Aldridge, Ira, 22 Mar. 1850 -22 Mar. 1850, Bristol

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Event Details

Troupe: Aldridge, Ira
Troupe: Robinson Crusoe Troupe (Bristol, 50) (
  • Aldridge played Man Friday with this troupe;
  • Of the other members, only those known to be directly involved with the performance of race are listed. (Andrews - Pariboo, Mulford & Marsh - Quadroon Girls).
  • )
    Venue Type: Theatre
    Location: Bristol
    County: Bristol (city-county) in Gloucestershire
    Type: Dramatic
    Venue: Theatre Royal, Bristol
    Date: 22 March 1850-22 March 1850
    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 - African Roscius
  • Prior - Maddocks
  • St. Aldobrand - J. Davis
  • Monks - Elmore, Callan, & Mulford (Monks),
  • Robbers - Waldron & Lee
  • Knights - Summers, Nelson, Romer & Adams
  • Imogene - Mrs. Maddocks
  • Clotilda - Miss Marsh
  • Play
    Padlock, The Ira Aldridge/ Aldridge, Ira

    including songs by Aldridge as Mungo

    Casting:

  • Diego - Summers
  • Leander - Romer
  • Scholars - R.W. Waldron & Nelson
  • Mungo - African Roscius
  • Leonora - Miss Cuthbert
  • Ursula - Miss Carre
  • Play
    Opossum up a Gum Tree Ira Aldridge/ Aldridge, Ira

    included within The Padlock

    Song
    What a Terrible Life I am Led Ira Aldridge/ Aldridge, Ira

    included within The Padlock

    Song
    Negro Boy Ira Aldridge/ Aldridge, Ira

    included within The Padlock

    Song
    Robinson Crusoe Miss Marsh/ Mrs. Mulford/ Andrews/ Ira Aldridge/ Aldridge, IraRobinson Crusoe Troupe (Bristol, 50)


    Casting:

  • Crusoe - Coleman
  • Diego - Lee
  • Windlass - Elmore
  • Pariboo - Andrews
  • Swivel - Waldron
  • Nipcheese - Gomersal
  • Bluff - J. Davis
  • Block - Summers
  • Gunwale - Romer
  • Friday - African Roscius
  • Antikon - Nelson
  • Mutineers - Adams & Carney
  • Inez - Mrs. Elmore
  • Quadroon Girls - Mrs. Mulford & Miss Marsh
  • Play

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Bristol Gazette March 21, 1850: Referenced in University of Bristol, Barker Collection.
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: “the celebrated African Roscius, Mr. Aldridge”
      • Days & Times: “on Friday”
      • Venue Name: Theatre Royal
      • Other:
        benefit
    • Bristol Journal March 23, 1850
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: “Mr. Aldridge, the African Roscius”
      • Days & Times: “during the week” (past)
      • Venue Name: “The Theatre”
      • Program Info: “has been playing his round of characters”
      • Other:
        audience
    • Bristol Mercury March 16, 1850: Referenced in University of Bristol, Barker Collection.
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: African Roscius – John Aldridge [sic]
      • Days & Times: Thursday, Friday (March 21-22)
      • Venue Name: Theatre Royal (Bristol)
    • Bristol Mirror March 23, 1850: Referenced in University of Bristol, Barker Collection.
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: “Mr. Aldridge, better known, perhaps, as the ‘African Roscius’”
      • Days & Times: previous week
      • Venue Name: “The Theatre”
      • Program Info: “The Revenge”, “The Savage of the Rocks”, “The Virginian Mummy”, and “The Padlock” (dates not specified)
      • Other:
        description/review
        other (notice that the theatre is to be dark during Passion week)
    • British Library, BL Mic. C. 13137 Playbills 205/206: March 18, 1850 (TR Bristol)
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: “the African Roscius”.
      • Days & Times: “Thursday & Friday” (coming)
      • Venue Name: “Theatre-Royal, Bristol”
      • Other:
        (surrounding events at venue)
    • Theatrical Journal (London) March 28, 1850: 103:1-2.
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: “Mr. Aldridge.”
      • Venue Name: "Bristol"
      • Program Info: On various nights, not specified - “The Revenge.” “The Savage of the Rocks.” “The Virginian Mummy.” “The Padlock.”
      • Other:
        description/review
    • Theatrical Journal (London) March 28, 1850: 103:1-2.
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: “Mr. Aldridge.”
      • Venue Name: "Bristol"
      • Program Info: On various nights, not specified - “The Revenge.” “The Savage of the Rocks.” “The Virginian Mummy.” “The Padlock.”
      • Other:
        description/review
    • University of Bristol, Kathleen Barker Collection KB/4: Playbill, March 15, 1850
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: “an African Tragedian, Mr. Ira Aldridge … the far-famed African Roscius”
      • Days & Times: “for Five Nights Only”
      • Venue Name: Theatre Royal
    • University of Bristol, Kathleen Barker Collection KB/4: Playbill, March 18, 1850
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: “Mr. Ira Aldridge … the far-famed African Roscius”
      • Days & Times: “Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday”
      • Venue Name: Theatre Royal
      • Other:
        ticket info,
        other (venue staff)
    • University of Bristol, Kathleen Barker Collection KB/8: Entry for March 22, 1850
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Dramatic
      • Performers Listed: Bertram: African Roscius (Bertram), Maddocks (Prior), J. Davis (St. Aldobrand), Elmore, Callan, & Mulford (Monks), Waldron & Lee (Robbers), Summers, Nelson, Romer & Adams (Knights), Mrs. Maddocks (Imogene), Miss Marsh (Clotilda). The Padlock: Summers (Diego), Romer (Leander), R.W. Waldron & Nelson (Scholars), African Roscius (Mungo), Miss Cuthbert (Leonora), Miss Carre (Ursula). Robinson Crusoe: Coleman (Crusoe), Lee (Diego), Elmore (Windlass), Andrews (Pariboo), Waldron (Swivel), Gomersal (Nipcheese), J. Davis (Bluff), Summers (Block), Romer (Gunwale), African Roscius (Friday), Nelson (Antikon), Adams & Carney (Mutineers), Mrs. Elmore (Inez), Mrs. Mulford & Miss Marsh (Quadroon Girls).
      • Days & Times: Friday, March 22nd, 1850
      • Venue Name: Theatre Royal
      • Other Acts on Bill: two “Pas Seul” (2nd & 4th on bill).
      • Program Info: “Bertram, The Sicilian Pirate” (1st), “The Padlock”, including the songs “Dear Heart, what a terrible Life I’m led,” “Opossum up a Gum Tree,” and “Negro Boy” by Aldridge as Mungo (3rd), “Robinson Crusoe” (5th)
      • Other:
        benefit (Aldridge)