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Issue 227: A starter for 10:10

  • A starter for 10:10

    11 Oct 2010

    The success of recession-fuelled pop-up theatre shows that creativity need not be restrained by budgets, argue Roland Smith and Jessica Brewster

    It is almost shameful to admit, but the credit-crunch provided Theatre Delicatessen with its first major breakthrough back in 2007. We had been looking for an alternative space to create a re-imagining of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, when James Bowdidge of the Property Merchant Group offered us a derelict workshop space in the ground floor of a central London office block that was scheduled for redevelopment. As the economy began to fail and the development works were put on hold, a... more

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