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25 July 1891

Much Ado About Nothing

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


Date 25 July 1891
Play(s) Much Ado About Nothing
Production Date(s) Saturday July 25th 1891
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 8.15pm
Producer [Henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, W. Cuthbert, William Telbin
Costume Designer Auguste & Co., L. & H. Nathan, Mrs Reid, Mrs Nettleship
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D131a Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Ellen Terry as Beatrice and Henry Irving as Benedick. Annual benefit for Ellen Terry; music composed by Meredith Ball; last night of 13th season. Edward Gordon Craig as a messenger, name marked in cast list. Autumn tour dates and venues.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr Henry Irving. Much Ado About Nothing July 25, 1891, Annual Benefit of Miss ELLEN TERRY. To-night concludes the Thirteenth Season of the present Management.

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Saturday, July 25, 1891, AT 8.15 O'CLOCK, A REPRODUCTION OF SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY OF Much Ado About Nothing --- The Scenery by HAWES CRAVEN, W.CUTHBERT AND WILLIAM TELBIN. The Overture and Incidental Music composed and arranged by Mr. MEREDITH BALL. Hymn, "Pardon Goddess of the Night," by the Rev. Canon DUNCOMBE. "Sigh no more,Ladies," STEVENS. Dresses by AUGUSTE et Cie, L. AND H. NATHAN, Mrs REID, and MRS. NETTLESHIP. Machinist, Mr. FILLERY. Appointments by Mr. ARNOTT. --- Benedick: Mr IRVING. Don Pedro: Mr. MACKLIN. Don John: Mr. HAVILAND. Claudio: Mr. TERRISS. Leonato: Mr. WENMAN. Antonio : MR. HOWE. Balthazar (with Song): Mr J.ROBERTSON Borachio: Mr. TYARS Conrade : Mr. HARVEY Friar Francis : Mr. ALFRED BISHOP. Dogberry: Mr. MACKINTOSH Verges: Mr. DAVIES Seacol: Mr. ARCHER Oatcake: Mr. LORRISS A Sexton: Mr. REYNOLDS. A Messenger: Mr. GORDON CRAIG. A Boy: Mss HOLLAND Hero: Miss ANNIE IRISH Margaret: MISS KATE PHILLIPS Ursula: Miss COLERIDGE AND Beatrice: Miss ELLEN TERRY. Ladies, Gentlemen, Maskers, Pages, Attendants, Musicians, Guards, Watchmen, Soldiers, Servants &c. &c. SCENE-MESSINA. --- The intervals after each Act are: Act I., Six Minutes; Act II., No interval; Act III., Fifteen Minutes; Act IV., Ten Minutes. --- Programme of Music: The Overture and Three ENTR'ACTES by Mr. MEREDITH BALL. ROMANZ "Der Fischer" - Hollander. --- AUTUMN TOUR OF Mr. HENRY IRVING Miss ELLEN TERRY AND THE LYCEUM COMPANY. September 7 to 19 - GRAND THEATRE, Islington September 21 to 26 - PRINCE'S THEATRE, Bristol September 28 to October 3 - PRINCE OF WALES' THEATRE, Birmingham October 5 to 17 - COURT THEATRE, Liverpool. October 19 to 24 - GRAND THEATRE, Leeds October 26 to 31 - THEATRE ROYAL, Newcastle-on-Tyne November 2 to 7 - THEATRE ROYAL, Glasgow November 9 to 21 - LYCEUM THEATRE, Edinburgh November 23 to 28 - THEATRE ROYAL, Glasgow November 30 to December 12 - THEATRE ROYAL, Manchester

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Stage Manager - Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY. Musical Director - Mr MEREDITH BALL. Acting Manager - Mr. BRAM STOKER. --- Mr. AUGUSTIN DALY will commence his Season at this Theatre EARLY IN SEPTEMBER. --- The Bill of the Play is in every part of the House supplied without charge. Any cause of complaint should be at once referred to the Acting Manager. --- NO FEES OF ANY KIND. Opera Glasses can be had on Hire from the Cloak-room Attendants, One Shilling each, in all parts of the House. NOVELLO, LONDON.

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