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There's no business like show business

There's no business like show business. Evan Davis examines why UK theatres are thriving. The sector makes more than a billion pounds a year. Just how do the economics work?

There's no business like show business. Evans Davis and guests explore the success story that is UK theatre. From splashy musicals, and classic revivals to cutting edge new dramas the sector makes more than a billion pounds in ticket sales a year. But there's trouble on the horizon. Public subsidies for theatres are being cut back. Can corporate giving and donations from philanthropists continue to plug the shortfall?

Guests

Brenna Hobson, National Theatre of Scotland
Kate Varah, the Old Vic, London
Rachel Tackley, Chichester Festival Theatre.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sat 29 Jul 2017 17:30

Broadcasts

  • Thu 27 Jul 2017 20:30
  • Sat 29 Jul 2017 17:30

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