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THE LONDON STAGE 1800-1900

Joseph Donohue and James Ellis, General Editors

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THEATRE ROYAL, ADELPHI

(formerly THE SANS PAREIL THEATRE)

1806-1900

Calendar for 1839-1840

Edited by Alicia Kae Koger

A Publication of

The Adelphi Calendar Project

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

Theodore J. Seward, Jr., Systems Analyst

Contents

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The Season

In the final season of the decade, Frederick Yates and Thomas Gladstane, managers of the Adelphi, increased their profits and their reputations by presenting works by some of England's most renowned contemporary playwrights in productions that dazzled audiences with their magnificent scenic effects and costumes. The company, which presented 31 plays in 179 performances, included such favorites as John Buckstone, Paul Bedford, Frederick Yates, James H. Hackett, Thomas D. Rice, and Mary Ann Keeley. When the theatre opened on 1 October 1839, the Times wrote, "the house now presents a very elegant and commodious appearance" (1 October 1839).

John Buckstone returned to the Adelphi in 1839-40 in the capacity of playwright and actor. Seven of his scripts were produced, including The Christening, Abelard and Heloise, and The May Queen. By far the most successful of Buckstone's plays (indeed the most successful of the decade) was his adaptation of William Harrison Ainsworth's sensational novel, Jack Sheppard. The piece, which opened on 28 October 1839, and ran for 121 performances, was one of seven adaptations, which played in London theatres that fall. While critics generally deplored the Ainsworth novel and occasionally denounced its dramatic cousins, Buckstone's version, according to Martin Meisel, was the most successful (Realizations, 271). The Times, after grudgingly acknowledging that the play would be a hit, proclaimed: "The drama is a much better thing than the book, because the adapter has avoided the blunders and absurdities of the [novelist], and extracted with great skill all that is really good in the original" (29 October 1839).

Buckstone's script was acted well by the Adelphi Company, according to the available accounts. Mary Ann Keeley took on the breeches role of the criminal, Jack Sheppard, and Lyon (in the absence of O. Smith) played his antagonist, Jonathan Wild. Reviewers frequently singled out Mrs. Keeley for praise. In the Morning Herald, she was cited for the "genius with which she invested" the character. Not everyone was convinced. John Forster sniffed "Mrs. Keeley, Mr. Yates, and Mr. Bedford display much misplaced power" (Examiner, 28 October 1839), but the Theatrical Observer declared a day later, "the acting was unquestionably excellent." Even more appealing than the performances, however, was the play's spectacular scenery. Created by Pitt and Telbin and based upon on George Cruikshank's illustrations of the novel, the sets and special effects received universal praise. In his description of the first act, the Times critic wrote: "The whole stage of the theatre is sunk about eight or ten feet.... The storm on the Thames is introduced with a very surprising mechanical effect, and the distant view of St. Paul's Cathedral ... is excellent." Even the disapproving John Forster admitted that the "scenic effects are really most surprisingly good." The Times gave the final word when it wrote, "The scenery is superior to anything that has been shown for many seasons."

Works by William Bernard and William Moncrieff also took prominent places on the bills in 1839 and 1840. The season opened with Bernard's The Kentuckian, featuring the American actors, James H. Hackett and Thomas D. Rice, and with Moncrieff's Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble. The latter piece garnered praise for its scenery from all the critics, including the writer for the Theatrical Observer who declared, "We have never witnessed more beautiful scenery than is exhibited in this highly interesting piece" (9 October 1839). Bernard's Rip Van Winkle was also revived as a vehicle for Hackett, but it only ran for 10 performances.

Three revivals of plays by Edward Fitzball were presented: The Pilot, Esmeralda, and Nelson, England's Glory. Another old favorite, Douglas Jerrold's Black-Eyed Susan was revived with an appearance by T. P. Cooke. Richard Peake contributed two scripts, which featured the acting of Frederick Yates: HB, a farce and The Devil in London, a local color drama. Of the latter, the Theatrical Journal said on 25 April, "notwithstanding all the puff and parade about eighty young ladies being engaged in it, it is positively unendurable ... the eighty ladies dressed in armour exhibited (as happily phrased by a contemporary), one hundred and sixty of the worst legs that ever ambulated on the Adelphi boards" (p. 158).

The Adelphi's prolific resident playwright, Edward Stirling, was not without representation in 1839-1840. His highly acclaimed Nicholas Nickleby was revived for six performances in October and in March, a sequel, The Fortunes of Smike, opened. The latter was praised by the Theatrical Observer as "quite as effective as its predecessor," yet it failed to achieve a long run. Martin Meisel writes that "the original freshness had gone, as indeed, it had from the last chapters of the book [Nicholas Nickleby] itself" (Realizations, p. 64). Despite good performances by Mary Ann Keeley as Smike, Frederick Yates as Mantalini, and Buckstone as Newman Noggs, the show "did not enrich the box office" as its predecessor had (ibid.).

Stirling's Knight of the Dragon, on the other hand, was a spectacle of unprecedented scale and appeal. The production, based upon William Harrison Ainsworth's Crichton, provided an opportunity to display the "armour, banners, costumes, and paraphernalia" recently employed in a tournament at Eglinton Castle. Real horses were used, as was scenery that was described as "more than usually effective and ... [is] perfectly surprising in its effects" (Times, 20 November 1839). The Theatrical Observer reported on 3 December, the managers insured the historical artifacts they used for "3,000 pounds, against fire, at the enormous premium of 3 guineas per cent." It is no wonder that an unidentified reviewer wrote in the fall of 1839 that "Yates has earned a deserved celebrity for producing what are called 'effects'; and often have we seen things done upon the little stage of the Adelphi that put to blush the effects of other managers" (quoted by Meisel, Realizations, p. 251).

The final outstanding production of the 1839-40 Adelphi season was the traditional Christmas pantomime, Harlequin and Mother Red Cap. The Athenæum praised, "its diorama, painted by Telbin ... as one of the best painted displays of scenery" (28 December 1839, 989-90). On January 8, after a two-week run on a bill with Jack Sheppard, the pantomime had brought in receipts that "exceeded in amount those of any week in former seasons" (Theatrical Observer). It is not surprising that the same publication declared on 22 January 1840: "Never were such prosperous times known as at present at this very popular house."

On 6 May 1840, Frederick Yates gave his customary farewell address to the assembled audience. He explained that the closing of the theatre three weeks earlier than their license allowed resulted from the need to rebuild the front wall of the theatre and the "unexampled beauty of the weather" (Theatrical Journal, 9 May, p. 139). In a modest understatement, he thanked his audience for the "very fair proportion of patronage" given during the season and promised to devote the summer to finding new attractions. In fact, he began a provincial tour with his wife, Mrs. Keeley, and Paul Bedford playing in the Adelphi version of Jack Sheppard. In Bath, the Theatrical Journal reported, they played to "about thirty people in the pit and a truly beggarly account of empty boxes" (23 May 1840).

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Daily Calendar For 1839-1840

Illustration: Rice, Thomas Dartmouth (1808-1860): White performer and playwright, minstrel show entertainer  [1st Performance Sep 30, 1839]


 
Title:Rice, Thomas Dartmouth (1808-1860): White performer and playwright, minstrel show entertainer
Description:Rice, Thomas Dartmouth (1808-1860): White performer and playwright, minstrel show entertainer.  Picture from 1832 Playbill of Thomas D. Rice as "Jim Crow"; 1832 New York.
1st Performance:Sep 30, 1839
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:Located on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_D._Rice., Jan 1, 1832

30 Sep 1839
Mon eve
Adelphi
30 Sep 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Kentuckian; or, A Trip to New York (1)

AU: [William B. Bernard]

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, next 1 Oct 1839

Genre (farce) popular drama; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Colonel Nimrod Wildfire (the Kentuckian): [James H.] Hackett; Mr. Freeman (New York merchant): [William] Cullenford; Percival (English merchant): Butler; Jenkins (under assumed name of Lord Granby): J[ohn] F. Saville; Caesar (a free black): T[homas D.] Rice; Mrs. Luminary (tourist and speculator): Mrs. Fosbroke; Mrs. Freeman: Mrs. Gower; Caroline (Gower's daughter): Miss George; Mary: Miss E. Honner (1st app here)

Reference Cast

Colonel Nimrod Wildfire: James
   H. Hackett

Mr. Freeman: William Cullenford
Percival: Butler
Jenkins: John F. Saville
Caesar: Thomas D. Rice
Mrs. Luminary: Mrs. Fosbroke
Mrs. Freeman: Mrs. Gower
Caroline: Miss George
Mary: Miss E. Honner

2) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: [William T. Moncrieff]

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, next 1 Oct 1839

Genre (melodrama) new romantic drama; 4 parts

First Night Cast

Tibault (the goldsmith of Grenoble): [William] Cullenford; Pierre Paulot (Tibault's servant): H[enry R.] Beverley; Count Philip de Maurepas (captain of the King's Dragoons): Lyon; Dumont (confidential friend of Tibault): G[eorge] Maynard; Theodore (young painter): J[ohn] F. Saville; Paul Lanquenet (Theodore's friend and foster-brother): Paul J. Bedford (fr TR DL, 1st app here); Johannes (a Bohemian): E. H. Butler; Dirk Schuyler (alias Skulking Dick, a Dutch spy): [Edward R.] Wright conspirators La Blouse: King; La Carotte: [John] Sanders Captain: Freeborn; Father Mathias (monk of St. Bernard): Holmes; Louis (child, 5 yrs old): Miss Jenkins; Alice: Miss Allison (fr TR, DL, 1st app here); Josephine: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Madame Tibault: Mrs. Fosbroke

Reference Cast

Tibault: William Cullenford
Pierre Paulot: Henry R.
   Beverley

Count Philip de Maurepas: Lyon
Dumont: George Maynard
Theodore: John F. Saville
Paul Lanquenet: Paul J. Bedford
Johannes: E. H. Butler
Dirk Schuyler: Edward R. Wright
La Blouse: King
La Carotte: John Sanders
Captain: Freeborn
Father Mathias: Holmes
Louis: Miss Jenkins
Alice: Miss Allison
Josephine: Mrs. Robert Keeley
Madame Tibault: Mrs. Fosbroke

I,i Tibault the Goldsmith's dwelling (Pitt); II,i grand square and cathedral (Pitt) III [5 years later] III,i middle plateau of Mount St. Bernard (Telbin); IV,i horrific chasm and the hospitalier by night (Telbin)

3) Monsieur Morbleu (1)

Title Comment not listed by Nicoll
AU: [Unknown]

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, next 1 Oct 1839

Genre (farce) burletta

First Night Cast

Mr. Thompson: [William] Cullenford; Jack Ardourly: E. H. Butler; Tom King: J[ohn] F. Saville; Monsieur Morbleu: [James H.] Hackett; Rusty: [John] Sanders; Useful: [Edward R.] Wright; Fip: G. King; Nap (watchman): G[eorge] Maynard; Snap: Holmes; Trap: Shaw; Want'em: Freeborn; George: F. Butler; Adolphine de Courcy (otherwise Miss Thompson): Miss Lee; Madame Bellegarde: Mrs. Fosbroke; Mrs. Thompson: Mrs. Gower

Reference Cast

Mr. Thompson: William
   Cullenford

Jack Ardourly: E. H. Butler
Tom King: John F. Saville
Monsieur Morbleu: James H.
   Hackett

Rusty: John Sanders
Useful: Edward R. Wright
Fip: G. King
Nap: George Maynard
Snap: Holmes
Trap: Shaw
Want'em: Freeborn
George: F. Butler
Adolphine de Courcy: Miss Lee
Madame Bellegarde: Mrs.
   Fosbroke

Mrs. Thompson: Mrs. Gower

General Non-Title Information

overture (to Semiramide): [[Gioacchino A.] Rossini]; overture (to Il Barbiere di Siviglia): [[Gioacchino A.] Rossini]; overture (to Le Serment): [[Daniel F.] Auber]; quadrille (from La Tete de Bronze): [[Phillipe] Musard]


1 Oct 1839
Tue eve
Adelphi
30 Sep 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Kentuckian; or, A Trip to New York (2)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 30 Sep 1839, next 2 Oct 1839

2) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (2)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 30 Sep 1839, next 2 Oct 1839

3) Monsieur Morbleu (2)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 30 Sep 1839, next 2 Oct 1839


2 Oct 1839
Wed eve
Adelphi
30 Sep 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Kentuckian; or, A Trip to New York (3)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 1 Oct 1839, next 3 Oct 1839

2) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (3)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 1 Oct 1839, next 3 Oct 1839

3) Monsieur Morbleu (3)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 1 Oct 1839, next 3 Oct 1839


3 Oct 1839
Thu eve
Adelphi
30 Sep 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Kentuckian; or, A Trip to New York (4)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 2 Oct 1839, next 4 Oct 1839

2) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (4)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 2 Oct 1839, next 4 Oct 1839

3) Monsieur Morbleu (4)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 2 Oct 1839, next 4 Oct 1839


4 Oct 1839
Fri eve
Adelphi
30 Sep 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Kentuckian; or, A Trip to New York (5)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 3 Oct 1839, next 5 Oct 1839

2) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (5)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 3 Oct 1839, next 5 Oct 1839

3) Monsieur Morbleu (5)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 3 Oct 1839, next 5 Oct 1839


5 Oct 1839
Sat eve
Adelphi
30 Sep 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Kentuckian; or, A Trip to New York (6)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 4 Oct 1839

2) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (6)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 4 Oct 1839, next 7 Oct 1839

3) Monsieur Morbleu (6)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 4 Oct 1839


7 Oct 1839
Mon eve
Adelphi
7 Oct 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Rip Van Winkle [; or, The Helmsman of the Spirit Crew] (1)

AU: [William B. Bernard]

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, next 8 Oct 1839

Genre (melodrama) romantic and domestic drama; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Rip Van Winkle (an aboriginal Dutchman): [James H.] Hackett; Derrick Von Tassel: [William] Cullenford; Nicholas Vedder: [John] Sanders; Hendric Hudson: G[eorge] Maynard; Brom Von Brunt (schoolmaster): [James P.] Wilkinson; Rory Von Clump: King; Jewett: Harvey; sailors, villagers: [Unlisted]; Dame Van Winkle (Rip's scolding wife): Mrs. Fosbroke; Alice: Miss E. Honner; district judge: Holmes; Herman Von Tassel: J[ohn] F. Saville; Brom Higginbottom: [James P.] Wilkinson; Perseverance Peashell (landlord of the Washington Hotel): [Edward R.] Wright; Hiram Shingle: Freeborn; Gustaffe (a sailor): E. H. Butler; Gertrude Van Winkle (contracted to Herman): Miss M. Lee; Dame Higginbottom: Miss E. Honner

Reference Cast

Rip Van Winkle: James H.
   Hackett

Derrick Von Tassel: William
   Cullenford

Nicholas Vedder: John Sanders
Hendric Hudson: George Maynard
Brom Von Brunt: James P.
   Wilkinson

Rory Von Clump: King
Jewett: Harvey
sailors, villagers: Unlisted
Dame Van Winkle: Mrs. Fosbroke
Alice: Miss E. Honner
district judge: Holmes
Herman Von Tassel: John F.
   Saville

Brom Higginbottom: James P.
   Wilkinson

Perseverance Peashell: Edward R.
   Wright

Hiram Shingle: Freeborn
Gustaffe: E. H. Butler
Gertrude Van Winkle: Miss M.
   Lee

Dame Higginbottom: Miss E.
   Honner

lapse of 20 years between Act i and Act II

2) Bone Squash Diablo (1)

Title Comment 1st time here
AU: [Thomas D. Rice]

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, next 8 Oct 1839

Genre (comic opera) celebrated black opera

First Night Cast

Bone Squash (surnamed Diablo, a black professor of the black art, or Negro chimney sweeper on mechanical principles, but with no mechanical ideas): T[homas D.] Rice; Spruce Pink (black gentleman in waiting, rival to Bone Squash, and ready to have a brush with him): J[ohn] F. Saville; Jim Brown (a brown musician--a Paganini from Guinea, but playing for less, ready to take Ole Bull by the horns, and playing on Billy Waters' fiddle): E. H. Butler; Moze (a black dispenser of blacking--a shining disciple of Warren, Hunt, Day, and Martin): [John] Sanders; Juba (a "sable silvered" black whitewasher): King; Caesar (a coloured gentleman, looking after the luggage, and sole proprietor of an eminent wheelbarrow): G[eorge] Maynard; Pompey Duckellegs (a black expounder of the word, possessor of an unmarried daughter): [William] Cullenford; Nicholas Ringtail (a Yankee devil, no blacker than he is painted): [Edward R.] Wright; Junietta Duckellegs (a black specimen of the fair sex, betrothed to Spruce, and beloved by Squash): Miss E. Honner; Janza Snowball (another lady in enamoured circumstances): Mrs. Gower; black ladies: [Unlisted]

Reference Cast

Bone Squash: Thomas D. Rice
Spruce Pink: John F. Saville
Jim Brown: E. H. Butler
Moze: John Sanders
Juba: King
Caesar: George Maynard
Pompey Duckellegs: William
   Cullenford
Nicholas Ringtail: Edward R.
   Wright

Junietta Duckellegs: Miss E.
   Honner

Janza Snowball: Mrs. Gower
black ladies: Unlisted

Negro melody: "Jim Crow" [[Thomas D. Rice]], T[homas D.] Rice; "Sich a Gettin' Up Stairs" [[Thomas D. Rice]], T[homas D.] Rice New version of "Jim Crow" and "Sich a Gettin' Up Stairs" (bill)

3) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (7)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 5 Oct 1839, next 8 Oct 1839


8 Oct 1839
Tue eve
Adelphi
7 Oct 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Rip Van Winkle [; or, The Helmsman of the Spirit Crew] (2)

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, previous 7 Oct 1839, next 9 Oct 1839

2) Bone Squash Diablo (2)

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, previous 7 Oct 1839, next 9 Oct 1839

3) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (8)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 7 Oct 1839, next 9 Oct 1839


9 Oct 1839
Wed eve
Adelphi
7 Oct 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Rip Van Winkle [; or, The Helmsman of the Spirit Crew] (3)

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, previous 8 Oct 1839, next 10 Oct 1839

2) Bone Squash Diablo (3)

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, previous 8 Oct 1839, next 10 Oct 1839

3) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (9)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 8 Oct 1839, next 10 Oct 1839


10 Oct 1839
Thu eve
Adelphi
7 Oct 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Rip Van Winkle [; or, The Helmsman of the Spirit Crew] (4)

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, previous 9 Oct 1839, next 11 Oct 1839

2) Bone Squash Diablo (4)

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, previous 9 Oct 1839, next 11 Oct 1839

3) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (10)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 9 Oct 1839, next 11 Oct 1839


11 Oct 1839
Fri eve
Adelphi
7 Oct 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Rip Van Winkle [; or, The Helmsman of the Spirit Crew] (5)

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, previous 10 Oct 1839, next 12 Oct 1839

2) Bone Squash Diablo (5)

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, previous 10 Oct 1839, next 12 Oct 1839

3) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (11)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 10 Oct 1839, next 12 Oct 1839


12 Oct 1839
Sat eve
Adelphi
7 Oct 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Rip Van Winkle [; or, The Helmsman of the Spirit Crew] (6)

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, previous 11 Oct 1839, next 16 Oct 1839

2) Bone Squash Diablo (6)

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, previous 11 Oct 1839

3) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (12)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 11 Oct 1839, next 14 Oct 1839


14 Oct 1839
Mon eve
Adelphi
14 Oct 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Monsieur Mallet; or, My Daughter's Letter* (1)

Title Comment Subtitle billed as The Post Office Mistake; "Founded on the popular American story of Monsieur Mallet and the New York Post Office" (bill)
AU: [William T. Moncrieff]

Performances first 14 Oct 1839, next 15 Oct 1839

Genre (farce) serio-comic sketch; 1 act

First Night Cast

Monsieur Mallet (exiled general of Napoleon): [James H.] Hackett (1st app in role in England); Mr. Franklin (New York merchant): J[ohn] F. Saville; Seth Howe (deputy postmaster): [James P.] Wilkinson; Nathan Baxter (keeper of a "temperance boarding house"): [Edward R.] Wright; old man: King; first citizen: Freeborn; Marie Mallet (the exile's daughter): Miss M. Lee; Mrs. Baxter: Mrs. Gower

Reference Cast

Monsieur Mallet: James H.
   Hackett

Mr. Franklin: John F. Saville
Seth Howe: James P. Wilkinson
Nathan Baxter: Edward R. Wright
old man: King
first citizen: Freeborn
Marie Mallet: Miss M. Lee
Mrs. Baxter: Mrs. Gower

2) The Foreign Prince (1)

AU: [Unknown]

Performances first 14 Oct 1839, next 15 Oct 1839

Genre (extravaganza) popular extravaganza

First Night Cast

Old Dawkins: [William] Cullenford; Dick Dabble: J[ohn] F. Saville; milkman: King; Dog-all: [John] Sanders; Ebenezer: G[eorge] Maynard; Jim Crow: T[homas D.] Rice; Barney: H[enry R.] Beverley; Letty: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Emily: Miss E. Honner; Mrs. Mouldem: Mrs. Fosbroke; Mrs. Crow: Mrs. Gower

Reference Cast

Old Dawkins: William Cullenford
Dick Dabble: John F. Saville
milkman: King
Dog-all: John Sanders
Ebenezer: George Maynard
Jim Crow: Thomas D. Rice
Barney: Henry R. Beverley
Letty: Mrs. Robert Keeley
Emily: Miss E. Honner
Mrs. Mouldem: Mrs. Fosbroke
Mrs. Crow: Mrs. Gower

3) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (13)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 12 Oct 1839, next 15 Oct 1839

General Non-Title Information

performing elephant


15 Oct 1839
Tue eve
Adelphi
14 Oct 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Monsieur Mallet; or, My Daughter's Letter* (2)

Performances first 14 Oct 1839, previous 14 Oct 1839, next 21 Oct 1839

2) The Foreign Prince (2)

Performances first 14 Oct 1839, previous 14 Oct 1839, next 16 Oct 1839

3) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (14)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 14 Oct 1839, next 16 Oct 1839


16 Oct 1839
Wed eve
Adelphi
16 Oct 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Rip Van Winkle [; or, The Helmsman of the Spirit Crew] (7)

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, previous 12 Oct 1839, next 17 Oct 1839

2) The Foreign Prince (3)

Performances first 14 Oct 1839, previous 15 Oct 1839, next 17 Oct 1839

3) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (15)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 15 Oct 1839, next 17 Oct 1839

Cast as reference cast (30 Sep 1839)

BUT Dumont: E. H. Butler
Johannes: George Maynard

17 Oct 1839
Thu eve
Adelphi
16 Oct 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Rip Van Winkle [; or, The Helmsman of the Spirit Crew] (8)

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, previous 16 Oct 1839, next 18 Oct 1839

2) The Foreign Prince (4)

Performances first 14 Oct 1839, previous 16 Oct 1839, next 18 Oct 1839

3) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (16)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 16 Oct 1839, next 18 Oct 1839

Cast as reference cast (30 Sep 1839)

BUT Dumont: E. H. Butler
Johannes: George Maynard

18 Oct 1839
Fri eve
Adelphi
16 Oct 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Rip Van Winkle [; or, The Helmsman of the Spirit Crew] (9)

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, previous 17 Oct 1839, next 19 Oct 1839

2) The Foreign Prince (5)

Performances first 14 Oct 1839, previous 17 Oct 1839, next 19 Oct 1839

3) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (17)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 17 Oct 1839, next 19 Oct 1839

Cast as reference cast (30 Sep 1839)

BUT Dumont: E. H. Butler
Johannes: George Maynard

19 Oct 1839
Sat eve
Adelphi
16 Oct 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Rip Van Winkle [; or, The Helmsman of the Spirit Crew] (10)

Performances first 7 Oct 1839, previous 18 Oct 1839

2) The Foreign Prince (6)

Performances first 14 Oct 1839, previous 18 Oct 1839

3) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (18)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 18 Oct 1839, next 21 Oct 1839

Cast as reference cast (30 Sep 1839)

BUT Dumont: E. H. Butler
Johannes: George Maynard

21 Oct 1839
Mon eve
Adelphi
21 Oct 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Nicholas Nickleby; or, Doings at Do-the-Boys Hall! (1)

AU: Edward Stirling

Performances first 21 Oct 1839, next 22 Oct 1839

Genre (melodrama) entirely original, ironical, local burletta of men and manners; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Dr. Ralph Nickleby: [William] Cullenford; Nicholas Nickleby: J[ohn] F. Saville; Newman Noggs: [Edward R.] Wright; Squeers: [James P.] Wilkinson; John Browdie (a Yorkshireman): H[enry R.] Beverley; Monsieur Mantalini (man milliner): [Frederick H.] Yates; Lord Veresopht: Freeborn; Sir Melby Hawk: Wilson; Smike (an orphan): Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Mr. Pike: Wellington; Mr. Pluck: Shaw; Col. Chowser: Harvey; Scaley: [John] Sanders; waiter: Harvey; footman to Mons. Mantalini: King; guard: Davis; Mrs. Nickleby: Miss O'Neil; Kate Nickleby: Miss M. Lee; Madame Mantalini: Miss Allison; Miss Squeers: Mrs. Gower; Miss Price: Miss Grove; Miss Knagg: Mrs. Naylor; Mrs. Squeers: Mrs. Fosbroke

Reference Cast

Dr. Ralph Nickleby: William
   Cullenford

Nicholas Nickleby: John F.
   Saville

Newman Noggs: Edward R. Wright
Squeers: James P. Wilkinson
John Browdie: Henry R. Beverley
Monsieur Mantalini: Frederick H.
   Yates

Lord Veresopht: Freeborn
Sir Melby Hawk: Wilson
Smike: Mrs. Robert Keeley
Mr. Pike: Wellington
Mr. Pluck: Shaw
Col. Chowser: Harvey
Scaley: John Sanders
waiter: Harvey
footman to Mons. Mantalini:
   King

guard: Davis
Mrs. Nickleby: Miss O'Neil
Kate Nickleby: Miss M. Lee
Madame Mantalini: Miss Allison
Miss Squeers: Mrs. Gower
Miss Price: Miss Grove
Miss Knagg: Mrs. Naylor
Mrs. Squeers: Mrs. Fosbroke

2) Monsieur Mallet; or, My Daughter's Letter* (3)

Performances first 14 Oct 1839, previous 15 Oct 1839, next 22 Oct 1839

3) Jim Crow in His New Place (1)

AU: [Thomas P. Taylor]

Performances first 21 Oct 1839, next 22 Oct 1839

Genre (extravaganza) new extravaganza

First Night Cast

Sir Solomon Slygo: [William] Cullenford; Mr. Grub (solicitor): Holmes; Jim Crow: T[homas D.] Rice; Henry Seymour: E. H. Butler; first labourer: Freeborn; Deborah: Mrs. Fosbroke; Arabella: Miss M. Lee; lady in white: Mrs. Gower; Sally Snowball: Miss George

Reference Cast

Sir Solomon Slygo: William
   Cullenford

Mr. Grub: Holmes
Jim Crow: Thomas D. Rice
Henry Seymour: E. H. Butler
first labourer: Freeborn
Deborah: Mrs. Fosbroke
Arabella: Miss M. Lee
lady in white: Mrs. Gower
Sally Snowball: Miss George

4) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (19)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 19 Oct 1839, next 22 Oct 1839

Cast as reference cast (30 Sep 1839)

BUT Dumont: E. H. Butler
Johannes: George Maynard

22 Oct 1839
Tue eve
Adelphi
21 Oct 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Nicholas Nickleby; or, Doings at Do-the-Boys Hall! (2)

Performances first 21 Oct 1839, previous 21 Oct 1839, next 23 Oct 1839

2) Monsieur Mallet; or, My Daughter's Letter* (4)

Performances first 14 Oct 1839, previous 21 Oct 1839, next 23 Oct 1839

3) Jim Crow in His New Place (2)

Performances first 21 Oct 1839, previous 21 Oct 1839, next 23 Oct 1839

4) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (20)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 21 Oct 1839, next 23 Oct 1839

Cast as reference cast (30 Sep 1839)

BUT Dumont: E. H. Butler
Johannes: George Maynard

23 Oct 1839
Wed eve
Adelphi
21 Oct 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Nicholas Nickleby; or, Doings at Do-the-Boys Hall! (3)

Performances first 21 Oct 1839, previous 22 Oct 1839, next 24 Oct 1839

2) Monsieur Mallet; or, My Daughter's Letter* (5)

Performances first 14 Oct 1839, previous 22 Oct 1839, next 24 Oct 1839

3) Jim Crow in His New Place (3)

Performances first 21 Oct 1839, previous 22 Oct 1839, next 24 Oct 1839

4) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (21)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 22 Oct 1839, next 24 Oct 1839

Cast as reference cast (30 Sep 1839)

BUT Dumont: E. H. Butler
Johannes: George Maynard

24 Oct 1839
Thu eve
Adelphi
21 Oct 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Nicholas Nickleby; or, Doings at Do-the-Boys Hall! (4)

Performances first 21 Oct 1839, previous 23 Oct 1839, next 25 Oct 1839

2) Monsieur Mallet; or, My Daughter's Letter* (6)

Performances first 14 Oct 1839, previous 23 Oct 1839, next 25 Oct 1839

3) Jim Crow in His New Place (4)

Performances first 21 Oct 1839, previous 23 Oct 1839, next 25 Oct 1839

4) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (22)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 23 Oct 1839, next 25 Oct 1839

Cast as reference cast (30 Sep 1839)

BUT Dumont: E. H. Butler
Johannes: George Maynard

25 Oct 1839
Fri eve
Adelphi
21 Oct 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Nicholas Nickleby; or, Doings at Do-the-Boys Hall! (5)

Performances first 21 Oct 1839, previous 24 Oct 1839, next 26 Oct 1839

2) Monsieur Mallet; or, My Daughter's Letter* (7)

Performances first 14 Oct 1839, previous 24 Oct 1839, next 26 Oct 1839

3) Jim Crow in His New Place (5)

Performances first 21 Oct 1839, previous 24 Oct 1839, next 26 Oct 1839

4) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (23)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 24 Oct 1839, next 26 Oct 1839

Cast as reference cast (30 Sep 1839)

BUT Dumont: E. H. Butler
Johannes: George Maynard

26 Oct 1839
Sat eve
Adelphi
21 Oct 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Nicholas Nickleby; or, Doings at Do-the-Boys Hall! (6)

Performances first 21 Oct 1839, previous 25 Oct 1839

2) Monsieur Mallet; or, My Daughter's Letter* (8)

Performances first 14 Oct 1839, previous 25 Oct 1839

3) Jim Crow in His New Place (6)

Performances first 21 Oct 1839, previous 25 Oct 1839

4) Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble (24)

Performances first 30 Sep 1839, previous 25 Oct 1839

Cast as reference cast (30 Sep 1839)

BUT Dumont: E. H. Butler
Johannes: George Maynard

28 Oct 1839
Mon eve
Adelphi
28 Oct 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; adapted from the popular romance of the same name and on twelve illustrations
AU: J[ohn] B. Buckstone, COMP: George H. Rodwell

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, next 29 Oct 1839

Genre (drama) entirely new romantic and historical drama; 4 parts

First Night Cast

Sir Rowland Trenchard: G[eorge] Maynard; Sir Cecil Tratford: Freeborn; Jonathan Wild: Lyon; Darrell (otherwise the Marquis de Chatillon): J[ohn] F. Saville; Owen Wood of Wych Street: [James P.] Wilkinson; Mr. William Kneebone (woolen draper): H[enry R.] Beverley; Shotbolt (a gaoler): [Edward R.] Wright; One-eyed Sam: [Frederick H.] Yates; Abram Mendez (a Jew thief-taker): [Frederick H.] Yates; Mr. Gay (a poet, afterwards author of The Beggar's Opera): [Frederick H.] Yates; Jack Sheppard: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley Jonathan Wild's Janizaries Quilt Arnold: King; Langley: Wilson; Spurling: Jones Sir James Thornhill (portrait painter to George II): Johnson; Figg (a prizefighter): Thompson; Hogarth: [William] Cullenford; Austin (a turnkey): Clarke; Ben (a waterman): Smith; Pugh (landlord of the "Welsh Trumpeter"): Simpson; Davies: Holmes; Slimkid: Young; Joe Blueskin: Paul J. Bedford; Thames Darrell: E. H. Butler; Hawker of the Dying Speech--and--Baptist Kettleby (landlord of the "Cross Shovels"): [John] Sanders; Long Drover of the Borough Market: Shaw; thieves, housebreakers, mob, Grenadier Guards: [Unlisted]; Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee; Mrs. Wood: Mrs. Fosbroke; Sally (servant to Wood): Mrs. Gower; Winifred Wood: Miss Allison; Rachel (servant to Kneebone): Miss E. Honner Jack Sheppard's two wives Poll Maggot: Mrs. Naylor; Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell

Reference Cast

Sir Rowland Trenchard: George
   Maynard

Sir Cecil Tratford: Freeborn
Jonathan Wild: Lyon
Darrell: John F. Saville
Owen Wood of Wych Street: James
   P. Wilkinson

Mr. William Kneebone: Henry R.
   Beverley

Shotbolt: Edward R. Wright
Abram Mendez: Frederick H.
   Yates

Jack Sheppard: Mrs. Robert
   Keeley

Langley: Wilson
Spurling: Jones
Sir James Thornhill: Johnson
Figg: Thompson
Hogarth: William Cullenford
Austin: Clarke
Ben: Smith
Pugh: Simpson
Davies: Holmes
Slimkid: Young
Joe Blueskin: Paul J. Bedford
Thames Darrell: E. H. Butler
Hawker of the Dying
   Speech--and--Baptist Kettleby:
   John Sanders

Long Drover of the Borough
   Market: Shaw
thieves, housebreakers, mob,
   Grenadier Guards: Unlisted
Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
Mrs. Wood: Mrs. Fosbroke
Sally: Mrs. Gower
Winifred Wood: Miss Caroline
   Darling

Rachel: Miss E. Honner
Poll Maggot: Mrs. Naylor
Edgeworth Bess: Miss George

DIR: [Frederick H.] Yates

"The Newgate Stone", Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; air: "The Carpenter's Daughter was Fair and Free", Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; "Jolly Nose", Paul J. Bedford; "In a Box of the Stone Jug I Was Born", Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; chorus: "Nix My Dolly, Pals, Fake Away", Paul J. Bedford (in character); -chorus; air: "Now Farewell Ye Rory Tories", Paul J. Bedford; air: "Though with Neither a Chisel, a Knife, nor a File", Mrs. [Robert] Keeley

The great storm--November 26, 1703; the pursuit, fate of the Thief-Taker and the thief

[epoch the first, 1703] 1. A miserable room in a house in the Old Mint in the borough of Southwark; 2. the loft; 3. an old street in the Mint; 4. interior of the Welsh Trumpeter, St. Saviour's Stairs; 5. Old London Bridge; [epoch the second, 1718] 6. room at Wood's; 7. library in Sir Rowland Trenchard's mansion; 8. St. Giles' round house; [epoch the third, 1724] 9. the flash ken; 10. room in Wild's house in the Old Bailey; 11. Dollis Hill; 12. exterior of Kneebone's shop, Wych Street, Drury Lane; [epoch the fourth] 13. Willesden church-yard by moonlight; 14. the mint; 15. highest leads of Newgate and leads of the Turner's house; 16. Turnagain Lane, Fleet Ditch; 17. Wych Street; 18. Newgate and Jonathan Wild's House

lengthy reviews from newspapers after Nov 11, 1839 on NN reel

2) The Dancing Barber (1)

AU: [Charles Selby]

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, next 29 Oct 1839

Genre (farce) laughable burletta

First Night Cast

Lord Flitterly: J[ohn] F. Saville; Lord Mincington: [Edward R.] Wright; Dunderhead Twaddle: [James P.] Wilkinson; Alfred Fitzfrolic: E. H. Butler; Narcissus Fitzfrizzle: H[enry R.] Beverley; Mr. Snaply: [William] Cullenford; Catch'em: Jones; gentleman: Harvey; Lady Flitterly: Miss M. Lee; Mrs. Snaply: Miss E. Honner; Betty: Mrs. Naylor; ladies: Mrs. Upsdell, Miss Maile

Reference Cast

Lord Flitterly: John F. Saville
Lord Mincington: Edward R.
   Wright

Dunderhead Twaddle: James P.
   Wilkinson

Alfred Fitzfrolic: E. H. Butler
Narcissus Fitzfrizzle: Henry R.
   Beverley

Mr. Snaply: William Cullenford
Catch'em: Jones
gentleman: Harvey
Lady Flitterly: Miss M. Lee
Mrs. Snaply: Miss E. Honner
Betty: Mrs. Naylor
ladies:
   Mrs. Upsdell
   Miss Maile


29 Oct 1839
Tue eve
Adelphi
28 Oct 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (2)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 28 Oct 1839, next 30 Oct 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Dancing Barber (2)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 28 Oct 1839, next 30 Oct 1839


30 Oct 1839
Wed eve
Adelphi
28 Oct 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (3)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 29 Oct 1839, next 31 Oct 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Dancing Barber (3)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 29 Oct 1839, next 31 Oct 1839


31 Oct 1839
Thu eve
Adelphi
28 Oct 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (4)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 30 Oct 1839, next 1 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Dancing Barber (4)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 30 Oct 1839, next 1 Nov 1839


1 Nov 1839
Fri eve
Adelphi
28 Oct 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (5)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 31 Oct 1839, next 2 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Dancing Barber (5)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 31 Oct 1839, next 2 Nov 1839


2 Nov 1839
Sat eve
Adelphi
28 Oct 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (6)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 1 Nov 1839, next 4 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Dancing Barber (6)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 1 Nov 1839, next 4 Nov 1839


4 Nov 1839
Mon eve
Adelphi
4 Nov 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (7)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 2 Nov 1839, next 5 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Beadle of the Parish (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; Appears in Nicoll as Our Beadle
AU: [Unknown]

Performances first 4 Nov 1839, next 5 Nov 1839

Genre (farce) burletta

First Night Cast

Mr. Teadust (retired grocer--a gentleman who has no raisin to care a fig for anyone, being not worth a plum): [William] Cullenford; Carmine Corset, Esq. (a fashionable--"Heavenly Powers"): [Edward R.] Wright; Henry Melford (gentleman who has run out of one estate and is desirous of entering another--viz. matrimony): Holmes; Hannibal Knobbs (beadle and bellman--a gentleman vot knows vots vich!): [George] Wild (1st app here); Robin: [John] Sanders; countryman: King; Emma (Teadust's daughter--a young lady loveable and loving): Miss M. Lee; Mrs. Knobbs (lady with as good a clapper as her husband's bell): Miss E. Honner

Reference Cast

Mr. Teadust: William Cullenford
Carmine Corset, Esq.: Edward R.
   Wright

Henry Melford: Holmes
Hannibal Knobbs: George Wild
Robin: John Sanders
countryman: King
Emma: Miss M. Lee
Mrs. Knobbs: Miss E. Honner

medley dancing duet: [William L. Rede], Miss E. Honner, [George] Wild

3) The Dancing Barber (7)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 2 Nov 1839, next 5 Nov 1839

Cast truncated on the source


5 Nov 1839
Tue eve
Adelphi
4 Nov 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (8)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 4 Nov 1839, next 6 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Beadle of the Parish (2)

Performances first 4 Nov 1839, previous 4 Nov 1839, next 6 Nov 1839

3) The Dancing Barber (8)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 4 Nov 1839, next 6 Nov 1839


6 Nov 1839
Wed eve
Adelphi
4 Nov 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (9)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 5 Nov 1839, next 7 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Beadle of the Parish (3)

Performances first 4 Nov 1839, previous 5 Nov 1839, next 7 Nov 1839

3) The Dancing Barber (9)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 5 Nov 1839, next 7 Nov 1839


7 Nov 1839
Thu eve
Adelphi
4 Nov 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (10)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 6 Nov 1839, next 8 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Beadle of the Parish (4)

Performances first 4 Nov 1839, previous 6 Nov 1839, next 8 Nov 1839

3) The Dancing Barber (10)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 6 Nov 1839, next 8 Nov 1839


8 Nov 1839
Fri eve
Adelphi
4 Nov 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (11)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 7 Nov 1839, next 9 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Beadle of the Parish (5)

Performances first 4 Nov 1839, previous 7 Nov 1839, next 9 Nov 1839

3) The Dancing Barber (11)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 7 Nov 1839, next 9 Nov 1839


9 Nov 1839
Sat eve
Adelphi
4 Nov 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (12)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 8 Nov 1839, next 11 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Beadle of the Parish (6)

Performances first 4 Nov 1839, previous 8 Nov 1839

3) The Dancing Barber (12)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 8 Nov 1839


11 Nov 1839
Mon eve
Adelphi
11 Nov 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (13)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 9 Nov 1839, next 12 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The May Queen; or, Sampson, The Serjeant (1)

Title Comment 1st time in 8 yrs
AU: [John B. Buckstone]

Performances first 11 Nov 1839, next 12 Nov 1839

Genre (melodrama) serio-comic piece

First Night Cast

Hugh Bowyer (a steward): G[eorge] Maynard; Captain Evershot: [John F.] Saville; Serjeant Stephen Sampson: Lyon; Caleb Pipkin: G[eorge] Wild; Tom Tit (birdcatcher): [Edward R.] Wright; Thump (drummer): Holmes; corporal: [John] Sanders; Mary Bowyer: Miss Lee; Patience Pipkin: Miss E. Honner

Reference Cast

Hugh Bowyer: George Maynard
Captain Evershot: John F.
   Saville

Serjeant Stephen Sampson: Lyon
Caleb Pipkin: George Wild
Tom Tit: Edward R. Wright
Thump: Holmes
corporal: John Sanders
Mary Bowyer: Miss Lee
Patience Pipkin: Miss E. Honner

pas de trois: Harvey, Mrs. Naylor, Miss Maile


12 Nov 1839
Tue eve
Adelphi
11 Nov 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (14)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 11 Nov 1839, next 13 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The May Queen; or, Sampson, The Serjeant (2)

Performances first 11 Nov 1839, previous 11 Nov 1839, next 13 Nov 1839


13 Nov 1839
Wed eve
Adelphi
11 Nov 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (15)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 12 Nov 1839, next 14 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The May Queen; or, Sampson, The Serjeant (3)

Performances first 11 Nov 1839, previous 12 Nov 1839, next 14 Nov 1839


14 Nov 1839
Thu eve
Adelphi
11 Nov 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (16)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 13 Nov 1839, next 15 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The May Queen; or, Sampson, The Serjeant (4)

Performances first 11 Nov 1839, previous 13 Nov 1839, next 15 Nov 1839


15 Nov 1839
Fri eve
Adelphi
11 Nov 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (17)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 14 Nov 1839, next 16 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The May Queen; or, Sampson, The Serjeant (5)

Performances first 11 Nov 1839, previous 14 Nov 1839, next 16 Nov 1839


16 Nov 1839
Sat eve
Adelphi
11 Nov 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (18)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 15 Nov 1839, next 18 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
ADDS One-eyed Sam: Frederick H.
  Yates

Mr. Gay: Frederick H. Yates
Quilt Arnold: King

2) The May Queen; or, Sampson, The Serjeant (6)

Performances first 11 Nov 1839, previous 15 Nov 1839


18 Nov 1839
Mon eve
Adelphi
18 Nov 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (19)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 16 Nov 1839, next 19 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
OMITS Hogarth: William
  Cullenford

Cast Comment cast truncated for reasons of space

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; "Adapted from W. H. Ainsworth's popular historical romance entitled The Admirable Crichton" (bill)
AU: Edward Stirling, COMP: George H. Rodwell, Willman

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, next 19 Nov 1839

Genre (drama) grand chivalric drama

First Night Cast

Henri de Valois (King of France): [Frederick H.] Yates; Vincenzo de Gonzaga (Duke of Mantua): G[eorge] Maynard; Vicomte de Joyeuse: J[ohn] F. Saville; Baron D'Epernon: E. H. Butler; Chicot (the King's jester): [Edward R.] Wright; Abbe de Brantome: [John] Sanders; Rene de Villequier: King; Du Halde: Wilson; Francois d'Epinay de St. Luc: Harvey; Capitaine Larchant: Freeborn; Messeigneur Adrian Ambroise (rector of the university): Holmes; Andreini (valet to the Duke of Mantua): Knowles; Cosmo Ruggieri (the Queen's astrologer): [William] Cullenford; James Crichton ("the admirable," Knight of the Dragon): Lyon; Knight of the Crane: Montgomery; Knight of the Spur: Windsor; Knight of the Forest: Thompson; Knight of the Lion's Paw: Brown; Knight of the Lion: Thomas; Knight of the Stag: Greene; Queen Catherine de Medicis: Mrs. Fosbroke; Queen Margaret de Valois: Miss Allison; Esclairmonde (Queen of Beauty): Miss Lee; Genevra (the Gelosa): Miss E. Honner

Reference Cast

Henri de Valois: Frederick H.
   Yates

Vincenzo de Gonzaga: George
   Maynard

Vicomte de Joyeuse: John F.
   Saville

Baron D'Epernon: E. H. Butler
Chicot: Edward R. Wright
Abbe de Brantome: John Sanders
Rene de Villequier: King
Du Halde: Wilson
Francois d'Epinay de St. Luc:
   Harvey

Capitaine Larchant: Freeborn
Messeigneur Adrian Ambroise:
   Holmes

Andreini: Knowles
Cosmo Ruggieri: William
   Cullenford

James Crichton: Lyon
Knight of the Crane: Montgomery
Knight of the Spur: Windsor
Knight of the Forest: Thompson
Knight of the Lion's Paw: Brown
Knight of the Lion: Thomas
Knight of the Stag: Greene
Queen Catherine de Medicis: Mrs.
   Fosbroke

Queen Margaret de Valois: Miss
   Allison

Esclairmonde: Miss Lee
Genevra: Miss E. Honner

dance: "La Pavanne d'Espagne"; dance: "Navarroise"

procession to the lists

1. exterior and portals of the College of Navarre; 2. royal gardens of the palace by moonlight; 3. the court of Henri; 4. the ball at the Louvre; 5. suite of gilded saloons; 6. pavilion adjoining the tilt yard; 7. Henri de Valois' royal closet; 8. Hotel de Soissons; 9. apartment in the royal palace

"The identical armour, dresses, arms, and paraphernalia valued at upwards of six thousand pounds worn at the tournament at Eglintoun Castle" (bill)


19 Nov 1839
Tue eve
Adelphi
18 Nov 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (20)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 18 Nov 1839, next 20 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
OMITS Hogarth: William
  Cullenford

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (2)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 18 Nov 1839, next 20 Nov 1839


20 Nov 1839
Wed eve
Adelphi
18 Nov 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (21)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 19 Nov 1839, next 21 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
OMITS Hogarth: William
  Cullenford

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (3)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 19 Nov 1839, next 21 Nov 1839


21 Nov 1839
Thu eve
Adelphi
18 Nov 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (22)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 20 Nov 1839, next 22 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
OMITS Hogarth: William
  Cullenford

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (4)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 20 Nov 1839, next 22 Nov 1839


22 Nov 1839
Fri eve
Adelphi
18 Nov 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (23)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 21 Nov 1839, next 23 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
OMITS Hogarth: William
  Cullenford

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (5)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 21 Nov 1839, next 23 Nov 1839


23 Nov 1839
Sat eve
Adelphi
18 Nov 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (24)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 22 Nov 1839, next 25 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
OMITS Hogarth: William
  Cullenford

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (6)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 22 Nov 1839, next 25 Nov 1839


25 Nov 1839
Mon eve
Adelphi
25 Nov 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (25)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 23 Nov 1839, next 26 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
OMITS Hogarth: William
  Cullenford

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (7)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 23 Nov 1839, next 26 Nov 1839


26 Nov 1839
Tue eve
Adelphi
25 Nov 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (26)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 25 Nov 1839, next 27 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
OMITS Hogarth: William
  Cullenford

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (8)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 25 Nov 1839, next 27 Nov 1839


27 Nov 1839
Wed eve
Adelphi
25 Nov 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (27)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 26 Nov 1839, next 28 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
OMITS Hogarth: William
  Cullenford

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (9)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 26 Nov 1839, next 28 Nov 1839


28 Nov 1839
Thu eve
Adelphi
25 Nov 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (28)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 27 Nov 1839, next 29 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
OMITS Hogarth: William
  Cullenford

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (10)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 27 Nov 1839, next 29 Nov 1839


29 Nov 1839
Fri eve
Adelphi
25 Nov 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (29)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 28 Nov 1839, next 30 Nov 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
OMITS Hogarth: William
  Cullenford

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (11)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 28 Nov 1839, next 30 Nov 1839


30 Nov 1839
Sat eve
Adelphi
25 Nov 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (30)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 29 Nov 1839, next 2 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell
OMITS Hogarth: William
  Cullenford

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (12)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 29 Nov 1839, next 2 Dec 1839


2 Dec 1839
Mon eve
Adelphi
2 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (31)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 30 Nov 1839, next 3 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (13)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 30 Nov 1839, next 3 Dec 1839

3) The Married Rake (1)

AU: [Charles Selby]

Performances first 2 Dec 1839, next 3 Dec 1839

Genre (farce) favorite burletta

First Night Cast

Mr. Frederick Flighty (erratic married gentleman): J[ohn] F. Saville; Alexander: [John] Sanders; Mrs. Flighty (an easy, confiding, unsuspecting wife): Miss Lee; Mrs. Trictrac (teasing, tormenting, bewitching young widow): Miss Caroline Darling; Cornet Fitzherbert Fitzhenry (elegant extract, regular killer, beau ideal of a cavalry officer): Miss Caroline Darling (1st app here); Susan Twist (an accomplished lady's maid): Miss E. Honner

Reference Cast

Mr. Frederick Flighty: John F.
   Saville

Alexander: John Sanders
Mrs. Flighty: Miss Lee
Mrs. Trictrac: Miss Caroline
   Darling
Cornet Fitzherbert Fitzhenry:
   Miss Caroline Darling

Susan Twist: Miss E. Honner

3 Dec 1839
Tue eve
Adelphi
2 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (32)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 2 Dec 1839, next 4 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (14)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 2 Dec 1839, next 4 Dec 1839

3) The Married Rake (2)

Performances first 2 Dec 1839, previous 2 Dec 1839, next 4 Dec 1839


4 Dec 1839
Wed eve
Adelphi
2 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (33)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 3 Dec 1839, next 5 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (15)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 3 Dec 1839, next 5 Dec 1839

3) The Married Rake (3)

Performances first 2 Dec 1839, previous 3 Dec 1839, next 5 Dec 1839


5 Dec 1839
Thu eve
Adelphi
2 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (34)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 4 Dec 1839, next 6 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (16)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 4 Dec 1839, next 6 Dec 1839

3) The Married Rake (4)

Performances first 2 Dec 1839, previous 4 Dec 1839, next 6 Dec 1839


6 Dec 1839
Fri eve
Adelphi
2 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (35)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 5 Dec 1839, next 7 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (17)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 5 Dec 1839, next 7 Dec 1839

3) The Married Rake (5)

Performances first 2 Dec 1839, previous 5 Dec 1839, next 7 Dec 1839


7 Dec 1839
Sat eve
Adelphi
2 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (36)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 6 Dec 1839, next 9 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Winifred Wood: Miss Allison
Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell

2) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 6 Dec 1839, next 9 Dec 1839

3) The Married Rake (6)

Performances first 2 Dec 1839, previous 6 Dec 1839, next 10 Apr 1840


9 Dec 1839
Mon eve
Adelphi
9 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (37)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 7 Dec 1839, next 10 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Edgeworth Bess: Miss
  Campbell

2) HB (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: [Richard B. Peake]

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, next 10 Dec 1839

Genre (farce) dramatic caricature; 1 act

First Night Cast

Harry Belasquez, Esq.: [Frederick H.] Yates; Humphrey Bobus (provincial printer): [James P.] Wilkinson; Mr. Leamington Spooner: [Edward R.] Wright; Captain Funnel, T. N. (Thames Navy, Greenwich Steamer): Paul J. Bedford; Tommy Stoker (young officer in the same vessel): Master Collins; Hayband (stable keeper): [John] Sanders; Hock (drover): King; Miss Theodosia Titterton: Miss Cathie; Mrs. Lambchick: Mrs. Gower; Mrs. Funnel (lodging housekeeper): Mrs. Fosbroke; Betty Nangle (a maid of all work): Mrs. [Robert] Keeley

Reference Cast

Harry Belasquez, Esq.: Frederick
   H. Yates

Humphrey Bobus: James P.
   Wilkinson

Mr. Leamington Spooner: Edward
   R. Wright

Captain Funnel, T. N.: Paul J.
   Bedford

Tommy Stoker: Master Collins
Hayband: King
Hock: F. Butler
Miss Theodosia Titterton: Miss
   Cathie

Mrs. Lambchick: Mrs. Gower
Mrs. Funnel: Mrs. Fosbroke
Betty Nangle: Mrs. Robert
   Keeley

3) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (19)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 7 Dec 1839, next 10 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (18 Nov 1839)

BUT Henri de Valois: John F.
  Saville

Vicomte de Joyeuse: E. H.
  Butler

Queen Margaret de Valois: Miss
  Caroline Darling

OMITS Baron D'Epernon: E. H.
  Butler


10 Dec 1839
Tue eve
Adelphi
9 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (38)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 9 Dec 1839, next 11 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Edgeworth Bess: Miss
  Campbell

2) HB (2)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 9 Dec 1839, next 11 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (9 Dec 1839)

BUT Hayband: John Sanders
Hock: King

3) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (20)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 9 Dec 1839, next 11 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (18 Nov 1839)

BUT Henri de Valois: John F.
  Saville

Vicomte de Joyeuse: E. H.
  Butler

Queen Margaret de Valois: Miss
  Caroline Darling

OMITS Baron D'Epernon: E. H.
  Butler


11 Dec 1839
Wed eve
Adelphi
9 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (39)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 10 Dec 1839, next 12 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Edgeworth Bess: Miss
  Campbell

2) HB (3)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 10 Dec 1839, next 12 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (9 Dec 1839)

BUT Hayband: John Sanders
Hock: King

3) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (21)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 10 Dec 1839, next 12 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (18 Nov 1839)

BUT Henri de Valois: John F.
  Saville

Vicomte de Joyeuse: E. H.
  Butler

Queen Margaret de Valois: Miss
  Caroline Darling

OMITS Baron D'Epernon: E. H.
  Butler


12 Dec 1839
Thu eve
Adelphi
9 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (40)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 11 Dec 1839, next 13 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Edgeworth Bess: Miss
  Campbell

2) HB (4)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 11 Dec 1839, next 13 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (9 Dec 1839)

BUT Hayband: John Sanders
Hock: King

3) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (22)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 11 Dec 1839, next 13 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (18 Nov 1839)

BUT Henri de Valois: John F.
  Saville

Vicomte de Joyeuse: E. H.
  Butler

Queen Margaret de Valois: Miss
  Caroline Darling

OMITS Baron D'Epernon: E. H.
  Butler


13 Dec 1839
Fri eve
Adelphi
9 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (41)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 12 Dec 1839, next 14 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Edgeworth Bess: Miss
  Campbell

2) HB (5)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 12 Dec 1839, next 14 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (9 Dec 1839)

BUT Hayband: John Sanders
Hock: King

3) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (23)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 12 Dec 1839, next 14 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (18 Nov 1839)

BUT Henri de Valois: John F.
  Saville

Vicomte de Joyeuse: E. H.
  Butler

Queen Margaret de Valois: Miss
  Caroline Darling

OMITS Baron D'Epernon: E. H.
  Butler


14 Dec 1839
Sat eve
Adelphi
9 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (42)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 13 Dec 1839, next 16 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Edgeworth Bess: Miss
  Campbell

2) HB (6)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 13 Dec 1839, next 16 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (9 Dec 1839)

BUT Hayband: John Sanders
Hock: King

3) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (24)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 13 Dec 1839, next 16 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (18 Nov 1839)

BUT Henri de Valois: John F.
  Saville

Vicomte de Joyeuse: E. H.
  Butler

Queen Margaret de Valois: Miss
  Caroline Darling

OMITS Baron D'Epernon: E. H.
  Butler


16 Dec 1839
Mon eve
Adelphi
16 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (43)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 14 Dec 1839, next 17 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Edgeworth Bess: Miss
  Campbell

2) HB (7)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 14 Dec 1839, next 17 Dec 1839

3) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (25)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 14 Dec 1839, next 17 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (18 Nov 1839)

BUT Henri de Valois: John F.
  Saville

Vicomte de Joyeuse: E. H.
  Butler

Queen Margaret de Valois: Miss
  Caroline Darling

OMITS Baron D'Epernon: E. H.
  Butler


17 Dec 1839
Tue eve
Adelphi
16 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (44)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 16 Dec 1839, next 18 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Edgeworth Bess: Miss
  Campbell

2) HB (8)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 16 Dec 1839, next 18 Dec 1839

3) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (26)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 16 Dec 1839, next 18 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (18 Nov 1839)

BUT Henri de Valois: John F.
  Saville

Vicomte de Joyeuse: E. H.
  Butler

Queen Margaret de Valois: Miss
  Caroline Darling

OMITS Baron D'Epernon: E. H.
  Butler


18 Dec 1839
Wed eve
Adelphi
16 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (45)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 17 Dec 1839, next 19 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Edgeworth Bess: Miss
  Campbell

2) HB (9)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 17 Dec 1839, next 19 Dec 1839

3) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (27)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 17 Dec 1839, next 19 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (18 Nov 1839)

BUT Henri de Valois: John F.
  Saville

Vicomte de Joyeuse: E. H.
  Butler

Queen Margaret de Valois: Miss
  Caroline Darling

OMITS Baron D'Epernon: E. H.
  Butler


19 Dec 1839
Thu eve
Adelphi
16 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (46)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 18 Dec 1839, next 20 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Edgeworth Bess: Miss
  Campbell

2) HB (10)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 18 Dec 1839, next 20 Dec 1839

3) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (28)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 18 Dec 1839, next 20 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (18 Nov 1839)

BUT Henri de Valois: John F.
  Saville

Vicomte de Joyeuse: E. H.
  Butler

Queen Margaret de Valois: Miss
  Caroline Darling

OMITS Baron D'Epernon: E. H.
  Butler


20 Dec 1839
Fri eve
Adelphi
16 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (47)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 19 Dec 1839, next 21 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Edgeworth Bess: Miss
  Campbell

2) HB (11)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 19 Dec 1839, next 21 Dec 1839

3) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (29)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 19 Dec 1839, next 21 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (18 Nov 1839)

BUT Henri de Valois: John F.
  Saville

Vicomte de Joyeuse: E. H.
  Butler

Queen Margaret de Valois: Miss
  Caroline Darling

OMITS Baron D'Epernon: E. H.
  Butler


21 Dec 1839
Sat eve
Adelphi
16 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (48)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 20 Dec 1839, next 23 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Edgeworth Bess: Miss
  Campbell

2) HB (12)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 20 Dec 1839, next 23 Dec 1839

3) Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (30)

Performances first 18 Nov 1839, previous 20 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (18 Nov 1839)

BUT Henri de Valois: John F.
  Saville

Vicomte de Joyeuse: E. H.
  Butler

Queen Margaret de Valois: Miss
  Caroline Darling

OMITS Baron D'Epernon: E. H.
  Butler


23 Dec 1839
Mon eve
Adelphi
23 Dec 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (49)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 21 Dec 1839, next 26 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Edgeworth Bess: Miss
  Campbell

2) HB (13)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 21 Dec 1839, next 9 Mar 1840

General Non-Title Information

"Grand Procession to the Lists from The Knight of the Dragon"


24 Dec 1839
Tue eve
Adelphi

DARK: Christmas Eve


25 Dec 1839
Wed eve
Adelphi

DARK: Christmas Day


26 Dec 1839
Thu eve
Adelphi
26 Dec 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (50)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 23 Dec 1839, next 27 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: Edward
  Stirling

Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: Nelson Lee, COMP: Jonathan Blewitt

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, next 27 Dec 1839

Genre (pantomime) grand Christmas pantomime

First Night Cast

Sir Roger Sirloin (Lord of the Manor), afterwards Pantaloon: [John] Sanders; Tobias Sampson Knock'em Bon'em Skewer'em (his man): F. Butler; Colin Clod (merry little ploughboy in love with Cowslip Sugar Plum Red Cap), afterwards Harlequin: Harvey; Merlin (enchanter of the olden time, protecting Sir Roger): [William] Cullenford; Old Mother Red Cap, afterwards Clown: King; Cruel Fates or Evil Destinies: Holmes, E. H. Butler, Freeborn; blacksmith: Shaw; Cowslip Sugar Plum Red Cap, afterwards Columbine: Miss Maile; Fairy Snowdrop (guardian spirit to Colin Clod): Miss E. Honner; Rose Bud: Miss Jenkins; Bluebell: Miss George; Hare Bell: Miss Jones; Violet: Miss E. Maile; fairies: Miss Upsdell, Miss O'Neil, Miss J. Maile, Miss Clarke, Miss Cooper, Miss La Monde, Miss Dawson, Miss Wilson; villagers: Miss Connor, Miss Cathie, Miss Jones, Miss Thomas, Miss Moncrieff, Miss Sherer, Miss Johnson, Roberts, Henry, Ridgway, Jenkins, "Noggs", "Cramp", "Stamp"; Harlequin: Harvey; Columbine: Miss Maile; Clown: King; Pantaloon: [John] Sanders

Reference Cast

Sir Roger Sirloin, afterwards
   Pantaloon: John Sanders
Tobias Sampson Knock'em Bon'em
   Skewer'em: F. Butler
Colin Clod, afterwards
   Harlequin: Harvey
Merlin: William Cullenford
Old Mother Red Cap, afterwards
   Clown: King
Cruel Fates or Evil Destinies:
   Holmes
   E. H. Butler
   Freeborn
blacksmith: Shaw
Cowslip Sugar Plum Red Cap,
   afterwards Columbine: Miss
   Maile

Fairy Snowdrop: Miss E. Honner
Rose Bud: Miss Jenkins
Bluebell: Miss George
Hare Bell: Miss Jones
Violet: Miss E. Maile
fairies:
   Miss Upsdell
   Miss O'Neil
   Miss J. Maile
   Miss Clarke
   Miss Cooper
   Miss La Monde
   Miss Dawson
   Miss Wilson
villagers:
   Miss Connor
   Miss Cathie
   Miss Jones
   Miss Thomas
   Miss Moncrieff
   Miss Sherer
   Miss Johnson
   Roberts
   Henry
   Ridgway
   Jenkins
   "Noggs"
   "Cramp"
   "Stamp"
Harlequin: Harvey
Columbine: Miss Maile
Clown: King
Pantaloon: John Sanders

DIR: Stirling

"Wanderings in Wicklow" is now part of the pantomime, W[illiam] Telbin (painter)

Mystic change to Fairy Land; grand procession to the lists from the Knight of the Dragon

1. rustic view of meadows and corn fields; 2. dwelling of Mother Red Cap, morning; 3. fairyland; 4. magic cave of Merlin, the astrologer; 5. Mother Red Cap's farm; 6. Fish Street; 7. Queer Street, Head-Over Square; 8. a celebrated publisher's and millwright; 's shop; 9. Kilkenny Hill--Bray from the sea, Sugarloaf in the distance; 10. shipping--Newrath Bridge--Ashford, storm clearing away; 11. the Vale of Avoca, sunlit; 12. Powerscourt Waterfall; 13. Enniskerry, Lake Dan, Luggielaw; 14. Glendalough, seven churches, Kilbarrack Abbey, The Scalp; 15. four courts of Dublin, Queen's Bridge; 16. the Bay of Dublin; 17. cardmaker's and jeweller's shops; 18. view near Windsor Castle; 19. Sharp Street--Mechi's strop and Holloway's ointment warehouses; 20. the royal air pump, enchanted cave; 21. silver bowers of the Fairy Snowdrop


27 Dec 1839
Fri eve
Adelphi
26 Dec 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (51)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 26 Dec 1839, next 28 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: Edward
  Stirling

Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (2)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 26 Dec 1839, next 28 Dec 1839


28 Dec 1839
Sat eve
Adelphi
26 Dec 1839
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (52)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 27 Dec 1839, next 30 Dec 1839

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: Edward
  Stirling

Edgeworth Bess: Miss Campbell

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (3)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 27 Dec 1839, next 30 Dec 1839


30 Dec 1839
Mon eve
Adelphi
30 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (53)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 28 Dec 1839, next 31 Dec 1839

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (4)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 28 Dec 1839, next 31 Dec 1839


31 Dec 1839
Tue eve
Adelphi
30 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (54)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 30 Dec 1839, next 1 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (5)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 30 Dec 1839, next 1 Jan 1840


1 Jan 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
30 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (55)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 31 Dec 1839, next 2 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (6)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 31 Dec 1839, next 2 Jan 1840


2 Jan 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
30 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (56)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 1 Jan 1840, next 3 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (7)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 1 Jan 1840, next 3 Jan 1840


3 Jan 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
30 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (57)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 2 Jan 1840, next 4 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (8)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 2 Jan 1840, next 4 Jan 1840


4 Jan 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
30 Dec 1839
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (58)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 3 Jan 1840, next 6 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (9)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 3 Jan 1840, next 6 Jan 1840


6 Jan 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
6 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (59)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 4 Jan 1840, next 7 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (10)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 4 Jan 1840, next 7 Jan 1840


7 Jan 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
6 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (60)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 6 Jan 1840, next 8 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (11)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 6 Jan 1840, next 8 Jan 1840


8 Jan 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
6 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (61)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 7 Jan 1840, next 9 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (12)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 7 Jan 1840, next 9 Jan 1840


9 Jan 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
6 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (62)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 8 Jan 1840, next 10 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (13)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 8 Jan 1840, next 10 Jan 1840


10 Jan 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
6 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (63)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 9 Jan 1840, next 11 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (14)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 9 Jan 1840, next 11 Jan 1840


11 Jan 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
6 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (64)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 10 Jan 1840, next 13 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (15)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 10 Jan 1840, next 13 Jan 1840


13 Jan 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
13 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (65)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 11 Jan 1840, next 14 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (16)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 11 Jan 1840, next 14 Jan 1840

Cast truncated on the source


14 Jan 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
13 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (66)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 13 Jan 1840, next 15 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (17)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 13 Jan 1840, next 15 Jan 1840


15 Jan 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
13 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (67)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 14 Jan 1840, next 16 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (18)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 14 Jan 1840, next 16 Jan 1840


16 Jan 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
13 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (68)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 15 Jan 1840, next 17 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (19)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 15 Jan 1840, next 17 Jan 1840


17 Jan 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
13 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (69)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 16 Jan 1840, next 18 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (20)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 16 Jan 1840, next 18 Jan 1840


18 Jan 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
13 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (70)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 17 Jan 1840, next 20 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (21)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 17 Jan 1840, next 20 Jan 1840


20 Jan 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
20 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (71)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 18 Jan 1840, next 21 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (22)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 18 Jan 1840, next 21 Jan 1840


21 Jan 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
20 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (72)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 20 Jan 1840, next 22 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (23)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 20 Jan 1840, next 22 Jan 1840


22 Jan 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
20 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (73)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 21 Jan 1840, next 23 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (24)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 21 Jan 1840, next 23 Jan 1840


23 Jan 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
20 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (74)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 22 Jan 1840, next 24 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (25)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 22 Jan 1840, next 24 Jan 1840


24 Jan 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
20 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (75)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 23 Jan 1840, next 25 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (26)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 23 Jan 1840, next 25 Jan 1840


25 Jan 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
20 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (76)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 24 Jan 1840, next 27 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (27)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 24 Jan 1840, next 27 Jan 1840


27 Jan 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
27 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (77)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 25 Jan 1840, next 28 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (28)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 25 Jan 1840, next 28 Jan 1840

Bill truncated for reasons of space


28 Jan 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
27 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (78)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 27 Jan 1840, next 29 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (29)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 27 Jan 1840, next 29 Jan 1840


29 Jan 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
27 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (79)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 28 Jan 1840, next 31 Jan 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (30)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 28 Jan 1840, next 31 Jan 1840


30 Jan 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi

DARK: Martyr's Day


31 Jan 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
27 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (80)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 29 Jan 1840, next 1 Feb 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (31)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 29 Jan 1840, next 1 Feb 1840


1 Feb 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
27 Jan 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (81)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 31 Jan 1840, next 3 Feb 1840

2) Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop (32)

Performances first 26 Dec 1839, previous 31 Jan 1840


3 Feb 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
3 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; based on story of 1810 occurrence published as The Bride of Obeydah
AU: [John B. Buckstone], COMP: George H. Rodwell
Au Comm "By the author of Wreck Ashore" (bill)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, next 4 Feb 1840

Genre (drama) entirely new domestic and nautical drama; 4 parts

First Night Cast

Mark Williams (missionary at Obeydah): [William] Cullenford; Domingo (cook at an inn at Buenos Ayres): Holmes; fisherman: E. H. Butler; Jack Somerton (of H. M. Ship Adrastus): T[homas] P. Cooke; Sam Griffin (merchant seaman): Paul J. Bedford; Flipper (Griffin's companion): King; Mrs. Mendoza (Buenos Ayres trader): [Frederick H.] Yates; Mrs. Orinoco (Mrs. Mendoza's friend): Mrs. Johnson; Eleanor: Miss [Julia H.] Fortescue (1st app this season); Mr. Godfrey: G[eorge] Maynard; Captain Cyril: J[ohn] F. Saville; Tim Twopenny (runaway barber): [John B.] Buckstone; Thompson: [John] Sanders; Grab: F. Butler; Mrs. Godfrey: Mrs. Fosbroke; Mrs. Colonel Fantod: Miss Caroline Darling; Hon. Mr. Flummery: [Frederick H.] Yates; Frill: Mrs. Naylor; Mrs. Bower: Miss M. Lee; Becky: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley

Reference Cast

Mark Williams: William
   Cullenford

Domingo: Holmes
fisherman: E. H. Butler
Jack Somerton: Thomas P. Cooke
Sam Griffin: Paul J. Bedford
Flipper: King
Mrs. Mendoza: Frederick H.
   Yates

Mrs. Orinoco: Mrs. Johnson
Eleanor: Miss Julia H.
   Fortescue

Mr. Godfrey: George Maynard
Captain Cyril: John F. Saville
Tim Twopenny: John B. Buckstone
Thompson: John Sanders
Grab: F. Butler
Mrs. Godfrey: Mrs. Fosbroke
Mrs. Colonel Fantod: Miss
   Caroline Darling

Hon. Mr. Flummery: Frederick H.
   Yates

Frill: Mrs. Naylor
Mrs. Bower: Miss M. Lee
Becky: Mrs. Robert Keeley

DIR: [Frederick H.] Yates

Escape from the wreck of the Diana; departure of the caravan to Buenos Ayres; sailing of the Ruby for England--rash attempt of a fishing boat to board her in a white squall, the extraordinary effect of her completely wearing in the gale, broaching to, carrying away her mast, swamping, becoming water-logged, and going down with the second escape of Poor Jack

1. [South America] coast view; 2. village of Obeydah in South America; 3. [moonlight] forest near one of the Indian plains; 4. hut of the missionary; 5. [Buenos Ayres] courtyard of an inn; 6. open sea at the mouth of the Rio de la Plata; 7. [London: 2 years later] lodgings of Mrs. Fantod; 8. Eleanor's house, London; 9. Mrs. Fantod's; 10. street in London; 11. ball room in Eleanor's house

plot summary in bill

2) Jack Sheppard (82)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 1 Feb 1840, next 4 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee

4 Feb 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
3 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (2)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 3 Feb 1840, next 5 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (83)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 3 Feb 1840, next 5 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee

5 Feb 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
3 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (3)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 4 Feb 1840, next 6 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (84)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 4 Feb 1840, next 6 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee

6 Feb 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
3 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (4)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 5 Feb 1840, next 7 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (85)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 5 Feb 1840, next 7 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee

7 Feb 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
3 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (5)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 6 Feb 1840, next 8 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (86)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 6 Feb 1840, next 8 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee

8 Feb 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
3 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (6)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 7 Feb 1840, next 11 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (87)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 7 Feb 1840, next 11 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee

10 Feb 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
10 Feb 1840
advertisement
The London Times

Source Comment bill not available, presumably satin bills printed Special Performance Command: Wedding of Queen Victoria

1) Luke the Labourer [; or, The Lost Son] (1)

AU: [John B. Buckstone]

Performances first 10 Feb 1840

Genre (drama)

First Night Cast

principal characters: T[homas] P. Cooke, Lyon, [John B.] Buckstone, [William] Cullenford, J[ohn] F. Saville, Butler, Mrs. Fosbroke, Miss M. Lee, Miss E. Honner

Cast Comment Saville billed without initials, "J[ohn] F. Saville" presumed

Reference Cast

principal characters:
   Thomas P. Cooke
   Lyon
   John B. Buckstone
   William Cullenford
   John F. Saville
   Butler
   Mrs. Fosbroke
   Miss M. Lee
   Miss E. Honner

2) The Married Bachelor [; or, Master and Man] (1)

AU: [P. P. O'Callaghan]

Performances first 10 Feb 1840

Genre (farce)

First Night Cast

principal characters: J[ohn] F. Saville, [Edward R.] Wright, Butler

Cast Comment Saville billed without initials, "J[ohn] F. Saville" presumed; Butler could be either F. Butler or E. H. Butler

Reference Cast

principal characters:
   John F. Saville
   Edward R. Wright
   Butler

3) Freaks and Follies [; or, A Match for the Old One] (1)

AU: [George H. Rodwell]

Performances first 10 Feb 1840

Genre (farce)

Cast Comment cast no given in adv

General Non-Title Information

this was a gratuitous performance honoring the queen's wedding


11 Feb 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
11 Feb 1840
advertisement
The London Times

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (7)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 8 Feb 1840, next 12 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (88)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 8 Feb 1840, next 12 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee

12 Feb 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
12 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (8)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 11 Feb 1840, next 13 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (89)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 11 Feb 1840, next 13 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

13 Feb 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
12 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (9)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 12 Feb 1840, next 14 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (90)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 12 Feb 1840, next 14 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

14 Feb 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
12 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (10)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 13 Feb 1840, next 15 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (91)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 13 Feb 1840, next 15 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

15 Feb 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
12 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (11)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 14 Feb 1840, next 17 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (92)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 14 Feb 1840, next 17 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

17 Feb 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
17 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (12)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 15 Feb 1840, next 18 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (93)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 15 Feb 1840, next 18 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

18 Feb 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
17 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (13)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 17 Feb 1840, next 19 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (94)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 17 Feb 1840, next 19 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

19 Feb 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
17 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (14)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 18 Feb 1840, next 20 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (95)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 18 Feb 1840, next 20 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

20 Feb 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
17 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (15)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 19 Feb 1840, next 21 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (96)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 19 Feb 1840, next 21 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

21 Feb 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
17 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (16)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 20 Feb 1840, next 22 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (97)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 20 Feb 1840, next 22 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

22 Feb 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
17 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (17)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 21 Feb 1840, next 24 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (98)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 21 Feb 1840, next 24 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

24 Feb 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
24 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (18)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 22 Feb 1840, next 25 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (99)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 22 Feb 1840, next 25 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

25 Feb 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
24 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (19)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 24 Feb 1840, next 26 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (100)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 24 Feb 1840, next 26 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

26 Feb 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
24 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (20)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 25 Feb 1840, next 27 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (101)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 25 Feb 1840, next 27 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

27 Feb 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
24 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (21)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 26 Feb 1840, next 28 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (102)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 26 Feb 1840, next 28 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

28 Feb 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
24 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (22)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 27 Feb 1840, next 29 Feb 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (103)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 27 Feb 1840, next 29 Feb 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

29 Feb 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
24 Feb 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (23)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 28 Feb 1840, next 2 Mar 1840

2) Jack Sheppard (104)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 28 Feb 1840, next 23 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

BUT Abram Mendez: John Sanders
OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King


2 Mar 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
2 Mar 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Fortunes of Smike; or, A Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; "Founded on the celebrated ... Papers by Boz" (bill)
AU: Edward Stirling, COMP: George H. Rodwell

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, next 3 Mar 1840

Genre (drama) entirely new ironical and local burletta of men and manners; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Mr. Ralph Nickleby (money lender): [William] Cullenford; Nicholas Nickleby: J[ohn] F. Saville; Mr. Mantalini (man milliner, in and out of luck): [Frederick H.] Yates; Mr. Squeers (from Do-the-Boys Hall): [James P.] Wilkinson; Newman Noggs (poor clerk): [John B.] Buckstone; Mr. Vincent Crummles (provincial manager): Paul J. Bedford; John Brodie (a Yorkshireman): H[enry R.] Beverley; Mr. Snawley (loving father): E. H. Butler; Brooker (returned convict): G[eorge] Maynard; Frank Cheerybles: Freeborn; Charles Cheerybles: Holmes; Ned Cheerybles: Johnson; Old Arthur Gride (miser): King; executioner: Shaw; labourer: F. Butler; waiter: Henry; Master Whackford Squeers (a specimen boy): Master Brunton; Smike (an orphan): Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Madame Mantalini (partner of husband's fortunes): Mrs. Fosbroke; Mrs. Nickleby (a widow): Miss O'Neil; Kate Nickleby: Miss M. Lee; Miss Squeers: Mrs. Gower; Mrs. John Brodie (late Tilda Price): Miss George; Mrs. Dobson (a nurse): Mrs. Johnson; Mrs. Vincent Crummles (provincial manageress): Miss Cathie; Madeline Bray (an orphan): Miss Beauchamp

Cast Comment Miss Beauchamp spelled Beachamp

Reference Cast

Mr. Ralph Nickleby: William
   Cullenford

Nicholas Nickleby: John F.
   Saville

Mr. Mantalini: Edward R. Wright
Mr. Squeers: James P. Wilkinson
Newman Noggs: John B. Buckstone
Mr. Vincent Crummles: Paul J.
   Bedford

John Brodie: Henry R. Beverley
Mr. Snawley: E. H. Butler
Brooker: George Maynard
Frank Cheerybles: Freeborn
Charles Cheerybles: Holmes
Ned Cheerybles: Johnson
Old Arthur Gride: King
executioner: Shaw
labourer: F. Butler
waiter: Henry
Master Whackford Squeers: Master
   Brunton

Smike: Mrs. Robert Keeley
Madame Mantalini: Mrs. Fosbroke
Mrs. Nickleby: Miss O'Neil
Kate Nickleby: Miss M. Lee
Miss Squeers: Mrs. Gower
Mrs. John Brodie: Miss George
Mrs. Dobson: Mrs. Johnson
Mrs. Vincent Crummles: Miss
   Cathie

Madeline Bray: Miss Beauchamp
call boy: Master Archer
Peg Sliderskew: John Sanders

DIR: [Frederick H.] Yates

tableau: candle-light picture of the schoolmaster defeated; death of Smike and close of his hard fortunes

I,i [Portsmouth] behind the scenes; I,ii [London] counting house of Ralph Nickleby; I,iii home,sweet home; I,iv street near the "Saracen's Head"; I,v "Saracen's Head," Snow Hill; I,vi the top back garret; II,i the money lender's; II,ii our best parlour; II,iii a cellar on the cold ground; II,iv Bray's lodgings; II,v ready-furnished apartments of Mrs. Peg Sliderskew; II,vi Cheerybles Brothers and Co.

bill contains extensive plot summary

2) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (24)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 29 Feb 1840, next 3 Mar 1840

3) The Christening (1)

AU: J[ohn] B. Buckstone

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, next 3 Mar 1840

Genre (farce) farce

First Night Cast

Mr. Hopkins Twiddy: [John B.] Buckstone; Grum: [James P.] Wilkinson; Mr. Wharton: E. H. Butler; servant: [John] Sanders; Mr. Pilberry: Freeborn; Mrs. Carney: Mrs. Fosbroke; Mrs. Motherton: Mrs. Johnson; Mrs. Dolby Lovechild: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; female servant: Mrs. Gower; Mrs. Pilberry: Mrs. Naylor; Miss Gentle: Miss George

Reference Cast

Mr. Hopkins Twiddy: John B.
   Buckstone

Grum: James P. Wilkinson
Mr. Wharton: E. H. Butler
servant: John Sanders
Mr. Pilberry: Freeborn
Mrs. Carney: Mrs. Fosbroke
Mrs. Motherton: Mrs. Johnson
Mrs. Dolby Lovechild: Mrs.
   Robert Keeley

female servant: Mrs. Gower
Mrs. Pilberry: Mrs. Naylor
Miss Gentle: Miss George


3 Mar 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
2 Mar 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Fortunes of Smike; or, A Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby (2)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 2 Mar 1840, next 5 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (2 Mar 1840)

BUT Mr. Mantalini: Frederick H.
  Yates

OMITS call boy: Master Archer
Peg Sliderskew: John Sanders

2) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (25)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 2 Mar 1840, next 5 Mar 1840

3) The Christening (2)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 2 Mar 1840, next 5 Mar 1840


4 Mar 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi

DARK: Ash Wednesday


5 Mar 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
2 Mar 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Fortunes of Smike; or, A Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby (3)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 3 Mar 1840, next 6 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (2 Mar 1840)

BUT Mr. Mantalini: Frederick H.
  Yates

OMITS call boy: Master Archer
Peg Sliderskew: John Sanders

2) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (26)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 3 Mar 1840, next 6 Mar 1840

3) The Christening (3)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 3 Mar 1840, next 6 Mar 1840


6 Mar 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
2 Mar 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Fortunes of Smike; or, A Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby (4)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 5 Mar 1840, next 7 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (2 Mar 1840)

BUT Mr. Mantalini: Frederick H.
  Yates

OMITS call boy: Master Archer
Peg Sliderskew: John Sanders

2) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (27)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 5 Mar 1840, next 7 Mar 1840

3) The Christening (4)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 5 Mar 1840, next 7 Mar 1840


7 Mar 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
2 Mar 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Fortunes of Smike; or, A Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby (5)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 6 Mar 1840, next 9 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (2 Mar 1840)

BUT Mr. Mantalini: Frederick H.
  Yates

OMITS call boy: Master Archer
Peg Sliderskew: John Sanders

2) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (28)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 6 Mar 1840, next 9 Mar 1840

3) The Christening (5)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 6 Mar 1840, next 10 Apr 1840


9 Mar 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
9 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Fortunes of Smike; or, A Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby (6)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 7 Mar 1840, next 10 Mar 1840

2) HB (14)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 23 Dec 1839, next 10 Mar 1840

3) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (29)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 7 Mar 1840, next 10 Mar 1840


10 Mar 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
9 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Fortunes of Smike; or, A Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby (7)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 9 Mar 1840, next 11 Mar 1840

2) HB (15)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 9 Mar 1840, next 11 Mar 1840

3) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (30)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 9 Mar 1840, next 11 Mar 1840


11 Mar 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
9 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Fortunes of Smike; or, A Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby (8)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 10 Mar 1840, next 12 Mar 1840

2) HB (16)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 10 Mar 1840, next 12 Mar 1840

3) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (31)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 10 Mar 1840, next 12 Mar 1840


12 Mar 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
9 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Fortunes of Smike; or, A Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby (9)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 11 Mar 1840, next 13 Mar 1840

2) HB (17)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 11 Mar 1840, next 13 Mar 1840

3) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (32)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 11 Mar 1840, next 13 Mar 1840


13 Mar 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
9 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Fortunes of Smike; or, A Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby (10)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 12 Mar 1840, next 14 Mar 1840

2) HB (18)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 12 Mar 1840, next 14 Mar 1840

3) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (33)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 12 Mar 1840, next 14 Mar 1840


14 Mar 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
9 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Fortunes of Smike; or, A Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby (11)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 13 Mar 1840, next 16 Mar 1840

2) HB (19)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 13 Mar 1840, next 16 Mar 1840

3) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (34)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 13 Mar 1840, next 16 Mar 1840


16 Mar 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
16 Mar 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Fortunes of Smike; or, A Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby (12)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 14 Mar 1840, next 17 Mar 1840

2) HB (20)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 14 Mar 1840, next 17 Mar 1840

3) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (35)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 14 Mar 1840, next 17 Mar 1840


17 Mar 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
16 Mar 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Fortunes of Smike; or, A Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby (13)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 16 Mar 1840

2) HB (21)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 16 Mar 1840, next 18 Mar 1840

3) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (36)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 16 Mar 1840, next 18 Mar 1840


18 Mar 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
18 Mar 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Abelard and Heloise (1)

Title Comment "Partly founded on historical facts" (bill)
AU: [John B.] Buckstone

Performances first 18 Mar 1840, next 19 Mar 1840

Genre (drama) popular drama

First Night Cast

Fulbert (the canon, reputed uncle to Heloise): [William] Cullenford; Larenaudie (a bravo): G[eorge] Maynard; Augustin (the clerk, his brother): Miss M[ary] A. Lee; Barnabe (innkeeper): E. H. Butler; waiter: Jones students, embryo philosophers Maximillian: Paul J. Bedford; Sampson: [John B.] Buckstone Daniel Gautier (betrothed to Heloise): J[ohn] F. Saville; Bernard (Abbe of Clairvaux): Holmes; Jerome: Roberts; Abelard: Lyon; students, soldiers, peasants, pilgrims, citizens: [Unlisted]; Heloise: Miss [Julia H.] Fortescue; Jocetto (Barnabe's niece): Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Beatrice (Superior of the Convent): Mrs. Fosbroke

Reference Cast

Fulbert: William Cullenford
Larenaudie: George Maynard
Augustin: Miss Mary A. Lee
Barnabe: E. H. Butler
waiter: Jones
Maximillian: Paul J. Bedford
Sampson: John B. Buckstone
Daniel Gautier: John F. Saville
Bernard: Holmes
Jerome: Roberts
Abelard: Lyon
students, soldiers, peasants,
   pilgrims, citizens: Unlisted
Heloise: Miss Julia H.
   Fortescue

Jocetto: Mrs. Robert Keeley
Beatrice: Mrs. Fosbroke

pilgrims at the apotheosis

1. suburb of Old Paris--Fauberge St. Jacques; 2. Fulbert's house; 3. Old street in Paris; 4. the convent of Argenteuil; 5. vaults of the convent; 6. the tomb of Abelard and Heloise

plot summary in bill

2) HB (22)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 17 Mar 1840, next 19 Mar 1840

3) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (37)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 17 Mar 1840, next 19 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (3 Feb 1840)

BUT Frill: Miss M. Lee
Mrs. Bower: Miss O'Neil
Becky: Mrs. Naylor

19 Mar 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
18 Mar 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Abelard and Heloise (2)

Performances first 18 Mar 1840, previous 18 Mar 1840, next 20 Mar 1840

2) HB (23)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 18 Mar 1840, next 20 Mar 1840

3) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (38)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 18 Mar 1840, next 20 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (3 Feb 1840)

BUT Frill: Miss M. Lee
Mrs. Bower: Miss O'Neil
Becky: Mrs. Naylor

20 Mar 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
18 Mar 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Abelard and Heloise (3)

Performances first 18 Mar 1840, previous 19 Mar 1840, next 21 Mar 1840

2) HB (24)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 19 Mar 1840, next 21 Mar 1840

3) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (39)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 19 Mar 1840, next 21 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (3 Feb 1840)

BUT Frill: Miss M. Lee
Mrs. Bower: Miss O'Neil
Becky: Mrs. Naylor

21 Mar 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
18 Mar 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Abelard and Heloise (4)

Performances first 18 Mar 1840, previous 20 Mar 1840

2) HB (25)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 20 Mar 1840, next 9 Apr 1840

3) Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor (40)

Performances first 3 Feb 1840, previous 20 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (3 Feb 1840)

BUT Frill: Miss M. Lee
Mrs. Bower: Miss O'Neil
Becky: Mrs. Naylor

23 Mar 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
23 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

Source Comment Times shows 3d piece, Dancing Barber not shown on bill

1) Jack Sheppard (105)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 29 Feb 1840, next 24 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Pilot; or, A Tale of the Sea (1)

AU: [Edward Fitzball]

Performances first 23 Mar 1840, next 24 Mar 1840

Genre (melodrama) celebrated nautical melo-dramatic burletta

First Night Cast

The Pilot: Lyon; Lieutenent Barnstable: J[ohn] F. Saville; Long Tom Coffin (coxswain): T[homas] P. Cooke; Captain Boroughcliff (genuine Yankee riglar): [John B.] Buckstone; Colonel Howard: G[eorge] Maynard; Lieutenant Griffith: E. H. Butler; Mr. Merry: Harvey; Captain of the Alacrity: Holmes; Sergeant Drill: [John] Sanders; second sergeant: Shaw; Katharine Plowden: Miss [Julia H.] Fortescue; Cecilia: Miss E. Honner; Irish woman: Mrs. Gower

Reference Cast

The Pilot: Lyon
Lieutenent Barnstable: John F.
   Saville

Long Tom Coffin: Thomas P.
   Cooke

Captain Boroughcliff: John B.
   Buckstone

Colonel Howard: George Maynard
Lieutenant Griffith: E. H.
   Butler

Mr. Merry: Harvey
Captain of the Alacrity:
   Holmes

Sergeant Drill: John Sanders
second sergeant: Shaw
Katharine Plowden: Miss Julia H.
   Fortescue

Cecilia: Miss E. Honner
Irish woman: Mrs. Gower

"Long Tom's Courtship", T[homas] P. Cooke

hornpipe: T[homas] P. Cooke

fore and aft view of the schooner Ariel attempting to claw off a lee shore and endeavouring to pass the bight of a shoal in a tremendous storm surrounded by rocks and breakers


24 Mar 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
23 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (106)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 23 Mar 1840, next 25 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Pilot; or, A Tale of the Sea (2)

Performances first 23 Mar 1840, previous 23 Mar 1840, next 25 Mar 1840


25 Mar 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
23 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (107)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 24 Mar 1840, next 26 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Pilot; or, A Tale of the Sea (3)

Performances first 23 Mar 1840, previous 24 Mar 1840, next 26 Mar 1840


26 Mar 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
23 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (108)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 25 Mar 1840, next 27 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Pilot; or, A Tale of the Sea (4)

Performances first 23 Mar 1840, previous 25 Mar 1840, next 27 Mar 1840


27 Mar 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
23 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (109)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 26 Mar 1840, next 28 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Pilot; or, A Tale of the Sea (5)

Performances first 23 Mar 1840, previous 26 Mar 1840, next 28 Mar 1840


28 Mar 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
23 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (110)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 27 Mar 1840, next 30 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) The Pilot; or, A Tale of the Sea (6)

Performances first 23 Mar 1840, previous 27 Mar 1840


30 Mar 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
30 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

Source Comment variant NN bill has less complete details for 2d pc

1) Jack Sheppard (111)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 28 Mar 1840, next 31 Mar 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) Nelson; or, The Life of a Sailor (1)

Title Comment Billed as Nelson, England's Glory
AU: [Edward Fitzball]

Performances first 30 Mar 1840, next 31 Mar 1840

Genre (melodrama) national nautical burletta

First Night Cast

English The Admiral: G[eorge] Maynard; Captain Hardy: [John] Sanders; Lieutenant Nesbitt: Freeborn; Moses (old Jew): [James P.] Wilkinson; John Sykes (Admiral's coxswain): T[homas] P. Cooke; Sammy Suckling: [Edward R.] Wright; Ben Backstay: King; robbers: Shaw, Butler; Peter Pledge: [John B.] Buckstone; Rachel (Jew's daughter): Miss [Julia H.] Fortescue; Molly Moonshine: Miss E. Honner Spaniards Governor of Santa Cruz: Holmes; Don Ulloa: E. H. Butler

Reference Cast

The Admiral: George Maynard
Captain Hardy: John Sanders
Lieutenant Nesbitt: Freeborn
Moses: James P. Wilkinson
John Sykes: Thomas P. Cooke
Sammy Suckling: Edward R.
   Wright

Ben Backstay: King
robbers:
   Shaw
   Butler
Peter Pledge: John B. Buckstone
Rachel: Miss Julia H. Fortescue
Molly Moonshine: Miss E. Honner
Governor of Santa Cruz: Holmes
Don Ulloa: E. H. Butler

dance: -the characters

Attack of gun boats; The Admiral's boats saving the drowning enemy; Nelson and Trafalgar

1. view of seaport, shipping etc.; 2. Jew's house; 3. Nelson's cabin; 4. view in Santa Cruz; 5. bay of Santa Cruz; 6. mole; 7. between decks; 8. cabin of the admiral; 9. the sea; 10. quarter-deck of the Victory

General Non-Title Information

in preparation for Easter Monday perf, "80 ladies have been engaged"


31 Mar 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
30 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (112)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 30 Mar 1840, next 1 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) Nelson; or, The Life of a Sailor (2)

Performances first 30 Mar 1840, previous 30 Mar 1840, next 1 Apr 1840


1 Apr 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
30 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (113)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 31 Mar 1840, next 2 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) Nelson; or, The Life of a Sailor (3)

Performances first 30 Mar 1840, previous 31 Mar 1840, next 2 Apr 1840


2 Apr 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
30 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (114)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 1 Apr 1840, next 3 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) Nelson; or, The Life of a Sailor (4)

Performances first 30 Mar 1840, previous 1 Apr 1840, next 3 Apr 1840


3 Apr 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
30 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (115)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 2 Apr 1840, next 4 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) Nelson; or, The Life of a Sailor (5)

Performances first 30 Mar 1840, previous 2 Apr 1840, next 4 Apr 1840


4 Apr 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
30 Mar 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) Jack Sheppard (116)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 3 Apr 1840, next 6 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) Nelson; or, The Life of a Sailor (6)

Performances first 30 Mar 1840, previous 3 Apr 1840


6 Apr 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
6 Apr 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (117)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 4 Apr 1840, next 7 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) Black-Eyed Susan; or, All In the Downs (1)

AU: [Douglas W. Jerrold]

Performances first 6 Apr 1840, next 7 Apr 1840

Genre (melodrama) favorite nautical drama

First Night Cast

Admiral: G[eorge] Maynard; Captain Crosstree: J[ohn] F. Saville; Quid (the boatswain): King; Seaweed: Jones; Blue Peter: Harvey; William: T[homas] P. Cooke; Jacob Twig: [Edward R.] Wright; Doggrass: [William] Cullenford; Ploughshare: [John] Sanders; Gnatbrain: [John B.] Buckstone; Hatchet: Holmes; Raker: E. H. Butler; Lieut. Pike: Freeborn; first sailor: Shaw; Black-Eyed Susan: Miss [Julia H.] Fortescue; Dolly Mayflower: Mrs. Naylor

Reference Cast

Admiral: George Maynard
Captain Crosstree: John F.
   Saville

Quid: King
Seaweed: Jones
Blue Peter: Harvey
William: Thomas P. Cooke
Jacob Twig: Edward R. Wright
Doggrass: William Cullenford
Ploughshare: John Sanders
Gnatbrain: John B. Buckstone
Hatchet: Holmes
Raker: E. H. Butler
Lieut. Pike: Freeborn
first sailor: Shaw
Black-Eyed Susan: Miss Julia H.
   Fortescue

Dolly Mayflower: Mrs. Naylor

"Black-Eyed Susan", Miss E. Honner; parody: "Bound 'Prentice to a Waterman", T[homas] P. Cooke


7 Apr 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
6 Apr 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (118)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 6 Apr 1840, next 8 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) Black-Eyed Susan; or, All In the Downs (2)

Performances first 6 Apr 1840, previous 6 Apr 1840, next 8 Apr 1840


8 Apr 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
6 Apr 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (119)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 7 Apr 1840, next 9 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) Black-Eyed Susan; or, All In the Downs (3)

Performances first 6 Apr 1840, previous 7 Apr 1840, next 11 Apr 1840


9 Apr 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
9 Apr 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

Special Performance Benefit: Paul J. Bedford

1) Jack Sheppard (120)

Title Comment "Positively the last time" (bill)
Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 8 Apr 1840, next 11 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) HB (26)

Performances first 9 Dec 1839, previous 21 Mar 1840

General Non-Title Information

other entertainments will be announced in the bills of the day


10 Apr 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
10 Apr 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

Source Comment truncated New York bill omits Married Rake Special Performance Benefit: Miss Caroline Darling

1) Esmeralda; or, The Deformed of Notre Dame (1)

AU: [Edward Fitzball]

Performances first 10 Apr 1840

Genre (melodrama) historical drama; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Claude Frollo (Archdeacon of Notre Dame): G[eorge] Maynard; Captain Phoebus (of the King's Archers): J[ohn] F. Saville; Captain Ernest (Phoebus' friend): Freeborn; Pierre Gringoire (poet and puppet-show-man): [James P.] Wilkinson; Quasimodo (the deformed): Lyon; Clopin (King of the Beggars): [Edward R.] Wright Gypsies Audrey the Red: King; Chanteprune: F. Butler; Belvine: Wilson Guillaume: [John] Sanders; Executioner of Paris: Shaw; herald: Henry sons of Clopin Vagabon: Jones; Sangour: Roberts Esmeralda (the Gypsy girl): Miss Caroline Darling; Sister Gudule (a recluse): Mrs. Fosbroke; Mahiette (a citizen's wife): Miss M[ary] A. Lee; Madame Gondelaurier: Miss E. Honner; Fleur de Lys: Miss George Gypsies Oudarde: Miss O'Neil; Gervais: Miss Cathie Coucou (Bohemian widow, alias Demoiselle): Mrs. Gower; monks, archers, Gypsies, citizens, nuns, French and Bohemian mob: [Unlisted]

Reference Cast

Claude Frollo: George Maynard
Captain Phoebus: John F.
   Saville

Captain Ernest: Freeborn
Pierre Gringoire: James P.
   Wilkinson

Quasimodo: Lyon
Clopin: Edward R. Wright
Audrey the Red: King
Chanteprune: F. Butler
Belvine: Wilson
Guillaume: John Sanders
Executioner of Paris: Shaw
herald: Henry
Vagabon: Jones
Sangour: Roberts
Esmeralda: Miss Caroline
   Darling

Sister Gudule: Mrs. Fosbroke
Mahiette: Miss Mary A. Lee
Madame Gondelaurier: Miss E.
   Honner

Fleur de Lys: Miss George
Oudarde: Miss O'Neil
Gervais: Miss Cathie
Coucou: Mrs. Gower
monks, archers, Gypsies,
   citizens, nuns, French and
   Bohemian mob: Unlisted

characteristic dance of Gypsies

Esmeralda is about to suffer when Quasimodo bears her in triumph to the sanctuary

1. place before the Cathedral of Notre Dame; 2. steeple of the Belfrey; 3. apartment in the house of Madame Gondelaurier; 4. Gypsies' haunt; 5. ferry house on the Seine; 6. a solitary dungeon; 7. exterior of Notre Dame--a scaffold

2) The Old Commodore; or, Living Portraits (1)

Title Comment not licensed; not in Nicoll
AU: [Unknown]

Performances first 10 Apr 1840

Genre (comedietta) petite drama

First Night Cast

Captain Bertram: [William] Cullenford; Mr. Bertram: Holmes; Harry Bertram: E. H. Butler; Lawyer Circuit: [Edward R.] Wright; Jack Junk: T[homas] P. Cooke; Emma: Miss [Julia H.] Fortescue; Mrs. Moral: Mrs. Fosbroke

Reference Cast

Captain Bertram: William
   Cullenford

Mr. Bertram: Holmes
Harry Bertram: E. H. Butler
Lawyer Circuit: Edward R.
   Wright
Jack Junk: Thomas P. Cooke
Emma: Miss Julia H. Fortescue
Mrs. Moral: Mrs. Fosbroke

3) The Christening (6)

Performances first 2 Mar 1840, previous 7 Mar 1840

4) The Married Rake (7)

Performances first 2 Dec 1839, previous 7 Dec 1839

General Non-Title Information

dance (in character): Mrs. Naylor


11 Apr 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
6 Apr 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Jack Sheppard (121)

Performances first 28 Oct 1839, previous 9 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (28 Oct 1839)

OMITS Mrs. Sheppard: Miss Lee
ADDS Quilt Arnold: King

2) Black-Eyed Susan; or, All In the Downs (4)

Performances first 6 Apr 1840, previous 8 Apr 1840


20 Apr 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
20 Apr 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

Source Comment NN bill misdated 30 April, 1840 instead of 20 April

1) The Devil in London; or, Sketches in 1840 (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: Richard B. Peake, J[ohn] B. Buckstone, COMP: George H. Rodwell

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, next 21 Apr 1840

Genre (extravaganza) entirely new diabolical, local, melo-dramatical and pictorial extravaganza; 3 acts

First Night Cast

incomprehensible beings [The Devil], alias Mr. Hookey Walker: [Frederick H.] Yates; Mephistophiles (well-known on the pave): Paul J. Bedford; Asmodeus: King; Flare-up (infernal valet): E. H. Butler; lower household officers (principal stoker, sulphur-stick, Clerk-Marshal of the Burning Pitch-pot, Chief Maitre d'Hot-hell) lords of the bedchamber, Master of the Horse, private secretary, Comptroller of the Household: [Unlisted] mortals Lord Pigeon (the invisible peer): [Edward R.] Wright; Captain Rook (translated from below): Paul J. Bedford; Mr. Fearbody (retired snob): [James P.] Wilkinson; Foxdyke (sporting Yorkshire squire): H[enry R.] Beverley; Mr. Bearbinder (city merchant): [William] Cullenford; Mr. John (first-rate footman): [John B.] Buckstone; Cribbings (servant to Lord Pigeon): Smith; James (servant's servant): Master Brunton; Slipslop Billy (decayed dandy): [John] Sanders; Hardgrub (Keeper of the Cadgers' hotel): Shaw; professional petitioner, Captain Seedy, Ben Blanch, Ben Blanch's boy, newspaper reporters, policemen, beggars, ladies, gentlemen, swell mob, riffraff, blackguards: [Unlisted]; Miss Helena Sweetrose (ward to Bearbinder): Miss M[ary] A. Lee; Peggy Paragon (housemaid): Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Mrs. Decoy (alias Brown Bet): Miss Caroline Darling mortals: neuters, otherwise old maids Miss Fussock: Mrs. Fosbroke; Miss Waterhead: Mrs. Gower

Cast Comment Flare-up was played by F. Butler according to first night bill, but subsequent bills give E. H. Butler, a typo is assumed

Reference Cast

The Devil, alias Mr. Hookey
   Walker: Frederick H. Yates
Mephistophiles: Paul J. Bedford
Asmodeus: King
Flare-up: E. H. Butler
lords of the bedchamber, Master
   of the Horse, private
   secretary, Comptroller of the
   Household: Unlisted
Lord Pigeon: Edward R. Wright
Captain Rook: Paul J. Bedford
Mr. Fearbody: James P.
   Wilkinson

Foxdyke: Lyon
Mr. Bearbinder: William
   Cullenford

Mr. John: John B. Buckstone
Cribbings: Smith
James: Master Brunton
Slipslop Billy: John Sanders
professional petitioner, Captain
   Seedy, Ben Blanch, Ben Blanch's
   boy, newspaper reporters,
   policemen, beggars, ladies,
   gentlemen, swell mob, riffraff,
   blackguards: Unlisted
Miss Helena Sweetrose: Miss Mary
   A. Lee

Peggy Paragon: Mrs. Robert
   Keeley

Mrs. Decoy: Miss Caroline
   Darling

Miss Fussock: Mrs. Fosbroke
Miss Waterhead: Mrs. Gower
Cadger Jack: King
Jerry Chance: Freeborn
gipsey: Shaw
Goliah: Miss Jenkins

DIR: [Frederick H.] Yates

"Stick at Nothing", Paul J. Bedford; sporting melody: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; glee: "Happy Land"

grand pas seul: Miss E. James; Cracovienne: Mrs. Naylor Miss E. James pupil of Madame Soutten

(dII) imitations: "An Amateur's Imitations of London actors"; conjuror: "Gun Delusion", Buck (Wizard of the West)

appearance of Mephistopheles, the lost wager, and epilogue by the characters

1. boudoir below; 2. apartment at Lord Pigeon's 3. lobby of the debating society; 4. Cadger's lodging house; 5. drawing room at Mr. Bearbinder's; 6. Captain Rook's study; 7. the road to the races; 8. Dyot Street, Saint Giles; 9. the course at Epsom; 10. villa at Clapham; 11. cider cellars in Maiden Lane; 12. the lone house; 13. the stage of the Italian Opera House, behind the scenes; 14. colonnade of the Italian Opera House scenery is difficult to interpret from bills

extensive plot summary in bill

2) The Serpent of the Nile; or, The Battle of Actium (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; "In preparation since Christmas" (bill)
AU: Edward Stirling, COMP: George H. Rodwell, CHOR: Harvey

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, next 21 Apr 1840

Genre (melodrama) classical historical drama; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Marc Antony: Lyon; centurion: Paul J. Bedford; Octavius Caesar: J[ohn] F. Saville; Lepidius: Freeborn; Caius Ventidius (a veteran): G[eorge] Maynard; Dolabella: Wilson; Fulvius (counsellor): [James P.] Wilkinson; Bombono (a dyer): [John B.] Buckstone; Tarcos (Egyptian courtier): Holmes; Mysis (High Priest of Isis): [William] Cullenford; Amasis (attendant priest): E. H. Butler; first soldier: [John] Sanders; second soldier: King; senators, guards, nobles, slaves, courtiers: [Unlisted]; Cleopatra (Queen of Egypt): Miss Caroline Darling; The Widow Carella: Mrs. Fosbroke; Malina (wife of Bombono): Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Roman soldiers, Roman citizens, Egyptians: [Unlisted]

Cast Comment Butler is E. H. Butler on Folger bill

Reference Cast

Marc Antony: Lyon
centurion: Paul J. Bedford
Octavius Caesar: John F.
   Saville

Lepidius: Freeborn
Caius Ventidius: George Maynard
Dolabella: E. H. Butler
Fulvius: James P. Wilkinson
Bombono: John B. Buckstone
Tarcos: Holmes
Mysis: William Cullenford
Amasis: Wilson
first soldier: John Sanders
second soldier: King
senators, guards, nobles, slaves,
   courtiers: Unlisted
Cleopatra: Miss Caroline
   Darling

The Widow Carella: Mrs.
   Fosbroke

Malina: Mrs. Robert Keeley
Roman soldiers, Roman citizens,
   Egyptians: Unlisted

DIR: [Frederick H.] Yates

the Syren and her nymphs; the Battle of Actium

[Rome] 1. the Capitol; 2. the Forum; 3. vestibule in Antony's palace; 4. Bombono's dye house; [Egypt] 5. banks of the River Cydnus; 6. the galley; 7. hall of banquet in Alexandrian palace; 8. gardens of the Queen of Egypt; 9. interior of the Temple of Isis; 10. vaults with Egyptian idols; 11. deck of Cleopatra's war galley; 12. the Ambrasian Gulf


21 Apr 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
20 Apr 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Devil in London; or, Sketches in 1840 (2)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 20 Apr 1840, next 22 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (20 Apr 1840)

BUT Foxdyke: Henry R. Beverley
OMITS Cadger Jack: King
Jerry Chance: Freeborn
gipsey: Shaw
Goliah: Miss Jenkins
ADDS Hardgrub: Shaw

2) The Serpent of the Nile; or, The Battle of Actium (2)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 20 Apr 1840, next 22 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (20 Apr 1840)

BUT Dolabella: Wilson
Amasis: E. H. Butler

22 Apr 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
20 Apr 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Devil in London; or, Sketches in 1840 (3)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 21 Apr 1840, next 23 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (20 Apr 1840)

BUT Foxdyke: Henry R. Beverley
OMITS Cadger Jack: King
Jerry Chance: Freeborn
gipsey: Shaw
Goliah: Miss Jenkins
ADDS Hardgrub: Shaw

2) The Serpent of the Nile; or, The Battle of Actium (3)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 21 Apr 1840, next 23 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (20 Apr 1840)

BUT Dolabella: Wilson
Amasis: E. H. Butler

23 Apr 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
20 Apr 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Devil in London; or, Sketches in 1840 (4)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 22 Apr 1840, next 24 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (20 Apr 1840)

BUT Foxdyke: Henry R. Beverley
OMITS Cadger Jack: King
Jerry Chance: Freeborn
gipsey: Shaw
Goliah: Miss Jenkins
ADDS Hardgrub: Shaw

2) The Serpent of the Nile; or, The Battle of Actium (4)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 22 Apr 1840, next 24 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (20 Apr 1840)

BUT Dolabella: Wilson
Amasis: E. H. Butler

24 Apr 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
20 Apr 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Devil in London; or, Sketches in 1840 (5)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 23 Apr 1840, next 25 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (20 Apr 1840)

BUT Foxdyke: Henry R. Beverley
OMITS Cadger Jack: King
Jerry Chance: Freeborn
gipsey: Shaw
Goliah: Miss Jenkins
ADDS Hardgrub: Shaw

2) The Serpent of the Nile; or, The Battle of Actium (5)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 23 Apr 1840, next 25 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (20 Apr 1840)

BUT Dolabella: Wilson
Amasis: E. H. Butler

25 Apr 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
20 Apr 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Devil in London; or, Sketches in 1840 (6)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 24 Apr 1840, next 27 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (20 Apr 1840)

BUT Foxdyke: Henry R. Beverley
OMITS Cadger Jack: King
Jerry Chance: Freeborn
gipsey: Shaw
Goliah: Miss Jenkins
ADDS Hardgrub: Shaw

2) The Serpent of the Nile; or, The Battle of Actium (6)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 24 Apr 1840, next 27 Apr 1840

Cast as reference cast (20 Apr 1840)

BUT Dolabella: Wilson
Amasis: E. H. Butler

27 Apr 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
27 Apr 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Devil in London; or, Sketches in 1840 (7)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 25 Apr 1840, next 28 Apr 1840

2) The Serpent of the Nile; or, The Battle of Actium (7)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 25 Apr 1840, next 28 Apr 1840


28 Apr 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
27 Apr 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Devil in London; or, Sketches in 1840 (8)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 27 Apr 1840, next 29 Apr 1840

2) The Serpent of the Nile; or, The Battle of Actium (8)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 27 Apr 1840, next 29 Apr 1840


29 Apr 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
27 Apr 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Devil in London; or, Sketches in 1840 (9)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 28 Apr 1840, next 30 Apr 1840

2) The Serpent of the Nile; or, The Battle of Actium (9)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 28 Apr 1840, next 30 Apr 1840


30 Apr 1840
Thu eve
Adelphi
27 Apr 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Devil in London; or, Sketches in 1840 (10)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 29 Apr 1840, next 1 May 1840

2) The Serpent of the Nile; or, The Battle of Actium (10)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 29 Apr 1840, next 1 May 1840


1 May 1840
Fri eve
Adelphi
27 Apr 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Devil in London; or, Sketches in 1840 (11)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 30 Apr 1840, next 2 May 1840

2) The Serpent of the Nile; or, The Battle of Actium (11)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 30 Apr 1840, next 2 May 1840


2 May 1840
Sat eve
Adelphi
27 Apr 1840
playbill
Folger Shakespeare Library

1) The Devil in London; or, Sketches in 1840 (12)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 1 May 1840, next 4 May 1840

2) The Serpent of the Nile; or, The Battle of Actium (12)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 1 May 1840, next 4 May 1840


4 May 1840
Mon eve
Adelphi
4 May 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Devil in London; or, Sketches in 1840 (13)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 2 May 1840, next 5 May 1840

2) The Serpent of the Nile; or, The Battle of Actium (13)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 2 May 1840, next 5 May 1840


5 May 1840
Tue eve
Adelphi
4 May 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Devil in London; or, Sketches in 1840 (14)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 4 May 1840, next 6 May 1840

2) The Serpent of the Nile; or, The Battle of Actium (14)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 4 May 1840, next 6 May 1840


6 May 1840
Wed eve
Adelphi
4 May 1840
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Devil in London; or, Sketches in 1840 (15)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 5 May 1840

2) The Serpent of the Nile; or, The Battle of Actium (15)

Performances first 20 Apr 1840, previous 5 May 1840

Theatre Information

Theatre Royal, Adelphi. Doors open 6:00, curtain 6:30, half price 8:30.

Ticket prices: box 4/-, pit 2/-, gallery 1/-.

Seasonal Dates

30 September 1839 - 6 May 1840 179 performances: 179 evening

Benefit (2): Paul J. Bedford (9 Apr 1840)
Miss Caroline Darling (10 Apr 1840)
Command (1): Wedding of Queen Victoria (10 Feb 1840)
Dark (4): Christmas Eve (24 Dec 1839)
Christmas Day (25 Dec 1839)
Martyr's Day (30 Jan 1840)
Ash Wednesday (4 Mar 1840)

Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors/Pieces

Bernard, William B. Kentuckian, The (30 Sep 1839)
Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839)
Buckstone, John B. Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840)
Christening, The (2 Mar 1840)
Devil in London, The (20 Apr 1840)
Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839)
Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840)
May Queen, The (11 Nov 1839)
Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840)
Fitzball, Edward Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840)
Nelson (30 Mar 1840)
Pilot, The (23 Mar 1840)
Jerrold, Douglas W. Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840)
Lee, Nelson Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839)
Moncrieff, William T. Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839)
Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839)
O'Callaghan, P. P. Married Bachelor, The (10 Feb 1840)
Peake, Richard B. Devil in London, The (20 Apr 1840)
HB (9 Dec 1839)
Rice, Thomas D. Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839)
Rodwell, George H. Freaks and Follies (10 Feb 1840)
Selby, Charles Dancing Barber, The (28 Oct 1839)
Married Rake, The (2 Dec 1839)
Stirling, Edward Fortunes of Smike, The (2 Mar 1840)
Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839)
Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839)
Serpent of the Nile, The (20 Apr 1840)
Taylor, Thomas P. Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839)
Unknown Beadle of the Parish, The (4 Nov 1839)
Foreign Prince, The (14 Oct 1839)
Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839)
Old Commodore, The (10 Apr 1840)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Blewitt, Jonathan Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839)
Rodwell, George H. Devil in London, The (20 Apr 1840)
Fortunes of Smike, The (2 Mar 1840)
Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839)
Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839)
Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840)
Serpent of the Nile, The (20 Apr 1840)
Willman Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839)

Choreographers

Harvey Serpent of the Nile, The (20 Apr 1840)

Actors

Archer, Master

call boy (8) in Fortunes of Smike (9 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840)

Bedford, Paul J.

Maximillian (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Mephistophiles (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Captain Rook (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Mr. Vincent Crummles (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Captain Funnel, T. N. (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Joe Blueskin (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Paul Lanquenet (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Sam Griffin (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); centurion (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Beverley, Henry R.

Narcissus Fitzfrizzle (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Foxdyke (6) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 25 Apr 1840); Barney (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); John Brodie (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Mr. William Kneebone (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Pierre Paulot (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); John Browdie (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Brown

Knight of the Lion's Paw (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Brunton, Master

James (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Master Whackford Squeers (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840)

Buckstone, John B.

Sampson (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Gnatbrain (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Mr. Hopkins Twiddy (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Mr. John (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Newman Noggs (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); Peter Pledge (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Captain Boroughcliff (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Tim Twopenny (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Bombono (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Butler

Percival (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); principal characters (1) in Married Bachelor (10 Feb 1840); robbers (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840)

Butler, E. H.

Barnabe (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Raker (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Jim Brown (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Mr. Wharton (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Alfred Fitzfrolic (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Flare-up (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Mr. Snawley (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Cruel Fates or Evil Destinies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Thames Darrell (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Henry Seymour (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Vicomte de Joyeuse (12) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (9 Dec 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Baron D'Epernon (18) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 7 Dec 1839); Jack Ardourly (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Dumont (10) in Mount St. Bernard (16 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Johannes (14) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 15 Oct 1839); Don Ulloa (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Harry Bertram (1) in Old Commodore (10 Apr 1840); Lieutenant Griffith (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); fisherman (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Gustaffe (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Dolabella (9) in Serpent of the Nile (27 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Amasis (6) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 25 Apr 1840)

Butler, F.

Chanteprune (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); labourer (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Hock (20) in HB (16 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Tobias Sampson Knock'em Bon'em Skewer'em (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); George (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Grab (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Clarke

Austin (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840)

Collins, Master

Tommy Stoker (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840)

Cooke, Thomas P.

William (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); John Sykes (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Jack Junk (1) in Old Commodore (10 Apr 1840); Long Tom Coffin (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Jack Somerton (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Cullenford, William

Fulbert (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Mr. Teadust (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Doggrass (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Pompey Duckellegs (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Mr. Snaply (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Mr. Bearbinder (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Old Dawkins (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Mr. Ralph Nickleby (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Merlin (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Hogarth (109) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Sir Solomon Slygo (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mr. Freeman (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Cosmo Ruggieri (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); Mr. Thompson (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Tibault (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Dr. Ralph Nickleby (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Captain Bertram (1) in Old Commodore (10 Apr 1840); Mark Williams (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Derrick Von Tassel (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Mysis (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Davis

guard (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Freeborn

Lieut. Pike (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Mr. Pilberry (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Jerry Chance (9) in Devil in London (27 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Captain Ernest (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Frank Cheerybles (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Cruel Fates or Evil Destinies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Sir Cecil Tratford (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); first labourer (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Capitaine Larchant (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); first citizen (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Want'em (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Captain (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Lieutenant Nesbitt (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Lord Veresopht (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Hiram Shingle (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Lepidius (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Greene

Knight of the Stag (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Hackett, James H.

Colonel Nimrod Wildfire (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Monsieur Mallet (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Monsieur Morbleu (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Rip Van Winkle (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839)

Harvey

Blue Peter (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); gentleman (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Colin Clod, afterwards Harlequin (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Harlequin (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Francois d'Epinay de St. Luc (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Col. Chowser (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); waiter (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mr. Merry (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Jewett (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839)

Henry

herald (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); waiter (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Holmes

Bernard (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Henry Melford (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Hatchet (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Charles Cheerybles (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Cruel Fates or Evil Destinies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Davies (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Mr. Grub (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Messeigneur Adrian Ambroise (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Thump (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Snap (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Father Mathias (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Governor of Santa Cruz (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Mr. Bertram (1) in Old Commodore (10 Apr 1840); Captain of the "Alacrity" (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Domingo (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); district judge (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Tarcos (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Jenkins

villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Johnson

Ned Cheerybles (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Sir James Thornhill (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840)

Jones

waiter (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Seaweed (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Catch'em (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Vagabon (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Spurling (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840)

King

countryman (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Quid (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Juba (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Asmodeus (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Cadger Jack (9) in Devil in London (27 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Audrey the Red (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); milkman (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Old Arthur Gride (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Hayband (20) in HB (16 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Hock (6) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 14 Dec 1839); Old Mother Red Cap, afterwards Clown (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Clown (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Quilt Arnold (51) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Rene de Villequier (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); old man (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); La Blouse (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Ben Backstay (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); footman to Mons. Mantalini (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Flipper (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Rory Von Clump (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); second soldier (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

King, G.

Fip (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839)

Knowles

Andreini (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Lyon

Abelard (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Foxdyke (9) in Devil in London (27 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Quasimodo (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Jonathan Wild (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); James Crichton (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); Serjeant Stephen Sampson (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Count Philip de Maurepas (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); The Pilot (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Marc Antony (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Maynard, George

Larenaudie (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Admiral (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Caesar (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Claude Frollo (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Ebenezer (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Brooker (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Sir Rowland Trenchard (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Vincenzo de Gonzaga (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Hugh Bowyer (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Nap (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Dumont (14) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 15 Oct 1839); Johannes (10) in Mount St. Bernard (16 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); The Admiral (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Colonel Howard (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Mr. Godfrey (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Hendric Hudson (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Caius Ventidius (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Montgomery

Knight of the Crane (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Rice, Thomas D.

Bone Squash (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Jim Crow (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Jim Crow (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Caesar (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839)

Ridgway

villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Roberts

Jerome (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Sangour (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Sanders, John

Robin (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Ploughshare (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Moze (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); servant (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Slipslop Billy (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Guillaume (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Dog-all (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Peg Sliderskew (8) in Fortunes of Smike (9 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Hayband (6) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 14 Dec 1839); Sir Roger Sirloin, afterwards Pantaloon (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Pantaloon (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Abram Mendez (23) in Jack Sheppard (3 Feb 1840 - 29 Feb 1840); Hawker of the Dying Speech--and--Baptist Kettleby (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Abbe de Brantome (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Alexander (7) in Married Rake (2 Dec 1839 - 10 Apr 1840); corporal (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Rusty (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); La Carotte (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Captain Hardy (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Scaley (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Sergeant Drill (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Thompson (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Nicholas Vedder (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); first soldier (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Saville, John F.

Daniel Gautier (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Captain Crosstree (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Spruce Pink (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Lord Flitterly (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Captain Phoebus (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Dick Dabble (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Nicholas Nickleby (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Darrell (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Jenkins (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Henri de Valois (12) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (9 Dec 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Vicomte de Joyeuse (18) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 7 Dec 1839); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); principal characters (1) in Married Bachelor (10 Feb 1840); Mr. Frederick Flighty (7) in Married Rake (2 Dec 1839 - 10 Apr 1840); Captain Evershot (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Mr. Franklin (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Tom King (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Theodore (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Nicholas Nickleby (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Lieutenent Barnstable (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Captain Cyril (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Herman Von Tassel (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Octavius Caesar (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Shaw

first sailor (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Hardgrub (6) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 25 Apr 1840); gipsey (9) in Devil in London (27 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Executioner of Paris (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); executioner (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); blacksmith (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Long Drover of the Borough Market (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Trap (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); robbers (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Mr. Pluck (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); second sergeant (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840)

Simpson

Pugh (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840)

Smith

Cribbings (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Ben (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840)

Stirling, Edward

Abram Mendez (3) in Jack Sheppard (26 Dec 1839 - 28 Dec 1839)

Thomas

Knight of the Lion (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Thompson

Figg (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Knight of the Forest (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Wellington

Mr. Pike (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Wild, George

Hannibal Knobbs (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Caleb Pipkin (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839)

Wilkinson, James P.

Grum (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Dunderhead Twaddle (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Mr. Fearbody (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Pierre Gringoire (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Mr. Squeers (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Humphrey Bobus (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Owen Wood of Wych Street (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Seth Howe (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Moses (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Squeers (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Brom Von Brunt (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Brom Higginbottom (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Fulvius (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Wilson

Belvine (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Langley (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Du Halde (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Sir Melby Hawk (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Dolabella (6) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 25 Apr 1840); Amasis (9) in Serpent of the Nile (27 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Windsor

Knight of the Spur (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Wright, Edward R.

Carmine Corset, Esq. (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Jacob Twig (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Nicholas Ringtail (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Lord Mincington (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Lord Pigeon (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Clopin (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Mr. Mantalini (8) in Fortunes of Smike (9 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Mr. Leamington Spooner (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Shotbolt (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Chicot (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); principal characters (1) in Married Bachelor (10 Feb 1840); Tom Tit (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Nathan Baxter (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Useful (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Dirk Schuyler (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Sammy Suckling (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Newman Noggs (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Lawyer Circuit (1) in Old Commodore (10 Apr 1840); Perseverance Peashell (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839)

Yates, Frederick H.

[The Devil], alias Mr. Hookey Walker (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Mr. Mantalini (5) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 7 Mar 1840); Harry Belasquez, Esq. (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); One-eyed Sam (18) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Abram Mendez (95) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Mr. Gay (18) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Henri de Valois (18) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 7 Dec 1839); Monsieur Mantalini (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mrs. Mendoza (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Hon. Mr. Flummery (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Young

Slimkid (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840)

Actresses

Allison, Miss

Winifred Wood (36) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 7 Dec 1839); Queen Margaret de Valois (18) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 7 Dec 1839); Alice (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Madame Mantalini (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Beauchamp, Miss

Madeline Bray (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840)

Campbell, Miss

Edgeworth Bess (52) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 28 Dec 1839)

Cathie, Miss

Gervais (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Mrs. Vincent Crummles (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Miss Theodosia Titterton (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Clarke, Miss

fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Connor, Miss

villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Cooper, Miss

fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Darling, Miss Caroline

Mrs. Decoy (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Esmeralda (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Winifred Wood (85) in Jack Sheppard (9 Dec 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Queen Margaret de Valois (12) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (9 Dec 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Mrs. Trictrac (7) in Married Rake (2 Dec 1839 - 10 Apr 1840); Cornet Fitzherbert Fitzhenry (7) in Married Rake (2 Dec 1839 - 10 Apr 1840); Mrs. Colonel Fantod (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Cleopatra (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Dawson, Miss

fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Fortescue, Miss Julia H.

Heloise (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Black-Eyed Susan (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Rachel (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Emma (1) in Old Commodore (10 Apr 1840); Katharine Plowden (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Eleanor (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Fosbroke, Mrs.

Beatrice (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Mrs. Carney (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Miss Fussock (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Sister Gudule (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Mrs. Mouldem (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Madame Mantalini (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Mrs. Funnel (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Mrs. Wood (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Deborah (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mrs. Luminary (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Queen Catherine de Medicis (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); Madame Bellegarde (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Madame Tibault (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mrs. Squeers (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mrs. Moral (1) in Old Commodore (10 Apr 1840); Mrs. Godfrey (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Dame Van Winkle (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); The Widow Carella (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

George, Miss

Miss Gentle (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Fleur de Lys (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Mrs. John Brodie (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Bluebell (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Edgeworth Bess (69) in Jack Sheppard (30 Dec 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Sally Snowball (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Caroline (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839)

Gower, Mrs.

Janza Snowball (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); female servant (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Miss Waterhead (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Coucou (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Mrs. Crow (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Miss Squeers (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Mrs. Lambchick (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Sally (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); lady in white (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mrs. Freeman (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Mrs. Baxter (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mrs. Thompson (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Miss Squeers (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Irish woman (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840)

Grove, Miss

Miss Price (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Honner, Miss E.

Mrs. Knobbs (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Junietta Duckellegs (6) in Bone Squash Diablo (7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839); Mrs. Snaply (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Madame Gondelaurier (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Emily (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Fairy Snowdrop (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Rachel (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Mary (6) in Kentuckian (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839); Genevra (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); Susan Twist (7) in Married Rake (2 Dec 1839 - 10 Apr 1840); Patience Pipkin (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Molly Moonshine (6) in Nelson (30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840); Cecilia (6) in Pilot (23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840); Alice (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Dame Higginbottom (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839)

Jenkins, Miss

Goliah (9) in Devil in London (27 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Rose Bud (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Louis (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Johnson, Miss

villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Johnson, Mrs.

Mrs. Motherton (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Mrs. Dobson (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Mrs. Orinoco (40) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Jones, Miss

Hare Bell (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Keeley, Mrs. Robert

Jocetto (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Mrs. Dolby Lovechild (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Peggy Paragon (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Letty (6) in Foreign Prince (14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839); Smike (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Betty Nangle (26) in HB (9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840); Jack Sheppard (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Josephine (24) in Mount St. Bernard (30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Smike (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Becky (36) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Malina (15) in Serpent of the Nile (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

La Monde, Miss

fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Lee, Miss

Mrs. Sheppard (81) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Esclairmonde (30) in Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty (18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839); Mrs. Flighty (7) in Married Rake (2 Dec 1839 - 10 Apr 1840); Mary Bowyer (6) in May Queen (11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839); Adolphine de Courcy (6) in Monsieur Morbleu (30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839)

Lee, Miss M.

Emma (6) in Beadle of the Parish (4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Lady Flitterly (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Kate Nickleby (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Arabella (6) in Jim Crow in His New Place (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); principal characters (1) in Luke the Labourer (10 Feb 1840); Marie Mallet (8) in Monsieur Mallet (14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Kate Nickleby (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Frill (4) in Poor Jack (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Mrs. Bower (36) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Gertrude Van Winkle (10) in Rip Van Winkle (7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839)

Lee, Miss Mary A.

Augustin (4) in Abelard and Heloise (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840); Miss Helena Sweetrose (15) in Devil in London (20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840); Mahiette (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840)

Maile, Miss

ladies (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Cowslip Sugar Plum Red Cap, afterwards Columbine (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Columbine (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Maile, Miss E.

Violet (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Maile, Miss J.

fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Moncrieff, Miss

villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Naylor, Mrs.

Dolly Mayflower (4) in Black-Eyed Susan (6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840); Mrs. Pilberry (6) in Christening (2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840); Betty (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839); Poll Maggot (121) in Jack Sheppard (28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840); Miss Knagg (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Frill (36) in Poor Jack (3 Feb 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); Becky (4) in Poor Jack (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

O'Neil, Miss

Oudarde (1) in Esmeralda (10 Apr 1840); Mrs. Nickleby (13) in Fortunes of Smike (2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840); fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840); Mrs. Nickleby (6) in Nicholas Nickleby (21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839); Mrs. Bower (4) in Poor Jack (18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Sherer, Miss

villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Thomas, Miss

villagers (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Upsdell, Miss

fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Upsdell, Mrs.

ladies (12) in Dancing Barber (28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839)

Wilson, Miss

fairies (32) in Harlequin and Mother Red Cap (26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Singers

Dancers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Abelard and Heloise

(drama) by John B. Buckstone (4 times, 18 Mar 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Summary Cast:

* Beadle of the Parish, The

(farce) by Unknown (6 times, 4 Nov 1839 - 9 Nov 1839)

Summary Cast:

Black-Eyed Susan; or, All In the Downs

(melodrama) by Douglas W. Jerrold (4 times, 6 Apr 1840 - 11 Apr 1840)

Summary Cast:

Bone Squash Diablo

(comic opera) by Thomas D. Rice (6 times, 7 Oct 1839 - 12 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

Christening, The

(farce) by John B. Buckstone (6 times, 2 Mar 1840 - 10 Apr 1840)

Summary Cast:

Dancing Barber, The

(farce) by Charles Selby (12 times, 28 Oct 1839 - 9 Nov 1839)

Summary Cast:

* Devil in London, The; or, Sketches in 1840

(extravaganza, 3 acts) by Richard B. Peake, John B. Buckstone, George H. Rodwell (comp) (15 times, 20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

Summary Cast:

Esmeralda; or, The Deformed of Notre Dame

(melodrama, 2 acts) by Edward Fitzball (1 time, 10 Apr 1840)

Summary Cast:

Foreign Prince, The

(extravaganza) by Unknown (6 times, 14 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

* Fortunes of Smike, The; or, A Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby

(drama, 2 acts) by Edward Stirling, George H. Rodwell (comp) (13 times, 2 Mar 1840 - 17 Mar 1840)

Summary Cast:

Freaks and Follies [; or, A Match for the Old One]

(farce) by George H. Rodwell (1 time, 10 Feb 1840)

* HB

(farce, 1 act) by Richard B. Peake (26 times, 9 Dec 1839 - 9 Apr 1840)

Summary Cast:

* Harlequin and Mother Red Cap; or, Merlin and the Fairy Snowdrop

(pantomime) by Nelson Lee, Jonathan Blewitt (comp) (32 times, 26 Dec 1839 - 1 Feb 1840)

Summary Cast:

* Jack Sheppard

(drama, 4 parts) by John B. Buckstone, George H. Rodwell (comp) (121 times, 28 Oct 1839 - 11 Apr 1840)

Summary Cast:

Jim Crow in His New Place

(extravaganza) by Thomas P. Taylor (6 times, 21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

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Kentuckian, The; or, A Trip to New York

(farce, 2 acts) by William B. Bernard (6 times, 30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

* Knight of the Dragon and the Queen of Beauty

(drama) by Edward Stirling, George H. Rodwell (comp), Willman (comp) (30 times, 18 Nov 1839 - 21 Dec 1839)

Summary Cast:

Luke the Labourer [; or, The Lost Son]

(drama) by John B. Buckstone (1 time, 10 Feb 1840)

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Married Bachelor, The [; or, Master and Man]

(farce) by P. P. O'Callaghan (1 time, 10 Feb 1840)

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Married Rake, The

(farce) by Charles Selby (7 times, 2 Dec 1839 - 10 Apr 1840)

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May Queen, The; or, Sampson, The Serjeant

(melodrama) by John B. Buckstone (6 times, 11 Nov 1839 - 16 Nov 1839)

Summary Cast:

Monsieur Mallet; or, My Daughter's Letter

(farce, 1 act) by William T. Moncrieff (8 times, 14 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

Monsieur Morbleu

(farce) by Unknown (6 times, 30 Sep 1839 - 5 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

* Mount St. Bernard; or, The Goldsmith of Grenoble

(melodrama, 4 parts) by William T. Moncrieff (24 times, 30 Sep 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

Nelson; or, The Life of a Sailor

(melodrama) by Edward Fitzball (6 times, 30 Mar 1840 - 4 Apr 1840)

Summary Cast:

Nicholas Nickleby; or, Doings at Do-the-Boys Hall!

(melodrama, 2 acts) by Edward Stirling (6 times, 21 Oct 1839 - 26 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

Old Commodore, The; or, Living Portraits

(comedietta) by Unknown (1 time, 10 Apr 1840)

Summary Cast:

Pilot, The; or, A Tale of the Sea

(melodrama) by Edward Fitzball (6 times, 23 Mar 1840 - 28 Mar 1840)

Summary Cast:

* Poor Jack; or, The Wife of a Sailor

(drama, 4 parts) by John B. Buckstone, George H. Rodwell (comp) (40 times, 3 Feb 1840 - 21 Mar 1840)

Summary Cast:

Rip Van Winkle [; or, The Helmsman of the Spirit Crew]

(melodrama, 2 acts) by William B. Bernard (10 times, 7 Oct 1839 - 19 Oct 1839)

Summary Cast:

* Serpent of the Nile, The; or, The Battle of Actium

(melodrama, 2 acts) by Edward Stirling, George H. Rodwell (comp), Harvey (chor) (15 times, 20 Apr 1840 - 6 May 1840)

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