The whole is greater than the sum of its parts
Sprague was responsible for some of the most beautiful theatres in London and the Lyceum in Sheffield is worthy to be set beside any of these. I had the opportunity to be recently reminded, as I helped to undertake a ceiling condition survey of the main auditorium, built in 1897. The auditorium is very fine, with superb Rococo plasterwork. The side walls are articulated by broad pilasters at each level, forming bays containing bow-fronted boxes. All the surfaces are enlivened by delicate plasterwork.