James Douglas - at the end of the 1800's

from Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century, page 17:

A few years since [resigning from the Upton Choir] (tho’ I forget how many) I took part in a Burlesque called “Aladdin” at the Theatre, taking the character of the Emperor, & also that of the “Counsel for the Plaintiff” in ‘Trial by Jury’. The Entertainment was given for 6 nights & in every respect except financially a thorough success. It was as well staged as any Burlesque I have ever seen, well acted, very pretty music & altogether a most taking piece.

cite as

James Douglas, Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century. In Choir Archives, St George's Chapel, Windsor, England, p. 17. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1524239658256 accessed: 23 May, 2024 (All extracts from the memoir are by kind permission of the writer's descendant Prof. James Wilkinson.)


James Douglas
chemist, Clerk and manager railways, tobacco importer

Listening to

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Trial by Jury
written by Arthur Sullivan
performed by James Douglas
Burlesque: Aladdin performed by musicians, James Douglas

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:54:18 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:05:14 +0100