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The Mart Theatre, Skipton 15 May 2009
Breaking new ground between art and agriculture.

A cattle market may seem an unlikely setting for a theatre, but for one woman the excitement of a busy farmers’ auction inspired her to take up the challenge of creating a unique venue for touring theatre companies. The project has brought the arts to the rural town of Skipton in North Yorkshire; and the woman behind The Mart Theatre, Anthea Rathlin-Jones explained to Jill Hopkins how she mixed greasepaint and footlights with sheep and cattle.
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