1904Ellen Terry provincial tour
3-8 October 1904

Much Ado About Nothing (etc.)

Location New Grand Theatre, West Marlands, Southampton, UK
Plays performed Much Ado About Nothing; The Merchant of Venice


Date 6 October 1904
Play(s) Much Ado About Nothing
Production Date(s) 6 October 1904 to 8 October 1904
Venue New Grand Theatre
Venue address Southampton
Time of performance 7.30pm
Producer Edward Gordon Craig
Stage Manager Charles La Trobe
Scene Designer Edward Gordon Craig
Document ID ET-D306 Original record
Held by The British Library
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New Grand Theatre Southampton Sole Proprietors Messrs. David Allen & Sons. Lessee & Manager : Mr Mouillot, Resident Manager: Mr. Sydney Paxton. Seats may be secured by letter, telegram or telephone. Booking office at the Theatre. Box Office hours: 10 to 4, and Every Evening, 8 to 10. Telegrams – Grand Theatre. Telephone No. 454. The New Grand Theatre is situated on the West Marlands Two Minutes Walk from the West Station, Trams to all parts pass the doors.

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69, St. Mary Street, and 86, Bevois Valley – Wear Bishop & Son's Boots – The Best and Cheapest. The Cream of Scotch Whisky "Dunolly", 8 years old (guaranteed) – 42s per dozen. Very old Liqueur – 48s per dozen. To be obtained from Aylward & Sons, 38, High Street, Southampton. The Continental Gents' Hair Dressing Saloon, 26 & 27, Bargate Street, the largest and cleanest in Southampton. No Waiting – The Continental, Six Professors – The Continental, Shaving a Luxury - The Continental, 2,000 Towels - The Continental, Popular Charges - The Continental, Wash and Brish up, 2d. - The Continental, Razors Ground and Set - The Continental, Artistic Hair Cutting - The Continental, Hollow Ground Razors Sold - The Continental, Free Trial upon buyers - The Continental, Beard smartly trimmed - The Continental, No boys practising upon you - The Continental, Singeing, Shampooing, Friction - The Continental, Electric Light throughout - The Continental, Note Address - The Continental. We close on Sundays. 26 & 27, Bargate Street. India Rubber Stamps of every description. Commercial Stationer lists free. J. W. Savage 152, High St, Southampton. Ordnance Survey Maps. New Series now being issued, scale 2 miles to 1 inch. Local Sheets Ready. Printed in Colors. Folded in Cover. Price 1s. 1d. Post Free. Cox & Sharland, Ordnance Survey Map Sellers and Map Mounters. Southampton. Loans. The equitable advance Co. 20, Hanover Buildings, Southampton. No fees! Forms free! Loans. First Visit to Southampton of England's Greatest Actress Miss Ellen Terry and her Company. Thursday, Oct. 6th. The Good Hope (A Tale of the Sea). An English Version of Heijerman's Play, "Op Hoop Van Zegen." By Christopher St. John. 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. Tom Paulton, 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. There will be no interval between Acts 1 & 2, and 2 & 3. Acts 1, 2, & 3 – Kniertje's Cottage Act 4 – Bos' Office. Mr. Nathan Oldworthy – Mr. Alfred Bucklaw, Susan Oldfield – Miss Audrey Campbell, Alexander Oldworthy – Mr. E. Harcourt Williams, Mistress Annie Oldfield – Miss Ellen Terry. Scene – A Room in Mistress Oldfield's House. Friday, Oct. 7th, and Saturday, Oct 8th, 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. 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. John Churcher, 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. Scs 1, 2 & 3 - Leonato's Garden. Sc. 4 – A Street. Act 3. Scene - A Church. Act 4. Sc. 1 - A Prison. Sc. 2 - Leonato's Garden. Sc. 3 - Monument of Leonato. Sc. 4 - Leonato's Garden. For Miss Ellen Terry, General Manager – 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. During the Evening the Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Warwick Moore, will perform the following Programme of Music – Overture "Marco Spado" – Auber, Selection "Faust" – Gounod, Valse "Kunstler Leben" – Strauss, Norweigan Suite – (a) Prelude (b) Intermezzo – A.E. Matt (c) Sleigh Ride. Grand March "La Prophete" – Meyerbeer, Danse Royal "Victoria" – Warwick Moore. Prices of Admission: - Boxes, £1 10s each; Dress Circle, 5/- & 3/6; Amphitheatre, 1/-; Gallery, 6d. Early Doors to all parts 6d. extra. Children under 10 Half Price, Pit Stalls and Gallery excepted. Doors open 7.15, Commence at 7.30. Early Door, 7.0, Half Time 9 o'clock, except Gallery. Gentlemen are earnestly requested to remember that Smoking is not permitted in the Auditorium of the Theatre. It is respectfully intimated that hats and Bonnets cannot be worn in the Three Front Rows of the Dress Circle. The Telephone is at the disposal of Doctors visiting the Theatre, and they are invited to leave the numbers of their seats at the Box Office. The Stewart Blend Scotch Whisky. An Old Mellow Spirit with Fine Delicate Flavour. Sole Agents: Aylward & Sons, 38, High Street, Southampton. May be obtained at the Saloon Bar of this Theatre. G. W. Treleaven, Pawnbroker, Jeweller, and Dealer in Antiques. 94, 96 & 98, Southampton Road, Eastleigh. (Facing the Railway Station). Cash advanced at Special Rates of Interest on Plate, Jewels, and Every Description of Valuable Property. Parcels per post promptly attended to and cash sent per return. Old Gold and Silver Bought. Ladies' Basket Trunks. 9, Above Bar, Southampton, 68, Oxford Street, Southampton Webb Bros. The Makers. Class A. Class B. Class C. 24 Inches £. S. d. £. S. d. £. S. d. 24 – 1 2 6, 1 7 6, 2 0 0, 27 – 1 5 6, 1 10 0, 2, 5, 0, 30 – 1 10 0, 1 15, 0, 2, 10 0, 33 – 1 10 0, 2 0 0, 2 15 0. Dish Papers. Dessert Papers. Soufflet Cups. Japanese Paper Seviettes. Grease Proof Sandwich Papers. Cox & Sharland Stationers, 150, High Street, Southampton.

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Victoria Brewery, St Peter's Ch, Cumberland Place, West Park, Hill Commercial Road, Blechynden St., West Park Rd, West Marlands, Above Bar Street, East Park, Grammar School, Southampton West Station, New Grand Theatre, New Road, [?] Monument, Clock Tower, East Park Terrace, Portland Pl. W.Front, Western Shore, Liverpool Str., Windsor, Birmingham St, Manchester St., Royal Yacht Club, Portland Terrace, Portland St., Ogle Road, Philharmonic Rooms, Victoria Rd, The Baths. Designed and Printed by Cox & Sharland, Printers and Advertising Contractors, Southampton.

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Ellen Terry was given a diamond brooch by the royal family for her stage jubilee in 1906.

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