John Britton in Sans Pareil Theatre, The Strand, London - between 1800 and 1825

from The Auto-Biography of John Britton, F.S.A., Honorary Member of Numerous English and Foreign Societies, page 322:

Connected with the Strand are reminiscences of the Lyceum Theatre, with my public appearance on its stage, and in the stage-box; […] and also of the “Sans Pareil Theatre,” as it was called in 1806, when Mr. Scott, a colour-maker, built and fitted it up for his daughter, who made her first public appearance there, and gained much applause for songs and recitations.  This lady’s performances, united with mechanical and optical illusions, gave character to the house, and made the fortune of its proprietor.

cite as

John Britton, The Auto-Biography of John Britton, F.S.A., Honorary Member of Numerous English and Foreign Societies (London, 1850), p. 322. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1658922107086 accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Sans Pareil Theatre, The Strand, London

Listeners

John Britton
Antiquary, apprentice to a wine merchant, cellarman, Clerk […]
1771-1857

Listening to

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unspecified songs
written by Jane Margaret Scott
performed by Jane Scott

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1800 and 1825
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 27 Jul 2022 12:41:47 +0100
Approved on Thu, 18 Aug 2022 13:46:21 +0100