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Dea Birkett

Dea Birkett

Biography

Dea Birkett is ringmaster of Circus250, the UK and Ireland-wide organisation that coordinated 250 years of circus in 2018

Recent Articles

The V&A's theatre archive matters – losing our past risks losing our future

The V&A's theatre archive matters – losing our past risks losing our future

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s proposed overhaul of its Theatre and Performance collection threatens more than just the loss of cultural artefacts, says Dea Birkett – creativity is dependent on an understanding of an art form’s history
Forget buildings – circus tents are ideal for Covid-safe shows

Forget buildings – circus tents are ideal for Covid-safe shows

Circus arenas show theatres how to diversify audiences and offer socially distanced performances, says ringmaster Dea Birkett
Frank Matcham’s extravagant palaces were models of social inclusion

Frank Matcham’s extravagant palaces were models of social inclusion

The great theatre architect’s designs may have been fanciful, but they were wonderful social levellers and brought in new audiences
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