John Yeoman in Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London - 8 April, 1774, at night

from Diary of John Yeoman, 8-9 April 1774, pages 25–26, 28, 30:

8th.  Friday  We Set out for London about 5 o Clock in a Stage Coach, I …   more >>

cite as

John Yeoman, Diary of John Yeoman, 8-9 April 1774. In Macleod Yearsley (ed.), The Diary of the Visits of John Yeoman to London in the Years 1774 and 1777 (London, December, 1934), p. 25–26, 28, 30. accessed: 29 February, 2024

location of experience: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London


John Yeoman
leader of the church choir, potter, tenant farmer

Listening to

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Incidental music to 'The Rehearsal' by George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
Incidental music to 'Harlequin's Invasion' by David Garrick
written by William Boyce

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 April, 1774, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Yeoman's account of his visit to the theatre is lengthy and detailed, extending to over 1,000 words. This extract includes all of his allusions to the music heard. All spelling and punctuation copied from the original.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:08:04 +0000
Approved on Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:10:27 +0000