The Royal Shakespeare Company last night reported the death of John Barton at the age of 89. Barton co-founded the company with Peter Hall, who also passed away in September. Current RSC artistic director Gregory Doran reflects on Barton’s life (26 November 1928-18 January 2018).
It’s rare for my wife Kath and I to work together to put on a show. We did a rather special site responsive project in central London some years ago which had a cast of around 40, two spaces, the usual designers and stage managers, and played to around 250 people before the key cast moved the project to Australia for a smaller site-specific presentation.