Actors, Musicians and Theatre Personalities with Scottish Links ~ James Morris 1791 - 1872

1.  Brooke

James Morris, (ca. 1791 - 1872)

1.   James Morris cites a London review of G. V. Brooke's appearance in Othello.  [From Morris's booklet published in 1872, under the imprint of The Ayr Advertiser: Recollections of Ayr Theatricals from 1809. Carnegie Library, Ayr.]

James Morris


James Morris of Ayr was an important figure in theatre in the west of Scotland, as theatre owner and impresario.  He left a brief account of some of his activities, almost entirely relating to his involvement with the Theatre Royal in Ayr, in a booklet published in 1872.

It is clear from the correspondence below that Morris was a long-standing friend and supporter of Brooke, having given him some of his early experiences as actor and manager at the theatre in Ayr'  A review from The Spectator will be found on the pages dedicated to Brooke.

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