Monday, July 10, 2006

In praise of grotty theatres

In The Daily Telegraph, Robert Gore-Langton is unconvinced by the fashion for modernising old theatres.
There's an age-old connection between poetry and pints, between theatrical creativity and gently decaying playhouses.

I am not entirely convinced by our gleaming new fleet of Lottery-age theatres and museums. It's a question of character. If it's a straight choice between theatrical grottiness and architectural swank, give me the grot.

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