He began writing plays and acting, eventually establishing London’s Theatre Royal on the Haymarket. He was known as a comedian, and for his transvestite roles. His 1748 play, ‘The Knights’, was a satire on the Cornish gentry.
Ev a dhallathas skrifa gwariow ha performya, ow fondya wostiwedh an Theatre Royal Loundres yn Haymarket. Aswonys vedha avel gesyer, ha rag y rannow treuswiska. Y wari a 1748, ‘An Varghogyon’, o ges ow tochya ha’n gwelhevin gernewek ha.