[Playbill of Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden, April 9, 1818, announcing Rob Roy Macgregor, or, Auld lang syne and Harlequin Gulliver, or, The flying island etc.]

Covent Garden Theatre [Browse]
[London] : E. Macleish, printer, 2, Bow-street, Covent-Garden, [1818]
1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 31 x 21 cm


Library of Congress genre(s)
Drama [Browse]
Rare books genre
  • ''Rob Roy Macgregor, or, Auld lang syne'' is an adaptation, by Isaac Pocock, of Walter Scott's ''Rob Roy.'' The adaptation features the music of John Davy.
  • The music of ''Harlequin Gulliver'' was composed by William Ware; the work was produced under the direction of Charles Farley.
  • Partial cast list for Rob Roy Macgregor: Mr. Egerton (Sir Frederick Venon); Mr. Sinclair (Francis Osbaldistone); Mr. Macready (Rob Roy Macgregor Campbell); Miss Stephens (Diana Vernon); Mrs. Egerton (Helen Macgregor)
  • Partial cast list for Harlequin Gulliver: Mr. Ellar (Gulliver, (afterwards Harlequin)); Mr. Norman (The King of Laputa, (afterwards Pantaloon)); Miss F. Dennett (The Princess Rhomboidilla, (afterwards Colombine)); Mr. Grimaldi (Quadrantissimus, Lord Chancellor of Laputa, (afterwards Clown))
  • Includes announcements of performances at Covent Garden through the following Tuesday--including appearances by E. O'Neill and J. Braham--together with the names of some cast members scheduled to appear.
Ex copy is bound with other Covent Garden Theatre playbills dating from Sept. 8-Dec. 31, 1817; Jan. 3-July 15, 1818.
Other title(s)
  • Rob Roy Macgregor, or, Auld lang syne.
  • Auld lang syne.
  • Harlequin Gulliver, or, The flying island.
  • Flying island.
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  • Theatr[e] Royal, Co[v]en[t]-Garden this present Thursday, April 9, 1818, (14th time) the new musical drama of Rob Roy Macgregor or, Auld lang syne
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