“To show our simple skill, That is the true beginning of our end.”

-A Midsummer Night’s Dream

McCurdy & Co are the official craftsmen appointed to carry out the reconstruction of The Sam Wanamaker Theatre. Over the course of the next year or so Peter McCurdy and his team will be blogging about the process from research, right through to the first performance in 2014.

Peter describes what you can expect from the series:

“The blog will chart our research and its impact on the design. It will follow the sequence of works from the fabrication of the timber structure in our workshops and its erection on site, to the fitting out and decorative timber finishes that will complete the theatre. It will be the story of our craftsmen and their work in creating the theatre with occasional posts from some of them about their work.

From tree to timber, to column to auditorium, you will see the intricate processes described and illustrated. Some posts may contain technical details but our aim will be to make it approachable and interesting for anyone to follow – for those with a technical interest to those with a historical interest, for those that look forward to seeing a performance on the stage to those whose ambition is to perform on it.
I hope that you will join us for this journey and that you will enjoy this project as much as I know I will.”

We really look forward to watching this beautiful theatre come to life. Read the complete first post from McCurdy & Co here.

You can also follow them on twitter @McCurdyAndCo