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Melville Collection

List of plays in the collection

You can also view a list of the 'bad woman dramas' in the collection.

You can find play texts in LibrarySearch; for programmes and playbills use the theatre collections search.

Title Author Number of copies Theatre
The adventures of Little Red Riding Hood in ye good old days of Mother Hubbard and Boy Blue

Melville, Andrew, II 1;
stored with 7 different musical parts
West Pier Theatre, Brighton

Against the tide

Scudamore, F A 1 Unknown
The blind passenger or Cupid at sea Unknown 1 Unknown

The blind soldier

Unknown 1 Unknown


Melville, Andrew, II 1 Unknown

Catherine Howard

Unknown 1 Unknown

Crotchet and Quaver or Harlequin sharp, flat and natural

Lee, Nelson 1 City of London Theatre;
Theatre Royal, Convent Garden

The curse of drink

Unknown 1 Unknown


Auspacher, Louis K 1 Lyceum Theatre, London

Dangerous women

Scudamore, F A 2 Standard Theatre, London

Dick Whittington and his cat

Unknown 5;
stored with 4 different musical parts
Theatre Royal, Swansea

Diver's luck

Unknown 6 Metropole Theatre, Birmingham

Driven from home

Unknown 2 Grand Theatre, Brighton;
Grand Theatre, Birmingham

East Lynne

Melville, Andrew, II 2 Grand Theatre, Brighton;
Theatre Royal, Swansea

Flying scud

Unknown 1 Grand Theatre, Plymouth

For England home and beauty or Comrades in arms

Unknown 4 Prince's Theatre, London

Fun on the Bristol

Unknown 2 Unknown

The girl who came back

Melville, Walter 1 Standard Theatre, London

The green hill of the far west

Unknown 1 Unknown

Grip of iron

Shirley, Arthur 1 Unknown


Unknown 1 Metropole Theatre, Birmingham

It's never too late to mend

Unknown 1 Metropole Theatre, Birmingham

Jack the Ripper

Melville, Andrew, II 3 Unknown


Orczy, Baroness 1 Unknown

The man who came back

Unknown 2 Unknown


Caine, Hall 1 Court Theatre, Warrington;
Grand Theatre, Southampton;
Lyric Theatre, London;
Royal County Theatre, Kingston on Thames

Maria Marten

Melville, Andrew, II 6 Grand Theatre, Brighton

A midnight tragedy

Melville, Walter 1 Unknown

Mother Goose

Unknown 1 Grand Theatre, Brighton

The mystery hansom cab

Unknown 1 Metropole Theatre, Birmingham

Noble brother

Unknown 1 Grand Theatre, Brighton

No mercy

Melford, Mark 1 Unknown

The octoroon

Boucicault, Dion 1 Adelphi Theatre, London;
Grand Theatre, Brighton;
Winter Gardens Theatre, New York

The old man of the sea

Wright, Haidee
Wright, jnr, Fred
2 Unknown

Oliver Twist

Dickens, Charles
Melville, Andrew, II
2 His Majesty's Theatre, London

The old toll road or Life's cross roads

Unknown 1 Unknown

On His Majesty's service

Melville, Andrew, II 1 Grand Theatre, Brighton

Palmer the poisoner

Unknown 3 Grand Theatre, Brighton

Puss in boots

Unknown 1 Theatre Royal, Brighton

Queen of hearts

Melville, Andrew, II 2;
stored with 59 different musical parts

Rip Van Winkle

Unknown 3 Theatre Royal, Merthyr, S. Wales

Robespierre or The reign of terror

Melville, Andrew, II 3 Unknown

Robin Hood

Unknown 1 Grand Theatre, Brighton

Savage and the woman

Unknown 1 Unknown

Scales of justice

Unknown 3 Grand Theatre, Brighton;
Metropole Theatre, Birmingham

Secret marriage

Unknown 1 Unknown


Unknown 1 Unknown

The Shaughraun

Boucicault, Dion 1 Metropole Theatre, Birmingham;
Wallack's Theatre, New York

The shewing up of Blanco Posnet

Shaw, George Bernard 2 Unknown


Unknown 1 Metropole Theatre, Birmingham

The signal

Daniel, Roland 1 Hippodrome, Darlington;
Strand Theatre, London

The silver horseshoe

Unknown 1 Unknown

Six and eight

Unknown 1 Unknown

Sorrows of Satan

Unknown 1 Metropole Theatre, Birmingham

The squaw man

Unknown 1 Unknown

St. George and the dragon

Unknown 1 Theatre Royal, Bristol

Streets of Brighton

Melville, Andrew, II 1 Grand Theatre, Brighton

Sweeney Todd: the demon barber of Fleet Street

Melville, Andrew, II 3 Bower Theatre;
Weir Theatre, London;
Grand Theatre, Brighton

Sweet Kitty Bellairs

Belasco, David 1 Green Room Club, London

There's a long long trail

A.M.L.B 1 Lyceum Theatre, London

The tiger huntress

Shirley, Arthur 1 Lyceum Theatre, London

Too late

Melville, Andrew, II 3 Unknown

Uncle Tom's cabin

Stowe, Harriet Beecher 1 Standard Theatre

The wandering Jew

Melville, Andrew, I 1 Grand Theatre, Birmingham

The wheel of fortune

Melville, Walter 1 Unknown

A white man

Unknown 1 Unknown

Women and wine

Shirley, Arthur 2 Lyceum Theatre, London

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