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16 June 1887

The Merchant of Venice (etc.)

Location Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, UK
Plays performed The Merchant of Venice; Henry VIII


Date 16 June 1887
Play(s) Henry VIII; The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) Thursday June 16th 1887
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 1.30pm
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Conductor F. Cellier
Document ID ET-D91 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes A grand complimentary benefit (prior to her first provincial tour) to Miss Amy Rosell (Mrs Arthur Dacre). Note enclosed: 'Mr Santley absent due to a serious cold'.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. A GRAND COMPLIMENTARY BENEFIT (Prior to her First Provincial Tour) to Miss AMY ROSELLE (Mrs. ARTHUR DACRE), Mr HENRY IRVING having generously granted the use of the Theatre.

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On THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 16th, 1887, The Performance will commence at 1.30 with the First Act of LORD LYTTON'S Comedy, MONEY. Sir John Vesey: Mr. CHARLES COLLETTE. Evelyn, Mr H.B.CONWAY. Sir Frederick Blount, Mr. H. BEERBOHM TREE. Graves, Mr. DAVID JAMES. Stout, Mr. EDWARD BIGHTON. Lord Glassmore, Mr. JOHN CLAYTON. Sharp, Mr. JOHN MACLEAN. Servants, Mr. W. HERBERT and Mr. BEAUCHAMP. Clara Douglas, Miss MARION TERRY. Georgina, Miss CARLOTTA ADDISON. Lady Franklin, Mrs. JOHN WOOD. (Produced under the Stage Management of Mr. EDWARD HASTINGS.) -- SKETCH: Mr. GEORGE GROSSMITH. --- Scene (Queen KATHERINE'S Death) from: KING HENRY VIII. Queen Katherine of Arragon: Miss GENEVIEVE WARD. (Her First Appearance since her Tour round the World) Patience: Mrs. PAUNCEFORT. Griffith: Miss F.M.PAGET. Capucius (Spanish Ambassador): Mr. HAMILTON J.KNIGHT. Messenger: Mr. J.MARTIN HARVEY. --- The Trial Scene from THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Shylock, Mr HENRY IRVING. Duke of Venice, Mr. H. HOWE. Antonio: Mr. WENMAN. Bassanio, Mr. G.ALEXANDER. Salanio, Mr. HAVILAND. Salarino, Mr HARBURY. Gratiano, Mr. GLENNEY. Clerk of the Court, Mr. CALVERT. Nerissa, Miss MATTHEWS. Portia, Miss ELLEN TERRY. --- Reciation: Lord Tennyson's "Rizpah": Miss AMY ROSELLE. --- The Famous Farce, ICI ON PARLE FRANCAIS. Mr. Spriggins, Mr. J.L.TOOLE. Mons. Victor Dubois, Mr. ARTHUR CECIL. Major Rattan, Mr. LIONEL BROUGH. Mrs. Spriggins, Miss EMILY THORNE. Angelina, Miss MARIE LINDEN. Mrs. Rattan, Miss KATE RORKE. Anna Maria, Miss ELIZA JOHNSTONE. --- To Conclude with TRIAL BY JURY. Written by W.S.GILBERT. Composed by ARTHUR SULLIVAN. Conductor Mr F.CELLIER. The Defendant, Mr HENRY BRACY. The Learned Judge, Mr. RUTLAND BARRINGTON. Counsel for the Plaintiff, Mr. RICHARD TEMPLE. Usher, Mr. RUDOLPH LEWIS. The Plaintiff, Miss GERALDINE ULMAR. Jury: - Messrs. Mr. ARTHUR ROBERTS (Associate), GEORGE BARRETT, HARRY KEMBLE, HARRY NICHOLLS, JULIAN CROSS, E.W. GARDEN, ROBERT PATEMAN, W.BLAKELEY, GEORGE GIDDENS, FRED THORNE, T.P.HAYNES, EGBERT ROBERTS, HERBERT WARING. Bridesmaids: Mesdames MARY MOORE, WINIFRED EMERY, MILLWARD, ANNIE HUGHES, CISSY GRAHAME, GRACE HUNTLEY, VIOLET VANBRUGH, HELEN FORSYTHE, MABEL MILLET, ANNIE ROSE, LAURA LINDEN. The body of the Court will be filled by some leading Actors and Actresses of the London Stage. --- The whole of the Artistes have generously given their valuable services by kind permission of their respective Managers. --- Stage Manager - Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY. Acting Manager - Mr. BRAM STOKER. Hon. Treasurer, Mr. EDWARD LEDGER. Hon. Secs., Messrs. BRANDON THOMAS and MAURICE DE VERNEY.

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NOTICE. --- Mr. SANTLEY deeply regrets his absence at Miss AMY ROSELLE'S Benefit, being unable to sing owing to a most serious cold.

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