Catching up here - this went out on the 24th April. As ever do feel free to respond with your own thoughts on the results.
Should the Royal Ballet swap some London performances for a tour of the UK from time to time?
yes, yes, yes: 56.6%
no, no, no: 3.8%
I'm torn!: 1.9%
Poll: Should the Royal Ballet swap some London performances for a tour of the UK from time to time?
24th April 2000
A more emphatic result is hard to imagine with over 90% of people wanting to see the company do more outside of London *and* prepared to 'pay' for it by seeing less in London.
RB/ROH and Arts Council management please take note!
However the usual response is that touring costs lots of money. Given that most companies do nothing but tour I find the argument a little lame and long for the day when Darcey is seen doing a pdd in a Wigan Tesco's prior to appearing that night on a local stage. That's taking high art to the masses! (so much for the unbiased reporting of poll results!)