Jack House in Glasgow - between the 1920's and the 1930's

from Music Hall Memories, pages 101-102:

The King’s was a fine theatre.... It was there that I was introduced to the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company in Gilbert and Sullivan. I had an aunt who was a school teacher and every time I mentioned a show I’d seen, she would say, ‘Ah, but have you ever seen The Mikado?’ I was sixteen at the time and you know what you’re like when you’re sixteen.... I determined that wild horses wouldn’t drag me to see The Mikado, but my Aunt Annie did. She arranged a party of four and announced that she would pay for the seats... ...The orchestra tuned up, the auditorium lights went …   more >>
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Jack House, Music Hall Memories (Glasgow, 1986), p. 101-102. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409323885422 accessed: 27 July, 2021

location of experience: Glasgow

Listeners

Jack House
Journalist, Writer
1906-1991

Listening to

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Ruddigore
written by Arthur Sullivan
performed by D'Oyly Carte Company
Mikado
written by Arthur Sullivan, W. S. Gilbert
performed by Bertha Lewis, D'Oyly Carte Company, Darrell Fancourt, Henry Lytton, Leo Sheffield
The Sorcerer
written by Arthur Sullivan
performed by D'Oyly Carte Company
Utopia Limited
written by Arthur Sullivan

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1920's and the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:51:25 +0100