View of the New Theatre, at Wolverhampton. Erected A.D. 1844.Arther Mee & S. T. Ridley Architects. Carlton Chambers, Regent St.
Tinted lithograph. Scarce. Sheet size: 350 x 425mm (13¾ x 16¾"). Bit dusty.
A fine and highly detailed view of the Old Theatre Royal, Wolverhampton. A number of people can be seen outside the theatre, including many queuing for tickets to the left, behind a figure holding a sign, publicising the current production; 'Shakespere', 'Richard 3', 'Mr. Woolgar'. The foundation stone of the theatre was laid in June 1844 and the Theatre Royal, situated on the corner of Cleveland Road and Garrick Street (now the site of the Central Library) was opened on Easter Monday 1845. Some of the famous actors and actresses to appear at the Theatre Royal included Charles Dillon, Gustavus Vaughan Brooke and Henry Widdicombe. During the 1870s the theatre opened and closed a number of times and was finally demolished in December 1894.
[Ref: 33560] £220.00