Lady Alice Egerton as the niece in “The Critic”
This production of The Critic by Richard Brinsley Sheridan was put on in a Grand Amateur performance at Melton Mowbray Corn Exchange on 30 January 1861. Lady Alice Magdalene Grey Egerton (1842-1925) was the seventh (and youngest) daughter of Thomas Grosvenor Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton, and Lady Mary Stanley, daughter of the 12th Earl of Derby. She was a younger sister of Lady Katherine Grey Egerton, who appeared in Tom Taylor’s A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing, which was also performed at Melton Mowbray Corn Exchange on 30 January 1861. Lady Alice Egerton married Sir Henry Dalrymple des Voeux, 5th Bt., in 1863.