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Sonia Friedman: ‘The world is in crisis and the arts can make a difference’

Sonia Friedman. Photo: Alex Brenner
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Sonia Friedman made an impassioned speech at The Stage Awards, calling on the industry to use its power to make a difference to a “world in crisis”.

Collecting her prize for theatre producer of the year, which she has won three years in a row, she said: ”Right now, theatre, artists, creators and facilitators, this is our moment to try and make a difference.”

She added: “I think we can all agree the world is in crisis and it’s our job right now to show the world how we can make a difference, and how we can push through and make change for the better. We are all in this together.”

The Stage Awards also saw prizes given to the King’s Cross Theatre, the New Diorama Theatre, Matthew Bourne and Ned Seago, stage door manager at the Old Vic Theatre.

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