Let there be light: V&A’s blog on theatre gas lighting

The auditorium and stage at the Royalty Theatre, 1815, drawn by C. Westmacott and engraved by B. Howlett (image via the V&A blog)

Found on the V&A blog this week, guest blogger Pieter van der Merwe relates the story of a forgotten London theatrical ‘first’, from 5 August 1816

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