NOREMBEGA HALL PLAYBILL [for] The OLD CURIOSITY SHOP or, Little Nell, the Marchioness.; [with] The Comic Drama of URIAH HEEP The 'UMBLE. Charles . Brougham Dickens, . J. - Actor, John - Assumed Playwright. LeMoyne, 1812 - 1870, illiam, 1831 - 1905.

NOREMBEGA HALL PLAYBILL [for] The OLD CURIOSITY SHOP or, Little Nell, the Marchioness.; [with] The Comic Drama of URIAH HEEP The 'UMBLE.

Boston: Boston Job Print, Alden Street, (n. d.). 1st printing (presumed), ca 1880. Not found in Bolton. Single sheet broadside, 10-1/4" x 4-3/8", 17 lines of text. Age-toning to paper, with small diagonal crease to upper right corner, otherwise VG+. Item #44898

A playbill advertising LeMoyne & "His Celebrated Company", with "the entire Company in both Pieces." as appearing at Bangor Maine's famed Norembega Hall, erected in the mid-1850s.

Le Moyne an actor of some repute, who, after the Civil War, "returned to the stage where he remained active until the dawn of the twentieth century. He appeared in a number of plays based on the works of Charles Dickens [as here] playing such characters as Fagin, Captain Cuttle, Uriah Heep, Squeers, Plummer, Dick Swiveller and Caleb. In Shakespeare's Hamlet Le Moyne is said to have played every major male role except that of the prince himself. Over his career Le Moyne performed with companies headed by legendary actors Edwin Booth, Edwin Forrest and Charles Fletcher, and in producer Daniel Frohman's Lyceum Theatre Company." [Wiki]

Brougham's Old Curiosity Shop [apparently] first performed in Boston, 1866 (cf. Bolton OCS 10); we find no record of this performance in Bolton [nor whatsoever of "Uriah Heep, the 'Umble"... perhaps a bespoke piece tailored strictly for LeMoyne?].

Price: $325.00