Peg Woffington played Lady Randolph, a part which found a later exponent in Mrs Siddons.
He was accompanied by Margaret (Peg) Woffington, of whom he had been for some time a fervent admirer.
In September 1747 it was opened with a strong company of actors, Johnson's prologue being spoken by Garrick, while the epilogue, written by him, was spoken by Mrs Woffington.
Thomas Sheridan founded a Beefsteak Club in Dublin at the Theatre Royal in 1749, and of this Peg Woffington was president.
He is said to have been one of the numerous lovers of his fascinating countrywoman, Margaret Woffington.