New Theatre, Haymarket

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Occupation Leah Sumbel
LS did imitations at the Haymarket (where she had made her London stage debut) for the benefit of her eighty-four-year-old mother.
Highfill, Philip H., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.
Occupation Charlotte Charke
Colley Cibber retired abruptly from managing Drury Lane , passing it not to his son Theophilus but to John Highmore ; Theophilus, CC , and other performers defected to the illicit Little Theatre in the Haymarket .
Baruth, Philip E. “Who Is Charlotte Charke?”. Introducing Charlotte Charke: Actress, Author, Enigma, edited by Philip E. Baruth, University of Illinois Press, 1998, pp. 9 - 62.
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Morgan, Fidelis, and Charlotte Charke. The Well-Known Troublemaker: A Life of Charlotte Charke. Faber and Faber, 1988.
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Occupation Ann Thicknesse
Ann Ford (later AT ) gave the first of a series of five concerts, by subscription at the Little Theatre in the Haymarket. She had left her father's house and declared her intention of...
Occupation Charlotte Charke
CC , at Henry Fielding 's Haymarket Theatre , appeared in male roles: as Macheath (John Gay ), Falstaff (Shakespeare ), George Barnwell (George Lillo ), and Lothario (Nicholas Rowe ).
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Occupation Charlotte Charke
This was the opening of this piece, which, contrary to custom, the Little Haymarket Theatre kept almost uninterruptedly on the stage until the season ended in early May.
Baruth, Philip E. “Who Is Charlotte Charke?”. Introducing Charlotte Charke: Actress, Author, Enigma, edited by Philip E. Baruth, University of Illinois Press, 1998, pp. 9 - 62.
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But next month the Licensing Act...
Occupation Charlotte Charke
She resumed acting in London with her brother Theophilus's illicit Haymarket Company .
Baruth, Philip E. “Who Is Charlotte Charke?”. Introducing Charlotte Charke: Actress, Author, Enigma, edited by Philip E. Baruth, University of Illinois Press, 1998, pp. 9 - 62.
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She made her last stage appearance in the season 1759-60—not long, therefore, before her death.
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Occupation Elizabeth Inchbald
EI performed in both winter and summer seasons, at Covent Garden and the Little Theatre, Haymarket (under manager George Colman ). During the season 1780-1781, the Covent Garden theatre paid her two pounds a week...
Occupation Maria Theresa Kemble
Maria De Camp (later MTK ) caught the public eye in the male role of Macheath in the Haymarket 's production of The Beggar's Opera.
Highfill, Philip H., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.
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Occupation Sarah Gardner
SG apparently had some success acting during summer seasons (15 May to 15 September) with Samuel Foote at the Haymarket Theatre .
Highfill, Philip H., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.
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Gardner, Sarah. Colyton MS.
Occupation Sarah Gardner
SG acted at the Haymarket Theatre while her husband did not; this was probably when the marriage broke down.
Grundy, Isobel. “Sarah Gardner: "Such Trumpery" or ‘A Lustre to Her Sex’?”. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, pp. 7 - 25.
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Occupation Sarah Gardner
SG appeared at the Haymarket Theatre in a play called The Female Dramatist, by her old adversary George Colman .
Grundy, Isobel. “Sarah Gardner: "Such Trumpery" or ‘A Lustre to Her Sex’?”. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, pp. 7 - 25.
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The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Occupation Charlotte Lennox
CL acted Almeria in Congreve 's The Mourning Bride at the Haymarket ; the performance was a benefit night for her.
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Occupation Charlotte Lennox
This seems to have been the first of her few and scattered stage appearances. She played at Richmond in 1748 and at the Little Theatre, Haymarket , as Almeria, heroine of Congreve 's The Mourning...
Occupation Eliza Haywood
EH appeared on stage as a member of Henry Fielding 's company at the Little Theatre in the Haymarket.
Highfill, Philip H., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.
Occupation Leah Sumbel
Mary Wells (later LS ) made her London debut at the Haymarket (billed as being fresh from the theatre at Exeter).
Highfill, Philip H., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
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Timeline

29 December 1720
A new playhouse, the New Theatre in the Haymarket , opened with a company of French comedians providing the entertainment.
25 February 1729
The Haymarket Theatre , hitherto occupied by temporary foreign troupes, opened as a mainstream theatre.
30 March 1730
Henry Fielding 's The Author's Farce opened at his Little Theatre in the Haymarket , which was currently presenting its first season.
9 October 1738
The audience at the New Haymarket Theatre rioted against the appearance of a company of French comedians.
1766
At the previously unlicensed Haymarket TheatreSamuel Foote was awarded a licence to put on plays during the summer, when the patent or fully-licensed theatres were closed.
16 January 1777
George Colman the elder bought the Haymarket Theatre ; he subsequently authored more than thirty plays.
2 July 1781
At the Haymarket Theatre the final performance was given of The Genius of Nonsense, a play which mocked James Graham , health-and-sex pundit, as the Emperor of Quacks.
8 August 1781
At the Haymarket Theatre , a transvestite Beggar's Opera (in which most of the male parts were played by women and the female parts by men) garnered such favourable audience response that its performance was...
1944
The Old Vic Company began its season at New Theatre in London with Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson in Ibsen 's Peer Gynt, Shaw 's Arms and the Man, and Shakespeare 's Richard III.