From our Artistic Directors: Statement of Intent.

‘‘The voyage is new, it’s uncertain, unknown.
The waters are choppy as we sail from our shows.
We charter our course, open hearts, open minds
Ready to embrace the new paths we find’

Katie Posner and Charlotte Bennett

We at Paines Plough are committed to being a national company for new writing in whatever capacity. We thrive on the strength of our audiences, artistic community and friends and see great solidarity in the times ahead.

We may be stopped from physically sharing shows with you but there are still stories to be experienced and artists’ voices to be heard. We have the power to ripple through borders and barriers to make and share work across the nation. Please know this is still a major priority for us and we are committed to using new and existing digital platforms through which to do so.

We send great strength and are here with love and support. We will be honouring existing relationships and looking at how we continue to create new opportunities and support as many as we can through this unpredictable time.

We’ve been told to ‘be the leaders you want to see’, and we are seeing so much incredible leadership out there. We may not always get it right but we pledge to be open, brave and try our best.

With love

Katie and Charlotte x

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