Mrs. Bridge et al. in Mercury Theatre, Notting Hill Gate - 17 December, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 238:

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.

cite as

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: 21 October, 2021

location of experience: Mercury Theatre, Notting Hill Gate

Listeners

Listening to

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A Boy Was Born
written by Benjamin Britten
performed by Herod, Iris Lemare, St. Alban's Holborn Choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 December, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:14:31 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:46:04 +0100