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A joyful 50's style black and white photo of a mixed-heritage couple against a futuristic dark brown background with coding digits 0 and 1 appearing in repeated vertical sequences.. The photo in the middle shows a smart, suited Black man and a well-dressed White woman posing in the countryside. They tenderly hold each other, smiling at the camera.Mohammed Ali

Quiet Rebels – Autumn Tour 2022 Announcement

A Dervish Productions, Vital Xposure and Belgrade Theatre co-production Developed in partnership with Soul City Arts and The Albany Vital Xposure and Dervish Productions are delighted to announce the UK tour of Quiet Rebels written and directed…

Stage Manager and Relighting/Technical Stage Manager positions 2022

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Thank you for your interest in working with us. Please note that the Stage Manager position is now filled  (updated 12 August 2022). We continue to look for a Relighting / Technical Stage Manager for the following dates: Thursday…
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Designer for Quiet Rebels

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Thank you for your interest in working with us. Please note that this role is now filled (updated 11 August 2022).    We would like to work with a Designer for our next production, Quiet Rebels, opening at The Belgrade Theatre…
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Wellspring Writers Showcase

An online presentation of fresh, determined voices in theatre who are re-defining the ‘mainstream’ narrative with provocations for social justice, multi-layered identities and their own disabled-led storytelling. The showcase featured…
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Lilac Yosiphon

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When I was a kid, writing was an activity that came very natural to me. I wrote poetry and prose, monologues and journals and never really stopped. One of the bits of text I wrote, when I was about eleven, was ‘I’d like to live in a bubble…
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Carmen D’ Cruz

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Hi there! I’m Carmen D’Cruz, just your typical average queer, brown, neurodiverse, gender fluid, drag performing playwright from a council estate in South London. I’d just left a two year contract managing a plucky theatre in Brighton…
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Gabrielle MacPherson

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In true icebreaker / first-day-in-rehearsals style, let's play truths and a lie: I am a proud working-class, chips-cheese-and-gravy-loving, disabled artist, from the North of England, with a pet stegosaurus called whiskers. I did a happy…
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Paula Brett

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During our lock-in weekend, I pulled Simon Startin into a virtual Zoom room and asked him: “You know that assumed modern-day-normal-world that a lot of plays take place in? At what point does COVID permeate that ‘normal’ world in a play…
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Robbie Curran

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When I began my career as a young actor with autism, I was - without knowing it - shy, scared and ashamed. Not of who I am, but how I am. My experiences navigating the shape of the industry, the advice of people higher up, and the opinions…