Glasgow, Scotland in the seventies was a bleak place. The shipyards and other heavy industries that sustained the city had closed down and unemployment was high. Yet the city found a way to subsidize the arts, including the Citizens Theatre. The city fathers' generosity was severely tested when one of the production posters featured William Shakespeare dressed in a corset and a garter belt holding up his fishnet stockings.
In only a couple of years, the Citizens would be the only building left standing in this street.