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GRAHAM SUTHERLAND: Historic Areas, a photographic tour with Mike Hume

If you've been by the Citizens Theatre building recently at 119 Gorbals Street, you may have noticed that demolition work is well underway as part of the theatre’s redevelopment.
Graham Sutherland, our Head of Production continues his blog cataloguing the project. Here’s he takes a look at our Victorian theatre machinery with Mike Hume:

Just before Christmas, we had a visit from Mike Hume, a Scottish ex-pat now based in Los Angeles, who has a wealth of experience in architectural photography of historic theatres around the world (for more information and some amazing photographs see his website at www.historictheatrephotos.com).

He has taken some beautiful photos of the bare auditorium, stage machinery and the paint frame before any of the major interventions happen in these spaces. These are magical spaces at the heart of the Citizens Theatre that we want to preserve the look and feel of as much as possible, whilst allowing vital work to be carried out that makes the building fit …

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