Theatre audience et al. in London Pavilion, London, England - between at the end of the 1830's and in the beginning of the 1850's

from Reminiscences of a Country Journalist, page 162:

I was a frequent visitor at that time to the [London Pavilion Music-hall], where I on more than one occasion witnessed Redmond’s performance, or as much of it as was done under the eyes of the spectators. His arms were securely bound with a cord, and he then sat down in a cabinet placed on the platform, and was bound to the seat. The door was then closed, and in less than three minutes an accordion was played and a tambourine banged in the cabinet. In a few …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Frost, Reminiscences of a Country Journalist (London, 1886), p. 162. accessed: 2 March, 2024

location of experience: London Pavilion, London, England


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

Listening to

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unspecified accordion music
tambourine playing performed by Redmond

Experience Information

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


Thomas Frost was fascinated by and wrote books about magic and circus performance: Circus Life and Circus Celebrities (1875), Old Showmen and the Old London Fairs (1875) and what is considered the first significant history of magic, Lives of the Conjurors (1876).

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 16 Oct 2022 13:46:50 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Oct 2022 14:20:34 +0100