Getting ready for their
it seats about 250 with the benches in the 'pit'
|A typical audience in the 18th century, those
in the pit standing, 400 in all!
Two of the speech 'bubbles' - streamers that can just be seen on the left - say:
'An amazing bridge has just been built at Coalbrookdale. It is made of iron.'
and 'Would you believe it? The Americans have just declared independence!'
(Rather unlikely for this audience, perhaps!
Rather more likely: 'Get off my toe or I'll beat your head in!' or 'Ooh I feel faint!'