Event Black Eyed Susan / Monsieur Tonson
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Venue Saloon of the Royal Hotel (1832-1840), Sydney, NSW
First Date 26 December 1832
Opening Date 26 December 1832
Last Date 27 December 1832
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Theatre Royal Sydney. On Wednesday December the 26th 1832, this Theatre will open for the first time, with New Scenery, Machinery, Dresses and Decorations, under the management of Mr Meredith. The pieces selected for the opening are first: that much admired Nautical Melo-Drama in three acts called BLACK-EYED SUSAN or All in the Downs, to conclude with that Far-famed Highly Comic Farce in Two Acts from Taylor's celebrated poem entitled MONSIEUR TONSON.
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Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Farce
Name Function Notes
George Buckingham Actor
L. C. Cook Actor
Mr Cooper Actor
Mr Hill Actor
Mr Hollingsworth Actor
Mrs Love Actor
John Meredith Actor
Mr Raymond Actor
Mr Taylor Actor
Mr Vale Actor
Mr Varley Actor
Mrs Ward Actor
Mrs Weston Actor
Barnett Levey Entrepreneur
Mr George Sippe Orchestral Leader
Douglas Jerrold Playwright
W T Moncrieff Playwright
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information "The first night of the new but temporary Theatre Royal was a spectacular success and the little auditorium was crowded to the doors. Colonel Despard, commanding officer 17th Regiment, lent the regimental band which performed several pieces by Rossini and Mozart. An ailing Mr Meredith played the leading role in Black Ey'd Susan with'credit to himself' and satisfaction of the audience'.
Data Source
Source Description
Book Bevan, Theatre Royal
Book Irvin, Eric, 1985, Dictionary of the Australian theatre 1788-1914 / Eric Irvin Hale & Iremonger, Sydney
Event Identifier 86156