Big, bold Brit to run arts at Ground Zeromain
Thrilled to hear that David Lan, head of the Young Vic, has been appointed advisor to the embryonic arts centre that is supposed to rise on the site of the 9/11 attacks.
The New York Times, which breaks the appointment, fails to share much of David’s track record at the Vic. Downwind from the snazzy Old Vic, he has been pushing a modernist agenda for more than a decade, bringing back Becket, staging a Birtiwstle opera, premiering unknown playwrights and giving the late Patrice Chereau his only production in Britain.
Clearly, New York Times readers don’t know what they’ve got but, by chance or design, they’ve got a good’un.