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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 1863-1864

Edited by Alfrida Lee

A Publication of

The Adelphi Calendar Project

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

Theodore J. Seward, Jr., Systems Analyst

Contents

Illustration

The Season

The opening play, Leah, was the outstanding success of the season. Both the play and the actress, Miss Kate Bateman, in the title role had already had tremendous success in America. The play was an adaptation of a German piece, Deborah, by Joseph Mosenthal, of which an Italian version had been brought out at Her Majesty's Theatre with Madame Ristori as the principal character. The American adaptation added some "melodramatic incident" by including a murder. Kate Bateman was the elder of two sisters who had appeared as children "some ten or twelve years earlier" (Athenĉum, 10 October). The Times was enthusiastic. "Miss Bateman made a most triumphant debut last night.... [There was] an unusually large audience. For some time to come she will probably remain the centre of theatrical interest in the capital" (2 October). The reviewer described the piece as a "drama with a purpose" which seemed to intend "to vindicate the Hebrew race." Nevertheless, the part was not an easy one since the character was not attractive; unfortunate, yes, therefore exciting pity, but vindictive and "the sport of violent passions," cursing the man she had once loved. Later in the play, the actress had to portray a change of heart, not merely by being forgiving, but by trying to compensate for her earlier conduct. The Athenĉum noted that commonly, early precocity on the stage did not continue into adult life. In this respect, of course, Miss Bateman was an exception: "She has suffered, however, from too early practice. Her voice, strained in infancy beyond its natural pitch, has acquired and settled into a stage-monotone, which, although it may sufficiently mark the sense of the dialogue, deprives it of music, flexibility and feeling." Some similar thought was present in the Times review (22 October), which after again complimenting her performance, made some comment about her "American tonics," but added: "It should be the privilege of genius to demand that inharmonious minutiae shall be practically ignored when a great comprehensive design is grandly executed." The Observer (4 October) gives some idea of the visual impression of her performance. "Miss Bateman is neither tall of stature nor particularly good-looking, but her countenance is capable of great expression, while her attitudes are singularly free, elegant and artistic."

The scenic effects in Leah were considerable. Eleven separate scenes are mentioned on the bill, though two (a room in a house) may have been identical. The play was performed nightly until 11 June with one break during Holy Week. The Observer (3 April) stated, "the opportunity has been seized during the break to re-paint and in some respects to re-arrange the scenery, so that the drama is now seen under some advantages in the appliances of stage effect.... It is, we believe, an almost unprecedented fact in theatrical history that one part be played in a piece the success of which depends entirely upon a single female character to crowded houses for 150 nights." In all it was played for 211 nights. Her last night was a triumph for Miss Bateman. The Athenĉum (18 June) reported, "during and after the performance of Leah, she was greeted with plaudits and more bouquets than she could bear, by a numerous audience. She was assisted in carrying them from the stage by Mr. Webster, who addressed the house in favour of the lady." Her return was announced for the following January. The King of the Greeks and the Prince and Princess of Wales had seen the play when they visited the theatre on 7 September.

For the Christmas season a light-hearted afterpiece, The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men, by H. J. Byron, was introduced. It was founded on a popular story by the Countess d'Aulnoy (playbill 26 December). The Times thought Byron had "treated the subject with considerable dramatic skill, the story being condensed into a single act without detriment to its clearness of plot" (28 December). The Athenĉum (2 January) reviewed the piece favorably; "Here the author is at home." Both critics praised the scenery and both made the inevitable comment on Byron's abundant use of puns. The Times quoted one. One character, a count, has no son: "His life has been one long winter without a sun." If the critics sometimes felt the puns were too much of a good thing, one can only suppose that the audiences must have loved to squirm. Byron's pieces were popular.

In March 1864, the second long-distance runner was introduced. This was an afterpiece, The Area Belle, by W. Brough and A. Halliday, performed for 128 nights. The plot was full of the crises that are the very stuff of farce. The sensation of the piece was a scene in which a man, one of two rival lovers, seemed about to be boiled alive in a copper only to be rescued just in time. After giving an account of the plot, the Athenĉum (12 March) concluded, "The latter part of the farce created great excitement, and brought the curtain down with tumultuous applause." Success was assured.

A special production commemorating Shakespeare's tercentenary was given on 23 April. Performances had been promised by six theatres including the Adelphi in aid of the National Shakespeare Fund. Whereas others offered one of Shakespeare's plays, the Adelphi gave a sketch called Shakespeare's House by Joseph Coyne. It included "a diorama showing characters and scenes from Shakespeare's plays," and showed the interior and exterior of his house in Stratford. It was not the main production of the evening, as it was on the same program as Leah and an afterpiece, and after 11 June, it was performed with other pieces. The Adelphi may well have made a better choice of production than some of the other theatres, which did little honor to Shakespeare by offering Garrick's version of Romeo and Juliet, and other plays with important scenes omitted. Apparently, these versions were submitted to the National Shakespeare Committee which "did nothing more than nod its head when these several programs were submitted to it" (Richard Foulkes, The Shakespeare Tercentenary, and the Morning Star, 2 May 1864). The Adelphi piece seems to have been popular as it was performed for 123 nights.

There was a special performance for the benefit of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wigan on 9 July. Two pieces put on for this evening only were A Scrap of Paper, in which they appeared together, and First Night, written by Wigan himself, in which he performed. Shakespeare's House and The Area Belle made up the program. This was the only occasion on which the Wigans appeared during the season and no particular reason was given for their having a benefit. It was the occasion of a royal visit. The Times, 11 July, made no comment on the piece, but stated, "Mr. and Mrs. Wigan's benefit, which took place on Saturday night under the patronage of a numerous and brilliant audience, was honoured by the presence of the Prince and Princess of Wales."

Webster continued to bring out new pieces during the summer. Two of these were slight farces, not much in themselves but providing opportunities for the performers to shine. One was My Wife's Maid by T. J. Williams, appearing on 8 August. "Some smart dialogue and good acting carry through the little piece, and provoke the laughter of the audience; but it makes no pretensions to any special merits. It was, however, sufficiently successful to serve the purpose of its production-that of eking out the bill at a dull season of the year" (Athenĉum, 13 August).

Brough and Halliday were the authors of another new farce, The Actors' Retreat, brought out on 11 August. According to the Athenĉum, 20 August, it was in honor of the Dramatic College. It was "a slight occasional affair;" its effect depending "on the acting of Mr. J. L. Toole" who, "we need not add ... made the most of his material." There were 29 performances, three more than for My Wife's Maid.

Another new piece was a comedietta, A Woman of Business, by Benjamin Webster, Jr., put on at the end of August and performed until the end of the season. This, too, had no great claims to originality. "The drama is probably of French origin, and has few claims to novelty; it serves ... the purpose of exhibiting to the best advantage the talents of Mrs. Stirling and Mr. J. L. Toole" (Athenĉum, 3 September). The final comment was, "The curtain fell to much applause; the new piece, indeed, was decidedly successful." The Times (31 August) found "a refreshing change" in the plot, as the villain of the piece, played by Toole, was a country bumpkin. The criticism is an interesting comment on popular ideas of heroes and villains. "The stage is in the habit of teaching us that vice is the prerogative of large towns, and that unmitigated virtue is to be found in the provinces. For the last eighty years at least our theatrical boards have been inundated by countrymen who have hearts of the finest quality under exceedingly ugly waistcoats, but Mr. Toole presents us with a swain who, with the ugliest costume, has, morally speaking, no heart at all." The acting of Mr. and Mrs. Billington was complimented.

In the last fortnight of the season, J. L. Toole appears to have given a marathon performance for his benefit. He appeared in a new play, Stephen Digges, by John Oxenford, in the title role. "The part was written expressly for this actor, who is evidently ambitious of taking the place left vacant by the late Mr. Robson" (Athenĉum, 1 October). The Times said it was "a considerable undertaking," and "the success of the piece can be attributed in great measure to the acting of Toole." He also appeared in two other pieces, one of them, The Babes in the Wood, put on for the first time in this season.

As in 1863, the season closed with Webster's benefit. It had doubtless been a very satisfying one. The production of Leah had ensured success for more than half the season. Interest was maintained until the close on 24 September by programs, which included a variety of plays giving opportunities for performers to display their talents.

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Daily Calendar For 1863-1864

Illustration: Leah  [1st Performance Oct 1, 1863]


 
Title:Leah
Description:Leah by Augustin Daly.  Leah, a Jew, was played by Kate Bateman who "made the role." Rudolph, her Christian lover, was played by John Billington.
1st Performance:Oct 1, 1863
Theatre:Adelphi
Source:The Illustrated London News, Oct 17, 1863, p. 381

1 Oct 1863
Thu eve
Adelphi
1 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (1)

Title Comment version undetermined
AU: [Unknown]

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, next 2 Oct 1863

Genre (farce) favourite comedietta

First Night Cast

Ebenezer Standfast: C[harles H.] Stephenson; David Standfast: [John] Billington; Mrs. Bracegirdle: Mrs. [Arthur] Stirling; Bridget: Miss Kate Kelly

Reference Cast

Ebenezer Standfast: Charles H.
   Stephenson

David Standfast: John
   Billington

Mrs. Bracegirdle: Mrs. Arthur
   Stirling

Bridget: Miss Kate Kelly

2) Leah (1)

Title Comment "1st time in England" "founded on Morental's Deborah" (bill); The Athenĉum says the play was an "American adaptation of Mozenthal's [sic] Deborah." Nicoll says Augustin Daly's Leah, the Jewish Maiden, performed in Boston 8/12/62, was performed at the Adelphi as Leah the Forsaken on 1/10/63. The bill, however, simply titles it Leah
AU: [Augustin Daly]

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, next 2 Oct 1863

Genre (drama) new play; 5 acts

First Night Cast

Christians Rudolf (young farmer): [John] Billington; Lorenz (village magistrate, his father): Stuart; Father Hermann (village priest): R. Phillips; Ludwig (barber and doctor): A. Wood; Hans (country youth): W[illiam] H. Eburne Christians: villagers Fritz: [James] Paulo; Ernest: Branscombe; Carl: Hitchenson; Wilhelm: Le Barr; Max: Aldridge Christians Madelena (niece to Father Hermann): Miss Henrietta Simms; Madame Groschen: Miss Kate Kelly; Dame Gertrude: Mrs. Stoker; Rosel: Miss A. Seaman; Lisa: Miss Wright; Theresa: Miss Taylor; Rudolf's child: Miss Conran Jews Leah (Jewish maiden): Miss [Kate J.] Bateman; Sarah (poor Jewish woman): Mrs. [John] Billington; Nathan (apostate, known as Bertolf, the schoolmaster): Arthur Stirling (fr TR, St. James, 1st app here); Abram (old blind man): C. J. Smith

Reference Cast

Rudolf: John Billington
Lorenz: Stuart
Father Hermann: R. Phillips
Ludwig: Charles H. Stephenson
Hans: William H. Eburne
Fritz: James Paulo
Ernest: Branscombe
Carl: Hitchenson
Wilhelm: Le Barr
Max: Aldridge
Madelena: Miss Henrietta Simms
Madame Groschen: Miss Kate
   Kelly

Dame Gertrude: Mrs. Stoker
Rosel: Miss A. Seaman
Lisa: Miss Wright
Theresa: Miss Taylor
Rudolf's child: Miss Conran
Leah: Miss Kate J. Bateman
Sarah: Mrs. John Billington
Nathan: Arthur Stirling
Abram: C. J. Smith

[the early 18th Century] i,i a village in Styria (Thompson); II,i room in the House of Lorrenz (Thompson); II,ii [night] a forest (C. S. James); III,i room in the House of Lorrenz (Thompson); III,ii a dilapidated hut (Thompson); III,iii forest glade (Thompson); III,iv Styrian farm and distant country by night (William Callcott); IV,i a Styrian village (Thompson); IV,ii a landscape (C. S. James); IV,iii churchyard and church; V,i homestead and farm (William Callcott)

"Machinery and appointments by Mr. Powell, Mr. Ireland" (Times)

3) Catching an Heiress (1)

AU: Charles Selby

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, next 2 Oct 1863

Genre (farce) farce

First Night Cast

Captain Poodle: [John] Billington; Captain Killingly: H[enry] J. Montague; Mr. Gayton: R[obert] Romer; Tom Twigg: A. Wood; Baron Sowercroutzensausengen: A. Wood; Caroline Gayton: Mrs. [Alfred] Mellon; Mr. Flip Gayton: Mrs. [Alfred] Mellon; Sally Giggle: Mrs. [John] Billington; Jessamy: Mrs. [John] Billington

Reference Cast

Captain Poodle: John Billington
Captain Killingly: Henry J.
   Montague

Mr. Gayton: Robert Romer
Tom Twigg: A. Wood
Baron Sowercroutzensausengen: A.
   Wood

Caroline Gayton: Mrs. Alfred
   Mellon

Mr. Flip Gayton: Mrs. Alfred
   Mellon

Sally Giggle: Mrs. John
   Billington

Jessamy: Mrs. John Billington

"Statute Fair", A. Wood

General Non-Title Information

overture (from La Part du Diable): [[Daniel F.] Auber]; overture (from Leah, La Juive): [[J. Fromental] Halevy]; waltzes (from Faust): [[Johann] Strauss]; entr'acte: "Crescendo Galop" [Bosisio]; entr'acte: "Levantine Mazurka" [[Joseph] Labitzky]; solos: Bonnisseau (flageolet, cornet)


2 Oct 1863
Fri eve
Adelphi
1 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (2)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 1 Oct 1863, next 3 Oct 1863

2) Leah (2)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 1 Oct 1863, next 3 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (2)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 1 Oct 1863, next 3 Oct 1863


3 Oct 1863
Sat eve
Adelphi
1 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (3)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 2 Oct 1863, next 5 Oct 1863

2) Leah (3)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 2 Oct 1863, next 5 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (3)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 2 Oct 1863, next 5 Oct 1863


5 Oct 1863
Mon eve
Adelphi
5 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (4)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 3 Oct 1863, next 6 Oct 1863

2) Leah (4)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 3 Oct 1863, next 6 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (4)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 3 Oct 1863, next 6 Oct 1863


6 Oct 1863
Tue eve
Adelphi
5 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (5)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 5 Oct 1863, next 7 Oct 1863

2) Leah (5)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 5 Oct 1863, next 7 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (5)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 5 Oct 1863, next 7 Oct 1863


7 Oct 1863
Wed eve
Adelphi
5 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (6)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 6 Oct 1863, next 8 Oct 1863

2) Leah (6)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 6 Oct 1863, next 8 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (6)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 6 Oct 1863, next 8 Oct 1863

General Non-Title Information

Night's performance attended by King of the Greeks and Prince and Princess of Wales


8 Oct 1863
Thu eve
Adelphi
5 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (7)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 7 Oct 1863, next 9 Oct 1863

2) Leah (7)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 7 Oct 1863, next 9 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (7)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 7 Oct 1863, next 9 Oct 1863


9 Oct 1863
Fri eve
Adelphi
5 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (8)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 8 Oct 1863, next 10 Oct 1863

2) Leah (8)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 8 Oct 1863, next 10 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (8)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 8 Oct 1863, next 10 Oct 1863


10 Oct 1863
Sat eve
Adelphi
5 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (9)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 9 Oct 1863, next 12 Oct 1863

2) Leah (9)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 9 Oct 1863, next 12 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (9)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 9 Oct 1863, next 12 Oct 1863


12 Oct 1863
Mon eve
Adelphi
12 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (10)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 10 Oct 1863, next 13 Oct 1863

2) Leah (10)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 10 Oct 1863, next 13 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (10)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 10 Oct 1863, next 13 Oct 1863


13 Oct 1863
Tue eve
Adelphi
12 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (11)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 12 Oct 1863, next 14 Oct 1863

2) Leah (11)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 12 Oct 1863, next 14 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (11)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 12 Oct 1863, next 14 Oct 1863


14 Oct 1863
Wed eve
Adelphi
12 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (12)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 13 Oct 1863, next 15 Oct 1863

2) Leah (12)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 13 Oct 1863, next 15 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (12)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 13 Oct 1863, next 15 Oct 1863


15 Oct 1863
Thu eve
Adelphi
12 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (13)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 14 Oct 1863, next 16 Oct 1863

2) Leah (13)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 14 Oct 1863, next 16 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (13)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 14 Oct 1863, next 16 Oct 1863


16 Oct 1863
Fri eve
Adelphi
12 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (14)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 15 Oct 1863, next 17 Oct 1863

2) Leah (14)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 15 Oct 1863, next 17 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (14)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 15 Oct 1863, next 17 Oct 1863


17 Oct 1863
Sat eve
Adelphi
12 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (15)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 16 Oct 1863, next 19 Oct 1863

2) Leah (15)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 16 Oct 1863, next 19 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (15)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 16 Oct 1863, next 19 Oct 1863


19 Oct 1863
Mon eve
Adelphi
19 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (16)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 17 Oct 1863, next 20 Oct 1863

2) Leah (16)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 17 Oct 1863, next 20 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (16)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 17 Oct 1863, next 20 Oct 1863


20 Oct 1863
Tue eve
Adelphi
19 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (17)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 19 Oct 1863, next 21 Oct 1863

2) Leah (17)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 19 Oct 1863, next 21 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (17)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 19 Oct 1863, next 21 Oct 1863


21 Oct 1863
Wed eve
Adelphi
19 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (18)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 20 Oct 1863, next 22 Oct 1863

2) Leah (18)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 20 Oct 1863, next 22 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (18)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 20 Oct 1863, next 22 Oct 1863


22 Oct 1863
Thu eve
Adelphi
19 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (19)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 21 Oct 1863, next 23 Oct 1863

2) Leah (19)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 21 Oct 1863, next 23 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (19)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 21 Oct 1863, next 23 Oct 1863


23 Oct 1863
Fri eve
Adelphi
19 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (20)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 22 Oct 1863, next 24 Oct 1863

2) Leah (20)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 22 Oct 1863, next 24 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (20)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 22 Oct 1863, next 24 Oct 1863


24 Oct 1863
Sat eve
Adelphi
19 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (21)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 23 Oct 1863, next 26 Oct 1863

2) Leah (21)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 23 Oct 1863, next 26 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (21)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 23 Oct 1863, next 26 Oct 1863


26 Oct 1863
Mon eve
Adelphi
26 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (22)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 24 Oct 1863, next 27 Oct 1863

2) Leah (22)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 24 Oct 1863, next 27 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (22)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 24 Oct 1863, next 27 Oct 1863


27 Oct 1863
Tue eve
Adelphi
26 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (23)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 26 Oct 1863, next 28 Oct 1863

2) Leah (23)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 26 Oct 1863, next 28 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (23)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 26 Oct 1863, next 28 Oct 1863


28 Oct 1863
Wed eve
Adelphi
26 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (24)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 27 Oct 1863, next 29 Oct 1863

2) Leah (24)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 27 Oct 1863, next 29 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (24)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 27 Oct 1863, next 29 Oct 1863


29 Oct 1863
Thu eve
Adelphi
26 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (25)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 28 Oct 1863, next 30 Oct 1863

2) Leah (25)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 28 Oct 1863, next 30 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (25)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 28 Oct 1863, next 30 Oct 1863


30 Oct 1863
Fri eve
Adelphi
26 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (26)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 29 Oct 1863, next 31 Oct 1863

2) Leah (26)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 29 Oct 1863, next 31 Oct 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (26)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 29 Oct 1863, next 31 Oct 1863


31 Oct 1863
Sat eve
Adelphi
26 Oct 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (27)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 30 Oct 1863, next 2 Nov 1863

2) Leah (27)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 30 Oct 1863, next 2 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (27)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 30 Oct 1863, next 2 Nov 1863


2 Nov 1863
Mon eve
Adelphi
2 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (28)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 31 Oct 1863, next 3 Nov 1863

2) Leah (28)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 31 Oct 1863, next 3 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (28)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 31 Oct 1863, next 3 Nov 1863


3 Nov 1863
Tue eve
Adelphi
2 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (29)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 2 Nov 1863, next 4 Nov 1863

2) Leah (29)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 2 Nov 1863, next 4 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (29)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 2 Nov 1863, next 4 Nov 1863


4 Nov 1863
Wed eve
Adelphi
2 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (30)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 3 Nov 1863, next 5 Nov 1863

2) Leah (30)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 3 Nov 1863, next 5 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (30)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 3 Nov 1863, next 5 Nov 1863


5 Nov 1863
Thu eve
Adelphi
2 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (31)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 4 Nov 1863, next 6 Nov 1863

2) Leah (31)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 4 Nov 1863, next 6 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (31)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 4 Nov 1863, next 6 Nov 1863


6 Nov 1863
Fri eve
Adelphi
2 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (32)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 5 Nov 1863, next 7 Nov 1863

2) Leah (32)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 5 Nov 1863, next 7 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (32)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 5 Nov 1863, next 7 Nov 1863


7 Nov 1863
Sat eve
Adelphi
2 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (33)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 6 Nov 1863, next 9 Nov 1863

2) Leah (33)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 6 Nov 1863, next 9 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (33)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 6 Nov 1863, next 9 Nov 1863


9 Nov 1863
Mon eve
Adelphi
9 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (34)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 7 Nov 1863, next 10 Nov 1863

2) Leah (34)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 7 Nov 1863, next 10 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (34)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 7 Nov 1863, next 10 Nov 1863


10 Nov 1863
Tue eve
Adelphi
9 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (35)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 9 Nov 1863, next 11 Nov 1863

2) Leah (35)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 9 Nov 1863, next 11 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (35)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 9 Nov 1863, next 11 Nov 1863


11 Nov 1863
Wed eve
Adelphi
9 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (36)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 10 Nov 1863, next 12 Nov 1863

2) Leah (36)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 10 Nov 1863, next 12 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (36)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 10 Nov 1863, next 12 Nov 1863


12 Nov 1863
Thu eve
Adelphi
9 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (37)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 11 Nov 1863, next 13 Nov 1863

2) Leah (37)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 11 Nov 1863, next 13 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (37)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 11 Nov 1863, next 13 Nov 1863


13 Nov 1863
Fri eve
Adelphi
9 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (38)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 12 Nov 1863, next 14 Nov 1863

2) Leah (38)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 12 Nov 1863, next 14 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (38)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 12 Nov 1863, next 14 Nov 1863


14 Nov 1863
Sat eve
Adelphi
9 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (39)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 13 Nov 1863, next 16 Nov 1863

2) Leah (39)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 13 Nov 1863, next 16 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (39)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 13 Nov 1863, next 16 Nov 1863


16 Nov 1863
Mon eve
Adelphi
16 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (40)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 14 Nov 1863, next 17 Nov 1863

2) Leah (40)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 14 Nov 1863, next 17 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (40)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 14 Nov 1863, next 17 Nov 1863


17 Nov 1863
Tue eve
Adelphi
16 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (41)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 16 Nov 1863, next 18 Nov 1863

2) Leah (41)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 16 Nov 1863, next 18 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (41)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 16 Nov 1863, next 18 Nov 1863


18 Nov 1863
Wed eve
Adelphi
16 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (42)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 17 Nov 1863, next 19 Nov 1863

2) Leah (42)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 17 Nov 1863, next 19 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (42)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 17 Nov 1863, next 19 Nov 1863


19 Nov 1863
Thu eve
Adelphi
16 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (43)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 18 Nov 1863, next 20 Nov 1863

2) Leah (43)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 18 Nov 1863, next 20 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (43)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 18 Nov 1863, next 20 Nov 1863


20 Nov 1863
Fri eve
Adelphi
16 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (44)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 19 Nov 1863, next 21 Nov 1863

2) Leah (44)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 19 Nov 1863, next 21 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (44)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 19 Nov 1863, next 21 Nov 1863


21 Nov 1863
Sat eve
Adelphi
16 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (45)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 20 Nov 1863, next 23 Nov 1863

2) Leah (45)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 20 Nov 1863, next 23 Nov 1863

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Ludwig: A. Wood

3) Catching an Heiress (45)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 20 Nov 1863


23 Nov 1863
Mon eve
Adelphi
23 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (46)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 21 Nov 1863, next 24 Nov 1863

2) Leah (46)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 21 Nov 1863, next 24 Nov 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (1)

AU: [John M. Morton]

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, next 24 Nov 1863

Genre (farce) farce

First Night Cast

Sir Charles Lavender: H[enry] J. Montague; Alderman Marrowfat: R[obert] Romer; Mr. Bilberry: C. J. Smith; Paddy Ryan: C[harles H.] Stephenson; John: [James] Paulo; Miss Julia Marrowfat: Miss A. Seaman; Nancy: Miss Kate Kelly

Reference Cast

Sir Charles Lavender: Henry J.
   Montague

Alderman Marrowfat: Robert
   Romer

Mr. Bilberry: C. J. Smith
Paddy Ryan: Charles H.
   Stephenson
John: James Paulo
Miss Julia Marrowfat: Miss A.
   Seaman

Nancy: Miss Kate Kelly

24 Nov 1863
Tue eve
Adelphi
23 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (47)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 23 Nov 1863, next 25 Nov 1863

2) Leah (47)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 23 Nov 1863, next 25 Nov 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (2)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 23 Nov 1863, next 25 Nov 1863


25 Nov 1863
Wed eve
Adelphi
23 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (48)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 24 Nov 1863, next 26 Nov 1863

2) Leah (48)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 24 Nov 1863, next 26 Nov 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (3)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 24 Nov 1863, next 26 Nov 1863


26 Nov 1863
Thu eve
Adelphi
23 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (49)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 25 Nov 1863, next 27 Nov 1863

2) Leah (49)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 25 Nov 1863, next 27 Nov 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (4)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 25 Nov 1863, next 27 Nov 1863


27 Nov 1863
Fri eve
Adelphi
23 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (50)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 26 Nov 1863, next 28 Nov 1863

2) Leah (50)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 26 Nov 1863, next 28 Nov 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (5)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 26 Nov 1863, next 28 Nov 1863


28 Nov 1863
Sat eve
Adelphi
23 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (51)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 27 Nov 1863, next 30 Nov 1863

2) Leah (51)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 27 Nov 1863, next 30 Nov 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (6)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 27 Nov 1863, next 30 Nov 1863


30 Nov 1863
Mon eve
Adelphi
30 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (52)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 28 Nov 1863, next 1 Dec 1863

2) Leah (52)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 28 Nov 1863, next 1 Dec 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (7)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 28 Nov 1863, next 1 Dec 1863


1 Dec 1863
Tue eve
Adelphi
30 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (53)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 30 Nov 1863, next 2 Dec 1863

2) Leah (53)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 30 Nov 1863, next 2 Dec 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (8)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 30 Nov 1863, next 2 Dec 1863


2 Dec 1863
Wed eve
Adelphi
30 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (54)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 1 Dec 1863, next 3 Dec 1863

2) Leah (54)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 1 Dec 1863, next 3 Dec 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (9)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 1 Dec 1863, next 3 Dec 1863


3 Dec 1863
Thu eve
Adelphi
30 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (55)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 2 Dec 1863, next 4 Dec 1863

2) Leah (55)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 2 Dec 1863, next 4 Dec 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (10)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 2 Dec 1863, next 4 Dec 1863


4 Dec 1863
Fri eve
Adelphi
30 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (56)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 3 Dec 1863, next 5 Dec 1863

2) Leah (56)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 3 Dec 1863, next 5 Dec 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (11)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 3 Dec 1863, next 5 Dec 1863


5 Dec 1863
Sat eve
Adelphi
30 Nov 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (57)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 4 Dec 1863, next 7 Dec 1863

2) Leah (57)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 4 Dec 1863, next 7 Dec 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (12)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 4 Dec 1863, next 7 Dec 1863


7 Dec 1863
Mon eve
Adelphi
7 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (58)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 5 Dec 1863, next 8 Dec 1863

2) Leah (58)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 5 Dec 1863, next 8 Dec 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (13)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 5 Dec 1863, next 8 Dec 1863


8 Dec 1863
Tue eve
Adelphi
7 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (59)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 7 Dec 1863, next 9 Dec 1863

2) Leah (59)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 7 Dec 1863, next 9 Dec 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (14)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 7 Dec 1863, next 9 Dec 1863


9 Dec 1863
Wed eve
Adelphi
7 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (60)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 8 Dec 1863, next 10 Dec 1863

2) Leah (60)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 8 Dec 1863, next 10 Dec 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (15)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 8 Dec 1863, next 10 Dec 1863


10 Dec 1863
Thu eve
Adelphi
7 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (61)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 9 Dec 1863, next 11 Dec 1863

2) Leah (61)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 9 Dec 1863, next 11 Dec 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (16)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 9 Dec 1863, next 11 Dec 1863


11 Dec 1863
Fri eve
Adelphi
7 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (62)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 10 Dec 1863, next 12 Dec 1863

2) Leah (62)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 10 Dec 1863, next 12 Dec 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (17)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 10 Dec 1863, next 12 Dec 1863


12 Dec 1863
Sat eve
Adelphi
7 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Tragedy Queen (63)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 11 Dec 1863

2) Leah (63)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 11 Dec 1863, next 14 Dec 1863

3) The Irish Tiger (18)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 11 Dec 1863, next 26 Dec 1863


14 Dec 1863
Mon eve
Adelphi
14 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (1)

AU: William Brough, Andrew Halliday

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, next 15 Dec 1863

Genre (farce) "a Belgravian lament"

First Night Cast

Major Lollipop: Paul J. Bedford; Mr. Upton Spout: [John] L. Toole; footman: Hitchenson; Lady Creamly Stilton: Mrs. [H.] Lewis Her Ladyship's unmarried daughters Cherubina: Miss Kate Kelly; Seraphina: Miss Seaman; Angelina: Miss Wright; Syrena: Miss James; Georgina: Miss Norman; Clementina: Miss Harris; Concertina: Miss Stoker Bella Sunnyside (their country cousin): Mrs. [Alfred] Mellon; lady's maid: Miss Taylor

Reference Cast

Major Lollipop: Paul J. Bedford
Mr. Upton Spout: John L. Toole
footman: Hitchenson
Lady Creamly Stilton: Mrs. H.
   Lewis

Cherubina: Miss Kate Kelly
Seraphina: Miss Seaman
Angelina: Miss Wright
Syrena: Miss James
Georgina: Miss Norman
Clementina: Miss Harris
Concertina: Miss Stoker
Bella Sunnyside: Mrs. Alfred
   Mellon

lady's maid: Miss Taylor

2) Leah (64)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 12 Dec 1863, next 15 Dec 1863

3) Ici On Parle Francais (1)

Title Comment "By desire Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday" (bill)
AU: Thomas J. Williams

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, next 15 Dec 1863

Genre (farce) screaming farce

First Night Cast

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

Reference Cast

Major Regulus Rattan: R.
   Phillips

Victor Dubois: John Billington
Mr. Spriggins: John L. Toole
Mrs. Spriggins: Mrs. H. Lewis
Angelina: Miss Seaman
Julia: Mrs. John Billington
Anna Maria: Miss Kate Kelly

15 Dec 1863
Tue eve
Adelphi
14 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (2)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 14 Dec 1863, next 16 Dec 1863

2) Leah (65)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 14 Dec 1863, next 16 Dec 1863

3) Ici On Parle Francais (2)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 14 Dec 1863, next 16 Dec 1863


16 Dec 1863
Wed eve
Adelphi
14 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (3)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 15 Dec 1863, next 17 Dec 1863

2) Leah (66)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 15 Dec 1863, next 17 Dec 1863

3) Ici On Parle Francais (3)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 15 Dec 1863, next 17 Dec 1863


17 Dec 1863
Thu eve
Adelphi
14 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (4)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 16 Dec 1863, next 18 Dec 1863

2) Leah (67)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 16 Dec 1863, next 18 Dec 1863

3) Ici On Parle Francais (4)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 16 Dec 1863, next 18 Dec 1863


18 Dec 1863
Fri eve
Adelphi
14 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (5)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 17 Dec 1863, next 19 Dec 1863

2) Leah (68)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 17 Dec 1863, next 19 Dec 1863

3) Ici On Parle Francais (5)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 17 Dec 1863, next 19 Dec 1863


19 Dec 1863
Sat eve
Adelphi
14 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (6)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 18 Dec 1863, next 21 Dec 1863

2) Leah (69)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 18 Dec 1863, next 21 Dec 1863

3) Ici On Parle Francais (6)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 18 Dec 1863, next 21 Dec 1863


21 Dec 1863
Mon eve
Adelphi
21 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (7)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 19 Dec 1863, next 22 Dec 1863

2) Leah (70)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 19 Dec 1863, next 22 Dec 1863

3) Ici On Parle Francais (7)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 19 Dec 1863, next 22 Dec 1863


22 Dec 1863
Tue eve
Adelphi
21 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (8)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 21 Dec 1863, next 23 Dec 1863

2) Leah (71)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 21 Dec 1863, next 23 Dec 1863

3) Ici On Parle Francais (8)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 21 Dec 1863, next 23 Dec 1863


23 Dec 1863
Wed eve
Adelphi
21 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (9)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 22 Dec 1863, next 24 Dec 1863

2) Leah (72)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 22 Dec 1863, next 24 Dec 1863

3) Ici On Parle Francais (9)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 22 Dec 1863, next 24 Dec 1863


24 Dec 1863
Thu eve
Adelphi
21 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (10)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 23 Dec 1863, next 8 Feb 1864

2) Leah (73)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 23 Dec 1863, next 26 Dec 1863

3) Ici On Parle Francais (10)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 23 Dec 1863, next 25 Jan 1864


25 Dec 1863
Fri eve
Adelphi

DARK: Christmas


26 Dec 1863
Sat eve
Adelphi
26 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Irish Tiger (19)

Performances first 23 Nov 1863, previous 12 Dec 1863

2) Leah (74)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 24 Dec 1863, next 28 Dec 1863

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; "Founded on a popular story by the Countess D'Anois" (bill)
AU: Henry J. Byron, COMP: Mons. J. Riviere

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, next 28 Dec 1863

Genre (extravaganza) Christmas fairy tale; 5 scenes

First Night Cast

King Courtly (every inch a King): Miss Kate Kelly; Count Collywobbol (a very poor character): C[harles H.] Stephenson; Mataypa (Khan of Tartary--a khan in which there is little of the "milk of human kindness"): R. Phillips; Whey (a Kurd): "Skimmer"; The Dragon (a part of more scale than weight): R[obert] Romer; Flimsietta (the count's oldest daughter): Miss Willard (1st app); Fritterina (the count's second daughter): Miss Wright; Belle Belle (the count's youngest daughter, afterwards Fortunio): Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; The Dowager Queen (king Courtly's half-sister--a strong-minded old party, who would be excessively pleasant if she didn't happen to be detestably disagreeable): John Clarke (fr Strand Th, 1st app here); Princess Volante (Mataypa's very fast daughter): Miss Louise Laidlaw; Florida (the queen's waiting maid, and a very captivating maid she is): Miss Patti Josephs (her 1st app); more than ordinarily good fairy: Miss Seaman; gentleman devoted to thimble-rig: Cox; lady addicted to fortune telling: Mrs. [H.] Lewis; party prone to ballad singing: Powell; postman: Branscombe Fortunio's Seven Magic Men, each possessing the attributes suggested by their names Good Marksman: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Eater: Branscombe; Tippler: [James] Paulo; Fine Ear: [E.] Tomlin; Boisterer: Aldridge; Strongback: Hitchenson; Swift: Le Barr page to King Courtly: Miss Stoker; Comrade (a speaking horse): "Dobbin"; guards, retainers, mob, courtiers: [Unlisted]

Cast Comment Editor assumes Branscom and Branscombe are the same

Reference Cast

King Courtly: Miss Kate Kelly
Count Collywobbol: Charles H.
   Stephenson

Mataypa: R. Phillips
Whey: "Skimmer"
The Dragon: Robert Romer
Flimsietta: Miss Willard
Fritterina: Miss Wright
Belle Belle: Mrs. Alfred Mellon
The Dowager Queen: John Clarke
Princess Volante: Miss Louise
   Laidlaw

Florida: Miss Patti Josephs
more than ordinarily good fairy:
   Miss Seaman

gentleman devoted to
   thimble-rig: Cox
lady addicted to fortune
   telling: Mrs. H. Lewis
party prone to ballad singing:
   Powell

postman: Branscombe
Good Marksman: William H.
   Eburne

Eater: Branscombe
Tippler: James Paulo
Fine Ear: E. Tomlin
Boisterer: Aldridge
Strongback: Hitchenson
Swift: Le Barr
page to King Courtly: Miss
   Stoker

Comrade: "Dobbin"
guards, retainers, mob,
   courtiers: Unlisted

1. Count Collywobbol's country house; 2. reception room in the palace of King Courtly; 3. hall of the Emperor Mataypa's palace; 4. the orange grove prepared for a race; 5. hall in King Courtly's palace; 6. Halls of Delight in the Mistletoe Glade In scene 6, "the perfume of winter flowers will be introduced by Rimmel's Vaporizer"

Extensive plot summary on bill


28 Dec 1863
Mon eve
Adelphi
28 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Spitalfields Weaver (1)

AU: Thomas H. Bayly

Performances first 28 Dec 1863, next 29 Dec 1863

Genre (farce) farce

First Night Cast

Simmons: J[ohn] L. Toole; Brown: [John] Billington; Darville: [L. J.] Sefton; Dawson: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Adelle: Mrs. [John] Billington

Reference Cast

Simmons: John L. Toole
Brown: John Billington
Darville: L. J. Sefton
Dawson: William H. Eburne
Adelle: Mrs. John Billington

2) Leah (75)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 26 Dec 1863, next 29 Dec 1863

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (2)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 26 Dec 1863, next 29 Dec 1863


29 Dec 1863
Tue eve
Adelphi
28 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Spitalfields Weaver (2)

Performances first 28 Dec 1863, previous 28 Dec 1863, next 30 Dec 1863

2) Leah (76)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 28 Dec 1863, next 30 Dec 1863

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (3)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 28 Dec 1863, next 30 Dec 1863


30 Dec 1863
Wed eve
Adelphi
28 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Spitalfields Weaver (3)

Performances first 28 Dec 1863, previous 29 Dec 1863, next 31 Dec 1863

2) Leah (77)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 29 Dec 1863, next 31 Dec 1863

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (4)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 29 Dec 1863, next 31 Dec 1863


31 Dec 1863
Thu eve
Adelphi
28 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Spitalfields Weaver (4)

Performances first 28 Dec 1863, previous 30 Dec 1863, next 1 Jan 1864

2) Leah (78)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 30 Dec 1863, next 1 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (5)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 30 Dec 1863, next 1 Jan 1864


1 Jan 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
28 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Spitalfields Weaver (5)

Performances first 28 Dec 1863, previous 31 Dec 1863, next 2 Jan 1864

2) Leah (79)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 31 Dec 1863, next 2 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (6)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 31 Dec 1863, next 2 Jan 1864


2 Jan 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
28 Dec 1863
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Spitalfields Weaver (6)

Performances first 28 Dec 1863, previous 1 Jan 1864, next 4 Jan 1864

2) Leah (80)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 1 Jan 1864, next 4 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (7)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 1 Jan 1864, next 4 Jan 1864


4 Jan 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
4 Jan 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Spitalfields Weaver (7)

Performances first 28 Dec 1863, previous 2 Jan 1864, next 5 Jan 1864

Cast as reference cast (28 Dec 1863)

BUT Darville: William H. Eburne
Dawson: Robert Romer

2) Leah (81)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 2 Jan 1864, next 5 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (8)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 2 Jan 1864, next 5 Jan 1864


5 Jan 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
4 Jan 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Spitalfields Weaver (8)

Performances first 28 Dec 1863, previous 4 Jan 1864, next 6 Jan 1864

Cast as reference cast (28 Dec 1863)

BUT Darville: William H. Eburne
Dawson: Robert Romer

2) Leah (82)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 4 Jan 1864, next 6 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (9)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 4 Jan 1864, next 6 Jan 1864


6 Jan 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
4 Jan 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Spitalfields Weaver (9)

Performances first 28 Dec 1863, previous 5 Jan 1864, next 7 Jan 1864

Cast as reference cast (28 Dec 1863)

BUT Darville: William H. Eburne
Dawson: Robert Romer

2) Leah (83)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 5 Jan 1864, next 7 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (10)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 5 Jan 1864, next 7 Jan 1864


7 Jan 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
4 Jan 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Spitalfields Weaver (10)

Performances first 28 Dec 1863, previous 6 Jan 1864, next 8 Jan 1864

Cast as reference cast (28 Dec 1863)

BUT Darville: William H. Eburne
Dawson: Robert Romer

2) Leah (84)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 6 Jan 1864, next 8 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (11)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 6 Jan 1864, next 8 Jan 1864


8 Jan 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
4 Jan 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Spitalfields Weaver (11)

Performances first 28 Dec 1863, previous 7 Jan 1864, next 9 Jan 1864

Cast as reference cast (28 Dec 1863)

BUT Darville: William H. Eburne
Dawson: Robert Romer

2) Leah (85)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 7 Jan 1864, next 9 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (12)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 7 Jan 1864, next 9 Jan 1864


9 Jan 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
4 Jan 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Spitalfields Weaver (12)

Performances first 28 Dec 1863, previous 8 Jan 1864

Cast as reference cast (28 Dec 1863)

BUT Darville: William H. Eburne
Dawson: Robert Romer

2) Leah (86)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 8 Jan 1864, next 11 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (13)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 8 Jan 1864, next 11 Jan 1864


11 Jan 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
11 Jan 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Mother and Child Are Doing Well (1)

AU: [John M. Morton]

Performances first 11 Jan 1864, next 12 Jan 1864

Genre (farce) Adelphi screaming farce

First Night Cast

Mr. Snugsby: C[harles] H. Stephenson; Lieut. O'Scupper: Paul J. Bedford; Mr. Felix Fluffy: J[ohn] L. Toole; Maxwell: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Mungo: [James] Paulo; negress: Le Barr; Miss Penelope Snugsby: Mrs. [H.] Lewis; Emily: Miss A. Seaman

Reference Cast

Mr. Snugsby: Charles H.
   Stephenson

Lieut. O'Scupper: Paul J.
   Bedford

Mr. Felix Fluffy: John L. Toole
Maxwell: William H. Eburne
Mungo: James Paulo
negress: Le Barr
Miss Penelope Snugsby: Mrs. H.
   Lewis

Emily: Miss A. Seaman

2) Leah (87)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 9 Jan 1864, next 12 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (14)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 9 Jan 1864, next 12 Jan 1864


12 Jan 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
11 Jan 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Mother and Child Are Doing Well (2)

Performances first 11 Jan 1864, previous 11 Jan 1864, next 13 Jan 1864

2) Leah (88)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 11 Jan 1864, next 13 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (15)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 11 Jan 1864, next 13 Jan 1864


13 Jan 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
11 Jan 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Mother and Child Are Doing Well (3)

Performances first 11 Jan 1864, previous 12 Jan 1864, next 14 Jan 1864

2) Leah (89)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 12 Jan 1864, next 14 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (16)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 12 Jan 1864, next 14 Jan 1864


14 Jan 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
11 Jan 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Mother and Child Are Doing Well (4)

Performances first 11 Jan 1864, previous 13 Jan 1864, next 15 Jan 1864

2) Leah (90)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 13 Jan 1864, next 15 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (17)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 13 Jan 1864, next 15 Jan 1864


15 Jan 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
11 Jan 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Mother and Child Are Doing Well (5)

Performances first 11 Jan 1864, previous 14 Jan 1864, next 16 Jan 1864

2) Leah (91)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 14 Jan 1864, next 16 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (18)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 14 Jan 1864, next 16 Jan 1864


16 Jan 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
11 Jan 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Mother and Child Are Doing Well (6)

Performances first 11 Jan 1864, previous 15 Jan 1864, next 18 Jan 1864

2) Leah (92)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 15 Jan 1864, next 18 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (19)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 15 Jan 1864, next 18 Jan 1864


18 Jan 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
18 Jan 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mother and Child Are Doing Well (7)

Performances first 11 Jan 1864, previous 16 Jan 1864, next 19 Jan 1864

2) Leah (93)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 16 Jan 1864, next 19 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (20)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 16 Jan 1864, next 19 Jan 1864


19 Jan 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
18 Jan 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mother and Child Are Doing Well (8)

Performances first 11 Jan 1864, previous 18 Jan 1864, next 20 Jan 1864

2) Leah (94)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 18 Jan 1864, next 20 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (21)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 18 Jan 1864, next 20 Jan 1864


20 Jan 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
18 Jan 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mother and Child Are Doing Well (9)

Performances first 11 Jan 1864, previous 19 Jan 1864, next 21 Jan 1864

2) Leah (95)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 19 Jan 1864, next 21 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (22)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 19 Jan 1864, next 21 Jan 1864


21 Jan 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
18 Jan 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mother and Child Are Doing Well (10)

Performances first 11 Jan 1864, previous 20 Jan 1864, next 22 Jan 1864

2) Leah (96)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 20 Jan 1864, next 22 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (23)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 20 Jan 1864, next 22 Jan 1864


22 Jan 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
18 Jan 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11)

Performances first 11 Jan 1864, previous 21 Jan 1864, next 23 Jan 1864

2) Leah (97)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 21 Jan 1864, next 23 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (24)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 21 Jan 1864, next 23 Jan 1864


23 Jan 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
18 Jan 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Mother and Child Are Doing Well (12)

Performances first 11 Jan 1864, previous 22 Jan 1864

2) Leah (98)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 22 Jan 1864, next 25 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (25)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 22 Jan 1864, next 25 Jan 1864


25 Jan 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
25 Jan 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (11)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 24 Dec 1863, next 26 Jan 1864

2) Leah (99)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 23 Jan 1864, next 26 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (26)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 23 Jan 1864, next 26 Jan 1864


26 Jan 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
25 Jan 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (12)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 25 Jan 1864, next 27 Jan 1864

2) Leah (100)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 25 Jan 1864, next 27 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (27)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 25 Jan 1864, next 27 Jan 1864


27 Jan 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
25 Jan 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (13)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 26 Jan 1864, next 28 Jan 1864

2) Leah (101)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 26 Jan 1864, next 28 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (28)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 26 Jan 1864, next 28 Jan 1864


28 Jan 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
25 Jan 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (14)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 27 Jan 1864, next 29 Jan 1864

2) Leah (102)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 27 Jan 1864, next 29 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (29)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 27 Jan 1864, next 29 Jan 1864


29 Jan 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
25 Jan 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (15)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 28 Jan 1864, next 30 Jan 1864

2) Leah (103)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 28 Jan 1864, next 30 Jan 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (30)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 28 Jan 1864, next 30 Jan 1864


30 Jan 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
25 Jan 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (16)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 29 Jan 1864, next 1 Feb 1864

2) Leah (104)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 29 Jan 1864, next 1 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (31)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 29 Jan 1864, next 1 Feb 1864


1 Feb 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
1 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (17)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 30 Jan 1864, next 2 Feb 1864

2) Leah (105)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 30 Jan 1864, next 2 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (32)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 30 Jan 1864, next 2 Feb 1864


2 Feb 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
1 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (18)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 1 Feb 1864, next 3 Feb 1864

2) Leah (106)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 1 Feb 1864, next 3 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (33)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 1 Feb 1864, next 3 Feb 1864


3 Feb 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
1 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (19)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 2 Feb 1864, next 4 Feb 1864

2) Leah (107)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 2 Feb 1864, next 4 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (34)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 2 Feb 1864, next 4 Feb 1864


4 Feb 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
1 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (20)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 3 Feb 1864, next 5 Feb 1864

2) Leah (108)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 3 Feb 1864, next 5 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (35)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 3 Feb 1864, next 5 Feb 1864


5 Feb 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
1 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (21)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 4 Feb 1864, next 6 Feb 1864

2) Leah (109)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 4 Feb 1864, next 6 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (36)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 4 Feb 1864, next 6 Feb 1864


6 Feb 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
1 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (22)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 5 Feb 1864, next 11 Apr 1864

2) Leah (110)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 5 Feb 1864, next 8 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (37)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 5 Feb 1864, next 8 Feb 1864


8 Feb 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
8 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (11)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 24 Dec 1863, next 9 Feb 1864

2) Leah (111)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 6 Feb 1864, next 9 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (38)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 6 Feb 1864, next 9 Feb 1864


9 Feb 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
8 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (12)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 8 Feb 1864, next 11 Feb 1864

2) Leah (112)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 8 Feb 1864, next 11 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (39)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 8 Feb 1864, next 11 Feb 1864


10 Feb 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi

DARK: Ash Wednesday


11 Feb 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
8 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (13)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 9 Feb 1864, next 12 Feb 1864

2) Leah (113)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 9 Feb 1864, next 12 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (40)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 9 Feb 1864, next 12 Feb 1864


12 Feb 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
8 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (14)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 11 Feb 1864, next 13 Feb 1864

2) Leah (114)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 11 Feb 1864, next 13 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (41)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 11 Feb 1864, next 13 Feb 1864


13 Feb 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
8 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (15)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 12 Feb 1864, next 15 Feb 1864

2) Leah (115)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 12 Feb 1864, next 15 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (42)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 12 Feb 1864, next 15 Feb 1864


15 Feb 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
15 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (16)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 13 Feb 1864, next 16 Feb 1864

2) Leah (116)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 13 Feb 1864, next 16 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (43)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 13 Feb 1864, next 16 Feb 1864


16 Feb 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
15 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (17)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 15 Feb 1864, next 17 Feb 1864

2) Leah (117)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 15 Feb 1864, next 17 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (44)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 15 Feb 1864, next 17 Feb 1864


17 Feb 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
15 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (18)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 16 Feb 1864, next 18 Feb 1864

2) Leah (118)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 16 Feb 1864, next 18 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (45)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 16 Feb 1864, next 18 Feb 1864


18 Feb 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
15 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (19)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 17 Feb 1864, next 19 Feb 1864

2) Leah (119)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 17 Feb 1864, next 19 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (46)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 17 Feb 1864, next 19 Feb 1864


19 Feb 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
15 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (20)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 18 Feb 1864, next 20 Feb 1864

2) Leah (120)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 18 Feb 1864, next 20 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (47)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 18 Feb 1864, next 20 Feb 1864


20 Feb 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
15 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (21)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 19 Feb 1864, next 22 Feb 1864

2) Leah (121)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 19 Feb 1864, next 22 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (48)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 19 Feb 1864, next 22 Feb 1864


22 Feb 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
22 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (22)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 20 Feb 1864, next 23 Feb 1864

2) Leah (122)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 20 Feb 1864, next 23 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (49)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 20 Feb 1864, next 23 Feb 1864


23 Feb 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
22 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (23)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 22 Feb 1864, next 24 Feb 1864

2) Leah (123)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 22 Feb 1864, next 24 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (50)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 22 Feb 1864, next 24 Feb 1864


24 Feb 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
22 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (24)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 23 Feb 1864, next 25 Feb 1864

2) Leah (124)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 23 Feb 1864, next 25 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (51)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 23 Feb 1864, next 25 Feb 1864


25 Feb 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
22 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (25)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 24 Feb 1864, next 26 Feb 1864

2) Leah (125)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 24 Feb 1864, next 26 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (52)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 24 Feb 1864, next 26 Feb 1864


26 Feb 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
22 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (26)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 25 Feb 1864, next 27 Feb 1864

2) Leah (126)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 25 Feb 1864, next 27 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (53)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 25 Feb 1864, next 27 Feb 1864


27 Feb 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
22 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (27)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 26 Feb 1864, next 29 Feb 1864

2) Leah (127)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 26 Feb 1864, next 29 Feb 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (54)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 26 Feb 1864, next 29 Feb 1864


29 Feb 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
29 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (28)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 27 Feb 1864, next 1 Mar 1864

2) Leah (128)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 27 Feb 1864, next 1 Mar 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (55)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 27 Feb 1864, next 1 Mar 1864


1 Mar 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
29 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (29)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 29 Feb 1864, next 2 Mar 1864

2) Leah (129)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 29 Feb 1864, next 2 Mar 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (56)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 29 Feb 1864, next 2 Mar 1864


2 Mar 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
29 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (30)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 1 Mar 1864, next 3 Mar 1864

2) Leah (130)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 1 Mar 1864, next 3 Mar 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (57)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 1 Mar 1864, next 3 Mar 1864


3 Mar 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
29 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (31)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 2 Mar 1864, next 4 Mar 1864

2) Leah (131)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 2 Mar 1864, next 4 Mar 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (58)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 2 Mar 1864, next 4 Mar 1864


4 Mar 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
29 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (32)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 3 Mar 1864, next 5 Mar 1864

2) Leah (132)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 3 Mar 1864, next 5 Mar 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (59)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 3 Mar 1864, next 5 Mar 1864


5 Mar 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
29 Feb 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (33)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 4 Mar 1864, next 7 Mar 1864

2) Leah (133)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 4 Mar 1864, next 7 Mar 1864

3) The Lady Belle Belle; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men (60)

Performances first 26 Dec 1863, previous 4 Mar 1864


7 Mar 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
7 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (34)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 5 Mar 1864, next 8 Mar 1864

2) Leah (134)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 5 Mar 1864, next 8 Mar 1864

3) The Area Belle (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: William Brough, Andrew Halliday

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, next 8 Mar 1864

Genre (farce) new and original farce

First Night Cast

Pitcher (in the police): J[ohn] L. Toole; Tosser (in the Grenadiers): Paul J. Bedford; Walker Chalks (milkman): R[obert] Romer; Mrs. Croaker (the Missus): Mrs. H. Lewis; Penelope (the Area Belle): Mrs. [Alfred] Mellon

Reference Cast

Pitcher: John L. Toole
Tosser: Paul J. Bedford
Walker Chalks: Robert Romer
Mrs. Croaker: Mrs. H. Lewis
Penelope: Mrs. Alfred Mellon

"A Norrible Tale" [E[dward] L. Blanchard], John L. Toole


8 Mar 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
7 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (35)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 7 Mar 1864, next 9 Mar 1864

2) Leah (135)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 7 Mar 1864, next 9 Mar 1864

3) The Area Belle (2)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 7 Mar 1864, next 9 Mar 1864


9 Mar 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
7 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (36)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 8 Mar 1864, next 10 Mar 1864

2) Leah (136)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 8 Mar 1864, next 10 Mar 1864

3) The Area Belle (3)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 8 Mar 1864, next 10 Mar 1864


10 Mar 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
7 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (37)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 9 Mar 1864, next 11 Mar 1864

2) Leah (137)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 9 Mar 1864, next 11 Mar 1864

3) The Area Belle (4)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 9 Mar 1864, next 11 Mar 1864


11 Mar 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
7 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (38)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 10 Mar 1864, next 12 Mar 1864

2) Leah (138)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 10 Mar 1864, next 12 Mar 1864

3) The Area Belle (5)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 10 Mar 1864, next 12 Mar 1864


12 Mar 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
7 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (39)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 11 Mar 1864, next 14 Mar 1864

2) Leah (139)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 11 Mar 1864, next 14 Mar 1864

3) The Area Belle (6)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 11 Mar 1864, next 14 Mar 1864


14 Mar 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
14 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (40)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 12 Mar 1864, next 15 Mar 1864

2) Leah (140)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 12 Mar 1864, next 15 Mar 1864

3) The Area Belle (7)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 12 Mar 1864, next 15 Mar 1864


15 Mar 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
14 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (41)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 14 Mar 1864, next 16 Mar 1864

2) Leah (141)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 14 Mar 1864, next 16 Mar 1864

3) The Area Belle (8)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 14 Mar 1864, next 16 Mar 1864


16 Mar 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
14 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (42)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 15 Mar 1864, next 17 Mar 1864

2) Leah (142)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 15 Mar 1864, next 17 Mar 1864

3) The Area Belle (9)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 15 Mar 1864, next 17 Mar 1864


17 Mar 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
14 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (43)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 16 Mar 1864, next 18 Mar 1864

2) Leah (143)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 16 Mar 1864, next 18 Mar 1864

3) The Area Belle (10)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 16 Mar 1864, next 18 Mar 1864


18 Mar 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
14 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (44)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 17 Mar 1864, next 19 Mar 1864

2) Leah (144)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 17 Mar 1864, next 19 Mar 1864

3) The Area Belle (11)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 17 Mar 1864, next 19 Mar 1864


19 Mar 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
14 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (45)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 18 Mar 1864, next 28 Mar 1864

2) Leah (145)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 18 Mar 1864, next 28 Mar 1864

3) The Area Belle (12)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 18 Mar 1864, next 21 Mar 1864


21 Mar 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
21 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Dead Heart (1)

Title Comment although Janet Pride was announced, it was delayed till 4/Jul and Dead Heart was continued until 2/Jul
AU: Watts Phillips
Au Comm "By author of Joseph Chavigny, Poor Strollers" (bill)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, next 22 Mar 1864

Genre (drama) popular drama; prol, 3 acts

First Night Cast

Count St. Valerie: [John] Billington; Abbe Latour: A[rthur] Stirling artists and students Robert Landry: Benjamin N. Webster; Jacques Legrand: Stuart; Reboul: Paul J. Bedford; Michel: W[illiam H.] Eburne; Jean: [James] Paulo; Fouchez: Jones Toupet (perruquier and coiffeur, later Brutus Toupet, "the Terror of Kings"): J[ohn L.] Toole; Jocrisse (owner of the cabaret, "Les Troi Ecus"): C. J. Smith; Baptiste Duval: Hitchenson; Martinet (officer of gendarmes): Branscombe; Catherine Duval (later the Countess St. Valerie): Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; Cerisette: Miss Kate Kelly; Arthur St. Valerie (son of the Count St. Valerie): [John] Billington; Ferbras (blacksmith): Aldridge; Keralio (crier): R[obert] Romer; Antonio (spy): H. Lewis; The Countess St. Valerie: Mrs. Alfred Mellon; Rose (Countess St. Valerie's attendant): Miss A. Seaman; woman: Mrs. Stoker

Reference Cast

Count St. Valerie: John
   Billington

Abbe Latour: Arthur Stirling
Robert Landry: Benjamin N.
   Webster

Jacques Legrand: Stuart
Reboul: Paul J. Bedford
Michel: William H. Eburne
Jean: James Paulo
Fouchez: Jones
Toupet: John L. Toole
Jocrisse: C. J. Smith
Baptiste Duval: Hitchenson
Martinet: Branscombe
Catherine Duval: Mrs. Alfred
   Mellon

Cerisette: Miss Kate Kelly
Arthur St. Valerie: John
   Billington

Ferbras: Aldridge
Keralio: Robert Romer
Antonio: H. Lewis
The Countess St. Valerie: Mrs.
   Alfred Mellon

Rose: Miss A. Seaman
woman: Mrs. Stoker

(d prol) glee: "The Night is Falling"; (d prol) song and chorus: "Gay Versailles"

(dI) revolutionary dance, with novel National effect

(dI)"taking of the Bastille"; (dII) "the duel to the death"; (dIII) "preparation for the execution"; Grand final tableau: "The Place de Greve--destiny of the Dead Heart" "So long covered with scaffolds and blood"--Jules Janin

prol [Paris, 1771] 1. the garden of the cafe de la Belle jardiniere; 2. Cabaret of the Troi Ecus; 3. house of Baptiste Duval; I [The Bastille, 1789] I,i ante-chamber in the Hotel St. Valerie; I,ii saloon in the Hotel St. Valerie; I,iii street near the Palais Royal; I,iv the Cafe Jocrisse; II [1794] II,i prison of the Conciergerie; II,ii Robert Landry's apartment in the Conciergerie; III [the guillotine] III,i the Hotel de Ville; III,ii the guillotine and the Tree &of Liberty; III,iii interior of the Conciergerie

2) The Area Belle (13)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 19 Mar 1864, next 22 Mar 1864


22 Mar 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
21 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Dead Heart (2)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 21 Mar 1864, next 23 Mar 1864

2) The Area Belle (14)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 21 Mar 1864, next 23 Mar 1864


23 Mar 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
21 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Dead Heart (3)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 22 Mar 1864, next 26 Mar 1864

2) The Area Belle (15)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 22 Mar 1864, next 24 Mar 1864


24 Mar 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
24 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

Special Performance Benefit: John W. Anson

1) The Woman Hater (1)

AU: William B. Bernard

Performances first 24 Mar 1864

Genre (comedy) petite comedy

First Night Cast

Baron Ravenspurg: Benjamin N. Webster; Frederick: [John] Billington; Stork: R[obert] Romer; servant: Le Barr; Leila Blumenthal: Miss Henrietta Simms; Anne (nurse): Miss Wright; child: Miss Conran

Reference Cast

Baron Ravenspurg: Benjamin N.
   Webster

Frederick: John Billington
Stork: Robert Romer
servant: Le Barr
Leila Blumenthal: Miss Henrietta
   Simms

Anne: Miss Wright
child: Miss Conran

2) The Bonnie Fish Wife (1)

AU: Charles Selby

Performances first 24 Mar 1864

Genre (farce) popular farce

First Night Cast

Sir Hicory Heartycheer (steady old gentleman): C[harles] H. Stephenson; Mr. Wildoates Heartycheer (his son, a flighty young gentleman): [John] Billington; Gaiters (valet to Mr. Wildoates, a cool gentleman): J[ohn] Clarke; Miss Thistledown (romantic young lady): Miss M[artha] Oliver; Maggy Macfarlane (Newhaven fishwife): Miss M[artha] Oliver

Reference Cast

Sir Hicory Heartycheer: Charles
   H. Stephenson

Mr. Wildoates Heartycheer: John
   Billington

Gaiters: John Clarke
Miss Thistledown: Miss Martha
   Oliver

Maggy Macfarlane: Miss Martha
   Oliver


"Love's Sweet Summer", Miss Martha Oliver; "Caller Herrin'", Miss Martha Oliver

3) A Scene in the Life of an Unprotected Female (1)

AU: [Joseph S. Coyne]

Performances first 24 Mar 1864

Genre (farce) very laughable farce

First Night Cast

Nicodemus Crisp: C. J. Smith; Tom Temple: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Polly Crisp: Miss Polly Marshall

Reference Cast

Nicodemus Crisp: C. J. Smith
Tom Temple: William H. Eburne
Polly Crisp: Miss Polly
   Marshall

4) The Area Belle (16)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 23 Mar 1864, next 26 Mar 1864


25 Mar 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi

DARK: Good Friday


26 Mar 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
21 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Dead Heart (4)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 23 Mar 1864, next 13 Jun 1864

2) The Area Belle (17)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 24 Mar 1864, next 28 Mar 1864


28 Mar 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
28 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (46)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 19 Mar 1864, next 29 Mar 1864

2) Leah (146)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 19 Mar 1864, next 29 Mar 1864

3) The Area Belle (18)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 26 Mar 1864, next 29 Mar 1864


29 Mar 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
28 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (47)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 28 Mar 1864, next 30 Mar 1864

2) Leah (147)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 28 Mar 1864, next 30 Mar 1864

3) The Area Belle (19)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 28 Mar 1864, next 30 Mar 1864


30 Mar 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
28 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (48)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 29 Mar 1864, next 31 Mar 1864

2) Leah (148)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 29 Mar 1864, next 31 Mar 1864

3) The Area Belle (20)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 29 Mar 1864, next 31 Mar 1864


31 Mar 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
28 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (49)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 30 Mar 1864, next 1 Apr 1864

2) Leah (149)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 30 Mar 1864, next 1 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (21)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 30 Mar 1864, next 1 Apr 1864


1 Apr 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
28 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (50)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 31 Mar 1864, next 2 Apr 1864

2) Leah (150)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 31 Mar 1864, next 2 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (22)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 31 Mar 1864, next 2 Apr 1864


2 Apr 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
28 Mar 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (51)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 1 Apr 1864, next 4 Apr 1864

2) Leah (151)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 1 Apr 1864, next 4 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (23)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 1 Apr 1864, next 4 Apr 1864


4 Apr 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
4 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (52)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 2 Apr 1864, next 5 Apr 1864

2) Leah (152)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 2 Apr 1864, next 5 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (24)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 2 Apr 1864, next 5 Apr 1864


5 Apr 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
4 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (53)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 4 Apr 1864, next 6 Apr 1864

2) Leah (153)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 4 Apr 1864, next 6 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (25)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 4 Apr 1864, next 6 Apr 1864


6 Apr 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
4 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (54)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 5 Apr 1864, next 7 Apr 1864

2) Leah (154)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 5 Apr 1864, next 7 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (26)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 5 Apr 1864, next 7 Apr 1864


7 Apr 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
4 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (55)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 6 Apr 1864, next 8 Apr 1864

2) Leah (155)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 6 Apr 1864, next 8 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (27)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 6 Apr 1864, next 8 Apr 1864


8 Apr 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
4 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (56)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 7 Apr 1864, next 9 Apr 1864

2) Leah (156)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 7 Apr 1864, next 9 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (28)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 7 Apr 1864, next 9 Apr 1864


9 Apr 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
4 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) The Pretty Horsebreaker (57)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 8 Apr 1864

2) Leah (157)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 8 Apr 1864, next 11 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (29)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 8 Apr 1864, next 11 Apr 1864


11 Apr 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
11 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (23)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 6 Feb 1864, next 12 Apr 1864

2) Leah (158)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 9 Apr 1864, next 12 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (30)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 9 Apr 1864, next 12 Apr 1864


12 Apr 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
11 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (24)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 11 Apr 1864, next 13 Apr 1864

2) Leah (159)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 11 Apr 1864, next 13 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (31)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 11 Apr 1864, next 13 Apr 1864


13 Apr 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
11 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (25)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 12 Apr 1864, next 14 Apr 1864

2) Leah (160)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 12 Apr 1864, next 14 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (32)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 12 Apr 1864, next 14 Apr 1864


14 Apr 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
11 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (26)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 13 Apr 1864, next 15 Apr 1864

2) Leah (161)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 13 Apr 1864, next 15 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (33)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 13 Apr 1864, next 15 Apr 1864


15 Apr 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
11 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (27)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 14 Apr 1864, next 16 Apr 1864

2) Leah (162)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 14 Apr 1864, next 16 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (34)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 14 Apr 1864, next 16 Apr 1864


16 Apr 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
11 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (28)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 15 Apr 1864, next 18 Apr 1864

2) Leah (163)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 15 Apr 1864, next 18 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (35)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 15 Apr 1864, next 18 Apr 1864


18 Apr 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
18 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (29)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 16 Apr 1864, next 19 Apr 1864

2) Leah (164)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 16 Apr 1864, next 19 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (36)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 16 Apr 1864, next 19 Apr 1864


19 Apr 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
18 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (30)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 18 Apr 1864, next 20 Apr 1864

2) Leah (165)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 18 Apr 1864, next 20 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (37)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 18 Apr 1864, next 20 Apr 1864


20 Apr 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
18 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (31)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 19 Apr 1864, next 21 Apr 1864

2) Leah (166)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 19 Apr 1864, next 21 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (38)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 19 Apr 1864, next 21 Apr 1864


21 Apr 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
18 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (32)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 20 Apr 1864, next 22 Apr 1864

2) Leah (167)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 20 Apr 1864, next 22 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (39)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 20 Apr 1864, next 22 Apr 1864


22 Apr 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
18 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Ici On Parle Francais (33)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 21 Apr 1864, next 2 Aug 1864

2) Leah (168)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 21 Apr 1864, next 23 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (40)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 21 Apr 1864, next 23 Apr 1864


23 Apr 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
23 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

Special Performance Commemoration: Shakespeare Tercentenary

1) Leah (169)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 22 Apr 1864, next 25 Apr 1864

2) Shakspeare's House (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever; includes diorama showing characters and scenes from Shakespeare's plays
AU: [Joseph S. Coyne]

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, next 25 Apr 1864

Genre (sketch) apropos sketch

First Night Cast

Shakspeare: R. Phillips; Chopkins: J[ohn] L. Toole; Grimshaw: C. J. Smith; Tiffin: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Francis: A[rthur] W. Powell; Mrs. Jarrait: Mrs. H. Lewis; Spirit of 1864: Miss A. Seaman

Reference Cast

Shakspeare: R. Phillips
Chopkins: John L. Toole
Grimshaw: C. J. Smith
Tiffin: William H. Eburne
Francis: Arthur W. Powell
Mrs. Jarrait: Mrs. H. Lewis
Spirit of 1864: Miss A. Seaman

DES, EXE: Messrs. Danson and Sons 1."The Grand Diorama: tragedies, allegorical and comedies illustrated"; 2. exterior and interior of Shakspeare's house, Stratford-on-Avon (Wilson, Thompson)

3) The Area Belle (41)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 22 Apr 1864, next 25 Apr 1864


25 Apr 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
25 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Shakspeare's House (2)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 23 Apr 1864, next 26 Apr 1864

2) Leah (170)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 23 Apr 1864, next 26 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (42)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 23 Apr 1864, next 26 Apr 1864


26 Apr 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
25 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Shakspeare's House (3)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 25 Apr 1864, next 27 Apr 1864

2) Leah (171)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 25 Apr 1864, next 27 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (43)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 25 Apr 1864, next 27 Apr 1864


27 Apr 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
25 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Shakspeare's House (4)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 26 Apr 1864, next 28 Apr 1864

2) Leah (172)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 26 Apr 1864, next 28 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (44)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 26 Apr 1864, next 28 Apr 1864


28 Apr 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
25 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Shakspeare's House (5)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 27 Apr 1864, next 29 Apr 1864

2) Leah (173)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 27 Apr 1864, next 29 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (45)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 27 Apr 1864, next 29 Apr 1864


29 Apr 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
25 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Shakspeare's House (6)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 28 Apr 1864, next 30 Apr 1864

2) Leah (174)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 28 Apr 1864, next 30 Apr 1864

3) The Area Belle (46)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 28 Apr 1864, next 30 Apr 1864


30 Apr 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
25 Apr 1864
playbill
London Theatre Museum

1) Shakspeare's House (7)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 29 Apr 1864, next 2 May 1864

2) Leah (175)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 29 Apr 1864, next 2 May 1864

3) The Area Belle (47)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 29 Apr 1864, next 2 May 1864


2 May 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
2 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (8)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 30 Apr 1864, next 3 May 1864

2) Leah (176)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 30 Apr 1864, next 3 May 1864

3) The Area Belle (48)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 30 Apr 1864, next 3 May 1864


3 May 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
2 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (9)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 2 May 1864, next 4 May 1864

2) Leah (177)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 2 May 1864, next 4 May 1864

3) The Area Belle (49)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 2 May 1864, next 4 May 1864


4 May 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
2 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (10)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 3 May 1864, next 5 May 1864

2) Leah (178)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 3 May 1864, next 5 May 1864

3) The Area Belle (50)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 3 May 1864, next 5 May 1864


5 May 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
2 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (11)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 4 May 1864, next 6 May 1864

2) Leah (179)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 4 May 1864, next 6 May 1864

3) The Area Belle (51)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 4 May 1864, next 6 May 1864


6 May 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
2 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (12)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 5 May 1864, next 7 May 1864

2) Leah (180)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 5 May 1864, next 7 May 1864

3) The Area Belle (52)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 5 May 1864, next 7 May 1864


7 May 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
2 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (13)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 6 May 1864, next 9 May 1864

2) Leah (181)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 6 May 1864, next 9 May 1864

3) The Area Belle (53)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 6 May 1864, next 9 May 1864


9 May 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
9 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (14)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 7 May 1864, next 10 May 1864

2) Leah (182)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 7 May 1864, next 10 May 1864

3) The Area Belle (54)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 7 May 1864, next 10 May 1864


10 May 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
9 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (15)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 9 May 1864, next 11 May 1864

2) Leah (183)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 9 May 1864, next 11 May 1864

3) The Area Belle (55)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 9 May 1864, next 11 May 1864


11 May 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
9 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (16)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 10 May 1864, next 12 May 1864

2) Leah (184)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 10 May 1864, next 12 May 1864

3) The Area Belle (56)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 10 May 1864, next 12 May 1864


12 May 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
9 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (17)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 11 May 1864, next 13 May 1864

2) Leah (185)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 11 May 1864, next 13 May 1864

3) The Area Belle (57)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 11 May 1864, next 13 May 1864


13 May 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
9 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (18)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 12 May 1864, next 14 May 1864

2) Leah (186)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 12 May 1864, next 14 May 1864

3) The Area Belle (58)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 12 May 1864, next 14 May 1864


14 May 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
9 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (19)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 13 May 1864, next 16 May 1864

2) Leah (187)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 13 May 1864, next 16 May 1864

3) The Area Belle (59)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 13 May 1864, next 16 May 1864


16 May 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
16 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (20)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 14 May 1864, next 17 May 1864

2) Leah (188)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 14 May 1864, next 17 May 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (60)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 14 May 1864, next 17 May 1864


17 May 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
16 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (21)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 16 May 1864, next 18 May 1864

2) Leah (189)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 16 May 1864, next 18 May 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (61)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 16 May 1864, next 18 May 1864


18 May 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
16 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (22)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 17 May 1864, next 19 May 1864

2) Leah (190)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 17 May 1864, next 19 May 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (62)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 17 May 1864, next 19 May 1864


19 May 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
16 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (23)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 18 May 1864, next 20 May 1864

2) Leah (191)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 18 May 1864, next 20 May 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (63)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 18 May 1864, next 20 May 1864


20 May 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
16 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (24)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 19 May 1864, next 21 May 1864

2) Leah (192)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 19 May 1864, next 21 May 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (64)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 19 May 1864, next 21 May 1864


21 May 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
16 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (25)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 20 May 1864, next 23 May 1864

2) Leah (193)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 20 May 1864, next 23 May 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (65)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 20 May 1864, next 23 May 1864


23 May 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
23 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (26)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 21 May 1864, next 24 May 1864

2) Leah (194)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 21 May 1864, next 24 May 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (66)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 21 May 1864, next 24 May 1864


24 May 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
23 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (27)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 23 May 1864, next 25 May 1864

2) Leah (195)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 23 May 1864, next 25 May 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (67)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 23 May 1864, next 25 May 1864


25 May 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
23 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (28)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 24 May 1864, next 26 May 1864

2) Leah (196)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 24 May 1864, next 26 May 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (68)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 24 May 1864, next 26 May 1864


26 May 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
23 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (29)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 25 May 1864, next 27 May 1864

2) Leah (197)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 25 May 1864, next 27 May 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (69)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 25 May 1864, next 27 May 1864


27 May 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
23 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (30)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 26 May 1864, next 28 May 1864

2) Leah (198)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 26 May 1864, next 28 May 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (70)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 26 May 1864, next 28 May 1864


28 May 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
23 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (31)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 27 May 1864, next 30 May 1864

2) Leah (199)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 27 May 1864, next 30 May 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (71)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 27 May 1864, next 30 May 1864


30 May 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
30 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (32)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 28 May 1864, next 31 May 1864

2) Leah (200)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 28 May 1864, next 31 May 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (72)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 28 May 1864, next 31 May 1864


31 May 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
30 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (33)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 30 May 1864, next 1 Jun 1864

2) Leah (201)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 30 May 1864, next 1 Jun 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (73)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 30 May 1864, next 1 Jun 1864


1 Jun 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
30 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (34)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 31 May 1864, next 2 Jun 1864

2) Leah (202)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 31 May 1864, next 2 Jun 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (74)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 31 May 1864, next 2 Jun 1864


2 Jun 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
30 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (35)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 1 Jun 1864, next 3 Jun 1864

2) Leah (203)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 1 Jun 1864, next 3 Jun 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (75)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 1 Jun 1864, next 3 Jun 1864


3 Jun 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
30 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (36)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 2 Jun 1864, next 4 Jun 1864

2) Leah (204)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 2 Jun 1864, next 4 Jun 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (76)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 2 Jun 1864, next 4 Jun 1864


4 Jun 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
30 May 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (37)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 3 Jun 1864, next 6 Jun 1864

2) Leah (205)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 3 Jun 1864, next 6 Jun 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (77)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 3 Jun 1864, next 6 Jun 1864


6 Jun 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
6 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (38)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 4 Jun 1864, next 7 Jun 1864

2) Leah (206)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 4 Jun 1864, next 7 Jun 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (78)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 4 Jun 1864, next 7 Jun 1864


7 Jun 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
6 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (39)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 6 Jun 1864, next 8 Jun 1864

2) Leah (207)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 6 Jun 1864, next 8 Jun 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (79)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 6 Jun 1864, next 8 Jun 1864


8 Jun 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
6 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (40)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 7 Jun 1864, next 9 Jun 1864

2) Leah (208)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 7 Jun 1864, next 9 Jun 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (80)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 7 Jun 1864, next 9 Jun 1864


9 Jun 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
6 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (41)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 8 Jun 1864, next 10 Jun 1864

2) Leah (209)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 8 Jun 1864, next 10 Jun 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (81)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 8 Jun 1864, next 10 Jun 1864


10 Jun 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
6 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (42)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 9 Jun 1864, next 11 Jun 1864

2) Leah (210)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 9 Jun 1864, next 11 Jun 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (82)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 9 Jun 1864, next 11 Jun 1864


11 Jun 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
6 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (43)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 10 Jun 1864, next 20 Jun 1864

2) Leah (211)

Performances first 1 Oct 1863, previous 10 Jun 1864

Cast as reference cast (1 Oct 1863)

BUT Madelena: Mrs. John
  Billington

Sarah: Miss Farrell

3) The Area Belle (83)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 10 Jun 1864, next 13 Jun 1864


13 Jun 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
13 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Dead Heart (5)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 26 Mar 1864, next 14 Jun 1864

2) The Area Belle (84)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 11 Jun 1864, next 14 Jun 1864


14 Jun 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
13 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Dead Heart (6)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 13 Jun 1864, next 15 Jun 1864

2) The Area Belle (85)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 13 Jun 1864, next 15 Jun 1864


15 Jun 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
13 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Dead Heart (7)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 14 Jun 1864, next 16 Jun 1864

2) The Area Belle (86)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 14 Jun 1864, next 16 Jun 1864


16 Jun 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
13 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Dead Heart (8)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 15 Jun 1864, next 17 Jun 1864

2) The Area Belle (87)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 15 Jun 1864, next 17 Jun 1864


17 Jun 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
13 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Dead Heart (9)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 16 Jun 1864, next 18 Jun 1864

2) The Area Belle (88)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 16 Jun 1864, next 18 Jun 1864


18 Jun 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
13 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Dead Heart (10)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 17 Jun 1864, next 20 Jun 1864

2) The Area Belle (89)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 17 Jun 1864, next 20 Jun 1864


20 Jun 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
20 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (44)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 11 Jun 1864, next 21 Jun 1864

2) The Dead Heart (11)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 18 Jun 1864, next 21 Jun 1864

3) The Area Belle (90)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 18 Jun 1864, next 21 Jun 1864


21 Jun 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
20 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (45)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 20 Jun 1864, next 22 Jun 1864

2) The Dead Heart (12)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 20 Jun 1864, next 22 Jun 1864

3) The Area Belle (91)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 20 Jun 1864, next 22 Jun 1864


22 Jun 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
20 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (46)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 21 Jun 1864, next 23 Jun 1864

2) The Dead Heart (13)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 21 Jun 1864, next 23 Jun 1864

3) The Area Belle (92)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 21 Jun 1864, next 23 Jun 1864


23 Jun 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
20 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (47)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 22 Jun 1864, next 24 Jun 1864

2) The Dead Heart (14)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 22 Jun 1864, next 24 Jun 1864

3) The Area Belle (93)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 22 Jun 1864, next 24 Jun 1864


24 Jun 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
20 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (48)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 23 Jun 1864, next 25 Jun 1864

2) The Dead Heart (15)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 23 Jun 1864, next 25 Jun 1864

3) The Area Belle (94)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 23 Jun 1864, next 25 Jun 1864


25 Jun 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
20 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (49)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 24 Jun 1864, next 27 Jun 1864

2) The Dead Heart (16)

Title Comment although both LTM and New York bills agree that Dead Heart was 2nd pc this nt, the Times advertises Flowers of the Forest.
Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 24 Jun 1864, next 27 Jun 1864

3) The Area Belle (95)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 24 Jun 1864, next 27 Jun 1864


27 Jun 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
27 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (50)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 25 Jun 1864, next 28 Jun 1864

2) The Dead Heart (17)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 25 Jun 1864, next 28 Jun 1864

3) The Area Belle (96)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 25 Jun 1864, next 28 Jun 1864


28 Jun 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
27 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (51)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 27 Jun 1864, next 29 Jun 1864

2) The Dead Heart (18)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 27 Jun 1864, next 29 Jun 1864

3) The Area Belle (97)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 27 Jun 1864, next 29 Jun 1864


29 Jun 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
27 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (52)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 28 Jun 1864, next 30 Jun 1864

2) The Dead Heart (19)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 28 Jun 1864, next 30 Jun 1864

3) The Area Belle (98)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 28 Jun 1864, next 30 Jun 1864


30 Jun 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
30 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (53)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 29 Jun 1864, next 1 Jul 1864

2) The Dead Heart (20)

Title Comment although Janet Pride was announced, it was delayed till 4/Jul and Dead Heart was continued until 2/Jul
Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 29 Jun 1864, next 1 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (99)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 29 Jun 1864, next 1 Jul 1864


1 Jul 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
30 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (54)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 30 Jun 1864, next 2 Jul 1864

2) The Dead Heart (21)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 30 Jun 1864, next 2 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (100)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 30 Jun 1864, next 2 Jul 1864


2 Jul 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
30 Jun 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (55)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 1 Jul 1864, next 4 Jul 1864

2) The Dead Heart (22)

Performances first 21 Mar 1864, previous 1 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (101)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 1 Jul 1864, next 4 Jul 1864


4 Jul 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
4 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (56)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 2 Jul 1864, next 5 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (1)

AU: [Dion L. Boucicault], COMP: [Alfred Mellon]

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, next 5 Jul 1864

Genre (drama) great Adelphi drama; prol, 3 acts

First Night Cast

Richard Pride: Benjamin N. Webster; Bernard: C[harles] H. Stephenson; Dr. Robert: C. J. Smith; Black Jack: Paul J. Bedford; sergeant: Tomlinson; corporal: Hitchenson; Jane (later Janet) Pride: Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; Sergeant Grey: R[obert] Romer; Dicky Trotter: J[ohn] L. Toole; Mr. Heriot: Stuart; Rook: W[illiam] H. Eburne; George Heriot: Branscombe; officers: [James] Paulo, Aldridge; recorder: Fletcher; counsel for the prosecution: Hepburne; clerk of arraigns: Le Barr; counsel for the defence: Harris; crier: Powell; foreman of the jury: James; Minnie Grey: Miss Seaman; Nancy: Mrs. Stoker

Cast Comment Hitchenson misspelled "Hitchinson" on bill

Reference Cast

Richard Pride: Benjamin N.
   Webster

Bernard: Charles H. Stephenson
Dr. Robert: C. J. Smith
Black Jack: Paul J. Bedford
sergeant: Tomlinson
corporal: Hitchenson
Jane Pride: Mrs. Alfred Mellon
Sergeant Grey: Robert Romer
Dicky Trotter: John L. Toole
Mr. Heriot: Stuart
Rook: William H. Eburne
George Heriot: Branscombe
officers:
   James Paulo
   Aldridge
recorder: Fletcher
counsel for the prosecution:
   Hepburne

clerk of arraigns: Le Barr
counsel for the defence: Harris
crier: Powell
foreman of the jury: James
Minnie Grey: Miss Seaman
Nancy: Mrs. Stoker

Prol (1) Paris, 1834; Prol (2) a garret in Paris; Prol (3) the foundling hospital; Prol (4) Australia, 1853; Prol (5) the bush at Murrumbidgee; I [London, 1854] I,i an attic in Greek Street; I,ii exterior of a gin palace; II the attic in Greek Street; III a court of justice

3) The Area Belle (102)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 2 Jul 1864, next 5 Jul 1864


5 Jul 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
4 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (57)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 4 Jul 1864, next 6 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (2)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 4 Jul 1864, next 6 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (103)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 4 Jul 1864, next 6 Jul 1864


6 Jul 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
4 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (58)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 5 Jul 1864, next 7 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (3)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 5 Jul 1864, next 7 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (104)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 5 Jul 1864, next 7 Jul 1864


7 Jul 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
4 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (59)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 6 Jul 1864, next 8 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (4)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 6 Jul 1864, next 8 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (105)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 6 Jul 1864, next 8 Jul 1864


8 Jul 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
4 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (60)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 7 Jul 1864, next 9 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (5)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 7 Jul 1864, next 11 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (106)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 7 Jul 1864, next 9 Jul 1864


9 Jul 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
9 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

Source Comment LTM prog shows pieces in different order than shown on the bill Special Performance Benefit: Mr. & Mrs. Alfred S. Wigan

1) Shakspeare's House (61)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 8 Jul 1864, next 11 Jul 1864

2) A Scrap of Paper (1)

Title Comment licensed as Only a Scrap of Paper
AU: [John P. Simpson]

Performances first 9 Jul 1864

Genre (comedy) favourite comedietta; 3 acts

First Night Cast

Prosper Couramont: Alfred S. Wigan; Baron de la Glaciore: R. Phillips; Brisemouche: C[harles] H. Stephenson; Anatole (his ward): [John] Billington; Baptiste: C. J. Smith; Francois: [James] Paulo; Baroness de la Glaciere: Miss Henrietta Simms; Mathilde (her sister): Miss A. Seaman; Zenobia Brisemouche: Mrs. [John] Billington; Susanne de Ruseville: Mrs. Alfred S. Wigan (her original character); Pauline: Miss Wright

Reference Cast

Prosper Couramont: Alfred S.
   Wigan

Baron de la Glaciore: R.
   Phillips

Brisemouche: Charles H.
   Stephenson

Anatole: John Billington
Baptiste: C. J. Smith
Francois: James Paulo
Baroness de la Glaciere: Miss
   Henrietta Simms

Mathilde: Miss A. Seaman
Zenobia Brisemouche: Mrs. John
   Billington

Susanne de Ruseville: Mrs.
   Alfred S. Wigan

Pauline: Miss Wright

3) The First Night (1)

AU: [Alfred S. Wigan]

Performances first 9 Jul 1864

Genre (farce) comic drama; 1 act

First Night Cast

Hon. Bertie Fitzurse: [John] Billington; Mr. Parnassus (author): R. Phillips; Mr. Wing (manager): C[harles] H. Stephenson; Mr. Vamp (prompter): C. J. Smith; George (call boy): Charles; Achille Talma Dufard (old French actor): Alfred S. Wigan; Rose Dufard: Miss Cottrell; Arabella Fotheringay: Miss Kate Kelly

Reference Cast

Hon. Bertie Fitzurse: John
   Billington

Mr. Parnassus: R. Phillips
Mr. Wing: Charles H. Stephenson
Mr. Vamp: C. J. Smith
George: Charles
Achille Talma Dufard: Alfred S.
   Wigan

Rose Dufard: Miss Cottrell
Arabella Fotheringay: Miss Kate
   Kelly


1. the actor's lodging; 2. behind the scenes during rehearsal; 3. the actor's lodgings; 4. behind the scenes during performance

4) The Area Belle (107)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 8 Jul 1864, next 11 Jul 1864


11 Jul 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
11 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (62)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 9 Jul 1864, next 12 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (6)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 8 Jul 1864, next 12 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (108)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 9 Jul 1864, next 12 Jul 1864


12 Jul 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
11 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (63)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 11 Jul 1864, next 13 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (7)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 11 Jul 1864, next 13 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (109)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 11 Jul 1864, next 13 Jul 1864


13 Jul 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
11 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (64)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 12 Jul 1864, next 14 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (8)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 12 Jul 1864, next 14 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (110)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 12 Jul 1864, next 14 Jul 1864


14 Jul 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
11 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (65)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 13 Jul 1864, next 15 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (9)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 13 Jul 1864, next 15 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (111)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 13 Jul 1864, next 15 Jul 1864


15 Jul 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
11 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (66)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 14 Jul 1864, next 16 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (10)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 14 Jul 1864, next 16 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (112)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 14 Jul 1864, next 16 Jul 1864


16 Jul 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
11 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (67)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 15 Jul 1864, next 18 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (11)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 15 Jul 1864, next 18 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (113)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 15 Jul 1864, next 18 Jul 1864


18 Jul 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
18 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (68)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 16 Jul 1864, next 19 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (12)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 16 Jul 1864, next 19 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (114)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 16 Jul 1864, next 19 Jul 1864


19 Jul 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
18 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (69)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 18 Jul 1864, next 20 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (13)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 18 Jul 1864, next 20 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (115)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 18 Jul 1864, next 20 Jul 1864


20 Jul 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
18 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (70)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 19 Jul 1864, next 21 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (14)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 19 Jul 1864, next 21 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (116)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 19 Jul 1864, next 21 Jul 1864


21 Jul 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
18 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (71)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 20 Jul 1864, next 22 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (15)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 20 Jul 1864, next 22 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (117)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 20 Jul 1864, next 22 Jul 1864


22 Jul 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
18 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (72)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 21 Jul 1864, next 23 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (16)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 21 Jul 1864, next 23 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (118)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 21 Jul 1864, next 23 Jul 1864


23 Jul 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
18 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) Shakspeare's House (73)

Performances first 23 Apr 1864, previous 22 Jul 1864

2) Janet Pride (17)

Performances first 4 Jul 1864, previous 22 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (119)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 22 Jul 1864, next 25 Jul 1864


25 Jul 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
25 Jul 1864
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 25 Jul 1864, next 26 Jul 1864

Genre (musical drama) powerful Adelphi drama; 3 acts

First Night Cast

Captain Hugh Lavrock: C. J. Smith; Alfred (his friend): J[ohn] Billington; Leybourne: Branscombe; Leyton: [James] Paulo; Mayfield: [E.] Tomlin; Cheap John (a travelling auctioneer): J[ohn] L. Toole; headborough: Hitchenson; beadle: Steagle; Gilbert: R[obert] Romer; Lady Agnes: Miss A. Seaman; Abigail: Miss Wright; Winifred: Miss Stoker Gipsies, the Italian tribe Ishmael or the wolf: Stuart; Pharos: C[harles] H. Stephenson; Cynthia: Mrs. [John] Billington the English tribe Lemuel: Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; the Kinchin: Paul J. Bedford; the Nimmer: Tomlinson; Starlight Bess: Miss Kate Kelly; Hagar (an old gipsy): Mrs. Stoker

Cast Comment Hitchenson misspelled "Hitchinson" on bill

Reference Cast

Captain Hugh Lavrock: C. J.
   Smith

Alfred: John Billington
Leybourne: Branscombe
Leyton: James Paulo
Mayfield: E. Tomlin
Cheap John: John L. Toole
headborough: Hitchenson
beadle: Steagle
Gilbert: Robert Romer
Lady Agnes: Miss A. Seaman
Abigail: Miss Wright
Winifred: Miss Stoker
Ishmael or the wolf: Stuart
Pharos: Charles H. Stephenson
Cynthia: Mrs. John Billington
Lemuel: Mrs. Alfred Mellon
the Kinchin: Paul J. Bedford
the Nimmer: Tomlinson
Starlight Bess: Miss Kate Kelly
Hagar: Mrs. Stoker

dance: "Gipsy Trio", Paul J. Bedford, Mrs. [Alfred] Mellon, Miss Kate Kelly dance in character

(dII) "sunrise and a duel"; (dIII) "the storm--the return of the tribe"; (dIi) "expiation of Cynthia"

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 a lake scene; II,iii road to a country wake; II,iv exterior of Lavrock Hall; II,v antique room in the hall; II,vi overlooking the lakes, the forest; II,vii Gipsy encampment; III,i the tent of Bess in the Chestnut grove; III,ii lobby of a court-house, a sham lawyer and his clerk; III,iii a roadside--Bess and her hoard; III,iv court lobby; III,v market place; III,vi mountain pass--the outcast gipsy; III,vii wild retreat in the mountains

2) One Touch of Nature (1)

AU: Benjamin N. Webster

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, next 26 Jul 1864

Genre (drama) comic drama

First Night Cast

Mr. William Penn Holder: Benjamin N. Webster; Mr. Beaumont Fletcher: [John] Billington; Mr. Belgrave: W[illiam] H. Eburne; Jones: C. J. Smith; Miss Constance Belmour: Miss Henrietta Simms

Reference Cast

Mr. William Penn Holder:
   Benjamin N. Webster

Mr. Beaumont Fletcher: John
   Billington

Mr. Belgrave: William H. Eburne
Jones: C. J. Smith
Miss Constance Belmour: Miss
   Henrietta Simms

3) The Area Belle (120)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 23 Jul 1864, next 26 Jul 1864


26 Jul 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
25 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (2)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 25 Jul 1864, next 27 Jul 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (2)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 25 Jul 1864, next 27 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (121)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 25 Jul 1864, next 27 Jul 1864


27 Jul 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
25 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (3)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 26 Jul 1864, next 28 Jul 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (3)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 26 Jul 1864, next 28 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (122)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 26 Jul 1864, next 28 Jul 1864


28 Jul 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
25 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (4)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 27 Jul 1864, next 29 Jul 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (4)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 27 Jul 1864, next 29 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (123)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 27 Jul 1864, next 29 Jul 1864


29 Jul 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
25 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (5)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 28 Jul 1864, next 30 Jul 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (5)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 28 Jul 1864, next 30 Jul 1864

3) The Area Belle (124)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 28 Jul 1864, next 30 Jul 1864


30 Jul 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
25 Jul 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (6)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 29 Jul 1864, next 1 Aug 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (6)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 29 Jul 1864, next 1 Aug 1864

3) The Area Belle (125)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 29 Jul 1864, next 1 Aug 1864


1 Aug 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
1 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (7)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 30 Jul 1864, next 2 Aug 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (7)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 30 Jul 1864, next 2 Aug 1864

3) The Area Belle (126)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 30 Jul 1864, next 3 Aug 1864


2 Aug 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
1 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (8)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 1 Aug 1864, next 3 Aug 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (8)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 1 Aug 1864, next 3 Aug 1864

3) Ici On Parle Francais (34)

Title Comment "By desire Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday" (bill)
Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 22 Apr 1864, next 4 Aug 1864


3 Aug 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
1 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (9)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 2 Aug 1864, next 4 Aug 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (9)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 2 Aug 1864, next 4 Aug 1864

3) The Area Belle (127)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 1 Aug 1864, next 5 Aug 1864


4 Aug 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
1 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (10)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 3 Aug 1864, next 5 Aug 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (10)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 3 Aug 1864, next 5 Aug 1864

3) Ici On Parle Francais (35)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 2 Aug 1864, next 6 Aug 1864


5 Aug 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
1 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (11)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 4 Aug 1864, next 6 Aug 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (11)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 4 Aug 1864, next 6 Aug 1864

3) The Area Belle (128)

Performances first 7 Mar 1864, previous 3 Aug 1864


6 Aug 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
1 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (12)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 5 Aug 1864, next 8 Aug 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (12)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 5 Aug 1864, next 8 Aug 1864

3) Ici On Parle Francais (36)

Performances first 14 Dec 1863, previous 4 Aug 1864


8 Aug 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
8 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (13)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 6 Aug 1864, next 9 Aug 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (13)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 6 Aug 1864, next 9 Aug 1864

3) My Wife's Maid (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: [Thomas J. Williams]
Au Comm "By the author of Ici On Parle Francais" (bill)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, next 9 Aug 1864

Genre (farce) entirely new farce

First Night Cast

Mr. Lysimachus Tootles (young man with romantic tendencies): J[ohn] L. Toole; Mr. Tootles, Senior (his father): Paul J. Bedford; Captain Crackthorpe Cruncher: R. Phillips; Master Sprouts: Miss Stoker; Mrs. Whiffleton: Mrs. H. Lewis; Lucinda (her daughter): Miss A. Seaman; Barbara Perkins (sentimental maid-servant with a firm faith in destiny): Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon

Reference Cast

Mr. Lysimachus Tootles: John L.
   Toole

Mr. Tootles, Senior: Paul J.
   Bedford

Captain Crackthorpe Cruncher: R.
   Phillips

Master Sprouts: Miss Stoker
Mrs. Whiffleton: Mrs. H. Lewis
Lucinda: Miss A. Seaman
Barbara Perkins: Mrs. Alfred
   Mellon


9 Aug 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
8 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (14)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 8 Aug 1864, next 10 Aug 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (14)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 8 Aug 1864, next 10 Aug 1864

3) My Wife's Maid (2)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 8 Aug 1864, next 10 Aug 1864


10 Aug 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
8 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (15)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 9 Aug 1864, next 11 Aug 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (15)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 9 Aug 1864, next 12 Sep 1864

3) My Wife's Maid (3)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 9 Aug 1864, next 11 Aug 1864


11 Aug 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
11 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (16)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 10 Aug 1864, next 12 Aug 1864

2) The Actors' Retreat (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: William Brough, Andrew Halliday

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, next 12 Aug 1864

Genre (extravaganza) new and original extravaganza

First Night Cast

characters in the prologue Mr. John L. Toole, tragedian: J[ohn] L. Toole; Mr. Paul J. Bedford: Paul J. Bedford; Mr. R. Phillips (stage manager): R. Phillips; Mr. C. J. Smith: C. J. Smith; Mr. Robert Romer: R[obert] Romer; Charles the call boy: "Charles The Call Boy"; Mrs. [Alfred] Mellon: Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon characters in the drama Mr. John L. Toole: J[ohn] L. Toole; Gipsy Jack: Paul J. Bedford; Gipsy King: C. J. Smith; Black Will: R[obert] Romer; Squire Harrowby: R. Phillips; Gipsy Jane: Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; farmer: [James] Paulo; bargeman: Hitchenson

Cast Comment "Characters in the epilogue as in the prologue" (bill); Hitchenson misspelled "Hitchinson" on bill

Reference Cast

Mr. John L. Toole, tragedian:
   John L. Toole

Mr. Paul J. Bedford: Paul J.
   Bedford

Mr. R. Phillips: R. Phillips
Mr. C. J. Smith: C. J. Smith
Mr. Robert Romer: Robert Romer
Charles the call boy: "Charles
   The Call Boy"

Mrs. Alfred Mellon: Mrs. Alfred
   Mellon
Mr. John L. Toole: John L.
   Toole

Gipsy Jack: Paul J. Bedford
Gipsy King: C. J. Smith
Black Will: Robert Romer
Squire Harrowby: R. Phillips
Gipsy Jane: Mrs. Alfred Mellon
farmer: James Paulo
bargeman: Hitchenson

prologue, Green Room of the Adelphi Theatre; the drama, a gipsy encampment; epilogue, scene and characters as in the prologue

3) My Wife's Maid (4)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 10 Aug 1864, next 12 Aug 1864


12 Aug 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
11 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (17)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 11 Aug 1864, next 13 Aug 1864

2) The Actors' Retreat (2)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 11 Aug 1864, next 13 Aug 1864

3) My Wife's Maid (5)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 11 Aug 1864, next 13 Aug 1864


13 Aug 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
11 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) The Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (18)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 12 Aug 1864

2) The Actors' Retreat (3)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 12 Aug 1864, next 15 Aug 1864

3) My Wife's Maid (6)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 12 Aug 1864, next 15 Aug 1864


15 Aug 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
15 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (7)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 13 Aug 1864, next 16 Aug 1864

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

AU: Tom Taylor, Charles Reade

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, next 16 Aug 1864

Genre (comedy) celebrated comedy

First Night Cast

Sir Charles Pomander: R. Phillips; Mr. Ernest Vane: [John] Billington; Colley Cibber: C. J. Smith; Quin: Paul J. Bedford; Triplet: Benjamin N. Webster; Lysimachus (his son): Miss Ellis; Mr. Snarl: Stuart; Mr. Soaper: W[illiam] H. Eburne; James Burdock: R[obert] Romer; Colander: Branscombe; Hunsdon: [James] Paulo; call boy: Le Barr; Pompey: Master Conran; Peg Woffington: Mrs. [Arthur] Stirling; Mrs. Vane: Miss Henrietta Simms; Kitty Clive: Mrs. [John] Billington; Mrs. Triplet: Mrs. Stoker; Roxalana (her child): Miss Conran; maid: Miss Wright

Reference Cast

Sir Charles Pomander: R.
   Phillips

Mr. Ernest Vane: John
   Billington

Colley Cibber: C. J. Smith
Quin: Paul J. Bedford
Triplet: Benjamin N. Webster
Lysimachus: Miss Ellis
Mr. Snarl: Stuart
Mr. Soaper: William H. Eburne
James Burdock: Robert Romer
Colander: Branscombe
Hunsdon: James Paulo
call boy: Le Barr
Pompey: Master Conran
Peg Woffington: Mrs. Arthur
   Stirling

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

Mrs. Triplet: Mrs. Stoker
Roxalana: Miss Conran
maid: Miss Wright

3) The Actors' Retreat (4)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 13 Aug 1864, next 16 Aug 1864


16 Aug 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
15 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (8)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 15 Aug 1864, next 17 Aug 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 15 Aug 1864, next 17 Aug 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (5)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 15 Aug 1864, next 17 Aug 1864


17 Aug 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
15 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (9)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 16 Aug 1864, next 18 Aug 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 16 Aug 1864, next 18 Aug 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (6)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 16 Aug 1864, next 18 Aug 1864


18 Aug 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
15 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (10)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 17 Aug 1864, next 19 Aug 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 17 Aug 1864, next 19 Aug 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (7)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 17 Aug 1864, next 19 Aug 1864


19 Aug 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
15 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (11)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 18 Aug 1864, next 20 Aug 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 18 Aug 1864, next 20 Aug 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (8)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 18 Aug 1864, next 20 Aug 1864


20 Aug 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
15 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (12)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 19 Aug 1864, next 22 Aug 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 19 Aug 1864, next 22 Aug 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (9)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 19 Aug 1864, next 22 Aug 1864


22 Aug 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
22 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (13)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 20 Aug 1864, next 23 Aug 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 20 Aug 1864, next 23 Aug 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (10)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 20 Aug 1864, next 23 Aug 1864


23 Aug 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
22 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (14)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 22 Aug 1864, next 24 Aug 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 22 Aug 1864, next 24 Aug 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (11)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 22 Aug 1864, next 24 Aug 1864


24 Aug 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
22 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (15)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 23 Aug 1864, next 25 Aug 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 23 Aug 1864, next 25 Aug 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (12)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 23 Aug 1864, next 25 Aug 1864


25 Aug 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
22 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (16)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 24 Aug 1864, next 26 Aug 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 24 Aug 1864, next 26 Aug 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (13)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 24 Aug 1864, next 26 Aug 1864


26 Aug 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
22 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (17)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 25 Aug 1864, next 27 Aug 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 25 Aug 1864, next 27 Aug 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (14)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 25 Aug 1864, next 27 Aug 1864


27 Aug 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
22 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (18)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 26 Aug 1864, next 1 Sep 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 26 Aug 1864, next 29 Aug 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (15)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 26 Aug 1864, next 29 Aug 1864


29 Aug 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
29 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Woman of Business (1)

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

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, next 30 Aug 1864

Genre (comedietta) new comedietta

First Night Cast

Mr. Henry Hall (wine merchant): [John] Billington; Simon Forecroft (country cousin): J[ohn] L. Toole; Hon. Shrimpton Smallpiece (pocket swell): Mrs. [John] Billington; Wylie (a man of business): C[harles] H. Stephenson; Arthur Tylney (clerk): H[enry] J. Montague; Annie Hall (Hall's wife): Mrs. [Arthur] Stirling; Spicer (a lady's maid): Miss Wright

Reference Cast

Mr. Henry Hall: John Billington
Simon Forecroft: John L. Toole
Hon. Shrimpton Smallpiece: Mrs.
   John Billington

Wylie: Charles H. Stephenson
Arthur Tylney: Henry J.
   Montague

Annie Hall: Mrs. Arthur
   Stirling

Spicer: Miss Wright

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 27 Aug 1864, next 30 Aug 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (16)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 27 Aug 1864, next 30 Aug 1864


30 Aug 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
29 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Woman of Business (2)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 29 Aug 1864, next 31 Aug 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 29 Aug 1864, next 31 Aug 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (17)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 29 Aug 1864, next 31 Aug 1864


31 Aug 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
29 Aug 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Woman of Business (3)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 30 Aug 1864, next 1 Sep 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 30 Aug 1864, next 5 Sep 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (18)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 30 Aug 1864, next 1 Sep 1864


1 Sep 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
1 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (19)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 27 Aug 1864, next 2 Sep 1864

2) A Woman of Business (4)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 31 Aug 1864, next 2 Sep 1864

3) The Hen and Chickens; or, A Sign of Affection (1)

Title Comment Nicoll says 1st time ever, but piece was first played 24 August 1863 at this theatre
AU: Benjamin Webster Jr.

Performances first 1 Sep 1864, next 2 Sep 1864

Genre (comedy) successful comic drama

First Night Cast

Alfred Casby: [John] Billington; Mr. Soft Sawderly: C[harles] H. Stephenson; Tom Soft Sawderly: W[illiam] H. Eburne; James: R. Phillips; Mrs. Soft Sawderly: Mrs. [Arthur] Stirling; Angelina: Miss Henrietta Simms; Prinks: Miss A. Seaman

Reference Cast

Alfred Casby: John Billington
Mr. Soft Sawderly: Charles H.
   Stephenson

Tom Soft Sawderly: William H.
   Eburne

James: R. Phillips
Mrs. Soft Sawderly: Mrs. Arthur
   Stirling

Angelina: Miss Henrietta Simms
Prinks: Miss A. Seaman

4) The Actors' Retreat (19)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 31 Aug 1864, next 2 Sep 1864


2 Sep 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
1 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (20)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 1 Sep 1864, next 3 Sep 1864

2) A Woman of Business (5)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 1 Sep 1864, next 3 Sep 1864

3) The Hen and Chickens; or, A Sign of Affection (2)

Performances first 1 Sep 1864, previous 1 Sep 1864, next 3 Sep 1864

4) The Actors' Retreat (20)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 1 Sep 1864, next 3 Sep 1864


3 Sep 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
1 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (21)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 2 Sep 1864, next 6 Sep 1864

2) A Woman of Business (6)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 2 Sep 1864, next 5 Sep 1864

3) The Hen and Chickens; or, A Sign of Affection (3)

Performances first 1 Sep 1864, previous 2 Sep 1864, next 6 Sep 1864

4) The Actors' Retreat (21)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 2 Sep 1864, next 5 Sep 1864


5 Sep 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
5 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Woman of Business (7)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 3 Sep 1864, next 6 Sep 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 31 Aug 1864, next 7 Sep 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (22)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 3 Sep 1864, next 6 Sep 1864


6 Sep 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
5 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (22)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 3 Sep 1864, next 8 Sep 1864

2) A Woman of Business (8)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 5 Sep 1864, next 7 Sep 1864

3) The Hen and Chickens; or, A Sign of Affection (4)

Performances first 1 Sep 1864, previous 3 Sep 1864, next 8 Sep 1864

4) The Actors' Retreat (23)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 5 Sep 1864, next 7 Sep 1864


7 Sep 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
5 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Woman of Business (9)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 6 Sep 1864, next 8 Sep 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 5 Sep 1864, next 9 Sep 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (24)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 6 Sep 1864, next 8 Sep 1864


8 Sep 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
5 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (23)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 6 Sep 1864, next 10 Sep 1864

2) A Woman of Business (10)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 7 Sep 1864, next 9 Sep 1864

3) The Hen and Chickens; or, A Sign of Affection (5)

Performances first 1 Sep 1864, previous 6 Sep 1864, next 10 Sep 1864

4) The Actors' Retreat (25)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 7 Sep 1864, next 9 Sep 1864


9 Sep 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
5 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Woman of Business (11)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 8 Sep 1864, next 10 Sep 1864

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

Performances first 15 Aug 1864, previous 7 Sep 1864

3) The Actors' Retreat (26)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 8 Sep 1864, next 10 Sep 1864


10 Sep 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
5 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (24)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 8 Sep 1864, next 12 Sep 1864

2) A Woman of Business (12)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 9 Sep 1864, next 12 Sep 1864

3) The Hen and Chickens; or, A Sign of Affection (6)

Performances first 1 Sep 1864, previous 8 Sep 1864

4) The Actors' Retreat (27)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 9 Sep 1864, next 12 Sep 1864


12 Sep 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
12 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (25)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 10 Sep 1864, next 13 Sep 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (16)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 10 Aug 1864, next 13 Sep 1864

3) A Woman of Business (13)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 10 Sep 1864, next 13 Sep 1864

Cast as reference cast (29 Aug 1864)

BUT Arthur Tylney: William H.
  Eburne

Annie Hall: Miss Henrietta
  Simms

4) The Actors' Retreat (28)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 10 Sep 1864, next 13 Sep 1864


13 Sep 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
12 Sep 1864
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New York Public Library

1) My Wife's Maid (26)

Performances first 8 Aug 1864, previous 12 Sep 1864

2) One Touch of Nature (17)

Performances first 25 Jul 1864, previous 12 Sep 1864

3) A Woman of Business (14)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 12 Sep 1864, next 14 Sep 1864

Cast as reference cast (29 Aug 1864)

BUT Arthur Tylney: William H.
  Eburne

Annie Hall: Miss Henrietta
  Simms

4) The Actors' Retreat (29)

Performances first 11 Aug 1864, previous 12 Sep 1864


14 Sep 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
14 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Benefit: John L. Toole

1) A Woman of Business (15)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 13 Sep 1864, next 15 Sep 1864

Cast as reference cast (29 Aug 1864)

BUT Arthur Tylney: William H.
  Eburne

Annie Hall: Miss Henrietta
  Simms

2) Stephen Digges (1)

Title Comment 1st time ever
AU: John Oxenford

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, next 15 Sep 1864

Genre (drama) entirely new drama; 2 acts

First Night Cast

Mr. Tavistock Smith: [John] Billington; Mr. Grosvenor Brown: C[harles] H. Stephenson; Middleton: R. Phillips; Stephen Digges: J[ohn] L. Toole; Nibley: C. J. Smith; Matilda Digges: Miss Henrietta Simms; Georgiana Digges: Mrs. [John] Billington; Susan Boyce: Miss A. Seaman; Betsey: Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; Mrs. Pinch: Mrs. H. Lewis; Ann Mary: Miss Wright

Reference Cast

Mr. Tavistock Smith: John
   Billington

Mr. Grosvenor Brown: Charles H.
   Stephenson

Middleton: R. Phillips
Stephen Digges: John L. Toole
Nibley: C. J. Smith
Matilda Digges: Miss Henrietta
   Simms
Georgiana Digges: Mrs. John
   Billington

Susan Boyce: Miss A. Seaman
Betsey: Mrs. Alfred Mellon
Mrs. Pinch: Mrs. H. Lewis
Ann Mary: Miss Wright

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (1)

Title Comment The title on the bill is The Babes in the Wood. The piece was performed under its full title in July 1859
AU: Henry J. Byron, COMP: [John W. Thirlwall]

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, next 15 Sep 1864

Genre (extravaganza) celebrated burlesque

First Night Cast

Sir Rowland: Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; 1st ruffian: Paul J. Bedford; 2nd ruffian: C. J. Smith; physician: R[obert] Romer; Sir Roderick: Miss Wright; Sir Rupert: Miss Taylor; Tommy: J[ohn] L. Toole; Sally: Miss Kate Kelly; Ladybird queen: Miss A. Seaman; Lady Macassar: Mrs. [John] Billington; Miss Smith (the governess): Mrs. H. Lewis

Reference Cast

Sir Rowland: Mrs. Alfred Mellon
1st ruffian: Paul J. Bedford
2nd ruffian: C. J. Smith
physician: Robert Romer
Sir Roderick: Miss Wright
Sir Rupert: Miss Taylor
Tommy: John L. Toole
Sally: Miss Kate Kelly
Ladybird queen: Miss A. Seaman
Lady Macassar: Mrs. John
   Billington

Miss Smith: Mrs. H. Lewis

15 Sep 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
15 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

Source Comment bill undated, but the count on each piece makes dating a certainty

1) A Woman of Business (16)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 14 Sep 1864, next 16 Sep 1864

Cast as reference cast (29 Aug 1864)

BUT Arthur Tylney: William H.
  Eburne

Annie Hall: Miss Henrietta
  Simms

2) Stephen Digges (2)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 14 Sep 1864, next 16 Sep 1864

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (2)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 14 Sep 1864, next 16 Sep 1864


16 Sep 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
15 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Woman of Business (17)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 15 Sep 1864, next 17 Sep 1864

Cast as reference cast (29 Aug 1864)

BUT Arthur Tylney: William H.
  Eburne

Annie Hall: Miss Henrietta
  Simms

2) Stephen Digges (3)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 15 Sep 1864, next 17 Sep 1864

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (3)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 15 Sep 1864, next 17 Sep 1864


17 Sep 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
15 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Woman of Business (18)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 16 Sep 1864, next 19 Sep 1864

Cast as reference cast (29 Aug 1864)

BUT Arthur Tylney: William H.
  Eburne

Annie Hall: Miss Henrietta
  Simms

2) Stephen Digges (4)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 16 Sep 1864, next 19 Sep 1864

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (4)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 16 Sep 1864, next 19 Sep 1864


19 Sep 1864
Mon eve
Adelphi
19 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Woman of Business (19)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 17 Sep 1864, next 20 Sep 1864

Cast as reference cast (29 Aug 1864)

BUT Arthur Tylney: William H.
  Eburne

Annie Hall: Miss Henrietta
  Simms

2) Stephen Digges (5)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 17 Sep 1864, next 20 Sep 1864

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (5)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 17 Sep 1864, next 20 Sep 1864


20 Sep 1864
Tue eve
Adelphi
19 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Woman of Business (20)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 19 Sep 1864, next 21 Sep 1864

Cast as reference cast (29 Aug 1864)

BUT Arthur Tylney: William H.
  Eburne

Annie Hall: Miss Henrietta
  Simms

2) Stephen Digges (6)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 19 Sep 1864, next 21 Sep 1864

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (6)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 19 Sep 1864, next 21 Sep 1864


21 Sep 1864
Wed eve
Adelphi
19 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Woman of Business (21)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 20 Sep 1864, next 22 Sep 1864

Cast as reference cast (29 Aug 1864)

BUT Arthur Tylney: William H.
  Eburne

Annie Hall: Miss Henrietta
  Simms

2) Stephen Digges (7)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 20 Sep 1864, next 22 Sep 1864

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (7)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 20 Sep 1864, next 22 Sep 1864


22 Sep 1864
Thu eve
Adelphi
19 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Woman of Business (22)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 21 Sep 1864, next 23 Sep 1864

Cast as reference cast (29 Aug 1864)

BUT Arthur Tylney: William H.
  Eburne

Annie Hall: Miss Henrietta
  Simms

2) Stephen Digges (8)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 21 Sep 1864, next 23 Sep 1864

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (8)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 21 Sep 1864, next 23 Sep 1864


23 Sep 1864
Fri eve
Adelphi
19 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

1) A Woman of Business (23)

Performances first 29 Aug 1864, previous 22 Sep 1864

Cast as reference cast (29 Aug 1864)

BUT Arthur Tylney: William H.
  Eburne

Annie Hall: Miss Henrietta
  Simms

2) Stephen Digges (9)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 22 Sep 1864, next 24 Sep 1864

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (9)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 22 Sep 1864, next 24 Sep 1864


24 Sep 1864
Sat eve
Adelphi
24 Sep 1864
playbill
New York Public Library

Special Performance Benefit: Benjamin N. Webster

1) Stephen Digges (10)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 23 Sep 1864

2) Who's Your Friend? or, The Queensberry Fete (1)

AU: James R. Planche

Performances first 24 Sep 1864

Genre (comic drama) celebrated comic drama

First Night Cast

Viscount Leatherhead: C[harles] H. Stephenson; Sir Felix Lovel, Bart.: [John] Billington; Giles Fairland: Benjamin N. Webster; Thomas: R[obert] Romer; Countess of Rosedale: Mrs. A[lfred] Mellon; Lady Bab Blazon: Mrs. [John] Billington; Mittens: Miss Wright

Reference Cast

Viscount Leatherhead: Charles H.
   Stephenson

Sir Felix Lovel, Bart.: John
   Billington

Giles Fairland: Benjamin N.
   Webster

Thomas: Robert Romer
Countess of Rosedale: Mrs.
   Alfred Mellon

Lady Bab Blazon: Mrs. John
   Billington

Mittens: Miss Wright

3) The Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (10)

Performances first 14 Sep 1864, previous 23 Sep 1864

Theatre Information

Theatre Royal, New Adelphi. Doors open 6:30, curtain 7:00.

Ticket prices: private boxes (for 12) 4 guineas, private boxes (for 6) 2 guineas, family boxes (for 4) 1 pound, orchestra stalls 5/-, balcony dress circle stalls 4/-, first circle stalls 3/-, pit stalls 2/-, pit 1/6d, amphitheatre stalls 1/-, gallery 6d.

Seasonal Dates

1 October 1863 - 24 September 1864 306 performances: 306 evening

Benefit (4): John W. Anson (24 Mar 1864)
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred S. Wigan (9 Jul 1864)
John L. Toole (14 Sep 1864)
Benjamin N. Webster (24 Sep 1864)
Commemoration (1): Shakespeare Tercentenary (23 Apr 1864)
Dark (3): Christmas (25 Dec 1863)
Ash Wednesday (10 Feb 1864)
Good Friday (25 Mar 1864)

Theatre Management And Functionaries

Authors/Pieces

Bayly, Thomas H. Spitalfields Weaver, The (28 Dec 1863)
Bernard, William B. Woman Hater, The (24 Mar 1864)
Boucicault, Dion L. Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864)
Brough, William Actors' Retreat, The (11 Aug 1864)
Area Belle, The (7 Mar 1864)
Pretty Horsebreaker, The (14 Dec 1863)
Buckstone, John B. Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story, The (25 Jul 1864)
Byron, Henry J. Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds, The (14 Sep 1864)
Lady Belle Belle, The (26 Dec 1863)
Coyne, Joseph S. Scene in the Life of an Unprotected Female, A (24 Mar 1864)
Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864)
Daly, Augustin Leah (1 Oct 1863)
Halliday, Andrew Actors' Retreat, The (11 Aug 1864)
Area Belle, The (7 Mar 1864)
Pretty Horsebreaker, The (14 Dec 1863)
Morton, John M. Irish Tiger, The (23 Nov 1863)
Mother and Child Are Doing Well, The (11 Jan 1864)
Oxenford, John Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864)
Phillips, Watts Dead Heart, The (21 Mar 1864)
Planche, James R. Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864)
Reade, Charles Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864)
Selby, Charles Bonnie Fish Wife, The (24 Mar 1864)
Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863)
Simpson, John P. Scrap of Paper, A (9 Jul 1864)
Taylor, Tom Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864)
Unknown Tragedy Queen, The (1 Oct 1863)
Webster, Benjamin N. One Touch of Nature (25 Jul 1864)
Webster, Benjamin, Jr. Hen and Chickens, The (1 Sep 1864)
Woman of Business, A (29 Aug 1864)
Wigan, Alfred S. First Night, The (9 Jul 1864)
Williams, Thomas J. Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863)
My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864)

Musical Composers And Arrangers

Fitzwilliam, Edward F. Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story, The (25 Jul 1864)
Mellon, Alfred Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story, The (25 Jul 1864)
Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864)
Riviere, Mons. J. Lady Belle Belle, The (26 Dec 1863)
Thirlwall, John W. Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds, The (14 Sep 1864)

Actors

Aldridge

Ferbras (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); officers (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Boisterer (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Max (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864)

Bedford, Paul J.

Mr. Paul J. Bedford (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Gipsy Jack (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Tosser (128) in Area Belle (7 Mar 1864 - 5 Aug 1864); 1st ruffian (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Reboul (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); the Kinchin (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Black Jack (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Quin (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Lieut. O'Scupper (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); Mr. Tootles, Senior (26) in My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Major Lollipop (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

Billington, John

Mr. Wildoates Heartycheer (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (24 Mar 1864); Captain Poodle (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Count St. Valerie (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Arthur St. Valerie (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Hon. Bertie Fitzurse (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864); Alfred (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Alfred Casby (6) in Hen and Chickens (1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864); Victor Dubois (36) in Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864); Rudolf (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Mr. Ernest Vane (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Mr. Beaumont Fletcher (17) in One Touch of Nature (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Anatole (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Brown (12) in Spitalfields Weaver (28 Dec 1863 - 9 Jan 1864); Mr. Tavistock Smith (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); David Standfast (63) in Tragedy Queen (1 Oct 1863 - 12 Dec 1863); Sir Felix Lovel, Bart. (1) in Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864); Frederick (1) in Woman Hater (24 Mar 1864); Mr. Henry Hall (23) in Woman of Business (29 Aug 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

Branscombe

Martinet (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Leybourne (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); George Heriot (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); postman (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Eater (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Ernest (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Colander (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864)

Charles

George (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864)

Clarke, John

Gaiters (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (24 Mar 1864); The Dowager Queen (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

Conran, Master

Pompey (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864)

Cox

gentleman devoted to thimble-rig (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

Eburne, William H.

Michel (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Tom Soft Sawderly (6) in Hen and Chickens (1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864); Rook (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Good Marksman (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Hans (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Mr. Soaper (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Maxwell (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); Mr. Belgrave (17) in One Touch of Nature (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Tom Temple (1) in Scene in the Life of an Unprotected Female (24 Mar 1864); Tiffin (73) in Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Darville (6) in Spitalfields Weaver (4 Jan 1864 - 9 Jan 1864); Dawson (6) in Spitalfields Weaver (28 Dec 1863 - 2 Jan 1864); Arthur Tylney (11) in Woman of Business (12 Sep 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

Fletcher

recorder (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

Harris

counsel for the defence (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

Hepburne

counsel for the prosecution (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

Hitchenson

bargeman (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Baptiste Duval (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); headborough (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); corporal (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Strongback (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Carl (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); footman (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

James

foreman of the jury (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

Jones

Fouchez (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864)

Le Barr

clerk of arraigns (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Swift (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Wilhelm (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); call boy (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); negress (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); servant (1) in Woman Hater (24 Mar 1864)

Lewis, H.

Antonio (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864)

Montague, Henry J.

Captain Killingly (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Sir Charles Lavender (19) in Irish Tiger (23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863); Arthur Tylney (12) in Woman of Business (29 Aug 1864 - 10 Sep 1864)

Paulo, James

farmer (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Jean (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Leyton (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); John (19) in Irish Tiger (23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863); officers (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Tippler (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Fritz (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Hunsdon (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Mungo (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); Francois (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864)

Phillips, R.

Mr. R. Phillips (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Squire Harrowby (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Mr. Parnassus (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864); James (6) in Hen and Chickens (1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864); Major Regulus Rattan (36) in Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864); Mataypa (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Father Hermann (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Sir Charles Pomander (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Captain Crackthorpe Cruncher (26) in My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Baron de la Glaciore (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Shakspeare (73) in Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Middleton (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864)

Powell

crier (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); party prone to ballad singing (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

Powell, Arthur W.

Francis (73) in Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

Romer, Robert

Mr. Robert Romer (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Black Will (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Walker Chalks (128) in Area Belle (7 Mar 1864 - 5 Aug 1864); physician (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Mr. Gayton (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Keralio (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Gilbert (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Alderman Marrowfat (19) in Irish Tiger (23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863); Sergeant Grey (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); The Dragon (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); James Burdock (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Dawson (6) in Spitalfields Weaver (4 Jan 1864 - 9 Jan 1864); Thomas (1) in Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864); Stork (1) in Woman Hater (24 Mar 1864)

Sefton, L. J.

Darville (6) in Spitalfields Weaver (28 Dec 1863 - 2 Jan 1864)

Smith, C. J.

Mr. C. J. Smith (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Gipsy King (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); 2nd ruffian (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Jocrisse (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Mr. Vamp (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864); Captain Hugh Lavrock (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Mr. Bilberry (19) in Irish Tiger (23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863); Dr. Robert (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Abram (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Colley Cibber (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Jones (17) in One Touch of Nature (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Nicodemus Crisp (1) in Scene in the Life of an Unprotected Female (24 Mar 1864); Baptiste (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Grimshaw (73) in Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Nibley (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864)

Steagle

beadle (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864)

Stephenson, Charles H.

Sir Hicory Heartycheer (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (24 Mar 1864); Mr. Wing (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864); Pharos (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Mr. Soft Sawderly (6) in Hen and Chickens (1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864); Paddy Ryan (19) in Irish Tiger (23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863); Bernard (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Count Collywobbol (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Ludwig (166) in Leah (23 Nov 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Mr. Snugsby (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); Brisemouche (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Mr. Grosvenor Brown (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Ebenezer Standfast (63) in Tragedy Queen (1 Oct 1863 - 12 Dec 1863); Viscount Leatherhead (1) in Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864); Wylie (23) in Woman of Business (29 Aug 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

Stirling, Arthur

Abbe Latour (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Nathan (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864)

Stuart

Jacques Legrand (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Ishmael or the wolf (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Mr. Heriot (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Lorenz (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Mr. Snarl (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864)

Tomlin, E.

Mayfield (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Fine Ear (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

Tomlinson

the Nimmer (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); sergeant (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

Toole, John L.

Mr. John L. Toole, tragedian (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Mr. John L. Toole (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Pitcher (128) in Area Belle (7 Mar 1864 - 5 Aug 1864); Tommy (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Toupet (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Cheap John (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Mr. Spriggins (36) in Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864); Dicky Trotter (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Mr. Felix Fluffy (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); Mr. Lysimachus Tootles (26) in My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Mr. Upton Spout (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864); Chopkins (73) in Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Simmons (12) in Spitalfields Weaver (28 Dec 1863 - 9 Jan 1864); Stephen Digges (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Simon Forecroft (23) in Woman of Business (29 Aug 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

Webster, Benjamin N.

Robert Landry (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Richard Pride (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Triplet (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Mr. William Penn Holder (17) in One Touch of Nature (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Giles Fairland (1) in Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864); Baron Ravenspurg (1) in Woman Hater (24 Mar 1864)

Wigan, Alfred S.

Achille Talma Dufard (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864); Prosper Couramont (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864)

Wood, A.

Tom Twigg (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Baron Sowercroutzensausengen (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Ludwig (45) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863)

Actresses

Bateman, Miss Kate J.

Leah (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864)

Billington, Mrs. John

Lady Macassar (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Sally Giggle (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Jessamy (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Cynthia (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Julia (36) in Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864); Madelena (24) in Leah (16 May 1864 - 11 Jun 1864); Sarah (187) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 14 May 1864); Kitty Clive (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Zenobia Brisemouche (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Adelle (12) in Spitalfields Weaver (28 Dec 1863 - 9 Jan 1864); Georgiana Digges (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Lady Bab Blazon (1) in Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864); Hon. Shrimpton Smallpiece (23) in Woman of Business (29 Aug 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

Conran, Miss

Rudolf's child (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Roxalana (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); child (1) in Woman Hater (24 Mar 1864)

Cottrell, Miss

Rose Dufard (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864)

Ellis, Miss

Lysimachus (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864)

Farrell, Miss

Sarah (24) in Leah (16 May 1864 - 11 Jun 1864)

Harris, Miss

Clementina (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

James, Miss

Syrena (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

Josephs, Miss Patti

Florida (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

Kelly, Miss Kate

Sally (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Cerisette (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Arabella Fotheringay (1) in First Night (9 Jul 1864); Starlight Bess (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Anna Maria (36) in Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864); Nancy (19) in Irish Tiger (23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863); King Courtly (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Madame Groschen (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Cherubina (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864); Bridget (63) in Tragedy Queen (1 Oct 1863 - 12 Dec 1863)

Laidlaw, Miss Louise

Princess Volante (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

Lewis, Mrs. H.

Mrs. Croaker (128) in Area Belle (7 Mar 1864 - 5 Aug 1864); Miss Smith (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Mrs. Spriggins (36) in Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864); lady addicted to fortune telling (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Miss Penelope Snugsby (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); Mrs. Whiffleton (26) in My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Lady Creamly Stilton (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864); Mrs. Jarrait (73) in Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Mrs. Pinch (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864)

Marshall, Miss Polly

Polly Crisp (1) in Scene in the Life of an Unprotected Female (24 Mar 1864)

Mellon, Mrs. Alfred

Mrs. [Alfred] Mellon (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Gipsy Jane (29) in Actors' Retreat (11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Penelope (128) in Area Belle (7 Mar 1864 - 5 Aug 1864); Sir Rowland (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Caroline Gayton (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Mr. Flip Gayton (45) in Catching an Heiress (1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863); Catherine Duval (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); The Countess St. Valerie (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Lemuel (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Jane Pride (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Belle Belle (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Barbara Perkins (26) in My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Bella Sunnyside (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864); Betsey (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Countess of Rosedale (1) in Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864)

Norman, Miss

Georgina (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

Oliver, Miss Martha

Miss Thistledown (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (24 Mar 1864); Maggy Macfarlane (1) in Bonnie Fish Wife (24 Mar 1864)

Seaman, Miss

Angelina (36) in Ici On Parle Francais (14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864); Minnie Grey (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); more than ordinarily good fairy (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Seraphina (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

Seaman, Miss A.

Ladybird queen (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Rose (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Lady Agnes (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Prinks (6) in Hen and Chickens (1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864); Miss Julia Marrowfat (19) in Irish Tiger (23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863); Rosel (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Emily (12) in Mother and Child Are Doing Well (11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864); Lucinda (26) in My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Mathilde (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Spirit of 1864 (73) in Shakspeare's House (23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Susan Boyce (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864)

Simms, Miss Henrietta

Angelina (6) in Hen and Chickens (1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864); Madelena (187) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 14 May 1864); Mrs. Vane (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Miss Constance Belmour (17) in One Touch of Nature (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Baroness de la Glaciere (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Matilda Digges (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Leila Blumenthal (1) in Woman Hater (24 Mar 1864); Annie Hall (11) in Woman of Business (12 Sep 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

Stirling, Mrs. Arthur

Mrs. Soft Sawderly (6) in Hen and Chickens (1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864); Peg Woffington (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Mrs. Bracegirdle (63) in Tragedy Queen (1 Oct 1863 - 12 Dec 1863); Annie Hall (12) in Woman of Business (29 Aug 1864 - 10 Sep 1864)

Stoker, Miss

Winifred (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); page to King Courtly (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Master Sprouts (26) in My Wife's Maid (8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864); Concertina (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

Stoker, Mrs.

woman (22) in Dead Heart (21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864); Hagar (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Nancy (17) in Janet Pride (4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864); Dame Gertrude (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); Mrs. Triplet (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864)

Taylor, Miss

Sir Rupert (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Theresa (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); lady's maid (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

Wigan, Mrs. Alfred S.

Susanne de Ruseville (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864)

Willard, Miss

Flimsietta (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

Wright, Miss

Sir Roderick (10) in Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Abigail (18) in Flowers of the Forest, a Gipsy Story (25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864); Fritterina (60) in Lady Belle Belle (26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864); Lisa (211) in Leah (1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864); maid (18) in Masks and Faces (15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864); Angelina (57) in Pretty Horsebreaker (14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864); Pauline (1) in Scrap of Paper (9 Jul 1864); Ann Mary (10) in Stephen Digges (14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864); Mittens (1) in Who's Your Friend? (24 Sep 1864); Anne (1) in Woman Hater (24 Mar 1864); Spicer (23) in Woman of Business (29 Aug 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

Musicians

Singers

Dancers

Pieces Performed And Summary Cast Lists

* Actors' Retreat, The

(extravaganza) by William Brough, Andrew Halliday (29 times, 11 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864)

Summary Cast:

* Area Belle, The

(farce) by William Brough, Andrew Halliday (128 times, 7 Mar 1864 - 5 Aug 1864)

Summary Cast:

Babes in the Wood and the Good Little Fairy-Birds, The

(extravaganza) by Henry J. Byron, John W. Thirlwall (comp) (10 times, 14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864)

Summary Cast:

Bonnie Fish Wife, The

(farce) by Charles Selby (1 time, 24 Mar 1864)

Summary Cast:

Catching an Heiress

(farce) by Charles Selby (45 times, 1 Oct 1863 - 21 Nov 1863)

Summary Cast:

Dead Heart, The

(drama, prol, 3 acts) by Watts Phillips (22 times, 21 Mar 1864 - 2 Jul 1864)

Summary Cast:

First Night, The

(farce, 1 act) by Alfred S. Wigan (1 time, 9 Jul 1864)

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, 25 Jul 1864 - 13 Aug 1864)

Summary Cast:

* Hen and Chickens, The; or, A Sign of Affection

(comedy) by Benjamin Webster Jr. (6 times, 1 Sep 1864 - 10 Sep 1864)

Summary Cast:

Ici On Parle Francais

(farce) by Thomas J. Williams (36 times, 14 Dec 1863 - 6 Aug 1864)

Summary Cast:

Irish Tiger, The

(farce) by John M. Morton (19 times, 23 Nov 1863 - 26 Dec 1863)

Summary Cast:

Janet Pride

(drama, prol, 3 acts) by Dion L. Boucicault, Alfred Mellon (comp) (17 times, 4 Jul 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

Summary Cast:

* Lady Belle Belle, The; or, Fortunio and His Seven Magic Men

(extravaganza, 5 scenes) by Henry J. Byron, Mons. J. Riviere (comp) (60 times, 26 Dec 1863 - 5 Mar 1864)

Summary Cast:

Leah

(drama, 5 acts) by Augustin Daly (211 times, 1 Oct 1863 - 11 Jun 1864)

Summary Cast:

Masks and Faces; or, Before and Behind the Curtain

(comedy) by Tom Taylor, Charles Reade (18 times, 15 Aug 1864 - 9 Sep 1864)

Summary Cast:

Mother and Child Are Doing Well, The

(farce) by John M. Morton (12 times, 11 Jan 1864 - 23 Jan 1864)

Summary Cast:

* My Wife's Maid

(farce) by Thomas J. Williams (26 times, 8 Aug 1864 - 13 Sep 1864)

Summary Cast:

One Touch of Nature

(drama) by Benjamin N. Webster (17 times, 25 Jul 1864 - 13 Sep 1864)

Summary Cast:

Pretty Horsebreaker, The

(farce) by William Brough, Andrew Halliday (57 times, 14 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1864)

Summary Cast:

Scene in the Life of an Unprotected Female, A

(farce) by Joseph S. Coyne (1 time, 24 Mar 1864)

Summary Cast:

Scrap of Paper, A

(comedy, 3 acts) by John P. Simpson (1 time, 9 Jul 1864)

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* Shakspeare's House

(sketch) by Joseph S. Coyne (73 times, 23 Apr 1864 - 23 Jul 1864)

Summary Cast:

Spitalfields Weaver, The

(farce) by Thomas H. Bayly (12 times, 28 Dec 1863 - 9 Jan 1864)

Summary Cast:

* Stephen Digges

(drama, 2 acts) by John Oxenford (10 times, 14 Sep 1864 - 24 Sep 1864)

Summary Cast:

Tragedy Queen, The

(farce) by Unknown (63 times, 1 Oct 1863 - 12 Dec 1863)

Summary Cast:

Who's Your Friend? or, The Queensberry Fete

(comic drama) by James R. Planche (1 time, 24 Sep 1864)

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Woman Hater, The

(comedy) by William B. Bernard (1 time, 24 Mar 1864)

Summary Cast:

* Woman of Business, A

(comedietta) by Benjamin Webster Jr. (23 times, 29 Aug 1864 - 23 Sep 1864)

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