Michael Kelly in Drury Lane - 16 June, 1813

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 278:

On the 16th June, 1813, I took my annual benefit at Drury Lane, and brought out 
the sequel to the "Beggar's Opera" (Gay's "Polly,") altered by Mr. Horace Smith,
one of the authors of "The Rejected Addresses;" but the subject was a bad one.
I composed new music to it, but it did not succeed, and was withdrawn.
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 278. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437557985724 accessed: 28 January, 2021

location of experience: Drury Lane

Listeners

Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing
1762-1826

Listening to

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Polly
written by Michael Kelly

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 June, 1813
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:39:45 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 14:08:18 +0000