1900 - 1909Other Shakespeare performances
19-20 August 1904

Much Ado About Nothing

Location Grand Theatre, Cecil Square, Margate, UK
Plays performed Much Ado About Nothing

Programme, two copies

Date 19 August 1904
Play(s) Much Ado About Nothing
Production Date(s) 19 August [1904] to 20 August [1904]
Venue Grand Theatre
Venue address Margate
Time of performance 7.45pm
Producer Edward Gordon Craig
Stage Manager Charles La Trobe
Scene Designer Edward Gordon Craig
Music Director Christopher Wilson
Document ID ET-D427 Original record
Held by The British Library
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Tappenden: Boot Stores, 13, Broad St. Grand Theatre, Margate. Sole Proprietor – Mr. Fredk. Mouillot. Resident Manager – C. F. Bawtree. Telegrams: Grand Theatre, Margate – Telephone No 83. Mr. Fredk. Mouillot is also interested in the following Theatres: Queen's Theatre, London, N: Theatre Royal Bournemouth; Grand Theatre, Swansea; Grand Theatre, Southampton; Metropole Theatre, Glasgow; queen's Theatre, Leeds; Grand Opera House, Belfast; Theatre Royal Belfast; Opera House, Cork; Theatre Royal, Jersey; Broadway Theatre, London, S.E.; Brixton Theatre, London, S. E.; Grand Theatre, London, S. E. ; Grand Theatre, Boscombe ‘ Theatre Royal Stockton ; City of Norwich Theatre ; and Managing Director, Theatre Royal, Dublin. Prices of Admission. Boxes, £1, 1s. and £1 10s.; Orchestra Stalls, 4s. ; Front Parterre, 3s. ; Balcony Stalls, 3s. 6d. ; Grand Circle, 2s. 6d. ; Parterre (booked or early door), 2s. 6d. ; Parterre (ordinary door, 2s. ‘ Back Parterre (early door), 1s 6d. ; Back Parterre (ordinary door), 1s, ; Amphitheatre (early door), 1s 6d. ; Amphitheatre (ordinary door) 1s ; Gallery (early door) 9d. ; Gallery (ordinary door), 6d. Programme – Twopence. London Office, 4 & 5, Broad Court Chambers, Bow Street, W.C. (Facing Covent Garden Theatre) Printed by Clarke & Knapp, rear of 37, High Street, Margate, Telephone 221a. Bars, under the Proprietor's control, are now open daily and on Sundays.

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Crawford & Co., wine merchants 5 & 6, Parade, Margate; 3 Cliff Terrace, Cliftonville; 15, Cecil Square; 36, Northdown Rd. Crawford & Co., wine merchants sole agents in Margate for Russell's Gravesend Brewery, Ltd. Russell's Gravesend Brewery Ltd., Fine Ales & Stout. Agents: Crawford & Co., Wine Merchants, Margate. Royal Albion Hotel and Restaurant. Facing the Pier. Entirely re-furnished throughout and new lounge added. Free House. London stouts and Burton Beers on draught. Frank Fenner, Proprietor, Telephone, No. 6199. Every accommodation for visitors – moderate tariffs, hot suppers until 11 p.m. a speciality. Visitors should note that to avoid the encumbrance of Luggage by Boat or Rail Paramor's of 14A, Parade, Telephone 125, (Cater Paterson's Agents) undertake to convey same from address at Margate to any part of London at reduced rates. Order offices: 14a, parade: 48, Northdown Road; 18, Cliff Terrace. Bobby & Co. Ltd. High Street, Margate, Dainty Novelties in Millinery, Mantles, Costumes, Blouses. The largest, best & cheapest stocks in the district. The season's success: Charming Hat. Various combinations of colour as sketch. 10/11, 15/11. 21/6. According to value of materials used. Telephone No. 70. The Thanet Music Stores, Agency for Bechstein. Pianos and Music largest stock in the district. Queen St. & Northdown Rd., Margate. Kreasole. The strongest non-poisonous disinfectant in the world. As supplied to this Theatre. Disinfectants, fluid, powder, soaps, &c. Manufactured only by the Coal, Tar, Disinfectants Co., London. Programme. Thursday, August 18th, for Three Nights Only. First visit to Margate of England's Greatest Actress – Miss Ellen Terry and her Co. Friday, August 19th, at 7.45, for This Night Only. Shakespeare Comedy- MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Designed and produced under the direction of Mr. Edward Gordon Craig. Don Pedro (Prince of Arragon): Mr. CHARLES THURSBY Don John (His Bastard Brother): Mr. T.A.SHANNON 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. J.S.HAMILTON Balthazar (Attendant on Don Pedro): Mr PENDEREL PRICE Borachio, Conrade (Followers of Don John): Mr. ALFRED BUCKLAW, EUSTACE LE GRAND Dogberry,Verges (Two City Officers): Mr. JOHN WILLES, CHARLES WHITTLE Friar Frances: Mr. HALLIWELL HOBBES A Sexton: Mr. PAUL BURNAND A Boy: Miss PENELOPE WHEELER Oatcake: Mr. GOODWIN NOCK Seacole: Mr. CHARLES A.STAITE Watchman: Mr. JAMES CHURCHER 2nd Watchman: FREDEICK JAMES Messenger: Mr. LEONARD CRASKE Hero: Miss HUTIN BRITTON Margaret: Miss EDITH KING Ursula: Miss PENELOPE WHEELER 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 --- SATURDAY, AUG, 20th for This Night Only- THE GOOD HOPE. An English Version of Henry Irvingerman's Play, "Op HOop Van Zegen," by CHRISTOPHER ST.JOHN; A TALE OF THE SEA. Kniertje (A Fisherman's Widow): Miss ELLEN TERRY Geert, Barend (Her Sons): Mr. MATHESON LANG, Mr. E.HARCOURT WILLIAMS Jo (Her Niece): Miss HUTIN BRITTON Cobus (her Brother, a Pensioner): Mr. LEONARD CRASKE Dantje (another Pensioner): Mr. CHARLES WHITTLE Cleniens Bos (a Smack Owner): Mr. GEORGE FITZGERALD Mathilde (his Wife): Miss EDITH KING Clementine (his Daughter): Miss ISABEL ROLAND Simon (a Shipwright): Mr. JOHN WILLES Marietje (his Daughter): Miss AUDREY CAMPBELL Mees (engaged to Marietje): Mr. J.S.HAMILTON Kaps (confidential Clerk): Mr. HALLIWELL HOBBES Saart (A Fisherman's Widow): Mis AILSA CRAIG Truus (A Fisherman's Widow): Miss PENELOPE WHEELER Jelle (a Begger): Mr. CHARLES A.STAITE 1st Harbour Policeman: Mr. GOODWIN NOCK 2nd Harbour Policeman: Mr. PAUL BURNAND Acts 1, 2, 3: Kniertje's Cottage. Act 4: Bos' Office. The action of the play takes place in a Dutch fishing village. Time-The present. Three Days elapse between Acts 1 & 2: Six weeks between 2 & 3: Three Weeks between 3 and 4. AND NANCE OLDFIELD Nathan Oldworthy: Mr. ALFRED BUCKLAW Alexander Oldworthy: Mr. E.HARCOURT WILLIAMS Susan Oldfield: Miss AUDREY CAMPBELL Mistress Anne Oldfield: Miss ELLEN TERRY Scene: A Room in Mistress Oldfield's House. --- For Miss Ellen Terry, General Manager – Mr. Alfred Courtenay, Acting Manager – Mr. Thomas, J. Courtly, Advance Representative - Mr. G. Aubrey Hall, Stage Manager – Mr. Charles La Trobe, Musical Director – Mr. Christopher Wilson. Monday, Aug, 22nd for three nights – Mr. Edward Terry & Co. Thursday, Aug, 25th, for three nights – "Old Heidelberg." Clifton Baths Margate. L. Perrot, Manager. Ozone, Sea and Fresh Water, Douche Swimming, Sea Bathing. Refreshment Saloon. Popular Prices. A. Tannenbaum Bros., 4, King Street (Next door to White Hart Hotel), 22, The Parade (Facing Jetty). Antiquarians, Jewellers, and Pawnbrokers. Dealers in precious stones. Jewellery made to order. Presents a speciality. Exchange bureau. Money advanced at low rates. Distance no object. Telephone No. 17X: 4, King Street Telephone No: 17Y: 22, The Parade. Ainslie Bros., 62, High Street and 82, Northumberland Road, Margate. Telephone No. 0177, Margate. Contractors to H. M. Government. Wholesale and retail Buthcers. Branches at Margate, Dover, Southend, Hemel Hempsted, Ramsgate, Herne Bay, Clacton, Croydon, Broadstairs, Whitstable, Richmond, Eastbourne, Canterbury, Faversham, Harlesden, London, Folkestone, Brighton, Crouch End, Deal, Ashford, Hastings, Westgate, Brixton Hill, Streatham, Sideup, Reigate, Muswell Hill, Lewisham, Enfield, &c., &c. Elephant Hotel, Family and Commerical. Nearest to Grand Theatre. Special Tariff to Professionals. Francis Bennett. Telephone, 0206. Salt & Co's Ales and Stout on draught and in bottle. Salt & Co's Pale Ales. Station Hotel facing sea. Bed and Breakfast, 5/d. Vass Wallace. Home comforts. Week ends 18/6. Telephone, 0210. Salt & Co's Ales and Stout, on draught and in bottle.

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Tappenden: hatter and hosier, 7, High St. Tappenden: Boot Stores, 13 Broad St. Tappenden: Boy's clothier, Trinity Hill. Alexandra Sanitary Steam Laundry, Proprietor: J. Hanna. Alexander Road, Margate. Try this old-established re-arranged up-to-date Laundry. Speciality: Gentlemen's Shirts and Collars and Ladies' Fine Linen. Manageress will be pleased to call upon Ladies, if desired. Estimates given. and contracts made with hotels, colleges and schools. Curtains cleaned and re-dressed. Carpets freed from dust by steam power. Price list on Application. Telephone No. 4y4. Vans to all parts daily. Idris Royal Mineral Waters. Supplied at all the leading Hotels throughout the World and at the Bars of this Theatre. Soda water, seltzer water, potash water, lemonade, ginger beer, dry ginger ale, lime juice champagne, kola champagne, &c. Grand Theatre, Margate, Sole Proprietor – Mr. Fredk. Mouillot. Resident Manager – C. F. Bawtree. Telegrams: Grand Theatre, Margate. Telephone No. 83. Mr. Fredk. Mouillot is also interested in the following Theatres: Queen's Theatre, London, N: Theatre Royal Bournemouth; Grand Theatre, Swansea; Grand Theatre, Southampton; Metropole Theatre, Glasgow; queen's Theatre, Leeds; Grand Opera House, Belfast; Theatre Royal Belfast; Opera House, Cork; Theatre Royal, Jersey; Broadway Theatre, London, S.E.; Brixton Theatre, London, S. E.; Grand Theatre, London, S. E. ; Grand Theatre, Boscombe ‘ Theatre Royal Stockton ; City of Norwich Theatre ; and Managing Director, Theatre Royal, Dublin. Prices of Admission. Boxes, £1, 1s. and £1 10s.; Orchestra Stalls, 4s. ; Front Parterre, 3s. ; Balcony Stalls, 3s. 6d. ; Grand Circle, 2s. 6d. ; Parterre (booked or early door), 2s. 6d. ; Parterre (ordinary door, 2s. ‘ Back Parterre (early door), 1s 6d. ; Back Parterre (ordinary door), 1s, ; Amphitheatre (early door), 1s 6d. ; Amphitheatre (ordinary door) 1s ; Gallery (early door) 9d. ; Gallery (ordinary door), 6d. Programme – Twopence. London Office, 4 & 5, Broad Court Chambers, Bow Street, W.C. (Facing Covent Garden Theatre) Printed by Clarke & Knapp, rear of 37, High Street, Margate, Telephone 221a. J. W. Sayer, Jobmaster Rubber-tyred Landaus and Victorias a Speciality. "New Inn" Mews, High Street, and Bank Mews, Cliftonville Avenue. Also at Godwin & Sweyn Roads. Telephone No. 11. Carriages for this Theatre may be ordered by Telephone at the Box Office. By kind permission of the Manager. Geo. Judge & Co., Established 1802, Telephone 14. Families waited on daily. Family Grocers, tea and provision merchants. Wine, Spirit & bottled beer stores. King Street, Trinity Hill, Milton Square & Clifton Gardens, Margate. Agent for W. & A. Gilbey at Milton Square. J. Brighurst & Son, Telephone 3y2. Furniture re-upholstered. Bedding purified and re-made. Upholsters, cabinet makers and complete house furnishers. Albert House, Charlotte Place, Margate. (Near S. John's Church) Furniture packed and removed. Funerals conducted to any part. Plating, enamelling J.G. Jebb. Machines built to order from £7 7s. Cycle & Motor Manufacturers. Cycles, Mall Carts, &c., on hire. Terms moderate. 34, King Street, Repairs, Accessories. The Grand Theatre Buffet & Public Bars, under the Proprietors control are not open daily and on Sundays, usual hours, where the best wines, spirits, &c., can be had.

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Ellen Terry was on tour in Australia and New Zealand when the First World War broke out.

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