Emma Rice, the outgoing artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe, has suggested that the theatre’s board disapproved of her because she has a working class background and only two A-levels.
Rice lasted two seasons in the job before announcing her departure. She had clashed with the board over her decision to break with tradition by introducing lighting rigs and amplified sound.
In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Front Row programme, Rice was asked if the Globe had made a mistake in appointing her.
“Yes,” she replied.
Perhaps you shouldn’t have applied?
Seriously, the one theatre in the world which exists in order to show what it was like before amplification and lighting rigs must have them added?