Michael Kelly in Dublin - 1793

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 51-52:

At this period, the Beggar's Opera was prohibited by the Irish Government from being acted, which of course made the public more eager to see it. It was suggested, that if I could make interest to get permission to have it acted for my benefit, it would draw a great house. I, therefore, waited on my good friend, Mrs. Jefferies, sister to Lord Clare, the Lord Chancellor, to entreat her to use her influence with his Lordship to get me permission to have it acted. She pleaded my cause with great zeal, got a verdict in my favour, and the performance of it brought me an overflowing house. The …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 51-52. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435865160115 accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Dublin


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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

Experience Information

Date/Time 1793
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:26:00 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:55:57 +0000