Theatre Royal, Marylebone

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Theatre

Site Name: Theatre Royal, Marylebone
Location: London
County: London (city-county)
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location

Overview

  • Address: 69 Church Street, Edgeware Road. For a current map, Click Here. For an historical map showing the venue (in addition to the one excerpted at right), Click Here.


  • Alternate Names: Royal Sussex, Pavilion, Portman Theatre, Marylebone Theatre, West London Theatre.


  • Performance Space Description: Information about this venue has not yet been compiled; however, some sense of the performance space may be gleaned by following the links at right. In particular:


  • See the 'Bibliographic Sources' link for a provisional list of venue-relevant resources (both primary and secondary). Wherever possible (i.e. when the pertinent text is relatively short and/or easily condensed) this material has been transcribed, and appears beneath the appropriate bibliographic citation.


  • See the 'Events at venue' link for a listing of blackface/minstrelsy-related events that took place in this performance space (with attached bibliographic references).


    Beth Marquis

  • Events at Theatre Royal, Marylebone

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Dramatic 8 March 1843 - 8 March 1843 London, London (city-county) Slave Troupe (London-Marylebone, 43)
    Variety 17 June 1844 - 22 June 1844 London, London (city-county) American Southern Minstrels
    Dramatic 18 March 1846 - 20 March 1846 London, London (city-county) Othello Troupe (Marylebone, 46)
    Dramatic 20 January 1847 - 23 January 1847 London, London (city-county) Black Doctor Troupe (London-Marylebone, 47)
    Dramatic 25 January 1847 - 30 January 1847 London, London (city-county) Philadelphia and Mississippi Ethiopian Serenaders, Black Doctor Troupe (London-Marylebone, 47)
    Dramatic 1 February 1847 - 1 February 1847 London, London (city-county) Black Doctor Troupe (London-Marylebone, 47)
    Dramatic 2 February 1847 - 6 February 1847 London, London (city-county) Black Doctor Troupe (London-Marylebone, 47), Philadelphia and Mississippi Ethiopian Serenaders
    Dramatic 9 February 1847 - 11 February 1847 London, London (city-county) Philadelphia and Mississippi Ethiopian Serenaders, Black Doctor Troupe (London-Marylebone, 47)
    Minstrel Show 3 May 1847 - 3 May 1847 London, London (city-county) Philadelphia and Mississippi Ethiopian Serenaders
    Dramatic 10 May 1847 - 15 May 1847 London, London (city-county) Philadelphia and Mississippi Ethiopian Serenaders
    Variety 27 December 1847 - 1 January 1848 London, London (city-county) Marylebone Pantomime Troupe (1848)
    Dramatic 17 April 1848 - 22 April 1848 London, London (city-county) Macready
    Dramatic 25 April 1848 - 25 April 1848 London, London (city-county) Macready
    Dramatic 9 April 1849 - 14 April 1849 London, London (city-county) Lee, Herbert
    Dramatic 6 January 1851 - 8 January 1851 London, London (city-county) Slave Troupe (London-Marylebone, 51), Johnstone, J.
    Dramatic 28 July 1851 - 30 July 1851 London, London (city-county) Sutton, Sambo
    Dramatic 31 July 1851 - 2 August 1851 London, London (city-county) Sutton, Sambo
    Dramatic 4 August 1851 - 9 August 1851 London, London (city-county) Sutton, Sambo
    Circus 20 October 1851 - 25 October 1851 London, London (city-county) Bosjesmans

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Arthur Lloyd Website. 05/22/2008 (http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/)
    • Black’s New Guide to London and its Environs. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1863.




      “MARYLEBONE THEATRE, Church Street, Paddington, built in 1842, enlarged in 1854, will hold 2000 persons” (214).
    • Clarke, Henry Green. London in All Its Glory. London: H.G. Clarke & Co., 1851.




      “MARYLEBONE THEATRE, Church Street, Paddington .A small but neat house, tastefully decorated, devoted to the representation of the Shakspearian drama” (129).
    • Dickens, Charles Jr. Dickens's Dictionary of London. Reproduced on The Dictionary of Victorian London Website. 03/28/2008 (http://www.victorianlondon.org/publications/dictionary.htm)

      (Under Directories - Dickens's Dictionary of London)

    • Howard, Diana. London Theatres and Music Halls 1850-1950. London: The Library Association, 1970.

      pp.253-5.

    • London and its Environs. Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1885.




      ”MARYLEBONE THEATRE, New Church Street, Edgeware Road. Dramas and farces” (39).
    • London as it is To-day. London: H.G. Clarke & Co., 1851.




      The information provided within this source is similar to that given within London in all its Glory, also published by H.G. Clarke, & Co.


      In addition, this source also contains the following:

      “Lessee, Mr. Stammers, and previously to his suicide, in Newgate, under the management of the late Mr. G. Watts, who collected a very good working company around him, and met with very great success. Doors open at half-past six o’clock; peformances [sic] commence at seven. Admission: stalls, three shillings; boxes, two shillings; pit, one shilling; gallery, sixpence. Second price at nine o clock stalls, one shilling and sixpence; boxes, one shilling” (221).
    • Senelick, Laurence et al. British Music-Hall 1840-1923. Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1981.

      p.94. (Under West London Theatre)

    • Sherson, Erroll. London’s Lost Theatres of the Nineteenth Century. New York: Benjamin Blom, Inc., 1925.

      pp278-289.

    • Theatres in Victorian London Website. 05/22/2008 (http://www.victorianweb.org/mt/theaters/pva234.html)
    • Timbs, John. Curiosities of London (1868). London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1868.




      “MARYLEBONE THEATRE, Church-street, Paddington, was built and opened in 1842, as a ‘penny theatre:’ it was enlarged in 1854, to hold 1200 persons” (785).
    • Timbs, John. Curiosities of London (1855). London: David Bogue, 1855.

      p719.


      The information provided within this source is much the same as that given within the 1868 edition of the book.


      In addition, this edition also contains the following: “Shakspeare’s plays have been admirably performed here”.