Pepys’ Shows, via Theatricaliafreshen anew

In reference to a production of The Beggar’s Bush on 8th October 1661, Samuel Pepys noted:

“Late after dinner took Mrs. Martha out by coach, and carried her to the Theatre in a frolique, to my great expense, and there shewed her part of the “Beggar’s Bush,” without much pleasure, but only for a frolique, and so home again.”