Audience for a charity performance in Margate - August, 1790

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 333-334:

In August 1790, Mr. and Mrs. Crouch, myself, and a very old friend of Mrs. Crouch, a Mr. M'Donnell, proposed to spend some time at Margate...The recollection of this place is indelibly stamped upon my mind by a circumstance which deeply interested us all at the time. A poor girl, an inhabitant of it, by an accident, was deprived of the use of her limbs, and reduced to the greatest distress. Mr. Phillips, the father of Mrs. Crouch, then lived at St. Peters, and took great pains to forward a subscription for the poor sufferer, and drew up a petition to the inhabitants and visitors ; the …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 333-334. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Margate


Listening to

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The Beggar's Opera
written by John Gay, Johann Christoph Pepusch
performed by Michael Kelly, Mrs Crouch

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1790
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:36:22 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 23:02:38 +0000