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10 Years in Southbank

A decade of ambition

Former MTC Artistic Director Simon Phillips reflects on the development of Southbank Theatre, and shares a couple of his favourite memories over the last 10 years.

'I’m often asked in interviews if I have a favourite production – one that holds a special place in my heart – and it’s a question I’ve always found impossible to answer: whichever production you’re working on at the time always feels like your favourite. But actually, there’s no doubt at all that Southbank Theatre is my favourite production; it obsessively occupied my heart and mind for so many years of planning, as we all strove to create the best possible performing space to surprise, challenge and delight generations of theatre-goers. Ten years later it remains my proudest achievement.'

Published on 12 July 2019