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27 April 1883

Much Ado About Nothing

Location Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, UK
Plays performed Much Ado About Nothing


Date 27 April 1883
Play(s) Much Ado About Nothing
Production Date(s) Friday April 27th 1883
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 8pm
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, W. Cuthbert and William Telbin
Costume Designer Mrs Reid, Auguste & Co.
Choreographer M. Dewinne
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D49 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Announcing the last 28 nights before the tour of America; 183rd performance.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. --- THE LAST 28 NIGHTS OF MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING --- Mr. IRVING, in accordance with his promise to produce in succession each of the Plays in which the Lyceum Company will appear in America, begs to announce the LAST NIGHTS of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and the last appearances of Mr. Irving, Miss Ellen Terry, and the Lyceum Company previous to their absence of ten months from London. 183rd PERFORMANCE.

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THIS EVENING, FRIDAY APRIL 27th 1883, AT EIGHT O'CLOCK, WILL BE PRESENTED Shakespeare's Comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING The Scenery by HAWES CRAVEN, W. CUTHBERT and WILLIAM TELBIN. and WILLIAM TELBIN. The Overture and Incidental Music composed and arranged by the Musical Director Mr. MEREDITH BALL. Hymn, "Pardon Goddess of the Night," by the Rev. Canon DUNCOMBE. "Sigh no more, Ladies," STEVENS. The Costumes by Mrs. REID and AUGUSTE et Cie. The Dances Arranged hy M. DEWINNE. Machinist, Mr. KNIGHT. Appointments, Tapestries, &c., by Mr. ARNOTT. Benedick (A Young Lord of Padua): Mr HENRY IRVING. Don Pedro: (Prince of Arragon): Mr. W.TERRISS. Don John (His Bastard Brother): Mr. C.GLENNY. Claudio (A Young Lord of Florence): Mr. FORBES-ROBERTSON Leonato: (Governor of Messina): Mr. FERNANDEZ Antonio : (His Brother): MR. H.HOWE. Balthazar (Attendant on Don Pedro): Mr J.ROBERTSON Borachio, Conrade (Followers of Don John): Mr. F.TYARS, Mr. HUDSON Friar Francis : Mr. MEAD Dogberry, Verges (Two City Officers): Mr. S.JOHNSON, Mr. STANISLAUS CALHAEM. Seacol, Oatcake (Watchmen): Mr. ARCHER, Mr. HARBURY. A Sexton: Mr. CARTER. A Messenger: Mr. HAVILAND A Boy: Miss K.BROWN. Hero (Daughter to Leonate): Miss MILLWARD. Margaret, Ursula (Gentlewomen atending on Hero): Miss. HARWOOD, Miss L.PAYNE. AND Beatrice (Niece to Leonato): Miss ELLEN TERRY. Ladies, Gentlemen, Maskers, Pages, Attendants, Musicians, Guards, Watchmen, Soldiers, Servants &c. &c. SCENE-MESSINA. Synopsis of Scenery ACT I. SCENE. LEONATO'S HOUSE - HAWES CRAVEN ACT II. SCENE 1. BEFORE LEONATO'S HOUSE - HAWES CRAVEN SCENE 2. HALL IN LEONATO'S HOUSE - W.CUTHBERT ACT III. SCENE 1. BEFORE LEONATO'S HOUSE - HAWES CRAVEN SCENE 2. LEONATO'S GARDEN (Evening) - HAWES CRAVEN SCENE 3. LEONATO'S GARDEN (Morning) - HAWES CRAVEN SCENE 4. THE CEDAR WALK - HAWES CRAVEN SCENE 5. A STREET - HAWES CRAVEN ACT IV SCENE. INSIDE OF A CHURCH - W.TELBIN. ACT V. SCENE 1. A PRISON - W.CUTHBERT SCENE 2. LEONATO'S GARDEN - HAWES CRAVEN SCENE 3. THE MONUMENT OF LEONATO - W.TELBIN. SCENE 4. HALL IN LEONATO'S HOUSE - HAWES CRAVEN The intervals after each Act are- 1st Act, 6 minutes; 2nd Act, 8 minutes; 3rd act, 15 minutes; 4th Act, 10 minutes. Programme of Music: Pot-pourri: "Much Ado About Nothing": J. Meredith Ball. Danse des Bohémiens: "Le Tasse": Benjamin Godard. Valse: "Much Ado About Nothing": J. Meredith Ball. March: "La Reine de Saba": Gounod. Selection: "Carmen" Bizet. Stage Manager - Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY. [written on spine]: This Bill is free of charge, and attendants in any part of the Theatre accepting the slightest fee will be instantly dismissed.

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LAST TWO MORNING PERFORMANCES OF MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING SATURDAY, MAY 19th. SATURDAY, MAY 26th. Doors Open at half-past One. Commence at Two. --- THE BELLS. "THE BELLS" will be performed on Three Evenings only, SATURDAYS, MAY 12th, 19th, and 26th. Mathias: Mr HENRY IRVING. --- THE LYON'S MAIL. "THE LYON'S MAIL" will be performed for thirty-five nights, COMMENCING on JUNE 2nd. --- HAMLET Will be played for two nights, followed by CHARLES I. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. LOUIS XI EUGENE ARAM. AND THE BELLE'S STRATAGEM. Each of which will also be played for two nights, the Season terminating on Saturday, July 28th. --- The Bill of the play is supplied without charge. No Fees of any kind are permitted, and Mr. IRVING trusts that in his endeavour to carry out this arrangement, he may rely on the co-operation of the Public, who are requested, should there be any cause of complaints, to refer to the Acting Manager --- DOORS OPEN AT 7.30, PERFORMANCE COMMENCES AT 8. --- NO FEES OF ANY KIND. --- Acting Manager - Mr. BRAM STOKER. --- Stalls, 10s.; Dress Circle, 6s.; Upper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.6d.; Pit, 2s.; Gallery, 1s. Private Boxes, £2 12s.to £4 4s. --- Box Office open 10 till 5, under tbe direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST, of whom Seats can be booked One Month in advance, also by Letter or Telegram. --- W.S.Johnson, -Nassau Steam Press, 60, St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, W.C.

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