To ensure the Theatre was running effectively, the Proprietors had regular committee meetings and kept minutes in a series of books. Sadly, the first Treasurer Alexander Edgar wasn’t very thorough. There are mentions of payment to craftsmen for their work on the Theatre, but very few meetings or accounts are recorded for the first five years.
In September 1769, frustrated by the lack of dividends received, Proprietor George Daubney led a mutiny against the first committee. George replaced Alexander as Treasurer, and from then on the minute books show regular meetings and financial records.