Old Price Riots

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Historical Context Note

The new theatre at Covent Garden increased its prices after the old theatre was destroyed in a fire. This produced three months of rioting; in the end the theatre manager offered a public apology.

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Citation:
Editors. "Old Price Riots". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=4425, accessed 25 October 2014.]