Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48), 30 Mar. 1846 -4 Apr. 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: 30 March 1846-4 April 1846
Date notes: <div class="noteheading">Performance Days Within Run:</div> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Monday Morning (March 30) <LI>Tuesday Evening (March 31) <LI>Thursday Evening (April 2) <LI>Friday Morning (April 3) <LI>Saturday Evening (April 4) </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

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
Buffalo Gals
Come Darkies Sing

only listed for April 4th show

Color'd Fancy Ball, De
Lucy Neal
Old Dan Tucker
Duet - Accordion and Bones

only listed for April 4th show

Duet, Accordion, Bones
Railroad Overture Overture
My Old Aunt Sally
Nigger's Journey to New York, Dis

Bibliographic Sources

  • Era (London) March 29, 1846: 4:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”; “Two Day Performances; on Monday, March 30, and Friday, April 3”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Era (London) March 29, 1846: 4:2.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”; “Two Day Performances; on Monday, March 30, and Friday, April 3”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: “The Programme will be selected from their most Popular Pieces.”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Morning Chronicle (London) March 28, 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:
    • “Second Morning Performance on Monday next, March 30”
    • “This evening, 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 31, 1846: 5: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Singers”
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “This Evening, and every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”
    • “third Day Performance, on Friday next, April 3”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time
    • programme (general)
    • programme (specific acts)
    • reception
    • ticket info
  • Morning Chronicle (London) April 4, 1846: 5: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Troupe Size Given:
    • not listed
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “This evening, April 4, being their last appearance until Easter Monday, April 13, when they will resume their attractive Entertainment”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time
    • programme (general)
    • programme (specific acts)
    • ticket info
  • Morning Chronicle (London) April 2, 1846: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “third Day Performance, To-morrow morning (Friday)”; “This evening (Thursday), and on Satruday”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: “The programme will be selected from their most popular pieces” (Friday)
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Observer (London) March 29, 1846: 1: 1.
    Performance Type Indicated:
    • Minstrel Show
    Troupe Name as Given:
    • “Ethiopian Serenaders”
    Performers Listed:
    • none
    Days & Times Given:
    • “Morning Performances, To-Morrow, March 30, and Friday, April 3, commencing at half-past two o’clock precisely”
    • “continue their popular Entertainment (for a limited number of representations) (…) every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”
    • evening
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time

      (Evening performances: “open at eight and commence at half-past precisely”; Day Performances: “commencing at half-past two o’clock precisely”)
    • programme (general)

      (“will be selected from their most popular pieces”)
    • programme (specific acts)

      (“include the songs of ‘Lucy Neal’ and ‘Dan Tucker;’ also the celebrated Railroad Overture.”
    • ticket info

      (“ Boxes, 4s.; Pit, 2s.; Amphitheatre, 2s.
      “Stalls and Private Boxes may also be engaged at Mr. Mitchell’s Library, 33, Old Bond-street; and at the Box-office of the Theatre, which is open daily from Eleven till Five o’clock.”
  • Observer (London) March 29, 1846: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Minstrel Show
    • Troupe Name: “The celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders”
    • Days & Times: “every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,” “Two Day Performances on Monday, March [30] … Friday, April 3”
    • Venue Name: “St. James’s Theatre”
    • Program Info: “The Programme will be selected from their most popular pieces, including the song of ‘Lucy Neal,’ and the celebrated Railroad Overture’
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info,
      other (mention of past successes)