This playhouse is not to be confused withe the Westminster Theatre, located near Victoria Station on Palace Street, which opened in An individual play will offer one or two scene backdrops, to be slipped in against the back wall. Destroyed by fire init was redesigned by Sir Christopher Wren himself and rebuilt in He was born on in Portsmouth.
This building burned down inand was replaced within a year.
It burned down the next year, and reopened in with a similar range of entertainments. Buckstone's "The Christening," a comic burletta farce which opened on 13 Octoberbased on "The Bloomsbury Christening," which would eventually be published in the first volume of Sketches by Boz.
Unauthorized copying or republication of this article is prohibited by law. Untilthe theatre was named in honour of Prince Leopold and Princess Charlotte, its original patrons.
Once drawn, the sheets were printed through a combination of etching, engraving, and lithograph. Just the year after parliament broke the monopoly of Covent Garden and Drury Lane, actor Samuel Phelps became manager, successfully staging Shakespearian revivals over his tenure Sam Lane opened the establishment as an entertainment house which inafter the abolition of the patent monopoly, became home to a permanent acting company managed by the Lane family until But it was also a venue for the more discriminating: "For over a century most of our great actors have appeared within these plain but dignified walls," wrote Arthur Mee in