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Theatre Royal playbill: The Jacobite, etc., 31 Dec 1858

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Theatre Royal playbill: The Jacobite, etc., 31 Dec 1858

Theatre Royal,


Conrad and Medora!

For the accommodation of private families,

Last morning performance,

on Monday Jan 3, 1859, of the superb Christmas comic pantomime,

Harlequin Corsair

and The Little Fairy at the Bottom of the Sea, with the drama of

The Children in the Wood!!

Doors open at two o’clock, to commence at half past.

Notice!! From the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Dec 28th

The opening scene, painted by Mr W. Ramsden, is superb. In the transformation we expected to find something astonishing, but our anticipations were more than realised: it is the grandest scenic and mechanical effect ever witnessed in Sheffield.

The superb transformation scene!

And elegant

Christmas burlesque and pantomime.

The performances are so arranged as to terminate at eleven o’clock.

Friday evening, Dec. 31, 1858,

The performances will commence with J. R. Planche's drama (in two acts) of

The Jacobite

After which, will be presented, first time in Sheffield, and entirely new allegorical, beautiful, comical, diverting, educational, fanciful, gorgeous, hyperbolical, intellectual, jovial, keen, laughable, merry, novel, original, peculiar comic, quizzical, romantic, splendid, transcendent, unobjectionable, volatile, waggish, extravagant, youthful, grand comic Christmas burlesque and pantomime, called

Conrad and Medora,

or, Harlequin Corsair, and the Little Fairy at the Bottom of the Sea!!

… [including] Signor Castioni who will perform his celebrated feats of Indian juggling with swords, knives, dishes, etc.

[Performers]: Miss Lucy Ashton, Mr Barton, Miss Ellen Boyce, Mr E. Campbell, Signor Castioni, Mr Forrest, Miss Gray, Mr Harris, Mrs Charles Horman,  Miss Fanny Ransome, Mr Simpson, Mr Charles Steyne, Mr J. Tyrrell, Mr Warlow, Miss Eliza Webb.

The prices during Christmas week will be:

Boxes 2s., Stalls, 1s. 6d., Pit 1s., Gallery 6d.

Half price to boxes only at nine o’clock.

Doors open at half past six, to commence at seven. No smoking allowed. Children in arms not admitted.

Stage director, Mr J. Tyrrell. Prompter, Mr F. Craxford. Leader of the band, Mr T. S. Townrow.

Places may be secured Mr. Evans’, Music Saloon, where plan of the boxes may be seen.

J. Pearce, jun., Printer, Daily Telegraph Office, Aldine Court, High Street, Sheffield.

Original at Sheffield City Archives: BC/16/74.

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