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    #SugarWater documentary receives first cinematic screening

    We are delighted to announce that Breakneck Films’ documentary #SugarWater, will be receiving it’s first cinematic screening at the Genesis Cinema in Mile End on Sunday 3 December 2017 as part of World Disability Day. #SugarWater charts the journey of Graeae’s first ever production at the National Theatre in spring 2016 with Jack Thorne’s The […]

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    Chaz Jankel, Derek Hussey & John Kelly write new song for Reasons to be Cheerful

      To accompany the new production of Reasons to be Cheerful, touring the UK one final time this autumn, we are delighted to announce that a new song has been written by Blockheads Chaz Jankel and Derek Hussey as well as lead vocalist from the show John Kelly. Entitled ‘If It Can’t Be Right Then […]

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    BAME focus for Write to Play Year Five, and new partners announced!

      Graeae are delighted to announce the fifth year of Write to Play, which for the first time since the programme launched, will specifically focus on nurturing D/deaf and disabled writers within the BAME community. Partners alongside Graeae on the fifth year of the programme will be the Bush Theatre, Soho Theatre, Ovalhouse, Talawa and […]

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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…