A “Golden Age” Of UK Theatre?

Judges of a major UK regional theatre awards program, after years of warning of the dire state of regional theatre, have declared a new “golden age” of regional theatre. “It seemed to all of us that there were significantly more productions on a larger scale, lots of work for actors, lots of Shakespeare, lots of new plays, and lots of touring and co-production, with companies exploiting new productions by taking them around to other theatres.”