Mr Sheridan in Drury Lane - 2 July, 1794

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 62-64:

On the 2nd of July, a new musical piece was produced, entitled, "The glorious First of June !" written by Mr. Cobb, for the benefit of the widows of the brave men who fell on that day. It was well suited to the purpose, and was a sequel to "No Song, no Supper ;" it was all got up in three days. Mr. Joseph Richardson wrote an elegant prologue on the occasion, which was spoken, with great feeling, by John Kemble ; the piece concluded with a grand sea-fight, and a sumptuous fete, in honour of our glorious victory. Storace and myself gave it some new songs ; but the music was chiefly old. I had to…   more >>
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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 62-64. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435868026359 accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Drury Lane

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The Glorious First of June
written by Michael Kelly, Stephen Storace
performed by Michael Kelly

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Date/Time 2 July, 1794
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:13:46 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 19:06:31 +0000