Back to Roman amphitheatres, then. This time, to the magnificent one in Orange in the south of France.
The Théâtre Antique d’Orange, with its vast and elaborately decorated stage wall or scaenae frons (103 metres long, 37 metres high and almost two metres thick), was built in the first century during the reign of Augustus, who is memorialised in the statue positioned in the centre of the façade.
Declared a World Heritage Site in 1981, the ancient theatre is one of Europe’s largest and best preserved.
If you’ll be spending the evening there, do let us know how it goes. We look forward to finding out more.
The setlist, as usual, will be revealed here later.
Lastly, thank you very much to everyone who has made a donation and helped spread the word that David is fundraising in support of MOAS, the Migrant Offshore Aid Station. Your generosity is truly appreciated. You’ve helped push the total amount raised so far very near to David’s target of £5,300, which is approximately how much it costs to run the station each day. Thank you for caring.