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26 May 1883

Much Ado About Nothing

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

Programme

Date 26 May 1883
Play(s) Much Ado About Nothing
Production Date(s) Saturday May 26th 1883
Venue Royal Lyceum Theatre
Time of performance 2pm
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-D51 Original record
Held by The British Library
Notes Announcing the last five nights before the tour of America; 207th performance.
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ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE. Sole Lessee and Manager, Mr HENRY IRVING. --- THE LAST 5 NIGHTS OF MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING --- Mr. IRVING, in accordance with his promise to produce in succession each of the Plays in which the Lyceum Company will appear in America, begs to announce the LAST NIGHTS of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and the last appearances of Mr. Irving, Miss Ellen Terry, and the Lyceum Company previous to their absence of ten months from London. 207th PERFORMANCE.

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THIS MORNING, SATURDAY, MAY 26th 1883, AT TWO O'CLOCK, WILL BE PRESENTED 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 the Musical Director 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. H.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, 6 minutes; 2nd Act, 8 minutes; 3rd act, 15 minutes; 4th Act, 10 minutes. --- Programme of Music: Pot-pourri: "Much Ado About Nothing": J. Meredith Ball. Danse des Bohémiens: "Le Tasse": Benjamin Godard. Valse: "Much Ado About Nothing": J. Meredith Ball. March: "La Reine de Saba": Gounod. Selection: "Carmen" Bizet. --- Stage Manager - Mr. H. J. LOVEDAY. --- [written on spine]: This Bill is free of charge, and attendants in any part of the Theatre accepting the slightest fee will be instantly dismissed.

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LAST FIVE NIHTS, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY next, of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING --- MISS ELLEN TERRY'S BENEFIT THURSDAY NEXT, MAY 31st MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING --- MORNING PERFORMANCE OF THE BELLS. SATURDAY, JUNE 9th, at 2.30. --- THE LYON'S MAIL. WILL BE PLAYED ON SATURDAY, JUNE 2, At a QUARTER-PAST 8 O'CLOCK. The Story of "THE LYON'S MAIL," a Melodrama, altered from the French by CHARLES READE, is founded on a celebrated trial which took place in France under the Directory, the main feature of which was the resemblance of an innocent man (Lesurques) to a murderer and robber (Dubosc). Scene in and near Paris. - Period, 1796. Joesph Lesurques, and Dubosc: (Captain of a gang of Robbers): Mr HENRY IRVING. Courrial: Mr. TERRISS. Choppard: Mr. FERNANDEZ Founard: Mr. ARCHER Durochat: Mr. HARBURY. Jerome Lesurques: Mr. MEAD. Dorval: Mr. TYARS. Didier: Mr NORMAN FORBES Lambert: Mr LYNDAL. Geurneau: Mr. HAVILAND Joliquet: Mr. ANDREWS Commissary of Police: Mr. HARWOOD. Postmaster of Montgeron: Mr. CARTER. Coco: Mr LOWTHER. Waiter: Mr. CLIFFORD. Postillion: Mr ALLEN. François: Mr GODFREY. Julie Lesurques: Miss MILLWARD. AND Jeannette: Miss ELLEN TERRY. --- ACT I. SCENE 1. - A Café. SCENE 2. - A Roadside Inn at Lieursaint. Robbery of the Lyons Mail. ACT II. SCENE.- Lesurques's House- Drawing Room. ACT III. SCENE 1.- Lesurques's House - Boudoir. SCENE 2. - Courtyard of the Prison. SCENE 3. - Garret in a Cabaret, overlooking the Place of Execution. Scenery by HAWES CRAVEN. Costumes by AUGUSTE ET CIE. and Mrs. REID. --- DOORS OPEN AT 1.30. PERFORMANCE COMMENCES AT 2. --- 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., £2 12s.6d., £3 3s. and £4 4s. --- W.S.Johnson, -Nassau Steam Press, 60, St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, W.C. --- DOORS OPEN AT 7.30, PERFORMANCE COMMENCES AT 8. --- 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, £2 12s.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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