Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48), 28 Jun. 1847 -3 Jul. 1847, 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: 28 June 1847-3 July 1847
Date notes: <div class="noteheading">Performance Days Within Run:</div> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Tuesday Evening (June 29) <LI>Wednesday Morning (June 30) {“last morning”} <LI>Thursday Evening (July 1) <LI>Saturday Evening (July 3) {“farewell performance”} </UL> <ul class="notes"> <LI>advertised as the Serenaders’ “last four performances” before returning to the U.S. </UL> <p class='noteEntry'><strong>Part of a longer run <br> (December, 1846 – July, 1847) </strong></p>
Notes: 
Performers Listed:
  • Germon
  • Harrington
  • Pell
  • Stanwood
  • White
Other Event Info Available:
  • audience
  • benefit (July 1)
  • description/review (notice that they “will have the honour of appearing for the first time in White Faces” at their Farewell Performance)
  • programme (general)
  • reception
  • ticket info
Other Troupe Info Available:
  • troupe calendar
  • troupe history
Available Info About Individuals:
  • Germon :
    • description/review

  • Harrington :
    • description/review

  • Pell:
    • description/review

  • Stanwood:
    • description/review

  • White:
    • description/review

Other Info Available:
  • other (mention of imitators)
  • other (description of souvenirs to be provided at benefit performances)

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.

Bibliographic Sources

  • Bell’s Life in London June 27, 1847: 2:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: Ethiopian Serenaders
    • Days & Times: “Tuesday, June 29, evening; Wednesday, June 30, last morning; Thursday, July 1, Pell’s Benefit, and the FAREWELL PERFORMANCE, Saturday evening, July 3d”
    • Venue Name: St. James’s Theatre
    • Program Info: “They will have the honour of performing in White Faces, for the first time” (at the FAREWELL PERFORMANCE).
    • Other:
      benefit,
      context,
      description/review,
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Bell’s Life in London July 11, 1847: 2:5.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: The Ethiopian Serenaders
    • Days & Times: “on Saturday” (past)
    • Venue Name: St. James’s Theatre
    • Program Info: “Railway Overture” (at public request)
    • Other:
      audience,
      context,
      description/review,
      reception,
      other ( “For the first time the serenaders made their appearance in white faces”.)
  • Bell’s Life in London May 23, 1847: 2:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: Ethiopian Serenaders
    • Performers Listed: Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood and Germon
    • Days & Times: “during the few remaining weeks […] every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evening, and a Morning performance […] on Wednesday”
    • Venue Name: St. James’s Theatre
    • Other:
      benefit,
      description/review,
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Era (London) July 4, 1847: 11:3.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”, “Mr. J.A. Dumbolton, the chef of the party”.
    • Days & Times: “last night” – “their last entertainment here”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: Specific pieces performed at the previous night’s entertainment are not given. In discussing the troupe’s entertainments over the past 2 years, however, the author mentions some of their acts, including “Lucy Neal”, “Lucy Long”, “Old Dan Tucker” and the “Railway Overture”.
    • Other:
      audience,
      description/review,
      other (mention of imitators, etc.)
  • Era (London) June 20, 1847: 8:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: Ethiopian Serenaders
    • Days & Times: the last week (coming)
    • Venue Name: St. James’s Theatre
  • Era (London) June 27, 1847: 8:3.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Performers Listed: “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    • Days & Times: “Tuesday Evening, June 29, Last Morning, June 30, Thursday Evening, July 1”. “Farewell Performance will take place on Saturday Evening next, July 3.”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Other:
      benefit (July 1),
      description/review (notice that they will be appearing “for the first time in White Faces” on July 3.),
      ticket info,
      other (description of benefit souvenirs)
  • Observer (London) May 16, 1847: 1: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Evening”
    • “Morning Performance will take place every Wednesday”
    • “positively terminated at the end of the ensuing month of June”
    • “farewell performance on Saturday Evening, July 3”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • audience
    • benefit (July 1 - Pell)
    • programme (general)
    • ticket info
    • other (description of souvenirs to be handed out, and name of their creator)
  • Observer (London) May 30, 1847: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “will positively terminate at the end of June”
    • “During the few remaining weeks of their engagement the performances will be continued every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Evening”
    • “a Morning Performance will take place every Wednesday”
    • July 1st show: “positively their last appearance but one”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • benefit (July 1 - Pell)
    • ticket info
    • other (mention of souvenirs to be provided at benefit performances)
  • Observer (London) June 6, 1847: 1: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “will positively terminate at the end of June”
    • “During the few remaining weeks of their engagement the performances will be continued every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Evening”
    • “a Morning Performance will take place every Wednesday”
    • July 1 show: “positively their last appearance but one”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • benefit (July 1 - Pell)
    • ticket info
  • Observer (London) June 20, 1847: 1: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “During the remainder of their engagement the performances will be continued on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Evenings”
    • July 1 show: “positively their last appearance but one in England”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • benefit (July 1 - Pell)
    • ticket info
  • Observer (London) June 27, 1847: 1: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • “Pell, Harrington, White, Stanwood, and Germon”
    Days & Times Given:
    • “Last four performances”
    • “Tuesday Evening, June 29; Last Morning, Wednesday, June 30; Thursday Evening, July 1”
    • “Farewell Performance will take place on Saturday Evening next, July 3”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • benefit (July 1 - Pell)
    • description/review (notice that they “will have the honour of appearing for the first time in White Faces” at their Farewell Performance)
    • ticket info
    • other (description of souvenirs to be handed out at benefit performance)