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TITLE
Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the drama 'Wreck Ashore!'
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D313_73
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1850s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
4800
KEYWORDS
theatres
playbills
theatre bills
plays
tragedies
farces
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dance
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Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the drama 'Wreck Ashore!'

An Inverness Theatre Royal playbill, for 17 March 1851. The evening commenced with the drama 'Wreck Ashore!'. 'Captain Grampus (a smuggler)' was played by Mr Cobham. The play was followed by the comical farce 'Gentleman in Black!' and at the end of the performance Mr J.W. Anson gave his farewell speech. The evening concluded with another farce entitled 'John Duck Or, A Very Queer Bird'. 'Sir Richard Wroughton (an adherent of the House of Hanover)' was played by Mr Fisher and 'John Duck (a very queer bird)' was played by Mr J.W. Anson.

The evening performance began at 8pm and seat prices ranged from sixpence in the gallery to two 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.

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 'Wreck Ashore!'

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1850s

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An Inverness Theatre Royal playbill, for 17 March 1851. The evening commenced with the drama 'Wreck Ashore!'. 'Captain Grampus (a smuggler)' was played by Mr Cobham. The play was followed by the comical farce 'Gentleman in Black!' and at the end of the performance Mr J.W. Anson gave his farewell speech. The evening concluded with another farce entitled 'John Duck Or, A Very Queer Bird'. 'Sir Richard Wroughton (an adherent of the House of Hanover)' was played by Mr Fisher and 'John Duck (a very queer bird)' was played by Mr J.W. Anson.<br /> <br /> The evening performance began at 8pm and seat prices ranged from sixpence in the gallery to two 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 /> 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