1900 - 1909Other Shakespeare performances
26-31 October 1903

Much Ado About Nothing (etc.)

Location Theatre Royal, Paragon Street, Hull, UK
Plays performed Much Ado About Nothing; The Merchant of Venice


Date 26-31 October 1903 [15]
Play(s) Much Ado About Nothing; The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) 26 October 1903 to 31 October 1903
Venue Theatre Royal
Venue address Paragon Street, Hull
Time of performance 2pm 7.30pm
Producer Edward Gordon Craig
Stage Manager Fred Boustead
Scene Designer Edward Gordon Craig
Music Director Archibald Joyce
Document ID ET-D281 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Ellen Terry as Beatrice; Edith Craig as Margaret; Matheson Lang as Benedick.
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Theatre Royal, Hull. Paragon St. Sole Lessee Wm. Morton. Theatre Royal. Also Owner The New Alexandra Theatre Chaplotte St. Hull. The Alexandra see Page 5 for this week's attraction. Nat. Telephone "Theatre Royal 457" "Alexandra 841". The advantage of direct purchase. Messrs. Gallaher, Ltd., buy their Tobacco Leaf direct from the growers. The latter save brokers' commission by this, and are therefore glad to treat Messrs. Gallaher, Ltd., as favoured customers, to give them the choicest parcels of leave. The fine flavour and natural aroma that all notice who smoke. Gold Plate Cigarettes 10 for 3d is thus accounted for. Double the price could not buy better quality. Support Gallaher. Ltd., the Independent Firm.

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