Theatre audience in Empire Theatre, Leicester Square - 17 April, 1884

from Fifty Years of a Londoner's Life, page 88:

At first the Empire was devoted to opera. Chilperic was the first production, with a cast including Herbert Standing, Paulus, Walter Wardroper, Harry Paulton, Camille D'Arville, Agnes Consuelo, Sallie Turner, Madge Shirley, and Sismondi. Hayden Coffin joined the company as a chorister. But opera and extravaganza failed to attract; ballet became the staple fare, with a liberal supplement of music hall "turns”.

cite as

Henry George Hibbert, Fifty Years of a Londoner's Life (New York, 1916), p. 88. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Empire Theatre, Leicester Square


Listening to

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written by Herve
performed by Agnes Consuelo, Camille D'Arville, Haydn Coffin, Madge Shirley, Sallie Turner, Walter Wardroper, Friedrich Paulus, Herbert Standing, Jean Charles LĂ©onard Simonde de Sismondi, Harry Paulton

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 April, 1884
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:11:44 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:12:45 +0100