Another time an Other Place

A pioneering partnership between the University of Birmingham and the Royal Shakespeare Company is poised to breathe new life into an iconic former theatre venue, reports Jenni Ameghino.

When Mary Ann ‘Buzz’ Goodbody founded the groundbreaking studio theatre The Other Place back in 1974, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s first female director’s radical vision was to provide, in her own words, ‘a first step towards ending the economic and social barrier’ she perceived between the then RSC and ‘the society that partly finances it’.