Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49), 28 Aug. 1848 -2 Sep. 1848, London

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Venue Type: Pleasure Gardens
Location: London
County: London (city-county)
Type: Variety
Venue: Vauxhall Gardens
Date: 28 August 1848-2 September 1848
Date notes: <div class="noteheading">Performance Days Within Run:</div> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Monday Evening (August 28) <LI>Tuesday Evening (August 29) <LI>Wednesday Evening (August 30) <LI>Thursday Evening (August 31) <LI>Friday Evening (September 1) </UL> <p class='noteEntry'><strong>Part of a longer run (June - October, 1848) </strong></p>
Notes: 
Performers Listed:
  • Juba
  • Pell
Other Acts on Bill Listed:
  • "Van Amburgh and his collection of trained animals"
  • "the usual equestrian entertainment, enlivened by the vagaries of Barry, the clown"
  • "the pyrotechnic display of Constantinople"
  • "bal al fresco"
  • "fireworks"
  • "Vocal & Instrumental concert"
  • “Mdlle. Macarte”
  • “French and English Equestrian Troupe”
  • ”Vocal and Instrumental Concert: vocalists, Misses G. Smithson, Hempel, and Mrs. A. Smith; Messrs S. Jones, E.L. Hime, and J.W. Sharpe”
  • “Band of 60 performers under the direction of Herr Redl”
  • “Professor Hemming on the ballet stage”
  • “Signor Bradbury on the corde volante”
Other Event Info Available:
  • audience
  • context
  • performance time
  • programme (general)
  • reception
  • ticket info
  • weather
Other Info Available:
  • other (Song/Character history
  • Lucy Long)

Note: All ‘Other Info’ Categories list information that can be found about each item in relation to this event and/or the writings surrounding it.

Event Program

Title Performed Person / Troupe Notes Type
Lucy Long Juba/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49) In Character
Plantation Dance, (Original) Juba/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49) Dance

Bibliographic Sources

  • Bell’s Life in London and Sporting Chronicle August 20, 1848: 2:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Variety
    • Troupe Name: “Pell’s Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Master Juba”
    • Days & Times: “Monday, August 28”
    • Other Acts on Bill: "Gautier’s French troupe", "Vocal & Instrumental concert", stupendous Model of Constantinople, with Fireworks by Darby", “Mdlle. Macarte”, "numerous other attractions", “the celebrated Lion King, Van Amburgh (…) with his unrivalled collection of animals”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      program (general),
      ticket info
  • Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle August 27, 1848: 2 (1st relevant article).
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Variety
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Pell’s Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Juba”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “For a few nights”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • “First appearance of Van Amburgh, the Lion King, with his unrivalled collection of lions, tigers, leopards, &c”
    • “French and English Equestrian Troupe”
    • “Clown, Mr. T. Barry”
    • “Vocal and Instrumental Concert: vocalists, Misses G. Smithson, Hempel, and Mrs. A. Smith; Messrs S. Jones, E.L. Hime, and J.W. Sharpe”
    • “Band of 60 performers under the direction of Herr Redl”
    • “Constantinople, with Fireworks by Darby”
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time
    • programme (specific act)
    • ticket info
  • Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle August 27, 1848: 2 (2nd relevant article).
    Info in Record:
    • Troupe Name: “Pel’s [sic] Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Juba,”
    • Days & Times: “to-morrow and during the week”
    • Other Acts on Bill: “First appearance of Van Amburgh, with his highly-trained lions, tigers, leopards, &c”, “Professor Hemming on the ballet stage”, “Signor Bradbury on the corde volante”, “Daring feats of horsemanship by the English and French troupe”, “Clown, Mr. T. Barry”, “Grand Illuminations and fireworks”
    • Program Info:
    • Other:
      performance time,
      program (specific acts),
      ticket info
  • Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle August 27, 1848: 2 (3rd relevant article).
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Variety
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Pell’s Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Juba”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “to-morrow and during the week”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • “First appearance of the celebrated Lion King, Van Amburgh”
    • “English and French troupe of equestrians”
    • “Vocal and Instrumental Concert”
    • “View of Constantinople, with fireworks”
    • “Grand Ball”
    Other Info in Record:
    • ticket info
  • Bell's Weekly Newspaper (London) September 3, 1848: 5: 6.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Variety
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • " ‘Juba’ "
    • “Mr. Pell”
    Days & Times Given:
    • "Monday night” (past)
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • “Mr. Van Amburgh and his lions”
    • “fireworks”
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience
    • reception
  • Era (London) September 3, 1848: 11:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type Indicated:
      Variety
    • Troupe Name: “Pell’s Ethiopian troupe”
    • Performers Listed: Juba
    • Days and Times: “on Monday evening” (past)
    • Venue Name: “Vauxhall Gardens”
    • Other Acts on Bill: “Barry, the best of clowns”, Van Amburgh”
    • Program Info: “Juba as Lucy Long”
    • Other:
      ticket info,
      weather
  • Era (London) September 3, 1848: 11: 2.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Variety
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Pell’s Ethiopian troupe”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • “Juba”
    Days & Times Given:
      none
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • “Van Amburgh”
    • “equestrian co.”
    • “Barry the Clown”
    • “concert”
    • “fireworks”
    • “al fresco ball”
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience
    • ticket info
  • Era (London) August 27, 1848: 1:1(a).
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type Indicated:
      Variety
    • Performers Listed: “Juba”, Pell’s Serenaders”
    • Days and Times: “for a few nights”
    • Venue Name: “Vauxhall”
    • Other Acts on Bill: See attached document scan
    • Other:
      ticket info
  • Era (London) August 27, 1848: 1:1 (b).
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type Indicated:
      Variety
    • Performers Listed: “Juba”, “Pell’s Serenaders”,
    • Days and Times: “To-morrow (Monday) and during the week”
    • Venue Name: “Vauxhall”
    • Other Acts on Bill: See attached document scan
    • Program Info: “Lucy Long”
    • Other:
      ticket info
  • Era (London) August 27, 1848: 1:1 (c).
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type Indicated:
      Variety
    • Performers Listed: “Juba”, “Pell’s Serenaders”
    • Days and Times: “To-morrow (Monday) and during the week”
    • Venue Name: “Vauxhall”
    • Other Acts on Bill: “Van Amburgh”, “English and French troupe of equestrians”, “View of Constantinople”
    • Other:
      ticket info
  • Evanion Collection, British Library Evan.474
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Variety
    • Troupe Name: “Pell’s Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Boz’s Juba”
    • Days & Times: “For a Few Nights Only.” “On Monday and during the Week”, “Open Every Evening except Saturday”
    • Venue Name: “Royal Vauxhall Gardens”
    • Other Acts on Bill: “Van Amburgh! with Lions, Tigers, &c.”, “Horsemanship of the French & English Troupe”, “Clown Mr. T. Barry”, “Vocal & Instrumental Concert”, “A Grand Ball”
    • Program Info: “Boz’s Juba as Lucy Long”. Also (other race-related): “Constantinople with Brilliant Fireworks”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info,
      imagery
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping (dated 6.9.48): 132 (3rd block on LS; "Times" written in).
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Variety
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • not listed
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • "nightly” (past)
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • “lions, tigers, lion kings, Lucy Longs, and an endless variety of horsemanship and horsewomanship”
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience
    • description/review
    • programme (specific song – Lucy Long)
    • weather
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping (dated Sept. 1, 48): 132 (1st article on RS).
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Variety
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • Ethiopian Serenaders
    Performers Listed:
    • "Juba"
    • “Mr. Pell”
    Days & Times Given:
    • "recently”
    • “Monday evening” (past)
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • “horsemanship of Marie Macarte”
    Other Info in Record:
    • programme (specific act – Lucy Long)
    • reception
    • weather
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping : 135 (large ad on RS).
  • Ladies' Newspaper (London) September 2, 1848: ?.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Variety
    Performers Listed:
    • "Juba"
    • "Mr. Pell"
    Days & Times Given:
    • "Monday night"
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • "Mr. Van Amburgh and his lions"
    • "fireworks"
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience
    • description/review
    • programme (general)
    • reception
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (August 28, 1848)
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Variety
    • Troupe Name: “Pell’s Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Juba”
    • Days & Times: “Monday, Aug. 28th, and during the Week”
    • Venue Name: “Vauxhall Gardens”
    • Other Acts on Bill: Complete listing, see attached document scan
    • Program Info: “Juba, who will appear as Lucy Long, and in his much admired Plantation Dance.”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info,
      other (venue info: description, transportation, etc.)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (September 4, 1848)
    Info in Record:
    • Days & Times: “in Four Nights” (past)
    • Venue Name: “Royal Gardens, Vauxhall”
    • Other:
      audience
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (September 4, 1848)
    Info in Record:
    • Days & Times: “in Four Nights” (past)
    • Venue Name: “Royal Gardens, Vauxhall”
    • Other:
      audience
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (September 11, 1848)
    Info in Record:
    • Days & Times: “in the last Ten Nights”
    • Venue Name: “Royal Gardens, Vauxhall”
    • Other:
      audience,
      reception
  • Morning Advertiser (London) August 29, 1848: ?.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Variety
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • "the serenaders"
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • "Juba"
    Days & Times Given:
    • "last night"
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • "Van Amburgh and his collection of trained animals"
    • "the usual equestrian entertainment, enlivened by the vagaries of Barry, the clown"
    • "the pyrotechnic display of Constantinople"
    • "bal al fresco"
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience
    • context
    • performance time
    • programme (general)
    • reception
    • ticket info
    • weather
  • Morning Chronicle (London) September 4, 1848: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Variety
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • not listed for this event
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • none for this event
    Days & Times Given:
    • “during the last week”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none for this event
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience:

      "the most triumphant success has attended the reduction of prices, 20,000 people having visited the gardens during the last week"
    • reception:

      "unequivocally pronounced the entertainments, for variety, excellence, and economy, unprecedented in the history of English amusements"
    • ticket info:

      (“reduction of prices”)
  • Morning Chronicle (London) September 11, 1848: 1: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Variety?
    • Days & Times: "the last ten nights”
    • Other:
      audience,
      ticket info
  • Morning Chronicle (London) September 18, 1848: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Variety
    • Days & Times: "during the last 15 nights"
    • Other:
      audience,
      reception,
      ticket info
  • Morning Chronicle (London) August 28, 1848: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Variety
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Pell’s Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Juba”
    Days & Times Given:
    • "To-night and during the week"
    • “For a few nights”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • “First appearance of Van Amburgh, the Lion King, with his unrivalled collection of lions, tigers, leopards, &c”
    • “French and English Equestrian Troupe”
    • “Band of 60 performers”
    • “Constantinople, with Fireworks by Darby”
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time:

      (“Doors open at half-past seven. – Fireworks at eleven”)
    • programme (specific act):

      (Juba will "repeat his character of MIss Lucy Long")
    • ticket info:

      (“Admission reduced to 1s.”)
  • Morning Chronicle (London) August 30, 1848: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Variety
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Pell’s Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • “Juba”
    Days & Times Given:
    • "To-night and during the week"
    • “For a few nights”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • "Third appearance of Van Amburgh, the Lion King, with his unrivalled collection of lions, tigers, leopards, &c”
    • “French and English Equestrian Troupe”
    • “Band of 60 performers”
    • “Constantinople, with Fireworks by Darby”
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience:

      "Triumphant Success of the Reduced Prices of Admission, 6,000 persons having visited the gardens last night"
    • performance time:

      (“Doors open at half-past seven. – Fireworks at eleven”)
    • programme (specific act):

      (Juba will "repeat his character of MIss Lucy Long")
    • ticket info:

      (“Admission reduced to 1s.”)
  • News of the World (London) September 3, 1848: 5.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Variety
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • not listed
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • "Juba"
    • "Mr. Pell"
    Days & Times Given:
    • "Monday night"
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • "Mr. Van Amburgh and his lions"
    • "fireworks"
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience
    • programme (general)
    • reception
  • Observer (London) September 3, 1848: 1: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Variety
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • not listed for this event
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • none for this event
    Days & Times Given:
    • “during the last week”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none for this event
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience:

      "the most triumphant success has attended the reduction of prices, 20,000 people having visited the gardens during the last week"
    • reception:

      "unequivocally pronounced the entertainments, for variety, excellence, and economy, unprecedented in the history of English amusements"
    • ticket info:

      (“reduction of prices”)
  • Observer (London) August 20, 1848: 1: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Variety
    • Troupe Name: “Pell’s Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Master Juba”
    • Days & Times: “Monday, August 28”
    • Other Acts on Bill: "Gautier’s French troupe", Vocal & Instrumental concert", "stupendous Model of Constantinople, with Fireworks by Darby", “re-engagement of Mdlle. Macarte”, "numerous other attractions", “the celebrated Lion King, Van Amburgh (…) with his unrivalled collection of animals”
    • Other:
      context,
      performance time,
      program (general),
      ticket info
  • Observer (London) July 31, 1848: 6: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • none
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “during the past week”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • none