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Theatre Royal playbill: The Wife, Blue Jackets, William Farren, etc., 3 Nov 1848

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Theatre Royal playbill: The Wife, Blue Jackets, William Farren, etc., 3 Nov 1848

Theatre Royal, Sheffield

The public of Sheffield and its vicinity are respectfully informed, that the above establishment having been substantially repaired, and entirely re-decorated, is now open for the season, under the management of Mr John Faucit Saville, (of the Theatres Royal, Haymarket, Adelphi, and St James's, London, and, the present lessee of the Nottingham and Derby theatres).

By desire, and under the patronage of the proprietors.Friday evening, Nov 3rd, 1848, the performances will commence with Sheridan Knowles’ play of The Wife, A Tale of Mantua.

During the evening The Mazurka by Miss Laura Sanders. The Grand Pas de Trois, from La Lac Des Fes, by Miss Adeline Lonsdalle, Mr Hunt, and Miss Laura Sanders. Song - ‘Tyrant soon I’ll burst thy chains’, Miss Ada Harcourt. ‘La Gitana’ by Miss Adeline Lonsdale.

The band, conducted by Mr Howard, will play the following overtures – Zillanski, La Donna Caratea (Mercadante) and a new nautical medley overture, arranged by Mr Howard.

To conclude with the popular new farce of the Blue Jackets!! Or Her Majesty’s Service.Incidental to the piece, a hornpipe of, by Misses L. Sanders, Harcourt, Sanders, Smythson, Vining, and Bartlett, and the cutlass exercise by all the ladies!!!

Tomorrow (Saturday) evening, Shakespeare's celebrated tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

On Monday next, Mr Mude will make his first appearance this season, Mr William Farren, the most popular comedian of the day, who is engaged for four nights only, will make his first appearance in Sheffield, on Tuesday next, November 7th.

[Performers]: Mr Artaud, Mrs Bartlett, Mr Birkinshaw, Mr Diddear, William Farren, Mr George Graham, Mr Griffiths, Miss Ada Harcourt, Mr Hunt, Adelien Lonsdale, Mr G. Mayland, Mr Mude, Mrs Mulford, Miss L. Sanders, Mr J. F. Saville, Mrs J. F. Saville, Mr R. F. Smith, Mr M. Smythson, Mrs Smythson, Miss Vining, and Mr. J. H. White.

Stage manager, Mr Mulford.

Ballet master, Mr Hunt.

Lessee and acting manager Mr. J. F. Saville, Arundel Street.

The doors will open at half-past six. The curtain to rise at seven o'clock precisely.

Boxes, 2s. 6d. (second price, at a quarter before 9 o’clock, 1s. 6d.) Pit, 1s. Gallery 6d.

Pass out cheques not transferable. Officers will be in attendance to preserve quiet and good order. The box plan will be at the Theatre Royal and at Mr Thompson’s, confectioner, High Street, where tickets and places for the boxes may be taken.

Printed by John Bridgeford, at the Caxton office, 7 Mulberry Street, Sheffield.

Original at Sheffield City Archives: BC/16/10.

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