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Barrie Rutter on leaving Northern Broadsides: ‘We were told that our 25 years’ work was irrelevant’ | Opinion, Picks | The Stage

This is appalling news. Shame on the Arts Council.

Barrie Rutter. Photo: Chris Pepper

A figurehead of northern theatre, Barrie Rutter resigned from the pioneering touring company he founded a quarter-century ago. He explains why he’s had eno…

Source: Barrie Rutter on leaving Northern Broadsides: ‘We were told that our 25 years’ work was irrelevant’ | Opinion, Picks | The Stage

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5 comments on “Barrie Rutter on leaving Northern Broadsides: ‘We were told that our 25 years’ work was irrelevant’ | Opinion, Picks | The Stage

  1. hitandrun1964
    07/27/2017

    The world is a cruel and heartless place.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. beetleypete
    07/27/2017

    That’s an interesting article. It seems to me that they could not have had a more diverse company, and despite being a southerner, I can only suspect the usual bias against the north from the London-based elite.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    Liked by 1 person

    • First Night Design
      07/27/2017

      I’m sure you’re right. He’s done amazing work for a quarter of a century, the kind of productions that are much more likely to introduce the joy of Shakespeare to students than any number of RSC showings. I’m a huge admirer of him.

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