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Source: The Illustrated London News, August 5, 1848, p.78
There is at present complete stagnation in the theatrical world. The greater part of the houses are closed; and the career of those now open will soon come to a termination.
At the LYCEUM, on Monday, on the occasion of the benefit of Madame Vestris and Mr Charles Mathews, that gentleman expressed the gratitude they owed to the public for their patronage during the season, and spoke in cheering terms of the speculation. We are but echoing the opinion of our contemporaries in bearing testimony to the unwearied care and judgment displayed in every department of the theatre, and the attention to elegant detail and true artistic effect which characterises all its productions. In these respects, the Lyceum stands entirely alone.
The Adelphi company continue to perform at the HAYMARKET.
Mr. Buckstone and Mrs. Fitzwilliam are at the SURREY; and Mr. and Mrs. Keeley at the MARYLEBONE, all proving attractive. But town is rapidly thinning, and we look forward to little to chronicle before the winter season commences.