Drury Lane audience in Drury Lane - 1808

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 249:

My first production at Drury Lane this year was the music to "Venoni," a play 
by M. G. Lewis, Esq. It was produced on the 1st December, but was withdrawn
after five nights, not meeting with success at first. The last act of this
piece, as originally constructed, proved offensive to the feelings of the
audience; and although the previous acts excited the deepest interest, and
received sufficient applause, nevertheless the unlucky catastrophe was as
constantly hissed. The author finding the public determined on this point,
conceived the whimsical …   more >>
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 249. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437415954991 accessed: 5 July, 2022

location of experience: Drury Lane

Listeners

Listening to

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Venoni

Experience Information

Date/Time 1808
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:12:35 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:43:22 +0000