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    Amit Sharma to join Birmingham Rep

    We’re thrilled to announce our Associate Director Amit Sharma will be joining Birmingham Repertory Theatre as their new Deputy Artistic Director in Spring / Summer 2019. He joins other new appointments Sean Foley as Artistic Director, and Rachael Thomas as Executive Director. Amit has been Graeae’s Associate Director since 2011, and is a graduate from Graeae’s Missing Piece […]

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    Jenny Sealey nominated for National Diversity Award 2019

    We are delighted to announce that our Artistic Director and CEO Jenny Sealey MBE has been nominated for a 2019 National Diversity Award, in the category of Positive Role Model: Disability. Jenny has been Graeae’s Artistic Director since 1997. In this time, she’s moved the company to the iconic Bradbury Studios in Hoxton, coined the […]

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    This Is Not For You: Remembered

    In Summer 2018, Graeae produced This Is Not For You, a large-scale and hugely ambitious new outdoor production by Mike Kenny with original music by Oliver Vibrans, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW (the UK’s arts programme for the first-world war centenary) and Blesma, The Limbless Veterans. This unique show, directed by Jenny Sealey, was the first […]

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    Graeae statement on Access to Work cap increase

      “Grant to support disabled people in the workplace increases” (Press release) What this press release does not say is that prior to 2016, there was no limit on the amount of support D/deaf and disabled people could receive from ATW.  Support was determined in respect to need.  People have had their awards cut under […]

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    Introducing our five new Patrons!

    Graeae is delighted to announce the appointment of five new Patrons to help keep the company’s legacy alive. Graeae’s patrons are an integral part of keeping Graeae’s legacy thriving. We value their support, encouragement and enthusiasm, for both the company and for the social and artistic ethos Graeae promotes. What unites our five new patrons […]

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    Disability arts goes global

    Celebrating the recent Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, we’ve launched our next series of ‘In conversation with…’ videos to discuss how disability arts is addressed around the world. Presenter and Journalist, Mik Scarlet interviews Jenny Sealey (Artistic Director, Graeae), Amit Sharma (Associate Director, Graeae), Jodi-Alissa Bickerton (Creative Learning Director, Graeae) and Asako Hirokawa […]

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    Introducing our year five Write to Play writers!

      For the first time since Write to Play launched, year 5 will specifically focus on nurturing D/deaf and disabled writers within the BAME community. Graeae will be working alongside Bush Theatre, Soho Theatre, Ovalhouse, Talawa and Tamasha. Get to know our writers as we ask them a few questions about the year ahead and what their […]

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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 Tamasha. […]

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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 […]