“Wallace: A Tragedy”, Written by Professor Buchanan, Performed by Students, Prince’s Theatre, March 1862

An advertisement on the front page of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 17th of March, 1862, provides details of the performance which was scheduled for Thursday the 20th of March. The play, which would be performed by students, was under the patronage of the city’s Lord Provost and Magistrates, and was for the benefit of the unemployed.

Ticket prices were: Boxes, four shillings; Stalls, three shillings (numbered and reserved); the Pit, two shillings; and the Gallery, one shilling. Tickets were available at J. Muir Wood and Co., 42 Buchanan Street, where arrangements could be made for private boxes.

As noted elsewhere, in the Literature section of this site, when the Herald reviewed Wallace: A Tragedy in Five Acts, in May 1857, its author was anonymous, and the reviewer considered the work appropriate for staging.

In an advert on the front page of the March the 18th Herald, there was added:


“It is expected that those who intend to occupy the Boxes will appear in Full Dress, and Volunteers, in all parts of the House, in Uniform.”