the tip of Cornwall to the Isle of Mull, through rural communities and the
inner-city, Amber Massie-Blomfield takes the road less travelled
to discover Britain's most astonishing and unexpected theatres. A ruined
playhouse, haunted halls, a stage hewn from granite cliffs. Theatres on wheels,
squeezed into a former public lavatory and rescued from fire. A theatre that is
not there at all.
the case for radical, quirky and non-conforming performance spaces alongside
iconic venues, this book is a celebration of thriving against the odds. It also
tells a personal account of a life-long love affair with the places where
'anything is possible': from open-air fry-ups and an impromptu can-can to paranormal
adventure through theatre, place and the people who make it happen, Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die
gives us reason to be hopeful.