Imre Kiralfy (1845-1919) was a theatre enthusiast who produced a series of stage spectaculars during the late 19th century. Kiralfy became famous for his extravagant dance-based theatrical productions, featuring large coordinated dance groups, innovative special effects, and elaborate high-quality sets and costumes. In 1891, Kiralfy produced what was perhaps his most unique and remarkable show, Venice in London, a combined spectacular play and exhibition. Staged at the Olympia Theatre in London, Kiralfy replicated the bridges and canals of Venice using machinery, water and electricity. Click the image to expand.