Christopher Rich

Standard Name: Rich, Christopher


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23 October 1693
Alexander Davenant fled to the Canary Islands in order to escape arrest for mishandling the finances of the United Company (now London's only licensed theatre); joint managers Sir Thomas Skipwith and Christopher Rich were...
Rebellion headed by the performers Thomas Betterton , Elizabeth Barry , and Anne Bracegirdle put an end to the United Company , which had been formed in 1682 with the merger of the two London theatres.
30 April 1695
Thomas Betterton , Elizabeth Barry , and Anne Bracegirdle gave the first performance of their breakaway Actors' Company , premiering Congreve 's Love for Love.
6 June 1709
Drury Lane Theatre (under Christopher Rich ) was closed by the Lord Chamberlain for deducting too much in house charges from the full receipts.
18 December 1714
A new theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields (built by Christopher Rich ) opened under his son, John .