Nicholas Parsons and Steven Berkoff are among the latest stars who have trod the Intimate’s boards and are now calling for the theatre to be saved.
Speaking to The Stage this week, Parsons said
It would be so sad to see the Intimate Theatre disappear as many artists learned their trade there, perfecting their craft, not only in acting but also how ‘to walk a stage’, as they say.”
Berkoff was characteristically more direct
“In the past 20 or more years, we have lost hundreds of libraries, score upon score of theatres, endless lido swimming pools, and the reason always given is to build yet more soul-destroying rabbit hutches.”
Over 2000 people have now signed a petition asking St Monica’s church, who own the property, to reconsider. See https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-the-intimate-theatre-palmers-green.