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Inspirational Woman: Lina Johansson | Joint Artistic Director, Mimbre

My name is Lina Johansson, I’m Joint Artistic Director of Mimbre – a female led company using movement, high physicality and strong visual imagery to illuminate human connections and promote a positive image of women. I also work as choreographer and movement director with Royal Shakespeare Company, English National Opera, The Roundhouse, Royal Opera House...
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Discover Mama Marbles, an all-female production company

Mama Marbles is a production company and collective consisting of a group of boss mamas! Made up of a collection of passionate, intelligent and free women, our aim is to hold space for fun, creativity and innovative thinking. We host pop ups that cover all manner of experiences and hope to one day have a...
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Lauren Samuels

Lauren Samuels | The West End star discusses empowerment, pay-gaps and playing a prostitute

Lauren Samuels is a face to look out for in 2017. She’s graced the West End stage in Grease, Bend it Like Beckham and Vanities: The Musical, was a finalist on BBC’s Over The Rainbow, proving Samuels to be a female force to be reckoned with. WeAreTheCity spoke to Lauren about gender parity in the...
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National Theatre pledges to improve gender diversity of directors and writers by 2021

The National Theatre as pledged to improve gender diversity amongst its directors and living writers by 2021. The organisation’s director Rufus Norris recently made the announcement, committing to employing more diverse employees at the venue. Unveiling his new season of work Norris said “gender balance across the whole organisation as massively important”. The South Bank...
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Interview with: Jane Frisby – Television, Commercial and Film Casting Director

“I first saw Daniel Craig starring in the play Marat Sade as part of National Youth Theatre. I knew immediately that he was going to be a star” Jane Frisby recalls. As a casting director with a career spanning thirty years, Jane has spotted and launched the acting careers of many a household name that...
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Tread the boards with our top 5 theatre shows for September

September is a great time for a trip to the West End, but with many of the popular and must-see shows closing at the end of the month, you’ll need to be quick to secure your tickets. Here at WATC, we have put together a round-up of this month’s picks for top theatre trips. The...
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Roz Chalmers

Roz Chalmers – Audio Describer of live performances

Audio description (AD) captures the visual elements of a theatre piece, painting or environment that a blind or partially sighted person might otherwise miss and describes them in clear, vivid language. Born in London, mother and grandmother Roz Chalmers is a highly experienced nationwide audio describer. Originally active in the Civil Service as a Fraud...
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Win a pair of tickets for new musical ‘The Dreamers’

Based on the true story of a WWI hero, new musical The Dreamers makes its London debut at the St. James Theatre this summer. As Captain Salomons prepares his men for battle, one soldier grows jealous of his popularity and position, and unsettled by what lies ahead tries to stir trouble amongst the men.  A...
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