1904Ellen Terry provincial tour
31 October-5 November 1904

Much Ado About Nothing (etc.)

Location Royal Opera House, Leicester, UK
Plays performed Much Ado About Nothing; The Merchant of Venice

Programmes

1. Programme

Date 31 November 1904
Play(s) Much Ado About Nothing
Production Date(s) 31 October 1904 to 5 November 1904
Venue Royal Opera House
Venue address Leicester
Time of performance 2pm 7.30pm
Producer Edward Gordon Craig
Stage Manager Charles La Trobe
Scene Designer Edward Gordon Craig
Music Director Christopher Wilson
Document ID ET-D311 Original record
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2. Programme

Date November 1904
Play(s) The Merchant of Venice
Production Date(s) 31 October 1904 to 5 November 1904
Venue Royal Opera House
Venue address Leicester
Time of performance 7.30pm
Stage Manager Charles La Trobe
Costume Maker Ailsa Craig [Edith Craig]
Music Director Christopher Wilson
Document ID ET-D312 Original record
Held by The British Library
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Programme Royal Opera House Leicester. Proprietor & Manager, Lieut-Col. Winstanley. Monday, October 31st, 1904, for Six Nights, and Matinee, Saturday, November 5th, at 2 p.m. Children in arms not admitted on any consideration. Free list entirely Suspended. First Visit to Leicester of England's Greatest Actress, Miss Ellen Terry and her Company. For Lieut-Col. J. A. Winstanley, Acting Manager and Scenic Artist – Mr. C. D. Leigh, Musical Director – Herr J. TH. Klee, Treasurer – Major A. S. Crisp. Extra Doors open at 6.30. ordinary Doors at 7. Performances at 7.30The. Saturdays Half-an-Hour Earlier. Extra Doors to Pit and Upper Circle, 6d the; 3d. extra to Gallery. Private Boxes, 1, 2 and 3 Guineas. Dress Circle and Stalls, 5s. (No charge for Booking). Upper Circle, 2/5. Amphitheatre, 1/5, Pit, 1s. Gallery 6d. Second Prices to all parts (except Gallery) as near 9 o'clock as the Action of the Play will allow. The Children in Arms not admitted. Lieut-Col. Winstanley reserves to himself the right to refuse admission. Box Office open daily in Silver Street from 11 till 4. Seats not guaranteed unless Booked. No Money Returned. Notice – The Management will not be responsible for any Goods supplied without a Printed Order, Signed. Willson's Printers, Leicester. Entered at Stationers' Hall.

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J. Herbert Marshall :Victoria" Music Galleries, Granby Street (Opposite General Post Office), Leicester. Sole Agent Wholesale and Retail for Bechstein, Brinsmead, Broadwood, Knabe, Schiedmayer, Winkleman, Challen, Crown Pianos. Cash or Hire System. J. Herbert Marshall's Specialities : "Leader" Model Piano, 1s Walnut Case, Iron Frame, Full Trichord, Check Action, Thoroughly Reliable. 18 Guineas cash or 11/- per month, Hire System. Armour-Clad Damp-Proof Piano. All Latest Improvements, Complete Steel Frame, Full Trichord, Patent Check Action. 22 Guineas Cash, or 13/6 per month Hire System. [?] W. Everard & Co., Brewers, Burton and Leicester. Strong, Mild and Bitter Ales, and Double Stout. The Celebrated "B.A." Light Bitter Ale at 1s per Gallon. Price lists and terms on application. Southgate Brewery, Leicester; Trent Brewery, Burton-on-Trent. For clothing ready-made or to order. Bowles & Bowles, 7, Haymarket. 1-8-90. Kendall's Umbrellas Maker's Prices. Best Value in Ladies' Furs. 26, Granby St., (Opposite G. P. O) and 16, Haymarket. 29-8-98. J. Marsden Queen's Steam Laundry. Clarendon Park and 29, New Bond Street. Collars, Shirts, Curtains and Ladies' Dresses. Cleaned and Got Up by New [?]29-3-[?]. Knight (Under Grand Hotel) Granby St., for smart men's wear 9-2-83. Nat. Tel. 683. O. J. Wright. House & Estate Agent, Valuer, &c., 25, Horsefair Street, Leicester. Large quantity of Cottage Property for Sale in various parts of the town. 13-10-[?]. The new Seating, Carpets & Upholstery of this Theatre have been supplied by T. Inglesant & Sons, Ltd., Atlas House, Leicester. Cabinet Makers & Upholsterers by appointment to H.M. The King. 10-8-05. S. Thomas & Son, The Leading House & Office Furnishers. 5 & 7, Belvoir Street, also 4 & 6, Church Gate, Leicester. Frears's Bread for purity & sweet nutty flavour. 200 Agents in Leicester. Vans call on Families in every part of town. [?]. Wednesday, Nov, 2nd, and Friday, Nov, 4th, Shakespeare's Comedy The Merchant of Venice. Dresses by Miss Ailsa Craig. Duke of Venice – Mr. F. 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. Scene 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. Programme of Music Overture "Pique Dance" – Suppe, Selection "Romeo & Juliet" – Gounod, Waltz "Kuustlerleben" - [?], Pot Pourri "Die A Tricarcise" – Suppe, Suite des Dances – Krenz, Grand March "Le Liot de St. Mare" – Fabiant. 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 for Miss Ellen Terry. Established nearly 20 years. WM. H. Russell for Pianos, largest stock in the Midlands. N.B. – Sole Agent for all Leading Makers. 7, London Road, Leicester. Nat. Tel. [?]. Design Registered No. 28340. Theatre Royal Lessee & manager, Lieut-Col. J. A. Winstanley. Monday, October 31st – "A Traitor Prince". Monday, November 7th, "The Heart of a Hero". Smoke "Marsuma" Cigars. Agent: James Smith, Cheapside & Eastgates. 25-8-98. Established nearly 20 years. WM. H. Russell for Organs, largest stock in the Midlands. N.B. – Sole Agent for all Leading Makers. 7, London Road, Leicester. Nat. Tel. [?] [?]. The best watches in the world at Bruford's they keep time to a minute. The world-famed "Angelus" Piano-Player. The most perfect, artistic and human like in technique, control of tempo and expression. The "Angelus" is more [?] in its aime than other Piano Players. The "Angelus" is the only Piano Player with Orchestral Combination, or may be obtained as Piano-Player only. Deferred payments arranged if desired. Discounts for Cash. Herbert Marshall, Victoria Music Galleries, Granby Street, Leicester. King's Restaurant, corner of Granby Street & Belvoir Street furnished in first class style throughout. Luncheons, dinners, afternoon teas. Table D'Hote served each Evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 3s. Silver Grill. [?]. Established 1810, S. Stanhope. 20. Belvoir Street, for best value and newest designs in umbrellas and walking canes. Umbrella work of every description 29–8–98. Sanders high-class Ladies' Tailor and Habit Maker 29, 29, Market St. [?]. Telephone [?]. R. O. Allen Limited. Bottlers Bass's [?] &c. and high class Mineral Water Manufacturers. Our Waters to be obtained at the Bars and all the principal Hotels. 16, Oxford St., Leicester. [?]-27-99. The Bag Stores 4 & 10, Market Place [?]. If you want a Motor Bicycle, call at Parrs (They are Sole Agents for Quadrants, Excelsiors, Rex Werners) Try One. 63, Friar Lane. [?]. Tyler's Boots are the best. Largest stock in the Kingdom. 48 & 50 Cheapside (Market Place), Leicester.

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T. & F. J. Taylor's Pure Table Waters. Newport Pagnell. As supplied at the Bars of this Theatre. For spectacles see A. Steward, 19, Gallowtree Gate, Leicester. Optician to the Leicester infirmary by appointment. 29-8-[?]. Nat Tel. 346Y. J. E. Pendleton. Joiner, Builder, Painter & Decorator. Estimates given. 13 & 15, Southgates, Leicester, 7-9-03. Wigston Laundry, Leicester. Dryers, Cleaners and Carpet Beaters. Town Receiving Office 3, Bond Street. The Laundry being situated in the country, we are able to dry all clothes out of doors, in our large grass drying ground. 27-8-00. Carr's Fever Powders will cure colds, influenza, feverish heats, sore throats, &c. Sold everywhere. Ask for Carr's Fever Powders and take no imitations. [?].8.9[?]. Ed. Lunn, Ladies' Tailor, Fit; Style; Cut; 1, Town Hall Lane. 31-10-04. Jay & Co. Gent's Tailors are and Complete Juvenile Outfitters. Royal Tailoring House, 23 Granby St. 28-9-03. For Mantles, Costumes and Dress Skirts, see W. A. Lea and Sons' new premises at 8 Humberstone Gate 28-9-98. Monday, Nov, 7th, 1904, for six nights and a Matinee. Miss Fortescue and her Company. Box Office now open. Ale and Stout Bottlers to the Trade. Alfred Frost & Co. 26, Cank Street, Leicester. William Younger and Co's Noted Scotch Ales, and Guinness's Extra Dublin Stout, Bass and Co.'s Pale Ales. 3-9-04.Berridge's Nervine Mixture for Neuraigia & Toothache, 1/1 ½ Cheapside, Market Place 5.1.03. Ed. Lunn, Genteleman's Tailor, Fit; Style; Cut; 1, Town Hall Lane. 31-10-01. This is Tom Cann, hand sewn man. Repairs same day certain. Head Depot, Applegate St. Northampton Sqr, Humberstone Road.19-9-04. H. Van Hooydonck Co. Tailors, Belvoir St., Leicester. Tel. 8 Y. Have unique advantages which no other firms possess, being closely connected with the West End of London as regards to Gentleman's Garments, and with Paris for Ladies – H. Van Hooydonck having brothers in Paris in the Leading Houses where the fashions originate – and they receive weekly the Latest Creations, and all the Models, which are produced in Paris, destined for their Branch, which they are about to open on the French Riviera are shown for the benefit of their Leicester Patrons. Paris Model Costumes to order, from Four Guineas. 16/12/01. Globe Commercial Hotel, has now one of the Handsomest Smoke Rooms in the Town. Burton Beer on Draught. (Quarter Minutes' walk from the Opera House.) 9-3-98 Nat. Tel. 04059. J. Noble, Proprietor. To the King, Rudge-Whitworth Limited, have been appointed by Royal Warrant Cycle Manufacturers to His Majesty King Edward VII. Rudge-Whitworth Limited, 68, Granby Street. 9-11-03. Cleaver's Cough Pills. Rapidly cure coughs by cleansing the throat, bronchial tubes, and lungs of Peccant Matter. Sold in Boxes, 7½d. and 1/1½. Prepared only by the Proprietors S. Cleaver & Son, Chemists, Wharf & Gladstone Streets, Leicester. 5-10-08. Established 1833. F. H. Judge, 52 Market Place, Late G. L. Kirby, Jeweller & Silversmith. Speciality – Engagement & Wedding Rings. 10& Discount for Cash. 31-10-04. Neuralgia relieved instantly by taking W. Rowe's Neuralgia Mixture, 82, Granby Street.

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Edith Craig and Pamela Colman Smith designed scenes for a play by W. B. Yeats.

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