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Shows That Shaped Me: Dawn Walton

In this week's episode, we chat with the founder of Eclipse Theatre Company

Dawn Walton
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Shows That Shaped Me is a new theatre podcast from WhatsOnStage in which we ask leading theatre actors and makers about their most memorable productions, the production they wished they'd seen and the person, dead or alive, that they'd most like to work with.

This week's guest is the founder and artistic director of Eclipse Theatre Company, the UK's foremost black-led national production company.

Recent touring productions include One Monkey Don't Stop No Show, Sizwe Banzi is Dead and A Raisin in the Sun.

Last year, Eclipse announced the first UK tour to come out of Revolution Mix, its ground-breaking movement placing the black narrative at the heart of British Theatre. Testament's Black Men Walking has received critical acclaim around the country and now runs at the Royal Court in London until 7 April.

Our next guest is Strictly Ballroom director and choreographer Drew McOnie. Subscribe to the Shows That Shaped Me podcast on iTunes.

Black Men Walking runs at the Royal Court Theatre until 7 April before continuing on tour.