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Theatre Royal playbill: The Dead Heart, etc., 4-5 June 1866

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Theatre Royal playbill: The Dead Heart, etc., 4-5 June 1866

Theatre Royal,

Under the sole management of Mrs Chas. Pitt [Mrs Charles Pitt], 87, Norfolk Street.

Licenced to play all the pieces of the Dramatic Authors Society.

Open for six nights only!

Commencing Monday, June 4th, 1866.

Under the management of

Mr Coleman!

Tuesday, June 5th, special train at 11.30 pm Sheffield to Rotherham calling at Brightside and The Holmes.

Production of the dramatic romance

The Dead Heart.

It is through the courtesy of the distinguished author and actor, Mr Benjamin Webster, proprietor of the Adelphi Theatre, that the manager is privileged to announce the first representation in Sheffield of a work, which for literary merit and sustained effect, may challenge comparison with the highest dramatic literature of our country.

The sole right of acting this drama in Sheffield being vested in Mr Coleman, it can only be acted on the occasions announced.The drama will be produced with a quantity of new scenery, and with entirely new dresses and appointments.

The music by Mr Alfred Mellon. The scenery by Mr Charles Parker, of the Theatre Royal, Dublin. The machinery by Mr Huby, machinist to Her Majesty's Theatre, Windsor Castle; and Mr Ling, machinist to the establishment.On Monday and Tuesday, June 4th and 5th,

the performances will commence with Watt's Phillips’ dramatic romance (never acted here), entitled


Dead Heart.

To conclude, each evening, with Byron's burlesque of The

Maid and the Magpie

or, The Fatal Spoon.

On Friday evening,

Mr Coleman's complimentary benefit!!

Which will be under distinguished patronage.

The box plan is already prepared at Mr Thorpe's, and an early application for seats is earnestly requested, to prevent confusion.

[Performers:] Miss Bertha Adams, Mr Archer, Miss Baber, Mr Bradley, Mr Brown,  Mr S. Calheam, Mr Caville, Mr Cleveland, Mr Coleman, Mr Edward Coleman, Miss Edwards, Mr Forrester, Mr R. Hawkins, Miss Fanny Heath, Mr McLaren, Mr Royce,  Mr Charles Sennett, Miss Beatrix Shirley, Miss Watson, Mr Watson, Mr Wilson, Miss Margaret Young.

Important notice

the following tariff of prices has been decided on, for the purpose of meeting the views of all classes of the community.

Dress circle (seats reserved) 2s 6d.Side boxes 1s 6d.Pit (front seats reserved) 1s.

Amphitheatre (back seats of pit) 6d.

Gallery 3d.,Half-price to dress circle and side boxes, at the end of the second act of The Dead Heart, at or about nine o’clock, 1s 6d and 1s.

Doors open at Seven: performance to commence at half past.

J. Robertshaw, printer (by steam power), Excelsior offices Angel Street, Sheffield.

Original at Sheffield City Archives: BC/16/79.

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