"Theatre is a dangerous place. So dangerous we have to view it together, in large numbers separated and protected from it by a fourth wall. Such is the power imbalance between theatre and audience. Theatre carries the burden of our greatest hopes and worst fears. And from the safety of our seats behind the formidable, invisible wall, we judge how it lived or died and learn from its triumphs and mistakes. That’s why theatre is important. It dies every night so we don’t have to."