Actors: general good and bad luck omens

It is good luck to:

  • Wear a wig.
  • Find a piece of cotton on another actor and wind it around your finger
  • Perform Cinderella.
  • Have a hunchback in the company.
  • Have visitors enter dressing rooms with their right feet first.
  • Drink champagne on opening night.

It is bad luck to:

  • Quote Macbeth.
  • Sing or hum Three Blind Mice or I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls (the tune from The Bohemian Girl).
  • Whistle.
  • Wear peacock feathers.
  • Have a play open on a Friday.
  • Perform Macbeth, Robin Hood, and Babes in the Wood.
  • Have visitors enter dressingrooms with their left feet first.
  • Open a play on the thirteenth of the month.
  • Have anything yellow, green or blue.

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