Revolution Mix Audience Development - 2016

Revolution Mix Audience Development - 2016

Revolution Mix - update

Work on the commissions is currently well underway and we have already had some brilliant drafts from our writers.

Looking for an exciting new opportunity? We've always found that the best thing about touring our shows is the people we meet along the way. 

Now, we’re offering you an opportunity to be involved with Revolution Mix and to help us leave a lasting legacy in the workforces of regional theatres. 
We are looking for up to 15 Eclipse Audience Members to help us spread the word about Revolution Mix. You need to be based in or near: Birmingham, Bristol, Coventry, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Salisbury or Sheffield.

Interested? Learn more here

And listen to Dawn discuss Revolution Mix here (audio clip)

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Revolution Mix Outline:

Over the next three years, Eclipse Theatre will spearhead the largest ever national delivery of Black British stories in regional theatres, with the aim of provoking major change, tackling inequality and creating a lasting legacy within the UK’s theatrical landscape both onstage and off.

The Black British story is more than just slavery, immigration and teenage gang crime.

14 UK-based established and emerging writers are working with Eclipse and 12 partner venues to develop work as part of the Revolution Mix’ movement. Taking more than 500 years of Black and Asian British history as a starting point, the Revolution Mix’ writers are creating and producing an ambitious body of work which will enrich the canon of British theatre with the untold British story.

From this body of ‘Revolution Mix’ stories, Eclipse Theatre Company will commission: 

  • 9 touring productions 

  • film

  • a series of radio dramas

“Revolution Mix is about doing not talking. When the subject of Diversity comes up – people gather in rooms and talk. If you sit in that room you will hear more reasons why things can’t change than why they can. But there is no question that there is an appetite for change. Revolution Mix is what we are all going to DO.” – Dawn Walton, Artistic Director of Eclipse Theatre Company

Eclipse is also working with Traveleyes to innovate and increase access performances (specifically for the visually impaired) for Revolution Mix touring productions.