Thursday, 29 December 2011


by Edith Nesbit
Adapted by Mike Kenny
Waterloo Station

The York Theatre Royal production
in association with the National Railway Museum
Welcome to Yorkshire
The Touring Consortium (RC) 2011 Ltd.

Director: Damian Cruden
Design: Joanna Scotcher
Lighting: Richard G Jones
Composer: Christopher Madin
Sound: Craig Vear
Photo: Simon Annand

This was all the things that were written about it: atmospheric, cinematic, charming, nostalgic, contemporary, entertaining and political. 

But there was something curious about being at a defunct late 20th./early 21st. century Eurostar terminus one minute, and then being transported into a 'made' theatre space that was then not in the least bit recognisable in terms of its site-specific, site-sensitive environment.

The theatre transformation was so thorough - so complete - that the site-specific environment was totally disguised - the only reminder of the locale was the occasional sound of some active trains beyond...

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