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Poll: Should national theatre companies prioritise work by theatremakers from their own countries?

National Theatre Wales has been accused of ‘not being national, theatrical or Welsh enough’. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Last week, 40 Welsh theatremakers wrote an open letter to National Theatre Wales, expressing concern about the company’s direction and claiming they felt neglected in its programming.

“It sends out a consistent undermining message, via its work with non-Welsh artists, that Welsh theatre artists are not good enough to tell Welsh stories,” they said.

This week we’re asking: Should national theatre companies prioritise work by theatremakers from their own countries?


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