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The creation of an avant-garde theatre in the burnt-out shell of the former Collins Music Hall, on Islington Green, would have provided London with a unique and provocative performance space. This competition-winning scheme was designed to meet the stage formats of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Manchester Royal Exchange Company. The auditorium was able to change from a 550-seat thrust stage to a 750-seat in-the-round format, using air-castor technology to move audience seating ...

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