The History of Leith

November 23, 2011

John Rich (producer)

John Rich (1692–1761) was an important director and theatre manager in 18th century London. He opened the New Theatre at Lincoln’s Inn Fields (1714) and then the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden (1732) and began putting on ever more lavish productions. He introduced pantomime to the English stage and played a dancing and mute Harlequin himself from 1717–60 under the stage name of “Lun” for more click here

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