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12-17 October 1903

Much Ado About Nothing

Location Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool, UK
Plays performed Much Ado About Nothing

Play programme

Date 12-17 October 1903 [15]
Play(s) Much Ado About Nothing
Production Date(s) 12 October 1903 to 17 October 1903
Venue The Grand Theatre
Venue address Church Street, Blackpool
Time of performance 2pm 7.30pm
Producer Edward Gordon Craig
Stage Manager Fred Boustead
Scene Designer Edward Gordon Craig
Music Director Leonard Chalk
Document ID ET-D279 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Ellen Terry as Beatrice; Edith Craig as Margaret; Matheson Lang as Benedick.
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GRAND THEATRE, church Steet, Blackpool. Manager - Mr. T. Sergenson. Acknowledged to be the Prettiest Theatre in the Kingdom. Programme Seats can now be Booked by Wire, Letter or Telephone, but are not kept after 7.30. BOX OFFICE OPEN DAILY at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. --- TELEGRAMS: "GRAND", BLACKPOOL. TELEPHONE 73. --- "Herald" Printing Works. B'pool.

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The Grand Theatre Church Street, Blackpool MANAGER - MR. T. SERGENSON. Described by the Press as the Prettiest Theatre in the World. Free List entirely suspended. MONDAY, OCT. 12th, 1903, FOR SIX NIGHTS, AND MATINEE, Saturday Oct. 17th, at 2-0 AT POPULAR MATINEE PRICES. IMPORTANT ENGAGEMENT OF MISS ELLEN TERRY And her ENTIRE LONDON COMPANY, in Shakespeare's Comedy Much Ado about Nothing Designed and produced under the direction of Mr. EDWARD GORDON CRAIG. --- PRICES: Boxes, 21/-, 30/-, and 35/-; Stalls and Grand Circle, 5/-; Upper Circle 2/6; Pit Stalls, 2/-; Pit 1/6; Gallery, 6d. Doors open 7.0; commence 7.30. Early Doors to all parts, 6d. extra. No Half-price. CHILDREN IN ARMS NOT ADMITTED. NO MONEY RETURNED. Box Office open 10-0 a.m. to 5.0 p.m., at Theatre, where Seats can now be booked. Seats can now be booked by wire, letter, or telephone, and must be paid for before 7 0 o'clock same evening, or will not be kept. For Seats, Address Letters or Telegrams to Miss Leaver, Box Office, Grand Theatre. Telephone No. 73. Telegraphic Address "Grand, Blackpool." Advertising Inspector - MR. J. DEAKIN CHARACTERS: Don Pedro (Prince of Arragon): Mr. Julian L'Estrange Don John (His Bastard Brother): Mr. William Luff 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. Reginald Dance Balthazar (Attendant on Don Pedro): Mr Theodore Jones Borachio, Conrade (Followers of Don John): Mr. Hubert Carter, Mr. Francis Darch. Dogberry,Verges (Two City Officers) Mr. Frederick Powell, Mr. C. Whittle Friar Francis : Mr. Reginald Dance A Sexton: Mr. Stephen Langton A Boy: Miss Katherine Rivers Oatcake: Mr. W.P. Leslie Seacol: Mr. Bert Zardi Watchman: Mr. John Church Second Watchman: Mr K. Blackmore A Messenger: Mr. Stephen Langton Hero: Miss Hutin Britton Margaret: Miss Edith King Ursula: Miss Audrey Campbell AND Beatrice: Miss Ellen Terry --- Act 1. Scene - Leonato's House Act 2. Scenes 1,2 & 3 Leonato's Garden Scene 4 - A Street Act 3. Scene - A Church Act 4. Scene 1 - A Prison Scene 2 - Leonato's Garden Scene 3 - Monument of Leonato Scene 4 - Leonato's Garden --- For Ellen Terry Business Manager: Mr. Alfred Courtenay Stage Manager: Mr. Fred Boustead Musical Director: Mr. Leonard Chalk Advance Manger: Mr. C. Aubrey Hall

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SPECIAL NOTICE. A MATINEE OF Much Ado about Nothing SATURDAY NEXT, at 2 p.m. COMMENCING Monday, October 19th, Mr. Lewis Waller's GREATEST SUCCESS In the Sensational Costume Drama Monsieur Beaucaire From the COMEDY THEATRE, LONDON.

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