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26-30 September 1904

Much Ado About Nothing

Location Grand Theatre, Boscombe, Bournemouth, UK
Plays performed Much Ado About Nothing

Programme, two copies

Date 26 September 1904
Play(s) Much Ado About Nothing
Production Date(s) 26 September 1904 to 30 September 1904
Venue Grand Theatre
Venue address Boscombe
Time of performance 8pm
Producer Edward Gordon Craig
Stage Manager Charles La Trobe
Scene Designer Edward Gordon Craig
Music Director Christopher Wilson
Document ID ET-D429 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Ellen Terry as Beatrice and Matheson Lang as Benedick.
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Sole Proprietors of the well-known whisky brands - Bobbie Scott & King Robert. Robert Scott & Co., Wine and Spirit Merchants, 114, Old Christchurch Road. Sole Agents for Messrs. J.W.Rogers & Co., Brewers Bristol. Coals. Coals. Good Kitchen Coal at 21/- per ton. 1/- per ton less for orders of 5 tons or over. Best Coals of other qualities always in stock at lowest current prices. Price list on application. G.T. Walley, Coal Merchant. Latimer Road, Winton, Bournemouth. Te.. No. 771. [empty box] TO LET. PROGRAMME MONDAY, September 26th, for Six Nights at 8, and MATINEE WEDNESDAY, at 2.30. First Visit to Boscombe of Greatest Actress MISS ELLEN TERRY AND HER COMPANY. Monday, Sept. 26th, Tuesday, Sept. 27th, and Friday, Sept. 30th. SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Designed and Produced under the direction of Mr. Edward Gordon Craig. --- Don Pedro (Prince of Arragon): Mr. Charles Thursby Don John (His Bastard Brother): Mr. T.A. Shannon Claudio (A Young Lord of Florence): Mr. E.Harcourt Williams Benedick (A Young Lord of Padua): Mr. Matheson Lang Leonato (Governor of Messina): Mr. George Fitzgerald Antonio (His Brother): Mr. J.S. Hamilton Balthazar (Attendant on Don Pedro): Mr Penderel Price Borachio, Conrade (Followers of Don John): Mr. Alfred Bucklaw, Mr. Eustace Le Grand Dogberry,Verges (Two City Officers): Mr. JOhn Willes, Mr. Tom Paulton Friar Francis: Mr. Halliwell Hobbes A Sexton: Mr. Paul Burnand A Boy: Miss Phyllis Carr Oatcake: Mr. Goodwin Nock Seacole: Mr. Charles a. Staite Watchman: Mr. James Cazenove 2nd Watchman: Mr. George Herbert Messenber: Mr. Leonard Craske Hero: Miss Hutin Britton Margaret: Miss Edith King Ursula: Miss Penelope Wheeler Beatrice: Miss Ellen Terry --- Act 1-Scene: Leonato's House Act 2-Scenes 1, 2 and 3: Leonato's Garden, Scene 4: A Street Act 3-Scene A Church Act 4-Scene 1: A Prison, Scene 2: Leonato's Garden, Scene 3: Monument of Leonato, Scene 4: Leonato's Garden. General Manager (for Miss Ellen Terry) Mr. Alfred Courtenay Acting Manager: Mr. Thomas J. Courtly Advance Representative: Mr. G. Aubrey Hall Stage manager: Mr. Charles La Trobe Musical Director: Mr. Christopher Wilson --- Programme of Music Overture "Poet and Peasant" - Suppe Two Pieces - Matt Three Dances "Henry VIII" German Entr'acte "L'Extase" - Thome Intermezzo "Forget-Me-Not" - Macbeth Entr'acte "Alla Stella Confidente" - Robandi Serenata - Mascagni Conductor Mr. W. Hannan. --- The arrangements for the Electric Lighting of this Theatre are under the direction of Messrs. Bacon & Curtis, Ltd. Bournemouth. --- For the Best laundry work and for prompt delivery employ The Bournemouth Steam Laundry. Good family laundry work specialy studied. We never fail in our deliveries. Apply-The manageress, The Bournemouth Steam Laundry, LIttledown Road, Tel. No.89. --- TO LET. For particulars apply to Rowland Stewart, Manager, Theatre Royal.
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[15 empty ad boxes containing] TO LET. British & best. Caley's Milk Chocolate. Can be obtained at this Theatre.
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Edith Craig directed many nativity plays.

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