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15 February 1892

Henry VIII

Location Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, UK
Plays performed Henry VIII


Date 15 February 1892
Play(s) King Henry VIII
Production Date(s) Monday February 15th 1892
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 8pm
Producer [Henry Irving]
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer J. Harker, Hawes Craven, W. Telbin
Costume Maker Auguste & Co., Mrs Nettleship, May & Co., Pratt & Sons, Henry Heath, Pocock & Co., Kennedy & Co., Thurkle & Co., Mrs Reid
Costume Designer Seymour Lucas, Mrs Comyns Carr
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D135 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Henry Irving as Wolsey, Ellen Terry as Queen Katharine and Edward Gordon Craig as Cromwell.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager: Mr HENRY IRVING. KING HENRY THE EIGHTH The Fourteenth Season of the present Management.
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THIS EVENING, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 1892, AND DURING THE WEEK, AT EIGHT O'CLOCK, Shakespeare's Play, THE FAMOUS HISTORY OF THE LIFE OF KING HENRY THE EIGHTH. King Henry VIII. ... Mr. WILLIAM TERRISS. Cardinal Wolsey ... Mr. IRVING. Cardinal Campeius ... Mr. BEAUMONT Capucius (Ambassador from Charles V.) ... Mr. TABB. Cranmer (Archbishop of Canterbury) ... Mr. ARTHUR STIRLING Duke of Norfolk ... Mr. HAVILAND. Duke of Buckingham ... MR. FORBES ROBERTSON. Duke of Suffolk ... Mr. TYARS Earl of Surrey ... Mr. CLARENCE HAGUE. Lord Chamberlain ... Mr. ALFRED BISHOP. Gardiner (afterwards Bishop of Winchester) ... Mr. LACY Lord Sands ... Mr GILBERT FARQUHAR. Sir Henry Guildford ... Mr. HARVEY Sir Thomas Lovell ... Mr. STEWART Sir Anthony Denny ... Mr. DAVIS Sir Nicholas Vaux ... Mr. BELMORE. Cromwell (Servant to Wolsey) ... Mr. GORDON CRAIG. Griffith (Gentleman-Usher to Queen Katherine) ... Mr. HOWE. Gentlemen ... Mr. JOHNSON, Mr. ARCHER Garter, King-at-Arms ... Mr. BELFORD Surveyor to Duke of Buckingham ... Mr. ACTON BOND. Brandon ... Mr. SELDON Sergeant-at-Arms ... Mr. POWELL A Messenger ... Mr. LORRISS. A Scribe ... Mr. REYNOLDS A Secretary ... Mr. CUSHING. Queen Katherine ... Miss ELLEN TERRY Anne Bullen ...Miss VIOLET VANBRUGH. An Old Lady ... Miss LE THIERE. Patience ... MRS. PAUNCEFORT. Lords, Ladies, Archbishops, Bishops, Judges, Lord Mayor and Aldermen, Barons of the Cinque Ports, Doctors of Divinity, Doctors of Law, Chaplains, Priests, Monks, Secetaries, Gentlemen, Choristers, Pursuivants, Vergers, Rowers, Tipstaves, Guards, Trumpeters, Henchmen, Torchbearers, Drummers, Fifers Macebearers, Gentlemen Ushers, Pillar-bearers, Cross-bearers, Footmen, Citizens, Soldiers, Executioner, &c., &c. Synopsis of Scenery. Act I. SCENE 1 .-London-The Palace at Bridewell - J. Harker. SCENE 2.-Outside the Palace - Hawes Craven SCENE 3.-The Council Chamber in the Palace - Hawes Craven SCENE 4.-A Courtyard - Hawes Craven SCENE 5.-A Hall in York Place - Hawes Craven Act II. SCENE 1.-The King's Stairs, Westminster - Hawes Craven SCENE 2.-An Antechamber in the Palace - Hawes Craven SCENE 3.-A Garden in the Palace - Hawes Craven SCENE 4.-A Hall in Blackfriars - Hawes Craven Act III. SCENE 1.-The Queen's Apartment - J. Harker. SCENE 2.-The Palace at Bridewell - J. Harker. Act IV. SCENE 1.-A Street in Westminster - W.Telbin. SCENE 2.-Kimbolton - W.Telbin. Act V. Greenwich-Church of the Grey Friars - Hawes Craven --- The Overture, Entr'actes, and Incidental Music have been composed expressly for the Play by MR. EDWARD GERMAN. Musical Director-Mr. MEREDITH BALL. Chorus-Master-:Mr. TABB. Organist-Mr. BARCLAY JONES. The Trio, "Orpheus with his Lute," sung by Misses KATE LEWIS, LANCASTER, & MINNIE ROBERTSON. --- The Costumes, &c., from Designs by Mr. SEYMOUR LUCAS, A.R.A., and also by Mrs. COMYNS CARR, executed by Messrs. AUGUSTE ET CIE., Mrs. NETTLESHIP, Messrs. MAY & Co., T. PRATT & SONS, HENRY HEATH, G. POCOCK & Co., KENNEDY & Co., THURKLE & Co., and Mrs. REID. Perruquier, Mr. Fox. Appointments by Mr. ARNOTT. Machinist, Mr. FILLERY. --- The Intervals between the Acts are :-After Act I., 10 minutes; after Act II., 12 minutes; after Act III., 10 minutes; after Act IV., 6 minutes --- Stage Manager - Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY. Acting Manager - Mr. BRAM STOKER. --- THE BILL OF THE PLAY IS IN EVERY PART OF THE HOUSE 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, or especial satisfaction, to refer to the Acting Manager. --- Doors open At 7.30, Performance commences at 8. Carriages at 10.45. --- This Theatre is lighted by Electricity, supplied by The Electricity Supply Corporation, Limited. --- Opera Glasses can be had on Hire from the Cloak-room Attendants, One Shilling each --- Private Boxes, £2 2s. to £4 4s.; Stalls, 10s 6d.; Dress Circle, 7s.; Upper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.6d.; Pit, 2s. 6d.; Gallery, 1s. --- Box Office open 10 till 5, under the direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST, of whom seats can be booked Four Weeks in advance, also by Letter. --- NO FEES OF ANY KIND.
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