Michael Kelly in Haymarket, London - 25 June, 1791

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 5-6:

The little theatre in the Haymarket opened on June 25th, and brought out "The Kentish Barons," a play in three acts, interspersed with music; the drama by the Honourable Francis North, second son of Lord North, the prime minister ; the airs were composed by Miss Monk, a dilettante, and very dilettante-like music it was. The language was bold and poetical, and written in elegant blank verse ; but, owing to the inferiority of the music, it did not meet with unequivocal success. On the first night, I went behind the scenes, and was introduced to its witty author, who honoured me with the most …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 5-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435766991034 accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Haymarket, London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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The Kentish Barons
written by Miss Monk

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 June, 1791
Medium live

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:09:51 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 23:22:05 +0000