Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48), 9 Mar. 1846 -14 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: 9 March 1846-14 March 1846
Date notes: <div class="noteheading">Performance Days Within Run:</div> <ul class="notes"> <LI>Tuesday Evening (March 10) <LI>Thursday Evening (March 12) <LI>Saturday Evening (March 14) </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
Variations from 'Fra Diavolo'
Railroad Overture Overture
My Old Aunt Sally
Nigger's Life is Always Gay, A
Merrily the Banjo Sounding
Uncle Gabriel
Broadway Swell, The

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
  • 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 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:
    • not specified for this event
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • reception
  • 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:
    • “will be repeated This Evening, and 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.”)
  • 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:
    • “To-morrow, March 3”
    • “every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday”
    Other Acts on Bill Listed:
    • none
    Other Info in Record:
    • performance time:

      (“to commence at Eight”)
    • programme (general):

      (“the programme will be varied every evening, selected from their most popular pieces”)
    • programme (specific acts):

      (“include – Merrily the Banjo Sounding, Lucy Neal, Lucy Long, Old Dan Tucker, and the celebrated Railroad Overture”)
    • ticket info:

      (“Boxes, 4s.; Pit, 2s.”)
  • 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 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 (general)
    • programme (specific acts)
    • ticket info
  • 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