I’m An Olivier Awards Be Inspired Champion!

So, I thought I’d throw together a super quick post about what’s going on since I’m still mostly in shock about the whole thing…

A few weeks ago, I found out that I’d been nominated for Official London Theatre’s Be Inspired Awards, part of the prestigious Olivier Awards. My best friend Izzy put me forwards for my ongoing work in accessible and inclusive theatre, and that alone was enough to completely make my year. However, I am *beyond* shocked and humbled to have been chosen as one of the four Be Inspired winners for 2018. My goodness, even whilst typing it now it still feels utterly incomprehensible.

You can watch my segment of the winners’ announcement, filmed at Sheffield Theatres with the help of my fab pal and Media Officer Ellie, below…

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42nd Street – Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Expectations: 4.5/5
Reality: 4.5/5
Chronic Illness Friendly: 3.5/5…

Venue (Theatre Royal Drury Lane)

Level access to the theatre via an alternative entrance; a member of staff at the main doors will assist you through this entrance, where you will find a waiting hall reserved for those with additional needs. I found this worked well as a quieter area away from the main foyer, but do note that there are about 10 steps to access the foyer (including the bar). Those in this area were let into the theatre first, which was fab: not only did we avoid the sometimes-overwhelming audience surge from the main doors, I got to be the first one to take my seat. Empty theatres = my absolute fave. More info about the theatre’s accessibility here.

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