Mrs. Bridge et al. in Mercury Theatre, Notting Hill Gate - 17 December, 1934
Dash off - with Bridges - to the Mercury Theatre where Iris Lemare conducts a show of my 'Boy'. Mostly very poor I'm afraid - Herod being esp. wobbly. I came out after it, not being able to stand the strain!
Funnily enough so many people liked the work. The boys (St. Alban's Holborn) were very, very good and beautiful.
John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 238. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438251269839 accessed: 23 September, 2023
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A Boy Was Born
written by Benjamin Britten
|performed by Herod, Iris Lemare, St. Alban's Holborn Choir|
|Date/Time||17 December, 1934|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|