This webinar took place on Tuesday 14 July 2020.
If you think you know the theatrical classics Oliver Twist, Our Country’s Good and The Who’s Tommy, the Ramps on the Moon project will blow away all your expectations.
Four years ago six mid-scale theatres including Sheffield Theatres and Leeds Playhouse collaborated with a vision to enrich the stories they were telling on their stages and change the way they were telling them by increasing the number and visibility of disabled and D/deaf people both on and offstage.
In this session, Dan Bates (Chief Executive of Sheffield Theatres), Amy Leach (Associate Director at Leeds Playhouse) and Michèle Taylor, Director for Change at Ramps on the Moon are in conversation with Sebastian Cater (Head of UK Theatre & Workforce Development).
They reveal the thinking and ambition behind this Arts Council England funded consortium, get into the reality of the challenges that partners have faced, explore the delights of making work with access features such as BSL and audio description at its heart, and Sebastian quizzes Dan, Amy and Michèle about how the learning so far can support the theatre industry at this particular moment.