Your reports Find reports Why is there so little recognition of theatre made outside London and the major cities? Why is there so little recognition of theatre made outside London and the major cities? Convener(s): Gill Hambleton Participants: Fiona Watt; Simon Bedlow; Adam Bennett; Mandy Jarvis; Charlotte B ?; Zoe Pickering; Ieuan Brioc. Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations: Symptomatic of societal division Kneehigh an exception Keeping on top of what’s going on in theatre Recognition for actors writers directors for other jobs National press profile necessary for getting other work Doing it for audiences Acclaim – deserved – to know you exist Good for theatre industry to recognise what’s going on in world of theatre. Audience blogs (national press) Size of venue one night stands preventing national reviews Bringing work to London to get a review or Edinburgh expensive. Work should be valued equally be it for children; puppetry; rural village hall touring or the National Theatre and depend on the quality of the art. Touring schemes denying audiences challenging/different work Advantages of moving out of London Mid scale work press profile essential Regional theatre making theatre in London and parachuting it back to the regions without any connection within the community.