Valentine Green on the Angel Street Theatre

  • 16 Jan 2012
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Valentine Green, the contempoary historian, described the theatres as 'containing an ascending range of twelve benches gently incurving towards the stage. There were twelve larges boxes, three on each side above the same number below. There were also three boxes surrounding the stage, and one at each edge od the upper angles of the pit. Over these was a gallery. 'Of interior decorations it cannot boast', said Mr. Green, 'All that we can justly say of it is that it is sufficiently neat and commodious for the intended purpose'. The theatre lasted for just a hundred years and during that time, all the greatest British actors and actresses played on its stage. This Georgian theatre lasted until 1874 when it was demolished, and a more lavish Theatre Royal was built on the site.