Great pic Philip, great new lights too.
Hey, I like that Shaky one, thanks for digging it out. Weren't you tempted to climb that lamp standard though and fix the shade first.
Excellent thread! I have to ask - is it the buildings themselves that brings you more joy or the theatre performance themselves?
I only ask because of my interest in churches. Most of my pictures of a church shows the tower only and I couldn't tell you what the interior of some of the churches look like!
Are there many people who love the style of the theatres yet not that fussed on what goes on inside?
Keep up the good work
It's the building for me, it could be a morgue inside. How about the tunnel ventilation buildings for instance.
The Liverpool Playhouse is a theatre in Williamson Square in the city of Liverpool, England.
Although a concert room had existed on the site since approximately 1844, the Grade II* listed theatre seen today was built in 1866, when it was the Star Music Hall. Changing ownership and name to Star Theatre of Varieties and then Star Theatre it became the home to Liverpool Repertory Theatre Company, which was established in 1911, and disbanded in 1999. The name was changed to The Playhouse in 1917. Among actors in the company were Robert Donat, Michael Redgrave, Alex Atkinson, Anthony Hopkins, John Thaw and Ian McKellen. During the Second World War it was home to the Old Vic. The theatre was briefly closed in the late nineties, but reopened in 2000 under the management of Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust who also run its sister theatre, the Everyman. The Playhouse has become the venue for numerous acclaimed new productions mainly of old plays, in contrast to the Everyman Theatre, which has focused on new works.
In September 2003, Gemma Bodinetz (artistic director) and Deborah Aydon (executive director) took over the running of the Playhouse and the Everyman Theatre.
That is the wikipedia write up on it, Philip might be able to verify it or correct any mistakes.
The pic, I took from the top of the big wheel when it was in Wiiliamson Square - any excuse to go up in it. Wheeeeee.....