Hob in the Well (Mr Springthorpe)

On Tuesday night was performed at our Theatre, with great Applause, the new play of the Earl of Warwick, with the Entertainment of Hob in the Well. The part of Young Hob was performed by Mr. Springthorpe, Master of the White-Hart in Ashby-de-la-zouch, to the entire satisfaction of the Audience, who testified their approbation with loud and uncommon claps of applause; notwithstanding the frequent interruptions he met with from the Comedians, (who though in general are much superior to any Company that has ever played here) yet we are sorry to say, on this occasion, several of them were shamefully imperfect, and greatly prevented Mr. Springthorpe from displaying that inimitable Talent of Humour he is so much master of.