Person NameTheatre Royal, Montrose; 1814-1837
ActivityThe Theatre Royal, located in Bridge Street, is the only remaining Georgian theatre in Angus. The New Theatre, as it was known when it opened on Monday, April 11, 1814, was supported by the country gentry, most of whom had town houses in Montrose. The Theatre productions coincided with the social season of the gentry, opening the season in September and closing at the end of December, when the gentry would have retired to the country. Patrons of the New Theatre included the Dowager Lady Ramsay of Balmain, General Carnegie, the Honourable W. Maule, M.P., Miss Erskine of Dun, and the Lord Provost and Magistrates of Montrose. The company was managed by actor Corbert Ryder. His wife was the leading actress. The most famous actor to appear was Edmund Kean on 30 September 1822. The Theatre declined in the 1830s and ceased operations in 1837.
Corporate NameTheatre Royal, Montrose
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