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Tonic Theatre launches event to celebrate inspirational women in theatre

The theatre company’s inaugural event will take place at the Ambassadors Theatre in June

Jessica Swale, Indhu Rubasingham and Paule Constable will all feature in the inaugural Tonic Celebrates
Jessica Swale, Indhu Rubasingham and Paule Constable will all appear at the inaugural Tonic Celebrates event
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Tonic Theatre is set to launch Tonic Celebrates, a new event to celebrate the achievements of inspirational women in theatre.

Taking place at the Ambassadors Theatre on 22 June, the inaugural event will bring together a group of women to talk about their careers, successes and inspirations, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Tonic's director Lucy Kerbel will lead the first discussion and will be in conversation with multi award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable, Indhu Rubasingham – artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre – and playwright Jessica Swale.

Kerbel commented: "Tonic Theatre spends a great deal of time focused on challenging the lack of women at senior level in the industry, but we also think it's important to celebrate the success stories. That's why we're launching Tonic Celebrates, where we shine a spotlight on the success and achievements of women at the top of their game.

"There's a plethora of outstanding women who are at the forefront of UK theatre and we want to help share their inspirational stories. By joining us at Tonic Celebrates you will not only hear from some of the industry's leading practitioners, but you will be supporting Tonic to continue its important work tackling gender inequality in theatre."

Tickets for the event start from £5 and are available to buy through the Ambassadors website.