Dear oh dear oh dear, I wrote last year asking which of the great London impresarios, say Lord Lloyd Webber or Sir Cameron Mackintosh, would, given the choice, invest money in the Open Air Theatre rather than the Futurist.
I suggested that they would plump for the Futurist. The debacle at the Open Air Theatre would seem to support my view. Three and a half million down the pan, a portion of which, invested in the Futurist, would have given the town a superb venue.
Barrie Stead is doing a great job in attracting stars and shows. If only there was someone in the Town Hall with half his knowledge and drive.
On the matter of the Spa sea defences on which, again, I’ve previously commented. Harry Smith must be spinning in his grave.