By particular desire at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane this present Friday, March 4, 1791, will be presented a comic opera, called ‘The Haunted Tower’:
Lord William by Mr. Kelly, Baron of Oakland by Mr. Baddeley, Edward by Mr. Bannister, Jun.[ior] Lewis, Mr. Suett, Robert, Mr. Dignum. Charles, Mr. Sedgwick, Hugo, Mr. Moody, De Courcy Mr. Whitfield, Martin Mr. Williames, Lady Elinor by Mrs. Crouch, Adela by Signora Storace, Cicely by Mrs. Bland, Maud by Mrs. Booth. To which will be added (not acted this season) a farce called 'The Humourist; Or, Who's Who?' Sir Anthony Halfwit by Mr. Suett, Beaumont by Mr. Williames, Frolic by Mr. Hollingsworth, Dabble by Mr. Bannister, Jun.[ior], Mrs. Matadore by Mrs. Hopkins, Diana by Miss. Heard, Mrs. Meddle by Mrs. Williames. No money to be returned. The doors to be opened at a quarter past five, to begin at a quarter past six. To-morrow, (for the 34d. time) a new opera, called 'The Siege of Belgrade' with the pantomime ballet of 'Don Juan'; and on Monday, the 12th. and last time but one this season, 'The School for Scandal' and 'The Romp'.
[Theatre Royal, Drury Lane].
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This production featured a very well-known cast - amongst them the Irish tenor Michael Kelly (1762-1826), soprano Anna Selina Storace, [known as Nancy Storace], (1765-1817) and singer and stage actress Anna Maria Crouch (1763-1805), the well-known Shakespearean actor John Bannister (1760-1836) and the actor and comedian Richard "Dicky" Suett (1755 or 1756-1805). At the time of this production in 1791, Anna Maria Couch was having an affair with Michael Kelly and the Prince of Wales, (while he was living with Maria Anne Fitzherbert). 'The Siege of Belgrade', referred to at the foot of this playbill, was a comic opera in three acts, principally composed by Nancy's brother Stephen Storace (1762-1796) [also responsible for composing 'The Haunted Tower'] to an English libretto by James Cobb, (1756-1818). It first premiered on 1 January 1791 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, featuring Nancy Storace, Anna Maria Crouch, Michael Kelly, John Bannister and Richard "Dicky" Suett amongst the ensemble.
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[London? : s.n.], March 4, 1791.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 playbill ; 30 x 18.8 cm..
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