Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48), 16 Mar. 1846 -21 Mar. 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 March 1846-21 March 1846
Date notes: <div class="noteheading">Performance Days Within Run:</div> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Tuesday Evening (March 17) <LI>Thursday Evening (March 19) <LI>Saturday Evening (March 21) </UL> <p class='noteEntry'><strong>Part of a longer run <br> (February – August, 1846) </strong></p>
Notes: 
Performers Listed:
  • none
Other Event Info Available:
  • audience
  • performance time
  • programme (general – including several specific songs)
  • reception
  • ticket info
Other Troupe Info Available:
  • other (troupe manager/director)

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
Lucy Neal
Old Dan Tucker
Railroad Overture Overture
Merrily the Banjo Sounding

Bibliographic Sources

  • Bell's Life in London March 15, 1846: 2:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “under the direction of Mr. James Dumbolton”.
    • Days & Times: “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: - Merrily the Banjo Sounding – Dis Young Nigger of Ohio - Lucy Neal – A Nigger’s Life is always Gay – My Aunt Sally – Variations from Fra Diavolo – Lucy Neal - Old Dan Tucker – The Broadway Swell – Uncle Gabriel - and the celebrated Railroad Overture.”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Era (London) March 15, 1846: 4:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: “The Programme will be selected from their most Popular Pieces, including the celebrated Railroad Overture.”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Morning Chronicle (London) March 13, 1846: 4: 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 continue their attractive entertainment (…) To-morrow evening, March 14, and every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time
    • programme (general)
    • programme (specific acts)
    • ticket info
  • Morning Chronicle (London) March 10, 1846: 1: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Singers”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time:

      ("Performance commences at Half-past Eight o'clock")
    • programme (general):

      ("The programme is varied nightly")
    • programme (specific acts):

      ("including (by desire), every evening, Lucy Neal, Old Dan Tucker, and the Railroad Overture")
    • reception?:

      (implied in “the great success which has attended these performances”?)
    • ticket info:

      ("Boxes and places may be obtained at the box office of the Theatre; and at Mitchell's Royal Library, 33, Old Bond-street.")
  • Morning Chronicle (London) March 13, 1846: 1: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • “Ethiopian Singers”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “continue to repeat their performances every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • programme (general):

      ("The programme is varied nightly")
    • programme (specific acts):

      ("includes ‘Lucy Neal,’ ‘Dan Tucker,’ and the ‘Railroad Overture’")
    • ticket info:

      (“Boxes, stalls, and places at Mitchell’s Royal Library, 33, Old Bond-street, and at the Box-office of the Theatre.”)
  • Observer (London) March 8, 1846: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “will continue their attractive entertainment (…) every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time
    • programme (general)
    • programme (specific acts)
    • ticket info