Kevin Spacey has defended his decision to close London theatre the Old Vic for the entire summer (06). The artistic director shocked the London theatre scene when he ended the run of ARTHUR MILLER'S RESURRECTION BLUES, directed by Robert Altman, early and announced no new productions would take place at the Old Vic until the autumn. Spacey admits the play was a failure - it disappointed critics and audiences stayed away - but insists it's "not a disaster" for there to be no summer shows. He says, "We never announced a production for the summer slot and therefore we haven't cancelled anything - we just haven't scheduled anything. "We took a view that if we couldn't find the right production that we felt was financially right to produce, it was in our interest to put all of our resources and all of our efforts into the work that we're about to announce at the beginning of May. "It's not ideal but at the same time we're trying to get a financially responsible position." Spacey was a surprise appointment at the Old Vic in 2003. He is contracted to remain there until 2013.