Whig and Tory

Whig and Tory is a 1720 comedy play by the British writer and actor Benjamin Griffin. Griffin himself starred as Sir John Indolent with Mrs Gulick as Charlotte.[2] John Harper played Sir Roland Heartfree, Christopher Bullock was Ned Indolent, Lacy Ryan was Reynard and William Bullock was Coblecause.

Whig and Tory
Written byBenjamin Griffin
Date premiered26 January 1720[1]
Place premieredLincoln's Inn Fields Theatre
Original languageEnglish

It was revived at the Drury Lane Theatre in 1729.


  1. ^ Burling p.80
  2. ^ Highfill, Burnim & Langhans p.366 & 450


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  • Highfill, Philip H, Burnim, Kalman A. & Langhans, Edward A. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800: Garrick to Gyngell. SIU Press, 1978.
  • Kearn, Jean B. Dramatic Satire in the Age of Walpole, 1720-1750. Iowa State University Press, 1976.