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Behind the Scenes : HOW MUCH?!

A few years ago I found myself intervening in a Twitter war. Photo credit: Craig Fuller Well, a Twitter conflict at least - a user dared to question the outrage and disappointment associated with the Somerset council's decision to axe funding to a beloved arts venue and was soundly attacked by some very passionate theatre-lovers. Said twitter user felt that if the venue wasn't attracting interest or people to see their shows, then they didn't deserve funding. Except....the venue in question was actually selling out their shows and had huge community support. But the funding decision was made anyway. After an amicable exchange, and a basic introduction to the economics of making theatre (and,

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