"Theatre is expensive to go to. I certainly felt when I was growing up that theatre wasn't for us. Theatre still has that stigma to it. A lot of people feel intimidated and underrepresented in theatre." - Christopher EcclestonOh, sorry, did you think I was only going to post quotations that make us all feel warm and fuzzy about theatre?
First, "Welcome to the party, pal!" and, second, the future of this art form depends upon a continuous examination of both its past and its present. Those "intimidated and underrepresented" that the 9th Doctor is talking about there? Those people are not our audience . . . but they could be.