Plain Spotting

"From ancient Greek amphitheatres to the pageant wagons from which mystery and miracle plays were performed from the 10th through to the 16th century, actors have historically been used to contending with the elements. In Elizabethan times, courtyards and inn-yard theatres gave way to purpose-built, open-roofed playhouses. The indoor theatre is a relatively new development."

"Having been starved of live performance for so long, it feels apt that, in many places, theatre is returning in the way it originally began. A few hailstones aren’t going to be a deterrent. But bring a jumper and a spare plastic bag, just in case."



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'Take the Escalator'

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