The theatre is a place of wonder filled with many people to meet. It can either be a play about laughter or sorrow. I met my Marguerite in one as she is an actress. What a wonderful time!

The theatre is a place of wonder filled with many people to meet. It can either be a play about laughter or sorrow. I met my Marguerite in one as she is an actress. What a wonderful time!

1667 Countess Elizabeth Wilmot, née Malet (also known as Elizabeth Mallet), portrait by Sir Peter Lely

1667 Countess Elizabeth Wilmot, née Malet (also known as Elizabeth Mallet), portrait by Sir Peter Lely

Lighting at Covent Garden Theatre. 17th century theatre lighting, chandeliers could be raised and lowered. Candles required constant upkeep because they would drip hot grease on the audience and actors.

17th century theatre lighting

Lighting at Covent Garden Theatre. 17th century theatre lighting, chandeliers could be raised and lowered. Candles required constant upkeep because they would drip hot grease on the audience and actors.

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