Michael Kelly in Haymarket, London - 22 September, 1791

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 15-17:

The King's Theatre being now finished, the Drury Lane company were transplanted there, pro tempore, until Drury Lane was ready for their reception. On the 22nd of September it opened, under John Kemble's management, with a prelude written by Cobb, for the occasion, called " Poor Old Drury," "The Haunted Tower," and " The Pannel;" the prices were raised, the boxes to six shillings, and the pit to three and sixpence. The doors were not opened at the hour announced in the bills of the day ; the crowd was immense, and when they entered the house, they could not find their way to the …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 15-17. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435784346015 accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Haymarket, London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Haunted Tower
written by Stephen Storace
performed by Michael Kelly
Poor Old Drury
written by Cobb
performed by Palmer, Parsons
The Pannel performed by Madame Mara, Mrs Jordan

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 September, 1791
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:59:06 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 23:43:59 +0000