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Title: 'The Octoroon', 'Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves', 'The Dumb Man of Manchester'
ID: 2003716_14452761
Theatre Amphitheatre
Year: 1869
Description: Tuesday, 2nd February, 1869.
This Playbill introduces a '...monstre special pantomimic, dramatic and operatic festival!'. It is also for the Benefit of Frank Emery.
The performances this Tuesday evening begin with the 'celebrated drama' of, 'The Octoroon'. This will be followed by Mr. Emery's, 'effective play' of, 'The Dumb Man of Manchester'. The whole evening concludes with the 'great pantomime of, 'Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves''. For tonight only there will be 3 'great Clowns' performing, Charlie Bibb, J.B. Dale and Frank Emery.
Actors include: Mr. T.H. Glenney, Mr. J.P. Weston, Mr. Murray, Mr. W.S. Foote, Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Frnak Emery, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Harcourt, Mr. F.H. Watson, Mr. Waller, Mr. Lingham, Mr. Addison, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Morrean, Miss Ellen Beaufort, Miss Annie Taylor

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