Sans Everything.

Theatre "Covent Garden's Theatre Museum is set to be closed down permanently, after plans for a partnership to run a revamped institution on the site broke down following five months of talks. The decision by the Royal Opera House and the Victoria and Albert Museum to end discussions for a collaboration means that it looks almost certain the museum will now close on a permanent basis come January. The pair blamed lack of funds on their decision to abandon the project, while finding a third partner to help run the scheme, after the Society of London Theatre decided not to get involved, had also proved an issue." -- The Stage

These is really disappointing news and I'm glad that I had a chance to see it before the curtain falls. It seems like such an anchor for the London Theatre world, a vital front door. It is bizarre that none of the big London theatres could see that some of their profits would be used to keep open something whose central purpose is to inspire people to go to see more of what they do. Shame on them.

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