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Ramps on the Moon consortium, including West Yorkshire Playhouse, secures fresh funding to normalise inclusion in theatre

The Ramps on the Moon consortium which includes West Yorkshire Playhouse, will receive £2.1m from Arts Council England to continue their support of inclusivity in the arts.

Ramps on the Moon, a consortium of seven major theatre companies, are committed to positive change by putting Deaf and disabled artists at the centre of their work.

This new funding will allow this work to continue, as the group strives to transform mid to large scale mainstream touring theatre by breaking down barriers to participation.

West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining said: ‘We’re thrilled that our Ramps on the Moon partnership has secured this vital funding, allowing us to continue our mission to bring change and equality to our industry. This ground-breaking project championing integration not only breaks down barriers, but ensures there are opportunities for all to realise their ambitions.’

The critically acclaimed Tommy, the most recent Ramps on the Moon production, ran at the Playhouse in May 2017, with the next production being Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good playing from Wednesday 11 April in the Courtyard theatre.

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