Michael Kelly in Haymarket, London - 3 February, 1794

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 55-56:

On the 3rd of February, I witnessed an appalling spectacle, at the Little Theatre in the Haymarket: their Majesties, on that night, had commanded three pieces,-"My Grandmother," " No Song, no Supper," and " The Prize," all written by my friend, Prince Hoare. To have them all performed on the same night, by royal command, was no small compliment to the author, and must have been highly satisfactory to him,- The crowd was so great, that at the opening of the doors, in going down the steps which led to the pit, three or four persons slipped and fell, and several others were hurried over them ;…   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 55-56. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435865766643 accessed: 27 January, 2021

location of experience: Haymarket, London

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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My Grandmother
No Song, no Supper
The Prize

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 February, 1794
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:36:06 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 19:23:03 +0000