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TITLE
Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the play 'The Stranger'
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D313_42
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1840s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
4745
KEYWORDS
theatres
playbills
theatre bills
plays
tragedies
farces
song
dance
actors
actresses
dramas
Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the play 'The Stranger'

An Inverness Theatre Royal playbill, for Thursday 1 February 1849.The evening's entertainment commenced with the play 'The Stranger' in which 'Baron Steinfort' was played by Mr Glanville and 'Annette' by Miss Lucy Fisher. To conclude, the farce 'Box And Cox!' was shown.

The evening performance began at 7:30pm and seat prices ranged from one shilling in the gallery to three shillings in the boxes.

'Box and Cox', by John Maddison Morton, was one of the most popular farces of the period. It concerned two men who unknowingly rented the same room. One worked by day and the other by night. All went well until Mr Cox the Hatter was given a day off. The expression 'Box and Cox' came to mean 'to take turns'.

Sir Arthur Sullivan's first comic opera, 'Cox and Box', composed in 1867 in collaboration with F. C. Burnand, was based on this play.

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 play 'The Stranger'

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1840s

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An Inverness Theatre Royal playbill, for Thursday 1 February 1849.The evening's entertainment commenced with the play 'The Stranger' in which 'Baron Steinfort' was played by Mr Glanville and 'Annette' by Miss Lucy Fisher. To conclude, the farce 'Box And Cox!' was shown.<br /> <br /> The evening performance began at 7:30pm and seat prices ranged from one shilling in the gallery to three shillings in the boxes.<br /> <br /> 'Box and Cox', by John Maddison Morton, was one of the most popular farces of the period. It concerned two men who unknowingly rented the same room. One worked by day and the other by night. All went well until Mr Cox the Hatter was given a day off. The expression 'Box and Cox' came to mean 'to take turns'.<br /> <br /> Sir Arthur Sullivan's first comic opera, 'Cox and Box', composed in 1867 in collaboration with F. C. Burnand, was based on this play. <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 /> <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