In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 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.)
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
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