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TITLE
Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the comedy 'Speed the Plough'
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D313_100
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1850s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
4835
KEYWORDS
theatres
playbills
theatre bills
plays
tragedies
farces
song
dance
actors
actresses
dramas
Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the comedy 'Speed the Plough'

This Inverness theatre bill is advertising an evening of entertainment on Friday 12th July, 1850. The entertainment on offer is taking place in the same week as the 'Great Wool Fair' and the theatre will no doubt be busier because of this.

The program starts with a five-act comedy called 'Speed the Plough', followed by the 'Celebrated Newmarket Jockey Dance'. A 'Highland Fling' is performed by Mrs Murray and the evening concludes with 'Warlock' - a romantic drama.

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', ('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 was in existence 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 to be recovered


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Inverness Theatre Bill advertising the comedy 'Speed the Plough'

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1850s

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

Highland Archive Centre

Theatre Bills

This Inverness theatre bill is advertising an evening of entertainment on Friday 12th July, 1850. The entertainment on offer is taking place in the same week as the 'Great Wool Fair' and the theatre will no doubt be busier because of this. <br /> <br /> The program starts with a five-act comedy called 'Speed the Plough', followed by the 'Celebrated Newmarket Jockey Dance'. A 'Highland Fling' is performed by Mrs Murray and the evening concludes with 'Warlock' - a romantic drama.<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', ('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 was in existence 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 to be 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