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TITLE
Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the drama 'Gilderoy!'
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D313_51
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1840s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
4761
KEYWORDS
theatres
playbills
theatre bills
plays
tragedies
farces
song
dance
actors
actresses
dramas
Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the drama 'Gilderoy!'

An Inverness Theatre Royal playbill, for Friday 2 March 1849. The evening's entertainment commenced with the drama 'Gilderoy!' in which 'Gilderoy, the Bonnie Boy' was played by Mr Glanville and 'Mactavish' by Mr Warren. This was followed by 'A Grand Concert A La Musard!' and the whole was concluded with the production 'Bombastes Furioso'.

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

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 'Gilderoy!'

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 Friday 2 March 1849. The evening's entertainment commenced with the drama 'Gilderoy!' in which 'Gilderoy, the Bonnie Boy' was played by Mr Glanville and 'Mactavish' by Mr Warren. This was followed by 'A Grand Concert A La Musard!' and the whole was concluded with the production 'Bombastes Furioso'.<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 /> 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