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Sutherland, George S.

A 'Mr Sutherland' was named as a member of John Jackson's company in the winter of 1781-2, at the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh. He was not named as outstanding in the list of talent which Jackson had been responsible for bringing to the Theatre Royal.

Sutherland's company, which included his wife, acted in Glover's Hall Theatre, Perth, in 1792.

At the theatre in Dumfries, where he seems to have been in charge of the company, Burns wrote a prologue for him and one for his wife, both spoken in the 1789/90 season - 'No song nor dance I bring from yon great city', and 'What needs this din about the town o' Lon'on'.

On 11th January 1790, Burns wrote to his brother Gilbert: 'We have gotten a set of very decent Players here just now. I have seen them an evening or two. David Campbell in Ayr wrote me by the Manager of the Company, a Mr Sutherland, who is indeed a man of genius and apparent worth.'

Burns was on the free list for the theatre, and appears to have been on cordial terms with both Sutherland and his wife.

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