Sadak & Kalasrade

Submitted by edpope on Wed, 16/01/2013 - 11:14

Sadak & Kalasrade 31.7.1797 at Sadler's Wells
Based on a story in Sir Charles Morell's Tales of the Genii 1784 this was a "new grand serio-comic pantomime" with tightrope walking, a song "A fig for invasion", a palace on fire, an eastern harem, an Evolution ballet, full title "Sadak & Kalasrade or the Waters of Oblivion" at Sadlers Wells 1797-99, revived in 1814 and 1840 (Victoria Theatre) and 1872 (mentioning playwright Mary Russell Mitford DNB 1787-1855) each time advertised as "new"