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The first performance at Barnett Levy's Theatre Royal,
Sydney on Wednesday, 26th December, 1832

Details from a playbill for the Theatre Royal, Sydney, Wednesday, December the 26th, 1832 for the shows Black-Eyed Susan and Monsieur Tonson

 

Theatre Royal,
Sydney

on Wednesday, December the 26th, 1832

This Theatre

will open for the first time, with new scenery, machinery, dresses and decorations, under the management of

Mr. Merideth

The pieces selected for the opening are first:

that much loved drama

Nautical Melo-drama
in three acts
called
Black-Eyed Susan
or
All In The Downs

Admiral
Captain Crosstree
Lieut. Pike
Blue Peter
Seaweed
Quid

Mr. Vale
Mr. Cooper
Mr. Raymond
Mr. Richardson
Mr. Taylor
Mr. Kirby

Doggrass
Jacob Twig
Gnatbrain
Ploughshare
Raker
Hatchet
Yarn

Mr. Buckingham
Mr. L. C. Cook
Mr. Vale
Mr. Varley
Mr. Hollingsworth
Mr. Hill
Mr. Sykes

William, By Mr. Merideth
Black-eyed Susan, by Mrs. Love Dolly May-flower, by Mrs. Weston
Captains, Midshipman, Sailors, Villagers, etc. etc

to conclude with that Far-Famed highly comic farce,
In Two Acts
from Taylor's celebrated poem, entitled
Monsieur Tonson

Morbleu
Tom King
Jack Ardourly
Useful
Wantom
Trap
Mr. Merideth
Mr. Cooper
Mr. Buckingham
Mr. Raymond
Mr. Taylor
Mr. Kirby
Mr. Thompson
Rusty
Nap
Fip
Waiter
Snap
Mr. Vale
Mr. Hill
Mr. Ryder
Mr. Hollingsworth
Mr. Barnard
Mrs. Barnes

Adelphine De Courcy by Mrs Weston,  Madame Bellegarde by Mrs. Love,
Mrs. Thompson
by Mrs. Ward


The performance to be supported by the Band of His Majesty's 17th Regiment, kindly allowed by Colonel Despard and conducted by Mr. Lewis

Box Seats 5s - Pit Seats 3s



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