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Rare theatre revamped to its best
A Worcestershire theatre is undergoing a 3.7m face lift to restore it to its former glory.

The Palace Theatre in Redditch dates back to 1913 and is said to be a rare example of Edwardian theatre.

It is one of the few remaining historic buildings in the town and much of it is being returned to the original design.

The theatre has been successful in bidding for a Heritage Lottery Fund to pay for some of the work which is due to be completed in April.

Experts reckon the Grade II-listed theatre is one of only six examples that can be fully attributed to designer Bertie Crewe.

During the refurbishment the theatre is to have all of the additions made in the 1970s removed.

A new foyer and better visitor facilities will also be provided.

Theatre bosses say once the work is complete the Palace will be one of the finest examples of an Edwardian theatre in the country and will help to attract more visitors.

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