Richard Sheridan (1751 – 1816)


Image copyright: Victoria Art Gallery
by Pulteney Bridge, Bath

Statesman and Playwright. Well known for ‘The Rivals’ which was inspired by Bath and the great scandal he caused when he eloped with the young singer Elizabeth Linley.

There is a plaque devoted to him at 9, New King Street. If you share Sheridan’s love for the theatre you can visit the Theatre Royal, Bath.