The Era

  • 1877 October 14 Country Edition 40(2038): 5, col. 1
    Unsigned news item regarding unlicensed performance of Trial by Jury at the Royal Aquarium

  • 1877 November 25 Country Edition 40(2044): 5, cols. 3-4
    Unsigned review of The Sorcerer. [appeared in the Town Edition  November 18 40(2043): page nos. needed!]

  • 1878 May 26 Country Edition 40(2070): 6, col. 1
    News item about faulty rolling stock on the Midland Railway delaying the Sorcerer touring company's arrival in Nottingham from Edinburgh

  • 1878 June 2 Country Edition 40(2071): 5, cols. 1-2
    Unsigned review of H.M.S. Pinafore [appeared in the Town Edition May 26 40(2070): page nos. needed!]

  • 1879 January 26 41(2105): 7, col. 3
    Private Theatricals. Unsigned review of amateur performance of H.M.S. Pinafore at Jesmond Dene

  • 1879 April 20 [Town ed.?] 41(2117): [page nos. needed!]
    H.M.S. Pinafore

  • 1879 April 27 [Country ed.?] 41(2118): [page nos. needed!]
    H.M.S. Pinafore

  • 1879 June 15 Country Edition 41(2125): 12, col. 2
    Obituary of Mrs Howard Paul

  • 1879 June 15 Country Edition 41(2125): 12, col. 2
    Letter from Newman & Co. regarding Gilbert's play Gretchen

  • 1879 December 21 Country Edition 42(2152): 13, col. 1
    Unsigned review of the Children's Pinafore

  • 1880 January 4 42(2154): 5, col. 2
    GILBERT AND SULIVAN'S NEW OPERA. Unsigned review of the Paignton production of The Pirates of Penzance

  • 1880 April 11 Country Edition 42(2168): 5, cols. 1-2
    OPERA COMIQUE. Unsigned review of The Pirates of Penzance [appeared in Town Edition 4 April - full reference needed]

  • 1881 October 1 44(2245): 5
    THE SAVOY THEATRE. Unsigned description of the new Savoy Theatre

  • 1882 January 14 44(2260): 7 col. 3
    Unsigned report of the publication of a commemorative programme to mark the 250th night  of Patience

  • 1882 February 4 44(2263): 8 col. 1
    THEATRICAL GOSSIP. [complete transcription follows] MISS JESSIE BOND of the Savoy Theatre (Lady Angela, in Patience), is by medical advice reluctantly compelled to take some weeks' rest, and hopes to return thoroughly restored.

  • 1882 February 11 44(2264): 5 col. 4
    Gilbert and Sullivan's new comic opera [details of prototype plot of what was to become Iolanthe]

  • 1882 March 25 44(2270): 8, col. 1
    THEATRICAL GOSSIP. [complete transcription follows] MR D'OYLY CARTE arrived in England on Tuesday last from New York, per S.S. Germanic.

  • 1882 March 25 44(2270): 8, col. 2
    Correspondence from Henry P. Stephens of the Gaiety Theatre and Richard D'Oyly Carte concerning a dispute over the use of the Savoy Theatre for the rehearsal of band parts for Lord Bateman

  • 1882 June 24 44(2283): 4, col. 3
    THE DRAMA IN AMERICA. Reports on New York performances of Patience and of Venus [an adaptation of The Happy Land]

  • 1882 July 8 44(2285): 5, col. 3
    THEATRICAL CRICKET. Report & scorecard of cricket match played at Southampton on July 4th between touring company of H.M.S. Pinafore and the United Marine Service. U.M.S. won by 71 runs.

  • 1882 July 8 44(2285): 8, col. 2
    THEATRICAL GOSSIP. [complete transcription follows] MR W. S. GILBERT's amusing and wildly farcical comedy The Wedding March will be revived at the Criterion Theatre on Monday.

  • 1882 July 15 44(2286): 5, col. 4
    THEATRICAL CRICKET. Report & scorecard of the return cricket match played at Southampton on July 7th between touring company of H.M.S. Pinafore and and the United Marine Service. Pinafore won on the first innings, but they ran out of time.

  • 1882 July 15 44(2286): 8, col. 1
    THEATRICAL GOSSIP. The Wedding March was hissed by the audience, who interpreted the burlesque hymn which concluded it as a caricature of the Salvation Army. "There is a wide-spread, and we think a very rational, feeling amongst playgoers that religious topics are best avoided upon the stage, and this no doubt led to the strong expression of opinion at the Criterion on Monday."

  • 1882 July 22 44(2287): 8, col. 1
    THEATRICAL GOSSIP. [complete transcription follows] We are informed by Mr Smale that the song sung at the end of The Wedding March at the Criterion is the same that was sung when the piece was originally produced at the Court Theatre.

  • 1882 July 29 44(2288): 14, col. 4
    SAVOY THEATRE - The Duke and Duchess of Connaught, attended by Colonel and Lady Adela Larking, Mr and Lady Eleanor Heneage, and Miss Bailey, witnessed the performance of Patience at this theatre on Wednesday evening [July 26].

  • 1882 August 5 44(2289): 8 col. 1
    THEATRICAL GOSSIP. D'Oyly Carte's plans for simultaneous productions of the new opera [Iolanthe] in America

  • 1882 September 23 45(2296): 5 col. 1, pgph. 11
    THEATRICAL GOSSIP. News item about Gilbert's yacht now berthed at Gravesend for the winter and Gilbert supervising rehearsals [for Iolanthe]

  • 1882 October 14 45(2299): 8, col. 1, pgph. 5
    THEATRICAL GOSSIP. Unsigned report about costumes for the new Gilbert & Sullivan opera [Iolanthe]

  • 1882 October 28 45(2301): 15 col. 3
    The Drama in America (from our own correspondent). [complete transcription follows] "THE SORCERER" will be done on Tuesday next, at the Bijou Opera House, with John Howson, Charley Campbell, Lillian Russell, and Madeleine Lucette in the cast. [this New York production was not authorised by Carte]

  • 1882 November 11 45(2303): 6 col. 4
    "Patience" at Sea. Report of "Twenty sea-sick maidens" during a stormy crossing of the Irish Sea

  • 1882 November 11 45(2303): 8 col. 1
    Theatrical Gossip. Date of simultaneous London and New York productions [of Iolanthe] announced as November 25th

  • 1882 November 11 45(2303): 10 col. 4
    Report of Patience touring company at the Theatre Royal, Manchester

  • 1882 November 18 45(2304): 8 col. 1
    Theatrical Gossip. Iolanthe mentioned by name in a brief report about a fairy opera by H. Paulton

  • 1882 November 25 45(2305): 5 col. 4
    Review of Mr. John Howson as John Wellington Wells [The Sorcerer] in New York [this production was not authorised by Carte]

  • 1882 December 2 45(2306): 4, col. 4
    The Drama in America (from our own correspondent). Report on bad season for Carte in New York and the need for a successful Iolanthe production.

  • 1882 December 2 45(2306): 6 cols. 2-3
    Review of Iolanthe

  • 1882 December 9 45(2307): 7 col. 3
    Prime Minister Gladstone attends a performance of Iolanthe

  • 1882 December 9 45(2307): 8 col. 1, pgph. 7
    American pirates preparing to perform Iolanthe

  • 1882 December 9 45(2307): 4 col. 4
    The Drama in America (from our own correspondent). Report on how much Carte's chorus girls are allegedly being paid in New York, and on the continuing success of the [unauthorised] Sorcerer at the Bijou.

  • 1882 December 16 45(2308): 5 col. 3
    Letter by Richard D'Oyly Carte responding to comments about chorus girls' pay in America

  • 1882 December 16 45(2308): 10 col. 1
    PROVINCIAL THEATRICALS. FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENTS. Pinafore and Pirates on tour at the Theatre Royal, Dewsbury.

  • 1882 December 16 45(2308): 11 col. 2
    Pirates
    drawing good houses at the Theatre Royal, Sheffield

  • 1882 December 23 45(2309): 8, col. 1
    THEATRICAL GOSSIP. MR COURTICE POUNDS, a young tenor of much promise, pupil of Mr F. Walker, of the Royal Academy of Music, has been engaged by Mr D'Oyly Carte for five years to sing the tenor parts in the operas of Sullivan and others. He makes his début at Bath in Iolanthe.

  • 1882 December 30 45(2310): 4 col. 1, pgph 15
    Unsigned short item on Iolanthe

  • 1883 January 6 45(2311): 9 col. 2
    [complete transcription follows] MR ARTHUR SULLIVAN will preside at the next anniversary of the Royal Society of Musicians, March 13th.

  • 1883 January 6 45(2311): 10 col. 4
    Letter by Richard D'Oyly Carte about queues at theatres.

  • 1883 January 13 45(2312): 10 col. 1
    PROVINCIAL THEATRICALS. FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENTS. [complete transcription follows] BATH. THEATRE ROYAL. - Lessee and Manager, Mr. Frederick Neebe. - Iolanthe is still drawing good houses. The bright and sparkling music is nightly received with great favour, and the artists are greeted with much applause.

  • 1883 January 20 45(2312): 8 col. 2
    THEATRICAL GOSSIP. At a recent meeting of the general committee of the Leeds Musical Festival, held in the Town-hall, the Mayor presiding, Mr. Arthur Sullivan was unanimously appointed conductor of the festival to be held in October next.

  • 1883 January 20 45(2312): 8 col. 2
    THEATRICAL GOSSIP [complete transcription follows]On the occasion of her last performance at the Savoy, on Wednesday evening, Miss Julia Gwynne was presented by the members of the company with an elegant silver card-case and a gold bracelet. [in Iolanthe]

  • 1883 January 20 45(2312): 9 col. 1
    PROVINCIAL THEATRICALS. FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENTS. More about the Iolanthe touring company in Bath

  • 1883 March 17 45(2321): 9 col. 1
    THE LONDON THEATRES. THE SAVOY. Unsigned review of The Palace of Truth, revived at a Friday matinée.

  • 1883 April 7 45(2324): 7 col. 2
    THE LONDON THEATRES. THE SAVOY. Unsigned review of A Private Wire [curtain-raiser to Iolanthe]

  • 1883 September 29 46(2349): 6 col. 1
    THE LONDON THEATRES. THE SAVOY. Unsigned report on the 300th performance of Iolanthe

  • 1884 January 12 46(2364): 6 cols. 2-3
    Unsigned review of Princess Ida

  • 1884 September 6 47(2398): 3 col. 2
    Unsigned review of D'Oyly Carte touring company production of Iolanthe in Bradford

  • 1884 October 18 47(2404): 15 cols. 1-2
    Unsigned review of revival of The Sorcerer

  • 1887 November 19 50(2565): 16 cols. 1-2
    THE LONDON THEATRES. THE SAVOY. Unsigned review of revival of H.M.S. Pinafore

  • 1889 December 14 52(2673): 8 col. 4
    Review of The Gondoliers

  • 1901 December 14 [full reference needed!]
    Review of revival of Iolanthe; death of W. H. Leon (who was to have played Mountararat); D'OC touring company productions in Oxford (Princess Ida, The Pirates of Penzance); an amateur production of Iolanthe in Plymouth

  • 1908 July 18 71(3643): 15, col. 1
    George Power's recollections of H.M.S. Pinafore

  • 1908 July 18 71(3643): 15, col. 2
    Savoy Theatre. Unsigned review of revival of H.M.S. Pinafore