Monday, 9 May 2011

Messy

A week of press interviews and photographs beckons.
At the theatre kilometres of cable with pretty lights attached to the ends is being laid and everything seems to need painting. Whilst almost complete, the place still manages to look like a bomb site (well, the house is a bomb site of course!) The continuing good weather helps the cause no end but this being Britain there is always a fear that you end up paying for it at some point along the line. We spend such a lot of time working on the aesthetics of the place - a curious intent I sometimes think, since we are an 'outdoor' venue. I often wonder if I am substantially more concerned about such things than our audience. We had a good site visit with representatives of our new sponsor Investec Wealth & Investment on Friday. They thought the place looked great whilst I spent the whole time apologising for the mess it was in. Perhaps it is best that way?

2 comments:

Whippet Productions said...

I wonder if someone will ever re-build Holland House? Could cut down on the backstage building costs! After the initial £50 million investment of course...

Michael Volpe said...

Proposals were made several years ago but didn't get the funding. It would never be fully rebuilt but perhaps a very elaborate lean-to would be nice! Only cost a couple of million too....offers gratefully received.