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News & Blog - T The Plays the Thing Theatre Company 2021-09-21T02:24:41+00:00 The Plays the Thing Theatre Company tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021:/feed/ Hidden Stories tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021-09-07:/newsandblog/2021/09/07/hidden-stories OUR BRAND NEW PROJECT! Four new pieces from local writers... Making our project VISIBLE! tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021-08-28:/newsandblog/2021/08/28/making-our-project-visible Our project ‘Invisible – Visible’ explores the concept of invisibility within society... Keep talking about Mental Health tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021-08-15:/newsandblog/2021/08/15/keep-talking-about-mental-health The last eighteen months has had a devastating and detrimental impact on our workforce. Due to the government’s lack of support to both freelancers and theatres, we have witnessed people fighting singlehandedly for survival, some losing their livelihoods, others being forced out of the industry all together and theatres closing for good. Making theatre accessible for all tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021-08-02:/newsandblog/2021/08/02/making-theatre-accessible-for-all You may have seen recently that the musical ‘Six’ has relocated to its ‘forever home’ at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End... Scrapping self-isolation rules can’t come soon enough tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021-07-15:/newsandblog/2021/07/15/scrapping-self-isolation-rules-cant-come-soon-enough ​It has been absolutely fantastic to see so many of the big West End shows returning to the stage and regional theatres beginning to open over the last few weeks... Putting disability in the spotlight tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021-07-03:/newsandblog/2021/07/03/putting-disability-in-the-spotlight Inclusion and diversity are words featured in many conversations within theatre... Theatres committing to going green tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021-06-16:/newsandblog/2021/06/16/theatres-committing-to-going-green ​Climate change and sustainability is at the forefront of most of our minds... Supporting mums in theatre tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021-05-29:/newsandblog/2021/05/29/supporting-mums-in-theatre ​I read an interesting article recently by a friend, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, in The Guardian... Cuts to arts subjects will affect the next generation of artists tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021-05-19:/newsandblog/2021/05/19/cuts-to-arts-subjects-will-affect-the-next-generation-of-artists This week has been bittersweet. We have been high on celebrations of theatres reopening and with signs that our industry is finally getting back up off its knees... Freelancers get a voice with new initiative tag:playsthethingtheatrecompany.co.uk,2021-05-05:/newsandblog/2021/05/05/freelancers-get-a-voice-with-new-initiative The last year has had a devastating and detrimental impact on not only the theatre industry, but also on creative freelancers...