Scottish Theatre’s Poor Fortunes Coming For A Long Time

Scotland’s 7:84 Theatre is suddenly in a precarious place, after the government announced it was thinking about quitting the theatre’s subsidy. That subsidy accounts for 48 percent of the theatre’s budget. “While 7:84 will tell you this has come out of the blue, concern has been growing about the company for some time. Reviews of recent productions have been mixed, two board members have resigned, and the company took a long time to appoint artistic director Lorenzo Mele. The job was, in fact, advertised twice.”