This depicts the theatre as it appeared when first opened in 1772. In 1847 Charles Dickens appeared as Captain Bobadil in Every Man in His Humour at The Theatre Royal. Commenting on his and a fellow actor's performance, the Liverpool Mercury said 'Never was greater enthusiasm evinced by any audience within the walls of this theatre than that which attended the clever acting of these distinguished men. Rounds of applause greeted them every time they came on the stage, and they seemed deeply sensible of the good feeling manifested towards them'.

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