The Play went off very this year; since last year completely new Auditorium has been provided, & the stage has been renovated. All the T.B’s in the “God’s” may sit down, which is undeniably a great improvement. The part of Phormio was excellently acted by C. F. Brickdale; the acting of G. M. Hill & others was also praiseworthy. The Epilogue was very good & caused much amusement. There were happily, no T.B. & QS rows this time.
Egerton G B Phillimore. P.O.
In consequence of the illness of the Prince of Wales the ‘First Play’ was postponed till the last Tuesday of the term, consequently there were only two instead of three nights. The ‘Andria’ was acted.
The play this year was the Trinummus of Plautus, which was very well acted by the QSS; Rawson as Lysiteles, May as Lesbonicus & Sharpe as the Sycophant being especially good: there was a very good attendance on all three nights, and the cap was proved to be a very fair one.
The Q. S.s performed the play of Phormio this Christmas: the chief characters were played by Haden who represented Demipho, O’Brien to whom the part of Geta was entrusted, Northcote being Phormio. It passed off very successfully; the acting of Northcote in particular being of the most admirable description. There was a very large attendance on all three night, and the cap was better than average.
The Queen Scholars this year performed the Adelphi of Terence remarkably well. Bray, as OEschinus, Giles as Syrus, and Lefroy, as Demea being especially good. Prince Arthur attended the third representation, which was the best.
This match showed there ought to be 4 behinds .b. goal keeper .2. Backs. 1. Half Back.
The Queen Scholars acted this Christmas Terence’s Andria, very well. And an Epilogue written by Rev. T. Marshall. (Grants).
The Queen Scholars performed the Trinummus of Plautus this year.
S F Lucas Prin. Opp.
The Play this year was Ter. Phormio, & all the parts were remarkably well sustained.
J F Lucas Prin. Opp.
The play performed by the Queen’s Scholars was the Adelphi of Terence.
F. P. Tomlinson
The play this year was ‘Andria’. The acting was pronounced to be first-rate by all the Old Westminster enties. The characters were as follows:
Simo = N. Bosanquet
Sosia = A. Downie
Davus = G. T. O’Brien
Mysis = J. M. Yates
Pamphilus = W. Phillimore
Charinus = A. Stewart
Byrrhia = N. Egerton
Lesbia = A. Winter
Chremes = J. Chepmell
Crito = G. Bonney
Dromeo = G. Pember
Servi Semonis = A. Mure, C. Biscoe
Bosanquet, O’Brien, Stewart were especially to be praised. The cap was very ball.
E. R. Dowdeswell