Old Dame Trot and Her Comical Cat

Event Information

Fox's Old Bowery Theatre (until 1/67)

Proprietor / Lessee:
George Washington Lafayette Fox

Manager / Director:
George Washington Lafayette Fox

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Antonio Grossi

Record Information


Last Updated:
21 October 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

20 Feb 1865, Evening
21 Feb 1865, Evening
22 Feb 1865, Evening
23 Feb 1865, Evening
24 Feb 1865, Evening
25 Feb 1865, Evening
25 Feb 1865, 2:30 PM

Program Details

Program commences with “a favorite drama.”

Old Dame Trot and her comical cat (comic pantomime) includes grand tableaux at end of pantomime

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Tyte
Participants:  George Washington Lafayette Fox (role: Sappy Saponaceous – afterwards Clown);  Charles Kemble Fox (role: Antiquated Solderwell – afterwards Pantaloon);  Mons. [dancer] Baptistia (role: John Stout – afterwards Harlequin);  J. J. McCloskey (role: Old Dame Trot);  Mlle. [dancer] Martinetti (role: Little Bo Peep – afterwards Columbine);  Master [actor] Timothy (role: the Comical Cat)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 February 1865.

Review: New York Clipper, 25 February 1865, 366.
“The ‘Old Dame’ is as much of a spectacle as it is a pantomime, some of the scenic effects forming pictures of great splendor.”