James Soane’s inspiration: Liverpool Playhouse extension

New and old: The 1968 extension contrasts sharply with the original Victorian theatre. Beyond is St John's Beacon, built the following year.

Source: Ed Tyler

The glamour and confidence of a sixties extension to a 19th century theatre had an early influence on James Soane of Project Orange

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