- Excerpt from an article about British theatre during the recession:
"'...We are very good at theatre in this country and we have been since 1620 and it's important to pat ourselves on the back when we do things well," he [Sam] says.
But that does not wholly explain why theatre is flourishing now, during a slump. Samuel West thinks for many, a theatre ticket has become an affordable luxury.
"To look at it in a narrow fiscal sense, anybody who wasn't making their money through their investments, is slightly better off because of falling mortgage rates than they were, and they might have a bit more money to spend, and they might be spending it on going to the theatre...'"
- Here will be repeated on BBC7 17 January [link]