Theatre City:Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, London
Date:26 Nov. 1771
Company:Covent Garden Company
Principal Manager: George Colman, Thomas Harris
Principal Actors:Smith (Volpone), Bensley (Mosca), Hull (Voltore), Clarke (Corvino), Shuter (Corbaccio), Kniveton (Sir Politic), R. Smith (Peregrine), Wroughton (Bonario), Mrs Gardner (Lady Politic), Miss Miller (Celia)
Source Or Contemporary Comment: General Evening Post , 26-8 Nov. 1771: 'The Comedy of Volpone, revived last night at Covent-garden theatre, might give great satisfaction when Ben Johnson wrote it, but, in our opinion, it will now meet with very moderate success; the frauds practised by Volpone are easily seen through, and many of them are egregiously gross and absurd.'
London Stage Reference:Part 4: 1588