Digital Photograph: Temporary Theatre, London Street, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
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06 Sep 2011
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 6 September 2011 showing the temporary theatre erected on the site of the Volcano Café on London Street for a production of Macbeth by The Loons Circus Theatre Company. The green canopy supported on shipping containers was used to shelter the audience. The stage area was the demolition site partially visible to the left and foreground of the photograph.
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The pop-up theatre pictured was created for the Loons Circus Theatre Company's production of Macbeth. The Scottish play, originally to have been staged in The Lyttelton Working Mens' Club, was part of the 2011 Christchurch Arts Festival. However the damage to the building in the June 2011 earthquake meant it was unusable and a new venue was needed at short notice. The Project Lyttelton Earthquake Fund purchased the green canopy which provided shelter for the audience while the rubble covered sites of three demolished buildings on London Street formed the stage.
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London Street, Canterbury Street
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