Mr Todd, on 22 February 2013 - 02:57 PM, said:
I would hope that enough time has passed that, with Doran now at the helm, the bad blood caused by the decision. I was never entirely convinced that it could become the new RSC London home - although I enjoyed Pericles and Henry VI Parts 1,2 and 3 there in the past decade.
Ah good, having corrected someone's spelling on another thread I can now secure my position as an irritating internet pedant by pointing out that the last RSC production of Pericles at the Roundhouse was not in the past decade, it was in 2002.
I am not sure the decision to abandon the Barbican was financial - in leaving they gave up £1 million a year grant from the City - it was more that their original lease had run out and many of the company hated the backstage facilities and location (neither of which have changed) and were seduced by the idea of becoming travelling troubadors pitching their tent wherever they fancied.