Byre drama has consequences for all

Scotsman

ON Thursday the doors to the Byre Theatre in St Andrews shut. The theatre had entertained the local community since it opened in a cow barn in 1933. More recently, after multiple refurbishments, the Byre grew, hosting local and touring companies, the Youth Theatre, a jazz and a poetry festival. But it struggled financially. A series of difficulties forced it into a speedy liquidation.

The closure of the St Andrews theatre highlights the ongoing threat to the cultural fabric of our society, writes Tiffany Jenkins. Click here to read the article in full.