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THE LONDON STAGE 1800-1900

Joseph Donohue and James Ellis, General Editors

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THEATRE ROYAL, NEW ADELPHI

(formerly THE SANS PAREIL THEATRE)

1806-1900

Calendar for 1858-1859

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

As the autumn theatrical season began in 1858, the London Times reported on the progress of the Adelphi's rebuilding. Noting, "the roof ... will be put on within the next six weeks," the Times cited significant changes in the building's structure: "The new building will cover a somewhat larger area than was comprised within the old house.... The ground also will be excavated to a depth of ten or eleven feet below the original level, to get space required beneath the pit and stage" (September 8, 1858). Architect T. H. Wyatt designed the building and J. Wilson supervised construction. According to the Era Almanack 1877, the total length of the new theatre comprised 114 feet, 6 inches (8). Its height from pit to ceiling was 57 feet. The stage measured 56 feet deep and 63 feet, 6 inches wide, with a proscenium opening of 35 feet in height and 38 feet in width. The house measured 48 feet from the back of the boxes to the proscenium. With these changes, the Adelphi became "almost the largest minor theatre in London" (Times, December 22, 1858).

The approaching Christmas season brought the long-anticipated opening of the New Adelphi. The December 22, 1859, edition of the London Times carried an extensive description of the theatre's new interior design. Calling the Adelphi "the newest, and now the prettiest theatre in the metropolis," the Times reporter wrote that it was "constructed with a view to the comfort of its audience, the richness of its decorations, and general splendour of its effect." Noting the theatre's expanded size, he continued, "this space is so carefully and judiciously broken that the idea of space is entirely removed, and the audience see only a series of most graceful curves marking the line of the boxes, and the fronts of which are so decorated as to make them the richest and most effective portions of its internal architecture." The interior designer used wrought iron and white and gold decoration in achieving this effect. On the front of the first balcony was "a light and exquisitely wrought iron railing decorated with white and gold," and "beautiful spiral cast-iron columns, with elaborate capitals in white and gold" supported the upper tier whose front had "white and gold decorations, with panels in bas-relief representing the figures of the Muses." Above this, the gallery stalls also boasted sumptuous decoration "adorned in panels with medallion portraits of the chief dramatic authors." The ceiling was decorated in "Genoese style," with "excellent paintings of the four seasons" adding to the illusion of a high dome. Finally, "the proscenium, and the ceiling immediately over it, [were] covered with bold yet delicate traceries in white and gold." The decorations were illuminated by "one of Stroud's patent sunlights" hidden "by an exquisitely formed chandelier ... furnished by Defries and Sons."

The new theatre provided seating for members of all social and economic classes. The Queen's box was situated on the west side of the proscenium, the Prince of Wales' box on the east. There were two rows of seats in the first balcony, flanked by a row of boxes. The gallery tier had gallery stalls and "the usual side galleries." The theatre's "pit" level included a "part nearest the orchestra ... railed off for three rows of orchestra stalls.... Behind these are four rows of pit stalls." The theatre seated fifteen hundred people.

With the opening of the new building, Adelphi manager Benjamin Webster instituted some new management practices, which evoked praise from the Times. First, he lowered the theatre's ticket prices. Previously, prices had ranged from 5/- for seats in the stalls to 1/- for gallery seats. Now, while private boxes and family stalls cost two guineas and one pound respectively, seats in the orchestra stalls cost 5/-, the balcony and dress circle 4/-, the first circle stalls 3/-, the pit stalls 2/-, pit 1/6d, amphitheatre stalls 1/-, and the gallery, 6d. In addition, the Times reported, "when a visitor books his seat at the box office he becomes its proprietor ... and up to the very close of the performance it is retained for him without any further charge."

At the Adelphi's opening, the Times predicted, "the fresh course on which it is entering will be as prosperous to its manager and popular with the public as during its best days of old." The season commenced with the traditional Christmas pantomime, a farce called Mr. Webster's Company is Requested at a Photographic Soiree, and a revival of John Buckstone's Good for Nothing. Other revivals included James R. Planché’s The Invisible Prince, Taylor and Reade's Masks and Faces, and Buckstone's Flowers of the Forest. Among the season's new offerings, Thomas Williams' Ici On Parle Francais scored the greatest success with sixty-two performances. It featured the Adelphi's newest comedian, John Toole, who had joined the company with the opening of the remodeled theatre. Tom Taylor's The House? or The Home? also proved to be a popular new script. The Times, evidently weary of Webster's heavy reliance on revivals, wrote, "A new piece, that is likely to achieve a permanent success, and to gain something like a solid reputation, has at last been produced at the magnificent theatre" (May 17, 1859). It ran for fifty nights.

The season closed with benefits for William Smith, Paul J. Bedford, and Carter, relying on revivals of Victorine, The Wreck Ashore, and The Lottery Ticket to attract audiences. The Athenæum noted that the Adelphi did not yet have a new artistic philosophy to match its new decorations: "The performances at this house continue experimental; and we are yet left in doubt as to the course intended to be taken by Mr. Webster" (August, 27, 1859).

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Illustration: The New Adelphi Theatre  [1st Performance Dec 27, 1858]


 
Title:The New Adelphi Theatre
Description:The Second Adelphi Theatre.  Auditorium.  In 1858, Ben Webster demolished the theatre and constructed a larger, more elegant house in its place.  The architect was T. H. Wyatt, and the decorative work was executed by Frederick Sang and J. H. Parsons.  A new act drop was painted by Clarkson Stanfield.  John Willson built a wrought iron roof supported by iron stanchions independent of the brick walls.  Inside, the three circles were supported by widely spaced and slender-shafted iron columns.  Excavating the ground made it possible to have the pit below the street level, making room for the extra tier.  The gallery entrance was moved to Bull Inn Court.  The new theatre could seat 1,500 people, with standing room for another 500.  The interior was lighted by a Stroud's Patent Sun Lamp, a brilliant array of gas mantles passed through a chandelier of cut-glass.
1st Performance:Dec 27, 1858
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated London News, Dec 18, 1858, p. 579
Review:The Illustrated London News, Dec 18, 1858, p. 580

 

THE NEW ADELPHI THEATRE.

We cannot but admire the energy with which Mr. Webster has prosecuted his arduous undertaking, notwithstanding many discouragements and some of those misadventures which architects are "heir to" and has brought it at last to a successful issue.  We congratulate him heartily upon the elegant edifice he has raised, and we congratulate the public, who in this new Adelphi will possess one of the most comfortable, nay, luxurious, theatres in the metropolis.  It is no slight task to raise upon the ruins of the defunct a new and more splendid structure in so short a period; and Mr. Webster's friends and admirers—that is to say, the whole public--will not be slow, we are sure, to recognise the zeal, energy, and tact with which, he has laboured.  May the new Adelphi be as prosperous in its generation as that ancient and famous Adelphi which Yates, Wrench, the elder Mathews, Reeves, and other choice spirits, immortalised! Under Mr. Webster's management, we know no effort will be spared to perpetuate its honourable distinction, and both dramatists and artists will find in him, as they have always found, a generous friend, a warm-hearted brother, and one of the most enlightened and persevering of the metropolitan managers.  Mr. Peter Cunningham, in his "Handbook to Modern London," pithily speaks of him as "having done more towards upholding the English drama than any other person now connected with the stage." This is an eulogium which everybody knows to be well deserved, and everybody knows, too, that it would be difficult to exaggerate his merits as an actor who has created for himself a series of remarkable and elaborately finished characters.

The new Adelphi will differ from the old theatre in many important points but above all in size.  The annexed plan affords at a glance a confirmation of our statement.  The eastward boundary of the old house, and the space allotted to the audience, are shown by dotted lines.  The site of the present theatre is about 70 ft. in breadth, and 107 ft. in depth.  The pit floor is now placed on a lower level and does not demand that difficult ascent formerly the opprobrium of the Adelphi.  Taking the pavement of the Strand as a permanent level, we find that the pit floor at the stall division is 2 ft. 9 in. below it; the orchestra floor, 3 ft. 9 in.; while the stage is 5 in, above it.  The height to the rim of the ceiling is 44 ft. 9 in.; and to the highest point, 53 ft. 9 in.

The accommodation afforded is superior to that in the old house--there being seats for 1400 persons.  The orchestra stalls will accommodate 74, the pit 565.  There are four rows of orchestra stalls, allowing 2 ft. to each seat.  The pit seats are 1 ft. 8 in. broad, and 11 in. deep.

The proscenium is exceedingly elegant in design.  Its width at the curtain is 35 ft. and its height 38 ft. being three feet wider than the Lyceum and nine feet wider than the Princess'.  The pit is so well arranged that comparatively few seats will be located under the boxes.  The dress circle is constructed on the balcony principle and will be open so as to admit of the display of the many-coloured dresses of ladies and increase the general effect of the interior.  The Queen's box, approached by a separate entrance from Maiden-lane, will be fitted up with more than ordinary taste.

To these particulars we may add a few passages from an article in the Builder, which deals with the minuter details of the plan:—

"The upper circle of boxes is reached from the corridor of the lower circle.  There are four staircases available for this communication, two of the number next the proscenium boxes serving also for those boxes and the orchestra stalls.  The way down to the stalls after an ascent from the Strand was unavoidable unless there had been an entrance contrived from Bull Inn-court.  There are three rows of seats in the upper boxes—little different from the stalls below.  They will seat 135 persons. In the gallery tier, there are two rows of stalls for 92 persons (without separate access) and three rows of seats besides the short benches in the angles and the recess over the principal staircase and saloon.  The ordinary seats on this tier are designed for 334 persons.  The slight depth of the gallery allows of a flat ceiling.  The circular part, or ceiling over the pit, rises from a rim of ornamented mouldings, slightly domical form, and is divided into semicircular and other compartments, which will be decorated by Mr. Sang; and the lighting will be by a sun-burner [gas chandelier] in the center, coming down, however, low enough to avoid disagreeable shadow.  The plasterers' work is in Parian cement, the decorations (of which we shall be better able to speak when the theatre opens) being on paper, to be pasted on.  There will be one saloon attached to the upper boxes and a reading-room opening from the corridor of the dress boxes.  The private boxes, it should have been mentioned, measure, in the clear, 14 ft.; or that may be called the frontage to the auditory; and in depth, with their saloons and passages, they occupy about 16 feet.  They will accommodate in all 80 persons.  The character of these proscenium boxes is given by fluted shafts or columns, which occupy the height of the two chief tiers, and are carried on piers or pedestals, and by the light metal shafts which mark the divisions between the two boxes on plan, in the case of those of the upper box and gallery levels (the shaft in the latter instance bearing arches, the spandrils enriched with trelliswork), as well as by the ornament—which appears to be, generally in the house, of the Louis Quatorze or French Italian character, sometimes called French Rénaissance in opposition to the Louis Quinze and the degenerate Rococo, were commonly, but erroneously, "Louis Quatorze." One of the main shafts at each side carries the elliptical arch of the proscenium, and the other will support a statue."

There has been ample provision made against alarm in case of fire.  There is an exit-way, five feet wide, from the pit into Bull Inn-court, with doors opening outwards.  There are similar openings above, as shown in the plan, at 4.  The entrances to the pit and boxes lead from the corridor, which opens into the Strand--the former marked B; the latter (by a long flight) marked A.  The gallery entrance will be in Bull Inn-court.  The box corridors are all "floored with stone," and reached by staircases of stone or slate.

We may add that the decorations of the theatre are marked by a refined taste, and present many features of novelty to which we shall allude in a future article.  The drop-scene has been designed by Clarkson Stanfield.  The architect of the new Adelphi is Mr. T. H. Wyatt, to whom the praise of having produced one of the most commodious theatres in London must be accorded.  The builder is Mr. Willson.

Mr. Webster commences his first season in his new home on Boxing-night with many old and some now faces.  We need but express our cordial wishes for his entire success, and our hopes that his energy and perseverance will be duly recognised by the public, for whom he has, during a long and honourable career, so assiduously laboured.  In bad but expressive Latin, Mr. Webster must permit us to cry "Floreat Adelphi!"

Illustration: The New Theatre-Royal, Adelphi (Floor Plan)  [1st Performance Dec 27, 1858]


 
Title:The New Theatre-Royal, Adelphi (Floor Plan)
Description:The New Adelphi Description and Floor Plan from The Builder.
1st Performance:Dec 27, 1858
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Builder, Dec 11, 1858, p. 834
Review:The Builder, Dec 11, 1858, pp. 833-834

 

THE NEW THEATRE-ROYAL, ADELPHI.

The new Adelphi Theatre is to he opened on Boxing-night, and we are now able to give some particulars of the arrangement and construction of the building.  We append a plan showing the "auditory" at the level of the grand tier, as well as the difference between the old house and the new one.  The boundary of the site eastward in the old house, and the form of the auditory, are marked by dotted lines.  First mentioning (to allow of comparison with theatres lately described) that the ground (exclusive of the Strand entrance and the saloons, and of the dressing-rooms for which old premises in Maiden-lane will be retained temporarily) now averages a length of about 107 feet by a breadth of about 69 feet, and that greater space in height has been gained by placing the pit floor at a lower level, instead of at the height of an ordinary story above the Strand as in the old house.  We may go on to remark that the main alterations interesting in the question of theatre-planning, will be found to be those as to the width of the proscenium-opening in proportion to the "auditory;" the projection of the balcon, or stalls of the dress-circle, and the generally increased space—as appropriated mainly with reference to the comfort of the audience, to greater number of staircases of communication between the tiers, and to a gallery-staircase, with entrance from Bull-inn-court, in lieu of that which was reached from the entrance in the Strand.  Width of proscenium-opening, and advancing the front of the lower-tier boxes, have been noted by us as comprising what might be a desirable approach to the principle of the ancient theatre, in regard to the object of a good view of the stage.

Looking at some of the London theatres which best admit of comparison, the relative proportions of the proscenium-opening to the "auditory," may be gathered from the statement as under:–

  Adelphi Lyceum Olympic Princess's
  Feet in Feet in Feet in Feet in
Width of proscenium 35 0 32 0 27 2 26 0
Height of ditto 38 0 35 0 29 0 30 0

Whilst the width across the house, or between the boxes—44 feet in the case of the upper tiers of the Adelphi Theatre, that is to say, 5 feet 7 inches more than the Lyceum, and 11 feet 3 inches than the Olympic—as regards the grand tier, is considerably less in the Adelphi than the other buildings,—a difference of the greatest importance if our ideas have been correct.  At the same time, whilst the pit is not sacrificed,—since it would appear from the plan engraved, not only that the whole area is greater than that in the old house, but that even a less proportion of the seats opposite the stage are beneath boxes,—the height of the grand tier above the stage is less than in the other case.  For, taking the level which is that of the floor of the Queen's box (or the same as the lowest part of the balcon in the Adelphi Theatre), the dimensions are:  In the Adelphi, 7 feet 9 inches; in the Olympic Theatre, 9 feet 1 inch; and in the Princess's, 8 feet 8 inches,—the Lyceum, having the dimension 6 feet 11 inches.  To afford means of comparison in another particular affecting principle of plan, we may mention that the stage at the centre advances into the auditory, from the curtain line, at the Adelphi Theatre, 4 feet, whilst at the Olympic, 9 feet.  In the Lyceum Theatre the dimension originally was three, or four, feet, but it is now 1 foot 9 inches.  The alteration there is viewed as disadvantageous for operatic performances: whilst the 9 feet of the Olympic Theatre bring the "float" lights into an inconvenient position as regards the private-boxes.

The arrangement of the auditory of the Adelphi Theatre, it will have been understood, is not explained by the single plan given herewith.  There are three tiers (two boxes; and one gallery) above the pit level; in other words, there are four floors, as in the boxes of the proscenium, which boxes will form very important features in the effect.  The upper boxes and gallery are quite different from the lower boxes, both by the omission of the balcon, and by the form, on plan, of the box-fronts at the sides of the house.  In place of a convexity next [to] the private boxes where a shaft is marked on our plan, there is a concavity formed by producing the segment from the semi-circle of the different line of fronts up to the same point on plan, or a little beyond, whence the curve continues in contrary flexure, forming to the private boxes segments, rather than the curves shown in the case of those boxes—marked F and GG.  Considerable variety of effect results from this peculiarity added to the gracefulness of the lines themselves.

The depth of the stage from the back of the proscenium-wall is 55 feet, and the full width at the proscenium is 67 feet 6 inches, or [sic] inclusive of the property-rooms.  The space in the front of the curtain measures 58 feet on the longitudinal axis of the plan, by a width of 68 feet 9 inches on the transverse axis of the "auditory." The proscenium wall is of 9-inch brickwork, with piers of 1 foot 10 inches, and a similar wall divides the private boxes from the main part of the auditory.  The external walls are 1 foot 6 inches, all the way up— the roof being carried by iron stancheons from the ground, as mentioned in a former notice.

The box-fronts of the upper tier, with which the circle of the ceiling corresponds, are 44 feet 9 inches from the back of the proscenium-wall, measuring on the longitudinal axis of the plan; and between the box-fronts across the house is 44 feet, whilst on a parallel line, measuring from front to front of the private boxes, the width across is 35 feet 9 inches.  The box-corridors, which are all floored with stone, and reached by staircases of stone or slate, are 4 feet 9 inches, or 5 feet in width, in the narrowest part in each case.  The balcon projects 6 feet in advance of the iron columns supporting the tiers of boxes and the gallery.  The gallery has no columns; the ceiling (hung from the roof) being from its design, [is] supposed not to require the idea of support provided for in the case of the boxes.  There are two rows of seats in the balcon, and the remainder of the space is divided into fourteen boxes, which, from the arrangement of the divisions, may be treated as at once public and private boxes.  The edges of the divisions ramp back to the ceiling from the line of fronts of those boxes, with a profile in curves of contrary flexure, or giving somewhat the form of an inverted bracket.  This arrangement will contribute very greatly to the effect of the boxes viewed from one another and generally from the house; whilst the back seats are the same as those of private boxes in other theatres.  Another innovation deserving of praise is that intended in the front of the balcon, which is to be of open-work of some kind, so that the ladies' dresses may show through; though whether it will be popular may be a question.  The seats or stalls in the balcon are 1 foot 10 inches each between the centres of the divisions (two inches more than in the dress circles of the Lyceum and the Olympic) the space of each sitting in the other direction, or 3 feet, is greater by 9 inches than that at the Lyceum and by 6 inches than that at the Olympic, and the seats themselves are 1 foot 3 inches in depth as contrasted with the 11 inches of each of the other theatres.  The backs slope 4½ inches instead of 2½ and 3 inches.  The grand tier is calculated to hold (exclusive of the proscenium boxes) 128 persons—68 in the balcon and 60 in the boxes.

The upper circle of boxes is reached from the corridor of the lower circle.  There are four staircases available for this communication, two of the number next the proscenium boxes, serving also for those boxes and the orchestra-stalls.  The way down to the stalls, after an ascent from the Strand, was unavoidable, unless there had been an entrance contrived from Bull Inn-court.  There are three rows of seats in the upper boxes—little different from the stalls below.  They will seat 135 persons.  In the gallery tier, there are two rows of stalls—for 92 persons (without separate access) and three rows of seats besides the short benches in the angles and the recess over the principal staircase and saloon.  The ordinary seats on this tier are designed for 334 persons.  The slight depth of the gallery allows of a flat ceiling, so that the defect of apparent suspension, if it do exist, cannot be said to be at all equal to what we noticed in a theatre at the east end of the town.  The circular part, or ceiling over the pit, rises from a rim of ornamented mouldings, in slightly domical form and is divided into semicircular and other compartments, which will be decorated by Mr. Sang; and the lighting will be by a sun-burner in the centre, coming down, however, low enough to avoid disagreeable shadow.* The plasterers' work is in Parian cement; the decorations (of which we shall be better able to speak when the theatre opens), being on paper, to be pasted on.  There will be the one saloon attached to the upper boxes, and a reading-room opening from the corridor of the dress boxes.  The private boxes, it should have been mentioned, measure, in the clear, 14 feet; or that may be called the frontage to the auditory, and in depth, with their saloons and passages, they occupy about 16 feet.  They will accommodate in all 80 persons.  The character of these proscenium boxes is given by fluted shafts or columns, as shown in the plan, which occupy the height of the two chief tiers, and are carried on piers or pedestals, and by the light metal shafts which mark the divisions between the two boxes on plan, in the case of those of the upper box and gallery levels (the shaft in the latter instance bearing arches.  The spandrils enriched with trellis-work), as well as by the ornament--which appears to be, generally in the house, of the Louis Quatorze or French Italian character, sometimes called French Renaissance in opposition to the Louis Quinze and the degenerate Rococo, more commonly, but erroneously, "Louis Quatorze." To these matters, however, we must return.  One of the main shafts at each side carries the elliptical arch of the proscenium, and the other may support a statue.

The pit area will be divided into seats of three classes,— orchestra-stalls, pit-stalls, and ordinary seats.  The orchestra-stalls, of which there are four rows, 3 feet from back to back of seats, are as under, in comparison with other theatres:—

  Adelphi. Lyceum. Olympic.
From centre to centre of divisions 24 inches. 20 inches. 21 inches.
Depth of seat 16 inches. 16 inches. 15 inches.

They will accommodate 74 persons.

The other seats in the pit-floor are, we believe, 1 foot 8 inches from centre to centre of divisions.  In the Olympic, they are 1 foot 6½ inches.  The width of seat only is 11 inches as compared with 9½ inches in the Olympic and 8½ inches in the Lyceum: the distance of the seats from back to back is 2 feet 1 inch, the same as in the Olympic.  They will hold 565 persons.

The whole house will accommodate 1,408 persons seated.  There is a 5-feet exit-way from the pit into Bull-inn-court, with doors opening outwards.  Above are similar fire-escape openings—as marked L on our plan.  As to details of plan affecting some questions which have been taken up in our pages, we confine ourselves on the present occasion to simple description.

The entrances to the pit and boxes lead from the Strand corridor, the former below the loggia marked by B, the latter in a long flight, as shown at A.  Judging from the drawings, the piers panelled with enamelled slate, the archivolts carried on trusses composed with figures of children, and the balustraded loggia, which will be occupied by ladies waiting for carriages, will form a very effective combination.

The dimensions of height necessary to complete our present account may be given from the datum level of the Strand pavement.  The stage at the front is 5 inches above that level and the orchestra floor 3 feet 9 inches below it.  The floor of the orchestra stalls may be taken at 3 feet below.  The entrance corridor to the pit rises to 12 inches above the datum, or from the Strand, whence the floor descends by a slope of 1 foot 9 inches in 36 feet, to 2 feet 9 inches below the level, at the division from the stalls, which is about 19 feet from the front of the stage, the orchestra being 6 feet 6 inches of that distance.  The stage rises to 1 foot 9 inches at the back, by a slope of 3/8 inch in 1 foot.  The heights of the tiers of boxes, measuring to the floor line, which corresponds with the top of the lower series of mouldings of the box-fronts, are respectively 7 feet 9 inches to the grand tier, 11 feet 6 inches thence to the floor of the upper boxes, and 9 feet 6 inches to the gallery floor: whilst the private boxes on the gallery tier are 9 feet 6 inches in the clear height.  The height to the rim of the ceiling over the pit is 44 feet 9 inches and that to the highest part 53 feet 9 inches.  The Queen has a distinct entrance from Maiden-lane, passing above the stage, as shown by the letters N and M.  Maiden-lane is considerably above the Strand level.  Over M are the chief property rooms, in two floors, carried with the "fly" which projects from them, by a strong truss, formed with head and sill, struts and braces (12 by 9), and suspension-bolts, arranged as queen-post trussing along with diagonal bracing and inter-tie of similar scantling.  The painting-room is opposite and is an ordinary "fly," with queen-post trussing.  There is a stage entrance from Maiden-lane.

The building is remarkable, as we have before observed, for the application of iron in modes which are altering the structural character of this class of buildings: whilst decoratively, besides the right treatment of the material in the shafts, the use of riveted iron has readily allowed of that sinuosity of character, so to speak, which we have described in the plan, and which, in section, is equally shown in the girders bent to the forms of the boxes, sometimes in the reverse direction to that of strength, as it would have appeared on some data not of this age.  The roof is of wrought iron, riveted in parts, and is carried by the stancheons, as already mentioned.  There is a difference between the trusses over the auditory and the stage,—the rise of the dome of the ceiling in the former case being provided for.  There are in all eight principals about 13 feet apart.

Mr. T. H. Wyatt is the architect; Mr. J. Willson is the builder, and Mr. Pasfield is the architect's clerk of the works.

We shall have another opportunity, when illustrating the appearance of the theatre, to say that we heartily wish Mr. Webster success in his new house.

* Could not a reflector be so arranged as to give the light mainly to the stage or the house as might become necessary?

 

References to Plan.
DRESS CIRCLE LEVEL.
A. Box staircase.
B. Loggia (over pit entrance).
CCC. Corridor behind boxes.
DD. Stairs to upper boxes.
EE. Stairs to stalls and proscenium boxes.
FF. Queen's box and saloon.
GG. Private boxes.
H. Gallery staircase.
I. Urinals and closets.
K. Ladies' cloak-room.
LL. Fire-escapes.
M. Queen's entrance corridor.
N. Queen's entrance door (Scene of Terriss' murder).
W.C. Water Closet.

Illustration: Toole, John Lawrence (1830?-1906): English comic actor and producer  [1st Performance Dec 27, 1858]


 
Title:Toole, John Lawrence (1830?-1906): English comic actor and producer
Description:Toole, John Lawrence (1830?-1906): English comic actor and producer.  He was a theatrical producer and comic actor, famed for roles in farce and melodramas.  He was the first actor to have a West End theatre named after him.
1st Performance:Dec 27, 1858
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated Sporting News, Dec 3, 1864, p. 580

Illustration: Toole, John Lawrence (1830?-1906): English comic actor and producer  [1st Performance Dec 27, 1858]


 
Title:Toole, John Lawrence (1830?-1906): English comic actor and producer
Description:Toole, John Lawrence (1830?-1906): English comic actor and producer.  He was a theatrical producer and comic actor, famed for roles in farce and melodramas.  He was the first actor to have a West End theatre named after him.
1st Performance:Dec 27, 1858
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:Carte de Visite Woodburytype - Print.  Located on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lawrence_Toole., Dec 27, 1858

Illustration: Toole, John Lawrence (1830?-1906): English comic actor and producer  [1st Performance Dec 27, 1858]


 
Title:Toole, John Lawrence (1830?-1906): English comic actor and producer
Description:Toole, John Lawrence (1830?-1906): English comic actor and producer.  He was a theatrical producer and comic actor, famed for roles in farce and melodramas.  He was the first actor to have a West End theatre named after him.
1st Performance:Dec 27, 1858
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection [Id 27456], Dec 27, 1858

27 Dec 1858
Mon eve
Adelphi
27 Dec 1858
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: Edmund Yates, N. H. Harrington, COMP: John W. Thirlwall

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, next 28 Dec 1858

Genre (farce) introductory apropos sketch

First Night Cast

sole proprietor and manager: B[enjamin N.] Webster; photographer: J[ohn] L. Toole (1st app here); Memory (stealing fire from the past to glorify the present): Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon

Cast Comment variant New York bill and a LTM poster show slight variations in minor roles

Reference Cast

sole proprietor and manager:
   Benjamin N. Webster

photographer: John L. Toole
Memory: Mrs. Alfred Mellon

1. the bare stage

2) Good for Nothing (1)

Title Comment Nicoll attributes to Edmund Yates and N. H. Harrington. The bill clearly states "Mr. Buckstone's screaming farce"
AU: [John B.] Buckstone

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, next 28 Dec 1858

Genre (farce) screaming farce

First Night Cast

Tom Dibbs (gardener): J[ohn] L. Toole; Harry Collier (railway fireman): [John] Billington; Charley (carpenter): William H. Eburne (1st app here); Young Mr. Simpson: [Frank] Moreland; servant: Page; Nan: Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon

Cast Comment variant New York bill and a LTM poster show C. J. Smith as Charley

Reference Cast

Tom Dibbs: John L. Toole
Harry Collier: John Billington
Charley: William H. Eburne
Young Mr. Simpson: Frank
   Moreland
servant: Page
Nan: Mrs. Alfred Mellon

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: William Smith, COMP: John W. Thirlwall

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, next 28 Dec 1858

Genre (pantomime) new old-fashioned rollicking pantomime

First Night Cast

Mother Red Cap (lady of uncertain age, very much addicted to 'buses at Camden Town): R[obert] Romer; Her Cat (purr-fect specimen of its species): "Tabbyret"; Her Owl (night bird of very regular habits): "Downy"; her Bat (one of Dark's best): "Mr. Cricket"; young maidens (fair specimen of servantgalism of the period): Miss Aldridge, Miss Stoker, Miss Morris, Miss Wright, Miss Thompson, Miss Bennett; John Gilpin ("citizen of credit and renown"), afterwards Clown: [Harry?] Croueste (Her Majesty's royal mime); Mr. Stiffner (calendar--and confiding friend, who gives Johnny a mount): J. Sanders; Goodboy (J. G.'s apprentice, prematurely in love with Betty), afterwards Harlequin: Hildebrand; Tom Cope (man of straw, i.e., good-for-nothing ostler): [Frank] Moreland; post boy (fine specimen of extinct animal): Page; Ticket (turnpike man, who on this occasion receives more kicks than ha'-pence): "Feeling"; Little Ben (great-grandfather of Big Ben, and keeper of the inn at Edmonton): Powell; population between Cheapside, London, and Ware, Hertfordshire: "Cockney", "Suburbs", "Yokell"; wayside poultry men: "Fowl", "Bird", "Gander"; local authority: "Wagstaff"; Mrs. Gilpin (lady who, "tho' on pleasure bent, still has a frugal mind," better half--avoirdupoise--of Johnny Gilpin): C. J. Smith; Mrs. Gilpin's sister (whose name has not descended to posterity, but which is supposed to be Mrs. Harris): "Mrs. Shadow"; Gilpin's children (little objects): Miss Bedford, Miss Taylor, Miss Craddock; Betty (Gilpin's niece and servant-of-all-work, in love (of course) with the 'prentice--afterwards Columbine): Miss Jenny Hayman; two customers (doubtful): [William] Mitchenson, Thornton; their offspring (afterwards colonists at Botany Bay): "Burglary", "Highway"; Harlequin: Hildebrand; Columbine: Miss Jenny Hayman; Clown: [Harry?] Croueste; Pantaloon: Lupino; Sprite (known as Her Majesty's clown): Le Barr

Cast Comment Sprite appears as "The Fop" on New York bill; roles of "Burglary" and "Highway" omitted in New York bill; J. Sanders appears as Saunders in this bill

Reference Cast

Mother Red Cap: Robert Romer
Her Cat: "Tabbyret"
Her Owl: "Downy"
her Bat: "Mr. Cricket"
young maidens:
   Miss Aldridge
   Miss Stoker
   Miss Morris
   Miss Wright
   Miss Thompson
   Miss Bennett
John Gilpin, afterwards Clown:
   Harry? Croueste

Mr. Stiffner: J. Sanders
Goodboy, afterwards Harlequin:
   Hildebrand

Tom Cope: Frank Moreland
post boy: Page
Ticket: "Feeling"
Little Ben: Powell
population between Cheapside,
   London, and Ware,
   Hertfordshire:
   "Cockney"
   "Suburbs"
   "Yokell"
wayside poultry men:
   "Fowl"
   "Bird"
   "Gander"
local authority: "Wagstaff"
Mrs. Gilpin: C. J. Smith
Mrs. Gilpin's sister: "Mrs.
   Shadow"

Gilpin's children:
   Miss Bedford
   Miss Taylor
   Miss Craddock
Betty: Miss Jenny Hayman
two customers:
   William Mitchenson
   Thornton
their offspring:
   "Burglary"
   "Highway"
Harlequin: Hildebrand
Columbine: Miss Jenny Hayman
Clown: Harry? Croueste
Pantaloon: Lupino
Sprite: Le Barr

morris dance; Scotch pas: Hildebrand, Miss Jenny Hayman; garland dance: Hildebrand, Miss Jenny Hayman; tarantella: Hildebrand, Miss Jenny Hayman; double hornpipe: Hildebrand, Miss Jenny Hayman

grand mechanical transformation scene

1. Marylebone Wood, London in the distance; 2. interior of Johnny Gilpin's shop; 3. exterior of Johnny's shop; 4. a diorama from Cheapside to Edmonton and Ware (Phillip Phillips); 5. turnpike at Islington; 6. the bell at Edmonton; 7. the Calendar's house at Ware; 8. Johnny's shop again; 9. the Hall of Toys; 10. noted metropolitan dining rooms and boot shop; 11. the farm house and orchard of Haystack, Wheatear, and Co.; 12. toy shop, haberdasher's and Atlantic Cable Office; 13. nursery of Mr. Largefamily at Rockingham; 14. archery warehouse, steam packet office, and well-known butcher's; 15. dazzling halls of unsurpassable splendour and realms of fascination

General Non-Title Information

opening night quadrille: "Johnny Gilpin" [John W. Thirlwall]; waltz: "New Adelphi" [John W. Thirlwall]; polka: "Mother Red Cap" [John W. Thirlwall]

Occasional address written and presented to Mr. B. Webster, by Shirley Brooks, Esq., delivered by Miss Woolgar (Mrs. Alfred Mellon)

Opening night of Winter season and 1st night at new theatre


28 Dec 1858
Tue eve
Adelphi
27 Dec 1858
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (2)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 27 Dec 1858, next 29 Dec 1858

2) Good for Nothing (2)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 27 Dec 1858, next 29 Dec 1858

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (2)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 27 Dec 1858, next 29 Dec 1858


29 Dec 1858
Wed eve
Adelphi
27 Dec 1858
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (3)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 28 Dec 1858, next 30 Dec 1858

2) Good for Nothing (3)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 28 Dec 1858, next 30 Dec 1858

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (3)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 28 Dec 1858, next 30 Dec 1858


30 Dec 1858
Thu eve
Adelphi
30 Dec 1858
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (4)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 29 Dec 1858, next 31 Dec 1858

2) Good for Nothing (4)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 29 Dec 1858, next 31 Dec 1858

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (4)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 29 Dec 1858, next 31 Dec 1858


31 Dec 1858
Fri eve
Adelphi
30 Dec 1858
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (5)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 30 Dec 1858, next 1 Jan 1859

2) Good for Nothing (5)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 30 Dec 1858, next 1 Jan 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (5)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 30 Dec 1858, next 1 Jan 1859


1 Jan 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
30 Dec 1858
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (6)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 31 Dec 1858, next 3 Jan 1859

2) Good for Nothing (6)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 31 Dec 1858, next 10 Jan 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (6)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 31 Dec 1858, next 3 Jan 1859


3 Jan 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
3 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (7)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 1 Jan 1859, next 4 Jan 1859

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

AU: [Robert B. Brough], COMP: Alfred Mellon

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, next 4 Jan 1859

Genre (extravaganza) eccentric extravaganza; 1 act

First Night Cast

Marquis di Brancador: Paul J. Bedford; Fiametta (the gardener's wife): Miss Mary L. Keeley; Mephistopheles (a young gentleman nearly related to the old one): Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; Pepito (gardener's wife's husband): Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; Honesta (Marchioness di Brancador): Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon

Reference Cast

Marquis di Brancador: Paul J.
   Bedford

Fiametta: Miss Mary L. Keeley
Mephistopheles: Mrs. Alfred
   Mellon
Pepito: Mrs. Alfred Mellon
Honesta: Mrs. Alfred Mellon

3) The Birth-place of Podgers (1)

AU: John Hollingshead

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, next 4 Jan 1859

Genre (farce) original domestic sketch

First Night Cast

Tom Cranky (working man): J[ohn] L. Toole; Mr. Erasmus Maresnest (literary enthusiast): Charles Selby; Edmund Earlybird (a lover): [John] Billington; Alonzo Lexicon (editor of the Rosewater Annual): [Frank] Moreland; 1st photographic artist: [Edmund] Garden; 2d photographic artist: [William H.] Eburne; Mortal Podgers: R[obert] Romer; boys: Master People, Master Taylor; Amelia Maresnest (pleasing young lady): Miss Laidlaw; Miss Penelope Lexicon (authoress of "Despair," and other poems): Mrs. [William S.] Chatterley; Mrs. Cranky (a working woman): Miss Kate Kelly

Reference Cast

Tom Cranky: John L. Toole
Mr. Erasmus Maresnest: Charles
   Selby

Edmund Earlybird: John
   Billington

Alonzo Lexicon: Frank Moreland
1st photographic artist: Edmund
   Garden

2d photographic artist: William
   H. Eburne
Mortal Podgers: Robert Romer
boys:
   Master People
   Master Taylor
Amelia Maresnest: Miss Laidlaw
Miss Penelope Lexicon: Mrs.
   William S. Chatterley

Mrs. Cranky: Miss Kate Kelly

4) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (7)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 1 Jan 1859, next 4 Jan 1859


4 Jan 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
3 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (8)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 3 Jan 1859, next 5 Jan 1859

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

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 3 Jan 1859, next 5 Jan 1859

3) The Birth-place of Podgers (2)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 3 Jan 1859, next 5 Jan 1859

4) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (8)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 3 Jan 1859, next 5 Jan 1859


5 Jan 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
3 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (9)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 4 Jan 1859, next 6 Jan 1859

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

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 4 Jan 1859, next 6 Jan 1859

3) The Birth-place of Podgers (3)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 4 Jan 1859, next 6 Jan 1859

4) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (9)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 4 Jan 1859, next 6 Jan 1859


6 Jan 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
6 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (10)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 5 Jan 1859, next 7 Jan 1859

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

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 5 Jan 1859, next 7 Jan 1859

3) The Birth-place of Podgers (4)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 5 Jan 1859, next 7 Jan 1859

4) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (10)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 5 Jan 1859, next 7 Jan 1859


7 Jan 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
6 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (11)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 6 Jan 1859, next 8 Jan 1859

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

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 6 Jan 1859, next 8 Jan 1859

3) The Birth-place of Podgers (5)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 6 Jan 1859, next 8 Jan 1859

4) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (11)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 6 Jan 1859, next 8 Jan 1859


8 Jan 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
6 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (12)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 7 Jan 1859, next 10 Jan 1859

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

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 7 Jan 1859

3) The Birth-place of Podgers (6)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 7 Jan 1859, next 10 Jan 1859

4) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (12)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 7 Jan 1859, next 10 Jan 1859


10 Jan 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
10 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (13)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 8 Jan 1859, next 11 Jan 1859

2) Good for Nothing (7)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 1 Jan 1859, next 11 Jan 1859

3) The Birth-place of Podgers (7)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 8 Jan 1859, next 11 Jan 1859

4) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (13)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 8 Jan 1859, next 11 Jan 1859


11 Jan 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
10 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (14)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 10 Jan 1859, next 12 Jan 1859

2) Good for Nothing (8)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 10 Jan 1859, next 12 Jan 1859

3) The Birth-place of Podgers (8)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 10 Jan 1859, next 12 Jan 1859

4) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (14)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 10 Jan 1859, next 12 Jan 1859


12 Jan 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
10 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (15)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 11 Jan 1859, next 13 Jan 1859

2) Good for Nothing (9)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 11 Jan 1859, next 13 Jan 1859

3) The Birth-place of Podgers (9)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 11 Jan 1859, next 13 Jan 1859

4) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (15)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 11 Jan 1859, next 13 Jan 1859


13 Jan 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
13 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (16)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 12 Jan 1859, next 14 Jan 1859

2) Good for Nothing (10)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 12 Jan 1859, next 14 Jan 1859

3) The Birth-place of Podgers (10)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 12 Jan 1859, next 14 Jan 1859

4) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (16)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 12 Jan 1859, next 14 Jan 1859


14 Jan 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
13 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (17)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 13 Jan 1859, next 15 Jan 1859

2) Good for Nothing (11)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 13 Jan 1859, next 15 Jan 1859

3) The Birth-place of Podgers (11)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 13 Jan 1859, next 15 Jan 1859

4) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (17)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 13 Jan 1859, next 15 Jan 1859


15 Jan 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
13 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (18)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 14 Jan 1859

2) Good for Nothing (12)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 14 Jan 1859, next 31 Jan 1859

3) The Birth-place of Podgers (12)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 14 Jan 1859, next 17 Jan 1859

4) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (18)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 14 Jan 1859, next 17 Jan 1859


17 Jan 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
17 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Birth-place of Podgers (13)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 15 Jan 1859, next 18 Jan 1859

2) Tartuffe (1)

AU: Moliere, ADPT: John Oxenford

Performances first 17 Jan 1859, next 18 Jan 1859

Genre (comedy) Moliere's justly celebrated comedy

First Night Cast

Orgon: Charles Selby; Damis: J[ohn] Billington; Valere: [Frank] Moreland; Cleante: [Edmund] Garden; Tartuffe: Benjamin N. Webster (his original character); M. Loyal: C. J. Smith; Elmire: Miss Henrietta Simms (1st ap here); Madame Pernelle: Mrs. [William S.] Chatterley; Mariane: Miss Mary L. Keeley; Dorine: Mrs. Alfred Mellon; Flipete: Miss Morris

Reference Cast

Orgon: Charles Selby
Damis: John Billington
Valere: Frank Moreland
Cleante: Edmund Garden
Tartuffe: Benjamin N. Webster
M. Loyal: C. J. Smith
Elmire: Miss Henrietta Simms
Madame Pernelle: Mrs. William S.
   Chatterley

Mariane: Miss Mary L. Keeley
Dorine: Mrs. Alfred Mellon
Flipete: Miss Morris

"The entr'act music will consist of selections from the works of Corelli, etc. allemandes, correntes, sarabandas, gigas, etc. arranged for a modern orchestra" (bill)

"The dresses, both male and female, are from the highest French authorities of the costume of the time of Louis XIV" (bill)

"the act drop will not descend between the acts in accordance with the manner in which it is represented at the Theatre Francais"

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (19)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 15 Jan 1859, next 18 Jan 1859


18 Jan 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
17 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Birth-place of Podgers (14)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 17 Jan 1859, next 19 Jan 1859

2) Tartuffe (2)

Performances first 17 Jan 1859, previous 17 Jan 1859, next 19 Jan 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (20)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 17 Jan 1859, next 19 Jan 1859


19 Jan 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
17 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Birth-place of Podgers (15)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 18 Jan 1859, next 20 Jan 1859

2) Tartuffe (3)

Performances first 17 Jan 1859, previous 18 Jan 1859, next 20 Jan 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (21)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 18 Jan 1859, next 20 Jan 1859


20 Jan 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
20 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Birth-place of Podgers (16)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 19 Jan 1859, next 21 Jan 1859

2) Tartuffe (4)

Performances first 17 Jan 1859, previous 19 Jan 1859, next 21 Jan 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (22)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 19 Jan 1859, next 21 Jan 1859


21 Jan 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
20 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Birth-place of Podgers (17)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 20 Jan 1859, next 22 Jan 1859

2) Tartuffe (5)

Performances first 17 Jan 1859, previous 20 Jan 1859, next 22 Jan 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (23)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 20 Jan 1859, next 22 Jan 1859


22 Jan 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
20 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Birth-place of Podgers (18)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 21 Jan 1859, next 7 Feb 1859

2) Tartuffe (6)

Performances first 17 Jan 1859, previous 21 Jan 1859, next 3 Feb 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (24)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 21 Jan 1859, next 24 Jan 1859

Illustration: The Borgia Ring; or, A Legend of Stonehenge  [1st Performance Jan 24, 1859]


 
Title:The Borgia Ring; or, A Legend of Stonehenge
Description:The Borgia Ring; or, A Legend of Stonehenge by Angelo R. Slous.
1st Performance:Jan 24, 1859
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated London News, Feb 12, 1859, p. 165
Review:The Illustrated London News, Feb 12, 1859, p. 166

 

SCENE FROM "THE BORGIA RING" AT THE.

ADELPHI THEATRE.

The stage of the new Adelphi Theatre affords improved facilities for those scenic effects by which the management of Mr. Webster has been distinguished.  Advantage was very properly taken of the opportunity on presenting a new drama to the audience.  It is likely, we think, that the play of "The Borgia Ring" was accepted for the sake of the one scene that forms the subject of our illustration.  The picture speaks for itself, and, as it is an exact representation of the stage-scene, our readers may form some notion of the capabilities of the arena that allows of such a display of vastness in the columns of the wrecked Druidical temple and so grand a perspective in the starry sky.  The point of the scene taken is where the guilty hero of the story is pointing out to his victim the ready-dug grave that he had designed for her in case of her refusing his criminal demand--to surrender for destruction the will by which he was disinherited.  Modern audiences require pictorial illustrations to dramatic arguments, and Mr. Webster will do well to select the sites of celebrated places for such purposes.  They are not only pleasing but instructive and confer an air of reality on the story and business of theatrical representations.  The scene before us is well worth a visit from the public on its own account, quite apart from the merits of the piece in which it occurs.


24 Jan 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
24 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Borgia Ring; or, A Legend of Stonehenge (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: [Angelo R. Slous], COMP: John W. Thirlwall

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, next 25 Jan 1859

Genre (drama) original drama; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Piers Wenlock (assuming the name of Lydford): Benjamin N. Webster; Raby Langley (lieutenant of dragoons in the army of the Duke of Cumberland): [John] Billington; Hiram Goldhawk (Jewish usurer): Charles Selby; Hilary (lawyer): C. J. Smith; Sir Arthur Harding (magistrate): [Edmund] Garden; Colonel Thornton: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Captain Steele: Manley; Lieutenant Gordon: Page; Cornet Charlton: Conran; Maximus Moth (M. C. of Salisbury): Paul J. Bedford; Tim Weazle (ratcatcher): J[ohn] L. Toole; Ralph (country lad): [Frank] Moreland; Ebenezer (shepherd): Aldridge; James (shepherd): J. Sanders; Thomas (servant to Sir Arthur): A. Powell; Mabel Daventry: Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; Eleanor Harding (daughter to Sir Arthur): Mrs. [John] Billington; Lucy (her maid): Miss Kate Kelly; Cecily (in love with Tim): Miss Mary L. Keeley

Reference Cast

Piers Wenlock: Benjamin N.
   Webster

Raby Langley: John Billington
Hiram Goldhawk: Charles Selby
Hilary: C. J. Smith
Sir Arthur Harding: Edmund
   Garden

Colonel Thornton: William H.
   Eburne

Captain Steele: Manley
Lieutenant Gordon: Page
Cornet Charlton: Conran
Maximus Moth: Paul J. Bedford
Tim Weazle: John L. Toole
Ralph: Frank Moreland
Ebenezer: Aldridge
James: J. Sanders
Thomas: A. Powell
Mabel Daventry: Mrs. Alfred
   Mellon

Eleanor Harding: Mrs. John
   Billington

Lucy: Miss Kate Kelly
Cecily: Miss Mary L. Keeley

DIR: Benjamin N. Webster

[1746] I,i antique chamber in Wenlock Hall with distant view of Salisbury by sunset; I,ii gallery in Wenlock Hall; I,iii [moonlight] Stonehenge; I,iv the snow storm; II,i ballroom in the mansion of Sir Arthur Harding; II,ii corridor in the mansion of Sir Arthur Harding; II,iii Wenlock Hall; II,iv [sunrise] Stonehenge amidst the snowdrifts

2) The Last of the Pigtails (1)

Title Comment 1st time here
AU: Charles Selby

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, next 25 Jan 1859

Genre (farce) highly successful farce

First Night Cast

Sir Noah Starchington (relic of the old school): Charles Selby; Mr. Swellington (gent of the new school): J[ohn] L. Toole; Doddles (old servant): C. J. Smith; Lady Starchington (a modern belle): Miss Henrietta Simms; Mrs. Swellington (a primrose): Miss Kate Kelly; Tabitha Fidget (housekeeper): Mrs. [William S.] Chatterley; Jane (servant): Miss Foote; Susan (servant): Miss Silver

Reference Cast

Sir Noah Starchington: Charles
   Selby

Mr. Swellington: John L. Toole
Doddles: C. J. Smith
Lady Starchington: Miss
   Henrietta Simms

Mrs. Swellington: Miss Kate
   Kelly

Tabitha Fidget: Mrs. William S.
   Chatterley

Jane: Miss Foote
Susan: Miss Silver

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (25)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 22 Jan 1859, next 25 Jan 1859

fifteen minor roles omitted fr bill, space considerations

General Non-Title Information

"at the termination of the drama will be exhibited the new act drop by Clarkson Stanfield, Esq., R. A." (bill)


25 Jan 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
24 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Borgia Ring; or, A Legend of Stonehenge (2)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 24 Jan 1859, next 26 Jan 1859

2) The Last of the Pigtails (2)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 24 Jan 1859, next 26 Jan 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (26)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 24 Jan 1859, next 26 Jan 1859


26 Jan 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
24 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Borgia Ring; or, A Legend of Stonehenge (3)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 25 Jan 1859, next 27 Jan 1859

2) The Last of the Pigtails (3)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 25 Jan 1859, next 27 Jan 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (27)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 25 Jan 1859, next 27 Jan 1859


27 Jan 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
27 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Borgia Ring; or, A Legend of Stonehenge (4)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 26 Jan 1859, next 28 Jan 1859

2) The Last of the Pigtails (4)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 26 Jan 1859, next 28 Jan 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (28)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 26 Jan 1859, next 28 Jan 1859


28 Jan 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
27 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Borgia Ring; or, A Legend of Stonehenge (5)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 27 Jan 1859, next 29 Jan 1859

2) The Last of the Pigtails (5)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 27 Jan 1859, next 29 Jan 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (29)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 27 Jan 1859, next 29 Jan 1859


29 Jan 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
27 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Borgia Ring; or, A Legend of Stonehenge (6)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 28 Jan 1859, next 31 Jan 1859

2) The Last of the Pigtails (6)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 28 Jan 1859, next 3 Feb 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (30)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 28 Jan 1859, next 31 Jan 1859


31 Jan 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
31 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Borgia Ring; or, A Legend of Stonehenge (7)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 29 Jan 1859, next 1 Feb 1859

Cast as reference cast (24 Jan 1859)

BUT Piers Wenlock: Thomas
  Stuart

2) Good for Nothing (13)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 15 Jan 1859, next 1 Feb 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (31)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 29 Jan 1859, next 1 Feb 1859


1 Feb 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
31 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Borgia Ring; or, A Legend of Stonehenge (8)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 31 Jan 1859, next 2 Feb 1859

Cast as reference cast (24 Jan 1859)

BUT Piers Wenlock: Thomas
  Stuart

2) Good for Nothing (14)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 31 Jan 1859, next 2 Feb 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (32)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 31 Jan 1859, next 2 Feb 1859


2 Feb 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
31 Jan 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Borgia Ring; or, A Legend of Stonehenge (9)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 1 Feb 1859, next 4 Feb 1859

Cast as reference cast (24 Jan 1859)

BUT Piers Wenlock: Thomas
  Stuart

2) Good for Nothing (15)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 1 Feb 1859, next 4 Feb 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (33)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 1 Feb 1859, next 3 Feb 1859


3 Feb 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
3 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Last of the Pigtails (7)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 29 Jan 1859, next 5 Feb 1859

2) Tartuffe (7)

Performances first 17 Jan 1859, previous 22 Jan 1859, next 5 Feb 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (34)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 2 Feb 1859, next 4 Feb 1859


4 Feb 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
3 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Borgia Ring; or, A Legend of Stonehenge (10)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 2 Feb 1859

Cast as reference cast (24 Jan 1859)

BUT Piers Wenlock: Thomas
  Stuart

2) Good for Nothing (16)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 2 Feb 1859, next 7 Feb 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (35)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 3 Feb 1859, next 5 Feb 1859


5 Feb 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
3 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Last of the Pigtails (8)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 3 Feb 1859, next 7 Feb 1859

2) Tartuffe (8)

Performances first 17 Jan 1859, previous 3 Feb 1859, next 8 Feb 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (36)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 4 Feb 1859, next 7 Feb 1859


7 Feb 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
7 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Birth-place of Podgers (19)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 22 Jan 1859, next 9 Feb 1859

2) The Last of the Pigtails (9)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 5 Feb 1859, next 8 Feb 1859

3) Good for Nothing (17)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 4 Feb 1859, next 9 Feb 1859

4) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (37)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 5 Feb 1859, next 8 Feb 1859


8 Feb 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
7 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Last of the Pigtails (10)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 7 Feb 1859, next 9 Feb 1859

2) Tartuffe (9)

Performances first 17 Jan 1859, previous 5 Feb 1859, next 10 Feb 1859

3) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (38)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 7 Feb 1859, next 9 Feb 1859


9 Feb 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
7 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Birth-place of Podgers (20)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 7 Feb 1859, next 4 Apr 1859

2) The Last of the Pigtails (11)

Performances first 24 Jan 1859, previous 8 Feb 1859

3) Good for Nothing (18)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 7 Feb 1859, next 6 Jun 1859

4) Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton (39)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 8 Feb 1859


10 Feb 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
10 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Tartuffe (10)

Performances first 17 Jan 1859, previous 8 Feb 1859, next 11 Feb 1859

2) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (1)

Title Comment based on the Countess D'Anois' story of "Prince Lutin"
AU: James R. Planche

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, next 11 Feb 1859

Genre (extravaganza) grand fairy extravaganza; 1 act

First Night Cast

Blouzabella (Queen of Allaquiz, a city on the Spanish main): Miss Aldridge; Infante Furibond (her only son, an extraordinary prince): J[ohn] L. Toole; Don Leander (descended from native kings of Allaquiz): Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; Marquis of Anysidos (major domo): C. J. Smith; Count Palava Torquemova (introducer of ambassadors): W[illiam] H. Eburne; Don Moustachez de Haro y Barbos (captain of the guard): R[obert] Romer ladies of the Queen's chamber Countess Cajola: Miss Laidlaw; Countess Cabal: Miss Foote ambassadors from the friendly tribe of Catspaw Indians Wink-i (the Great Buzzard): Paris; Noo-del (Thick Head): Coombe Sambo (interpreter in the embassy): [Frank] Moreland; lords and ladies of the court: [Unlisted]; The Fairy Gentilla: Miss Arden; Diego (gardener): Powell; Apricotina (own maid to the Princess of the Island of Tranquil Delights): Miss Kate Kelly very bad characters out of the worst melo-dramas Ruffino: Page; Desperado: Manley; Sanguino: Aldridge; Stiletto: J. Sanders Xquizitelittlepet (Princess of the Island of Tranquil Delights, daughter of an illustrious fairy and an Indian Inca, whose names have not transpired): Miss Mary L. Keeley ladies-in-waiting on the princess Toxolototittletattle: Miss Stoker; Itzaprettipetticoatl: Miss Hayman Bluet (the princess's favorite cat, "darkly, deeply, exquisitely blue"): "A Blue-coat Boy"; ladies of the court, amazons: [Unlisted]

Cast Comment Bills show Mrs. Aldridge playing Blouzabella, but after February 17, 1859, Miss Aldridge is entered. We assume the latter was intended.

Reference Cast

Blouzabella: Miss Aldridge
Infante Furibond: John L. Toole
Don Leander: Mrs. Alfred Mellon
Marquis of Anysidos: C. J.
   Smith

Count Palava Torquemova: William
   H. Eburne

Don Moustachez de Haro y Barbos:
   Robert Romer

Countess Cajola: Miss Laidlaw
Countess Cabal: Miss Foote
Wink-i: Paris
Noo-del: Coombe
Sambo: Frank Moreland
lords and ladies of the court:
   Unlisted

The Fairy Gentilla: Miss Arden
Diego: Powell
Apricotina: Miss Kate Kelly
Ruffino: Page
Desperado: Manley
Sanguino: Aldridge
Stiletto: J. Sanders
Xquizitelittlepet: Miss Mary L.
   Keeley

Toxolototittletattle: Miss
   Stoker

Itzaprettipetticoatl: Miss
   Hayman

Bluet: "A Blue-coat Boy"
ladies of the court, amazons:
   Unlisted

1. gallery in the royal castle; 2. garden of an old hunting lodge; 3. a forest; 4. sea shore and distant view of the Palace of Pleasure on the Island of Tranquil Delights, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean; 5. throne room in the Palace of Pleasure; 6. grotto in the Palace of Pleasure with pose plastique of Apollo; 7. Camp of Furibond; 8. Palace of Pleasure


11 Feb 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
10 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Tartuffe (11)

Performances first 17 Jan 1859, previous 10 Feb 1859, next 12 Feb 1859

2) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (2)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 10 Feb 1859, next 12 Feb 1859


12 Feb 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
10 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Tartuffe (12)

Performances first 17 Jan 1859, previous 11 Feb 1859

2) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (3)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 11 Feb 1859, next 14 Feb 1859


14 Feb 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
14 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

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

AU: Tom Taylor, Charles Reade

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, next 15 Feb 1859

Genre (comedy) celebrated comedy

First Night Cast

Sir Charles Pomander: Charles Selby; Mr. Ernest Vane: [John] Billington; Colley Cibber: C. J. Smith; Quin: Paul J. Bedford; Triplet: Benjamin N. Webster (his original character); Lysimachcus (his son): Miss Craddock; Mr. Snarl: T[homas] Stuart (his original character); Mr. Soaper: [Edmund] Garden; James Burdock: R[obert] Romer; Colander: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Hunsdon: [Frank] Moreland; call boy: Manley; Pompey: Master Lupino; Peg Woffington: Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; Mrs. Vane: Miss Henrietta Simms; Kitty Clive: Mrs. [John] Billington; Mrs. Triplet: Mrs. Stoker; Roxalana (her child): Miss Hamilton; maid: Miss Morris

Cast Comment Master Lupino might be George Lupino; he would be five years old

Reference Cast

Sir Charles Pomander: Charles
   Selby

Mr. Ernest Vane: John
   Billington

Colley Cibber: C. J. Smith
Quin: Paul J. Bedford
Triplet: Benjamin N. Webster
Lysimachcus: Miss Craddock
Mr. Snarl: Thomas Stuart
Mr. Soaper: Edmund Garden
James Burdock: Robert Romer
Colander: William H. Eburne
Hunsdon: Frank Moreland
call boy: Manley
Pompey: Master Lupino
Peg Woffington: Mrs. Alfred
   Mellon

Mrs. Vane: Miss Henrietta Simms
Kitty Clive: Mrs. John
   Billington

Mrs. Triplet: Mrs. Stoker
Roxalana: Miss Hamilton
maid: Miss Morris

2) Welcome Little Stranger (1)

AU: Mark Lemon

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, next 15 Feb 1859

Genre (sketch) screaming farce

First Night Cast

Mr. Osnaburg: [Edward R.] Wright; Mr. Kitely: Paul J. Bedford; Mrs. Currier: Mrs. [William S.] Chatterley; Martha: Miss Laidlaw; Mrs. Kitely: Miss Arden

Reference Cast

Mr. Osnaburg: Edward R. Wright
Mr. Kitely: Paul J. Bedford
Mrs. Currier: Mrs. William S.
   Chatterley
Martha: Miss Laidlaw
Mrs. Kitely: Miss Arden

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (4)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 12 Feb 1859, next 15 Feb 1859


15 Feb 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
14 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

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

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 14 Feb 1859, next 16 Feb 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (2)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 14 Feb 1859, next 16 Feb 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (5)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 14 Feb 1859, next 16 Feb 1859


16 Feb 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
14 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (3)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 15 Feb 1859, next 17 Feb 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (3)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 15 Feb 1859, next 17 Feb 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (6)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 15 Feb 1859, next 17 Feb 1859


17 Feb 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
17 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (4)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 16 Feb 1859, next 18 Feb 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (4)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 16 Feb 1859, next 18 Feb 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (7)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 16 Feb 1859, next 18 Feb 1859


18 Feb 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
17 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (5)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 17 Feb 1859, next 19 Feb 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (5)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 17 Feb 1859, next 19 Feb 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (8)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 17 Feb 1859, next 19 Feb 1859


19 Feb 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
17 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (6)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 18 Feb 1859, next 21 Feb 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (6)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 18 Feb 1859, next 21 Feb 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (9)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 18 Feb 1859, next 21 Feb 1859


21 Feb 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
21 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (7)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 19 Feb 1859, next 22 Feb 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (7)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 19 Feb 1859, next 22 Feb 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (10)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 19 Feb 1859, next 22 Feb 1859


22 Feb 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
21 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (8)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 21 Feb 1859, next 23 Feb 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (8)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 21 Feb 1859, next 23 Feb 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (11)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 21 Feb 1859, next 23 Feb 1859


23 Feb 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
21 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (9)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 22 Feb 1859, next 24 Feb 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (9)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 22 Feb 1859, next 24 Feb 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (12)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 22 Feb 1859, next 24 Feb 1859


24 Feb 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
24 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (10)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 23 Feb 1859, next 25 Feb 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (10)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 23 Feb 1859, next 25 Feb 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (13)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 23 Feb 1859, next 25 Feb 1859


25 Feb 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
24 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (11)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 24 Feb 1859, next 26 Feb 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (11)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 24 Feb 1859, next 26 Feb 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (14)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 24 Feb 1859, next 26 Feb 1859


26 Feb 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
24 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (12)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 25 Feb 1859, next 4 Apr 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (12)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 25 Feb 1859, next 7 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (15)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 25 Feb 1859, next 28 Feb 1859


28 Feb 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
28 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Still Waters Run Deep (1)

AU: Tom Taylor

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, next 1 Mar 1859

Genre (comedy) celebrated comedy

First Night Cast

Mr. Potter: Charles Selby; Captain Hawksley: [John] Billington; John Mildmay: Alfred S. Wigan; Dumbilk: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Langford: [Frank] Moreland; Markham: [Edmund] Garden; Gimlet: C. J. Smith; Jessop: Powell; servant: Page; Mrs. Hector Sternhold: Mrs. Alfred S. Wigan; Mrs. Mildmay: Mrs. [John] Billington

Cast Comment Wigan's 1st appearance after his protracted illness

Reference Cast

Mr. Potter: Charles Selby
Captain Hawksley: John
   Billington

John Mildmay: Alfred S. Wigan
Dumbilk: William H. Eburne
Langford: Frank Moreland
Markham: Edmund Garden
Gimlet: C. J. Smith
Jessop: Powell
servant: Page
Mrs. Hector Sternhold: Mrs.
   Alfred S. Wigan

Mrs. Mildmay: Mrs. John
   Billington

2) Domestic Economy (1)

AU: Mark Lemon

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, next 1 Mar 1859

Genre (extravaganza) screaming farce

First Night Cast

John Grumly: [Edward R.] Wright; Joey (John's son): Miss Stoker; Sergeant Tom Brown: Aldridge; Mrs. Grumly: Miss Arden; Mrs. Shackles: Miss Kate Kelly; Mrs. Knagley: Mrs. Stoker; Peggy Brown: Miss Hayman; Sally: Miss Aldridge; Clara: Miss Mitchenson

Reference Cast

John Grumly: Edward R. Wright
Joey: Miss Stoker
Sergeant Tom Brown: Aldridge
Mrs. Grumly: Miss Arden
Mrs. Shackles: Miss Kate Kelly
Mrs. Knagley: Mrs. Stoker
Peggy Brown: Miss Hayman
Sally: Miss Aldridge
Clara: Miss Mitchenson

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (16)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 26 Feb 1859, next 1 Mar 1859


1 Mar 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
28 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Still Waters Run Deep (2)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 28 Feb 1859, next 2 Mar 1859

2) Domestic Economy (2)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 28 Feb 1859, next 2 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (17)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 28 Feb 1859, next 2 Mar 1859


2 Mar 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
28 Feb 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Still Waters Run Deep (3)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 1 Mar 1859, next 3 Mar 1859

2) Domestic Economy (3)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 1 Mar 1859, next 3 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (18)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 1 Mar 1859, next 3 Mar 1859


3 Mar 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
3 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Still Waters Run Deep (4)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 2 Mar 1859, next 4 Mar 1859

2) Domestic Economy (4)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 2 Mar 1859, next 4 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (19)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 2 Mar 1859, next 4 Mar 1859


4 Mar 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
3 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Still Waters Run Deep (5)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 3 Mar 1859, next 5 Mar 1859

2) Domestic Economy (5)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 3 Mar 1859, next 5 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (20)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 3 Mar 1859, next 5 Mar 1859


5 Mar 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
3 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Still Waters Run Deep (6)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 4 Mar 1859, next 7 Mar 1859

2) Domestic Economy (6)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 4 Mar 1859, next 14 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (21)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 4 Mar 1859, next 7 Mar 1859


7 Mar 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
7 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Still Waters Run Deep (7)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 5 Mar 1859, next 8 Mar 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (13)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 26 Feb 1859, next 8 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (22)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 5 Mar 1859, next 8 Mar 1859


8 Mar 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
7 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Still Waters Run Deep (8)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 7 Mar 1859, next 10 Mar 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (14)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 7 Mar 1859, next 10 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (23)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 7 Mar 1859, next 10 Mar 1859


9 Mar 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi

DARK: Ash Wednesday


10 Mar 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
10 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Still Waters Run Deep (9)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 8 Mar 1859, next 11 Mar 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (15)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 8 Mar 1859, next 11 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (24)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 8 Mar 1859, next 11 Mar 1859


11 Mar 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
10 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Still Waters Run Deep (10)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 10 Mar 1859, next 12 Mar 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (16)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 10 Mar 1859, next 12 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (25)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 10 Mar 1859, next 12 Mar 1859


12 Mar 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
10 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Still Waters Run Deep (11)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 11 Mar 1859, next 14 Mar 1859

2) Welcome Little Stranger (17)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 11 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (26)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 11 Mar 1859, next 14 Mar 1859


14 Mar 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
14 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Still Waters Run Deep (12)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 12 Mar 1859, next 15 Mar 1859

2) Domestic Economy (7)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 5 Mar 1859, next 15 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (27)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 12 Mar 1859, next 15 Mar 1859


15 Mar 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
14 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Still Waters Run Deep (13)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 14 Mar 1859, next 16 Mar 1859

2) Domestic Economy (8)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 14 Mar 1859, next 16 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (28)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 14 Mar 1859, next 16 Mar 1859


16 Mar 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
16 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Domestic Economy (9)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 15 Mar 1859, next 17 Mar 1859

2) Still Waters Run Deep (14)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 15 Mar 1859, next 18 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (29)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 15 Mar 1859, next 17 Mar 1859


17 Mar 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
16 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Domestic Economy (10)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 16 Mar 1859, next 18 Mar 1859

2) The Bengal Tiger (1)

Title Comment 1st time here
AU: [Charles Dance]

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, next 19 Mar 1859

Genre (farce) popular farce

First Night Cast

Sir Paul Pagoda: Alfred S. Wigan; Edward Henderson: [John] Billington; Arthur Onslow: [Frank] Moreland; David: John L. Toole; Miss Yellowleaf: Mrs. Alfred S. Wigan; Charlotte Henderson: Miss Arden; Sir Paul's attendants: Miss Foote, Miss Aldridge

Reference Cast

Sir Paul Pagoda: Alfred S.
   Wigan

Edward Henderson: John
   Billington

Arthur Onslow: Frank Moreland
David: John L. Toole
Miss Yellowleaf: Mrs. Alfred S.
   Wigan

Charlotte Henderson: Miss Arden
Sir Paul's attendants:
   Miss Foote
   Miss Aldridge

3) The First Night (1)

Title Comment incorrectly titled My First Night on this bill only; based on Le pere de la debutante--Nicoll, IV, 419; not the same piece as Parry's The First Night; or, My Own Ghost, 1834
AU: [Alfred S. Wigan]

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, next 19 Mar 1859

Genre (farce) sketch

First Night Cast

Achille Talma Duford (French actor): Alfred S. Wigan; Honorable Bertal Fizturse: [John] Billington; Mr. Parnassess: William H. Eburne; Mr. Vamp: [Frank] Moreland; Mr. Wing: [Edmund] Garden; call boy: Manley; Alonzo: Le Barr; Miss Arabella Fotheringay: Miss Arden; Rose Duford: Miss Mary L. Keeley

Reference Cast

Achille Talma Duford: Alfred S.
   Wigan

Honorable Bertal Fizturse: John
   Billington

Mr. Parnassess: William H.
   Eburne

Mr. Vamp: Frank Moreland
Mr. Wing: Edmund Garden
call boy: Manley
Alonzo: Le Barr
Miss Arabella Fotheringay: Miss
   Arden

Rose Duford: Miss Mary L.
   Keeley

4) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (30)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 16 Mar 1859, next 18 Mar 1859


18 Mar 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
16 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Domestic Economy (11)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 17 Mar 1859, next 19 Mar 1859

2) Still Waters Run Deep (15)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 16 Mar 1859, next 21 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (31)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 17 Mar 1859, next 19 Mar 1859


19 Mar 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
16 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Domestic Economy (12)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 18 Mar 1859, next 21 Mar 1859

2) The Bengal Tiger (2)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 17 Mar 1859, next 22 Mar 1859

3) The First Night (2)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 17 Mar 1859, next 22 Mar 1859

4) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (32)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 18 Mar 1859, next 21 Mar 1859


21 Mar 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
21 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Domestic Economy (13)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 19 Mar 1859, next 22 Mar 1859

2) Still Waters Run Deep (16)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 18 Mar 1859, next 23 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (33)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 19 Mar 1859, next 22 Mar 1859

General Non-Title Information

overture (from Le Philtre): [[Daniel F. Auber]]; valse "Statue Bride"; quadrille: "Bay of Dublin" music selections repeated on 23 & 26 March


22 Mar 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
21 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Domestic Economy (14)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 21 Mar 1859, next 23 Mar 1859

2) The Bengal Tiger (3)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 19 Mar 1859, next 24 Mar 1859

3) The First Night (3)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 19 Mar 1859, next 24 Mar 1859

4) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (34)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 21 Mar 1859, next 23 Mar 1859

General Non-Title Information

overture Le Domino Noir: [[Daniel F. Auber]]; valse: "Violante"; quadrille Il Trovatore: [[Guiseppe F.] Verdi]; galop: "Whirlwind" music selections repeated on 24 & 25 March


23 Mar 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
21 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Domestic Economy (15)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 22 Mar 1859, next 24 Mar 1859

2) Still Waters Run Deep (17)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 21 Mar 1859, next 26 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (35)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 22 Mar 1859, next 24 Mar 1859


24 Mar 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
24 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Domestic Economy (16)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 23 Mar 1859, next 25 Mar 1859

2) The Bengal Tiger (4)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 22 Mar 1859, next 25 Mar 1859

3) The First Night (4)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 22 Mar 1859, next 25 Mar 1859

4) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (36)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 23 Mar 1859, next 25 Mar 1859


25 Mar 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
24 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Domestic Economy (17)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 24 Mar 1859, next 26 Mar 1859

2) The Bengal Tiger (5)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 24 Mar 1859, next 28 Mar 1859

3) The First Night (5)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 24 Mar 1859, next 28 Mar 1859

4) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (37)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 24 Mar 1859, next 26 Mar 1859


26 Mar 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
24 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Domestic Economy (18)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 25 Mar 1859, next 31 Mar 1859

2) Still Waters Run Deep (18)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 23 Mar 1859, next 29 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (38)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 25 Mar 1859, next 28 Mar 1859


28 Mar 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
28 Mar 1859
program
London Theatre Museum

1) A Night at Notting-Hill (1)

AU: [N. H. Harrington], [Edmund Yates]

Performances first 28 Mar 1859, next 29 Mar 1859

Genre (sketch) celebrated apropos sketch

First Night Cast

Alderman Syllabub: [Edward R.] Wright; Private Leathers (of H. M. Light Horse): Paul J. Bedford; O'Mutton (policeman of X Division): [Edmund] Garden; Mrs. Chutney (the alderman's housekeeper): Mrs. [William S.] Chatterley; Lizzy (the alderman's housemaid): Miss Mary L. Keeley

Reference Cast

Alderman Syllabub: Edward R.
   Wright

Private Leathers: Paul J.
   Bedford

O'Mutton: Edmund Garden
Mrs. Chutney: Mrs. William S.
   Chatterley

Lizzy: Miss Mary L. Keeley

2) The Bengal Tiger (6)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 25 Mar 1859, next 30 Mar 1859

3) The First Night (6)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 25 Mar 1859, next 30 Mar 1859

4) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (39)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 26 Mar 1859, next 29 Mar 1859


29 Mar 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
28 Mar 1859
program
London Theatre Museum

Source Comment variant LTM bill suggests First Night also played this nt

1) A Night at Notting-Hill (2)

Performances first 28 Mar 1859, previous 28 Mar 1859, next 30 Mar 1859

2) Still Waters Run Deep (19)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 26 Mar 1859, next 31 Mar 1859

3) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (40)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 28 Mar 1859, next 30 Mar 1859


30 Mar 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
28 Mar 1859
program
London Theatre Museum

1) A Night at Notting-Hill (3)

Performances first 28 Mar 1859, previous 29 Mar 1859

2) The Bengal Tiger (7)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 28 Mar 1859, next 1 Apr 1859

3) The First Night (7)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 28 Mar 1859, next 31 Mar 1859

4) The Invisible Prince; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights (41)

Performances first 10 Feb 1859, previous 29 Mar 1859


31 Mar 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
31 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Domestic Economy (19)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 26 Mar 1859, next 1 Apr 1859

2) Still Waters Run Deep (20)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 29 Mar 1859, next 2 Apr 1859

3) The First Night (8)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 30 Mar 1859, next 1 Apr 1859

4) The Milliners' Holiday (1)

AU: [John M. Morton]

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, next 1 Apr 1859

Genre (farce) admired farce

First Night Cast

Lieutenant Bowling, R.N.: [John] Billington; Mr. Simon Sparkes: J[ohn] L. Toole; Mr. Pennywig: Charles Selby; omnibus conductor: Powell; Fanny Thompson (ward of Bowling): Miss Mary L. Keeley milliners Miss Potts: Mrs. [Alfred] Mellon; Miss Dotts: Miss Kate Kelly; Miss Totts: Miss Aldridge; Miss Watts: Miss Laidlaw; Miss Lotts: Miss Foote Kitty Carraway: Miss Hayman

Reference Cast

Lieutenant Bowling, R.N.: John
   Billington

Mr. Simon Sparkes: John L.
   Toole

Mr. Pennywig: Charles Selby
omnibus conductor: Powell
Fanny Thompson: Miss Mary L.
   Keeley
Miss Potts: Mrs. Alfred Mellon
Miss Dotts: Miss Kate Kelly
Miss Totts: Miss Aldridge
Miss Watts: Miss Laidlaw
Miss Lotts: Miss Foote
Kitty Carraway: Miss Hayman


1 Apr 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
31 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Domestic Economy (20)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 31 Mar 1859, next 2 Apr 1859

2) The Bengal Tiger (8)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 30 Mar 1859, next 16 Jul 1859

3) The First Night (9)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 31 Mar 1859, next 2 Apr 1859

4) The Milliners' Holiday (2)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 31 Mar 1859, next 2 Apr 1859


2 Apr 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
31 Mar 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Domestic Economy (21)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 1 Apr 1859

2) Still Waters Run Deep (21)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 31 Mar 1859, next 9 Jul 1859

3) The First Night (10)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 1 Apr 1859, next 27 Jun 1859

4) The Milliners' Holiday (3)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 1 Apr 1859, next 4 Apr 1859


4 Apr 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
4 Apr 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Cabinet Question (1)

AU: James R. Planche

Performances first 4 Apr 1859, next 5 Apr 1859

Genre (farce) comic drama; 1 act

First Night Cast

Sir Beaumont Cressy, Bart.: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Lionel: [John] Billington; Rosewood (upholster and cabinet maker): C. J. Smith; Tom (his foreman): J[ohn] L. Toole; Carter: Manley; Miss Mortimer: Miss Laidlaw; Lucy (Rosewood's niece): Miss Arden

Cast Comment Carter, played by Manley, may be an occupational title

Reference Cast

Sir Beaumont Cressy, Bart.:
   William H. Eburne

Lionel: John Billington
Rosewood: C. J. Smith
Tom: John L. Toole
Carter: Manley
Miss Mortimer: Miss Laidlaw
Lucy: Miss Arden

2) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (13)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 26 Feb 1859, next 5 Apr 1859

3) The Milliners' Holiday (4)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 2 Apr 1859, next 5 Apr 1859

4) The Birth-place of Podgers (21)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 9 Feb 1859, next 5 Apr 1859


5 Apr 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
4 Apr 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Cabinet Question (2)

Performances first 4 Apr 1859, previous 4 Apr 1859, next 6 Apr 1859

2) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (14)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 4 Apr 1859, next 6 Apr 1859

3) The Milliners' Holiday (5)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 4 Apr 1859, next 6 Apr 1859

4) The Birth-place of Podgers (22)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 4 Apr 1859, next 6 Apr 1859


6 Apr 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
4 Apr 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Cabinet Question (3)

Performances first 4 Apr 1859, previous 5 Apr 1859, next 7 Apr 1859

2) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (15)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 5 Apr 1859, next 7 Apr 1859

3) The Milliners' Holiday (6)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 5 Apr 1859, next 7 Apr 1859

4) The Birth-place of Podgers (23)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 5 Apr 1859, next 7 Apr 1859


7 Apr 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
7 Apr 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Cabinet Question (4)

Performances first 4 Apr 1859, previous 6 Apr 1859, next 8 Apr 1859

2) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (16)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 6 Apr 1859, next 8 Apr 1859

3) The Milliners' Holiday (7)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 6 Apr 1859, next 8 Apr 1859

4) The Birth-place of Podgers (24)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 6 Apr 1859, next 8 Apr 1859


8 Apr 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
7 Apr 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Cabinet Question (5)

Performances first 4 Apr 1859, previous 7 Apr 1859, next 9 Apr 1859

2) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (17)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 7 Apr 1859, next 9 Apr 1859

3) The Milliners' Holiday (8)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 7 Apr 1859, next 9 Apr 1859

4) The Birth-place of Podgers (25)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 7 Apr 1859, next 9 Apr 1859


9 Apr 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
7 Apr 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Cabinet Question (6)

Performances first 4 Apr 1859, previous 8 Apr 1859

2) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (18)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 8 Apr 1859, next 11 Apr 1859

3) The Milliners' Holiday (9)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 8 Apr 1859, next 11 Apr 1859

4) The Birth-place of Podgers (26)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 8 Apr 1859, next 14 Jul 1859


11 Apr 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
11 Apr 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (19)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 9 Apr 1859, next 12 Apr 1859

2) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (1)

AU: [Benjamin N. Webster]

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, next 12 Apr 1859

Genre (burletta) revised and popular military vaudeville

First Night Cast

Ernest: Benjamin N. Webster (his original character); Alfred: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Jules: [John] Billington; Gustavus: Page; Adrian: Powell; Paul: Conran; Bob (the drummer): Paul J. Bedford; Popplewig: [Frank] Moreland; Theodore: Aldridge; Margot: Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon (first time); Christina: Miss Mary L. Keeley; Bertha: Miss Laidlaw; Crettle: Miss Arden; Marie: Miss Aldridge; Gertrude: Miss Hayman; Betty: Miss Mitchenson

Reference Cast

Ernest: Benjamin N. Webster
Alfred: William H. Eburne
Jules: John Billington
Gustavus: Page
Adrian: Powell
Paul: Conran
Bob: Paul J. Bedford
Popplewig: Frank Moreland
Theodore: Aldridge
Margot: Mrs. Alfred Mellon
Christina: Miss Mary L. Keeley
Bertha: Miss Laidlaw
Crettle: Miss Arden
Marie: Miss Aldridge
Gertrude: Miss Hayman
Betty: Miss Mitchenson

review of the female warriors: Mrs. Alfred Mellon (as Commander in chief); imitation of the emperor Napoleon: Benjamin N. Webster

1. a baronial chateau in Bavaria

3) The Milliners' Holiday (10)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 9 Apr 1859, next 12 Apr 1859

General Non-Title Information

overture: [Hummel]; overture (from Le Pre Aux Clercs): [[L. Ferdinand] Herold]; galop: "Alarm"; waltz: "Songs of the Wood"; quadrille: "Il Giuramento"; valse: "Satanella"; quadrille (from Martha)


12 Apr 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
11 Apr 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (20)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 11 Apr 1859, next 13 Apr 1859

2) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (2)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 11 Apr 1859, next 13 Apr 1859

3) The Milliners' Holiday (11)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 11 Apr 1859, next 13 Apr 1859


13 Apr 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
11 Apr 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (21)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 12 Apr 1859, next 14 Apr 1859

2) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (3)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 12 Apr 1859, next 14 Apr 1859

3) The Milliners' Holiday (12)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 12 Apr 1859, next 14 Apr 1859


14 Apr 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
14 Apr 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (22)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 13 Apr 1859, next 15 Apr 1859

2) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (4)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 13 Apr 1859, next 15 Apr 1859

3) The Milliners' Holiday (13)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 13 Apr 1859, next 15 Apr 1859


15 Apr 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
14 Apr 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (23)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 14 Apr 1859, next 16 Apr 1859

2) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (5)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 14 Apr 1859, next 16 Apr 1859

3) The Milliners' Holiday (14)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 14 Apr 1859, next 16 Apr 1859


16 Apr 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
14 Apr 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (24)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 15 Apr 1859, next 9 May 1859

2) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (6)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 15 Apr 1859, next 25 Apr 1859

3) The Milliners' Holiday (15)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 15 Apr 1859, next 13 Jun 1859


18 Apr 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi

DARK: Passion Week


19 Apr 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi

DARK: Passion Week


20 Apr 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi

DARK: Passion Week


21 Apr 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi

DARK: Passion Week


22 Apr 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi

DARK: Good Friday


23 Apr 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi

DARK: Passion Week


25 Apr 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
25 Apr 1859
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (1)

Title Comment from Le Mari a la Campagne
AU: [Morris Barnett]

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, next 26 Apr 1859

Genre (farce) celebrated comedy

First Night Cast

Mr. Charles Torrens: [John] Billington; Captain Murphy Maguire: Benjamin N. Webster; Frank Vincent: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Mr. Aminadab Sleek: J[ohn] L. Toole; Lady Sowerby Creamley: Mrs. [William S.] Chatterley; Mrs. Charles Torrens: Miss Henrietta Simms; Miss Emma Torrens: Miss Mary L. Keeley; Mrs. Ormsby Delmaine: Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; Graham: Miss Laidlaw

Reference Cast

Mr. Charles Torrens: John
   Billington

Captain Murphy Maguire: Benjamin
   N. Webster

Frank Vincent: William H.
   Eburne

Mr. Aminadab Sleek: John L.
   Toole

Lady Sowerby Creamley: Mrs.
   William S. Chatterley
Mrs. Charles Torrens: Miss
   Henrietta Simms

Miss Emma Torrens: Miss Mary L.
   Keeley

Mrs. Ormsby Delmaine: Mrs.
   Alfred Mellon

Graham: Miss Laidlaw

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: Alain R. Lesage, Tony Johannot
Au Comm Nicoll lists as by unknown author

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, next 26 Apr 1859

Genre (comic opera) extravaganza

First Night Cast

Don Cleophas Zambullo (young Spanish swell): Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; Don Mendoza (his friend): Miss Kate Kelly; Don Fernando (an uncle): Paul J. Bedford; Don Guzman (of the noble House of Bobadil): W[illiam] H. Eburne; Don Carlos (pretender to Leonora's hand): Powell; Don Cabana (a very mild cigar): Manley; Brahabon (eminent performer of the spirit bottle trick): R[obert] Romer; Muley (an Asiatic mystery): C. J. Smith; Asmodeus, or the Devil on Two Sticks (with an autobiography and numerous illustrations): J[ohn] L. Toole; Dey of Algiers (phantom rider of Don Cleophas's nightmare): J[ohn] L. Toole; Leonora (original idea--not "from the French"): Miss Mary L. Keeley; Fatima (1st Lady Dey and Light of the Harem): Miss Arden; Dudu (2d Lady Dey and Lamp of the Harem): Miss Laidlaw; Zuleika (3d Lady Dey and Link of the Harem): Miss Hayman; ladies of the Dey's household: Miss Wright, Miss Clayton, Miss Lee, M? Whitmore, Miss Aldridge, Miss Morris, Miss Stoker, Miss Silver, Miss Foote, [Fraulein Helene] Sparl, Miss Craddock, Miss Hamilton, Miss Mitchenson, Miss Bennett; servants, slaves: [Unlisted]

Reference Cast

Don Cleophas Zambullo: Mrs.
   Alfred Mellon

Don Mendoza: Miss Kate Kelly
Don Fernando: Paul J. Bedford
Don Guzman: William H. Eburne
Don Carlos: Powell
Don Cabana: Manley
Brahabon: Robert Romer
Muley: C. J. Smith
Asmodeus, or the Devil on Two
   Sticks: John L. Toole
Dey of Algiers: John L. Toole
Leonora: Miss Mary L. Keeley
Fatima: Miss Laidlaw
Dudu: Miss Hayman
Zuleika: Miss Aldridge
ladies of the Dey's household:
   Miss Wright
   Miss Clayton
   Miss Lee
   M? Whitmore
   Miss Morris
   Miss Stoker
   Miss Silver
   Miss Foote
   Fraulein Helene Sparl
   Miss Craddock
   Miss Hamilton
   Miss Mitchenson
   Miss Bennett
servants, slaves: Unlisted

ARR: William Smith

pas des bouquets

"demonic illusions from designs by Tony Johannot"; "terrific conflagration" demonic illusions are tableaux showing Lucifer, Uriel, Leviathan, Belphegor, and Astorath

1. Don Fernando's house in Madrid; 2. the magician's garret; 3. house tops of Madrid; 4. gardens of the palace of the Dey of Algiers; 5. the garret again; 6. the Cremorne of Madrid

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (7)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 16 Apr 1859, next 26 Apr 1859


26 Apr 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
25 Apr 1859
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (2)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 25 Apr 1859, next 27 Apr 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (2)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 25 Apr 1859, next 27 Apr 1859

Cast as reference cast (25 Apr 1859)

BUT Fatima: Miss Arden
Dudu: Miss Laidlaw
Zuleika: Miss Hayman
ADDS ladies of the Dey's
  household: Miss Aldridge

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (8)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 25 Apr 1859, next 27 Apr 1859


27 Apr 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
25 Apr 1859
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (3)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 26 Apr 1859, next 28 Apr 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (3)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 26 Apr 1859, next 28 Apr 1859

Cast as reference cast (25 Apr 1859)

BUT Fatima: Miss Arden
Dudu: Miss Laidlaw
Zuleika: Miss Hayman
ADDS ladies of the Dey's
  household: Miss Aldridge

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (9)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 26 Apr 1859, next 28 Apr 1859


28 Apr 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
28 Apr 1859
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (4)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 27 Apr 1859, next 29 Apr 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (4)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 27 Apr 1859, next 29 Apr 1859

Cast as reference cast (25 Apr 1859)

BUT Fatima: Miss Arden
Dudu: Miss Laidlaw
Zuleika: Miss Hayman
ADDS ladies of the Dey's
  household: Miss Aldridge

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (10)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 27 Apr 1859, next 29 Apr 1859


29 Apr 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
28 Apr 1859
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (5)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 28 Apr 1859, next 30 Apr 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (5)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 28 Apr 1859, next 30 Apr 1859

Cast as reference cast (25 Apr 1859)

BUT Fatima: Miss Arden
Dudu: Miss Laidlaw
Zuleika: Miss Hayman
ADDS ladies of the Dey's
  household: Miss Aldridge

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 28 Apr 1859, next 30 Apr 1859


30 Apr 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
28 Apr 1859
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Serious Family (6)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 29 Apr 1859, next 2 May 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (6)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 29 Apr 1859, next 2 May 1859

Cast as reference cast (25 Apr 1859)

BUT Fatima: Miss Arden
Dudu: Miss Laidlaw
Zuleika: Miss Hayman
ADDS ladies of the Dey's
  household: Miss Aldridge

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (12)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 29 Apr 1859, next 2 May 1859


2 May 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
2 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Serious Family (7)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 30 Apr 1859, next 3 May 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (7)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 30 Apr 1859, next 3 May 1859

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (13)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 30 Apr 1859, next 3 May 1859


3 May 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
2 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Serious Family (8)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 2 May 1859, next 4 May 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (8)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 2 May 1859, next 4 May 1859

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (14)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 2 May 1859, next 4 May 1859


4 May 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
2 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Serious Family (9)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 3 May 1859, next 5 May 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (9)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 3 May 1859, next 5 May 1859

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (15)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 3 May 1859, next 5 May 1859


5 May 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
5 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Serious Family (10)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 4 May 1859, next 6 May 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (10)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 4 May 1859, next 6 May 1859

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (16)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 4 May 1859, next 6 May 1859


6 May 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
5 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Serious Family (11)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 5 May 1859, next 7 May 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (11)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 5 May 1859, next 7 May 1859

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (17)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 5 May 1859, next 7 May 1859


7 May 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
5 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Serious Family (12)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 6 May 1859, next 10 May 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (12)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 6 May 1859, next 9 May 1859

3) The Pretty Girls of Stilberg (18)

Performances first 11 Apr 1859, previous 6 May 1859


9 May 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
9 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: Thomas J. Williams

Performances first 9 May 1859, next 10 May 1859

Genre (farce) new and original farce

First Night Cast

Major Regulus Rattan: Charles Selby; Victor Dubois: [John] Billington; Mr. Spriggins: J[ohn] L. Toole; Mrs. Spriggins: Miss Arden; Angelina (her daughter): Miss Laidlaw; Julia (wife of Rattan): Mrs. [John] Billington; Anna Maria (maid-of-all-work): Miss Kate Kelly

Reference Cast

Major Regulus Rattan: Charles
   Selby

Victor Dubois: John Billington
Mr. Spriggins: John L. Toole
Mrs. Spriggins: Miss Arden
Angelina: Miss Laidlaw
Julia: Mrs. John Billington
Anna Maria: Miss Kate Kelly

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (13)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 7 May 1859, next 10 May 1859

3) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (25)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 16 Apr 1859, next 11 May 1859


10 May 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
9 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (2)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 9 May 1859, next 11 May 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (14)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 9 May 1859, next 11 May 1859

3) The Serious Family (13)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 7 May 1859, next 12 May 1859


11 May 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
9 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (3)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 10 May 1859, next 12 May 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (15)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 10 May 1859, next 12 May 1859

3) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (26)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 9 May 1859, next 13 May 1859


12 May 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
12 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (4)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 11 May 1859, next 13 May 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (16)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 11 May 1859, next 13 May 1859

3) The Serious Family (14)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 10 May 1859, next 14 May 1859


13 May 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
12 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (5)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 12 May 1859, next 14 May 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (17)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 12 May 1859, next 14 May 1859

3) Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain (27)

Performances first 14 Feb 1859, previous 11 May 1859


14 May 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
12 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (6)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 13 May 1859, next 16 May 1859

2) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (18)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 13 May 1859, next 16 May 1859

3) The Serious Family (15)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 12 May 1859


16 May 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
16 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (7)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 14 May 1859, next 17 May 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; licensed as Member's Wife; or, The House versus the Home
AU: Tom Taylor

Performances first 16 May 1859, next 17 May 1859

Genre (comedy) new drama

First Night Cast

General Witherington, C.B.: Charles Selby; Frederick Wardour: [John] Billington; Right Honorable Horace Chetwynd, M.P: Alfred S. Wigan; Honorable Mrs. Wardour: Mrs. Alfred S. Wigan; Lady Helen Chetwynd: Miss Henrietta Simms; Hopwood: Miss Laidlaw

Reference Cast

General Witherington, C.B.:
   Charles Selby

Frederick Wardour: John
   Billington

Right Honorable Horace Chetwynd,
   M.P: Alfred S. Wigan
Honorable Mrs. Wardour: Mrs.
   Alfred S. Wigan

Lady Helen Chetwynd: Miss
   Henrietta Simms

Hopwood: Miss Laidlaw

I the Foreign Office; II Mrs. Wardour's boudoir

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (19)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 14 May 1859, next 17 May 1859


17 May 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
16 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (8)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 16 May 1859, next 18 May 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (2)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 16 May 1859, next 18 May 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (20)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 16 May 1859, next 18 May 1859


18 May 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
18 May 1859
program
Harvard Theatre Collection

1) Ici On Parle Francais (9)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 17 May 1859, next 19 May 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (3)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 17 May 1859, next 19 May 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (21)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 17 May 1859, next 19 May 1859


19 May 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
19 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (10)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 18 May 1859, next 20 May 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (4)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 18 May 1859, next 20 May 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (22)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 18 May 1859, next 20 May 1859


20 May 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
19 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (11)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 19 May 1859, next 21 May 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (5)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 19 May 1859, next 21 May 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (23)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 19 May 1859, next 21 May 1859


21 May 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
19 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (12)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 20 May 1859, next 23 May 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (6)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 20 May 1859, next 23 May 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (24)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 20 May 1859, next 23 May 1859


23 May 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
23 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (13)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 21 May 1859, next 24 May 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (7)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 21 May 1859, next 24 May 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (25)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 21 May 1859, next 24 May 1859


24 May 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
23 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (14)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 23 May 1859, next 25 May 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (8)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 23 May 1859, next 25 May 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (26)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 23 May 1859, next 25 May 1859


25 May 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
23 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (15)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 24 May 1859, next 30 May 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (9)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 24 May 1859, next 26 May 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (27)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 24 May 1859, next 26 May 1859


26 May 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
26 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Talking Fish (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: Joseph S. Coyne

Performances first 26 May 1859, next 27 May 1859

Genre (farce) apropos piscatory sketch

First Night Cast

Titus Tuffins (sole lessee and manager of the "Pantopoloinaxandrian"): J[ohn] L. Toole; Jim Juniper (clown and low comedian with a decidedly tragic tinge): C. J. Smith; Simon Lilywhite (amateur painter and nephew of his uncle): [Frank] Moreland; Mr. Foggo (an uncle and as uncles go, a very respectable one): [Edmund] Garden; Polly (known to the public as Mademoiselle Angelique principal danseuse and stiltopedic artist): Miss Laidlaw; Mrs. Tuffins (the original Abyssinia beauty): Miss Kate Kelly; spectators male and female, show folks: [Unlisted]

Reference Cast

Titus Tuffins: John L. Toole
Jim Juniper: C. J. Smith
Simon Lilywhite: Frank Moreland
Mr. Foggo: Edmund Garden
Polly: Miss Laidlaw
Mrs. Tuffins: Miss Kate Kelly
spectators male and female, show
   folks: Unlisted

the booth of the Pantopoloinaxandrian with view of the green and Village of Hog Dumpton

2) The House? or the Home? (10)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 25 May 1859, next 27 May 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (28)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 25 May 1859, next 27 May 1859


27 May 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
26 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Talking Fish (2)

Performances first 26 May 1859, previous 26 May 1859, next 28 May 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (11)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 26 May 1859, next 28 May 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (29)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 26 May 1859, next 28 May 1859


28 May 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
26 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Talking Fish (3)

Performances first 26 May 1859, previous 27 May 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (12)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 27 May 1859, next 30 May 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (30)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 27 May 1859, next 30 May 1859


30 May 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
30 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (16)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 25 May 1859, next 31 May 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (13)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 28 May 1859, next 31 May 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (31)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 28 May 1859, next 31 May 1859


31 May 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
30 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (17)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 30 May 1859, next 1 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (14)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 30 May 1859, next 1 Jun 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (32)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 30 May 1859, next 1 Jun 1859


1 Jun 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
30 May 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (18)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 31 May 1859, next 2 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (15)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 31 May 1859, next 2 Jun 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (33)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 31 May 1859, next 2 Jun 1859


2 Jun 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
2 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (19)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 1 Jun 1859, next 3 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (16)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 1 Jun 1859, next 3 Jun 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (34)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 1 Jun 1859, next 3 Jun 1859


3 Jun 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
2 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (20)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 2 Jun 1859, next 4 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (17)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 2 Jun 1859, next 4 Jun 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (35)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 2 Jun 1859, next 4 Jun 1859


4 Jun 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
2 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (21)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 3 Jun 1859, next 6 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (18)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 3 Jun 1859, next 6 Jun 1859

3) Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship (36)

Performances first 25 Apr 1859, previous 3 Jun 1859


6 Jun 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
6 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Good for Nothing (19)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 9 Feb 1859, next 7 Jun 1859

Cast as reference cast (27 Dec 1858)

BUT servant: Powell

2) The House? or the Home? (19)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 4 Jun 1859, next 7 Jun 1859

3) Ici On Parle Francais (22)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 4 Jun 1859, next 7 Jun 1859


7 Jun 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
6 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Good for Nothing (20)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 6 Jun 1859, next 8 Jun 1859

Cast as reference cast (27 Dec 1858)

BUT servant: Powell

2) The House? or the Home? (20)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 6 Jun 1859, next 8 Jun 1859

3) Ici On Parle Francais (23)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 6 Jun 1859, next 8 Jun 1859


8 Jun 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
6 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Good for Nothing (21)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 7 Jun 1859, next 9 Jun 1859

Cast as reference cast (27 Dec 1858)

BUT servant: Powell

2) The House? or the Home? (21)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 7 Jun 1859, next 9 Jun 1859

3) Ici On Parle Francais (24)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 7 Jun 1859, next 9 Jun 1859


9 Jun 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
9 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Good for Nothing (22)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 8 Jun 1859, next 10 Jun 1859

Cast as reference cast (27 Dec 1858)

BUT servant: Powell

2) The House? or the Home? (22)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 8 Jun 1859, next 10 Jun 1859

3) Ici On Parle Francais (25)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 8 Jun 1859, next 10 Jun 1859


10 Jun 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
9 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Good for Nothing (23)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 9 Jun 1859, next 11 Jun 1859

Cast as reference cast (27 Dec 1858)

BUT servant: Powell

2) The House? or the Home? (23)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 9 Jun 1859, next 11 Jun 1859

3) Ici On Parle Francais (26)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 9 Jun 1859, next 11 Jun 1859


11 Jun 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
9 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Good for Nothing (24)

Performances first 27 Dec 1858, previous 10 Jun 1859

Cast as reference cast (27 Dec 1858)

BUT servant: Powell

2) The House? or the Home? (24)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 10 Jun 1859, next 13 Jun 1859

3) Ici On Parle Francais (27)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 10 Jun 1859, next 13 Jun 1859


13 Jun 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
13 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Milliners' Holiday (16)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 16 Apr 1859, next 14 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (25)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 11 Jun 1859, next 14 Jun 1859

3) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: Edward Stirling

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, next 14 Jun 1859

Genre (farce) new apropos sketch

First Night Cast

Mr. John Lawrence (merchant): Charles Selby; Mr. Somerton (his clerk): [Frank] Moreland; Miss Kate Lawrence: Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; Jane Truffles (her maid): Miss Kate Kelly

Cast Comment Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar now using her maiden name again with married name in parentheses. However, she will be called by her married name for the rest of her Adelphi career

Reference Cast

Mr. John Lawrence: Charles
   Selby

Mr. Somerton: Frank Moreland
Miss Kate Lawrence: Mrs. Alfred
   Mellon

Jane Truffles: Miss Kate Kelly

"Riflemen Form!" [M[ichael] W. Balfe], Miss [Sarah J.] Woolgar

"the evolutions of the New Adelphi Rifle Volunteer Corps"

4) Ici On Parle Francais (28)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 11 Jun 1859, next 14 Jun 1859


14 Jun 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
13 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Milliners' Holiday (17)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 13 Jun 1859, next 15 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (26)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 13 Jun 1859, next 15 Jun 1859

3) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (2)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 13 Jun 1859, next 15 Jun 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (29)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 13 Jun 1859, next 15 Jun 1859


15 Jun 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
13 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Milliners' Holiday (18)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 14 Jun 1859, next 16 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (27)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 14 Jun 1859, next 16 Jun 1859

3) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (3)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 14 Jun 1859, next 16 Jun 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (30)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 14 Jun 1859, next 16 Jun 1859


16 Jun 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
16 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Milliners' Holiday (19)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 15 Jun 1859, next 17 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (28)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 15 Jun 1859, next 17 Jun 1859

3) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (4)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 15 Jun 1859, next 17 Jun 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (31)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 15 Jun 1859, next 17 Jun 1859


17 Jun 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
16 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Milliners' Holiday (20)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 16 Jun 1859, next 18 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (29)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 16 Jun 1859, next 18 Jun 1859

3) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (5)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 16 Jun 1859, next 18 Jun 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (32)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 16 Jun 1859, next 18 Jun 1859


18 Jun 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
16 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Milliners' Holiday (21)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 17 Jun 1859, next 20 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (30)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 17 Jun 1859, next 20 Jun 1859

3) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (6)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 17 Jun 1859, next 20 Jun 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (33)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 17 Jun 1859, next 20 Jun 1859


20 Jun 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
20 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Milliners' Holiday (22)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 18 Jun 1859, next 21 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (31)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 18 Jun 1859, next 21 Jun 1859

3) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (7)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 18 Jun 1859, next 21 Jun 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (34)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 18 Jun 1859, next 21 Jun 1859


21 Jun 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
20 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Milliners' Holiday (23)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 20 Jun 1859, next 22 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (32)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 20 Jun 1859, next 22 Jun 1859

3) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (8)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 20 Jun 1859, next 22 Jun 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (35)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 20 Jun 1859, next 22 Jun 1859


22 Jun 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
20 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Milliners' Holiday (24)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 21 Jun 1859, next 23 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (33)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 21 Jun 1859, next 23 Jun 1859

3) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (9)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 21 Jun 1859, next 23 Jun 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (36)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 21 Jun 1859, next 23 Jun 1859


23 Jun 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
23 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Milliners' Holiday (25)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 22 Jun 1859, next 24 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (34)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 22 Jun 1859, next 24 Jun 1859

3) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (10)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 22 Jun 1859, next 24 Jun 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (37)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 22 Jun 1859, next 24 Jun 1859


24 Jun 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
23 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Milliners' Holiday (26)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 23 Jun 1859, next 25 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (35)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 23 Jun 1859, next 25 Jun 1859

3) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (11)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 23 Jun 1859, next 25 Jun 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (38)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 23 Jun 1859, next 25 Jun 1859


25 Jun 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
23 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Milliners' Holiday (27)

Performances first 31 Mar 1859, previous 24 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (36)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 24 Jun 1859, next 27 Jun 1859

3) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (12)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 24 Jun 1859, next 27 Jun 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (39)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 24 Jun 1859, next 27 Jun 1859


27 Jun 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
27 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (40)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 25 Jun 1859, next 28 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (37)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 25 Jun 1859, next 28 Jun 1859

3) The First Night (11)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 2 Apr 1859, next 28 Jun 1859

4) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (13)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 25 Jun 1859, next 28 Jun 1859


28 Jun 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
27 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (41)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 27 Jun 1859, next 29 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (38)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 27 Jun 1859, next 29 Jun 1859

3) The First Night (12)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 27 Jun 1859, next 29 Jun 1859

4) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (14)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 27 Jun 1859, next 29 Jun 1859


29 Jun 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
27 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (42)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 28 Jun 1859, next 30 Jun 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (39)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 28 Jun 1859, next 30 Jun 1859

3) The First Night (13)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 28 Jun 1859, next 30 Jun 1859

4) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (15)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 28 Jun 1859, next 30 Jun 1859


30 Jun 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
30 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (43)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 29 Jun 1859, next 1 Jul 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (40)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 29 Jun 1859, next 1 Jul 1859

3) The First Night (14)

Title Comment BILL: "by particular desire Thursday and Friday"
Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 29 Jun 1859, next 1 Jul 1859

4) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (16)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 29 Jun 1859, next 1 Jul 1859


1 Jul 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
30 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (44)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 30 Jun 1859, next 2 Jul 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (41)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 30 Jun 1859, next 2 Jul 1859

3) The First Night (15)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 30 Jun 1859, next 4 Jul 1859

4) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (17)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 30 Jun 1859, next 2 Jul 1859


2 Jul 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
30 Jun 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (45)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 1 Jul 1859, next 4 Jul 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (42)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 1 Jul 1859, next 4 Jul 1859

3) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (18)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 1 Jul 1859, next 4 Jul 1859


4 Jul 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
4 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (46)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 2 Jul 1859, next 5 Jul 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (43)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 2 Jul 1859, next 5 Jul 1859

3) The First Night (16)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 1 Jul 1859, next 5 Jul 1859

4) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (19)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 2 Jul 1859, next 5 Jul 1859


5 Jul 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
4 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (47)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 4 Jul 1859, next 6 Jul 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (44)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 4 Jul 1859, next 6 Jul 1859

3) The First Night (17)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 4 Jul 1859, next 6 Jul 1859

4) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (20)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 4 Jul 1859, next 6 Jul 1859


6 Jul 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
4 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (48)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 5 Jul 1859, next 9 Jul 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (45)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 5 Jul 1859, next 7 Jul 1859

3) The First Night (18)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 5 Jul 1859, next 7 Jul 1859

4) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (21)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 5 Jul 1859, next 7 Jul 1859


7 Jul 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
7 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Never Judge by Appearances (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; a series of duets and solos featuring Mr. and Mrs. Henri Drayton
COMP: Henri Drayton, COMP: E[dward] J. Loder

Performances first 7 Jul 1859, next 8 Jul 1859

Genre (operatic entertainment) admired drawing room opera

First Night Cast

Oscar, Count de Belleville: Henri Drayton; Louisa, Comtesse de Belleville: Mrs. Henri Drayton

Reference Cast

Oscar, Count de Belleville:
   Henri Drayton

Louisa, Comtesse de Belleville:
   Mrs. Henri Drayton

"I've Loved Thee Long, Louise" [E[dward] J. Loder], Mrs. Henri Drayton; duet: "Good Husband", Henri Drayton, Mrs. Henri Drayton; recitative: "He's Gone: Once More I Am Alone", Mrs. Henri Drayton; ballad: "If I But Dared to Tell How Much I Loved", Mrs. Henri Drayton; duettino: "I've Said It, Sir, and Law My Will Must Be", Henri Drayton, Mrs. Henri Drayton; recitative: "Ah! Yes, As in the Play", Henri Drayton; grand air: "Happiness, Joy Divine", Henri Drayton; melody: "How Oft in Fancy Have I Heard", Henri Drayton; duet: "Good Night", Henri Drayton, Mrs. Henri Drayton; recitative: "Dear Oscar, I Am Thine Alone", Henri Drayton, Mrs. Henri Drayton; cantabile: "When in Solitude I Ponder", Henri Drayton, Mrs. Henri Drayton; cabaletta: "Hope Now Brightly Beaming", Henri Drayton, Mrs. Henri Drayton; duet: "Leave Me, I Pray", Henri Drayton, Mrs. Henri Drayton; duet: "Madame, I Know All", Henri Drayton, Mrs. Henri Drayton; finale: "What Vengeance, What Fury", Henri Drayton, Mrs. Henri Drayton All songs listed composed by Edward J. Loder

2) The House? or the Home? (46)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 6 Jul 1859, next 8 Jul 1859

3) The First Night (19)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 6 Jul 1859, next 8 Jul 1859

4) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (22)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 6 Jul 1859, next 8 Jul 1859


8 Jul 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
7 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Never Judge by Appearances (2)

Performances first 7 Jul 1859, previous 7 Jul 1859, next 9 Jul 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (47)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 7 Jul 1859, next 12 Jul 1859

3) The First Night (20)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 7 Jul 1859, next 12 Jul 1859

4) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (23)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 7 Jul 1859, next 9 Jul 1859


9 Jul 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
7 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (49)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 6 Jul 1859, next 11 Jul 1859

2) Still Waters Run Deep (22)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 2 Apr 1859, next 11 Jul 1859

3) Never Judge by Appearances (3)

Performances first 7 Jul 1859, previous 8 Jul 1859, next 11 Jul 1859

4) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (24)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 8 Jul 1859, next 11 Jul 1859


11 Jul 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
11 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (25)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 9 Jul 1859, next 12 Jul 1859

2) Still Waters Run Deep (23)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 9 Jul 1859, next 13 Jul 1859

3) Never Judge by Appearances (4)

Performances first 7 Jul 1859, previous 9 Jul 1859, next 13 Jul 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (50)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 9 Jul 1859, next 12 Jul 1859


12 Jul 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
11 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (26)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 11 Jul 1859, next 13 Jul 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (48)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 8 Jul 1859, next 15 Jul 1859

3) The First Night (21)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 8 Jul 1859, next 15 Jul 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (51)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 11 Jul 1859, next 13 Jul 1859


13 Jul 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
11 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!" (27)

Performances first 13 Jun 1859, previous 12 Jul 1859

2) Still Waters Run Deep (24)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 11 Jul 1859, next 14 Jul 1859

3) Never Judge by Appearances (5)

Performances first 7 Jul 1859, previous 11 Jul 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (52)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 12 Jul 1859, next 14 Jul 1859


14 Jul 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
14 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Birth-place of Podgers (27)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 9 Apr 1859, next 16 Jul 1859

2) Still Waters Run Deep (25)

Performances first 28 Feb 1859, previous 13 Jul 1859

3) Diamond Cut Diamond (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
COMP: [Henri Drayton], COMP: Albert Grisar, COMP: J[ohn L.] Hatton

Performances first 14 Jul 1859, next 15 Jul 1859

Genre (musical sketch) opera bouffe; 1 act

First Night Cast

Victor: Henri Drayton; Captain Sanspeur: Henri Drayton; Simon: Henri Drayton; Josephine: Mrs. Henri Drayton; Comptesse de Valdemere: Mrs. Henri Drayton

Reference Cast

Victor: Henri Drayton
Captain Sanspeur: Henri Drayton
Simon: Henri Drayton
Josephine: Mrs. Henri Drayton
Comptesse de Valdemere: Mrs.
   Henri Drayton

"Too Late" [Albert Grisar]; "Simon the Cellarer" [J[ohn L.] Hatton]; duet: "When a Little Farm We Keep" [Albert Grisar] songs sung by Henri and/or Mrs. Drayton; Albert Grisar listed as composer

4) Ici On Parle Francais (53)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 13 Jul 1859, next 15 Jul 1859


15 Jul 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
14 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Diamond Cut Diamond (2)

Performances first 14 Jul 1859, previous 14 Jul 1859, next 16 Jul 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (49)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 12 Jul 1859, next 16 Jul 1859

3) The First Night (22)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 12 Jul 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (54)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 14 Jul 1859, next 18 Jul 1859


16 Jul 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
14 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Diamond Cut Diamond (3)

Performances first 14 Jul 1859, previous 15 Jul 1859, next 18 Jul 1859

2) The House? or the Home? (50)

Performances first 16 May 1859, previous 15 Jul 1859

3) The Bengal Tiger (9)

Performances first 17 Mar 1859, previous 1 Apr 1859

4) The Birth-place of Podgers (28)

Performances first 3 Jan 1859, previous 14 Jul 1859

Illustration: Byron, Henry James (1835-1884): Dramatist, editor, journalist, director, manager, novelist, and actor  [1st Performance Jul 18, 1859]


 
Title:Byron, Henry James (1835-1884): Dramatist, editor, journalist, director, manager, novelist, and actor
Description:Byron, Henry James (1835-1884): Dramatist, editor, journalist, director, manager, novelist, and actor.  Photo of Henry J. Byron, Hollingshead, John. Good Old Gaiety, London 1903. p 14.
1st Performance:Jul 18, 1859
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:Located on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_James_Byron., Jan 1, 1903

18 Jul 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
18 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Diamond Cut Diamond (4)

Performances first 14 Jul 1859, previous 16 Jul 1859, next 19 Jul 1859

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; bill "derived partly from the ballet, partly from the drama, and very considerably from old sources--done in nursery rhyme"
AU: Henry J. Byron, COMP: John W. Thirlwall
Au Comm "by the author of Maid and the Magpie, Mazeppa" (bill)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, next 19 Jul 1859

Genre (extravaganza) new and original burlesque extravaganza

First Night Cast

Sir Rowland Macassar (remorseless "uncle," in whose care his elder brother has left his pledges): Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon youths of good presence but inferior parts Sir Roderick: Miss Hayman; Sir Rupert: Miss Aldridge Tommy (nephew of Sir Rowland): J[ohn] L. Toole; Sally (niece of Sir Rowland): Miss Kate Kelly; Smith (1st ruffian): Paul J. Bedford; Brown (2nd ruffian): C. J. Smith; The family physician: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Lady Macassar (Sir Rowland's aider and a better half): Mrs. [John] Billington; Miss Jones (nursery governess): Miss Arden; Queen of the Fairy-Birds: Miss Laidlaw; numerous flock of Fairy-Birds:; -corps de ballet and egg-stras

Reference Cast

Sir Rowland Macassar: Mrs.
   Alfred Mellon

Sir Roderick: Miss Hayman
Sir Rupert: Miss Aldridge
Tommy: John L. Toole
Sally: Miss Kate Kelly
Smith: Paul J. Bedford
Brown: C. J. Smith
The family physician: William H.
   Eburne

Lady Macassar: Mrs. John
   Billington

Miss Jones: Mrs. William S.
   Chatterley

Queen of the Fairy-Birds: Miss
   Laidlaw

ballet: "Flight of the Fairy-Birds"

"the Fairy-Birds in the feather palliasse"

1. court yard of Macassar Hall (T. Pitt); 2. school-room at Macassar Hall (T. Thompson); 3. the wood (Thompson); 4. chamber in Macassar Hall (Thompson); 5. another part of the wood (T. Pitt)

3) La Perle d'Andalousie (1)

Title Comment features troupe of Spanish dancers; "composed for the world-renowned Petra Camara and produced by Senor Manuel Guerrero" (bill)
AU: [Unknown], CHOR: Manuel Guerrero

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, next 19 Jul 1859

Genre (ballet) grand ballet; 1 act

First Night Cast

performers: Senorita G[abrielle] Romeral, Senorita Elisa Galbon, Senorita A[na] Reynoso, Don Manuel Guerrero, Petra Camara

Reference Cast

performers:
   Senorita Gabrielle Romeral
   Senorita Elisa Galbon
   Senorita Ana Reynoso
   Don Manuel Guerrero
   Petra Camara

Grand Pas de la Manola: Petra Camara; pas de seul: Senorita Gabrielle Romeral; pas de Manteaux: Don Manuel Guerrero, Petra Camara; pas de trois: "Galeo", Senorita Gabrielle Romeral, Senorita A. Reynoso, Senorita Elisa Galbon; grand Bolero and fantasie Espagnol, Don M[anuel] Guerrero, Petra Camara; grand pas finale: -Spanish troupe and corps de ballet

4) Ici On Parle Francais (55)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 15 Jul 1859, next 19 Jul 1859


19 Jul 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
18 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Diamond Cut Diamond (5)

Performances first 14 Jul 1859, previous 18 Jul 1859, next 20 Jul 1859

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (2)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 18 Jul 1859, next 20 Jul 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

3) La Perle d'Andalousie (2)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 18 Jul 1859, next 20 Jul 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (56)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 18 Jul 1859, next 20 Jul 1859


20 Jul 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
18 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Diamond Cut Diamond (6)

Performances first 14 Jul 1859, previous 19 Jul 1859, next 21 Jul 1859

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (3)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 19 Jul 1859, next 21 Jul 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

3) La Perle d'Andalousie (3)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 19 Jul 1859, next 21 Jul 1859

4) Ici On Parle Francais (57)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 19 Jul 1859, next 1 Aug 1859


21 Jul 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
21 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Diamond Cut Diamond (7)

Performances first 14 Jul 1859, previous 20 Jul 1859, next 22 Jul 1859

2) An Old Offender (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; Nicoll gives 22/7/1859 as date of 1st perf
AU: James R. Planche

Performances first 21 Jul 1859, next 22 Jul 1859

Genre (comic drama) comic drama; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Sir John Purselow: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Dr. Goggles: Charles Selby; Mr. Cymon Purefoy: J[ohn] L. Toole; Hunt: [Edmund] Garden; William White: [John] Billington; Tom Piper: [Frank] Moreland; Dick Holloway: C. J. Smith; Joe Brush: Le Barr; Mike Nolan: Page; Ben Isaacs: Manley; Jemmy Small: Cox; countrymen: Morris, Conran, [J.] Sanders, Taylor, Aldridge; Artemesia: Miss Henrietta Simms; Martha: Mrs. Stoker; Mother Dreggs: Miss Aldridge

Cast Comment Miss Simms' name incorrectly rendered "Sims" on bill

Reference Cast

Sir John Purselow: William H.
   Eburne

Dr. Goggles: Charles Selby
Mr. Cymon Purefoy: John L.
   Toole

Hunt: Edmund Garden
William White: John Billington
Tom Piper: Frank Moreland
Dick Holloway: C. J. Smith
Joe Brush: Le Barr
Mike Nolan: Page
Ben Isaacs: Manley
Jemmy Small: Cox
countrymen:
   Morris
   Conran
   J. Sanders
   Taylor
   Aldridge
Artemesia: Miss Henrietta Simms
Martha: Mrs. Stoker
Mother Dreggs: Miss Aldridge

[1724] I Dr. Goggles' house at Barnet; II a hedge ale-house, Barnet Common

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (4)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 20 Jul 1859, next 22 Jul 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

4) La Perle d'Andalousie (4)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 20 Jul 1859, next 22 Jul 1859


22 Jul 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
21 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Diamond Cut Diamond (8)

Performances first 14 Jul 1859, previous 21 Jul 1859, next 23 Jul 1859

2) An Old Offender (2)

Performances first 21 Jul 1859, previous 21 Jul 1859, next 23 Jul 1859

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (5)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 21 Jul 1859, next 23 Jul 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

4) La Perle d'Andalousie (5)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 21 Jul 1859, next 23 Jul 1859


23 Jul 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
21 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Diamond Cut Diamond (9)

Performances first 14 Jul 1859, previous 22 Jul 1859

2) An Old Offender (3)

Performances first 21 Jul 1859, previous 22 Jul 1859, next 25 Jul 1859

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (6)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 22 Jul 1859, next 25 Jul 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

4) La Perle d'Andalousie (6)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 22 Jul 1859, next 25 Jul 1859


25 Jul 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
25 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Never Despair (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; "From the well-known story of 'Pauvre Jacques'" (bill)
COMP: [Henri Drayton], COMP: J. F. Duggan

Performances first 25 Jul 1859, next 26 Jul 1859

Genre (operatic entertainment) drawing room opera; 1 act

First Night Cast

Madame St. Croix: Mrs. Henri Drayton; Marie: Mrs. Henri Drayton; Frauline Von Bearn: Mrs. Henri Drayton; Leonie: Mrs. Henri Drayton; Jacques: Henri Drayton

Reference Cast

Madame St. Croix: Mrs. Henri
   Drayton

Marie: Mrs. Henri Drayton
Frauline Von Bearn: Mrs. Henri
   Drayton
Leonie: Mrs. Henri Drayton
Jacques: Henri Drayton

"Kauffen Sein Wesen", Henri Drayton

2) An Old Offender (4)

Performances first 21 Jul 1859, previous 23 Jul 1859, next 26 Jul 1859

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (7)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 23 Jul 1859, next 26 Jul 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

4) La Perle d'Andalousie (7)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 23 Jul 1859, next 26 Jul 1859


26 Jul 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
25 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Never Despair (2)

Performances first 25 Jul 1859, previous 25 Jul 1859, next 27 Jul 1859

2) An Old Offender (5)

Performances first 21 Jul 1859, previous 25 Jul 1859, next 27 Jul 1859

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (8)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 25 Jul 1859, next 27 Jul 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

4) La Perle d'Andalousie (8)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 25 Jul 1859, next 27 Jul 1859


27 Jul 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
25 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Never Despair (3)

Performances first 25 Jul 1859, previous 26 Jul 1859, next 28 Jul 1859

2) An Old Offender (6)

Performances first 21 Jul 1859, previous 26 Jul 1859, next 28 Jul 1859

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (9)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 26 Jul 1859, next 28 Jul 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

4) La Perle d'Andalousie (9)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 26 Jul 1859, next 28 Jul 1859


28 Jul 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
28 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Never Despair (4)

Performances first 25 Jul 1859, previous 27 Jul 1859, next 29 Jul 1859

2) An Old Offender (7)

Performances first 21 Jul 1859, previous 27 Jul 1859, next 29 Jul 1859

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (10)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 27 Jul 1859, next 29 Jul 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

4) La Perle d'Andalousie (10)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 27 Jul 1859, next 29 Jul 1859


29 Jul 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
28 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Never Despair (5)

Performances first 25 Jul 1859, previous 28 Jul 1859, next 30 Jul 1859

2) An Old Offender (8)

Performances first 21 Jul 1859, previous 28 Jul 1859, next 30 Jul 1859

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (11)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 28 Jul 1859, next 30 Jul 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

4) La Perle d'Andalousie (11)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 28 Jul 1859, next 30 Jul 1859


30 Jul 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
28 Jul 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Never Despair (6)

Performances first 25 Jul 1859, previous 29 Jul 1859

2) An Old Offender (9)

Performances first 21 Jul 1859, previous 29 Jul 1859, next 1 Aug 1859

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (12)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 29 Jul 1859, next 1 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

4) La Perle d'Andalousie (12)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 29 Jul 1859


1 Aug 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
1 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (58)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 20 Jul 1859, next 2 Aug 1859

2) An Old Offender (10)

Performances first 21 Jul 1859, previous 30 Jul 1859, next 2 Aug 1859

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (13)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 30 Jul 1859, next 2 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

2 Aug 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
1 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (59)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 1 Aug 1859, next 3 Aug 1859

2) An Old Offender (11)

Performances first 21 Jul 1859, previous 1 Aug 1859, next 3 Aug 1859

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 1 Aug 1859, next 3 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

3 Aug 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
1 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (60)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 2 Aug 1859, next 4 Aug 1859

2) An Old Offender (12)

Performances first 21 Jul 1859, previous 2 Aug 1859, next 4 Aug 1859

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (15)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 2 Aug 1859, next 4 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

4 Aug 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
1 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (61)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 3 Aug 1859, next 5 Aug 1859

2) An Old Offender (13)

Performances first 21 Jul 1859, previous 3 Aug 1859, next 5 Aug 1859

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (16)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 3 Aug 1859, next 5 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

5 Aug 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
1 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Ici On Parle Francais (62)

Performances first 9 May 1859, previous 4 Aug 1859

2) An Old Offender (14)

Performances first 21 Jul 1859, previous 4 Aug 1859, next 6 Aug 1859

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (17)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 4 Aug 1859, next 6 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

6 Aug 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
6 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Annual Benefit: Benjamin N. Webster

1) An Old Offender (15)

Performances first 21 Jul 1859, previous 5 Aug 1859

2) One Touch of Nature (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: [Benjamin N. Webster]
Au Comm According to Nicoll this was Benjamin N. Webster's last play

Performances first 6 Aug 1859

Genre (drama) new drama

First Night Cast

Mr. Holder: Benjamin N. Webster; Mr. Beaumont Fletcher: [John] Billington; Mr. Belgrave: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Jones: [Frank] Moreland; Miss Constance Belmour: Miss Henrietta Simms

Reference Cast

Mr. Holder: Benjamin N. Webster
Mr. Beaumont Fletcher: John
   Billington

Mr. Belgrave: William H. Eburne
Jones: Frank Moreland
Miss Constance Belmour: Miss
   Henrietta Simms

"I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls" [[Michael W.] Balfe], Miss [Constance] Roden; "Home Sweet Home" [J[ohn] H. Payne], Mrs. Henri Drayton; "Simon the Cellarer" [John L. Hatton], Henri Drayton

1. Mr. Beaumont Fletcher's apartment

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (18)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 5 Aug 1859, next 8 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Miss Jones: Miss Arden

8 Aug 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
8 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (1)

AU: [John B. Buckstone], COMP: [Edward F. Fitzwilliam], [Alfred Mellon]

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, next 9 Aug 1859

Genre (musical drama) powerful Adelphi drama; 3 acts

First Night Cast

Captain Hugh Lavrock: C. J. Smith; Alfred (his friend): [John] Billington; Leybourne: Aldridge; Linton: Powell; Mayfield: Manley; Cheap John (a travelling auctioneer): J[ohn] L. Toole; Headborough: Conran; beadle: Page; Gilbert (a gamekeeper): R[obert] Romer; villagers: Le Barr, Thomas, Harris, Poynter, James; Lady Agnes: Miss Laidlaw Emma's handmaids Abigail: Miss Aldridge; Winifred: Miss Morris bridesmaids: Miss Wright, Miss Lee, Miss Clayton, [Fraulein Helene] Sparl, Miss Hayman, Miss Bennett Gipsies, the Italian tribe Ishmael or the Wolf (a Zingaro): T[homas] Stuart; Pharos (his companion): [Edmund] Garden; Cynthia (a Zingari, daughter of Ishmael): Mrs. [John] Billington the English tribe Lemuel (gipsy boy): Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; the Kinchin (gipsy thief): Paul J. Bedford; the Nimmer: J. Sanders; Reuben: Miss Stoker; Hagar (an old gipsy): Mrs. Stoker; Elspy: Miss Harris; Starlight Bess (basket maker, fortune teller, and ballad singer): Miss Kate Kelly; Zingari: Conran, Haynes, Thompson, Baily, White,

Reference Cast

Captain Hugh Lavrock: C. J.
   Smith

Alfred: John Billington
Leybourne: Aldridge
Linton: Powell
Mayfield: Manley
Cheap John: E. Marshall
Headborough: Conran
beadle: Page
Gilbert: Robert Romer
villagers:
   Le Barr
   Thomas
   Harris
   Poynter
   James
Lady Agnes: Miss Laidlaw
Abigail: Miss Aldridge
Winifred: Miss Morris
bridesmaids:
   Miss Wright
   Miss Lee
   Miss Clayton
   Fraulein Helene Sparl
   Miss Hayman
   Miss Bennett
Ishmael or the Wolf: Thomas
   Stuart

Pharos: Edmund Garden
Cynthia: Mrs. John Billington
Lemuel: Miss Marian Lacy
the Kinchin: Paul J. Bedford
the Nimmer: J. Sanders
Reuben: Miss Stoker
Hagar: Mrs. Stoker
Elspy: Miss Harris
Starlight Bess: Miss Kate Kelly
Zingari:
   Conran
   Haynes
   Thompson
   Baily
   White

(dII) sunrise and a duel; (dII) gipsy revelry; (dIII) the storm

I,i wood near the Cumberland Hills; I,ii boudoir of the Lady Agnes Lavrock Hall; I,iii view near the lakes; I,iv a country church; II,i foot of the Skiddaw called Latrigg, or Skiddaw's cub; II,ii [sunrise] a lake scene; II,iii road to a country wake; II,iv the exterior of Lavrock Hall; II,v antique room in the hall overlooking the lakes; II,vi the forest; II,vii gipsy encampment by moonlight; III,i the tent of Bess in the chestnut grove; III,ii lobby of a court house; III,iii a roadside; III,iv the court lobby, the market place; III,v mountain pass; III,vi wild retreat in the mountains

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (19)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 6 Aug 1859, next 9 Aug 1859


9 Aug 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
8 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (2)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 8 Aug 1859, next 10 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (8 Aug 1859)

BUT Cheap John: John L. Toole
Lemuel: Mrs. Alfred Mellon

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (20)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 8 Aug 1859, next 10 Aug 1859


10 Aug 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
8 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (3)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 9 Aug 1859, next 11 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (8 Aug 1859)

BUT Cheap John: John L. Toole
Lemuel: Mrs. Alfred Mellon

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (21)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 9 Aug 1859, next 11 Aug 1859


11 Aug 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
8 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (4)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 10 Aug 1859, next 12 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (8 Aug 1859)

BUT Cheap John: John L. Toole
Lemuel: Mrs. Alfred Mellon

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (22)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 10 Aug 1859, next 12 Aug 1859


12 Aug 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
8 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (5)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 11 Aug 1859, next 13 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (8 Aug 1859)

BUT Cheap John: John L. Toole
Lemuel: Mrs. Alfred Mellon

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (23)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 11 Aug 1859, next 13 Aug 1859


13 Aug 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
8 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (6)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 12 Aug 1859, next 15 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (8 Aug 1859)

BUT Cheap John: John L. Toole
Lemuel: Mrs. Alfred Mellon

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (24)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 12 Aug 1859, next 15 Aug 1859


15 Aug 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
15 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (7)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 13 Aug 1859, next 16 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (8 Aug 1859)

BUT Lemuel: Mrs. Alfred Mellon

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (25)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 13 Aug 1859, next 16 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Tommy: E. Marshall

Cast Comment E. Marshall replaced John L. Toole during Toole's provincial tour.


16 Aug 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
15 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 15 Aug 1859, next 17 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (8 Aug 1859)

BUT Lemuel: Mrs. Alfred Mellon

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (26)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 15 Aug 1859, next 17 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Tommy: E. Marshall

17 Aug 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
15 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (9)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 16 Aug 1859, next 22 Aug 1859

Cast Comment The Theatrical Journal of August 24, 1859 says Mrs. Alfred Mellon was hurt "on Tuesday" (i.e. August 16) but doesn't say whether she was acting at the time. But a New York bill (August 15, 1859) contains a MS. gloss "Miss Woolgar sprained her foot on Tuesday, and on Wednesday Miss Marian Lacy was engaged for this part"

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (27)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 16 Aug 1859, next 18 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Tommy: E. Marshall

18 Aug 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
18 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Benefit: William Smith (acting manager)

1) The Wreck Ashore; or, A Bridegroom from the Sea (1)

Title Comment billed as W. A.; or, The B. of the S.; 1st time in 10 years
AU: [John B.] Buckstone

Performances first 18 Aug 1859, next 19 Aug 1859

Genre (burletta) original domestic drama; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Miles Bertram (Squire of Moatley): [John] Billington; Bernard (a young farmer): W[illiam] H. Eburne; Grampus (a smuggler): Stuart; Jemmy Starling (a farmer's boy): W[illiam] Smith; Marmaduke Magog (parish constable): Paul J. Bedford; William: Page; Andrew Phipps: J. Sanders; Thomas: Aldridge; Harry: Morris; Hiram Taylor: Butler; lieutenant of pressgang: Powell; Alice: Mrs. [John] Billington; Bella (her sister): Miss Kate Kelly; Dame Bernard: Mrs. Stoker; Walter (sailor): W[illiam] H. Eburne; Gaffer Fallowfield: R[obert] Romer pirates Blackadder: C. J. Smith; Avory: Harris; Culverdine: [Edmund] Garden; Barbelot: Manley Lucy: Miss Aldridge; Mrs. Starling: "Mrs. Fairface"

Cast Comment Mrs. Alfred Mellon billed as Bella, but according to a MS note on bill, substantiated by later bills, she was replaced by Miss Kate Kelly--because of her "severe accident."

Reference Cast

Miles Bertram: John Billington
Bernard: William H. Eburne
Grampus: Stuart
Jemmy Starling: Frank Moreland
Marmaduke Magog: Paul J.
   Bedford

William: Page
Andrew Phipps: J. Sanders
Thomas: Aldridge
Harry: Morris
Hiram Taylor: Butler
lieutenant of pressgang: Powell
Alice: Mrs. John Billington
Bella: Miss Kate Kelly
Dame Bernard: Mrs. Stoker
Walter: William H. Eburne
Gaffer Fallowfield: Robert
   Romer

Blackadder: C. J. Smith
Avory: Harris
Culverdine: Edmund Garden
Barbelot: Manley
Lucy: Miss Aldridge
Mrs. Starling: "Mrs. Fairface"

[winter] I,i farm yard on the Essex marshes; I,ii room in Moatley Manor; I,iii landscape; I,iv frozen marsh; [Summer, five years later] II,i the farm yard; II,ii landscape; II,iii interior of cottage; II,iv old hall in Moatley Maor

2) The Daughter of the Regiment (1)

AU: Horace Wigan, COMP: [D. Gaetano] Donizetti

Performances first 18 Aug 1859, next 19 Aug 1859

Genre (comic opera) new version of Donizetti's favorite opera, La Figlia del Regimento written expressly for Miss Rebecca Isaacs

First Night Cast

Corporal Laflue: Page; Serjeant Sulpizio: Paul J. Bedford; Ortensio (steward to the Marchioness): [Frank] Moreland; Tonio (a Tyrolese--afterwards an officer in the French army): [Edmund] Garden; Serjeant Pierri: Manley; Valmonte: Aldridge; The Marchioness: Mrs. [William S.] Chatterley; Marie (adopted daughter of the regiment): Miss Rebecca Isaacs

Reference Cast

Corporal Laflue: Page
Serjeant Sulpizio: Edmund
   Garden

Ortensio: Frank Moreland
Tonio: William H. Eburne
Serjeant Pierri: Manley
Valmonte: Aldridge
The Marchioness: Mrs. William S.
   Chatterley

Marie: Miss Rebecca Isaacs

"From Life's Early Morning", Miss Rebecca Isaacs; "Search Thro' the Wide World", Miss Rebecca Isaacs; "The Parting Hour Is Come", Miss Rebecca Isaacs; "The Rataplan", Miss Rebecca Isaacs; "Hail, Sons of Glory", Miss Rebecca Isaacs; "Ask Me Not Why", Miss Rebecca Isaacs Miss Isaacs accompanied by the "new military regulation drum"

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (28)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 17 Aug 1859, next 19 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Sir Rowland Macassar:
  William H. Eburne

Tommy: E. Marshall
The family physician: Robert
  Romer

Cast Comment MS. gloss cancels Mrs. Alfred Mellon and Toole, replacing them with Eburne and Marshall respectively as shown on next day's bill. The Theatrical Journal of August 24, seems to suggest the change may have taken place somewhat earlier


19 Aug 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
19 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Wreck Ashore; or, A Bridegroom from the Sea (2)

Performances first 18 Aug 1859, previous 18 Aug 1859, next 20 Aug 1859

2) The Daughter of the Regiment (2)

Performances first 18 Aug 1859, previous 18 Aug 1859, next 20 Aug 1859

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (29)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 18 Aug 1859, next 20 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Sir Rowland Macassar:
  William H. Eburne

Tommy: E. Marshall
The family physician: Robert
  Romer


20 Aug 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
19 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Wreck Ashore; or, A Bridegroom from the Sea (3)

Performances first 18 Aug 1859, previous 19 Aug 1859, next 2 Sep 1859

2) The Daughter of the Regiment (3)

Performances first 18 Aug 1859, previous 19 Aug 1859

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (30)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 19 Aug 1859, next 22 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Sir Rowland Macassar:
  William H. Eburne

Tommy: E. Marshall
The family physician: Robert
  Romer


22 Aug 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
22 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (10)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 17 Aug 1859, next 23 Aug 1859

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (31)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 20 Aug 1859, next 23 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Sir Rowland Macassar:
  William H. Eburne

Tommy: E. Marshall
The family physician: Robert
  Romer


23 Aug 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
22 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (11)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 22 Aug 1859, next 24 Aug 1859

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (32)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 22 Aug 1859, next 24 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Sir Rowland Macassar:
  William H. Eburne

Tommy: E. Marshall
The family physician: Robert
  Romer


24 Aug 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
24 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Benefit: Paul J. Bedford

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (12)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 23 Aug 1859, next 25 Aug 1859

2) Norma (1)

AU: William H. Oxberry, COMP: [[Vincenzo] Bellini]

Performances first 24 Aug 1859, next 1 Sep 1859

Genre (burlesque) popular burlesque opera

First Night Cast

Norma: Paul J. Bedford; Pollio: Miss Eliza Arden (this night only); Oroveso: Miss Aldridge; Adalgisa: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Clotilda: [J.] Sanders; Flavius: Unk

Reference Cast

Norma: Paul J. Bedford
Pollio: Miss Eliza Arden
Oroveso: Miss Aldridge
Adalgisa: William H. Eburne
Clotilda: J. Sanders
Flavius: Unk

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (33)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 23 Aug 1859, next 25 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Sir Rowland Macassar:
  William H. Eburne

Tommy: E. Marshall
The family physician: Robert
  Romer


25 Aug 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
25 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (13)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 24 Aug 1859, next 26 Aug 1859

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (34)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 24 Aug 1859, next 26 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Sir Rowland Macassar:
  William H. Eburne

Tommy: E. Marshall
The family physician: Robert
  Romer


26 Aug 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
25 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (14)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 25 Aug 1859, next 27 Aug 1859

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (35)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 25 Aug 1859, next 27 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Sir Rowland Macassar:
  William H. Eburne

Tommy: E. Marshall
The family physician: Robert
  Romer


27 Aug 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
25 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (15)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 26 Aug 1859, next 29 Aug 1859

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (36)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 26 Aug 1859, next 29 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Sir Rowland Macassar:
  William H. Eburne

Tommy: E. Marshall
The family physician: Robert
  Romer


29 Aug 1859
Mon eve
Adelphi
29 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (16)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 27 Aug 1859, next 30 Aug 1859

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (37)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 27 Aug 1859, next 30 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Sir Rowland Macassar:
  William H. Eburne

Tommy: E. Marshall
The family physician: Robert
  Romer


30 Aug 1859
Tue eve
Adelphi
29 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (17)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 29 Aug 1859, next 31 Aug 1859

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (38)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 29 Aug 1859, next 31 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Sir Rowland Macassar:
  William H. Eburne

Tommy: E. Marshall
The family physician: Robert
  Romer


31 Aug 1859
Wed eve
Adelphi
29 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (18)

Performances first 8 Aug 1859, previous 30 Aug 1859

2) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (39)

Performances first 18 Jul 1859, previous 30 Aug 1859

Cast as reference cast (18 Jul 1859)

BUT Sir Rowland Macassar:
  William H. Eburne

Tommy: E. Marshall
The family physician: Robert
  Romer


1 Sep 1859
Thu eve
Adelphi
29 Aug 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Benefit: Carter

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (1)

AU: [John B. Buckstone]

Performances first 1 Sep 1859, next 2 Sep 1859

Genre (drama) powerful Adelphi drama; 3 acts

First Night Cast

characters in Act I Alexandre (roue): [John] Billington; Michael, journeyman upholsterer: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Victorine, embroideress: Mrs. [John] Billington; Elise, semptress: Miss Kate Kelly characters in Act II, 5 yrs later M. d'Alexandre (horse dealer, aged 40): [John] Billington; Michael, foreman, aged twenty-six: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Madame St. Victor (aged 24): Mrs. [John] Billington; Madame La Baronne Elise (aged 25): Miss Kate Kelly; Justine (femme de chambre to Madame St. Victor): Miss Aldridge; Mr. Bonassus (jeweller, aged 35): Paul J. Bedford; Blaise, his man, aged 20: E. Marshall; Macaire (friend to Alexandre): Aldridge; Mrs. Bonassus: Mrs. [William S.] Chatterley characters in Act III, 20 yrs later Alexandre, juggler and escaped convict, aged sixty: [John] Billington; Cisar Chanteloupe (his companion, an old soldier of the Imperial Army): Stuart; Mr. Bonassus, widower, aged 55: Paul J. Bedford; Blaise, his valet, aged 40: E. Marshall; Michael, captain of the National Guard, aged forty-six: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Bernard (silversmith): R[obert] Romer; Victorine, keeper of a lodging house, aged forty-four: Mrs. [John] Billington; Elise, orange vendor, aged forty-five: Miss Kate Kelly; Sophia: Mrs. Stoker

Cast Comment cast taken fr New York bill, 2/9/1859. Role of Blaise played by Marshall during John L. Toole's provincial tour--bill 2/9/1859

Reference Cast

Alexandre: John Billington
Michael, journeyman upholsterer:
   William H. Eburne

Victorine, embroideress: Mrs.
   John Billington

Elise, semptress: Miss Kate
   Kelly

M. d'Alexandre: John Billington
Michael, foreman, aged
   twenty-six: William H. Eburne
Madame St. Victor: Mrs. John
   Billington

Madame La Baronne Elise: Miss
   Kate Kelly

Justine: Miss Aldridge
Mr. Bonassus: Paul J. Bedford
Blaise, his man, aged 20: E.
   Marshall

Macaire: Aldridge
Mrs. Bonassus: Mrs. William S.
   Chatterley
Alexandre, juggler and escaped
   convict, aged sixty: John
   Billington

Cisar Chanteloupe: Stuart
Mr. Bonassus, widower, aged 55:
   Paul J. Bedford

Blaise, his valet, aged 40: E.
   Marshall

Michael, captain of the National
   Guard, aged forty-six: William
   H. Eburne

Bernard: Robert Romer
Victorine, keeper of a lodging
   house, aged forty-four: Mrs.
   John Billington

Elise, orange vendor, aged
   forty-five: Miss Kate Kelly
Sophia: Mrs. Stoker

I mansarde of Victorine in the Rue St. Honore; II [five years later] II,i splendid apartments in the palace of the Duke de [blank]; II,ii apartments in the house of Mr. Bonassus; III [twenty years later] III,i room in a ci-devant gambling-house; III,ii [night] Notre Dame; III,iii Rue de Temple

2) The Lottery Ticket [; or, The Lawyer's Clerk] (1)

AU: [Samuel Beazley Jr.]

Performances first 1 Sep 1859

Genre (farce)

First Night Cast

Wormwood: William Smith

Reference Cast

Wormwood: William Smith
 

3) Norma (2)

Performances first 24 Aug 1859, previous 24 Aug 1859

cast truncated in the source

General Non-Title Information

Source announces pieces for this date with minimum of detail


2 Sep 1859
Fri eve
Adelphi
2 Sep 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (2)

Performances first 1 Sep 1859, previous 1 Sep 1859, next 3 Sep 1859

2) The Wreck Ashore; or, A Bridegroom from the Sea (4)

Performances first 18 Aug 1859, previous 20 Aug 1859, next 3 Sep 1859


3 Sep 1859
Sat eve
Adelphi
2 Sep 1859
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It" (3)

Performances first 1 Sep 1859, previous 2 Sep 1859

2) The Wreck Ashore; or, A Bridegroom from the Sea (5)

Performances first 18 Aug 1859, previous 2 Sep 1859

Theatre Information

Theatre Royal, New Adelphi. Doors open 6:30, curtain 7:00, second price 9:00.

Ticket prices: private boxes (for 6) 2 guineas, family boxes (for 4) 1 pound, orchestra stalls 5/-, balcony and dress circle stalls 4/-, first circle stalls 3/-, pit stalls 2/-, pit 1/6d, amphitheatre stalls 1/-, gallery 6d.

Seasonal Dates

27 December 1858 - 3 September 1859 209 performances: 209 evening

Annual Benefit (1): Benjamin N. Webster (6 Aug 1859)
Benefit (3): William Smith (acting manager) (18 Aug 1859)
Paul J. Bedford (24 Aug 1859)
Carter (1 Sep 1859)
Dark (7): Ash Wednesday (9 Mar 1859)
Passion Week (18 Apr 1859, 19 Apr 1859, 20 Apr 1859, 21 Apr 1859)
Good Friday (22 Apr 1859)
Passion Week (23 Apr 1859)

Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors/Pieces

Barnett, Morris Serious Family, The (25 Apr 1859)
Beazley, Samuel, Jr. Lottery Ticket, The (1 Sep 1859)
Brough, Robert B. Mephistopheles (3 Jan 1859)
Buckstone, John B. Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story, The (8 Aug 1859)
Good for Nothing (27 Dec 1858)
Victorine (1 Sep 1859)
Wreck Ashore, The (18 Aug 1859)
Byron, Henry J. Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds, The (18 Jul 1859)
Coyne, Joseph S. Talking Fish, The (26 May 1859)
Dance, Charles Bengal Tiger, The (17 Mar 1859)
Harrington, N. H. Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (27 Dec 1858)
Night at Notting-Hill, A (28 Mar 1859)
Hollingshead, John Birth-place of Podgers, The (3 Jan 1859)
Johannot, Tony Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859)
Lemon, Mark Domestic Economy (28 Feb 1859)
Welcome Little Stranger (14 Feb 1859)
Lesage, Alain R. Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859)
Moliere Tartuffe (17 Jan 1859)
Morton, John M. Milliners' Holiday, The (31 Mar 1859)
Oxberry, William H. Norma (24 Aug 1859)
Oxenford, John (adpt) Tartuffe (17 Jan 1859)
Planche, James R. Cabinet Question, A (4 Apr 1859)
Invisible Prince, The (10 Feb 1859)
Old Offender, An (21 Jul 1859)
Reade, Charles Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859)
Selby, Charles Last of the Pigtails, The (24 Jan 1859)
Slous, Angelo R. Borgia Ring, The (24 Jan 1859)
Smith, William Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858)
Stirling, Edward Rifle Volunteers (13 Jun 1859)
Taylor, Tom House? or the Home? The (16 May 1859)
Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859)
Still Waters Run Deep (28 Feb 1859)
Unknown Perle d'Andalousie, La (18 Jul 1859)
Webster, Benjamin N. One Touch of Nature (6 Aug 1859)
Pretty Girls of Stilberg, The (11 Apr 1859)
Wigan, Alfred S. First Night, The (17 Mar 1859)
Wigan, Horace Daughter of the Regiment, The (18 Aug 1859)
Williams, Thomas J. Ici On Parle Francais (9 May 1859)
Yates, Edmund Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (27 Dec 1858)
Night at Notting-Hill, A (28 Mar 1859)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Bellini, Vincenzo Norma (24 Aug 1859)
Donizetti, D. Gaetano Daughter of the Regiment, The (18 Aug 1859)
Drayton, Henri Diamond Cut Diamond (14 Jul 1859)
Never Despair (25 Jul 1859)
Never Judge by Appearances (7 Jul 1859)
Duggan, J. F. Never Despair (25 Jul 1859)
Fitzwilliam, Edward F. Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story, The (8 Aug 1859)
Grisar, Albert Diamond Cut Diamond (14 Jul 1859)
Hatton, John L. Diamond Cut Diamond (14 Jul 1859)
Loder, Edward J. Never Judge by Appearances (7 Jul 1859)
Mellon, Alfred Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story, The (8 Aug 1859)
Mephistopheles (3 Jan 1859)
Thirlwall, John W. Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds, The (18 Jul 1859)
Borgia Ring, The (24 Jan 1859)
Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858)
Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (27 Dec 1858)

Choreographers

Guerrero, Manuel Perle d'Andalousie, La (18 Jul 1859)

Actors

Aldridge

Ebenezer (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Valmonte (3) in Daughter of the Regiment (18 Aug 1859 - 20 Aug 1859); Sergeant Tom Brown (21) in Domestic Economy (28 Feb 1859 - 2 Apr 1859); Leybourne (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Sanguino (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); countrymen (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Theodore (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859); Macaire (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Thomas (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Baily

Zingari (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859)

Bedford, Paul J.

Don Fernando (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Smith (39) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (18 Jul 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Maximus Moth (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Serjeant Sulpizio (1) in Daughter of the Regiment (18 Aug 1859); the Kinchin (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Quin (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); Marquis di Brancador (6) in Mephistopheles (3 Jan 1859 - 8 Jan 1859); Private Leathers (3) in Night at Notting-Hill (28 Mar 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Norma (2) in Norma (24 Aug 1859 - 1 Sep 1859); Bob (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859); Mr. Bonassus (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Mr. Bonassus, widower, aged 55 (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Mr. Kitely (17) in Welcome Little Stranger (14 Feb 1859 - 12 Mar 1859); Marmaduke Magog (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Billington, John

Edward Henderson (9) in Bengal Tiger (17 Mar 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Edmund Earlybird (28) in Birth-place of Podgers (3 Jan 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Raby Langley (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Lionel (6) in Cabinet Question (4 Apr 1859 - 9 Apr 1859); Honorable Bertal Fizturse (22) in First Night (17 Mar 1859 - 15 Jul 1859); Alfred (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Harry Collier (24) in Good for Nothing (27 Dec 1858 - 11 Jun 1859); Frederick Wardour (50) in House? or the Home (16 May 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Victor Dubois (62) in Ici On Parle Francais (9 May 1859 - 5 Aug 1859); Mr. Ernest Vane (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); Lieutenant Bowling, R.N. (27) in Milliners' Holiday (31 Mar 1859 - 25 Jun 1859); William White (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Mr. Beaumont Fletcher (1) in One Touch of Nature (6 Aug 1859); Jules (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859); Mr. Charles Torrens (15) in Serious Family (25 Apr 1859 - 14 May 1859); Captain Hawksley (25) in Still Waters Run Deep (28 Feb 1859 - 14 Jul 1859); Damis (12) in Tartuffe (17 Jan 1859 - 12 Feb 1859); Alexandre (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); M. d'Alexandre (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Alexandre, juggler and escaped convict, aged sixty (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Miles Bertram (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Butler

Hiram Taylor (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Camara, Petra

performers (12) in Perle d'Andalousie (18 Jul 1859 - 30 Jul 1859)

Conran

Cornet Charlton (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Headborough (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Zingari (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); countrymen (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Paul (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859)

Coombe

Noo-del (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859)

Cox

Jemmy Small (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859)

Croueste, Harry?

John Gilpin, afterwards Clown (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859); Clown (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859)

Drayton, Henri

Victor (9) in Diamond Cut Diamond (14 Jul 1859 - 23 Jul 1859); Captain Sanspeur (9) in Diamond Cut Diamond (14 Jul 1859 - 23 Jul 1859); Simon (9) in Diamond Cut Diamond (14 Jul 1859 - 23 Jul 1859); Jacques (6) in Never Despair (25 Jul 1859 - 30 Jul 1859); Oscar, Count de Belleville (5) in Never Judge by Appearances (7 Jul 1859 - 13 Jul 1859)

Eburne, William H.

Don Guzman (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Sir Rowland Macassar (12) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (18 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); The family physician (27) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (18 Jul 1859 - 17 Aug 1859); 2d photographic artist (28) in Birth-place of Podgers (3 Jan 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Colonel Thornton (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Sir Beaumont Cressy, Bart. (6) in Cabinet Question (4 Apr 1859 - 9 Apr 1859); Tonio (2) in Daughter of the Regiment (19 Aug 1859 - 20 Aug 1859); Mr. Parnassess (22) in First Night (17 Mar 1859 - 15 Jul 1859); Charley (24) in Good for Nothing (27 Dec 1858 - 11 Jun 1859); Count Palava Torquemova (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Colander (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); Adalgisa (2) in Norma (24 Aug 1859 - 1 Sep 1859); Sir John Purselow (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Mr. Belgrave (1) in One Touch of Nature (6 Aug 1859); Alfred (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859); Frank Vincent (15) in Serious Family (25 Apr 1859 - 14 May 1859); Dumbilk (25) in Still Waters Run Deep (28 Feb 1859 - 14 Jul 1859); Michael, journeyman upholsterer (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Michael, foreman, aged twenty-six (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Michael, captain of the National Guard, aged forty-six (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Bernard (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Walter (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Galbon, Senorita Elisa

performers (12) in Perle d'Andalousie (18 Jul 1859 - 30 Jul 1859)

Garden, Edmund

1st photographic artist (28) in Birth-place of Podgers (3 Jan 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Sir Arthur Harding (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Serjeant Sulpizio (2) in Daughter of the Regiment (19 Aug 1859 - 20 Aug 1859); Tonio (1) in Daughter of the Regiment (18 Aug 1859); Mr. Wing (22) in First Night (17 Mar 1859 - 15 Jul 1859); Pharos (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Mr. Soaper (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); O'Mutton (3) in Night at Notting-Hill (28 Mar 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Hunt (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Markham (25) in Still Waters Run Deep (28 Feb 1859 - 14 Jul 1859); Mr. Foggo (3) in Talking Fish (26 May 1859 - 28 May 1859); Cleante (12) in Tartuffe (17 Jan 1859 - 12 Feb 1859); Culverdine (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Guerrero, Don Manuel

performers (12) in Perle d'Andalousie (18 Jul 1859 - 30 Jul 1859)

Harris

villagers (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Avory (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Haynes

Zingari (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859)

Hildebrand

Goodboy, afterwards Harlequin (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859); Harlequin (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859)

James

villagers (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859)

Le Barr

Alonzo (22) in First Night (17 Mar 1859 - 15 Jul 1859); villagers (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Sprite (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859); Joe Brush (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859)

Lupino

Pantaloon (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859)

Lupino, Master

Pompey (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859)

Manley

Don Cabana (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Captain Steele (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Carter (6) in Cabinet Question (4 Apr 1859 - 9 Apr 1859); Serjeant Pierri (3) in Daughter of the Regiment (18 Aug 1859 - 20 Aug 1859); call boy (22) in First Night (17 Mar 1859 - 15 Jul 1859); Mayfield (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Desperado (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); call boy (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); Ben Isaacs (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Barbelot (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Marshall, E.

Tommy (15) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (15 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Cheap John (12) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (15 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Blaise, his man, aged 20 (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Blaise, his valet, aged 40 (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Mitchenson, William

two customers (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859)

Moreland, Frank

Arthur Onslow (9) in Bengal Tiger (17 Mar 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Alonzo Lexicon (28) in Birth-place of Podgers (3 Jan 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Ralph (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Ortensio (3) in Daughter of the Regiment (18 Aug 1859 - 20 Aug 1859); Mr. Vamp (22) in First Night (17 Mar 1859 - 15 Jul 1859); Young Mr. Simpson (24) in Good for Nothing (27 Dec 1858 - 11 Jun 1859); Sambo (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Hunsdon (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); Tom Cope (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859); Tom Piper (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Jones (1) in One Touch of Nature (6 Aug 1859); Popplewig (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859); Mr. Somerton (27) in Rifle Volunteers (13 Jun 1859 - 13 Jul 1859); Langford (25) in Still Waters Run Deep (28 Feb 1859 - 14 Jul 1859); Simon Lilywhite (3) in Talking Fish (26 May 1859 - 28 May 1859); Valere (12) in Tartuffe (17 Jan 1859 - 12 Feb 1859); Jemmy Starling (4) in Wreck Ashore (19 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Morris

countrymen (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Harry (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Page

Lieutenant Gordon (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Corporal Laflue (3) in Daughter of the Regiment (18 Aug 1859 - 20 Aug 1859); beadle (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); servant (18) in Good for Nothing (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859); Ruffino (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); post boy (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859); Mike Nolan (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Gustavus (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859); servant (25) in Still Waters Run Deep (28 Feb 1859 - 14 Jul 1859); William (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Paris

Wink-i (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859)

People, Master

boys (28) in Birth-place of Podgers (3 Jan 1859 - 16 Jul 1859)

Powell

Don Carlos (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Linton (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); servant (6) in Good for Nothing (6 Jun 1859 - 11 Jun 1859); Diego (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); omnibus conductor (27) in Milliners' Holiday (31 Mar 1859 - 25 Jun 1859); Little Ben (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859); Adrian (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859); Jessop (25) in Still Waters Run Deep (28 Feb 1859 - 14 Jul 1859); lieutenant of pressgang (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Powell, A.

Thomas (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859)

Poynter

villagers (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859)

Reynoso, Senorita Ana

performers (12) in Perle d'Andalousie (18 Jul 1859 - 30 Jul 1859)

Romer, Robert

Brahabon (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); The family physician (12) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (18 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Mortal Podgers (28) in Birth-place of Podgers (3 Jan 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Gilbert (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Don Moustachez de Haro y Barbos (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); James Burdock (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); Mother Red Cap (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859); Bernard (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Gaffer Fallowfield (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Romeral, Senorita Gabrielle

performers (12) in Perle d'Andalousie (18 Jul 1859 - 30 Jul 1859)

Sanders, J.

James (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); the Nimmer (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Stiletto (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Mr. Stiffner (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859); Clotilda (2) in Norma (24 Aug 1859 - 1 Sep 1859); countrymen (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Andrew Phipps (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Selby, Charles

Mr. Erasmus Maresnest (28) in Birth-place of Podgers (3 Jan 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Hiram Goldhawk (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); General Witherington, C.B. (50) in House? or the Home (16 May 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Major Regulus Rattan (62) in Ici On Parle Francais (9 May 1859 - 5 Aug 1859); Sir Noah Starchington (11) in Last of the Pigtails (24 Jan 1859 - 9 Feb 1859); Sir Charles Pomander (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); Mr. Pennywig (27) in Milliners' Holiday (31 Mar 1859 - 25 Jun 1859); Dr. Goggles (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Mr. John Lawrence (27) in Rifle Volunteers (13 Jun 1859 - 13 Jul 1859); Mr. Potter (25) in Still Waters Run Deep (28 Feb 1859 - 14 Jul 1859); Orgon (12) in Tartuffe (17 Jan 1859 - 12 Feb 1859)

Smith, C. J.

Muley (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Brown (39) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (18 Jul 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Hilary (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Rosewood (6) in Cabinet Question (4 Apr 1859 - 9 Apr 1859); Captain Hugh Lavrock (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Marquis of Anysidos (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Doddles (11) in Last of the Pigtails (24 Jan 1859 - 9 Feb 1859); Colley Cibber (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); Mrs. Gilpin (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859); Dick Holloway (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Gimlet (25) in Still Waters Run Deep (28 Feb 1859 - 14 Jul 1859); Jim Juniper (3) in Talking Fish (26 May 1859 - 28 May 1859); M. Loyal (12) in Tartuffe (17 Jan 1859 - 12 Feb 1859); Blackadder (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Smith, William

Wormwood (1) in Lottery Ticket (1 Sep 1859); Jemmy Starling (1) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859)

Stuart

Cisar Chanteloupe (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Grampus (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Stuart, Thomas

Piers Wenlock (4) in Borgia Ring (31 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Ishmael or the Wolf (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Mr. Snarl (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859)

Taylor

countrymen (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859)

Taylor, Master

boys (28) in Birth-place of Podgers (3 Jan 1859 - 16 Jul 1859)

Thomas

villagers (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859)

Thompson

Zingari (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859)

Thornton

two customers (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859)

Toole, John L.

Asmodeus, or the Devil on Two Sticks (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Dey of Algiers (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Tommy (24) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (18 Jul 1859 - 13 Aug 1859); David (9) in Bengal Tiger (17 Mar 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Tom Cranky (28) in Birth-place of Podgers (3 Jan 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Tim Weazle (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Tom (6) in Cabinet Question (4 Apr 1859 - 9 Apr 1859); Cheap John (6) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 13 Aug 1859); Tom Dibbs (24) in Good for Nothing (27 Dec 1858 - 11 Jun 1859); Mr. Spriggins (62) in Ici On Parle Francais (9 May 1859 - 5 Aug 1859); Infante Furibond (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Mr. Swellington (11) in Last of the Pigtails (24 Jan 1859 - 9 Feb 1859); Mr. Simon Sparkes (27) in Milliners' Holiday (31 Mar 1859 - 25 Jun 1859); photographer (18) in Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (27 Dec 1858 - 15 Jan 1859); Mr. Cymon Purefoy (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Mr. Aminadab Sleek (15) in Serious Family (25 Apr 1859 - 14 May 1859); Titus Tuffins (3) in Talking Fish (26 May 1859 - 28 May 1859)

Webster, Benjamin N.

Piers Wenlock (6) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 29 Jan 1859); Triplet (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); sole proprietor and manager (18) in Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (27 Dec 1858 - 15 Jan 1859); Mr. Holder (1) in One Touch of Nature (6 Aug 1859); Ernest (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859); Captain Murphy Maguire (15) in Serious Family (25 Apr 1859 - 14 May 1859); Tartuffe (12) in Tartuffe (17 Jan 1859 - 12 Feb 1859)

White

Zingari (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859)

Wigan, Alfred S.

Sir Paul Pagoda (9) in Bengal Tiger (17 Mar 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Achille Talma Duford (22) in First Night (17 Mar 1859 - 15 Jul 1859); Right Honorable Horace Chetwynd, M.P (50) in House? or the Home (16 May 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); John Mildmay (25) in Still Waters Run Deep (28 Feb 1859 - 14 Jul 1859)

Wright, Edward R.

John Grumly (21) in Domestic Economy (28 Feb 1859 - 2 Apr 1859); Alderman Syllabub (3) in Night at Notting-Hill (28 Mar 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Mr. Osnaburg (17) in Welcome Little Stranger (14 Feb 1859 - 12 Mar 1859)

Actresses

Aldridge, Miss

Zuleika (30) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (2 May 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); ladies of the Dey's household (6) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 30 Apr 1859); Sir Rupert (39) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (18 Jul 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Sir Paul's attendants (9) in Bengal Tiger (17 Mar 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Sally (21) in Domestic Economy (28 Feb 1859 - 2 Apr 1859); Abigail (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Blouzabella (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Miss Totts (27) in Milliners' Holiday (31 Mar 1859 - 25 Jun 1859); young maidens (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859); Oroveso (2) in Norma (24 Aug 1859 - 1 Sep 1859); Mother Dreggs (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Marie (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859); Justine (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Lucy (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Arden, Miss

Fatima (6) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 30 Apr 1859); Miss Jones (18) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (18 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Charlotte Henderson (9) in Bengal Tiger (17 Mar 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Lucy (6) in Cabinet Question (4 Apr 1859 - 9 Apr 1859); Mrs. Grumly (21) in Domestic Economy (28 Feb 1859 - 2 Apr 1859); Miss Arabella Fotheringay (22) in First Night (17 Mar 1859 - 15 Jul 1859); Mrs. Spriggins (62) in Ici On Parle Francais (9 May 1859 - 5 Aug 1859); The Fairy Gentilla (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Crettle (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859); Mrs. Kitely (17) in Welcome Little Stranger (14 Feb 1859 - 12 Mar 1859)

Arden, Miss Eliza

Pollio (2) in Norma (24 Aug 1859 - 1 Sep 1859)

Bedford, Miss

Gilpin's children (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859)

Bennett, Miss

ladies of the Dey's household (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); bridesmaids (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); young maidens (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859)

Billington, Mrs. John

Lady Macassar (39) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (18 Jul 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Eleanor Harding (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Cynthia (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Julia (62) in Ici On Parle Francais (9 May 1859 - 5 Aug 1859); Kitty Clive (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); Mrs. Mildmay (25) in Still Waters Run Deep (28 Feb 1859 - 14 Jul 1859); Victorine, embroideress (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Madame St. Victor (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Victorine, keeper of a lodging house, aged forty-four (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Alice (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Chatterley, Mrs. William S.

Miss Jones (21) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Miss Penelope Lexicon (28) in Birth-place of Podgers (3 Jan 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); The Marchioness (3) in Daughter of the Regiment (18 Aug 1859 - 20 Aug 1859); Tabitha Fidget (11) in Last of the Pigtails (24 Jan 1859 - 9 Feb 1859); Mrs. Chutney (3) in Night at Notting-Hill (28 Mar 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Lady Sowerby Creamley (15) in Serious Family (25 Apr 1859 - 14 May 1859); Madame Pernelle (12) in Tartuffe (17 Jan 1859 - 12 Feb 1859); Mrs. Bonassus (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Mrs. Currier (17) in Welcome Little Stranger (14 Feb 1859 - 12 Mar 1859)

Clayton, Miss

ladies of the Dey's household (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); bridesmaids (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859)

Craddock, Miss

ladies of the Dey's household (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Lysimachcus (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); Gilpin's children (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859)

Drayton, Mrs. Henri

Josephine (9) in Diamond Cut Diamond (14 Jul 1859 - 23 Jul 1859); Comptesse de Valdemere (9) in Diamond Cut Diamond (14 Jul 1859 - 23 Jul 1859); Madame St. Croix (6) in Never Despair (25 Jul 1859 - 30 Jul 1859); Marie (6) in Never Despair (25 Jul 1859 - 30 Jul 1859); Frauline Von Bearn (6) in Never Despair (25 Jul 1859 - 30 Jul 1859); Leonie (6) in Never Despair (25 Jul 1859 - 30 Jul 1859); Louisa, Comtesse de Belleville (5) in Never Judge by Appearances (7 Jul 1859 - 13 Jul 1859)

Foote, Miss

ladies of the Dey's household (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Sir Paul's attendants (9) in Bengal Tiger (17 Mar 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Countess Cabal (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Jane (11) in Last of the Pigtails (24 Jan 1859 - 9 Feb 1859); Miss Lotts (27) in Milliners' Holiday (31 Mar 1859 - 25 Jun 1859)

Hamilton, Miss

ladies of the Dey's household (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Roxalana (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859)

Harris, Miss

Elspy (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859)

Hayman, Miss

Dudu (30) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (2 May 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Zuleika (6) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 30 Apr 1859); Sir Roderick (39) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (18 Jul 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Peggy Brown (21) in Domestic Economy (28 Feb 1859 - 2 Apr 1859); bridesmaids (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Itzaprettipetticoatl (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Kitty Carraway (27) in Milliners' Holiday (31 Mar 1859 - 25 Jun 1859); Gertrude (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859)

Hayman, Miss Jenny

Betty (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859); Columbine (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859)

Isaacs, Miss Rebecca

Marie (3) in Daughter of the Regiment (18 Aug 1859 - 20 Aug 1859)

Keeley, Miss Mary L.

Leonora (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Cecily (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Rose Duford (22) in First Night (17 Mar 1859 - 15 Jul 1859); Xquizitelittlepet (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Fiametta (6) in Mephistopheles (3 Jan 1859 - 8 Jan 1859); Fanny Thompson (27) in Milliners' Holiday (31 Mar 1859 - 25 Jun 1859); Lizzy (3) in Night at Notting-Hill (28 Mar 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Christina (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859); Miss Emma Torrens (15) in Serious Family (25 Apr 1859 - 14 May 1859); Mariane (12) in Tartuffe (17 Jan 1859 - 12 Feb 1859)

Kelly, Miss Kate

Don Mendoza (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Sally (39) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (18 Jul 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Mrs. Cranky (28) in Birth-place of Podgers (3 Jan 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Lucy (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Mrs. Shackles (21) in Domestic Economy (28 Feb 1859 - 2 Apr 1859); Starlight Bess (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Anna Maria (62) in Ici On Parle Francais (9 May 1859 - 5 Aug 1859); Apricotina (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Mrs. Swellington (11) in Last of the Pigtails (24 Jan 1859 - 9 Feb 1859); Miss Dotts (27) in Milliners' Holiday (31 Mar 1859 - 25 Jun 1859); Jane Truffles (27) in Rifle Volunteers (13 Jun 1859 - 13 Jul 1859); Mrs. Tuffins (3) in Talking Fish (26 May 1859 - 28 May 1859); Elise, semptress (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Madame La Baronne Elise (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Elise, orange vendor, aged forty-five (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Bella (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Lacy, Miss Marian

Lemuel (10) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (17 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859)

Laidlaw, Miss

Fatima (30) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (2 May 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Dudu (6) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 30 Apr 1859); Queen of the Fairy-Birds (39) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (18 Jul 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Amelia Maresnest (28) in Birth-place of Podgers (3 Jan 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Miss Mortimer (6) in Cabinet Question (4 Apr 1859 - 9 Apr 1859); Lady Agnes (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Hopwood (50) in House? or the Home (16 May 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Angelina (62) in Ici On Parle Francais (9 May 1859 - 5 Aug 1859); Countess Cajola (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Miss Watts (27) in Milliners' Holiday (31 Mar 1859 - 25 Jun 1859); Bertha (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859); Graham (15) in Serious Family (25 Apr 1859 - 14 May 1859); Polly (3) in Talking Fish (26 May 1859 - 28 May 1859); Martha (17) in Welcome Little Stranger (14 Feb 1859 - 12 Mar 1859)

Lee, Miss

ladies of the Dey's household (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); bridesmaids (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859)

Mellon, Mrs. Alfred

Don Cleophas Zambullo (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Sir Rowland Macassar (27) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (18 Jul 1859 - 17 Aug 1859); Mabel Daventry (10) in Borgia Ring (24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859); Lemuel (8) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 16 Aug 1859); Nan (24) in Good for Nothing (27 Dec 1858 - 11 Jun 1859); Don Leander (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); Peg Woffington (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); Mephistopheles (6) in Mephistopheles (3 Jan 1859 - 8 Jan 1859); Pepito (6) in Mephistopheles (3 Jan 1859 - 8 Jan 1859); Honesta (6) in Mephistopheles (3 Jan 1859 - 8 Jan 1859); Miss Potts (27) in Milliners' Holiday (31 Mar 1859 - 25 Jun 1859); Memory (18) in Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree (27 Dec 1858 - 15 Jan 1859); Margot (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859); Miss Kate Lawrence (27) in Rifle Volunteers (13 Jun 1859 - 13 Jul 1859); Mrs. Ormsby Delmaine (15) in Serious Family (25 Apr 1859 - 14 May 1859); Dorine (12) in Tartuffe (17 Jan 1859 - 12 Feb 1859)

Mitchenson, Miss

ladies of the Dey's household (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Clara (21) in Domestic Economy (28 Feb 1859 - 2 Apr 1859); Betty (18) in Pretty Girls of Stilberg (11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859)

Morris, Miss

ladies of the Dey's household (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Winifred (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); maid (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); young maidens (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859); Flipete (12) in Tartuffe (17 Jan 1859 - 12 Feb 1859)

Silver, Miss

ladies of the Dey's household (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Susan (11) in Last of the Pigtails (24 Jan 1859 - 9 Feb 1859)

Simms, Miss Henrietta

Lady Helen Chetwynd (50) in House? or the Home (16 May 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Lady Starchington (11) in Last of the Pigtails (24 Jan 1859 - 9 Feb 1859); Mrs. Vane (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); Artemesia (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Miss Constance Belmour (1) in One Touch of Nature (6 Aug 1859); Mrs. Charles Torrens (15) in Serious Family (25 Apr 1859 - 14 May 1859); Elmire (12) in Tartuffe (17 Jan 1859 - 12 Feb 1859)

Sparl, Fraulein Helene

ladies of the Dey's household (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); bridesmaids (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859)

Stoker, Miss

ladies of the Dey's household (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); Joey (21) in Domestic Economy (28 Feb 1859 - 2 Apr 1859); Reuben (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Toxolototittletattle (41) in Invisible Prince (10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859); young maidens (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859)

Stoker, Mrs.

Mrs. Knagley (21) in Domestic Economy (28 Feb 1859 - 2 Apr 1859); Hagar (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); Mrs. Triplet (27) in Masks and Faces (14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859); Martha (15) in Old Offender (21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859); Sophia (3) in Victorine (1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859); Dame Bernard (5) in Wreck Ashore (18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Taylor, Miss

Gilpin's children (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859)

Thompson, Miss

young maidens (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859)

Whitmore, M?

ladies of the Dey's household (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859)

Wigan, Mrs. Alfred S.

Miss Yellowleaf (9) in Bengal Tiger (17 Mar 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Honorable Mrs. Wardour (50) in House? or the Home (16 May 1859 - 16 Jul 1859); Mrs. Hector Sternhold (25) in Still Waters Run Deep (28 Feb 1859 - 14 Jul 1859)

Wright, Miss

ladies of the Dey's household (36) in Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks (25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859); bridesmaids (18) in Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story (8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859); young maidens (39) in Mother Red Cap (27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859)

Singers

Dancers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

* Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks; or, The Force of Friendship

(comic opera) by Alain R. Lesage, Tony Johannot (36 times, 25 Apr 1859 - 4 Jun 1859)

Summary Cast:

* Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds, The

(extravaganza) by Henry J. Byron, John W. Thirlwall (comp) (39 times, 18 Jul 1859 - 31 Aug 1859)

Summary Cast:

Bengal Tiger, The

(farce) by Charles Dance (9 times, 17 Mar 1859 - 16 Jul 1859)

Summary Cast:

Birth-place of Podgers, The

(farce) by John Hollingshead (28 times, 3 Jan 1859 - 16 Jul 1859)

Summary Cast:

* Borgia Ring, The; or, A Legend of Stonehenge

(drama, 2 acts) by Angelo R. Slous, John W. Thirlwall (comp) (10 times, 24 Jan 1859 - 4 Feb 1859)

Summary Cast:

Cabinet Question, A

(farce, 1 act) by James R. Planche (6 times, 4 Apr 1859 - 9 Apr 1859)

Summary Cast:

Daughter of the Regiment, The

(comic opera) by Horace Wigan, D. Gaetano Donizetti (comp) (3 times, 18 Aug 1859 - 20 Aug 1859)

Summary Cast:

* Diamond Cut Diamond

(musical sketch, 1 act) by Henri Drayton (comp), Albert Grisar (comp), John L. Hatton (comp) (9 times, 14 Jul 1859 - 23 Jul 1859)

Summary Cast:

Domestic Economy

(extravaganza) by Mark Lemon (21 times, 28 Feb 1859 - 2 Apr 1859)

Summary Cast:

First Night, The

(farce) by Alfred S. Wigan (22 times, 17 Mar 1859 - 15 Jul 1859)

Summary Cast:

Flowers of the Forest, A Gipsy Story, The

(musical drama, 3 acts) by John B. Buckstone, Edward F. Fitzwilliam (comp), Alfred Mellon (comp) (18 times, 8 Aug 1859 - 31 Aug 1859)

Summary Cast:

Good for Nothing

(farce) by John B. Buckstone (24 times, 27 Dec 1858 - 11 Jun 1859)

Summary Cast:

* House? or the Home? The

(comedy) by Tom Taylor (50 times, 16 May 1859 - 16 Jul 1859)

Summary Cast:

* Ici On Parle Francais

(farce) by Thomas J. Williams (62 times, 9 May 1859 - 5 Aug 1859)

Summary Cast:

Invisible Prince, The; or, The Island of Tranquil Delights

(extravaganza, 1 act) by James R. Planche (41 times, 10 Feb 1859 - 30 Mar 1859)

Summary Cast:

Last of the Pigtails, The

(farce) by Charles Selby (11 times, 24 Jan 1859 - 9 Feb 1859)

Summary Cast:

Lottery Ticket, The [; or, The Lawyer's Clerk]

(farce) by Samuel Beazley Jr. (1 time, 1 Sep 1859)

Summary Cast:

Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain

(comedy) by Tom Taylor, Charles Reade (27 times, 14 Feb 1859 - 13 May 1859)

Summary Cast:

Mephistopheles; or, An Ambassador from Below

(extravaganza, 1 act) by Robert B. Brough, Alfred Mellon (comp) (6 times, 3 Jan 1859 - 8 Jan 1859)

Summary Cast:

Milliners' Holiday, The

(farce) by John M. Morton (27 times, 31 Mar 1859 - 25 Jun 1859)

Summary Cast:

* Mother Red Cap; or, Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin, His Ride to Edmonton

(pantomime) by William Smith, John W. Thirlwall (comp) (39 times, 27 Dec 1858 - 9 Feb 1859)

Summary Cast:

* Mr. Webster's Company Is Requested at a Photographic Soiree

(farce) by Edmund Yates, N. H. Harrington, John W. Thirlwall (comp) (18 times, 27 Dec 1858 - 15 Jan 1859)

Summary Cast:

* Never Despair

(operatic entertainment, 1 act) by Henri Drayton (comp), J. F. Duggan (comp) (6 times, 25 Jul 1859 - 30 Jul 1859)

Summary Cast:

* Never Judge by Appearances

(operatic entertainment) by Henri Drayton (comp), Edward J. Loder (comp) (5 times, 7 Jul 1859 - 13 Jul 1859)

Summary Cast:

Night at Notting-Hill, A

(sketch) by N. H. Harrington, Edmund Yates (3 times, 28 Mar 1859 - 30 Mar 1859)

Summary Cast:

Norma

(burlesque) by William H. Oxberry, Vincenzo Bellini (comp) (2 times, 24 Aug 1859 - 1 Sep 1859)

Summary Cast:

* Old Offender, An

(comic drama, 2 acts) by James R. Planche (15 times, 21 Jul 1859 - 6 Aug 1859)

Summary Cast:

* One Touch of Nature

(drama) by Benjamin N. Webster (1 time, 6 Aug 1859)

Summary Cast:

Perle d'Andalousie, La

(ballet, 1 act) by Unknown, Manuel Guerrero (chor) (12 times, 18 Jul 1859 - 30 Jul 1859)

Summary Cast:

Pretty Girls of Stilberg, The

(burletta) by Benjamin N. Webster (18 times, 11 Apr 1859 - 7 May 1859)

Summary Cast:

* Rifle Volunteers; or, "Riflemen! Riflemen! Riflemen! Form!"

(farce) by Edward Stirling (27 times, 13 Jun 1859 - 13 Jul 1859)

Summary Cast:

Serious Family, The

(farce) by Morris Barnett (15 times, 25 Apr 1859 - 14 May 1859)

Summary Cast:

Still Waters Run Deep

(comedy) by Tom Taylor (25 times, 28 Feb 1859 - 14 Jul 1859)

Summary Cast:

* Talking Fish, The

(farce) by Joseph S. Coyne (3 times, 26 May 1859 - 28 May 1859)

Summary Cast:

Tartuffe

(comedy) by Moliere, John Oxenford (adpt) (12 times, 17 Jan 1859 - 12 Feb 1859)

Summary Cast:

Victorine; or, "I'll Sleep on It"

(drama, 3 acts) by John B. Buckstone (3 times, 1 Sep 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Summary Cast:

Welcome Little Stranger

(sketch) by Mark Lemon (17 times, 14 Feb 1859 - 12 Mar 1859)

Summary Cast:

Wreck Ashore, The; or, A Bridegroom from the Sea

(burletta, 2 acts) by John B. Buckstone (5 times, 18 Aug 1859 - 3 Sep 1859)

Summary Cast:

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