I've argued till I'm blue in the face that, in the arts, caution kills while risk ultimately pays off. It's an approach made possible only by subsidy, and Chichester currently gets £1.8m from the Arts Council and local authorities. But if you look at which theatres have prospered in recent decades, it is invariably those that have been artistically daring.
Thursday, January 20, 2005
Michael Billington in The Guardian praises the boldness of Chichester Festival Theatre where new writing is combined with work from Europe, classics, and a smattering of star names.