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Thursday, 20 August 2009

In the Future... (and some history)

For those of you that don't know, while Shoreditch has a reputation for being overly trendy and up-to-date, it also has quite a history to boast.  In fact, Shoreditch was none other than Shakespeare's original neighborhood!  Some of his first plays were performed at 'The Theatre', which was located on what we now know as Curtain Road.  Now, the Tower Theatre Company has commissioned and excavation of the site by the Museum of London Archaeology, set to commence within the next two years.  The company hopes to build a modern-day theatre, around the remains of the original playhouse, which will feature a box-office, bar, and 135-seat auditorium, and will stage 18 annual shows along with other community projects.  Keep your eye out for this fantastic new addition to The Neighborhood!

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