The Public are respectfully informed that the above Theatre will Re-Open This present Evening, Saturday, August 22. 1818, when Miss Brunton, of The Theatre-Royal Covent-Garden, Being Engaged for Six Nights only, will make her First Appearance in this City, in the celebrated Comedy of The Belle’s Stratagem… To which will be added the Musical Farce of Killing No Murder… On Monday will be performed Shakespeare’s Comedy of As You Like It.

  • (Theatre Royal, Edinburgh)
  • [Edinburgh]: [s.n.] 1818


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Small broadside playbill (212 x 280mm). Sometime repaired to top corners, repair section touching one letter with no loss of sense, lightly toned, edges a little nicked.


A theatrical playbill advertising the Edinburgh debut of the celebrated actress Elizabeth Brunton, later Yates (1799-1860), reprising the role of Letitia Hardy in Hannah Cowley's 1780 comedy 'The Belle's Stratagem' which she had performed the previous year at Covent Garden and in various provincial theatres in the years following her debut on her father's King's Lynn stage in 1815. Also appearing as Sir George Touchwood was a Mr Yates - that is, Frederick Henry Yates (1797-1842), who followed Brunton back to Covent Garden where he made his London debut opposite Brunton in a production of Othello in November 1818, they married in 1823. Rounding out the bill is a revival of Shakespeare's As You Like It, again featuring Brunton and Yates, as Rosalind and Jaquez respectively.

Location & Opening Times

3a & 4a Haddington Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4AE

Opening Hours

Open seven days a week, 11am - 5pm

On Thursdays late night opening until 8pm