Sam Foote

Photograph of inside pages of Samuel Foote book, including picture of the writer.

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.