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Would a TV programme save Scott's theatre?

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Kate Macintosh makes a powerful case for retaining Elizabeth Scott's theatre (AJ 21.3.02).

However, she finishes with the query 'Where is the 20th Century Society?' Clearly she isn't a member or hasn't read its current newsletter. Not only does its cover have a contemporary picture of the Memorial Theatre, there are two wellargued pages devoted to this problem from the society's chairman Gavin Stamp. He concludes with the fighting words 'the RSC has not demonstrated - as the law requires - that the survival of the existing listed building totally impedes its plans for a Bard theme park by the Avon.We will fight for it'.

I have always felt that one of the key reasons for the saving of the old Bankside Power Station by the Thames (by another member of the Scott architectural dynasty) was Stamp's powerful case for its retention in the television series One Foot in the Past. Perhaps another such programme is needed for the theatre.

Martin Andrews, London WC1N

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