Michael Kelly in London - 16 May, 1803

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 183-184:

On the 16th of May, I went to see the first appearance of my friend Mathews, at 
the Haymarket, in the characters of Jabel, in Cumberland's comedy of the "Jew,"
and Lingo, in the "Agreeable Surprise:" he was received by a crowded house with
unanimous applause. He came from the York Theatre, where he had been a
distinguished favourite of the eccentric Tate Wilkinson (who knew well how to
value his talents), as well as of the York audience, and the other theatres of
the circuit he belonged to.
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 183-184. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437239750517 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Agreeable Surprise performed by Mathews
Jew performed by Mathews

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 May, 1803
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 18 Jul 2015 18:15:50 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:45:54 +0000