New Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden

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A playbill


  • Title: New Theatre RoyalCoventGarden, this present Saturday, May 261810, will be acted Shakspeare’s historical play of King Henry the Eighth … : Cardinal Wolsey, Mr. Kemble … Cromwell, Mr. C. Kemble … Katharine, Queen of England, Mrs. Siddons … ; to which will be added (first time this season) the musical entertainment of The escapes; or, The water carrier …
  • Production: [London] : E. Macleish, printer, [1810]

Catalog Record

File 767 P69B C838 1810 5/26

Acquired November 2020

Valuable life annuities, with equitable assurance old policies

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  • Title: Valuable life annuities, with equitable assurance old policies, and Covent-Garden Theatre shares. Particulars of four very desirable annuities, seventy-two pounds nine shillings each, clear of all deduction, … payable out of the money arising from the tolls of the Longships Light-House, near the Land’s End, Cornwall, amounting to near £3000 per annum. … : Also, two new shares of £500 each, in Covent-Garden Theatre, entitling the possessor to an annuity of twenty-five pounds per share, for eighty-five years from the opening of the theatre, with an annual transferrable [sic] free admission. Which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Scott, on Friday, the 17th of Feb. 1815, at twelve o’clock, at the Mart, London, near the Bank of England.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1815]

Catalog Record

Acquired April 2020

At the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden

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This playbill records a performance at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden of The constant couple by George Farquhar (1676-1707) on 22 May 1755 in which Margaret Woffington (1720?-1760) played the leading part of Sir Harry Wildair – one of the roles for which she was most celebrated. The part of Lady Lurewell was performed by Esther Hamilton (d. 1787). Other actors in the cast include Theophilus Cibber (1703-1758) and John Arthur (1708?-1772), actor and stage designer — it is likely that he was responsible for devising the “machinery” mentioned in a note at the foot of the sheet: “as any obstruction in the movement of the machinery will greatly prejudice the performance of the entertainment, it is hoped no persons will be displeased as their being refus’d admittance behind the scene.”

  • Author:  Covent Garden Theatre.
  • TitleAt the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden, this present Thursday, being the 22d of May, will be acted a comedy, call’d The constant couple; or, A trip to the jubilee. : The part of Sir Harry Wildair by Mrs Woffington …
  • Publication[London : publisher not identified, 1755]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 767 P69B C838 1755

Acquired June 20016