We’ve just put two and two together and realised that falling scenery is not the only thing that is going down at the Darmstadt State Theatre.
Two weeks ago, we reported the the chief conductor, Constantin Trinks, had been fired by general manager John Dew. Something to do, apparently, with the partner of one man not being given a role by the other.
A Frankfurt newspaper has been running headlines about ‘no bullying at the state theatre’.
Dew has been heavily criticsed in an official report for his autocracy. There are whiffs of nepotism about the house.
Small wonder the walls are shaking.