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News & Blog - T The Plays the Thing Theatre Company 2021-03-06T08:26:31+00:00 The Plays the Thing Theatre Company tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021:/feed/ Response to the Government’s Roadmap tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021-02-25:/newsandblog/2021/02/25/response-to-the-governments-roadmap We are cautiously encouraged to see the government’s most recent four step roadmap out of the latest lockdown, but of course these plans all depend on the easing of restrictions in the Spring... Gender inequality in UK theatre is ‘shocking’ says report tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021-02-12:/newsandblog/2021/02/12/gender-inequality-in-uk-theatre-is-shocking-says-report We don’t need a report to tell us that gender equality is ‘shocking’ within the UK theatre industry... UK touring theatre productions - Fighting red tape and restrictions tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021-01-30:/newsandblog/2021/01/30/uk-touring-theatre-productions-fighting-red-tape-and-restrictions We all hoped that 2021 was going to be the year that theatres up and down the country would come to life again... How we can all work together to make theatres safe tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021-01-13:/newsandblog/2021/01/13/how-we-can-all-work-together-to-make-theatres-safe Knowing when theatres are going to open is the million-dollar question. Looking back with great positivity for the future tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-12-29:/newsandblog/2020/12/29/looking-back-with-great-positivity-for-the-future As we all know this year has been extremely difficult for all of us within the theatre and arts industry. So, in our last blog of the year, we wanted to focus on the positives that we have seen come out of theatre during 2020... The Pantomimes and Christmas shows will go online tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-12-21:/newsandblog/2020/12/21/the-pantomimes-and-christmas-shows-will-go-online We all heard the devastating news last week that many areas in England, including Buckinghamshire, have moved into Tier 3. With this news, many theatres must close again at a time that would usually be their busiest period. A cultural explosion is on its way! tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-12-11:/newsandblog/2020/12/11/a-cultural-explosion-is-on-its-way I have missed theatre dreadfully, both working on theatre projects and enjoying the wonderful live experience itself... Community podcast – Invisibility in Society tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-11-26:/newsandblog/2020/11/26/community-podcast-invisibility-in-society What does a dramaturge do? tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-11-11:/newsandblog/2020/11/11/what-does-a-dramaturge-do Last year in September 2019 as part of “Taking the Stage - Women in the Performing Arts” at MK Gallery, we showcased a scratch piece called “Becoming The Invisible Woman” by Sarah Wanendeya. The long road to recovery – what happens after the Culture Recovery Fund? tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2020-10-29:/newsandblog/2020/10/29/the-long-road-to-recovery-what-happens-after-the-culture-recovery-fund Over the last few weeks, it has been wonderful to see nearly 2000 arts venues all around the UK receiving the much-needed funding boost from the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.