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TITLE
Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the comedy 'The Rivals'
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D313_18
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1840s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
4699
KEYWORDS
theatres
playbills
theatre bills
plays
tragedies
farces
song
dance
actors
actresses
dramas
Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the comedy 'The Rivals'

An Inverness theatre playbill, for Monday 4 July 1842. The main performance of the evening was the comedy 'The Rivals', followed by song and dance by Mr Thompson, Miss Peel and Mr Watkins. To conclude the evening the farce 'Teddy Roe' was shown. 'Sir Peter Puddle (a retired grocer)' was played by Mr Mark and 'Sally Mumps (a piece of kitchen furniture)' by Mrs J. Daly.

The evening performance commenced at 7:30pm and seat prices ranged from one shilling in the gallery to three shillings in the boxes.The Latin words 'Vivant Regina Et Princeps', ( 'Long Live the Queen and Prince') are printed at the bottom of the playbill. This referred to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

The first theatre in Inverness is said to have dated from 1805 and was situated on what was once called Theatre Lane, near Inglis Street


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Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the comedy 'The Rivals'

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1840s

theatres; playbills; theatre bills; plays; tragedies; farces; song; dance; actors; actresses; dramas

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An Inverness theatre playbill, for Monday 4 July 1842. The main performance of the evening was the comedy 'The Rivals', followed by song and dance by Mr Thompson, Miss Peel and Mr Watkins. To conclude the evening the farce 'Teddy Roe' was shown. 'Sir Peter Puddle (a retired grocer)' was played by Mr Mark and 'Sally Mumps (a piece of kitchen furniture)' by Mrs J. Daly.<br /> <br /> The evening performance commenced at 7:30pm and seat prices ranged from one shilling in the gallery to three shillings in the boxes.The Latin words 'Vivant Regina Et Princeps', ( 'Long Live the Queen and Prince') are printed at the bottom of the playbill. This referred to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.<br /> <br /> The first theatre in Inverness is said to have dated from 1805 and was situated on what was once called Theatre Lane, near Inglis Street <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service