Participation is often measured in numbers. How many people came? How many took part? How many of them were from ethnic minorities? How many people from hard-to-reach groups came along? For how many people was this their first trip to the theatre? And this stuff matters, of course. Numbers are a crude measure but they’re […]

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“Who would like to play Joan? Do we have a volunteer?” Joan looked over the group of primary school pupils sitting on the floor of her lounge at Abbeyfield St Martins care home. She had just told us that when she was a girl after the war, she would go dancing at the George Hotel […]

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