What would Victorian music hall stars Marie Lloyd and Champagne Charlie say knowing today’s bright young things were following in their foosteps, treading on their boards? Well, not boards exactly. More concrete. The unfinished site of the former Collins music hall on Islington Green (and very much home to a new theatre, we hope) was put firmly back on the London stage in Fashion Week by designer Henry Holland who attracted all today’s A-listers to his show.
He shipped in tons of sand for his desert island-themed show which attracted the likes of Alexa Chung, Poppy Delevingne, Daisy Lowe, Nick Grimshaw and DJ Leigh Lezark. Let’s hope builders can make use of all that and turn the building into the heart of Islington’s theatreland.