Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48), 16 Feb. 1846 -21 Feb. 1846, London

Event

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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: 16 February 1846-21 February 1846
Date notes: <div class="noteheading">Performance Days Within Run:</div> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Tuesday Evening (Feb. 17) <LI> Thursday Evening (Feb. 19) <LI> Saturday Evening (Feb. 21) </UL> <p class='noteEntry'><strong>Part of a longer run <br> (February – August, 1846) </strong></p>
Notes: 
Performers Listed:
  • Germon
  • Harrington
  • Pell
  • Stanwood
Other Event Info Available:
  • performance time
  • programme (general)
  • ticket info
Other Troupe Info Available:
  • troupe history
  • other (troupe manager/director)
Available Info About Individuals:
  • Germon :
    • acts

  • Harrington :
    • acts

  • Pell:
    • acts

  • Stanwood:
    • acts

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
Come Darkies Sing Glee
Old Jaw Bone, The Song
Lucy Neal Song
Phantom Chorus Chorus
Duet - Accordion and Bones Duet, Accordion, Bones
Railroad Overture Overture
Nigger's Life is Always Gay, A Glee
I Wonder Whar Song
Uncle Gabriel Song

Bibliographic Sources

  • Bell's Life in London February 8, 1846: 2:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Harrington”, “Germon”, “under the direction of Mr. James Dumbolton”.
    • Days & Times: “These concerts will be continued (for a short period only) and take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday”.
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: “The programme will be selected from their most popular pieces and include: Song, “The Old Jawbone,” Harrington; Glee, “You’ll See them on the Ohio,” Company; Song, “Lucy Neal,” Harrington; Song, “The Boatman’s Dance,” Germon; the celebrated Railroad Overture; Song “ I wander whar’” Germon.”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Bell's Life in London February 15, 1846: 1:3.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Germon, the performer on the tambourine, and Pell, the bone castanet-player”
    • Days & Times: “their performances will take place in the off nights of the French plays”.
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
  • Era (London) February 15, 1846: 4:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Morning Chronicle (London) February 2, 1846: 4.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “will commence a series of Concerts (…) on Tuesday, the 10th of February”
    • “The entertainments will be continued every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (for a short period)”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time:

      (“commencing each evening at half-past Eight o’clock”)
    • ticket info:

      (“Private Boxes, Stalls, and Tickets, may be secured at Mr. Mitchell’s Royal Library, 33, Old Bond-street, and at the Box-office of the Theatre”)
  • Morning Chronicle (London) February 9, 1846: 4.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • none for this event
    Days & Times Given:
    • “will be continued for a short period only, and take place, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time
  • Morning Chronicle (London) February 19, 1846: 4.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “this evening, and every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, for a limited number of representations”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time
    • programme (full. *Note: not complete, but still an extensive, specific list)
    • ticket info
  • Observer (London) February 1, 1846: 1: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “will commence a series of Concerts (…) on Tuesday, the 10th of February”
    • “The entertainments will be continued every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (for a short period)”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time:

      (“commencing each evening at half-past Eight o’clock”)
    • ticket info:

      (“Private Boxes, Stalls, and Tickets, may be secured at Mr. Mitchell’s Royal Library, 33, Old Bond-street, and at the Box-office of the Theatre”)
  • Observer (London) February 8, 1846: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Harrington”
    • “Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “Tuesday, Feb. 10”
    • “will be continued (for a short period only), and take place, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time
    • ticket info
  • Observer (London) February 15, 1846: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “will continue their admirable entertainment (…) every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, for a limited number of representations”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time
    • programme (specific acts)
    • ticket info
  • Theatrical Journal (London) March 21, 1846: 92:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “the Ethiopian Singers”
    • Days & Times: “alternate nights” (i.e. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) throughout February
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s”
    • Other:
      (surrounding events at venue)