'There are countless factors that discourage people from coming to the theatre'
The New Wolsey Theatre of Ipswich has fine form playing on nostalgia and has produced many hits such as "Mods and Rox" and "20th Century Boy" which draw on the music of artists such as Marc Bolan and others.
Theatres often receive industry-promoted awards for being welcoming to their patrons. Increasingly, provision – front of house and back stage – for those potential theatre-goers or indeed employees who might otherwise find themselves excluded has come under the spotlight.
The New Wolsey Theatre has announced that its application to Arts Council England for National Portfolio funding has been successful.
Dan Allum's Our Big Land is being produced by the Romany Theatre Company