London: Printed by C. Lowndes, 1795. Broadside. 12.5 x 8". Single-sided printed broadside sheet with black lettering. An extremely scarce advertisement for a performance by the theater company known as "Their Majesties Servants", taking place at the Drury Lane (Theater-Royal) on Friday May 1st, 1795. The performance included a presentation of Richard Cumberland's popular comedic play "The Jew", followed by a solo musical performance from acclaimed English composer and opera singer Thomas Welsh (aka "Master Welsh", c.1780-1848) and concluding with the premiere performance of Samuel Birch's (1757–1841) two-act musical drama "The Adopted Child" (also including Welsh). The poster lists the program of the performance and the cast involved. Address and ticketing information at the bottom of the text.
Minor rubbing and a few small closed tears to extremities. A few folding creases. In overall very good condition. Protected by modern mylar. vg. Item #47233
* Samuel Birch (1757-1841) was an English politican who is best known for having served as Lord Mayor of London in 1814. Is interesting to note that in addition to his political activities and local governmental duties, he was also a dramatist, and originally started out as a pastry chef.