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Giant bronze sculpture brings controversial message to the Theatre Royal Plymouth

Plans have been announced to install the UK’s largest bronze sculpture outside the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Messenger, by Newcastle artist Joseph Hillier, will be seven metres (23 feet) high, nine metres (30 feet) wide, and will weigh 9.5 tonnes. The largest lost-wax cast bronze sculpture ever made in the UK, it depicts an actress playing the part of Olivia in a Theatre Royal production of Shakespeare’s Othello. The sculpture will be assembled from 200 individually...

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