John F. MacArdle

1841-1883; b. Liverpool; prepared for priesthood, ed. Ushaw College; ed. Catholic Times, at 20; also ed. The Mohawk and Pan, satirical papers; also ed. The Porcupine, and later Weekly News, Dublin; author of ‘Mr Quips was a Quaker’, etc.; pantomimes, Aladdin (Surrey Th. 1879/80); Robinson Crusoe (Covent Gdn. 1876/77); Dick Whittington (Manchester TR 1879/80); Round the Clock, unprecedented run; published Moods and Tenses, verse [n.d.]; d. 21 Feb. PI