Playbill advertising performances at Yarmouth Theatre


This poster published for Great Yarmouth Theatre advertises a six-day run of performances by two famous actors of the London stage: Ellen Tree (1805-80) and George Bennett (1800-79). Tree was a member of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, and Bennett was of the Drury Lane company. Tree and Bennett’s stint at Great Yarmouth would see them perform the roles of The Countess and Huon in James Sheridan Knowles’ Love (1839).

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Theatre, Yarmouth. The manager has great pleasure in announcing, that he has succeeded in forming an engagement, for six nights only with that highly-popular actress, Miss Ellen Tree, of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, also, for the same period, with Mr. G. Bennett, of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, who will have the honor of appearing on Monday, 17th August, 1840, upon which occasion will be acted Sheridan Knowles' celebrated play . . . entitled Love. Huon, by Mr. G. Bennett. The Duke, Mr. H. Mellon-Prince Frederick, Mr. Biddell . . . The Countess, by Miss Ellen Tree . . . A comic song by Mr. Munyard. In conjunction will be produced (for the second time) a drama of peculiar construction, entitled the Ladies' Club! . . . Major Mortar . . . Mr. W. Davidge. Hon. Mr. Derby . . . Mr. S. Davis - Mr. Twankay . . . Mr. Biddell . . .
1840, Great Yarmouth
C Sloman
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British Library
N.Tab.2012/6(1ii) (199)

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