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Theatre Royal playbill: For the benefit of Mr Wm. Farren - Rivals, Uncle Foozle and Uncle John, etc., 10 Nov 1848

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Theatre Royal playbill: For the benefit of Mr Wm. Farren - Rivals, Uncle Foozle and Uncle John, etc., 10 Nov 1848

Theatre Royal, Sheffield

For the benefit of Mr William Farren, and positively the last night of his engagement, on which occasion he was sustained three of his most celebrated characters, Sir Anthony Absolute, Uncle Foozle, and Uncle John.

Friday evening, Nov. 10th, 1848, will be presented Sheridan's popular comedy of The Rival's.

Song ‘Tyrant soon I’ll burst thy chains’ by Miss Ada Harcourt. Grand Pas de Deux by Miss Adeline Lonsdale and Mr Hunt.

To be followed by the popular Haymarket petite comedy of Uncle Foozle!

The Cachouca by Miss Laura Sanders.To conclude with the new farce of Uncle John.

On Monday evening, Macbeth, and a new nautical drama, of greatest interest, entitled the challenge at see; Or, the battle between the Chesapeake and the Shannon [Battle of Boston Harbour, 1813, War of 1812]

[Performers]: Mr W. Artaud, Mrs Bartlett, Mr Birkinshaw, Mr Browne, Mr Clifton, Mr Diddear, Mr William Farren, Mr Griffiths, Miss Ada Harcourt, Mr Hunt, Miss Adeline Lonsdale, Mr Mulford, Mrs Mulford, Miss Laura Sanders, Mr J. F. Saville, Mrs J. F. Saville, Mr R. F. Smith, Mrs M. Smythson, Miss A. Vining, and Mr M. Watkins.

Various other novelties are in active preparation.

Stage manager, Mr Mulford. Ballet master, Mr Hunt. Prompter, Mr Griffiths. 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/16/12.

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