"If a lot more theatres looked at what the audience wanted, and did not indulge themselves, they would not be in the trouble they are in." said Oldham Coliseum s Kenneth Alan Taylor in the same week that Gerry Robinson, Chairman of the Arts Council of England, warned that British Theatre was in crisis and needed almost as much as the Dome has just had in one go. The Oldham chief executive went on to say that they had discovered that audiences did not want small scale shows, so they have had bigger casts than for many years. "That's what people want," he claimed.