Curtain Theatre development

From Hackney Citizen;\It is referred to by some as the Holy Grail of British theatre because it is believed to have been the long lost stage where The Bard’s star-crossed lovers’ eyes first met.Now the well-preserved remains of a theatre where archaeologists believe Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was first performed will be exhibited permanently after developers were given the green light to build a new tower next door.Hackney Council’s planning subcommittee tonight (Wednesday) granted Plough Yard Developments Ltd permission to erect a 40-storey residential skyscraper with bar restaurant and shop space in Plough Yard off Curtain Road Shoreditch.The building will tower above what is left of the Curtain Theatre which dates back to the 16th century and lies three metres below ground.”More here.