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09/12/02
Noble Put To Shame
- Royal Shakespeare Company in the red

ANNUAL ACCOUNTS for the Royal Shakespeare Company reveal a UKP2.5 million deficit. Artistic director Adrian Noble leaves the theatre company UKP1 million poorer than last year.

Noble's financial failure glares in comparison to Trevor Nunn's recently confirmed success with the Royal National Theatre. Whereas Nunn leaves the RNT with UKP99,000, Noble's withdrawal of the RSC from the Barbican in favour of a short season at the Roundhouse proved costly and unpopular.

"I think in the future the RSC will need a regular home in London," said RSC chairman Lord Alexander. As Noble withdraws from the public eye, he also leaves a question mark over plans to redevelop the company's Stratford theatre. The task of stabilising the RSC falls to new artistic director Michael Boyd.




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