Thomas Frost in a theatre, London (Princess's Theatre?) - between at the end of the 1830's and in the beginning of the 1850's

from Reminiscences of a Country Journalist, page 160:

Why did Mr. Vining, while engaging a comic-singer to give an air of realism to one of the scenes in “After Dark”, give his supposed music-hall the appearance of a tap-room, with barely a dozen topers at the tables? Such contradictions of policy are beyond comprehension. 

cite as

Thomas Frost, Reminiscences of a Country Journalist (London, 1886), p. 160. accessed: 28 September, 2023

location of experience: a theatre, London (Princess's Theatre?)


Thomas Frost
Chartist, journalist, lecturer, printer […]

Listening to

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comic song in a theatrical show performed by Singer

Experience Information

Date/Time between at the end of the 1830's and in the beginning of the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public


The listening experience is included in Frost’s commentary about the ‘rage for realism’ in theatre set design, particularly ‘deviations of the realistic from the real’ (p. 159). Mr. Vining may be George Vining (1824 – 1875), an English actor and theatre manager who managed the Princess’s Theatre for several years.

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 16 Oct 2022 13:38:55 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Oct 2022 14:01:40 +0100