John Palmer, Sarah Siddons, John Philip Kemble, Stephen Kemble, and 8 others in Bath

This building, erected in 1750, was formerly the
Theatre Royal
managed by the celebrated John Palmer, M.P., originator of the mail coach system
and holder of the first Royal Patent ever granted to a provincial theatre,
to its stock company, for a period of four years (1778-82) belonged the renowned
Sarah Siddons,
with her husband and sister. Here also appeared her brothers,
John Philip Kemble and Stephen Kemble.
Here John Henderson and R.W. Elliston
both made their first appearances on the stage and were for a long time leading actors.
Samuel Foote, George Frederick Cooke, William Dimond, Benjamin Engledon,
George and Mrs. Bartley, and many other famous players
also acted in this theatre, which was closed in 1805.

Sarah Siddons (5 July 1755 – 8 June 1831) was an English actress, the best-known tragedienne of the 18th century. She was the elder sister of John Philip Kemble, Charles Kemble, Stephen Kemble, Ann Hatton and Elizabeth Whitlock, and the aunt of Fanny Kemble. She was most famous for her portrayal of the Shakespearean character, Lady Macbeth, a character she made her own, and for famously fainting at the sight of the Elgin Marbles in London.[citation needed] The Sarah Siddons Society continues to present the Sarah Siddons Award in Chicago every year to a prominent actress.

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John Philip Kemble (1 February 1757 – 26 February 1823) was an English actor. He was born into a theatrical family as the eldest son of Roger Kemble, actor-manager of a touring troupe. His elder sister Sarah Siddons achieved fame with him on the stage of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. His other siblings Charles Kemble, Stephen Kemble, Ann Hatton and Elizabeth Whitlock also enjoyed success on the stage.

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George Stephen Kemble (21 April 1758 – 5 June 1822) was a successful theatre manager, British actor, writer, and a member of the famous Kemble family.He was born in Kington, Herefordshire, the second son of Roger Kemble, brother of Charles Kemble, John Philip Kemble and Sarah Siddons. He married prominent actress Elizabeth Satchell (1783). His niece was the actress and abolitionist Fanny Kemble. His daughter Francis Kemble married Richard Arkwright junior's son Captain Robert Arkwright. Kemble's son Henry was also an actor.

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Robert William Elliston (7 April 1774 – 7 July 1831) was an English actor and theatre manager.

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Samuel Foote (January 1720 – 21 October 1777) was a British dramatist, actor and theatre manager from Cornwall. He was known for his comedic acting and writing, and for turning the loss of a leg in a riding accident in 1766 to comedic opportunity.

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George Frederick Cooke (17 April 1756 in London – 26 September 1812 in New York) was an English actor. As famous for his erratic habits as for his acting, he was largely responsible for initiating the romantic style in acting that was later made famous by Edmund Kean.

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George Bartley (1782?–1858) was an English stage comedian. He was successful in playing comic old men and bluff uncles, and Falstaff became his favourite character. He had roles in many Shakespearean Comedies throughout his career spanning over half a century.

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The Theatre Royal in Bath, England, is over 200 years old. It is one of the more important theatres in the United Kingdom outside London, with capacity for an audience of around 900.The theatre building from 1805 is supplemented by two smaller and more recent studio theatres. In 2010 the theatre underwent a major refurbishment.

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