Live Design is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

State of The Art: Thoughts From The Front Line

Convergence is what's happening, especially as labor costs and manpower costs go up, up, up. In the 1900s at Drury Lane, there were famous pantomimes every year, with 500 people backstage, including 40 men under a canvas cloth to create a stormy sea. Labor was cheap, but that was the last great era of theatre. There were train crashes and sinking troop ships and a man called Sensation Smith who came in just to stage spectacular scenes. In classical European theatre in France and Italy there

Register to view the full article

Register for and gain access to premium content including production and design materials, videos, and more.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.