I go past the new Oval House development 3 or 4 times a week. It's a good location. With all that rehearsal space it will be a great asset and community hub. The project is really about quite a bit more than a new theatre stage, inc. developing the local night economy.
Something Lloyd Dorfman said on the wireless about the London property market prompted me to make a 30 second search on Google.
Earlier this summer he paid £40.5 million to buy a 150 year lease on the new theatre off Charing Cross Road, and the three floors of offices above it.
So along with being a major shareholder in the company that runs the Bridge Theatre, and having an auditorium named after him at the National, he's now the tenant of a theatre, with Nimax his subtenant for the next 125 years.
(I think I've used the correct terminology, but I'm always happy to be corrected.)
Good man. Might be a bit nervous now of course....I’m wondering if Mr D will not continue his support of the NT, if he is of course giving them any more. I’m assuming the naming of the theatre was for money given, not to be given.