Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48), 23 Feb. 1846 -28 Feb. 1846, 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: 23 February 1846-28 February 1846
Date notes: <div class="noteheading">Performance Days Within Run:</div> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Tuesday Evening (Feb. 24) <LI>Saturday Evening (Feb. 28) </UL> <ul class="notes"> <LI>no Thursday evening show due to a private engagement </UL> <p class='noteEntry'><strong>Part of a longer run <br> (February – August, 1846) </strong></p>
Notes: 
Performers Listed:
  • none
Other Event Info Available:
  • performance time
  • programme (general – including several specific songs)
  • reception
  • ticket info
Other Troupe Info Available:
  • troupe history
  • 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
Old Jaw Bone, The Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)
Lucy Long Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)
Lucy Neal Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)
Old Dan Tucker Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)
Life By the Galley Fire, A Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)
Duet - Accordion and Bones Gilbert W. Pell/ Moody Stanwood/ Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Accordion
Railroad Overture Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48) Overture
Wild Raccoon Track Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)
Sugar-cane Green, The Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)

Bibliographic Sources

  • Bell's Life in London February 22, 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: “on Tuesday and Saturday” (coming).
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: “The programme will be selected from their most popular pieces and include: Glee, “Wild Racoon Track” -- Song, “Going o’er the Mountain” – Glee, “A Nigger’s Life is always gay” - Song, “Lucy Neal” – Song, “Old Dan Tucker” – Song, “Sugar Cane Green” – Song, “Uncle Gabriel” – and the celebrated Railroad Overture.
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • 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
    • ticket info
  • Morning Chronicle (London) February 23, 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:
    • “To-morrow evening, Feb. 24”
    • “Saturday, Feb. 28”
    • “there being no performance on Thursday, owing to a private engagement”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • programme (general)
    • programme (full. *Note: not actually complete, but still an extensive, specific list)
    • reception
  • 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)