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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 1854-1855

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

Short runs and frequent changes of bills characterized the 1854-55 season during which Adelphi manager Benjamin Webster sought to present plays that would win the approval of his audience and the critics. Disagreements arose among the critics about the worthiness of certain pieces for continuation upon the boards. Audiences ignored critics' advice and supported artistically unsatisfying works. Audience members divided amongst themselves in their opinions on the merits of a particular piece. In fact, reviewers criticized not only the Adelphi productions but also the tastes of its spectators during the 321-performance season.

Dion Boucicault's Janet Pride received almost unanimous approval from audiences and critics alike when it opened on February 4, 1855. This play showcased the talents of the Adelphi's co-managers. Webster's portrayal of Richard Pride received praise from all quarters. Henry Barton Baker summarized critical opinion when he wrote,

Richard Pride is only a very ordinary melodramatic part, but as played by Webster it was an elaborate psychological study; Richard Pride is drunk almost throughout the play, but there was no monotony in Webster's performance, for in each scene he gave a different phase of the vice (p. 430).

The Theatrical Journal found Céleste's performance equally compelling writing, "Mme. Céleste ... shows herself an accomplished melodramatic actress throughout the piece, but in the scene where she parts with her child, she rises far above this level, and her wild despair belongs to the highest [sic] order of pashionate [sic] expression" (February 14, 1855). The Athenćum's critic found Boucicault's script particularly praiseworthy: "Janet Pride is a kind of dramatic novel, dealing with old materials and incidents, but trusting for their effect to a new and startling combination" (February 10, 1855). Audiences agreed with the critics regarding the company's success with Boucicault's script; they supported a sixty-four night run.

Equally successful at the box office was Bona Fide Travellers; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill, which failed to receive wide critical acclaim. Grounded in the contemporary issue of temperance and the passage of a Beer Bill by parliament, William Brough's farce consisted of "a mere tissue of absurdities loosely strung together" according to the Times (October 31, 1855). The Theatrical Journal's writer attributed the play's success and "éclat" to the performances of Robert and Mary Ann Keeley (November 8, 1855). In this he concurred with the Athenćum critic who noted that "the power to support broad farce, without 'overstepping the modesty of nature,' is the special gift of the Keeleys" (November 4, 1854) and the Times writer who felt that piece was "solely rendered attractive by the acting of Mrs. Keeley." The Athenćum reviewer used this production as an occasion to comment upon the tastes of the Adelphi's audience as well as the talents of its actors. He cynically forecasted the play's popularity writing, "In pieces of this sort the public are easily satisfied. If the intention be obvious, they dispense with plot and probability, and are content with strong situations." This prediction proved accurate; the show ran for sixty-three nights.

The next most popular play of the season, Railway Belle by Mark Lemon, received little notice in the press. During the months of November, December, and January, the farce was played fifty-six times. Its cast included Charles Selby, James Rogers, Mrs. Stocker, and Miss Wyndham. By contrast, The Summer Storm by Tom Parry failed to please both critics and audiences. The Times critic had anticipated a "real Adelphi piece" after having endured a series of adaptations from the French stage, but the play did not fulfil his expectations. He wrote, "On the fall of the curtain the success of the piece was, for a time, rather equivocal, for though the applauders were a large majority the dissentients were perservering" (October 20, 1855). The Athenćum writer complained that the piece was "scarcely worthy to take rank with [Parry's] The Harvest Home," commenting "nothing takes place in the manner proposed, and, accordingly, the audience suffer one disappointment after another, until, at the end, they are thoroughly dissatisfied" (October 28, 1855). The Summer Storm vanished from the boards after only nine performances.

One month later, Céleste and Webster met further audience and critical opposition when they premiered Slow Man by the celebrated farceur, Mark Lemon. The Athenćum scorned the production in its November 25, 1854, review saying "the actors pushed the absurdity with which they were entrusted to the utmost limits." The Times was even less charitable calling the play "an attempt to amuse the public by maintenance of a perpetual 'row' upon the stage" (November 17, 1854). He conceded that it "occasionally becomes amusing," but argued "Mr. Keeley's part is faintly sketched, and mere noise, without some notion at the bottom of it, is scarcely sufficient even for farce." He reported that the audience's reaction was supportive but noted dissent among them: "Mr. Keeley succeeded in announcing the piece for repetition amid much applause ... but the opposition party was vigourous, and would not be conquered without a sharp struggle." One should not be surprised to learn that the show played for only nineteen performances.

Finally, Dion Boucicault garnered praise from the Athenćum and the Times with Pierre The Foundling, a drama based upon George Sand's novel, Francois-le-Champi. The Times conceded that while the play was "no Adelphi drama," it presented "pictures of human life, as contemplated under somewhat exceptional aspects" (December 14, 1855). The acting received special notice from the Athenćum, which singled out Sarah Woolgar's portrayal of Marie as "extraordinary for the minuteness of its detail and the expressiveness of its general action" and described Benjamin Webster's performance of Pierre as "remarkably lifelike" (December 16, 1854). Despite these positive assessments, the Times questioned the Adelphi audience's ability to appreciate such a subtle piece and wrote, "Whether the attempt to inure an Adelphi audience to pieces of such a simple outline, and so thoroughly intellectual in their character, will prove successful in the long run we cannot say, but certainly the attempt is highly creditable on the part of Mr. Webster." Indeed, the play, like so many others offered during the 1854-55 season, did not satisfy its Adelphi spectators; it closed after only seventeen performances.

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Daily Calendar For 1854-1855


18 Sep 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
18 Sep 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (1)

AU: Benjamin N. Webster

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, next 19 Sep 1854

Genre (drama) popular 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; Madame la Generale Lefort: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Adeline de Belrose: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Claudine (her waiting maid): Miss Cuthbert; Madame Pettiverre (retired vivandiere--hostess of the "Golden Pumpkin"): Miss Fanny Maskell

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
Madame la Generale Lefort: Mrs.
   Robert Keeley

Adeline de Belrose: Miss Sarah
   J. Woolgar

Claudine: Miss Cuthbert
Madame Pettiverre: Miss Wyndham

2) Monsieur Jacques (1)

Title Comment 1st time here
AU: Morris Barnett, COMP: John Barnett

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, next 19 Sep 1854

Genre (drama) drama

First Night Cast

Monsieur Jacques: Morris Barnett (his original character); Sequence: [Edmund] Garden; Vivid: G. Lee; Antonio: Sanders; Nina: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar

Reference Cast

Monsieur Jacques: Morris
   Barnett

Sequence: Edmund Garden
Vivid: G. Lee
Antonio: Sanders
Nina: Miss Sarah J. Woolgar

"A Noble's Daughter", Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; "To-morrow", Morris Barnett

3) Norma (1)

Title Comment probably Oxberry's Norma Travestie (1841)
AU: [William H. Oxberry]

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, next 19 Sep 1854

Genre (burlesque) screaming burlesque

First Night Cast

Pollio: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Norma: Paul J. Bedford; Adelgisa: James Rogers; Oroveso: Braithwaite; Clotilda: J. Sanders; Flavius: Miss Cuthbert; children: Miss Stoker, Miss Measey

Reference Cast

Pollio: Miss Sarah J. Woolgar
Norma: Paul J. Bedford
Adelgisa: James Rogers
Oroveso: Braithwaite
Clotilda: J. Sanders
Flavius: Miss Cuthbert
children:
   Miss Stoker
   Miss Measey

"A new act drop and a new proscenium have been painted by T. Pitt and Turner" (bill)

General Non-Title Information

anthem: "God Save the Queen"; -Adelphi Company


19 Sep 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
18 Sep 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (2)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 18 Sep 1854, next 20 Sep 1854

Cast as reference cast (18 Sep 1854)

BUT Madame Pettiverre: Miss
  Fanny Maskell

2) Monsieur Jacques (2)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 18 Sep 1854, next 20 Sep 1854

3) Norma (2)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 18 Sep 1854, next 20 Sep 1854


20 Sep 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
18 Sep 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (3)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 19 Sep 1854, next 21 Sep 1854

Cast as reference cast (18 Sep 1854)

BUT Madame Pettiverre: Miss
  Fanny Maskell

2) Monsieur Jacques (3)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 19 Sep 1854, next 21 Sep 1854

3) Norma (3)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 19 Sep 1854, next 21 Sep 1854


21 Sep 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
21 Sep 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (4)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 20 Sep 1854, next 22 Sep 1854

Cast as reference cast (18 Sep 1854)

BUT Madame Pettiverre: Miss
  Fanny Maskell

2) Monsieur Jacques (4)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 20 Sep 1854, next 22 Sep 1854

3) Norma (4)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 20 Sep 1854, next 22 Sep 1854


22 Sep 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
21 Sep 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (5)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 21 Sep 1854, next 23 Sep 1854

Cast as reference cast (18 Sep 1854)

BUT Madame Pettiverre: Miss
  Fanny Maskell

2) Monsieur Jacques (5)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 21 Sep 1854, next 23 Sep 1854

3) Norma (5)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 21 Sep 1854, next 23 Sep 1854


23 Sep 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
21 Sep 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (6)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 22 Sep 1854, next 25 Sep 1854

Cast as reference cast (18 Sep 1854)

BUT Madame Pettiverre: Miss
  Fanny Maskell

2) Monsieur Jacques (6)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 22 Sep 1854, next 25 Sep 1854

3) Norma (6)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 22 Sep 1854, next 25 Sep 1854


25 Sep 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
25 Sep 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (7)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 23 Sep 1854, next 26 Sep 1854

Cast as reference cast (18 Sep 1854)

BUT Madame Pettiverre: Miss
  Fanny Maskell

2) Monsieur Jacques (7)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 23 Sep 1854, next 26 Sep 1854

3) Norma (7)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 23 Sep 1854, next 26 Sep 1854


26 Sep 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
25 Sep 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (8)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 25 Sep 1854, next 27 Sep 1854

Cast as reference cast (18 Sep 1854)

BUT Madame Pettiverre: Miss
  Fanny Maskell

2) Monsieur Jacques (8)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 25 Sep 1854, next 27 Sep 1854

3) Norma (8)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 25 Sep 1854, next 27 Sep 1854


27 Sep 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
25 Sep 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (9)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 26 Sep 1854, next 28 Sep 1854

Cast as reference cast (18 Sep 1854)

BUT Madame Pettiverre: Miss
  Fanny Maskell

2) Monsieur Jacques (9)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 26 Sep 1854, next 28 Sep 1854

3) Norma (9)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 26 Sep 1854, next 28 Sep 1854


28 Sep 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
28 Sep 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (10)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 27 Sep 1854, next 29 Sep 1854

Cast as reference cast (18 Sep 1854)

BUT Madame Pettiverre: Miss
  Fanny Maskell

2) Monsieur Jacques (10)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 27 Sep 1854, next 29 Sep 1854

3) Norma (10)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 27 Sep 1854, next 29 Sep 1854


29 Sep 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
28 Sep 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (11)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 28 Sep 1854, next 30 Sep 1854

Cast as reference cast (18 Sep 1854)

BUT Madame Pettiverre: Miss
  Fanny Maskell

2) Monsieur Jacques (11)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 28 Sep 1854, next 30 Sep 1854

3) Norma (11)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 28 Sep 1854, next 30 Sep 1854


30 Sep 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
28 Sep 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (12)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 29 Sep 1854, next 2 Oct 1854

Cast as reference cast (18 Sep 1854)

BUT Madame Pettiverre: Miss
  Fanny Maskell

2) Monsieur Jacques (12)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 29 Sep 1854, next 2 Oct 1854

3) Norma (12)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 29 Sep 1854, next 2 Oct 1854


2 Oct 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
2 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (13)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 30 Sep 1854, next 3 Oct 1854

2) Monsieur Jacques (13)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 30 Sep 1854, next 3 Oct 1854

3) Norma (13)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 30 Sep 1854, next 3 Oct 1854


3 Oct 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
2 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (14)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 2 Oct 1854, next 4 Oct 1854

2) Monsieur Jacques (14)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 2 Oct 1854, next 4 Oct 1854

3) Norma (14)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 2 Oct 1854, next 4 Oct 1854


4 Oct 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
2 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (15)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 3 Oct 1854, next 5 Oct 1854

2) Monsieur Jacques (15)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 3 Oct 1854, next 5 Oct 1854

3) Norma (15)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 3 Oct 1854, next 5 Oct 1854


5 Oct 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
5 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (16)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 4 Oct 1854, next 6 Oct 1854

2) Monsieur Jacques (16)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 4 Oct 1854, next 6 Oct 1854

3) Norma (16)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 4 Oct 1854, next 6 Oct 1854


6 Oct 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
5 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (17)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 5 Oct 1854, next 7 Oct 1854

2) Monsieur Jacques (17)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 5 Oct 1854, next 7 Oct 1854

3) Norma (17)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 5 Oct 1854, next 7 Oct 1854


7 Oct 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
5 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (18)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 6 Oct 1854, next 9 Oct 1854

2) Monsieur Jacques (18)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 6 Oct 1854, next 9 Oct 1854

3) Norma (18)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 6 Oct 1854, next 16 Oct 1854


9 Oct 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
9 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (19)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 7 Oct 1854, next 10 Oct 1854

2) Monsieur Jacques (19)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 7 Oct 1854, next 10 Oct 1854

3) The Station House (1)

AU: George Dance

Performances first 9 Oct 1854, next 10 Oct 1854

Genre (farce) farce

First Night Cast

Millefleurs (a Frenchman): Morris Barnett; Valentine Quill (lawyer's clerk): Leigh Murray; Wheatley (farmer): [Edmund] Garden; Tracker (police inspector): Waye; policemen: Sanders, Ridgway, Page; Fanny Faddle (niece to Wheatley): Miss Wyndham; Miss Buckram (corset maker): Miss Cuthbert

Reference Cast

Millefleurs: Morris Barnett
Valentine Quill: Leigh Murray
Wheatley: Edmund Garden
Tracker: Waye
policemen:
   Sanders
   Ridgway
   Page
Fanny Faddle: Miss Wyndham
Miss Buckram: Miss Cuthbert

10 Oct 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
9 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (20)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 9 Oct 1854, next 11 Oct 1854

2) Monsieur Jacques (20)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 9 Oct 1854, next 11 Oct 1854

3) The Station House (2)

Performances first 9 Oct 1854, previous 9 Oct 1854, next 11 Oct 1854


11 Oct 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
9 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (21)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 10 Oct 1854, next 12 Oct 1854

2) Monsieur Jacques (21)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 10 Oct 1854, next 16 Oct 1854

3) The Station House (3)

Performances first 9 Oct 1854, previous 10 Oct 1854, next 12 Oct 1854


12 Oct 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
12 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (22)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 11 Oct 1854, next 13 Oct 1854

2) Capers and Coronets (1)

Title Comment bill specifically calls this a revival of Lunn's farce, but Nicoll calls it a new piece by Morris Barnett
AU: Joseph Lunn

Performances first 12 Oct 1854, next 13 Oct 1854

Genre (farce) celebrated farce

First Night Cast

Marquis de Grandville (his original character): Morris Barnett; Honorable Frank Rivers (nephew of Lady Merriton): Miss Mary L. Keeley; Mr. Vellum: Waye; clerk: Ridgway; James (servant to the Marquis): James Rogers; Lady Merriton (widow): Mrs. Leigh Murray; Mademoiselle Flore (French opera dancer): Mrs. [Robert] Keeley

Reference Cast

Marquis de Grandville: Morris
   Barnett

Honorable Frank Rivers: Miss
   Mary L. Keeley

Mr. Vellum: Waye
clerk: Ridgway
James: James Rogers
Lady Merriton: Mrs. Leigh
   Murray

Mademoiselle Flore: Mrs. Robert
   Keeley

"Vive la Gloire et l'Amour", Morris Barnett

3) The Station House (4)

Performances first 9 Oct 1854, previous 11 Oct 1854, next 13 Oct 1854

"De Englishman is Very Brave", Morris Barnett; "Vhen I Vas as High as My Thumb", Morris Barnett


13 Oct 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
12 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (23)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 12 Oct 1854, next 14 Oct 1854

2) Capers and Coronets (2)

Performances first 12 Oct 1854, previous 12 Oct 1854, next 14 Oct 1854

3) The Station House (5)

Performances first 9 Oct 1854, previous 12 Oct 1854, next 14 Oct 1854


14 Oct 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
12 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (24)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 13 Oct 1854, next 17 Oct 1854

2) Capers and Coronets (3)

Performances first 12 Oct 1854, previous 13 Oct 1854

3) The Station House (6)

Performances first 9 Oct 1854, previous 13 Oct 1854, next 16 Oct 1854


16 Oct 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
16 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

Source Comment variant LTM bill shows Lemon's Camp at Chobham, omitting Station House Special Performance Benefit: Morris Barnett

1) The Old Guard (1)

AU: Dion L. Boucicault

Performances first 16 Oct 1854

Genre (drama) drama

First Night Cast

Lord Beauville: Charles Selby; Henri Lefebvre: [John] Parselle; Rawson: G. Lee; Havresac (ex-corporal of the Imperial Guard--his original character): Morris Barnett; Lady Beauville: Mrs. Leigh Murray; Melanie Havresac: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar

Reference Cast

Lord Beauville: Charles Selby
Henri Lefebvre: John Parselle
Rawson: G. Lee
Havresac: Morris Barnett
Lady Beauville: Mrs. Leigh
   Murray

Melanie Havresac: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar

2) A Moving Tale (1)

AU: Mark Lemon
Au Comm BILL: "by the author of Domestic Economy, Camp at Chobham"

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, next 17 Oct 1854

Genre (extravaganza) new domestic extravaganza

First Night Cast

Mr. Goliah Grandison: [Robert] Keeley; 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; Keziah (servant of all work): Miss Mary L. Keeley

Reference Cast

Mr. Goliah Grandison: Robert
   Keeley

Shorts: Waye
Mr. Taturs: Braithwaite
Chelsea: Robert Romer
Knot: Aldridge
Nibble: Conran
policeman: Sanders
Mrs. Cora Grandison: Mrs. Robert
   Keeley

Keziah: Miss Mary L. Keeley

3) Monsieur Jacques (22)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 11 Oct 1854

4) The Station House (7)

Performances first 9 Oct 1854, previous 14 Oct 1854

5) Norma (19)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 7 Oct 1854, next 17 Oct 1854


17 Oct 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
17 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (25)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 14 Oct 1854, next 18 Oct 1854

2) A Moving Tale (2)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 16 Oct 1854, next 18 Oct 1854

3) Norma (20)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 16 Oct 1854, next 18 Oct 1854


18 Oct 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
17 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Discarded Son (26)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 17 Oct 1854

2) A Moving Tale (3)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 17 Oct 1854, next 19 Oct 1854

3) Norma (21)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 17 Oct 1854, next 19 Oct 1854


19 Oct 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
19 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Summer Storm (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: Thomas Parry
Au Comm BILL: "by author of Harvest Home, Hop Pickers"

Performances first 19 Oct 1854, next 20 Oct 1854

Genre (drama) new and original drama; 4 acts

First Night Cast

Crofton Garworth, Esq. (of Hallerton): [Edmund] Garden; Ronald Westbourne: Leigh Murray; Fitzwilmont: Charles Selby; Walter Atherstone: [John] Parselle; Liplove: Paul J. Bedford; Dicky Dawn (a birdcatcher): [Robert] Keeley; Simon Peat: James Rogers; Farmer Busyby: R[obert] Romer; Pumpkins (footman): C. J. Smith; Chaseall (Bow Street runner): Waye; Cramp (village constable): Woolgar; Roger Mildew: Braithwaite; Ralph: Le Barr; Giles: Sanders; Joe Mattocks: Aldridge; Dixon: Page; Joe Maize: Morris; Raspel: Ridgway; Rachel Westbourne: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Clara: Mrs. Leigh Murray; Bessy Busyby: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Mabel Vascourt: Miss Wyndham; Miss Welbyn: Miss Laidlaw; Patty: Miss Mary L. Keeley; Mrs. Stedley: Mrs. Stoker

Reference Cast

Crofton Garworth, Esq.: Edmund
   Garden

Ronald Westbourne: Leigh Murray
Fitzwilmont: Charles Selby
Walter Atherstone: John
   Parselle

Liplove: Paul J. Bedford
Dicky Dawn: Robert Keeley
Simon Peat: James Rogers
Farmer Busyby: Robert Romer
Pumpkins: C. J. Smith
Chaseall: Waye
Cramp: Woolgar
Roger Mildew: Braithwaite
Ralph: Le Barr
Giles: Sanders
Joe Mattocks: Aldridge
Dixon: Page
Joe Maize: Morris
Raspel: Ridgway
Rachel Westbourne: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar

Clara: Mrs. Leigh Murray
Bessy Busyby: Mrs. Robert
   Keeley

Mabel Vascourt: Miss Wyndham
Miss Welbyn: Miss Laidlaw
Patty: Miss Grenville

[1816] I,i meadow land with distant view of Hallerton Place; I,ii exterior of Westbourne's house; I,iii the kitchen of Busyby's farm house; II,i a section of the farm yard; II,ii two rooms in Westbourne's house (double scene); III,i a roadside; III,ii the chalk pits; IV,i Bessy Busyby's little parlour; IV,ii drawing rooms in Hallerton Place

2) A Moving Tale (4)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 18 Oct 1854, next 20 Oct 1854

3) Norma (22)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 18 Oct 1854, next 20 Oct 1854


20 Oct 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
19 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Summer Storm (2)

Performances first 19 Oct 1854, previous 19 Oct 1854, next 21 Oct 1854

Cast as reference cast (19 Oct 1854)

BUT Patty: Miss Mary L. Keeley
ADDS Mrs. Stedley: Mrs. Stoker

2) A Moving Tale (5)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 19 Oct 1854, next 21 Oct 1854

3) Norma (23)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 19 Oct 1854, next 21 Oct 1854


21 Oct 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
19 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Summer Storm (3)

Performances first 19 Oct 1854, previous 20 Oct 1854, next 23 Oct 1854

Cast as reference cast (19 Oct 1854)

BUT Patty: Miss Mary L. Keeley
ADDS Mrs. Stedley: Mrs. Stoker

2) A Moving Tale (6)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 20 Oct 1854, next 23 Oct 1854

3) Norma (24)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 20 Oct 1854, next 23 Oct 1854


23 Oct 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
23 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Summer Storm (4)

Performances first 19 Oct 1854, previous 21 Oct 1854, next 24 Oct 1854

2) A Moving Tale (7)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 21 Oct 1854, next 24 Oct 1854

3) Norma (25)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 21 Oct 1854, next 24 Oct 1854


24 Oct 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
23 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Summer Storm (5)

Performances first 19 Oct 1854, previous 23 Oct 1854, next 25 Oct 1854

2) A Moving Tale (8)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 23 Oct 1854, next 25 Oct 1854

3) Norma (26)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 23 Oct 1854, next 25 Oct 1854


25 Oct 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
23 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Summer Storm (6)

Performances first 19 Oct 1854, previous 24 Oct 1854, next 26 Oct 1854

2) A Moving Tale (9)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 24 Oct 1854, next 26 Oct 1854

3) Norma (27)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 24 Oct 1854, next 26 Oct 1854


26 Oct 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
26 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Summer Storm (7)

Performances first 19 Oct 1854, previous 25 Oct 1854, next 27 Oct 1854

2) A Moving Tale (10)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 25 Oct 1854, next 27 Oct 1854

3) Norma (28)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 25 Oct 1854, next 27 Oct 1854


27 Oct 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
26 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Summer Storm (8)

Performances first 19 Oct 1854, previous 26 Oct 1854, next 28 Oct 1854

2) A Moving Tale (11)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 26 Oct 1854, next 28 Oct 1854

3) Norma (29)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 26 Oct 1854, next 28 Oct 1854


28 Oct 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
26 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Summer Storm (9)

Performances first 19 Oct 1854, previous 27 Oct 1854

2) A Moving Tale (12)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 27 Oct 1854, next 25 Jan 1855

3) Norma (30)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 27 Oct 1854, next 3 Sep 1855


30 Oct 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
30 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (1)

AU: Morris Barnett

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, next 31 Oct 1854

Genre (comedy) celebrated comedy

First Night Cast

Mr. Charles Torrens (1st time): Charles Selby; 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 Wyndham; Mrs. Ormsby Delmaine: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Graham: Miss Laidlaw

Reference Cast

Mr. Charles Torrens: Charles
   Selby

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 Wyndham
Mrs. Ormsby Delmaine: Mrs.
   Robert Keeley

Graham: Miss Laidlaw

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: [William Brough]

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, next 31 Oct 1854

Genre (dramatic sketch) point of law, arising out of the New Beer Bill

First Night Cast

Butts (landlord of the "Goat's Head"): R[obert] Romer; Joe (potboy): [Robert] Keeley; Cornelius O'Gripper: Paul J. Bedford; Simkins (Mary Ann's young man): Hastings; Mimms (that keeps company with Jane): Le Barr; Bolter (military gentleman attached to Susan): Waye; fierce customer: Conran; thirsty soul: Aldridge; 1st policeman: C. J. Smith; 2nd policeman: Sanders; Jemima (housemaid at the "Goat's Head"): Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Mary Ann (from No. 7 round the corner): Miss Laidlaw; Jane (from the greengrocer's): Mrs. [Edmund] Garden; Susan (from over the way): Miss Thompson; mild customer: Miss Louise; Miss Biffin (small customer): Miss Stoker

Reference Cast

Butts: Robert Romer
Joe: Robert Keeley
Cornelius O'Gripper: Paul J.
   Bedford

Simkins: Hastings
Mimms: Le Barr
Bolter: Waye
fierce customer: Conran
thirsty soul: Aldridge
1st policeman: C. J. Smith
2nd policeman: Sanders
Jemima: Mrs. Robert Keeley
Mary Ann: Miss Laidlaw
Jane: Mrs. Edmund Garden
Susan: Miss Thompson
mild customer: Miss Louise
Miss Biffin: Miss Stoker

[1854, from 3 to 5 a.m.] 1. bar parlour of "The Goat's Head"

3) The Camp at Chobham (1)

AU: Mark Lemon

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, next 31 Oct 1854

Genre (farce) popular 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; 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
early village cock: "A
   Thoroughbred"

Fanny Merrington: Miss Mary L.
   Keeley

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

4) Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below (1)

Title Comment BILL: "founded on a by no means well-known tale by an extremely unpopular author (Machiavelli)"
AU: Robert B. Brough

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, next 31 Oct 1854

Genre (extravaganza) eccentric extravaganza; 1 act

First Night Cast

Marquis di Brancador (1st time): Paul J. Bedford; Fiametta: Miss Mary L. Keeley; Mephistopheles (young gentleman nearly related to the Old One, his first appearance in this world): Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Pepito (gardener's wife's husband): Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Honesta (Marchioness di Brancador): Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar

Reference Cast

Marquis di Brancador: Paul J.
   Bedford

Fiametta: Miss Mary L. Keeley
Mephistopheles: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar
Pepito: Miss Sarah J. Woolgar
Honesta: Miss Sarah J. Woolgar

1. Marquis Di Brancador's villa near Naples


31 Oct 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
30 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (2)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 30 Oct 1854, next 1 Nov 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (2)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 30 Oct 1854, next 1 Nov 1854

3) The Camp at Chobham (2)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 30 Oct 1854, next 1 Nov 1854

4) Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below (2)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 30 Oct 1854, next 1 Nov 1854


1 Nov 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
30 Oct 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (3)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 31 Oct 1854, next 2 Nov 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (3)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 31 Oct 1854, next 2 Nov 1854

3) The Camp at Chobham (3)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 31 Oct 1854, next 2 Nov 1854

4) Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below (3)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 31 Oct 1854, next 2 Nov 1854


2 Nov 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
2 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (4)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 1 Nov 1854, next 3 Nov 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (4)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 1 Nov 1854, next 3 Nov 1854

3) The Camp at Chobham (4)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 1 Nov 1854, next 3 Nov 1854

4) Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below (4)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 1 Nov 1854, next 3 Nov 1854


3 Nov 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
2 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (5)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 2 Nov 1854, next 4 Nov 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (5)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 2 Nov 1854, next 4 Nov 1854

3) The Camp at Chobham (5)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 2 Nov 1854, next 4 Nov 1854

4) Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below (5)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 2 Nov 1854, next 4 Nov 1854


4 Nov 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
2 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (6)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 3 Nov 1854, next 6 Nov 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (6)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 3 Nov 1854, next 6 Nov 1854

3) The Camp at Chobham (6)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 3 Nov 1854, next 11 Dec 1854

4) Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below (6)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 3 Nov 1854, next 6 Nov 1854


6 Nov 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
6 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (7)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 4 Nov 1854, next 7 Nov 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (7)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 4 Nov 1854, next 7 Nov 1854

3) Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below (7)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 4 Nov 1854, next 7 Nov 1854

4) The Fifth of November (1)

Title Comment 1st time here; titled Squib for the Fifth of November in Nicoll who states it was performed at the Strand Theatre in 1851. However, Nicoll also lists a play, The Fifth of November, by R. Douglas Cox that was licensed for performance at the Adelphi on 6 November 1854. The names of Mayhew and Edwards are on the bill
AU: Augustus Mayhew, H. Sutherland Edwards

Performances first 6 Nov 1854, next 7 Nov 1854

Genre (farce) laughable farce

First Night Cast

Wheeler: [Edmund] Garden; Sinjon: James Rogers; Alphonse (page): R[obert] Romer; gardener: Page; Catherine Wheeler: Miss Cuthbert; Susan: Miss Mary L. Keeley

Reference Cast

Wheeler: Edmund Garden
Sinjon: James Rogers
Alphonse: Robert Romer
gardener: Page
Catherine Wheeler: Miss
   Cuthbert

Susan: Miss Mary L. Keeley

7 Nov 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
6 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (8)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 6 Nov 1854, next 8 Nov 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (8)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 6 Nov 1854, next 8 Nov 1854

3) Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below (8)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 6 Nov 1854, next 8 Nov 1854

4) The Fifth of November (2)

Performances first 6 Nov 1854, previous 6 Nov 1854, next 8 Nov 1854


8 Nov 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
6 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (9)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 7 Nov 1854, next 9 Nov 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (9)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 7 Nov 1854, next 9 Nov 1854

3) Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below (9)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 7 Nov 1854, next 9 Nov 1854

4) The Fifth of November (3)

Performances first 6 Nov 1854, previous 7 Nov 1854, next 9 Nov 1854


9 Nov 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
9 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (10)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 8 Nov 1854, next 10 Nov 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (10)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 8 Nov 1854, next 10 Nov 1854

3) Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below (10)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 8 Nov 1854, next 10 Nov 1854

4) The Fifth of November (4)

Performances first 6 Nov 1854, previous 8 Nov 1854, next 10 Nov 1854


10 Nov 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
9 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (11)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 9 Nov 1854, next 11 Nov 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (11)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 9 Nov 1854, next 11 Nov 1854

3) Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below (11)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 9 Nov 1854, next 11 Nov 1854

4) The Fifth of November (5)

Performances first 6 Nov 1854, previous 9 Nov 1854, next 11 Nov 1854


11 Nov 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
9 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (12)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 10 Nov 1854, next 13 Nov 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (12)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 10 Nov 1854, next 13 Nov 1854

3) Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below (12)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 10 Nov 1854, next 13 Nov 1854

4) The Fifth of November (6)

Performances first 6 Nov 1854, previous 10 Nov 1854, next 13 Nov 1854


13 Nov 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
13 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (13)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 11 Nov 1854, next 14 Nov 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (13)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 11 Nov 1854, next 14 Nov 1854

3) Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below (13)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 11 Nov 1854, next 14 Nov 1854

4) The Fifth of November (7)

Performances first 6 Nov 1854, previous 11 Nov 1854, next 14 Nov 1854


14 Nov 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
13 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (14)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 13 Nov 1854, next 15 Nov 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (14)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 13 Nov 1854, next 15 Nov 1854

3) Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below (14)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 13 Nov 1854, next 15 Nov 1854

4) The Fifth of November (8)

Performances first 6 Nov 1854, previous 13 Nov 1854, next 15 Nov 1854


15 Nov 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
13 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (15)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 14 Nov 1854, next 16 Nov 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (15)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 14 Nov 1854, next 16 Nov 1854

3) Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below (15)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 14 Nov 1854

4) The Fifth of November (9)

Performances first 6 Nov 1854, previous 14 Nov 1854, next 16 Nov 1854

Illustration: The Slow Man  [1st Performance Nov 16, 1854]


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

 

ADELPHI THEATRE.

THE SLOW MAN.

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

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


16 Nov 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
16 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (16)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 15 Nov 1854, next 17 Nov 1854

2) The Slow Man (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: Mark Lemon

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, next 17 Nov 1854

Genre (farce) entirely new and original farce

First Night Cast

Dr. Dix (father of Lucinda): R[obert] Romer; Mr. Massinger Watts: [Robert] Keeley; Mr. Fillip (Watts' friend): G. Lee; Mr. Hector Rackett: [John] Parselle; Mr. Tom Rattler: [Edmund] Garden; Mr. Cracker: Hastings; Mr. Roaster: Waye; Ned Crosswell (alias the Brentford Pet): Sanders; Bricks (coal dealer and dog fancier): C. J. Smith; Bob (Rackett's factotum): Le Barr; Crank (bellhanger): Woolgar; gentlemen: Ridgway, Conran; policeman: Page; Mrs. Rumble: Mrs. [Edmund] Garden; Miss Lucinda Dix: Miss Wyndham; Betty (her maid): Miss Cuthbert

Reference Cast

Dr. Dix: Robert Romer
Mr. Massinger Watts: Robert
   Keeley

Mr. Fillip: G. Lee
Mr. Hector Rackett: John
   Parselle

Mr. Tom Rattler: Edmund Garden
Mr. Cracker: Hastings
Mr. Roaster: Waye
Ned Crosswell: Sanders
Bricks: C. J. Smith
Bob: Le Barr
Crank: Woolgar
gentlemen:
   Ridgway
   Conran
policeman: Page
Mrs. Rumble: Mrs. Edmund Garden
Miss Lucinda Dix: Miss Wyndham
Betty: Miss Cuthbert

3) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (16)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 15 Nov 1854, next 17 Nov 1854

4) The Fifth of November (10)

Performances first 6 Nov 1854, previous 15 Nov 1854, next 17 Nov 1854


17 Nov 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
16 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (17)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 16 Nov 1854, next 18 Nov 1854

2) The Slow Man (2)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 16 Nov 1854, next 18 Nov 1854

3) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (17)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 16 Nov 1854, next 18 Nov 1854

4) The Fifth of November (11)

Performances first 6 Nov 1854, previous 16 Nov 1854, next 18 Nov 1854


18 Nov 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
16 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (18)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 17 Nov 1854, next 20 Nov 1854

2) The Slow Man (3)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 17 Nov 1854, next 20 Nov 1854

3) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (18)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 17 Nov 1854, next 20 Nov 1854

4) The Fifth of November (12)

Performances first 6 Nov 1854, previous 17 Nov 1854, next 20 Nov 1854


20 Nov 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
20 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (19)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 18 Nov 1854, next 21 Nov 1854

2) The Slow Man (4)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 18 Nov 1854, next 21 Nov 1854

3) The Railway Belle (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: [Mark Lemon]

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, next 21 Nov 1854

Genre (farce) entirely new farce

First Night Cast

Mr. Crabshaw (station master): [Edmund] Garden; John Quick (waiter): James Rogers; Mr. Samuel Greenhorne: Charles Selby; Mr. Fallows: R[obert] Romer; Lungs (railway porter): Page; Mrs. Fallows: Mrs. Stoker; Miss Mary Fallows: Miss C. Lelacheur; Miss Julia Spruce (the Railway Belle): Miss Wyndham

Reference Cast

Mr. Crabshaw: Edmund Garden
John Quick: James Rogers
Mr. Samuel Greenhorne: Charles
   Selby

Mr. Fallows: Robert Romer
Lungs: Page
Mrs. Fallows: Mrs. Stoker
Miss Mary Fallows: Miss C.
   Lelacheur

Miss Julia Spruce: Miss Wyndham

4) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (19)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 18 Nov 1854, next 21 Nov 1854

5) The Fifth of November (13)

Performances first 6 Nov 1854, previous 18 Nov 1854, next 21 Nov 1854


21 Nov 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
20 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (20)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 20 Nov 1854, next 22 Nov 1854

2) The Slow Man (5)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 20 Nov 1854, next 22 Nov 1854

3) The Railway Belle (2)

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

4) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (20)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 20 Nov 1854, next 22 Nov 1854

5) The Fifth of November (14)

Performances first 6 Nov 1854, previous 20 Nov 1854, next 22 Nov 1854


22 Nov 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
20 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (21)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 21 Nov 1854, next 23 Nov 1854

2) The Slow Man (6)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 21 Nov 1854, next 23 Nov 1854

3) The Railway Belle (3)

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

4) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (21)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 21 Nov 1854, next 23 Nov 1854

5) The Fifth of November (15)

Performances first 6 Nov 1854, previous 21 Nov 1854


23 Nov 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
23 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (22)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 22 Nov 1854, next 24 Nov 1854

2) The Slow Man (7)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 22 Nov 1854, next 24 Nov 1854

3) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (22)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 22 Nov 1854, next 24 Nov 1854

4) The Railway Belle (4)

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


24 Nov 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
23 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (23)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 23 Nov 1854, next 25 Nov 1854

2) The Slow Man (8)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 23 Nov 1854, next 25 Nov 1854

3) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (23)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 23 Nov 1854, next 25 Nov 1854

4) The Railway Belle (5)

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


25 Nov 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
23 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (24)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 24 Nov 1854, next 27 Nov 1854

2) The Slow Man (9)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 24 Nov 1854, next 27 Nov 1854

3) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (24)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 24 Nov 1854, next 27 Nov 1854

4) The Railway Belle (6)

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


27 Nov 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
27 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (25)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 25 Nov 1854, next 28 Nov 1854

2) The Slow Man (10)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 25 Nov 1854, next 28 Nov 1854

3) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (25)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 25 Nov 1854, next 28 Nov 1854

4) The Railway Belle (7)

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


28 Nov 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
27 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (26)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 27 Nov 1854, next 26 Jul 1855

2) The Slow Man (11)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 27 Nov 1854, next 30 Nov 1854

3) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (26)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 27 Nov 1854, next 29 Nov 1854

4) The Railway Belle (8)

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


29 Nov 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
29 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (1)

Title Comment BILL: "By Desire"
AU: [John B.] Buckstone

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, next 1 Dec 1854

Genre (drama) popular drama; 3 acts

First Night Cast

Connor O'Kennedy: [John] Parselle; George O'Kennedy (his younger brother): C. J. Smith; Wild Murtogh (horse-jobber, piper, and general dealer): [Edmund] Garden; Paddy Kelly: Sanders Irish boys Ned Keogh: Le Barr; Darby Donovan: Braithwaite; Tim O'Toole: Page Geraldine (wife to Connor O'Kennedy): Mrs. Leigh Murray; Nelly O'Neil (her foster sister): Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Captain Dartois (a French officer): Woolgar; Muster Grinnidge (proprietor of a travelling caravan): James Rogers; Jack Gong (his man): Paul J. Bedford Indians Little Bear: Le Barr; Rattlesnake: Ridgway Miami (the huntress of the Mississippi): Mme. [Céline] Céleste; Tigertail (a squaw): Miss Laidlaw; Dennis (a blacksmith): R[obert] Romer; Larry: Waye; servant to Madame St. Aubert: Sanders; George: Page; Madame St. Aubert: Mme. [Céline] Céleste; Evelleen (a child seven years old): Miss Stoker; Mrs. Gong: Miss Laidlaw; Meg: Mrs. Stoker; Louise: Miss Johnson

Reference Cast

Connor O'Kennedy: John Parselle
George O'Kennedy: C. J. Smith
Wild Murtogh: Edmund Garden
Paddy Kelly: Sanders
Ned Keogh: Le Barr
Darby Donovan: Braithwaite
Tim O'Toole: Page
Geraldine: Mrs. Leigh Murray
Nelly O'Neil: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar

Captain Dartois: Woolgar
Muster Grinnidge: James Rogers
Jack Gong: Paul J. Bedford
Little Bear: Le Barr
Rattlesnake: Ridgway
Miami: Mme. Céline Céleste
Tigertail: Miss Laidlaw
Dennis: Robert Romer
Larry: Waye
servant to Madame St. Aubert:
   Sanders

George: Page
Madame St. Aubert: Mme. Céline
   Céleste

Evelleen: Miss Stoker
Mrs. Gong: Miss Laidlaw
Meg: Mrs. Stoker
Louise: Miss Johnson

I [Ireland on the Galway Coast, 1745] I,i an Irish fair and row; II [America in the Valley of the Mississippi, 1747] II,i log cabin on the banks of the Mississippi; II,ii pine wood and distant view of a raft; II,iii American forest; II,iv banks of the Mississippi by sunset; III [Ireland, the Hill of Howth and Dublin City, 1748] III,i smith's forge near the Hill of Howth; III,ii hall in an old town house; III,iii street in Dublin by night; III,iv apartment in the house of Mme. St. Aubert

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (27)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 28 Nov 1854, next 30 Nov 1854

3) The Railway Belle (9)

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


30 Nov 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
29 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and behind the Curtain (1)

AU: Tom Taylor, Charles Reade
Au Comm BILL: "authors of To Parents & Guardians and The Ladies Battle"

Performances first 30 Nov 1854, next 2 Dec 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 (1st app this season); Lysimachus (his son): Miss Stoker; Mr. Snarl: [Edmund] Garden; 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 Wyndham; Mrs. Triplet: Mrs. Leigh Murray children of Mrs. Triplet Cleopatra: Miss Kate Thompson; Roxalana: Miss Lightfoot maid: Miss Mitchenson

Cast Comment Leigh Murray, Parselle, Benjamin N. Webster, Mrs. Leigh Murray 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: Edmund Garden
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 Wyndham
Mrs. Triplet: Mrs. Leigh Murray
Cleopatra: Miss Kate Thompson
Roxalana: Miss Lightfoot
maid: Miss Mitchenson

2) The Slow Man (12)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 28 Nov 1854, next 2 Dec 1854

3) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (28)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 29 Nov 1854, next 1 Dec 1854

4) The Railway Belle (10)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 29 Nov 1854, next 1 Dec 1854


1 Dec 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
29 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (2)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 29 Nov 1854, next 4 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (29)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 30 Nov 1854, next 2 Dec 1854

3) The Railway Belle (11)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 30 Nov 1854, next 2 Dec 1854


2 Dec 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
29 Nov 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and behind the Curtain (2)

Performances first 30 Nov 1854, previous 30 Nov 1854

2) The Slow Man (13)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 30 Nov 1854, next 12 Dec 1854

3) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (30)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 1 Dec 1854, next 4 Dec 1854

4) The Railway Belle (12)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 1 Dec 1854, next 4 Dec 1854


4 Dec 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
4 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (3)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 1 Dec 1854, next 5 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (31)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 2 Dec 1854, next 5 Dec 1854

3) The Railway Belle (13)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 2 Dec 1854, next 5 Dec 1854


5 Dec 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
4 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (4)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 4 Dec 1854, next 6 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (32)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 4 Dec 1854, next 6 Dec 1854

3) The Railway Belle (14)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 4 Dec 1854, next 6 Dec 1854


6 Dec 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
4 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (5)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 5 Dec 1854, next 7 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (33)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 5 Dec 1854, next 7 Dec 1854

3) The Railway Belle (15)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 5 Dec 1854, next 7 Dec 1854


7 Dec 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
7 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (6)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 6 Dec 1854, next 8 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (34)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 6 Dec 1854, next 8 Dec 1854

3) The Railway Belle (16)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 6 Dec 1854, next 8 Dec 1854


8 Dec 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
7 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (7)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 7 Dec 1854, next 9 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (35)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 7 Dec 1854, next 9 Dec 1854

3) The Railway Belle (17)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 7 Dec 1854, next 9 Dec 1854


9 Dec 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
7 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (8)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 8 Dec 1854, next 25 Jan 1855

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (36)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 8 Dec 1854, next 11 Dec 1854

3) The Railway Belle (18)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 8 Dec 1854, next 11 Dec 1854


11 Dec 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
11 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

Source Comment error in bill probable in advertising both Slow Man and Camp at Chobham to be played on 12 December; probably only Slow Man was played on 12 Dec

1) Pierre the Foundling (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; "founded on a novel by Madame George Sand" (bill)
AU: [Dion L. Boucicault]
Au Comm "by a popular author" (bill)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, next 12 Dec 1854

Genre (drama) entirely new rustic drama; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Pierre (the foundling): Ben[jamin] N. Webster; Gribou Bonnin: [Robert] Keeley; Madeleine Blanchet: Mme. [Céline] Céleste; Catherine: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Mariette Blanchet: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Madame Carnot: Miss Cuthbert

Reference Cast

Pierre: Benjamin N. Webster
Gribou Bonnin: Robert Keeley
Madeleine Blanchet: Mme. Céline
   Céleste

Catherine: Mrs. Robert Keeley
Mariette Blanchet: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar

Madame Carnot: Miss Cuthbert

1. Brittany

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (37)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 9 Dec 1854, next 12 Dec 1854

3) The Camp at Chobham (7)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 4 Nov 1854, next 13 Dec 1854

4) The Railway Belle (19)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 9 Dec 1854, next 12 Dec 1854


12 Dec 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
11 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (2)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 11 Dec 1854, next 13 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (38)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 11 Dec 1854, next 13 Dec 1854

3) The Slow Man (14)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 2 Dec 1854, next 14 Dec 1854

4) The Railway Belle (20)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 11 Dec 1854, next 13 Dec 1854


13 Dec 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
11 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (3)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 12 Dec 1854, next 14 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (39)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 12 Dec 1854, next 14 Dec 1854

3) The Camp at Chobham (8)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 11 Dec 1854, next 15 Dec 1854

4) The Railway Belle (21)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 12 Dec 1854, next 14 Dec 1854


14 Dec 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
14 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (4)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 13 Dec 1854, next 15 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (40)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 13 Dec 1854, next 15 Dec 1854

3) The Slow Man (15)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 12 Dec 1854, next 16 Dec 1854

4) The Railway Belle (22)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 13 Dec 1854, next 15 Dec 1854


15 Dec 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
14 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (5)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 14 Dec 1854, next 16 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (41)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 14 Dec 1854, next 16 Dec 1854

3) The Camp at Chobham (9)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 13 Dec 1854, next 18 Dec 1854

4) The Railway Belle (23)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 14 Dec 1854, next 16 Dec 1854


16 Dec 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
14 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (6)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 15 Dec 1854, next 18 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (42)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 15 Dec 1854, next 18 Dec 1854

3) The Slow Man (16)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 14 Dec 1854, next 19 Dec 1854

4) The Railway Belle (24)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 15 Dec 1854, next 18 Dec 1854


18 Dec 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi
18 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (7)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 16 Dec 1854, next 19 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (43)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 16 Dec 1854, next 19 Dec 1854

3) The Camp at Chobham (10)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 15 Dec 1854, next 20 Dec 1854

4) The Railway Belle (25)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 16 Dec 1854, next 19 Dec 1854


19 Dec 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
18 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (8)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 18 Dec 1854, next 20 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (44)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 18 Dec 1854, next 20 Dec 1854

3) The Slow Man (17)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 16 Dec 1854, next 21 Dec 1854

4) The Railway Belle (26)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 18 Dec 1854, next 20 Dec 1854


20 Dec 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
18 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (9)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 19 Dec 1854, next 21 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (45)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 19 Dec 1854, next 21 Dec 1854

3) The Camp at Chobham (11)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 18 Dec 1854, next 22 Dec 1854

4) The Railway Belle (27)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 19 Dec 1854, next 21 Dec 1854


21 Dec 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
21 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (10)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 20 Dec 1854, next 22 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (46)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 20 Dec 1854, next 22 Dec 1854

3) The Slow Man (18)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 19 Dec 1854, next 23 Dec 1854

4) The Railway Belle (28)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 20 Dec 1854, next 22 Dec 1854


22 Dec 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
21 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (11)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 21 Dec 1854, next 23 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (47)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 21 Dec 1854, next 23 Dec 1854

3) The Camp at Chobham (12)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 20 Dec 1854, next 1 Jan 1855

4) The Railway Belle (29)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 21 Dec 1854, next 23 Dec 1854


23 Dec 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
21 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (12)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 22 Dec 1854, next 26 Dec 1854

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (48)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 22 Dec 1854, next 1 Jan 1855

3) The Slow Man (19)

Performances first 16 Nov 1854, previous 21 Dec 1854

4) The Railway Belle (30)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 22 Dec 1854, next 26 Dec 1854


25 Dec 1854
Mon eve
Adelphi

DARK: Christmas Day


26 Dec 1854
Tue eve
Adelphi
26 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (13)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 23 Dec 1854, next 27 Dec 1854

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: [Unknown], COMP: Alfred Mellon

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, next 27 Dec 1854

Genre (extravaganza) entirely new apropos eccentric extravaganza; 2 acts

First Night Cast

The Danube: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; The Pruth: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; The Baltic: Miss Mary L. Keeley attendant naiades Ondine: Miss Laidlaw; Arethusa: Miss Thompson Civilization: Miss Stoker; principal danseuse (fr Theatre Imperiale de l'Opera Paris): Mlle. Maraquita (1st app England); principal dancers: Fraulein Helene Sparl (fr Imperial Theatre Vienna, 1st app England), Miss Dalton (1st app here); Chipmanoff (collector of taxes): Charles Selby; Lutoff, the bridegroom: James Rogers; hunchback: Sanders; old man: Waye; Roumanesca (the bride): Miss Cuthbert; Nadiga (bride's mother): Mrs. Stoker Cossacks Cheaki: G. Lee; Sneaki: Aldridge; Prigoff: Woolgar; Boski: R[obert] Romer; Hoki: Conran; Poki: Braithwaite General Chipmanoff: Charles Selby; Oranoff: Page; Inkenoff: Hastings; Krakouski: Ridgway; Young Guguski: Miss Stoker; Krakemoff (the crier): G. Lee; an extraordinary Russian courier: Le Barr Russian police Colonel Dobiki: Woolgar; Takemoff: C. J. Smith; Brickibrocki: R[obert] Romer; Larouski: Waye Russian police: Young Russian officers The Baltic, under assumed name of Douraki: Miss Mary L. Keeley; The Black Sea (under assumed name of Sabretoff): Miss Wyndham Russian police: Russian officers Rouski: Miss C. Lelacheur; Mouski: Miss Thompson Follette (little French milliner): Miss Laidlaw; Captain Lyon (English officer): Page; Lieutenant Boncoeur (French officer): Hastings; Skulkiwitz (Russian officer): Ridgway; Davis (English corporal): Paul J. Bedford; Fusil (French corporal): [Edmund] Garden; Lutoff, drummer: James Rogers; Caboul: R[obert] Romer; Tamerlan (his son): Miss Aldridge

Reference Cast

The Danube: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar

The Pruth: Mrs. Robert Keeley
The Baltic: Miss Mary L. Keeley
Ondine: Miss Laidlaw
Arethusa: Miss Thompson
Civilization: Miss Stoker
principal danseuse: Mlle.
   Maraquita

principal dancers:
   Fraulein Helene Sparl
   Miss Dalton
Chipmanoff: Charles Selby
Lutoff, the bridegroom: James
   Rogers

hunchback: Sanders
old man: Waye
Roumanesca: Miss Cuthbert
Nadiga: Mrs. Stoker
Cheaki: G. Lee
Sneaki: Aldridge
Prigoff: Woolgar
Boski: Robert Romer
Hoki: Conran
Poki: Braithwaite
General Chipmanoff: Charles
   Selby

Oranoff: Page
Inkenoff: Hastings
Krakouski: Ridgway
Young Guguski: Miss Stoker
an extraordinary Russian
   courier: Le Barr
Colonel Dobiki: Woolgar
Takemoff: C. J. Smith
Brickibrocki: Robert Romer
Larouski: Waye
The Baltic, under assumed name of
   Douraki: Miss Mary L. Keeley
The Black Sea: Miss Wyndham
Rouski: Miss C. Lelacheur
Mouski: Miss Thompson
Follette: Miss Laidlaw
Captain Lyon: Page
Lieutenant Boncoeur: Hastings
Skulkiwitz: Ridgway
Davis: Paul J. Bedford
Fusil: Edmund Garden
Lutoff, drummer: James Rogers

DIR: Mme. [Céline] Céleste

(dI) dance: "Les Noces Valaque"; -corps de ballet; (dI) grand pas valaquois, Mlle. Maraquita (fr Theatre de l'Opera Paris, 1st app this country), Fraulein Helene Sparl, Miss Dalton; (dII) grand pas de naiades, Mlle. Maraquita, Fraulein Helene Sparl, Miss Dalton; -corps de ballet; (dII) gallop des drapeaux

(dII) "Les Flottes, England! France! Russia!"

I,i bed of the Danube; I,ii a Wallachian village; I,iii Wallachian farm; I,iv [moonlight] banks of the Danube; II,i a Russian tent; II,ii St. Petersburg; II,iii Islands of Aland; II,iv The Black Sea

3) The Railway Belle (31)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 23 Dec 1854, next 27 Dec 1854


27 Dec 1854
Wed eve
Adelphi
26 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (14)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 26 Dec 1854, next 28 Dec 1854

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (2)

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

Cast as reference cast (26 Dec 1854)

ADDS Krakemoff: G. Lee
Caboul: Robert Romer
Tamerlan: Miss Aldridge

3) The Railway Belle (32)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 26 Dec 1854, next 28 Dec 1854


28 Dec 1854
Thu eve
Adelphi
28 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (15)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 27 Dec 1854, next 29 Dec 1854

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (3)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 27 Dec 1854, next 29 Dec 1854

pas de charactere, Mlle. Benoni (premiere danseuse fr La Scala, Milan, 1st app England)

3) The Railway Belle (33)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 27 Dec 1854, next 29 Dec 1854


29 Dec 1854
Fri eve
Adelphi
28 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (16)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 28 Dec 1854, next 30 Dec 1854

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (4)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 28 Dec 1854, next 30 Dec 1854

3) The Railway Belle (34)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 28 Dec 1854, next 30 Dec 1854


30 Dec 1854
Sat eve
Adelphi
28 Dec 1854
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Pierre the Foundling (17)

Performances first 11 Dec 1854, previous 29 Dec 1854

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (5)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 29 Dec 1854, next 1 Jan 1855

3) The Railway Belle (35)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 29 Dec 1854, next 1 Jan 1855


1 Jan 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
1 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

Special Performance Juvenile: Young People's Nights

1) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (49)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 23 Dec 1854, next 2 Jan 1855

Cast truncated in the source

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (6)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 30 Dec 1854, next 2 Jan 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (13)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 22 Dec 1854, next 2 Jan 1855

4) The Railway Belle (36)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 30 Dec 1854, next 2 Jan 1855


2 Jan 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
1 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

Special Performance Juvenile: Young People's Nights

1) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (50)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 1 Jan 1855, next 3 Jan 1855

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (7)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 1 Jan 1855, next 3 Jan 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (14)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 1 Jan 1855, next 3 Jan 1855

4) The Railway Belle (37)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 1 Jan 1855, next 3 Jan 1855


3 Jan 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
1 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

Special Performance Juvenile: Young People's Nights

1) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (51)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 2 Jan 1855, next 4 Jan 1855

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (8)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 2 Jan 1855, next 4 Jan 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (15)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 2 Jan 1855, next 4 Jan 1855

4) The Railway Belle (38)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 2 Jan 1855, next 4 Jan 1855


4 Jan 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
4 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (52)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 3 Jan 1855, next 5 Jan 1855

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (9)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 3 Jan 1855, next 5 Jan 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (16)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 3 Jan 1855, next 5 Jan 1855

4) The Railway Belle (39)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 3 Jan 1855, next 5 Jan 1855


5 Jan 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
4 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (53)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 4 Jan 1855, next 6 Jan 1855

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (10)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 4 Jan 1855, next 6 Jan 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (17)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 4 Jan 1855, next 6 Jan 1855

4) The Railway Belle (40)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 4 Jan 1855, next 6 Jan 1855


6 Jan 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
4 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (54)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 5 Jan 1855, next 5 Feb 1855

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (11)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 5 Jan 1855, next 8 Jan 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (18)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 5 Jan 1855, next 11 Jun 1855

4) The Railway Belle (41)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 5 Jan 1855, next 25 Jan 1855


8 Jan 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
8 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (1)

Title Comment based on Satan; ou, Le Diable a Paris by Clarville and Damarin; 1st time in 6 yrs
AU: Charles Selby

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, next 9 Jan 1855

Genre (drama) drama of peculiar interest

First Night Cast

Count Henry Beausoleil (a French gentleman): Leigh Murray his friends Count Vanille: Charles Selby; Captain Gasconade: G. Lee The Mysterious Stranger: Mme. [Céline] Céleste; Duplomet (a banker): [Edmund] Garden; Crequet (valet to Count Beausoleil): [Robert] Keeley (1st time); Francois: Page; Pierre: Le Barr artistes of society Checore: Paul J. Bedford (1st time); Loupy: Sanders; Le Fleur: Hastings corporal: Waye; Chaumiere: Conran; Mademoiselle de Nantelle (betrothed to Count Beausoleil): Miss Wyndham ladies of fashion Madame de Sericourt: Miss C. Lelacheur; Madame de Luceval: Mrs. Leigh Murray; Madame de Savigne: Miss Laidlaw; Madame de Lenneville: Miss Thompson Madeline (femme de chambre de Mademoiselle de Nantelle, betrothed to Crequet): Miss Mary L. Keeley (1st time); ladies, gentlemen, guests, dancers, thieves: [Unlisted]

Reference Cast

Count Henry Beausoleil: Leigh
   Murray

Count Vanille: Charles Selby
Captain Gasconade: G. Lee
The Mysterious Stranger: Mme.
   Céline Céleste

Duplomet: Edmund Garden
Crequet: James Rogers
Francois: Page
Pierre: Le Barr
Checore: Paul J. Bedford
Loupy: Sanders
Le Fleur: Hastings
corporal: Waye
Chaumiere: Conran
Mademoiselle de Nantelle: Miss
   Wyndham

Madame de Sericourt: Miss C.
   Lelacheur

Madame de Luceval: Mrs. Leigh
   Murray

Madame de Savigne: Miss Laidlaw
Madame de Lenneville: Miss
   Thompson

Madeline: Miss Mary L. Keeley
ladies, gentlemen, guests,
   dancers, thieves: Unlisted

la polka des salons; polka quadrille

1. a ball room

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (12)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 6 Jan 1855, next 9 Jan 1855


9 Jan 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
8 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (2)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 8 Jan 1855, next 10 Jan 1855

Cast as reference cast (8 Jan 1855)

BUT Crequet: Robert Keeley

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (13)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 8 Jan 1855, next 10 Jan 1855


10 Jan 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
8 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (3)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 9 Jan 1855, next 11 Jan 1855

Cast as reference cast (8 Jan 1855)

BUT Crequet: Robert Keeley

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (14)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 9 Jan 1855, next 11 Jan 1855


11 Jan 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
11 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (4)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 10 Jan 1855, next 12 Jan 1855

Cast as reference cast (8 Jan 1855)

BUT Crequet: Robert Keeley

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (15)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 10 Jan 1855, next 12 Jan 1855


12 Jan 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
11 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (5)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 11 Jan 1855, next 13 Jan 1855

Cast as reference cast (8 Jan 1855)

BUT Crequet: Robert Keeley

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (16)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 11 Jan 1855, next 13 Jan 1855


13 Jan 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
11 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (6)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 12 Jan 1855, next 15 Jan 1855

Cast as reference cast (8 Jan 1855)

BUT Crequet: Robert Keeley

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (17)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 12 Jan 1855, next 15 Jan 1855


15 Jan 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
15 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (7)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 13 Jan 1855, next 16 Jan 1855

Cast as reference cast (8 Jan 1855)

BUT Crequet: Robert Keeley

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (18)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 13 Jan 1855, next 16 Jan 1855


16 Jan 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
15 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (8)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 15 Jan 1855, next 17 Jan 1855

Cast as reference cast (8 Jan 1855)

BUT Crequet: Robert Keeley

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (19)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 15 Jan 1855, next 17 Jan 1855


17 Jan 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
15 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (9)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 16 Jan 1855, next 18 Jan 1855

Cast as reference cast (8 Jan 1855)

BUT Crequet: Robert Keeley

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (20)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 16 Jan 1855, next 18 Jan 1855


18 Jan 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
18 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (10)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 17 Jan 1855, next 19 Jan 1855

Cast as reference cast (8 Jan 1855)

BUT Crequet: Robert Keeley

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (21)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 17 Jan 1855, next 19 Jan 1855

cast truncated: roles omitted for space reasons


19 Jan 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
18 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (11)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 18 Jan 1855, next 20 Jan 1855

Cast as reference cast (8 Jan 1855)

BUT Crequet: Robert Keeley

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (22)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 18 Jan 1855, next 20 Jan 1855


20 Jan 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
18 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (12)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 19 Jan 1855, next 22 Jan 1855

Cast as reference cast (8 Jan 1855)

BUT Crequet: Robert Keeley

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (23)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 19 Jan 1855, next 22 Jan 1855


22 Jan 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
22 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (13)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 20 Jan 1855, next 23 Jan 1855

Cast as reference cast (8 Jan 1855)

BUT Crequet: Robert Keeley

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (24)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 20 Jan 1855, next 23 Jan 1855


23 Jan 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
22 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (14)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 22 Jan 1855, next 24 Jan 1855

Cast as reference cast (8 Jan 1855)

BUT Crequet: Robert Keeley

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (25)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 22 Jan 1855, next 24 Jan 1855


24 Jan 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
22 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (15)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 23 Jan 1855, next 9 Apr 1855

Cast as reference cast (8 Jan 1855)

BUT Crequet: Robert Keeley

2) Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26)

Performances first 26 Dec 1854, previous 23 Jan 1855


25 Jan 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
25 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (9)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 9 Dec 1854, next 26 Jan 1855

2) A Moving Tale (13)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 28 Oct 1854, next 26 Jan 1855

3) The Railway Belle (42)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 6 Jan 1855, next 26 Jan 1855

General Non-Title Information

danse de joie: -ladies of the corps de ballet; pas Espanol: La Madrilegna: Mlle. Maraquita; Hungarian polka: -ladies of the corps de ballet; "La Fiancee": Mlle. Benoni, Fraulein Helene Sparl; "Les Flottes": -corps de ballet; Grand Finale: Mlle. Maraquita, Mlle. Benoni, Fraulein Helene Sparl; -corps de ballet All dances appear under heading: "New Grand Divertisement." "Les Flottes" is stated to be given "by desire."


26 Jan 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
25 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (10)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 25 Jan 1855, next 27 Jan 1855

2) A Moving Tale (14)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 25 Jan 1855, next 27 Jan 1855

3) The Railway Belle (43)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 25 Jan 1855, next 27 Jan 1855


27 Jan 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
25 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (11)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 26 Jan 1855, next 29 Jan 1855

2) A Moving Tale (15)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 26 Jan 1855, next 29 Jan 1855

3) The Railway Belle (44)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 26 Jan 1855, next 29 Jan 1855


29 Jan 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
29 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (12)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 27 Jan 1855, next 30 Jan 1855

2) A Moving Tale (16)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 27 Jan 1855, next 30 Jan 1855

3) The Railway Belle (45)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 27 Jan 1855, next 30 Jan 1855


30 Jan 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
29 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (13)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 29 Jan 1855, next 31 Jan 1855

2) A Moving Tale (17)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 29 Jan 1855, next 31 Jan 1855

3) The Railway Belle (46)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 29 Jan 1855, next 31 Jan 1855


31 Jan 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
29 Jan 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (14)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 30 Jan 1855, next 1 Feb 1855

2) A Moving Tale (18)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 30 Jan 1855, next 1 Feb 1855

3) The Railway Belle (47)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 30 Jan 1855, next 1 Feb 1855


1 Feb 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
1 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (15)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 31 Jan 1855, next 2 Feb 1855

2) A Moving Tale (19)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 31 Jan 1855, next 2 Feb 1855

3) The Railway Belle (48)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 31 Jan 1855, next 2 Feb 1855


2 Feb 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
1 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (16)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 1 Feb 1855, next 3 Feb 1855

2) A Moving Tale (20)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 1 Feb 1855, next 3 Feb 1855

3) The Railway Belle (49)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 1 Feb 1855, next 3 Feb 1855


3 Feb 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
1 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (17)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 2 Feb 1855, next 16 Jun 1855

2) A Moving Tale (21)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 2 Feb 1855, next 16 Jul 1855

3) The Railway Belle (50)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 2 Feb 1855, next 5 Feb 1855

Illustration: Janet Pride  [1st Performance Feb 5, 1855]


 
Title:Janet Pride
Description:Janet Pride by Dion Boucicault.  The heroine was played by Mme. Céleste.
1st Performance:Feb 5, 1855
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated London News, Feb 10, 1855, p. 132
Review:The Illustrated London News, Feb 10, 1855, pp. 131-132

 

"JANET PRIDE," AT THE ADELPHI THEATRE.

The above new piece, by Mr. Dion Bourcicault, professes to be in three acts; but as it has two prologues, after the manner of the French stage, it is really in five; or, in other words, is a trilogy, like the Greek dramas, or Shakspeare's [sic] "Winter's Tale" and "Pericles."  The drama is also ostensibly original and no doubt is so as a whole; but, in its parts, it is much indebted to "Marie Jeanne," the "Somnambula," the "Maid and the Magpie," &c.  In fact, the evident aim of the author has been to combine the most effective situations of many dramas, and thus to gain a novel force of a composite kind, instead of contenting himself with the more pure result of a single incident.  This coalition of points has been managed with undoubted cleverness; and a piece of accumulated interest, thoroughly elaborated, has been produced.  Mr. Webster was the hero, and a truly-difficult role had he to support--a man inebriate through five acts; and the different phases of the state constituted the variety, which he had to throw into the part.  For an actor so consummate this variety was sufficient; and the artistic manner in which the different phases and nuances were suggested or realised places Mr. Webster in a very high histrionic rank indeed.  The action of the piece altogether occupies twenty years.  It opens in Paris in 1834, when Richard Pride (Mr. Webster) is only twenty-eight years of age, and who, with his wife Jane Pride (Mdme. Celeste), resides in a garret in Paris, a refugee from English justice, still sacrificing all things to the love of brandy, though not without a heart and somewhat good-humoured withal.  His destitute wife is ultimately compelled to entrust her dying daughter to the Enfans Trouvés; an illustration of which scene accompanies this article.  The poor child is accordingly saved; but the frantic mother perishes amidst the winter's snow in the street, at the time that her drunken husband and his companions are passing.  By them, she is found dead; at the same moment, Pride is arrested for forgery.  Thus ends the first part.

Nineteen years afterwards, the second part presents the victim of drink in Australia with Black Jack (Mr. Paul Bedford).  Sparks of superior culture yet distinguish Pride from the baser character of his associate, who murders a returning soldier, Sergeant Grey (Mr. R. Romer), in the bush, for the sake of his money.  Pride immediately avenges the man's death; but takes possession of his cash and accoutrements, in order to pass under his name, enjoy his pension, and thus effect his own escape.  Thus armed, we find him in London in Greek-street, Soho, the member of the family of M. Bernard, a French watch-maker, formerly the friend of Jane Pride, and who has taken charge of her infant, Janet Pride (Mdme. Celeste), when discharged from the Foundling Hospital.  The Frenchman loves her as his own child, and makes her the companion of Sergeant Grey's daughter Minnie (Miss Keeley).  Pride intrudes into this happy domestic circle as Minnie's supposed father.  She has also a lover, in the French watchmaker's apprentice, Dicky Trotter (Mr. Keeley).  Minnie likewise has attracted the attention of George Heriot (Mr. G. Lee), the son of a goldsmith, and the very man whom Pride had defrauded.  Mr. Heriot entrusts a gold watch, set with diamonds, to Bernard's care, concerning which Janet, suspicious of the supposed Sergeant Grey's honesty, is exceedingly anxious.  Being a somnambulist, this anxiety haunts her slumbers; and, in her sleepwalking, she attempts to transfer the watch from a table-drawer to a safer cabinet.  But the criminal of the drama is on the spot, and abstracts the watch from the case during the attempted transfer, so that, when the former is missed, Janet's possession of the latter becomes evidence against her.  The poor girl is tried and convicted at the Old Bailey; when Pride, discovering that she is his own daughter, shoots himself, and, by his dying confession, clears the prisoner.  Mr. Keeley has an amusing part in Dicky Trotter, whose colloquy with the numerous kitchen clocks, which he has marred rather than mended--with his calculations about the mean time, and their different characteristics--suffices to send him into a profound sleep at the moment of the robbery.  His behaviour in court as a witness, because he was asleep in the apartment all the while, provoked many a laugh.  That a productian so various in interest, and so lifelike in character, should be successful was natural, and, acted with so much talent, indeed inevitable.  Mr. Webster has, moreover, earned our most unequivocal testimony to his extraordinary histrionic genius, in his successful assumption of the peculiar attributes that distinguish the hero of this new dramatic romance.


5 Feb 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
5 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: [Dion L. Boucicault], COMP: Alfred Mellon
Au Comm BILL: "by a popular author"

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, next 6 Feb 1855

Genre (drama) grand, new, and original drama; prol, 3 acts

First Night Cast

Richard Pride: Ben[jamin N.] Webster; Bernard: Charles Selby; Dr. Robert: Woolgar; Black Jack: Paul J. Bedford; corporal: Ridgway; sergeant: Sanders; Janet (or Jane) Pride: Mme. [Céline] Céleste; Sergeant Grey: R[obert] Romer; Dicky Trotter: [Robert] Keeley; Mr. Heriot: [Edmund] Garden; Fitchet: Hastings; George Heriot: G. Lee; police officers: Waye, Aldridge; recorder: C. J. Smith; counsel for the prosecution: [John] Parselle; clerk of arraigns: Page; counsel for the defence: G. Hastings; crier: Conran; foreman of the jury: J. Sanders; Minnie: Miss Mary L. Keeley; Nancy: Mrs. Stoker

Reference Cast

Richard Pride: Benjamin N.
   Webster

Bernard: Charles Selby
Dr. Robert: Woolgar
Black Jack: Paul J. Bedford
corporal: Ridgway
sergeant: Sanders
Janet Pride: Mme. Céline
   Céleste

Sergeant Grey: Robert Romer
Dicky Trotter: Robert Keeley
Mr. Heriot: Edmund Garden
Fitchet: Hastings
George Heriot: G. Lee
police officers:
   Waye
   Aldridge
recorder: C. J. Smith
counsel for the prosecution:
   John Parselle

clerk of arraigns: Page
counsel for the defence: G.
   Hastings

crier: Conran
foreman of the jury: J. Sanders
Minnie: Miss Mary L. Keeley
Nancy: Mrs. Stoker

prol I [Paris, 1834] prol I,i a garret in Paris; prol I,ii the Pont Neuf; prol I,iii the Foundling Hospital; prol II [Australia, 1853] prol II,i the Bush at Murrumbridge; I [London, 1854] I,i an attic in Greek Street, Soho; I,ii exterior of a gin palace; I,iii [night] Seven Dials; II,i the attic in Greek Street; III,i room, Newgate Prison; III,ii The Old Bailey

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (55)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 6 Jan 1855, next 6 Feb 1855

3) The Railway Belle (51)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 3 Feb 1855, next 6 Feb 1855

General Non-Title Information

dances as given 25 Jan


6 Feb 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
5 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (2)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 5 Feb 1855, next 7 Feb 1855

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (56)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 5 Feb 1855, next 7 Feb 1855

3) The Railway Belle (52)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 5 Feb 1855, next 7 Feb 1855


7 Feb 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
5 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (3)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 6 Feb 1855, next 8 Feb 1855

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (57)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 6 Feb 1855, next 8 Feb 1855

3) The Railway Belle (53)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 6 Feb 1855, next 8 Feb 1855


8 Feb 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
8 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (4)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 7 Feb 1855, next 9 Feb 1855

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (58)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 7 Feb 1855, next 9 Feb 1855

3) The Railway Belle (54)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 7 Feb 1855, next 9 Feb 1855


9 Feb 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
8 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (5)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 8 Feb 1855, next 10 Feb 1855

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (59)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 8 Feb 1855, next 10 Feb 1855

3) The Railway Belle (55)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 8 Feb 1855, next 10 Feb 1855


10 Feb 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
8 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (6)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 9 Feb 1855, next 12 Feb 1855

2) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (60)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 9 Feb 1855, next 2 Jul 1855

3) The Railway Belle (56)

Performances first 20 Nov 1854, previous 9 Feb 1855


12 Feb 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
12 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (7)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 10 Feb 1855, next 13 Feb 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (1)

Title Comment Auber's Le Dieu et la Bayadere with different title; Nicoll gives this as 1st perf ever and gives no author
AU: Daniel F. Auber

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, next 13 Feb 1855

Genre (ballet opera) celebrated ballet opera

First Night Cast

The Unknown: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Olifour (Grand Judge of the City of Cashmere): Paul J. Bedford; The Tchop Dar (chief officer): G. Lee; Chief of the Guards: Conran; Ninka (singing Bayadere): Miss Mary L. Keeley; Zoloe (maid of Cashmere): Mlle. Maraquita; Fatma (her companion): Mlle. Benoni; Principal dancers: Mlle. Maraquita, Mlle. Benoni, Fraulein Helene Sparl, Miss Dalton

Cast Comment Mlle. Maraquita alternates characters and dance routines with Mlle. Benoni, the former playing the roles on Mon, Wed & Fri that the latter plays on the other days of the week

Reference Cast

The Unknown: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar

Olifour: Paul J. Bedford
The Tchop Dar: G. Lee
Chief of the Guards: Conran
Ninka: Miss Mary L. Keeley
Zoloe: Mlle. Maraquita
Fatma: Mlle. Benoni
Principal dancers:
   Mlle. Maraquita
   Mlle. Benoni
   Fraulein Helene Sparl
   Miss Dalton

celebrated shawl dance: Mlle. Maraquita (on M,W,F), Mlle. Benoni (on T,Th,S), Fraulein Helene Sparl, Miss Dalton; -ladies of the corps de ballet; pas seul: Mlle. Benoni; pas seul: Mlle. Maraquita pas seul: Mlle. Benoni (on M,W,F), Mlle. Maraquita (on T,Th,S); shawl dance: Mlle. Maraquita (on M,W,F), Mlle. Benoni (on T,Th,S)


13 Feb 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
12 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (8)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 12 Feb 1855, next 14 Feb 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (2)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 12 Feb 1855, next 14 Feb 1855

Cast as reference cast (12 Feb 1855)

BUT Zoloe: Mlle. Benoni
Fatma: Mlle. Maraquita

14 Feb 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
12 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (9)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 13 Feb 1855, next 15 Feb 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (3)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 13 Feb 1855, next 15 Feb 1855


15 Feb 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
15 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (10)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 14 Feb 1855, next 16 Feb 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (4)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 14 Feb 1855, next 16 Feb 1855

Cast as reference cast (12 Feb 1855)

BUT Zoloe: Mlle. Benoni
Fatma: Mlle. Maraquita

16 Feb 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
15 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (11)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 15 Feb 1855, next 17 Feb 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (5)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 15 Feb 1855, next 17 Feb 1855


17 Feb 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
15 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (12)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 16 Feb 1855, next 19 Feb 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (6)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 16 Feb 1855, next 19 Feb 1855

Cast as reference cast (12 Feb 1855)

BUT Zoloe: Mlle. Benoni
Fatma: Mlle. Maraquita

19 Feb 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
19 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (13)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 17 Feb 1855, next 20 Feb 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (7)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 17 Feb 1855, next 20 Feb 1855


20 Feb 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
19 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (14)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 19 Feb 1855, next 22 Feb 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (8)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 19 Feb 1855, next 22 Feb 1855

Cast as reference cast (12 Feb 1855)

BUT Zoloe: Mlle. Benoni
Fatma: Mlle. Maraquita

21 Feb 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi

DARK: Ash Wednesday


22 Feb 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
22 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (15)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 20 Feb 1855, next 23 Feb 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (9)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 20 Feb 1855, next 23 Feb 1855

Cast as reference cast (12 Feb 1855)

BUT Zoloe: Mlle. Benoni
Fatma: Mlle. Maraquita

23 Feb 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
22 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (16)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 22 Feb 1855, next 24 Feb 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (10)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 22 Feb 1855, next 24 Feb 1855


24 Feb 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
22 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (17)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 23 Feb 1855, next 26 Feb 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (11)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 23 Feb 1855, next 26 Feb 1855

Cast as reference cast (12 Feb 1855)

BUT Zoloe: Mlle. Benoni
Fatma: Mlle. Maraquita

26 Feb 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
26 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (18)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 24 Feb 1855, next 27 Feb 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (12)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 24 Feb 1855, next 27 Feb 1855


27 Feb 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
26 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (19)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 26 Feb 1855, next 28 Feb 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (13)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 26 Feb 1855, next 28 Feb 1855

Cast as reference cast (12 Feb 1855)

BUT Zoloe: Mlle. Benoni
Fatma: Mlle. Maraquita

28 Feb 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
26 Feb 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (20)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 27 Feb 1855, next 1 Mar 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (14)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 27 Feb 1855, next 1 Mar 1855


1 Mar 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
1 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (21)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 28 Feb 1855, next 2 Mar 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (15)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 28 Feb 1855, next 2 Mar 1855

Cast as reference cast (12 Feb 1855)

BUT Zoloe: Mlle. Benoni
Fatma: Mlle. Maraquita

2 Mar 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
1 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (22)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 1 Mar 1855, next 3 Mar 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (16)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 1 Mar 1855, next 3 Mar 1855


3 Mar 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
1 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (23)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 2 Mar 1855, next 5 Mar 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (17)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 2 Mar 1855, next 5 Mar 1855

Cast as reference cast (12 Feb 1855)

BUT Zoloe: Mlle. Benoni
Fatma: Mlle. Maraquita

5 Mar 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
5 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (24)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 3 Mar 1855, next 6 Mar 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (18)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 3 Mar 1855, next 6 Mar 1855


6 Mar 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
5 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (25)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 5 Mar 1855, next 7 Mar 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (19)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 5 Mar 1855, next 7 Mar 1855

Cast as reference cast (12 Feb 1855)

BUT Zoloe: Mlle. Benoni
Fatma: Mlle. Maraquita

7 Mar 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
5 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (26)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 6 Mar 1855, next 8 Mar 1855

2) The Unknown and the Bayadere (20)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 6 Mar 1855, next 8 Mar 1855


8 Mar 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
8 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (27)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 7 Mar 1855, next 9 Mar 1855

2) Betty Martin (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; in 1865 the piece was played at the St. James as The Clockmaker's Hat--the title Nicoll indexes it under
AU: [Thomas W. Robertson]

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, next 9 Mar 1855

Genre (farce) entirely new farce

First Night Cast

Major Miltiades Mohawk: Charles Selby; Mr. Eustace Singleton: [John] Parselle; Mr. Mainspring (clockmaker): Waye; Buttons (page): Miss Hayman; Betty Martin (housemaid): Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; Julia (wife of Major Mohawk): Miss Wyndham; Miss Bobbin (daily dress-maker): Miss Laidlaw

Reference Cast

Major Miltiades Mohawk: Charles
   Selby

Mr. Eustace Singleton: John
   Parselle

Mr. Mainspring: Waye
Buttons: Miss Hayman
Betty Martin: Mrs. Robert
   Keeley

Julia: Miss Wyndham
Miss Bobbin: Miss Laidlaw

Review attached to NN bill

3) The Unknown and the Bayadere (21)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 7 Mar 1855, next 9 Mar 1855

Cast as reference cast (12 Feb 1855)

BUT Zoloe: Mlle. Benoni
Fatma: Mlle. Maraquita

9 Mar 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
8 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (28)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 8 Mar 1855, next 10 Mar 1855

2) Betty Martin (2)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 8 Mar 1855, next 12 Mar 1855

3) The Unknown and the Bayadere (22)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 8 Mar 1855, next 10 Mar 1855


10 Mar 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
10 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (29)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 9 Mar 1855, next 12 Mar 1855

2) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (1)

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

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, next 13 Mar 1855

Genre (farce) entirely new farce

First Night Cast

Paul: Leigh Murray; Dr. Bile: [Robert] Keeley; Mr. Softly: G. Lee; Joseph (waiter): James Rogers; dark lady: Miss C. Lelacheur; fair lady: Mrs. Stoker

Reference Cast

Paul: Leigh Murray
Dr. Bile: Robert Keeley
Joseph: James Rogers
dark lady: Miss C. Lelacheur
fair lady: Mrs. Stoker

[present day] 1. Paris

3) The Unknown and the Bayadere (23)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 9 Mar 1855, next 12 Mar 1855

Cast as reference cast (12 Feb 1855)

BUT Zoloe: Mlle. Benoni
Fatma: Mlle. Maraquita

12 Mar 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
12 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (30)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 10 Mar 1855, next 13 Mar 1855

2) Betty Martin (3)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 9 Mar 1855, next 14 Mar 1855

3) The Unknown and the Bayadere (24)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 10 Mar 1855, next 13 Mar 1855


13 Mar 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
12 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (31)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 12 Mar 1855, next 14 Mar 1855

2) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (2)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 10 Mar 1855, next 15 Mar 1855

Cast as reference cast (10 Mar 1855)

ADDS Mr. Softly: G. Lee

3) The Unknown and the Bayadere (25)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 12 Mar 1855, next 14 Mar 1855

Cast as reference cast (12 Feb 1855)

BUT Zoloe: Mlle. Benoni
Fatma: Mlle. Maraquita

14 Mar 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
12 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (32)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 13 Mar 1855, next 15 Mar 1855

2) Betty Martin (4)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 12 Mar 1855, next 16 Mar 1855

3) The Unknown and the Bayadere (26)

Performances first 12 Feb 1855, previous 13 Mar 1855


15 Mar 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
15 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (33)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 14 Mar 1855, next 16 Mar 1855

2) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (3)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 13 Mar 1855, next 17 Mar 1855

3) The Fete of Nations (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; basically identical to the dances listed on 25 January
CHOR: [Unknown]

Performances first 15 Mar 1855, next 16 Mar 1855

Genre (divertissement) last new grand divertissement

First Night Cast

principal dancers: Mlle. Maraquita, Mlle. Benoni, Fraulein Helene Sparl

Reference Cast

principal dancers:
   Mlle. Maraquita
   Mlle. Benoni
   Fraulein Helene Sparl

16 Mar 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
15 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (34)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 15 Mar 1855, next 17 Mar 1855

2) Betty Martin (5)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 14 Mar 1855, next 19 Mar 1855

3) The Fete of Nations (2)

Performances first 15 Mar 1855, previous 15 Mar 1855, next 17 Mar 1855


17 Mar 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
15 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (35)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 16 Mar 1855, next 19 Mar 1855

2) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (4)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 15 Mar 1855, next 20 Mar 1855

3) The Fete of Nations (3)

Performances first 15 Mar 1855, previous 16 Mar 1855, next 19 Mar 1855


19 Mar 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
19 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (36)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 17 Mar 1855, next 20 Mar 1855

2) Betty Martin (6)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 16 Mar 1855, next 23 Mar 1855

3) The Fete of Nations (4)

Performances first 15 Mar 1855, previous 17 Mar 1855, next 20 Mar 1855


20 Mar 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
19 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (37)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 19 Mar 1855, next 22 Mar 1855

2) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (5)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 17 Mar 1855, next 22 Mar 1855

3) The Fete of Nations (5)

Performances first 15 Mar 1855, previous 19 Mar 1855, next 22 Mar 1855


21 Mar 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi

DARK: Fast Day


22 Mar 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
22 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (38)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 20 Mar 1855, next 23 Mar 1855

2) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (6)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 20 Mar 1855, next 24 Mar 1855

3) The Fete of Nations (6)

Performances first 15 Mar 1855, previous 20 Mar 1855, next 23 Mar 1855


23 Mar 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
22 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (39)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 22 Mar 1855, next 24 Mar 1855

2) Betty Martin (7)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 19 Mar 1855, next 26 Mar 1855

3) The Fete of Nations (7)

Performances first 15 Mar 1855, previous 22 Mar 1855, next 24 Mar 1855


24 Mar 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
22 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (40)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 23 Mar 1855, next 26 Mar 1855

2) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (7)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 22 Mar 1855, next 27 Mar 1855

3) The Fete of Nations (8)

Performances first 15 Mar 1855, previous 23 Mar 1855, next 26 Mar 1855


26 Mar 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
26 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (41)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 24 Mar 1855, next 27 Mar 1855

2) Betty Martin (8)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 23 Mar 1855, next 28 Mar 1855

3) The Fete of Nations (9)

Performances first 15 Mar 1855, previous 24 Mar 1855, next 27 Mar 1855


27 Mar 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
26 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (42)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 26 Mar 1855, next 28 Mar 1855

2) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (8)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 24 Mar 1855, next 29 Mar 1855

3) The Fete of Nations (10)

Performances first 15 Mar 1855, previous 26 Mar 1855, next 28 Mar 1855


28 Mar 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
26 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (43)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 27 Mar 1855, next 29 Mar 1855

2) Betty Martin (9)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 26 Mar 1855, next 29 Mar 1855

3) The Fete of Nations (11)

Performances first 15 Mar 1855, previous 27 Mar 1855


29 Mar 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
29 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (44)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 28 Mar 1855, next 30 Mar 1855

2) Betty Martin (10)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 28 Mar 1855, next 30 Mar 1855

3) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (9)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 27 Mar 1855, next 30 Mar 1855


30 Mar 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
29 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (45)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 29 Mar 1855, next 31 Mar 1855

2) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (10)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 29 Mar 1855, next 31 Mar 1855

3) Betty Martin (11)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 29 Mar 1855, next 31 Mar 1855


31 Mar 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
29 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (46)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 30 Mar 1855, next 28 May 1855

2) Betty Martin (12)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 30 Mar 1855, next 29 May 1855

3) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (11)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 30 Mar 1855, next 29 May 1855


2 Apr 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
29 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

Special Performance Passion Week: C. H. Adams' Orrery


3 Apr 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
29 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

Special Performance Passion Week: C. H. Adams' Orrery


4 Apr 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
29 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

Special Performance Passion Week: C. H. Adams' Orrery


5 Apr 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
29 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

Special Performance Passion Week: C. H. Adams' Orrery


6 Apr 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi

DARK: Good Friday


7 Apr 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
29 Mar 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

Special Performance Passion Week: C. H. Adams' Orrery

Illustration: The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose  [1st Performance Apr 9, 1855]


 
Title:The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose
Description:The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose, author unknown, composer Alfred Mellon.  Lively Jack was Sarah Woolger.  Here she rescues Little Red Riding Hood (Mary L. Keeley) from the wolf (Paul Bedford).  Mother Goose was played by Miss Wyndham.
1st Performance:Apr 9, 1855
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated London News, May 5, 1855, p. 428
Review:The Illustrated London News, May 5, 1855, p. 428

 

"MOTHER GOOSE'S FAIRY TALES."

The scene, which we have this week presented, has for its subject the contest between Miss Woolgar as Lively Jack, and Mr. Paul Bedford as the Wolf, in the story of "Red Riding Hood."  Mother Goose herself, admirably impersonated by Miss Wyndham, forms part of the group, with the heroine, so interestingly represented by Miss Mary Keeley.  The contest is most perseveringly maintained on the part of Miss Woolgar, who wins the triumph by indomitable and persevering energy.  The thorough-going air and spirit which this inimitable actress lends to all such characterisations require the exercise of a peculiar art, melodramatic in its basis, but not to be obtained without prolonged practice.  The art demands, indeed, the perfectly experienced actress; yet they are, after all, thankless parts.  But Miss Woolgar has, from the beginning, consulted the advantage of the theatre in preference to her own, and has, we believe, as she well deserves, found her private account in it.  The public are as much indebted to her for her kindness as for her talent.

Sadler's Wells.--

The courtesy of visiting each other's houses, now adopted by the managers of our theatres, is one that be accepted as the test of our present civilisation.  Mr. Webster and Madame Celeste make their appearance here, while Mr. Phelps is enjoying the honours of a guest on Mr. Creswick's boards.  The favourite Adelphi piece introduced to the Islington audience on Monday was well received The "Green Bushes" is a stock attraction in the Strand, and its merits are such as to command recognition wherever acted.  Madame Celeste's Miami is an interesting conception, romantically realised, and one which always displays the best points of this artiste's acting.  It touches the feelings with extraordinary power; and, aided by the situations which the dramatist has so adroitly contrived, enforces an irresistible appeal on the sympathies.  Madame Celeste evidently aimed on this occasion to commend her art to the judgment of an audience now so long accustomed to the highest drama; and her success was complete.


9 Apr 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
9 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (16)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 24 Jan 1855, next 10 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; Nicoll incorrectly gives Good Friday (6/4/55) as 1st perf
AU: [Unknown], COMP: Alfred Mellon

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, next 10 Apr 1855

Genre (spectacle) grand fairy spectacle of novel construction; 5 parts (called tales)

First Night Cast

Colin Hawthorne: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Sir Greedy Graspall: James Bland (fr TR Haymarket, Lyceum, and Olympic, 1st app here); Lord Nimrod Bugle: Paul J. Bedford; Catchem: Aldridge; Mr. Bumble: Sanders; Jolter: R[obert] Romer; Giles: Waye; huntsmen, villagers; Marion: Miss Mary L. Keeley; Letitia: Miss Cuthbert; Rosabella: Miss Laidlaw; Mother Goose: Miss Wyndham; Mrs. Gander: Miss Hayman; father: James Bland; daughters: Miss Mary L. Keeley, Miss Cuthbert, Miss Laidlaw; Lord Blank: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; The Wolf: Paul J. Bedford; Lively Jack: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Little Red Riding Hood: Miss Mary L. Keeley; King Cranky: Paul J. Bedford; Prince Charming (his son): Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Lord Chamberlain: C. J. Smith; The Baron: James Bland; Baron's daughters: Miss Mary L. Keeley, Miss Cuthbert, Miss Laidlaw; principal dancers: Fraulein Helene Sparl, Miss Dalton, Mlle. Maraquita, Mlle. Benoni

Cast Comment "Miss Woolgar's 1st app since her domestic affliction" (bill).

Reference Cast

Colin Hawthorne: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar

Sir Greedy Graspall: James
   Bland

Lord Nimrod Bugle: Paul J.
   Bedford

Catchem: Aldridge
Mr. Bumble: Sanders
Jolter: Robert Romer
Giles: Waye
Marion: Miss Mary L. Keeley
Letitia: Miss Cuthbert
Rosabella: Miss Laidlaw
Mother Goose: Miss Wyndham
Mrs. Gander: Miss Hayman
father: James Bland
daughters:
   Miss Mary L. Keeley
   Miss Cuthbert
   Miss Laidlaw
Lord Blank: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar
The Wolf: Paul J. Bedford
Lively Jack: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar

Little Red Riding Hood: Miss
   Mary L. Keeley

King Cranky: Paul J. Bedford
Prince Charming: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar

Lord Chamberlain: C. J. Smith
The Baron: James Bland
Baron's daughters:
   Miss Mary L. Keeley
   Miss Cuthbert
   Miss Laidlaw
principal dancers:
   Fraulein Helene Sparl
   Miss Dalton
   Mlle. Maraquita
   Mlle. Benoni
Pedro: Le Barr

danse de trainean: Fraulein Helene Sparl, Miss Dalton; -corps de ballet; "Une Danse Sous Louis XV": Mlle. Maraquita, Mlle. Benoni; "Le Bouquet d'Amour, La Varsovienne": Miss Brin D'Amour; "King Cranky's Delight": -the general company; "One Hundred Years with the Dancing Flowers": Mlle. Benoni, Mlle. Maraquita, Miss Brin D'Amour (as Cupid) All dances occur in Act IV. Brin D'Amour listed as "L'enfant" and assumed to be a real child and female

I,i village church and Greedy's mansion; I,ii Mother Goose's home in the forest; I,iii Greedy Hall, afterwards Seedy Cottage; III,i Goose-nest Dingle; III,ii Grandmother's cottage; IV,i Villa della Pompolino; IV,ii the baron's kitchen; IV,iii Cloud Land; IV,iv ball room, King Cranky's palace; IV,v la barriere des fleurs no scenes listed for Acts II or V


10 Apr 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
9 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (17)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 9 Apr 1855, next 11 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (2)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 9 Apr 1855, next 11 Apr 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

OMITS Pedro: Le Barr

11 Apr 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
9 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (18)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 10 Apr 1855, next 12 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (3)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 10 Apr 1855, next 12 Apr 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

OMITS Pedro: Le Barr

12 Apr 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
12 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (19)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 11 Apr 1855, next 13 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (4)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 11 Apr 1855, next 13 Apr 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

OMITS Pedro: Le Barr

13 Apr 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
12 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (20)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 12 Apr 1855, next 14 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (5)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 12 Apr 1855, next 14 Apr 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

OMITS Pedro: Le Barr

14 Apr 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
12 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (21)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 13 Apr 1855, next 16 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (6)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 13 Apr 1855, next 16 Apr 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

OMITS Pedro: Le Barr

16 Apr 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
16 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (22)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 14 Apr 1855, next 17 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (7)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 14 Apr 1855, next 17 Apr 1855


17 Apr 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
16 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (23)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 16 Apr 1855, next 18 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (8)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 16 Apr 1855, next 18 Apr 1855


18 Apr 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
16 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (24)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 17 Apr 1855, next 19 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 17 Apr 1855, next 19 Apr 1855


19 Apr 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
19 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (25)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 18 Apr 1855, next 20 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (10)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 18 Apr 1855, next 20 Apr 1855


20 Apr 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
19 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (26)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 19 Apr 1855, next 21 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (11)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 19 Apr 1855, next 21 Apr 1855


21 Apr 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
19 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (27)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 20 Apr 1855, next 23 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (12)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 20 Apr 1855, next 23 Apr 1855


23 Apr 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
23 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (28)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 21 Apr 1855, next 24 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (13)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 21 Apr 1855, next 24 Apr 1855


24 Apr 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
23 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (29)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 23 Apr 1855, next 25 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (14)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 23 Apr 1855, next 25 Apr 1855


25 Apr 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
23 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (30)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 24 Apr 1855, next 26 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (15)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 24 Apr 1855, next 26 Apr 1855


26 Apr 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
26 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (31)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 25 Apr 1855, next 27 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (16)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 25 Apr 1855, next 27 Apr 1855


27 Apr 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
26 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mysterious Stranger (32)

Performances first 8 Jan 1855, previous 26 Apr 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (17)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 26 Apr 1855, next 28 Apr 1855


28 Apr 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
28 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (1)

Title Comment The bill says "first time at this theatre," but the piece was played in the 1848-1849 season
AU: Catherine G. Gore

Performances first 28 Apr 1855, next 30 Apr 1855

Genre (comedy) comedy; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Louis XV: Charles Selby; Duke de Richelieu: [Edmund] Garden; Sir Henry Arundel (in love with the Marchioness de Clermont): [John] Parselle; General Count Dillon: James Bland; Major de Burgh: C. J. Smith; Major Macnamara: Aldridge; Cornet O'Callaghan: Hastings; Captain O'Neil (by courtesy, King of Ulster): Leigh Murray (1st time); Rafe: G. Lee; sentry: Sanders; servant: Le Barr; waiter: Page; Countess Dillon: Mrs. Leigh Murray; Marchioness de Clermont: Miss Wyndham; Duchess de Mailly: Miss C. Lelacheur

Reference Cast

Louis XV: Charles Selby
Duke de Richelieu: Edmund
   Garden

Sir Henry Arundel: John
   Parselle

General Count Dillon: James
   Bland

Major de Burgh: C. J. Smith
Major Macnamara: Aldridge
Cornet O'Callaghan: Hastings
Captain O'Neil: Leigh Murray
Rafe: G. Lee
sentry: Sanders
servant: Le Barr
waiter: Page
Countess Dillon: Mrs. Leigh
   Murray

Marchioness de Clermont: Miss
   Wyndham

Duchess de Mailly: Miss C.
   Lelacheur

"The Boys of the Irish Brigade": Leigh Murray

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (18)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 27 Apr 1855, next 30 Apr 1855


30 Apr 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
30 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (2)

Performances first 28 Apr 1855, previous 28 Apr 1855, next 1 May 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (19)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 28 Apr 1855, next 1 May 1855


1 May 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
30 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (3)

Performances first 28 Apr 1855, previous 30 Apr 1855, next 2 May 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (20)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 30 Apr 1855, next 2 May 1855


2 May 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
30 Apr 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (4)

Performances first 28 Apr 1855, previous 1 May 1855, next 3 May 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (21)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 1 May 1855, next 3 May 1855


3 May 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
3 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) A Novel Expedient (1)

AU: Benjamin N. Webster

Performances first 3 May 1855, next 4 May 1855

Genre (farce) petite comedy

First Night Cast

Harry Damon: Leigh Murray (his original character); Charles Moore: [John] Parselle; Maria (his wife): Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar

Reference Cast

Harry Damon: Leigh Murray
Charles Moore: John Parselle
Maria: Miss Sarah J. Woolgar

2) King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (5)

Performances first 28 Apr 1855, previous 2 May 1855, next 4 May 1855

3) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (22)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 2 May 1855, next 4 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

ADDS Count Plumello: Miss
  Wyndham


4 May 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
3 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) A Novel Expedient (2)

Performances first 3 May 1855, previous 3 May 1855, next 5 May 1855

2) King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (6)

Performances first 28 Apr 1855, previous 3 May 1855, next 5 May 1855

3) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (23)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 3 May 1855, next 5 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

ADDS Count Plumello: Miss
  Wyndham


5 May 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
3 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) A Novel Expedient (3)

Performances first 3 May 1855, previous 4 May 1855, next 16 Jul 1855

2) King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (7)

Performances first 28 Apr 1855, previous 4 May 1855

3) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (24)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 4 May 1855, next 7 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

ADDS Count Plumello: Miss
  Wyndham


7 May 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
7 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (1)

Title Comment BILL: "perm J. B Buckstone & props of tr Haymarket"
AU: [John Poole]

Performances first 7 May 1855, next 8 May 1855

Genre (comedy) celebrated comedy

First Night Cast

Harry Stanley: Miss Wyndham; Witherton: Charles Selby; Colonel Hardy: [Edmund] Garden; Somers: G. Lee; Mr. Stanley: Woolgar; Paul Pry: [Edward R.] Wright (1st app 2 yrs); Doubledot: Waye; Simon: R[obert] Romer; Grasp: C. J. Smith; servant: Page; Eliza: Miss Mary L. Keeley; Marian: Miss Laidlaw; Mrs. Subtle: Mrs. Leigh Murray; Phoebe: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar

Reference Cast

Harry Stanley: Miss Wyndham
Witherton: Charles Selby
Colonel Hardy: Edmund Garden
Somers: G. Lee
Mr. Stanley: Woolgar
Paul Pry: Edward R. Wright
Doubledot: Waye
Simon: Robert Romer
Grasp: C. J. Smith
servant: Page
Eliza: Miss Mary L. Keeley
Marian: Miss Laidlaw
Mrs. Subtle: Mrs. Leigh Murray
Phoebe: Miss Sarah J. Woolgar
Frank Hardy: John Parselle

"Cherry Ripe": Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (25)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 5 May 1855, next 8 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

ADDS Count Plumello: Miss
  Wyndham


8 May 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
7 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (2)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 7 May 1855, next 9 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (7 May 1855)

OMITS Frank Hardy: John
  Parselle

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (26)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 7 May 1855, next 9 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

ADDS Count Plumello: Miss
  Wyndham


9 May 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
7 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (3)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 8 May 1855, next 10 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (7 May 1855)

OMITS Frank Hardy: John
  Parselle

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (27)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 8 May 1855, next 10 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

ADDS Count Plumello: Miss
  Wyndham


10 May 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
10 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (4)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 9 May 1855, next 11 May 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (28)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 9 May 1855, next 11 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

ADDS Count Plumello: Miss
  Wyndham


11 May 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
10 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (5)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 10 May 1855, next 12 May 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (29)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 10 May 1855, next 12 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

ADDS Count Plumello: Miss
  Wyndham


12 May 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
10 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (6)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 11 May 1855, next 14 May 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (30)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 11 May 1855, next 28 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

ADDS Count Plumello: Miss
  Wyndham


14 May 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
14 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (7)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 12 May 1855, next 15 May 1855

2) My Precious Betsy (1)

AU: [John M. Morton]

Performances first 14 May 1855, next 15 May 1855

Genre (farce) screaming farce

First Night Cast

Mr. Bobtail: [Edward R.] Wright; Mr. Wagtail: Paul J. Bedford; Langford: G. Lee; Mrs. Bobtail: Miss Mary L. Keeley; Mrs. Wagtail: Mrs. Leigh Murray; Nancy Muddle: Miss Cuthbert; Nurse: Mrs. [Edmund] Garden

Reference Cast

Mr. Bobtail: Edward R. Wright
Mr. Wagtail: Paul J. Bedford
Langford: G. Lee
Mrs. Bobtail: Miss Mary L.
   Keeley
Mrs. Wagtail: Mrs. Leigh Murray
Nancy Muddle: Miss Cuthbert
Nurse: Mrs. Edmund Garden

General Non-Title Information

dancing by the dancers listed January 25 labelled as Divertisement, but no specific dances listed


15 May 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
14 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (8)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 14 May 1855, next 16 May 1855

2) My Precious Betsy (2)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 14 May 1855, next 16 May 1855


16 May 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
14 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (9)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 15 May 1855, next 17 May 1855

2) My Precious Betsy (3)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 15 May 1855, next 17 May 1855


17 May 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
17 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (10)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 16 May 1855, next 18 May 1855

2) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (1)

AU: Mark Lemon

Performances first 17 May 1855, next 18 May 1855

Genre (farce) celebrated farce

First Night Cast

men about town Captain Kiteflyer: G. Lee; Major Stiff: Hastings Mr. Panels (ex-coachman, now tobacconist and proprietor of the Tiger Academy and Dancing Room): [Edward R.] Wright; Alexander Panels (his son and tiger to Kiteflyer): Miss Mary L. Keeley; David (tiger to Major Stiff): Miss Laidlaw; Mr. Firkins (confiding butterman): C. J. Smith; Tom Crop (late errand boy, now tiger to Firkins): Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; John Handsome (l 1761, a policeman): Sanders young tigers Traces: Miss Thompson; Blinkers: Miss Aldridge; Eames: Miss Grenville Polish: Miss Hayman; Varnish: Mrs. Conran; Mary Panels: Miss Wyndham; No. 48, Cowbridge Square: Mrs. Stoker; No. 49, Cowbridge Square: Miss Shereton; No. 8, Upper Trumper Street: Miss Measey; No. 10, Upper Trumper Street: Mrs. Emsley; No. 6, Upper Trumper Street: M? Grove; No. 12, Upper Trumper Street: Miss McClewee; No. 8, Thissleton Street: Mrs. [Edmund] Garden; No. 10, Thissleton Street: Miss Louise; No. 11, Thissleton Street: Miss Johnson; No. 12, Thissleton Street: Le Barr; Miss Jones: Miss Morris; No 44, Little Ryder Street: Ridgway

Cast Comment It is possible Miss Shereton is an error for Miss Sheriter

Reference Cast

Captain Kiteflyer: G. Lee
Major Stiff: Hastings
Mr. Panels: Edward R. Wright
Alexander Panels: Miss Mary L.
   Keeley

David: Miss Aldridge
Mr. Firkins: C. J. Smith
Tom Crop: Miss Sarah J. Woolgar
John Handsome: Sanders
Traces: Miss Thompson
Blinkers: Miss Emsley
Eames: Miss Grenville
Polish: Miss Hayman
Varnish: Miss Mitchenson
Mary Panels: Miss Wyndham
No. 48, Cowbridge Square: Mrs.
   Stoker

No. 49, Cowbridge Square: Miss
   Shereton

No. 8, Upper Trumper Street:
   Miss Measey
No. 10, Upper Trumper Street:
   Miss Conran

No. 6, Upper Trumper Street: M?
   Grove

No. 12, Upper Trumper Street:
   Miss McClewee

No. 8, Thissleton Street: Mrs.
   Edmund Garden

No. 10, Thissleton Street: Miss
   Louise

No. 11, Thissleton Street: Miss
   Johnson

No. 12, Thissleton Street:
   Le Barr

Miss Jones: Miss Morris
No 44, Little Ryder Street:
   Ridgway

Goliath: Miss Stoker

3) My Precious Betsy (4)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 16 May 1855, next 18 May 1855


18 May 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
17 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (11)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 17 May 1855, next 19 May 1855

2) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (2)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 17 May 1855, next 19 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (17 May 1855)

BUT David: Miss Laidlaw
Blinkers: Miss Aldridge
Varnish: Mrs. Conran
No. 10, Upper Trumper Street:
  Mrs. Emsley

OMITS Goliath: Miss Stoker

3) My Precious Betsy (5)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 17 May 1855, next 19 May 1855


19 May 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
17 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (12)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 18 May 1855, next 21 May 1855

2) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (3)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 18 May 1855, next 21 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (17 May 1855)

BUT David: Miss Laidlaw
Blinkers: Miss Aldridge
Varnish: Mrs. Conran
No. 10, Upper Trumper Street:
  Mrs. Emsley

OMITS Goliath: Miss Stoker

3) My Precious Betsy (6)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 18 May 1855, next 21 May 1855


21 May 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
21 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (13)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 19 May 1855, next 22 May 1855

2) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (4)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 19 May 1855, next 22 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (17 May 1855)

BUT David: Miss Laidlaw
Blinkers: Miss Aldridge
Varnish: Mrs. Conran
No. 10, Upper Trumper Street:
  Mrs. Emsley

OMITS Goliath: Miss Stoker

3) My Precious Betsy (7)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 19 May 1855, next 22 May 1855


22 May 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
21 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (14)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 21 May 1855, next 23 May 1855

2) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (5)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 21 May 1855, next 23 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (17 May 1855)

BUT David: Miss Laidlaw
Blinkers: Miss Aldridge
Varnish: Mrs. Conran
No. 10, Upper Trumper Street:
  Mrs. Emsley

OMITS Goliath: Miss Stoker

3) My Precious Betsy (8)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 21 May 1855, next 23 May 1855


23 May 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
21 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (15)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 22 May 1855, next 24 May 1855

2) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (6)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 22 May 1855, next 24 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (17 May 1855)

BUT David: Miss Laidlaw
Blinkers: Miss Aldridge
Varnish: Mrs. Conran
No. 10, Upper Trumper Street:
  Mrs. Emsley

OMITS Goliath: Miss Stoker

3) My Precious Betsy (9)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 22 May 1855, next 24 May 1855


24 May 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
24 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (16)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 23 May 1855, next 25 May 1855

2) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (7)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 23 May 1855, next 25 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (17 May 1855)

BUT David: Miss Laidlaw
Blinkers: Miss Aldridge
Varnish: Mrs. Conran
No. 10, Upper Trumper Street:
  Mrs. Emsley

OMITS Goliath: Miss Stoker

3) My Precious Betsy (10)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 23 May 1855, next 25 May 1855


25 May 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
24 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (17)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 24 May 1855, next 26 May 1855

2) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (8)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 24 May 1855, next 26 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (17 May 1855)

BUT David: Miss Laidlaw
Blinkers: Miss Aldridge
Varnish: Mrs. Conran
No. 10, Upper Trumper Street:
  Mrs. Emsley

OMITS Goliath: Miss Stoker

3) My Precious Betsy (11)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 24 May 1855, next 26 May 1855


26 May 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
24 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (18)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 25 May 1855, next 30 Jul 1855

2) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (9)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 25 May 1855, next 6 Aug 1855

Cast as reference cast (17 May 1855)

BUT David: Miss Laidlaw
Blinkers: Miss Aldridge
Varnish: Mrs. Conran
No. 10, Upper Trumper Street:
  Mrs. Emsley

OMITS Goliath: Miss Stoker

3) My Precious Betsy (12)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 25 May 1855, next 30 Jul 1855


28 May 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
28 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (47)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 31 Mar 1855, next 29 May 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (31)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 12 May 1855, next 30 May 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

BUT Sir Greedy Graspall: James
  Rogers

father: James Rogers
The Baron: James Rogers
ADDS Count Plumello: Miss
  Wyndham


29 May 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
28 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (48)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 28 May 1855, next 30 May 1855

2) Betty Martin (13)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 31 Mar 1855, next 31 May 1855

3) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (12)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 31 Mar 1855, next 31 May 1855

"25th Year in London"


30 May 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
28 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (49)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 29 May 1855, next 31 May 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (32)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 28 May 1855, next 1 Jun 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

BUT Sir Greedy Graspall: James
  Rogers

father: James Rogers
The Baron: James Rogers
ADDS Count Plumello: Miss
  Wyndham


31 May 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
31 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (50)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 30 May 1855, next 1 Jun 1855

2) Betty Martin (14)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 29 May 1855, next 2 Jun 1855

3) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (13)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 29 May 1855, next 2 Jun 1855


1 Jun 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
31 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (51)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 31 May 1855, next 2 Jun 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (33)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 30 May 1855, next 4 Jun 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

BUT Sir Greedy Graspall: James
  Rogers

father: James Rogers
The Baron: James Rogers
ADDS Count Plumello: Miss
  Wyndham


2 Jun 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
31 May 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (52)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 1 Jun 1855, next 4 Jun 1855

2) Betty Martin (15)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 31 May 1855, next 5 Jun 1855

3) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (14)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 31 May 1855, next 5 Jun 1855


4 Jun 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
4 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (53)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 2 Jun 1855, next 5 Jun 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (34)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 1 Jun 1855, next 6 Jun 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

BUT Sir Greedy Graspall: James
  Rogers

father: James Rogers
The Baron: James Rogers
ADDS Count Plumello: Miss
  Wyndham


5 Jun 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
4 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (54)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 4 Jun 1855, next 6 Jun 1855

2) Betty Martin (16)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 2 Jun 1855, next 7 Jun 1855

3) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (15)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 2 Jun 1855, next 7 Jun 1855


6 Jun 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
4 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (55)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 5 Jun 1855, next 7 Jun 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (35)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 4 Jun 1855, next 8 Jun 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

BUT Sir Greedy Graspall: James
  Rogers

father: James Rogers
The Baron: James Rogers
ADDS Count Plumello: Miss
  Wyndham


7 Jun 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
7 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (56)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 6 Jun 1855, next 8 Jun 1855

2) Betty Martin (17)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 5 Jun 1855, next 9 Jun 1855

3) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (16)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 5 Jun 1855, next 9 Jun 1855


8 Jun 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
7 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (57)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 7 Jun 1855, next 9 Jun 1855

2) The Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (36)

Performances first 9 Apr 1855, previous 6 Jun 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Apr 1855)

BUT Sir Greedy Graspall: James
  Rogers

father: James Rogers
The Baron: James Rogers
ADDS Count Plumello: Miss
  Wyndham


9 Jun 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
7 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (58)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 8 Jun 1855, next 11 Jun 1855

2) Betty Martin (18)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 7 Jun 1855, next 11 Jun 1855

3) I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper] (17)

Performances first 10 Mar 1855, previous 7 Jun 1855


11 Jun 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
11 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (59)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 9 Jun 1855, next 12 Jun 1855

2) Betty Martin (19)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 9 Jun 1855, next 12 Jun 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (19)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 6 Jan 1855, next 12 Jun 1855


12 Jun 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
11 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (60)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 11 Jun 1855, next 13 Jun 1855

2) Betty Martin (20)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 11 Jun 1855, next 13 Jun 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (20)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 11 Jun 1855, next 13 Jun 1855


13 Jun 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
11 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (61)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 12 Jun 1855, next 14 Jun 1855

2) Betty Martin (21)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 12 Jun 1855, next 14 Jun 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (21)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 12 Jun 1855, next 14 Jun 1855


14 Jun 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
14 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (62)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 13 Jun 1855, next 15 Jun 1855

2) Betty Martin (22)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 13 Jun 1855, next 15 Jun 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (22)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 13 Jun 1855, next 15 Jun 1855


15 Jun 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
14 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (63)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 14 Jun 1855, next 18 Jun 1855

2) Betty Martin (23)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 14 Jun 1855, next 16 Jun 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (23)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 14 Jun 1855, next 16 Jun 1855


16 Jun 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
14 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (18)

Title Comment BILL: "By Desire"
Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 3 Feb 1855, next 19 Jun 1855

2) Betty Martin (24)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 15 Jun 1855, next 18 Jun 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (24)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 15 Jun 1855, next 18 Jun 1855


18 Jun 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
18 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Janet Pride (64)

Performances first 5 Feb 1855, previous 15 Jun 1855

2) Betty Martin (25)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 16 Jun 1855, next 19 Jun 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (25)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 16 Jun 1855, next 19 Jun 1855


19 Jun 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
18 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Green Bushes; or, A Hundred Years Ago (19)

Performances first 29 Nov 1854, previous 16 Jun 1855

2) Betty Martin (26)

Performances first 8 Mar 1855, previous 18 Jun 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (26)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 18 Jun 1855, next 3 Jul 1855

Illustration: Helping Hands  [1st Performance Jun 20, 1855]


 
Title:Helping Hands
Description:Mm. Céleste's benefit night.  Helping Hands by Tom Taylor.  Robert Keeley as William Rufus and 'Tilda, by his wife.
1st Performance:Jun 20, 1855
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated London News, Jul 7, 1855, p. 29
Review:The Illustrated London News, Jul 7, 1855, pp. 29-30

 

"HELPING HANDS" AT THE ADELPHI THEATRE.

As we have already remarked, the heroine and hero of Mr. Tom Taylor's last new play are 'Tilda (Mrs. Keeley), and William Rufus (Mr. Keeley).  Our artist has selected these two personages for Illustration.  The situation is that of mutual recognition--the first since their separation.  Both are now in a condition of honesty and have commenced a new course of life likely to lead to a prosperous issue.  Our picture, however, can but indicate the position--it cannot explain its moral spirit.  This demands the dramatist's dialogue.  Mr. Taylor's is peculiar.  He is no writer of light conversational, punning repartee, but indulges in rhetorical demonstration.  His characters talk logically.  There is much that is evidently scholastic in Mr. Taylor's composition.  There is, accordingly, considerable weight in his scenes, and the mind of the audience is set thinking; but somehow Mr. Taylor's logic serves him instead of wit, and the philosophical syllogism will often extort as hearty a laugh as the most exoteric jest.  There is an abundance of natural sentiment, however, at the bottom of all this brain-work, and Mr. Taylor constantly calls in the heart in support of the head.  This is particularly the case with 'Tilda, whose benevolence is sometimes too much for her honesty; but there is a souse of justice even in her wrong-doing which conserves her respectability.  As to Rufus, he is the very type of a shrewd, worldly-minded youth, whose knowledge of the wrong serves to keep him in the right.  He well knows the distinction between them, and is likely to keep out of harm's way, and on occasion to overreach the duper, paying him in his own coin, and taking the change out of him, with the high feeling of a retributive avenger.  Cunning delineations of this kind are all in Mr. Taylor's best manner; and these two characters will doubtless act as "the salt" of this especial drama, and preserve the more questionable portions of it from decay.  In them is the real living principle; the rest, it must be acknowledged, is somewhat too artificial for independent existence.


20 Jun 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
20 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

Special Performance Annual Benefit: Mme. Céleste

1) Helping Hands (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: Tom Taylor, ARR: Alfred Mellon

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, next 21 Jun 1855

Genre (drama) new and original drama; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Lord Quaverly: [Edmund] Garden; Honorable Caverly Hautbois: Leigh Murray; Mr. Merton: [John] Parselle; Lorentz Hartmann: Ben[jamin N.] Webster; William Rufus (alias Vinkin, alias Shockey, one of the Shoeblack Brigade): [Robert] Keeley; Isaac Wolff: Charles Selby; Lazarus Solomon: C. J. Smith; Danby: Waye; William: Page; Margaret Hartmann: Mme. [Céline] Céleste; Mrs. Booty: Miss Cuthbert; 'Tilda: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley

Reference Cast

Lord Quaverly: Edmund Garden
Honorable Caverly Hautbois:
   Leigh Murray

Mr. Merton: John Parselle
Lorentz Hartmann: Benjamin N.
   Webster

William Rufus: Robert Keeley
Isaac Wolff: Charles Selby
Lazarus Solomon: C. J. Smith
Danby: Waye
William: Page
Margaret Hartmann: Mme. Céline
   Céleste

Mrs. Booty: Miss Cuthbert
'Tilda: Mrs. Robert Keeley

[London, present day] I attic--Hartmann's lodging; II Lord Quaverly's library

2) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (1)

AU: [Benjamin N. Webster]

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, next 21 Jun 1855

Genre (comedy) popular comedy; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Count St. Louis (attache of the French embassy, aged sixteen): Mme. [Céline] Céleste; Baron Fitzstoutz: Paul J. Bedford; Sir James Courtall: Charles Selby; usher: Aldridge; Marchioness of Dumbarton: Mrs. Leigh Murray; Baroness Fitzstoutz: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Lady Grace (maid of honour to the queen): Miss Wyndham; Lady Bell: Miss Mary L. Keeley

Reference Cast

Count St. Louis: Mme. Céline
   Céleste

Baron Fitzstoutz: Paul J.
   Bedford

Sir James Courtall: Charles
   Selby

usher: Aldridge
Marchioness of Dumbarton: Mrs.
   Leigh Murray

Baroness Fitzstoutz: Miss Sarah
   J. Woolgar

Lady Grace: Miss Wyndham
Lady Bell: Miss Mary L. Keeley

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (1)

AU: [Benjamin N. Webster]

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, next 21 Jun 1855

Genre (extravaganza) revived military extravaganza

First Night Cast

Ernest: Ben[jamin N.] Webster (his original character); Alfred: C. J. Smith; Jules: [John] Parselle; Gustavus: Page; Adrian: Hastings; Paul: Conran; Bob (the drummer): Paul J. Bedford; Popplewig: James Rogers; Theodore: G. Lee; Margot: Mme. [Céline] Céleste (her original character); Christina: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Bertha: Miss Laidlaw; Crettle: Miss Mary L. Keeley; Marie: Miss Cuthbert; Gertrude: Miss C. Lelacheur; Betty: Miss Thompson

Reference Cast

Ernest: Benjamin N. Webster
Alfred: C. J. Smith
Jules: John Parselle
Gustavus: Page
Adrian: Hastings
Paul: Conran
Bob: Paul J. Bedford
Popplewig: James Rogers
Theodore: G. Lee
Margot: Mme. Céline Céleste
Christina: Miss Sarah J.
   Woolgar

Bertha: Miss Laidlaw
Crettle: Miss Mary L. Keeley
Marie: Miss Cuthbert
Gertrude: Miss C. Lelacheur
Betty: Miss Thompson

imitation of Napoleon: Benjamin N. Webster

review of the female warriors: Mme. [Céline] Céleste

1. a baronial chateau in Bavaria

General Non-Title Information

tarantella: Mlle. Benoni, Mlle. Maraquita, Fraulein Helene Sparl


21 Jun 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
21 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (2)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 20 Jun 1855, next 22 Jun 1855

2) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (2)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 20 Jun 1855, next 22 Jun 1855

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (2)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 20 Jun 1855, next 22 Jun 1855


22 Jun 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
21 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (3)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 21 Jun 1855, next 23 Jun 1855

2) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (3)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 21 Jun 1855, next 23 Jun 1855

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (3)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 21 Jun 1855, next 23 Jun 1855


23 Jun 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
21 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (4)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 22 Jun 1855, next 25 Jun 1855

2) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (4)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 22 Jun 1855, next 25 Jun 1855

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (4)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 22 Jun 1855, next 25 Jun 1855


25 Jun 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
25 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (5)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 23 Jun 1855, next 26 Jun 1855

2) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (5)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 23 Jun 1855, next 26 Jun 1855

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (5)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 23 Jun 1855, next 26 Jun 1855


26 Jun 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
25 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (6)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 25 Jun 1855, next 27 Jun 1855

2) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (6)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 25 Jun 1855, next 27 Jun 1855

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (6)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 25 Jun 1855, next 27 Jun 1855


27 Jun 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
25 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (7)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 26 Jun 1855, next 28 Jun 1855

2) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (7)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 26 Jun 1855, next 28 Jun 1855

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (7)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 26 Jun 1855, next 28 Jun 1855


28 Jun 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
28 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (8)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 27 Jun 1855, next 29 Jun 1855

2) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (8)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 27 Jun 1855, next 29 Jun 1855

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (8)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 27 Jun 1855, next 29 Jun 1855


29 Jun 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
28 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (9)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 28 Jun 1855, next 30 Jun 1855

2) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (9)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 28 Jun 1855, next 30 Jun 1855

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (9)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 28 Jun 1855, next 30 Jun 1855


30 Jun 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
28 Jun 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (10)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 29 Jun 1855, next 2 Jul 1855

2) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (10)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 29 Jun 1855, next 2 Jul 1855

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (10)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 29 Jun 1855


2 Jul 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
2 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (11)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 30 Jun 1855, next 3 Jul 1855

2) Helping Hands (11)

Title Comment "Helping Hands will be performed second to enable the higher classes to see it" (bill)
Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 30 Jun 1855, next 3 Jul 1855

3) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (61)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 10 Feb 1855, next 4 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (30 Oct 1854)

BUT Cornelius O'Gripper: Edmund
  Garden


3 Jul 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
2 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (12)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 2 Jul 1855, next 4 Jul 1855

2) Helping Hands (12)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 2 Jul 1855, next 4 Jul 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (27)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 19 Jun 1855, next 5 Jul 1855


4 Jul 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
2 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (13)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 3 Jul 1855, next 5 Jul 1855

2) Helping Hands (13)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 3 Jul 1855, next 5 Jul 1855

3) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (62)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 2 Jul 1855, next 6 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (30 Oct 1854)

BUT Cornelius O'Gripper: Edmund
  Garden


5 Jul 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
5 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (14)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 4 Jul 1855, next 6 Jul 1855

2) Helping Hands (14)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 4 Jul 1855, next 6 Jul 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (28)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 3 Jul 1855, next 7 Jul 1855


6 Jul 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
5 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (15)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 5 Jul 1855, next 7 Jul 1855

2) Helping Hands (15)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 5 Jul 1855, next 7 Jul 1855

3) Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill] (63)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 4 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (30 Oct 1854)

BUT Cornelius O'Gripper: Edmund
  Garden


7 Jul 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
5 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne (16)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 6 Jul 1855

2) Helping Hands (16)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 6 Jul 1855, next 9 Jul 1855

3) The Camp at Chobham (29)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 5 Jul 1855


9 Jul 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
9 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (17)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 7 Jul 1855, next 10 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (20 Jun 1855)

BUT Margaret Hartmann: Miss Mary
  L. Keeley

2) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (1)

Title Comment 1st time here
AU: Gilbert A. á Beckett, Mark Lemon
Au Comm A á Beckett and Lemon authors of "present version or per-version" (bill)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, next 10 Jul 1855

Genre (extravaganza) thorough-bred Arabian, racy and original extravaganza; 2 acts

First Night Cast

fairy commissioner: Miss Laidlaw; inspector: Miss Thompson; Ali Baba: Paul J. Bedford; Ganem: Miss Mary L. Keeley; Cassim: Woolgar; O'Mustapha: R[obert] Romer; Haroun: Waye; Abdallah (captain of the forty thieves): Miss Wyndham; Hassarac: [Robert] Keeley (his original character); thieves: Fraulein Helene Sparl, Miss Dalton, Miss Mitchenson, Miss Johnson, Miss Hayman, Miss Thompson, Miss McClewee, Miss Louise, Miss Grove, Miss Stoker, Miss Measey, Miss Sheriter, Miss Morris, Miss Grenville, Miss Emsley, Mrs. [Edmund] Garden, Miss Lewin, Miss C. Stoker, Miss Hamilton, Miss Archer, Miss C. Archer, Miss [Elsie] Chester, M? Cook, Miss Peach, M? Chalker, M? Allison, M? Witmore, M? Langton, Miss Burnette, M? Wood, M? Dyers, Miss Manton, Miss Charles, M? Fanning, M? Markham, Miss Bennett, M? Meadows, Miss Smith; "Sweet little cherub that's perch'd up aloft": Sanders; Orchobrand: C. J. Smith; fiends: Le Barr, Ridgway, Page; slaves: Aldridge, Conran, Braithwaite, Morris; Cogia: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar (her original character); Zaide: Miss Cuthbert; Zelie: Miss Hayman; Morgiana: Mrs. [Robert] Keeley; fairy policemen: [Unlisted]

Reference Cast

fairy commissioner: Miss
   Laidlaw

inspector: Miss Aldridge
Ali Baba: Paul J. Bedford
Ganem: Miss Mary L. Keeley
Cassim: Woolgar
O'Mustapha: Robert Romer
Haroun: Waye
Abdallah: Miss Wyndham
Hassarac: Robert Keeley
thieves:
   Fraulein Helene Sparl
   Miss Dalton
   Miss Mitchenson
   Miss Johnson
   Miss Hayman
   Miss Thompson
   Miss McClewee
   Miss Louise
   Miss Grove
   Miss Stoker
   Miss Measey
   Miss Sheriter
   Miss Morris
   Miss Grenville
   Miss Emsley
   Mrs. Edmund Garden
   Miss Lewin
   Miss C. Stoker
   Miss Hamilton
   Miss Archer
   Miss C. Archer
   Miss Elsie Chester
   M? Cook
   Miss Peach
   M? Chalker
   M? Allison
   M? Witmore
   M? Langton
   Miss Burnette
   M? Wood
   M? Dyers
   Miss Manton
   Miss Charles
   M? Fanning
   M? Markham
   Miss Bennett
   M? Meadows
   Miss Smith
"Sweet little cherub that's
   perch'd up aloft": Sanders
Orchobrand: C. J. Smith
fiends:
   Le Barr
   Ridgway
   Page
slaves:
   Aldridge
   Conran
   Braithwaite
   Morris
Cogia: Miss Sarah J. Woolgar
Zaide: Miss Cuthbert
Zelie: Miss Hayman
Morgiana: Mrs. Robert Keeley
fairy policemen: Unlisted

I,i a fairy dell; I,ii outside Cassim Baba's house; I,iii a wood; I,iv room in Ali Baba's house; I,v interior of the cavern of the forty thieves; II,i the Den of Orchobrand; II,ii a street in Bagdad; II,iii another street in Bagdad; II,iv court yard of Ali Baba's house; II,v room in Ali Baba's house; II,vi grand banquet room new scenery


10 Jul 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
9 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (18)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 9 Jul 1855, next 11 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (20 Jun 1855)

BUT Margaret Hartmann: Miss Mary
  L. Keeley

2) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (2)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 9 Jul 1855, next 11 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Jul 1855)

BUT inspector: Miss Thompson

11 Jul 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
9 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (19)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 10 Jul 1855, next 12 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (20 Jun 1855)

BUT Margaret Hartmann: Miss Mary
  L. Keeley

2) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (3)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 10 Jul 1855, next 12 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (9 Jul 1855)

BUT inspector: Miss Thompson

12 Jul 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
12 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (20)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 11 Jul 1855, next 13 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (20 Jun 1855)

BUT Margaret Hartmann: Miss Mary
  L. Keeley

2) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (4)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 11 Jul 1855, next 13 Jul 1855


13 Jul 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
12 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (21)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 12 Jul 1855, next 14 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (20 Jun 1855)

BUT Margaret Hartmann: Miss Mary
  L. Keeley

2) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (5)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 12 Jul 1855, next 14 Jul 1855


14 Jul 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
12 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (22)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 13 Jul 1855, next 17 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (20 Jun 1855)

BUT Margaret Hartmann: Miss Mary
  L. Keeley

2) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (6)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 13 Jul 1855, next 16 Jul 1855


16 Jul 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
16 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) A Moving Tale (22)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 3 Feb 1855, next 18 Jul 1855

2) A Novel Expedient (4)

Performances first 3 May 1855, previous 5 May 1855, next 18 Jul 1855

3) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (7)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 14 Jul 1855, next 17 Jul 1855


17 Jul 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
16 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (23)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 14 Jul 1855, next 19 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (20 Jun 1855)

BUT Margaret Hartmann: Miss Mary
  L. Keeley

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; "adapted from Zig Zag" (bill)
AU: [Unknown]

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, next 19 Jul 1855

Genre (farce) military sketch

First Night Cast

Lieutenant Boncoeur: Hastings; Skulkiwitz (Cossack): Le Barr; Davis (corporal of the Guards): Paul J. Bedford; Fusil (corporal of the Chasseurs de Vincennes): [Edmund] Garden; Lutoff (Wallachian English drummer): James Rogers; Tafe-dur (drummer of the Zouaves): Mons. Blondelet (fr Imperial Theatres, Paris)

Reference Cast

Lieutenant Boncoeur: Hastings
Skulkiwitz: Le Barr
Davis: Paul J. Bedford
Fusil: Edmund Garden
Lutoff: James Rogers
Tafe-dur: Mons. Blondelet

recitation: "The Battle of Inkermann" (on ten drums and one kettle drum): Mons. Blondelet (as the Zouave drummer); recitation: "Chocnosof le Paradiste": Mons. Blondelet

"partant le Syrie--a la guerre--le pas de charge--le fusillade-- le cannon--le pas accelere--le pas redouble--le rappel--bombardment-- la retraite des Russes--la victoire est a nous--God Save the Queen"

1. panoramic view of the fort and harbour of Sebastopol, the Mamelon, the Malakhoff Tower, the advanced lines of the allies and the allied fleet in the distance (Tom Pitt and Turner)

3) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (8)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 16 Jul 1855, next 18 Jul 1855


18 Jul 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
16 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) A Moving Tale (23)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 16 Jul 1855, next 20 Jul 1855

2) A Novel Expedient (5)

Performances first 3 May 1855, previous 16 Jul 1855, next 20 Jul 1855

3) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (9)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 17 Jul 1855, next 19 Jul 1855


19 Jul 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
19 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (24)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 17 Jul 1855, next 21 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (20 Jun 1855)

BUT Margaret Hartmann: Miss Mary
  L. Keeley

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (2)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 17 Jul 1855, next 21 Jul 1855

3) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (10)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 18 Jul 1855, next 20 Jul 1855


20 Jul 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
19 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) A Moving Tale (24)

Performances first 16 Oct 1854, previous 18 Jul 1855

2) A Novel Expedient (6)

Performances first 3 May 1855, previous 18 Jul 1855

3) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (11)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 19 Jul 1855, next 21 Jul 1855


21 Jul 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
19 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (25)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 19 Jul 1855, next 23 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (20 Jun 1855)

BUT Margaret Hartmann: Miss Mary
  L. Keeley

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (3)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 19 Jul 1855, next 23 Jul 1855

3) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (12)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 20 Jul 1855, next 23 Jul 1855


23 Jul 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
23 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (26)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 21 Jul 1855, next 24 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (20 Jun 1855)

BUT Margaret Hartmann: Miss Mary
  L. Keeley

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (4)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 21 Jul 1855, next 24 Jul 1855

3) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (13)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 21 Jul 1855, next 24 Jul 1855


24 Jul 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
23 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (27)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 23 Jul 1855, next 25 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (20 Jun 1855)

BUT Margaret Hartmann: Miss Mary
  L. Keeley

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (5)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 23 Jul 1855, next 25 Jul 1855

3) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (14)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 23 Jul 1855, next 25 Jul 1855


25 Jul 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
23 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Helping Hands (28)

Performances first 20 Jun 1855, previous 24 Jul 1855

Cast as reference cast (20 Jun 1855)

BUT Margaret Hartmann: Miss Mary
  L. Keeley

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (6)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 24 Jul 1855, next 26 Jul 1855

3) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (15)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 24 Jul 1855, next 26 Jul 1855


26 Jul 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
26 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (27)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 28 Nov 1854, next 27 Jul 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (7)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 25 Jul 1855, next 27 Jul 1855

3) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (16)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 25 Jul 1855, next 27 Jul 1855


27 Jul 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
26 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (28)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 26 Jul 1855, next 28 Jul 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (8)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 26 Jul 1855, next 28 Jul 1855

3) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (17)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 26 Jul 1855, next 28 Jul 1855


28 Jul 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
26 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (29)

Performances first 30 Oct 1854, previous 27 Jul 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (9)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 27 Jul 1855, next 30 Jul 1855

3) Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves (18)

Performances first 9 Jul 1855, previous 27 Jul 1855


30 Jul 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
30 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (19)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 26 May 1855, next 31 Jul 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (10)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 28 Jul 1855, next 31 Jul 1855

3) My Precious Betsy (13)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 26 May 1855, next 31 Jul 1855


31 Jul 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
30 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (20)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 30 Jul 1855, next 1 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (11)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 30 Jul 1855, next 1 Aug 1855

3) My Precious Betsy (14)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 30 Jul 1855, next 1 Aug 1855


1 Aug 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
30 Jul 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (21)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 31 Jul 1855, next 2 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (12)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 31 Jul 1855, next 2 Aug 1855

3) My Precious Betsy (15)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 31 Jul 1855, next 2 Aug 1855


2 Aug 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
2 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (22)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 1 Aug 1855, next 3 Aug 1855

Cast as reference cast (7 May 1855)

BUT Marian: Miss Thompson

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (13)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 1 Aug 1855, next 3 Aug 1855

3) My Precious Betsy (16)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 1 Aug 1855, next 3 Aug 1855


3 Aug 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
2 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (23)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 2 Aug 1855, next 4 Aug 1855

Cast as reference cast (7 May 1855)

BUT Marian: Miss Thompson

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (14)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 2 Aug 1855, next 4 Aug 1855

3) My Precious Betsy (17)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 2 Aug 1855, next 4 Aug 1855


4 Aug 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
2 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (24)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 3 Aug 1855, next 23 Aug 1855

Cast as reference cast (7 May 1855)

BUT Marian: Miss Thompson

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (15)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 3 Aug 1855, next 6 Aug 1855

3) My Precious Betsy (18)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 3 Aug 1855, next 23 Aug 1855


6 Aug 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
6 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Writing on the Wall; or, The Model Farm (1)

Title Comment 1st time here
AU: Thomas Morton Jr., John M. Morton

Performances first 6 Aug 1855, next 7 Aug 1855

Genre (drama) powerful drama; 3 acts

First Night Cast

Sir Philip Elton: G. Lee; Harlowe: [John] Parselle; Ferguson Trotter, Esq. (of Piccadilly, London): [Edward R.] Wright; Tobias (blind beggar): Charles Selby; Richard Oliver: [Edmund] Garden; Farmer Harrowell: R[obert] Romer; Jacky: Le Barr; Bob Smithers (itinerant musician): Paul J. Bedford; Gammon: C. J. Smith; Walker: Woolgar; Mr. Slasher (village Barber): Sanders; Joseph: Waye; Captain Colter: Ridgway; Cloddy: Braithwaite; Lady Elton: Mrs. Leigh Murray; Margaret: Miss Wyndham; Carlotta Smitherini (alias, Lotty Smithers): Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Nancy: Miss Thompson

Reference Cast

Sir Philip Elton: G. Lee
Harlowe: John Parselle
Ferguson Trotter, Esq.: Edward
   R. Wright

Tobias: Charles Selby
Richard Oliver: Edmund Garden
Farmer Harrowell: Robert Romer
Jacky: Le Barr
Bob Smithers: Paul J. Bedford
Gammon: C. J. Smith
Walker: Woolgar
Mr. Slasher: Sanders
Joseph: Waye
Captain Colter: Ridgway
Cloddy: Braithwaite
Lady Elton: Mrs. Leigh Murray
Margaret: Miss Wyndham
Carlotta Smitherini: Miss Sarah
   J. Woolgar

Nancy: Miss Thompson

rustic dance

(dIII) the denouement of the Writing on the Wall

I,i the Village of Penmore with National School and village ale house; I,ii baronial apartment in Elton Hall; II,i parlour in Harrowell's farm; II,ii exterior of Elton Hall and Park; III,i a model farm; III,ii a hovel in Elton Park; III,iii the oak chamber of Elton Hall

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (16)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 4 Aug 1855, next 7 Aug 1855

3) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (10)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 26 May 1855, next 7 Aug 1855

Cast Comment Miss Shereton's name misspelled as Sherton on this bill


7 Aug 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
6 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Writing on the Wall; or, The Model Farm (2)

Performances first 6 Aug 1855, previous 6 Aug 1855, next 8 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (17)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 6 Aug 1855, next 8 Aug 1855

3) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (11)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 6 Aug 1855, next 8 Aug 1855


8 Aug 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
6 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Writing on the Wall; or, The Model Farm (3)

Performances first 6 Aug 1855, previous 7 Aug 1855, next 9 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (18)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 7 Aug 1855, next 9 Aug 1855

3) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (12)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 7 Aug 1855, next 9 Aug 1855


9 Aug 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
9 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Writing on the Wall; or, The Model Farm (4)

Performances first 6 Aug 1855, previous 8 Aug 1855, next 10 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (19)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 8 Aug 1855, next 10 Aug 1855

3) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (13)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 8 Aug 1855, next 10 Aug 1855


10 Aug 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
9 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Writing on the Wall; or, The Model Farm (5)

Performances first 6 Aug 1855, previous 9 Aug 1855, next 11 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (20)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 9 Aug 1855, next 11 Aug 1855

3) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (14)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 9 Aug 1855, next 11 Aug 1855


11 Aug 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
9 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Writing on the Wall; or, The Model Farm (6)

Performances first 6 Aug 1855, previous 10 Aug 1855, next 13 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (21)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 10 Aug 1855, next 13 Aug 1855

3) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (15)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 10 Aug 1855, next 13 Aug 1855


13 Aug 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
13 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Writing on the Wall; or, The Model Farm (7)

Performances first 6 Aug 1855, previous 11 Aug 1855, next 14 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (22)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 11 Aug 1855, next 14 Aug 1855

3) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (16)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 11 Aug 1855, next 14 Aug 1855


14 Aug 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
13 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Writing on the Wall; or, The Model Farm (8)

Performances first 6 Aug 1855, previous 13 Aug 1855, next 15 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (23)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 13 Aug 1855, next 15 Aug 1855

3) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (17)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 13 Aug 1855, next 15 Aug 1855


15 Aug 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
13 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Writing on the Wall; or, The Model Farm (9)

Performances first 6 Aug 1855, previous 14 Aug 1855, next 16 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (24)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 14 Aug 1855, next 16 Aug 1855

3) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (18)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 14 Aug 1855, next 16 Aug 1855


16 Aug 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
16 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Writing on the Wall; or, The Model Farm (10)

Performances first 6 Aug 1855, previous 15 Aug 1855, next 17 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (25)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 15 Aug 1855, next 17 Aug 1855

3) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (19)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 15 Aug 1855, next 17 Aug 1855


17 Aug 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
16 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Writing on the Wall; or, The Model Farm (11)

Performances first 6 Aug 1855, previous 16 Aug 1855, next 18 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (26)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 16 Aug 1855, next 18 Aug 1855

3) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (20)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 16 Aug 1855, next 18 Aug 1855


18 Aug 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
16 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Writing on the Wall; or, The Model Farm (12)

Performances first 6 Aug 1855, previous 17 Aug 1855, next 20 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (27)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 17 Aug 1855, next 20 Aug 1855

3) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (21)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 17 Aug 1855, next 20 Aug 1855


20 Aug 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
20 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Writing on the Wall; or, The Model Farm (13)

Performances first 6 Aug 1855, previous 18 Aug 1855, next 21 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (28)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 18 Aug 1855, next 21 Aug 1855

3) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (22)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 18 Aug 1855, next 21 Aug 1855


21 Aug 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
20 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Writing on the Wall; or, The Model Farm (14)

Performances first 6 Aug 1855, previous 20 Aug 1855, next 22 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (29)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 20 Aug 1855, next 22 Aug 1855

3) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (23)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 20 Aug 1855, next 22 Aug 1855


22 Aug 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
20 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Writing on the Wall; or, The Model Farm (15)

Performances first 6 Aug 1855, previous 21 Aug 1855

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (30)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 21 Aug 1855, next 23 Aug 1855

3) The School for Tigers; or, The Shilling Hop (24)

Performances first 17 May 1855, previous 21 Aug 1855


23 Aug 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
23 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (25)

Title Comment by particular request
Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 4 Aug 1855, next 24 Aug 1855

Cast as reference cast (7 May 1855)

BUT Marian: Miss Thompson

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (31)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 22 Aug 1855, next 24 Aug 1855

3) My Precious Betsy (19)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 4 Aug 1855, next 24 Aug 1855


24 Aug 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
23 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (26)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 23 Aug 1855, next 25 Aug 1855

Cast as reference cast (7 May 1855)

BUT Marian: Miss Thompson

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (32)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 23 Aug 1855, next 25 Aug 1855

3) My Precious Betsy (20)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 23 Aug 1855, next 25 Aug 1855


25 Aug 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
23 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (27)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 24 Aug 1855, next 27 Aug 1855

Cast as reference cast (7 May 1855)

BUT Marian: Miss Thompson

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (33)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 24 Aug 1855, next 27 Aug 1855

3) My Precious Betsy (21)

Performances first 14 May 1855, previous 24 Aug 1855


27 Aug 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
27 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (28)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 25 Aug 1855, next 28 Aug 1855

Cast as reference cast (7 May 1855)

BUT Marian: Miss Thompson

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (34)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 25 Aug 1855, next 28 Aug 1855

3) How's Your Uncle? (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever. Nicoll gives a subtitle The Ladies of the Court
AU: [Thomas E. Wilks]

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, next 28 Aug 1855

Genre (farce) new and original farce

First Night Cast

Richard Wiggs (barber, No. 5 in the Court): [Edward R.] Wright; Timothy Tomkins (his friend--a sailor): Paul J. Bedford; Docket (lawyer's clerk): C. J. Smith ladies of the Court Miss Lucy Simmons (dressmaker at No. 1): Miss Thompson; Miss Clara Evans (washerwoman at No. 2): Miss Mitchenson; Miss Lydia Brown (milliner at No. 3): Mrs. [Edmund] Garden; Miss Sally White (bonnetmaker at No. 4): Miss Mary L. Keeley; Miss Mary Meadows (staymaker at No. 7): Miss Wyndham; Miss Jane Smith (semptress at No. 8): Miss Grenville; Miss Emily Jones (lacemaker at No. 9): Miss Aldridge; Miss Arabella Puff (from the pastrycook's, No. 10): Miss Hayman; The "sweet Little Pet" (from "over the way"): Mrs. Stoker

Reference Cast

Richard Wiggs: Edward R. Wright
Timothy Tomkins: Paul J.
   Bedford

Docket: C. J. Smith
Miss Lucy Simmons: Miss
   Thompson

Miss Clara Evans: Miss
   Mitchenson

Miss Lydia Brown: Mrs. Edmund
   Garden
Miss Sally White: Miss Mary L.
   Keeley

Miss Mary Meadows: Miss Wyndham
Miss Jane Smith: Miss Grenville
Miss Emily Jones: Miss Aldridge
Miss Arabella Puff: Miss Hayman
The "sweet Little Pet": Mrs.
   Stoker

28 Aug 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
27 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (29)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 27 Aug 1855, next 29 Aug 1855

Cast as reference cast (7 May 1855)

BUT Marian: Miss Thompson

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (35)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 27 Aug 1855, next 29 Aug 1855

3) How's Your Uncle? (2)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 27 Aug 1855, next 29 Aug 1855


29 Aug 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
27 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Paul Pry (30)

Performances first 7 May 1855, previous 28 Aug 1855

Cast as reference cast (7 May 1855)

BUT Marian: Miss Thompson

2) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (36)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 28 Aug 1855, next 30 Aug 1855

3) How's Your Uncle? (3)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 28 Aug 1855, next 30 Aug 1855


30 Aug 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
30 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (1)

AU: [John B. Buckstone]

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, next 31 Aug 1855

Genre (drama) domestic and highly popular drama; 3 acts

First Night Cast

characters in Act I Alexandre (roue): Leigh Murray; Michael (journeyman upholsterer): [John] Parselle; Victorine (embroideress): Mrs. Leigh Murray; Elise (semptress): Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar characters in Act II, 5 yrs later M. d'Alexandre (horse dealer, aged 40): Leigh Murray; Michael, foreman, aged 26: [John] Parselle; Madame St. Victor (aged 24): Mrs. Leigh Murray; Madame La Barone Elise (aged 25): Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Justine (femme de chambre to Madame St. Victor): Miss C. Lelacheur; Mr. Bonassus (jeweller, aged 35): Paul J. Bedford; Blaise (his man, aged 20): [Edward R.] Wright; Macaire (friend to Alexandre): G. Lee; Mrs. Bonassus: Mrs. Cuthbert characters in Act III, 20 yrs later Alexandre, juggler and escaped convict, aged 60: Leigh Murray; Caesor Chanteloupe (his companion, an old soldier of the Imperial Army): Charles Selby; Mr. Bonassus, widower, aged 55: Paul J. Bedford; Blaise, his valet, aged 40: [Edward R.] Wright; Michael, captain of the National Guard, aged 46: [John] Parselle; Bernard (silversmith): Waye; Victorine, keeper of a lodging house, aged 44: Mrs. Leigh Murray; Elise, orange vendor, aged 45: Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar; Sophie: Mrs. Stoker

Reference Cast

Alexandre: Leigh Murray
Michael: John Parselle
Victorine: Mrs. Leigh Murray
Elise: Miss Sarah J. Woolgar
M. d'Alexandre: Leigh Murray
Michael, foreman, aged 26: John
   Parselle

Madame St. Victor: Mrs. Leigh
   Murray

Madame La Barone Elise: Miss
   Sarah J. Woolgar

Justine: Miss C. Lelacheur
Mr. Bonassus: Paul J. Bedford
Blaise: Edward R. Wright
Macaire: G. Lee
Mrs. Bonassus: Mrs. Cuthbert
Alexandre, juggler and escaped
   convict, aged 60: Leigh
   Murray
Caesor Chanteloupe: Charles
   Selby

Mr. Bonassus, widower, aged 55:
   Paul J. Bedford

Blaise, his valet, aged 40:
   Edward R. Wright

Michael, captain of the National
   Guard, aged 46: John Parselle
Bernard: Waye
Victorine, keeper of a lodging
   house, aged 44: Mrs. Leigh
   Murray

Elise, orange vendor, aged 45:
   Miss Sarah J. Woolgar

Sophie: Mrs. Stoker
Bijou: Miss Stoker

I,i mansarde of Victorine in the Rue de St. Honore; [five years later] II,i splendid apartments in the palace of the Duke de --; II,ii apartments in the house of Mr. Bonassus; [2o years later] III,i room in a ci-devant gambling house; III,ii [night] Notre Dame; III,iii Rue du Temple

2) How's Your Uncle? (4)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 29 Aug 1855, next 31 Aug 1855

3) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (37)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 29 Aug 1855, next 31 Aug 1855


31 Aug 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
30 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (2)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 30 Aug 1855, next 1 Sep 1855

Cast as reference cast (30 Aug 1855)

OMITS Bijou: Miss Stoker

2) How's Your Uncle? (5)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 30 Aug 1855, next 1 Sep 1855

3) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (38)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 30 Aug 1855, next 1 Sep 1855


1 Sep 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
30 Aug 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (3)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 31 Aug 1855, next 3 Sep 1855

Cast as reference cast (30 Aug 1855)

OMITS Bijou: Miss Stoker

2) How's Your Uncle? (6)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 31 Aug 1855, next 3 Sep 1855

3) Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms (39)

Performances first 17 Jul 1855, previous 31 Aug 1855


3 Sep 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
3 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (4)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 1 Sep 1855, next 4 Sep 1855

Cast as reference cast (30 Aug 1855)

OMITS Bijou: Miss Stoker

2) How's Your Uncle? (7)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 1 Sep 1855, next 4 Sep 1855

3) Norma (31)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 28 Oct 1854, next 4 Sep 1855


4 Sep 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
3 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (5)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 3 Sep 1855, next 5 Sep 1855

Cast as reference cast (30 Aug 1855)

OMITS Bijou: Miss Stoker

2) How's Your Uncle? (8)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 3 Sep 1855, next 5 Sep 1855

3) Norma (32)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 3 Sep 1855, next 5 Sep 1855


5 Sep 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
3 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (6)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 4 Sep 1855, next 6 Sep 1855

Cast as reference cast (30 Aug 1855)

OMITS Bijou: Miss Stoker

2) How's Your Uncle? (9)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 4 Sep 1855, next 6 Sep 1855

3) Norma (33)

Performances first 18 Sep 1854, previous 4 Sep 1855


6 Sep 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
6 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (7)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 5 Sep 1855, next 7 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (10)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 5 Sep 1855, next 7 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (1)

AU: [Thomas Morton Jr.]

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, next 7 Sep 1855

Genre (farce) laughable farce

First Night Cast

Mr. Anthony Hookey: C. J. Smith; Mr. Christopher Violet (perfumer): Paul J. Bedford; John Downy (policeman): [Edward R.] Wright; Mrs. Dorothy Dibbs (Hookey's sister): Mrs. Stoker; Susan Griffiths (Hookey's servant): Miss Wyndham

Reference Cast

Mr. Anthony Hookey: C. J. Smith
Mr. Christopher Violet: Paul J.
   Bedford

John Downy: Edward R. Wright
Mrs. Dorothy Dibbs: Mrs. Stoker
Susan Griffiths: Miss Wyndham

7 Sep 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
6 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (8)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 6 Sep 1855, next 8 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (11)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 6 Sep 1855, next 8 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (2)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 6 Sep 1855, next 8 Sep 1855


8 Sep 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
6 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (9)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 7 Sep 1855, next 10 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (12)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 7 Sep 1855, next 10 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (3)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 7 Sep 1855, next 10 Sep 1855


10 Sep 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
10 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (10)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 8 Sep 1855, next 11 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (13)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 8 Sep 1855, next 11 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (4)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 8 Sep 1855, next 11 Sep 1855


11 Sep 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
10 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (11)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 10 Sep 1855, next 12 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (14)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 10 Sep 1855, next 12 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (5)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 10 Sep 1855, next 12 Sep 1855


12 Sep 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
10 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (12)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 11 Sep 1855, next 13 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (15)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 11 Sep 1855, next 13 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (6)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 11 Sep 1855, next 13 Sep 1855


13 Sep 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
13 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (13)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 12 Sep 1855, next 14 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (16)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 12 Sep 1855, next 14 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (7)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 12 Sep 1855, next 14 Sep 1855


14 Sep 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
13 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (14)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 13 Sep 1855, next 15 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (17)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 13 Sep 1855, next 15 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (8)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 13 Sep 1855, next 15 Sep 1855


15 Sep 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
13 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (15)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 14 Sep 1855, next 17 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (18)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 14 Sep 1855, next 17 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (9)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 14 Sep 1855, next 17 Sep 1855


17 Sep 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
17 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (16)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 15 Sep 1855, next 18 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (19)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 15 Sep 1855, next 18 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (10)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 15 Sep 1855, next 18 Sep 1855


18 Sep 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
17 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (17)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 17 Sep 1855, next 19 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (20)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 17 Sep 1855, next 19 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (11)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 17 Sep 1855, next 19 Sep 1855


19 Sep 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
17 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (18)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 18 Sep 1855, next 20 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (21)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 18 Sep 1855, next 20 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (12)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 18 Sep 1855, next 20 Sep 1855


20 Sep 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
20 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (19)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 19 Sep 1855, next 21 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (22)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 19 Sep 1855, next 21 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (13)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 19 Sep 1855, next 21 Sep 1855


21 Sep 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
20 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (20)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 20 Sep 1855, next 22 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (23)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 20 Sep 1855, next 22 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (14)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 20 Sep 1855, next 22 Sep 1855


22 Sep 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
20 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (21)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 21 Sep 1855, next 24 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (24)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 21 Sep 1855, next 24 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (15)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 21 Sep 1855, next 24 Sep 1855


24 Sep 1855
Mon eve
Adelphi
24 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (22)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 22 Sep 1855, next 25 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (25)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 22 Sep 1855, next 25 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (16)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 22 Sep 1855, next 25 Sep 1855


25 Sep 1855
Tue eve
Adelphi
24 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (23)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 24 Sep 1855, next 26 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (26)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 24 Sep 1855, next 26 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (17)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 24 Sep 1855, next 26 Sep 1855


26 Sep 1855
Wed eve
Adelphi
24 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (24)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 25 Sep 1855, next 27 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (27)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 25 Sep 1855, next 27 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (18)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 25 Sep 1855, next 27 Sep 1855


27 Sep 1855
Thu eve
Adelphi
27 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (25)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 26 Sep 1855, next 28 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (28)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 26 Sep 1855, next 28 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (19)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 26 Sep 1855, next 28 Sep 1855


28 Sep 1855
Fri eve
Adelphi
27 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (26)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 27 Sep 1855, next 29 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (29)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 27 Sep 1855, next 29 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (20)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 27 Sep 1855, next 29 Sep 1855


29 Sep 1855
Sat eve
Adelphi
27 Sep 1855
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (27)

Performances first 30 Aug 1855, previous 28 Sep 1855

2) How's Your Uncle? (30)

Performances first 27 Aug 1855, previous 28 Sep 1855

3) Seeing Wright (21)

Performances first 6 Sep 1855, previous 28 Sep 1855

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

18 September 1854 - 29 September 1855 320 performances: 320 evening

Annual Benefit (1): Mme. Céleste (20 Jun 1855)
Benefit (1): Morris Barnett (16 Oct 1854)
Dark (4): Christmas Day (25 Dec 1854)
Ash Wednesday (21 Feb 1855)
Fast Day (21 Mar 1855)
Good Friday (6 Apr 1855)
Juvenile (3): Young People's Nights (1 Jan 1855, 2 Jan 1855, 3 Jan 1855)
Passion Week (5): C. H. Adams' Orrery (2 Apr 1855, 3 Apr 1855, 4 Apr 1855, 5 Apr 1855, 7 Apr 1855)

Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors/Pieces

á Beckett, Gilbert A. Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855)
Auber, Daniel F. Unknown and the Bayadere, The (12 Feb 1855)
Barnett, Morris Monsieur Jacques (18 Sep 1854)
Serious Family, The (30 Oct 1854)
Boucicault, Dion L. Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855)
Old Guard, The (16 Oct 1854)
Pierre the Foundling (11 Dec 1854)
Brough, Robert B. Mephistopheles (30 Oct 1854)
Brough, William Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854)
Buckstone, John B. Green Bushes, The (29 Nov 1854)
Victorine (30 Aug 1855)
Dance, George Station House, The (9 Oct 1854)
Edwards, H. Sutherland Fifth of November, The (6 Nov 1854)
Gore, Catherine G.

King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855)

Lemon, Mark Camp at Chobham, The (30 Oct 1854)
Moving Tale, A (16 Oct 1854)
Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855)
Railway Belle, The (20 Nov 1854)
School for Tigers, The (17 May 1855)
Slow Man, The (16 Nov 1854)
Lunn, Joseph Capers and Coronets (12 Oct 1854)
Mayhew, Augustus Fifth of November, The (6 Nov 1854)
Morton, John M. My Precious Betsy (14 May 1855)
Writing on the Wall, The (6 Aug 1855)
Morton, Thomas, Jr. Seeing Wright (6 Sep 1855)
Writing on the Wall, The (6 Aug 1855)
Oxberry, William H. Norma (18 Sep 1854)
Parry, Thomas Summer Storm, The (19 Oct 1854)
Poole, John Paul Pry (7 May 1855)
Reade, Charles Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854)
Robertson, Thomas W. Betty Martin (8 Mar 1855)
Selby, Charles Mysterious Stranger, The (8 Jan 1855)
Taylor, Tom Helping Hands (20 Jun 1855)
Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854)
Unknown Fairy Tales of Mother Goose, The (9 Apr 1855)
Fraternization (17 Jul 1855)
Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854)
Webster, Benjamin N. Discarded Son, The (18 Sep 1854)
Foreign Affairs (20 Jun 1855)
Novel Expedient, A (3 May 1855)
Pretty Girls of Stilberg, The (20 Jun 1855)
Webster, N. S. I'll Tell Your Wife (10 Mar 1855)
Wilks, Thomas E. How's Your Uncle? (27 Aug 1855)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Barnett, John Monsieur Jacques (18 Sep 1854)
Mellon, Alfred Fairy Tales of Mother Goose, The (9 Apr 1855)
(arr) Helping Hands (20 Jun 1855)
Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855)
Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854)

Choreographers

Unknown Fete of Nations, The (15 Mar 1855)

Actors

Aldridge

thirsty soul (63) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855); Catchem (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); usher (16) in Foreign Affairs (20 Jun 1855 - 7 Jul 1855); police officers (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Major Macnamara (7) in King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855); Knot (24) in Moving Tale (16 Oct 1854 - 20 Jul 1855); slaves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Joe Mattocks (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Sneaki (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Barnett, Morris

Marquis de Grandville (3) in Capers and Coronets (12 Oct 1854 - 14 Oct 1854); Monsieur Jacques (22) in Monsieur Jacques (18 Sep 1854 - 16 Oct 1854); Havresac (1) in Old Guard (16 Oct 1854); Millefleurs (7) in Station House (9 Oct 1854 - 16 Oct 1854)

Bedford, Paul J.

Cornelius O'Gripper (60) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 10 Feb 1855); Schnapps (26) in Discarded Son (18 Sep 1854 - 18 Oct 1854); Lord Nimrod Bugle (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); The Wolf (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); King Cranky (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Baron Fitzstoutz (16) in Foreign Affairs (20 Jun 1855 - 7 Jul 1855); Davis (39) in Fraternization (17 Jul 1855 - 1 Sep 1855); Jack Gong (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Timothy Tomkins (30) in How's Your Uncle? (27 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Black Jack (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Quin (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); Marquis di Brancador (15) in Mephistopheles (30 Oct 1854 - 15 Nov 1854); Mr. Wagtail (21) in My Precious Betsy (14 May 1855 - 25 Aug 1855); Checore (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); Norma (33) in Norma (18 Sep 1854 - 5 Sep 1855); Ali Baba (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Bob (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855); Mr. Christopher Violet (21) in Seeing Wright (6 Sep 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Liplove (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Olifour (26) in Unknown and the Bayadere (12 Feb 1855 - 14 Mar 1855); Mr. Bonassus (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Mr. Bonassus, widower, aged 55 (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Bob Smithers (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Davis (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Bland, James

Sir Greedy Graspall (30) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 12 May 1855); father (30) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 12 May 1855); The Baron (30) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 12 May 1855); General Count Dillon (7) in King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855)

Blondelet, Mons.

Tafe-dur (39) in Fraternization (17 Jul 1855 - 1 Sep 1855)

Braithwaite

Darby Donovan (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Mr. Taturs (24) in Moving Tale (16 Oct 1854 - 20 Jul 1855); Oroveso (33) in Norma (18 Sep 1854 - 5 Sep 1855); slaves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Roger Mildew (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Cloddy (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Poki (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Conran

fierce customer (63) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855); crier (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Nibble (24) in Moving Tale (16 Oct 1854 - 20 Jul 1855); Chaumiere (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); slaves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Paul (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855); gentlemen (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); Chief of the Guards (26) in Unknown and the Bayadere (12 Feb 1855 - 14 Mar 1855); Hoki (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Garden, Edmund

Cornelius O'Gripper (3) in Bona Fide Travellers (2 Jul 1855 - 6 Jul 1855); Wheeler (15) in Fifth of November (6 Nov 1854 - 22 Nov 1854); Fusil (39) in Fraternization (17 Jul 1855 - 1 Sep 1855); Wild Murtogh (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Lord Quaverly (28) in Helping Hands (20 Jun 1855 - 25 Jul 1855); Mr. Heriot (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Duke de Richelieu (7) in King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855); Mr. Snarl (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); Sequence (22) in Monsieur Jacques (18 Sep 1854 - 16 Oct 1854); Duplomet (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); Colonel Hardy (30) in Paul Pry (7 May 1855 - 29 Aug 1855); Mr. Crabshaw (56) in Railway Belle (20 Nov 1854 - 10 Feb 1855); Mr. Tom Rattler (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); Wheatley (7) in Station House (9 Oct 1854 - 16 Oct 1854); Crofton Garworth, Esq. (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Richard Oliver (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Fusil (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Hastings

Simkins (63) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855); Corporal Martin (29) in Camp at Chobham (30 Oct 1854 - 7 Jul 1855); Lieutenant Boncoeur (39) in Fraternization (17 Jul 1855 - 1 Sep 1855); Fitchet (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Cornet O'Callaghan (7) in King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855); Colander (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); Le Fleur (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); Adrian (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855); Major Stiff (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Mr. Cracker (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); Inkenoff (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855); Lieutenant Boncoeur (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Hastings, G.

counsel for the defence (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855)

Keeley, Robert

Joe (63) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855); Mr. Jackson Cadbury (29) in Camp at Chobham (30 Oct 1854 - 7 Jul 1855); Dux (26) in Discarded Son (18 Sep 1854 - 18 Oct 1854); William Rufus (28) in Helping Hands (20 Jun 1855 - 25 Jul 1855); Dr. Bile (17) in I'll Tell Your Wife (10 Mar 1855 - 9 Jun 1855); Dicky Trotter (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Mr. Goliah Grandison (24) in Moving Tale (16 Oct 1854 - 20 Jul 1855); Crequet (15) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 24 Jan 1855); Hassarac (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Gribou Bonnin (17) in Pierre the Foundling (11 Dec 1854 - 30 Dec 1854); Mr. Aminidab Sleek (29) in Serious Family (30 Oct 1854 - 28 Jul 1855); Mr. Massinger Watts (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); Dicky Dawn (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854)

Le Barr

Mimms (63) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855); Pedro (30) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (16 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Skulkiwitz (39) in Fraternization (17 Jul 1855 - 1 Sep 1855); Ned Keogh (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Little Bear (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); servant (7) in King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855); Pierre (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); fiends (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); No. 12, Thissleton Street (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Bob (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); Ralph (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Jacky (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); an extraordinary Russian courier (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Lee, G.

Debris (26) in Discarded Son (18 Sep 1854 - 18 Oct 1854); Mr. Softly (2) in I'll Tell Your Wife (10 Mar 1855 - 13 Mar 1855); George Heriot (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Rafe (7) in King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855); Hunsdon (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); Vivid (22) in Monsieur Jacques (18 Sep 1854 - 16 Oct 1854); Langford (21) in My Precious Betsy (14 May 1855 - 25 Aug 1855); Captain Gasconade (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); Rawson (1) in Old Guard (16 Oct 1854); Somers (30) in Paul Pry (7 May 1855 - 29 Aug 1855); Theodore (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855); Captain Kiteflyer (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Mr. Fillip (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); The Tchop Dar (26) in Unknown and the Bayadere (12 Feb 1855 - 14 Mar 1855); Macaire (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Sir Philip Elton (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Cheaki (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855); Krakemoff (2) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 27 Dec 1854)

Morris

slaves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Joe Maize (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854)

Murray, Leigh

Captain Damer (29) in Camp at Chobham (30 Oct 1854 - 7 Jul 1855); Albert Blondel (26) in Discarded Son (18 Sep 1854 - 18 Oct 1854); Honorable Caverly Hautbois (28) in Helping Hands (20 Jun 1855 - 25 Jul 1855); Paul (17) in I'll Tell Your Wife (10 Mar 1855 - 9 Jun 1855); Captain O'Neil (7) in King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855); Sir Charles Pomander (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); Count Henry Beausoleil (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); Harry Damon (6) in Novel Expedient (3 May 1855 - 20 Jul 1855); Captain Murphy Maguire (29) in Serious Family (30 Oct 1854 - 28 Jul 1855); Valentine Quill (7) in Station House (9 Oct 1854 - 16 Oct 1854); Ronald Westbourne (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Alexandre (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); M. d'Alexandre (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Alexandre, juggler and escaped convict, aged 60 (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855)

Page

gardener (15) in Fifth of November (6 Nov 1854 - 22 Nov 1854); Tim O'Toole (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); George (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); William (28) in Helping Hands (20 Jun 1855 - 25 Jul 1855); clerk of arraigns (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); waiter (7) in King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855); Francois (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); fiends (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); servant (30) in Paul Pry (7 May 1855 - 29 Aug 1855); Gustavus (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855); Lungs (56) in Railway Belle (20 Nov 1854 - 10 Feb 1855); policeman (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); policemen (7) in Station House (9 Oct 1854 - 16 Oct 1854); Dixon (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Oranoff (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855); Captain Lyon (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Parselle, John

Mr. Eustace Singleton (26) in Betty Martin (8 Mar 1855 - 19 Jun 1855); Captain Roseley (29) in Camp at Chobham (30 Oct 1854 - 7 Jul 1855); Roland (26) in Discarded Son (18 Sep 1854 - 18 Oct 1854); Connor O'Kennedy (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Mr. Merton (28) in Helping Hands (20 Jun 1855 - 25 Jul 1855); counsel for the prosecution (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Sir Henry Arundel (7) in King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855); Mr. Ernest Vane (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); Charles Moore (6) in Novel Expedient (3 May 1855 - 20 Jul 1855); Henri Lefebvre (1) in Old Guard (16 Oct 1854); Frank Hardy (27) in Paul Pry (10 May 1855 - 29 Aug 1855); Jules (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855); Frank Vincent (29) in Serious Family (30 Oct 1854 - 28 Jul 1855); Mr. Hector Rackett (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); Walter Atherstone (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Michael (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Michael, foreman, aged 26 (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Michael, captain of the National Guard, aged 46 (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Harlowe (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Ridgway

clerk (3) in Capers and Coronets (12 Oct 1854 - 14 Oct 1854); Rattlesnake (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); corporal (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); fiends (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); No 44, Little Ryder Street (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); gentlemen (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); policemen (7) in Station House (9 Oct 1854 - 16 Oct 1854); Raspel (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Captain Colter (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Krakouski (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855); Skulkiwitz (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Rogers, James

James (3) in Capers and Coronets (12 Oct 1854 - 14 Oct 1854); Sir Greedy Graspall (6) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (28 May 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); father (6) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (28 May 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); The Baron (6) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (28 May 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Sinjon (15) in Fifth of November (6 Nov 1854 - 22 Nov 1854); Lutoff (39) in Fraternization (17 Jul 1855 - 1 Sep 1855); Muster Grinnidge (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Joseph (17) in I'll Tell Your Wife (10 Mar 1855 - 9 Jun 1855); Crequet (17) in Mysterious Stranger (9 Apr 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); Adelgisa (33) in Norma (18 Sep 1854 - 5 Sep 1855); Popplewig (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855); John Quick (56) in Railway Belle (20 Nov 1854 - 10 Feb 1855); Simon Peat (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Lutoff, the bridegroom (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855); Lutoff, drummer (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Romer, Robert

Butts (63) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855); Jolter (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Alphonse (15) in Fifth of November (6 Nov 1854 - 22 Nov 1854); Dennis (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Sergeant Grey (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); James Burdock (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); Chelsea (24) in Moving Tale (16 Oct 1854 - 20 Jul 1855); O'Mustapha (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Simon (30) in Paul Pry (7 May 1855 - 29 Aug 1855); Mr. Fallows (56) in Railway Belle (20 Nov 1854 - 10 Feb 1855); Dr. Dix (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); Farmer Busyby (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Farmer Harrowell (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Boski (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855); Brickibrocki (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855); Caboul (2) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 27 Dec 1854)

Sanders

2nd policeman (63) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855); Jones (29) in Camp at Chobham (30 Oct 1854 - 7 Jul 1855); Mr. Bumble (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Paddy Kelly (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); servant to Madame St. Aubert (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); sergeant (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); sentry (7) inKing O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855); Antonio (22) in Monsieur Jacques (18 Sep 1854 - 16 Oct 1854); policeman (24) in Moving Tale (16 Oct 1854 - 20 Jul 1855); Loupy (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); "Sweet little cherub that's perch'd up aloft" (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); John Handsome (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Ned Crosswell (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); policemen (7) in Station House (9 Oct 1854 - 16 Oct 1854); Giles (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Mr. Slasher (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); hunchback (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Sanders, J.

foreman of the jury (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Clotilda (33) in Norma (18 Sep 1854 - 5 Sep 1855)

Selby, Charles

Major Miltiades Mohawk (26) in Betty Martin (8 Mar 1855 - 19 Jun 1855); Colonel Fermain (26) in Discarded Son (18 Sep 1854 - 18 Oct 1854); Sir James Courtall (16) in Foreign Affairs (20 Jun 1855 - 7 Jul 1855); Isaac Wolff (28) in Helping Hands (20 Jun 1855 - 25 Jul 1855); Bernard (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Louis XV (7) in King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855); Colley Cibber (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); Count Vanille (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); Lord Beauville (1) in Old Guard (16 Oct 1854); Witherton (30) in Paul Pry (7 May 1855 - 29 Aug 1855); Mr. Samuel Greenhorne (56) in Railway Belle (20 Nov 1854 - 10 Feb 1855); Mr. Charles Torrens (29) in Serious Family (30 Oct 1854 - 28 Jul 1855); Fitzwilmont (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Caesor Chanteloupe (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Tobias (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Chipmanoff (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855); General Chipmanoff (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Smith, C. J.

1st policeman (63) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855); Lord Chamberlain (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); George O'Kennedy (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Lazarus Solomon (28) in Helping Hands (20 Jun 1855 - 25 Jul 1855); Docket (30) in How's Your Uncle? (27 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); recorder (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Major de Burgh (7) in King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855); Mr. Soaper (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); Orchobrand (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Grasp (30) in Paul Pry (7 May 1855 - 29 Aug 1855); Alfred (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855); Mr. Firkins (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Mr. Anthony Hookey (21) in Seeing Wright (6 Sep 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Bricks (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); Pumpkins (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Gammon (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Takemoff (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Smith, Master C. J.

Pompey (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854)

Waye

Mr. Mainspring (26) in Betty Martin (8 Mar 1855 - 19 Jun 1855); Bolter (63) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855); Mr. Vellum (3) in Capers and Coronets (12 Oct 1854 - 14 Oct 1854); Francois (26) in Discarded Son (18 Sep 1854 - 18 Oct 1854); Giles (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Larry (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Danby (28) in Helping Hands (20 Jun 1855 - 25 Jul 1855); police officers (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); call boy (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); Shorts (24) in Moving Tale (16 Oct 1854 - 20 Jul 1855); corporal (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); Haroun (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Doubledot (30) in Paul Pry (7 May 1855 - 29 Aug 1855); Mr. Roaster (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); Tracker (7) in Station House (9 Oct 1854 - 16 Oct 1854); Chaseall (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Bernard (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Joseph (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); old man (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855); Larouski (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Webster, Benjamin N.

Lorentz Hartmann (28) in Helping Hands (20 Jun 1855 - 25 Jul 1855); Richard Pride (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Triplet (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); Pierre (17) in Pierre the Foundling (11 Dec 1854 - 30 Dec 1854); Ernest (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855)

Woolgar

Captain Dartois (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Dr. Robert (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Cassim (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Mr. Stanley (30) in Paul Pry (7 May 1855 - 29 Aug 1855); Crank (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); Cramp (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Walker (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Prigoff (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855); Colonel Dobiki (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Wright, Edward R.

Richard Wiggs (30) in How's Your Uncle? (27 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Mr. Bobtail (21) in My Precious Betsy (14 May 1855 - 25 Aug 1855); Paul Pry (30) in Paul Pry (7 May 1855 - 29 Aug 1855); Mr. Panels (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); John Downy (21) in Seeing Wright (6 Sep 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Blaise (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Blaise, his valet, aged 40 (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Ferguson Trotter, Esq. (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Actresses

Aldridge, Miss

Miss Emily Jones (30) in How's Your Uncle? (27 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); inspector (15) in Open Sesame (12 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); David (15) in School for Tigers (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Blinkers (9) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 26 May 1855); Tamerlan (2) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 27 Dec 1854)

Allison, M?

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Archer, Miss

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Archer, Miss C.

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Bennett, Miss

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Benoni, Mlle.

principal dancers (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); principal dancers (11) in Fete of Nations (15 Mar 1855 - 28 Mar 1855); Zoloe (13) in Unknown and the Bayadere (13 Feb 1855 - 13 Mar 1855); Fatma (13) in Unknown and the Bayadere (12 Feb 1855 - 14 Mar 1855); Principal dancers (26) in Unknown and the Bayadere (12 Feb 1855 - 14 Mar 1855)

Burnette, Miss

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Céleste, Mme. Céline

Count St. Louis (16) in Foreign Affairs (20 Jun 1855 - 7 Jul 1855); Miami (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Madame St. Aubert (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Margaret Hartmann (16) in Helping Hands (20 Jun 1855 - 7 Jul 1855); Janet Pride (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Peg Woffington (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); The Mysterious Stranger (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); Madeleine Blanchet (17) in Pierre the Foundling (11 Dec 1854 - 30 Dec 1854); Margot (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855)

Chalker, M?

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Charles, Miss

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Chester, Miss Elsie

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Conran, Miss

No. 10, Upper Trumper Street (15) in School for Tigers (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Conran, Mrs.

Varnish (9) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 26 May 1855)

Cook, M?

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Cuthbert, Miss

Claudine (26) in Discarded Son (18 Sep 1854 - 18 Oct 1854); Letitia (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); daughters (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Baron's daughters (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Catherine Wheeler (15) in Fifth of November (6 Nov 1854 - 22 Nov 1854); Mrs. Booty (28) in Helping Hands (20 Jun 1855 - 25 Jul 1855); Nancy Muddle (21) in My Precious Betsy (14 May 1855 - 25 Aug 1855); Flavius (33) in Norma (18 Sep 1854 - 5 Sep 1855); Zaide (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Madame Carnot (17) in Pierre the Foundling (11 Dec 1854 - 30 Dec 1854); Marie (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855); Betty (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); Miss Buckram (7) in Station House (9 Oct 1854 - 16 Oct 1854); Roumanesca (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Cuthbert, Mrs.

Mrs. Bonassus (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855)

Dalton, Miss

principal dancers (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Principal dancers (26) in Unknown and the Bayadere (12 Feb 1855 - 14 Mar 1855); principal dancers (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Dyers, M?

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Emsley, Miss

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Blinkers (15) in School for Tigers (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Emsley, Mrs.

No. 10, Upper Trumper Street (9) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 26 May 1855)

Fanning, M?

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Garden, Mrs. Edmund

Jane (63) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855); Miss Lydia Brown (30) in How's Your Uncle? (27 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Nurse (21) in My Precious Betsy (14 May 1855 - 25 Aug 1855); thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); No. 8, Thissleton Street (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Mrs. Rumble (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854)

Grenville, Miss

Miss Jane Smith (30) in How's Your Uncle? (27 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Eames (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Patty (6) in Summer Storm (23 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854)

Grove, M?

No. 6, Upper Trumper Street (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Grove, Miss

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Hamilton, Miss

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Hayman, Miss

Buttons (26) in Betty Martin (8 Mar 1855 - 19 Jun 1855); Mrs. Gander (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Miss Arabella Puff (30) in How's Your Uncle? (27 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Zelie (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Polish (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Johnson, Miss

Louise (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); No. 11, Thissleton Street (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Keeley, Miss Mary L.

Fanny Merrington (29) in Camp at Chobham (30 Oct 1854 - 7 Jul 1855); Honorable Frank Rivers (3) in Capers and Coronets (12 Oct 1854 - 14 Oct 1854); Marion (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); daughters (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Little Red Riding Hood (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Baron's daughters (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Susan (15) in Fifth of November (6 Nov 1854 - 22 Nov 1854); Lady Bell (16) in Foreign Affairs (20 Jun 1855 - 7 Jul 1855); Margaret Hartmann (12) in Helping Hands (9 Jul 1855 - 25 Jul 1855); Miss Sally White (30) in How's Your Uncle? (27 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Minnie (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Fiametta (15) in Mephistopheles (30 Oct 1854 - 15 Nov 1854); Keziah (24) in Moving Tale (16 Oct 1854 - 20 Jul 1855); Mrs. Bobtail (21) in My Precious Betsy (14 May 1855 - 25 Aug 1855); Madeline (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); Ganem (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Eliza (30) in Paul Pry (7 May 1855 - 29 Aug 1855); Crettle (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855); Alexander Panels (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Patty (3) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 21 Oct 1854); Ninka (26) in Unknown and the Bayadere (12 Feb 1855 - 14 Mar 1855); The Baltic (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855); The Baltic, under assumed name of Douraki (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Keeley, Mrs. Robert

Betty Martin (26) in Betty Martin (8 Mar 1855 - 19 Jun 1855); Jemima (63) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855); Mademoiselle Flore (3) in Capers and Coronets (12 Oct 1854 - 14 Oct 1854); Madame la Generale Lefort (26) in Discarded Son (18 Sep 1854 - 18 Oct 1854); 'Tilda (28) in Helping Hands (20 Jun 1855 - 25 Jul 1855); Mrs. Cora Grandison (24) in Moving Tale (16 Oct 1854 - 20 Jul 1855); Morgiana (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Catherine (17) in Pierre the Foundling (11 Dec 1854 - 30 Dec 1854); Mrs. Ormsby Delmaine (29) in Serious Family (30 Oct 1854 - 28 Jul 1855); Bessy Busyby (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); The Pruth (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Laidlaw, Miss

Miss Bobbin (26) in Betty Martin (8 Mar 1855 - 19 Jun 1855); Mary Ann (63) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855); Rosabella (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); daughters (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Baron's daughters (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Tigertail (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Mrs. Gong (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Madame de Savigne (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); fairy commissioner (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Marian (21) in Paul Pry (7 May 1855 - 1 Aug 1855); Bertha (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855); David (9) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 26 May 1855); Graham (29) in Serious Family (30 Oct 1854 - 28 Jul 1855); Miss Welbyn (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Ondine (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855); Follette (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Langton, M?

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Lelacheur, Miss C.

dark lady (17) in I'll Tell Your Wife (10 Mar 1855 - 9 Jun 1855); Duchess de Mailly (7) in King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855); Madame de Sericourt (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); Gertrude (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855); Miss Mary Fallows (56) in Railway Belle (20 Nov 1854 - 10 Feb 1855); Justine (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Rouski (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Lewin, Miss

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Lightfoot, Miss

Roxalana (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854)

Louise, Miss

mild customer (63) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855); thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); No. 10, Thissleton Street (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Manton, Miss

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Maraquita, Mlle.

principal dancers (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); principal dancers (11) in Fete of Nations (15 Mar 1855 - 28 Mar 1855); Zoloe (13) in Unknown and the Bayadere (12 Feb 1855 - 14 Mar 1855); Fatma (13) in Unknown and the Bayadere (13 Feb 1855 - 13 Mar 1855); Principal dancers (26) in Unknown and the Bayadere (12 Feb 1855 - 14 Mar 1855); principal danseuse (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Markham, M?

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Maskell, Miss Fanny

Madame Pettiverre (12) in Discarded Son (18 Sep 1854 - 30 Sep 1854)

McClewee, Miss

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); No. 12, Upper Trumper Street (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Meadows, M?

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Measey, Miss

children (33) in Norma (18 Sep 1854 - 5 Sep 1855); thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); No. 8, Upper Trumper Street (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Mitchenson, Miss

Miss Clara Evans (30) in How's Your Uncle? (27 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); maid (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Varnish (15) in School for Tigers (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Morris, Miss

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Miss Jones (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Murray, Mrs. Leigh

Lady Merriton (3) in Capers and Coronets (12 Oct 1854 - 14 Oct 1854); Marchioness of Dumbarton (16) in Foreign Affairs (20 Jun 1855 - 7 Jul 1855); Geraldine (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Countess Dillon (7) in King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855); Mrs. Triplet (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); Mrs. Wagtail (21) in My Precious Betsy (14 May 1855 - 25 Aug 1855); Madame de Luceval (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); Lady Beauville (1) in Old Guard (16 Oct 1854); Mrs. Subtle (30) in Paul Pry (7 May 1855 - 29 Aug 1855); Lady Sowerby Creamley (29) in Serious Family (30 Oct 1854 - 28 Jul 1855); Clara (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Victorine (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Madame St. Victor (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Victorine, keeper of a lodging house, aged 44 (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Lady Elton (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Peach, Miss

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Shereton, Miss

No. 49, Cowbridge Square (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Sheriter, Miss

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Smith, Miss

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Sparl, Fraulein Helene

principal dancers (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); principal dancers (11) in Fete of Nations (15 Mar 1855 - 28 Mar 1855); thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Principal dancers (26) in Unknown and the Bayadere (12 Feb 1855 - 14 Mar 1855); principal dancers (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Stoker, Miss

Miss Biffin (63) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855); Evelleen (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Lysimachus (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); children (33) in Norma (18 Sep 1854 - 5 Sep 1855); thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Goliath (15) in School for Tigers (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Bijou (21) in Victorine (6 Sep 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Civilization (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855); Young Guguski (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Stoker, Miss C.

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Stoker, Mrs.

Meg (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); The "sweet Little Pet" (30) in How's Your Uncle? (27 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); fair lady (17) in I'll Tell Your Wife (10 Mar 1855 - 9 Jun 1855); Nancy (64) in Janet Pride (5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855); Mrs. Fallows (56) in Railway Belle (20 Nov 1854 - 10 Feb 1855); No. 48, Cowbridge Square (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Mrs. Dorothy Dibbs (21) in Seeing Wright (6 Sep 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Mrs. Stedley (3) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 21 Oct 1854); Sophie (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Nadiga (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Thompson, Miss

Susan (63) in Bona Fide Travellers (30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855); Miss Lucy Simmons (30) in How's Your Uncle? (27 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Madame de Lenneville (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); inspector (3) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 11 Jul 1855); thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Marian (9) in Paul Pry (2 Aug 1855 - 29 Aug 1855); Betty (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855); Traces (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Nancy (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Arethusa (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855); Mouski (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Thompson, Miss Kate

Cleopatra (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854)

Witmore, M?

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Wood, M?

thieves (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Woolgar, Miss Sarah J.

Adeline de Belrose (26) in Discarded Son (18 Sep 1854 - 18 Oct 1854); Colin Hawthorne (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Lord Blank (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Lively Jack (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Prince Charming (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Baroness Fitzstoutz (16) in Foreign Affairs (20 Jun 1855 - 7 Jul 1855); Nelly O'Neil (19) in Green Bushes (29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855); Mrs. Vane (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); Mephistopheles (15) in Mephistopheles (30 Oct 1854 - 15 Nov 1854); Pepito (15) in Mephistopheles (30 Oct 1854 - 15 Nov 1854); Honesta (15) in Mephistopheles (30 Oct 1854 - 15 Nov 1854); Nina (22) in Monsieur Jacques (18 Sep 1854 - 16 Oct 1854); Pollio (33) in Norma (18 Sep 1854 - 5 Sep 1855); Maria (6) in Novel Expedient (3 May 1855 - 20 Jul 1855); Melanie Havresac (1) in Old Guard (16 Oct 1854); Cogia (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Phoebe (30) in Paul Pry (7 May 1855 - 29 Aug 1855); Mariette Blanchet (17) in Pierre the Foundling (11 Dec 1854 - 30 Dec 1854); Christina (10) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855); Tom Crop (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Mrs. Charles Torrens (29) in Serious Family (30 Oct 1854 - 28 Jul 1855); Rachel Westbourne (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); The Unknown (26) in Unknown and the Bayadere (12 Feb 1855 - 14 Mar 1855); Elise (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Madame La Barone Elise (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Elise, orange vendor, aged 45 (27) in Victorine (30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Carlotta Smitherini (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); The Danube (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Wyndham, Miss

Julia (26) in Betty Martin (8 Mar 1855 - 19 Jun 1855); Madame Pettiverre (14) in Discarded Son (2 Oct 1854 - 18 Oct 1854); Mother Goose (36) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Count Plumello (15) in Fairy Tales of Mother Goose (3 May 1855 - 8 Jun 1855); Lady Grace (16) in Foreign Affairs (20 Jun 1855 - 7 Jul 1855); Miss Mary Meadows (30) in How's Your Uncle? (27 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Marchioness de Clermont (7) in King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade] (28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855); Kitty Clive (2) in Masks and Faces (30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854); Mademoiselle de Nantelle (32) in Mysterious Stranger (8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855); Abdallah (18) in Open Sesame (9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855); Harry Stanley (30) in Paul Pry (7 May 1855 - 29 Aug 1855); Miss Julia Spruce (56) in Railway Belle (20 Nov 1854 - 10 Feb 1855); Mary Panels (24) in School for Tigers (17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); Susan Griffiths (21) in Seeing Wright (6 Sep 1855 - 29 Sep 1855); Miss Emma Torrens (29) in Serious Family (30 Oct 1854 - 28 Jul 1855); Miss Lucinda Dix (19) in Slow Man (16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854); Fanny Faddle (7) in Station House (9 Oct 1854 - 16 Oct 1854); Mabel Vascourt (9) in Summer Storm (19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854); Margaret (15) in Writing on the Wall (6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855); The Black Sea (26) in Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts (26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

Singers

Dancers

Entertainers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

* Betty Martin

(farce) by Thomas W. Robertson (26 times, 8 Mar 1855 - 19 Jun 1855)

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* Bona Fide Travellers [; or, The Romance of the New Beer Bill]

(dramatic sketch) by William Brough (63 times, 30 Oct 1854 - 6 Jul 1855)

Summary Cast:

Camp at Chobham, The

(farce) by Mark Lemon (29 times, 30 Oct 1854 - 7 Jul 1855)

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Capers and Coronets

(farce) by Joseph Lunn (3 times, 12 Oct 1854 - 14 Oct 1854)

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Discarded Son, The

(drama, 3 acts) by Benjamin N. Webster (26 times, 18 Sep 1854 - 18 Oct 1854)

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* Fairy Tales of Mother Goose, The

(spectacle, 5 parts (called tales)) by Unknown, Alfred Mellon (comp) (36 times, 9 Apr 1855 - 8 Jun 1855)

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* Fete of Nations, The

(di) by Unknown (chor) (11 times, 15 Mar 1855 - 28 Mar 1855)

Summary Cast:

Fifth of November, The

(farce) by Augustus Mayhew, H. Sutherland Edwards (15 times, 6 Nov 1854 - 22 Nov 1854)

Summary Cast:

Foreign Affairs; or, The Court of Queen Anne

(comedy, 2 acts) by Benjamin N. Webster (16 times, 20 Jun 1855 - 7 Jul 1855)

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* Fraternization; or, Brothers in Arms

(farce) by Unknown (39 times, 17 Jul 1855 - 1 Sep 1855)

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Green Bushes, The; or, A Hundred Years Ago

(drama, 3 acts) by John B. Buckstone (19 times, 29 Nov 1854 - 19 Jun 1855)

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* Helping Hands

(drama, 2 acts) by Tom Taylor, Alfred Mellon (arr) (28 times, 20 Jun 1855 - 25 Jul 1855)

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* How's Your Uncle?

(farce) by Thomas E. Wilks (30 times, 27 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855)

Summary Cast:

* I'll Tell Your Wife [; or, Highly Improper]

(farce) by N. S. Webster (17 times, 10 Mar 1855 - 9 Jun 1855)

Summary Cast:

* Janet Pride

(drama, prol, 3 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault, Alfred Mellon (comp) (64 times, 5 Feb 1855 - 18 Jun 1855)

Summary Cast:

King O'Neil [; or, The Irish Brigade]

(comedy, 2 acts) by Catherine G. Gore (7 times, 28 Apr 1855 - 5 May 1855)

Summary Cast:

Masks and Faces; or, Before and behind the Curtain

(comedy) by Tom Taylor, Charles Reade (2 times, 30 Nov 1854 - 2 Dec 1854)

Summary Cast:

Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below

(extravaganza, 1 act) by Robert B. Brough (15 times, 30 Oct 1854 - 15 Nov 1854)

Summary Cast:

Monsieur Jacques

(drama) by Morris Barnett, John Barnett (comp) (22 times, 18 Sep 1854 - 16 Oct 1854)

Summary Cast:

Moving Tale, A

(extravaganza) by Mark Lemon (24 times, 16 Oct 1854 - 20 Jul 1855)

Summary Cast:

My Precious Betsy

(farce) by John M. Morton (21 times, 14 May 1855 - 25 Aug 1855)

Summary Cast:

Mysterious Stranger, The

(drama) by Charles Selby (32 times, 8 Jan 1855 - 27 Apr 1855)

Summary Cast:

Norma

(burlesque) by William H. Oxberry (33 times, 18 Sep 1854 - 5 Sep 1855)

Summary Cast:

Novel Expedient, A

(farce) by Benjamin N. Webster (6 times, 3 May 1855 - 20 Jul 1855)

Summary Cast:

Old Guard, The

(drama) by Dion L. Boucicault (1 time, 16 Oct 1854)

Summary Cast:

Open Sesame; or, A Night with the Forty Thieves

(extravaganza, 2 acts) by Gilbert A. á Beckett, Mark Lemon (18 times, 9 Jul 1855 - 28 Jul 1855)

Summary Cast:

Paul Pry

(comedy) by John Poole (30 times, 7 May 1855 - 29 Aug 1855)

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* Pierre the Foundling

(drama, 2 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault (17 times, 11 Dec 1854 - 30 Dec 1854)

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Pretty Girls of Stilberg, The

(extravaganza) by Benjamin N. Webster (10 times, 20 Jun 1855 - 30 Jun 1855)

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* Railway Belle, The

(farce) by Mark Lemon (56 times, 20 Nov 1854 - 10 Feb 1855)

Summary Cast:

School for Tigers, The; or, The Shilling Hop

(farce) by Mark Lemon (24 times, 17 May 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Summary Cast:

Seeing Wright

(farce) by Thomas Morton Jr. (21 times, 6 Sep 1855 - 29 Sep 1855)

Summary Cast:

Serious Family, The

(comedy) by Morris Barnett (29 times, 30 Oct 1854 - 28 Jul 1855)

Summary Cast:

* Slow Man, The

(farce) by Mark Lemon (19 times, 16 Nov 1854 - 23 Dec 1854)

Summary Cast:

Station House, The

(farce) by George Dance (7 times, 9 Oct 1854 - 16 Oct 1854)

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* Summer Storm, The

(drama, 4 acts) by Thomas Parry (9 times, 19 Oct 1854 - 28 Oct 1854)

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Unknown and the Bayadere, The

(ballet opera) by Daniel F. Auber (26 times, 12 Feb 1855 - 14 Mar 1855)

Summary Cast:

Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It"

(drama, 3 acts) by John B. Buckstone (27 times, 30 Aug 1855 - 29 Sep 1855)

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Writing on the Wall, The; or, The Model Farm

(drama, 3 acts) by Thomas Morton Jr., John M. Morton (15 times, 6 Aug 1855 - 22 Aug 1855)

Summary Cast:

* Zig Zag Travels of Messrs. Danube and Pruth with Numerous Cuts

(extravaganza, 2 acts) by Unknown, Alfred Mellon (comp) (26 times, 26 Dec 1854 - 24 Jan 1855)

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