The Birth Of A Theatre Once upon a time, probably in a cave somewhere not long after someone had invented fire, there was undoubtedly a group of people gathered together exchanging stories of the day's adventures. They probably told of battles against Saber-Toothed Tigers and flying beasts with wingspans of twenty feet. How they become cave dwellers and how they prospered by living as a tribe. They shared how they won and lost and learned from their experiences so that they may live to fight another day. It is entirely possible that this might have been the first form of theatre and it has surely progressed into the art form that we know and love today. While there may no longer be the need to hide from large ferocious animals and huddle in caves, theatre is still an important way of entertaining, learning and sharing. It is said that theatre reflects the conscience of the time. When you think in terms of classics like "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and To Kill a Mocking Bird" one is usually inspired at a higher level of consciousness. We at Signature Theatre UK, are starting with something a little less serious but no less important, our first play will be 'Winnie The Pooh' a story written by A. A. Milne for his son, which tells the story of a little boy growing up in a world full of not so real Tigers and Bears, but very real to Christopher Robyn. I have spent a long time dreaming of this day and while I have done all those other things in life which have been deemed serious, I now wish to do the important things. I do hope you will join us this Christmas for the start of our adventure to which you will be part of. Best Wishes, Lee