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TITLE
Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the drama 'The Forty Thieves'
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D313_87
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1850s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
4814
KEYWORDS
theatres
playbills
theatre bills
plays
tragedies
farces
song
dance
actors
actresses
dramas
Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the drama 'The Forty Thieves'

An Inverness Theatre Royal playbill, for Wednesday 4 June 1850. This was one of the theatre's first 'Grand Juvenile Nights' where all children under twelve years old, when accompanied by an adult, were admitted at half-price. The main performance of the evening was the drama 'Forty Thieves'. To conclude the evening a production of the farce 'Ploughman Turned Lord!' was shown. 'Old Snacks' was played by Mr Crone and 'Rattle' by Mr Godfrey.

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

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1850s

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

Highland Archive Centre

Theatre Bills

An Inverness Theatre Royal playbill, for Wednesday 4 June 1850. This was one of the theatre's first 'Grand Juvenile Nights' where all children under twelve years old, when accompanied by an adult, were admitted at half-price. The main performance of the evening was the drama 'Forty Thieves'. To conclude the evening a production of the farce 'Ploughman Turned Lord!' was shown. 'Old Snacks' was played by Mr Crone and 'Rattle' by Mr Godfrey.<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 '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 /> <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