Though this kind of variety program was not especially unusual, on the whole theatrical copy running sometimes on consecutive days in the columns of the Argus was usually a little tighter. Astley’s notice, for example, was immediately followed by the following:Astley’sSole Lessee and Manager, Mr. G. Lewis.Treasurer, Mr. H. Birch.Conductor of the Circle and Ring Master,Mr. T. Nunn.Astounding Success of the magnificent LegendarySpectacle ofSt. George and the Dragon.Never was success more decided, encouragement more deserved, or the Manager of a Circus more cause [sic] to be grateful.Crowded houses night after nightAre the best criterion of all popular entertainments; and it is with the greatest pride, the Proprietor asserts, that he has been singularly fortunate in the production of such entertainments as are adapted to the public taste. For the great support he is nightly receiving, he begs leave most respectfully to thank his kind patrons, and to assure them that every novelty that capital and taste can command, shall, during the season, be brought forward for their amusement.Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 14th,15th, and 16th .Previous to the Performance, a Grand Overturewill be performed by the Band.Synopsis of the performances:Terrific encounter ofSt. George and the Monster Dragon!The entertainments will conclude with, first timethis season, the grand legendary spectacle ofSt. George and the dragon,or,The Seven [sic] Champions of Christendom.Supernaturals:Kalaba, the Enchantress, Mrs. T. Lee.Sycorax, a Fiend, doomed to perpetual tormentsfor conspiring with other fiends to free St. George,Master J. Christoff.The movements of the dragon performed byMr. H. Walker.Mortals:St. George, Mr. Barlow; Tom of Coventry, a Tinker, afterwards Squire to St. George, Mr. Yeamans; Kate, Mrs. Yeamans; Dame, Mrs. T. Lee.The Six Champions:St. Denis of France, Mr. G. Nunn; St. Patrick of Hibernia, Mr. Klaer; St. James of Spain, Mr. H. Walker; St. Anthony of Italy, Mr. Pablo Fanque; St. David of Wales, Mr. Lee; St. Andrew of Scotland, Mr. Smith;Cavaliers of Coventry, &c., by the company.Egyptians:Ptolemy, King of Egypt, Mr. H. Birch; Almandar, King of Morocco, Mr. T. Nunn; Lampthos, a herdsman, Mr. Adams; Princess Sobra of Egypt, Mrs. T. Lee.Mr. Pablo Fanque, the Eminent ArtisticRope Dancer!Florist’s Daughter, Mrs. Yeamans.French Vaulting by the whole Company.That Constellation of the Hippo-dramatic Hemi-sphere, Mr. W. Barlow, will execute on aFlying Charger his Scenic Act, calledRinaldo Rinaldini, the Bandit Chief;Or, The Scourge of Italy.The Renowned Slack Rope Vaulter, Mr. H. Walker,will appear asThe Star spangled Sprite of Flying Mercury.Mr. Klaer as the Bottle Imp.Comic act of equestrianism by Mr. T. Lee, entitledThe Clown and his Granny!Mademoiselle Antoinette.Messrs. Dhering and Stebbing’s Gymnic Feats asThe French Dromios.Mr. J. L. Smith, the great Trick Act Rider, in hissurprising Equestrian Feats on a Single Horseat full speed, asThe Bounder of the Rialto…Persons of improper character will be strictly excluded from the Dress Circle and Side Boxes.
I am not quite sure what “All the World’s Curriculum” was, but it was clearly a favorite with Cremorne-goers. Perhaps it was some sort of panorama. It had been running since early January when, in addition, “the sagacious Elephant” performed as usual.CREMORNE GARDENS.Cattle show this day.Madame dalle Case’sExtraordinary and Terrific Ascent, on the illumi-nated rope, 400 feet in length, across theCremorne Lake,Every Evening.Entire change of performance every evening.Vocal and Instrumental Concert.Equestrian Circus.Major John Downey, jun.,And his auxiliary troupe of talented Apes.Pony Races with Monkey Jockies.Music and Dancing as in the Old Cremorne;A new Hungarian Band.All the World’s CurriculumWill run, as usual, every quarter of an hour.Shooting gallery, Chinese skittles, &c.