Something that you may notice about our work is that we tend to avoid creating political performances. There are a few reasons for this, one of them being that politics are devisive by nature. There are countless opinions and thoughts and consequences to consider, and whilst I believe that each of those things are inexplicably important to acknowledge, I do not believe that an objective, unbiased view is at all possible. We avoid explicitly political subjects as not to preach or undermine other’s opinions. You may not agree with this approach, but that is precisely the point.
With that being said however, politics outside of performance are ever present in the operation and administration of the Arts, and we will never be free from these influences/guidelines/rules/barriers.
But don’t be fooled. This post is not going to be a discussion about the current state of British politics, nor is it speculation about the possible effect on the Arts in the near future. For one thing, none of us will say that we are qualified to publish such a discussion and there are plenty of writings already online, if you are prepared to listen, from far more credible sources.
But we like to spread positivity and hope, so I’ll get to the point:
Tough times are ahead for the Arts. Don’t be afraid. It will adapt and survive as it always has. We are an industry of creativity and positivity and support. Do not be discouraged by uncertainty. We are all stood side by side facing the future head-on.
Come what may: we can’t do it without you.
Keep it clean. Keep it comic.