Lee Sugg (1817)
NEVER PERFORMED HERE,
And now positively for ONE NIGHT ONLY
By the ORIGINAL and WONDERFUL C. LEE SUGG, IN THE
Crown and Sceptre, Brompton Road
On Friday EVENING January the 24, 1817
The Nobility, Gentry, and Public in General, are respectfully informed,
that the following
Which have been received with the greatest applause the last Season
in London, at the Great Rooms, Spring Gardens, and the Theatre Royal, Haymarket,
and at the Royal Circus, will be delivered in the Town, as there delivered.
THE ORIGINAL AND WONDERFUL
Mr. C. Lee Sugg's
Novel and Rational Amusements,
On his return to London, where he will perform every Evening. His
Address (Post Paid) at the Exhibition Rooms, Spring Gardens, London.
ORIGINAL AND UNRIVALLED SPECIMENS OF INTERNAL
E L O C U T
I O N,
In which singular and pleasing display of
THE HUMAN VOICE,
The performer conveys the sound to various distances from his person,
also under hats, glasses, into cupboards, closets, chimneys, under the
floor of the places of performance, outside of the door of Which, he will
finally make his voice appear as if conversing with some INVISIBLE BEING.
No person can discover the least motion of his lips or muscles,
although held to his mouth
A BURNING CANDLE.
The above is the first perfomer, who had the honor of being patronised
by his Royal Highness
The Prince REGENT,
At the Castle and Pavilion, Brighton, and has performed this season
to upwards of 200 Noblemen's Families, and private parties, and the only
one that has ever been patronised by every branch of the Royal Family,
It is presumed by the most learned of the Faculty that thousands
of the inhabitants of this world possess the wondrous powers of La Ventriloque,
or the WITCH of ENDOR. The present Professor will give Instructions to
any Lady or Gentleman, on application, as above.
Collection of Newspaper Clippings, BL 937 g. 35 f61r
Compiled by Steven Connor.
as part of The
Dumbstruck Archive, a continuing, online supplement to Dumbstruck:
A Cultural History of Ventriloquism (Oxford: Oxford University Press,