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Arts Professional article DAN BAKER is Associate Producer for Box of Tricks, a London-based theatre company specialising in new writing.
Dominic Cooke and Simon Stephens - two of UK theatre’s leading figures in new writing - have warned that cuts to arts funding will result in fewer plays and smaller casts in theatres around the country.
Subsidised theatre is hosting more than three times as much new writing as it was a decade ago, according to new research. According to the report, commissioned by Arts Council England and undertaken by the British Theatre Consortium to explore the impact of ACE’s £25 million funding boost for theatre in 2003, new work now makes up 47% of the repertoire in large subsidised theatres.