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News & Blog - T The Plays the Thing Theatre Company 2020-09-22T01:25:22+00:00 The Plays the Thing Theatre Company tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020:/feed/ Theatre is coming alive again thanks to our courageous industry tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-09-21:/newsandblog/2020/09/21/theatre-is-coming-alive-again-thanks-to-our-courageous-industry It has been an incredibly exciting few weeks for indoor theatre. I feel like we are finally getting some traction, and we as an industry are starting to move forward... Why are arts subjects on the decline? tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-09-04:/newsandblog/2020/09/04/why-are-arts-subjects-on-the-decline How can we be inclusive without diverse programming? tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-08-21:/newsandblog/2020/08/21/how-can-we-be-inclusive-without-diverse-programming A statistic I read back in January really sticks in my mind: ‘61% of artistic directors in 2019 are white men’. November is a long way away. How are theatres going to survive? tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-08-05:/newsandblog/2020/08/05/november-is-a-long-way-away-how-are-theatres-going-to-survive At 12pm on 31st July, Boris Johnson delivered a devastating blow for our industry... Things are looking up, but we can’t get excited yet tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-07-22:/newsandblog/2020/07/22/things-are-looking-up-but-we-cant-get-excited-yet The news we’ve all been waiting for finally arrived last week when Boris Johnson announced that indoor live performances can resume from 1 August, with a socially distanced audience.... Rescue package – too little, too late? tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-07-09:/newsandblog/2020/07/09/rescue-package-too-little-too-late We are absolutely delighted with the governments unveiling of a £1.57bn support package for the arts. Just how much do the Arts contribute to the UK economy? You’ll be surprised tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-06-21:/newsandblog/2020/06/21/just-how-much-do-the-arts-contribute-to-the-uk-economy-youll-be-surprised Making the invisible visible with our new project tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-05-28:/newsandblog/2020/05/28/making-the-invisible-visible-with-our-new-project We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been awarded emergency funding from Arts Council England (ACE)... Intimacy on set – why Intimacy Co-ordinators are in demand tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-05-21:/newsandblog/2020/05/21/intimacy-on-set-why-intimacy-co-ordinators-are-in-demand The role of an Intimacy Co-ordinator is relatively new within the TV, film and theatre industry and one that is in high demand since the #MeToo movement. We shall be back! tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-05-08:/newsandblog/2020/05/08/we-shall-be-back ​There has been a great deal of discussion around when theatres will reopen...