Dumbolton's Serenaders (1848-49), 6 Dec. 1848 -9 Dec. 1848, London

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Event Type

Minstrel Show

Event Details

Venue Type: Theatre
Location: London
County: London (city-county)
Type: Minstrel Show
Venue: St. James Theatre
Date: 6 December 1848-9 December 1848
Date notes: <div class="noteheading">Performance Days Within Run:</div> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Wednesday Evening (December 6) <LI>Thursday Evening (December 7) <LI>Friday Evening (December 8) <LI>Saturday Evening (December 9) </UL>
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Performers Listed:
  • none
Other Event Info Available:
  • performance time
  • programme (general)
  • ticket info
Other Troupe Info Available:
  • troupe history
  • troupe moniker

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
Phantom Chorus Dumbolton's Serenaders (1848-49) Semi-burlesque
Duet - Accordion and Bones Dumbolton's Serenaders (1848-49) Duet, Accordion, Bones
Railroad Overture Dumbolton's Serenaders (1848-49)
Stop dat Knockin! Dumbolton's Serenaders (1848-49) Song
Carry Me Back to Old Virginia Dumbolton's Serenaders (1848-49) Song
Poor Old Ned Dumbolton's Serenaders (1848-49) Song
Dearest Mae Dumbolton's Serenaders (1848-49) Song
Nigger's History of the World, A Dumbolton's Serenaders (1848-49) Song
Der's Fire Down Below Dumbolton's Serenaders (1848-49) Song

Bibliographic Sources

  • Bell's Life in London December 3, 1848: 2:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: Dumbolton’s Serenaders
    • Days & Times: “Wednesday evening next, December 6, to be continued every evening during the week”
    • Venue Name: St. James’s Theatre
    • Program Info: “a short series of their popular Ethiopian Entertainments”, “original songs”, glees
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Bell's Life in London December 3, 1848: 2:5.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: Ethiopian Serenaders
    • Days & Times: “will take place on Wednesday next”
    • Venue Name: St. James’s Theatre
    • Other:
      description/review
  • Bell's Life in London December 10, 1848: 2:5.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: Dumbolton’s Serenaders
    • Days & Times: “Monday evening a ‘private full dress rehearsal’”, “made their first appearance in public on Wednesday evening, and will perform every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until Christmas”
    • Venue Name: St. James’s Theatre
    • Program Info: “entertainment was very similar to those of the original serenaders although many new novelties were introduced”. Specific acts included: duet, accordion and bones, Semi-burlesque, ‘The Phantom Chorus’, and the Railroad Overture.
    • Other:
      description/review,
      reception,
      other (surrounding events at venue)
  • Era (London) December 3, 1848: 1:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type Indicated:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Dumbolton Serenaders”
    • Days and Times: “on Wednesday evening next, December 6th, to be continued every evening during the week”
    • Venue Name: “St. James Theatre”
    • Program Info: “will commence a short series of their popular Ethiopian entertainment”, “variety of original songs, glees, etc”
    • Other:
      audience,
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Era (London) December 10, 1848: 11:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type Indicated:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Dumbolton Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “White”, “Howard”, “Stanwood”, “Wells”, “Bryant”, “Parker”.
    • Days and Times: “commenced a fresh campaign on Wednesday” (past)
    • Venue Name: “St. James”
    • Program Info: “Dearest Mae”, “A Nigger’s History of the World”, “Stop that Knocking”, “Poor Old Ned”, “Carry me Back to Old Virginny”, “Der’s Fire Down Below”
    • Other:
      audience,
      description/review,
      reception
  • Era (London) December 10, 1848: 11:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type Indicated:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Dumbolton Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “White”, “Howard”, “Stanwood”, “Wells”, “Bryant”, “Parker”.
    • Days and Times: “commenced a fresh campaign on Wednesday” (past)
    • Venue Name: “St. James”
    • Program Info: “Dearest Mae”, “A Nigger’s History of the World”, “Stop that Knocking”, “Poor Old Ned”, “Carry me Back to Old Virginny”, “Der’s Fire Down Below”
    • Other:
      audience,
      description/review,
      reception