Richard Church et al. in Shakespeare Theatre, Lavender Hill, Clapham - 1902

from Over the bridge : an essay in autobiography, pages 176–77:

My last evening at home was a break in the strict regimen; for I did not go to bed at six o’clock, I set off with Father and Jack … for the Shakespeare Theatre on Lavender Hill, Clapham, to assist at a performance of Gounod’s Faust.

Jack had proved himself again unerring in psychological insight.  My private fears and my physical discomfort were swallowed up in a vaster cataclysm of emotion.  The music (I had never before heard an orchestra) rolled over me like a Pacific surge, lifting me up and sucking me down, a raw-nerved piece of …   more >>

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Richard Church, Over the bridge : an essay in autobiography (London, 1956), p. 176–77. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Shakespeare Theatre, Lavender Hill, Clapham


Richard Church
editor, Civil service, Novelist, Poet […]
Jack Church
Tom Church
postal worker

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written by Charles Gounod

Experience Information

Date/Time 1902
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 22:22:05 +0100
Approved on Wed, 09 Mar 2016 16:31:24 +0000