL), Miss M. Watson (fr Opera House)

Cast Comment Cast supplemented from Adelphi Scrapbook. Sargant's name is also spelled "Sargeant"

Reference Cast

Principal dancers:
   Charles Dubois
   Powers
   Thomas J. Blanchard
   Mrs. Thomas E. Ridgway
   Master Truman
   Miss Porter
corps de ballet:
   Heath
   Brown
   Grant
   Sargant
   Garbois
   Gaywood
   Mrs. Ryall
   Miss Ruggles
   Miss Grant
   Miss Plymsell
   Miss Watson
   Miss M. Watson

"Black-Eyed Susan", Woolf

song listed in Adelphi Scrapbook

2) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever. Not in Nicoll
AU: [Unknown]

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, next 5 Jul 1808

Genre (spectacle) serious spectacle

First Night Cast

Socivizca (Chieftain): C[harles] Dubois; Mutalbo: Powers; Perdascus: Sargant; Huberto: Brown; Rolando: Grant; Utalbo: Garbois; Hybernas: Heath; Fernandez: Louis; Solitary Simon: [John?] Holland; Sheet Anchor: King; peasants: T[homas J.] Blanchard, Williams (late Royal Circus), Gaywood, Truman; villagers: Mrs. Ryall, Miss Watson, Miss M. Watson, Miss Ruggles, Miss Plymsell, Miss Grant, Miss Porter, Miss Vallancy (late Royal Circus); Marianne: Miss Webster (1st app); Pamela: Mrs. Wybrow

Reference Cast

Socivizca: Charles Dubois
Mutalbo: Powers
Perdascus: Sargant
Huberto: Brown
Rolando: Grant
Utalbo: Garbois
Hybernas: Heath
Fernandez: Louis
Solitary Simon: John? Holland
Sheet Anchor: King
peasants:
   Thomas J. Blanchard
   Williams
   Gaywood
   Truman
villagers:
   Mrs. Ryall
   Miss Watson
   Miss M. Watson
   Miss Ruggles
   Miss Plymsell
   Miss Grant
   Miss Porter
   Miss Vallancy
Marianne: Miss Webster
Pamela: Mrs. Thomas E. Ridgway

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (1)

Title Comment not in Nicoll
AU: [Unknown], CHOR: Ryall

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, next 5 Jul 1808

Genre (comic pantomime) comic pantomime

First Night Cast

Harlequin: Brown; Pantaloon: Powers; Dlumdalca's violin: Miss Goodwin (fr CG); Affectionamus Italica: [John?] Holland; travelling tinker: King; Clown: Louis; Medley: Heath; Pay-toll: Grant; Curiosity: Gaywood; Curley: Sargant; Tribe of Ismael: Garbois; post-boy: Master Truman; inhabitants of the Hebrides: T[homas J.] Blanchard, Williams, Miss Porter; Hemisphere: Mrs. [Thomas E.] Ridgway; protectress: Mrs. May; fruit-girls: Miss Watson, Miss M. Watson; water-cress girl: Miss Ruggles; oyster-girl: Miss Grant; milk-maid: Miss Plymsell; bar-maid: Miss Vallancy; Velocity, or Columbine: Mrs. Wybrow

Reference Cast

Harlequin: Brown
Pantaloon: Powers
Dlumdalca's violin: Miss
   Goodwin

Affectionamus Italica: John?
   Holland

travelling tinker: King
Clown: Louis
Medley: Heath
Pay-toll: Grant
Curiosity: Gaywood
Curley: Sargant
Tribe of Ismael: Garbois
post-boy: Master Truman
inhabitants of the Hebrides:
   Miss Porter
   Thomas J. Blanchard
   Williams
Hemisphere: Mrs. Thomas E.
   Ridgway

protectress: Mrs. May
fruit-girls:
   Miss Watson
   Miss M. Watson
water-cress girl: Miss Ruggles
oyster-girl: Miss Grant
milk-maid: Miss Plymsell
bar-maid: Miss Vallancy
Velocity, or Columbine: Mrs.
   Wybrow

song: King

dresses and decorations entirely new

tricks, performances: Louis

General Non-Title Information

"May the King Live for Ever", Woolf; "The Wig" [Charles Dibdin Jr], King; favourite duet: "William and Sue", King, Mrs. [Thomas E.] Ridgway Songs given in Adelphi Scapbook

imitations: [Andrew] Campbell Source of above Adelphi Scapbook

Occasional address: [John?] Holland


5 Jul 1808
Tue eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (2)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 4 Jul 1808, next 6 Jul 1808

2) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (2)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 4 Jul 1808, next 6 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pamela: Mrs. Wybrow

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (2)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 4 Jul 1808, next 6 Jul 1808


6 Jul 1808
Wed eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (3)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 5 Jul 1808, next 7 Jul 1808

2) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (3)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 5 Jul 1808, next 7 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pamela: Mrs. Wybrow

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (3)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 5 Jul 1808, next 7 Jul 1808


7 Jul 1808
Thu eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (4)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 6 Jul 1808, next 8 Jul 1808

2) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (4)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 6 Jul 1808, next 8 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pamela: Mrs. Wybrow

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (4)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 6 Jul 1808, next 8 Jul 1808


8 Jul 1808
Fri eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (5)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 7 Jul 1808, next 9 Jul 1808

2) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (5)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 7 Jul 1808, next 9 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pamela: Mrs. Wybrow

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (5)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 7 Jul 1808, next 9 Jul 1808


9 Jul 1808
Sat eve
Covent Garden
9 Jul 1808
advertisement
The London Times

1) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (6)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 8 Jul 1808, next 11 Jul 1808

2) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (6)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 8 Jul 1808, next 11 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pamela: Mrs. Wybrow

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (6)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 8 Jul 1808, next 11 Jul 1808


11 Jul 1808
Mon eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (7)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 9 Jul 1808, next 12 Jul 1808

2) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (7)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 9 Jul 1808, next 12 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pamela: Mrs. Wybrow

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (7)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 9 Jul 1808, next 12 Jul 1808


12 Jul 1808
Tue eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (8)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 11 Jul 1808, next 13 Jul 1808

2) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (8)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 11 Jul 1808, next 13 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pamela: Mrs. Wybrow

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (8)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 11 Jul 1808, next 13 Jul 1808


13 Jul 1808
Wed eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (9)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 12 Jul 1808, next 14 Jul 1808

2) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (9)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 12 Jul 1808, next 14 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pamela: Mrs. Wybrow

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (9)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 12 Jul 1808, next 14 Jul 1808


14 Jul 1808
Thu eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (10)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 13 Jul 1808, next 15 Jul 1808

2) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (10)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 13 Jul 1808, next 15 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pamela: Mrs. Wybrow

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (10)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 13 Jul 1808, next 15 Jul 1808


15 Jul 1808
Fri eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (11)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 14 Jul 1808, next 16 Jul 1808

2) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (11)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 14 Jul 1808, next 16 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pamela: Mrs. Wybrow

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (11)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 14 Jul 1808, next 16 Jul 1808


16 Jul 1808
Sat eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (12)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 15 Jul 1808, next 18 Jul 1808

2) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (12)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 15 Jul 1808, next 18 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pamela: Mrs. Wybrow

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (12)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 15 Jul 1808, next 18 Jul 1808


18 Jul 1808
Mon eve
Covent Garden
18 Jul 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (13)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 16 Jul 1808, next 19 Jul 1808

2) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (13)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 16 Jul 1808, next 19 Jul 1808

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (13)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 16 Jul 1808, next 19 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pantaloon: Thomas J.
  Blanchard

Dlumdalca's violin: Master
  Brown

Clown: Charles Dubois
Tribe of Ismael: Williams
OMITS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides:
  Thomas J. Blanchard
  Williams
ADDS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides: Garbois

General Non-Title Information

"The Land We Live In", Woolf

tightrope: Signor Saxoni, C[harles] Dubois (Clown to the rope) Signor Saxoni engaged for 12 nights


19 Jul 1808
Tue eve
Covent Garden
18 Jul 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (14)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 18 Jul 1808, next 20 Jul 1808

2) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (14)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 18 Jul 1808, next 20 Jul 1808

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (14)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 18 Jul 1808, next 20 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pantaloon: Thomas J.
  Blanchard

Dlumdalca's violin: Master
  Brown

Clown: Charles Dubois
Tribe of Ismael: Williams
OMITS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides:
  Thomas J. Blanchard
  Williams
ADDS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides: Garbois

20 Jul 1808
Wed eve
Covent Garden
18 Jul 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (15)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 19 Jul 1808, next 21 Jul 1808

2) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (15)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 19 Jul 1808, next 21 Jul 1808

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (15)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 19 Jul 1808, next 21 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pantaloon: Thomas J.
  Blanchard

Dlumdalca's violin: Master
  Brown

Clown: Charles Dubois
Tribe of Ismael: Williams
OMITS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides:
  Thomas J. Blanchard
  Williams
ADDS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides: Garbois

21 Jul 1808
Thu eve
Covent Garden
18 Jul 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (16)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 20 Jul 1808, next 22 Jul 1808

2) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (16)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 20 Jul 1808, next 22 Jul 1808

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (16)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 20 Jul 1808, next 22 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pantaloon: Thomas J.
  Blanchard

Dlumdalca's violin: Master
  Brown

Clown: Charles Dubois
Tribe of Ismael: Williams
OMITS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides:
  Thomas J. Blanchard
  Williams
ADDS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides: Garbois

22 Jul 1808
Fri eve
Covent Garden
18 Jul 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (17)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 21 Jul 1808, next 23 Jul 1808

2) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (17)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 21 Jul 1808, next 23 Jul 1808

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (17)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 21 Jul 1808, next 23 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pantaloon: Thomas J.
  Blanchard

Dlumdalca's violin: Master
  Brown

Clown: Charles Dubois
Tribe of Ismael: Williams
OMITS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides:
  Thomas J. Blanchard
  Williams
ADDS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides: Garbois

23 Jul 1808
Sat eve
Covent Garden
18 Jul 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (18)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 22 Jul 1808, next 25 Jul 1808

2) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (18)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 22 Jul 1808, next 25 Jul 1808

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (18)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 22 Jul 1808, next 25 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pantaloon: Thomas J.
  Blanchard

Dlumdalca's violin: Master
  Brown

Clown: Charles Dubois
Tribe of Ismael: Williams
OMITS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides:
  Thomas J. Blanchard
  Williams
ADDS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides: Garbois

25 Jul 1808
Mon eve
Covent Garden
18 Jul 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (19)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 23 Jul 1808, next 26 Jul 1808

2) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (19)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 23 Jul 1808, next 26 Jul 1808

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (19)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 23 Jul 1808, next 26 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pantaloon: Thomas J.
  Blanchard

Dlumdalca's violin: Master
  Brown

Clown: Charles Dubois
Tribe of Ismael: Williams
OMITS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides:
  Thomas J. Blanchard
  Williams
ADDS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides: Garbois

26 Jul 1808
Tue eve
Covent Garden
26 Jul 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (20)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 25 Jul 1808, next 27 Jul 1808

2) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (20)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 25 Jul 1808, next 27 Jul 1808

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (20)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 25 Jul 1808, next 27 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pantaloon: Thomas J.
  Blanchard

Dlumdalca's violin: Master
  Brown

Clown: Charles Dubois
Tribe of Ismael: Williams
OMITS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides:
  Thomas J. Blanchard
  Williams
ADDS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides: Garbois

General Non-Title Information

"Sam Spritsail" [John? Holland], Woolf; "The Victory" [John? Holland], Woolf; "Description of a Storm" [G[eorge] A. Stevens], Woolf

Two Little Savoyards will be produced Thursday


27 Jul 1808
Wed eve
Covent Garden
26 Jul 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (21)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 26 Jul 1808, next 28 Jul 1808

2) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (21)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 26 Jul 1808, next 28 Jul 1808

3) Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles (21)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 26 Jul 1808

Cast as reference cast (4 Jul 1808)

BUT Pantaloon: Thomas J.
  Blanchard

Dlumdalca's violin: Master
  Brown

Clown: Charles Dubois
Tribe of Ismael: Williams
OMITS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides:
  Thomas J. Blanchard
  Williams
ADDS inhabitants of the
  Hebrides: Garbois

28 Jul 1808
Thu eve
Covent Garden
26 Jul 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (22)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 27 Jul 1808, next 29 Jul 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (1)

AU: [Unknown]

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, next 29 Jul 1808

Genre (musical entertainment) musical piece; 1 act

First Night Cast

Lord Frederick: C[harles] Dubois; bailiff: Louis; Claremont: Sargant; Michell: Miss Watson; Joset: Mrs. [Thomas E.] Ridgway; villagers: Heath, Garbois, Grant, Brown, Miss Watson, Miss M. Watson, Miss Plymsell, Mrs. Ryall; infantry: T[homas J.] Blanchard, Gaywood, Williams, Collins, Mrs. May, Miss Porter, Miss Vallancy, Miss Ruggles

Cast Comment cast taken from NN bill 9 August 1808

Reference Cast

Lord Frederick: Charles Dubois
bailiff: Louis
Claremont: Sargant
Michell: Miss Watson
Joset: Mrs. Thomas E. Ridgway
villagers:
   Heath
   Garbois
   Grant
   Brown
   Miss Watson
   Miss M. Watson
   Miss Plymsell
   Mrs. Ryall
infantry:
   Thomas J. Blanchard
   Gaywood
   Williams
   Collins
   Mrs. May
   Miss Porter
   Miss Vallancy
   Miss Ruggles

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (22)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 27 Jul 1808, next 29 Jul 1808


29 Jul 1808
Fri eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (23)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 28 Jul 1808, next 30 Jul 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (2)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 28 Jul 1808, next 30 Jul 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (23)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 28 Jul 1808, next 30 Jul 1808


30 Jul 1808
Sat eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (24)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 29 Jul 1808, next 1 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (3)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 29 Jul 1808, next 1 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (24)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 29 Jul 1808, next 1 Aug 1808


1 Aug 1808
Mon eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (25)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 30 Jul 1808, next 2 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (4)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 30 Jul 1808, next 2 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (25)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 30 Jul 1808, next 2 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (1)

AU: [Unknown]

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, next 2 Aug 1808

Genre (comic pantomime) entire new comic pantomime

First Night Cast

Conjuror, alias Pantaloon: T[homas J.] Blanchard; Pluto (alias Bagatelle): [John?] Holland; Lucifer, alias Silly Pate, or Clown: C[harles] Dubois; Tribulation [?], or Harlequin Apprentice: Garbois; Asmodius: Master [Joseph?] Dubois; [?man]: Woolf; butcher: Heath; bootmaker: "Truefit"; hair-dresser: Sargant; bill-sticker: Collins; Gipsy men: Brown, Gaywood; waiter: Grant; [illeg] Giles: Williams; genii: Mrs. [Thomas E.] Ridgway; Gipsy women: Miss Vallancy, Miss Ruggles, Miss Grant, Miss Plymsell, Miss Watson, Miss M. Watson; Dame Dotage: Miss Porter; Mother Lovewell: Mrs. May; Leviathan (who elopes with Clown on her back): Mlle. Vivandier; Columbine: Mrs. Wybrow

Reference Cast

Conjuror, alias Pantaloon:
   Thomas J. Blanchard

Pluto: John? Holland
Lucifer, alias Silly Pate, or
   Clown: Charles Dubois
Tribulation ?, or Harlequin
   Apprentice: Garbois
Asmodius: Master Joseph? Dubois
?man: Woolf
butcher: Heath
bootmaker: "Truefit"
hair-dresser: Sargant
bill-sticker: Collins
Gipsy men:
   Brown
   Gaywood
waiter: Grant
illeg Giles: Williams
genii: Mrs. Thomas E. Ridgway
Gipsy women:
   Miss Vallancy
   Miss Ruggles
   Miss Grant
   Miss Plymsell
   Miss Watson
   Miss M. Watson
Dame Dotage: Miss Porter
Mother Lovewell: Mrs. May
Leviathan: Mlle. Vivandier
Columbine: Mrs. Wybrow

There is a New York bill dated Aug 9, 1808 that states Master Dubois is making his second appearance. However, the NN bill of July 26 said "last week" of Beauty; Since two Little Savoyards began on July 28, it is possible Cavern of Fate began the following Monday


2 Aug 1808
Tue eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (26)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 1 Aug 1808, next 3 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (5)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 1 Aug 1808, next 3 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (26)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 1 Aug 1808, next 3 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (2)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 1 Aug 1808, next 3 Aug 1808


3 Aug 1808
Wed eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (27)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 2 Aug 1808, next 4 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (6)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 2 Aug 1808, next 4 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (27)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 2 Aug 1808, next 4 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (3)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 2 Aug 1808, next 4 Aug 1808


4 Aug 1808
Thu eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (28)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 3 Aug 1808, next 5 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (7)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 3 Aug 1808, next 5 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (28)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 3 Aug 1808, next 5 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (4)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 3 Aug 1808, next 5 Aug 1808


5 Aug 1808
Fri eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (29)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 4 Aug 1808, next 6 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (8)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 4 Aug 1808, next 6 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (29)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 4 Aug 1808, next 6 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (5)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 4 Aug 1808, next 6 Aug 1808


6 Aug 1808
Sat eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (30)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 5 Aug 1808, next 8 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (9)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 5 Aug 1808, next 8 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (30)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 5 Aug 1808, next 8 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (6)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 5 Aug 1808, next 8 Aug 1808


8 Aug 1808
Mon eve
Covent Garden
9 Aug 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (31)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 6 Aug 1808, next 9 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (10)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 6 Aug 1808, next 9 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (31)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 6 Aug 1808, next 9 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (7)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 6 Aug 1808, next 9 Aug 1808


9 Aug 1808
Tue eve
Covent Garden
9 Aug 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (32)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 8 Aug 1808, next 10 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (11)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 8 Aug 1808, next 10 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (32)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 8 Aug 1808, next 10 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (8)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 8 Aug 1808, next 10 Aug 1808


10 Aug 1808
Wed eve
Covent Garden
9 Aug 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (33)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 9 Aug 1808, next 11 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (12)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 9 Aug 1808, next 11 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (33)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 9 Aug 1808, next 11 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (9)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 9 Aug 1808, next 11 Aug 1808


11 Aug 1808
Thu eve
Covent Garden
9 Aug 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (34)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 10 Aug 1808, next 12 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (13)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 10 Aug 1808, next 12 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (34)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 10 Aug 1808, next 12 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (10)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 10 Aug 1808, next 12 Aug 1808


12 Aug 1808
Fri eve
Covent Garden
9 Aug 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (35)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 11 Aug 1808, next 13 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (14)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 11 Aug 1808, next 13 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (35)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 11 Aug 1808, next 13 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (11)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 11 Aug 1808, next 13 Aug 1808


13 Aug 1808
Sat eve
Covent Garden
9 Aug 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (36)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 12 Aug 1808, next 15 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (15)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 12 Aug 1808, next 15 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (36)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 12 Aug 1808, next 15 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (12)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 12 Aug 1808, next 15 Aug 1808


15 Aug 1808
Mon eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (37)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 13 Aug 1808, next 16 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (16)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 13 Aug 1808, next 16 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (37)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 13 Aug 1808, next 16 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (13)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 13 Aug 1808, next 16 Aug 1808


16 Aug 1808
Tue eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (38)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 15 Aug 1808, next 17 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (17)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 15 Aug 1808, next 17 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (38)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 15 Aug 1808, next 17 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (14)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 15 Aug 1808, next 17 Aug 1808


17 Aug 1808
Wed eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (39)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 16 Aug 1808, next 18 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (18)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 16 Aug 1808, next 18 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (39)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 16 Aug 1808, next 18 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (15)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 16 Aug 1808, next 18 Aug 1808


18 Aug 1808
Thu eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (40)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 17 Aug 1808, next 19 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (19)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 17 Aug 1808, next 19 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (40)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 17 Aug 1808, next 19 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (16)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 17 Aug 1808, next 19 Aug 1808


19 Aug 1808
Fri eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (41)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 18 Aug 1808, next 20 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (20)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 18 Aug 1808, next 20 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (41)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 18 Aug 1808, next 20 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (17)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 18 Aug 1808, next 20 Aug 1808


20 Aug 1808
Sat eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (42)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 19 Aug 1808, next 22 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (21)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 19 Aug 1808, next 22 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (42)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 19 Aug 1808, next 22 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (18)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 19 Aug 1808, next 22 Aug 1808


22 Aug 1808
Mon eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (43)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 20 Aug 1808, next 23 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (22)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 20 Aug 1808, next 23 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (43)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 20 Aug 1808, next 23 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (19)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 20 Aug 1808, next 23 Aug 1808


23 Aug 1808
Tue eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (44)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 22 Aug 1808, next 24 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (23)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 22 Aug 1808, next 24 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (44)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 22 Aug 1808, next 24 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (20)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 22 Aug 1808, next 24 Aug 1808


24 Aug 1808
Wed eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (45)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 23 Aug 1808, next 25 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (24)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 23 Aug 1808, next 25 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (45)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 23 Aug 1808, next 25 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (21)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 23 Aug 1808, next 25 Aug 1808


25 Aug 1808
Thu eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (46)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 24 Aug 1808, next 26 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (25)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 24 Aug 1808, next 26 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (46)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 24 Aug 1808, next 26 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (22)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 24 Aug 1808, next 26 Aug 1808


26 Aug 1808
Fri eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (47)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 25 Aug 1808, next 27 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (26)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 25 Aug 1808, next 27 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (47)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 25 Aug 1808, next 27 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (23)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 25 Aug 1808, next 27 Aug 1808


27 Aug 1808
Sat eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (48)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 26 Aug 1808, next 29 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (27)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 26 Aug 1808, next 29 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (48)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 26 Aug 1808, next 29 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (24)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 26 Aug 1808, next 29 Aug 1808


29 Aug 1808
Mon eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (49)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 27 Aug 1808, next 30 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (28)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 27 Aug 1808, next 30 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (49)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 27 Aug 1808, next 30 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (25)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 27 Aug 1808, next 30 Aug 1808


30 Aug 1808
Tue eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (50)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 29 Aug 1808, next 31 Aug 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (29)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 29 Aug 1808, next 31 Aug 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (50)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 29 Aug 1808, next 31 Aug 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (26)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 29 Aug 1808, next 31 Aug 1808


31 Aug 1808
Wed eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (51)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 30 Aug 1808, next 1 Sep 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (30)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 30 Aug 1808, next 1 Sep 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (51)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 30 Aug 1808, next 1 Sep 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (27)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 30 Aug 1808, next 1 Sep 1808


1 Sep 1808
Thu eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (52)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 31 Aug 1808, next 2 Sep 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (31)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 31 Aug 1808, next 2 Sep 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (52)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 31 Aug 1808, next 2 Sep 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (28)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 31 Aug 1808, next 2 Sep 1808


2 Sep 1808
Fri eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (53)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 1 Sep 1808, next 3 Sep 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (32)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 1 Sep 1808, next 3 Sep 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (53)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 1 Sep 1808, next 3 Sep 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (29)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 1 Sep 1808, next 3 Sep 1808


3 Sep 1808
Sat eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (54)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 2 Sep 1808, next 5 Sep 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (33)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 2 Sep 1808, next 5 Sep 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (54)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 2 Sep 1808, next 5 Sep 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (30)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 2 Sep 1808, next 5 Sep 1808


5 Sep 1808
Mon eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (55)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 3 Sep 1808, next 6 Sep 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (34)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 3 Sep 1808, next 6 Sep 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (55)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 3 Sep 1808, next 6 Sep 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (31)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 3 Sep 1808, next 6 Sep 1808


6 Sep 1808
Tue eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (56)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 5 Sep 1808, next 7 Sep 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (35)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 5 Sep 1808, next 7 Sep 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (56)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 5 Sep 1808, next 7 Sep 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (32)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 5 Sep 1808, next 7 Sep 1808


7 Sep 1808
Wed eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (57)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 6 Sep 1808, next 8 Sep 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (36)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 6 Sep 1808, next 8 Sep 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (57)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 6 Sep 1808, next 8 Sep 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (33)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 6 Sep 1808, next 8 Sep 1808


8 Sep 1808
Thu eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (58)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 7 Sep 1808, next 9 Sep 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (37)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 7 Sep 1808, next 9 Sep 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (58)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 7 Sep 1808, next 9 Sep 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (34)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 7 Sep 1808, next 9 Sep 1808


9 Sep 1808
Fri eve
Covent Garden
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (59)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 8 Sep 1808, next 10 Sep 1808

2) The Two Little Savoyards (38)

Performances first 28 Jul 1808, previous 8 Sep 1808

3) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (59)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 8 Sep 1808, next 10 Sep 1808

4) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (35)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 8 Sep 1808, next 10 Sep 1808


10 Sep 1808
Sat eve
Covent Garden
10 Sep 1808
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Benefit: [John?] Holland

1) The Maid of Hornsey; or, The Bed of Roses (60)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 9 Sep 1808

2) La Heroine Incomparable; or, The Adventure of Six Hours (60)

Performances first 4 Jul 1808, previous 9 Sep 1808

3) The Cavern of Fate; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician (36)

Performances first 1 Aug 1808, previous 9 Sep 1808

Cast as reference cast (1 Aug 1808)

BUT Columbine: Miss Vallancy

Cast Comment Cast truncated for reasons of space

General Non-Title Information

Last night of performance--Covent Garden Corps de Ballet

Theatre Information

Sans Pareil Theatre. Doors open 6:00, curtain 7:00, half price 8:45.

Ticket prices: box 4/-, pit 2/-.

Seasonal Dates

4 July 1808 - 10 September 1808 60 performances: 60 evening

Benefit (1): [John?] Holland (10 Sep 1808)
Non-Resident Theatre Companies (1): Covent Garden Corps de Ballet (4 Jul 1808)

Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors/Pieces

Unknown Beauty (4 Jul 1808)
Cavern of Fate, The (1 Aug 1808)
Heroine Incomparable, La (4 Jul 1808)
Two Little Savoyards, The (28 Jul 1808)

Choreographers

Ryall Beauty (4 Jul 1808)
Unknown Maid of Hornsey, The (4 Jul 1808)

Actors

Blanchard, Thomas J.

Pantaloon (9) in Beauty (18 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); inhabitants of the Hebrides (12) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 16 Jul 1808); Conjuror, alias Pantaloon (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); peasants (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Principal dancers (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); infantry (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Brown

Harlequin (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Gipsy men (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Huberto (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); corps de ballet (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); villagers (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Brown, Master

Dlumdalca's violin (9) in Beauty (18 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808)

Collins

bill-sticker (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); infantry (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Dubois, Charles

Clown (9) in Beauty (18 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Lucifer, alias Silly Pate, or Clown (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Socivizca (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Principal dancers (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Lord Frederick (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Dubois, Master Joseph?

Asmodius (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808)

Garbois

Tribe of Ismael (12) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 16 Jul 1808); inhabitants of the Hebrides (9) in Beauty (18 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Tribulation [?], or Harlequin Apprentice (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Utalbo (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); corps de ballet (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); villagers (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Gaywood

Curiosity (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Gipsy men (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); peasants (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); corps de ballet (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); infantry (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Grant

Pay-toll (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); waiter (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Rolando (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); corps de ballet (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); villagers (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Heath

Medley (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); butcher (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Hybernas (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); corps de ballet (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); villagers (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Holland, John?

Affectionamus Italica (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Pluto (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Solitary Simon (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808)

King

travelling tinker (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Sheet Anchor (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808)

Louis

Clown (12) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 16 Jul 1808); Fernandez (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); bailiff (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Powers

Pantaloon (12) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 16 Jul 1808); Mutalbo (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Principal dancers (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808)

Sargant

Curley (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); hair-dresser (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Perdascus (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); corps de ballet (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Claremont (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Truman

peasants (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808)

Truman, Master

post-boy (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Principal dancers (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808)

Williams

Tribe of Ismael (9) in Beauty (18 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); inhabitants of the Hebrides (12) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 16 Jul 1808); [illeg] Giles (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); peasants (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); infantry (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Woolf

[?man] (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808)

Actresses

Goodwin, Miss

Dlumdalca's violin (12) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 16 Jul 1808)

Grant, Miss

oyster-girl (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Gipsy women (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); villagers (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); corps de ballet (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808)

May, Mrs.

protectress (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Mother Lovewell (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); infantry (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Plymsell, Miss

milk-maid (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Gipsy women (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); villagers (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); corps de ballet (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); villagers (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Porter, Miss

inhabitants of the Hebrides (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Dame Dotage (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); villagers (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Principal dancers (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); infantry (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Ridgway, Mrs. Thomas E.

Hemisphere (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); genii (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Pamela (48) in Heroine Incomparable (18 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Principal dancers (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Joset (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Ruggles, Miss

water-cress girl (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Gipsy women (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); villagers (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); corps de ballet (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); infantry (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Ryall, Mrs.

villagers (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); corps de ballet (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); villagers (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Vallancy, Miss

bar-maid (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Gipsy women (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Columbine (1) in Cavern of Fate (10 Sep 1808); villagers (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); infantry (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Vivandier, Mlle.

Leviathan (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808)

Watson, Miss

fruit-girls (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Gipsy women (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); villagers (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); corps de ballet (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); Michell (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808); villagers (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Watson, Miss M.

fruit-girls (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Gipsy women (36) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); villagers (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); corps de ballet (60) in Maid of Hornsey (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808); villagers (38) in Two Little Savoyards (28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Webster, Miss

Marianne (60) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808)

Wybrow, Mrs.

Velocity, or Columbine (21) in Beauty (4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808); Columbine (35) in Cavern of Fate (1 Aug 1808 - 9 Sep 1808); Pamela (12) in Heroine Incomparable (4 Jul 1808 - 16 Jul 1808)

Singers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Beauty; or, Harlequin of the Black Isles

(comic pantomime) by Unknown, Ryall (chor) (21 times, 4 Jul 1808 - 27 Jul 1808)

Summary Cast:

Cavern of Fate, The; or, Harlequin Apprentice Magician

(comic pantomime) by Unknown (36 times, 1 Aug 1808 - 10 Sep 1808)

Summary Cast:

* Heroine Incomparable, La; or, The Adventure of Six Hours

(spectacle) by Unknown (60 times, 4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808)

Summary Cast:

* Maid of Hornsey, The; or, The Bed of Roses

(ballet) by Unknown (chor) (60 times, 4 Jul 1808 - 10 Sep 1808)

Summary Cast:

Two Little Savoyards, The

(musical entertainment, 1 act) by Unknown (38 times, 28 Jul 1808 - 9 Sep 1808)

Summary Cast:

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