With confirmation we have @ A E Harris for at least two more years and Birmingham Opera Company paying their rent in improvements rather than cash things have been moving on. Fire exit doors have been fitted over roller shutters in ‘Africa’ where the floor has been also been smoothed, there are now fabric rather than paper towels in the toilets. The suspicious but not dangerous broken panel in ‘Europe’ has been boxed in. Fire exit doors have been fitted outside the roller shutters onto Northwood Street, these, along with those in ‘Africa’ raise the venue’s capacity above 500.
There is a proper door with a proper lock for the production office, there are an additional two heaters and a flood in the kitchen. Which took much of Saturday morning for Eve and me to mop up and sort out.