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TITLE
Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the drama 'My Poll And My Partner Joe!'
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D313_36
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1840s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
4732
KEYWORDS
theatres
playbills
theatre bills
plays
tragedies
farces
song
dance
actors
actresses
dramas
Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the drama 'My Poll And My Partner Joe!'

An Inverness Theatre Royal playbill, for Tuesday 16th January 1849. The evening's entertainment commenced with the drama 'My Poll And My Partner Joe!' and this was followed by a series of comic songs. To conclude, the play 'The Idiot Witness!' was shown, in which 'Walter ( a Page)' is played by Miss Lucy Fisher and 'Hans Gerthold (a Ruffian) by Mr Masterman.

The evening performance began at 7pm and seat prices ranged from one shilling in the gallery to three shillings in the boxes. The Latin words 'Vivat Regina', translating as 'Long Live the Queen' are printed at the bottom of the playbill.This referred to Queen Victoria.

It is unclear when the Theatre Royal first opened but evidence suggests that it existed before 1826. In 1849, the theatre moved to Lowe's Rooms on Church Street and thirty -two years later it moved to its final premises on Bank Street. On the morning of Tuesday 17 March 1931, the Theatre Royal was destroyed by fire. Will Fyffe's show had opened the previous night and many of his props, plus the evening's takings, were never recovered
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Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the drama 'My Poll And My Partner Joe!'

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1840s

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

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An Inverness Theatre Royal playbill, for Tuesday 16th January 1849. The evening's entertainment commenced with the drama 'My Poll And My Partner Joe!' and this was followed by a series of comic songs. To conclude, the play 'The Idiot Witness!' was shown, in which 'Walter ( a Page)' is played by Miss Lucy Fisher and 'Hans Gerthold (a Ruffian) by Mr Masterman.<br /> <br /> The evening performance began at 7pm and seat prices ranged from one shilling in the gallery to three shillings in the boxes. The Latin words 'Vivat Regina', translating as 'Long Live the Queen' are printed at the bottom of the playbill.This referred to Queen Victoria. <br /> <br /> It is unclear when the Theatre Royal first opened but evidence suggests that it existed before 1826. In 1849, the theatre moved to Lowe's Rooms on Church Street and thirty -two years later it moved to its final premises on Bank Street. On the morning of Tuesday 17 March 1931, the Theatre Royal was destroyed by fire. Will Fyffe's show had opened the previous night and many of his props, plus the evening's takings, were never recovered<br /> d <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