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11 October 1882

Much Ado About Nothing

Location Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, UK
Plays performed Much Ado About Nothing

Programmes

1. Programme

Date 11 October 1882
Play(s) Much Ado About Nothing
Production Date(s) Wednesday October 11th 1882
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 7.45pm
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, W. Cuthbert and William Telbin
Costume Designer Mrs Reid, Auguste & Co.
Choreographer M. Dewinne
Music Director Meredith Ball
Document ID ET-D44 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Annotated 'First night of the season.'.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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THIS EVENING, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11th 1882, AT A QUARTER TO EIGHT O'CLOCK, WILL BE PRESENTED (FOR THE FIRST TIME UNDER THIS MANAGEMENT) Shakespeare's Comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING The Scenery by HAWES CRAVEN, W. CUTHBERT and WILLIAM TELBIN. and WILLIAM TELBIN. The Overture and Incidental Music composed and arranged by Mr. MEREDITH BALL. Hymn, "Pardon Goddess of the Night," by the Rev. Canon DUNCOMBE. "Sigh no more, Ladies," STEVENS. The Costumes by Mrs. REID and AUGUSTE et Cie. The Dances Arranged hy M. DEWINNE. Machinist, Mr. KNIGHT. Appointments, Tapestries, &c., by Mr. ARNOTT. Benedick (A Young Lord of Padua): Mr HENRY IRVING. Don Pedro: (Prince of Arragon): Mr. W.TERRISS. Don John (His Bastard Brother): Mr. C.GLENNY. Claudio (A Young Lord of Florence): Mr. FORBES-ROBERTSON Leonato: (Governor of Messina): Mr. FERNANDEZ Antonio : (His Brother): MR. HOWE. Balthazar (Attendant on Don Pedro): Mr J.ROBERTSON Borachio, Conrade (Followers of Don John): Mr. F.TYARS, Mr. HUDSON Friar Francis : Mr. MEAD Dogberry, Verges (Two City Officers): Mr. S.JOHNSON, Mr. STANISLAUS CALHAEM. Seacol, Oatcake (Watchmen): Mr. ARCHER, Mr. HARBURY. A Sexton: Mr. CARTER. A Messenger: Mr. HAVILAND A Boy: Miss K.BROWN. Hero (Daughter to Leonate): Miss MILLWARD. Margaret, Ursula (Gentlewomen atending on Hero): Miss. HARWOOD, Miss L.PAYNE. AND Beatrice (Niece to Leonato): Miss ELLEN TERRY. Ladies, Gentlemen, Maskers, Pages, Attendants, Musicians, Guards, Watchmen, Soldiers, Servants &c. &c. SCENE-MESSINA. Synopsis of Scenery ACT I. SCENE. LEONATO'S HOUSE - HAWES CRAVEN ACT II. SCENE 1. BEFORE LEONATO'S HOUSE - HAWES CRAVEN SCENE 2. HALL IN LEONATO'S HOUSE - W.CUTHBERT ACT III. SCENE 1. BEFORE LEONATO'S HOUSE - HAWES CRAVEN SCENE 2. LEONATO'S GARDEN (Evening) - HAWES CRAVEN SCENE 3. LEONATO'S GARDEN (Morning) - HAWES CRAVEN SCENE 4. THE CEDAR WALK - HAWES CRAVEN SCENE 5. A STREET - HAWES CRAVEN ACT IV SCENE. INSIDE OF A CHURCH - W.TELBIN. ACT V. SCENE 1. A PRISON - W.CUTHBERT SCENE 2. LEONATO'S GARDEN - HAWES CRAVEN SCENE 3. THE MONUMENT OF LEONATO - W.TELBIN. SCENE 4. HALL IN LEONATO'S HOUSE - HAWES CRAVEN The intervals after each Act are- 1st Act, 10 minutes; 2nd Act, 10 minutes; 3rd act, 18 minutes; 4th Act, 11 minutes. Programme of Music: Pot-pourri: J. Meredith Ball. Gigue: M.Watson. Piece caracteristique: "La Belle Amazone": A. Loeschhorn. Fest March "Tannhouser": Wagner Saltarello: Guonod. Stage Manager - Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY.

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The Bill of the Play will in every part of the House be supplied without charge. No Fees of any kind are permitted, and Mr. IRVING trusts that in his endeavour to carry out this arrangement, he may rely on the co-operation of the Public, who are requested, should there be any cause of complaints, or especial satisfaction, to refer to the Acting Manager DOORS OPEN AT 7.15, PERFORMANCE TO COMMENCE AT 7.45. NO FEES OF ANY KIND. Acting Manager - Mr. BRAM STOKER. Stalls, 10s.; Dress Circle, 6s.; Upper Circle, 4s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.6d.; Pit, 2s.; Gallery, 1s. Private Boxes, £1 11s. 6d., to £4 4s. Box Office open 10 till 5, under tbe direction of Mr. JOSEPH HURST, of whom seats can be booked One Month in advance, also by Letter or Telegram. W.S.Johnson, -Nassau Steam Press, 60, St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, W.C.

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2. Programme

Date 11 October 1882
Play(s) Much Ado About Nothing
Production Date(s) Wednesday October 11th 1882
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 7.45pm
Stage Manager H. J. Loveday
Scene Designer Hawes Craven, W. Cuthbert, William Telbin
Costume Maker Mrs Reid, Auguste & Cie
Choreographer M. Dewinne
Document ID ET-D44a Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Music by Meredith Ball.

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