All the Web’s a Stage
The coronavirus outbreak and COVID-19 pandemic caused nearly 300 theatres across the country to close on Monday 16 March. The damage of this for an arts and culture industry worth £117 billion to the British economy has been huge. In wake of this, Theatre Together, a new collective of over 100 artists and professionals (including producers, directors, marketers, actors and an array of other individuals in the arts and culture industry) has assembled to take action during this crisis. Our mission is to create positive change for arts workers while re-examining audiences’ relationship to theatre in this new digital age. We are a sector built on creative thinking. We don’t know what the future holds for us, but we do know that our collective talent for adaptation and innovation presents an opportunity: to continue sharing our craft with a world turning to the arts in a time of need, while at the same time raising money to support an industry in crisis. Our first initiative, All The Web’s A Stage, benefits three charities offering immediate financial help to individuals working in the arts. The ongoing effect of our new Bounce Back Fund gives companies and individuals the assistance to return to creating new work when […]
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The core team of Old Sole Theatre Company have many things in common; three young, white, university-educated men with all of the privileges and pressures that this entails in 2016. So what do we do? ‘Check our privilege’ and use inequality to challenge inequality. A forum for performance, art, discussion and development; doing what you feel in the fight against the greatest injustice – gender inequality. This is… T.U.F.F. – The Unapologetic Feminist Festival 25 – 27 November 2016 – The Artworks Elephant Delivered a talk on ‘Women Producing Theatre’ at T.U.F.F Festival, including special guests Emma Dunstan (Cardboard Citizens), Jesse Haughton-Shaw (Blue Guitar Theatre) and Rebecca Morgan (SALT, Arts Theatre West End).
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Spring. Prague 1950. Two years since the Communist coup d’etat, Milada Horakova, activist, politician and mother is under surveillance by the secret police. First year law student Ludmila Brozova is being seduced into the Party’s inner circle. As the nation begins a modern day witch hunt, their lives intertwine and converge towards zero. In a world where ideas can kill and the game is rigged, who will emerge victorious? A tale of belonging, surviving and divided loyalties. 3 – 8 October 2016 – Above the Arts Written by Rebecca Morgan Directed by Ria Samartzi Produced by Rebecca Morgan for Playful Moon Theatre Music by Jon Whitten Assistant Marketing by Rebecca Gwyther CAST Milada – Polly Attala Ludmila – Gabriella Gadsby Petr/ Viktor – Jamie Coleman Josef – Jason Denyer Jana – Holly Donovan
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