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    Reasons to be Cheerful casting announced!

    We are delighted to announce the full cast for the upcoming tour of our acclaimed musical Reasons to be Cheerful, which will hit the road one final time this autumn. The extraordinary wit and wisdom of Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ music and lyrics will be brought to life by an inclusive cast of 14 […]

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    In memory of Sophie Partridge

    We are devastated to hear that actor, campaigner and theatre-maker Sophie Partridge passed away earlier this week. Sophie’s talent has been woven through Graeae’s productions and workshops since 2000 and many of us feel privileged to have called her our friend. We feel her loss deeply but she leaves behind a legacy of delighted audiences […]

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    Support Gavin Pilcher to help raise money!

    Gavin Pilcher is taking part in the RunUltra Sahara Race in Namibia, to help raise funds for a second year of our Ensemble programme. In 2007, Gavin came together with 3 industry colleagues to raise money for a small children’s charity based in South London. The result was over £400K raised and completing a series […]

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    In memory of Tim Gebbels

    We recently learnt with great sadness that our friend, colleague and collaborator Tim Gebbels passed away. Tim was part of our first ever Missing Piece training programme and played Alsemero in our 2001 production of The Changeling (pictured). He was also an Ambassador and Audio Description Consultant for us for many years. He will be […]

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    What Graeae means to me

    In December 2016, to coincide with the launch of our new website, we released a short film where we asked several of our artists and theatre makers to answer one simple question: what does Graeae mean to you? Watch the film by clicking the ‘play’ icon on the above image.  

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    Reasons to be Cheerful returns!

    We are delighted to announce that our critically acclaimed musical Reasons to be Cheerful will receive £220,000 as part of Art Council England’s Strategic Touring Programme, to tour to seven regions across England in autumn 2017. Written by Paul Sirett and directed by Jenny Sealey, Reasons to be Cheerful is a celebration of Ian Dury […]

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    Our statement on Arts Council England report ‘Equality, Diversity and the Creative Case’.

    On 12 December 2016, Arts Council England launched a report entitled ‘Equality, Diversity and the Creative Case’, highlighting the current state of diversity across the cultural sector workforces across 2015 – 16. The full report can be downloaded by clicking here. Our full statement on this report can be found below: ‘It’s refreshing to see […]

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    Write to Play awarded a further three years of funding

    We are delighted to announce that following a highly successful three years of the Write to Play programme for aspiring Deaf and disabled writers…

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    National Theatre Platform: Four years on from the London 2012 Paralympics

    On 29 August 2012, the world watched as Deaf and disabled people quite literally took centre-stage…

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    Three years on from the London 2012 Paralympics

    An exclusive video interview with Nickie Wildin and Mat Fraser, discussing the legacy for Deaf and disabled people three years on from the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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    The Closure of the Independent Living Fund

    On 30 June 2015, the government closes the Independent Living Fund (ILF), a specialist fund which has helped thousands of disabled people to live independent lives since it was founded.

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    New Access to Work rules will make the arts less diverse at every level

    Graeae has spoken publicly about how recent changes to the Department of Work and Pensions’ Access to Work scheme have been affecting how the company operates.