Lifelong theatre director Terry Hands has died aged 79.
Hands, who worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Theatr Clwyd, was a driving force in establishing Liverpool's Everyman Theatre in 1964, the BBC reports.
Once asked about the future of theatre, Hands said "there will always be people who don't like the arts because you can build a hospital, you can do another school".
"I mean, why put somebody on the moon, you could've built five hospitals?
"Why do anything which is not measurable? The theatre develops the imagination - thinking, the freedom."