Wednesday 23 April 2014 3.56pm
I would would very much like to see the statue of Laurence Olivier moved to a new location - and the refurbished terrace of 'his' Theatre sounds the ideal place.
Friends have agreed with me that it is a somewhat 'lack-lustre' monument to this wonderful actor, and founder of the National Theatre
. The proposed - and promised - lighting never materialised and the statue disappears into the darkness, at night. The whole exterior of the NT is dark and uninviting, particularly when approaching from Waterloo Bridge
steps. Why on earth there is no lighting in the trees is beyond me.
Let's move this giant of the Theatre to somewhere more suitable - which should have been considered in the first place, by those responsible.