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We Made It: Candle Maker Ted Thompson | reviews, news & interviews

We Made It: Candle Maker Ted Thompson

We Made It: Candle Maker Ted Thompson

From Cumbria to the Globe, it's Ted's beeswax

Let there be light: Ted Thompson at the Globe

The arts will always rely on craft – and that goes a hundredfold when period detail is important. The atmosphere of Sam Wanamaker's recreation of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in Southwark is dependent on, among many other things, the candles that light the productions. Over on the Bruichladdich site, we meet the man who creates those candles by techniques as old as the dramas that play out in the Globe.

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