Friday, June 15, 2007

Southwark Playhouse looks to Elephant move

From Nuala Calvi in The Stage:
Southwark Playhouse is to relocate to a new, purpose-built theatre in Elephant and Castle, under plans submitted to Southwark Council.

The company has been homeless since the owners of its Southwark Bridge Road base announced that they would not be renewing its lease.

It will now be included in a major redevelopment project by First Base on the site of the former London Park Hotel, being designed by Millennium Dome architect Richard Rogers.

The plans include a 250-seat theatre shell at the base of the 44-storey tower block, with “significant” front of house and backstage facilities and an additional education and community space.

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