Upstage Theatre director pushes boundaries with imagination

By Michael Byrne
Updated February 2 2024 - 9:37pm, first published 8:00pm

Spending a few moments with Ann and Andrew Coates is a pleasure better suited to a gentler time. In an old-fashioned way that each of them might appreciate, were it embodied by anyone but themselves, talking to them about theatre is like leaning in to listen to a wiser voice. It is to be offered something that's even further away from the ordinary, a kind of humble insight that only decades of creative accomplishment can bring.

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