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London theatre news: Tuesday 21 July 2020

London Fringe - Online

This week from the King's Head Theatre online ... spotlight on The PappyShow and a session about Equity and the vital role trade unions play in the entertainment industry.
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Streaming on Facebook and Instagram at 1pm for 30 minutes on Tuesday and Friday this week, the King's Head Theatre's regular online offering is back again with the following sessions ...


with Rachel Hosker & Seda YildIz

The PappyShow are a playful, physical and visual ensemble theatre company.

Formed in 2013, they use exercise and training to devise and create work.

They are a diverse company and difference and diversity are the corner-stones to their work and process.

The PappyShow offer Physical Training opportunities for performers and non-performers.

They believe that having a space to play, devise and fail improves us as people and they use a physical and therapeutic approach to create their work.

Community cohesion and working together is key to the company's ensemble ethos and are their way of expanding the conversations on diversity and difference through practise-led research.

They have toured the UK with their award-winning shows: BOYS; GIRLS and CARE.

In this session, Rachel and Seda will be discussing how The PappyShow started, what they do and how they make work using playfulness and joy as their most powerful creative tools.


with Equity

Equity are a union of more than 47,000 performers and creative practitioners, united in the fight for fair terms and conditions in the workplace.

Equity brings together entertainment professionals and ensures their demands are heard: whether these are for decent pay, better health and safety regulations, or more opportunities for all - regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability or class.

They achieve this by working with members to negotiate with employers, campaign, take up legal claims and provide a range of benefits for members.

They are an independent trade union and are not politically affiliated but they have 'recognition rights' with a wide range of employers and their organisations across the entertainment industry.

This means they have the right to receive certain information, to be consulted on various matters and to negotiate to improve working terms and conditions for members.

Tune in to find out more about Equity and the amazing work they do and the vital role trade unions play in the entertainment industry, under the current circumstances especially.

Both of the sessions above are free to everyone and, as always, start at 1pm on Facebook and Instagram.

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