Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48), 2 Mar. 1846 -7 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: 2 March 1846-7 March 1846
Date notes: <div class="noteheading">Performance Days Within Run:</div> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Tuesday Evening (March 3) <LI>Thursday Evening (March 5) <LI>Saturday Evening (March 7) </UL> <p class='noteEntry'><strong>Part of a longer run <br> (February – August, 1846) </strong></p>
Notes: 
Performers Listed:
  • none
Other Event Info Available:
  • description/review
  • performance time
  • programme (general – including several specific songs)
  • reception
  • ticket info
Other Info Available:
  • other (reference to other writing on “Ethiopians”)

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
Color'd Fancy Ball, De
Lucy Long
Lucy Neal
Old Dan Tucker
Duet - Accordion and Bones Duet, Accordion, Bones
Railroad Overture Overture
Nigger's Journey to New York, Dis
Young Nigger of Ohio, Dis
Merrily the Banjo Sounding

Bibliographic Sources

  • Bell's Life in London March 1, 1846: 2:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday” (“for a limited number of representations”).
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: “The programme will be varied each evening, selected from their most popular pieces and include: - Merrily the Banjo Sounding – Dis Young Nigger of Ohio - Lucy Neal – Color’d Fancy Ball - Old Dan Tucker – Duet, Accordion and Bones – Dis Nigger’s journey to New York – and the celebrated Railroad Overture.”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Court Gazette and Fashionable Guide (London) March 7, 1846: ?.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • "Ethiopian Serenaders"
    Performers Listed:
      none
    Days & Times Given:
      none
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • description/review
    • programme (general)
    • Other (reference to other writing on "Ethiopians")
  • Court Gazette and Fashionable Guide (London) March 7, 1846: ?.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • "Ethiopian Serenaders"
    Performers Listed:
      none
    Days & Times Given:
      none
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • description/review
    • programme (general)
    • Other (reference to other writing on "Ethiopians")
  • Era (London) March 1, 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 varied each evening, selected from their most Popular Pieces, including the celebrated Railroad Overture.”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Morning Chronicle (London) March 2, 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:
    • not specified for this event
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • reception:

      (“having been received with greatest admiration and universal approbation”)
  • Observer (London) March 1, 1846: 1: 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, for a limited number of representations”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time
    • programme (general)
    • programme (specific acts)
    • ticket info