Hi there - does anyone have any info on the circus tent & clown wall paintings on the plot of land that cornered Skin Market Place and Bankside (just past Cardinal Cap Alley) circa 1979/80 - I vividly remember walking by it but cannot find mention of it on the web - many thanks and happy 2010 - kj
Hi - as this is now the site of Shakspeares Globe and by that time frame i would suspect it was the temp theatre erected for the first season to experiment with stage arrangement, lines of site etc it was very temp with a tent like concoction !
I miss read 79/80 for later in the decade but there are photographs in their exhibition showing the site as a big hole in the gound with a "tent" like arrangement from that time. I also seem to remember stories of it flooding and "groundlings" being ankle deep in water under the tent !!!
thanks everyone, it was an oval structure with alternating panels of orangey/red & yellow which looked like some kind of plastic/fibreglass rather than traditional tent canvas - the pre-current Globe certainly makes sense - any photos anyone - sincere thanks - kj