Theatre: New Theatre Royal, Cardiff
Performance: ‘Jo’, The Grasshopper
Main Actors: Sidney Charteris, Henry Vaughan, Jennie Lee
A two leaf programme printed on green paper in black ink. This run of performances dated to October 1879 mark the re-appearance of actress Jennie Lee in the role of ‘Jo’. Miss Lee was a prolific British actress travelling around the world to perform and may have first appeared as ‘Jo’ in San Francisco in 1874. This play was written by Miss Lee’s husband, adapted from Bleak House (Charles Dickens).