Post by Nick Odell
We went to see Jess Titchener's best friend in York yesterday (Monday).
We actually went to the opening production in the new pop-up
Shakespeare's Rose Theatre in York and only then discovered Rina
Mahoney was in the cast.
Unlike the rather more permanent Globe in London, this reproduction
theatre was built out of scaffolding in about 3 weeks and will probably
come down as quickly when the run ends in September. Apart from the
stage area, much of the inside looks -well- scaffoldy but externally
it's a commanding presence. The play we saw was the opener - Macbeth.
Some fine performances too. And a few not-so fine. It was the first
performance so maybe it just needs a little more time to bed in.
That pop-up Globe-alike received a lot of coverage on the news channels
yesterday: the main fact about it apparently being the fact that it went
up in about 3 weeks on a car-park.
The obvious - to me, anyway - question, however, was never mentioned:
where are the people who normally park there, plus the additional ones
coming to attend the venue, supposed to park? Although I don't remember
ever having been there (except passing through on the railway), I
believe York is quite crowded at the best of times.
(Of course, such reports being what they are, the description of where
it's gone up as a car-park may be incorrect.)
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