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TITLE
Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the drama 'Guy Mannering'
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D313_29
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Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1840s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
4719
KEYWORDS
theatres
playbills
theatre bills
plays
tragedies
farces
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dance
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dramas
Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the drama 'Guy Mannering'

An Inverness theatre playbill, for Wednesday 15 June 1842. The evening commenced with the national drama 'Guy Mannering', based on Sir Walter Scott's novel, followed with song and dance by Mr Watkins and Mr Thompson. To conclude, the national drama 'Mary Stuart' was shown.'Mary Stuart (Queen of Scots)' was played by Mrs Ryder and 'Lady Douglas (of Lochleven Castle)' by Mrs Rogers.

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', translating as '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 drama 'Guy Mannering'

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 Wednesday 15 June 1842. The evening commenced with the national drama 'Guy Mannering', based on Sir Walter Scott's novel, followed with song and dance by Mr Watkins and Mr Thompson. To conclude, the national drama 'Mary Stuart' was shown.'Mary Stuart (Queen of Scots)' was played by Mrs Ryder and 'Lady Douglas (of Lochleven Castle)' by Mrs Rogers.<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', translating as '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