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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 1853-1854

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

Illustrations

The Season

Adaptations of French drama dominated the Adelphi boards during the 1853-54 season under the management of Benjamin Webster. At least five of the season's twenty-five productions derived from plays recently presented on the Paris stage. And while critics occasionally denounced this reliance on foreign sources, the reviewer for the Athenćum proclaimed, "This theatre, by the production of such carefully written pieces, is gaining a higher position than belonged to it no long time ago, and is already entitled to rank as a legitimate dramatic house" (March 25, 1854).

Benjamin Webster's The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and The Wild Flower of Mexico topped the list of successful adaptations. Based upon La Priere des Naufrages by Dennery and Dugue, the play was, according to the Times, "perfect [in its] fitness to the London Adelphi company" (December 16, 1853). The complicated plot involved the passage to the New World of several Europeans seeking their fortunes in gold, providing numerous melodramatic incidents and characters for the Adelphi Company to enact. The Times reported that "the division into five tableaux, the incidents drawn to the minutest detail, the circumstances of the play, the very arrangements of the scenes, are accurately imitated from the Ambigu Comique, so that the north side of the Strand completely becomes, for the nonce, the Boulevard du Temple." The Athenćum's reviewer, writing on December 12, found the production less than satisfying, however, noting that the "dialogue shows ... marks of managerial hurry" and that the "translation ... [is] bald in the extreme." However, he commented wearily "the Adelphi audience is proverbially indifferent" to such weaknesses and predicted that the show would be a success. Indeed, Adelphi audiences agreed with the Theatrical Journal's reporter who wrote that The Thirst for Gold "surpasses every other attraction that has gone before it" (December 14, 1853) and supported its presentation for ninety-two nights.

Another Webster adaptation from the French that received considerable praise and approbation from audiences and critics was The Discarded Son, based upon Un Fils de Famille by Mayrad and Bienville. However, the Times saw the play as "a sort of commonplace compound of Black-Eyed Susan and She Stoops to Conquer" which had "scarcely the character of a regular Adelphi piece," though he admitted it displayed "excellent situations, and happy management of the characters" (October 11, 1853). The Theatrical Journal singled out actors Leigh Murray, Mary Ann Keeley, and Fanny Maskell for particular praise, calling the production "one of the most interesting [dramas] which has appeared for a long time" (October 26, 1853). It ran for sixty nights.

John Morton and an anonymous author penned two less successful versions of French plays. Morton's Whitebait at Greenwich received praise for the performance by comedian Robert Keeley but apparently lacked variety in plotting. The Athenćum wrote that "Mr. Keeley ... was triumphant" (November 19, 1854) and the Times declared, "the engagement of Mr. Keeley has given a high tone to Adelphi farce than ever was known before" (November 15, 1854). Nevertheless, the show ran for only twenty-seven performances. Hopes and Fears, the anonymous adaptation of La Joie Fait Peur by Mme. Girardin, did not fare much better. During its twenty-two-performance run, critics praised Webster's performance as the old servant Noel saying, "This is a finished and forcible piece of acting, happily conceived and elaborately executed" yet noted that Céline Céleste's performance was less than satisfactory: "The Mother ... is played by Mme. Céleste in a manner that might be expected from a clever melodramatic actress, who has rather to do with strong outward exhibitions of emotion than with minute psychological details" (Times, July 6, 1854).

Charles Selby's English version of Les Filles de Marbre entitled The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream received elaborate praise and commentary from the highbrow critic of the Athenćum after it opened in May 1854. Calling the play "a piece perilously elaborate in its development of sentiment and character, and ambitious in its aim as an Art-drama of the imaginative class," this commentator proclaimed it "a daring experiment" in which "the argument and treatment are both intellectual" (May 27, 1854). He also noted "the elevation of the character of [the Adelphi's] performances" under Benjamin Webster's management. The Times critic found some faults in Selby's adaptation from the French, but noted the strength of Leigh Murray's performance as the young sculptor who lost all in pursuit of the hard-hearted woman, played admirably by Céline Céleste (May 24, 1854). Despite the fine performances and his perception of the play's moral and intellectual elevation, the skeptical Athenćum critic wondered whether "a piece in which dialogue so much preponderates will be ultimately popular with an Adelphi audience." Indeed, his skepticism was well founded; The Marble Heart played only twenty times during the season.

Despite the large percentage of adaptations from French successes, the Adelphi also scored moderate hits with some home-grown products. Charles Selby's Hotel Charges exploited the contemporary issue of tavern extortion, which had received extensive coverage in the Times. The Athenćum called the topic "worn-out" (October 22, 1853), but the Times critic declared the piece "one dramatic oration to our honour" (October 14, 1854). Another original piece, a genuine "Adelphi drama" according to the Times, resulted from the collaboration of Tom Taylor and Charles Reade. Two Loves and a Life opened on March 20 and ran for fifty nights. The Times noted wryly that it had "the strange peculiarity that it is not taken from the French" and that its plot was "built on an interesting story, with many and various incidents, and with important personages enough to employ a large number of good actors" (March 21, 1854). The Athenćum critic concurred in his appraisal of the play saying, "the dialogue and interest aim at an intellectual elevation, and appeal rather to the understanding than to the feelings" (March 23, 1854). This mid-decade production of Two Loves and a Life, starring favorite actors Benjamin Webster, Robert Keeley, Sarah Woolgar, and Céline Céleste, elicited the Athenćum's declaration that the Adelphi had arrived at the ranks of London's legitimate dramatic houses.

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Daily Calendar For 1853-1854


10 Oct 1853
Mon eve
Adelphi
10 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: [Benjamin N. Webster]

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, next 11 Oct 1853

Genre (drama) entirely new drama; 3 acts

First Night Cast

Colonel Fermain: Charles Selby; Albert Blondel (lancer): Leigh Murray; Roland (artist): [John] Parselle; Schnapps (quartermaster): Paul J. Bedford; Dux (trumpeter): [Robert] Keeley; Debris (lancer): G. Lee; Francois: Waye; guests, lancers, peasants: [Unlisted]; Madame la Generale Lefort: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Adeline de Belrose: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Claudine (her waiting maid): Miss Cuthbert; Madame Petitverre (retired vivandiere--hostess of the "Golden Pumpkin"): Miss Fanny Maskell; guests, peasant girls: [Unlisted]

Reference Cast

Colonel Fermain: Charles Selby
Albert Blondel: Leigh Murray
Roland: John Parselle
Schnapps: Paul J. Bedford
Dux: Robert Keeley
Debris: G. Lee
Francois: Waye
guests, lancers, peasants:
   Unlisted

Madame la Generale Lefort: Mrs.
   Robert Keeley

Adeline de Belrose: Miss Sarah
   J. Woolgar

Claudine: Miss Cuthbert
Madame Petitverre: Miss Fanny
   Maskell

guests, peasant girls: Unlisted

I The "Golden Pumpkin" and distant view of the City of Nancy; II grand saloon in the chateau of the countess at Beauchamps; III Colonel Fermain's quarters in the barracks in the City of Nancy

2) The Camp at Chobham (1)

AU: Mark Lemon

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, next 11 Oct 1853

Genre (farce) screaming new farce

First Night Cast

Captain Damer (Dragoon Guards): Leigh Murray; Captain Roseley (Light Dragoons): [John] Parselle; Mr. Jackson Cadbury: [Robert] Keeley; Jones (dragoon): Sanders; Corporal Martin (of the sappers and miners): Hastings; the early village cock: "A Thoroughbred"; Fanny Merrington: Miss Mary L. Keeley

Reference Cast

Captain Damer: Leigh Murray
Captain Roseley: John Parselle
Mr. Jackson Cadbury: Robert
   Keeley

Jones: Sanders
Corporal Martin: Hastings
the early village cock: "A
   Thoroughbred"

Fanny Merrington: Miss Mary L.
   Keeley

"Cupid's Eyes" [Alfred Mellon], Miss Mary L. Keeley

3) Sardanapalus; or, The "Fast" King of Assyria (1)

Title Comment "Taken from an original manuscript found on the spot (considerably cut for stage representation)" (bill)
AU: [Gilbert A. á Beckett], [Mark Lemon]
Au Comm "By the authors of Open Sesame" (bill)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, next 11 Oct 1853

Genre (burlesque) gorgeous new burlesque

First Night Cast

Sardanapalus (Fast King of Assyria): Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Arbaces (Mede, who not content with the happy medium, aspired to the throne): Paul J. Bedford; Beleses (soothsayer, saying nothing to soothe, but much to irritate): Miss Fanny Maskell; Salymenia (King's private mother-in-law and a public nuisance): James Rogers; Altada (King's favorite stick, very well mounted): Miss Mary L. Keeley officers with commissions, which, as they are nobodies, might as well have been omissions Pania: Hastings; Cranea: Sanders; Zames: Waye two queens out of 500 Zarina: Miss Emma Harding; Myrrha: Miss Cuthbert upper housemaids with rather high notions Balea: Miss Granville; Sfera: Miss Aldridge

Reference Cast

Sardanapalus: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar

Arbaces: Paul J. Bedford
Beleses: Miss Fanny Maskell
Salymenia: James Rogers
Altada: Miss Mary L. Keeley
Pania: Hastings
Cranea: Sanders
Zames: Waye
Zarina: Miss Emma Harding
Myrrha: Miss Cuthbert
Balea: Miss Granville
Sfera: Miss Aldridge

General Non-Title Information

arbitrarily assigned start of season; Miss Greville may be a Miss Granville who appeared in the following season


11 Oct 1853
Tue eve
Adelphi
10 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (2)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 10 Oct 1853, next 12 Oct 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (2)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 10 Oct 1853, next 12 Oct 1853

3) Sardanapalus; or, The "Fast" King of Assyria (2)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 10 Oct 1853, next 12 Oct 1853


12 Oct 1853
Wed eve
Adelphi
10 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (3)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 11 Oct 1853, next 13 Oct 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (3)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 11 Oct 1853, next 13 Oct 1853

3) Sardanapalus; or, The "Fast" King of Assyria (3)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 11 Oct 1853


13 Oct 1853
Thu eve
Adelphi
13 Oct 1853
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (4)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 12 Oct 1853, next 14 Oct 1853

2) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; main title on bill is "Hotel Charges!"
AU: [Charles Selby]

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, next 14 Oct 1853

Genre (farce) original farcical sketch

First Night Cast

Captain Fitzchizzle (an experimental traveller): Charles Selby; Mr. Buggins (an irritable traveller): [Edmund] Garden; Sminker (head waiter, suffering from the pressure of the times): James Rogers; Robert (a boots in gaiters): C. J. Smith waiters in pumps and "white chokers" James: R[obert] Romer; Thomas: Ridgway; Frederick: Bologna; Edward: Conran; William: Cox; Richard: Steagle Alphonse (page in buttons): Sanders; Miss Standup (old maid, an experienced traveller): Mrs. [Edmund] Garden; Mary (chambermaid in love): Miss Fanny Maskell

Cast Comment Steagle's name is entered as Steigel on the source. There was a minor actor who played in later seasons whose name was Steagle. According to Wearing ABTB there was an actor called Steagles sic who died in 1867

Reference Cast

Captain Fitzchizzle: Charles
   Selby

Mr. Buggins: Edmund Garden
Sminker: James Rogers
Robert: C. J. Smith
James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle
Alphonse: Sanders
Miss Standup: Mrs. Edmund
   Garden

Mary: Miss Fanny Maskell

"The best farce that ever was written"--unsourced review in news clip attached to New York bill for this date

3) The Camp at Chobham (4)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 12 Oct 1853, next 14 Oct 1853

4) Coming of Age (1)

AU: [Unknown]

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, next 14 Oct 1853

Genre (farce) farce

First Night Cast

Captain Gorgon, R.N.: [Edmund] Garden; Charles Domville: G. Lee; William Small: James Rogers; Natty Knobbs: R[obert] Romer; Widow Small: Mrs. [Edmund] Garden; Julia: Miss Emma Harding; Sally Prattle: Miss Fanny Maskell

Reference Cast

Captain Gorgon, R.N.: Edmund
   Garden

Charles Domville: G. Lee
William Small: James Rogers
Natty Knobbs: Robert Romer
Widow Small: Mrs. Edmund Garden
Julia: Miss Emma Harding
Sally Prattle: Miss Fanny
   Maskell



14 Oct 1853
Fri eve
Adelphi
13 Oct 1853
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (5)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 13 Oct 1853, next 15 Oct 1853

2) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (2)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 13 Oct 1853, next 15 Oct 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (5)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 13 Oct 1853, next 15 Oct 1853

4) Coming of Age (2)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 13 Oct 1853, next 15 Oct 1853


15 Oct 1853
Sat eve
Adelphi
13 Oct 1853
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (6)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 14 Oct 1853, next 17 Oct 1853

2) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (3)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 14 Oct 1853, next 17 Oct 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (6)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 14 Oct 1853, next 17 Oct 1853

4) Coming of Age (3)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 14 Oct 1853, next 17 Oct 1853


17 Oct 1853
Mon eve
Adelphi
17 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (7)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 15 Oct 1853, next 18 Oct 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (7)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 15 Oct 1853, next 18 Oct 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (4)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 15 Oct 1853, next 18 Oct 1853

4) Coming of Age (4)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 15 Oct 1853, next 18 Oct 1853


18 Oct 1853
Tue eve
Adelphi
17 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (8)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 17 Oct 1853, next 19 Oct 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (8)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 17 Oct 1853, next 19 Oct 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (5)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 17 Oct 1853, next 19 Oct 1853

4) Coming of Age (5)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 17 Oct 1853, next 19 Oct 1853


19 Oct 1853
Wed eve
Adelphi
17 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (9)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 18 Oct 1853, next 20 Oct 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (9)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 18 Oct 1853, next 20 Oct 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (6)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 18 Oct 1853, next 20 Oct 1853

4) Coming of Age (6)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 18 Oct 1853, next 20 Oct 1853


20 Oct 1853
Thu eve
Adelphi
20 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (10)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 19 Oct 1853, next 21 Oct 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (10)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 19 Oct 1853, next 21 Oct 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (7)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 19 Oct 1853, next 21 Oct 1853

4) Coming of Age (7)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 19 Oct 1853, next 21 Oct 1853


21 Oct 1853
Fri eve
Adelphi
20 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (11)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 20 Oct 1853, next 22 Oct 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (11)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 20 Oct 1853, next 22 Oct 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (8)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 20 Oct 1853, next 22 Oct 1853

4) Coming of Age (8)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 20 Oct 1853, next 22 Oct 1853


22 Oct 1853
Sat eve
Adelphi
20 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (12)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 21 Oct 1853, next 24 Oct 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (12)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 21 Oct 1853, next 24 Oct 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (9)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 21 Oct 1853, next 24 Oct 1853

4) Coming of Age (9)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 21 Oct 1853, next 24 Oct 1853


24 Oct 1853
Mon eve
Adelphi
24 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (13)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 22 Oct 1853, next 25 Oct 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (13)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 22 Oct 1853, next 25 Oct 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (10)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 22 Oct 1853, next 25 Oct 1853

4) Coming of Age (10)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 22 Oct 1853, next 25 Oct 1853


25 Oct 1853
Tue eve
Adelphi
24 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (14)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 24 Oct 1853, next 26 Oct 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (14)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 24 Oct 1853, next 26 Oct 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (11)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 24 Oct 1853, next 26 Oct 1853

4) Coming of Age (11)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 24 Oct 1853, next 26 Oct 1853


26 Oct 1853
Wed eve
Adelphi
24 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (15)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 25 Oct 1853, next 27 Oct 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (15)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 25 Oct 1853, next 27 Oct 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (12)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 25 Oct 1853, next 27 Oct 1853

4) Coming of Age (12)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 25 Oct 1853, next 27 Oct 1853


27 Oct 1853
Thu eve
Adelphi
27 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (16)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 26 Oct 1853, next 28 Oct 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (16)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 26 Oct 1853, next 28 Oct 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (13)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 26 Oct 1853, next 28 Oct 1853

4) Coming of Age (13)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 26 Oct 1853, next 28 Oct 1853


28 Oct 1853
Fri eve
Adelphi
27 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (17)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 27 Oct 1853, next 29 Oct 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (17)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 27 Oct 1853, next 29 Oct 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (14)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 27 Oct 1853, next 29 Oct 1853

4) Coming of Age (14)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 27 Oct 1853, next 29 Oct 1853


29 Oct 1853
Sat eve
Adelphi
27 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (18)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 28 Oct 1853, next 31 Oct 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (18)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 28 Oct 1853, next 31 Oct 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (15)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 28 Oct 1853, next 31 Oct 1853

4) Coming of Age (15)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 28 Oct 1853, next 31 Oct 1853


31 Oct 1853
Mon eve
Adelphi
31 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (19)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 29 Oct 1853, next 1 Nov 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (19)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 29 Oct 1853, next 1 Nov 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (16)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 29 Oct 1853, next 1 Nov 1853

4) Coming of Age (16)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 29 Oct 1853, next 1 Nov 1853


1 Nov 1853
Tue eve
Adelphi
31 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (20)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 31 Oct 1853, next 2 Nov 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (20)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 31 Oct 1853, next 2 Nov 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (17)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 31 Oct 1853, next 2 Nov 1853

4) Coming of Age (17)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 31 Oct 1853, next 2 Nov 1853


2 Nov 1853
Wed eve
Adelphi
31 Oct 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (21)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 1 Nov 1853, next 3 Nov 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (21)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 1 Nov 1853, next 3 Nov 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (18)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 1 Nov 1853, next 3 Nov 1853

4) Coming of Age (18)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 1 Nov 1853, next 3 Nov 1853


3 Nov 1853
Thu eve
Adelphi
3 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (22)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 2 Nov 1853, next 4 Nov 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (22)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 2 Nov 1853, next 4 Nov 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (19)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 2 Nov 1853, next 4 Nov 1853

4) Coming of Age (19)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 2 Nov 1853, next 4 Nov 1853


4 Nov 1853
Fri eve
Adelphi
3 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (23)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 3 Nov 1853, next 5 Nov 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (23)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 3 Nov 1853, next 5 Nov 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (20)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 3 Nov 1853, next 5 Nov 1853

4) Coming of Age (20)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 3 Nov 1853, next 5 Nov 1853


5 Nov 1853
Sat eve
Adelphi
3 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (24)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 4 Nov 1853, next 7 Nov 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (24)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 4 Nov 1853, next 7 Nov 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (21)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 4 Nov 1853, next 7 Nov 1853

4) Coming of Age (21)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 4 Nov 1853, next 7 Nov 1853


7 Nov 1853
Mon eve
Adelphi
7 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (25)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 5 Nov 1853, next 8 Nov 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (25)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 5 Nov 1853, next 8 Nov 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (22)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 5 Nov 1853, next 8 Nov 1853

4) Coming of Age (22)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 5 Nov 1853, next 8 Nov 1853


8 Nov 1853
Tue eve
Adelphi
7 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (26)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 7 Nov 1853, next 9 Nov 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (26)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 7 Nov 1853, next 9 Nov 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (23)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 7 Nov 1853, next 9 Nov 1853

4) Coming of Age (23)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 7 Nov 1853, next 9 Nov 1853


9 Nov 1853
Wed eve
Adelphi
7 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (27)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 8 Nov 1853, next 11 Nov 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (27)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 8 Nov 1853, next 10 Nov 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (24)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 8 Nov 1853, next 10 Nov 1853

4) Coming of Age (24)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 8 Nov 1853, next 10 Nov 1853


10 Nov 1853
Thu eve
Adelphi
10 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Roused Lion (1)

Title Comment "Acted in consequence of Mr. Leigh Murray having been commanded to perform at Windsor Castle" (bill)
AU: Benjamin N. Webster

Performances first 10 Nov 1853

Genre (comic drama) celebrated comic drama; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Stanilas de Fonblanche: Ben[jamin N.] Webster (his original character); Ernest de Fonblanche: [John] Parselle Ernest's friends Hector Mauleon: Charles Selby; Gustave d'Herbelin: Hastings Antinous de Luxeuil: R[obert] Romer; Baptiste (Ernest's valet de chambre): Lee; Mademoiselle Suzanne Grasset de Villedieu (a ci-devant premiere danseuse): Mrs. [Robert] Keeley (her original character); Leonie: Miss Fanny Maskell; Madame de St. Luc: Mrs. Leigh Murray; Baroness Cabrion: Mrs. [Edmund] Garden

Reference Cast

Stanilas de Fonblanche: Benjamin
   N. Webster

Ernest de Fonblanche: John
   Parselle

Hector Mauleon: Charles Selby
Gustave d'Herbelin: Hastings
Antinous de Luxeuil: Robert
   Romer

Baptiste: Lee
Mademoiselle Suzanne Grasset de
   Villedieu: Mrs. Robert Keeley
Leonie: Miss Fanny Maskell
Madame de St. Luc: Mrs. Leigh
   Murray

Baroness Cabrion: Mrs. Edmund
   Garden

2) The Camp at Chobham (28)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 9 Nov 1853, next 11 Nov 1853

Cast as reference cast (10 Oct 1853)

BUT Captain Damer: Charles
  Selby

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (25)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 9 Nov 1853, next 11 Nov 1853

4) Coming of Age (25)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 9 Nov 1853, next 11 Nov 1853


11 Nov 1853
Fri eve
Adelphi
10 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (28)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 9 Nov 1853, next 12 Nov 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (29)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 10 Nov 1853, next 12 Nov 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (26)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 10 Nov 1853, next 12 Nov 1853

4) Coming of Age (26)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 10 Nov 1853, next 12 Nov 1853


12 Nov 1853
Sat eve
Adelphi
10 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (29)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 11 Nov 1853, next 14 Nov 1853

2) The Camp at Chobham (30)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 11 Nov 1853, next 14 Nov 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (27)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 11 Nov 1853, next 14 Nov 1853

4) Coming of Age (27)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 11 Nov 1853, next 6 Dec 1853


14 Nov 1853
Mon eve
Adelphi
14 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (30)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 12 Nov 1853, next 15 Nov 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; New York bill contains attached review
AU: [John M. Morton]

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, next 15 Nov 1853

Genre (farce) new farce

First Night Cast

Mr. Benjamin Buzzard: [Edmund] Garden; Mr. Glimmer: Charles Selby; John Small: [Robert] Keeley; Miss Lucretia Buzzard: Mrs. Leigh Murray; Sally: Miss Fanny Maskell

Reference Cast

Mr. Benjamin Buzzard: Edmund
   Garden

Mr. Glimmer: Charles Selby
John Small: Robert Keeley
Miss Lucretia Buzzard: Mrs.
   Leigh Murray

Sally: Miss Fanny Maskell

3) The Camp at Chobham (31)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 12 Nov 1853, next 15 Nov 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (28)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 12 Nov 1853, next 15 Nov 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Sminker: G. Lee

General Non-Title Information

"The Brighton Quadrille" [Alfred Mellon]


15 Nov 1853
Tue eve
Adelphi
14 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (31)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 14 Nov 1853, next 16 Nov 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (2)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 14 Nov 1853, next 16 Nov 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (32)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 14 Nov 1853, next 16 Nov 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (29)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 14 Nov 1853, next 16 Nov 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Sminker: G. Lee

16 Nov 1853
Wed eve
Adelphi
14 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (32)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 15 Nov 1853, next 17 Nov 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (3)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 15 Nov 1853, next 17 Nov 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (33)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 15 Nov 1853, next 17 Nov 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (30)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 15 Nov 1853, next 17 Nov 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Sminker: G. Lee

17 Nov 1853
Thu eve
Adelphi
17 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (33)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 16 Nov 1853, next 18 Nov 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (4)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 16 Nov 1853, next 18 Nov 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (34)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 16 Nov 1853, next 18 Nov 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (31)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 16 Nov 1853, next 18 Nov 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Sminker: G. Lee

18 Nov 1853
Fri eve
Adelphi
17 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (34)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 17 Nov 1853, next 19 Nov 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (5)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 17 Nov 1853, next 19 Nov 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (35)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 17 Nov 1853, next 19 Nov 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (32)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 17 Nov 1853, next 19 Nov 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Sminker: G. Lee

19 Nov 1853
Sat eve
Adelphi
17 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (35)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 18 Nov 1853, next 21 Nov 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (6)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 18 Nov 1853, next 21 Nov 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (36)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 18 Nov 1853, next 21 Nov 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (33)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 18 Nov 1853, next 21 Nov 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Sminker: G. Lee

21 Nov 1853
Mon eve
Adelphi
21 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (36)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 19 Nov 1853, next 22 Nov 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (7)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 19 Nov 1853, next 22 Nov 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (37)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 19 Nov 1853, next 22 Nov 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (34)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 19 Nov 1853, next 22 Nov 1853


22 Nov 1853
Tue eve
Adelphi
21 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (37)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 21 Nov 1853, next 23 Nov 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (8)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 21 Nov 1853, next 23 Nov 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (38)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 21 Nov 1853, next 23 Nov 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (35)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 21 Nov 1853, next 23 Nov 1853


23 Nov 1853
Wed eve
Adelphi
21 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (38)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 22 Nov 1853, next 24 Nov 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (9)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 22 Nov 1853, next 24 Nov 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (39)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 22 Nov 1853, next 24 Nov 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (36)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 22 Nov 1853, next 24 Nov 1853


24 Nov 1853
Thu eve
Adelphi
24 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (39)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 23 Nov 1853, next 25 Nov 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (10)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 23 Nov 1853, next 25 Nov 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (40)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 23 Nov 1853, next 25 Nov 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (37)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 23 Nov 1853, next 25 Nov 1853


25 Nov 1853
Fri eve
Adelphi
24 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (40)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 24 Nov 1853, next 26 Nov 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (11)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 24 Nov 1853, next 26 Nov 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (41)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 24 Nov 1853, next 26 Nov 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (38)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 24 Nov 1853, next 26 Nov 1853


26 Nov 1853
Sat eve
Adelphi
24 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (41)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 25 Nov 1853, next 28 Nov 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (12)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 25 Nov 1853, next 28 Nov 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (42)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 25 Nov 1853, next 28 Nov 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (39)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 25 Nov 1853, next 28 Nov 1853


28 Nov 1853
Mon eve
Adelphi
28 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (42)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 26 Nov 1853, next 29 Nov 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (13)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 26 Nov 1853, next 29 Nov 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (43)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 26 Nov 1853, next 29 Nov 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (40)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 26 Nov 1853, next 29 Nov 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert

29 Nov 1853
Tue eve
Adelphi
28 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (43)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 28 Nov 1853, next 30 Nov 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (14)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 28 Nov 1853, next 30 Nov 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (44)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 28 Nov 1853, next 30 Nov 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (41)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 28 Nov 1853, next 30 Nov 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert

30 Nov 1853
Wed eve
Adelphi
28 Nov 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (44)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 29 Nov 1853, next 1 Dec 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (15)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 29 Nov 1853, next 1 Dec 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (45)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 29 Nov 1853, next 1 Dec 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (42)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 29 Nov 1853, next 1 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert


1 Dec 1853
Thu eve
Adelphi
1 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (45)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 30 Nov 1853, next 2 Dec 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (16)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 30 Nov 1853, next 2 Dec 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (46)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 30 Nov 1853, next 2 Dec 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (43)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 30 Nov 1853, next 2 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

2 Dec 1853
Fri eve
Adelphi
1 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (46)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 1 Dec 1853, next 3 Dec 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (17)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 1 Dec 1853, next 3 Dec 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (47)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 1 Dec 1853, next 3 Dec 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (44)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 1 Dec 1853, next 3 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

3 Dec 1853
Sat eve
Adelphi
1 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (47)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 2 Dec 1853, next 6 Dec 1853

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (18)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 2 Dec 1853, next 5 Dec 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (48)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 2 Dec 1853, next 5 Dec 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (45)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 2 Dec 1853, next 5 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

Illustration: Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flowers of Mexico  [1st Performance Dec 5, 1853]


 
Title:Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flowers of Mexico
Description:Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flowers of Mexico by Ben Webster.  Tableau 2 was " The sea of ice."  Jules de Valois (Captain of The Eugenie) was played by Charles Selby.
1st Performance:Dec 5, 1853
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated London News, Dec 17, 1853, p. 517
Review:The Illustrated London News, Dec 17, 1853, p. 517

 

"THE SEA OF ICE," AT THE ADELPHI.

We this week present an illustration of the second tableau in the new piece produced at the Adelphi Theatre, under the title of "The Thirst for Gold."  The scene in question is the "Sea of Ice." on which the commander of the Eugenie is cast, with his family, and Putney Will.  We have already described the extraordinary machinery by which the icy surface of the stage is converted into a watery one while the hapless parents sink into the in-rushing sea, leaving their infant daughter on an ice-block, yet dissolved, and which floats her ultimately to a place of safety.  The situation is, in all respects, powerfully rendered; and, illustrated, as it is, by scenery and machinery so applicable, is irresistibly effective.  The acting of the piece throughout is capital.  Mr. Webster, as the villainous Pedro, afterwards the Marquis D'Arvez, displays his usual tact and talent in the portraiture of cool and quiet rascality, which has become, as it were, the pattern-type now-a-days of the stage criminal.  The accepted playwright of the present time eschews bombast verse, and affects a colloquial familiarity, which requires from the actor more intensity than vehemence.  We doubt whether the recipe is not growing of too easy application, and makes, on every fresh occasion, fewer demands on both performer and dramatist: the character is, in fact, fast becoming stereotype, though it has not yet quite outlived its attraction.  Madame Celeste's impersonation of the Mexican girl is decidedly picturesque and telling; while the development of the psychological elements requires more than ordinary intellectual acumen; and this Madame Celeste brings to the performance, and realises the difficult situations of the later scenes with equal truth and vigour.  Putney Will by Mr. Keeley is also a rare example of eccentric acting.  The idea of the character is somewhat outré.  A British sailor, who mistakes his trembling impulse to partake in every row and to resist oppression of every sort, for the sign and symptom of cowardice; and then wonders at the deeds of valour he has performed, while in such a state of excitement.  The assumption suits Mr. Keeley's style of acting perfectly.  The part, unfortunately, only appears at short intervals; but it is so well interpreted that it is never forgotten.  The drama, considered as a spectacle only, is eminently calculated for a long run.


5 Dec 1853
Mon eve
Adelphi
5 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; rev: "adapted fr La Priere des Naufrages"
AU: [Benjamin N. Webster], COMP: Alfred Mellon

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, next 6 Dec 1853

Genre (drama) grand new nautical melodrama; 5 tableaux

First Night Cast

characters in the 1st & 2d tableaux--period 1705 Pedro: Ben[jamin N.] Webster; Jules de Valois (Captain of The Eugenie): Charles Selby; Blanche de Valois: Mme. [Céline] Céleste (1st app this season); Marie (a child): Miss Stoker sailors aboard The Eugenie Guillot, alias Putney Bill: [Robert] Keeley; Porpus (ship's carpenter): Paul J. Bedford; Morue: R[obert] Romer; Requin: C. J. Smith; Splice: Sanders; Homard: Braithwaite; Crevette: Conran; Raie: Ridgway characters in 3d, 4th, and 5th tableaux--period 1720 Marquis D'Arvez: Ben[jamin N.] Webster; Henri de Belcour: [Edmund] Garden; Roland de Feval: [John] Parselle; Guillot: [Robert] Keeley; Senor Carlos (secretary to the Spanish embassy): Hastings; Lieutenant D'Aubrey: G. Lee; Intendant: Waye; sentinel: Butler; servant: Bologna; Countess de Brissac: Mrs. Leigh Murray; Adele: Miss Fanny Maskell; Unarita (the Wild Flower of Mexico): Mme. [Céline] Céleste

Reference Cast

Pedro: Benjamin N. Webster
Jules de Valois: Charles Selby
Blanche de Valois: Mme. Céline
   Céleste

Marie: Miss Stoker
Guillot, alias Putney Bill:
   Robert Keeley

Porpus: Paul J. Bedford
Morue: Robert Romer
Requin: C. J. Smith
Splice: Sanders
Homard: Braithwaite
Crevette: Conran
Raie: Ridgway
Marquis D'Arvez: Benjamin N.
   Webster

Henri de Belcour: Edmund Garden
Roland de Feval: John Parselle
Guillot: Robert Keeley
Senor Carlos: Hastings
Lieutenant D'Aubrey: G. Lee
Intendant: Waye
sentinel: Butler
servant: Le Barr
Countess de Brissac: Mrs. Leigh
   Murray

Adele: Miss Fanny Maskell
Unarita: Mme. Céline Céleste

1. deck of the Eugenie; 2. the Sea of Ice; 3. bay and landscape in Mexico; 4. salon in the Hotel de Brissac; 5. grand hall in the Hotel D'Arvez scenes labeled tableaux

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (19)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 3 Dec 1853, next 7 Dec 1853

3) The Camp at Chobham (49)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 3 Dec 1853, next 8 Dec 1853

4) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (46)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 3 Dec 1853, next 7 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

6 Dec 1853
Tue eve
Adelphi
5 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (2)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 5 Dec 1853, next 7 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) The Discarded Son (48)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 3 Dec 1853, next 12 Jan 1854

3) Coming of Age (28)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 12 Nov 1853, next 8 Dec 1853


7 Dec 1853
Wed eve
Adelphi
7 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (3)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 6 Dec 1853, next 8 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (20)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 5 Dec 1853, next 9 Dec 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (47)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 5 Dec 1853, next 9 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

8 Dec 1853
Thu eve
Adelphi
7 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (4)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 7 Dec 1853, next 9 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) The Camp at Chobham (50)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 5 Dec 1853, next 10 Dec 1853

3) Coming of Age (29)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 6 Dec 1853, next 10 Dec 1853


9 Dec 1853
Fri eve
Adelphi
7 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (5)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 8 Dec 1853, next 10 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (21)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 7 Dec 1853, next 12 Dec 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (48)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 7 Dec 1853, next 12 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

10 Dec 1853
Sat eve
Adelphi
7 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (6)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 9 Dec 1853, next 12 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) The Camp at Chobham (51)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 8 Dec 1853, next 13 Dec 1853

3) Coming of Age (30)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 8 Dec 1853


12 Dec 1853
Mon eve
Adelphi
12 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (7)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 10 Dec 1853, next 13 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (22)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 9 Dec 1853, next 14 Dec 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (49)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 9 Dec 1853, next 13 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

13 Dec 1853
Tue eve
Adelphi
12 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (8)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 12 Dec 1853, next 14 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) The Camp at Chobham (52)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 10 Dec 1853, next 15 Dec 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (50)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 12 Dec 1853, next 14 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

14 Dec 1853
Wed eve
Adelphi
12 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (9)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 13 Dec 1853, next 15 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (23)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 12 Dec 1853, next 16 Dec 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (51)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 13 Dec 1853, next 15 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

15 Dec 1853
Thu eve
Adelphi
15 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (10)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 14 Dec 1853, next 16 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) The Camp at Chobham (53)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 13 Dec 1853, next 17 Dec 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (52)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 14 Dec 1853, next 16 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

16 Dec 1853
Fri eve
Adelphi
15 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (11)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 15 Dec 1853, next 17 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (24)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 14 Dec 1853, next 19 Dec 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (53)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 15 Dec 1853, next 17 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

17 Dec 1853
Sat eve
Adelphi
15 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (12)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 16 Dec 1853, next 19 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) The Camp at Chobham (54)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 15 Dec 1853, next 20 Dec 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (54)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 16 Dec 1853, next 19 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

19 Dec 1853
Mon eve
Adelphi
19 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (13)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 17 Dec 1853, next 20 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (25)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 16 Dec 1853, next 21 Dec 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (55)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 17 Dec 1853, next 20 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

20 Dec 1853
Tue eve
Adelphi
19 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (14)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 19 Dec 1853, next 21 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) The Camp at Chobham (55)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 17 Dec 1853, next 22 Dec 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (56)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 19 Dec 1853, next 21 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

21 Dec 1853
Wed eve
Adelphi
19 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (15)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 20 Dec 1853, next 22 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (26)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 19 Dec 1853, next 23 Dec 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (57)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 20 Dec 1853, next 22 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

22 Dec 1853
Thu eve
Adelphi
22 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (16)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 21 Dec 1853, next 23 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) The Camp at Chobham (56)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 20 Dec 1853, next 2 Feb 1854

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (58)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 21 Dec 1853, next 23 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

23 Dec 1853
Fri eve
Adelphi
22 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (17)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 22 Dec 1853, next 26 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Whitebait at Greenwich (27)

Performances first 14 Nov 1853, previous 21 Dec 1853

3) Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin" (59)

Performances first 13 Oct 1853, previous 22 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (13 Oct 1853)

BUT Mary: Miss Cuthbert
OMITS James: Robert Romer
Thomas: Ridgway
Frederick: Bologna
Edward: Conran
William: Cox
Richard: Steagle

24 Dec 1853
Sat eve
Adelphi

DARK: Christmas Eve


26 Dec 1853
Mon eve
Adelphi
26 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (18)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 23 Dec 1853, next 27 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: [Charles W. Brooks], [Mark Lemon], COMP: Alfred Mellon

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, next 27 Dec 1853

Genre (spectacle) new grand Christmas magic spectacle; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Number Nip (King of the Gnomes): Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Count Rudolph von Wolfenstein: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Baron Herman (her fellow student): Miss Cuthbert; Fritz (servant to Rudolph): James Rogers; Lambro (pirate): Paul J. Bedford; Athanasius (his lieutenant): G. Lee; Bairak Dar Pasha (governor of Tunis): R[obert] Romer; Kahlem (his secretary): Waye; pirates, slaves, gnomes: Lee, Sanders, Aldridge, Conran, Morris, Braithwaite, Butler; Estella (a sylph): Mme. [Céline] Céleste; Ida (foster sister to Count Rudolph): Miss Mary L. Keeley; Bertha (servant to the Count): Miss Emma Harding; Marana (wife to Lambro): Miss Thompson; sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves: Miss Lelacheur, Miss McClewee, Miss Hayman, Miss Louise, Miss Thompson, M? Grove, Miss Aldridge, Miss Mitchenson, Miss Archer, Miss C. Archer, Miss Paris, Miss F. Paris, M? Walstain, Miss Whitmore, M? Lawson, Miss Stoker, M? Gilbert, Miss Hamilton, Miss A. Hamilton, M? Perkins, Miss Taylor, Mrs. Emsley, Miss Grenville, Miss Morris

Reference Cast

Number Nip: Mrs. Robert Keeley
Count Rudolph von Wolfenstein:
   Miss Sarah J. Woolgar

Baron Herman: Miss Cuthbert
Fritz: James Rogers
Lambro: Paul J. Bedford
Athanasius: G. Lee
Bairak Dar Pasha: Robert Romer
Kahlem: Waye
pirates, slaves, gnomes:
   Lee
   Sanders
   Aldridge
   Conran
   Morris
   Braithwaite
   Butler
Estella: Mme. Céline Céleste
Ida: Miss Mary L. Keeley
Bertha: Miss Emma Harding
Marana: Miss Thompson
sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes,
   slaves:
   Miss Lelacheur
   Miss McClewee
   Miss Hayman
   Miss Louise
   Miss Thompson
   M? Grove
   Miss Aldridge
   Miss Mitchenson
   Miss Archer
   Miss C. Archer
   Miss Paris
   Miss F. Paris
   M? Walstain
   Miss Whitmore
   M? Lawson
   Miss Stoker
   M? Gilbert
   Miss Hamilton
   Miss A. Hamilton
   M? Perkins
   Miss Taylor
   Mrs. Emsley
   Miss Grenville
   Miss Morris

(dII,i)"Chinese charivari", Le Barr, Ridgway, Cox, Page, Beckenham, George, Thomas, Kelly

(dII) "Dance of the Bayaderes"; -corps de ballet; pas d'action: "La Tauromache", Mme. [Céline] Céleste

(dI,iii) invocation of the Sylph; (dII,i) grand entry of the Pacha; (dII,ii) emancipation of the gnome and apotheosis

I,i charcoal burner's hut in the Hartz Mountains; I,ii the haunted chamber, the Gnome King, the Demon Page; I,iii the sea shore; II,i the slave market; II,ii chamber in the Demon Tower


27 Dec 1853
Tue eve
Adelphi
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (19)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 26 Dec 1853, next 28 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (2)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 26 Dec 1853, next 28 Dec 1853


28 Dec 1853
Wed eve
Adelphi
[unknown]
[unknown]
[unknown]

Source Comment No source located. Performance assumed by editor.

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (20)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 27 Dec 1853, next 29 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (3)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 27 Dec 1853, next 29 Dec 1853


29 Dec 1853
Thu eve
Adelphi
29 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (21)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 28 Dec 1853, next 30 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (4)

Title Comment dance: Chinese Chivari renamed Chinese Chopsticks
Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 28 Dec 1853, next 30 Dec 1853


30 Dec 1853
Fri eve
Adelphi
29 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (22)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 29 Dec 1853, next 31 Dec 1853

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (5)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 29 Dec 1853, next 31 Dec 1853


31 Dec 1853
Sat eve
Adelphi
29 Dec 1853
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (23)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 30 Dec 1853, next 2 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (6)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 30 Dec 1853, next 2 Jan 1854


2 Jan 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
2 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (24)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 31 Dec 1853, next 3 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (7)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 31 Dec 1853, next 3 Jan 1854


3 Jan 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
2 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (25)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 2 Jan 1854, next 4 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (8)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 2 Jan 1854, next 4 Jan 1854


4 Jan 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
2 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (26)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 3 Jan 1854, next 5 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (9)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 3 Jan 1854, next 5 Jan 1854


5 Jan 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
5 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (27)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 4 Jan 1854, next 6 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (10)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 4 Jan 1854, next 6 Jan 1854


6 Jan 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
5 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (28)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 5 Jan 1854, next 7 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (11)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 5 Jan 1854, next 7 Jan 1854


7 Jan 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
5 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (29)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 6 Jan 1854, next 9 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (12)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 6 Jan 1854, next 9 Jan 1854


9 Jan 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
9 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (30)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 7 Jan 1854, next 10 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (13)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 7 Jan 1854, next 10 Jan 1854


10 Jan 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
9 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (31)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 9 Jan 1854, next 11 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (14)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 9 Jan 1854, next 11 Jan 1854


11 Jan 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
9 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (32)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 10 Jan 1854, next 13 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (15)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 10 Jan 1854, next 12 Jan 1854


12 Jan 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
12 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (49)

Title Comment 1st pc changed due to Webster performing at Windsor for Her Majesty
Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 6 Dec 1853, next 2 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (16)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 11 Jan 1854, next 13 Jan 1854


13 Jan 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
13 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (33)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 11 Jan 1854, next 14 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (17)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 12 Jan 1854, next 14 Jan 1854


14 Jan 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
13 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (34)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 13 Jan 1854, next 16 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (18)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 13 Jan 1854, next 16 Jan 1854


16 Jan 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
16 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (35)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 14 Jan 1854, next 17 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (19)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 14 Jan 1854, next 17 Jan 1854


17 Jan 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
16 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (36)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 16 Jan 1854, next 18 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (20)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 16 Jan 1854, next 18 Jan 1854


18 Jan 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
16 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (37)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 17 Jan 1854, next 19 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (21)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 17 Jan 1854, next 19 Jan 1854


19 Jan 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
19 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (38)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 18 Jan 1854, next 20 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT Guillot, alias Putney Bill:
  James Rogers

Roland de Feval: G. Lee
Guillot: James Rogers
servant: Bologna

Cast Comment James Rogers for Keeley on Jan 19 only. Keeley commanded to perform at Windsor. The bill for the 26 Jan also carries this message

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (22)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 18 Jan 1854, next 20 Jan 1854


20 Jan 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
19 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (39)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 19 Jan 1854, next 21 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (23)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 19 Jan 1854, next 21 Jan 1854


21 Jan 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
19 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (40)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 20 Jan 1854, next 23 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (5 Dec 1853)

BUT servant: Bologna

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (24)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 20 Jan 1854, next 23 Jan 1854


23 Jan 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
23 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (41)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 21 Jan 1854, next 24 Jan 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (25)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 21 Jan 1854, next 24 Jan 1854


24 Jan 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
23 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (42)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 23 Jan 1854, next 25 Jan 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 23 Jan 1854, next 25 Jan 1854


25 Jan 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
23 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (43)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 24 Jan 1854, next 26 Jan 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (27)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 24 Jan 1854, next 26 Jan 1854


26 Jan 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
26 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (44)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 25 Jan 1854, next 27 Jan 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (28)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 25 Jan 1854, next 27 Jan 1854

Cast as reference cast (26 Dec 1853)

BUT Number Nip: Miss Fanny
  Maskell


27 Jan 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
26 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (45)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 26 Jan 1854, next 28 Jan 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (29)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 26 Jan 1854, next 28 Jan 1854


28 Jan 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
26 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (46)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 27 Jan 1854, next 30 Jan 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (30)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 27 Jan 1854, next 30 Jan 1854


30 Jan 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
30 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (47)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 28 Jan 1854, next 31 Jan 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (31)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 28 Jan 1854, next 31 Jan 1854


31 Jan 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
30 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (48)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 30 Jan 1854, next 1 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (32)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 30 Jan 1854, next 1 Feb 1854


1 Feb 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
30 Jan 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (49)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 31 Jan 1854, next 3 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (33)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 31 Jan 1854, next 2 Feb 1854


2 Feb 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
2 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (50)

Title Comment 1st pc changed due to Webster performing at Windsor for Her Majesty
Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 12 Jan 1854, next 15 Jun 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (34)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 1 Feb 1854, next 3 Feb 1854

3) The Camp at Chobham (57)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 22 Dec 1853, next 20 Feb 1854


3 Feb 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
3 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (50)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 1 Feb 1854, next 4 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (35)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 2 Feb 1854, next 4 Feb 1854


4 Feb 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
3 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (51)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 3 Feb 1854, next 6 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (36)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 3 Feb 1854, next 6 Feb 1854


6 Feb 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
6 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (52)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 4 Feb 1854, next 7 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (37)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 4 Feb 1854, next 7 Feb 1854


7 Feb 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
6 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (53)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 6 Feb 1854, next 8 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (38)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 6 Feb 1854, next 8 Feb 1854


8 Feb 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
6 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (54)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 7 Feb 1854, next 9 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (39)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 7 Feb 1854, next 9 Feb 1854


9 Feb 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
9 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (55)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 8 Feb 1854, next 10 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (40)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 8 Feb 1854, next 10 Feb 1854


10 Feb 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
9 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (56)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 9 Feb 1854, next 11 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (41)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 9 Feb 1854, next 11 Feb 1854


11 Feb 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
9 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (57)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 10 Feb 1854, next 13 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (42)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 10 Feb 1854, next 13 Feb 1854


13 Feb 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
13 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (58)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 11 Feb 1854, next 14 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (43)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 11 Feb 1854, next 14 Feb 1854


14 Feb 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
13 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (59)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 13 Feb 1854, next 15 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (44)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 13 Feb 1854, next 15 Feb 1854


15 Feb 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
13 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (60)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 14 Feb 1854, next 16 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (45)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 14 Feb 1854, next 16 Feb 1854


16 Feb 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
16 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (61)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 15 Feb 1854, next 17 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (46)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 15 Feb 1854, next 17 Feb 1854


17 Feb 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
16 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (62)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 16 Feb 1854, next 18 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (47)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 16 Feb 1854, next 18 Feb 1854


18 Feb 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
16 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (63)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 17 Feb 1854, next 20 Feb 1854

2) Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (48)

Performances first 26 Dec 1853, previous 17 Feb 1854


20 Feb 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
20 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (64)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 18 Feb 1854, next 21 Feb 1854

2) The Camp at Chobham (58)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 2 Feb 1854, next 22 Feb 1854

3) Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (1)

AU: Joseph S. Coyne

Performances first 20 Feb 1854, next 21 Feb 1854

Genre (farce) farce

First Night Cast

Chesterfield Honeybun: Rogers; Isaac Crank: O. Smith; Mrs. Honeybun: Miss Emma Harding; Mrs. Crank: Miss Cuthbert; Mrs. Jewell: Mrs. [Edmund] Garden; Nurse: Miss Aldridge

Reference Cast

Chesterfield Honeybun: Rogers
Isaac Crank: O. Smith
Mrs. Honeybun: Miss Emma
   Harding

Mrs. Crank: Miss Cuthbert
Mrs. Jewell: Mrs. Edmund Garden
Nurse: Miss Aldridge

21 Feb 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
20 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (65)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 20 Feb 1854, next 22 Feb 1854

2) The Serious Family (1)

Title Comment 1st time here; "Which cannot be performed elsewhere, being the exclusive property of Mr. Webster"
AU: [Morris Barnett]

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, next 23 Feb 1854

Genre (comedy) celebrated comedy

First Night Cast

Mr. Charles Torrens: Ben[jamin N.] Webster (his original character); Captain Murphy Maguire: Leigh Murray (1st time); Frank Vincent: [John] Parselle; Mr. Aminidab Sleek: [Robert] Keeley (1st time); Lady Sowerby Creamley: Mrs. Leigh Murray (1st time); Mrs.Charles Torrens: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar (1st time); Miss Emma Torrens: Miss Fanny Maskell (1st time); Mrs. Ormsby Delmaine: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley (1st time); Graham: Miss Laidlaw

Reference Cast

Mr. Charles Torrens: Benjamin N.
   Webster

Captain Murphy Maguire: Leigh
   Murray

Frank Vincent: John Parselle
Mr. Aminidab Sleek: Robert
   Keeley

Lady Sowerby Creamley: Mrs.
   Leigh Murray
Mrs.Charles Torrens: Miss Sarah
   J. Woolgar

Miss Emma Torrens: Miss Fanny
   Maskell

Mrs. Ormsby Delmaine: Mrs.
   Robert Keeley

Graham: Miss Laidlaw

3) Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (2)

Performances first 20 Feb 1854, previous 20 Feb 1854, next 22 Feb 1854


22 Feb 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
20 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (66)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 21 Feb 1854, next 23 Feb 1854

2) The Camp at Chobham (59)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 20 Feb 1854, next 24 Feb 1854

3) Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (3)

Performances first 20 Feb 1854, previous 21 Feb 1854, next 23 Feb 1854


23 Feb 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
23 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (67)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 22 Feb 1854, next 24 Feb 1854

2) The Serious Family (2)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 21 Feb 1854, next 25 Feb 1854

3) Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (4)

Performances first 20 Feb 1854, previous 22 Feb 1854, next 24 Feb 1854


24 Feb 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
23 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (68)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 23 Feb 1854, next 25 Feb 1854

2) The Camp at Chobham (60)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 22 Feb 1854, next 1 Aug 1854

3) Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (5)

Performances first 20 Feb 1854, previous 23 Feb 1854, next 25 Feb 1854


25 Feb 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
23 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (69)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 24 Feb 1854, next 27 Feb 1854

2) The Serious Family (3)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 23 Feb 1854, next 27 Feb 1854

3) Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (6)

Performances first 20 Feb 1854, previous 24 Feb 1854, next 30 Mar 1854


27 Feb 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
27 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (70)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 25 Feb 1854, next 28 Feb 1854

2) The Serious Family (4)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 25 Feb 1854, next 28 Feb 1854


28 Feb 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
27 Feb 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (71)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 27 Feb 1854, next 2 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (5)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 27 Feb 1854, next 2 Mar 1854


1 Mar 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi

DARK: Ash Wednesday


2 Mar 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
2 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (72)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 28 Feb 1854, next 3 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (6)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 28 Feb 1854, next 3 Mar 1854


3 Mar 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
2 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (73)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 2 Mar 1854, next 4 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (7)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 2 Mar 1854, next 4 Mar 1854


4 Mar 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
2 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (74)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 3 Mar 1854, next 6 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (8)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 3 Mar 1854, next 6 Mar 1854


6 Mar 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
6 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (75)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 4 Mar 1854, next 7 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (9)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 4 Mar 1854, next 7 Mar 1854


7 Mar 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
6 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (76)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 6 Mar 1854, next 8 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (10)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 6 Mar 1854, next 8 Mar 1854


8 Mar 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
6 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (77)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 7 Mar 1854, next 9 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (11)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 7 Mar 1854, next 9 Mar 1854


9 Mar 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
9 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (78)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 8 Mar 1854, next 10 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (12)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 8 Mar 1854, next 10 Mar 1854


10 Mar 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
9 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (79)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 9 Mar 1854, next 11 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (13)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 9 Mar 1854, next 11 Mar 1854


11 Mar 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
9 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (80)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 10 Mar 1854, next 13 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (14)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 10 Mar 1854, next 13 Mar 1854


13 Mar 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
13 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (81)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 11 Mar 1854, next 14 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (15)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 11 Mar 1854, next 14 Mar 1854


14 Mar 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
13 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (82)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 13 Mar 1854, next 15 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (16)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 13 Mar 1854, next 15 Mar 1854


15 Mar 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
13 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (83)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 14 Mar 1854, next 16 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (17)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 14 Mar 1854, next 16 Mar 1854


16 Mar 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
16 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (84)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 15 Mar 1854, next 17 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (18)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 15 Mar 1854, next 17 Mar 1854


17 Mar 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
16 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (85)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 16 Mar 1854, next 18 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (19)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 16 Mar 1854, next 18 Mar 1854


18 Mar 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
16 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (86)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 17 Mar 1854, next 7 Jun 1854

2) The Serious Family (20)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 17 Mar 1854, next 20 Mar 1854

Illustration: Two Loves and a Life  [1st Performance Mar 20, 1854]


 
Title:Two Loves and a Life
Description:Two Loves and a Life by Tom Taylor and Charles Reade.  Scene: Bardsea Hole by moonlight.
1st Performance:Mar 20, 1854
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated London News, Apr 1, 1854, p. 296
Review:The Illustrated London News, Apr 1, 1854, pp. 295-296

 

ADELPHI THEATRE.--"TWO LOVES AND A LIFE."

Messrs. Reade and Taylor's meritorious drama, thus entitled, continues to be attractive and fully justifies the commendations which have been bestowed upon it.  It is desirable to encourage literary merit in productions for the stage and particularly where, as at the Adelphi, much account is made of certain theatrical effects.  Far are we from undervaluing these, for well we know taught both by precept and experience that unless the proprieties of the stage are observed the best writing may prove inoperative.  Melodrama is the skeleton of a play, to which poetical or literary ornamentation is as the flesh and the blood charming both by its texture and its tinct.  Too frequently the ordinary audience of a theatre has been satisfied with the bony spectre and been terrified and agitated with its ghastly doings, by which such audience has heretofore, at any rate, been strongly moved and excited though the cultivated taste has been outraged.  The general enlightenment of the people is now no longer content with such meagre stage exhibitions, and hence the most popular of theatres is becoming every day more classical in its entertainments.  The scenery and appointments, at the same time, judiciously receive the same attention as ever, as may be witnessed by the illustration herewith presented.  The scene is that of Bardsea Hole by moonlight—the rendezvous for the Jacobite conspirators, whither the poor schoolmaster John Daw (Mr. Keeley) is compelled to journey by Father Radcliffe (Mr. Webster) much against the grain, in dread of the pistol which he believes to be levelled at his head behind.  Here the gentlemen of the northern counties consult as to the best means of promoting the Pretender's claims and renew their oaths of fidelity to his cause.  But all is in vain.  The troops of the Duke of Cumberland are upon their track, and they are taken in the snare.  Like the other incidents of this drama, there is not much novelty in the situation just described.  The merit in this, and the other instances, lies in the skill with which the interest is prepared for and elaborated.  The whole serves to show how successfully genius or talent may deal with old materials giving new life even to the obsolete and stamping its peculiar impress on the outworn details of traditional stage-craft, thereby making its own what must otherwise have passed into oblivion as either dull or dead.  Thus re-animated, these ancient sources of interest again rightfully challenge public attention and command a legitimate success.

ADELPHI THEATRE.--"THE MOUSTACHE MOVEMENT."

An occasional piece, entitled "The Moustache Movement," was produced on Thursday.  There is no attempt at plot, but the movement alluded to is caricatured by presenting a butcher, a baker, a waiter, and a lawyer's clerk, with the specified ornament on the upper lip.  The last-named worthy is personated by Mr. Keeley, and wins the heart of a milliner by wearing a false moustache.  This, by a series of mistakes and escapades, he is at last compelled to confess, and divests his lip of the appendage, which he surrenders into the hands of Mrs. Kelley, who, thereupon, addresses the audience in a parody of Rosalind's epilogue to Shakspeare's [sic] "As You Like It," in favour of whiskers and beards.  The whole thing is the veriest trifle; but, by the aid of good acting, sufficed to please the pit--which, indeed, seemed to be exceedingly amused.


20 Mar 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
20 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: Tom Taylor, Charles Reade, COMP: Alfred Mellon

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, next 21 Mar 1854

Genre (drama) new and original drama; 4 acts

First Night Cast

William, Duke of Cumberland: Charles Selby; Sir Gervase Rokewood (under name of William Hyde): Leigh Murray; Father Radcliffe (under name of Reuben Fisher): Ben[jamin N.] Webster; Sir James Gordon (Lieutenant of the Tower): [Edmund] Garden; Captain Dormer (of Ligonier's Dragoons): [John] Parselle; Mr. John Daw (schoolmaster of Ulverstone): [Robert] Keeley; Musgrave (postmaster of Ulverstone): O. Smith; Sampson Potts (barber): James Rogers; Captain Jensen (a Dutch smuggler): C. J. Smith Jacobite gentlemen of the Northern counties Standish: Hastings; Hall: Waye; Ridley: Le Barr; Fenwick: Woolgar; Townley: G. Lee Farmer Greystoke: Braithwaite; crier: Sanders; usher: Page; Simon Scarsdale: Aldridge; Stephen Wanley: Morris; soldiers, smugglers, peasants, fishermen: [Unlisted]; Anne Musgrave: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Ruth Ravenscar: Mme. [Céline] Céleste; peasant women, fisher girls: [Unlisted]

Reference Cast

William, Duke of Cumberland:
   Charles Selby

Sir Gervase Rokewood: Leigh
   Murray

Father Radcliffe: Benjamin N.
   Webster

Sir James Gordon: Edmund Garden
Captain Dormer: John Parselle
Mr. John Daw: Robert Keeley
Musgrave: O. Smith
Sampson Potts: James Rogers
Captain Jensen: C. J. Smith
Standish: Hastings
Hall: Waye
Ridley: Le Barr
Fenwick: Woolgar
Townley: G. Lee
Farmer Greystoke: Braithwaite
crier: Sanders
usher: Page
Simon Scarsdale: Aldridge
Stephen Wanley: Morris
soldiers, smugglers, peasants,
   fishermen: Unlisted
Anne Musgrave: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar

Ruth Ravenscar: Mme. Céline
   Céleste

peasant women, fisher girls:
   Unlisted

[October, 1745] I,i market-place of Ulverstone with distant view of Morecombe Bay and the Leven Sands; II,i parlour in Musgrave's house; II,ii upper chamber in Musgrave's house; III,i exterior of the back part of Musgrave's house; III,ii interior of William Hydes's cottage; III,iii [moonlight] Bardsea Hole; IV,i a chamber in Old Tower Street; IV,ii cell in the Beauchamp Tower; IV,iii Tower hill with a distant view of the Tower of London new scenery

2) The Serious Family (21)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 18 Mar 1854, next 21 Mar 1854


21 Mar 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
20 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (2)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 20 Mar 1854, next 22 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (22)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 20 Mar 1854, next 22 Mar 1854


22 Mar 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
20 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (3)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 21 Mar 1854, next 23 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (23)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 21 Mar 1854, next 23 Mar 1854


23 Mar 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
23 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (4)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 22 Mar 1854, next 24 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (24)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 22 Mar 1854, next 24 Mar 1854


24 Mar 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
23 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (5)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 23 Mar 1854, next 25 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (25)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 23 Mar 1854, next 25 Mar 1854


25 Mar 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
23 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (6)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 24 Mar 1854, next 27 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (26)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 24 Mar 1854, next 27 Mar 1854


27 Mar 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
27 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (7)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 25 Mar 1854, next 28 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (27)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 25 Mar 1854, next 28 Mar 1854


28 Mar 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
27 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (8)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 27 Mar 1854, next 29 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (28)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 27 Mar 1854, next 29 Mar 1854


29 Mar 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
27 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (9)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 28 Mar 1854, next 30 Mar 1854

2) The Serious Family (29)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 28 Mar 1854, next 30 Jun 1854


30 Mar 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
30 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (10)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 29 Mar 1854, next 31 Mar 1854

2) Moustache Movement (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: Robert B. Brough

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, next 31 Mar 1854

Genre (farce) new and original apropos farce

First Night Cast

Mr. Simon Swosser (in the law): O. Smith; Captain Altamont Kidd (in the army): [John] Parselle; Lieutenant Cornelius O'Pake (formerly in the army--Swosser's nephew): [Edmund] Garden; Anthony Soskins (lawyer's clerk): [Robert] Keeley; John (waiter, as may be anticipated): Le Barr; butcher (with moustache): Sanders; baker (with moustache): Braithwaite; individuals (in the police): Thomas, Kelly; Louisa Fitz Johnson (milliner): Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Eliza Swosser (Swosser's daughter, as the audience will readily believe): Miss Mary L. Keeley; Sally (housemaid, as will be naturally expected): Miss Laidlaw

Reference Cast

Mr. Simon Swosser: O. Smith
Captain Altamont Kidd: John
   Parselle

Lieutenant Cornelius O'Pake:
   Edmund Garden

Anthony Soskins: Robert Keeley
John: Le Barr
butcher: Sanders
baker: Braithwaite
individuals:
   Thomas
   Kelly
Louisa Fitz Johnson: Mrs. Robert
   Keeley

Eliza Swosser: Miss Mary L.
   Keeley

Sally: Miss Laidlaw

3) Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (7)

Performances first 20 Feb 1854, previous 25 Feb 1854, next 31 Mar 1854


31 Mar 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
30 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (11)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 30 Mar 1854, next 1 Apr 1854

2) Moustache Movement (2)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 30 Mar 1854, next 1 Apr 1854

3) Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (8)

Performances first 20 Feb 1854, previous 30 Mar 1854, next 1 Apr 1854


1 Apr 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
30 Mar 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (12)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 31 Mar 1854, next 3 Apr 1854

2) Moustache Movement (3)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 31 Mar 1854, next 3 Apr 1854

3) Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (9)

Performances first 20 Feb 1854, previous 31 Mar 1854, next 15 Jun 1854


3 Apr 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
3 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (13)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 1 Apr 1854, next 4 Apr 1854

2) Moustache Movement (4)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 1 Apr 1854, next 4 Apr 1854

3) His First Champagne (1)

Title Comment 1st time here
AU: William L. Rede

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, next 4 Apr 1854

Genre (farce) burletta; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Mr. Morton: R[obert] Romer; Captain Smith: G. Lee; Horatio Craven, A.M.: Leigh Murray; Dicky Watt: Charles Selby; Glump: James Rogers; Terence O'Connelly: [Edmund] Garden; policeman: Ridgway; Mrs. Morton: Mrs. [Edmund] Garden; Miss Bygrove: Miss Emma Harding; Emily Morton: Miss Fanny Maskell; Mary Grubb: Miss Cuthbert

Reference Cast

Mr. Morton: Robert Romer
Captain Smith: G. Lee
Horatio Craven, A.M.: Leigh
   Murray

Dicky Watt: Charles Selby
Glump: James Rogers
Terence O'Connelly: Edmund
   Garden
Mrs. Morton: Mrs. Edmund Garden
Miss Bygrove: Miss Emma Harding
Emily Morton: Miss Fanny
   Maskell

Mary Grubb: Miss Cuthbert

4 Apr 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
3 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (14)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 3 Apr 1854, next 5 Apr 1854

2) Moustache Movement (5)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 3 Apr 1854, next 5 Apr 1854

3) His First Champagne (2)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 3 Apr 1854, next 5 Apr 1854

Cast as reference cast (3 Apr 1854)

ADDS policeman: Ridgway

5 Apr 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
3 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (15)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 4 Apr 1854, next 6 Apr 1854

2) Moustache Movement (6)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 4 Apr 1854, next 6 Apr 1854

3) His First Champagne (3)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 4 Apr 1854, next 6 Apr 1854

Cast as reference cast (3 Apr 1854)

ADDS policeman: Ridgway

6 Apr 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
6 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (16)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 5 Apr 1854, next 7 Apr 1854

2) Moustache Movement (7)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 5 Apr 1854, next 7 Apr 1854

3) His First Champagne (4)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 5 Apr 1854, next 7 Apr 1854

Cast as reference cast (3 Apr 1854)

ADDS policeman: Ridgway

7 Apr 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
6 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (17)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 6 Apr 1854, next 8 Apr 1854

2) Moustache Movement (8)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 6 Apr 1854, next 8 Apr 1854

3) His First Champagne (5)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 6 Apr 1854, next 8 Apr 1854

Cast as reference cast (3 Apr 1854)

ADDS policeman: Ridgway

8 Apr 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
6 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (18)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 7 Apr 1854, next 17 Apr 1854

2) Moustache Movement (9)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 7 Apr 1854, next 27 Apr 1854

3) His First Champagne (6)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 7 Apr 1854, next 21 Jun 1854

Cast as reference cast (3 Apr 1854)

ADDS policeman: Ridgway

10 Apr 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
10 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Passion Week: C. H. Adams' Orrery


11 Apr 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
10 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Passion Week: C. H. Adams' Orrery


12 Apr 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
10 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Passion Week: C. H. Adams' Orrery


13 Apr 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
10 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Passion Week: C. H. Adams' Orrery


14 Apr 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi

DARK: Good Friday


15 Apr 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
10 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Passion Week: C. H. Adams' Orrery


17 Apr 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
17 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (19)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 8 Apr 1854, next 18 Apr 1854

2) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; LTM bill for 17 Apr and variant New York bill show Moustache Movement as second piece on 17 April, however New York bill for 17-19 Apr clearly states that Moustache Movement can't be played due to length of Easter piece
AU: Robert B. Brough

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, next 18 Apr 1854

Genre (extravaganza) new and original entertainment

First Night Cast

Franks Lord Bateman (noble lord of high degree --(see ballad)--an extensive landowner and distinguished eastern traveller): Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; John Thomas (Bateman's proud young porter): Mrs. [Robert] Keeley Franks: tenant farmers on the Bateman estate Grubb (vassal and villain): Braithwaite; Thatch (a hind): Aldridge; Buggins (a thrall): Penson Franks Dowager Countess of Pokerback (nee Yellowstarch--"this young bride's mother"--see ballad): Mrs. [Edmund] Garden; Lady Clara Vere de Vere (after Tennyson--"this bride,"--see ballad): Miss Cuthbert; Lord Hardup (Clara's brother): Hastings; strong detachment of her sisters: Miss Brown, Miss Jones, Miss Montmorency, Miss Smith, wedding guests, tenant farmers, happy villagers, gentle shepherds, distressed agriculturists, dairymen's daughters, curly-headed ploughboys, other representatives of the landed interests Turks, Jews, and heretics "This Turk" (see ballad--known in Dodo Effendi's Peerage as Muley Ben Hassan Sake Deen Mohammed Said Mustapha Amuruth Coger Ali Pasha): Paul J. Bedford Turks, Jews, and heretics: Orientals forming a portion of "the Turk's" retinue Hamet (a Bashi Bazouk): Thomas; Abdallah (a rediff): Kelly; Covey Khan (an Egyptian fellah): Power; Quashee (a Monte Negro): Cox; Duffer Bey (a soffta): George; Bloki (a mufti): Morris Turks, Jews, and heretics Simon Effendi (a cellarer or seraskier): R[obert] Romer; Cockles (a Musselman): Sanders; Wheyface (a Kurd): Waye Turks, Jews, and heretics: dancing dervishes turning three times for a piastre Kickeraboo Aga: "G. Percha"; Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"; Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"; Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"; The Fair Sophia (the Turk's only daughter, that is the only one worth noticing, the remaining 599 not appearing on the scene. "the fairiest that ever my eyes did see"--see ballad): Miss Mary L. Keeley; Fattyma (Sophia's maid, afterwards John Thomas's mistress): Miss Fanny Maskell Powers of Good and Evil Caesar de Byzantium (a Don Cossack--a Northern power capable of any amount of evil): C[harles] Selby Powers of Good and Evil: Russian sailors Gotsichakoff: C. J. Smith; Smeizovpitch: Ridgway Powers of Good and Evil Fairy field marshal representing the magic influence of one country: Miss Emma Harding; Fairy field marshal representing the magic influence of another country: Miss Laidlaw; a monkey who has evidently seen the world: Le Barr two entire fairy armies

Cast Comment An early bill has Duffer Effendi: R. Romer, but it was probably a typographical error as Romer was to play Simon Effendi

Reference Cast

Lord Bateman: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar

John Thomas: Mrs. Robert Keeley
Grubb: Braithwaite
Thatch: Aldridge
Buggins: Penson
Dowager Countess of Pokerback:
   Mrs. Edmund Garden

Lady Clara Vere de Vere: Miss
   Cuthbert

Lord Hardup: Hastings
strong detachment of her sisters:
   Miss Brown
   Miss Jones
   Miss Montmorency
   Miss Smith
"This Turk": Paul J. Bedford
Hamet: Thomas
Abdallah: Kelly
Covey Khan: Power
Quashee: Cox
Duffer Bey: George
Bloki: Morris
Simon Effendi: Robert Romer
Cockles: Sanders
Wheyface: Waye
Kickeraboo Aga: "G. Percha"
Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"
Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"
Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"
The Fair Sophia: Miss Mary L.
   Keeley

Fattyma: Miss Fanny Maskell
Caesar de Byzantium: Charles
   Selby

Gotsichakoff: C. J. Smith
Smeizovpitch: Ridgway
Fairy field marshal representing
   the magic influence of one
   country: Miss Emma Harding
Fairy field marshal representing
   the magic influence of another
   country: Miss Laidlaw
a monkey who has evidently seen
   the world: Le Barr

explanatory lecture: James Rogers

1. fairy cap by moonlight; 2. embarkation of the allied fays for Constantinople; 3. reception hall in "This Turk's" palace; 4. view of the Bosphorus; 5. the harem unveiled; 6. the Mosque of St. Sophia; 7. the Golden Horn; 8. Merrie England in the Olden Tyme; 9. border marshes in Northumberland; 10. two wrecks ashore; 11. a porter's lodge (much rain); 12. banquetting hall in Bateman Castle (stormy)

extensive plot summary in bill


18 Apr 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
17 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (20)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 17 Apr 1854, next 19 Apr 1854

2) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (2)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 17 Apr 1854, next 19 Apr 1854


19 Apr 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
17 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (21)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 18 Apr 1854, next 20 Apr 1854

2) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (3)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 18 Apr 1854, next 20 Apr 1854


20 Apr 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
20 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (22)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 19 Apr 1854, next 21 Apr 1854

2) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (4)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 19 Apr 1854, next 21 Apr 1854


21 Apr 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
20 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (23)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 20 Apr 1854, next 22 Apr 1854

2) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (5)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 20 Apr 1854, next 22 Apr 1854


22 Apr 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
20 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (24)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 21 Apr 1854, next 24 Apr 1854

2) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (6)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 21 Apr 1854, next 24 Apr 1854


24 Apr 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
24 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (25)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 22 Apr 1854, next 25 Apr 1854

2) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (7)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 22 Apr 1854, next 25 Apr 1854


25 Apr 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
24 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (26)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 24 Apr 1854, next 27 Apr 1854

2) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (8)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 24 Apr 1854, next 27 Apr 1854


26 Apr 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
24 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

DARK: General Fast


27 Apr 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
27 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (27)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 25 Apr 1854, next 28 Apr 1854

2) Moustache Movement (10)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 8 Apr 1854, next 28 Apr 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (9)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 25 Apr 1854, next 28 Apr 1854


28 Apr 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
27 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (28)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 27 Apr 1854, next 29 Apr 1854

2) Moustache Movement (11)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 27 Apr 1854, next 29 Apr 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (10)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 27 Apr 1854, next 29 Apr 1854


29 Apr 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
27 Apr 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (29)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 28 Apr 1854, next 1 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (12)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 28 Apr 1854, next 1 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (11)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 28 Apr 1854, next 1 May 1854


1 May 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
1 May 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Two Loves and a Life (30)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 29 Apr 1854, next 2 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (13)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 29 Apr 1854, next 2 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (12)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 29 Apr 1854, next 2 May 1854


2 May 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
1 May 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Two Loves and a Life (31)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 1 May 1854, next 3 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (14)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 1 May 1854, next 3 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (13)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 1 May 1854, next 3 May 1854


3 May 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
3 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

Source Comment variant bill fr LTM reverses order of 1st two pcs, but other LTM bill agrees with this source Special Performance Benefit: Miss Woolgar

1) Two Loves and a Life (32)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 2 May 1854, next 4 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (15)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 2 May 1854, next 4 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (14)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 2 May 1854, next 4 May 1854


4 May 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
4 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (33)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 3 May 1854, next 5 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (16)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 3 May 1854, next 5 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (15)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 3 May 1854, next 5 May 1854


5 May 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
4 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (34)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 4 May 1854, next 6 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (17)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 4 May 1854, next 6 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (16)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 4 May 1854, next 6 May 1854


6 May 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
4 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (35)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 5 May 1854, next 8 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (18)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 5 May 1854, next 8 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 5 May 1854, next 8 May 1854


8 May 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
8 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (36)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 6 May 1854, next 9 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (19)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 6 May 1854, next 9 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (18)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 6 May 1854, next 9 May 1854


9 May 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
8 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (37)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 8 May 1854, next 10 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (20)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 8 May 1854, next 10 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (19)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 8 May 1854, next 10 May 1854


10 May 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
8 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (38)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 9 May 1854, next 11 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (21)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 9 May 1854, next 11 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (20)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 9 May 1854, next 11 May 1854


11 May 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
11 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (39)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 10 May 1854, next 12 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (22)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 10 May 1854, next 12 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (21)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 10 May 1854, next 12 May 1854


12 May 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
11 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (40)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 11 May 1854, next 13 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (23)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 11 May 1854, next 13 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (22)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 11 May 1854, next 13 May 1854


13 May 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
11 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (41)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 12 May 1854, next 15 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (24)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 12 May 1854, next 15 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (23)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 12 May 1854, next 15 May 1854


15 May 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
15 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (42)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 13 May 1854, next 16 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (25)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 13 May 1854, next 16 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (24)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 13 May 1854, next 16 May 1854

Cast truncated in the source


16 May 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
15 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (43)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 15 May 1854, next 17 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (26)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 15 May 1854, next 17 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (25)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 15 May 1854, next 17 May 1854


17 May 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
15 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (44)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 16 May 1854, next 18 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (27)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 16 May 1854, next 18 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (26)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 16 May 1854, next 18 May 1854


18 May 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
18 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (45)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 17 May 1854, next 19 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (28)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 17 May 1854, next 19 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (27)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 17 May 1854, next 19 May 1854


19 May 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
18 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (46)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 18 May 1854, next 20 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (29)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 18 May 1854, next 20 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (28)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 18 May 1854, next 20 May 1854


20 May 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
18 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (47)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 19 May 1854, next 16 Jun 1854

2) Moustache Movement (30)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 19 May 1854, next 22 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (29)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 19 May 1854, next 22 May 1854


22 May 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
22 May 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: Charles Selby, COMP: Alfred Mellon

Performances first 22 May 1854, next 23 May 1854

Genre (drama) romance of real life; 5 acts

First Night Cast

Georgias (rich citizen of Athens): Paul J. Bedford; Alcibiades (the general): [John] Parselle; Phidias (the sculptor): Leigh Murray; Diogenes (the cynic philosopher): Ben[jamin N.] Webster; Strabon (slave): C. J. Smith; Thea (slave): Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Aspasia: Mme. [Céline] Céleste; Lais: Miss Cuthbert; Phryne: Miss Emma Harding; Athenian characters in the dream: Aldridge, Conran, Morris, Braithwaite, Sanders, Ridgway; Lord Merton (English nobleman): Hastings; Viscount Chateaumargaux (Parisian butterfly): Paul J. Bedford; Ferdinand Volage (editor of fashionable newspaper): Ben[jamin N.] Webster; Raphael Duchatlet (a young sculptor): Leigh Murray; Monsieur Veaudore (a rich Parisian): Charles Selby; Frederick de Courcy (a Parisian gentleman): [John] Parselle; gentlemen at large: Ridgway, Conran; John (footman): Waye; Baptiste (groom): Le Barr; Mademoiselle Marco: Mme. [Céline] Céleste; Clementine: Miss Cuthbert; Mariette: Miss Emma Harding; Fedora: Miss Fanny Maskell; Julie: Miss Laidlaw; Marie (poor orphan): Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Madame Duchatelet: Mrs. Leigh Murray

Reference Cast

Georgias: Paul J. Bedford
Alcibiades: John Parselle
Phidias: Leigh Murray
Diogenes: Benjamin N. Webster
Strabon: C. J. Smith
Thea: Miss Sarah J. Woolgar
Aspasia: Mme. Céline Céleste
Lais: Miss Cuthbert
Phryne: Miss Emma Harding
Athenian characters in the dream:
   Aldridge
   Conran
   Morris
   Braithwaite
   Sanders
   Ridgway
Lord Merton: Hastings
Viscount Chateaumargaux: Paul J.
   Bedford

Ferdinand Volage: Benjamin N.
   Webster
Raphael Duchatlet: Leigh Murray
Monsieur Veaudore: Charles
   Selby

Frederick de Courcy: John
   Parselle

gentlemen at large:
   Ridgway
   Conran
John: Waye
Baptiste: Le Barr
Mademoiselle Marco: Mme. Céline
   Céleste

Clementine: Miss Cuthbert
Mariette: Miss Emma Harding
Fedora: Miss Fanny Maskell
Julie: Miss Laidlaw
Marie: Miss Sarah J. Woolgar
Madame Duchatelet: Mrs. Leigh
   Murray

I the studio of Phidias at Athens; [1854] II Forest of Fontainbleau; III a sculptor's studio in Paris; [six weeks later] IV drawing room in a villa in the Bois de Boulogne; V the sculptor's studio

2) Moustache Movement (31)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 20 May 1854, next 23 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (30)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 20 May 1854, next 23 May 1854

Cast as reference cast (17 Apr 1854)

OMITS Kickeraboo Aga: "G.
  Percha"

Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"
Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"
Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"

23 May 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
22 May 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (2)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 22 May 1854, next 24 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (32)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 22 May 1854, next 24 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (31)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 22 May 1854, next 24 May 1854

Cast as reference cast (17 Apr 1854)

OMITS Kickeraboo Aga: "G.
  Percha"

Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"
Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"
Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"

24 May 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
22 May 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (3)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 23 May 1854, next 25 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (33)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 23 May 1854, next 25 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (32)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 23 May 1854, next 25 May 1854

Cast as reference cast (17 Apr 1854)

OMITS Kickeraboo Aga: "G.
  Percha"

Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"
Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"
Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"

25 May 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
25 May 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (4)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 24 May 1854, next 26 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (34)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 24 May 1854, next 26 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (33)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 24 May 1854, next 26 May 1854

Cast as reference cast (17 Apr 1854)

OMITS Kickeraboo Aga: "G.
  Percha"

Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"
Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"
Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"

26 May 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
25 May 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (5)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 25 May 1854, next 27 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (35)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 25 May 1854, next 27 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (34)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 25 May 1854, next 27 May 1854

Cast as reference cast (17 Apr 1854)

OMITS Kickeraboo Aga: "G.
  Percha"

Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"
Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"
Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"

27 May 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
25 May 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (6)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 26 May 1854, next 29 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (36)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 26 May 1854, next 29 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (35)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 26 May 1854, next 29 May 1854

Cast as reference cast (17 Apr 1854)

OMITS Kickeraboo Aga: "G.
  Percha"

Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"
Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"
Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"

29 May 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
29 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (7)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 27 May 1854, next 30 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (37)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 27 May 1854, next 30 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (36)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 27 May 1854, next 30 May 1854

Cast as reference cast (17 Apr 1854)

OMITS Kickeraboo Aga: "G.
  Percha"

Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"
Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"
Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"

30 May 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
29 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (8)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 29 May 1854, next 31 May 1854

2) Moustache Movement (38)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 29 May 1854, next 31 May 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (37)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 29 May 1854, next 31 May 1854

Cast as reference cast (17 Apr 1854)

OMITS Kickeraboo Aga: "G.
  Percha"

Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"
Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"
Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"

31 May 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
29 May 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (9)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 30 May 1854, next 1 Jun 1854

2) Moustache Movement (39)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 30 May 1854, next 1 Jun 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (38)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 30 May 1854, next 1 Jun 1854

Cast as reference cast (17 Apr 1854)

OMITS Kickeraboo Aga: "G.
  Percha"

Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"
Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"
Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"


1 Jun 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
1 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (10)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 31 May 1854, next 2 Jun 1854

2) Moustache Movement (40)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 31 May 1854, next 2 Jun 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (39)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 31 May 1854, next 2 Jun 1854

Cast as reference cast (17 Apr 1854)

OMITS Grubb: Braithwaite
Thatch: Aldridge
Buggins: Penson
Kickeraboo Aga: "G. Percha"
Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"
Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"
Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"

2 Jun 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
1 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (11)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 1 Jun 1854, next 3 Jun 1854

2) Moustache Movement (41)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 1 Jun 1854, next 3 Jun 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (40)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 1 Jun 1854, next 3 Jun 1854

Cast as reference cast (17 Apr 1854)

OMITS Grubb: Braithwaite
Thatch: Aldridge
Buggins: Penson
Kickeraboo Aga: "G. Percha"
Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"
Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"
Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"

3 Jun 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
1 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (12)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 2 Jun 1854, next 5 Jun 1854

2) Moustache Movement (42)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 2 Jun 1854, next 5 Jun 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (41)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 2 Jun 1854, next 5 Jun 1854

Cast as reference cast (17 Apr 1854)

OMITS Grubb: Braithwaite
Thatch: Aldridge
Buggins: Penson
Kickeraboo Aga: "G. Percha"
Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"
Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"
Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"

5 Jun 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
5 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (13)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 3 Jun 1854, next 6 Jun 1854

2) Moustache Movement (43)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 3 Jun 1854, next 6 Jun 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (42)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 3 Jun 1854, next 6 Jun 1854

Cast as reference cast (17 Apr 1854)

OMITS Grubb: Braithwaite
Thatch: Aldridge
Buggins: Penson
Kickeraboo Aga: "G. Percha"
Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"
Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"
Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"

6 Jun 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
5 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (14)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 5 Jun 1854, next 8 Jun 1854

2) Moustache Movement (44)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 5 Jun 1854, next 15 Jun 1854

3) The Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (43)

Performances first 17 Apr 1854, previous 5 Jun 1854

Cast as reference cast (17 Apr 1854)

OMITS Grubb: Braithwaite
Thatch: Aldridge
Buggins: Penson
Kickeraboo Aga: "G. Percha"
Bones Effendi: "I. Rubber"
Larkheels Bey: "Q. Silver"
Cartwheel Ferrick: "C. O'Cork"

7 Jun 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
7 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Benefit: Mme. Céleste

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (87)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 18 Mar 1854, next 9 Jun 1854

2) A Moving Tale (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: Mark Lemon

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, next 8 Jun 1854

Genre (farce) new domestic extravaganza; 1 act

First Night Cast

Mr. Goliah Grandison: [Robert] Keeley; Master Titan Grandison: Miss Hayman; Master Richardson Grandison: Miss E. Hamilton; Shorts: Waye; Mr. Taturs (coal dealer): Braithwaite; Chelsea (temperance porter): R[obert] Romer porters Knot: Aldridge; Nibble: Conran policeman: Sanders; Mrs. Cora Grandison: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Lucinda Grandison: Miss Stoker; Ianthe Grandison: Miss A. Hamilton; Minette Grandison: Miss S. Braithwaite; Rosabella Grandison: Miss A. Braithwaite; Keziah (servant of all work): Miss Mary L. Keeley

Reference Cast

Mr. Goliah Grandison: Robert
   Keeley

Master Titan Grandison: Miss
   Hayman

Master Richardson Grandison:
   Miss E. Hamilton

Shorts: Waye
Mr. Taturs: Braithwaite
Chelsea: Robert Romer
Knot: Aldridge
Nibble: Conran
policeman: Sanders
Mrs. Cora Grandison: Mrs. Robert
   Keeley

Lucinda Grandison: Miss Stoker
Ianthe Grandison: Miss A.
   Hamilton

Minette Grandison: Miss S.
   Braithwaite

Rosabella Grandison: Miss A.
   Braithwaite

Keziah: Miss Mary L. Keeley

3) The Cabin Boy (1)

AU: [Edward Stirling]

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, next 8 Jun 1854

Genre (drama) revived nautical drama

First Night Cast

Monsieur Henri (lieutenant in the French navy): G. Lee; Monsieur Vincent (rich planter): O. Smith; Monsieur Berthault (colonist): [Edmund] Garden; Coquin Ballandier (curiosity dealer from Paris): James Rogers; Pierre: Woolgar; Escarbot (custom house agent): Waye; Largarcette (pilot): Paul J. Bedford; judge: Page; slave: Le Barr; planters: Aldridge, Conran, Morris; Julien (the cabin boy): Mme. [Céline] Céleste (her original character); Mademoiselle Jenny Laroche: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar (her original character); Madame Moran: Mrs. [Edmund] Garden; Clara: Miss Thompson; slaves, attendants: Miss Taylor, Miss Jones, Miss Aldridge, Miss Ellen, Miss Louise, Mrs. Emsley, Miss Johnson, Miss Simpson, Miss Bell

Reference Cast

Monsieur Henri: G. Lee
Monsieur Vincent: O. Smith
Monsieur Berthault: Edmund
   Garden

Coquin Ballandier: James Rogers
Pierre: Woolgar
Escarbot: Waye
Largarcette: Paul J. Bedford
judge: Page
slave: Le Barr
planters:
   Aldridge
   Conran
   Morris
Julien: Mme. Céline Céleste
Mademoiselle Jenny Laroche: Miss
   Sarah J. Woolgar

Madame Moran: Mrs. Edmund
   Garden

Clara: Miss Thompson
slaves, attendants:
   Miss Taylor
   Miss Jones
   Miss Aldridge
   Miss Ellen
   Miss Louise
   Mrs. Emsley
   Miss Johnson
   Miss Simpson
   Miss Bell

a storm

1. the sea and Island of Guadaloupe; 2. planter's residence on the island


8 Jun 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
8 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (15)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 6 Jun 1854, next 10 Jun 1854

2) A Moving Tale (2)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 7 Jun 1854, next 9 Jun 1854

3) The Cabin Boy (2)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 7 Jun 1854, next 9 Jun 1854

Cast Comment Cast truncated in the source


9 Jun 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
8 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (88)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 7 Jun 1854, next 12 Jun 1854

Cast truncated in the source

2) A Moving Tale (3)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 8 Jun 1854, next 10 Jun 1854

3) The Cabin Boy (3)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 8 Jun 1854, next 10 Jun 1854


10 Jun 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
8 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (16)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 8 Jun 1854, next 13 Jun 1854

2) A Moving Tale (4)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 9 Jun 1854, next 12 Jun 1854

3) The Cabin Boy (4)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 9 Jun 1854, next 12 Jun 1854


12 Jun 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
12 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (89)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 9 Jun 1854, next 14 Jun 1854

2) A Moving Tale (5)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 10 Jun 1854, next 13 Jun 1854

3) The Cabin Boy (5)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 10 Jun 1854, next 13 Jun 1854


13 Jun 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
12 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (17)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 10 Jun 1854, next 17 Jun 1854

2) A Moving Tale (6)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 12 Jun 1854, next 14 Jun 1854

3) The Cabin Boy (6)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 12 Jun 1854, next 14 Jun 1854


14 Jun 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
14 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Second Annual Benefit: Theatrical Operatives' Fund

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (90)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 12 Jun 1854, next 19 Jun 1854

2) A Moving Tale (7)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 13 Jun 1854, next 15 Jun 1854

3) The Cabin Boy (7)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 13 Jun 1854, next 16 Jun 1854


15 Jun 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
15 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (51)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 2 Feb 1854, next 21 Jun 1854

2) A Moving Tale (8)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 14 Jun 1854, next 16 Jun 1854

3) Moustache Movement (45)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 6 Jun 1854, next 21 Jun 1854

Cast as reference cast (30 Mar 1854)

OMITS individuals:
  Thomas
  Kelly

4) Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (10)

Performances first 20 Feb 1854, previous 1 Apr 1854


16 Jun 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
15 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (48)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 20 May 1854, next 24 Jun 1854

Cast Comment cast truncated, minor roles omitted

2) A Moving Tale (9)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 15 Jun 1854, next 17 Jun 1854

3) The Cabin Boy (8)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 14 Jun 1854, next 17 Jun 1854


17 Jun 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
15 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (18)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 13 Jun 1854, next 20 Jun 1854

2) A Moving Tale (10)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 16 Jun 1854, next 19 Jun 1854

3) The Cabin Boy (9)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 16 Jun 1854, next 19 Jun 1854


19 Jun 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
19 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (91)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 14 Jun 1854, next 22 Jun 1854

2) A Moving Tale (11)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 17 Jun 1854, next 20 Jun 1854

3) The Cabin Boy (10)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 17 Jun 1854, next 20 Jun 1854


20 Jun 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
19 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (19)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 17 Jun 1854, next 23 Jun 1854

2) A Moving Tale (12)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 19 Jun 1854, next 21 Jun 1854

3) The Cabin Boy (11)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 19 Jun 1854, next 22 Jun 1854


21 Jun 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
19 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (52)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 15 Jun 1854, next 29 Jun 1854

2) A Moving Tale (13)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 20 Jun 1854, next 22 Jun 1854

3) Moustache Movement (46)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 15 Jun 1854, next 31 Jul 1854

Cast as reference cast (30 Mar 1854)

OMITS individuals:
  Thomas
  Kelly

4) His First Champagne (7)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 8 Apr 1854, next 26 Jun 1854

Cast as reference cast (3 Apr 1854)

OMITS Mary Grubb: Miss Cuthbert

22 Jun 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
22 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Thirst for Gold; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico (92)

Performances first 5 Dec 1853, previous 19 Jun 1854

2) A Moving Tale (14)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 21 Jun 1854, next 23 Jun 1854

3) The Cabin Boy (12)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 20 Jun 1854, next 23 Jun 1854


23 Jun 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
22 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Marble Heart; or, The Sculptor's Dream (20)

Performances first 22 May 1854, previous 20 Jun 1854

2) A Moving Tale (15)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 22 Jun 1854, next 24 Jun 1854

3) The Cabin Boy (13)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 22 Jun 1854, next 24 Jun 1854


24 Jun 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
22 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Two Loves and a Life (49)

Performances first 20 Mar 1854, previous 16 Jun 1854

2) A Moving Tale (16)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 23 Jun 1854, next 26 Jun 1854

3) The Cabin Boy (14)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 23 Jun 1854


26 Jun 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
26 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (1)

AU: Tom Taylor, Charles Reade
Au Comm "Authors of To Parents & Guardians and The Ladies Battle" (bill)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, next 27 Jun 1854

Genre (comedy) celebrated comedy

First Night Cast

Sir Charles Pomander: Leigh Murray; Mr. Ernest Vane: [John] Parselle; Colley Cibber: Charles Selby; Quin: Paul J. Bedford; Triplet: Ben[jamin N.] Webster; Lysimachus (his son): Miss Stoker; Mr. Snarl: O. Smith; Mr. Soaper: C. J. Smith; James Burdock: R[obert] Romer; Colander: Hastings; Hunsdon: G. Lee; call boy: Waye; Pompey: Master C. J. Smith; Peg Woffington: Mme. [Céline] Céleste; Mrs. Vane: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Kitty Clive: Miss Fanny Maskell; Mrs. Triplet: Mrs. Leigh Murray children of Mrs. Triplet Roxalana: Miss Johnson; Cleopatra: Miss Lightfoot maid: Miss Mitchenson

Cast Comment Leigh Murray, Parselle, Benjamin N. Webster, Mrs. Leigh Murray, and Miss Maskell play their original characters

Reference Cast

Sir Charles Pomander: Leigh
   Murray

Mr. Ernest Vane: John Parselle
Colley Cibber: Charles Selby
Quin: Paul J. Bedford
Triplet: Benjamin N. Webster
Lysimachus: Miss Stoker
Mr. Snarl: O. Smith
Mr. Soaper: C. J. Smith
James Burdock: Robert Romer
Colander: Hastings
Hunsdon: G. Lee
call boy: Waye
Pompey: Master C. J. Smith
Peg Woffington: Mme. Céline
   Céleste

Mrs. Vane: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar

Kitty Clive: Miss Fanny Maskell
Mrs. Triplet: Mrs. Leigh Murray
Roxalana: Miss Johnson
Cleopatra: Miss Lightfoot
maid: Miss Mitchenson

[1743] 1. the green room of Covent Garden Theatre; 2. interior of Mr. Vane's town house; 3. the poor poet's garret

2) A Moving Tale (17)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 24 Jun 1854, next 27 Jun 1854

3) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: John M. Morton

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, next 27 Jun 1854

Genre (farce) entirely new farce

First Night Cast

John Horatio O'Walker: Leigh Murray; Barbican Brown: Paul J. Bedford; Schnipps (tailor): [Edmund] Garden; beadle: Sanders; Mrs. Jellicoe: Mrs. [Edmund] Garden; Fanny: Miss Emma Harding; Patty Peckover: Miss Fanny Maskell

Reference Cast

John Horatio O'Walker: Leigh
   Murray

Barbican Brown: Paul J. Bedford
Schnipps: Edmund Garden
beadle: Sanders
Mrs. Jellicoe: Miss Cuthbert
Fanny: Miss Emma Harding
Patty Peckover: Miss Fanny
   Maskell


4) His First Champagne (8)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 21 Jun 1854, next 27 Jun 1854


27 Jun 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
26 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (2)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 26 Jun 1854, next 28 Jun 1854

2) A Moving Tale (18)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 26 Jun 1854, next 28 Jun 1854

3) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (2)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 26 Jun 1854, next 28 Jun 1854

Cast as reference cast (26 Jun 1854)

BUT Mrs. Jellicoe: Mrs. Edmund
  Garden

4) His First Champagne (9)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 26 Jun 1854, next 28 Jun 1854


28 Jun 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
26 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (3)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 27 Jun 1854, next 3 Jul 1854

2) A Moving Tale (19)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 27 Jun 1854, next 29 Jun 1854

3) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (3)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 27 Jun 1854, next 29 Jun 1854

Cast as reference cast (26 Jun 1854)

BUT Mrs. Jellicoe: Mrs. Edmund
  Garden

4) His First Champagne (10)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 27 Jun 1854, next 29 Jun 1854


29 Jun 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
29 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (53)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 21 Jun 1854, next 5 Jul 1854

2) A Moving Tale (20)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 28 Jun 1854, next 30 Jun 1854

3) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (4)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 28 Jun 1854, next 30 Jun 1854

4) His First Champagne (11)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 28 Jun 1854, next 30 Jun 1854

Cast as reference cast (3 Apr 1854)

BUT Mrs. Morton: Mrs. Stoker

30 Jun 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
29 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Serious Family (30)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 29 Mar 1854, next 1 Jul 1854

2) A Moving Tale (21)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 29 Jun 1854, next 1 Jul 1854

3) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (5)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 29 Jun 1854, next 1 Jul 1854

4) His First Champagne (12)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 29 Jun 1854, next 1 Jul 1854

Cast as reference cast (3 Apr 1854)

BUT Mrs. Morton: Mrs. Stoker


1 Jul 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
29 Jun 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Serious Family (31)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 30 Jun 1854, next 4 Jul 1854

2) A Moving Tale (22)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 30 Jun 1854, next 3 Jul 1854

3) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (6)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 30 Jun 1854, next 3 Jul 1854

4) His First Champagne (13)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 30 Jun 1854, next 3 Jul 1854

Cast as reference cast (3 Apr 1854)

BUT Mrs. Morton: Mrs. Stoker

3 Jul 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
3 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (4)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 28 Jun 1854, next 6 Jul 1854

Cast as reference cast (26 Jun 1854)

BUT Roxalana: Miss Lightfoot
Cleopatra: Miss Kate Thompson

2) A Moving Tale (23)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 1 Jul 1854, next 4 Jul 1854

Cast Comment cast truncated in the source

3) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (7)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 1 Jul 1854, next 4 Jul 1854

4) His First Champagne (14)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 1 Jul 1854, next 4 Jul 1854

Cast as reference cast (3 Apr 1854)

BUT Mrs. Morton: Mrs. Stoker

4 Jul 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
3 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Serious Family (32)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 1 Jul 1854, next 7 Jul 1854

2) A Moving Tale (24)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 3 Jul 1854, next 5 Jul 1854

3) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (8)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 3 Jul 1854, next 5 Jul 1854

4) His First Champagne (15)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 3 Jul 1854, next 15 Jul 1854

Cast as reference cast (3 Apr 1854)

BUT Mrs. Morton: Mrs. Stoker

5 Jul 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
5 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (54)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 29 Jun 1854, next 8 Jul 1854

2) Hopes and Fears (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; "From the French of Madame Girardin (by the express permission of the author)" (bill). Based on La Joie Fait Peur
AU: Delphine de Girardin, ADPT: [Unknown]

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, next 6 Jul 1854

Genre (drama) serious drama; 1 act

First Night Cast

Adrien des Aubiers: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Octave (Adrien's friend): [John] Parselle; Noel (a domestic): Ben[jamin N.] Webster; Madame des Aubiers: Mme. [Céline] Céleste; Blanche des Aubiers (her daughter): Miss Mary L. Keeley; Mathilde de Pierreval (her friend): Miss Fanny Maskell

Reference Cast

Adrien des Aubiers: Miss Sarah
   J. Woolgar

Octave: John Parselle
Noel: Benjamin N. Webster
Madame des Aubiers: Mme. Céline
   Céleste
Blanche des Aubiers: Miss Mary
   L. Keeley

Mathilde de Pierreval: Miss
   Fanny Maskell

3) A Moving Tale (25)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 4 Jul 1854, next 6 Jul 1854

4) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (9)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 4 Jul 1854, next 6 Jul 1854


6 Jul 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
5 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (5)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 3 Jul 1854, next 13 Jul 1854

Cast as reference cast (26 Jun 1854)

BUT Roxalana: Miss Lightfoot
Cleopatra: Miss Kate Thompson

2) Hopes and Fears (2)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 5 Jul 1854, next 7 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (26)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 5 Jul 1854, next 7 Jul 1854

4) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (10)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 5 Jul 1854, next 7 Jul 1854


7 Jul 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
5 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Serious Family (33)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 4 Jul 1854, next 11 Jul 1854

Cast as reference cast (21 Feb 1854)

BUT Graham: Miss C. Lelacheur

2) Hopes and Fears (3)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 6 Jul 1854, next 8 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (27)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 6 Jul 1854, next 8 Jul 1854

4) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (11)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 6 Jul 1854, next 8 Jul 1854


8 Jul 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
5 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (55)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 5 Jul 1854, next 10 Jul 1854

2) Hopes and Fears (4)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 7 Jul 1854, next 10 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (28)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 7 Jul 1854, next 10 Jul 1854

4) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (12)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 7 Jul 1854, next 10 Jul 1854


10 Jul 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
10 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (56)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 8 Jul 1854, next 12 Jul 1854

2) Hopes and Fears (5)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 8 Jul 1854, next 11 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (29)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 8 Jul 1854, next 11 Jul 1854

4) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (13)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 8 Jul 1854, next 11 Jul 1854


11 Jul 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
10 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Serious Family (34)

Performances first 21 Feb 1854, previous 7 Jul 1854

Cast as reference cast (21 Feb 1854)

BUT Graham: Miss C. Lelacheur

2) Hopes and Fears (6)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 10 Jul 1854, next 12 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (30)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 10 Jul 1854, next 12 Jul 1854

4) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (14)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 10 Jul 1854, next 12 Jul 1854


12 Jul 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
10 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (57)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 10 Jul 1854, next 14 Jul 1854

2) Hopes and Fears (7)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 11 Jul 1854, next 13 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (31)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 11 Jul 1854, next 13 Jul 1854

4) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (15)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 11 Jul 1854, next 13 Jul 1854


13 Jul 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
13 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (6)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 6 Jul 1854

Cast as reference cast (26 Jun 1854)

BUT Roxalana: Miss Lightfoot
Cleopatra: Miss Kate Thompson

2) Hopes and Fears (8)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 12 Jul 1854, next 14 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (32)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 12 Jul 1854, next 14 Jul 1854

4) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (16)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 12 Jul 1854, next 14 Jul 1854


14 Jul 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
13 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (58)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 12 Jul 1854, next 1 Aug 1854

2) Hopes and Fears (9)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 13 Jul 1854, next 15 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (33)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 13 Jul 1854, next 15 Jul 1854

4) Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (17)

Performances first 26 Jun 1854, previous 13 Jul 1854


15 Jul 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
15 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Courier of Lyons (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; Nicoll lists play by this title by Webster dated 10/3/1851 supposedly played at Adelphi, but bills don't support this. There is no record I have found of any performance of a play by this title at the Adelphi before 1854
AU: [Benjamin N. Webster?]

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, next 17 Jul 1854

Genre (melodrama) entirely new melodrama; 3 acts

First Night Cast

Jerome Lesurques (innkeeper): O. Smith; Joseph Lesurques (his son): Leigh Murray; M. Didier: G. Lee; M. Daubenton: (magistrate): [John] Parselle friends of Joseph Lesurques M. Lambert: C. J. Smith; M. Guerneau: Hastings members of a gang of thieves Courriol: Charles Selby; Choppard (horse dealer): Paul J. Bedford; Fouinard: [Edmund] Garden; Beuldi: Aldridge; Dubose: Leigh Murray Joliquet (Jerome Lesurques' servant): James Rogers; ostler: Sanders; Jacques (waiter): R[obert] Romer; commissary of police: Page; postmaster of Montgiron: Waye; gaoler: Woolgar; servant: Conran; courier: Ridgway; postillion: Le Barr; Julie Lesurques (Joseph's daughter): Miss Fanny Maskell; Jeanne: Mrs. Leigh Murray; chambermaid: Miss C. Lelacheur

Reference Cast

Jerome Lesurques: O. Smith
Joseph Lesurques: Leigh Murray
M. Didier: G. Lee
M. Daubenton: John Parselle
M. Lambert: C. J. Smith
M. Guerneau: Hastings
Courriol: Charles Selby
Choppard: Paul J. Bedford
Fouinard: Edmund Garden
Beuldi: Aldridge
Dubose: Leigh Murray
Joliquet: James Rogers
ostler: Sanders
Jacques: Robert Romer
commissary of police: Page
postmaster of Montgiron: Waye
gaoler: Woolgar
servant: Conran
courier: Ridgway
postillion: Le Barr
Julie Lesurques: Miss Fanny
   Maskell

Jeanne: Mrs. Leigh Murray
chambermaid: Miss C. Lelacheur

2) Hopes and Fears (10)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 14 Jul 1854, next 17 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (34)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 14 Jul 1854, next 17 Jul 1854

4) His First Champagne (16)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 4 Jul 1854, next 17 Jul 1854

Cast as reference cast (3 Apr 1854)

BUT Mrs. Morton: Mrs. Stoker

17 Jul 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
17 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Hopes and Fears (11)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 15 Jul 1854, next 18 Jul 1854

2) A Moving Tale (35)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 15 Jul 1854, next 18 Jul 1854

3) The Courier of Lyons (2)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 15 Jul 1854, next 18 Jul 1854

4) His First Champagne (17)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 15 Jul 1854, next 18 Jul 1854

Cast as reference cast (3 Apr 1854)

BUT Mrs. Morton: Mrs. Stoker

18 Jul 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
17 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Hopes and Fears (12)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 17 Jul 1854, next 19 Jul 1854

2) A Moving Tale (36)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 17 Jul 1854, next 20 Jul 1854

3) The Courier of Lyons (3)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 17 Jul 1854, next 19 Jul 1854

4) His First Champagne (18)

Performances first 3 Apr 1854, previous 17 Jul 1854

Cast as reference cast (3 Apr 1854)

BUT Mrs. Morton: Mrs. Stoker

19 Jul 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
19 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Benefit: Webster

1) The Maid of Croissey [; or, Theresa's Vow] (1)

Title Comment 1st time here. The title on the bill is The Maid of Croissey; or, The Return from Russia
AU: [Catherine G. Gore]

Performances first 19 Jul 1854, next 20 Jul 1854

Genre (drama) celebrated drama; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Francis: [John] Parselle; Sergeant Austerlitz: Ben[jamin N.] Webster (his original character); Walter: [Robert] Keeley; Theresa: Mme. [Céline] Céleste; Manette: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley

Reference Cast

Francis: John Parselle
Sergeant Austerlitz: Benjamin N.
   Webster

Walter: Robert Keeley
Theresa: Mme. Céline Céleste
Manette: Mrs. Robert Keeley

2) Hopes and Fears (13)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 18 Jul 1854, next 20 Jul 1854

3) Box and Cox (1)

Title Comment Based on Une Chambre a Deux Lits
AU: [John M. Morton]

Performances first 19 Jul 1854

Genre (farce) laughable farce

First Night Cast

Box (a printer): [John B.] Buckstone; Cox (a hatter): [Robert] Keeley; Mrs. Bouncer: Mrs. Stoker

Cast Comment John B. Buckstone "has kindly offered his services"--bill

Reference Cast

Box: John B. Buckstone
Cox: Robert Keeley
Mrs. Bouncer: Mrs. Stoker

4) The Courier of Lyons (4)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 18 Jul 1854, next 20 Jul 1854


20 Jul 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
20 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Maid of Croissey [; or, Theresa's Vow] (2)

Performances first 19 Jul 1854, previous 19 Jul 1854, next 21 Jul 1854

2) Hopes and Fears (14)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 19 Jul 1854, next 21 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (37)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 18 Jul 1854, next 21 Jul 1854

4) The Courier of Lyons (5)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 19 Jul 1854, next 21 Jul 1854


21 Jul 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
20 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Maid of Croissey [; or, Theresa's Vow] (3)

Performances first 19 Jul 1854, previous 20 Jul 1854, next 22 Jul 1854

2) Hopes and Fears (15)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 20 Jul 1854, next 22 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (38)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 20 Jul 1854, next 22 Jul 1854

4) The Courier of Lyons (6)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 20 Jul 1854, next 22 Jul 1854


22 Jul 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
20 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Maid of Croissey [; or, Theresa's Vow] (4)

Performances first 19 Jul 1854, previous 21 Jul 1854, next 24 Jul 1854

2) Hopes and Fears (16)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 21 Jul 1854, next 24 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (39)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 21 Jul 1854, next 24 Jul 1854

4) The Courier of Lyons (7)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 21 Jul 1854, next 24 Jul 1854


24 Jul 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
24 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Maid of Croissey [; or, Theresa's Vow] (5)

Performances first 19 Jul 1854, previous 22 Jul 1854, next 25 Jul 1854

2) Hopes and Fears (17)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 22 Jul 1854, next 25 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (40)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 22 Jul 1854, next 25 Jul 1854

4) The Courier of Lyons (8)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 22 Jul 1854, next 25 Jul 1854


25 Jul 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
24 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Maid of Croissey [; or, Theresa's Vow] (6)

Performances first 19 Jul 1854, previous 24 Jul 1854, next 26 Jul 1854

2) Hopes and Fears (18)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 24 Jul 1854, next 26 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (41)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 24 Jul 1854, next 26 Jul 1854

4) The Courier of Lyons (9)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 24 Jul 1854, next 26 Jul 1854


26 Jul 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
24 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Maid of Croissey [; or, Theresa's Vow] (7)

Performances first 19 Jul 1854, previous 25 Jul 1854, next 27 Jul 1854

2) Hopes and Fears (19)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 25 Jul 1854, next 27 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (42)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 25 Jul 1854, next 27 Jul 1854

4) The Courier of Lyons (10)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 25 Jul 1854, next 27 Jul 1854


27 Jul 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
27 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Maid of Croissey [; or, Theresa's Vow] (8)

Performances first 19 Jul 1854, previous 26 Jul 1854, next 28 Jul 1854

2) Hopes and Fears (20)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 26 Jul 1854, next 28 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (43)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 26 Jul 1854, next 28 Jul 1854

4) The Courier of Lyons (11)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 26 Jul 1854, next 28 Jul 1854


28 Jul 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
27 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Maid of Croissey [; or, Theresa's Vow] (9)

Performances first 19 Jul 1854, previous 27 Jul 1854, next 29 Jul 1854

2) Hopes and Fears (21)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 27 Jul 1854, next 29 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (44)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 27 Jul 1854, next 29 Jul 1854

4) The Courier of Lyons (12)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 27 Jul 1854, next 29 Jul 1854


29 Jul 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
27 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Maid of Croissey [; or, Theresa's Vow] (10)

Performances first 19 Jul 1854, previous 28 Jul 1854

2) Hopes and Fears (22)

Performances first 5 Jul 1854, previous 28 Jul 1854

3) A Moving Tale (45)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 28 Jul 1854, next 31 Jul 1854

4) The Courier of Lyons (13)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 28 Jul 1854, next 31 Jul 1854


31 Jul 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
31 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Novel Expedient (1)

AU: Benjamin N. Webster

Performances first 31 Jul 1854, next 2 Aug 1854

Genre (farce) petite comedy

First Night Cast

Harry Damon: Leigh Murray (his original character); Charles Moore: [John] Parselle; Maria (Moore's wife): Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar

Reference Cast

Harry Damon: Leigh Murray
Charles Moore: John Parselle
Maria: Miss Sarah J. Woolgar

2) A Moving Tale (46)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 29 Jul 1854, next 2 Aug 1854

3) Moustache Movement (47)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 21 Jun 1854, next 2 Aug 1854

Cast as reference cast (30 Mar 1854)

OMITS individuals:
  Thomas
  Kelly

4) The Courier of Lyons (14)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 29 Jul 1854, next 1 Aug 1854


1 Aug 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
31 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (59)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 14 Jul 1854, next 3 Aug 1854

2) The Camp at Chobham (61)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 24 Feb 1854, next 3 Aug 1854

3) The Courier of Lyons (15)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 31 Jul 1854, next 2 Aug 1854


2 Aug 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
31 Jul 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Novel Expedient (2)

Performances first 31 Jul 1854, previous 31 Jul 1854, next 4 Aug 1854

2) A Moving Tale (47)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 31 Jul 1854, next 4 Aug 1854

3) Moustache Movement (48)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 31 Jul 1854, next 4 Aug 1854

Cast as reference cast (30 Mar 1854)

OMITS individuals:
  Thomas
  Kelly

4) The Courier of Lyons (16)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 1 Aug 1854, next 3 Aug 1854


3 Aug 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
3 Aug 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Discarded Son (60)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 1 Aug 1854

2) The Camp at Chobham (62)

Performances first 10 Oct 1853, previous 1 Aug 1854

3) The Courier of Lyons (17)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 2 Aug 1854, next 4 Aug 1854


4 Aug 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
3 Aug 1854
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Novel Expedient (3)

Performances first 31 Jul 1854, previous 2 Aug 1854

2) A Moving Tale (48)

Performances first 7 Jun 1854, previous 2 Aug 1854

3) Moustache Movement (49)

Performances first 30 Mar 1854, previous 2 Aug 1854

Cast as reference cast (30 Mar 1854)

BUT Sally: Miss Grenville
OMITS individuals:
  Thomas
  Kelly

4) The Courier of Lyons (18)

Performances first 15 Jul 1854, previous 3 Aug 1854

General Non-Title Information

Last night of season: Theatre closed for renovation

Theatre Information

Theatre Royal, Adelphi. Doors open 6:30, curtain 7:00, second price 9:00.

Ticket prices: stalls 5/-, boxes 4/-, pit 2/-, gallery 1/-.

Seasonal Dates

10 October 1853 - 4 August 1854 253 performances: 253 evening

Benefit (3): Miss Woolgar (3 May 1854)
Mme. Céleste (7 Jun 1854)
Webster (19 Jul 1854)
Dark (4): Christmas Eve (24 Dec 1853)
Ash Wednesday (1 Mar 1854)
Good Friday (14 Apr 1854)
General Fast (26 Apr 1854)
Passion Week (5): C. H. Adams' Orrery (10 Apr 1854, 11 Apr 1854, 12 Apr 1854, 13 Apr 1854, 15 Apr 1854)
Second Annual Benefit (1): Theatrical Operatives' Fund (14 Jun 1854)

Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors/Pieces

á Beckett, Gilbert A. Sardanapalus (10 Oct 1853)
Barnett, Morris Serious Family, The (21 Feb 1854)
Brooks, Charles W. Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853)
Brough, Robert B. Moustache Movement (30 Mar 1854)
Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia, The (17 Apr 1854)
Coyne, Joseph S. Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (20 Feb 1854)
Girardin, Delphine de Hopes and Fears (5 Jul 1854)
Gore, Catherine G. Maid of Croissey, The (19 Jul 1854)
Lemon, Mark Camp at Chobham, The (10 Oct 1853)
Moving Tale, A (7 Jun 1854)
Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853)
Sardanapalus (10 Oct 1853)
Morton, John M. Box and Cox (19 Jul 1854)
Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (26 Jun 1854)
Whitebait at Greenwich (14 Nov 1853)
Reade, Charles Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854)
Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854)
Rede, William L. His First Champagne (3 Apr 1854)
Selby, Charles Hotel Charges! (13 Oct 1853)
Marble Heart, The (22 May 1854)
Stirling, Edward Cabin Boy, The (7 Jun 1854)
Taylor, Tom Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854)
Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854)
Unknown Coming of Age (13 Oct 1853)
(adpt) Hopes and Fears (5 Jul 1854)
Webster, Benjamin N. Discarded Son, The (10 Oct 1853)
Novel Expedient, A (31 Jul 1854)
Roused Lion, The (10 Nov 1853)
Thirst for Gold, The (5 Dec 1853)
Webster?, Benjamin N. Courier of Lyons, The (15 Jul 1854)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Mellon, Alfred Marble Heart, The (22 May 1854)
Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853)
Thirst for Gold, The (5 Dec 1853)
Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854)

Actors

Aldridge

planters (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); Beuldi (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Athenian characters in the dream (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Knot (48) in Moving Tale (7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); pirates, slaves, gnomes (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Thatch (38) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 31 May 1854); Simon Scarsdale (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Bedford, Paul J.

Largarcette (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); Choppard (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Schnapps (60) in Discarded Son (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); Georgias (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Viscount Chateaumargaux (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Quin (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Lambro (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); "This Turk" (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Arbaces (3) in Sardanapalus (10 Oct 1853 - 12 Oct 1853); Porpus (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Barbican Brown (17) in Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (26 Jun 1854 - 14 Jul 1854)

Bologna

Frederick (42) in Hotel Charges! (13 Oct 1853 - 30 Nov 1853); servant (40) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 21 Jan 1854)

Braithwaite

Athenian characters in the dream (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); baker (49) in Moustache Movement (30 Mar 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Mr. Taturs (48) in Moving Tale (7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); pirates, slaves, gnomes (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Grubb (38) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 31 May 1854); Homard (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Farmer Greystoke (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Buckstone, John B.

Box (1) in Box and Cox (19 Jul 1854)

Butler

pirates, slaves, gnomes (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); sentinel (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854)

Conran

planters (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); servant (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Edward (42) in Hotel Charges! (13 Oct 1853 - 30 Nov 1853); Athenian characters in the dream (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); gentlemen at large (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Nibble (48) in Moving Tale (7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); pirates, slaves, gnomes (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Crevette (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854)

Cox

William (42) in Hotel Charges! (13 Oct 1853 - 30 Nov 1853); Quashee (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854)

Garden, Edmund

Monsieur Berthault (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); Captain Gorgon, R.N. (30) in Coming of Age (13 Oct 1853 - 10 Dec 1853); Fouinard (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Terence O'Connelly (18) in His First Champagne (3 Apr 1854 - 18 Jul 1854); Mr. Buggins (59) in Hotel Charges! (13 Oct 1853 - 23 Dec 1853); Lieutenant Cornelius O'Pake (49) in Moustache Movement (30 Mar 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Henri de Belcour (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Sir James Gordon (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); Schnipps (17) in Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (26 Jun 1854 - 14 Jul 1854); Mr. Benjamin Buzzard (27) in Whitebait at Greenwich (14 Nov 1853 - 23 Dec 1853)

George

Duffer Bey (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854)

Hastings

Corporal Martin (62) in Camp at Chobham (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); M. Guerneau (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Lord Merton (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Colander (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Lord Hardup (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Gustave d'Herbelin (1) in Roused Lion (10 Nov 1853); Pania (3) in Sardanapalus (10 Oct 1853 - 12 Oct 1853); Senor Carlos (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Standish (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Keeley, Robert

Cox (1) in Box and Cox (19 Jul 1854); Mr. Jackson Cadbury (62) in Camp at Chobham (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); Dux (60) in Discarded Son (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); Walter (10) in Maid of Croissey (19 Jul 1854 - 29 Jul 1854); Anthony Soskins (49) in Moustache Movement (30 Mar 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Mr. Goliah Grandison (48) in Moving Tale (7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Mr. Aminidab Sleek (34) in Serious Family (21 Feb 1854 - 11 Jul 1854); Guillot, alias Putney Bill (91) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Guillot (91) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Mr. John Daw (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); John Small (27) in Whitebait at Greenwich (14 Nov 1853 - 23 Dec 1853)

Kelly

individuals (44) in Moustache Movement (30 Mar 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Abdallah (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854)

Le Barr

slave (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); postillion (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Baptiste (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); John (49) in Moustache Movement (30 Mar 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); a monkey who has evidently seen the world (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); servant (52) in Thirst for Gold (23 Jan 1854 - 22 Jun 1854); Ridley (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Lee

pirates, slaves, gnomes (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Baptiste (1) in Roused Lion (10 Nov 1853)

Lee, G.

Monsieur Henri (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); Charles Domville (30) in Coming of Age (13 Oct 1853 - 10 Dec 1853); M. Didier (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Debris (60) in Discarded Son (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); Captain Smith (18) in His First Champagne (3 Apr 1854 - 18 Jul 1854); Sminker (6) in Hotel Charges! (14 Nov 1853 - 19 Nov 1853); Hunsdon (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Athanasius (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Roland de Feval (1) in Thirst for Gold (19 Jan 1854); Lieutenant D'Aubrey (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Townley (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Morris

planters (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); Athenian characters in the dream (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); pirates, slaves, gnomes (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Bloki (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Stephen Wanley (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Murray, Leigh

Captain Damer (61) in Camp at Chobham (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); Joseph Lesurques (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Dubose (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Albert Blondel (60) in Discarded Son (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); Horatio Craven, A.M. (18) in His First Champagne (3 Apr 1854 - 18 Jul 1854); Phidias (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Raphael Duchatlet (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Sir Charles Pomander (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Harry Damon (3) in Novel Expedient (31 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Captain Murphy Maguire (34) in Serious Family (21 Feb 1854 - 11 Jul 1854); Sir Gervase Rokewood (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); John Horatio O'Walker (17) in Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (26 Jun 1854 - 14 Jul 1854)

Page

judge (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); commissary of police (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); usher (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Parselle, John

Captain Roseley (62) in Camp at Chobham (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); M. Daubenton (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Roland (60) in Discarded Son (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); Octave (22) in Hopes and Fears (5 Jul 1854 - 29 Jul 1854); Francis (10) in Maid of Croissey (19 Jul 1854 - 29 Jul 1854); Alcibiades (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Frederick de Courcy (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Mr. Ernest Vane (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Captain Altamont Kidd (49) in Moustache Movement (30 Mar 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Charles Moore (3) in Novel Expedient (31 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Ernest de Fonblanche (1) in Roused Lion (10 Nov 1853); Frank Vincent (34) in Serious Family (21 Feb 1854 - 11 Jul 1854); Roland de Feval (91) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Captain Dormer (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Penson

Buggins (38) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 31 May 1854)

Power

Covey Khan (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854)

Ridgway

courier (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); policeman (6) in His First Champagne (3 Apr 1854 - 8 Apr 1854); Thomas (42) in Hotel Charges! (13 Oct 1853 - 30 Nov 1853); Athenian characters in the dream (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); gentlemen at large (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Smeizovpitch (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Raie (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854)

Rogers

Chesterfield Honeybun (10) in Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (20 Feb 1854 - 15 Jun 1854)

Rogers, James

Coquin Ballandier (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); William Small (30) in Coming of Age (13 Oct 1853 - 10 Dec 1853); Joliquet (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Glump (18) in His First Champagne (3 Apr 1854 - 18 Jul 1854); Sminker (53) in Hotel Charges! (13 Oct 1853 - 23 Dec 1853); Fritz (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Salymenia (3) in Sardanapalus (10 Oct 1853 - 12 Oct 1853); Guillot, alias Putney Bill (1) in Thirst for Gold (19 Jan 1854); Guillot (1) in Thirst for Gold (19 Jan 1854); Sampson Potts (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Romer, Robert

Natty Knobbs (30) in Coming of Age (13 Oct 1853 - 10 Dec 1853); Jacques (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Mr. Morton (18) in His First Champagne (3 Apr 1854 - 18 Jul 1854); James (42) in Hotel Charges! (13 Oct 1853 - 30 Nov 1853); James Burdock (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Chelsea (48) in Moving Tale (7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Bairak Dar Pasha (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Simon Effendi (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Antinous de Luxeuil (1) in Roused Lion (10 Nov 1853); Morue (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854)

Sanders

Jones (62) in Camp at Chobham (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); ostler (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Alphonse (59) in Hotel Charges! (13 Oct 1853 - 23 Dec 1853); Athenian characters in the dream (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); butcher (49) in Moustache Movement (30 Mar 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); policeman (48) in Moving Tale (7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); pirates, slaves, gnomes (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Cockles (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Cranea (3) in Sardanapalus (10 Oct 1853 - 12 Oct 1853); Splice (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); crier (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); beadle (17) in Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (26 Jun 1854 - 14 Jul 1854)

Selby, Charles

Captain Damer (1) in Camp at Chobham (10 Nov 1853); Courriol (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Colonel Fermain (60) in Discarded Son (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); Dicky Watt (18) in His First Champagne (3 Apr 1854 - 18 Jul 1854); Captain Fitzchizzle (59) in Hotel Charges! (13 Oct 1853 - 23 Dec 1853); Monsieur Veaudore (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Colley Cibber (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Caesar de Byzantium (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Hector Mauleon (1) in Roused Lion (10 Nov 1853); Jules de Valois (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); William, Duke of Cumberland (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); Mr. Glimmer (27) in Whitebait at Greenwich (14 Nov 1853 - 23 Dec 1853)

Smith, C. J.

M. Lambert (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Robert (59) in Hotel Charges! (13 Oct 1853 - 23 Dec 1853); Strabon (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Mr. Soaper (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Gotsichakoff (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Requin (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Captain Jensen (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Smith, Master C. J.

Pompey (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854)

Smith, O.

Monsieur Vincent (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); Jerome Lesurques (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Isaac Crank (10) in Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (20 Feb 1854 - 15 Jun 1854); Mr. Snarl (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Mr. Simon Swosser (49) in Moustache Movement (30 Mar 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Musgrave (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Steagle

Richard (42) in Hotel Charges! (13 Oct 1853 - 30 Nov 1853)

Thomas

individuals (44) in Moustache Movement (30 Mar 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Hamet (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854)

Waye

Escarbot (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); postmaster of Montgiron (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Francois (60) in Discarded Son (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); John (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); call boy (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Shorts (48) in Moving Tale (7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Kahlem (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Wheyface (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Zames (3) in Sardanapalus (10 Oct 1853 - 12 Oct 1853); Intendant (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Hall (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Webster, Benjamin N.

Noel (22) in Hopes and Fears (5 Jul 1854 - 29 Jul 1854); Sergeant Austerlitz (10) in Maid of Croissey (19 Jul 1854 - 29 Jul 1854); Diogenes (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Ferdinand Volage (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Triplet (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Stanilas de Fonblanche (1) in Roused Lion (10 Nov 1853); Mr. Charles Torrens (34) in Serious Family (21 Feb 1854 - 11 Jul 1854); Pedro (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Marquis D'Arvez (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Father Radcliffe (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Woolgar

Pierre (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); gaoler (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Fenwick (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Actresses

Aldridge, Miss

slaves, attendants (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); Nurse (10) in Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (20 Feb 1854 - 15 Jun 1854); sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Sfera (3) in Sardanapalus (10 Oct 1853 - 12 Oct 1853)

Archer, Miss

sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Archer, Miss C.

sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Bell, Miss

slaves, attendants (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Braithwaite, Miss A.

Rosabella Grandison (48) in Moving Tale (7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854)

Braithwaite, Miss S.

Minette Grandison (48) in Moving Tale (7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854)

Brown, Miss

strong detachment of her sisters (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854)

Céleste, Mme. Céline

Julien (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); Madame des Aubiers (22) in Hopes and Fears (5 Jul 1854 - 29 Jul 1854); Theresa (10) in Maid of Croissey (19 Jul 1854 - 29 Jul 1854); Aspasia (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Mademoiselle Marco (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Peg Woffington (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Estella (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Blanche de Valois (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Unarita (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Ruth Ravenscar (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Cuthbert, Miss

Mrs. Crank (10) in Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (20 Feb 1854 - 15 Jun 1854); Claudine (60) in Discarded Son (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); Mary Grubb (17) in His First Champagne (3 Apr 1854 - 18 Jul 1854); Mary (20) in Hotel Charges! (28 Nov 1853 - 23 Dec 1853); Lais (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Clementine (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Baron Herman (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Lady Clara Vere de Vere (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Myrrha (3) in Sardanapalus (10 Oct 1853 - 12 Oct 1853); Mrs. Jellicoe (14) in Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (29 Jun 1854 - 14 Jul 1854)

Ellen, Miss

slaves, attendants (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Emsley, Mrs.

slaves, attendants (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Garden, Mrs. Edmund

Madame Moran (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); Widow Small (30) in Coming of Age (13 Oct 1853 - 10 Dec 1853); Mrs. Jewell (10) in Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (20 Feb 1854 - 15 Jun 1854); Mrs. Morton (10) in His First Champagne (3 Apr 1854 - 28 Jun 1854); Miss Standup (59) in Hotel Charges! (13 Oct 1853 - 23 Dec 1853); Dowager Countess of Pokerback (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Baroness Cabrion (1) in Roused Lion (10 Nov 1853); Mrs. Jellicoe (3) in Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (26 Jun 1854 - 28 Jun 1854)

Gilbert, M?

sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Granville, Miss

Balea (3) in Sardanapalus (10 Oct 1853 - 12 Oct 1853)

Grenville, Miss

Sally (1) in Moustache Movement (4 Aug 1854); sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Grove, M?

sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Hamilton, Miss

sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Hamilton, Miss A.

Ianthe Grandison (48) in Moving Tale (7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Hamilton, Miss E.

Master Richardson Grandison (48) in Moving Tale (7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854)

Harding, Miss Emma

Julia (30) in Coming of Age (13 Oct 1853 - 10 Dec 1853); Mrs. Honeybun (10) in Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (20 Feb 1854 - 15 Jun 1854); Miss Bygrove (18) in His First Champagne (3 Apr 1854 - 18 Jul 1854); Phryne (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Mariette (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Bertha (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Fairy field marshal representing the magic influence of one country (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Zarina (3) in Sardanapalus (10 Oct 1853 - 12 Oct 1853); Fanny (17) in Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (26 Jun 1854 - 14 Jul 1854)

Hayman, Miss

Master Titan Grandison (48) in Moving Tale (7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Johnson, Miss

slaves, attendants (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); Roxalana (3) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 28 Jun 1854)

Jones, Miss

slaves, attendants (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); strong detachment of her sisters (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854)

Keeley, Miss Mary L.

Fanny Merrington (62) in Camp at Chobham (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); Blanche des Aubiers (22) in Hopes and Fears (5 Jul 1854 - 29 Jul 1854); Eliza Swosser (49) in Moustache Movement (30 Mar 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Keziah (48) in Moving Tale (7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Ida (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); The Fair Sophia (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Altada (3) in Sardanapalus (10 Oct 1853 - 12 Oct 1853)

Keeley, Mrs. Robert

Madame la Generale Lefort (60) in Discarded Son (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); Manette (10) in Maid of Croissey (19 Jul 1854 - 29 Jul 1854); Louisa Fitz Johnson (49) in Moustache Movement (30 Mar 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Mrs. Cora Grandison (48) in Moving Tale (7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Number Nip (47) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); John Thomas (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Mademoiselle Suzanne Grasset de Villedieu (1) in Roused Lion (10 Nov 1853); Mrs. Ormsby Delmaine (34) in Serious Family (21 Feb 1854 - 11 Jul 1854)

Laidlaw, Miss

Julie (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Sally (48) in Moustache Movement (30 Mar 1854 - 2 Aug 1854); Fairy field marshal representing the magic influence of another country (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Graham (32) in Serious Family (21 Feb 1854 - 4 Jul 1854)

Lawson, M?

sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Lelacheur, Miss

sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Lelacheur, Miss C.

chambermaid (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Graham (2) in Serious Family (7 Jul 1854 - 11 Jul 1854)

Lightfoot, Miss

Roxalana (3) in Masks and Faces (3 Jul 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Cleopatra (3) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 28 Jun 1854)

Louise, Miss

slaves, attendants (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Maskell, Miss Fanny

Sally Prattle (30) in Coming of Age (13 Oct 1853 - 10 Dec 1853); Julie Lesurques (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Madame Petitverre (60) in Discarded Son (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); Emily Morton (18) in His First Champagne (3 Apr 1854 - 18 Jul 1854); Mathilde de Pierreval (22) in Hopes and Fears (5 Jul 1854 - 29 Jul 1854); Mary (39) in Hotel Charges! (13 Oct 1853 - 26 Nov 1853); Fedora (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Kitty Clive (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Number Nip (1) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Jan 1854); Fattyma (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Leonie (1) in Roused Lion (10 Nov 1853); Beleses (3) in Sardanapalus (10 Oct 1853 - 12 Oct 1853); Miss Emma Torrens (34) in Serious Family (21 Feb 1854 - 11 Jul 1854); Adele (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Patty Peckover (17) in Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day (26 Jun 1854 - 14 Jul 1854); Sally (27) in Whitebait at Greenwich (14 Nov 1853 - 23 Dec 1853)

McClewee, Miss

sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Mitchenson, Miss

maid (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Montmorency, Miss

strong detachment of her sisters (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854)

Morris, Miss

sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Murray, Mrs. Leigh

Jeanne (18) in Courier of Lyons (15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Madame Duchatelet (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Mrs. Triplet (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Madame de St. Luc (1) in Roused Lion (10 Nov 1853); Lady Sowerby Creamley (34) in Serious Family (21 Feb 1854 - 11 Jul 1854); Countess de Brissac (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854); Miss Lucretia Buzzard (27) in Whitebait at Greenwich (14 Nov 1853 - 23 Dec 1853)

Paris, Miss

sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Paris, Miss F.

sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Perkins, M?

sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Simpson, Miss

slaves, attendants (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Smith, Miss

strong detachment of her sisters (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854)

Stoker, Miss

Lysimachus (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Lucinda Grandison (48) in Moving Tale (7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Marie (92) in Thirst for Gold (5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854)

Stoker, Mrs.

Mrs. Bouncer (1) in Box and Cox (19 Jul 1854); Mrs. Morton (8) in His First Champagne (29 Jun 1854 - 18 Jul 1854)

Taylor, Miss

slaves, attendants (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Thompson, Miss

Clara (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); Marana (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Thompson, Miss Kate

Cleopatra (3) in Masks and Faces (3 Jul 1854 - 13 Jul 1854)

Walstain, M?

sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Whitmore, Miss

sylphs, peasants, Bayaderes, slaves (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

Woolgar, Miss Sarah J.

Mademoiselle Jenny Laroche (14) in Cabin Boy (7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854); Adeline de Belrose (60) in Discarded Son (10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854); Adrien des Aubiers (22) in Hopes and Fears (5 Jul 1854 - 29 Jul 1854); Thea (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Marie (20) in Marble Heart (22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854); Mrs. Vane (6) in Masks and Faces (26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854); Maria (3) in Novel Expedient (31 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854); Count Rudolph von Wolfenstein (48) in Number Nip and the Spirit Bride (26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854); Lord Bateman (43) in Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia (17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854); Sardanapalus (3) in Sardanapalus (10 Oct 1853 - 12 Oct 1853); Mrs.Charles Torrens (34) in Serious Family (21 Feb 1854 - 11 Jul 1854); Anne Musgrave (49) in Two Loves and a Life (20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

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Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

Box and Cox

(farce) by John M. Morton (1 time, 19 Jul 1854)

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Cabin Boy, The

(drama) by Edward Stirling (14 times, 7 Jun 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Summary Cast:

Camp at Chobham, The

(farce) by Mark Lemon (62 times, 10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854)

Summary Cast:

Coming of Age

(farce) by Unknown (30 times, 13 Oct 1853 - 10 Dec 1853)

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* Courier of Lyons, The

(melodrama, 3 acts) by Benjamin N. Webster? (18 times, 15 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854)

Summary Cast:

Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell?

(farce) by Joseph S. Coyne (10 times, 20 Feb 1854 - 15 Jun 1854)

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* Discarded Son, The

(drama, 3 acts) by Benjamin N. Webster (60 times, 10 Oct 1853 - 3 Aug 1854)

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His First Champagne

(farce, 2 acts) by William L. Rede (18 times, 3 Apr 1854 - 18 Jul 1854)

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* Hopes and Fears

(drama, 1 act) by Delphine de Girardin, Unknown (adpt) (22 times, 5 Jul 1854 - 29 Jul 1854)

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* Hotel Charges! or, How to Cook "a Biffin"

(farce) by Charles Selby (59 times, 13 Oct 1853 - 23 Dec 1853)

Summary Cast:

Maid of Croissey, The [; or, Theresa's Vow]

(drama, 2 acts) by Catherine G. Gore (10 times, 19 Jul 1854 - 29 Jul 1854)

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* Marble Heart, The; or, The Sculptor's Dream

(drama, 5 acts) by Charles Selby, Alfred Mellon (comp) (20 times, 22 May 1854 - 23 Jun 1854)

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Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain

(comedy) by Tom Taylor, Charles Reade (6 times, 26 Jun 1854 - 13 Jul 1854)

Summary Cast:

* Moustache Movement

(farce) by Robert B. Brough (49 times, 30 Mar 1854 - 4 Aug 1854)

Summary Cast:

* Moving Tale, A

(farce, 1 act) by Mark Lemon (48 times, 7 Jun 1854 - 4 Aug 1854)

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Novel Expedient, A

(farce) by Benjamin N. Webster (3 times, 31 Jul 1854 - 4 Aug 1854)

Summary Cast:

* Number Nip and the Spirit Bride

(spectacle, 2 acts) by Charles W. Brooks, Mark Lemon, Alfred Mellon (comp) (48 times, 26 Dec 1853 - 18 Feb 1854)

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* Overland Journey to Constantinople as Undertaken by Lord Bateman with Interesting Particulars of the Fair Sophia, The

(extravaganza) by Robert B. Brough (43 times, 17 Apr 1854 - 6 Jun 1854)

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Roused Lion, The

(comic drama, 2 acts) by Benjamin N. Webster (1 time, 10 Nov 1853)

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Sardanapalus; or, The "Fast" King of Assyria

(burlesque) by Gilbert A. á Beckett, Mark Lemon (3 times, 10 Oct 1853 - 12 Oct 1853)

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Serious Family, The

(comedy) by Morris Barnett (34 times, 21 Feb 1854 - 11 Jul 1854)

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* Thirst for Gold, The; or, The Lost Ship and the Wild Flower of Mexico

(drama, 5 tableaux) by Benjamin N. Webster, Alfred Mellon (comp) (92 times, 5 Dec 1853 - 22 Jun 1854)

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* Two Loves and a Life

(drama, 4 acts) by Tom Taylor, Charles Reade, Alfred Mellon (comp) (49 times, 20 Mar 1854 - 24 Jun 1854)

Summary Cast:

* Waiting for an Omnibus in the Lowther Arcade on a Rainy Day

(farce) by John M. Morton (17 times, 26 Jun 1854 - 14 Jul 1854)

Summary Cast:

* Whitebait at Greenwich

(farce) by John M. Morton (27 times, 14 Nov 1853 - 23 Dec 1853)

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