American Southern Minstrels, 3 Feb. 1845 -8 Feb. 1845, London

Event

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Event Type

Variety

Event Details

Venue Type: Theatre
Location: London
County: London (city-county)
Type: Variety
Venue: Astley's Royal Amphitheatre
Date: 3 February 1845-8 February 1845
Date notes: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday

Event Program

Title Performed Person / Troupe Notes Type
Boatman's Dance, The American Southern Minstrels

"full chorus"

Song
Old Dan Tucker American Southern Minstrels

"full chorus"

Song
Going ober de Mountains American Southern Minstrels

"full chorus"

Song
Fine Old Coloured Gemman, De Parker/ American Southern Minstrels Song, Parody, Whistled
Lucy Long American Southern Minstrels

"full chorus"

Song
Back-action, Spring-heel, Locomotive Breakdown Parker/ American Southern Minstrels

"as Danced by the Ohio Boatmen"

Dance

Bibliographic Sources

  • British Library, BL Mic. C. 13137 Playbills 172: Feb. 3, 1845 (Astley's)
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Circus
    • Troupe Name: “the Celebrated American Southern Minstrels”
    • Performers Listed: “Mr. Woolcott”, “Mr. Robins”, “Mr. Parker”, “Mr. Ring”.
    • Days & Times: “Monday, February 3rd, 1845, and all the Week (Wednesday excepted[…])”
    • Venue Name: “Astley’s Royal Amphitheatre of Arts”
    • Other Acts on Bill: “the Royal Royal [sic] Fox Hunt Or, Life’s Course of Man and Steed”, several equestrian acts, including “Mr. John Bridges […] as The Athenian Leaper”, and “Mdlle. Helene [in a] Scene of Equitation”, “Clowns … Mr. T. Barry and Mr. Twist”, “a Grand Comic Equestrian Christmas Pantomime […] entitled Harlequin and Johnny Gilpin’s Ride; Or, the Black Witch of Edmonton”
    • Program Info: “Mr. Woolcott, will perform on the Longo Banjo. Mr. Robins, on the Tuckahoe Violin. Mr. Parker, on the Bone Castanets – and Mr. Ring, on the Cohea Tambourine”. Complete program also provided (and transcribed in the relevant event record in this database).
    • Other:
      audience,
      performance time,
      ticket info,
      other (venue staff, transportation info)
  • Era (London) February 2, 1845: 4:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Variety
    • Troupe Name: “celebrated American Southern Minstrels”
    • Performers Listed: “Messrs. Robins, Woolcott, Ring, and Parker”
    • Days & Times: “On Monday, and during the week (Ash Wednesday excepted, on which evening the theatre will be closed)”
    • Venue Name: “Astley’s Royal Amphitheatre of Arts”
    • Other Acts on Bill: “THE FOX HUNT; or, the Race Horse, and Life’s Course of Man and Steed”, “Entire change of the Scenes of the Circle”, “unequalled Feats of Horsemanship”, “Pantomime of HARLEQUIN AND JOHNNY GILPIN’S RIDE; or, the Black Witch of Edmonton”
    • Program Info: “popular native melodies”
    • Other:
      performance time
      ticket info