Michael Kelly in Drury Lane - 12 March, 1796

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 77-79:

At Drury Lane Theatre, March 12, 1796, was the first representation of the "Iron Chest," written by my friend George Colman. The music, composed by Storace, was, I believe, the cause of his premature and lamented death. On the first rehearsal, although labouring under a severe attack of gout and fever, after having been confined to his bed for many days, he insisted upon being wrapped up in blankets, and carried in a sedan-chair to the cold stage of the playhouse. The entreaties and prayers of his family were of no avail, go he would; he went, and remained there to the end of the rehearsal.…   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 77-79. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436352919472 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Drury Lane


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Iron Chest
written by Stephen Storace

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 March, 1796
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:55:19 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:19:40 +0000