Aldridge, Ira, 12 Feb. 1847 -12 Feb. 1847, Bristol

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Event Details

Troupe: Aldridge, Ira
Venue Type: Theatre
Location: Bristol
County: Bristol (city-county) in Gloucestershire
Type: Dramatic
Venue: Theatre Royal, Bristol
Date: 12 February 1847-12 February 1847
Date notes: Friday, part of a longer run

Event Program

Title Performed Person / Troupe Notes Type
Sicilian Mariner, The Ira Aldridge/ Aldridge, Ira


Casting:

  • Bertram - The African Roscius
  • Prior - Barry
  • St. Aldobrand - Kingston
  • Monks - Swift, Channing & Villiers
  • Robbers - Butler & Morland
  • Child - Master Angel
  • Imogene - Miss Maria Tyrer
  • Clotilda - Mrs. Barrett
  • Play
    Virginian Mummy, The Ira Aldridge/ Aldridge, Ira

    includes songs by Aldridge as Ginger Blue

    Casting:

  • Captain Rifle - Swift
  • Dr. Galen - Barrett
  • Lucy - Miss Frankland
  • Ginger Blue - African Roscius
  • Opossum up a Gum Tree Ira Aldridge/ Aldridge, Ira

    Contained within The Mummy

    Song
    Negro's Serenade to his Mistress, The Ira Aldridge/ Aldridge, Ira

    Contained within The Mummy

    Song
    Fanny Elsler’s Cachuca Ira Aldridge/ Aldridge, Ira

    Contained within The Mummy

    Song, Air

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Bristol Mercury February 13, 1847: Referenced in University of Bristol, Barker Collection.
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: “a real African tragedian” – “Mr. Aldridge”
      • Venue Name: “The Theatre”
      • Other:
        audience,
        reception,
        weather
    • Bristol Mirror February 6, 1847: Referenced in University of Bristol, Barker Collection.
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: The African Roscius
      • Days & Times: Friday, February 12, 1847
      • Venue Name: Theatre Royal (Bristol)
      • Program Info: The Black Doctor
    • Bristol Mirror February 6, 1847: Referenced in University of Bristol, Barker Collection.
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: “the ‘African Roscius’”
      • Days & Times: “during the ensuing week”, “his first appearance”
      • Venue Name: “The Theatre”
      • Other:
        (notes that an “African Roscius” has appeared in Bristol before. Thus suggests that this is not his ‘first appearance’, or that there are two people going by that moniker.)
    • British Library, BL Mic. C. 13137 Playbills 205/206: Feb. 12, 1847 (TR Bristol)
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: Sicilian Mariner: “the African Roscius” (Bertram), “Mr. Barry” (Prior), “Mr. Kingston” (St. Aldobrand), “Mr. Swift” (1st Monk), “Mr. Channing” (2nd Monk), “Mr. Villiers” (3rd Monk), “Mr. Butler” (1st Robber), “Mr. Morland” (2nd Robber), “Master Angel” (Child), “Miss Maria Tyrer” (Imogene), “Mrs. Barrett” (Clotilda). Mummy: “the African Roscius” (Ginger Blue), “Mr. Swift” (Rifle), “Mr. Barrett” (Galen), “Miss Frankland” (Lucy).
      • Days & Times: “On Friday, Feb. 12th, 1847”
      • Venue Name: “Theatre-Royal, Bristol”
      • Other Acts on Bill: “The Barber Bravo; Or, The Invention of Powder” (3rd on Bill).
      • Program Info: “Maturin’s Tragedy of The Sicilian Mariner: Or, The Castle of St. Aldobrand” (1st) , “The Mummy Or, Ginger Blue”, in which Aldridge will sing “Oppossum [sic] up a Gum Tree”, “The Negro’s Address to his Mistress, or the Midnight Serenade”, and “Air, ‘Fanny Elsler’s Cachuca’” (2nd).
      • Other:
        performance time,
        ticket info,
        other (surrounding events at venue)
    • University of Bristol, Kathleen Barker Collection KB/4: Playbill, February 8, 1847
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: “the celebrated African Roscius”
      • Days & Times: “Three Nights Only!”
      • Venue Name: Theatre Royal
    • University of Bristol, Kathleen Barker Collection KB/8: Entry for February 12, 1847
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: Sicilian Mariner “The African Roscius” (Bertram), Barry (Prior), Kingston (St. Aldobrand), Swift, Channing & Villiers (Monks), Butler & Morland (Robbers), Master Angel (Child), Miss Maria Tyrer (Imogene), Mrs. Barrett (Clotilda). Mummy: Swift (Captain Rifle), Barrett (Dr. Galen), Miss Frankland (Lucy), African Roscius (Ginger Blue)
      • Days & Times: Friday, February 12th, 1847
      • Venue Name: Theatre Royal
      • Other Acts on Bill: “The Barber Bravo” (3rd)
      • Program Info: “The Sicilian Mariner, or, The Castle of St. Aldobrand” (1st), “The Mummy, or, Ginger Blue”, including songs by Aldridge as Ginger Blue (2nd).