in Manchester - the 1860's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 135:

Another unrehearsed effect enlivened one of the performances of 'Robin Hood.' Mme. Sherrington was Maid Marian, and Mr. Sims Reeves Robin Hood. In the last scene Maid Marian brings the reprieve to Robin Hood, condemned to death, and waving it rushes at him from the farthest end of the stage. On this occasion Mme. Sherrington came down with such impetuosity upon Mr. Sims Reeves that he, unprepared for the onslaught, was toppled over, his head coming close to the footlights, and Maid Marian on his back. Unable to shake her off at once, he raised his head and blew with all his might into the …   more >>
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Charles Halle, and Marie Hallé and Charles E Halle (ed.), Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) (London, 1896), p. 135. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427795942429 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: Manchester

Listening to

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Robin Hood
written by Sir George Alexander Macfarren
performed by Mme. Sherrington, Mr. Sims Reeves

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:59:02 +0100
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:18:58 +0100