Why does British theatre leave working-class actors in the wings?

Published on:
9th July 2018

Poorer drama students face an uphill struggle, with funding cuts and rising fees. But British theatre may be the loser unless more actors from a range of backgrounds take centre stage.

Read the full article in The Guardian as Jenny Stephens, the School’s Artistic Director, joins in this important discussion:

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Anne-Marie Duff, who comes from a working-class background, and Rory Kinnear in the National Theatre’s production of Macbeth. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Observer

 

I find it immensely satisfying passing on the baton and continuing the culture of generosity of the many people who taught me. It’s a privilege and pleasure to nurture and teach so many talented young people and see them flourish in their career. Cathy Stewart, Head of Scenic Art