Steven Morris: The Guardian

A huge bronze sculpture depicting a young female actor about to spring into action is taking shape in a foundry in a Welsh village ahead of its installation in front of a Devon theatre next spring.

Theatre Royal Plymouth announced on Monday that it had commissioned the £500,000 piece, Messenger, as part of a £7.5m regeneration project.

Weighing in at nine-and-a-half tonnes with a height of seven metres (23ft), the theatre said it was the largest bronze sculpture ever created in the UK using the ancient process of lost-wax casting. …Read More

Pictured: The piece (statue) has been commissioned by Theatre Royal Plymouth. Photograph: Andrew Fox/PA