New Theatre Royal and Opera House, Cork enthusiastic reception of Mr. H.M. Pitt's "Two Roses" Company. In consequence of the immenre [sic, immense] success of "Forgiven" it will be by general desire on Wednesday and Thursday evening:
Wednesday, 5th January, 1876, second grand fashionable night under the distinguished patronage, of his worshipful the Mayor of Cork, George Penrose, Esq., the celebrated comedy, entitled "Forgiven" by James Albery new scenery by Mr. Richard Thorne...Friday, 7th January, 1876 benefit of Miss Fanny Addison under the distinguished patronage of Major Dent & officers of 7th Dragoon Guards on which occasion the splendid band of the regiment will perform selections on the stage, under the direction of Mr. C Peale. production for the first time in Cork of the celebrated comedy "Two Thorns" by James Albery...
[Theatre Royal and Opera House, Cork].
Playbill printed in navy blue font on white paper. Printed text on sheet continues: "to conclude with reading by Miss Fanny Addison of "The May Queen" by Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate. Saturday morning, 8th January, a grand illuminated day performance on which occasion will be presented the beautiful comedy "Apple Blossoms"...to conclude for the last time in Cork with the gipsy oligical and banditical burlesque, by W.S. Gilbert, entitled "The Merry Zingara or the Tipsy Gipsy and the Pipsy Wipsy", a whimsical parody on the Bohemian Girl. New scenery by Mr. Richard Thorne...N.B. - There will be no evening performance on Saturday. Doors open at 7. Performances at 7.45. Carriages at 10.45. Prices of admission - Dress Circle (bonnets optional) 3s 6d. Orchestral stalls 2s.6d. Balcony Stalls 2s 0d. Pit 1s. Amphitheatre 6d. Private boxes (to hold six persons) 31s 6d and 21s.; (to hold three) 21s. and 10s. 6d. Children and schools half-price to morning performances. Cloak room for ladies to the Dress Circle and Orchestra stalls. Pass out checks not transferable. No money returned. Programme one penny. The New Refreshment and Smoking Saloon, will be opened as usual. Mr. P.A. McSweeney, Refreshment Contractor". Henry [also known as 'Harry'] Mader Pitt, (1850-1898), was an American actor and stage manager. He married Fanny Addison (1847-1937) an English actress known professionally as Miss Fanny Addison Pitt and Fanny Addison Pitt, [a daughter of comedian Edward Phillips Addison]. She is listed with the actors on this playbill as 'Miss Fanny Addison', with a special benefit performance to be held for her on Friday, 7 January 1876.
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[Cork : J.M. Noblett and Son, Machine Printers, 5 Cook St.], 1876.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 sheet : ill., 75.8 x 25.3 cm.
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