Scan of printed playbill

This playbill, from the New Theatre in Truro, shows how touring theatre companies in the 1700s worked. This company, starring Mrs Siddons (the Dame Judi Dench of her day), would perform two different plays each night for ‘four nights only’. (EN/2417)

An skrisell wari ma, dhyworth an Wariva Nowydh yn Truru, a dhiskwa fatel oberi kowethasow gwarivaow tornys y’n 1700ow. An kowethas ma, Mrs Siddons y steren (an Dhama Judi Dench a’y dedhyow), a berformya dew wari dhyffrans pub nos dres ‘peder nos yn unnik’. (EN/2417)