1904Ellen Terry provincial tour
5-10 September 1904

Much Ado About Nothing (etc.)

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

Programmes

1. Programme

Date 5 September 1904
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice; Much Ado About Nothing
Production Date(s) 5 September 1904 to 10 September 1904
Venue Theatre Royal
Venue address Plymouth
Producer Edward Gordon Craig
Stage Manager Charles La Trobe
Scene Designer Edward Gordon Craig
Costume Maker Ailsa Craig [Edith Craig]
Music Director Christopher Wilson, Charles Victor
Document ID ET-D304 Original record
Held by The British Library

2. Programme

Date 1904
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice; Much Ado About Nothing
Production Date(s) Monday September 5th 1904 to Saturday September 10th 1904
Venue Theatre Royal
Venue address Plymouth
Stage Manager Charles La Trobe
Costume Maker Ailsa Craig
Music Director Christopher Wilson
Document ID ET-D304a Original record
Held by The British Library
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Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Lessee & Manager, Mr. C. F. Williams.
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Swiss & Co., the Army & Navy Stationers. Carefully Selected Stock of High Class Leather Goods. Depot for all Naval and Military Official and other Publications. Specialities in Stationery. Embossing in gold & colors. Only Address: Swiss & Co., 111 and 112 Fore Street, (opposite the G.P.P) Devonport. Telephone NO., Devonport 43. Booking office Theatre Royal. The Western Morning News. The Leading West of England Daily. The Western Weekly News. Published on Fridays and Saturdays has the largest circulation of any Weekly Paper in the West of England. The Naval & Military Record. Price 2d. and Royal Dockyards' Gazette. [Price 2d.] The only weekly Service Newspaper (as distinct from a Review) with correspondence in all the Royal Dockyards, Navy and Army Centres, and on all the Foreign Stations. Published by the Western Morning News Co., Limited. Secretary and Manager – Ernest Croft. Chief Office – 31 George St, Plymouth, London & Private Wire Office – 7, Fleet Street, E.C., Branch Offices – Devonport, Exeter, Truro, &c. Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Lessee & Manager – Mr. C. F. Williams. Acting Manager – Mr. J. Langdon Lee. Musical Director – Mr. Charles Victor. Monday, September 5th, 1904, for six nights and Saturday Matinee. First Visit to Plymouth of England's Greatest Actress – Miss Ellen Terry and her Company. (For Miss Ellen Terry) General Manager – Mr. Alfred Courtenay, Acting Manager – Mr. Thomas, J. Courtly, Stage Manager – Mr. Charles La Trobe, Advance Representative - Mr. G. Aubrey Hall, Musical Director – Mr. Christopher Wilson. Swiss & Co., Printers, Fore Street, Devonport. Ladies' & Gentlemen's Tailor, 34 Old Town Street, Corner of Saltash Street, Plymouth. S. Chivers (20 Years with John Adams, George Street) Tweed and Yachting Costumes from 63/- Fancy Linen Costumes from 48/- fit and style a "Speciality".
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Monday, Sept. 5th, Tuesday, Sept. 6th and Saturday Matinee, Sept. 10th Shakespeare's Comedy The Merchant of Venice. Dresses by Miss Ailsa Craig. Duke of Venice – Mr. J. S. Hamilton, Prince of Morocco (Suitor to Portia) – Mr. George Fitzgerald, Antonio (a Merchant of Venice) Mr Charles Thursby, Bassanio ( his Friend, suitor to Portia) – Mr. Matheson Lang, Friends to Antonia and Bassanio – Gratiano – Mr E. Harcourt Williams, Salarino – Mr. Eustace Le Grand, Solanio – Mr. Halliwell Hobbs, Lorenza in love with Jessica - Mr T. A. Shannon, Shylock (a Jew) M. Alfred Bucklaw, Tubal (a Jew, his friend) – Mr. Charles Whittle, Launcelot (a Clown, Servant to Shylock and afterwards Servant to Bassanio) – Mr. John Willes, Old Gobbo (Father to Launcelot) Mr. Leonard Craske, Servants to Portia – Balthazar – Mr. Paul Burnand, Stephano – Mr. Penderel Price, Nerissa (Waiting Maid to Portia) Miss Audrey Campbell, Jessica (Daughter of Shylock) – Miss Hutin Britton, Portia (a Rich Heiress) Miss Ellen Terry. Manificoes of Venice, Officers of the Court of Justice, Gaolers, Servants to Portia, and Other Attendants. Act 1 – Venice. Act 2, Scenes 1 and 3 – Venice. Scenes 2 and 4 – A Street in Venice. Act 3. Scenes 1 and 3 – Portia's House, Belmont. Scenes 2 and 4 – A Street in Venice. Scene 5 – Portia's House, Belmont. Act 4 – A Court of Justice, Venice. Act 5 – The Garden, Belmont. There will be no interval between Acts 1 and 2. Mortimer Bros., High-Class Ladies! Don't throw away your old Corsets. They can be cleaned and repaired at a small cost by sending them to address on other side. Any pattern copied estimates given [turn over. Verges (Officers) – Mr. Charles Whittle, 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 Cazinove, 2nd Watchman – Mr. George Herbert, Messenger – 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 & 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. Fry's High Class chocolates, (In Fancy Boxes 3d. to 10/6,) and Milk Chocolate on sale at the refreshment bars.
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Monday, Sept, 5th, Tuesday, Sept 6th and Saturday Matinee, Sept, 10th. Shakespeare's Comedy. Madame Florence St. Claire, French Corsetiere, 3 Market Place, (under Corn Exchange) Plymouth. Specialities: shoulder braces for growing children, spinal weakness &c., and corsets which will reduce the stoutest figure. Tubal (a Jew, his friend) – Mr. Charles Whittle, Launcelot (a Clown, Servant to Shylock and afterwards Servant to Bassanio) – Mr. John Willes, Old Gobbo (Father to Launcelot) Mr. Leonard Craske, Servants to Portia – Balthazar – Mr. Paul Burnand, Stephano – Mr. Penderel Price, Nerissa (Waiting Maid to Portia) Miss Audrey Campbell, Jessica (Daughter of Shylock) – Miss Hutin Britton, Portia (a Rich Heiress) Miss Ellen Terry. Manificoes of Venice, Officers of the Court of Justice, Gaolers, Servants to Portia, and Other Attendants. Act 1 – Venice. Act 2, Scenes 1 and 3 – Venice. Scenes 2 and 4 – A Street in Venice. Act 3. Scenes 1 and 3 – Portia's House, Belmont. Scenes 2 and 4 – A Street in Venice. Scene 5 – Portia's House, Belmont. Act 4 – A Court of Justice, Venice. Act 5 – The Garden, Belmont. There will be no interval between Acts 1 and 2. Mortimer Bros., High-Class Dyers and Cleaners. Coburg Street, Plymouth. Telephone No. 189. Branch office and enquiry offices – 3 Old Town Street, Plymouth, 71, Mutely Plain, Plymouth, and 82 Fore Street, Devonport. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Sept. 7th, 8th and 9th. Shakespeare's Comedy Much Ado About Nothing Designed and produced under the direction of Mr. Edward Gordon Craig. Don Pedro (Prince of Aragon) – 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, Followers of Don John, Borachio Mr. Alfred Bucklaw, Conrade – Mr. Eustace Le Grand, Two City Officers, Dogberry – Mr. John Willes, Verges (Officers) – Mr. Charles Whittle, 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 Cazinove, 2nd Watchman – Mr. George Herbert, Messenger – 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 & 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. Fry's High Class chocolates, (In Fancy Boxes 3d. to 10/6,) and Milk Chocolate on sale at the refreshment bars.
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Artisitic and Durable Furniture. Comfortable Homes are provided by the London Furnishing Co. Plymouth. Easy Payment System (combined with free life insurance) Without disturbing capital. Call or Write for illustrated Catalogue. C. W. Blundell & Co., Wine and Spirit Merchants, 30 Westwell Street, Plymouth. Specially recommended – Craig Alan Highland Whisky, Guaranteed 8 years old. 40. Per Dozen, Nett Cash. Bass & Gunness, in Bottle, 2s. per Dozen. As supplied at Theatre Bars. Saturday Evening, September 10th, for this night only. The Good Hope. An English Version of Heijerman's Play, "Op Hoop Van Zegan." By Christopher St. John. A Tale of the Sea. Kniertje (a Fisherman's Widow) – Miss Ellen Terry, Her sons Geert – Mr. Matheson Lang, Barend – Mr. E Harcourt Williams, Joe (her Niece) – Miss Hutin Britton, Cobus (her Brother, a Pensioner) – Mr. Leonard Craske, Dantje (another Pensioner) – Mr. Charles Whittle, Clemens Bos (a Smack Owner) – Mr. George Fitzgerald. Mathilde (his Wife) – Miss Edith King, Clementine (his Daughter) – Miss Isabel Roland, Simon (a Shipwright) – Mr. John Willes, Marietje (his Daughter) – Miss Audrey Campbell, Mees (engaged to Marietje) –Mr. Halliwell Hobbes, Kaps (confidential Clerk) –Mr. J. T. Shannon, Saart (a Fishermen's Widow) – Miss Ailsa Craig, Trunus (a Fishermen's Widow) - Miss Penelope Wheeler, Jelle (a Begger) – Mr. Charles A. Staite, First Harbour Policeman – Mr. Goodwin Nock, Second Harbour Policeman – Mr. Paul Burnard. The Action of the Play takes place in a Dutch Fishing Village. Time - The Present. Acts 1, 2 and 3 – Kniertje's Cottage. Act 4 – Bos' Office.
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J. R. Williams Art Florist, 198 Union Street, Telephone 0899. The Nurseries, Compton. Telephone 6761. Floral Designs are our Speciality and our display was awarded First Prize and Certificate of Merit in Open Competition at this season's hrysanthemum Show. Best possible value, from 5/- to £3 3s. Established 1814 as supplied to Royalty. Randall's never failing Skin Disease Ointment. For all kinds of Bad Legs, Wounds, Pimples, Sores &c. Sold in boxes, 7½d. & 13½d each. Randall's Celebrated Golden Plaster. For all kinds of Corns, Black-heads, Sprains, Gatherings, &c. 34 Ebrington Street, Plymouth. A Beautiful Complexion is possessed by every Lady who uses Special Sulphur Skin Lotion. 1/- per bottle, by post 1/3. It instantly allays all Redness and Roughness, making the Skin Beautiful, Soft and Smooth. Prepared only by the Plymouth Co-operative Drug Co., 20 Cornwall Street, Plymouth and 65 Mutley Plain. Telephone 0974. Swiss & Co., High-Class Stationers, Printers and Bookbinders 111 & 112 Fore Street, (opposite G.P.O) Devonport. Printers and Publishers of this Programme to whom all Applications for Advertisement Spaces should be made. Go to Craig's for music of every description. "Hiawatha" for the Piano – 2d. "Hiawatha" for the Mandolin – 2d. Compare our prices before purchasing elsewhere. Craig's Music Warehouse, (Near Palace Theatre) Manor Street, Plymouth. The Theatre Royal Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Charles Victor will play the following Selections of Music during the evening. Overture "Mirella" – Gounod, Ballet "Dance of the Houris" – Ponchiello, Selection "Tannhauser" – R. Wagner, Ballet "Excelsior" – Marenco. God Save the King. Insist on having "Cornubia Biscuits" don't be persuaded to have nay others. The Cornubia Co. were awarded a Gold Medal Diploma at the recent Exhibition at the Drill Hall. You can eat ‘em but you cannot beat ‘em. Our Ginger Fairings are unsurpassed. Can be obtained of all respectable grocers.
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Sold at the Bars of this Theatre. Denniford's to be obtained at all leading Clubs, Hotels, Chemists and Restaurants. Soda Water, &c. These waters are supplied to the Royal Family. Russell St., Plymouth. Prices: Boxes £2 2s. 0d to 15/-; Dress Circle 5/-; Orchestra Stalls 5/-; Stalls 2/6, early door, 3/-; Upper Circle 2/0, early door. 2/6; Pitt; 1/6, early door, 2/-; Gallery, 6d, early door, 1/-. Seats in Circle and Orchestra Stalls may now be booked at the Theatre Royal from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..; and Swiss & Co., Stationers, Fore Street, Devonport, (Telephone Devonport 43), from 10 to 4 daily, Wednesdays, 10 to 12. Notices. Ladies are respectfully informed that Hats and Bonnets are not allowed in Private Boxes, Orchestra Stalls, or Dress Circle. Opera Glasses may be hired from the attendants for 6d. Monday September 12th, 1904, Mr. George Dance's Principal Company with "A Country Girl." Box Plan now open as above. For baby carriages in the latest styles, toy mail carts, W. Johnston Wheeler and Wilson's sewing machines, Bradbury's Bicycles and Machines 35 Union Street, Plymouth. Briggs' Clothing Clun. Cash Prices for Credit. Address J. Briggs, 2 Market Buildings, East Street, Plymouth.
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H. Matthews & Sons (Limited) Restaurant and Confectionary Establishments will be found most convenient for visitors, tourists, etc., for lunch, dinners, teas etc. Large Spacious Dining and Tea Rooms. Choice wines, ales, &c. 11 & 12 Bedford St., Plymouth. Close to the Guildhall.

3. Programme

Date 1904
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) Monday September 5th 1904 to Saturday September 10th 1904
Venue Theatre Royal
Venue address Plymouth
Stage Manager Charles La Trobe
Costume Maker Ailsa Craig
Music Director Christopher Wilson
Document ID ET-D304b Original record
Held by The British Library

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Edith Craig directed the first modern production in 1925 of John Webster's The White Devil (1612).

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