What would the purpose, size, style and staffing of the perfect theatre look like? Playwright David Hare sets out his idealised vision for ‘The Playhouse’.

In 1946, George Orwell wrote his last essay for the Evening Standard. He described an imaginary pub, the Moon Under Water, where the music was quiet enough for conversation, the bar staff knew all the customers’ names and where you could always get a cut off the joint and a jam roll for three shillings.
For my whole life, I have dreamed of having all my plays done at a theatre which, sadly, exists only in my mind, although... Keep reading on The Guardian

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