“Directors would rather there was no interval, especially the younger ones who fondly imagine the audience to be gripped by their visions. While theatres make a lot of money from intervals, there has to be a realistic assessment of what an audience wants from the rhythm of an evening.”
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.